Therapists in Chicago, IL

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Photo of Bria White, Pre-Licensed Professional in Chicago, IL
Bria White
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60637
People often say "Love yourself", but what does that truly mean? How can you do that if you've never experienced self-love before? I am a BIPOC, LGBTQ+ and neurodivergent affirming clinician that wants to see marginalized people love themselves and flourish in their communities. I believe you should not only feel allowed to take up space but thrive in it! My job is to guide you through that process in becoming your best self, on your terms.
People often say "Love yourself", but what does that truly mean? How can you do that if you've never experienced self-love before? I am a BIPOC, LGBTQ+ and neurodivergent affirming clinician that wants to see marginalized people love themselves and flourish in their communities. I believe you should not only feel allowed to take up space but thrive in it! My job is to guide you through that process in becoming your best self, on your terms.
(872) 401-8107 View (872) 401-8107
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Derek Vincent
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60626
Waitlist for new clients
Derek values establishing the therapeutic relationship as a means to providing a safe, nonjudgmental, supportive, and collaborative environment where clients can contemplate new perspectives, and regain more balanced, satisfying, and fulfilling life. In his experience as a hospice grief counselor, he has helped and supported individuals and families struggling with grief, health challenges, isolation and loneliness, relationship concerns, major life transitions and crisis.
Derek values establishing the therapeutic relationship as a means to providing a safe, nonjudgmental, supportive, and collaborative environment where clients can contemplate new perspectives, and regain more balanced, satisfying, and fulfilling life. In his experience as a hospice grief counselor, he has helped and supported individuals and families struggling with grief, health challenges, isolation and loneliness, relationship concerns, major life transitions and crisis.
(872) 266-1356 View (872) 266-1356
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Sharda Wright
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60607  (Online Only)
Maybe you've asked yourself, why can't I shake these feelings? The difficulty concentrating, worrying, sadness, crying spells, feeling empty or just stuck. Or have you thought, when will I get over this? I'm tired of having flashbacks, feeling "on edge" and restless nights. Perhaps you've considered "OK, now what?" after the divorce, unexpected loss, new job, a recent diagnosis, infidelity, or navigating this space of uncertainty and pandemic related changes. Whether it's a relational struggle, figuring out your happiness, exploring your faith and everything else in between, you do have a choice in creating the life you desire!
Maybe you've asked yourself, why can't I shake these feelings? The difficulty concentrating, worrying, sadness, crying spells, feeling empty or just stuck. Or have you thought, when will I get over this? I'm tired of having flashbacks, feeling "on edge" and restless nights. Perhaps you've considered "OK, now what?" after the divorce, unexpected loss, new job, a recent diagnosis, infidelity, or navigating this space of uncertainty and pandemic related changes. Whether it's a relational struggle, figuring out your happiness, exploring your faith and everything else in between, you do have a choice in creating the life you desire!
(773) 839-5311 View (773) 839-5311
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Jake Rose
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60654  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with experience working with substance use, codependency, relationship issues, shame, grief/loss, and disordered eating. I am specifically passionate about working with adults in the LGBTQ+ community. I utilize a strengths-based, solution-focused perspective and offer therapeutic interventions with warmth, humor, and directness.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with experience working with substance use, codependency, relationship issues, shame, grief/loss, and disordered eating. I am specifically passionate about working with adults in the LGBTQ+ community. I utilize a strengths-based, solution-focused perspective and offer therapeutic interventions with warmth, humor, and directness.
(312) 262-5795 View (312) 262-5795
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Jeanny Masso
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60606  (Online Only)
Hello, I'm Jenny, a clinically licensed social worker with nearly a decade of experience in the field of social work. I completed my graduate studies at the Jane Addams School of Social Work, University of Illinois at Chicago, receiving my degree in 2018. My journey in social work has been fueled by a passion for helping my clients navigate life's challenges. Over the years, I've worked extensively with individuals grappling with anxiety, depression, life transitions, and the journey of self-discovery. My approach is rooted in compassion and support, aiming to provide a safe space for clients to explore their thoughts and feelings.
