Therapists in Chicago, IL

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Photo of Kaitlin DeBlasio, Licensed Professional Counselor in Chicago, IL
Kaitlin DeBlasio
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60657  (Online Only)
I enjoy working with teens & adult clients. My approach to therapy is eclectic as I pull from various interventions to best fit your needs. I am passionate about working alongside you to process life's inevitable stressors in a non-judgmental & supportive environment. Therapy is evidenced-based self-care that provides you with an uninterrupted period of time to prioritize your wellness. If you're thinking "It could always be worse," remember that it could always be better too.
I enjoy working with teens & adult clients. My approach to therapy is eclectic as I pull from various interventions to best fit your needs. I am passionate about working alongside you to process life's inevitable stressors in a non-judgmental & supportive environment. Therapy is evidenced-based self-care that provides you with an uninterrupted period of time to prioritize your wellness. If you're thinking "It could always be worse," remember that it could always be better too.
(331) 207-9407 x4 View (331) 207-9407 x4
Photo of Megan Szudarski, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Chicago, IL
Megan Szudarski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60640
With over 8 years of experience as a therapist, I have supported and worked with diverse populations of children, adolescents, adults, and couples through a variety of life challenges. My clinical interests include working with adults and couples to maneuver life challenges around identity and narrative work, role exploration, attachment, and understanding complexities around family dynamics as an adult. I’m interested in exploring the ways intersectionalities and intergenerational trauma show up within mental health. I’ve enjoyed working with and supporting women’s health and exploring the many societal pressures women often face.
With over 8 years of experience as a therapist, I have supported and worked with diverse populations of children, adolescents, adults, and couples through a variety of life challenges. My clinical interests include working with adults and couples to maneuver life challenges around identity and narrative work, role exploration, attachment, and understanding complexities around family dynamics as an adult. I’m interested in exploring the ways intersectionalities and intergenerational trauma show up within mental health. I’ve enjoyed working with and supporting women’s health and exploring the many societal pressures women often face.
(773) 231-5291 View (773) 231-5291
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Jess London Shields
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60660  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Many clients I see may feel “different” or invalidated by society at large, due to identity, gender, race, their body, queerness or relationship structures. I work to build a strong relationship that is affirming of who you are. Often our complexity of self is not well recognized or honored in the places and capacities in which we spend our days. In therapy, we can work to explore and integrate those complexities, histories, and fractured parts, to benefit from their wisdom and move forward in new ways. We can explore what’s working and what’s not working, your strengths and areas of tenderness, and what’s known and unknown.
Many clients I see may feel “different” or invalidated by society at large, due to identity, gender, race, their body, queerness or relationship structures. I work to build a strong relationship that is affirming of who you are. Often our complexity of self is not well recognized or honored in the places and capacities in which we spend our days. In therapy, we can work to explore and integrate those complexities, histories, and fractured parts, to benefit from their wisdom and move forward in new ways. We can explore what’s working and what’s not working, your strengths and areas of tenderness, and what’s known and unknown.
(773) 974-9626 View (773) 974-9626
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Freddy Reyes
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60614  (Online Only)
Life and the universe have a way of demonstrating to us what we’re made of, what we’re capable of, and who we may want to be. Making sense of it all, what it may mean, and how to best navigate choppy waters is where I can help. Having a clearer understanding of your identities, values, and beliefs is so influential to your experiences and journey as a human. If you have a desire to explore identity-related experiences and challenges, the current impact of past experiences, and have an openness to learn how to best manage the unknown of the future, you are human, and taking the right first step in seeking support.
Life and the universe have a way of demonstrating to us what we’re made of, what we’re capable of, and who we may want to be. Making sense of it all, what it may mean, and how to best navigate choppy waters is where I can help. Having a clearer understanding of your identities, values, and beliefs is so influential to your experiences and journey as a human. If you have a desire to explore identity-related experiences and challenges, the current impact of past experiences, and have an openness to learn how to best manage the unknown of the future, you are human, and taking the right first step in seeking support.
(773) 538-3046 View (773) 538-3046
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Katherine L Ross
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60657
I find myself most aligned with my calling when I am able to create spaces of healing alongside individuals from all walks of life. I assist in defining who clients aspire to be rather than what is expected of them. Together we will explore ways to increase self esteem, self respect, and self worth. I tailor my therapeutic approach to the individual needs of each client. I provide a structure to guide individuals to access self love. Through this process we will work to unpack each client's unique narrative; In order to then reauthor their understanding of who they are.
