Therapists Specializing in Addiction in Chicago

Addiction is a broad set of mental health conditions in which an individual has difficulty controlling their use of a substance or behavior, resulting in compulsive behaviors and potentially harmful consequences. While substance abuse - including the misuse of alcohol and other drugs - may be the most commonly recognized form of addiction, other forms of addiction include behavioral addictions, such as compulsive gambling, shopping, or sex addiction.

Addiction treatment requires specialized and knowledgeable therapeutic care, often for both the individual in recovery and their family or loved ones. The following therapists have been vetted for their expertise in addiction, including their use of harm reduction and motivational interviewing techniques. They can help individuals who struggle with addiction understand the role of the addictive behaviors in their life, lesson the impact of these behaviors, and connect to local recovery communities or resources.

Find vetted therapists in Chicago who specialize in addiction below. Visit each provider profile to watch their introductory video and book a free call to find a good fit!


Cappy   Silver

Cappy Silver

Chicago, IL, 60613

Online Sessions, IL

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $145 per session

I look forward to working with you.


Richard  Rodgers

Richard Rodgers

Online Sessions, IL

Insurances: Aetna, Cigna, Medicare, Tricare, Optum, Northwestern University Student Health Insurance (Aetna), Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
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.


Diana  Flemma

Diana Flemma

1830 Sherman Avenue, Evanston, IL, 60201

Online Sessions, IL

Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 per session

I am dedicated to meeting the emotional and psychological needs of my clients. My approach is to be caring and compassionate, while also trying to be direct in guiding clients through their process. I believe that counseling can help individuals and families move in new directions, fostering growth and a sense of well-being. I work with people from all walks of life. Change is possible; what we long for is not beyond reach.
My goal in working with clients is to help them gain the skills needed to cope effectively with life’s stressors, engage meaningfully with others, manage distressing feelings, regulate emotions, reduce impulsivity, increase self-confidence, communicate effectively, and to learn to express their needs successfully. I am a firm believer that we all want to do well.


Greater Chicago Counseling Center

Greater Chicago Counseling Center

480 North McClurg Court, Chicago, IL, 60611

Online Sessions, IL

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $100 - $130 per session

Greater Chicago Counseling Center is a psychotherapy practice in the Streeterville neighborhood of Chicago. They specialize in helping individuals, couples, and families navigate topics including anxiety, depression, relationship concerns, and communication issues. 
The providers at Greater Chicago Counseling Center view therapy as a collaborative, engaging process, and take a strengths-based approach that empowers clients to understand their challenges and themselves on a deeper level.


Rob  Walters

Rob Walters

Online Sessions, IL

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $160 per session

Hello and thank you for considering me as your mental health provider. I believe in meeting clients where they are in terms of readiness for treatment and hope to work towards meaningful change together. I own and manage a solo practice and keep a controlled caseload that allows me to offer more specialized attention and focused treatment for each client. I offer some flexibility when it comes to session frequency and weekly sessions may be what you are looking for but there also times when you may need to meet more than once week, bi-monthly, or less regular maintained sessions.

Emotional distress can manifest in a number of ways which may include panic attacks, irritability, sadness, impulsivity, excessive worry, grief, nightmares, feeling generally overwhelmed, difficulty coping, among many other variations. Trauma may also surface in ways that be can be difficult to understand at first. I believe that a strong therapeutic alliance is essential to exploring, processing, and developing additional coping strategies. Treatment can take on a variety of shapes and forms and I look forward to understanding your emotional experience.

I am an LGBTQ ally and provide treatment in a safe space.

If you have any questions or would like to set up an initial appointment then please contact me via email or phone.


Karen  Trevithick

Karen Trevithick

Online Sessions, IL

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $125 - $175 per session

In these demanding and rapidly changing times, we can easily start to feel lost, overwhelmed, and unsure. Finding moments to breathe, (re)connect, and recharge can seem like a luxury. In choosing to start therapy, you are creating that precious time to slow down and take care of yourself. I hope to provide you that safe space to explore your goals, hopes, and fears. Through therapy, you may discover what feels missing as well as how to celebrate your strengths. We will work together to determine the path forward and find the tools that best help you reconnect with your life.


Ellis  Bernstein

Ellis Bernstein

Online Sessions, IL

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 per session

Good therapy works. However, there are often barriers between you and "good therapy." It's hard to find a therapist that is a fitting match, hard to look at your life with honesty, and hard to work on becoming a better person. I understand that this process of finding a therapist is oftentimes daunting, frustrating, and difficult. Whether we end up working together or not, I want to use this message to encourage you to take a deep breath, relax your shoulders, and keep at it. It typically works best for clients to schedule consultations with a couple different therapists, and try to get a sense for which pairing feels like a good fit. Trust your gut - you'll know it when you find it. All the while, I hope you remember one thing that I find to be abundantly clear: good therapy works!


Sue  Blomberg

Sue Blomberg

Online Sessions, IL

Insurances: Cigna, United Healthcare, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
Waitlist available online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $130 per session

I have a broad set of life experiences combined with the necessary knowledge and utilization of several therapy techniques to help you live the life you desire. I am an engaged therapist that will work with you as you face the challenges of daily stressors, decision-making, anxiety, depression, addiction and many other issues. I provide a safe place to share these difficult feelings in a non-judgmental setting. Through talk therapy, you will increase your awareness and make changes to better your life. My role is to listen, help you utilize coping skills, guide you through crisis and difficult times and empower you in order to live your life in a healthy way.


Cathryn  Biga

Cathryn Biga

200 East Evergreen Avenue, Mount Prospect, IL, 60056

Online Sessions, IL

Insurances: Cigna, Humana, Multiplan or PHCS, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $100 - $125 per session

Taking care of you is a healthy and productive way to be the best version of yourself.


Clint  Zavakos

Clint Zavakos

307 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60601

Online Sessions, IL

Insurances: Aetna, Cigna, Multiplan or PHCS, United Healthcare, Magellan Health, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO, Optum
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $45 - $99 per session

There are times in life where we all feel overwhelmed. Whether the day to day grind is wearing you down or overwhelming anxiety is making it difficult for you to leave the house, I am here to be on your side. I am a big believer that effective therapy is a collaborative effort between the client and the therapist and that healing is achieved by working together.
I believe any trauma is deserving of my attention and care. I strive to provide an environment where you feel free to open up and feel safe. Call today for a free consultation.


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