Laurie J Belzer
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60613
I enable clients to access the wisdom of their emotions to enhance their relationships and lives. Happy relationships and solid self-esteem are the foundations of psychological and emotional well-being, while disharmony, worries, and unhappiness signal that we need to experience new ways to effectively express feelings and enact aspirations in our lives. I strive to provide an inviting and nonjudgmental therapeutic context to empower clients to find satisfying ways to address concerns. My integrative approach draws upon Western science and Eastern wisdom, including Buddhist approaches to well-being.
(773) 527-1304
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Chicago, IL 60613
I enable clients to access the wisdom of their emotions to enhance their relationships and lives. Happy relationships and solid self-esteem are the foundations of psychological and emotional well-being, while disharmony, worries, and unhappiness signal that we need to experience new ways to effectively express feelings and enact aspirations in our lives. I strive to provide an inviting and nonjudgmental therapeutic context to empower clients to find satisfying ways to address concerns. My integrative approach draws upon Western science and Eastern wisdom, including Buddhist approaches to well-being.
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Lucas Byron Swenink
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60640
Lucas specializes in working with individuals and couples who identify as part of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer population. Within the LGBTQ population, he has further expertise in working with those who wish to address the implications of their trauma history, HIV/AIDS-related health and wellness, Depression, Anxiety, issues related to Aging and Substance Abuse and Dependance related disorders.
(872) 221-6391
Verified
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Chicago, IL 60640
Lucas specializes in working with individuals and couples who identify as part of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer population. Within the LGBTQ population, he has further expertise in working with those who wish to address the implications of their trauma history, HIV/AIDS-related health and wellness, Depression, Anxiety, issues related to Aging and Substance Abuse and Dependance related disorders.
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Mary Lagana, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60657
Choosing to seek therapy can be a difficult and stressful decision, one that takes a lot of personal strength and courage. It is my goal to create a therapeutic environment that is comfortable and safe. We will work together to address your specific needs and identified goals. My approach to therapy is eclectic, which means that I use a variety of theoretical perspectives and interventions. I understand that each client's personal journey is unique, therefore, my approach is tailored to fit you specifically. My therapeutic style is warm and supportive, with a strength based focus.
(773) 790-5518
Verified
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Chicago, IL 60657
Choosing to seek therapy can be a difficult and stressful decision, one that takes a lot of personal strength and courage. It is my goal to create a therapeutic environment that is comfortable and safe. We will work together to address your specific needs and identified goals. My approach to therapy is eclectic, which means that I use a variety of theoretical perspectives and interventions. I understand that each client's personal journey is unique, therefore, my approach is tailored to fit you specifically. My therapeutic style is warm and supportive, with a strength based focus.
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Jamie Dunlap
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC, LPC Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60606
Feeling disconnected? At this uncertain time, many are experiencing relational challenges within their family, marriage/romantic life, workplace, or social life. I will help you to address ongoing anxiety, depression, or avoidance of difficult feelings such as self-doubt. My approach is focused on a partnership, and supporting you to seek-out positive and meaningful experiences to rebuild connection and self-esteem. During our initial sessions, I will complete an assessment to form a better understanding of your background and we will form individualized goals such as improved relationship satisfaction or reduced anxiety.
(872) 213-5800
Verified
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Chicago, IL 60606
Feeling disconnected? At this uncertain time, many are experiencing relational challenges within their family, marriage/romantic life, workplace, or social life. I will help you to address ongoing anxiety, depression, or avoidance of difficult feelings such as self-doubt. My approach is focused on a partnership, and supporting you to seek-out positive and meaningful experiences to rebuild connection and self-esteem. During our initial sessions, I will complete an assessment to form a better understanding of your background and we will form individualized goals such as improved relationship satisfaction or reduced anxiety.
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Samar Hindi
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60611
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS! I believe that positive change can occur when we are given the space to explore the ways in which we cope with our life experiences. Seeking therapy is an honorable step towards living a more purposeful and balanced life. Creating a safe, caring, non-judgmental environment enables clients to explore themselves through their unique experiences. My goal in therapy is to facilitate healing for individuals by looking at each person through a holistic, culturally sensitive, and strength-based lens. That means that therapy will be tailored to your specific needs and goals.
