Therapists in Chicago, IL

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Laurie J Belzer
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Chicago, IL 60613
Not accepting new clients
I enable clients to access the wisdom of their emotions to enhance their relationships and lives. Happy relationships and solid self-esteem are the foundations of psychological and emotional well-being, while disharmony, worries, and unhappiness signal that we need to experience new ways to effectively express feelings and enact aspirations in our lives. I strive to provide an inviting and nonjudgmental therapeutic context to empower clients to find satisfying ways to address concerns. My integrative approach draws upon Western science and Eastern wisdom, including Buddhist approaches to well-being.
I enable clients to access the wisdom of their emotions to enhance their relationships and lives. Happy relationships and solid self-esteem are the foundations of psychological and emotional well-being, while disharmony, worries, and unhappiness signal that we need to experience new ways to effectively express feelings and enact aspirations in our lives. I strive to provide an inviting and nonjudgmental therapeutic context to empower clients to find satisfying ways to address concerns. My integrative approach draws upon Western science and Eastern wisdom, including Buddhist approaches to well-being.
(773) 527-1304 View (773) 527-1304
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Hadassah Carlson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60642  (Online Only)
I help individuals who are experiencing suffering and who want to experience healing and lasting change. Maybe you've experienced human-induced trauma, sexual abuse, spiritual abuse, relational conflict, feeling lost, alone, stuck, or simply feeling like some part of your life isn't working. Maybe you're struggling to feel your emotions, or you're confused about how your behavior and emotions are connected. I will work with you to help you understand the root of the issue and how your emotions, thoughts, and behaviors are connected and we'll work together to create greater awareness, freedom, and health in your life.
I help individuals who are experiencing suffering and who want to experience healing and lasting change. Maybe you've experienced human-induced trauma, sexual abuse, spiritual abuse, relational conflict, feeling lost, alone, stuck, or simply feeling like some part of your life isn't working. Maybe you're struggling to feel your emotions, or you're confused about how your behavior and emotions are connected. I will work with you to help you understand the root of the issue and how your emotions, thoughts, and behaviors are connected and we'll work together to create greater awareness, freedom, and health in your life.
(720) 637-4709 x724 View (720) 637-4709 x724
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Abby Brooks
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Chicago, IL 60632
My name is Abby Brooks, and I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor based in the suburbs of Chicago and offering telehealth services throughout the state of Illinois. I work with individual teenagers and adults as well as couples, and I use a variety of approaches and techniques that are tailored to each client’s needs. I believe that each person has their own authenticity and truth, and my goal is to help my clients discover theirs and let it shine! I believe my approach works best with teenagers, adults, and couples.
My name is Abby Brooks, and I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor based in the suburbs of Chicago and offering telehealth services throughout the state of Illinois. I work with individual teenagers and adults as well as couples, and I use a variety of approaches and techniques that are tailored to each client’s needs. I believe that each person has their own authenticity and truth, and my goal is to help my clients discover theirs and let it shine! I believe my approach works best with teenagers, adults, and couples.
(708) 367-6039 View (708) 367-6039
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Sarah Meister
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified
Chicago, IL 60601
Sarah is a Licensed Mental Health Therapist at Millennium Counseling Center and received her MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Northwestern University. As a former collegiate athlete, Sarah understands how the mind and body connection is crucial in its ability to cope with life's stressors. Sarah’s theoretical orientation is grounded in a psychodynamic approach that promotes healing through past wounds so you can become the person you are meant to be. She believes it’s imperative to create a safe and therapeutically sound space through her compassionate demeanor. She promotes healing while nurturing growth in each client.
Sarah is a Licensed Mental Health Therapist at Millennium Counseling Center and received her MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Northwestern University. As a former collegiate athlete, Sarah understands how the mind and body connection is crucial in its ability to cope with life's stressors. Sarah’s theoretical orientation is grounded in a psychodynamic approach that promotes healing through past wounds so you can become the person you are meant to be. She believes it’s imperative to create a safe and therapeutically sound space through her compassionate demeanor. She promotes healing while nurturing growth in each client.
