Therapists In-Network with Aetna in Chicago

Aetna is a common health insurance in Chicago, and individuals who have Aetna may wish to find therapists who are in-network with their health insurance.

When you see a therapist who is in-network with Aetna, each session you’ll pay only a copay, which typically ranges from $0-$75/session. Depending on your plan, you may first need to pay the provider’s full session fee until you meet your annual deductible, which is the total amount of medical expenses required before your health insurance starts to cover costs. Some plans cover the cost of in-network therapy sessions before the deductible is met; to verify whether your specific plan covers therapy sessions and at what rate, visit the Aetna website or call the number on the back of your insurance card and ask about your coverage for outpatient mental health.

Find vetted therapists in Chicago who are in-network with Aetna below. Visit their profiles to watch an introductory video and book a free initial call to find a good fit!


Artesian Collaborative

Artesian Collaborative

73 West Monroe Street, Chicago, IL, 60603

Online Sessions, IL

In-network with Aetna
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $50 - $200 per session

Sometimes we have what we need inside, but we have trouble tapping into it. We want to change but we just aren’t sure we have the stamina, ability or reserve to make it through. Sometimes we just don’t know where to start. All it takes is one step to move closer to the support you need to meet your goals. At Artesian Collaborative, LLC all our therapists are dedicated to helping our clients navigate through the tension and pain in life towards growth and change. We recognize that your identity, culture, history, relationships and experiences all come together to create who you are. Therapy is not a one size fits all model and requires us collaborate through a diversity of treatments, techniques and modalities to unearth your internal resources, build skills and take steps towards your values.

Dr. Sunitha Chandy's goal is to work with people to help them navigate pain and tension and turn it into growth that improves their lives, relationships, communities and the world.

Ben Tudor is passionate about bringing the real world into the therapy room so that skills and development can improve people’s daily lives.

Rosondunnii Marshall understands that it's normal to feel fear when stepping into change and she works with her clients so they don’t have to be stopped or dismayed by said fears or doubts.

Jackie Chavez strongly believes in balance and growth, meaning together she works with her clients to turn pain into purpose.


Richard  Rodgers

Richard Rodgers

Online Sessions, IL

In-network with Aetna
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $50 - $120 per session

It has been in my heart to be a therapist ever since I was young. I truly find purpose in helping others and improving your quality of life. This is why I added to my practice with Yoga. I want to ensure that I have the tools to help you reach your goals.

If you are open and willing, you can make a change. The biggest reason I see people not moving forward with change is that facing trauma is extremely uncomfortable, and who can blame them. With me, I use Cognitive Processing Therapy. This means we don't go into detail about your trauma unless you want to. Our main goal is to figure out what is keeping you stuck, and help you get unstuck.

I think working as a team is the most important thing. I am not going to make you do anything you don't want to do. I may make suggestions you disagree with, and that's okay. This is your treatment and my goal is to give you the tools and challenge you to reach your goals. We are looking for small changes, as most change does not happen overnight. I have confidence that you can make that change.


Nicole  Rothman

Nicole Rothman

Online Sessions, IL

In-network with Aetna
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $100 - $130 per session

Making the decision to talk to someone is the foundation to your journey. From our first meeting, I aim to provide you the space and warmth to easefully process whatever is on your mind. The word “Therapy” can be anxiety-provoking in itself. I hope each session with me is the opposite of that feeling, and rather, empowering, non-judgmental, and relatable. As your therapist, I couple organic conversation, with productivity toward your short-term or long-term goals. If your goals feel unclear to you, we work as a team to align you with your values, and a direction.

I am experienced working with Adult and Adolescent individuals struggling with a range of difficulties, including but not limited to, depression, anxiety, ADD/ADHD, Trauma, confidence and self-esteem, mood disorders, adjustment disorders, life transitions/losses, relationship struggles, and communication and interpersonal effectiveness. I help guide you into a day-to-day, momentum, that honors your unique values and commitment to self.

Please contact me via email to discuss scheduling an initial session, and we’ll start our work together from there.


Hillary  Schoninger

Hillary Schoninger

321 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL, 60654

Online Sessions, IL

In-network with Aetna
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 per session

Hi there, I believe that everyone has their own inner ‘garden,’ which has the potential to be bountiful, beautiful, and serene. If we want to maintain our gardens and have them represent the most beautiful aspects of our lives, we need to nourish them and water them regularly. Keeping our gardens beautiful and vibrant does take work, but it is work that makes life more joyous and manageable. I view psychotherapy as a practice that can help you to support your garden so that it, and you, can flourish. Helping individuals and families tend to their gardens, remove weeds, and plant new seeds: this is my greatest purpose.

I look forward to helping you manifest your garden.


Arcus Behavioral Health and Wellness

Arcus Behavioral Health and Wellness

5214 North Western Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60625

Online Sessions, IL

In-network with Aetna
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $30 - $175 per session

Arcus Behavioral Health & Wellness provides counseling, therapy, and psychological assessment services to individuals, couples, and families. They work with children, adolescents, and adults. They also offer services in both English and Spanish.


