Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Chicago, Illinois

Find a therapist in Chicago, Illinois that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Chicago to find a professional specializing in counseling people with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and more.


Amelia Lambert

MSW, LCSW
14 years experience
• B.A. in Human Services from National-Louis University • MSW from Loyola University Chicago School of Social Work • Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe Throughout our lives we are challenged by obstacles that can be difficult to manage on our own. Reaching out for help in those times can be incredibly difficult. Working with a therapist during those struggles in life can help find the insight... Read More
• B.A. in Human Services from National-Louis University • MSW from Loyola University Chicago School of Social Work • Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe Throughout our lives we are challenged by... Read More
View Profile
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 14 years

Dr. Miranda Parries

PhD, LCPC, LPC
8 years experience
Are you in a place where you just aren’t as satisfied as you want to be in your life? Has a change in your life thrown you off you game? Do you feel that if you were able to change something about your life or your relationships, that your outlook or well-being would be improved? Do you need help reconciling difficult situation from your past with who you want to be now? You may... Read More
Are you in a place where you just aren’t as satisfied as you want to be in your life? Has a change in your life thrown you off you game? Do you feel that if you were able to change... Read More
View Profile
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

Marie-Pierre Sernatinger

MA, LCPC
15 years experience
Hello! my name is Marie-Pierre. I’m a native of France. I am bilingual but I have lived my entire adult life in the US. I have also raised a family here and have adult children. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, with a Minor in Women’s Studies, and a Master’s in Clinical Psychology. I have been a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in the state of Illinois since 2003. Before starting Private Practice, I worked for many... Read More
Hello! my name is Marie-Pierre. I’m a native of France. I am bilingual but I have lived my entire adult life in the US. I have also raised a family here and have adult children. I have a Bachelor’s degree in... Read More
View Profile
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

Heidi Schreck

MSW, LCSW
3 years experience
Hello! My name is Heidi Schreck and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Chicago with three years of experience working as a therapist. I have over 10 years of experience working in social services and also hold a 200-hour yoga teacher certification. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including complex developmental trauma, adverse childhood experiences, depression, anxiety, loss/grief work, self-care planning, and relationship issues with individuals and... Read More
Hello! My name is Heidi Schreck and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Chicago with three years of experience working as a therapist. I have over 10 years of experience working in social services and also hold... Read More
View Profile
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Karen Armstrong

LMHC, LCPC, LCPP
25 years experience
My name is Karen F Armstrong. I am licensed in three states as a behavioral health and relationship therapist along with certification in two states as an addiction professional. I am also a certified employee assistance professional/career coach. I have worked for over twenty years in the field of behavioral health/relationships/addictions. In each area I counsel I provide good listening skills, I am nonjudgmental, insightful and supportive. Through the years I have... Read More
My name is Karen F Armstrong. I am licensed in three states as a behavioral health and relationship therapist along with certification in two states as an addiction professional. I am also a certified employee assistance professional/career coach. I... Read More
View Profile
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 25 years

Emily Alexander

LCSW
5 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois and have been practicing therapy in Chicago since 2013. I have experience working with children, teens, and adults who come to therapy for anxiety, depression, traumatic life events, and other issues that make it difficult to reach their goals. Additionally, I have experience working with LGBTQ+, non-binary, and gender non-conforming youth and adults. I am trained in several evidence-based approaches including Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), psychodynamic,... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois and have been practicing therapy in Chicago since 2013. I have experience working with children, teens, and adults who come to therapy for anxiety, depression, traumatic life events, and other issues... Read More
View Profile
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Dr. Shelia Williamson Collins

PhD, LCMHC, CCMHC
14 years experience
Hello, I am Dr. Shelia Williamson Collins, PhD, NCC, LCMHC, CCMHC, LCAS, CCS, a board certified clinical mental health counselor with 14 years of experience in behavioral health. I am licensed as a clinical counselor in the states of North Carolina and Illinois. I have a PhD in General Psychology from Northcentral University. I also have a Master's degree in Community Counseling and a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Chicago State University. . I... Read More
Hello, I am Dr. Shelia Williamson Collins, PhD, NCC, LCMHC, CCMHC, LCAS, CCS, a board certified clinical mental health counselor with 14 years of experience in behavioral health. I am licensed as a clinical counselor in the states of... Read More
View Profile
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 14 years

Alyssa Mesenbring

MSW, LCSW
4 years experience
Progress occurs when we get out of our comfort zone. Let's talk about what has been on your mind, no matter how big or small, so you can make that change in your life! I strive to provide a laidback judgment-free environment where we can work together to improve your quality of life. I would like to meet you in the middle... Read More
Progress occurs when we get out of our comfort zone. Let's talk about what has been on your mind, no matter how big or small, so you can make that change in your... Read More
View Profile
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 4 years

