Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60613
"Do you or your teen struggle with out of control emotions or behaviors? Have you tried traditional talk therapy with no luck? Do you need concrete skills to help you cope with distress, regulate your emotions, and build a life you love? I have expertise in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and am here to help. If you struggle with any of the following, DBT is likely to be a good fit: up and down and extreme emotions, self harm, suicidal thinking or behaviors, substance use, impulsivity, chaotic or unstable relationships, hypersensitivity to criticism, fears of rejection or abandonment, or chronic depression, anxiety, or anger. "
Suicidal Ideation
(847) 380-8675
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60613
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Suicidal Ideation
"Do you or your teen struggle with out of control emotions or behaviors? Have you tried traditional talk therapy with no luck? Do you need concrete skills to help you cope with distress, regulate your emotions, and build a life you love? I have expertise in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and am here to help. If you struggle with any of the following, DBT is likely to be a good fit: up and down and extreme emotions, self harm, suicidal thinking or behaviors, substance use, impulsivity, chaotic or unstable relationships, hypersensitivity to criticism, fears of rejection or abandonment, or chronic depression, anxiety, or anger. "
Jason E LaHood, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60603
"Dr. Jason LaHood, PsyD, graduated in 2009 from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. He also holds a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University. Dr. LaHood is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in existential and psychodynamic psychotherapy, with integration of cognitive-behavioral techniques as needed. He sees children, adolescents and adults, and supervises graduate and postgraduate trainees who see clients on a sliding scale. Dr. LaHood has extensive experience working with child, adolescent and young adult acting out behaviors, anxiety and depression. Dr. LaHood also works with adult clients dealing with depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, chronic work stress, relationship discord (including couples therapy), and complex trauma and/or bereavement (i.e. friends/family members surviving the suicide of a loved one, survivors of an accident, bereavement due to death of friend/family, survivors of sexual and/or physical assault, survivors of natural disaster). Dr. LaHood has experience in working with clients suffering with Functional Neurological Symptoms Disorder (i.e. Conversion Disorder)."
Suicidal Ideation
(312) 544-0985
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60603
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Suicidal Ideation
"Dr. Jason LaHood, PsyD, graduated in 2009 from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. He also holds a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University. Dr. LaHood is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in existential and psychodynamic psychotherapy, with integration of cognitive-behavioral techniques as needed. He sees children, adolescents and adults, and supervises graduate and postgraduate trainees who see clients on a sliding scale. Dr. LaHood has extensive experience working with child, adolescent and young adult acting out behaviors, anxiety and depression. Dr. LaHood also works with adult clients dealing with depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, chronic work stress, relationship discord (including couples therapy), and complex trauma and/or bereavement (i.e. friends/family members surviving the suicide of a loved one, survivors of an accident, bereavement due to death of friend/family, survivors of sexual and/or physical assault, survivors of natural disaster). Dr. LaHood has experience in working with clients suffering with Functional Neurological Symptoms Disorder (i.e. Conversion Disorder)."
Victoria Ann Kessinger, Counselor
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60602
"Victoria is the owner of Great Lakes Therapy Center. Within this role, she provides individual therapy, leads DBT skills groups and supervises other therapists. She has many years of experience providing comprehensive DBT and specializes in treating Borderline Personality Disorder. She completed intensive training through The Linehan Institute in 2016 and since that time has participated in a weekly consultation meeting with other DBT experts. In addition to providing DBT, Victoria uses the DBT Prolonged Exposure protocol to treat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder."
Suicidal Ideation
(312) 313-0481
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60602
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Suicidal Ideation
"Victoria is the owner of Great Lakes Therapy Center. Within this role, she provides individual therapy, leads DBT skills groups and supervises other therapists. She has many years of experience providing comprehensive DBT and specializes in treating Borderline Personality Disorder. She completed intensive training through The Linehan Institute in 2016 and since that time has participated in a weekly consultation meeting with other DBT experts. In addition to providing DBT, Victoria uses the DBT Prolonged Exposure protocol to treat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder."
Headstrong-Chicago, Counselor
Counselor, LCPC, CSAT
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60607
"Headstrong is a completely cost-free, bureaucracy-free, and stigma-free evidence-based treatment program for veterans and MST survivors suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. By contracting with private therapists throughout the country, we are able to efficiently direct our funding to treating the veterans that we serve with the highest possible quality of care. We utilize a variety of techniques including EMDR to address traumatic memory. "
Suicidal Ideation
(773) 451-8134
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60607
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Suicidal Ideation
"Headstrong is a completely cost-free, bureaucracy-free, and stigma-free evidence-based treatment program for veterans and MST survivors suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. By contracting with private therapists throughout the country, we are able to efficiently direct our funding to treating the veterans that we serve with the highest possible quality of care. We utilize a variety of techniques including EMDR to address traumatic memory. "
Candida Jacoby, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60634
"I have experience working with individuals from different ethnic, socio-economic, religious, and spiritual backgrounds, who are experiencing a variety of life’s challenging situations. I am dedicated to working with each client to help resolve temporary and deep rooted issues. One of the most important relationships you will ever have is the one you have with yourself. I assist clients in gaining a deeper understanding of themselves, in order to move forward in their lives in a healthy and purposeful way. I am invested in treating the “whole” person with a focus on the mind body connection."
