Therapists in Chicago, IL

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Photo of Tovah Means, Marriage & Family Therapist in Chicago, IL
Tovah Means
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
20 Endorsed
Verified
20 Endorsed
As a graduate from Northwestern University's Family Institute, and Owner of Watch Hill Therapy, I provide therapy for adult individuals who struggle with relationships, past trauma or hurt, complicated family issues or who just want to feel better in the present. Watch Hill is a Chicago-based therapy practice specializing in individual, couples, and trauma therapy, with a unique focus on enhancing relationships, healing from the past, and thriving individually.
(630) 580-8316
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Chicago, IL 60602
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Yingying Zhang
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
As an immigrant, I recognize the unique experience individuals face in life. I am passionate about delivering quality care and service to my clients. I hopes to provide support to anyone who is going through a confusing phase or hardship. One of the reasons why I became a social worker was my passion for improving care in communities. I specialize in working young adults, adults and older adults dealing with complex trauma, family dynamics, relationship challenges, anxiety, depression, stress, phase-of-life changes, grief, and loss, as well as children with ADHD and autism.
(872) 274-4302
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Chicago, IL 60640
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Laurel Spindel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I believe in the capacity of the human spirit to grow and change and that psychotherapy is a powerful means for this kind of transformation. As a therapist, you will experience me as a keen observer, helping you to explore and identify patterns in your life and picking up on feelings and emotions that might be hard for you to make contact with. I make use of my creativity and yours to help you see things in a new light and to notice ways of being and coping that aren’t working anymore. I am known for my innate curiosity, intellectual agility and emotional intelligence.
(312) 553-9368
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Chicago, IL 60604
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Amanda Wittmer
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
If you are someone experiencing anxiety, depression, mood disorders, traumatic experiences, sexual abuse and assault, transitions and relationship issues, this is a space to process those aspects of your life in a safe space through talk or art making. I work with understanding your trauma responses, triggers, and areas of friction to help you cope and make necessary changes through an expressive arts approach and talk therapy. If you are someone ready to dive into symptoms, triggers, and current stressors, I hope to provide that space for you to start your healing journey.
(312) 756-7167 x2
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Chicago, IL 60602
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Natalie A. Stanish
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
8 Endorsed
Verified
8 Endorsed
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a M.S in Child Development & Family Studies, specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy, from Purdue University. I specialize in working with couples, parents and co-parents, families, teens and Adults. My systemic approach goes beyond the individual and addresses problems within the context of people's relationships and environment. I believe relationships form a key part of health & well-being and strive to help people work through/resolve their emotional injuries to achieve happiness & harmony internally (within one's self) and externally (in relationships).
(872) 204-1579
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Chicago, IL 60657
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Adriane Barton
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
The search for a therapist can be exciting, but also a bit intimidating. Having worked with a diverse population in a variety of settings, I have found that the key to effective therapy is providing a non-judgemental environment, one where you feel heard and supported regardless of your past. Whether you are struggling with substance abuse, anxiety, depression, parenting, or a difficult life transition, I can help guide you with tools for change. I provide continual encouragement to help aid you overcome your life obstacles and find a new found compassion for yourself and your loved ones.
(773) 945-0522
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Chicago, IL 60605
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Radha Ravi Patel
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
**Accepting new clients virtually--adults only, no children** I truly believe anyone and everyone can benefit from therapy. It can help to process a variety of problems including anxiety, depression, substance use, trauma, or relationship issues. Therapy can also help you become the best version of yourself whether or not any of these apply. I come from a cultural background that has brought me a good understanding of how family and where you come from can impact the rest of your life. I hope to bring this cultural sensitivity to the therapy space, and to encourage others to prioritize their mental and emotional health as well.
(312) 313-1736
Chicago, IL 60647
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Né McNeal
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AM, LSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I practice interpersonal psychoanalytic psychotherapy, which means I learn about you by examining your relationships while gaining insight as to how you relate to the world and yourself. My approach to therapy is rooted in harm reduction, intersectionality, and awareness of systemic oppression. I like to work with adults and have special interest working with the LGBTQIA2S+ population, trauma survivors, couples, neurodivergent individuals, and those who are struggling with substance misuse.
(773) 729-1781
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Chicago, IL 60640
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Gerald Gripshover
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
As a Social Worker since 1974 I have learned that people in trouble need help, not judgment and directives. Most people are not fully aware of the strengths they have and I have had the pleasure of helping people rediscover and use their strengths. I am most comfortable using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, but other systems have influenced me: Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Acceptance/Self-Regulation/Competence (ARC). While theory is important, though, when the client comes in I need an open mind and heart to meet and appreciate the person coming for help.
