Therapists in Chicago, IL

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Photo of Fernanda Ochoa, Licensed Professional Counselor in Chicago, IL
Fernanda Ochoa
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
Pre-adolescents and adolescents have to go through so much, especially in today's society that deals with a lot of social media influence. While being an adolescent, one has so many different stressors such as figuring out their identity, their future, not to mention balancing friends, family, hobbies, and school. This can take a toll on someone and lead to them feeling helpless, anxious, stressed, unmotivated, and so many more emotions.
(312) 471-0342
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Chicago, IL 60605
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Shannon D Krabill
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
7 Endorsed
Verified
7 Endorsed
As a therapist, I am dedicated to creating a safe and calming space for people to explore their needs on a journey to healing and wellness. I have a relational style of therapy that looks to your goals, experiences and strengths in order to meet your unique needs. I work individually with adults and couples who are struggling with loss, anxiety, depression, life transitions and trauma. I will meet you where you are with empathy and intuition. I have experience working with clients across gender, ethnic, generational and religious differences and incorporate spirituality into the therapeutic process when desired by clients.
(312) 313-0660
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Chicago, IL 60610
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Not accepting new clients
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Emily Newman
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
We each come to therapy for different reasons, but in my experience, it usually has to do with a growing awareness that there’s something standing in the way of our ability to be who we want to be. Sometimes it’s not clear what the obstacle is or even what exactly we are striving for. I believe deeply that therapy can be transformative, and research tells us that the best therapeutic work is compassionate, intentional, and fundamentally collaborative.
(630) 517-5483
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Chicago, IL 60647
Not accepting new clients
Waitlist for new clients
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Emily Parke
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I believe that each person has a unique narrative that should be approached with warmth, compassion, and understanding. Together, we can explore your current concerns, how they came to be, and how you imagine your life to be different. Many of my clients seek to more deeply understand their emotional experiences, their attachment style, and their role in relationships. I help my clients heal by providing a safe, relaxed, and reliable weekly space to explore deeper feelings and how they manifest in their current lives.
(872) 241-2917
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Chicago, IL 60657
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Photo of Aparna Mehra, Counselor in Chicago, IL
Aparna Mehra
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My aim in therapy is to help people reach their full potential in life. I do this through developing a strong relationship with those I work with. Through this working relationship, it is my goal to assist individuals in breaking free of past conditioning through self-discovery and self-awareness. I help individuals, discover their strengths, make better choices, and transition from their internal critical conversation to an accepting and nurturing voice of confidence and love.
(888) 870-1775
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Chicago, IL 60657
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Kimberleigh Hagar
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I specialize in working with women who work really hard to make sure everything looks okay on the outside when it doesn’t feel that way on the inside. Clients who come to me are often overwhelmed with pressure to get things perfect and struggle with feeling “enough”, some experiencing imposter syndrome. They often feel an imbalance in their lives and are quick to sacrifice self-care for others or in the face of stress. They feel their emotions strongly and sometimes feel controlled by them, leaving them often emotionally and physically drained. My clients are ready to create change in their lives and feel more peace of mind.
(773) 830-6074
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Chicago, IL 60603
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Ellen Rosendale, LCSW, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
A time of stress is one of the most common reasons to seek therapy. People also often enter counseling after experiencing a loss or a looming loss, whether it concerns a health crisis, relationship, divorce, job, the death of a loved one, or a major disappointment. My goal is to develop a warm and trusting working relationship with every client so that they have the opportunity to explore their thinking and feelings in a setting that is safe and secure. My work is solution-focused and evidenced-based. Ultimately, the goal of any therapy is life enhancement.
(773) 207-3220
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Chicago, IL 60615
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Not accepting new clients
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Luke Lusk
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Verified
In my practice, I’m committed to helping adults in the LGBTQIA+ community. As a member of this community myself, I understand how important it is to find an affirming provider. I work hard to provide an experience that is comfortable and relatable from the first session. Whether you’re dealing with a difficult life transition, searching for clarity in a relationship, or having mood problems, I’m here to help with a compassionate approach. Let's work together to build the life you want!
(630) 796-4459
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Chicago, IL 60618
Not accepting new clients
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Dr. Vikramjit Gill
MD
Verified
Verified
My passion is helping people with DEPRESSION. I want my patients to feel empowered because their symptoms leave them feeling powerless. One of my most important roles as a psychiatrist is to instill hope for my patients. Depression is treatable, and with TMS therapy along with medication management, we have even more options for patients who struggle.
(561) 286-4680
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Chicago, IL 60640
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Not accepting new clients
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Stephanie Brennan
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified
Verified
I recognize that your experiences and reasons for seeking counseling are unique to you. Our sessions will help you discover and strengthen tools and skills that you need to transition through difficult times. Together we will use strategies to explore your concerns and begin taking steps towards a more satisfying life. Therapy is an opportunity for you to "tell your story" in a safe environment. Everyone needs someone to talk to when faced with difficult times. Many people meet with me to talk with an objective, nonjudgemental person.
(773) 295-4816
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Chicago, IL 60638
Not accepting new clients
Not accepting new clients
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Jeanna M Walker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RMT, CCTP
Verified
Verified
I am a queer Chicago-based psychotherapist with 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents and adults. My clinical background includes providing individual, couples and group therapy related to anxiety, stress management, trauma, depression, personality disorders, adjustment difficulties, coping skills development and anger management.
(773) 844-4028
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Chicago, IL 60625
Not accepting new clients
Photo of Elaine Belsito, Counselor in Chicago, IL