I find myself most aligned with my calling when I am able to create spaces of healing alongside individuals from all walks of life. I assist in defining who clients aspire to be rather than what is expected of them. Together we will explore ways to increase self esteem, self respect, and self worth. I tailor my therapeutic approach to the individual needs of each client. I provide a structure to guide individuals to access self love. Through this process we will work to unpack each client's unique narrative; In order to then reauthor their understanding of who they are.
(872) 395-4804 View (872) 395-4804
Photo of Robin Smith, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Chicago, IL
Robin Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60601
People enter into therapy for a variety of reasons such as; having experienced a recent or past trauma, struggling with anxiety, depression or a life altering event. Ultimately, we all want to feel better and live more productive lives. I believe that therapy is a collaborative endeavor which takes place in an open and non-judgmental environment. My role is to help clients gain a deeper understanding of themselves, what motivates their behaviors and how they can bring about the desired changes.
People enter into therapy for a variety of reasons such as; having experienced a recent or past trauma, struggling with anxiety, depression or a life altering event. Ultimately, we all want to feel better and live more productive lives. I believe that therapy is a collaborative endeavor which takes place in an open and non-judgmental environment. My role is to help clients gain a deeper understanding of themselves, what motivates their behaviors and how they can bring about the desired changes.
(312) 487-4088 View (312) 487-4088
Photo of Kelly Vierra, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Chicago, IL
Kelly Vierra, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60613
Could you believe there may be another way to look at your experiences and ideas about yourself and your life? Maybe you're new to therapy and ready to try a different approach. Or maybe therapy has been helpful to you in the past and you're looking for a tune up. As uncertain that first step may seem, with the right fit it may open up possibilities for you and set you on a new path.
Could you believe there may be another way to look at your experiences and ideas about yourself and your life? Maybe you're new to therapy and ready to try a different approach. Or maybe therapy has been helpful to you in the past and you're looking for a tune up. As uncertain that first step may seem, with the right fit it may open up possibilities for you and set you on a new path.
(773) 496-4826 View (773) 496-4826
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Ashley Fargnoli
Counselor, MA, LCPC, BC-DMT, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60618  (Online Only)
Have you suffered a recent loss or are impacted by painful experiences from your past? Do relentless "what if" thoughts plague your mind, leaving you wondering if OCD is the culprit? Perhaps you've grappled with both, feeling overwhelmed by shame or fear. Maybe you are a helping professional (therapist, doctor, nurse...) and are experiencing burnout from working in intense settings. As a specialist in trauma and OCD, I'm here to provide the support you need. My approach is rooted in collaboration, honoring your strengths and nurturing the connections already within you.
Have you suffered a recent loss or are impacted by painful experiences from your past? Do relentless "what if" thoughts plague your mind, leaving you wondering if OCD is the culprit? Perhaps you've grappled with both, feeling overwhelmed by shame or fear. Maybe you are a helping professional (therapist, doctor, nurse...) and are experiencing burnout from working in intense settings. As a specialist in trauma and OCD, I'm here to provide the support you need. My approach is rooted in collaboration, honoring your strengths and nurturing the connections already within you.
(773) 754-4904 View (773) 754-4904
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Diamond Tucker
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60657
Beginning therapy can feel like an intimidating step for many people. My primary goal as a therapist is to create a safe, supportive space where you can address issues that may be preventing you from living life to its fullest potential. I want to facilitate an environment for healing and growth, and help you ask the hard questions that lead to lasting change.
Beginning therapy can feel like an intimidating step for many people. My primary goal as a therapist is to create a safe, supportive space where you can address issues that may be preventing you from living life to its fullest potential. I want to facilitate an environment for healing and growth, and help you ask the hard questions that lead to lasting change.
(773) 839-9648 View (773) 839-9648
Photo of Alex Bond, Licensed Professional Counselor in Chicago, IL
Alex Bond
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60647
I am a queer and neurodivergent therapist committed to creating a warm and welcoming environment free of judgment or pretense, where you may feel empowered to voice thoughts, express feelings, and be curious about yourself in a way you may not have elsewhere. I believe that each person has the ability to create their own meaning in life, and I am passionate about helping my clients uncover their unique purpose and potential. Together, we will work to address any limiting beliefs or patterns, as well as examine how past experiences and cultural factors have shaped your worldview and prevented you from living a more fulfilling life.
I am a queer and neurodivergent therapist committed to creating a warm and welcoming environment free of judgment or pretense, where you may feel empowered to voice thoughts, express feelings, and be curious about yourself in a way you may not have elsewhere. I believe that each person has the ability to create their own meaning in life, and I am passionate about helping my clients uncover their unique purpose and potential. Together, we will work to address any limiting beliefs or patterns, as well as examine how past experiences and cultural factors have shaped your worldview and prevented you from living a more fulfilling life.