(224) 563-1341
Verified
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Chicago, IL 60611
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS! I believe that positive change can occur when we are given the space to explore the ways in which we cope with our life experiences. Seeking therapy is an honorable step towards living a more purposeful and balanced life. Creating a safe, caring, non-judgmental environment enables clients to explore themselves through their unique experiences. My goal in therapy is to facilitate healing for individuals by looking at each person through a holistic, culturally sensitive, and strength-based lens. That means that therapy will be tailored to your specific needs and goals.
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Emily Bryant
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Verified
Verified
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$100
Chicago, IL 60618
Asking for help can be hard and I commend you for reaching out. I work with adults from diverse backgrounds and have experience working with a multitude of mental health concerns, including anxiety, depression, Bipolar Disorder, interpersonal and self-esteem difficulties, as well as trauma. I am passionate about working with adults who have experienced childhood trauma and who find that the past continues to affect their present. I also have a particular interest in working with individuals within the LGBTQIA+ community.
(312) 766-6148
Verified
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Chicago, IL 60618
$100 Per Session
Asking for help can be hard and I commend you for reaching out. I work with adults from diverse backgrounds and have experience working with a multitude of mental health concerns, including anxiety, depression, Bipolar Disorder, interpersonal and self-esteem difficulties, as well as trauma. I am passionate about working with adults who have experienced childhood trauma and who find that the past continues to affect their present. I also have a particular interest in working with individuals within the LGBTQIA+ community.
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Yael Ron
Psychologist, PsyD, LCP, LCPC Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60601
Experience CHANGE and RESOLUTION. You're not alone in your struggles.My purpose is to support you through crisis, and facilitate positive CHANGES in your life. In a warm, safe and empowering environment,I will help you gain a greater awareness of your choices,better understanding of present circumstances, and transform anxiety, frustration and anger into forward movement and action. My vast experience in providing relief from emotional pain and fear, healing wounds of trauma and loss, reducing stress, and mending love and family relationships will help you achieve an overall sense of well-being, balance and direction.
(847) 920-7243
Verified
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Chicago, IL 60601
Experience CHANGE and RESOLUTION. You're not alone in your struggles.My purpose is to support you through crisis, and facilitate positive CHANGES in your life. In a warm, safe and empowering environment,I will help you gain a greater awareness of your choices,better understanding of present circumstances, and transform anxiety, frustration and anger into forward movement and action. My vast experience in providing relief from emotional pain and fear, healing wounds of trauma and loss, reducing stress, and mending love and family relationships will help you achieve an overall sense of well-being, balance and direction.
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Aimee Dokko Osborne
Counselor, MA, NCC, LCPC Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60602
Whether you desire to make changes, heal wounds or develop a more genuine and authentic life, Aimee invites you to partner with her in creating a safe, supportive space for reflection and growth. Examine, explore and discover how maintain a more gratifying and joyful lifestyle. As your story unfolds, she tailors a wholistic approach that meets your personal needs, goals and aspirations.
(312) 516-2454
Verified
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Chicago, IL 60602
Whether you desire to make changes, heal wounds or develop a more genuine and authentic life, Aimee invites you to partner with her in creating a safe, supportive space for reflection and growth. Examine, explore and discover how maintain a more gratifying and joyful lifestyle. As your story unfolds, she tailors a wholistic approach that meets your personal needs, goals and aspirations.
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Alexandra Hoerr
Counselor, MA, LCPC, RPT Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60604
I help women and men who are hurting, angry, and struggling to find their way through life's challenges, to create real and lasting change. Maybe you find it difficult to reach out for help or feel you should be able to manage your own problems, but I know it can be frustrating and demoralizing when real change remains elusive. I will work with you to more fully understand the roots of the issues at hand and collaboratively find resolution and greater freedom.
(855) 338-1135
Verified
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Chicago, IL 60604
I help women and men who are hurting, angry, and struggling to find their way through life's challenges, to create real and lasting change. Maybe you find it difficult to reach out for help or feel you should be able to manage your own problems, but I know it can be frustrating and demoralizing when real change remains elusive. I will work with you to more fully understand the roots of the issues at hand and collaboratively find resolution and greater freedom.
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Terese Youngblood
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60601
Grounded in client-centered and humanistic philosophies, Terese provides a warm and non-judgmental space and a supportive and trusting relationship to help you to create meaningful and lasting change. With an engaging interpersonal style, she collaborates with clients to develop self-compassion and awareness, facilitating progress toward goals.
