Therapists in Chicago, IL

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Gregory Potts
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60640  (Online Only)
Hi, I’m Greg. I specialize in supporting people through major life transitions—specifically, divorce and relationship breakups. Whether you are contemplating a breakup or divorce, are currently in the process of ending things, or have already been through it and are picking up the pieces, I am here to help. People may tell you to just “move on.” You and I both know that it just isn’t that simple. Divorce is incredibly common and often necessary when you realize that the future you want can’t happen with the person you are with. Indeed, leaving a relationship that isn’t working can be a sign of great courage, strength and self-love.
Hi, I’m Greg. I specialize in supporting people through major life transitions—specifically, divorce and relationship breakups. Whether you are contemplating a breakup or divorce, are currently in the process of ending things, or have already been through it and are picking up the pieces, I am here to help. People may tell you to just “move on.” You and I both know that it just isn’t that simple. Divorce is incredibly common and often necessary when you realize that the future you want can’t happen with the person you are with. Indeed, leaving a relationship that isn’t working can be a sign of great courage, strength and self-love.
(773) 272-3614 View (773) 272-3614
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Jamie Albright
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60657
Making changes in our lives can feel impossible at times, even when our habits and thinking patterns no longer serve us. In the therapy room, I practice radical acceptance with the ups and downs of growth with humor, patience, and curiosity. Grounded in the DBT tradition, I prioritize nonjudgment and dialectical thinking: we can accept difficult realities and still lead a life worth living.
Making changes in our lives can feel impossible at times, even when our habits and thinking patterns no longer serve us. In the therapy room, I practice radical acceptance with the ups and downs of growth with humor, patience, and curiosity. Grounded in the DBT tradition, I prioritize nonjudgment and dialectical thinking: we can accept difficult realities and still lead a life worth living.
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Jon Matthew
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60657
Jon (he/they) is a Clinical Therapist at Third Eye Counseling, with a Masters in Social Work from Loyola University Chicago. As a nonbinary person of South Asian descent, Jon is passionate about providing mental health services to traditionally underserved populations, especially queer folks and people of color. Jon specializes in working with clients ages 18-30 who may be dealing with depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, self-harm, trauma recovery, or life transitions.
Jon (he/they) is a Clinical Therapist at Third Eye Counseling, with a Masters in Social Work from Loyola University Chicago. As a nonbinary person of South Asian descent, Jon is passionate about providing mental health services to traditionally underserved populations, especially queer folks and people of color. Jon specializes in working with clients ages 18-30 who may be dealing with depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, self-harm, trauma recovery, or life transitions.
(312) 739-5079 View (312) 739-5079
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Danielle Renyer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60613
I take an empathetic and client centered approach to therapy, recognizing that it takes a lot of courage and vulnerability to take the steps towards making positive changes in your life. I believe that all individuals have the tools to be successful in life and empower clients to use their strengths to make change. I value the therapeutic relationship and take a collaborative approach to working with clients.
I take an empathetic and client centered approach to therapy, recognizing that it takes a lot of courage and vulnerability to take the steps towards making positive changes in your life. I believe that all individuals have the tools to be successful in life and empower clients to use their strengths to make change. I value the therapeutic relationship and take a collaborative approach to working with clients.
(773) 694-8071 View (773) 694-8071
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Andrew Sutherland
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60618
I am a queer, non-binary, trans therapist who believes each of us deserves at least one safe space to learn about and engage with our full selves. Therapy can be helpful as you navigate life’s everyday stressors, a difficult part of your history, past or ongoing trauma, or any feelings or circumstances that cause you pain or suffering. Therapy can also help you learn self-trust, build loving relationships, find ease in your mind and body, and move towards a life that feels meaningful and fulfilling.
I am a queer, non-binary, trans therapist who believes each of us deserves at least one safe space to learn about and engage with our full selves. Therapy can be helpful as you navigate life’s everyday stressors, a difficult part of your history, past or ongoing trauma, or any feelings or circumstances that cause you pain or suffering. Therapy can also help you learn self-trust, build loving relationships, find ease in your mind and body, and move towards a life that feels meaningful and fulfilling.