(847) 474-9917 View (847) 474-9917
Photo of Danielle Farmer, Licensed Professional Counselor in Chicago, IL
Danielle Farmer
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60611  (Online Only)
Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) based in Chicago, IL. I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Iowa in Psychology, and then I went on to receive my Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Valparaiso University.
Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) based in Chicago, IL. I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Iowa in Psychology, and then I went on to receive my Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Valparaiso University.
(872) 278-3860 View (872) 278-3860
Photo of Kathleen O'Connor, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Chicago, IL
Kathleen O'Connor
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, CEDS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60661
My clinical focus lies with eating disorders and body image issues. I have worked in the eating disorder treatment community for 7+ years in a variety of capacities including inpatient, residential, and crisis stabilization programs. I am passionate about eating disorder recovery and collaborating with patients to find balance in their lives. I am anti-diet and HAES aligned. Therapy provides a safe space to be yourself in a supportive environment, helping to meet you where you’re at and work towards creating lasting change.
My clinical focus lies with eating disorders and body image issues. I have worked in the eating disorder treatment community for 7+ years in a variety of capacities including inpatient, residential, and crisis stabilization programs. I am passionate about eating disorder recovery and collaborating with patients to find balance in their lives. I am anti-diet and HAES aligned. Therapy provides a safe space to be yourself in a supportive environment, helping to meet you where you’re at and work towards creating lasting change.
(773) 839-4656 View (773) 839-4656
Photo of Isa M Salvador, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Chicago, IL
Isa M Salvador
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMSW, IMH-E
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60640  (Online Only)
I see each client as an individual who is doing their best to find solutions to life's concerns. I believe that therapy is a team effort and together we can explore your concerns to find solutions that will allow you to achieve your goals.
I see each client as an individual who is doing their best to find solutions to life's concerns. I believe that therapy is a team effort and together we can explore your concerns to find solutions that will allow you to achieve your goals.
(312) 585-6294 View (312) 585-6294
Photo of Julie Johnson, MA, LCPC, Counselor in Chicago, IL
Julie Johnson, MA, LCPC
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60618
I specialize in working with people who have experienced trauma. Trauma can leave a person feeling numb, disconnected as if your life has been turned upside down. I would like to assist you with your healing journey. My focus is a Holistic approach to helping people recover and heal after a traumatic event and learn new ways of coping and managing their traumatic responses. When someone does not heal from a traumatic event, they can develop Post Traumatic Stress disorder (PTSD) depression, and/or anxiety.
I specialize in working with people who have experienced trauma. Trauma can leave a person feeling numb, disconnected as if your life has been turned upside down. I would like to assist you with your healing journey. My focus is a Holistic approach to helping people recover and heal after a traumatic event and learn new ways of coping and managing their traumatic responses. When someone does not heal from a traumatic event, they can develop Post Traumatic Stress disorder (PTSD) depression, and/or anxiety.
(773) 809-3919 View (773) 809-3919
Photo of Mirjam Quinn, Psychologist in Chicago, IL
Mirjam Quinn
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60642  (Online Only)
I help parents and kids learn to speak the same language, so that parents can respond to challenging behaviors in an effective and confident way, and kids feel safe, supported, and understood. Nobody heals or changes in a vacuum, and so I focus on building supports throughout the systems that my clients live in.
I help parents and kids learn to speak the same language, so that parents can respond to challenging behaviors in an effective and confident way, and kids feel safe, supported, and understood. Nobody heals or changes in a vacuum, and so I focus on building supports throughout the systems that my clients live in.
(708) 991-8602 View (708) 991-8602
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Todd DuBose
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60654
I have 35 years of experience as a clinician, supervisor, consultant, former chaplain, and I am a Distinguished Full Professor at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. I have worked across the life span with individuals, couples, groups, families and organizations and have taught in 11 countries. My focus is on providing a space for unfolding what matters to you without judgment or without telling you how to live your life. I companion with you as we follow together what is of concern in specific situations. I am known as a therapist for those who distrust therapy or who feel deeply misunderstood, or uncelebrated.
I have 35 years of experience as a clinician, supervisor, consultant, former chaplain, and I am a Distinguished Full Professor at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. I have worked across the life span with individuals, couples, groups, families and organizations and have taught in 11 countries. My focus is on providing a space for unfolding what matters to you without judgment or without telling you how to live your life. I companion with you as we follow together what is of concern in specific situations. I am known as a therapist for those who distrust therapy or who feel deeply misunderstood, or uncelebrated.
