Therapists in Chicago, IL

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David P Smith
Psychologist, MA, PhD
Verified
I've been a licensed clinical psychologist for 20 years I received my Ph.D. from the University of Chicago and work in the Chicago area in hospitals, teaching at universities, providing clinical supervision and in private practice. I work with children, adults and the elderly, providing psychotherapy and psychological testing and assessment. My approach to therapy is integrative. I have certification in clinical hypnosis and like to work with patients on practical strategies to improve their lives. Once particular problems are addressed, addressing life's meaning and personal potential is always important..
(872) 239-3768 
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Chicago, IL 60625
Offers online therapy
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SFC Searching For Change
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CSAT-S, SE-C
Verified
My practice works with a diverse population. I specialize in addiction, both Sex Addiction and a range of other addictions. I run groups for sex addicts and for the partners of sex addicts. I also specialize in trauma and work with adolescent and adult trauma survivors, both male and female. The practice also works with the LGBTQ community.
(917) 746-5114 x500 
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Chicago, IL 60611
Offers online therapy
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Thelma Rivera
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Our experiences in life can present us with challenges, stress, depression, anxiety and emotional turmoil in the here and now. Everyone can benefit from emotional support to help navigate the difficulties of life, especially when our own coping and problem skills don't seem to manage what we are experiencing. Initiating therapy is the start of building our coping skills in navigating through the course of life and achieving our goals. I believe that the therapeutic relationship between client and therapist is critical in a non-judgmental and safe setting. I want to help you achieve your goals and reach your full potential.
(210) 405-2395 
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Chicago, IL 60601
Not accepting new clients
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David L. O'Keeffe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I am a therapist and Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Chicago, Illinois. In my therapy practice, I work with individuals of all ages including kids, adolescents, emerging and older adults as well as couples and families. Therapy can be a unique experience for deepening understandings of self, our relationships, and our life story. In navigating the therapeutic process in service of this aim, we’ll co-create the foundation necessary for our work: a genuine, trusting, relationship. My role is to help you clarify your inner struggles and challenges in the greater world with the hope of living a better, more fulfilling life.
(217) 574-4991 
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Chicago, IL 60603
Offers online therapy
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Answers Lie Within, Inc.
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
We believe the answer lies within. We are committed to guiding clients through the process of using one's own ability to find, know, and search for their inner key to unlock the answers that lie within.
(773) 303-6473 
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Chicago, IL 60615
Offers online therapy
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Kati Sanders
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
In times of stress, it can feel as though it is you against the world and that control is limited. My goal is to foster a sense of both acceptance of these situations and commitment to tackling them in an adaptive way while also exploring how previous experiences have shaped the way you approach life. Through this, you will begin to examine both your strengths and opportunities for growth and understand how your relationship to these facilitates how you respond to both yourself and the world around you.
(872) 259-5581 
Chicago, IL 60640
Offers online therapy
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Nomi Ostrander
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified
My assumption about most people who seek out a therapist is they are stuck in a situation and have already tried everything they can think of to get unstuck. I am solution-focused and specialize in helping folks get unstuck through my pragmatic, non-judgmental, and client-centered approach. I enjoy working with individuals and couples to develop new skills that will empower them to move towards the lives they want to live.
(773) 570-9525 
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Chicago, IL 60657
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Midwest Asian Health Association
Verified
The Midwest Asian Health Association's Community Mental Health Clinic (CMHC) was established in 2015 with the vision to provide linguistically appropriate, culturally sensitive, and financially affordable mental health services to underserved Asian American & Pacific Islander, Asian immigrants, and other low-income minority populations in the Midwest. The counselors and staff at MAHA CMHC are dedicated to creating community in which all people, regardless of language or ability to pay, will be able to access mental health services to improve their mental, emotional, and physical well-being.
(312) 800-1761 
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Chicago, IL 60616
Offers online therapy
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Sherri Larson
Counselor, LCPC, CADC
Verified
I have found that many people enter therapy not because of a complex mental health issue but because of a general feeling of life not being what they would like it to be. I've been there. Many years ago I embarked on my own personal growth journey and I believe that has made me a more compassionate, empathic therapist. . I am very active in the therapeutic process and give direct feedback and suggestions for implementing lifestyle changes.
(773) 906-4326 
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Chicago, IL 60605
Offers online therapy
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Anne Harlan Strohm
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
A positive, trusting relationship is the foundation of effective therapy. My goal is to help you discover your strengths, cope with stress, improve relationships, heal past trauma, and attain a happier, more fulfilled life. As a licensed clinical psychologist with over 20 years of experience, I am dedicated to offering compassionate, solution-focused therapy, and helping you make positive, lasting life changes. I have helped individuals and families to resolve a range of problems including depression, anxiety, relationship problems, parenting and other family issues, grief and loss, substance abuse, and the effects of sexual abuse and other traumas.
(708) 406-7958 
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Chicago, IL 60601
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Michelle Murray
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Michelle emphasizes the development of a trusting relationship to create a safe space for the therapeutic process. With a servant’s heart, Michelle takes pride in working with her clients in a collaborative effort to explore their feelings, identify their needs, and create goals. She utilizes a holistic approach to address the functional, emotional, and psychosocial health of the client.
(312) 766-6493 
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Chicago, IL 60615
Offers online therapy
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Rachael Clifton
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
I recognize that some people may start therapy motivated to change while others initiate the treatment process feeling ambivalent about the direction they want to take. I welcomes all levels of readiness and provides a nonjudgmental space to support decision-making.
(773) 207-3228 
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Chicago, IL 60622
Offers online therapy
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Sean F Welsh
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Life is a journey with many challenges, and people often become stuck, whether in a way of feeling (sad, anxious, in pain) or a way of being (job, relationship, lifestyle). Such distress and confusion can make it hard to move forward. A therapist who genuinely understands and accepts you can help relieve that distress and mobilize your strengths to move forward in a meaningful direction. As a psychologist, I am skilled in helping you free yourself from being stuck to find the meaning, fulfillment and joy that also can be part of life's journey.
(773) 932-6270 
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Chicago, IL 60622
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Heather Bates-Denton
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I AM CURRENTLY FULL AND NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. I deeply believe we are innately good people. When we, or our loved ones, are not our best selves, therapy can help remove the obstacles keeping us stuck. I have a particular interest in work/life balance, parenting young children, substance abuse/adult children of addicts, codependence, life transitions, sexuality/gender identity, anxiety, depression & trauma. Right now, I am also especially committed to helping people cope with the hardship, disruption & even trauma associated with COVID-19.
(224) 263-1622 
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Chicago, IL 60661
Not accepting new clients
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comfortable conversations, inc
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAC
Verified
Our vision: 1. provide therapy and life coaching to population that feels that their concerns are not major enough to go an office base setting 2. Avoiding the stigma of others knowing that you are seeking mental health assistance 3. Provide services at a reasonable cost Benefits instead of Future 1. The service is available to anyone that has access to a computer or smart phone 2. There is no specific time to talk to your therapist or coach 3. Receive assistance from anywhere that is comfortable for you 4. A good source of positive interactions for teens and college students
(219) 276-8772 
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Chicago, IL 60620
Offers online therapy
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Emily Ehrens
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW, CADC
Verified
Emily Ehrens is a licensed therapist at Symmetry Counseling. She has a specialization in mental health, dual diagnosis and addiction counseling working with adolescents, young adults and adults. Emily integrates best practices including modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Trauma Informed Therapy, Mindfulness, Solution-Focused therapy and Brief psychotherapy. Emily’s goal is to reconnect individuals to their values and guide the way for self-acceptance and permission to lead a happy and fulfilling life.
(224) 296-0192 
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Chicago, IL 60606
Offers online therapy
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Inner Wisdom Therapy
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I am latinx and first gen and specialize in working with adults who face challenges related to anxiety, emotional binge eating, self-esteem issues, and trauma. My mission is to help clients find peace in their daily lives by unpacking beliefs, behaviors, and emotions that may be holding them back. For some, this may mean working through symptoms of anxiety or trauma. It can also include working through unresolved childhood wounds which may impact current relationships or self-esteem. I will help you explore with warmth, curiosity, & compassion.
 