(773) 299-1333 View (773) 299-1333
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Hold the Vision Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60611  (Online Only)
Are you feeling disconnected from your partner(s)? Or from yourself? Do you and your partner(s) have the same arguments over and over again? Has the conflict in your relationship(s) escalated recently? We can help. Has a life transition created new challenges in your relationship(s)? Are you finding it difficult to adjust to a new job, roommate, or recent move? You don't have to navigate these alone. Is low self-esteem holding you back in life or love? Are you struggling to figure out what’s keeping you from the life and relationship you yearn for? Do you feel stuck? There's hope.
Are you feeling disconnected from your partner(s)? Or from yourself? Do you and your partner(s) have the same arguments over and over again? Has the conflict in your relationship(s) escalated recently? We can help. Has a life transition created new challenges in your relationship(s)? Are you finding it difficult to adjust to a new job, roommate, or recent move? You don't have to navigate these alone. Is low self-esteem holding you back in life or love? Are you struggling to figure out what’s keeping you from the life and relationship you yearn for? Do you feel stuck? There's hope.
(312) 584-3081 View (312) 584-3081
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SelfSync Therapy
MA, NCC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60654  (Online Only)
Therapy isn't about weakness, it's about completeness. As a college athlete you're probably working hard in the gym, pushing physical limits, ignoring your mental strength. Did you know this leads to stress and injury. I specialize in SelfSync Therapy, a method designed to enhance mental endurance and focus. Traditional athletic training methods focus on physical skills, but true champions excel by strengthening their mental game. By removing distractions we help you manage, prevent, and recover from physical and mental injuries, making you not just physically fit, but mentally unstoppable. Let’s unlock your full potential together.
Therapy isn't about weakness, it's about completeness. As a college athlete you're probably working hard in the gym, pushing physical limits, ignoring your mental strength. Did you know this leads to stress and injury. I specialize in SelfSync Therapy, a method designed to enhance mental endurance and focus. Traditional athletic training methods focus on physical skills, but true champions excel by strengthening their mental game. By removing distractions we help you manage, prevent, and recover from physical and mental injuries, making you not just physically fit, but mentally unstoppable. Let’s unlock your full potential together.
(708) 478-9963 View (708) 478-9963
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Lauren Smith
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60622
Not accepting new clients
As a therapist, I strive to never take for granted the trust it requires to allow someone else to participate in the journey of healing. There are many reasons one might find themselves seeking a therapist, including the experience of anxiety, depression, painful memories, and relational difficulties, and no two individuals experiences any one of these in the same way. Each of us are uniquely influenced by past experiences and traumas, biology, and broader societal systems.
As a therapist, I strive to never take for granted the trust it requires to allow someone else to participate in the journey of healing. There are many reasons one might find themselves seeking a therapist, including the experience of anxiety, depression, painful memories, and relational difficulties, and no two individuals experiences any one of these in the same way. Each of us are uniquely influenced by past experiences and traumas, biology, and broader societal systems.
(504) 732-8103 View (504) 732-8103
Photo of Brandon Bigby, LMFT, CCATP, Marriage & Family Therapist
Brandon Bigby
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CCATP
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60640
I believe in the inherent strength, competency, and resourcefulness of individuals, couples, and families; this guides my approach to work with clients. My role in the therapeutic process is to help you recognize and maximize those internal and interpersonal skills that you possess, while supporting you in the development of new adaptive techniques and strategies. Through this collaboration, we will work toward a clear understanding of what brings you to therapy, as well as opportunities for growth and acceptance. Effective therapy results in an affirmative response to the question: "Am I authentically living a meaningful and fulfilling life?"
I believe in the inherent strength, competency, and resourcefulness of individuals, couples, and families; this guides my approach to work with clients. My role in the therapeutic process is to help you recognize and maximize those internal and interpersonal skills that you possess, while supporting you in the development of new adaptive techniques and strategies. Through this collaboration, we will work toward a clear understanding of what brings you to therapy, as well as opportunities for growth and acceptance. Effective therapy results in an affirmative response to the question: "Am I authentically living a meaningful and fulfilling life?"
(773) 326-6775 View (773) 326-6775
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Tom Undine
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60605
I provide quality mental health counseling and therapy that is thoughtfully tailored to your needs. Our work together will address concerns in an empowering and centering way that produces substantive change. My approach is connective (Therapy works best when we are able to connect and work well together) and directive (by directive I mean that I give things for you to do during the week like writing, journaling, reading, exercises, reflections, and/or activities). I'm known for being helpful with people who have been through therapy and haven't had success. I help people find aliveness, creativity, and strength.