Suicidal Ideation
(773) 917-0553
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60634
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Suicidal Ideation
"I have experience working with individuals from different ethnic, socio-economic, religious, and spiritual backgrounds, who are experiencing a variety of life’s challenging situations. I am dedicated to working with each client to help resolve temporary and deep rooted issues. One of the most important relationships you will ever have is the one you have with yourself. I assist clients in gaining a deeper understanding of themselves, in order to move forward in their lives in a healthy and purposeful way. I am invested in treating the “whole” person with a focus on the mind body connection."
Jacquelyn Pfeifer, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60657
" As a relationship and family therapist, I provide a non-judgmental and affirming space that acknowledges and celebrates the beauty of human experience. I help couples, relationships and families to examine and create new patterns, communicate more openly and lovingly, and strengthen the relationships in their lives. My approach to therapy focuses on helping you to identify, explore, and, if helpful, lift constraints that may be interfering with the ability to live your definition of a healthy, balanced life. "
Suicidal Ideation
(872) 228-2308
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60657
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Suicidal Ideation
" As a relationship and family therapist, I provide a non-judgmental and affirming space that acknowledges and celebrates the beauty of human experience. I help couples, relationships and families to examine and create new patterns, communicate more openly and lovingly, and strengthen the relationships in their lives. My approach to therapy focuses on helping you to identify, explore, and, if helpful, lift constraints that may be interfering with the ability to live your definition of a healthy, balanced life. "
Martina Sancen, Counselor
Counselor, LCPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60610
"I specialize in working with individuals experiencing emotional and behavioral challenges, anxiety, depression, and adjustment to life transitions."
Suicidal Ideation
(312) 257-3854
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60610
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Suicidal Ideation
"I specialize in working with individuals experiencing emotional and behavioral challenges, anxiety, depression, and adjustment to life transitions."
Clearwater Counseling Chicago, Counselor
Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60602
"Sometimes life hurts, throws us curve balls, or becomes overwhelming. Therapy is a place where you can have someone walk that journey with you. We became a therapists to help people feel less alone, more confident, and improve their overall life satisfaction. We provide support and guidance on multiple challenges including depression, anxiety, relationships, self-esteem, communication, trauma, personal growth, and more. We empower clients to gain insight and motivation to change to their lives while coping with daily demands."
Suicidal Ideation
(312) 818-2563
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60602
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Suicidal Ideation
"Sometimes life hurts, throws us curve balls, or becomes overwhelming. Therapy is a place where you can have someone walk that journey with you. We became a therapists to help people feel less alone, more confident, and improve their overall life satisfaction. We provide support and guidance on multiple challenges including depression, anxiety, relationships, self-esteem, communication, trauma, personal growth, and more. We empower clients to gain insight and motivation to change to their lives while coping with daily demands."
Patrick M. Szafran, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60657
"Everyone deserves to experience joy & fulfillment in life & relationships, including you! At the foundation of my approach is a strong connection between two people that is based on mutual safety, trust, & genuine care. Within this relationship, I am my authentic self by bringing my warmth, dedication, & quirky personality that often puts folks at ease & enables them to more compassionately understand their true selves, strengths & imperfections in all. Through this process of self-exploration, people I work with learn to more honestly attend to & express their emotions, which leads to greater self-acceptance & consequently freedom from self-doubt & low self-esteem."
Suicidal Ideation
(773) 985-8199
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60657
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Suicidal Ideation
"Everyone deserves to experience joy & fulfillment in life & relationships, including you! At the foundation of my approach is a strong connection between two people that is based on mutual safety, trust, & genuine care. Within this relationship, I am my authentic self by bringing my warmth, dedication, & quirky personality that often puts folks at ease & enables them to more compassionately understand their true selves, strengths & imperfections in all. Through this process of self-exploration, people I work with learn to more honestly attend to & express their emotions, which leads to greater self-acceptance & consequently freedom from self-doubt & low self-esteem."
