Therapists in Chicago, IL

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Angelica Marrufo
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60625  (Online Only)
Life can be difficult and frustrating but I am adamant that finding a safe and affirming space in therapy shouldn’t be. I prioritize the celebration of individuals’ identities, fostering hope, and nurturing meaning in their life through collaborative, strengths-based techniques. My ultimate goal is to create a safe, affirming space where clients can explore their truths, embrace growth, and ultimately embody their best selves. I have experience spanning across clinical, community-based, and hospital environments. I'm dedicated to assisting those grappling mental health challenges, immigration trauma, and family of origin stress.
Life can be difficult and frustrating but I am adamant that finding a safe and affirming space in therapy shouldn’t be. I prioritize the celebration of individuals’ identities, fostering hope, and nurturing meaning in their life through collaborative, strengths-based techniques. My ultimate goal is to create a safe, affirming space where clients can explore their truths, embrace growth, and ultimately embody their best selves. I have experience spanning across clinical, community-based, and hospital environments. I'm dedicated to assisting those grappling mental health challenges, immigration trauma, and family of origin stress.
(872) 259-5480 View (872) 259-5480
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Cuyana Davis-Carter
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60640
Not accepting new clients
There are times in life where we feel stuck and unable to move to where we desire to be. Therapy seeks to intervene at that “stuck” place. During our time together, we can discover patterns in your relationships, thoughts, and actions. Patterns that, while they may have served a purpose in the past, may no longer be beneficial. My hope is to create an environment in which you feel the freedom to explore, question, and define your authentic self. I provide humor, gentle challenging, creative interventions and non-judgmental support to help you create a more fulfilling life.
There are times in life where we feel stuck and unable to move to where we desire to be. Therapy seeks to intervene at that “stuck” place. During our time together, we can discover patterns in your relationships, thoughts, and actions. Patterns that, while they may have served a purpose in the past, may no longer be beneficial. My hope is to create an environment in which you feel the freedom to explore, question, and define your authentic self. I provide humor, gentle challenging, creative interventions and non-judgmental support to help you create a more fulfilling life.
(773) 747-3929 View (773) 747-3929
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Megan Mills
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60657
Not accepting new clients
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.
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 View (773) 993-1753
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Lakeisha Nowicki
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MEd, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60655  (Online Only)
Lakeisha Nowicki, LCPC is the ideal psychotherapist for those seeking to repair their relationships. Whether it is the relationship you have with yourself or with others, Lakeisha assists in recognizing maladaptive coping patterns while focusing on the freedom to choose better for yourself each and every day. Lakeisha’s strengths are healing through self-reflection, connectedness, laughter, and motivating others to step into their purpose.
Lakeisha Nowicki, LCPC is the ideal psychotherapist for those seeking to repair their relationships. Whether it is the relationship you have with yourself or with others, Lakeisha assists in recognizing maladaptive coping patterns while focusing on the freedom to choose better for yourself each and every day. Lakeisha’s strengths are healing through self-reflection, connectedness, laughter, and motivating others to step into their purpose.
(708) 480-9570 View (708) 480-9570
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Anmol Satiani
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60601
Life can be challenging. It can be easier with the right support and it takes courage to seek out this help. I view therapy as a safe place to discuss worries, frustrations, barriers, and joys with a non-judgmental person with who is trained to listen and help. It is a good place to discuss both the past and the present and the connections between the two. Therapy can help you to move toward healing and having a fuller life.
Life can be challenging. It can be easier with the right support and it takes courage to seek out this help. I view therapy as a safe place to discuss worries, frustrations, barriers, and joys with a non-judgmental person with who is trained to listen and help. It is a good place to discuss both the past and the present and the connections between the two. Therapy can help you to move toward healing and having a fuller life.
(708) 688-9794 View (708) 688-9794
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Bill Koch
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60630
Bill is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who specializes in life transitions, relationship issues, anxiety disorders, and stress management. He focuses on emotional regulation, learning to handle the up and downs of life without reacting or losing balance. Bill works with adults, both individually and couples. He approaches therapy in a nonjudgmental way using mindfulness and compassion to help work through the problems we face.
Bill is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who specializes in life transitions, relationship issues, anxiety disorders, and stress management. He focuses on emotional regulation, learning to handle the up and downs of life without reacting or losing balance. Bill works with adults, both individually and couples. He approaches therapy in a nonjudgmental way using mindfulness and compassion to help work through the problems we face.
