Therapists in Chicago, IL

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Photo of Lauren Mosley, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Lauren Mosley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60640
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I earned a Masters of Social Work from University of Illinois Chicago Jane Addams College of Social Work and has a BA in sociology from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. My clinical skill set includes: cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness practice, relational-cultural therapy, solution focused therapy, and trauma focused therapy. I view presenting problems in a multifaceted manner, allowing me to develop a positive therapeutic relationship and understanding with my clients.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I earned a Masters of Social Work from University of Illinois Chicago Jane Addams College of Social Work and has a BA in sociology from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. My clinical skill set includes: cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness practice, relational-cultural therapy, solution focused therapy, and trauma focused therapy. I view presenting problems in a multifaceted manner, allowing me to develop a positive therapeutic relationship and understanding with my clients.
(773) 232-4710 View (773) 232-4710
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Dr. LaKisha C Hudson
Counselor, LCPC, CST, CRC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60629  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Dr. KiKi's ideal clients seek holistic growth, facing challenges such as intimacy issues, trust concerns, infidelity, anxiety, sexual challenges, or navigating their identity within the LGBTQIA+ and kink communities. They desire a non-judgmental space to explore their mind, body, and spirit, aiming to build healthier relationships, enhance self-awareness, and achieve emotional balance. Dr. KiKi specializes in partner therapy, individual and couples counseling, focusing on intimacy, trust, infidelity, anxiety, and sexual challenges.
Dr. KiKi's ideal clients seek holistic growth, facing challenges such as intimacy issues, trust concerns, infidelity, anxiety, sexual challenges, or navigating their identity within the LGBTQIA+ and kink communities. They desire a non-judgmental space to explore their mind, body, and spirit, aiming to build healthier relationships, enhance self-awareness, and achieve emotional balance. Dr. KiKi specializes in partner therapy, individual and couples counseling, focusing on intimacy, trust, infidelity, anxiety, and sexual challenges.
(877) 936-6474 View (877) 936-6474
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Marvin Harris
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60637
As a Chicago based consultant/psychotherapist, I have worked 20 + years in communities throughout the United States, Chicago and surrounding suburbs. Serving youth, adults, couples and families by way of private practice as well as consulting with nursing homes, social service agencies, residential facilities, schools, hospitals and several for profit business I have experience treating clients who come from different backgrounds and I am at my best serving a diverse community with diverse needs. In addition, I facilitate organizational change using similar techniques that foster cultural transformation and growth.
As a Chicago based consultant/psychotherapist, I have worked 20 + years in communities throughout the United States, Chicago and surrounding suburbs. Serving youth, adults, couples and families by way of private practice as well as consulting with nursing homes, social service agencies, residential facilities, schools, hospitals and several for profit business I have experience treating clients who come from different backgrounds and I am at my best serving a diverse community with diverse needs. In addition, I facilitate organizational change using similar techniques that foster cultural transformation and growth.
(773) 295-2324 View (773) 295-2324
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Ayna Kaur Virk
LPC Intern
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60602
I'm here to support individuals dealing with anxiety, trauma, depression, and family issues. Together, we’ll work on understanding who you are and who you want to take along on your journey. My goal is to help you heal, confront your past, and empower you to reclaim your story.
I'm here to support individuals dealing with anxiety, trauma, depression, and family issues. Together, we’ll work on understanding who you are and who you want to take along on your journey. My goal is to help you heal, confront your past, and empower you to reclaim your story.
(773) 232-3474 x108 View (773) 232-3474 x108
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Ezza Mustaffa
Counselor, MEd, LCPC, CCTP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60647
Hi, I'm Ezza and I'm so glad that you are here. My life’s work is to understand and strengthen human relationships, and to help others live an authentic and a meaningful life. As your therapist, my aim is to offer you a safe space to explore things in your life that may or may not be going well and become an active participant in your life. One of the ways that you will experience therapy with me is that it is a collaborative process aimed at getting you to notice, bring attention, and slow down especially when the world urges all of us to numb, ignore, distract, or speed up.
Hi, I'm Ezza and I'm so glad that you are here. My life’s work is to understand and strengthen human relationships, and to help others live an authentic and a meaningful life. As your therapist, my aim is to offer you a safe space to explore things in your life that may or may not be going well and become an active participant in your life. One of the ways that you will experience therapy with me is that it is a collaborative process aimed at getting you to notice, bring attention, and slow down especially when the world urges all of us to numb, ignore, distract, or speed up.
