Cancer Therapists in Chicago, IL

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Chicago Center for Psychotherapy, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
Breast Cancer .
Stuck? We can help. Would you like to improve your relationship? Increase intimacy? Feeling anxious, overwhelmed or depressed? We provide a supportive environment to assist you in taking risks and creating new ways of thinking which will bring healing and growth. As a practice of 6 therapists, we can treat most issues with adults, young adults and adolescents. We specialize in helping couples improve their marital satisfaction/sex life, infertility, trauma, LGBTQ issues, college/grad student concerns, immigration evaluations (Spanish-Speaking therapist), anxiety, and medical crises. We love our work, and congratulate you on your decision to begin the healing journey of psychotherapy.
(708) 232-0610 
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Chicago, IL 60601
Offers online therapy
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Joe Potaczek
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I also provide support for health status changes including cancer , chronic asthma, diabetes, sleep concerns.
People are able to make positive changes in their lives. Do you find yourself unhappy, depressed or anxious? Does it feel that no matter what you have tried, nothing changes? I help clients in positively addressing unhelpful patterns and to become unstuck from negative emotions and life situations.
(312) 698-3727 
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Chicago, IL 60602
Offers online therapy
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Alexis Silas
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I have expertise working with trauma survivors, adult children of alcoholics, the partners and family of transgender individuals, and emotional issues related to chronic medical conditions such as cancer , diabetes, and other illnesses.
I specialize in helping people recover from anxiety. I also work with women who suffer from depression, trauma, and complex relationship problems of all kinds. Too often, worries and fears get the best of us and control our decisions. Instead of living the life we want, we end up making choices in life and in relationships that are rooted in self-doubt, anxiety, and worry. I provide a safe, empathetic, nonjudgmental space in which we work together to reduce fears and develop new, authentic ways of engaging in relationships.
(312) 553-9117 
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Chicago, IL 60602
Offers online therapy
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Mary Beth Paul
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I've been in private practice over twenty years. I consider myself a generalist because the issues my adult clients experience cover a broad spectrum: relationship struggles--with partners, parents, children, or friends; issues of employment, parenting; health issues (e.g.dealing with the emotional aspects of their own cancer or that of a loved one), gender identity, body image, self-esteem, betrayal and loss. I am experienced working with depression, anxiety, anger issues, social phobia, obsessive compulsive behavior. I see these both as distressing and painful to my client and as signals stirring a person to want to grow.
(773) 669-5921 
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Chicago, IL 60642
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Cassandra Kandah
Psychologist, MS, PhD, LP
Verified
Your heart drops into your stomach and you are at a loss for words. Maybe you feel numb. Maybe you can't stop crying. No matter what your reaction is, your life as you know it has changed in one instance. You've been diagnosed with a terminal or chronic illness. A flood of questions comes to your mind: is this the beginning of the end, how will this effect my career, how do I tell my family? I have dedicated my life to guiding people through the emotional difficulties related to managing conditions such as: mild cognitive impairment, dementia, TBI, stroke, cancer , transplant, and pregnancy/fertility concerns.
(224) 470-8061 
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Chicago, IL 60601
Offers online therapy
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Ashley Carrasco
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
I specialize in treating clients with cancer and chronic illness (I worked at a cancer support organization for several years), anxiety, college and career transitions (I previously served as a University Counselor), grief, stress management, school anxiety, trauma, women’s issues, and more.
Whether your challenges are about life transitions, grief/loss, trauma, anxiety/depression, or the stressors of everyday life, I will provide you with concrete tools to help you succeed. Besides life's complexities, dealing with a major life transition or illness presents unique challenges to coping with daily life. My work places your strengths and potential at the center of your healing process, rather than only focusing on problem areas. Just by visiting this site, you are already demonstrating your strength. If any parts of my profile have resonated with you, please contact me when you feel ready to invest in YOU!
(708) 866-0456 
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Chicago, IL 60608
Offers online therapy
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Dr. Jessica Ransom and Associates LLC
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I am particularly interested in forensic matters as well as families coping with cancer or other terminal/chronic illnesses.
As a Prescribing Psychologist, I have the unique privilege to treat the totality of my patient's symptoms and fully support them along the way. I believe with the right support, each person can enhance his or her own interpersonal relationships. And sometimes, medication is a great option to enhance the progress made in therapy. I practice unconditional positive regard and attempt to balance humor with the occasional, yet necessary, curse word. Psychotherapy and psychopharmacology should not be a mystery and I try to make the process as comfortable and as real as possible.
