Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60626
Why am I here, and what are my lessons? The hard things in life, the things you really learn from, put you at a crossroads where you feel stuck and the pressure mounting. Everything is stressful and you feel powered down by the confusion, responsibilities and commitments. Something has got to give! Fortunately pain is an excellent teacher precisely because it gets our attention. I assure you the struggle you're experiencing now is guiding you. Struggle is a bonafide indication of real and important progress. If you're trying to gain traction, but don't remember how, I am here to help you understand yourself and heal from within.
(708) 934-4354
Verified
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Chicago, IL 60626
Why am I here, and what are my lessons? The hard things in life, the things you really learn from, put you at a crossroads where you feel stuck and the pressure mounting. Everything is stressful and you feel powered down by the confusion, responsibilities and commitments. Something has got to give! Fortunately pain is an excellent teacher precisely because it gets our attention. I assure you the struggle you're experiencing now is guiding you. Struggle is a bonafide indication of real and important progress. If you're trying to gain traction, but don't remember how, I am here to help you understand yourself and heal from within.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC, PCGC Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60620
Are you tired of not living your best life? Are you overwhelmed with uncontrollable stressed and anxiety due to trauma, family problems, interpersonal relationships, violence, alcohol and or substance abuse? Do you want to learn coping skills to manage daily stress? If you answered yes, to any of these questions, help is available. I can help you build, restore and live the life you deserve as well as desire. I utilize a Strength and Resilience Based, Therapeutic Coaching Model. My clients learn to focus, recharge, and build on their inner strengths. Let's work together to build your mental health wealth.​
(773) 295-1383
Verified
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Chicago, IL 60620
Are you tired of not living your best life? Are you overwhelmed with uncontrollable stressed and anxiety due to trauma, family problems, interpersonal relationships, violence, alcohol and or substance abuse? Do you want to learn coping skills to manage daily stress? If you answered yes, to any of these questions, help is available. I can help you build, restore and live the life you deserve as well as desire. I utilize a Strength and Resilience Based, Therapeutic Coaching Model. My clients learn to focus, recharge, and build on their inner strengths. Let's work together to build your mental health wealth.​
Photo of Clara F Villaseñor, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60640
My joy in working with adults, is being a support for you when dealing with challenging life changes like relationship issues and self-doubt. I enjoy building a trusting therapeutic relationship as I'm committed to support you in managing these problems and help facilitate change in order to relieve some stress and enhance your life experience. Together, we will work towards finding relief, establishing a life balance and developing coping mechanisms to improve wellbeing.
(872) 814-6088
Verified
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Chicago, IL 60640
My joy in working with adults, is being a support for you when dealing with challenging life changes like relationship issues and self-doubt. I enjoy building a trusting therapeutic relationship as I'm committed to support you in managing these problems and help facilitate change in order to relieve some stress and enhance your life experience. Together, we will work towards finding relief, establishing a life balance and developing coping mechanisms to improve wellbeing.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60646
I offer a compassionate and individualized approach to therapy, helping adults and children to navigate challenging situations and develop healthy responses to stress. I work one-on-one with clients to identify the root of their struggles and offer concrete strategies to reduce stress, improve communication, and enhance relationships. I have over a decade of experience providing support to individuals and families throughout Chicago and the north shore. My specialties include anxiety, depression, mood disorders, OCD, relationship issues, family/marital challenges, parenting support and more.
(872) 244-6245 x500
Verified
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Chicago, IL 60646
I offer a compassionate and individualized approach to therapy, helping adults and children to navigate challenging situations and develop healthy responses to stress. I work one-on-one with clients to identify the root of their struggles and offer concrete strategies to reduce stress, improve communication, and enhance relationships. I have over a decade of experience providing support to individuals and families throughout Chicago and the north shore. My specialties include anxiety, depression, mood disorders, OCD, relationship issues, family/marital challenges, parenting support and more.
Photo of Matthew Cramer, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60611
My name is Matthew Cramer and I'm a psychotherapist and addictions counselor. If you're considering therapy but aren't quite sure, or aren't entirely comfortable opening up to a stranger, then you've come to the right place! Most people who see me have little to no experience with therapists or therapy. Many are uncomfortable asking for help, believing it is a sign of "weakness." Others come from families where "staying strong," and keeping "personal business" in the family was the norm. Whatever their story, they are able to open up to me.
