Therapists Providing Life Coaching in Chicago

Life coaching, or wellness coaching, is a process designed to equip you with the tools, motivation, and inspiration to maximize your personal and professional potential.

Find therapists in Chicago who are trained in Life coaching 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!


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.


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!


Nefertiti  Nowell

Nefertiti Nowell

1813 North Mill Street, Naperville, IL, 60563

605 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60611

Online Sessions, IL

Insurances: Aetna, Beacon Health Options, Cigna, Multiplan or PHCS, Tricare, United Healthcare, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois HMO
Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $60 - $175 per session

Seeking help is a powerful step to improving your quality of life. Talking to someone about whatever your concerns are is something that almost anyone can benefit from, but many people are afraid to reach out.  If you are considering therapy or coaching, I applaud you, and I really do want to help you find what you need to feel POWERFUL and help you develop the tools to have peace in your life.

I enjoy working with diverse clients, and have treated patients on the inpatient as well as outpatient basis.  I began providing therapy in 1996, and  have worked full time in several local hospitals before deciding to work full time in outpatient private practice.  Though I work with many populations, I enjoy helping individuals with issues of trauma as well as working with couples.  I work with all age ranges and have helped clients with a range of diagnosis.  I use a variety of  techniques, including but not limited to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and EMDR.  I am also a Certified Hypnotist and a trained mediator.


Lisa  Butler

Lisa Butler

1136 South Delano Court, Chicago, IL, 60605

Online Sessions, IL

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

Have you decided that you are ready to change your life? Do you feel stuck and need help moving forward. Are you a woman having a difficult relationship with your mother? Do you need help setting boundaries with family and friends? Are you looking for strategies to cope with past trauma and painful memories? Are you willing to show up and do the work with me and be fully engaged in the process. Are you willing to try techniques that will empower peace during difficult circumstances? If you answered yes to most of these questions, I’m the therapist for you. 


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.


Samiha  Jallouqa

Samiha Jallouqa

30 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60602

Online Sessions, IL

Insurances: Aetna, Aetna Student Health Insurance, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO, Northwestern University Student Health Insurance (Aetna)
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $43 - $155 per session

Allowing yourself to be supported and uplifted during times of unease is the first step towards becoming your best self. However, without adequate support, overcoming feelings of overwhelm, sadness, disconnection, or insecurity can be an isolating and exhausting experience. This why I understand the importance of finding the right therapist.

You may be seeking to feel truly heard and understood without judgment by someone you can truly trust to help you feel more grounded, confident, and satisfied in your everyday life. As a therapist, my main goal is to create that safe and trusting relationship to guide and empower you towards achieving ultimate personal growth and to begin feeling like the best version of yourself. Together, as a team, we will utilize our relationship as a solid foundation to explore and tackle your greatest hopes and challenges, with a bit humor and lots of compassion along the way. I also understand that suffering and healing looks different for everyone. For this reason, I utilize a culturally-sensitive, personalized blend of therapeutic approaches that best fits your unique needs.

I am extremely passionate about working with young adults and adults from diverse cultural backgrounds who may struggle with a sense of otherness and never fully feeling understood, with a specialization in Arab-American and Muslim mental health. I also love helping people overcome relationship difficulties, identity and self-esteem concerns, adjustment issues and major life transitions, trauma, anxiety, and depression.


Mary Claire  Schibelka

Mary Claire Schibelka

30 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60602

Online Sessions, IL

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $125 per session

Whether you're down in the dumps or on top of the world, therapy can help you take your life to the next level.

Fifty years ago, therapy was seen as something only "crazy" people needed. Oh, how times have changed. Now, therapy is a tool used by the most successful people in the world! Therapy and life coaching are about specifically identifying the life you want to live and the person you want to be, setting goals, and crushing the barriers getting in the way of accomplishment.

Maybe your goal is to improve the quality of your relationship or take a new step at work. Therapy/life coaching can help you fine-tune the skills you already have while learning new skills and strategies to replace the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that are no longer working for you.

Interested in learning more? What are you waiting for?! Take the next step and schedule a free 10-minute phone consultation today.


Emma  Donovan

Emma Donovan

Online Sessions, IL

Not accepting new clients
Out-of-pocket-fees: $120 - $135 per session

Hi! My name is Emma, and I’m the founder of Alternative Therapy STL. I help motivated, inquisitive, and holistically-minded millennials to heal past wounds and grow into their best selves through alternative therapy.

Let’s move beyond the days when therapy was stigmatized. Therapy is cool! It’s a powerful tool to maximize your wellness, similar to eating healthy and going to the gym. In my practice, I help you optimize your mental, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing by helping you become a more conscious, self-aware and fulfilled human being.

I particularly love working with clients in their 20s and 30s who are highly sensitive, intuitive feeling types (think INFJ, ENFP, etc on the Meyers-Briggs personality test), spiritually curious, and eager to go on a path of personal growth and self-awareness as they work through the issues that brought them into therapy.

In my practice, I like to go deeper than talk therapy. I use methods like IFS (also called “Parts Work”), mindfulness, and somatic psychology to help you access and heal the past wounds stored in your subconscious mind that are perpetuating the symptoms that brought you to therapy. Self-awareness, healing of past trauma, self-love, and personal growth are key components of my practice.

If what I say resonates with you, please send me a message and we will set up a free 15-20 minute consultation to get to know each other.


James  Hallberg

James Hallberg

1656 West Summerdale Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60640

Online Sessions, IL

Insurances: Beacon Health Options, Cigna, Medicare, Multiplan or PHCS, United Healthcare, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO, Optum
Not accepting new clients
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 per session

I am just a basic person that finds his courage every day to show up in the world to be seen and hustles when in the spaces in which need to still be found. I am engaging, unfiltered, expressive, and quirky. I strive to be able to connect with clients in a manner that sparks deeper connection and creates a safer space than where they are coming from. I am not a blank slate and I acknowledge my experiences which have shaped me and in that awareness I continue to find my curiosity. When I approach my work with a curious mind I am able to learn and understand objectively through the lens of the client and from there offer integrated support and direction to reveal the other ways in which are often not seen which can provoke and inspire change to occur.


Kellee  Watkins

Kellee Watkins

1101 Lake Street, Oak Park, IL, 60301

Online Sessions, IL

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

Life works better with support and encouragement, especially when the shoulds, suppose tos, and could’ve beens get too loud. In this safe space, you can rest in your enoughness and start building the life you want to live.


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