Therapy for Queer Chicagoans
Licensed Social Worker, LMSW Verified
Offers online therapy
I work collaboratively with clients to help navigate issues related to LGBTQQI* identities, healthy & unhealthy relationships, sexual pleasure, health & violence, parenting challenges, anxiety & depression among others.
***1/7/22 UPDATE: I currently have a limited number of spots available!*** I was an activist long before I was a therapist, and I bridge these two approaches in my work. Chicago parents, queers, chronic pain badasses, feminists, polyfolk and weirdos of all stripes: I got you.
Depression
Non-Binary
(773) 299-1625
Verified
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Offers online therapy
Depression
Non-Binary
I work collaboratively with clients to help navigate issues related to LGBTQQI* identities, healthy & unhealthy relationships, sexual pleasure, health & violence, parenting challenges, anxiety & depression among others.
***1/7/22 UPDATE: I currently have a limited number of spots available!*** I was an activist long before I was a therapist, and I bridge these two approaches in my work. Chicago parents, queers, chronic pain badasses, feminists, polyfolk and weirdos of all stripes: I got you.
Keeton Phillips
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW Verified
Offers online therapy
I specialize in depression, anxiety, relationship issues, gender identity and sexual identity, trauma, and harm reduction.
Are you LGBTQIA+ or someone who hasn’t found a therapist who sees, understands, or meets you where you currently are in life? As a psychotherapist I believe that you are the expert in your own life and my role is to help you navigate and work through the trauma and challenges you face. I believe that our best work together is achieved when you feel supported and encouraged so through humor and compassion I will meet you where are so that we can work together to address challenges and trauma you face and help you achieve your goals.
Depression
Non-Binary
(773) 217-8819
Verified
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Offers online therapy
Depression
Non-Binary
I specialize in depression, anxiety, relationship issues, gender identity and sexual identity, trauma, and harm reduction.
Are you LGBTQIA+ or someone who hasn’t found a therapist who sees, understands, or meets you where you currently are in life? As a psychotherapist I believe that you are the expert in your own life and my role is to help you navigate and work through the trauma and challenges you face. I believe that our best work together is achieved when you feel supported and encouraged so through humor and compassion I will meet you where are so that we can work together to address challenges and trauma you face and help you achieve your goals.
Cap Izzo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Offers online therapy
I support individuals, couples, and families around diverse experiences such as issues with substances, depression, anxiety, identity development, and other life challenges. With training in intimate partner violence, unhealthy relationships, and body-based interventions, I take a trauma-informed approach to therapy; ensuring a comfortable environment for clients in which to delve into tough experiences and make changes in life through introspection, understanding, and empowerment.
Depression
Non-Binary
(312) 300-2926
Verified
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Offers online therapy
Depression
Non-Binary
I support individuals, couples, and families around diverse experiences such as issues with substances, depression, anxiety, identity development, and other life challenges. With training in intimate partner violence, unhealthy relationships, and body-based interventions, I take a trauma-informed approach to therapy; ensuring a comfortable environment for clients in which to delve into tough experiences and make changes in life through introspection, understanding, and empowerment.
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Mich Britton
Counselor, LCPC Verified
Offers online therapy
$155
Having experience working with individuals of all orientations, I can assist you through relationship hurdles, communication of needs and boundaries, depression, anxiety, and impulse control issues.
Individuals and relationships are dynamic; you may have received messages from people in the world that have you questioning parts of yourself. Integrating authentic, complex parts of yourself can help you feel more full and move you towards meaning and vitality. I provide a warm grounded environment to help you explore your unique experiences and identities with self-compassion and curiosity, even if what you are feeling is overwhelming or hard to talk about.
Depression
Non-Binary
(708) 722-0668
Verified
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Offers online therapy
$155 Per Session
Depression
Non-Binary
Having experience working with individuals of all orientations, I can assist you through relationship hurdles, communication of needs and boundaries, depression, anxiety, and impulse control issues.
Individuals and relationships are dynamic; you may have received messages from people in the world that have you questioning parts of yourself. Integrating authentic, complex parts of yourself can help you feel more full and move you towards meaning and vitality. I provide a warm grounded environment to help you explore your unique experiences and identities with self-compassion and curiosity, even if what you are feeling is overwhelming or hard to talk about.