(872) 219-0776 View (872) 219-0776
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Sarah Parsell
Licensed Professional Counselor, LLPC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60657  (Online Only)
Experiencing feelings of dysregulation, sorrow, overwhelm, fear, anger, and exhaustion is an inherent aspect of being human, and addressing these experiences can seem daunting. The therapeutic journey equips us to navigate our relationship with our bodies, emotions, experiences, and interpersonal connections, and address deep sources of pain and fear that can often arise merely from existing in this world. Through MCBT, ACT, and Somatic lenses, I want to help you understand yourself and your challenges deeply enough on all levels to invoke acceptance, understanding, and the most difficult of all, change.
Experiencing feelings of dysregulation, sorrow, overwhelm, fear, anger, and exhaustion is an inherent aspect of being human, and addressing these experiences can seem daunting. The therapeutic journey equips us to navigate our relationship with our bodies, emotions, experiences, and interpersonal connections, and address deep sources of pain and fear that can often arise merely from existing in this world. Through MCBT, ACT, and Somatic lenses, I want to help you understand yourself and your challenges deeply enough on all levels to invoke acceptance, understanding, and the most difficult of all, change.
(847) 851-4584 View (847) 851-4584
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Cassandra Perez
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60622
I am fluent in Spanish, focusing on client-centered therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, play therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, trauma-focused, narrative therapy, and other evidence-based practices. Obtaining holistic healing for our mental health can be one of the greatest methods of self-care. The integration of faith-based practices with evidence-based therapies is very important to me. I welcome faith to be a part of the client’s healing process, as it can be an important avenue to consider. I aim to help clients gain insights into their emotional world and equip them with coping skills.
I am fluent in Spanish, focusing on client-centered therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, play therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, trauma-focused, narrative therapy, and other evidence-based practices. Obtaining holistic healing for our mental health can be one of the greatest methods of self-care. The integration of faith-based practices with evidence-based therapies is very important to me. I welcome faith to be a part of the client’s healing process, as it can be an important avenue to consider. I aim to help clients gain insights into their emotional world and equip them with coping skills.
(773) 985-8968 View (773) 985-8968
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Mary Questad
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60618
I love working with children, the inner child in every adult and couples. I take a warm, collaborative and judgement-free approach. I’ll include you in your treatment planning because I think you’ll be more invested in a plan if you had a part in creating it. I particularly specialize in working with trauma, anxiety, depression, ADHD and relationship issues.
I love working with children, the inner child in every adult and couples. I take a warm, collaborative and judgement-free approach. I’ll include you in your treatment planning because I think you’ll be more invested in a plan if you had a part in creating it. I particularly specialize in working with trauma, anxiety, depression, ADHD and relationship issues.
(312) 376-3023 View (312) 376-3023
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Scott Waller
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60660  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I'm an addiction psychologist who helps people moderate drinking and drug use or stop completely. You may feel lost in your alcohol or drug use or find yourself using substances to numb or disconnect. I have specialized training and experience with clients in recovery from alcohol and drug use, depression, and anxiety. I help my clients learn ways to manage stress and anxiety, balance demanding work and home lives, and reconnect to joy in relationships. If you're new to therapy for substance use or returning home from residential/IOP treatment, we'll build layers of support together for your first six months to year in recovery.
I'm an addiction psychologist who helps people moderate drinking and drug use or stop completely. You may feel lost in your alcohol or drug use or find yourself using substances to numb or disconnect. I have specialized training and experience with clients in recovery from alcohol and drug use, depression, and anxiety. I help my clients learn ways to manage stress and anxiety, balance demanding work and home lives, and reconnect to joy in relationships. If you're new to therapy for substance use or returning home from residential/IOP treatment, we'll build layers of support together for your first six months to year in recovery.
(872) 244-6773 View (872) 244-6773
Photo of Meaghan Cusack, PsyD, Psychologist
Meaghan Cusack
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60642
I help children, teens, and adults who experience difficulty regulating big emotions and navigating life transitions to find connection and their voice by providing an empathic and warm relationship and the courage to set boundaries. I hold a doctorate in clinical psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. I believe that empathic and accepting relationships are the key toward helping individuals move towards positive growth. My goal in working with children is to empower the child while collaborating with adults in their life to better understand how the child is functioning.