Joseph  Kanengiser

Joseph Kanengiser

Online Sessions, IL

In-network with Aetna
Waitlist available online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $130 per session

I practice therapy based on who you are and what you are looking for. While I have expertise in a wide variety of methods, including coping skill development, psychoanalysis and executive coaching, you are the expert on yourself. Therefore, therapy is a collaborative process. Together, we will set goals to increase your fulfillment and quality of life.


Nefertiti  Nowell

Nefertiti Nowell

1813 North Mill Street, Naperville, IL, 60563

605 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60611

Online Sessions, IL

In-network with Aetna
Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $60 - $175 per session

Seeking help is a powerful step to improving your quality of life. Talking to someone about whatever your concerns are is something that almost anyone can benefit from, but many people are afraid to reach out.  If you are considering therapy or coaching, I applaud you, and I really do want to help you find what you need to feel POWERFUL and help you develop the tools to have peace in your life.

I enjoy working with diverse clients, and have treated patients on the inpatient as well as outpatient basis.  I began providing therapy in 1996, and  have worked full time in several local hospitals before deciding to work full time in outpatient private practice.  Though I work with many populations, I enjoy helping individuals with issues of trauma as well as working with couples.  I work with all age ranges and have helped clients with a range of diagnosis.  I use a variety of  techniques, including but not limited to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and EMDR.  I am also a Certified Hypnotist and a trained mediator.


Nancy  Curotto

Nancy Curotto

655 West Irving Park Road, Chicago, IL, 60613

180 Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60601

Online Sessions, IL

In-network with Aetna
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $175 per session

Providing a specialized setting where you can develop an understanding of how your past/current relationships, childhood and adult experiences have influenced your life, career choices/satisfaction and overall happiness; will be a significant part of our work. My treatment style is interactive, and my approach includes exploring mental/emotional, spiritual, and physical needs and identifying your strengths and gifts. I embrace the importance and uniqueness of diverse cultural backgrounds and their influence in your life.


Shaysa  Villa

Shaysa Villa

1136 South Delano Court, Chicago, IL, 60605

Online Sessions, IL

In-network with Aetna
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 per session

As a modern therapist, I provide culturally sensitive, unique, and creative therapy to help individuals and couples. I understand how hard it can be to find a therapist that seems relatable or trustworthy. I work particularly well with individuals in their 20s, 30s, or early 40s looking for a therapist that "gets it". This may be an overwhelming point in your life, but pursuing psychotherapy can be one of the most transformative experiences you can take to heal & grow from your current state.

As your therapist, I will help you navigate ways your thoughts may be negatively impacting your life. I will help you learn ways to manage and pursue the goal of not allowing anxiety and depression to derail your days. My role will be to help you explore and identify unclear reasons that prevent you from living or having your envisioned life.

My approach is compassionate and to truly listen. I seek to be in-tune with you as an individual.


Gail  Grabczynski

Gail Grabczynski

1325 South Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60605

Online Sessions, IL

In-network with Aetna
Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $175 per session

I feel it is an honor and privilege to work with clients to help navigate their challenges and obstacles. It takes a significant amount of courage to share with someone their secrets or difficulties. I take this honor very seriously and will work to the best of my ability to help you create skills and methods to maneuver through your obstacles. I hope to assist you in so much that you will be able to take the tools developed within our sessions and apply them for yourself, by yourself.


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How to use Aetna for therapy in Chicago

Does Aetna cover therapy in Chicago?

Yes, nearly all Aetna plans cover therapy in Chicago for mental health and behavioral health conditions. However, the rate of coverage depends on your particular plan and the provider you’re seeing.

How much does therapy cost in Chicago with a Aetna plan?

The cost of sessions depends on your plan’s coverage, and whether you’re seeing a therapist who is in- or out-of-network with Aetna.

When you see a therapist who is in-network with Aetna, after you’ve met your plan’s annual deductible, you’ll pay only a copay at each session. Most Aetna copays range from $0-$75.

You can find out how much your copay and deductible are by looking at your summary of benefits or contacting the insurance company directly.

What types of therapy does Aetna cover?

As with most health insurances, Aetna covers many types of therapy provided by clinicians who are licensed in Chicago. Clinicians may use a range of therapeutic approaches, including cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and supportive therapy.

For Aetna to cover sessions in Chicago, you must be seeking care to treat a diagnosable mental health condition, such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, ADHD, eating disorders, and substance use disorders.

What types of therapy does Aetna not cover?

Aetna does not cover services related to mental health challenges that do not meet diagnosable criteria, which may include couples counseling, life coaching, career coaching, or sessions lasting for a longer duration than clinically indicated.

Using Aetna to pay for therapy in Chicago may mean certain limitations to care, such as a limited number of covered sessions or adherence to a designated session length. Therapy services beyond that which insurances typically cover may require prior authorization, or be paid for out-of-pocket.

How do I find Aetna therapists in Chicago?

If you are in Chicago, you can find in-network Aetna therapists on Zencare. Therapists are quality-vetted, and you can watch introductory videos, check up-to-date availability, and book a free call to find a good fit!