Therapists in Chicago, IL

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Photo of Talyah Acker, Counselor in Chicago, IL
Talyah Acker
Counselor, LCPC, LPC, MEd, MAT
Verified
Verified
The word renaissance literally means rebirth. So many things in our lives we were born into and did not get to choose; like our parents, our siblings, our homes, our genetics, nor the hand of fate in our lives. Yet there are many things we now get to choose; such as how we relate, the meanings we make, what we choose to believe about ourselves and others, and the decisions we make as a result. We began to write our rule book of life, long before we even knew how to write, and often we don’t realize we are still playing by those same rules that may no longer serve us. Now we can choose differently and free ourselves up to win.
(501) 271-3886
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Chicago, IL 60616
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Anikó Blake
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
7 Endorsed
Verified
7 Endorsed
Therapy is the practice of finding opportunities for growth, while identifying the circumstances we can alter and finding peace with those we cannot. I use a systemic approach to help clients integrate their past experiences and relationships with where they are currently, in order to help them move forward with greater intention and well-being. This can be done through verbal expression, creative arts, play, movement, and writing. My approach is compassionate, curious, creative, affirming, and strength-based. I prioritize the therapist-client relationship in order to foster trust and safety, and help support change.
(773) 295-7047
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Chicago, IL 60640
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Jennifer Coleman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Therapy is an opportunity for self-reflection and personal growth that requires a compassionate and safe therapeutic relationship. I practice from an insight- oriented approach that allows for an increased awareness of past and current relational patterns. Together we will examine these patterns, develop tools, and find ways to respond differently in order to alleviate immediate stress while also creating lasting change.
(872) 213-7766
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Chicago, IL 60604
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Brandy M Jones
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a licensed clinical therapist in Illinois with over 10 years of experience providing therapy services. My goal for when we first meet is provide a safe and comfortable space to explore what has been causing distress in your life. In our sessions we will work together to determine the root of the issue, assess what has or has not been working, and collaborate on how to move past whatever is holding you back.
(872) 401-6019
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Chicago, IL 60647
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Margaret Espinoza
Counselor, LCPC, CCTP, CIMHP
Verified
Verified
Over the past 10 years I have provided counseling services for people at varying life stages experiencing anxiety, depression, family conflict, trauma and much more. I have a collaborative nature with my clients wherein we are working together to heal. I want nothing more than for you to gain insight into your life, replenish what’s been depleted and become your own healer. This is my mission and the mission of Empowered Counseling.
(224) 585-9815
Chicago, IL 60640
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Emily Deaver
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
My name is Emily Deaver and I am a warm, compassionate counselor who believes in a holistic and integrative approach that meets your unique needs and the needs of your family. I specialize in working with young people utilizing a multifaceted, developmentally appropriate plan to address a wide range of challenges. I work in partnership with my clients to increase healthy coping mechanisms and to improve their overall quality of life.
(773) 207-3489
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Chicago, IL 60613
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Growing Boundlessly
Counselor
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Growing Boundlessly is a holistic wellness collective dedicated to providing a variety of wellness services to individuals, couples, and families to promote holistic healing, cultural awareness, and spiritual exploration specifically to BIPOC. Our goal is to help you cultivate and grow into a boundless life by providing support as you journey through healing with therapeutic support, self-care practices and wellness offerings.
(312) 626-8342
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Chicago, IL 60605
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Not accepting new clients
Photo of Hope Williams, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Chicago, IL
Hope Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I enjoy supporting folks who are struggling with issues around life direction and finding meaning. In this late stage of capitalism, many people are suffering the consequences of understandable responses to negative life situations and the burdens imposed by modern society. As a therapist, I see myself not as a distant expert but as a fellow human who has also experienced existential anxiety and fear. I strive to guide others through the difficult process of accepting and living with the inevitabilities of human life. Ultimately, I believe lasting health and wholeness come from living an embodied and authentic life.
(773) 207-1117
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Chicago, IL 60647
Not accepting new clients
Carina Ozers
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern
Verified
Verified
Connection to ourselves and others makes life noteworthy. To make those connections deeper, it is vital to find and maintain healthy relationships that enrich our lives. If you're like most people who struggle with relationships from time to time, let me help you by giving you the skills to make this happen.
(312) 548-7945
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Chicago, IL 60601
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Elizabeth Ubach
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
You deserve to feel better and to see real benefits from therapy. Oftentimes we are looking for insight and tools to help us feel better, but we’re not sure where to look or what to try. Feeling disconnected to yourself or others, worrying too much, feeling stuck or avoiding certain aspects of life can be common experiences but they don’t have to define our lives. Together we will assess your concerns and develop a tailored plan that will help improve your quality of life and yield lasting change.