I provide quality mental health counseling and therapy that is thoughtfully tailored to your needs. Our work together will address concerns in an empowering and centering way that produces substantive change. My approach is connective (Therapy works best when we are able to connect and work well together) and directive (by directive I mean that I give things for you to do during the week like writing, journaling, reading, exercises, reflections, and/or activities). I'm known for being helpful with people who have been through therapy and haven't had success. I help people find aliveness, creativity, and strength.
(773) 717-2920 View (773) 717-2920
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Aaron A. Lew, LCSW, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60645
My approach highlights a relationship where an Individual embraces and affirms their unique, empowering, genuine and Authentic Self. A holistic journey of empathy, sustenance and safety. One where an Individual gains motivation to trust, risk, explore, develop, adapt and transcend. With recognition of very real difficulties, pains, strengths and capacities. And, via culturally sensitive strategies each Client understands, seeks and creates. I have experience helping Women and Men from diverse backgrounds spanning Age, Race, Religion, Economics, Ethnicity, Sexual Orientation, Health and Wellness.
My approach highlights a relationship where an Individual embraces and affirms their unique, empowering, genuine and Authentic Self. A holistic journey of empathy, sustenance and safety. One where an Individual gains motivation to trust, risk, explore, develop, adapt and transcend. With recognition of very real difficulties, pains, strengths and capacities. And, via culturally sensitive strategies each Client understands, seeks and creates. I have experience helping Women and Men from diverse backgrounds spanning Age, Race, Religion, Economics, Ethnicity, Sexual Orientation, Health and Wellness.
(773) 945-9968 View (773) 945-9968
Photo of Amber Johnson, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Amber Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60602  (Online Only)
Becoming a mother is a scary and sometimes lonely journey. You may feel disconnected from your partner, baby, or friends. Or struggle with finding the balance between caring for yourself and those who need you. If the journey into motherhood has left you feeling lost, overwhelmed, or uncertain about who you are now you deserve a safe space to learn how to prioritize yourself. Many moms need help, but find it hard to ask for it. It’s okay to put YOU first. It is possible to take care of you and still care for your loved ones too!
Becoming a mother is a scary and sometimes lonely journey. You may feel disconnected from your partner, baby, or friends. Or struggle with finding the balance between caring for yourself and those who need you. If the journey into motherhood has left you feeling lost, overwhelmed, or uncertain about who you are now you deserve a safe space to learn how to prioritize yourself. Many moms need help, but find it hard to ask for it. It’s okay to put YOU first. It is possible to take care of you and still care for your loved ones too!
(217) 262-1319 View (217) 262-1319
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EMDR Therapy with Hamidah Muhammad
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60642
Hi! I’m Hamidah Muhammad, an EMDR Therapist. We all go through challenging times and experiences, and I’m here to help. We'll use the power of EMDR Therapy to help you heal and transform hard experiences into growth.
Hi! I’m Hamidah Muhammad, an EMDR Therapist. We all go through challenging times and experiences, and I’m here to help. We'll use the power of EMDR Therapy to help you heal and transform hard experiences into growth.
(312) 815-2460 View (312) 815-2460
Photo of Nicole Soni, MA, LCPC, CCATP, Counselor
Nicole Soni
Counselor, MA, LCPC, CCATP
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60613
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS: Asking for help takes great courage and strength. By even looking at this paragraph, you are displaying that very strength and resilience that will help you to heal what ails you and achieve your goals. As a therapist, I am here to recognize the strength in you that you might have forgotten or even struggle to see. Some may think their problem is insignificant, but reaching out to speak to someone no matter how big or small, is a step. It is my hope that you will allow me the chance to be your partner in that journey.
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS: Asking for help takes great courage and strength. By even looking at this paragraph, you are displaying that very strength and resilience that will help you to heal what ails you and achieve your goals. As a therapist, I am here to recognize the strength in you that you might have forgotten or even struggle to see. Some may think their problem is insignificant, but reaching out to speak to someone no matter how big or small, is a step. It is my hope that you will allow me the chance to be your partner in that journey.
