Therapists in West Town, Chicago, IL

Photo of Andrea Good, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in West Town, Chicago, IL
Andrea Good
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, RPT
Verified
1 Endorsed
West Town, Chicago, IL 60647
As a therapist, I recognize how difficulties in emotional & behavioral health impact all areas of life & make growth difficult. I have over ten years experience in behavioral health with children, adolescents, & families needing support navigating through various life challenges. My experience in treating a variety of issues facing children & families includes anxiety, depression, loss or grief, trauma, & behavioral challenges. I believe in the importance of building a trusting relationship & validating a young person's experience to create & facilitate effective treatment that is specific to the needs of each child & family.
As a therapist, I recognize how difficulties in emotional & behavioral health impact all areas of life & make growth difficult. I have over ten years experience in behavioral health with children, adolescents, & families needing support navigating through various life challenges. My experience in treating a variety of issues facing children & families includes anxiety, depression, loss or grief, trauma, & behavioral challenges. I believe in the importance of building a trusting relationship & validating a young person's experience to create & facilitate effective treatment that is specific to the needs of each child & family.
(773) 570-2526 View (773) 570-2526
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Clare McCarthy
Counselor, LCPC, ATR-BC, NCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
West Town, Chicago, IL 60622
Life is a constant process of adjusting to new realities, both internal and external. In this process we often encounter pain, stress, and a loss of meaning. Connecting with our creativity in a trusting relationship helps our brains and bodies form new connections to effectively move through emotional pain and build healthy resilient identities. Art therapy offers a flexible, holistic, and non-judgmental partnership to collaboratively access the complex intersections of rationality, intuition, and sensory information to dynamically move through difficulty, and become more resilient to trauma and change.
Life is a constant process of adjusting to new realities, both internal and external. In this process we often encounter pain, stress, and a loss of meaning. Connecting with our creativity in a trusting relationship helps our brains and bodies form new connections to effectively move through emotional pain and build healthy resilient identities. Art therapy offers a flexible, holistic, and non-judgmental partnership to collaboratively access the complex intersections of rationality, intuition, and sensory information to dynamically move through difficulty, and become more resilient to trauma and change.
(773) 906-4414 View (773) 906-4414
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Maggie VanDerMolen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
West Town, Chicago, IL 60622  (Online Only)
Whether you’re feeling overwhelmed, stuck, or alone, I’m here to help. I work with teens and adults who experience anxiety, depression, ADHD, and relationship issues looking for new avenues to address obstacles to personal fulfillment.
Whether you’re feeling overwhelmed, stuck, or alone, I’m here to help. I work with teens and adults who experience anxiety, depression, ADHD, and relationship issues looking for new avenues to address obstacles to personal fulfillment.
(773) 694-1401 View (773) 694-1401
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Rachel E Smith
Psychologist, MA, PsyD
Verified
14 Endorsed
West Town, Chicago, IL 60622
The task of finding a new therapist to walk with you in your journey toward growth, hope, and healing can be so difficult! My style is relational and dynamic, meaning that I hold the past and present together as we work through your story to examine places you feel stuck or want to make changes. Your safety in the therapeutic relationship is important in order to facilitate the exploration of what can be painful thoughts, feelings, and memories. I integrate evidence-based techniques, cultural humility, and a nonjudgemental perspective to help you find your strengths and meet your life goals.
The task of finding a new therapist to walk with you in your journey toward growth, hope, and healing can be so difficult! My style is relational and dynamic, meaning that I hold the past and present together as we work through your story to examine places you feel stuck or want to make changes. Your safety in the therapeutic relationship is important in order to facilitate the exploration of what can be painful thoughts, feelings, and memories. I integrate evidence-based techniques, cultural humility, and a nonjudgemental perspective to help you find your strengths and meet your life goals.
(872) 239-3931 View (872) 239-3931
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Dr. Alexandra Colón
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified
West Town, Chicago, IL 60642  (Online Only)
I believe it takes a tremendous amount of courage to seek therapy, and I seek to honor and respect this effort in every session through a collaborative process. During our work together, my mission is to work as a team as exploration of difficult thoughts, memories, and feelings arise. My hope is for clients to feel they can be their authentic selves while reflecting on their strengths and bringing awareness to their vulnerabilities and needs through a non-judgmental approach. I have extensive training in working with adults with a special interest in working with first responders, as well as other clinicians, and veterans.
I believe it takes a tremendous amount of courage to seek therapy, and I seek to honor and respect this effort in every session through a collaborative process. During our work together, my mission is to work as a team as exploration of difficult thoughts, memories, and feelings arise. My hope is for clients to feel they can be their authentic selves while reflecting on their strengths and bringing awareness to their vulnerabilities and needs through a non-judgmental approach. I have extensive training in working with adults with a special interest in working with first responders, as well as other clinicians, and veterans.