(312) 262-5122 View (312) 262-5122
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Mandi Ginsburg
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60602
Not accepting new clients
Navigating our world can create stress as we struggle to cope with our responsibilities, relationships, and emotions. Increasing awareness of patterns in our lives and developing new tools and insights can help us to feel more effective, competent, and able to face life's challenges. It can be difficult to move toward change, and I commend you for taking this first step. In our work together, I will provide a non-judgmental space to allow for self-exploration and growth. With deep respect for the healing process and resiliency of my clients, I recognize the importance of working with someone you trust and feel a connection with.
Navigating our world can create stress as we struggle to cope with our responsibilities, relationships, and emotions. Increasing awareness of patterns in our lives and developing new tools and insights can help us to feel more effective, competent, and able to face life's challenges. It can be difficult to move toward change, and I commend you for taking this first step. In our work together, I will provide a non-judgmental space to allow for self-exploration and growth. With deep respect for the healing process and resiliency of my clients, I recognize the importance of working with someone you trust and feel a connection with.
(872) 259-4562 x702 View (872) 259-4562 x702
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Roserita (Rita) W. James
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LBS1
Verified
Chicago, IL 60643
I’m Rita and I’m glad you’re here! I specialize in working with young adults (18-35 years old), that identify as artists, creatives, healers and therapists to uncover their motivations, passions, and internal voices. I have advanced training in and specialize in PTSD, Developmental Trauma, and Attachment. Trauma can create global effects on the mind and body, and I work hard, alongside my clients, to remove trauma blocks from their path, in order to clear the way towards the bold lives that they have dreamed for themselves. I utilize EMDR and Somatic Experiencing to help my clients work somatically to heal trauma stored in the body.
I’m Rita and I’m glad you’re here! I specialize in working with young adults (18-35 years old), that identify as artists, creatives, healers and therapists to uncover their motivations, passions, and internal voices. I have advanced training in and specialize in PTSD, Developmental Trauma, and Attachment. Trauma can create global effects on the mind and body, and I work hard, alongside my clients, to remove trauma blocks from their path, in order to clear the way towards the bold lives that they have dreamed for themselves. I utilize EMDR and Somatic Experiencing to help my clients work somatically to heal trauma stored in the body.
(708) 398-9987 View (708) 398-9987
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Natasha Neal
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60622
Natasha is a licensed clinical social worker who holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Bard College and a master’s degree in social work from Washington University. Often described as calm, patient and compassionate, Natasha hopes to work with guests in Illinois via telehealth, sharing her experience working with adults and children who are living with severe mental illness. She has worked in a variety of settings, including residential treatment, outpatient case management, homeless shelters, behavioral health units and nursing homes.
Natasha is a licensed clinical social worker who holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Bard College and a master’s degree in social work from Washington University. Often described as calm, patient and compassionate, Natasha hopes to work with guests in Illinois via telehealth, sharing her experience working with adults and children who are living with severe mental illness. She has worked in a variety of settings, including residential treatment, outpatient case management, homeless shelters, behavioral health units and nursing homes.
(773) 916-5781 View (773) 916-5781
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Erin O'Connor
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
Chicago, IL 60657
I'm passionate about helping folks struggling to give themselves grace and kindness, which is crucial to moving in the direction of the life we want, whatever that may look like for each individual. I work from a sex-positive, stance to help individuals and those in relationships facing the barriers and challenges in a monogamy-centric world. I’m here to partner with my clients to emphasize strengths and foster holistic wellness whether that client(s) is facing depression, anxiety, relationship issues, shame, fear, and or one of the many other challenges that come with being human in today's world.
I'm passionate about helping folks struggling to give themselves grace and kindness, which is crucial to moving in the direction of the life we want, whatever that may look like for each individual. I work from a sex-positive, stance to help individuals and those in relationships facing the barriers and challenges in a monogamy-centric world. I’m here to partner with my clients to emphasize strengths and foster holistic wellness whether that client(s) is facing depression, anxiety, relationship issues, shame, fear, and or one of the many other challenges that come with being human in today's world.