I help children, teens, and adults who experience difficulty regulating big emotions and navigating life transitions to find connection and their voice by providing an empathic and warm relationship and the courage to set boundaries. I hold a doctorate in clinical psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. I believe that empathic and accepting relationships are the key toward helping individuals move towards positive growth. My goal in working with children is to empower the child while collaborating with adults in their life to better understand how the child is functioning.
(708) 991-5606 View (708) 991-5606
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Linda Williams
Counselor, MA, LCPC, CCTP
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60601
I identify as a Black, queer therapist and use feminine and non-binary pronouns. I have 7 years of experience working with young adults, adults, and older adults for individual and couple’s therapy. I also have experience working with undergraduate and graduate students. Some of my specialty areas are anxiety, depression, complex trauma (racial, sexual, medical, developmental/childhood, intergenerational, and religious), life transitions, work stress, ADHD, postpartum and perinatal concerns, sexual functioning, kink/BDSM/poly, interpersonal relationships, grief, LGBTQIA+, and substance use.
I identify as a Black, queer therapist and use feminine and non-binary pronouns. I have 7 years of experience working with young adults, adults, and older adults for individual and couple’s therapy. I also have experience working with undergraduate and graduate students. Some of my specialty areas are anxiety, depression, complex trauma (racial, sexual, medical, developmental/childhood, intergenerational, and religious), life transitions, work stress, ADHD, postpartum and perinatal concerns, sexual functioning, kink/BDSM/poly, interpersonal relationships, grief, LGBTQIA+, and substance use.
(630) 828-6474 x2 View (630) 828-6474 x2
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Ellen Duong
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, EMDR
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60605
I have a compassionate and strengths-based approach to therapy. I believe that it is the relationship we build together that empowers you to work towards your goals. While treatment looks different for each person, I integrate techniques from cognitive-behavioral therapy, EMDR, psychodynamic theory, and trauma-informed practice into my work. As a bilingual/bicultural person of color , I am particularly interested in working with those who want to explore racial/cultural identity.
I have a compassionate and strengths-based approach to therapy. I believe that it is the relationship we build together that empowers you to work towards your goals. While treatment looks different for each person, I integrate techniques from cognitive-behavioral therapy, EMDR, psychodynamic theory, and trauma-informed practice into my work. As a bilingual/bicultural person of color , I am particularly interested in working with those who want to explore racial/cultural identity.
(312) 477-3293 View (312) 477-3293
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Ashley Miller Nolan
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60647  (Online Only)
“Focus attention on the feeling inside you. Know that it is the pain-body. Accept that it is there. Don't think about it - don't let the feeling turn into thinking. Don't judge or analyze. Don't make an identity for yourself out of it. Stay present, and continue to be the observer of what is happening inside you. Become aware not only of the emotional pain but also of "the one who observes," the silent watcher. This is the power of the Now, the power of your own conscious presence. Then see what happens.” ― Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now. I am honored to join you in Present Space to "see what happens."
“Focus attention on the feeling inside you. Know that it is the pain-body. Accept that it is there. Don't think about it - don't let the feeling turn into thinking. Don't judge or analyze. Don't make an identity for yourself out of it. Stay present, and continue to be the observer of what is happening inside you. Become aware not only of the emotional pain but also of "the one who observes," the silent watcher. This is the power of the Now, the power of your own conscious presence. Then see what happens.” ― Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now. I am honored to join you in Present Space to "see what happens."
(872) 266-7570 View (872) 266-7570
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Katelyn Schmitt Kemper
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW , CADC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60602
I believe therapy works best when built upon a foundation of genuine connection and with a goal of creating lasting behavior change. If you've developed a problematic relationship with alcohol or you've grown concerned with your social drinking, I'm here to help. Whether you're interested in abstinence, moderation management, or simply to better understand your relationship with alcohol, I can help you establish and achieve goals that fit your individual circumstance. If you're already in recovery, I specialize in developing strategies that support a lifetime of sobriety.
I believe therapy works best when built upon a foundation of genuine connection and with a goal of creating lasting behavior change. If you've developed a problematic relationship with alcohol or you've grown concerned with your social drinking, I'm here to help. Whether you're interested in abstinence, moderation management, or simply to better understand your relationship with alcohol, I can help you establish and achieve goals that fit your individual circumstance. If you're already in recovery, I specialize in developing strategies that support a lifetime of sobriety.
