Therapists in Chicago, IL

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Photo of Thomas Fransen, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Chicago, IL
Thomas Fransen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Every individual and couple who has ever sought my services worked diligently to navigate life as best as they can until they reached an impasse. They feel depleted, frustrated, confused, unfulfilled. Stuck. This is human, and I view those seeking my services as individuals, not diagnoses. Therapy is at its core, conversational. As such, my primary aim is to create a setting in which it is as comfortable as possible to explore the most sensitive areas of your life. Some of the primary issues I treat are depression, work stress, anxiety, substance use, trauma, life transition.
(773) 207-5282
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Chicago, IL 60613
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Mary Hotze
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I work with individuals, families, and couples, to help them build, strengthen, and heal their relationships. In more than a dozen years of clinical practice, I have developed transformative ways to work with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, and PTSD. I use a variety of techniques including Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR). I also help individuals who are facing life transitions, or who are experiencing difficulties in their partner relationships. I have experience with diverse family structures, and cross-cultural families and have lived extensively overseas, giving me a unique cultural perspective.
(773) 985-3859
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Chicago, IL 60601
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Not accepting new clients
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Kamiele Boston
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you ready to really feel better, to heal old wounds, to feel more connected to yourself and others, to lead a fuller life? We all hold the capacity to thrive in our lives. At times, we feel stuck or face obstacles that hold us back. My goal in working with you is to meet you where you are, support you in identifying the root of your difficulties, and help you find your inner strength and wisdom to build resilience
(312) 626-7450
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Chicago, IL 60605
Not accepting new clients
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Susan Severson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CADC
Verified
Verified
Hello, I am a compassionate clinical social worker dedicated in providing evidence-based therapy to help individuals who are struggling with mental health conditions and/or substance use disorders. I use a strength-based approach with my clients to develop & create a treatment plan that will help achieve their desired goals. I provide support and psychoeducation to my clients as I teach them coping skills to help manage anxiety, depression, and stress. I use evidence-based interventions such as CBT, DBT, Mindfulness-Based Therapy, ERP, & Motivational Interviewing.
(217) 374-3226
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Chicago, IL 60614
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Alyssa Fatigato
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, Alyssa, MA, LSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
If you’re a young adult who struggles with addictive behavior, it makes sense if you feel chronically misunderstood. You’ve heard non-stop about the importance of “self-care.” But self-care might feel impossible if you’re just trying to get from one day to the next. Addictive behaviors like problem drinking, drug misuse, overwork, procrastination, and self-harm are common coping strategies for trauma survivors. And while these behaviors create (temporary) feelings of relief, they don’t provide lasting comfort and psychological safety. We can work on replacing survival coping with strategies that honor your identities and values.
(773) 900-6769 x713
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Chicago, IL 60601
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Ruchi Ray
Counselor, MA, NCC, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
It is crucial for us to have the courage and motivation to break our own unhealthy cycles and gain insight into our potentials. You deserve a respectful and individualized approach to therapy, and I am committed to helping you create and maintain healthy changes in your life. I am an empathic and supportive therapist who will also be direct and challenge you to move forward to reach your goals. With over seven years of clinical experience, I work with you so you can become your best advocate, strengthen your will to run against self-sabotaging thoughts and behaviors, and find/maintain relationships that will nurture your inner self.
(872) 241-2695
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Chicago, IL 60601
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Waitlist for new clients
Mary Ann R Monahan
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Verified
My approach is solution focused and strength based. I am nuturing and supportive and will work to build a relationship of mutual trust and respect in an environment that fosters growth and change. I will assist clients to become aware of alternative behaviors as they approach their treatment goals. Treatment goals will seek to increase an overall sense of well being and address challenges they face.
(872) 231-3319
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Chicago, IL 60616
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Waitlist for new clients
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Shenita Mardis
Pre-Licensed Professional, LSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hi, I am Shenita and I am a Licensed Social Worker. I hold a Master's of Social Work degree from Jane Addams College of Social Work at University of Illinois at Chicago. My coursework, internships, and employment experience and overall passion has granted me the pleasure of working intimately with diverse populations ranging from children to older adults. Through performance of assessments, providing therapeutic sessions with individuals and families Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and goal setting interventions, I gained the confidence needed to become an effective therapist.
(312) 584-6219
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Chicago, IL 60653
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Jessica C Paniagua
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I enjoy working with those who are dealing with anxiety, ADHD, impaired self esteem/confidence, depression, relationship issues (family, partner, children, parents, friends, pet, etc), employment issues, school issues, societal issues, etc. My ideal client's ultimate goal is to feel at peace, centered, confident and capable. They want to identify triggers, identify healthy/safe coping skills, develop relapse prevention skills, develop healthy boundaries, gain meaningful employment and feel confident in their ability to maintain their level of happiness long term.
(773) 839-6603
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Chicago, IL 60638
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Sophia Ou
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I specialize in trauma recovery, racial/ethnic/cultural identity development, religious/spiritual abuse, intergenerational trauma, depression and anxiety. I have experience working with under-served populations and individuals experiencing complex trauma, depression, anxiety and relational difficulties. Growing up in a single-parent household with traumatized adults made me passionate about navigating the complexities of trauma, marginalization, mental health stigma, perfectionism, identity and belonging. I am driven to work with adult children of immigrants and hold a safe space for our intersectional identities.
