Therapists in Wilmette, IL

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Tara Parker
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, ALMFT, C-IAYT, RYT-500, MA
Verified Verified
Wilmette, IL 60091
Are you going through a life transition or have anxiety, depression, or relationship issues? Whatever your reason(s) for entering therapy, I will work with you to find your way forward. As a psychodynamic therapist, I'll help you to get to the roots of issues, so you can begin to shift outworn mindsets and habits to help you move towards the person you want to be and having the kind of life and relationships you want to have. Therapy offers a safe space to gain new insights, perspectives and tools, for your own growth and self-empowerment. I see myself as your companion and guide in therapy.
Are you going through a life transition or have anxiety, depression, or relationship issues? Whatever your reason(s) for entering therapy, I will work with you to find your way forward. As a psychodynamic therapist, I'll help you to get to the roots of issues, so you can begin to shift outworn mindsets and habits to help you move towards the person you want to be and having the kind of life and relationships you want to have. Therapy offers a safe space to gain new insights, perspectives and tools, for your own growth and self-empowerment. I see myself as your companion and guide in therapy.
(224) 435-5775 View (224) 435-5775
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Carolyn Wagner
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Wilmette, IL 60091  (Online Only)
Is the transition to motherhood more difficult than you expected? Do you wonder what you're doing wrong? You may be tired of the sadness, guilt, worry, scary thoughts, and anger. You may be feeling disconnected and isolated, wondering if you're cut out for motherhood. You might not even remember how you felt before all of this started. But one thing is for sure: you're ready for some relief. You're ready to start feeling like yourself again. You're ready to reconnect with your loved ones and enjoy your children. Most of all, you're ready to find joy and contentment in motherhood.
Is the transition to motherhood more difficult than you expected? Do you wonder what you're doing wrong? You may be tired of the sadness, guilt, worry, scary thoughts, and anger. You may be feeling disconnected and isolated, wondering if you're cut out for motherhood. You might not even remember how you felt before all of this started. But one thing is for sure: you're ready for some relief. You're ready to start feeling like yourself again. You're ready to reconnect with your loved ones and enjoy your children. Most of all, you're ready to find joy and contentment in motherhood.
(847) 973-7214 View (847) 973-7214
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Kannan Vinaitheerthan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Wilmette, IL 60091
Hi there, my name is Kannan Vinaitheerthan. I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker typically practicing in Wilmette, Illinois and currently providing therapy virtually as well as outdoors weather permitting. I work with children, adolescents and adults and provide individual and family therapy. I have experience working with those who are struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, school-related problems and more.
Hi there, my name is Kannan Vinaitheerthan. I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker typically practicing in Wilmette, Illinois and currently providing therapy virtually as well as outdoors weather permitting. I work with children, adolescents and adults and provide individual and family therapy. I have experience working with those who are struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, school-related problems and more.
(630) 445-0537 View (630) 445-0537
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Angel Buchanan, PhD LLC
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Wilmette, IL 60091  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Though each person’s experience is unique, a common thread is that not knowing where emotions come from adds to suffering. My hope is to provide a nonjudgmental place to better understand your emotions so that you can gain a sense of agency in creating a meaningful life. A meaningful life may involve feeling comfortable sitting alone with your thoughts, the past becoming less haunting, more effective communication in relationships, believing you are good enough as you are, or something else. Whatever you are working towards, I am here to support you.
Though each person’s experience is unique, a common thread is that not knowing where emotions come from adds to suffering. My hope is to provide a nonjudgmental place to better understand your emotions so that you can gain a sense of agency in creating a meaningful life. A meaningful life may involve feeling comfortable sitting alone with your thoughts, the past becoming less haunting, more effective communication in relationships, believing you are good enough as you are, or something else. Whatever you are working towards, I am here to support you.
(224) 408-5374 View (224) 408-5374
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Paula Biliter, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Wilmette, IL 60091
Not accepting new clients
Choosing to talk to a professional is a big decision. You may have been thinking about it for months or even years. Let me put your mind at ease about what you'll find if you choose to contact me and come for a session. You'll find someone warm and welcoming who will sit down and have a conversation with you. I will ask about what's been going on and you can tell me what's been troubling you. I will help you to think about possible explanations and solutions in a way you probably haven't thought of before.
Choosing to talk to a professional is a big decision. You may have been thinking about it for months or even years. Let me put your mind at ease about what you'll find if you choose to contact me and come for a session. You'll find someone warm and welcoming who will sit down and have a conversation with you. I will ask about what's been going on and you can tell me what's been troubling you. I will help you to think about possible explanations and solutions in a way you probably haven't thought of before.