(872) 713-5794
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Chicago, IL 60601
Grounded in client-centered and humanistic philosophies, Terese provides a warm and non-judgmental space and a supportive and trusting relationship to help you to create meaningful and lasting change. With an engaging interpersonal style, she collaborates with clients to develop self-compassion and awareness, facilitating progress toward goals.
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Frannie Easterday
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60614
It is my hope to empower you to draw on the strengths you possess to overcome challenges. I believe you are the expert on your experience. I believe that the most important aspect of therapy is building a trusting alliance with my clients. Using empathy, honesty and respect, I create a warm, safe and nonjudgmental space in the therapeutic relationship. I understand that everyone requires an individual approache to therapy. In addition to client centered approaches, I also utilize CBT, DBT, motivational interviewing, solution focused, and strengths based approaches in helping clients overcome challenges.
(773) 712-7811
Verified
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Chicago, IL 60614
It is my hope to empower you to draw on the strengths you possess to overcome challenges. I believe you are the expert on your experience. I believe that the most important aspect of therapy is building a trusting alliance with my clients. Using empathy, honesty and respect, I create a warm, safe and nonjudgmental space in the therapeutic relationship. I understand that everyone requires an individual approache to therapy. In addition to client centered approaches, I also utilize CBT, DBT, motivational interviewing, solution focused, and strengths based approaches in helping clients overcome challenges.
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Veronica Heitz
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, CADC Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60609
Do you want to puke already reading all these profiles? Do you wish you could just fast forward to being connected with a therapist? One that you actually like? Who knows their stuff, but isn't pompous? One that provides a relatable, friendly approach and maybe even has a sense of humor? Well, that's me! I enjoy working with clients who are ready for change. Those who know something isn't right, but don't know how to approach it. Clients struggling with past trauma that consistently cope with drugs/alcohol are pretty much my bag. (I also enjoy working with people who are don't struggle with substance abuse.)
(773) 863-3596
Verified
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Chicago, IL 60609
Do you want to puke already reading all these profiles? Do you wish you could just fast forward to being connected with a therapist? One that you actually like? Who knows their stuff, but isn't pompous? One that provides a relatable, friendly approach and maybe even has a sense of humor? Well, that's me! I enjoy working with clients who are ready for change. Those who know something isn't right, but don't know how to approach it. Clients struggling with past trauma that consistently cope with drugs/alcohol are pretty much my bag. (I also enjoy working with people who are don't struggle with substance abuse.)
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John W. Henson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60657
Do you struggle with stress or negativity? Effectively managing stressors and self-compassion for a greater sense of fulfillment is a very important investment for a brighter future. I'm a board certified psychotherapist and practice an eclectic blend of psychotherapy with adult individuals and couples, respecting the uniqueness of each person and their ability to correct self-defeating patterns for a clearer path to personal growth, understanding, mindfulness, and happiness.
(773) 417-1983
Verified
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Chicago, IL 60657
Do you struggle with stress or negativity? Effectively managing stressors and self-compassion for a greater sense of fulfillment is a very important investment for a brighter future. I'm a board certified psychotherapist and practice an eclectic blend of psychotherapy with adult individuals and couples, respecting the uniqueness of each person and their ability to correct self-defeating patterns for a clearer path to personal growth, understanding, mindfulness, and happiness.
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Renee Miranda-Beristain
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC, NCC Verified
Verified
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$175
Chicago, IL 60647
The clients that I have had the most experience with are those that have experienced trauma at some point in their lives. They are coming in because they are ready to begin the healing process. It's important for clients to see and feel what it's like to have a supportive person in their life. They also need someone who believes them and will not question their story. Clients often seek help to manage their triggers, nightmares, learn better coping skills, and many other things. They would also like to eventually get to a place where they don't blame themselves for what happened. They want to live a happier life.
(872) 213-7382
Verified
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Chicago, IL 60647
$175 Per Session
The clients that I have had the most experience with are those that have experienced trauma at some point in their lives. They are coming in because they are ready to begin the healing process. It's important for clients to see and feel what it's like to have a supportive person in their life. They also need someone who believes them and will not question their story. Clients often seek help to manage their triggers, nightmares, learn better coping skills, and many other things. They would also like to eventually get to a place where they don't blame themselves for what happened. They want to live a happier life.
Monica F. Boyd-Layne
Counselor, PhD, LCPC Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60602
In response to the state of emergency we will be seeing clients via HIPPA compliant TeleHealth. You are often nervous and feel like you are an imposter. You would like to be free from doubt and fear. When you attend business meetings or social gatherings do you feel more like your 12 year old self rather than an adult? Are you also haunted by childhood memories of not belonging? You are an individual in transition wanting to move closer to your professional goals.