Hello, I'm Jenny, a clinically licensed social worker with nearly a decade of experience in the field of social work. I completed my graduate studies at the Jane Addams School of Social Work, University of Illinois at Chicago, receiving my degree in 2018. My journey in social work has been fueled by a passion for helping my clients navigate life's challenges. Over the years, I've worked extensively with individuals grappling with anxiety, depression, life transitions, and the journey of self-discovery. My approach is rooted in compassion and support, aiming to provide a safe space for clients to explore their thoughts and feelings.
(224) 706-1206 View (224) 706-1206
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Susan Mathew
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60611  (Online Only)
I work with adults (18+) seeking a deeper understanding of themselves. I'm comfortable working with various issues such as relationship concerns, anxiety, depression, trauma, and grief and loss. It's effective to work with people who want to explore the underlying causes of their struggles and gain insights into their patterns. Typically, patients value a supportive space to express themselves without judgment. Loss and mourning are an area of expertise where I help individuals navigate grief and rebuild their lives. I aim to provide a compassionate environment where patients can discover themselves, grow, and find healing.
I work with adults (18+) seeking a deeper understanding of themselves. I'm comfortable working with various issues such as relationship concerns, anxiety, depression, trauma, and grief and loss. It's effective to work with people who want to explore the underlying causes of their struggles and gain insights into their patterns. Typically, patients value a supportive space to express themselves without judgment. Loss and mourning are an area of expertise where I help individuals navigate grief and rebuild their lives. I aim to provide a compassionate environment where patients can discover themselves, grow, and find healing.
(630) 599-8809 View (630) 599-8809
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Leena Abushanab
MA
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60606  (Online Only)
My name is Leena Abushanab, Clinical Counselor with Magnolia Counseling. I am a counselor specializing in clinical mental health with Masters in clinical psychology and have obtained my Masters degree from Benedictine University in Lisle, IL. I value Spirituality, healing, and selfcare. Obtaining holistic healing for our mental health can be one of the greatest methods of self care. My belief is that all humans have a light within them that can sometimes be diminished by the trials of life; this light can be brought out by the help of another.
My name is Leena Abushanab, Clinical Counselor with Magnolia Counseling. I am a counselor specializing in clinical mental health with Masters in clinical psychology and have obtained my Masters degree from Benedictine University in Lisle, IL. I value Spirituality, healing, and selfcare. Obtaining holistic healing for our mental health can be one of the greatest methods of self care. My belief is that all humans have a light within them that can sometimes be diminished by the trials of life; this light can be brought out by the help of another.
(224) 222-0639 View (224) 222-0639
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Brandon Kramer
PsyD
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60618
You are the most important person you will ever meet. Why not be on good terms with yourself? I view therapy as a relationship between two people devoted to facing the deepest truths of our lives so we can be healed. I believe that coming to know ourselves and understanding why we suffer leads to genuine change, a return to health, and gives birth to a more authentic life. In therapy, we discover that we heal through relating, because the wounds that occurred in relationships must be healed in a relationship. For what was unbearable when alone, becomes bearable when shared.
You are the most important person you will ever meet. Why not be on good terms with yourself? I view therapy as a relationship between two people devoted to facing the deepest truths of our lives so we can be healed. I believe that coming to know ourselves and understanding why we suffer leads to genuine change, a return to health, and gives birth to a more authentic life. In therapy, we discover that we heal through relating, because the wounds that occurred in relationships must be healed in a relationship. For what was unbearable when alone, becomes bearable when shared.
(224) 479-0121 View (224) 479-0121
Photo of Sarah Stephens Ramani, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Chicago, IL
Sarah Stephens Ramani
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60642
My goal in therapy is to facilitate trust, safety and healing by developing strong, authentic relationships with clients. I draw from psychodynamic and attachment theory in my work; I believe that articulating one's thoughts and feelings is a powerful process that can create profound positive change. With this in mind, I create a collaborative environment for clients in which to explore some of life’s most difficult moments.
My goal in therapy is to facilitate trust, safety and healing by developing strong, authentic relationships with clients. I draw from psychodynamic and attachment theory in my work; I believe that articulating one's thoughts and feelings is a powerful process that can create profound positive change. With this in mind, I create a collaborative environment for clients in which to explore some of life’s most difficult moments.
(708) 726-8524 View (708) 726-8524
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Audrey Habermann
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AM, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60657
I enjoy working with a wide range of clients in terms of age, background, gender, and sexual orientation. I have several years of experience working with adolescents and those who have experienced complex trauma. I am interested in working with members of the vast LGBTQ population, as well as adult children of alcoholics, and those on the autism spectrum. I am passionate about exploring various aspects of identity and how the intersections of those identities impact our experiences in the world.
