Therapists Providing Psychodynamic Therapy in Chicago

Psychodynamic therapy is based on Freud’s psychoanalytic theory that thoughts and behaviors are influenced by our unconscious mind and past experiences. Through collaborative conversation, clients deepen their awareness and understanding of the unconscious mind. Unlike traditional psychoanalysis, therapists often meet with clients once weekly over several months rather than several years.

Find therapists in Chicago who are trained in Psychodynamic Therapy 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!


Margaret  Fleming

Margaret Fleming

911 North Taylor Avenue, Oak Park, IL, 60302

Online Sessions, IL

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $60 - $110 per session

I will provide a warm and safe place for you to share the pain you are experiencing and will listen carefully to what you are saying and needing.


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.


Lillian  de Blecourt

Lillian de Blecourt

25 East Washington Street, Chicago, IL, 60602

Online Sessions, IL

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

Whether or not you're new to psychotherapy, I know it can take courage to reach out for help and support. I welcome your questions and am happy to talk with you about what you need from therapy and what I can offer as your therapist.


Katie  Czerniawski

Katie Czerniawski

Online Sessions, IL

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

With the demands and constant changes of life, it is easy to become overwhelmed and feel disconnected or unfulfilled. Beginning therapy can also feel like one of those challenges, but if you are reading this message, then you are already initiating your journey towards meaningful change and an enhanced quality of life. My therapeutic objective is to provided a safe and non-judgmental space where you have the opportunity to slow down, share, reflect, and feel understood. I will meet you where you are at by utilizing compassion and curiosity as I collaborate with you in exploring your individual needs and treatment goals. I believe the relationship between therapist and client is the foundation of a beneficial and healing therapeutic experience, and I welcome the opportunity to share in this process with you.


Debra  Alper

Debra Alper

4256 North Ravenswood Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60613

Online Sessions, IL

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $180 per session

Relationships are the food for our soul. Sometimes, our relationships nurture us, bring us joy and provide us with a foundation to grow. Sometimes we find ourselves in relationships that are consistently not fulfilling or even worse, hurtful. This can be an individual occurrence, or part of a larger repetitive pattern. Either way, when our relationships are out of sync, we need to look at what changes need to be made, both in ourselves, in our choices of the people we fill our lives with and in our way of communicating with others.


Emily  Hanneman

Emily Hanneman

4809 North Ravenswood Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60640

Online Sessions, IL

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

To those looking to begin therapy I would encourage you to give it a try and expect to learn a lot about yourself. We all face difficult experiences in life but we do not have to face them alone. Working with a therapist offers you a private, boundaried relationship in which to explore thoughts and feelings that might be difficult to share with others in your life.

I would also encourage you to shop around, speak to several potential therapists, and work to find a therapist who is a good fit for you. There are so many styles of therapy and personalities of therapists out there. Trust yourself and keep looking until you find the right provider for you.

If you have any questions or are interested in setting up an introductory call with me, please don’t hesitate to reach out. I look forward to hearing from you.


Laura  Curry

Laura Curry

10024 Skokie Boulevard, Skokie, IL, 60077

Online Sessions, IL

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


David  Ley

David Ley

3530 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL, 60657

Online Sessions, IL

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $65 - $125 per session

I offer a safe and confidential space to mindfully review your thoughts and feelings and gain new ways of understanding and approaching the challenges you are facing.


Josiah  Miller

Josiah Miller

222 West Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL, 60654

Online Sessions, IL

Insurances: Aetna, Cigna, Humana, United Healthcare, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO, Optum, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois HMO
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $50 - $225 per session

On the hike toward life's summit, it's okay to stop for directions! No matter what's going on in your life, there's absolutely nothing wrong with seeking out some support and guidance!


Bianca  Busch

Bianca Busch

Online Sessions, IL

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $350 per session

Hello! It is an honor to witness, and keep confident, the stories of my patients while working with them on their healing journeys. I have world-renowned training in evidence-based management of common psychiatric illnesses, which include the use of lifestyle modifications, therapy, and medications. Let’s work together to elevate your life!


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