Therapists in Chicago, IL

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Karen Stickler
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified
Verified
I am a Clinical Psychologist specializing in health psychology with 16 years of experience in weight management and bariatric. Many of my clients present with co-morbidities and are living with chronic medical illnesses. Some of the areas addressed in treatment include emotional eating, binge eating, body image issues, depression, anxiety, and other mood related disorders. I offer pre-surgical bariatric psychological evaluations, brief and long-term therapy using an eclectic approach incorporating cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, mindfulness, family systems and interpersonal therapy. I work closely with my client's medical providers in order to provide the most robust care.
(312) 789-5404
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Chicago, IL 60611
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Mara L Hundrieser-Acosta
Pre-Licensed Professional, BA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Experiencing trauma at any point in life can hinder someone of their best self, even if the trauma was one that was passed down to them unknowingly. Working with people who want to heal their trauma or intergenerational trauma is what I invite us to explore together. I would love to work with you and explore deeper inside, while it might sound scary. I would like to help alleviate your feelings around trauma, triggers, health challenges, and help you connect more to your body, mind and soul so you can live in a more harmonious way, live a meaningful life where there is an integration of wellness, mindfulness, and healing.
(773) 250-0795
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Chicago, IL 60646
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Phuong Thao Nguyen
Pre-Licensed Professional, BS, RYT®200
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My approach is non-judgmental, informed-consent, and person-centered while drawing upon an intersectional lens to honor each unique human being where you are seen, heard, and feel like you matter. I believe in empowering clients to lead as you are the expert of your lived experiences while collaborating and at times challenging you on your reblooming journey. I provide a range of options depending on what you need from session to session, month to month, or in general. The process, pace, and timing varies for each person. I incorporate mind-body practices: Internal Family Systems, ReBloom Coaching Method, Somatic Experiencing, Yoga.
(773) 832-5306
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Chicago, IL 60618
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Root to Rise Psychotherapy, PLLC
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
My primary focus is adults presenting with histories of early and/or chronic trauma (Complex or Developmental Trauma). I work with persons experiencing depression, anxiety, self-harm, difficulties with developmental life transitions, difficulties with mood/emotional dysregulation, issues of separation and loss, abuse (sexual, physical, domestic), relationship issues, grief and loss, as well as difficulties launching into emerging adulthood.
(312) 419-4797
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Chicago, IL 60611
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Chicago Center for Cognitive Wellness
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I work with people to help them manage depression, stress, anxiety, mental illness and cognitive challenges such as ADHD. I enjoy connecting with people and have a passion for helping people learn about their feelings, thoughts, and behaviors. I tailor my treatment approach to the individual needs of each client. I have a strong background in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) but I use it more as a tool in a broader treatment context that is focused on the relationship I have with my clients. I also utilize mindfulness techniques, motivational interviewing, and dynamic interpretations.
(855) 519-6499
Chicago, IL 60660
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Nick Alder
Pre-Licensed Professional, PhD, EdM, MA
Verified
Verified
we heal in relationship. we heal in community. activating our personal and collective healing is the core of realizing our capacity for change. through a collaborative therapeutic process, we work together to explore your emotional landscape, experiences, family and community dynamics, social and economic systems that impact this, and identify practices that support your embodied adaptation and healing. together, we hold space for intentional change that grows our "capacity to embody the liberated and just worlds we long for." we engage in healing through a liberatory and embodied practice-- 100% virtual/telehealth.
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Chicago, IL 60623
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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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Dr. Kristen Taylor
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I have experience working with children, adolescents, and adults from a variety of cultural backgrounds. While I tend conceptualize from a psychodynamic perspective, my treatment tends towards a more integrative model. I often use treatment techniques from Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Solution-Focused treatment. I believe that one theory alone is not necessarily going to apply to every individual from a multitude of cultures and backgrounds.
(312) 967-9180
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Chicago, IL 60657
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Zehra Metovic-Barnes
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
In life we face inevitable challenges and misfortune that can contribute to emotional distress and stagnancy. I work with individuals to help them find meaning, strength and growth in their hardships as a way to move forward to reach their goals and full potential. I utilize an integrative approach, implementing various strategies and modalities of treatment to meet one's needs and goals. I have a strong foundation in Cognitive-Behavioral techniques to help clients gain perspective and foster a more positive outlook, with the goal of promoting an improved sense of wellbeing and happiness.
(773) 309-4697
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Chicago, IL 60657
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Alisha Hooda
LPC Intern
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
It can feel difficult to find real understanding from others, and the endeavor to feel understood can be exhausting. As your therapist, I will make and hold space for all your complexity. I believe that with a solid foundation between therapist and client, there can be promising progress in treatment. Through unconditional positive regard and empathy, I hope to empower my clients so that they can rely on their internal resources during difficult times. I treat through a psychodynamic lens while integrating cognitive behavioral practices. I also use here-and-now commentary to work through client issues.