I enjoy working with a wide range of clients in terms of age, background, gender, and sexual orientation. I have several years of experience working with adolescents and those who have experienced complex trauma. I am interested in working with members of the vast LGBTQ population, as well as adult children of alcoholics, and those on the autism spectrum. I am passionate about exploring various aspects of identity and how the intersections of those identities impact our experiences in the world.
(872) 205-3912 View (872) 205-3912
Photo of Milla Lubis, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Chicago, IL
Milla Lubis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW, AM
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60613
Milla is passionate about creating warm, collaborative therapeutic alliances that center the experiences of TGNC and BIPOC clients. They specialize in topics such as religion and spirituality, sexuality, gender expansiveness, grief, trauma, kink, and polyamory.
Milla is passionate about creating warm, collaborative therapeutic alliances that center the experiences of TGNC and BIPOC clients. They specialize in topics such as religion and spirituality, sexuality, gender expansiveness, grief, trauma, kink, and polyamory.
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Photo of Katie Reagan- Anxiety Depression Women's Mental Health, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Chicago, IL
Katie Reagan- Anxiety Depression Women's Mental Health
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, ATR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60646
I am Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Art Therapist. I help adults navigate various life challenges including anxiety, depression, life transitions, interpersonal conflicts, self-esteem, body image concerns, and more. My clinical approach is anchored in the belief that by inviting vulnerability into the therapeutic space, it becomes a cornerstone for profound personal growth. Each session with me is tailored to the present moment, embodying warmth, sincerity, and a safe atmosphere. Additionally, I am able to utilize art therapy directives as option for further exploration and expression in the therapy space.
I am Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Art Therapist. I help adults navigate various life challenges including anxiety, depression, life transitions, interpersonal conflicts, self-esteem, body image concerns, and more. My clinical approach is anchored in the belief that by inviting vulnerability into the therapeutic space, it becomes a cornerstone for profound personal growth. Each session with me is tailored to the present moment, embodying warmth, sincerity, and a safe atmosphere. Additionally, I am able to utilize art therapy directives as option for further exploration and expression in the therapy space.
(708) 734-2735 View (708) 734-2735
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Tara Thomason
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, JD, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60661
My approach to therapy is reflective, authentic and insight oriented, with an emphasis on creating a trusting and collaborative relationship. With more than 20 years experience working with individuals, couples and families, my practice is informed by clinical expertise in treating symptoms of trauma, depression, and anxiety. I also counsel for issues related to life transitions, complex relationships, intimacy, parenting, identity, grief and loss. I greet clients with openness and curiosity, engaging a process that best fits their individual needs.
My approach to therapy is reflective, authentic and insight oriented, with an emphasis on creating a trusting and collaborative relationship. With more than 20 years experience working with individuals, couples and families, my practice is informed by clinical expertise in treating symptoms of trauma, depression, and anxiety. I also counsel for issues related to life transitions, complex relationships, intimacy, parenting, identity, grief and loss. I greet clients with openness and curiosity, engaging a process that best fits their individual needs.
(773) 696-1331 View (773) 696-1331
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Ricci Oppenlander
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60606  (Online Only)
Hello :) I appreciate you giving me the opportunity to tell you a little bit more about me and the work we would be doing together. I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Therapist, licensed to practice in MI, IL, CO and AZ.
Hello :) I appreciate you giving me the opportunity to tell you a little bit more about me and the work we would be doing together. I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Therapist, licensed to practice in MI, IL, CO and AZ.
(269) 280-4122 View (269) 280-4122
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Haley Robbins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60630  (Online Only)
Hi! I am Haley, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I received my masters degree from Lewis University and completed two clinical internships at a behavioral health hospital working in partial hospitalization treatment programs. I have worked in different levels of care and outpatient facilities. I am passionate about mental health and helping individuals navigate their wellness journey I use a combination of therapeutic techniques tailored to each client.
Hi! I am Haley, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I received my masters degree from Lewis University and completed two clinical internships at a behavioral health hospital working in partial hospitalization treatment programs. I have worked in different levels of care and outpatient facilities. I am passionate about mental health and helping individuals navigate their wellness journey I use a combination of therapeutic techniques tailored to each client.