(773) 915-0897 View (773) 915-0897
Mark Virshbo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Chicago, IL 60602
I'm fully empathic with the emotional suffering that comes with being human. I always approach whatever my client comes in with from the perspective that they are right to be having the emotional experience they're having; i.e., there are reasons for it. No judgment. No blame. As I engage in a therapeutic alliance with them, we explore together for understandings and meanings to learn those reasons, which no one can do alone. Through the alliance with me as a trusted professional, my client gains early symptom relief and is fostered in higher functioning through feeling better.
I'm fully empathic with the emotional suffering that comes with being human. I always approach whatever my client comes in with from the perspective that they are right to be having the emotional experience they're having; i.e., there are reasons for it. No judgment. No blame. As I engage in a therapeutic alliance with them, we explore together for understandings and meanings to learn those reasons, which no one can do alone. Through the alliance with me as a trusted professional, my client gains early symptom relief and is fostered in higher functioning through feeling better.
(773) 231-5364 View (773) 231-5364
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Dr. Whitney Zweifel
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Chicago, IL 60640
The path of change, growth and healing undoubtedly requires courage and vulnerability. Many of these strengths are called upon even in deciding to start therapy, as doing so can evoke fear, concern and/or embarrassment. While these feelings are very real, they may also drown out the voice saying you’re worthy of being supported, heard and understood. I’d like you to take this opportunity to recognize and appreciate your commitment and bravery to yourself, and know that it is this commitment, alongside my commitment to you, that will guide you towards becoming your best self.
The path of change, growth and healing undoubtedly requires courage and vulnerability. Many of these strengths are called upon even in deciding to start therapy, as doing so can evoke fear, concern and/or embarrassment. While these feelings are very real, they may also drown out the voice saying you’re worthy of being supported, heard and understood. I’d like you to take this opportunity to recognize and appreciate your commitment and bravery to yourself, and know that it is this commitment, alongside my commitment to you, that will guide you towards becoming your best self.
(312) 752-4335 View (312) 752-4335
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Jessica Townsend
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Chicago, IL 60613
Welcome. Are you feeling misunderstood or perhaps not feeling heard? My intention is to offer a non-judgmental space to talk through past and present feelings and situations that may be uncomfortable, painful, stressful or overwhelming. I most often work with those who feel stuck due to anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions, ADHD and grief/loss, including support for individuals within the LGBTQIA+ community. Reaching out for and participating in therapy may seem daunting; part of my role is to help work through any uneasiness or apprehension. ​
Welcome. Are you feeling misunderstood or perhaps not feeling heard? My intention is to offer a non-judgmental space to talk through past and present feelings and situations that may be uncomfortable, painful, stressful or overwhelming. I most often work with those who feel stuck due to anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions, ADHD and grief/loss, including support for individuals within the LGBTQIA+ community. Reaching out for and participating in therapy may seem daunting; part of my role is to help work through any uneasiness or apprehension. ​
(847) 994-4601 View (847) 994-4601
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Mindful Behavior
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, NBCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60638
My name is Elisa Lee, LCPC and I provide counseling services for individuals, families and couples. I connect clients with psychiatry services via Telehealth within 48 hours. I work diligently to match clients in order to stabilize and manage their mental health needs. I also counsel and utilize CBT and reality therapy. I also integrate Mindfulness in therapy to enhance awareness of one's self. When working with minors, I incoorporate the family unit. Please give me a call to inquire further about our services and I can best help you with your psychological needs.
My name is Elisa Lee, LCPC and I provide counseling services for individuals, families and couples. I connect clients with psychiatry services via Telehealth within 48 hours. I work diligently to match clients in order to stabilize and manage their mental health needs. I also counsel and utilize CBT and reality therapy. I also integrate Mindfulness in therapy to enhance awareness of one's self. When working with minors, I incoorporate the family unit. Please give me a call to inquire further about our services and I can best help you with your psychological needs.
