Therapists in Chicago, IL

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Jim David
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Hello and welcome. I work with adults of all ages and my approach is active and collaborative. I see people with a variety of concerns, although I do specialize in three broad areas. These include helping people cope with medical conditions, major stressful events, and substance abuse recovery. If your particular issue is holding you back, impacting your personal or work life, or causing you significant distress such as anxiety or depression, then I invite you to read on and check out my website.
(872) 223-2052 
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Chicago, IL 60657
Offers online therapy
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Daniella Gobbo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Everyone deserves to feel heard and seen. Change is scary. Uncertainty is scary. Each of these though are important for personal development and growth. I have always felt therapy is displaying patience, compassion, empathy and empowerment. I strive to bring these qualities to each session as well as incorporating light-hearted humor, which can go a long way! Rapport building within a client-clinician relationship is important to create a safe and respectful space for self-exploration. It's important to me to collaborate with each person to best support their own goals and wants for therapy, meeting the person wherever they are at.
(312) 508-6428 
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Chicago, IL 60601
Offers online therapy
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Patrick Gehrlich LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I am a strong believer that with the aid of a trusting, warm, skillful and open minded therapist people can bring about real, positive changes to their lives. I work with my clients in an empathetic and open dialogue to not only find the root causes of current behaviors and thinking patterns but also to help change them. I do so understanding that each individual is the expert on themselves so the entire process is collaborative.
(312) 564-5821 
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Chicago, IL 60613
Offers online therapy
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Kristina M Pecora
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
My goal is to help you uncover your true potential, and lead a life that is worth enjoying, and therapy is a healthy support system for creating such positive change in one's life. While we can't change difficult situations or the past, we can work together to understand and resolve challenges in your life. Long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions may hold you back from experiencing a more fulfilling, more meaningful life - we can change that!
(312) 955-1212 
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Chicago, IL 60601
Not accepting new clients
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Morgan Waggoner
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Searching for a therapist and starting therapy can feel overwhelming. Whether you are experiencing stress related to work, life transitions, or relationships, the therapeutic process is here to provide an outlet and for you to process your emotions and find relief. My role is to provide you with a welcoming/ judgement-free space, where you can feel heard and understood. I will support you in overcoming adversity, strengthening relationships, and increasing self-awareness. I work with adolescents and adults, and I integrate a wide range of therapeutic methods so I can provide therapy that best fits your personal needs and strengths.
(317) 668-4063 x5 
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Chicago, IL 60602
Offers online therapy
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Weina Xu
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, LCPC, CRC
Verified
As a Clinical Therapist, I treat children, teenagers, and adults; women; immigration/new comers; clients with disabilities; vulnerable coping skills; self-esteem issues; depression and anxiety, etc. By working with various groups of clients and families in different communities, I sharpened my counseling skills in enhancing self-awareness, assisting in life transition, re-configuring family system, and building up better interpersonal relationships.
 