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Elly Krafcik
MSW Verified
Offers online therapy
My goal is always to give my clients the opportunity to feel seen, heard and supported. I am non-judgmental, caring and somewhat goofy. I have worked in a variety of settings around grief/loss, identity development, trauma/abuse, anxiety, depression and disability concerns. I have training and experience in trauma-informed play therapy, and I love incorporating expressive arts into my practice. My approach is grounded in attachment-theory, narrative therapy, family-systems theory and anti-oppressive practice.
Depression
Non-Binary
(872) 246-7328
Verified
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Offers online therapy
Depression
Non-Binary
My goal is always to give my clients the opportunity to feel seen, heard and supported. I am non-judgmental, caring and somewhat goofy. I have worked in a variety of settings around grief/loss, identity development, trauma/abuse, anxiety, depression and disability concerns. I have training and experience in trauma-informed play therapy, and I love incorporating expressive arts into my practice. My approach is grounded in attachment-theory, narrative therapy, family-systems theory and anti-oppressive practice.
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Gideon Greene
Licensed Professional Counselor, MAAT, LPC Verified
Offers online therapy
I have 10+ years experience with adults of all ages and with many common struggles including anxiety, depression, complex family dynamics, relationship dynamics, difficult life transitions, and the effects of chronic illness.
I approach clinical work from a trauma-informed perspective and with the idea that the client is the expert on their own life. I am trans and queer-identified, and I am passionate about working with members of the LGBTQIA+ community. I understand the struggle to find a therapist who can understand one’s community both from professional and personal experience. I also know that both art and therapy can be intimidating and my goal is to provide a space where both feel accessible.
Depression
Non-Binary
(773) 923-1323
Verified
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Offers online therapy
Depression
Non-Binary
I have 10+ years experience with adults of all ages and with many common struggles including anxiety, depression, complex family dynamics, relationship dynamics, difficult life transitions, and the effects of chronic illness.
I approach clinical work from a trauma-informed perspective and with the idea that the client is the expert on their own life. I am trans and queer-identified, and I am passionate about working with members of the LGBTQIA+ community. I understand the struggle to find a therapist who can understand one’s community both from professional and personal experience. I also know that both art and therapy can be intimidating and my goal is to provide a space where both feel accessible.
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Kris T Gebhard
PhD Verified
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
I am experienced in providing gender-affirming care, trauma-informed care, and supporting individuals dealing with traumatic stress (including cultural trauma), PTSD, personality disorders, bipolar disorder, gender dysphoria, depression, and anxiety.
I am guided by curiosity and nonjudgmental compassion. I aim to partner with my clients to co-create a space where we feel able to breathe, explore, question, and heal. Together, we can uncover, design, and live into lasting solutions. I am experienced working with queer, transgender, genderqueer, non-binary, intersex, lesbian, gay, bisexual and pansexual individuals, as well as artists, activists, students, professionals, and disabled individuals.
Depression
Non-Binary
(872) 259-5968
Verified
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Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
Depression
Non-Binary
I am experienced in providing gender-affirming care, trauma-informed care, and supporting individuals dealing with traumatic stress (including cultural trauma), PTSD, personality disorders, bipolar disorder, gender dysphoria, depression, and anxiety.
I am guided by curiosity and nonjudgmental compassion. I aim to partner with my clients to co-create a space where we feel able to breathe, explore, question, and heal. Together, we can uncover, design, and live into lasting solutions. I am experienced working with queer, transgender, genderqueer, non-binary, intersex, lesbian, gay, bisexual and pansexual individuals, as well as artists, activists, students, professionals, and disabled individuals.
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Dinah Hudson
Counselor, LCPC, NCC Verified
Offers online therapy
Through collaboration within the therapeutic space, you are invited to explore your options for relief from issues like anxiety, depression, and trauma in a space where the humanness of your unique lived experience is valued.
Are you someone who is navigating obstacles that seem to impede your progress towards your life goals? Do these obstacles involve explorations of identity, gender and sexuality, experiences of trauma and oppression, and relationship with self, others and systems? Perhaps you are looking for an environment that is warm, judgement-free, and genuine, where you can experience a space where those complex, full, unique, and challenging parts of life have a place to be expressed. Self-directed space for reflection and exploration is often what gives clients permission to acknowledge their truths.
