Therapists In-Network with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Blue Choice in Chicago

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Blue Choice is a common health insurance in Chicago, and individuals who have Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Blue Choice may wish to find therapists who are in-network with their health insurance.

When you see a therapist who is in-network with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Blue Choice, 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 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Blue Choice 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 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Blue Choice below. Visit their profiles to watch an introductory video and book a free initial call to find a good fit!


Anna  Celander

Anna Celander

Online Sessions, IL

In-network with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Blue Choice
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $40 - $150 per session

Most of the clients I work with are struggling with life transitions, general stress, and/or anxiety. In addition to navigating general feelings of hopelessness and worry, I specialize in assisting clients who are coping with a cancer diagnosis, as well as care givers to those that are diagnosed. I have experience working with young adults, adults, and older adults. If you are searching for nonjudgmental support, are interested in having concrete skills to help cope, or would like to use creativity as an outlet to explore your struggles, I am here to help.

Seeking help from a therapist can be overwhelming. My goal is to make the process as seamless as possible. If you are searching for support while navigating the inevitable ups and downs of life, or are coping with a cancer diagnosis, feel free to schedule a free consultation call today.


Danielle  Nowlan

Danielle Nowlan

422 North Northwest Highway, Park Ridge, IL, 60068

Online Sessions, IL

In-network with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Blue Choice
Waitlist available online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 per session

Making the decision to enter therapy can be really challenging. The idea of talking about things that you may be struggling to find words for or feel embarrassed about can be so hard. Together we'll find a way to give voice to the parts that feel messy and create a space where it feels safe to share your struggles. I'd love to connect to answer any questions and make sure you feel like it's a good fit.


InTouch & Motion

InTouch & Motion

4028 Illinois 19, Chicago, IL, 60641

4001 North Ravenswood Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60613

Online Sessions, IL

In-network with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Blue Choice
Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $160 per session

InTouch & Motion is a creative arts therapy practice in Chicago, IL whose providers offer individual therapy for adults, children, and adolescents as well as couples, family, and group therapy sessions.

COVID-19 Update: InTouch & Motion is offering in-person therapy sessions at this time; however, please note that a telehealth intake is required first. In-person sessions may then be determined to be plausible based on safety and privacy concerns (as discussed with the therapist during the intake appointment).


Sunitha  Chandy

Sunitha Chandy

73 West Monroe Street, Chicago, IL, 60603

Online Sessions, IL

In-network with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Blue Choice
Waitlist available online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $75 - $200 per session

Pursuing emotional and behavioral health isn’t just meant to improve our lives, it’s meant to change the world. Sometimes we need help knowing where to start and support to keep going. We work with you to harness and move through pain and direct it towards growth that reshapes lives, relationships and communities.


Emily  Hanneman

Emily Hanneman

4809 North Ravenswood Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60640

Online Sessions, IL

In-network with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Blue Choice
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $160 per session

To those looking to begin therapy I would encourage you to give it a try and expect to learn a lot about yourself. We all face difficult experiences in life but we do not have to face them alone. Working with a therapist offers you a private, boundaried relationship in which to explore thoughts and feelings that might be difficult to share with others in your life.

I would also encourage you to shop around, speak to several potential therapists, and work to find a therapist who is a good fit for you. There are so many styles of therapy and personalities of therapists out there. Trust yourself and keep looking until you find the right provider for you.

If you have any questions or are interested in setting up an introductory call with me, please don’t hesitate to reach out. I look forward to hearing from you.


Shaysa  Villa

Shaysa Villa

1136 South Delano Court, Chicago, IL, 60605

Online Sessions, IL

In-network with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Blue Choice
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.


Center and Room to Breathe Chicago

Center and Room to Breathe Chicago

25 East Washington Street, Chicago, IL, 60602

Online Sessions, IL

In-network with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Blue Choice
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $100 - $175 per session

Center and Room to Breathe (Center) is a group practice in Millennium Park, Chicago. Each provider at Center offers a unique skillset formed by experience and training in different modalities and techniques.

Center welcomes individuals who are experiencing symptoms of anxiety, depression, and trauma, as well as those grappling with general life transitions and relationship issues.


Stephanie  Ceranec

Stephanie Ceranec

5547 North Ravenswood Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60640

Online Sessions, IL

In-network with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Blue Choice
Not accepting new clients
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 per session

I believe clients deserve a space where they can be unapologetically seen, heard, and witnessed. I bring this belief into my work to allow clients to experience and explore whatever they are carrying with them. This work is done on a foundation of collaboration, curiosity, trust, and compassion. I take into account the complexity of human beings and take careful note in meeting individual needs. I look forward to meeting you and beginning the journey of unpacking.


Emily  Franchi

Emily Franchi

155 Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60601

Online Sessions, IL

In-network with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Blue Choice
Not accepting new clients
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 per session

Taking that first step to begin therapy can be overwhelming and anxiety provoking. From the initial phone consultation through the long-term therapeutic process, I aim to create an open, welcoming, and non-judgmental therapy experience where my clients feel empowered to make positive changes in their personal lives and relationships. As your therapist, I will work with you to identify your strengths and to set goals of therapy that excite and motivate you. 

I am experienced working with adult individuals struggling with a range of difficulties arising from depression, anxiety, ADD/ADHD, trauma, low self-esteem, dysfunctional family system and parent relationship issues, history of abuse, and difficulties maintaining healthy adult relationships. I also specialize in working with young adults who are struggling to navigate the difficult transition from adolescence into adulthood, and help these individuals establish a strong sense of self and long-term personal and career goals.

Please contact me for your free phone consultation when you can learn more about my practice and how therapy can help you experience more fulfillment in your relationships, career, and daily life. 


Tessa  Mandala

Tessa Mandala

5547 North Ravenswood Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60640

Online Sessions, IL

In-network with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Blue Choice
Not accepting new clients
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 per session

I believe that therapy is a collaborative process and have found it helpful to talk freely for an hour a week about your current stressors in a safe, non-judgmental environment. One of the biggest indicators of success in therapy is the therapeutic alliance, the relationship between the therapist and client, which is why I like to connect prior to the first session to make sure your needs can be met in our work together.


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How to use Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Blue Choice for therapy in Chicago

Does Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Blue Choice cover therapy in Chicago?

Yes, nearly all Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Blue Choice 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 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Blue Choice 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 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Blue Choice.

When you see a therapist who is in-network with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Blue Choice, after you’ve met your plan’s annual deductible, you’ll pay only a copay at each session. Most Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Blue Choice 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 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Blue Choice cover?

As with most health insurances, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Blue Choice 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 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Blue Choice 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 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Blue Choice not cover?

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Blue Choice 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 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Blue Choice 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 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Blue Choice therapists in Chicago?

If you are in Chicago, you can find in-network Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Blue Choice 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!