(708) 300-0541 View (708) 300-0541
Danielle Sines
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
West Town, Chicago, IL 60622
Home Remedy provides an alternative for families who are considering an out-of-home placement for their child. Home Remedy is designed exclusively for families who have exhausted all local treatment options. We provide intensive, in-home therapeutic services that strengthen families, empower parents, decrease difficult and negative behaviors of children, and improve family relationships. We are an effective alternative for families with struggling adolescents who are considering an out-of-home placement.
Home Remedy provides an alternative for families who are considering an out-of-home placement for their child. Home Remedy is designed exclusively for families who have exhausted all local treatment options. We provide intensive, in-home therapeutic services that strengthen families, empower parents, decrease difficult and negative behaviors of children, and improve family relationships. We are an effective alternative for families with struggling adolescents who are considering an out-of-home placement.
(773) 432-4725 View (773) 432-4725
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Robert J. Portsche, Jr
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
West Town, Chicago, IL 60614
With 20 years of experience in residential, inpatient, and outpatient settings, my primary focus is helping individuals of all ages better deal with emotional regulation. This includes a range of mental health conditions, including ADHD, depression, anxiety, autism spectrum, obsessions, anger management, and interpersonal conflicts. I work with children, adolescents, and adults who have experienced significant life stressors and are looking for positive ways of coping. I provide both short- and long-term therapy for individuals seeking healthier methods of understanding and dealing with a variety of life issues.
With 20 years of experience in residential, inpatient, and outpatient settings, my primary focus is helping individuals of all ages better deal with emotional regulation. This includes a range of mental health conditions, including ADHD, depression, anxiety, autism spectrum, obsessions, anger management, and interpersonal conflicts. I work with children, adolescents, and adults who have experienced significant life stressors and are looking for positive ways of coping. I provide both short- and long-term therapy for individuals seeking healthier methods of understanding and dealing with a variety of life issues.
(847) 892-4773 View (847) 892-4773
Photo of Sally Weld, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in West Town, Chicago, IL
Sally Weld
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
West Town, Chicago, IL 60642  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in psychotherapy for trauma and stress-related disorders, emotional regulation, anxiety, behavioral conditions and parental support. I have a passion for supporting people through challenging experiences towards growth, healing and change. I believe in the importance of emotional regulation and psychological safety while processing through difficult topics. I also believe that we often are hurt in relationship to others and, as a result, heal in relationship to others.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in psychotherapy for trauma and stress-related disorders, emotional regulation, anxiety, behavioral conditions and parental support. I have a passion for supporting people through challenging experiences towards growth, healing and change. I believe in the importance of emotional regulation and psychological safety while processing through difficult topics. I also believe that we often are hurt in relationship to others and, as a result, heal in relationship to others.
(312) 854-7242 View (312) 854-7242
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Alexandra Stewart
MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
West Town, Chicago, IL 60642
Walking down the path of self-discovery can have many obstacles– from doubting yourself, to past trauma, to feeling misunderstood by those around you. These circumstances can leave you with a handful of feelings. Guilt, exhaustion, doubt, anxiety, and isolation– floating in a space where life may feel dull, empty, or even like someone else’s. Feelings such as these can show themselves as anxious thoughts, loss of excitement, and living for those around you and not yourself. Believing that you’re the expert of your own story is where finding yourself and living the life you deserve begins.
Walking down the path of self-discovery can have many obstacles– from doubting yourself, to past trauma, to feeling misunderstood by those around you. These circumstances can leave you with a handful of feelings. Guilt, exhaustion, doubt, anxiety, and isolation– floating in a space where life may feel dull, empty, or even like someone else’s. Feelings such as these can show themselves as anxious thoughts, loss of excitement, and living for those around you and not yourself. Believing that you’re the expert of your own story is where finding yourself and living the life you deserve begins.
(312) 900-9708 View (312) 900-9708
Photo of Jasmine Ruiz-Snyder, Licensed Professional Counselor in West Town, Chicago, IL
Jasmine Ruiz-Snyder
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA
Verified
West Town, Chicago, IL 60642  (Online Only)
Sometimes our life experiences can leave us feeling stuck, confused, and unable to move forward. There might be a disconnect between who you are and who you want to be and you're not sure how the pieces fit together. Our work together would include exploring the things getting in the way of living more authentically, and incorporate coping skills for managing day to day experiences. I take an integrative approach, incorporating various techniques and strategies that fit best with you and your goals.
Sometimes our life experiences can leave us feeling stuck, confused, and unable to move forward. There might be a disconnect between who you are and who you want to be and you're not sure how the pieces fit together. Our work together would include exploring the things getting in the way of living more authentically, and incorporate coping skills for managing day to day experiences. I take an integrative approach, incorporating various techniques and strategies that fit best with you and your goals.