Elaine Belsito
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Verified
Oftentimes, people come to therapy because they feel stuck in patterns that they can't shake, despite their best efforts--this may be creating symptoms of anxiety, depression, or relationship issues. I provide a safe, focused environment that allows my clients to explore themselves, their relationships, and their experiences in the world. I also offer special sensitivity to how cultural, racial, and societal issues affect an individual's life. The process is aimed at allowing people to clarify their own goals and move toward them, and to discover new ways of approaching life's challenges while becoming more aware of their personal values and needs.
(312) 313-3139
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Chicago, IL 60625
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Jennie Busker
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
I view psychotherapy as a joint venture in which we work collaboratively to reach your goals. My style is direct, transparent, humorous, warm, interactive and non-judgemental. I create the safety needed within our relationship to allow us to explore the issues that underlie depression, anxiety, loneliness, lack of fulfillment and other concerns. As a therapist, I follow your lead. With over a decade of experience, I work diligently to understand each individual, employing elements of psychoanalytic, mindfulness and attachment theories to create an approach that best suits the unique individual with whom I am working.
(872) 205-3687
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Chicago, IL 60642
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Not accepting new clients
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Jill A. Nelson
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified
Verified
Unfortunately I am unable to take new clients at this time.
(312) 757-7280
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Chicago, IL 60642
Not accepting new clients
Waitlist for new clients
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Jennifer Harris
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Therapy can be overwhelming and even daunting at times. I recognize this challenge and the strength it takes to look at oneself, which is why I strive to create a safe and collaborative therapeutic environment. I value the therapeutic relationship and view this as a supportive opportunity to be open and honest with another person and explore difficult life events. During the therapeutic process, I help clients tell their story and create meaning from their experiences.
(312) 546-4111
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Chicago, IL 60614
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Waitlist for new clients
Photo of Lillian Nguyen, Licensed Professional Counselor in Chicago, IL
Lillian Nguyen
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I believe that therapy can enrich people's lives and relationships. It takes strength and courage to reach out for help, and oftentimes the first step is the most difficult. That’s why I emphasize on the development of a trusting relationship before anything else. I use a client-centered approach to help foster a warm and non judgemental environment where my clients can feel confident to explore and make changes to help improve their quality of life. I enjoy the use of play, humor, and warmth to create an enjoyable setting for the therapeutic process to occur.
(872) 239-3049
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Chicago, IL 60614
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Photo of Daniel Allen Kobosky, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Chicago, IL
Daniel Allen Kobosky
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW , SUDP, NCAC1, MAC
Verified
Verified
Many of us recognize that “something” in our lives needs to change for us to become happier and to improve the quality of our lives. Often times we feel either stuck or become ambivalent about taking steps because of the fear of what change will lead to. My style is active collaboration that aligns the behaviors with the values of the individual I am working with in a nonjudgmental and respectful environment. I believe it is very important to have the individual set the goals they would like to accomplish in therapy. My role in the therapeutic process is to help you recognize and maximize those internal and interpersonal skills th
(872) 401-6151
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Chicago, IL 60601
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NOCD - Therapists for OCD
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Imagine what life would be like if you weren't bothered by OCD. NOCD is here to help you regain peace of mind. NOCD is a digital health company that’s focused on effectively treating people with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Inside the NOCD mobile app, you can work with one of our licensed mental health therapists with specialty training in OCD. When your therapist isn’t available, access support communities and therapeutic tools - so that you are never alone. NOCD’s protocol has been proven to reduce OCD severity by 40% in less than 10 weeks.
(872) 231-0550
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Chicago, IL 60601
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Photo of Heather Hollysmith, Marriage & Family Therapist in Chicago, IL
Heather Hollysmith
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MS, LMFT
Verified
12 Endorsed
Verified
12 Endorsed
"We cultivate love when we allow our most vulnerable and powerful selves to be deeply seen and known, and when we honor the spiritual connection that grows from that offering with trust, respect, kindness and affection." -Brené Brown. So often it is the sense of connection between us that leads to, or at least contributes to, our distress. As a marriage and family therapist, I believe it is important to help individuals, couples, and families to be able to connect more authentically, developing healthy boundaries which allow for a balance of connection and autonomy.
(847) 613-4393
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Chicago, IL 60657
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Photo of Cynthia Rivera, Licensed Professional Counselor in Chicago, IL
Cynthia Rivera
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I believe that challenges can present opportunities for healing and growth. In my work with clients, I provide a space where one can feel understood, supported and empowered. I truly believe that effective therapy is based in a genuine and collaborative relationship between the client and therapist. Through this approach, I help clients to manage difficult emotions, address adverse thought patterns, and improve upon factors that may hinder one's quality of life.
(708) 576-4698
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Chicago, IL 60605
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What type of Chicago mental health professional is right for me?
While most types of therapy have a lot in common, they also fall into clusters that share core features, such as cognitive therapies or psychodynamic approaches. It is important to seek someone who practices evidence-based therapy, meaning one or more forms of treatment that have been scientifically evaluated and tested, and demonstrate consistent improvement for a majority of patients.

If you are unsure about choosing the right therapist or psychologist, it might be useful to first learn more about therapy types and modalities.

How to find a therapist or counselor in Chicago?
When looking to find a therapist, start by considering training and credentials. Studies also indicate that the therapeutic alliance, or the relationship the client develops with the therapist, is an important factor in their ability to work together to achieve the client’s goals.

What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.

How to use my insurance?
Understanding cost and insurance coverage is an important concern for many people. With some basic research and conversations with prospective therapists, you should be able to have a good understanding of the best way to afford therapy.