(773) 249-2921 x6 View (773) 249-2921 x6
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Kavita Khara
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60615
I seek to empathically meet my clients where they are at. Together, we will build a therapeutic relationship in which your sense of safety and being supported is paramount. I work to bring about the changes you want, including greater functioning and life satisfaction. I strongly believe that each of my clients are an expert in themselves, and thus, I am optimistic that between both of our expertises, we can pinpoint the root of your struggles and collaborate on how you can thrive moving forward.
I seek to empathically meet my clients where they are at. Together, we will build a therapeutic relationship in which your sense of safety and being supported is paramount. I work to bring about the changes you want, including greater functioning and life satisfaction. I strongly believe that each of my clients are an expert in themselves, and thus, I am optimistic that between both of our expertises, we can pinpoint the root of your struggles and collaborate on how you can thrive moving forward.
(773) 492-6838 View (773) 492-6838
Photo of Elizabeth Miller, LCPC, NCC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Elizabeth Miller
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60607
Many of us are not taught to prioritize mental health and end up unsure of what to do when faced with difficult feelings. Therapy does not need to be scary or intimidating. My style is warm and deeply collaborative. Together, we will set goals, continually make sure we're moving in the right direction, and maybe even have a laugh or two along the way. I am a lifelong learner. In therapy, I draw upon the latest neurobiology research to help you understand how what's going on in your brain and nervous system can affect your mood and behavior.
Many of us are not taught to prioritize mental health and end up unsure of what to do when faced with difficult feelings. Therapy does not need to be scary or intimidating. My style is warm and deeply collaborative. Together, we will set goals, continually make sure we're moving in the right direction, and maybe even have a laugh or two along the way. I am a lifelong learner. In therapy, I draw upon the latest neurobiology research to help you understand how what's going on in your brain and nervous system can affect your mood and behavior.
(312) 784-9453 View (312) 784-9453
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Dr. Erica Wade
Counselor, PhD, LCPC, ACS, BC-TMH, CIMHP
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60606  (Online Only)
Do you need support and a non-judgmental sounding board to navigate life, career, and relationships? Do you find yourself second-guessing decisions, procrastinating on taking action, and remaining stagnant even though you have big dreams you’d like to fulfill? Is imposter syndrome overshadowing your strides and accomplishments? Allow me to assist you on your holistic wellness journey where I can help you to explore mindsets that are blocking you from living your very best life. To request a Free consultation appointment, feel free to call or email me. I look forward to working with you!
Do you need support and a non-judgmental sounding board to navigate life, career, and relationships? Do you find yourself second-guessing decisions, procrastinating on taking action, and remaining stagnant even though you have big dreams you’d like to fulfill? Is imposter syndrome overshadowing your strides and accomplishments? Allow me to assist you on your holistic wellness journey where I can help you to explore mindsets that are blocking you from living your very best life. To request a Free consultation appointment, feel free to call or email me. I look forward to working with you!
(312) 262-5387 View (312) 262-5387
Photo of Alexis Jenkins, LPC, NCC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Alexis Jenkins
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60640
I would be delighted to explore life's journey with you, discovering ways to create comfort and stillness, overcome challenges, and gain a deeper understanding of ourselves and others. I hold an appreciation for evidence-based treatment approaches such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical-behavioral therapy (DBT). Through my experience in supporting individuals at the IOP/PHP levels of care, I have observed how CBT and DBT offer valuable insights and skills for navigating life's complexities. Consequently, these modalities will serve as the primary guiding frameworks in our collaborative efforts.
I would be delighted to explore life's journey with you, discovering ways to create comfort and stillness, overcome challenges, and gain a deeper understanding of ourselves and others. I hold an appreciation for evidence-based treatment approaches such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical-behavioral therapy (DBT). Through my experience in supporting individuals at the IOP/PHP levels of care, I have observed how CBT and DBT offer valuable insights and skills for navigating life's complexities. Consequently, these modalities will serve as the primary guiding frameworks in our collaborative efforts.
(872) 401-6843 View (872) 401-6843
Photo of Richard Wendel, PhD, LMFT, LCPC, Marriage & Family Therapist
Richard Wendel
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, LCPC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60614  (Online Only)
As a therapist I try to keep two sides of me fully present in our conversations. The first is who I am as a person, striving to feel what the concerns you bring to me must be like "on the inside." The other side is my commitment to the science of what is helpful to people. Through these inner conversations I strive very hard to help you find the care you need. What sets therapy apart from other conversations is the knowledge and experience we bring to our time together. I strive to do this in a personal way.