Depression
Non-Binary
(773) 741-0638
Verified
View Profile
Offers online therapy
Depression
Non-Binary
Through collaboration within the therapeutic space, you are invited to explore your options for relief from issues like anxiety, depression, and trauma in a space where the humanness of your unique lived experience is valued.
Are you someone who is navigating obstacles that seem to impede your progress towards your life goals? Do these obstacles involve explorations of identity, gender and sexuality, experiences of trauma and oppression, and relationship with self, others and systems? Perhaps you are looking for an environment that is warm, judgement-free, and genuine, where you can experience a space where those complex, full, unique, and challenging parts of life have a place to be expressed. Self-directed space for reflection and exploration is often what gives clients permission to acknowledge their truths.
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Forest Bluff Counseling
Counselor, PhD, LCPC, LPC Verified
Offers online therapy
Are you having symptoms of anxiety, OCD, stress or depression? Are you looking for an experienced therapist who can effectively help you get back on track? We are cognitive behavioral counselors who will individualize your treatment based on scientific research and evidence based practices. Our approach involves teaching people ways to rewire their brains for long term gains. The people who come to the office are usually goal driven and looking for shorter term treatments. Our clientele include CEOs, high profile athletes and celebrities. Recent Awards include "2019 and 2020 Best of Lake Bluff Award" for the field of counseling.
Depression
Non-Binary
(847) 457-0175
Verified
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Offers online therapy
Depression
Non-Binary
Are you having symptoms of anxiety, OCD, stress or depression? Are you looking for an experienced therapist who can effectively help you get back on track? We are cognitive behavioral counselors who will individualize your treatment based on scientific research and evidence based practices. Our approach involves teaching people ways to rewire their brains for long term gains. The people who come to the office are usually goal driven and looking for shorter term treatments. Our clientele include CEOs, high profile athletes and celebrities. Recent Awards include "2019 and 2020 Best of Lake Bluff Award" for the field of counseling.
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Pyol Lee Thompson
Counselor, LCPC, MA Verified
Offers online therapy
I provide motivational talk therapy, CBT, and I am trained in basic EMDR therapy to treat trauma, anxiety, depression, and grief.
I am driven to work with populations that have been marginalized in our society and culture. This includes but is not limited to LGBTQ, Poly, and Kink communities as well as individuals that are living in a multiracial home and existence. Living on what feels like the border of society is stressful, even more if your close family and loved ones don’t accept who you are. I want to provide a safe space to address the unique and regular concerns of individuals that are unheard.
Depression
Non-Binary
(708) 316-0767
Verified
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Offers online therapy
Depression
Non-Binary
I provide motivational talk therapy, CBT, and I am trained in basic EMDR therapy to treat trauma, anxiety, depression, and grief.
I am driven to work with populations that have been marginalized in our society and culture. This includes but is not limited to LGBTQ, Poly, and Kink communities as well as individuals that are living in a multiracial home and existence. Living on what feels like the border of society is stressful, even more if your close family and loved ones don’t accept who you are. I want to provide a safe space to address the unique and regular concerns of individuals that are unheard.
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Christi McSweeney
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Verified
Offers online therapy
I believe that through processing memorable events, trauma, shame, isolation, addiction, and depression/anxiety, personal growth can be achieved.
“Not all who wander are lost” is a quote I have loved while walking through my own life’s uncertainty. When you find yourself faced with an unclear path, talking with a therapist offers comfort, clarity, connection, and guidance. Counseling involves exploring yourself in a safe space that includes your perceptions and behaviors, and anything else relevant to the healing process. We can all thrive when provided the appropriate environment, so my primary goal is providing the type of safe space that works best for you.
Depression
Non-Binary
(224) 332-3662 x1
Verified
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Offers online therapy
Depression
Non-Binary
I believe that through processing memorable events, trauma, shame, isolation, addiction, and depression/anxiety, personal growth can be achieved.
“Not all who wander are lost” is a quote I have loved while walking through my own life’s uncertainty. When you find yourself faced with an unclear path, talking with a therapist offers comfort, clarity, connection, and guidance. Counseling involves exploring yourself in a safe space that includes your perceptions and behaviors, and anything else relevant to the healing process. We can all thrive when provided the appropriate environment, so my primary goal is providing the type of safe space that works best for you.
