Therapists in Chicago, IL

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Olivia Johnson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC-C
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60613
Therapy is a space for us to show up as we are, and be met with warmth, consideration, and trust. I strive to create a comforting and collaborative therapeutic space where we can discover what is uniquely meaningful, useful, and healing for you. In addition to my strengths-based approach, I implement a variety of evidence-based treatment modalities, including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
Therapy is a space for us to show up as we are, and be met with warmth, consideration, and trust. I strive to create a comforting and collaborative therapeutic space where we can discover what is uniquely meaningful, useful, and healing for you. In addition to my strengths-based approach, I implement a variety of evidence-based treatment modalities, including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
(872) 246-8520 View (872) 246-8520
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Samantha Hill
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Not Verified Not Verified
Chicago, IL 60642
Samantha Hill is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Illinois. Samantha offers authentic, empathetic, non-judgmental care that makes clients feel comfortable sharing their stories with her. She specializes in supporting individuals with past traumatic experiences including but not limited to sexual assault, violence, and emotional abuse/neglect. Outside of work, Samantha loves to sew garments, hang out with her cats, spend time with her niece and nephew, and travel to foreign countries.
Samantha Hill is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Illinois. Samantha offers authentic, empathetic, non-judgmental care that makes clients feel comfortable sharing their stories with her. She specializes in supporting individuals with past traumatic experiences including but not limited to sexual assault, violence, and emotional abuse/neglect. Outside of work, Samantha loves to sew garments, hang out with her cats, spend time with her niece and nephew, and travel to foreign countries.
(708) 419-3098 View (708) 419-3098
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Anna Tornquist
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60657  (Online Only)
Do you or a loved one experience and express emotions differently from others? Hyper-focus on interests in a way that allows for a state of ‘flow,’ but pulls from responsibilities and loved ones? Take in more sensory information than others and sometimes get overloaded by it? Has anyone ever suggested that you or your loved one might be Autistic or an ADHDer? While there are many strengths to neurodivergence, there can be difficulties due to living a world that is not designed for or accommodating of different neurotypes. It can also be difficult to know how best to support our loved ones who are Autistic or ADHDers.
Do you or a loved one experience and express emotions differently from others? Hyper-focus on interests in a way that allows for a state of ‘flow,’ but pulls from responsibilities and loved ones? Take in more sensory information than others and sometimes get overloaded by it? Has anyone ever suggested that you or your loved one might be Autistic or an ADHDer? While there are many strengths to neurodivergence, there can be difficulties due to living a world that is not designed for or accommodating of different neurotypes. It can also be difficult to know how best to support our loved ones who are Autistic or ADHDers.
(872) 245-0589 View (872) 245-0589
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Dr. Jennifer Tolleson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60654  (Online Only)
My work is psychoanalytic, which means I attend to feelings/beliefs that emerge from one's lived experience/history and that interfere with living fully, creatively, and freely in the present. I believe that psychotherapy, at its best, is a deeply transforming experience that emerges within an intimate and private space in which you are listened to, understood, and responded to with intelligence and compassion.
My work is psychoanalytic, which means I attend to feelings/beliefs that emerge from one's lived experience/history and that interfere with living fully, creatively, and freely in the present. I believe that psychotherapy, at its best, is a deeply transforming experience that emerges within an intimate and private space in which you are listened to, understood, and responded to with intelligence and compassion.
(312) 257-3547 View (312) 257-3547
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Leslie Aquino Gordon
Counselor, MS, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60608  (Online Only)
Currently Accepting Virtual Appointments. I work from a position of cultural humility to explore inter-generational trauma, anxiety, and depression. My clients range in age from 5-70. Together we work to identify interventions that reduce symptoms and increase quality of life. My style is tailored to the client where I utilize an integrative methods reflecting on sources that encompass aspects of Mindfulness and Solution-Focused techniques. I mix strength-based strategies along with behavioral exploration to encourage self-awareness while promoting growth and change.
Currently Accepting Virtual Appointments. I work from a position of cultural humility to explore inter-generational trauma, anxiety, and depression. My clients range in age from 5-70. Together we work to identify interventions that reduce symptoms and increase quality of life. My style is tailored to the client where I utilize an integrative methods reflecting on sources that encompass aspects of Mindfulness and Solution-Focused techniques. I mix strength-based strategies along with behavioral exploration to encourage self-awareness while promoting growth and change.
