Therapists Providing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) in Chicago

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a skill-based treatment that focuses on the interconnection of one’s thoughts, behaviors, and emotional experiences. The therapist teaches techniques to examine and reduce unhelpful thoughts and implement new ways behaving outside of the sessions that result in desired emotional and behavioral outcomes.

Find therapists in Chicago who are trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) below. All providers 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!


Generations Behavioral Healthcare

Generations Behavioral Healthcare

15 Spinning Wheel Road, Hinsdale, IL, 60521

Online Sessions, IL

Accepting new clients 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.


Nancy  Gardner

Nancy Gardner

656 West Randolph Street, Chicago, IL, 60661

Online Sessions, IL

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

You're taking the first steps to change, and a better understanding of yourself and others. Relief may happen more quickly than you ever imagined, or, it could occur over a longer period of time. The great thing about therapy is we will take whatever time you need to accomplish your goals.


Nancy  Curotto

Nancy Curotto

655 West Irving Park Road, Chicago, IL, 60613

180 Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60601

Online Sessions, IL

Insurances: Aetna, Cigna, Aetna Student Health Insurance, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO, BCBS HMO-Swedish Covent
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.


Howard  Farkas

Howard Farkas

155 Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60601

Online Sessions, IL

Insurances: United Healthcare, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois HMO
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $125 - $175 per session

I specialize in the treatment of emotional eating and binge eating disorder. People who struggle with this problem usually feel a deep sense of shame about their unwanted eating and their struggle to overcome it. They often feel that the problem is due to their own lack of self-control or the willpower to just stop.

I believe that emotional eating is not a passive failure of control, but an active, defiant response against external control: namely, the perceived pressure to lose weight. When people diet to please others, they eventually feel that it’s unfair and rebel against it. That feeling of being controlled is what triggers emotional eating, not the tempting food. When anxiety about  the uncontrolled eating takes over, the diet pressure returns and the cycle continues. 

If you recognize this pattern in your own behavior, therapy can help you break the binge-diet cycle and establish a more positive relationship with food, and with yourself.


Grace  Dickman

Grace Dickman

Online Sessions, IL

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

Oftentimes we subscribe to living life on someone else’s terms - whether we heed to the opinions of loved ones or conform to society’s ideals. This is especially true when we endure pain and trauma, which can disrupt our sense of self and make us second-guess our needs.

But I believe that you’re the expert in your own life. I want to create a space for you to feel safe, affirmed, and heard. By listening to you and asking questions that need to be asked, I can help us develop a sense of shared curiosity about who you are at this moment in time. I provide a space where we can feel, think, act, process, and problem-solve together in an authentic way. There are so many ways to live - let’s explore them together.


Gregory  Potts

Gregory Potts

Online Sessions, IL

Insurances: Aetna, Medicare, United Healthcare, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO, Optum
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $165 per session

You may come to therapy because you are feeling depressed or anxious. You may not even be able to identify at first exactly what you are looking for other than a nagging feeling that you aren’t living the life you want. I strive to create a safe space for my clients to voice the thoughts, feelings, and memories that you carry around with you, and that you may never have had the chance to speak aloud. I respond to you with respect and compassion and help you to become kinder and more compassionate toward yourself. I invite you to reflect on your sources of meaning and purpose, whether they include organized religion, spirituality, or a personal philosophy of life. Giving voice to your authentic self requires courage, but it can create an opportunity for healing, change and growth. I look forward to meeting you!


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.


Sheeba  Daniel-Crotty

Sheeba Daniel-Crotty

4905 Old Orchard Shopping Center, Skokie, IL, 60077

Online Sessions, IL

Waitlist available online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $145 - $185 per session

No matter how in-depth my expertise or years of experience, I truly believe that movement or progress in therapy rests in the therapeutic alliance and fit between me and you/your family. That in mind, it’s important to me that kids and their families feel that therapy is a safe, supportive, judgment-free zone in which they can feel a sense of relief and hope.


Danielle  Nowlan

Danielle Nowlan

422 North Northwest Highway, Park Ridge, IL, 60068

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: $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.


Gail  Grabczynski

Gail Grabczynski

1325 South Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60605

Online Sessions, IL

Insurances: Aetna, Cigna, Medicaid, Medicare, United Healthcare, Magellan Health, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO, Northwestern University Student Health Insurance (Aetna)
Accepting new clients 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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