(773) 328-8720
Verified
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Chicago, IL 60611
My name is Matthew Cramer and I'm a psychotherapist and addictions counselor. If you're considering therapy but aren't quite sure, or aren't entirely comfortable opening up to a stranger, then you've come to the right place! Most people who see me have little to no experience with therapists or therapy. Many are uncomfortable asking for help, believing it is a sign of "weakness." Others come from families where "staying strong," and keeping "personal business" in the family was the norm. Whatever their story, they are able to open up to me.
Photo of The Juniper Center&Center for Relationship Health, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD, CSADC, BCETS Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60611
Life gets complicated. You have been trying all that you know how to do to make things better for yourself or for someone you love but have run out of energy, ideas or both. You may have a relationship with someone you love but just can't seem to get along. You may be a parent trying to best figure out how to help a child or teen who is having problems. You may feel burdened by sadness, fear or stress.Or, perhaps you have old wounds that seem to keep interfering with you creating the life you want.
(847) 920-7884 x1
Verified
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Chicago, IL 60611
Life gets complicated. You have been trying all that you know how to do to make things better for yourself or for someone you love but have run out of energy, ideas or both. You may have a relationship with someone you love but just can't seem to get along. You may be a parent trying to best figure out how to help a child or teen who is having problems. You may feel burdened by sadness, fear or stress.Or, perhaps you have old wounds that seem to keep interfering with you creating the life you want.
Photo of Amee Dassani, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60616
I take a holistic perspective in my approach and seek to make you feel respected and heard. Creating a client focused treatment plan based on an integration of theories., I am happy to assist and collaborate with you on this journey of healing and growth. My sessions are conducted remotely through a HIPAA compliant videoconferencing site. This provides you with the flexibility, comfort and convenience of not having to travel for therapy services. I take a collaborative approach as I value the therapeutic relationship and have a lot of empathy for your challenges.
(630) 756-2929
Verified
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Chicago, IL 60616
I take a holistic perspective in my approach and seek to make you feel respected and heard. Creating a client focused treatment plan based on an integration of theories., I am happy to assist and collaborate with you on this journey of healing and growth. My sessions are conducted remotely through a HIPAA compliant videoconferencing site. This provides you with the flexibility, comfort and convenience of not having to travel for therapy services. I take a collaborative approach as I value the therapeutic relationship and have a lot of empathy for your challenges.
Photo of Dr. Pia Alexandra Holec
PsyD Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60611
Making your first therapy appointment can be daunting. As a psychotherapist, I get that. It is my priority to make individuals, couples, and families feel understood, heard, and respected. Here's your opportunity to make a change in your life. ..............................Life has its challenges. My therapeutic approach is to help you navigate the process of overcoming difficulties within your life. I enjoy working with individuals and couples who are apprehensive about starting treatment, are motivated for change, and are open to working outside of their comfort zone.
(312) 646-4395
Verified
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Chicago, IL 60611
Making your first therapy appointment can be daunting. As a psychotherapist, I get that. It is my priority to make individuals, couples, and families feel understood, heard, and respected. Here's your opportunity to make a change in your life. ..............................Life has its challenges. My therapeutic approach is to help you navigate the process of overcoming difficulties within your life. I enjoy working with individuals and couples who are apprehensive about starting treatment, are motivated for change, and are open to working outside of their comfort zone.
Photo of Kristen E Anderson, Counselor
Counselor, PhD, LMHC , NCC Verified
Verified
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$45
Chicago, IL 60660
Accepting new/ tele-health clients!! Welcome, simply arriving on this site suggests you have moved forward on your journey to health and wellness. I have been counseling clients for over 20 years and have found that making this initial outreach is often the biggest hurdle. Many of the individuals I work with have experienced depression or anxiety and many have found that substance use, once a form of 'decompression', has in fact compounded their struggle. This does not need to be your 'new' or 'permanant normal.'