Alana Liggett
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60603
"Each person I have the honor of coming into contact with allows me into their life in a way that I value beyond anything else. I think that underneath everything, we are all wishing to be heard and Seen for whom we perceive our truest Self to be. That is why I strive to work with clients in a way that creates space for exploring the lens in which they view their sense of Self and their experiences. For this reason, I work collaboratively to set goals only after I have gained a greater understanding of how emotions hold unique meaning to you. "
Suicidal Ideation
(773) 839-6835
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60603
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Suicidal Ideation
"Each person I have the honor of coming into contact with allows me into their life in a way that I value beyond anything else. I think that underneath everything, we are all wishing to be heard and Seen for whom we perceive our truest Self to be. That is why I strive to work with clients in a way that creates space for exploring the lens in which they view their sense of Self and their experiences. For this reason, I work collaboratively to set goals only after I have gained a greater understanding of how emotions hold unique meaning to you. "
Danielle Brodsky
LPC, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60603
"My approach to therapy is one of warmth, collaboration, mutual respect, and non-judgment. Whether you're undergoing a life transition, unsatisfied in your relationship(s), or just feeling down as a result of life's ebbs and flows, I am passionate about helping you understand your experiences more deeply, feel challenged yet nurtured in the therapeutic relationship and ultimately find relief from your pain through self-exploration and meaning-making. "
Suicidal Ideation
(312) 516-2347
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60603
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Suicidal Ideation
"My approach to therapy is one of warmth, collaboration, mutual respect, and non-judgment. Whether you're undergoing a life transition, unsatisfied in your relationship(s), or just feeling down as a result of life's ebbs and flows, I am passionate about helping you understand your experiences more deeply, feel challenged yet nurtured in the therapeutic relationship and ultimately find relief from your pain through self-exploration and meaning-making. "
Katherine Tesensky, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60602
"As a marriage and family therapist, I help teens, couples, and families argue less and get along better. I empower clients in their relationships, and help families move toward better communication with one another. Care and support are crucial when taking these steps, especially for those who don't feel heard or understood. Therapy can help this process, resulting in greater self-worth and a stronger family dynamic."
Suicidal Ideation
(872) 704-1893
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60602
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Suicidal Ideation
"As a marriage and family therapist, I help teens, couples, and families argue less and get along better. I empower clients in their relationships, and help families move toward better communication with one another. Care and support are crucial when taking these steps, especially for those who don't feel heard or understood. Therapy can help this process, resulting in greater self-worth and a stronger family dynamic."
Nicole Wahlert, LLC, Counselor
Counselor, MS, LCPC, CADC
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60604
"During my past 18 years as a therapist I've worked with several clients with a variety of presenting problems, including anxiety and depression, chemical dependency, emotional abuse, sex addiction, codependency, eating disorders, and childhood trauma. I offer a supportive, confidential and safe place for you, your partner, spouse and/or family to work through obstacles, struggles, and current/past traumas to find success. It is my role to respect your values and the goal you set out to reach in therapy."
Suicidal Ideation
(847) 558-1940
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60604
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Suicidal Ideation
"During my past 18 years as a therapist I've worked with several clients with a variety of presenting problems, including anxiety and depression, chemical dependency, emotional abuse, sex addiction, codependency, eating disorders, and childhood trauma. I offer a supportive, confidential and safe place for you, your partner, spouse and/or family to work through obstacles, struggles, and current/past traumas to find success. It is my role to respect your values and the goal you set out to reach in therapy."
Stacy Papangelis, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, CODP II
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60657
"Your mind is a priceless treasure uniquely created to seek meaning. The drive to lead a productive, joyful, and life-affirming existence, with insight into the motivation of self and others, compels us to overcome challenging concerns with purposeful energy and skillful action. Seeking therapy is brave, and you deserve a warm, collaborative, and supportive therapist, committed to helping you achieve your goals. Skilled in analysis of complex patterns of emotion, thought and behavior, I bring a comprehensive, non-judgmental approach to the art and science of shaping human behavior. To request an appointment, email or click Website."
Suicidal Ideation
(312) 874-5175
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60657
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Suicidal Ideation
"Your mind is a priceless treasure uniquely created to seek meaning. The drive to lead a productive, joyful, and life-affirming existence, with insight into the motivation of self and others, compels us to overcome challenging concerns with purposeful energy and skillful action. Seeking therapy is brave, and you deserve a warm, collaborative, and supportive therapist, committed to helping you achieve your goals. Skilled in analysis of complex patterns of emotion, thought and behavior, I bring a comprehensive, non-judgmental approach to the art and science of shaping human behavior. To request an appointment, email or click Website."