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Landstrom Center
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Offers online therapy
Are you are feeling depressed, anxious, stressed, lonely, angry, confused or just plain curious about yourself, your feelings or why you do the things you do? You owe it to yourself to talk to a trained mental health professional. Knowledge is power, but self- knowledge is more powerful! As a psychologist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential in order to lead a life that is worth celebrating.
Depression
Non-Binary
(708) 665-5170
Verified
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Offers online therapy
Depression
Non-Binary
Are you are feeling depressed, anxious, stressed, lonely, angry, confused or just plain curious about yourself, your feelings or why you do the things you do? You owe it to yourself to talk to a trained mental health professional. Knowledge is power, but self- knowledge is more powerful! As a psychologist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential in order to lead a life that is worth celebrating.
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David Gish
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Offers online therapy
Feeling anxious, stressed or depressed? Many people are overwhelmed these days. There is help.
Depression
Non-Binary
(312) 818-4473
Verified
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Offers online therapy
Depression
Non-Binary
Feeling anxious, stressed or depressed? Many people are overwhelmed these days. There is help.
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Sam Payne
PsyD Verified
Offers online therapy
Dr. Payne's experience in a variety of settings (community mental health, therapeutic day school, and corrections settings) has provided them with the opportunities to work with a wide variety of clients including: children, adolescents, adults, and families. Dr. Payne’s specialties include working with a variety of symptoms and presentations including but not limited to: depression and other mood disorders, anxiety symptoms, relational difficulties, persons presenting on the Autism Spectrum, people who identify as LGBTQIAA2S+, and those who have experienced trauma.
Depression
Non-Binary
(872) 219-0592
Verified
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Offers online therapy
Depression
Non-Binary
Dr. Payne's experience in a variety of settings (community mental health, therapeutic day school, and corrections settings) has provided them with the opportunities to work with a wide variety of clients including: children, adolescents, adults, and families. Dr. Payne’s specialties include working with a variety of symptoms and presentations including but not limited to: depression and other mood disorders, anxiety symptoms, relational difficulties, persons presenting on the Autism Spectrum, people who identify as LGBTQIAA2S+, and those who have experienced trauma.
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John Wall
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
In therapy, it feels essential to look at not only our own thoughts and emotions but also the expectations set by our environment. I utilize affirmative, trauma-informed, and relational lenses to encourage insight and explore assumptions impacting how we engage with the world around us. My clinical and research focuses relate to sexual identity, gender diversity and transition, and ethically non-monogamous relationships. Aside from these, I work often with anxiety, depression, communication, conflict management, boundaries, trauma, life transitions, discrimination, substance use, and premarital/marital counseling.
Depression
Non-Binary
(312) 584-6322
Verified
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
Depression
Non-Binary
In therapy, it feels essential to look at not only our own thoughts and emotions but also the expectations set by our environment. I utilize affirmative, trauma-informed, and relational lenses to encourage insight and explore assumptions impacting how we engage with the world around us. My clinical and research focuses relate to sexual identity, gender diversity and transition, and ethically non-monogamous relationships. Aside from these, I work often with anxiety, depression, communication, conflict management, boundaries, trauma, life transitions, discrimination, substance use, and premarital/marital counseling.
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Iggy V Ladden
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AM, LCSW, RYT
Offers online therapy
As a therapist and mental health advocate, I believe everyone deserves one hour a week completely dedicated to them and what's coming up in their life. Whether you're experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, LGBTQIA struggles, or relational issues, I can offer you a nonjudgemental and engaging space to get to know yourself on a deeper level. Through a process of self-understanding and self-acceptance, we lay the groundwork for your desired life shifts.
Depression
Non-Binary
(331) 442-4449
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Offers online therapy
Depression
Non-Binary
As a therapist and mental health advocate, I believe everyone deserves one hour a week completely dedicated to them and what's coming up in their life. Whether you're experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, LGBTQIA struggles, or relational issues, I can offer you a nonjudgemental and engaging space to get to know yourself on a deeper level. Through a process of self-understanding and self-acceptance, we lay the groundwork for your desired life shifts.
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Kathleen G Katsikeas
MSW, RYT Verified
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
Consider working with Kathleen for: Family Systems Therapy; Survivors of Trauma; Gender Identity; LGBTQIA+; Sexual Identity; Racial Identity; Anxiety; Depression; OCD and Compulsive Behaviors; Body Image and Eating Disorders; Stress and Life Transitions Management; Grief and Loss; Chronic Pain and Chronic Illness; Codependency and Attachment .