(872) 204-1562 View (872) 204-1562
Photo of EMDR Therapy with Vlasta Kudina, Licensed Professional Counselor in West Town, Chicago, IL
EMDR Therapy with Vlasta Kudina
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CADC
Verified
1 Endorsed
West Town, Chicago, IL 60642  (Online Only)
My goal as a therapist is to help my clients free themselves from symptoms and behaviors that have been keeping them stuck, preventing them from living life on their own terms. As a former athlete and coach, I like to approach therapy with the same goal-oriented manner, working on developing and mastering skills. I understand what it is like to feel betrayed by your own body and mind, but it is important to know that it is never too late to regain control and mastery over both.
My goal as a therapist is to help my clients free themselves from symptoms and behaviors that have been keeping them stuck, preventing them from living life on their own terms. As a former athlete and coach, I like to approach therapy with the same goal-oriented manner, working on developing and mastering skills. I understand what it is like to feel betrayed by your own body and mind, but it is important to know that it is never too late to regain control and mastery over both.
(312) 465-4674 View (312) 465-4674
Photo of Hali Cook, Pre-Licensed Professional in West Town, Chicago, IL
Hali Cook
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
7 Endorsed
West Town, Chicago, IL 60647
Hey there, I want to share a philosophy that's been my guiding light as a therapist – the idea of demystifying therapy. And you know what? It all starts with getting to know me better, which is exactly what I'm here to do! Currently, I am a Black pre-licensed intern at DePaul University for Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I hope to work with clients from all walks of life, particularly those who may be struggling with various identity issues, anxiety, and depression.
Hey there, I want to share a philosophy that's been my guiding light as a therapist – the idea of demystifying therapy. And you know what? It all starts with getting to know me better, which is exactly what I'm here to do! Currently, I am a Black pre-licensed intern at DePaul University for Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I hope to work with clients from all walks of life, particularly those who may be struggling with various identity issues, anxiety, and depression.
(708) 734-2824 View (708) 734-2824
Photo of Lynn Rittenberg Kauffman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in West Town, Chicago, IL
Lynn Rittenberg Kauffman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC, CEAP
Verified
West Town, Chicago, IL 60622  (Online Only)
I offer practical, solution-focused goal-oriented psychotherapy aimed at timely symptom relief and problem resolution. My clients, being adults, determine their own therapy goals and agenda. My style is respectful, but interactive. I do not tell my clients what to do but I will always tell you honestly how I feel about the things that you present. I believe therapy should be time-limited and results-oriented, NOT a life-long continuous process. I believe that people can change, or else I would not be in this business. I delight in helping people master the tools which facilitate desired change.
I offer practical, solution-focused goal-oriented psychotherapy aimed at timely symptom relief and problem resolution. My clients, being adults, determine their own therapy goals and agenda. My style is respectful, but interactive. I do not tell my clients what to do but I will always tell you honestly how I feel about the things that you present. I believe therapy should be time-limited and results-oriented, NOT a life-long continuous process. I believe that people can change, or else I would not be in this business. I delight in helping people master the tools which facilitate desired change.
(773) 506-4567 View (773) 506-4567
Photo of Jennifer Hu, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in West Town, Chicago, IL
Jennifer Hu
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
West Town, Chicago, IL 60642
We all have stories inside of us that deserve to be heard. Whether you're going through a new life transition, feeling overwhelmed by the demands of life, or are trying to make sense of past experiences, you deserve a safe space to make sense of your life. You deserve a space where you can show up as your true self and feel fully accepted. At the heart of therapy is the relationship between therapist and client and I believe collaboration and respect are integral parts of the process. We are all complex, multifaceted people. Healing begins when we are reminded that we are not alone in what we're going through.
We all have stories inside of us that deserve to be heard. Whether you're going through a new life transition, feeling overwhelmed by the demands of life, or are trying to make sense of past experiences, you deserve a safe space to make sense of your life. You deserve a space where you can show up as your true self and feel fully accepted. At the heart of therapy is the relationship between therapist and client and I believe collaboration and respect are integral parts of the process. We are all complex, multifaceted people. Healing begins when we are reminded that we are not alone in what we're going through.
(312) 477-2342 x712 View (312) 477-2342 x712
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Debralyn Lazarescu
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
West Town, Chicago, IL 60610
Growth is hard, but you don't have to do it alone. I love working with each client as they discover their unique strengths and move toward hope, healing, and growth. I work primarily with young adults and couples navigating life adjustments and identity development who are hoping to increase self-awareness and wholistic health, discover and regulate their emotions, and establish healthy relationships with self and others.