Patti Hampsten

MA, LCPC
3 years experience
I have a Master's degree in clinical psychology and am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois. I have worked in the field in one capacity or another since 1988, mostly in the community mental health arena which provided me the opportunity to develop skills in a variety of areas, even though I began my career as an addictions counselor. I am currently part of a private practice group... Read More
I have a Master's degree in clinical psychology and am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois. I have worked in the field in one capacity or another since 1988, mostly in the community mental health... Read More
View Profile
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Rebecca Higgenbotham

MS, LCPC
7 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. I have 7 years of experience working with many different clients. I have worked with clients struggling with many different issues including: depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, stress-related issues, PTSD, trauma (including physical and emotional abuse), narcissistic personality disorder, borderline personality disorder, addiction, and relationship issues. During my 7 years of experience I have provided individual therapy, family therapy, couples therapy, trauma-informed care, and addiction counseling. My counseling style... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. I have 7 years of experience working with many different clients. I have worked with clients struggling with many different issues including: depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, stress-related issues, PTSD, trauma (including physical and... Read More
View Profile
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Lynn Barrette

LCSW
25 years experience
Lynn Barrette is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Spiritual Counselor. She is the director of Center for Dynamic Healing and is a Certified Center for Enlightenment Teacher. Lynn is a Certified Brainspotting Therapist and Consultant, parent coach, and spiritual psychology workshop facilitator. Read More
Lynn Barrette is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Spiritual Counselor. She is the director of Center for Dynamic Healing and is a Certified Center for Enlightenment Teacher. Lynn is a Certified Brainspotting Therapist and Consultant, parent coach, and spiritual psychology workshop facilitator. Read More
View Profile
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 25 years

Aida Pigott

LCSW
13 years experience
Our lives are forever changed when someone we love dies. We are the bereaved, the mourning, the vulnerable. We are hit by waves of painful emotions-grief, anger, depression, guilt, fear, anxiety and a longing for our loved ones. Sometimes, we are simply numb, unable to move, act, or think. Perhaps, we have asked ourselves, “am... Read More
Our lives are forever changed when someone we love dies. We are the bereaved, the mourning, the vulnerable. We are hit by waves of painful emotions-grief, anger, depression, guilt, fear, anxiety and a longing for our loved ones. Sometimes, we are simply numb, unable to move, act, or think. Perhaps, we have asked ourselves, “am... Read More
View Profile
  • Languages: English, Malaysian, Standard Indonesian
  • Experience: 13 years

Guide to Finding Mental Health Professionals in Chicago

Chicago is the 3rd largest city in the United States with over 10 million people. According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey data estimates for 2008–2012, the median income for a household in the city was $47,408, and the median income for a family was $54,188. Male full-time workers had a median income of $47,074 versus $42,063 for females. About 18.3% of families and 22.1% of the population lived below the poverty line.  This socio-economic disparity leads to a higher rate of violence and crime.  This leads to trauma for those victimized by the crimes as well as depression, anxiety, and stress.  Substance abuse also increases as those that experienced the crime may be trying to cope with what happened in a manner that is not appropriate.

According to the CDC the divorce rate in Chicago is one of the lowest in the nation; however, even though it is statistically the bottom 10% does not mean that those who are dealing with marital issues should ignore their problems.  When communication breaks down in a relationship it is important to address it before the problem becomes more complicated.  Statistics show that couples who do not communicate and become distant have a higher probability of domestic violence or infidelity.  With the help of a marriage and family counselor at the beginning when there is distance and the start of lack of communication may greatly reduce the chances of domestic violence and cheating.

Currently, there are over 90 therapists in the Chicago metropolitan area who provide therapy for individuals, couples, family, as well as substance abuse counseling and psychotherapy and psychiatry.  There are also 140 treatment centers specializing in the areas of substance abuse treatment, individual and group/family therapy.  The treatment centers are nonprofits, which means that the costs are not as high as a private practice therapist.

 

How Can We Help You Find a Therapist?

The therapist directory listed above is a small sampling of therapists in the Chicago area.  In order to select a professional, it is important to know what you may be interested in addressing.  Here is a list of questions you should ask yourself prior to scheduling an appointment and once you read their profiles and choose the therapist; bring the list and ask them if they would be able to help you address those situations.

What is your main issue you need to address?

Is the provider accepting new patients?

How long are you looking to be in therapy for?

With these basic questions addressed it will be easier to choose who you would like to meet with to make sure they are a good match.  It is important to understand that the therapist you first meet is not the only therapist out there.  There are a lot of different types of therapy and therapists that specialize in different ways to treat mental health and substance abuse issues.  The Chicago mental health professionals are listed above to give you a glimpse at a large network of individuals and facilities that are willing to provide different forms of therapy and treatment.  So, if the first therapist is not what you were looking for then it is okay to look for another.  Remember, that it is important for you to feel comfortable so that you can focus on your situation and that should be the number one priority of the provider.  If it does not seem that the provider is helping then he/she may not have the correct technique to work with alleviating your situation, may it be PTSD, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, or any other mental health issue.