As a clinical therapist and trauma-focused yoga instructor, Kath believes there is radical healing in the connection between mind and body. Kath collaborates with clients to reconnect with themselves in a supportive and healing way. They incorporate gentle somatic movement, breathe work, and grounding in their therapeutic sessions with clients. As a graduate of University of Chicago (SSA/Crown), Kath studied and sincerely connected with the mindful and values-based practices of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), where each client can feel empowered and validated in their experience.
Depression
Non-Binary
(331) 210-9486
Verified
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Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
Depression
Non-Binary
Consider working with Kathleen for: Family Systems Therapy; Survivors of Trauma; Gender Identity; LGBTQIA+; Sexual Identity; Racial Identity; Anxiety; Depression; OCD and Compulsive Behaviors; Body Image and Eating Disorders; Stress and Life Transitions Management; Grief and Loss; Chronic Pain and Chronic Illness; Codependency and Attachment .
As a clinical therapist and trauma-focused yoga instructor, Kath believes there is radical healing in the connection between mind and body. Kath collaborates with clients to reconnect with themselves in a supportive and healing way. They incorporate gentle somatic movement, breathe work, and grounding in their therapeutic sessions with clients. As a graduate of University of Chicago (SSA/Crown), Kath studied and sincerely connected with the mindful and values-based practices of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), where each client can feel empowered and validated in their experience.
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Avi Vodnoy Wolf
Counselor, LCPC, R-DMT Verified
Offers online therapy
My specialities are working with anxiety, depression, PTSD, and chronic pain.
You want to feel emotions fully without shame. You want to be connected to your own sense of desire and purpose. You deserve a space to explore the parts of you that feel unknown, “unacceptable,” or taboo. My commitment in the therapeutic relationship is to welcome and value all aspects of your experience – the stories that reflect humor and resilience, and the parts that have been shamed or dismissed.
Depression
Non-Binary
Verified
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Offers online therapy
Depression
Non-Binary
My specialities are working with anxiety, depression, PTSD, and chronic pain.
You want to feel emotions fully without shame. You want to be connected to your own sense of desire and purpose. You deserve a space to explore the parts of you that feel unknown, “unacceptable,” or taboo. My commitment in the therapeutic relationship is to welcome and value all aspects of your experience – the stories that reflect humor and resilience, and the parts that have been shamed or dismissed.
Joe Dille
PsyD Verified
Offers online therapy
$175
Life can be challenging, and everyone has times when they feel overwhelmed and need some support. In my work, I provide a caring, nonjudgmental environment for adolescents, adults, and their families to speak openly about their lives and to explore their true selves. Therapy is meant to be collaborative, so picture me as a trusted guide walking beside you as you face what comes next. I specialize in working with young people, people with anxiety, and folks in the LGBTQ+ community.
Depression
Non-Binary
(630) 454-9227
Verified
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Offers online therapy
$175 Per Session
Depression
Non-Binary
Life can be challenging, and everyone has times when they feel overwhelmed and need some support. In my work, I provide a caring, nonjudgmental environment for adolescents, adults, and their families to speak openly about their lives and to explore their true selves. Therapy is meant to be collaborative, so picture me as a trusted guide walking beside you as you face what comes next. I specialize in working with young people, people with anxiety, and folks in the LGBTQ+ community.
Soul Glue Therapy, LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, REAT Verified
Offers online therapy
$265
On the outside, anyone can see that you are successful. You are motivated, intelligent, and dependable. Yet, on the inside, you struggle with feeling not good enough and question if you deserve all this goodness. You are hard on yourself and push yourself to keep going, even though you are exhausted. You are sick and tired of putting yourself last but feel scared to do something for yourself. You are done! It is time for a change!
Depression
Non-Binary
(224) 291-8619
Verified
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Offers online therapy
$265 Per Session
Depression
Non-Binary
On the outside, anyone can see that you are successful. You are motivated, intelligent, and dependable. Yet, on the inside, you struggle with feeling not good enough and question if you deserve all this goodness. You are hard on yourself and push yourself to keep going, even though you are exhausted. You are sick and tired of putting yourself last but feel scared to do something for yourself. You are done! It is time for a change!

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Teletherapy
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 Illinois, 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 Illinois 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.


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