(224) 204-0535
Verified
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Chicago, IL 60660
$45 Per Session
Accepting new/ tele-health clients!! Welcome, simply arriving on this site suggests you have moved forward on your journey to health and wellness. I have been counseling clients for over 20 years and have found that making this initial outreach is often the biggest hurdle. Many of the individuals I work with have experienced depression or anxiety and many have found that substance use, once a form of 'decompression', has in fact compounded their struggle. This does not need to be your 'new' or 'permanant normal.'
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60601
Do you find yourself feeling stuck in patterns of perfectionism or procrastination that you cannot break no matter how hard you try? Are you feeling at mercy to your own self-critic? Perhaps you begin to wonder, “Why try?” Life seems to be passing by and you might feel caught up in avoiding things that are important to you such as relationships, work, school, or your hobbies. Your thoughts, sensations and feelings appear to control how you live your life leaving you feeling helpless, ashamed, overwhelmed and misunderstood. We can work together to help you process these feelings and grow.
(312) 729-5376
Verified
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Chicago, IL 60601
Do you find yourself feeling stuck in patterns of perfectionism or procrastination that you cannot break no matter how hard you try? Are you feeling at mercy to your own self-critic? Perhaps you begin to wonder, “Why try?” Life seems to be passing by and you might feel caught up in avoiding things that are important to you such as relationships, work, school, or your hobbies. Your thoughts, sensations and feelings appear to control how you live your life leaving you feeling helpless, ashamed, overwhelmed and misunderstood. We can work together to help you process these feelings and grow.
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MSW Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60602
I am passionate about working to ensure that underserved and underrepresented individuals, couples and families, have the support and resources necessary to live emotionally healthy and productive lives. I have found that through therapy, I can inspire people to deal with life as they find it and equip them with skills to make it better. I am passionate about helping people and identify their areas of opportunity for growth and guiding them to a place of understanding and action. I am able to encourage, inspire and help people move beyond the current circumstances, to a place of peace and resolve so that they may be successful.
(312) 516-4249
Verified
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Chicago, IL 60602
I am passionate about working to ensure that underserved and underrepresented individuals, couples and families, have the support and resources necessary to live emotionally healthy and productive lives. I have found that through therapy, I can inspire people to deal with life as they find it and equip them with skills to make it better. I am passionate about helping people and identify their areas of opportunity for growth and guiding them to a place of understanding and action. I am able to encourage, inspire and help people move beyond the current circumstances, to a place of peace and resolve so that they may be successful.
Photo of Nancy Peltzman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, Analyst, LCSW Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60611
If you have wondered for a long time whether you could possibly become more like the person you long to be and get some of the things you really want from your life before it is too late, then you are like the people I see. In doing this work I approach my collaborator with affection, enjoyment, unvarying thoughtfulness, and unconditional commitment. I use my own insides and all my responsiveness, all of the time. I bring a wide range and depth of experience in doing intensive and deep-rooted work, which is the kind of challenging work I enjoy.
(773) 250-6394
Verified
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Chicago, IL 60611
If you have wondered for a long time whether you could possibly become more like the person you long to be and get some of the things you really want from your life before it is too late, then you are like the people I see. In doing this work I approach my collaborator with affection, enjoyment, unvarying thoughtfulness, and unconditional commitment. I use my own insides and all my responsiveness, all of the time. I bring a wide range and depth of experience in doing intensive and deep-rooted work, which is the kind of challenging work I enjoy.
Photo of Loni Itah, Counselor
Counselor, MA, LCPC Verified
Verified
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$150
Chicago, IL 60647
Is your life being restricted by fear, worry, phobias, shyness, panic attacks, obsessive thoughts, or repetitive/compulsive behaviors? Do you feel that your "comfort zone" has been shrinking, you've been avoiding things that you want/need to do, or that you get "stuck in your head" and can't be present in your life? There's good news: things can get better. My goal is to always bring a compassionate, authentic attitude to therapy that respects each client’s individuality, while utilizing powerful, evidence-based practices that have been proven to work.
