Therapists Specializing in Postpartum Depression in Chicago

Postpartum depression is a common mental health condition among women who have recently given birth. It is characterized by persistent symptoms of depression that appear after the baby’s birth and do not go away on their own. These symptoms might also arise during pregnancy and are equally as important to treat. Some degree of feeling overwhelmed is a normal and expected part of having a new baby. However, when these feelings are intense, persistent, or interfere with day-to-day functioning, it can be helpful to seek support from a trained mental health professional.

Working with a therapist can help new mothers process their experiences and understand potential sources of their depressive thoughts. Therapy might focus on developing coping skills, implementing self-care practices, and working towards more helpful thinking patterns and behaviors that facilitate mood improvement. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and interpersonal psychotherapy are commonly used and effective therapies, though approaches may differ between therapists.

Find therapists in Chicago who specialize in postpartum depression below. Therapists have been vetted by the Zencare team for clinically rigorous, quality care. Visit their profiles to watch an introductory video and book a free initial call to find a good fit!


Azita  Afshar

Azita Afshar

30 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60602

Online Sessions, IL

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
Waitlist available online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $190 per session

I want you to know that I am here and appreciate the anxieties and/or hesitation in beginning the therapeutic journey. I want to tell you to trust how you feel in the room with someone and to take your time in finding what works for you. I also would like the opportunity to help and have the tools to do so. Together, we can figure out some things and help find you relief. It can get better. You are enough and everything you need may already be inside of you—we just may need to help you bring it out.


Julie  Safranski

Julie Safranski

2656 West Montrose Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60618

Online Sessions, IL

Insurances: United Healthcare, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO, Lyra Health
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 per session

No matter the reason you are investing in therapy, finding the right fit with a therapist is key. My approach to therapy is practical, genuine and collaborative. I really enjoy helping people identify their strengths, change problematic thought patterns, and feel overall more confident about how their life is going.


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).


Lynn  Zakeri

Lynn Zakeri

4254 Emerson Street, Skokie, IL, 60076

778 West Frontage Road, Northfield, IL, 60093

Online Sessions, IL

Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $190 per session

I know the first call is the hardest. I am really responsive, warm, and genuine while also smart, practical and insightful.


Whitley  Lassen

Whitley Lassen

Online Sessions, IL

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

I will work with you to learn coping skills and strategies to manage stress and anxiety, so that you can live a meaningful and purposeful life. At the end of therapy, you will be like your own therapist. Take control of your anxiety, worry, fears, and phobias today by scheduling a phone consultation.


Elizabeth  Elliott

Elizabeth Elliott

2858 West Diversey Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60647

Online Sessions, IL

Insurances: Cigna, United Healthcare, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $100 - $250 per session

Hi! I’m Liz. I’m an experienced and compassionate therapist in the Logan Square neighborhood in Chicago. I work with a variety of clients, but central to all my therapeutic relationships is the belief that everyone has the potential to feel and function better and more effectively than they think. Whatever may be troubling you, I will hold space for you while working collaboratively to get at the roots of what may be making your life harder than it needs to be. I am very casual and use humor abundantly, so sitting down with a total stranger and discussing your innermost self isn’t nearly as hard as it might seem. I’d love to meet you!


Ilyssa  Lasky

Ilyssa Lasky

723 Elm Street, Winnetka, IL, 60093

Online Sessions, IL

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $140 - $175 per session

Give yourself permission to take time for your self and talk to someone about everything that is going on. Our lives can be on over drive and it’s best to reflect and breathe. I am here to create a safe space for you to do that; no judgement. My approach is integrative- so you know it’s not one size fits all. We will work together to address areas of stress and strain in your life. I am excited to meet you and help you explore, process and energize yourself during every step of this journey.


Laura  Curry

Laura Curry

10024 Skokie Boulevard, Skokie, IL, 60077

Online Sessions, IL

Insurances: Medicare, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
Waitlist available online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $140 per session

I know it can be difficult to ask for help. I consider it a privilege to be allowed into your life to help. I share my positive energy with my clients to instill hope and encouragement that change and progress is possible.


Nashwa  Hasabou

Nashwa Hasabou

Online Sessions, IL

Insurances: United Healthcare, FIT Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), Oscar Health, Oxford Health Plans, United Healthcare Student Health Plan, Optum, New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $250 per session

I strongly believes that while all human beings share universal struggles, each patient seeks out psychiatric treatment for unique reasons. I am dedicated to the "individual" and believes in caring for the whole self.


Joyce  Hennelly

Joyce Hennelly

53 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, IL, 60604

1812 Glenview Road, Glenview, IL, 60025

Online Sessions, IL

Insurances: Medicare, Medicare (through Blue Cross Blue Shield), Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
Not accepting new clients
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 per session

I invite you to attend to your stressors, losses, and enhance your confidence in your ability to cope. I believe you will find a renewed calm sense of self.


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