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

Amelia Lambert, MSW, LCSW

• 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...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 14 years


Jill Early

Jill Early, LCSW

Welcome! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years of counseling experience. I have counseled hundreds of clients who are in need of assistance coping through a life crisis or change, as well as clients who suffer from Major Depression, Anxiety Disorders, Personality Disorders or Addictions. I have experience working in multiple settings, including hospital emergency rooms as a crisis worker, and as a psychotherapist in a private practice. Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 13 years


Sophia Burke

Sophia Burke, LCPC

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in Chicago, IL with years of experience working with adults facing a range of issues such as depression, anxiety, eating disorders and the symptoms associated with trauma and/or PTSD. As a clinician I thrive on the power of an authentic therapeutic relationship and work from a holistic and strengths-based approach. I strive to create a safe and accepting space wherein clients can begin to build Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years


Dr. Chelsea Dumas

Dr. Chelsea Dumas, PsyD, LCP

My name is Chelsea and I am a clinical psychologist, licensed in the state of Illinois. I completed my doctoral training in clinical psychology and have a Doctor of Psychology degree. I have worked with a variety of clients in my six years of clinical work. My approach to therapy is a combination of Family-Systems, Cognitive-Behavioral, and Client-Centered. This means that I like to understand how your environment (family, work, neighborhood, city, country, society) affect Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years


Diane Bailey Yoder

Diane Bailey Yoder, MS, LCPC, NCC

I have been helping individuals over the years to overcome many challenges. I am here to help guide you no matter what you are going through whether it be relationship concerns, life changes and transitions, career changes, grief, trauma, feelings of depression and/or feeling anxious. I have experience working with parenting concerns whether as a couple, co-parenting situations, or as single parents. I spent several years helping veterans with PTSD in both individual and group Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years


Bradley Burklow

Bradley Burklow, MS, LCPC, LPHA

Welcome. I'm a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with over 25 years of continuous experience as a mental health therapist, program manager, clinical supervisor, trainer, and clinical director in various settings, including primary care and a community mental health agency. After being with Better Helpp for about 2 years, I have found that this process works best when it is client driven, and my general therapeutic philosophy is that honest self exploration is Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 25 years


Dr. Julia Kogan

Dr. Julia Kogan, PsyD

I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over 8 years of clinical experience. I have received training and supervision in university medical centers, state hospitals, college counseling centers, and private practice. I have specialized training in anxiety/stress, adjustment difficulties, sleep problems, relationship issues, career problems, and coping with chronic medical illness. I utilize a combination of cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, positive psychology, and interpersonal therapies. My warm and empathetic demeanor provides a comfortable environment in which your Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years


Lori Melhart

Lori Melhart, LCSW

Hi! I am Lori A. Melhart, LCSW. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I am a certified Life Coach, I am also certified in Cognitive Behavior Therapy. I have recently earned my diploma in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction. I have tools to help with chronic pain, anxiety and depression. I have over 18 years experience in helping people feel better about themselves and the roles they have. I specialize in local Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 18 years


Kelly Kazminski

Kelly Kazminski, LCSW, CADC, CODP, I

About Me I was born and raised in the suburbs of Illinois. I eventually ventured to the city of Chicago where I earned my bachelor’s degree in psychology from Roosevelt University. I continued my education at Aurora University where I earned my masters in social work, with concentrations in mental health and substance use counseling. In addition to being passionate about all things mental health, I also love the mountains, and cats. I own (or rather, Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years


Sarah Reynertson

Sarah Reynertson, MA, LCPC

My name is Sarah Reynertson. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC). I absolutely love being a counselor and it is such an honor to be given the privilege of supporting others in their journey of life. I obtained my bachelors degree in Psychology from Eastern Illinois University in 2008 and obtained my graduate degree in Forensic Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2012 and began my counseling journey as an Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 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.