(773) 825-6535 View (773) 825-6535
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Emma Kravitz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Chicago, IL 60614
I am a therapist dedicated to seeing my clients flourish through their journey of self-discovery. I believe that each person thrives when they feel seen, heard, and has a strong sense of self and belonging. I enjoy working with people of all age groups and backgrounds. In my work as Lead Middle School Social Worker, I worked hard to foster a sense of worth and meaning in young adults at a pivotal age. My specialties include anxiety, depression, family relationships, parent support, self-esteem, and managing crises. I always strive to see things through the lens of my clients and help you build the skills necessary to grow.
I am a therapist dedicated to seeing my clients flourish through their journey of self-discovery. I believe that each person thrives when they feel seen, heard, and has a strong sense of self and belonging. I enjoy working with people of all age groups and backgrounds. In my work as Lead Middle School Social Worker, I worked hard to foster a sense of worth and meaning in young adults at a pivotal age. My specialties include anxiety, depression, family relationships, parent support, self-esteem, and managing crises. I always strive to see things through the lens of my clients and help you build the skills necessary to grow.
(872) 266-7658 View (872) 266-7658
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Erik A Giles
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, Pre-Lic
Verified
Chicago, IL 60618
After 25 years in the corporate world, I love being a therapist! I came to this work to be authentic, direct, and conversational. I get that it feels weird to tell some stranger what’s bothering you… or worse the things you feel like you are screwing up. Often my clients tell me that after only the first session, they sleep better and finally feel like they aren’t floating or worse drowning in feelings they don’t know how to process. That is what I do. We’re going to address that and yes, I’ll be direct with you if there’s things you can change. I don’t have all the answers but together we can find ways to make things better.
After 25 years in the corporate world, I love being a therapist! I came to this work to be authentic, direct, and conversational. I get that it feels weird to tell some stranger what’s bothering you… or worse the things you feel like you are screwing up. Often my clients tell me that after only the first session, they sleep better and finally feel like they aren’t floating or worse drowning in feelings they don’t know how to process. That is what I do. We’re going to address that and yes, I’ll be direct with you if there’s things you can change. I don’t have all the answers but together we can find ways to make things better.
(312) 626-4334 View (312) 626-4334
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Marissa Kusy-Leavitt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60614
I am committed to creating a therapeutic space for exploration, authenticity, collaboration, and celebrating the diversity of each individual. I place great importance on the strength of the therapeutic relationship and believe it is the engine for agency, growth, and meaningful change. Through empathy and humor, I seek to engage my clients in identifying strengths, exploring healthy coping mechanisms, challenging stories we tell ourselves, and finding ways to turn towards compassion in our relationships with others and ourselves. I strongly believe in people’s innate resilience and feel it is an honor to walk alongside my clients.
I am committed to creating a therapeutic space for exploration, authenticity, collaboration, and celebrating the diversity of each individual. I place great importance on the strength of the therapeutic relationship and believe it is the engine for agency, growth, and meaningful change. Through empathy and humor, I seek to engage my clients in identifying strengths, exploring healthy coping mechanisms, challenging stories we tell ourselves, and finding ways to turn towards compassion in our relationships with others and ourselves. I strongly believe in people’s innate resilience and feel it is an honor to walk alongside my clients.
(872) 395-4602 View (872) 395-4602
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Dr. Samantha Lussier
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
10 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60609
If you notice that you are stuck in a negative pattern, you may feel powerless and hopeless about change. Let's work together to identify where you are stuck and what keeps you from thriving. Let's identify your strengths and leverage the gifts and talents you have to combat the struggles you continue to endure. Everyone encounters challenges in this life. Let's work together to overcome barriers and ensure nothing stands in your way of living an abundant life.