(773) 839-3695
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Chicago, IL 60615
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Loryn Kimbrough
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
YOU ARE MORE THAN ENOUGH! Allow therapy to help you be great! Daily challenges and potential roadblocks that life brings your way, compounded with the burdens of our ever-changing global society can be difficult to cope with. Healing requires intentionality, focus, and the ability to trust the innate traits that are within you. Know that you have a partner by your side to help navigate your journey. I utilize an eclectic evidenced-based approach that is uniquely designed to meet the needs of the individual, couple, or family. I believe in implementing refinement practices and strategies over change to maximize your self-worth.
(773) 364-1114
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Chicago, IL 60605
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Merilyn Salomon
Psychologist, PhD, MA
Verified
Verified
I find every person who seeks my care unique, interesting and with a compelling story to tell. This creates a context and feeling of deep commitment within me for their well-being. My credentials can be considered impeccable, I t is my desire to create a setting for understanding and growth that makes me a special therapist. Children, adolescents, adults and couples make up my practice.
(773) 312-5676
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Chicago, IL 60614
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Lynn Rittenberg Kauffman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC, CEAP
Verified
Verified
I offer practical, solution-focused goal-oriented psychotherapy aimed at timely symptom relief and problem resolution. My clients, being adults, determine their own therapy goals and agenda. My style is respectful, but interactive. I do not tell my clients what to do but I will always tell you honestly how I feel about the things that you present. I believe therapy should be time-limited and results-oriented, NOT a life-long continuous process. I believe that people can change, or else I would not be in this business. I delight in helping people master the tools which facilitate desired change.
(773) 506-4567
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Chicago, IL 60622
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Allison O'Connell
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Verified
Currently accepting adolescent and young adult clients. I believe in strengths-based, client-centered, community driven, and holistic approaches to therapy. A focus on empathy helps to create a safe place for my clients to process and build resiliency. In order to create an empathic experience for every individual, I aim to be culturally responsive and provide trauma-informed care. My practice encourages and supports healthy boundaries, effective communication, and self-awareness by helping individuals cultivate coping skills and strategies to help manage symptoms and triggers.
(773) 232-4289
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Chicago, IL 60647
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Neeva Sandhu
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, CRADC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I approach therapy with warmth, acceptance, and humor through a culturally humble, anti-oppressive lens. I will work with you to understand the intersection of your identities, values, and beliefs, with the understanding that they are multi-faceted. My goal is to meet you where you are and understand the context of your life (familial, social, cultural, environmental). Together, we'll identify what’s important to you and work together to empower your sense of self and improve your quality of life.
(815) 240-8715
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Chicago, IL 60654
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Christina Zerwer
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Verified
Do you ever feel sad or alone and can't figure out why? Or perhaps something did happen, and you're having a tough time accepting and moving forward. Do you get easily frustrated, annoyed, or angry? Are you finding that while in your younger days you had lots of friends, but are now wondering where everyone has gone? I work with busy adults who are struggling with these types of issues, and want to talk to someone neutral to look within themselves to find the strength and tools to feel better and live happier.
(847) 961-4095
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Chicago, IL 60602
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Carrie Jameson
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I believe you have everything you need within to resolve the issues and problems that disturb you and your relationships. I help people who have survived abuse, recent or early traumas, to diminish and remove blocks to living the life they want. I understand how anxiety, depression and recurring or intrusive thoughts or memories can leave you feeling undermined, depleted or confused, struggling to make meaning in your life.
(312) 854-2629
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Chicago, IL 60614
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Jeffrey Caldcleugh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, CSW
Verified
Verified
Hello! I use a collaborative and strengths-based approach with each of my clients. I have years of experience working with Client's and Families/Couple's from working in both mental health treatment facilities and outpatient private practice. I integrate a variety of evidenced-based treatment interventions to address behavioral health issues, including Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, Twelve-Step Facilitation Therapy, Psychodynamics and Dialectic Behavioral Therapy.
(312) 548-3788
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Chicago, IL 60601
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Paul V Harris
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I am a Clinical Psychologist and I work well with individuals and couples who are interested in developing deeper knowledge of themselves, their relationships, and those around them. Together with my clients, I seek to understand each person in order to promote healing and healthier living going forward. Clients who benefit from my method are verbal, insight-oriented, and motivated to grow into the healthiest version of themselves they can become. Clients often come with symptoms such as anxiety or depression, but once they feel some relief they choose to explore the underlying reasons for these symptoms.
(312) 973-1884
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Chicago, IL 60601
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Melanie S. Levine
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Life challenges can feel overwhelming, especially when it feels like our world has been turned upside down. Sometimes, a sudden event occurs-such as a new medical diagnosis or relationship loss-which disrupts our life and creates uncertainty. Even expected transitions can bring unexpected reactions. For example, a new baby, job, or move to a new city can bring excitement yet leave us feeling out of sorts. Ongoing concerns can also feel unsettling. Struggling with chronic health difficulties, depression, anxiety, ADHD, or feeling like we are not where we want to be can significantly impact our quality of life.
(773) 432-4489
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Chicago, IL 60601
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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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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.