Therapists Specializing in Existential Crisis & Challenges in Chicago

Whenever you’re faced with an important decision or life transition, it’s natural for larger questions about meaning and purpose to arise. Although existential challenges can surface at any time, they may be especially common upon entering a new life stage or when self-identity starts to shift, such as when making a career change or deciding to recommit to (or leave) a relationship. When these experiences lead to intense preoccupation with questions of greater meaning, feelings of a loss of control, and worry about the future, it can amount to existential crisis.

Therapy can help both in moments of existential crisis and in general exploration of one's values and existential beliefs. Some therapists even provide existential therapy, a philosophically-rooted approach that focuses on meaning, freedom, connection, and mortality.

Find vetted therapists in Chicago who specialize in existential challenges and crises 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.


George  Hogenson

George Hogenson

53 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, IL, 60604

Online Sessions, IL

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

As a Jungian analyst I am particularly interested in the depth of meaning that is often concealed in the issues people confront during life transitions and in response to trauma or other crises. I seek to provide a safe and contained space in which it is possible to explore those deeper levels of experience and build a more comprehensive understanding of one's life.


Artesian Collaborative

Artesian Collaborative

73 West Monroe Street, Chicago, IL, 60603

Online Sessions, IL

Insurances: Aetna, Magellan Health, Aetna Student Health Insurance, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO, Northwestern University Student Health Insurance (Aetna), Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Blue Choice
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.


Generations Behavioral Healthcare

Generations Behavioral Healthcare

15 Spinning Wheel Road, Hinsdale, IL, 60521

Online Sessions, IL

Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $40 - $80 per session

Generations Behavioral Healthcare (GBH) is a group practice in Hinsdale, IL that provides cutting-edge concierge behavioral healthcare with an emphasis on personalized, evidence-based care.

GBH offers all types of behavioral healthcare treatment. including psychiatric medication management, neuropsychological testing, counseling, and executive coaching. The providers at GBH offer services in-office, at-home, and through telepsychiatry. GBH provides compassionate care to all age groups and works with children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples.


InTouch & Motion

InTouch & Motion

4028 Illinois 19, Chicago, IL, 60641

4001 North Ravenswood Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60613

Online Sessions, IL

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Blue Choice
Accepting new clients 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).


Anna  Minor

Anna Minor

Online Sessions, IL

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

As a recovering perfectionist, I’ve been where you are. I know how scary it feels to let your guard down and ask for help, especially when you’re the person others rely on and look to for support. But you are not alone. This is the same place where I and all my clients started from. I would love to help you step away from the pressure of constant self-improvement and to learn to be confident in yourself and your decisions.

I offer a free video consultation to any potential clients. During our consultation, I will be able to learn more about your main areas of concern and answer any questions you may have. If you do not see a consult time that works for you, please email, text, or call me and we can find a better time. I respond to all inquires and usually the same day.


Chicago Center for Cognitive Wellness

Chicago Center for Cognitive Wellness

70 East Lake Street, Chicago, IL, 60601

6033 North Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL, 60660

Online Sessions, IL

Insurances: Medicare, Medicare (through Blue Cross Blue Shield), Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $250 per session

The Chicago Center for Cognitive Wellness is a therapy practice dedicated to helping your brain. They work with adults and adolescents who are struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and physical symptoms, with a particular specialty in the treatment of mental health concerns related to cognitive impairment or neurological issues.

Whatever the problem, they are there to support and guide patients and families, as they work to build the best brain they can.


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.


Anna  Celander

Anna Celander

Online Sessions, IL

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Blue Choice
Waitlist available online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $40 - $130 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.


Simrin  Jaglan

Simrin Jaglan

Online Sessions, IL

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 - $200 per session

Whatever brought you here, it shows acknowledgement that we are human and awareness of our ability to work through our pains. It takes courage to recognize that additional help is needed and to try something different than you may be used to. Take a moment and appreciate your bravery; this is you trying something new, something you may not have thought about before! I believe we all experience pain in life; what’s important is to identify the healthiest ways to manage it and how to stay present. We can learn to channel our energy into valued living and be productive with our pain. I hope to encourage you to embrace life’s challenges, using your own strengths and internal resources, to move in the direction of growth and valued living. My intention is to provide a safe and motivating space to nurture insight, confidence, and readiness to take action in your life; to build a life you are proud and inspired to live.

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Uncertain of what the future holds? Seemingly you have it all together, but deep down you’re filled with worry. You feel out of control and try everything possible to regain control, but it’s not working! Whether you feel pressured by societal expectations or are your own worst critic; life’s ups & downs can feel like a never-ending ride. Maybe it's self-esteem; maybe it's body image; maybe it's relationships or just overwhelming stress... Imagine if you felt balanced again; comfortable in your own skin. Imagine feeling confident and ready to embrace life’s chaos in the healthiest of ways. I can help.

I believe that you can live the life you desire. It starts with awareness that something is ‘stuck’, not working in the way we hoped it would, and willingness to acknowledge the need to reassess and try something different. Yes, it may be easier said than done; however, when you expand awareness of how your inner world is impacting your outer world (and vice versa) it opens up countless directions to choose from, creating opportunities for change and to build the life you truly want to live. When we learn to embrace the rollercoaster of life and to navigate its challenges in healthy ways, we have more energy to act in ways we value and to move in directions of our choice. When we are present, confident to take on the good and the bad, we have the ability, power, and space to create a life that is meaningful, joyful, and genuine. I hope to support you in your journey, providing you with the skills and insight needed, to grow and achieve your goals!


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