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.


Diane Bailey Yoder

MS, LCPC, NCC
7 years experience
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
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... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Patricia Stern

LCSW, MBA
30 years experience
Hi. I’m Patricia Stern, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois, with over 25 years of experience as a therapist. I see older adolescents and adults of all ages. They may be anxious, depressed, grieving a loss or trying to cope with stress. They may have health or medical concerns; or just be looking to improve their life skills and to make decisions and plans that are helpful for them. I see myself as... Read More
Hi. I’m Patricia Stern, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois, with over 25 years of experience as a therapist. I see older adolescents and adults of all ages. They may be anxious, depressed, grieving a loss or trying to... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 30 years

Kathleen Monroe

LCSW, CADC
5 years experience
Hello and Welcome! My name is Kathleen Monroe and I possess a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Loyola University Chicago and am licensed in Clinical Social Work in the state of Illinois. In addition; I hold a Certification as an Alcohol and other Drug Abuse Counselor. I have been working in a counseling field since 2014. Clients that I have worked with struggled in areas of mental health and substance abuse ranging in diagnosis’s... Read More
Hello and Welcome! My name is Kathleen Monroe and I possess a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Loyola University Chicago and am licensed in Clinical Social Work in the state of Illinois. In addition; I hold a Certification as... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Merissa Pryor

MSW, LCSW
7 years experience
Sometimes in the journey of life we could all benefit from someone to journey with us during the difficult times. My name is Merissa and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have over seven years experience in counseling as well as advocacy, mental health and substance abuse treatment experience. I specialize in empowering individuals that may be struggling with depression, anxiety, self-esteem, mood disorders or relationship issues. My main therapeutic approach includes Cognitive... Read More
Sometimes in the journey of life we could all benefit from someone to journey with us during the difficult times. My name is Merissa and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have over seven years experience in counseling... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Colleen Martinez

LCSW
11 years experience
Hi! My name is Colleen. I have my Masters in Social Work with a specialization in schools. I am currently working on completing a certification to be a certified drug and alcohol counselor as I feel that is a problem that affects many students. I have been working in alternative schools for most of my career but also worked in private practice for many years. I have worked with children and... Read More
Hi! My name is Colleen. I have my Masters in Social Work with a specialization in schools. I am currently working on completing a certification to be a certified drug and alcohol counselor as I feel that is... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 years

Wayne Hill

MS, LPC
15 years experience
Hi, my name is Wayne Hill and I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). I have over 15 years experience in mental health and behavioral counseling. I specialize in working with individuals struggling with relationship problems, depression, anxiety, grief, social issues, and compulsive behaviors. My goal has always been to give hope to people who feel stuck, lost or overwhelmed. I have had the pleasure of assisting countless individuals, couples and families improve their... Read More
Hi, my name is Wayne Hill and I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). I have over 15 years experience in mental health and behavioral counseling. I specialize in working with individuals struggling with relationship problems, depression, anxiety, grief, social... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

Krista Klund

LCSW
18 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Illinois and I have been practicing for 16 years. I received my Master of Social Work from Loyola University in Chicago in 2002 with a specialty in Children and Families. I have worked a variety of different venues such as agencies, schools and residential treatment facilities and have experience in both individual and systems therapy. Treatment modalities that... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Illinois and I have been practicing for 16 years. I received my Master of Social Work from Loyola University in Chicago in 2002 with a specialty in Children... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 18 years

Harry R Gilley

LCSW, MS, Rehab, Admin, Certified, Anger, Management, Specialist
25 years experience
Hello! My name is Harry Gilley and I am a BeterHelp therapist! Thanks for taking the time to review my Bio. I have over 25 years experience in mental health, substance abuse, and medical social work experience while living in South Carolina, Illinois, Georgia, and Tennessee. I currently live in TN and teach at the University of Tennessee at Martin. I teach Social Work (SW) and specialize in SW and Health... Read More
Hello! My name is Harry Gilley and I am a BeterHelp therapist! Thanks for taking the time to review my Bio. I have over 25 years experience in mental health, substance abuse, and medical social work experience while... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 25 years

Dayna Russo

MSW, LCSW
4 years experience
My name is Dayna Russo, and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 11 years of combined unlicensed and licensed experience in the social work field. I have a Master's of Social Work from Florida State University, and have experience working children, adolescents and adults through individual, family and couples counseling. My work focuses on mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, trauma and PTSD, and personality disorders. I use a... Read More
My name is Dayna Russo, and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 11 years of combined unlicensed and licensed experience in the social work field. I have a Master's of Social Work from Florida State University, and have experience... Read More
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  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Experience: 4 years