(847) 243-6399 View (847) 243-6399
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Judith Sharon Hylton
Counselor, MEd, MA, LCPC, NBCC
Verified Verified
Wilmette, IL 60091
"I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with offices in Wilmette. I specialize in marriage and family therapy. I also work with teens, young adults, and individuals who are struggling with anxiety, depression or struggling to cope with life issues. I am a hope focused therapist who believes that one can be made whole with the right kind of intervention."
"I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with offices in Wilmette. I specialize in marriage and family therapy. I also work with teens, young adults, and individuals who are struggling with anxiety, depression or struggling to cope with life issues. I am a hope focused therapist who believes that one can be made whole with the right kind of intervention."
(224) 204-0844 View (224) 204-0844
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Janet Donnelly London
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSSW, BCD, AAMFT, APSUP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Wilmette, IL 60091
Are you struggling in your relationship right now? Do you feel distant from your spouse or partner? Are you fighting a lot? Do you find yourself crying all the time and feeling bad about yourself? You are not alone. These are the kinds of concerns I often hear in both individual and couple therapy. Each of you, however is unique and needs solutions that are specific to your situation. I have 30 years of clinical experience in providing psychotherapy to adults, adolescents, and children, the last 25 of which have followed advanced training in couple and family therapy.
Are you struggling in your relationship right now? Do you feel distant from your spouse or partner? Are you fighting a lot? Do you find yourself crying all the time and feeling bad about yourself? You are not alone. These are the kinds of concerns I often hear in both individual and couple therapy. Each of you, however is unique and needs solutions that are specific to your situation. I have 30 years of clinical experience in providing psychotherapy to adults, adolescents, and children, the last 25 of which have followed advanced training in couple and family therapy.
(847) 687-0082 View (847) 687-0082
Joan Ferdinand-Keleher
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified Verified
Wilmette, IL 60091
I am an Illinois Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in private practice with offices in Evanston and Chicago offering psychotherapy services to adult individuals, couples, and families.
I am an Illinois Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in private practice with offices in Evanston and Chicago offering psychotherapy services to adult individuals, couples, and families.
(224) 408-5126 View (224) 408-5126
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Arlyn Stern LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Wilmette, IL 60091
Depression, anxiety, addictive and compulsive behaviors, relationship conflicts, loneliness, life changes, indecision, performance issues, impulsivity, stress and frustration...We all struggle with something; it is part of the human condition. At times, it is more than we can deal with and manage on our own. I strive to create a comfortable environment for my clients, as we work together to understand what is troubling you and identify the steps you may take toward realizing the life you envision.
Depression, anxiety, addictive and compulsive behaviors, relationship conflicts, loneliness, life changes, indecision, performance issues, impulsivity, stress and frustration...We all struggle with something; it is part of the human condition. At times, it is more than we can deal with and manage on our own. I strive to create a comfortable environment for my clients, as we work together to understand what is troubling you and identify the steps you may take toward realizing the life you envision.
(847) 915-4521 View (847) 915-4521
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Tricia Louise Nolan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Wilmette, IL 60091  (Online Only)
Tricia uses a holistic approach to healing and has extensive training in many different modalities including Reiki, IET (Integrative Energy Therapy), Yoga/Meditation, EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) and mindfulness training. In using the Contextual Change Model, she incorporates these various modalities depending on the needs of the client. She approaches the therapeutic relationship in a collaborative way, focusing on the client’s strengths, helping the client to deepen agency and self-awareness, emphasizing compassion and empathy throughout treatment. Tricia is currently teaching yoga/meditation at her home in Wilmette.
Tricia uses a holistic approach to healing and has extensive training in many different modalities including Reiki, IET (Integrative Energy Therapy), Yoga/Meditation, EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) and mindfulness training. In using the Contextual Change Model, she incorporates these various modalities depending on the needs of the client. She approaches the therapeutic relationship in a collaborative way, focusing on the client’s strengths, helping the client to deepen agency and self-awareness, emphasizing compassion and empathy throughout treatment. Tricia is currently teaching yoga/meditation at her home in Wilmette.
(224) 808-4973 View (224) 808-4973
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Blair McGuire
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Wilmette, IL 60091