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Chicago, IL 60647
Offers online therapy
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Emem Itiat
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC, NCC, QMHP
Verified
Navigating life's set backs, challenges, and adversities can absolutely take a toll on our wellbeing and ability to function, which is why it is important to know that you do not have to work through these concerns alone. I believe in the power of healing through promoting self-awareness, autonomy and empowerment, and also in people's strength to move towards change. Though suffering is a part of life, something that all humans share, working to manifest helpful and sustainable coping mechanisms, and skills that will work to serve you long term makes a difference in the quality of life a person experiences.
(312) 626-7591 
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Chicago, IL 60654
Offers online therapy
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Jennifer Bonino
Counselor, PhD , LCPC
Verified
The step to enter into counseling is a courageous one, it encompasses your willingness to connect, to be vulnerable, and to seek hope in healing. I see counseling as a way for clients to make change, to liberate one’s self from patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving that may not be serving you effectively. These patterns are often imposed by society, family, and ones' own culture and/or gender. Counseling is a space to help navigate all that comes with life’s changes. In practice, I specialize in anxiety, depression, grief/loss, OCD, infertility, relationships issues, job change/loss, and other adjustment related stressors.
(708) 512-7276 
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Chicago, IL 60602
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Nicholas J Piechotte
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, CADC, EMDR
Verified
I approach therapy with positivity, mindfulness, humor and goals. I am a certified substance abuse counselor and an EMDR trained clinician. I also incorporate spirituality to holistically treat my clients mind, body and soul. My clinical skills are rooted in CBT, DBT, Psycho-dynamic and Motivational Interviewing.
(312) 874-5275 
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Chicago, IL 60657
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients


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What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Chicago are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.

Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Chicago then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.

Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.

How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Chicago, or Child Psychologists in Chicago.

Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Chicago psychologists specializing in EMDR.

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. Psychologists in Chicago specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. 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?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.