(312) 626-8172 View (312) 626-8172
Photo of Marcella Bulger, Licensed Professional Counselor in Chicago, IL
Marcella Bulger
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60615  (Online Only)
Are you dragging yourself through the day, feeling drained and uncertain about what tomorrow holds? Do past experiences or rocky relationships leave you doubting your worth? Are anxiety, depression, or the juggling act of work and home responsibilities leaving you feeling overwhelmed? Do you long for the day when you'll rediscover your true self?
Are you dragging yourself through the day, feeling drained and uncertain about what tomorrow holds? Do past experiences or rocky relationships leave you doubting your worth? Are anxiety, depression, or the juggling act of work and home responsibilities leaving you feeling overwhelmed? Do you long for the day when you'll rediscover your true self?
(872) 239-3519 View (872) 239-3519
Photo of Chase Arledge, Pre-Licensed Professional in Chicago, IL
Chase Arledge
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, NCC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60660
Amid life's complexities, you deserve a space where self-compassion and curiosity flourish, where every part of your identity is not just welcomed, but celebrated. I'm here to offer that affirming space—an oasis of emotional safety and empowerment where you can explore, center, and grow. I'm committed to creating a therapy space that feels liberating, empowering, and affirming. Your lived experience is not just respected—it's centered in every session. As a queer neurodivergent therapist, I bring a deep passion for supporting LGBTQIA, and neurodivergent individuals on their journey toward self-discovery and understanding.
Amid life's complexities, you deserve a space where self-compassion and curiosity flourish, where every part of your identity is not just welcomed, but celebrated. I'm here to offer that affirming space—an oasis of emotional safety and empowerment where you can explore, center, and grow. I'm committed to creating a therapy space that feels liberating, empowering, and affirming. Your lived experience is not just respected—it's centered in every session. As a queer neurodivergent therapist, I bring a deep passion for supporting LGBTQIA, and neurodivergent individuals on their journey toward self-discovery and understanding.
(872) 278-1935 View (872) 278-1935
Photo of Ellie Paul, Pre-Licensed Professional in Chicago, IL
Ellie Paul
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, NCC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60657
I am passionate about working with children & adolescents managing anxiety & depression; adults who are stressed or who have experienced trauma; OCD and ERP; and working with individuals or those involved in improving their relationships (couples or polycule therapy). I am proud to be an affirming clinician, supporting clients who identify as LGBTQIA+ & those from marginalized backgrounds. Working closely with parents as individuals or as part of a family system is also a specialty of mine. I understand the stress, pressure, love, & energy ever-present in parenting, & strive to help folx find methods, support, & balance.
I am passionate about working with children & adolescents managing anxiety & depression; adults who are stressed or who have experienced trauma; OCD and ERP; and working with individuals or those involved in improving their relationships (couples or polycule therapy). I am proud to be an affirming clinician, supporting clients who identify as LGBTQIA+ & those from marginalized backgrounds. Working closely with parents as individuals or as part of a family system is also a specialty of mine. I understand the stress, pressure, love, & energy ever-present in parenting, & strive to help folx find methods, support, & balance.
(872) 274-2134 View (872) 274-2134
Photo of Ashley Barba, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Chicago, IL
Ashley Barba
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, C-IAYT
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60647
Heal your connection with yourself and feel like yourself again. I am a licensed clinical social worker and certified yoga therapist with over 12 years combined experience working with adolescents and adults in several settings (community mental health, healthcare, schools and private practice) coping with anxiety-related disorders, depression, PTSD, ADHD, trauma and general life stress. Personally, I enjoy helping clients develop an accepting and empowering relationship with themselves so they can feel more connected to themselves and others. I am committed to an integrative approach that reflects the client’s needs and goals.
Heal your connection with yourself and feel like yourself again. I am a licensed clinical social worker and certified yoga therapist with over 12 years combined experience working with adolescents and adults in several settings (community mental health, healthcare, schools and private practice) coping with anxiety-related disorders, depression, PTSD, ADHD, trauma and general life stress. Personally, I enjoy helping clients develop an accepting and empowering relationship with themselves so they can feel more connected to themselves and others. I am committed to an integrative approach that reflects the client’s needs and goals.
(773) 455-1702 View (773) 455-1702

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
78% Relationship Issues
77% Self Esteem
70% Trauma and PTSD
67% Coping Skills
67% Stress

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

79% Female
18% 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.