(773) 800-1510 
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Chicago, IL 60640
Offers online therapy
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Alexandra Brooke Mathewes
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MEd, LCPC
Verified
I work with individuals, couples, and families to address a range of concerns including mood disorders, eating disorders, complex trauma and substance use. My specialties include working with youth & adults to address substance use and self-harm, working with illness and chronic pain, grief and loss with a focus on cancer and the journey post treatment as well as problematic gambling and its effects on family. My role as a LCPC is to be an objective guide and source of support to the people I am working with; A voice to help clarify goals and make changes that have often felt out of reach. Please email for the fastest response time.
(312) 836-5941 
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Chicago, IL 60654
Not accepting new clients
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Peggy Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
My background and experience draws on over 35 years of experience working in a large teaching medical center overseeing psycho-oncology cancer survivor programs as well as chronic illness, bereavement, couples therapy, anxiety, and depression.
It would be a privilege to work with you navigating through life's challenges and feelings of anxiety, sadness, and grief. My style is warm and supportive as I hope to help you feel less isolated and alone. I will help you discover alternative ways of thinking and offer a variety of coping skills. I will also incorporate humor. Together we will develop goals for growth and seek achievable solutions, alleviate distress, and improve your quality of life fostering a feeling of joy and happiness. I feel honored to be part of your journey.
(312) 262-4867 
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Chicago, IL 60614
Offers online therapy
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Gregory J Harms
Psychologist, PsyD, LCP
Verified
A behavioral approach is well suited to clients with chronic medical conditions, such as pain, headaches, diabetes, heart failure, and cancer , as well as episodic problems, such as insomnia.
As a health psychologist, I work with clients who have physical and emotional conditions that are getting in the way of being able to live the lives they want. I help clients identify and follow through on changes they can make to improve their well-being. I use a behavioral approach supplemented with biofeedback and hypnosis. I also work with couples who are struggling to find ways to get closer together and feel like they are truly partners in their relationship. The key to my approach is to find effective ways to get what you want from your life.
(773) 985-3895 
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Chicago, IL 60613
Offers online therapy
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Brittany Trauthwein
Psychologist, PsyD, FT
Verified
I have received specialized training in treating clients with grief and loss and supporting individuals and families dealing with cancer .
I am a licensed clinical psychologist at Bridgepoint Psychology Center and work with adults, children, and adolescents. I am honored to journey with you through challenging life transitions. My work is grounded in existential therapy, however I draw from narrative, trauma-informed, and grief focused therapies to meet the individual and unique needs of the clients in my care. Whether I am working with an adult or a child, I believe therapy should be transparent, genuine, and always collaborative. Pronouns (She/Her/Hers)
(773) 349-2466 
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Chicago, IL 60640
Offers online therapy
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Rachel Kennedy
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
I believe it is vital to support moms and families from challenges with fertility to pregnancy and through the postpartum period. I have a certificate in maternal mental health and can provide support throughout the journey of motherhood. Additionally, I have spent time working with individuals living with cancer and their caregivers. I understand how changes in physical health can significantly impact emotional well being, relationships, and daily routines. Other areas of focus include grief and loss, life transitions, relationship issues, anxiety disorders, and depression.
(847) 581-6262 x1149 
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Chicago, IL 60625
Offers online therapy
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Lisa Schneider
Counselor, LCPC, CYI
Verified
I have served many years as the director at a cancer support center specializing in working with life-change, illness ( cancer and chronic), end-of-life issues & grief.
I am licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC) who has been providing counseling to individuals, couples, and families since 2000. My personal intention for working with you, and all of my clients, is to approach therapy from a holistic perspective. A holistic perspective looks at the mind, body, and spirit with the goal of bringing these aspects of self into harmony. My primary goal is to help you foster your own inner strength to create the life you want. You may find that the therapy process cultivates more peace in your life or changes the way you want to live.
(773) 295-7993 
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Chicago, IL 60613
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Megan Mills
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I work primarily with adults facing chronic, life-limiting, or potentially life-threatening conditions, such as cancer , diabetes, heart disease, or AIDS. I focus on helping clients find successful ways to cope with illness, and to integrate the experience of illness into their life story and world view. This often involves discussions of faith and spirituality. I work with patients where they are, so if there is underlying mental illness or intellectual disability, I may work with it instead of trying to change it, unless, of course, the client wants to change. I feel fortunate to have found this specialty.