(312) 663-7266 View (312) 663-7266
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Benedetta Rossi
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60601  (Online Only)
I work with clients who are feeling stuck, lost, and struggling to move forward with their life. Seeking help might be intimidating, but therapy can be a space to receive support with navigating the constant struggles of life, and it can be an empowering journey of finding more meaning in your life and thinking more thoughtfully about your relationship with yourself and others. Born and raised in Italy, I have experience relating with people from diverse backgrounds and life experiences, which has informed and shaped my therapeutic approach.
I work with clients who are feeling stuck, lost, and struggling to move forward with their life. Seeking help might be intimidating, but therapy can be a space to receive support with navigating the constant struggles of life, and it can be an empowering journey of finding more meaning in your life and thinking more thoughtfully about your relationship with yourself and others. Born and raised in Italy, I have experience relating with people from diverse backgrounds and life experiences, which has informed and shaped my therapeutic approach.
(312) 626-7958 x31 View (312) 626-7958 x31
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Mary Donner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MA
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60657  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
My role as a therapist is to be an active collaborator in your journey to reclaim your presence in this life and unique vitality. I offer a variety of therapeutic methods that help you improve your quality of life, connection with yourself and others, and to develop your own internal sense of purpose and resilience.
My role as a therapist is to be an active collaborator in your journey to reclaim your presence in this life and unique vitality. I offer a variety of therapeutic methods that help you improve your quality of life, connection with yourself and others, and to develop your own internal sense of purpose and resilience.
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Yedidia Hubbard
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60604  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
As your therapist, I want to support you in creating greater satisfaction in your relationships with yourself and others. I'm a first-generation and multicultural therapist so topics related to culture and identity are important to my practice. In therapy, I cultivate a non-judgmental and supportive therapeutic space that allows us to explore the broadness of who you are, understand how you've come to develop your values and see how your strengths can bring you closer to the version of life you want to live in.
As your therapist, I want to support you in creating greater satisfaction in your relationships with yourself and others. I'm a first-generation and multicultural therapist so topics related to culture and identity are important to my practice. In therapy, I cultivate a non-judgmental and supportive therapeutic space that allows us to explore the broadness of who you are, understand how you've come to develop your values and see how your strengths can bring you closer to the version of life you want to live in.
(708) 834-2747 View (708) 834-2747
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Tania Chapper
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60602
Life gets challenging for everyone. I will accompany you through your healing process and help you in making sense of your existing situation by shedding light on the hidden thinking and relational patterns that are not working for you anymore. I am passionate about encouraging and empowering my clients to move forward to where they want to be in life. I am a bilingual English/Spanish psychotherapist. I have experience in working with children, adolescents and adults who are struggling with anxiety, depression, phobias, eating disorders, and trauma. I have worked with clients from diverse backgrounds.
Life gets challenging for everyone. I will accompany you through your healing process and help you in making sense of your existing situation by shedding light on the hidden thinking and relational patterns that are not working for you anymore. I am passionate about encouraging and empowering my clients to move forward to where they want to be in life. I am a bilingual English/Spanish psychotherapist. I have experience in working with children, adolescents and adults who are struggling with anxiety, depression, phobias, eating disorders, and trauma. I have worked with clients from diverse backgrounds.
(630) 864-6596 x37 View (630) 864-6596 x37
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Casey Tangonan
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60614
I am passionate about working with BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, and gender-expansive clients. Every person has a shared connection in our humanity and I believe we can learn, grow, and flourish through this connection. You come to me as a human experiencing difficulty and I meet you as a human welcoming you to a safe, supportive, and judgment-free environment. My approach is centered around using empathy, levity, and authenticity to create a genuine, compassionate therapeutic relationship where you can feel free to share your concerns and learn new ways to grow.
I am passionate about working with BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, and gender-expansive clients. Every person has a shared connection in our humanity and I believe we can learn, grow, and flourish through this connection. You come to me as a human experiencing difficulty and I meet you as a human welcoming you to a safe, supportive, and judgment-free environment. My approach is centered around using empathy, levity, and authenticity to create a genuine, compassionate therapeutic relationship where you can feel free to share your concerns and learn new ways to grow.