(501) 267-8616 View (501) 267-8616
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Keith Varnel Wallace
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BA, MDiv, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60643  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I have a passion for holistic wellness of mind, body and Spirit in the lives of others. My therapeutic endeavors are focused on individuals, couples, children, adolescents, and families who are presently suffering from substance abuse, depression, anxiety disorders, trauma, grief, self esteem, sexual orientation issues and a wide array of life circumstances. As a seasoned psychotherapist, I blend compassion, intellectual insights, current research, and psychological awareness to create sacred spaces in which empowerment and hope may flourish. I welcome working with diverse clients in a colloaborative relationship in achieving ones goals.
I have a passion for holistic wellness of mind, body and Spirit in the lives of others. My therapeutic endeavors are focused on individuals, couples, children, adolescents, and families who are presently suffering from substance abuse, depression, anxiety disorders, trauma, grief, self esteem, sexual orientation issues and a wide array of life circumstances. As a seasoned psychotherapist, I blend compassion, intellectual insights, current research, and psychological awareness to create sacred spaces in which empowerment and hope may flourish. I welcome working with diverse clients in a colloaborative relationship in achieving ones goals.
(917) 746-5234 View (917) 746-5234
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Nicole Kumane` Chisum
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60616  (Online Only)
My clients are open and willing engage in the therapeutic process to reach whatever goals they desire to reach. They come to me for various reasons, whether it is - addressing a mental health diagnosis or just wanting a non-bias person to help them process their day-to-day life stressors. My clients want to improve their overall mental health in comfortable and safe space.
My clients are open and willing engage in the therapeutic process to reach whatever goals they desire to reach. They come to me for various reasons, whether it is - addressing a mental health diagnosis or just wanting a non-bias person to help them process their day-to-day life stressors. My clients want to improve their overall mental health in comfortable and safe space.
(312) 509-4639 View (312) 509-4639
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Christian Xavier Bate-Soto
Licensed Social Worker, LSW, MSW, BA
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60603
Life can be tough. Have you been struggling with overthinking, grief and loss, feelings of hopelessness, substance use, or other debilitating issues? These problems can affect your relationships, career, social life, and other aspects of life. Don't lose hope! You are strong and resilient. It's okay to outreach for support when we need it.
Life can be tough. Have you been struggling with overthinking, grief and loss, feelings of hopelessness, substance use, or other debilitating issues? These problems can affect your relationships, career, social life, and other aspects of life. Don't lose hope! You are strong and resilient. It's okay to outreach for support when we need it.
(312) 578-9990 View (312) 578-9990
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Nicole Ness
Counselor, LCPC, CST, PMH-C
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60614  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
There are a range of reasons why intimacy might feel out of reach or we feel disconnected from ourselves (or our partner.) Perhaps it’s all of the “stuff” you were taught about who you “should” be as a sexual being, or what intimacy is supposed to look like in a relationship. Maybe it’s because unrealistic body standards have invited themselves into the bedroom and are getting in the way of feeling present and pleasure. Or perhaps you and your partner have been at odds with your differing levels of sexual desire and needs, and are feeling defeated in finding a system that “works" for both of you.
There are a range of reasons why intimacy might feel out of reach or we feel disconnected from ourselves (or our partner.) Perhaps it’s all of the “stuff” you were taught about who you “should” be as a sexual being, or what intimacy is supposed to look like in a relationship. Maybe it’s because unrealistic body standards have invited themselves into the bedroom and are getting in the way of feeling present and pleasure. Or perhaps you and your partner have been at odds with your differing levels of sexual desire and needs, and are feeling defeated in finding a system that “works" for both of you.
(312) 487-3971 View (312) 487-3971
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Rachel C Sturges
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60657
People find themselves looking for the help of a professional when their previous ways of coping are no longer effective and they feel lost or stuck. Therapy is an opportunity for change. By entering into therapy, you offer yourself an opportunity to explore your needs and feelings with an insightful, caring professional who can support you in finding new ways of meeting the challenges in your life. I am interested in helping my patients understand themselves, their behaviors, and their experiences by making meaning of how past experiences have impacted them and potentially influence current behaviors, relationships, and life circumstances.
People find themselves looking for the help of a professional when their previous ways of coping are no longer effective and they feel lost or stuck. Therapy is an opportunity for change. By entering into therapy, you offer yourself an opportunity to explore your needs and feelings with an insightful, caring professional who can support you in finding new ways of meeting the challenges in your life. I am interested in helping my patients understand themselves, their behaviors, and their experiences by making meaning of how past experiences have impacted them and potentially influence current behaviors, relationships, and life circumstances.
(773) 467-7146 View (773) 467-7146
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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