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Chicago, IL 60616
Offers online therapy
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Brianna Beck
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ATR-P
Verified
I have experience working with a wide range of client concerns such as emotional dysregulation, anxiety/depression, relationship issues, identity development, life transitions, trauma, and body image/self-esteem. I have specific interests and specialization in disability issues and/or chronic physical conditions. I've had the privilege to work in various settings such as community mental health, social advocacy organizations, residential substance use, hospitals, and educational spaces. These opportunities have provided me with a wide understanding of the human experience.
(312) 262-2873 
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Chicago, IL 60602
Offers online therapy
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Center for Personal Wellness
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Hey, I’m Laura! I know that beginning therapy is not always easy, but it's an important step towards change and I believe that we all have the ability to grow and change. As a therapist, I specialize in and have a dedication to providing therapy services for the unique needs of all women. I will utilize a blend of cognitive behavioral, strengths-based, and solution-focused therapy to assist you in achieving your goals. I value humor, compassion, empowerment, relationships and cultural sensitivity in my work, and I believe that therapy works best when it is tailored to the personality and the individual needs of each client.
(844) 203-3194 
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Chicago, IL 60647
Offers online therapy
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Casandra Rdzak
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, JD, LSW
Verified
You are here because you are tired of feeling stuck, in pain, overwhelmed, or dissatisfied with how your life is going. You know that something in the way you feel, think, or behave is holding you back from living a fulfilling life. It may be the struggle to accept yourself or others; to maintain meaningful relationships; to adjust to life transitions; to recover from a traumatic event or loss; or to move on in life. Therapy is about wanting to slow down and reflect on yourself, how you want your life to look like, and how to get there. You made the brave step of asking for help and I would love to hear from you.
(630) 526-7108 
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Chicago, IL 60604
Offers online therapy
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Andrea Freerksen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified
Sometimes our challenges overwhelm our typical ways of dealing with difficulties. Therapy can help to enhance competence, peace, strength, healing, and acceptance. My style is creative, collaborative, directive. I facilitate others to access hope and visualize healing, empowering you to confront the biggest, baddest wolves in your life, whenever you're ready. I specialize in treating problems rooted in intense experiences. Sometimes what we learn to do to survive something ends up creating problems for us later on. We'll work together to uncover what is holding you back and develop skills you need to live a rich, full life.
(773) 985-8549 
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Chicago, IL 60615
Not accepting new clients
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Sherkerra Tseda Smith
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
I love the innocence and honesty of children and find joy in working with them. Children remind me to be nice to both the younger Sherkerra and the big Sherkerra. Kids remind us that we were once young and need to prioritize fun and not take ourselves so seriously. My goal in working with clients is to help them heal from the challenges of the current pandemic and help normalize whatever they feel and make them feel safe to communicate how they feel with me. I want to teach them to be transparent and honest and to continue fostering learning through play, meditation, yoga, and self-care practices.
(312) 626-9964 
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Chicago, IL 60605
Offers online therapy
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Presencing Therapy PLLC
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
**How many cookies are too many at once? Am I a bad parent, or have a bad kid? Am I too much for people? Not enough? Why don’t other people have these problems? I can’t deal with this anymore. Why aren’t I better yet? Why do people say I need a therapist? I don’t want someone telling me how to live. I’ve done/been through things no one can ever know.** Whether within ourselves, or from peer/romantic/family relationships, we may experience increasingly uncomfortable thoughts/feelings/actions. And, whether sometimes or constant, "what's wrong with me" and "how/when will it be better" may become the most uncomfortable thoughts to hold.
(872) 204-2394 
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Chicago, IL 60660
Offers online therapy
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Frank Floski
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
I specialize in working with the queer population and have a focus in areas of sexual issues from performance to intimacy, young adult life transition, sexual trauma, personal conflict, executive functioning and sexual/gender identity. My goal is for my clients to gain an understanding of their lived experience and present circumstance and learn to synthesize these two parts of themselves. I like to explore past trauma wounds when it comes to early attachments, whether from their childhood or adult life. Healing these attachment wounds will provide my clients with a healthier outlook and framework to their current circumstances.
(773) 692-6220 
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Chicago, IL 60640
Offers online therapy
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David Carbajal
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I am a bilingual (English/Spanish) and bicultural Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have experience working with children, adolescents and adults dealing with anxiety, depression, anger issues, PTSD and other disorders. I have a special interest in trauma and its effects in mental health, social interactions and daily life functioning.
(773) 467-7980 
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Chicago, IL 60618
Offers online therapy
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Melissa Hernandez
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW, PEL
Verified
Melissa Hernandez is a bilingual (English/Spanish) and bicultural Social Worker with New Insights Behavioral Health Services. Melissa’s preferred pronouns are she/her/hers. She is a graduate from Jane Addams College of Social Work at the University of Illinois at Chicago where she received her Master’s in Social Work. Melissa is a licensed school social worker and therapist.
(708) 381-1510 
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Chicago, IL 60630
Not accepting new clients
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Shannon C Terry
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
So, you’ve taken the first step to healing, self-insight and wholeness. What a beautiful journey you are in store for. Choosing the right therapist is just as important as making the decision to embark on the journey. The therapeutic journey is one that will be accompanied by many emotions, because of this you deserve to feel both comfortable and safe when navigating through life’s challenges. As the Lead Therapist at SCT Counseling, my first objective is to build rapport (a professional connection) with my clients. My biggest mission is to normalize therapy, making healing more appealing!
(773) 570-9201 
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Chicago, IL 60643
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Kimberly Shapps
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, JD, LCSW, ICDVP
Verified
I began my career as a practicing attorney representing women in abusive relationships in order of protection and divorce proceedings. As a therapist, I use my legal and therapeutic background to provide individual counseling prior to, during, and after divorce. Divorce is a traumatic life event that can have a ripple effect on nearly every aspect of one's life. I offer clients both concrete help to better understand the legal system and what they can expect from the process, while also working to gain deeper insight into what happened in the relationship and starting to heal from the experience.
(312) 854-2823 
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Chicago, IL 60657
Offers online therapy
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Joslyn Meissner
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Searching for a therapist may be exciting, but also a bit intimidating. I can appreciate how you may be feeling. Don't let this stop you from making important life changes. Working as a therapist in many different settings has made me realize that the key to effective therapy is your comfort. I will do my best to create a safe environment, one in which we will work together to achieve your goals. My clients experience me as warm, open-minded and professional. I try not to take myself too seriously but when the time comes to address more serious issues, I pride myself on being a non-judgmental listener.
(312) 626-8425 
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Chicago, IL 60605
Offers online therapy
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Shakita Read
Pre-Licensed Professional, MACP
Verified
Hello, I am a professional counselor in Chicago with a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology. As a young professional and mother, I understands the day-to-day stressors women face as they seek to balance career and family life. I bring personal and professional experience to the therapeutic relationship where my goal as a clinician is to empower individuals to overcome challenges, enabling them to control the narrative of their lives and to be the author of their own story. Call 24/7 to schedule or request an appointment online https://intouchmindhealth.com/request-an-appointment. I have Saturday appointments available.
(872) 242-2152 
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Chicago, IL 60611
Offers online therapy
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Terrez Gordon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified
We all face times that rock our foundations. We encounter situations that are confusing, overwhelming, disappointing, frustrating, or painful. We find ourselves struggling. But there's good news: we don't have to navigate these situations alone. I am a therapist who will join you on the journey. You and I will work closely together to form a comfortable and collaborative therapeutic relationship in which exploration, learning, and healing can occur.
(312) 647-2632 
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Chicago, IL 60605
Offers online therapy


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What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Chicago are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.

Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Chicago then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.

Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.

How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Chicago, or Child Psychologists in Chicago.

Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Chicago psychologists specializing in EMDR.

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. Psychologists in Chicago specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. 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?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.