Growth is hard, but you don't have to do it alone. I love working with each client as they discover their unique strengths and move toward hope, healing, and growth. I work primarily with young adults and couples navigating life adjustments and identity development who are hoping to increase self-awareness and wholistic health, discover and regulate their emotions, and establish healthy relationships with self and others.
(312) 667-5825 View (312) 667-5825
Photo of Hiba Moinuddin, Licensed Professional Counselor in West Town, Chicago, IL
Hiba Moinuddin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
West Town, Chicago, IL 60622
I strive to provide excellent care catered toward an individual's specific needs by leading with a compassionate, flexible, and goal-oriented approach. I have received specialized clinical training in the areas of: cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), acceptance & commitment therapy (ACT), relational approaches, and trauma-informed frameworks. Through my work at Northwestern's Family Institute, Eating Recovery Center, and multiple private practice settings, my consistent aim has been to advocate for the well-being of my clients.
I strive to provide excellent care catered toward an individual's specific needs by leading with a compassionate, flexible, and goal-oriented approach. I have received specialized clinical training in the areas of: cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), acceptance & commitment therapy (ACT), relational approaches, and trauma-informed frameworks. Through my work at Northwestern's Family Institute, Eating Recovery Center, and multiple private practice settings, my consistent aim has been to advocate for the well-being of my clients.
(773) 867-5122 View (773) 867-5122
Photo of Clair Miller, Counselor in West Town, Chicago, IL
Clair Miller
Counselor, MA, NCC, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
West Town, Chicago, IL 60642
There is hope and healing; even though it might not feel like it. I have experience working with children, teens, and young adults dealing with everything from anxiety and relationship issues to trauma and sexual abuse. It would be a privilege to work with you or your child towards healing, tailoring the counseling process to best fit your needs.
There is hope and healing; even though it might not feel like it. I have experience working with children, teens, and young adults dealing with everything from anxiety and relationship issues to trauma and sexual abuse. It would be a privilege to work with you or your child towards healing, tailoring the counseling process to best fit your needs.
(312) 471-0315 x705 View (312) 471-0315 x705
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Alex Thies
LPC Intern
Verified
3 Endorsed
West Town, Chicago, IL 60647
Congratulations, as you have taken the first crucial step in furthering your counseling journey! I’m so proud of you and glad that you have decided to embark on finding a therapist that is right for you. If you are brand new to therapy or have experience in seeking behavioral health care, I am excited that you are here!
Congratulations, as you have taken the first crucial step in furthering your counseling journey! I’m so proud of you and glad that you have decided to embark on finding a therapist that is right for you. If you are brand new to therapy or have experience in seeking behavioral health care, I am excited that you are here!
(773) 825-5697 View (773) 825-5697
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Sarah K Nicoletta Portsche
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
West Town, Chicago, IL 60622
I am a licensed clinical psychologist that works with individuals & families struggling with eating disorders & comorbid issues, including, depression, anxiety, dual diagnosis, relationship issues & life transitions. From a systemic, psycho-dynamic foundation, I focus on past & present relationships and how behavioral patterns evolve over time. I believe the therapeutic relationship provides a safe space for the client to explore, uncover, and discover emotions. This allows the client to build trust, to take emotional risks, to challenge maladaptive coping in order to create new, more effective ways of managing painful emotions.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist that works with individuals & families struggling with eating disorders & comorbid issues, including, depression, anxiety, dual diagnosis, relationship issues & life transitions. From a systemic, psycho-dynamic foundation, I focus on past & present relationships and how behavioral patterns evolve over time. I believe the therapeutic relationship provides a safe space for the client to explore, uncover, and discover emotions. This allows the client to build trust, to take emotional risks, to challenge maladaptive coping in order to create new, more effective ways of managing painful emotions.
(312) 487-2891 View (312) 487-2891
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Bob Hirsch
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
5 Endorsed
West Town, Chicago, IL 60622  (Online Only)
My greatest passion and area of specialty is in working with individuals, of all ages, who are experiencing significant distress in their lives, including: death and loss, impaired self-esteem/confidence, anxiety, depression, life transition issues and relationship difficulties.
My greatest passion and area of specialty is in working with individuals, of all ages, who are experiencing significant distress in their lives, including: death and loss, impaired self-esteem/confidence, anxiety, depression, life transition issues and relationship difficulties.
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Number of Therapists in West Town, Chicago, IL

600+

Average cost per session

$155

Therapists in West Town, Chicago, IL who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
91% Depression
79% Relationship Issues
79% Self Esteem
75% Trauma and PTSD
74% Life Transitions
70% Stress

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

97% BlueCross and BlueShield
58% Aetna
48% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in West Town, Chicago, IL see their clients

73% In Person and Online
27% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
15% Male
3% Non-Binary

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How can I find a therapist in West Town, Chicago?

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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.