(872) 266-8626 x9
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Chicago, IL 60657
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Gender Dysphoria Assessment & Letters - IL
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
You've waited long enough to finally start transitioning, and now you are searching for resources and a competent mental health professional who will make the process simple and affirming. Troy Johnson at Queer Talk is here to help. Assessments are relaxed and straight forward. There is no judgment or need to explain your self here. Gender Dysphoria Assessments include a letter of support for HRT, top surgery, bottom surgery, FFS, hysterectomies, and other gender affirming medical procedures. Most letters are available within 3-5 days.
(773) 875-0928
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Chicago, IL 60657
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Hannah Schwartz
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Life is messy and unpredictable. My counseling style is a client-centered and collaborative. My job is to help navigate you through your journey and provide you with any additional skills/tools you may require.
(224) 279-6196
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Chicago, IL 60618
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Not accepting new clients
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Kevin Newhall
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker offering individual and couples therapy. I have several years of experience in treating mood disorders, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, grief, and relationship issues. My approach is tailored according to the needs and strengths of my clients, combining psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral theories. I provide an attentive, honest, and non-judgmental therapeutic environment where you can increase insight and explore desired change.
(708) 980-0049
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Chicago, IL 60642
Not accepting new clients
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Erika Velasco
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Verified
I seek to support parents, children, and adults with finding more connection and joy within their relationships. My expertise lies in working with children and families with an extensive understanding of child development, trauma informed practice, and psychotherapy of young children.
(773) 923-3758
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Chicago, IL 60640
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Jose Negrete
Licensed Social Worker, LSW
Verified
Verified
I am delighted you found me here on Psychology Today. My ideal client comes from many different walks of life - children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. My ideal client is looking for change and a therapist that is going to "shoot straight" with them and do more than just nod their head in agreement. My ideal client is looking for direction and change in their lives and wants a partner in change. I work with my ideal client on anxiety, major depression, trauma, couples counseling, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), oppositional-defiant disorder (ODD), and substance abuse, and LGBTQIA+ issues.
(312) 376-3499
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Chicago, IL 60602
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Not accepting new clients
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Sean Cox
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Verified
STUCK? Anxious? Depressed? Currently, my primary focus is working with MEN. I have 35 years of professional experience facilitating people's growth, change, and healing. I will assist you in creating real-life solutions that work beyond our conversations. My style is warm, collaborative, and supportive. In the midst of this support, we discuss what isn't working, and pursue efficient, practical solutions.
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Chicago, IL 60614
Not accepting new clients
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Dr. Paula A Freedman
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I can help you get off that annoying wire hamster wheel you've been running around in, watching the wheels spin faster and yet going nowhere, staying stuck. When we get caught up looking for answers and solutions, we feel hopeless. It's easy to forget that we humans are strong, brave, and resilient beings, capable of growth and change. In treatment, I will join you in facing the challenge of letting go of the search for answers or a quick fix, in favor of finding freedom and fulfillment in life.
(404) 620-4368
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Chicago, IL 60611
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Dustin Siegel
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
If you find that thoughts, feelings, and urges are getting in the way of living your best life, I will help you develop new skills to address these difficulties. Whether you are struggling with intrusive thoughts, motivation difficulties, anxiety or fears about the world or the future, I will create an individualized treatment plan that helps you move forward in life. Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), exposure therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), our sessions will examine the factors that are getting in the way before working on concrete steps to overcome these difficulties.
(847) 230-4293
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Chicago, IL 60614
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Rick Calabrese
Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
I wonder if your life’s journey feels filled with twists and turns that manifest in countless ways. Perhaps you find yourself asking questions like, “Well, what now? Where to? How did I/we get here? How do I/we get there instead?”. Maybe your paths can seem never-ending, you experience unanticipated steep cliffs, and/or you revisit familiar, unfulfilling destinations. It's in these moments of struggle and feeling stuck that I ask clients to welcome me to support them. Where you have questions about the paths you experience and have not taken. When you are either upset or self-reflective. Let me help you figure out the next steps.
(312) 262-5567
Chicago, IL 60603
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Jordan Ferranto
Counselor, LCPC, ATR
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Your relationship with yourself is your most valuable asset when building relationships with others. This relationship with self also serves as a compass when exploring different parts of yourself such as sexuality, attachment, and experiences of harm. Many of us struggle with this primary relationship, which complicates concerns we may have around our sexual and relational lives. Exploring sex and relationships can be a disorienting and overwhelming experience. It is important to find spaces that feel comfortable and empowering while sifting through the many layers that impact sexual and relational health and functioning.
(773) 207-3181
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Chicago, IL 60641
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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.