(224) 478-1564
Verified
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Chicago, IL 60647
$150 Per Session
Is your life being restricted by fear, worry, phobias, shyness, panic attacks, obsessive thoughts, or repetitive/compulsive behaviors? Do you feel that your "comfort zone" has been shrinking, you've been avoiding things that you want/need to do, or that you get "stuck in your head" and can't be present in your life? There's good news: things can get better. My goal is to always bring a compassionate, authentic attitude to therapy that respects each client’s individuality, while utilizing powerful, evidence-based practices that have been proven to work.
Photo of EmboldenYOU, LLC, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60601
**Not Currently Accepting New Clients: Check Back in November 2020** You're ready to heal whatever part of your life is ailing right now. The process of therapy allows you to not have to do it alone. To have guidance, validation, and accountability in your journey. Don't turn back now and return to the ailing, let today be the day that your life changes. We can't change our pasts, but we can change our paths and live happier and healthier lives. I strive to create a comfortable and safe environment for my clients so that they can access the vulnerable parts of themselves and grow into the versions of themselves they strive to be.
(312) 471-0638
Verified
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Chicago, IL 60601
**Not Currently Accepting New Clients: Check Back in November 2020** You're ready to heal whatever part of your life is ailing right now. The process of therapy allows you to not have to do it alone. To have guidance, validation, and accountability in your journey. Don't turn back now and return to the ailing, let today be the day that your life changes. We can't change our pasts, but we can change our paths and live happier and healthier lives. I strive to create a comfortable and safe environment for my clients so that they can access the vulnerable parts of themselves and grow into the versions of themselves they strive to be.
Photo of Marcellus A Rose III, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60615
"Therapy is like a car navigation system-the therapist is the GPS offering a number of directions to help reach your destination, but you are the driver! Often times we may need a little direction or help to deal with the excess baggage, wrong turns, and bumps along the way. Give me the opportunity to help you navigate the way to your best self."
(773) 839-3859
Verified
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Chicago, IL 60615
"Therapy is like a car navigation system-the therapist is the GPS offering a number of directions to help reach your destination, but you are the driver! Often times we may need a little direction or help to deal with the excess baggage, wrong turns, and bumps along the way. Give me the opportunity to help you navigate the way to your best self."
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60640
I am a psychotherapist and Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Chicago, Illinois. I provide individual and couples therapy specializing in the particular needs of the queer community. Psychotherapy offers the opportunity to gain a deeper knowledge and acceptance of oneself as well as insight into how one's fears, unacknowledged desires, and conflicts from the past can influence current behavior. I believe that a successful psychotherapy is directly dependent upon a solid relationship between therapist and patient.
(312) 548-3824
Verified
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Chicago, IL 60640
I am a psychotherapist and Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Chicago, Illinois. I provide individual and couples therapy specializing in the particular needs of the queer community. Psychotherapy offers the opportunity to gain a deeper knowledge and acceptance of oneself as well as insight into how one's fears, unacknowledged desires, and conflicts from the past can influence current behavior. I believe that a successful psychotherapy is directly dependent upon a solid relationship between therapist and patient.
Photo of Vanessa E Ford, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60626
I believe in building collaborative relationships with my clients. Many of the people who come to see me are insightful and know that certain behaviors or symptoms of depression, stress or anxiety are holding them back. We will work together to both help you develop better coping and self-esteem, as well as developing a better understanding of your issues and problems. Cognitive-behavioral therapy and DBT can help with this. For more information on my background please visit the "credentials" page on my website.
(773) 552-8070
Verified
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Chicago, IL 60626
I believe in building collaborative relationships with my clients. Many of the people who come to see me are insightful and know that certain behaviors or symptoms of depression, stress or anxiety are holding them back. We will work together to both help you develop better coping and self-esteem, as well as developing a better understanding of your issues and problems. Cognitive-behavioral therapy and DBT can help with this. For more information on my background please visit the "credentials" page on my website.
Photo of Heather L McRoberts, Psychologist
Psychologist, MA, PsyD Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60604
If you are struggling with feeling overwhelmed, anxious, depressed or experiencing increased life stressors due to work, family or other responsibilities, psychotherapy can help. Strengthening your interpersonal, behavioral and relational strategies will bring you relief. Together, we will explore how the complex patterns of your experiences are affecting your current life challenges, emotions, and behaviors. Whether working with children, adolescents, teens or adults, my approach is to be compassionate and attuned to your unique set of needs, providing a space for you to feel understood, appreciated and learn self-acceptance, ultimately achieving more effective strategies for dealing with life's stressors.