(872) 219-0540
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Chicago, IL 60611
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Lorena Ramos
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Feeling overwhelmed with work, life? or going through a difficult transition? Talking to family and friends could be helpful at times, but the support and expertise of a therapist can be meaningful when you want to focus on you, your emotional well-being and individual growth. Everyone deserves the opportunity to heal from past and/or current issues, and feel empowered during the process of finding what works for them and their unique situation. I invite you to be brave and take the first step to a better and stronger you!
(312) 663-6152
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Chicago, IL 60642
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Kenneth Jackson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Entering counseling is about developing a therapeutic relationship with the client. With that in mind, I make every effort to engage clients by first getting to know them and their needs. I believe that for change to occur for clients, they need to trust that their therapist is trustworthy, sincere and supportive. My counseling style tends to be interactive, with a focus on key issues that present in clients lives in the form of themes, patterns. I am comfortable working with different theoretical approaches, keeping in mind what clients respond to most.
(773) 312-4366
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Chicago, IL 60640
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Erica Bobish
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified
Verified
We aren’t meant to go through life alone. We need people around us to celebrate the highs, talk us through the lows, and above all else, we need people to listen and hear us. I truly believe that no problem is too small for therapy and that no one should have to navigate the tough parts of life on their own: I want to hear your story, and I’m here to support you through your journey. Therapy is a collaborative effort that requires us to work together to create goals that will best benefit you, while being mindful of where you’re in that moment.
(312) 874-5039 x7
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Chicago, IL 60661
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Not accepting new clients
Halcyon Counseling and Psychotherapy Services, LLC
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Verified
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy helps individuals to identify and modify thinking and behavior patterns to improve their lives. Educated at the nation’s premier graduate-level Clinical Counseling Psychology program that specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Michele assists adult clients seeking positive change in their thinking, feelings, behavior, well-being, and relationships. Through an evidence-based approach, clients will learn long-lasting skills and techniques for creating more satisfying and peaceful lives. Michele is also a Certified Grief Informed Professional trained to assist individuals coping with loss.
(773) 923-1619
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Chicago, IL 60660
Not accepting new clients
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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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Sarah Landolfi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I work best with clients who are curious about themselves and their experiences and who are ready to examine what is getting in the way of their lives and heal their wounded parts.
(224) 520-9323
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Chicago, IL 60640
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Jennifer Telschow
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
"Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen." -Brene Brown. As a therapist, I warmly welcome you as you are. My goal is to hold a safe space for you to support your intention for growth and healing as your witness, and companion. Whether you are returning to therapy or beginning for the first time, together we will work to figure out what is holding you back and how to overcome it. I am an LGBTQIA+ affirmative therapist and value the intersection of individuals' identities, including gender, race, ethnicity, and sexuality.
(773) 923-0327
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Chicago, IL 60615
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Carey Wiese
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MDiv
Verified
Verified
The artist Coldplay once said: "Everybody knows I'm in over my head." Many of us can relate to that sense. Life can lead us to feel like we are "in over our heads." We feel stuck, overwhelmed, or confused. However deeply you might relate to this, I believe that living life with your head above the water is possible. I believe that together in counseling, we can discover the path out of anxiety, obsessive thoughts, depression, grief, shame, relational conflict, and other barriers to greater wholeness and connection. As a therapist, one of my greatest passions in life is to see people flourish and live life more fully.
(872) 231-3889
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Chicago, IL 60604
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Shannon Lieberman
Counselor, LPC, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Anxious and depressive thoughts can often make us feel stuck in a cycle. I will help you gain a rich understanding of yourself and your past to take the first step toward processing any feelings of anxiety, depression, grief, relationship difficulties, and more. I prioritize learning about you as a unique individual and I cater my approach to suit your specific needs and goals. Together we will explore your values, identity, attachment style, culture, and relationship history. We will use this insight to address current thought/behavior patterns. This will help you to interrupt the cycle, get un-stuck, and live the life you desire.
(312) 847-2291 x1016
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Chicago, IL 60601
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Avi Bowie
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I approach my work through an integration of trauma-responsive, anti-oppressive, and mindfulness-based practices and lenses. I view therapy as a collaborative process where we work together to build trust and grow insight to support you in developing a deeper understanding of your relationship to yourself, to others, and to the world around you. I consider individuals to be the experts of their experience and see my role in the therapeutic relationship as one of creating a space that is welcoming, affirming, reflective, non-judgmental, curious, and compassionate.
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Chicago, IL 60647
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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.