As a therapist I try to keep two sides of me fully present in our conversations. The first is who I am as a person, striving to feel what the concerns you bring to me must be like "on the inside." The other side is my commitment to the science of what is helpful to people. Through these inner conversations I strive very hard to help you find the care you need. What sets therapy apart from other conversations is the knowledge and experience we bring to our time together. I strive to do this in a personal way.
(773) 901-1020 View (773) 901-1020
Photo of Tashauna Waters, LCSW, CGP, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Tashauna Waters
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CGP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60615
Are you feeling stuck or overwhelmed in life? As a seasoned Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with more than a decade of expertise, I've had the privilege of guiding diverse clients through their journeys of self-discovery and growth. Whether you're seeking long-term transformation or a quick intervention, I'm here to offer the support and direction you need.
Are you feeling stuck or overwhelmed in life? As a seasoned Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with more than a decade of expertise, I've had the privilege of guiding diverse clients through their journeys of self-discovery and growth. Whether you're seeking long-term transformation or a quick intervention, I'm here to offer the support and direction you need.
(872) 276-8677 View (872) 276-8677
Photo of Brittney Lanosga, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Brittney Lanosga
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60602
If you identify as LGBTQIA+, femme, and/ or a person of color you may be facing obstacles or concerns in your life that are heavy on your mind. The weight of your worries may be leaving you feeling sad, frustrated, afraid or even angry. It may feel bigger than what you have time for right now, causing you to hold back when you want to say something. It may be more and more difficult to disclose any of these feelings to anyone without falling apart. It’s okay to feel sadness, frustration or anger and it is okay to take time to talk about it. You can learn to allow room for all of your feelings.
If you identify as LGBTQIA+, femme, and/ or a person of color you may be facing obstacles or concerns in your life that are heavy on your mind. The weight of your worries may be leaving you feeling sad, frustrated, afraid or even angry. It may feel bigger than what you have time for right now, causing you to hold back when you want to say something. It may be more and more difficult to disclose any of these feelings to anyone without falling apart. It’s okay to feel sadness, frustration or anger and it is okay to take time to talk about it. You can learn to allow room for all of your feelings.
(312) 262-3868 View (312) 262-3868
Photo of Amanda Jue, MA, LCPC, NCC, Counselor
Amanda Jue
Counselor, MA, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60601
I have experience working with adult and young adult clients from historically marginalized backgrounds and have worked with a variety of client concerns including depression, anxiety, grief/loss, trauma, relationships, self-esteem, identity, and suicidality.
I have experience working with adult and young adult clients from historically marginalized backgrounds and have worked with a variety of client concerns including depression, anxiety, grief/loss, trauma, relationships, self-esteem, identity, and suicidality.
(312) 345-5148 x11 View (312) 345-5148 x11
Photo of Liliana Alfaro, MFT, MA, Pre-Licensed Professional
Liliana Alfaro
Pre-Licensed Professional, MFT, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60647  (Online Only)
Have you forgotten about how fun dates with your partner(s) used to be? Do you want to reignite the sex and intimacy that you had with your partner(s)? I'm here to help you find that laughter, spontaneity, and joy that you have been missing. I offer an empathetic and client-centered environment for each individual, couple, polycule and family.
Have you forgotten about how fun dates with your partner(s) used to be? Do you want to reignite the sex and intimacy that you had with your partner(s)? I'm here to help you find that laughter, spontaneity, and joy that you have been missing. I offer an empathetic and client-centered environment for each individual, couple, polycule and family.
(773) 839-7341 View (773) 839-7341
Photo of John Charles Zibert, PhD, NCC, LCPC, Counselor
John Charles Zibert
Counselor, PhD, NCC, LCPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60626  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I collaborate with adults in individual and relationship counseling. Typical issues we work on together are depression, anxiety, grief, addictions, eating disorders, LGBT concerns, ACOA issues, stress, men's issues, and if it a specific client request - spirituality concerns. I offer Wednesday, Friday and Saturday appointments by telehealth exclusively. Due to the convenience and popularity of telehealth, I hold all sessions via telehealth and no longer offer in-person office sessions.
I collaborate with adults in individual and relationship counseling. Typical issues we work on together are depression, anxiety, grief, addictions, eating disorders, LGBT concerns, ACOA issues, stress, men's issues, and if it a specific client request - spirituality concerns. I offer Wednesday, Friday and Saturday appointments by telehealth exclusively. Due to the convenience and popularity of telehealth, I hold all sessions via telehealth and no longer offer in-person office sessions.