(773) 888-4771
Verified
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Chicago, IL 60604
If you are struggling with feeling overwhelmed, anxious, depressed or experiencing increased life stressors due to work, family or other responsibilities, psychotherapy can help. Strengthening your interpersonal, behavioral and relational strategies will bring you relief. Together, we will explore how the complex patterns of your experiences are affecting your current life challenges, emotions, and behaviors. Whether working with children, adolescents, teens or adults, my approach is to be compassionate and attuned to your unique set of needs, providing a space for you to feel understood, appreciated and learn self-acceptance, ultimately achieving more effective strategies for dealing with life's stressors.
Photo of Traci Patterson, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, CADC, RYT-200, Y12SR Verified
Verified
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$100
Chicago, IL 60602
~ No current availability ~ You may feel increasingly more anxious, overwhelmed, or possibly depressed. Life may even feel unmanageable. You might find yourself trying to fill internal voids with external things, such as alcohol, drugs, food, sex, or relationships. Experiences from your past could leave you feeling stuck in your present. Change can be terrifying, and taking that first step may feel impossible. * I became a therapist in Chicago to help others see their worth and start to take ownership of their lives. Despite what that non-stop loop of negative self-talk in your head may tell you, you are good enough just as you are.
(312) 516-2489
Verified
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Chicago, IL 60602
$100 Per Session
~ No current availability ~ You may feel increasingly more anxious, overwhelmed, or possibly depressed. Life may even feel unmanageable. You might find yourself trying to fill internal voids with external things, such as alcohol, drugs, food, sex, or relationships. Experiences from your past could leave you feeling stuck in your present. Change can be terrifying, and taking that first step may feel impossible. * I became a therapist in Chicago to help others see their worth and start to take ownership of their lives. Despite what that non-stop loop of negative self-talk in your head may tell you, you are good enough just as you are.
Photo of Stephanie DiMaggio, Counselor
Counselor, LCPC Verified
Verified
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$155
Chicago, IL 60647
I believe therapy is a way for one to become a better version of themselves while taking the steps to live a more fulfilling and authentic life. A collaborative approach will help you feel therapy isn’t a one sided relationship because we will walk side by side together. You will be able to make the necessary changes to have a life worth living, while learning to accept yourself the way you are. Throughout my experience as a therapist I have supported my clients in healing and understand their challenges while utilizing skills to manage those difficult times.
(331) 210-9581
Verified
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Chicago, IL 60647
$155 Per Session
I believe therapy is a way for one to become a better version of themselves while taking the steps to live a more fulfilling and authentic life. A collaborative approach will help you feel therapy isn’t a one sided relationship because we will walk side by side together. You will be able to make the necessary changes to have a life worth living, while learning to accept yourself the way you are. Throughout my experience as a therapist I have supported my clients in healing and understand their challenges while utilizing skills to manage those difficult times.

Teletherapy (Online Therapy, Virtual Therapists) Therapists
Teletherapy and Online counseling have grown enormously as a medium for therapy since the advent of social distancing. Most therapists are happy to provide sessions by video or phone.

All professionals are licensed to provide video therapy to clients within the State in which they hold their license. Cross State licensing exists, but is rare.

So if you're a client in Chicago, this list of teletherapists are licensed to provide therapy to you online (by phone, video or text based chat) because they are within your state. They are sorted nearest to furthest, with professionals in Chicago listed first.

Teletherapy via phone or video can be very similar to conventional in person sessions. The message is the same, even if the medium is different. There are some advantages in the form of convenience, lack of travel and being in comfort of your own home. Set against those, professionals find it more difficult to read non-verbal signals of their clients, and you may find you yourself can be more easily distracted.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in Chicago are able to work with a wide range of issues. They offer in person sessions as well as Teletherapy in Chicago

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in Chicago you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in Chicago and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in Chicago or family therapy in Chicago.