Therapists in Chicago, IL

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William Heard
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I primarily specialize in treating depression, anxiety, PTSD, change of life difficulties, and have strong experience working with LGBTQIA individuals. I find it really rewarding when we can chisel away at some of the automatic thoughts that may be clouding your experience or worsening your symptoms. I think it is important that the patient take the lead in therapy and utilize the time we have together in a way that makes sense to them based off of the difficulties they are experiencing. As such, I take a collaborative approach with my patients and welcome feedback that may make our work together more effective and enjoyable.
(773) 341-2292
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Chicago, IL 60640
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Maritza Reyes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, LCPC
Verified
Verified
I have over 20 years of experience working with individuals who need emotional support for a variety of reasons but have expertise in the area of sexual violence. I believe creating a safe and supportive space is so important to be able to process the full impact of trauma. I am fully bilingual (English/Spanish) and bicultural (Latinx) and provide services from a culturally informed lens. I identify my therapeutic style as compassionate and non- judgmental.
(872) 204-1638
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Chicago, IL 60629
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Next Step Counseling, Inc
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
Life can be hard and having a counselor who truly hears you can be life changing. You deserve to feel amazing and we're experts at making that a reality. As a niche based practice we can help you navigate your greatest challenges in life & love. We have expertise in areas such as break-ups/divorce, anxiety/stress, grief & loss, depression, trauma, relational discord, self-esteem, ADHD and non-traditional relationships. Our strength lies in walking with you through difficult transitions quicker and with more ease, insight and coping. We love supporting our clients because our life's work is to improve yours.
(773) 365-9378
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Chicago, IL 60601
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Laura Fiene
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
I specialize in helping adults navigate anxiety, depression, trauma, self-worth, and relationship difficulties. My approach to therapy is relational, client-centered, and trauma-informed. I strive to create a safe and comfortable environment so that you can freely explore what you most want for yourself.
(773) 537-4234
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Chicago, IL 60622
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David L. Ciesla MS, MA, LCPC, P.C.
Counselor, MS, MA, LCPC, PC
Verified
Verified
I believe that individuals possess the knowledge and strength needed to create the changes they want in their lives. Clarity about new choices in our lives begins with accepting the feelings we are experiencing today. I focus on facilitating a supportive and collaborative relationship with my client to promote their insight about the feelings and events in their life. Clients are empowered to control the direction of their lives with new choices based out of the insights gained in treatment. I provide psychotherapy to individuals and couples motivated to the improvement of their self, their relationships, or their careers.
(312) 208-9499
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Chicago, IL 60601
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Melissa Manley
Pre-Licensed Professional, PhD
Verified
Verified
My specialties include working with anxiety, depression, self-esteem and self-image issues, social difficulties, and issues surrounding gender and sexual identity. As a member of the LGBTQ community with research and professional interests centered on sexual, relationship, and gender diversity, I am passionate about serving LGBTQ clients and clients in consensually nonmonogamous relationships. I strive to be aware of how all individuals I work with are impacted by their social contexts, such as personal relationships, family systems, and systems of oppression.
(773) 897-3285
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Chicago, IL 60613
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Francisco Verde
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, LCPC
Verified
Verified
During life, you may feel sad, stressed, anxious, and you may repeat behavior patterns or establish unhealthy relationships. If you are going through something like this, going to therapy is the best opportunity for you to improve all that you believe is necessary. From my point of view, it is only through meeting with another human being that you can heal and be able to make transcendental changes. That is why within the therapy framework, I offer to create, to find, explore, and experiment with a unique space for each patient that will allow them to change and achieve personal and emotional growth.
(773) 232-2936
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Chicago, IL 60603
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Ramya B Iyer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AM, LCSW
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
Starting therapy shows great courage and hope. I will collaborate with you to explore and reduce overwhelming feelings of worry and sadness while helping you better manage relationships in your life. I am guided by the belief that human relationships can be healing and aim to develop an authentic connection with my patients.
(773) 372-1623
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Chicago, IL 60602
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Chelsea Hudson
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
If you are feeling trapped and consumed by anxiety, an eating disorder, body image distress or OCD, I am a personable, compassionate and non-judgmental therapist who can help you take charge of your life again. I would feel privileged to provide you with a safe space and useful coping tools in a friendly therapeutic setting. Intense emotions and obsessive thinking often take us out of the present moment and slow our progress towards a life of passion, presence and purpose.
(312) 635-5633
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Chicago, IL 60601
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Dr. Rayna Narvaez
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I believe we have unique identities and backgrounds, and I strive to honor the complexity that we each bring to the human experience. I primarily use a relational and interpersonal approach to therapy, which means I believe relationships have an important influence on our development as individuals. I also practice from a feminist lens, recognizing the impact of systemic issues, power, privilege, and oppression on your daily life. Together we will explore your current relationships, family dynamics, and cultural identities (e.g., race, gender, religion, etc.) in order to create more flexible and balanced relational patterns.