(312) 516-4263
Verified
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Chicago, IL 60602
In response to the state of emergency we will be seeing clients via HIPPA compliant TeleHealth. You are often nervous and feel like you are an imposter. You would like to be free from doubt and fear. When you attend business meetings or social gatherings do you feel more like your 12 year old self rather than an adult? Are you also haunted by childhood memories of not belonging? You are an individual in transition wanting to move closer to your professional goals.
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Lindsey C. Hovan
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60622
I work to provide a genuine, warm, nonjudgmental, validating, and comforting presence. I utilize an integrative and collaborative style and individualize my approach to best fit each client’s unique concerns and situations. My hope is that the therapeutic space can allow for reflection, exploration, and an increased understanding of yourself and your world.
(312) 940-1806
Verified
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Chicago, IL 60622
I work to provide a genuine, warm, nonjudgmental, validating, and comforting presence. I utilize an integrative and collaborative style and individualize my approach to best fit each client’s unique concerns and situations. My hope is that the therapeutic space can allow for reflection, exploration, and an increased understanding of yourself and your world.
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Lauren L. Breit
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC, CADC, NCC Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60640
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with a Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, as well carrying a Certification in Drug and Alcohol Counseling. I have completed a certificate program for Sex Therapy. I am also a Level III Reiki Practitioner and firmly believe in the power of holistic counseling. I specialize in working with adults, although have experience working with adolescents, couples, and families. I have a focus on those practicing alternative spiritualties, those struggling with trauma/PTSD, survivors of sexual trauma, male survivors of childhood sexual trauma, and first responders.
(708) 318-4303
Verified
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Chicago, IL 60640
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with a Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, as well carrying a Certification in Drug and Alcohol Counseling. I have completed a certificate program for Sex Therapy. I am also a Level III Reiki Practitioner and firmly believe in the power of holistic counseling. I specialize in working with adults, although have experience working with adolescents, couples, and families. I have a focus on those practicing alternative spiritualties, those struggling with trauma/PTSD, survivors of sexual trauma, male survivors of childhood sexual trauma, and first responders.
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Radha Ravi Patel
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
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$75
Chicago, IL 60647
I truly believe that anyone and everyone can benefit from therapy. It can help you process a variety of problems including anxiety, depression, substance use, trauma, or relationship issues. Therapy can also help you become the best version of yourself whether or not any of these apply. I come from a cultural background that has brought me a good understanding of how family and where you come from can impact the rest of your life. I hope to bring this cultural sensitivity to the therapy space and to encourage others to prioritize their mental and emotional health as well.
(727) 245-0556
Verified

Chicago, IL 60647
$75 Per Session
I truly believe that anyone and everyone can benefit from therapy. It can help you process a variety of problems including anxiety, depression, substance use, trauma, or relationship issues. Therapy can also help you become the best version of yourself whether or not any of these apply. I come from a cultural background that has brought me a good understanding of how family and where you come from can impact the rest of your life. I hope to bring this cultural sensitivity to the therapy space and to encourage others to prioritize their mental and emotional health as well.
Crystal Niemeyer
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT Verified
Verified
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$130
Chicago, IL 60625
Whether I am working with an adolescent or adult individual, a family, or a couple, I make it my utmost priority to ensure a safe, comfortable environment for all clients. We will explore the relationships that impact your well-being, such as your romantic relationships, friendships, familial relationships, or your relationship with yourself. We will collaborate on what is best for your needs and work together to accomplish your goals.
(872) 276-8661
Verified
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Chicago, IL 60625
$130 Per Session
Whether I am working with an adolescent or adult individual, a family, or a couple, I make it my utmost priority to ensure a safe, comfortable environment for all clients. We will explore the relationships that impact your well-being, such as your romantic relationships, friendships, familial relationships, or your relationship with yourself. We will collaborate on what is best for your needs and work together to accomplish your goals.
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Chicago, IL 60647
I work best with individuals seeking coaching to manage difficult times, depression symptoms, and addressing experiences of social and community harm.
(971) 351-2593
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Chicago, IL 60647
I work best with individuals seeking coaching to manage difficult times, depression symptoms, and addressing experiences of social and community harm.

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 and communities, including the BIPOC community in Chicago. 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.