(309) 863-5717 View (309) 863-5717
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Maranda Gorr-Diaz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60613
Feeling stuck, anxious, or unsure how to make positive changes in your life? I'm a queer, nonbinary therapist focused on intersectionality and identity. I empower individuals, especially LGBTQ+, BIPOC, and those navigating gender/sexuality, using a client-centered, strength-based approach. My eclectic modalities include acceptance, mindfulness, somatic, and harm-reduction methods. I bring a relational, compassionate, and humorous approach. Each person is an expert in their own lived experience. Let's create a therapeutic experience that leaves you centered, heard, and fulfilled.
Feeling stuck, anxious, or unsure how to make positive changes in your life? I'm a queer, nonbinary therapist focused on intersectionality and identity. I empower individuals, especially LGBTQ+, BIPOC, and those navigating gender/sexuality, using a client-centered, strength-based approach. My eclectic modalities include acceptance, mindfulness, somatic, and harm-reduction methods. I bring a relational, compassionate, and humorous approach. Each person is an expert in their own lived experience. Let's create a therapeutic experience that leaves you centered, heard, and fulfilled.
(773) 389-2905 View (773) 389-2905
Photo of Michelle Murray, Licensed Professional Counselor in Chicago, IL
Michelle Murray
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60615  (Online Only)
It is my focus to emphasize the development of a trusting relationship to create a safe space for the therapeutic process. With a servant’s heart, I takes pride in working with clients in a collaborative effort to explore feelings, identify needs and create goals. I utilizes a holistic approach to address the functional, emotional and psychosocial health of the client.
It is my focus to emphasize the development of a trusting relationship to create a safe space for the therapeutic process. With a servant’s heart, I takes pride in working with clients in a collaborative effort to explore feelings, identify needs and create goals. I utilizes a holistic approach to address the functional, emotional and psychosocial health of the client.
(312) 766-6493 View (312) 766-6493
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Rickie Kostiner
Counselor, MA, LCPC, CCTP-II, E-RYT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60618
I am a staff therapist, group therapy & workshop facilitator, and yoga instructor at Move Therapy & Wellness. I have over 14 years of combined academic, professional, clinical, and wellness industry experience.
I am a staff therapist, group therapy & workshop facilitator, and yoga instructor at Move Therapy & Wellness. I have over 14 years of combined academic, professional, clinical, and wellness industry experience.
(872) 266-4026 View (872) 266-4026
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Mellany de Medeiros Nones
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60613
My work is centered on people’s struggles navigating life changes, depression and anxiety, love and family relations, loss and grief, trauma, acculturation and immigration stressors, racial and cultural identity, professional and academic issues. I aim to build an authentic space where you can connect, explore, be honest, rethink, allow growth and elaborate for change. Sessions can be focused on understanding yourself better, processing difficult moments, improving communication and expression of self, identifying and affirming strengths, finding new meanings and ways.
My work is centered on people’s struggles navigating life changes, depression and anxiety, love and family relations, loss and grief, trauma, acculturation and immigration stressors, racial and cultural identity, professional and academic issues. I aim to build an authentic space where you can connect, explore, be honest, rethink, allow growth and elaborate for change. Sessions can be focused on understanding yourself better, processing difficult moments, improving communication and expression of self, identifying and affirming strengths, finding new meanings and ways.
(872) 278-3804 View (872) 278-3804
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Mary E Hoover
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, CADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60630  (Online Only)
I am delighted to help clients with anxiety, depression, addictions, eating disorders, and relationship problems accomplish their treatment goals using CBT techniques. These techniques are powerful tools that helps people get better quickly. If you are willing to work hard in sessions, and do homework in between sessions. I am confident you can make excellent progress.
I am delighted to help clients with anxiety, depression, addictions, eating disorders, and relationship problems accomplish their treatment goals using CBT techniques. These techniques are powerful tools that helps people get better quickly. If you are willing to work hard in sessions, and do homework in between sessions. I am confident you can make excellent progress.
(224) 267-2378 View (224) 267-2378

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
88% Depression
78% Relationship Issues
77% Self Esteem
70% Trauma and PTSD
67% Coping Skills
67% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

95% BlueCross and BlueShield
61% 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.