(872) 234-7958 View (872) 234-7958
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Leslie Lund
Counselor, LCPC, CCATP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60640  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Hi I’m Leslie, and I’m excited to work with you! I work with adult clients (18+) on cultivating an awareness of the mind, body, and spirit connection by incorporating cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness based practices, and energy work through the chakra system. I love holding the space for clients to learn how to sit with their feelings, turn down the chatter in their mind, and tune into their intuition. Whether we are using ERP (exposure and response prevention) to face your fears or meditation to learn how to let go, my style consists of down-to-earth humor, playfulness, and compassion.
Hi I’m Leslie, and I’m excited to work with you! I work with adult clients (18+) on cultivating an awareness of the mind, body, and spirit connection by incorporating cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness based practices, and energy work through the chakra system. I love holding the space for clients to learn how to sit with their feelings, turn down the chatter in their mind, and tune into their intuition. Whether we are using ERP (exposure and response prevention) to face your fears or meditation to learn how to let go, my style consists of down-to-earth humor, playfulness, and compassion.
(773) 985-6471 View (773) 985-6471
Photo of Negin Ahmadi, LPC Intern in Chicago, IL
Negin Ahmadi
LPC Intern
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60605
Greetings! I am a passionate Master's level clinical mental health counseling student at Northwestern University, dedicated to fostering positive change and resilience in individuals. My therapeutic approach is rooted in an integrative framework, with a strong foundation in psychodynamic theory. I am committed to creating a tailored experience that meets the unique needs of each client.
Greetings! I am a passionate Master's level clinical mental health counseling student at Northwestern University, dedicated to fostering positive change and resilience in individuals. My therapeutic approach is rooted in an integrative framework, with a strong foundation in psychodynamic theory. I am committed to creating a tailored experience that meets the unique needs of each client.
(708) 766-8539 View (708) 766-8539
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Ilana Faust
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CTP, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60642
We live in times of incredible stress and unbelievably high expectations. I’m sure you hear your mind telling you to “push through” or “get over it.” Can you tell what it says when you finally let yourself accept that you need help?
We live in times of incredible stress and unbelievably high expectations. I’m sure you hear your mind telling you to “push through” or “get over it.” Can you tell what it says when you finally let yourself accept that you need help?
(872) 274-4682 View (872) 274-4682
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Soulstice Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, LCSW, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60611  (Online Only)
Balancing a career, relationships, finances, and family? We know it isn’t easy. And it’s common to let self-care slip down your priority list. Whether you’ve tried therapy before or not, our online therapy services start from a place of acceptance, safety, and professionalism. Our goal is to help you and your loved ones connect, recover, and flourish. If you’re looking for the perfect virtual therapist, trust our team of friendly, skilled, caring practitioners.
Balancing a career, relationships, finances, and family? We know it isn’t easy. And it’s common to let self-care slip down your priority list. Whether you’ve tried therapy before or not, our online therapy services start from a place of acceptance, safety, and professionalism. Our goal is to help you and your loved ones connect, recover, and flourish. If you’re looking for the perfect virtual therapist, trust our team of friendly, skilled, caring practitioners.
(872) 259-5566 View (872) 259-5566
Photo of Patrick Sviokla, Psychologist in Chicago, IL
Patrick Sviokla
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60657
Waitlist for new clients
I very much enjoy working with all ages and families, who are managing depression, anxiety, stress, conflict, mood shifts, life transitions, and trauma related issues, to name a few. My work is first focused on building a rapport through humor connection, and empathy in order to foster a space for open communication, trust, and positive energy. I offer an interactive experience to those who require something alternative to “talk therapy” and strive to be creative in my interventions. I want you to feel comfortable and excited to explore your unique strengths and challenges, as well as enjoy the process of growth along the way.
I very much enjoy working with all ages and families, who are managing depression, anxiety, stress, conflict, mood shifts, life transitions, and trauma related issues, to name a few. My work is first focused on building a rapport through humor connection, and empathy in order to foster a space for open communication, trust, and positive energy. I offer an interactive experience to those who require something alternative to “talk therapy” and strive to be creative in my interventions. I want you to feel comfortable and excited to explore your unique strengths and challenges, as well as enjoy the process of growth along the way.
(872) 266-2448 View (872) 266-2448
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Renew You Counseling Center
Psychologist
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60614
Do you feel held back from achieving your full potential? Trapped by your problems? Your story doesn't end here. Let us help you write the next chapter.
Do you feel held back from achieving your full potential? Trapped by your problems? Your story doesn't end here. Let us help you write the next chapter.