Throughout her career, Blair noticed a need to explore beyond her clients’ moods and emotional states, and was compelled to investigate other areas that may contribute to dysregulation and dissatisfaction. Blair decided to pursue an Integrated Nutrition Health Coach Certificate in 2023 and often takes a holistic approach when working with clients. Blair will assess and make recommendations for lifestyle changes in order to alleviate symptoms of depression and anxiety, cultivate a greater sense of vitality and help clients achieve optimal health.
Throughout her career, Blair noticed a need to explore beyond her clients’ moods and emotional states, and was compelled to investigate other areas that may contribute to dysregulation and dissatisfaction. Blair decided to pursue an Integrated Nutrition Health Coach Certificate in 2023 and often takes a holistic approach when working with clients. Blair will assess and make recommendations for lifestyle changes in order to alleviate symptoms of depression and anxiety, cultivate a greater sense of vitality and help clients achieve optimal health.
(847) 242-2545 View (847) 242-2545
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Jordyn Markie Toia
Counselor, MA, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wilmette, IL 60091
I am an open-minded, empathetic, and solution-oriented mental health practitioner dedicated to supporting and assisting clients with feelings and experiences that can be difficult to navigate. I look to build nourishing relationships and create a safe environment in which clients have the space to change, heal, and learn about themselves, free from judgement and assumption. With a background in sport psychology, I practice with an understanding of the intersection of mind and body, promoting physical and emotional well-being.
I am an open-minded, empathetic, and solution-oriented mental health practitioner dedicated to supporting and assisting clients with feelings and experiences that can be difficult to navigate. I look to build nourishing relationships and create a safe environment in which clients have the space to change, heal, and learn about themselves, free from judgement and assumption. With a background in sport psychology, I practice with an understanding of the intersection of mind and body, promoting physical and emotional well-being.
(312) 584-1722 View (312) 584-1722
Photo of Diane G Goodwin, Psychologist in Wilmette, IL
Diane G Goodwin
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified Verified
Wilmette, IL 60091
I am a licensed clinical psychologist and I work with Children age 6 and older, Teens, Adults and Families. My approach to therapy varies based upon the needs of each individual. I am an in-network provider for BCBS PPO.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist and I work with Children age 6 and older, Teens, Adults and Families. My approach to therapy varies based upon the needs of each individual. I am an in-network provider for BCBS PPO.
(224) 293-0240 View (224) 293-0240
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Sara Gallant
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wilmette, IL 60091
Waitlist for new clients
If you're looking to create positive change in your life, or family life, I am the therapist for you. Clients come to me when they are feeling stressed, anxious, or stuck and we work together as a team to tackle these uncomfortable feelings. I strive to build a strong therapeutic relationship with my clients, as to empower them to become the best version of themselves. My style is collaborative, directive, and interactive. Together, we explore unhelpful thinking patterns, implement healthy coping strategies, and make progress towards reaching your desired goals.
If you're looking to create positive change in your life, or family life, I am the therapist for you. Clients come to me when they are feeling stressed, anxious, or stuck and we work together as a team to tackle these uncomfortable feelings. I strive to build a strong therapeutic relationship with my clients, as to empower them to become the best version of themselves. My style is collaborative, directive, and interactive. Together, we explore unhelpful thinking patterns, implement healthy coping strategies, and make progress towards reaching your desired goals.
(847) 994-4965 View (847) 994-4965
Tani Strain
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Wilmette, IL 60091
If your relationship is in pain, you and all family members feel that impact. I have specialized in couple's therapy for 20+ years. Whether you wish to learn how to increase a positive connection or repair a serious tear in that relationship, I will create a safe environment for you to resolve your differences, look at the underlying causes of the difficulties, and learn healthier and less reactive ways of relating to one another.
If your relationship is in pain, you and all family members feel that impact. I have specialized in couple's therapy for 20+ years. Whether you wish to learn how to increase a positive connection or repair a serious tear in that relationship, I will create a safe environment for you to resolve your differences, look at the underlying causes of the difficulties, and learn healthier and less reactive ways of relating to one another.
(847) 448-0684 View (847) 448-0684
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Annie Felice
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Wilmette, IL 60091
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), certified IFS therapist (level 3 trained), and certified IFS clinical consultant who provides individual and couples therapy and consultation. I understand that it takes a lot of courage to begin the process of therapy, so I work to create a safe and non-judgmental space for my clients to explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. I appreciate the uniqueness of each client's experience and strive to meet each client where they are at. I collaborate with them to create a treatment approach that is flexible, effective, and aligned with their goals for change and healing.