(331) 214-3801 View (331) 214-3801
Photo of Emma Bonanno, LPC, NCC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Emma Bonanno
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60614
If you are ready to discover a better version of yourself, let's talk. I believe therapy works best with collaboration, working together to find the most effective methods of meeting your self- established and recommended goals. My areas of expertise are within the LGBTQ community, including but not limited to gender identity, mood disorders, trauma and PTSD. I work with adults and adolescents confronting anxiety, depression, mental illnesses such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, PTSD, grief/loss, self- harm, and chronic stress.
If you are ready to discover a better version of yourself, let's talk. I believe therapy works best with collaboration, working together to find the most effective methods of meeting your self- established and recommended goals. My areas of expertise are within the LGBTQ community, including but not limited to gender identity, mood disorders, trauma and PTSD. I work with adults and adolescents confronting anxiety, depression, mental illnesses such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, PTSD, grief/loss, self- harm, and chronic stress.
(872) 266-4390 View (872) 266-4390
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Christy Czajka
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60606  (Online Only)
Hi there, I'm Christy. Are you struggling, feeling overwhelmed, like a fish out of water? Having difficulty balancing work, relationships, health, and being kind to yourself? I help individuals manage stress and anxiety.
Hi there, I'm Christy. Are you struggling, feeling overwhelmed, like a fish out of water? Having difficulty balancing work, relationships, health, and being kind to yourself? I help individuals manage stress and anxiety.
(224) 293-6261 View (224) 293-6261
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Amy Miller
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60625
Waitlist for new clients
Is your mind racing, always worrying about the future or regretting the past, and you want to be more present in the here and now? Perhaps you hold resentment in relationships because you find yourself giving more than you receive. Do you struggle to name your emotions and tell others how you are feeling? Or maybe life is just so overwhelming you need a dedicated space to process it all with someone who you can trust being vulnerable with.
Is your mind racing, always worrying about the future or regretting the past, and you want to be more present in the here and now? Perhaps you hold resentment in relationships because you find yourself giving more than you receive. Do you struggle to name your emotions and tell others how you are feeling? Or maybe life is just so overwhelming you need a dedicated space to process it all with someone who you can trust being vulnerable with.
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Sara Ratliff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60606  (Online Only)
I earned my Doctoral degree in Behavioral Health from Arizona State University in 2018.
I earned my Doctoral degree in Behavioral Health from Arizona State University in 2018.
(224) 507-5301 View (224) 507-5301
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Scott M Gleeson
Counselor, LCPC, NCC, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60657
Carl Jung once said: "Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes." Coming to therapy is an act of courage in itself and a testament to awakening your heart as a compass. Working together in a safe environment of acceptance and empathic dialogue, we will navigate struggles, develop healthy coping skills, and outline strategies that create hope and healing in the short term and generate meaningful, lasting change in the long term.
Carl Jung once said: "Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes." Coming to therapy is an act of courage in itself and a testament to awakening your heart as a compass. Working together in a safe environment of acceptance and empathic dialogue, we will navigate struggles, develop healthy coping skills, and outline strategies that create hope and healing in the short term and generate meaningful, lasting change in the long term.
(630) 354-0529 View (630) 354-0529
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Carol Ganzer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60618
My approach to therapy is interactive, collaborative, and reflective. Individuals often seek counseling when they have reached an impasse in life. Problems of depression, anxiety, or negative behaviors frequently reflect a loss of purpose or meaning. Stress and insecurity may affect how one handles day-to-day interpersonal and work situations. I work with individuals to explore their current life issues in the context of their past experiences and help them to develop new ways of being or interacting in relationships.
My approach to therapy is interactive, collaborative, and reflective. Individuals often seek counseling when they have reached an impasse in life. Problems of depression, anxiety, or negative behaviors frequently reflect a loss of purpose or meaning. Stress and insecurity may affect how one handles day-to-day interpersonal and work situations. I work with individuals to explore their current life issues in the context of their past experiences and help them to develop new ways of being or interacting in relationships.
(773) 339-8486 View (773) 339-8486

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Chicago, IL

3,000+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Chicago, IL who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
88% Depression
79% Relationship Issues
77% Self Esteem
71% Trauma and PTSD
67% Life Transitions
66% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

95% BlueCross and BlueShield
61% Aetna
49% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Chicago, IL see their clients

63% In Person and Online
37% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
19% Male
3% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Chicago?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.