(312) 465-4563
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Chicago, IL 60601
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Joseph M. Behen
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Most people who work with me begin when painful experiences of anxiety and depression interfere with their ability to find enjoyment and satisfaction in relationships and professionally. Psychotherapy with me usually begins with a discussion of the concerns, problems, and distress from which you are suffering and for which you seek relief. The goal of this work is to solve the problems, alleviate the distress, and place the concerns in the context of your personal development. Results of this effort often include increased self-awareness, enhanced self-esteem, recognition of unique strengths and potentials, and more positive feelings.
(773) 417-1613
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Chicago, IL 60601
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Dawn Tipton
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
Hello, my name is Dawn Tipton and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Master’s Degree from Concordia University Chicago. I also have a Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development from Northern Illinois University. I am a person-centered therapist with 12 years of experience working with children and young adults. My therapeutic style is warm, welcoming, and non-judgmental, and it is my hope that my space will serve as a safe place for you to explore and express your authentic self as we work together.
(773) 692-1326
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Chicago, IL 60608
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Laura Vecchiolla
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Grief, loss, and trauma can have a profound and lasting impact on you or people you love. You may feel isolated from others and overwhelmed as you try to go about day-to-day tasks; you may struggle to feel safe, express your emotions, or understand how to make meaning from all that has happened. Other people might be telling you to “get over” it, as if grief has a deadline you haven’t met. Traumatic events from your past may bring up feelings of inadequacy, anxiety, or shame, which can prevent you from doing the things you want to do, affect your relationships, and make it hard to communicate or set healthy boundaries with others.
(815) 627-4788
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Chicago, IL 60604
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Danielle Zar
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
As a licensed clinical professional counselor, licensed school counselor and learning behavioral specialist, I help children and adolescents utilize healthier forms of coping and achieve inner joy. My clinical interests and expertise include generalized anxiety, disruptive mood dysregulation disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, parent-child conflict and behavior regulation.
(312) 529-4647
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Chicago, IL 60611
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Sophia Ou
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I help individuals and adolescents navigate first and second-generation immigrant issues, marginalization, identity issues, perfectionism, burnout, and trauma. As the child of former Khmer refugees, I understand the pain and complexities of coping with marginalization, isolation, and finding belonging. I empower individuals to reclaim and discover their inner voice, while identifying strengths that may have been overlooked by oppressive experiences. My approach consists of client-centered, strengths-based trauma-informed, multicultural, and solution-focused, and mind-body based therapies with an anti-oppressive framework.
(630) 360-8459 x1
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Chicago, IL 60604
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Cynthia Chambers
Counselor, LCPC, CGP, CCTP
Verified
Verified
Life is challenging. Relationships are tough. Transitions are hard, and understanding how to navigate through it all is even harder. You are looking for answers, and so, you've decided to reach out for support. You don't want to do it alone, and you don't have to. I am here, to support you through life's journey. Whether you are experiencing depression or anxiety, work stress, marital and relationship problems, or you just want to find your voice in a world that seems to mute your experiences, I am here to help guide you through the process of reaching your goals.
(773) 985-2987
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Chicago, IL 60649
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Jessica A Sweet
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Currently have immediate day time appointments. Waitlist for evening. If you have a child or adolescent that feels depressed, anxious, worried, disconnected from relationships, or struggling with a certain issue, I can help. I also have experience working with self-harming, suicidal thoughts, low self-esteem, or bullying. I also work with family dynamics like parenting struggles, issues with divorce, couple counseling, parent/child relationships. If you are an adult struggling with depression, anxiety, stress, relationship problem, work conflict or other issues, I can help create solutions for these problems.
(847) 380-3222
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Chicago, IL 60601
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Thrive Psych Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, PsyD, LPC(IL)
Verified
Verified
Congratulations for taking the first step to care for yourself and your mental health. I am a professional counselor in Illinois and I support clients as they navigate depression, anxiety, interpersonal concerns, identity conflict, family of origin issues and trauma recovery. Using a biopsychosocialspiritual lens to understand people, my approach to therapy is trauma-informed and relational. I believe that our relationships impact all areas of our lives, including our identities, how we see ourselves, how we see others, and how we interact with the world.
(872) 219-2073
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Chicago, IL 60615
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Kathleen M Pendergast
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Verified
 My goal is to provide each client with an emotionally safe environment where they feel comfortable exploring even the biggest challenges, whether it is how to manage overwhelming emotions such as anxiety or depression, rebuild a more honest sense of identity, learn to recognize and fight unhealthy or toxic patterns in life & relationships, confront past trauma or abuse, or other flavors of struggle. Many of my clients battle mood disorders, daunting life transitions, relationship issues, as well as cultural issues, LGBTQ integration struggles, grief/loss, trauma, & body image discomfort/disordered eating.
(773) 717-5538
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Chicago, IL 60647
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Emily Cohen LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, MFT, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am a licensed clinical social worker in Illinois with over 15 years of experience working with individuals, children and families. In my practice, I have successfully helped clients improve their family and interpersonal relationships, cope with grief and loss, find ways to address difficult situations, navigate life transitions and survive unexpected life events. I am committed to helping you work through the difficulties and celebrate the joyful moments in life. It takes courage to change, and I'm here to help free you from the problems you have been encountering.
(773) 673-9270
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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, it might be useful to first learn more about therapy types and modalities.
How to find a therapist in Chicago?
When looking to find a therapist, it is certainly important to consider 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.