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), certified IFS therapist (level 3 trained), and certified IFS clinical consultant who provides individual and couples therapy and consultation. I understand that it takes a lot of courage to begin the process of therapy, so I work to create a safe and non-judgmental space for my clients to explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. I appreciate the uniqueness of each client's experience and strive to meet each client where they are at. I collaborate with them to create a treatment approach that is flexible, effective, and aligned with their goals for change and healing.
(224) 344-2466 View (224) 344-2466
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Tory Krone
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AM, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wilmette, IL 60091
Whether your relationship is full of conflict or it feels like you have a more intimate relationship with your phones than with each other, I can help you to reconnect, reduce conflict, improve communication, break through longstanding negative patterns and arguments you have on repeat, strengthen your intimacy and relationship satisfaction. We'll focus on practical strategies that we know from decades of research to be effective. The majority of couples I've worked with tell me they notice positive changes in their patterns, greater awareness of their emotions and improved interactions after just 3-5 sessions.
Whether your relationship is full of conflict or it feels like you have a more intimate relationship with your phones than with each other, I can help you to reconnect, reduce conflict, improve communication, break through longstanding negative patterns and arguments you have on repeat, strengthen your intimacy and relationship satisfaction. We'll focus on practical strategies that we know from decades of research to be effective. The majority of couples I've worked with tell me they notice positive changes in their patterns, greater awareness of their emotions and improved interactions after just 3-5 sessions.
(224) 507-6682 View (224) 507-6682
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Amy B Freed
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Wilmette, IL 60091
The decision to begin psychotherapy is a significant one and finding the right therapist is half the battle. The therapeutic relationship plays an important role in our work together. My goal is to provide you with a safe, non-judgmental space to explore your thoughts and feelings about your circumstances including developmental transitions such as entering college, young adulthood; experiencing work or parenting concerns; pre-marital and marital transitions such as those almost or newly married, infidelity, divorce, relational strain; and concerns of general life dissatisfaction resulting in symptoms of depression and anxiety.
The decision to begin psychotherapy is a significant one and finding the right therapist is half the battle. The therapeutic relationship plays an important role in our work together. My goal is to provide you with a safe, non-judgmental space to explore your thoughts and feelings about your circumstances including developmental transitions such as entering college, young adulthood; experiencing work or parenting concerns; pre-marital and marital transitions such as those almost or newly married, infidelity, divorce, relational strain; and concerns of general life dissatisfaction resulting in symptoms of depression and anxiety.
(224) 970-2307 View (224) 970-2307
Sara Wojewski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wilmette, IL 60091  (Online Only)
Giving yourself time and space to acknowledge your experience by sharing it with a therapist serves to ground you in your true self, hopefully reducing the anxiety and frustration of trying to “figure things out”. People need people. My goal is to meet you where you’re at; honor your vulnerability and willingness to ask for help. See if we can find solutions together: whether those solutions involve concrete outcomes or, just as important, processing of your thoughts and feelings. Why make life more difficult by trying to go it alone?
Giving yourself time and space to acknowledge your experience by sharing it with a therapist serves to ground you in your true self, hopefully reducing the anxiety and frustration of trying to “figure things out”. People need people. My goal is to meet you where you’re at; honor your vulnerability and willingness to ask for help. See if we can find solutions together: whether those solutions involve concrete outcomes or, just as important, processing of your thoughts and feelings. Why make life more difficult by trying to go it alone?
(224) 412-3447 View (224) 412-3447
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Amy E Eisenberg
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Wilmette, IL 60091
The foundation of my practice is a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental experience for individuals and couples to feel understood while processing the core issues that stand in the way of moving forward. People can feel lost or disconnected as they come into therapy, but the experience of emotional risk taking, opening up about fears, anxieties, malaise, within the individual or couple, can reinvigorate emotional connections and intimacy.
The foundation of my practice is a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental experience for individuals and couples to feel understood while processing the core issues that stand in the way of moving forward. People can feel lost or disconnected as they come into therapy, but the experience of emotional risk taking, opening up about fears, anxieties, malaise, within the individual or couple, can reinvigorate emotional connections and intimacy.
(312) 757-7188 View (312) 757-7188

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Wilmette, IL

200+

Average cost per session

$160

Therapists in Wilmette, IL who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
90% Depression
86% Relationship Issues
79% Self Esteem
69% Coping Skills
67% Grief
66% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

94% BlueCross and BlueShield
42% Aetna
31% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Wilmette, IL see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Wilmette?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.