(773) 974-9162 View (773) 974-9162
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Christina Fisher
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60614
Waitlist for new clients
Life. Is. Hard. Taking the first step towards change can be incredibly scary; you are deciding to walk outside of your comfort zone and challenge yourself, hoping that your walk through the dark halls of uncertainty leads to the discovering the change that you want and deserve. But if you're open to it, therapy can change you. Therapy can help you explore your self, situations, stressors, and relationships. Therapy can help you reflect to gain important new levels of perspective and understanding of yourself and others. Therapy can help you identify and set boundaries in your life.
Life. Is. Hard. Taking the first step towards change can be incredibly scary; you are deciding to walk outside of your comfort zone and challenge yourself, hoping that your walk through the dark halls of uncertainty leads to the discovering the change that you want and deserve. But if you're open to it, therapy can change you. Therapy can help you explore your self, situations, stressors, and relationships. Therapy can help you reflect to gain important new levels of perspective and understanding of yourself and others. Therapy can help you identify and set boundaries in your life.
(872) 276-9508 View (872) 276-9508
Photo of Fernanda Ochoa, Licensed Professional Counselor in Chicago, IL
Fernanda Ochoa
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60613  (Online Only)
As a therapist, I am dedicated to actively listening to your daily concerns, no matter how challenging. My primary objective is to create a secure, non-judgmental environment where you feel comfortable opening up about your difficulties. I believe in fostering a collaborative approach to tackle the obstacles that may be hindering your progress towards achieving your goals. I am committed to equipping you with effective tools and coping mechanisms to navigate your emotions, all while nurturing self-love and confidence, empowering you to evolve into your best self.
As a therapist, I am dedicated to actively listening to your daily concerns, no matter how challenging. My primary objective is to create a secure, non-judgmental environment where you feel comfortable opening up about your difficulties. I believe in fostering a collaborative approach to tackle the obstacles that may be hindering your progress towards achieving your goals. I am committed to equipping you with effective tools and coping mechanisms to navigate your emotions, all while nurturing self-love and confidence, empowering you to evolve into your best self.
(312) 471-0342 View (312) 471-0342
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Alexi Peters
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, ASDCS, CCTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60657
Alexi Peters MA, LCPC is a sex-positive, fat positive, queer therapist. They take a warm yet honest approach to therapy strategically supporting clients in achieving their personal and interpersonal goals through actionable work. Alexi primarily utilizes narrative therapy, DBT, and RODBT to work with clients struggling with depression, anxiety, panic, trauma, eating disorders, body image, LGBTQIA+ and sexual health, including gender identity and gender affirming needs.
Alexi Peters MA, LCPC is a sex-positive, fat positive, queer therapist. They take a warm yet honest approach to therapy strategically supporting clients in achieving their personal and interpersonal goals through actionable work. Alexi primarily utilizes narrative therapy, DBT, and RODBT to work with clients struggling with depression, anxiety, panic, trauma, eating disorders, body image, LGBTQIA+ and sexual health, including gender identity and gender affirming needs.
(872) 206-9161 View (872) 206-9161
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Stacy Papangelis
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, CODP II
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60613  (Online Only)
Your mind is a priceless treasure uniquely created to seek meaning. The drive to lead a productive, joyful, and life-affirming existence, with insight into the motivation of self and others, compels us to overcome challenging concerns with purposeful energy and skillful action. Seeking therapy is brave, and you deserve a warm, collaborative, and supportive therapist, committed to helping you achieve your goals. Skilled in analysis of complex patterns of emotion, thought and behavior, I bring a comprehensive, non-judgmental approach to the art and science of shaping human behavior. For an appointment, call, email, or click Website.
Your mind is a priceless treasure uniquely created to seek meaning. The drive to lead a productive, joyful, and life-affirming existence, with insight into the motivation of self and others, compels us to overcome challenging concerns with purposeful energy and skillful action. Seeking therapy is brave, and you deserve a warm, collaborative, and supportive therapist, committed to helping you achieve your goals. Skilled in analysis of complex patterns of emotion, thought and behavior, I bring a comprehensive, non-judgmental approach to the art and science of shaping human behavior. For an appointment, call, email, or click Website.
(312) 874-5175 View (312) 874-5175

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
89% Depression
79% Relationship Issues
78% Self Esteem
70% Trauma and PTSD
68% Stress
67% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

95% BlueCross and BlueShield
59% 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.