(773) 993-1753 
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Chicago, IL 60657
Not accepting new clients
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Twist Out Cancer- Non Profit Organization
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, ATR-BC, NPO
Verified
We provide psychosocial support to cancer survivors and their loved ones through creative arts programming. We are a global community that enables anyone touched by cancer to connect, create, support and inspire. Check out our "Twistshops”! They are wellness and art therapy focused workshops that promote healing, relaxation, and emotional recovery through creative based intervention. Twistshops are intended to meet a growing need for psychological support and wellness in the cancer community.
(312) 847-1967 
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Chicago, IL 60657
Offers online therapy
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Take Heart Counseling LLC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, ATR
Verified
Do you feel overwhelmed or anxious? Is it difficult to complete even the smallest tasks because everything seems to be too heavy to face? Do you want to feel more at peace, balanced and fulfilled? As a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Art Therapist I strive to help my clients be better able to cope with all of life’s challenges. Whether it is coping with the stresses of our everyday complicated existence, coping with diagnosis like Cancer and ALS, or the loss of someone you love, I can help.
(773) 830-3164 
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Chicago, IL 60626
Offers online therapy
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Samantha Lane
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
My specialties include cancer , chronic illness, religious trauma, OCD and anxiety disorders, relationship concerns, and grief.
You already know the areas of your life that are holding you back, but you don't know where to start - which has led you here. Maybe anxiety is causing you to avoid the people, places, and activities you used to enjoy. Maybe work stress or chronic illness makes you disconnect from the things you value due to exhaustion and overwhelm. Maybe you and your romantic partner keep repeating the same fights over and over, no matter how hard you both try to change. You worry that things will never feel "normal" again. You'd like to be able to work through the anxiety and frustration these things cause, and start living your life again.
(331) 260-9936 
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Chicago, IL 60622
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Janine Gauthier Mullady
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I work most effectively with those who may be facing a life transition (occupational, personal relationship, emotional) or a health challenge. For 10 years I was the Director of Psychosocial Oncology at Rush University Medical Center focusing on the emotional aspects of being diagnosed, undergoing treatment and post treatment for cancer . I worked both with patients and family members who were interested in learning how to cope more adaptively with the stressors in their lives. I continue to work with individuals and family members who are struggling to cope with a medical diagnosis.
(312) 548-6127 
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Chicago, IL 60602
Offers online therapy
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Wendy Charness
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I specialize in working with individuals & families facing cancer & chronic medical illnesses.
Do you feel your life doesn't reflect your hopes and dreams? Do your relationships lack the satisfaction & warmth you wish and deserve? Are you finding it challenging to be the spouse or parent you want to be? Have you been diagnosed with a medical condition and struggling to adjust? Are you caring for a loved one with an illness and feeling the stress? As your partner and guide, I can help you remove unhealthy patterns and develop more constructive ways of coping. I can assist in you feeling happier, more resilient in the face of life challenges, developing stronger relationships and achieving your full potential.
(312) 548-9270 
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Chicago, IL 60614
Offers online therapy
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Alexandra Kutnick
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, PhD
Verified
At New Insights Behavioral Health Services, I provide therapy that is collaborative, understanding and humanistic, where I work together with patients to customize therapy so it is tailored to the patient's unique needs and goals. I work with people who come to therapy to address a range of issues, including depression, anxiety, traumatic stress, problematic substance use, shame, loss and grief, relationship difficulties, sexual and gender identity issues, job and academic stress, adjustment challenges to situations such as adoption and new parenthood, and challenges managing and coping with serious health conditions such as infertility, autoimmune disease and cancer .
(872) 228-2144 
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Chicago, IL 60630
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Cancer Therapists
A diagnosis of cancer raises many issues both for those to whom it relates and the family and friends who surround them. If you are looking for help with cancer in Chicago or for a Chicago therapist (cancer), these professionals provide cancer counseling, support for cancer patients and family cancer support. They can help with connections to Chicago cancer support groups and, if there is one, a local cancer survivor network in Chicago. The professionals include cancer therapists in Chicago, cancer psychologists and cancer counselors. Some of these therapists may be cancer survivors themselves. The professionals work with children with cancer, cancer in adolescents or adolescents with cancer and cancer in teens or teens with cancer. They can help provide emotional support and guidance during the process of chemo or radiation.

Please feel free to contact these Chicago cancer therapists if you're a parent seeking help for a child with cancer, a kid with cancer or if your loved one or spouse has cancer.