Therapists in Evanston, IL

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Meghan Finn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AM, LCSW
Verified
Making the decision to seek therapy, and finding the right provider for yourself are the first steps on the path to change. I do not take for granted the significance a therapeutic relationship can hold and see the work as a privilege. Like any healthy relationship, the therapeutic connection has to be rooted in trust. I hope to earn that trust with you by being present and engaged in our work. Life very rarely leaves anyone without the experiences of anxiety, sadness, stress, and pain at times. As well as joy, excitement, and satisfaction. You are not alone, and I would like to help you toward a positive leaning balance.
(779) 201-6819 
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Evanston, IL 60202
Offers online therapy
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Marilynn McManus, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Therapy is a significant step towards discovering your true self and to understand the issues that shape and block you from leading a more authentic fulfilling life. Through the context of a trusting relationship I will work with you to uncover your goals. Symptoms are messages of blockage and unbalance our way of trying to cope. Understanding the message behind the symptoms and getting past them is part of the work and require a gentle challenging partnership. I focus on attachment history, values and experiences that have shaped who you are. I work with adults of all ages and diagnosis's.
(312) 313-7297 
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Anthony Ward Jr.
Counselor, MSCP, LCPC
Verified
I view counseling and therapy as a conversation. It is my goal to help my clients identify and define what they value in life. Most negative emotions that we experience in life are due to frustrated efforts at achieving the things we value. Often we stand in the way of our own happiness due to unexamined expectations. I believe progress comes through increased awareness and understanding of one's core beliefs about self, others, and the world. I purpose to serve as a sounding board to this growth in awareness and understanding.
(708) 377-4876 
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Evanston, IL 60201
Offers online therapy
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Diana Jean Semmelhack
Psychologist, PsyD, ABPP, LCPC
Verified
I have over 20 years experience treating adults, families and couples. I specialize in depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and psychotic disorders. I am a published author who has presented my research on group psychotherapy nationally and internationally. I am also a licensed massage therapist who practices mind/body work. As a board member with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), and a member of APA's Task force on severe mental illness, I am an advocate for individuals and families who struggle with the stigma associated with these disorders. As a professor at Midwestern University, I am aware of cutting edge, evidence based practices.
(847) 641-2977 
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Evanston, IL 60201
Offers online therapy
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Mirel Castle
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Each individual's journey is unique. My approach to psychotherapy is relational and supportive so people can embrace their personal story in a caring and respectful manner. Together, we can work towards identifying strengths, creating greater self-awareness, increasing fulfillment and understanding thoughts, feelings and relationships. I have experience working with children, adolescents and adults with various concerns in individual, group and family settings, as well as providing neurofeedback therapy and conducting neuropsychological assessments.
(773) 492-6871 
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Evanston, IL 60202
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Candace McWhinnie
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW, LSW
Verified
Deciding to take the next step to participate in therapy can be a hard decision to make, but it can be one of the best decisions especially with someone that is holding space for you. As a black woman who grew up in a religious home, there was no room for therapy. I know now that was one of the biggest mistake made. We all go through things at different stages of our lives. I hope you know you are not alone. I would be honored to come alongside of you to walk through these hard issues in life.
(847) 584-1751 
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Evanston, IL 60201
Offers online therapy
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Cheryl Weiss
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
If you have been struggling to create a meaningful change in your life because of your unhealthy patterns or your own judgmental thoughts, then you might want to dive in the process to clarify what is actually going on. We are more than our thoughts and yes we are driven by our habits. My work with clients is collaborative. I hope to empower, engage and provide you support to promote healing and positive change. I believe that we are unique in many ways & that we are capable of overcoming our personal struggles. Therapy is a safe space to discover yourself, & have a better perspective about your life experiences that impact you.
(773) 985-2369 
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Evanston, IL 60201
Offers online therapy
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Randy L. Kettering
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I am a very experienced, energetic, interactive psychologist who listens carefully and empathically in order to assist in creating solutions to your life difficulties. For relationship difficulties-marital, pre-marital or employment based- I focus on previous and current relationship experiences to clarify expectations and characteristic modes of interacting that are unproductive and unrewarding. Treating anxiety, depression and low self-esteem and are my forte. I offer evening hours Monday-Thursday to accommodate hectic and demanding schedules. I offer Saturday hours in my Evanston office.
(224) 366-9407 
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Evanston, IL 60201
Offers online therapy
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Ivy Lynn Ellis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW, PMH-C
Verified
This isn’t how you pictured it. Why is life so disappointing? You’re overwhelmed by responsibilities and stress, so you procrastinate by binging Netflix. You feel lonely, but meeting new people just seems too hard. This is supposed to be the best time of your life! Everyone else seem like they’ve got it together. What are you doing wrong? First off, you are not doing anything wrong. It is a lot of pressure to figure out your career, relationships, and life goals. Sometimes our efforts to cope with a difficult situation don’t make a difference. I understand that feeling of "not enough" and I am here to help!
(847) 316-0110 
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Evanston, IL 60201
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Erika L. Yamin
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified
My approach is warm, authentic, and nonjudgmental. I aim to honor the uniqueness of each person and tailor my approach to best facilitate individual journeys and goals. It takes time to build trust, and it is my privilege to be your partner in personal growth; I am continually awed watching my clients heal and transform. I work with adults, adolescents, and couples on a wide range of issues including anxiety, low mood, trauma, relationship concerns, transitions, and family conflict. I have a long-term passion for supporting women's reproductive mental health, and extensive experience working with women and couples in this area.
(847) 461-8905 
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Evanston, IL 60202
Offers online therapy
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Michele M Martin
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PhD
Verified