Petya Randelova, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60601
"My work focuses on our relationship and skills-building to provide relief for the symptoms that brought you into treatment in the first place while also exploring the powerful impact of early life experiences on the way you view the world and yourself in the present. I believe that the relationship developed between us provides the foundation upon which to build insight and self-awareness to help you make the changes necessary to reach your unique potential and create the life you want to live. I approach therapy as a collaborative journey that asks both of us to bring our expertise into the room and use it to reach your goals! "
Suicidal Ideation
(872) 240-5581
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60601
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Suicidal Ideation
"My work focuses on our relationship and skills-building to provide relief for the symptoms that brought you into treatment in the first place while also exploring the powerful impact of early life experiences on the way you view the world and yourself in the present. I believe that the relationship developed between us provides the foundation upon which to build insight and self-awareness to help you make the changes necessary to reach your unique potential and create the life you want to live. I approach therapy as a collaborative journey that asks both of us to bring our expertise into the room and use it to reach your goals! "
John Wanty, Counselor
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60605
"I am an integrative therapist who is devoted to helping clients realize and build their resiliencies in order to face hardships of many forms and complexities. I received a MA in Clinical Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. I enjoy working with adolescents, adults, and couples who face many types of difficulties in their lives and relationships. My style of therapy is nonjudgmental and adaptive to meeting people where they are at. My goal is to collaborate with clients to help them bring empowerment, mindfulness, and healing to their own lives through building a safe context in therapy."
Suicidal Ideation
(773) 904-0502
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60605
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Suicidal Ideation
"I am an integrative therapist who is devoted to helping clients realize and build their resiliencies in order to face hardships of many forms and complexities. I received a MA in Clinical Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. I enjoy working with adolescents, adults, and couples who face many types of difficulties in their lives and relationships. My style of therapy is nonjudgmental and adaptive to meeting people where they are at. My goal is to collaborate with clients to help them bring empowerment, mindfulness, and healing to their own lives through building a safe context in therapy."
Antonio Romano, Counselor
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60611
"Antonio Romano provides psychotherapy services to adults, children, and families suffering from emotional and psychological problems. His approach is particularly focused on the needs of clients who are struggling with issues of cultural adjustment and transition. Serves individuals and familes utilizing CBT, DBT and ERP therapies. Treatment goals are identified in a collaborative and safe setting to address emotional regulation issues, increase problem solving, and improve overall life quality."
Suicidal Ideation
(312) 561-3579
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60611
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Suicidal Ideation
"Antonio Romano provides psychotherapy services to adults, children, and families suffering from emotional and psychological problems. His approach is particularly focused on the needs of clients who are struggling with issues of cultural adjustment and transition. Serves individuals and familes utilizing CBT, DBT and ERP therapies. Treatment goals are identified in a collaborative and safe setting to address emotional regulation issues, increase problem solving, and improve overall life quality."
Katie Fleming, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60602
"My specialties include working with individuals and couples struggling with infidelity, infertility, and/or difficulty with emotion regulation."
Suicidal Ideation
(312) 989-2917
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60602
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Suicidal Ideation
"My specialties include working with individuals and couples struggling with infidelity, infertility, and/or difficulty with emotion regulation."
Judy Ranniger-Meza, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60657
""You suppose you are the trouble, but you are really the cure. You suppose that you are the lock on the door, but you are the key that opens it." These words of Rumi beautifully describe my therapeutic approach. Whether you are challenged by depression, anxiety, grief and loss, relationship problems, life transitions or issues related to trauma my approach lies in tapping the inherent wisdom and deep intuition that is within you. Even if you doubt that it exists; together we can uncover this wisdom to help you face challenges and create a fuller, more authentic, and meaningful life."
Suicidal Ideation
(773) 649-4132
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60657
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Suicidal Ideation
""You suppose you are the trouble, but you are really the cure. You suppose that you are the lock on the door, but you are the key that opens it." These words of Rumi beautifully describe my therapeutic approach. Whether you are challenged by depression, anxiety, grief and loss, relationship problems, life transitions or issues related to trauma my approach lies in tapping the inherent wisdom and deep intuition that is within you. Even if you doubt that it exists; together we can uncover this wisdom to help you face challenges and create a fuller, more authentic, and meaningful life."
Sophia Burke, Counselor
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60657
"Some of the reasons people I’ve treated have come in relate to struggles with depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and co-occurring disorders, such as substance abuse. During my career, I have developed a specialty in working with those affected by trauma and the symptoms associated with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). "
Suicidal Ideation
(773) 661-4935 x0941
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60657
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Suicidal Ideation
"Some of the reasons people I’ve treated have come in relate to struggles with depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and co-occurring disorders, such as substance abuse. During my career, I have developed a specialty in working with those affected by trauma and the symptoms associated with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). "

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If you have suicidal thoughts and you're in Chicago, please call a Chicago therapists from the list above or, simply call this number 1-800-273-8255 to chat to someone now.

Suicide is a tragic event with strong emotional repercussions for its survivors. Especially for parents of suicide victims, since so many suicides occur amongst young people and teenagers.

Learn more here about teenage suicide and suicide in general. Or contact a therapist in Chicago who can help with counseling you or a family member or loved one who may have suicidal thoughts or suffer from suicidal ideation -or you just plain fear may take their life.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in Chicago are able to work with a wide range of issues.

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.