Dr. Charmaine Jake-Matthews

LCPC
11 years experience
Hi, I am looking forward to getting to know you & the ways in which I can support and assist you. Prior to beginning my work as a counselor in the state of Illinois in 2007, I worked as a psychology professor (teaching & conducting research). Since 2007 I have used a variety of therapeutic techniques to help individuals, couples & families. I specialize in working with those dealing with anxiety, mood disorders... Read More
Hi, I am looking forward to getting to know you & the ways in which I can support and assist you. Prior to beginning my work as a counselor in the state of Illinois in 2007, I worked as a... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 years

Aida Pigott

LCSW
13 years experience
My clinical work includes psychoeducation, inspirational materials laced with warmth, practicality, and an understanding of human nature and conditions. I have worked extensively with adults/families experiencing losses under a wide variety of circumstances, ranging from long-term illnesses, sudden deaths, and suicides. I would love to be Read More
My clinical work includes psychoeducation, inspirational materials laced with warmth, practicality, and an understanding of human nature and conditions. I have worked extensively with adults/families experiencing losses under a wide variety of circumstances, ranging from long-term illnesses, sudden deaths, and suicides. I would love to be Read More
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  • Languages: English, Malaysian, Standard Indonesian
  • Experience: 13 years

Kate Loewenstein

LCSW
14 years experience
I’ve been working in this field since 2005. As both a therapist and a therapy client myself, I know how important it is to work with a counselor who is down to earth and easy to talk to. Your sense of trust in me is essential in order for you to get the most out of our work together. I regularly draw from my own relationships and personal experiences to offer thoughtful feedback and perspective. Read More
I’ve been working in this field since 2005. As both a therapist and a therapy client myself, I know how important it is to work with a counselor who is down to earth and easy to talk to. Your sense of trust in me is essential in order for you to get the most out of our work together. I regularly draw from my own relationships and personal experiences to offer thoughtful feedback and perspective. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 14 years

Annie Avery

LCSW
20+ years experience
With a special interest in the LGBTQ community, I help clients manage anxiety, depression, and life transitions. Members of the LGBTQ community face unique challenges and bring amazing strengths, and it's my privilege to work with these clients. Some of my other areas of expertise are racial/cultural issues, parenting, and adoption. Read More
With a special interest in the LGBTQ community, I help clients manage anxiety, depression, and life transitions. Members of the LGBTQ community face unique challenges and bring amazing strengths, and it's my privilege to work with these clients. Some of my other areas of expertise are racial/cultural issues, parenting, and adoption. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20+ years

Sonja Seglin

MA, LCPC, CBT-I
10 years experience
You know you're able to accomplish more, get farther, achieve your dreams. There's just something standing in the way, and being in that situation makes you feel horrible and overwhelmed. I can help you get past that "something." I'm trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, which is an active form of counseling. Read More
You know you're able to accomplish more, get farther, achieve your dreams. There's just something standing in the way, and being in that situation makes you feel horrible and overwhelmed. I can help you get past that "something." I'm trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, which is an active form of counseling. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years

Carroll Cradock

Ph.D Psychology
25+ years experience
Whether you’re an adult, adolescent, or child, everyone has the same goal: to navigate through life’s obstacles to a better life. You can feel sure that Dr. Carroll Cradock’s counseling services are not only individualized and cutting edge, but also based on the most current counseling research about what makes good results last. Read More
Whether you’re an adult, adolescent, or child, everyone has the same goal: to navigate through life’s obstacles to a better life. You can feel sure that Dr. Carroll Cradock’s counseling services are not only individualized and cutting edge, but also based on the most current counseling research about what makes good results last. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 25+ years

Nancy Curotto, Psy.D

Psy.D. EMDR Certified, Pet Loss Specialist, Advance Certification in Telehealth
20+ years experience
For over 20 years I've had the privilege of helping individuals recognize their emotional needs and develop the skills to achieve wellness. I offer clients a specialized setting where they can develop an understanding of how their past/current relationships, childhood and adult experiences have influenced their lives, career choices/satisfaction; and overall happiness. My treatment style is interactive and my approach includes exploring mental/emotional, spiritual, and physic Read More
For over 20 years I've had the privilege of helping individuals recognize their emotional needs and develop the skills to achieve wellness. I offer clients a specialized setting where they can develop an understanding of how their past/current relationships, childhood and adult experiences have influenced their lives, career choices/satisfaction; and overall happiness. My treatment style is interactive and my approach includes exploring mental/emotional, spiritual, and physic Read More
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  • Languages: English and Spanish
  • Experience: 20+ 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.