If you notice that you are stuck in a negative pattern, you may feel powerless and hopeless about change. Let's work together to identify where you are stuck and what keeps you from thriving. Let's identify your strengths and leverage the gifts and talents you have to combat the struggles you continue to endure. Everyone encounters challenges in this life. Let's work together to overcome barriers and ensure nothing stands in your way of living an abundant life.
(312) 548-9051 View (312) 548-9051
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Javon Garcia
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60640  (Online Only)
My clinical background is centered around providing a nurturing, nonjudgmental, and affirming space for clients from all walks of life. With extensive experience in group and individual therapy, I specialize in supporting individuals grappling with LGBTQ identity, racial identity, trauma, anxiety, depression, intimate partner violence, eating disorders, attachment issues, self-esteem, life transitions, stress, and relationships. I am deeply committed to establishing a therapeutic haven for BIPOC and LGBTQ+ individuals, where they can freely express their authentic selves.
My clinical background is centered around providing a nurturing, nonjudgmental, and affirming space for clients from all walks of life. With extensive experience in group and individual therapy, I specialize in supporting individuals grappling with LGBTQ identity, racial identity, trauma, anxiety, depression, intimate partner violence, eating disorders, attachment issues, self-esteem, life transitions, stress, and relationships. I am deeply committed to establishing a therapeutic haven for BIPOC and LGBTQ+ individuals, where they can freely express their authentic selves.
(773) 830-3578 View (773) 830-3578
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Sarah Heinss
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60618
I pursued a career in therapy because I believe that holistic healing is possible. Taking care of your mental, emotional, physical and spiritual wellness, enables you to take care of others, and live a life of joy. With a background in the arts, storytelling, and visual media, I integrate the power of story in the narrative of your life, past present and future. Where are you right now? How has right now been impacted by your past, and what is a vision and purpose for who you want to be? What do you want your life to look like in the future? We can work on all this together.
I pursued a career in therapy because I believe that holistic healing is possible. Taking care of your mental, emotional, physical and spiritual wellness, enables you to take care of others, and live a life of joy. With a background in the arts, storytelling, and visual media, I integrate the power of story in the narrative of your life, past present and future. Where are you right now? How has right now been impacted by your past, and what is a vision and purpose for who you want to be? What do you want your life to look like in the future? We can work on all this together.
(773) 900-7129 View (773) 900-7129
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Elizabeth Stachulski
Counselor, LCPC, CEDS-S
Verified
Chicago, IL 60631  (Online Only)
I am a licensed clinical professional counselor with certifications as an eating disorder specialist and yoga teacher. My training and clinical background allow me the skills to work across all ages from children to adults. I also provide emotional and behavioral coaching and education to caregivers/families to help empower them in supporting loved ones.
I am a licensed clinical professional counselor with certifications as an eating disorder specialist and yoga teacher. My training and clinical background allow me the skills to work across all ages from children to adults. I also provide emotional and behavioral coaching and education to caregivers/families to help empower them in supporting loved ones.
(708) 578-5954 View (708) 578-5954
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Jennifer (Kamprath) Parrado
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60657
I believe in striving to meet clients wherever they are along their journey and working together to create a treatment plan that utilizes a holistic therapeutic approach. Together, we will tailor your care to meet your specific needs and address your concerns. My background in trauma-focused therapy allows me to take proven techniques from this branch of therapy and apply them across the board to each client’s unique needs, whether trauma related or not.
I believe in striving to meet clients wherever they are along their journey and working together to create a treatment plan that utilizes a holistic therapeutic approach. Together, we will tailor your care to meet your specific needs and address your concerns. My background in trauma-focused therapy allows me to take proven techniques from this branch of therapy and apply them across the board to each client’s unique needs, whether trauma related or not.
(872) 252-7906 View (872) 252-7906

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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
78% Self Esteem
70% Trauma and PTSD
67% Coping Skills
67% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

94% BlueCross and BlueShield
58% Aetna
48% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Chicago, IL see their clients

64% In Person and Online
36% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
18% Male
3% Non-Binary