COVID-19 has affected all of us. The future feels uncertain. We worry if family and friends are safe and our job secure. We are socially isolated, days are monotonous, and we miss physical closeness and freedom. Millennials have moved back in with family and lost their independence and sense of identity. Generation Zs lose out on graduation, team sports, friends and jobs lined up after school. Individuals worry about elderly parents, job loss, and struggle to balance work and children at home while finding time alone to just breathe. Couples are experiencing too much togetherness and need communication skills more than ever.
(847) 416-0909 
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Jenna Salek
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I strive to create a space in therapy that is warm, welcoming, and safe and that will allow individuals of all ages to evolve and grow into their best selves. I work with clients who are managing life stressors and transitions, including related to careers, relationships, and becoming parents. I also am passionate about working with individuals who are overcoming trauma, anxiety and/or depression. I have specialized experience with immigrant and refugee youth and families and value approaching clients with cultural humility and responsiveness.
(847) 443-9474 x119 
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Evanston, IL 60201
Offers online therapy
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Christopher Mayer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC
Verified
I provide psychotherapy to adults, teens, and families looking for a supportive place to grow and heal. Some people may be looking to make a change in their lives, while some may not be ready for a change but in search of better ways to live their life as it is. The important thing is that wherever you may be in that process, we can work together towards your vision for your life.
(224) 291-8859 
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Evanston, IL 60201
Offers online therapy
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Emily Lieber
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
During life's challenging moments, most of us benefit from the support of a non judgmental guide. People have told me they feel safe with me. Whether you are dealing with work/school stress, struggling with anxiety or depression, coping with parenting, experiencing loss, or are looking for support with a relationship, I can help you to better understand stuck areas in your life. I see individuals, couples, adolescents and families. I have an interactive, supportive, and open approach. When working with individuals, we will work together to gain greater self understanding and discover workable solutions.
(872) 241-1109 
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Evanston, IL 60201
Offers online therapy
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Jessica McMorran
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
You’ve been feeling overwhelmed and wish you had a safe, nonjudgmental space to explore various parts of your life. Maybe you are sick of people-pleasing or not having good self-esteem. Maybe you struggle with making and upholding boundaries. Maybe anxiety or past traumas are taking up a majority of your day and you’re not sure where to even start. I am a believer in the healing power of therapy. I work with people of all ages who are struggling with various parts of their lives.
(847) 380-7364 
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Evanston, IL 60201
Offers online therapy
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Joyce Marter
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
My ideal client is somebody who is motivated to transcend self-esteem, anxiety, mood, or self-sabotaging behaviors that keep them from living their best life. I am a positive, empathic and supportive therapist who will also be direct and challenge you to move forward because I care. I love helping my clients become their most compassionate advocate, practicing self-care and seeking relationships that nurture their soul. I am uniquely qualified as I am the Founder of Urban Balance, a practice with over 100 therapists working from ten locations as well as the Chair of the Midwest Region of the American Counseling Association.
(855) 520-7671 
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Evanston, IL 60201
Offers online therapy
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Julie Blackman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
It takes courage to go to therapy, especially when you feel stuck. That is why I appreciate the importance of a safe, nurturing and non-judgemental environment. There you can explore who you are, what is important to you and to repair what is keeping you from moving forward, whether it is depression/anxiety, relationship issues or an eating disorder. Once you have self-awareness, strategies and support, you will be able to make better choices and be the person you want to be.
(773) 717-2953 
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Evanston, IL 60201
Offers online therapy
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Jenna Sheftel
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Jenna Sheftel is a licensed clinical psychologist and the clinical director at the National Anxiety Institute, Ltd. She is an expert in the treatment of anxiety and related disorders. Her practice is focused on providing effective and long-lasting treatment using the latest Cognitive Behavioral Therapy interventions. Each course of therapy is tailored to the individual patient. She has an empathetic, collaborative style to create an environment of hope and possibility. Dr. Sheftel works with adolescents and adults. A unique component of her practice is her ability to treat individuals across the US.
(847) 485-1907 
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Evanston, IL 60201
Offers online therapy
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Kelly Schilder Ray
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I consider it a privilege to work with clients as they navigate through times of pain, sorrow, and self-exploration. I appreciate learning from clients their goals for the therapy process and how they hope to change. I assist clients in understanding possible triggers to uncomfortable thoughts, feelings, or behaviors, while also identifying ways in which they may find themselves stuck. Together, we will identify healthy coping skills for managing and ultimately moving past the distress, leading to a healthier and lighter way of being.
(773) 717-2921 
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Evanston, IL 60201
Offers online therapy
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Suzanne Hawley Counseling, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, ACHP-SW
Verified
Is your goal lowering your stress? Having better communication with family and medical providers? Broadening your social support? Improving your coping skills, including bereavement and grief? These are all goals that I can help you achieve. I've been a therapist for many years with extensive experience working inside a hospital and supporting all walks of life. I can help you overcome anxiety, depression, grief, worry, stress, concerns about chronic pain and managing chronic illness, concerns about being a caregiver to elderly or disabled family members, and navigating life's challenges and transitions.
(847) 665-1742 
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Evanston, IL 60202
Offers online therapy


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What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Evanston are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.

Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Evanston then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.

Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.

How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Evanston, or Child Psychologists in Evanston.

Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Evanston psychologists specializing in EMDR.

What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Evanston specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.

How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.