(773) 312-4415 View (773) 312-4415
Photo of Hillary Buzaid Moreno, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Hillary Buzaid Moreno
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60642
I often hear from clients I work with that they are feeling disconnection from themselves, others, and/or their experiences. I believe a more fulfilling life can emerge from tending to your internal environment and understanding the barriers, patterns, and factors that have contributed to this disconnect.
I often hear from clients I work with that they are feeling disconnection from themselves, others, and/or their experiences. I believe a more fulfilling life can emerge from tending to your internal environment and understanding the barriers, patterns, and factors that have contributed to this disconnect.
(708) 304-9947 View (708) 304-9947
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Stacie Billingsley
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60611  (Online Only)
Hello, I am Stacie. Do you feel pulled in a million directions, unable to fit it all in? Are you struggling to keep up with your relationships, work and health? Is it hard to be kind to yourself? I understand that at times the stressors we face in life can become overwhelming and having someone to talk to can make a difference. Whether you're dealing with overwhelm, relationship issues or cycles of anxiety and depression, I'm here to help. Seeking therapy can feel scary but you're making the right choice.
Hello, I am Stacie. Do you feel pulled in a million directions, unable to fit it all in? Are you struggling to keep up with your relationships, work and health? Is it hard to be kind to yourself? I understand that at times the stressors we face in life can become overwhelming and having someone to talk to can make a difference. Whether you're dealing with overwhelm, relationship issues or cycles of anxiety and depression, I'm here to help. Seeking therapy can feel scary but you're making the right choice.
(872) 259-9161 View (872) 259-9161
Photo of Crystal T Cleggett, LSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Crystal T Cleggett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60643
Have you ever felt like you're not good enough and you are unable to shake this feeling? Have you felt like most things are unmanageable? Do you feel no one hears or sees you? Are there feelings of anger, or resentment towards yourself or someone else? Are you in a never-ending cycle of worry, guilt, denial, shame or regret? Is it hard for you to be around others without feeling judged or ridiculed? Are you just frustrated with life in general? If you have answered yes to ANY of the above questions, allow me to help you. I provide therapy in an authentic nonjudgmental manner for individuals, couples or families.
Have you ever felt like you're not good enough and you are unable to shake this feeling? Have you felt like most things are unmanageable? Do you feel no one hears or sees you? Are there feelings of anger, or resentment towards yourself or someone else? Are you in a never-ending cycle of worry, guilt, denial, shame or regret? Is it hard for you to be around others without feeling judged or ridiculed? Are you just frustrated with life in general? If you have answered yes to ANY of the above questions, allow me to help you. I provide therapy in an authentic nonjudgmental manner for individuals, couples or families.
(773) 207-4645 View (773) 207-4645
Photo of Czarina Morgan, MA, NCC, Pre-Licensed Professional
Czarina Morgan
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, NCC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60660
Everything is in relationship, and our relationships are where we explore ourselves – our experiences, our existence, and our identities. Our relationships are where we find meaning, connection, and fulfillment.
Everything is in relationship, and our relationships are where we explore ourselves – our experiences, our existence, and our identities. Our relationships are where we find meaning, connection, and fulfillment.
(773) 906-7752 View (773) 906-7752
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Nicole Chirillo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60661  (Online Only)
Nicole's therapeutic approach is rooted in an eclectic framework, which includes elements of attachment-based therapy, somatic experiencing therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and EMDR. She tailors her approach to each client's unique needs, prioritizing the therapeutic alliance with an emphasis on a non-pathologizing perspective. Nicole prioritizes helping individuals navigate multi-systemic oppression while embracing their intersecting identities. She remains client-centered, but also embraces the opportunity to incorporate humor and insights when beneficial, fostering authenticity and connection.
Nicole's therapeutic approach is rooted in an eclectic framework, which includes elements of attachment-based therapy, somatic experiencing therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and EMDR. She tailors her approach to each client's unique needs, prioritizing the therapeutic alliance with an emphasis on a non-pathologizing perspective. Nicole prioritizes helping individuals navigate multi-systemic oppression while embracing their intersecting identities. She remains client-centered, but also embraces the opportunity to incorporate humor and insights when beneficial, fostering authenticity and connection.
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Number of Therapists in Chicago, IL

3,000+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Chicago, IL who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
88% Depression
79% Relationship Issues
77% Self Esteem
70% Trauma and PTSD
67% Life Transitions
66% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

95% BlueCross and BlueShield
62% Aetna
50% 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.