(630) 360-8459 x1
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Chicago, IL 60611
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Benjamin Durchslag
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
My philosophy of care is grounded in the notion that every person has a gift within themselves. People do not need to be fixed; they need support to be able to return to their core self. I am here to support you whether you are going through a transition, dealing with stress, anxiety, depression, or other mental health challenges. Please consider reaching out if you want to make meaning of your life, use difficulty as an opportunity to grow, and/or you are someone deeply committed to improving society. I am here to provide a place to process, balance, and develop.
(312) 257-2928
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Chicago, IL 60602
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Eve Gottesman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified
Verified
I work with adolescents, teens and adults who are struggling with issues related to anxiety, depression, self- esteem, feelings of overwhelm/stress and life- transitions. With empathy and support, we will work towards creating goals to meet your needs, understanding your emotions and creating a safe space to open up. Furthermore, we will navigate any difficult situations and work together to feel your true, most authentic self.
(312) 561-3646
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Chicago, IL 60607
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Alaa Maali
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Verified
Life is like a seed. With some patience, consistency, and the basic essentials, that seed will grow and bloom into a beautiful flower. Sounds basic and cliche right? That may be a basic metaphor, but it’s factual. I am committed to help not only process and explore the factors that hinder your ability to grow as an individual, but to develop and provide the basic tools/skills needed to become that flower. I strive to provide a safe, comfortable, and judgement-free zone that allows one to be themselves and explore their feelings, thoughts, and behaviors.
(872) 259-9814
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Chicago, IL 60614
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Danielle Walejeski
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Verified
Is what you are holding onto worth the space it’s taking up? Everyone deserves to be heard, supported, and accepted unconditionally. It can often feel daunting to speak openly about our feelings, or allow ourselves the things we need. I am honored to aid you in discovering and living as your authentic self through providing compassion and empowerment in our sessions. Each individual has inherent worth, but storms can come that challenge our sense of self or perceived ability to manage hard times. I believe you already have many of the necessary skills to solve your problems, and together we can get you where you are looking to go!
(872) 206-9317
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Chicago, IL 60615
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Asya Brodsky
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC, CST
Verified
30 Endorsed
Verified
30 Endorsed
My passion and clinical practice focus on sexuality, and I have comprehensive and specialized experience in the areas of sexual and gender identity development, sexual trauma, HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases, reproductive health and sex therapy. I am a charismatic, sincere and direct therapist who recognizes sexual wellness as a vital element to confidence and emotional health.
(312) 489-5789
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Chicago, IL 60618
Photo of Lynn Gerstein, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Chicago, IL
Lynn Gerstein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
As we move through our lives, we are presented with experiences through which we can grow and change. This is true at every stage of our lives, whether we are leaving home for the first time, creating our own families, dealing with relationship loss, or managing our own aging or the aging of loved ones. For healthy growth to occur, we need skills, tools, and support to adapt to changes in our lives. When we do not have these, we experience a myriad symptoms of distress—including depression, anxiety, and exhaustion. I view therapy as a relationship that can help find ways to turn these barriers/challenges into growth opportunities.
(872) 201-4469
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Chicago, IL 60601
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Photo of Nathan Robbel, Pre-Licensed Professional in Chicago, IL
Nathan Robbel
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Do you feel like you're not in control of your own story? Maybe it's been full of ups and downs and unexpected set-backs. Maybe you and/or your relationship(s) are at a turning point, uncertain or afraid of where the next act should take you. Whether you're battling interpersonal or inner conflicts, anxieties, depression, or just feeling stuck or in doubt, you deserve a space to claim your own story, unload your frustrations and fears, rekindle your passions, and embrace or uncover your own strengths.
(773) 232-4888
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Chicago, IL 60626
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Solutions Counseling & Consulting Group
Counselor, EdD, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Finding solutions to "Heal Hearts and Mend Minds", is the vision of Solutions Counseling & Consulting Group. With a combined 26 years of behavioral/mental health, child welfare, juvenile justice, and public health experience, our group of trained mental health professionals are here to assist you in finding ways to not only handle, but conquer your every day challenges.
(872) 401-8897
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Chicago, IL 60643
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Photo of Seema Shah, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Chicago, IL
Seema Shah
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, TFCBT
Verified
Verified
Life is a work in progress, and progress isn't always a linear path. It's inevitable to have hurdles along the way, and we sometimes need support to better cope with these hurdles. I'm a firm believer in You being the most important person in Your life. You matter most, you know yourself best, and are the star of your life story. I want to be able to offer an empathetic, nonjudgmental, and safe space for you to process your thoughts and feelings, adding a bit of humor along the way. I want to be along side with you, to help you see your own strength, and work collaboratively with you to help cope with the daily hurdles of life.
(312) 818-3220
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Chicago, IL 60661
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Photo of Anna Nokes, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Chicago, IL
Anna Nokes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
These last few years have been really hard on our Bodies. So many of us feel more disconnected from ourselves. Your Body deserves to take up space - the world needs your voice and your story. My goal is that my clients can find a place to rest in our work together and to be fully authentically themselves. My specializations are in working with teenagers and young adults who may be neurodivergent, exploring gender identity and/or sexual orientation, healing from complex childhood trauma, and/or religious trauma, or looking to heal their relationship with food and their Bodies.
(773) 232-0386
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Chicago, IL 60613
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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 or psychologist, it might be useful to first learn more about therapy types and modalities.

How to find a therapist or counselor in Chicago?
When looking to find a therapist, start by considering 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.