Psychologists in Illinois

Find the best psychologists in Illinois. Psychologists are trained professionals who have a Doctoral degree in Psychology (either a PhD or PsyD). After receiving their professional degree (generally 3-5 years of education), psychologists receive additional ongoing training and supervision in providing talk therapy to treat clients with myriad mental health challenges. They have been vetted by the Zencare team for offering high quality, clinically rigorous care.

120 Matching Psychologists with Availability

Michelle  Solomon's profile picture
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Michelle Solomon

Therapist

Accepting clients from Illinois

Anxiety - Depression - Life purpose & meaning - Self-esteem - Stress management - Self-care
Online only
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Paul Daanen

Therapist

Accepting clients from Illinois

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Trauma - Childhood trauma - Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) - Veterans' issues
Online only
Ariel  Shivers-McGrew's profile picture
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Ariel Shivers-McGrew

Therapist

Waitlist

Career counseling - Life coaching - Medical professionals' mental health - Stress management - Burnout - Entrepreneur mental health
Online only
Nancy  Curotto's profile picture
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Nancy Curotto

Therapist

Accepting clients from Illinois

Anxiety - Depression - Life transitions - Loss and grief - Parenting - Pet Loss and Bereavement
 In-person & online
Simrin  Jaglan's profile picture
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Simrin Jaglan

Therapist

Accepting clients from Illinois

Anxiety - Mindfulness - Eating disorders - Life changes - Self-esteem - Relationships
Online only
Amee  Dassani's profile picture
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Amee Dassani

Therapist

Accepting clients from Illinois

Anxiety - Depression - Trauma - Mindfulness - Infertility - Highly sensitive individuals
Online only
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Olive Tree Mental Wellness, PLLC

Group practice

Accepting clients from Illinois

Attachment issues - Cultural adjustment - Race & cultural identity - Trauma - Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)
Online only
Andrea  Liner's profile picture
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Andrea Liner

Therapist

Accepting clients from Illinois

Life transitions - Relationships - Identity development - Anxiety - Depression - Millennial issues
Online only
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Kim Altman Weiss

Therapist

Accepting clients from Illinois

Infertility counseling - Postpartum depression - Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health - Chronic illness - Women’s mental health - Premenstrual dysphoric disorder
Online only
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Brandon Vélez Ríos

Therapist

Accepting clients from Illinois

Anxiety - Depression - LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Panic attacks / panic disorder - Chronic illness
 In-person & online
Gerald David Zirin's profile picture
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Gerald David Zirin

Therapist

Accepting clients from Illinois

Relationship issues - Anxiety - Depression - Addiction - Chronic pain - Anger management
Online only
Stephanie  Bonza's profile picture
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Stephanie Bonza

Therapist

Accepting clients from Illinois

Couples and marital counseling - Parenting issues - Attachment issues - Family issues - Relationship issues - Life purpose & meaning
 In-person & online
Leah B Samler's profile picture
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Leah B Samler

Therapist

Accepting clients from Illinois

Anxiety - Depression - Mindfulness - ADHD - Couples counseling - Life transitions
Online only
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CALM Counseling

Post-Doctoral Psychology Fellow

Accepting clients from Illinois

Anxiety - Depression - Eating disorders & disordered eating - LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Life transitions - Relationship issues
Online only
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Mary Collins

Therapist

Accepting clients from Illinois

Life transitions - Adjustment difficulties & disorders - College & graduate student mental health - Existential crisis & challenges - Stress management - Men's health
 In-person & online
Christiane Vega Blanco-Oilar's profile picture
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Christiane Vega Blanco-Oilar

Therapist

Accepting clients from Illinois

Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Loss, grief, and bereavement - Identity development - Race & cultural identity - Relationship issues - Trauma
Online only
Avina  Khiatani's profile picture
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Avina Khiatani

Therapist

Accepting clients from Illinois

Eating disorders & disordered eating - Relationship issues - Sexual harassment & assault - College & graduate student mental health - Cultural adjustment - Racism, oppression, and discrimination
Online only
Chinwe  Idigo's profile picture
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Chinwe Idigo

Therapist

Accepting clients from Illinois

Anger management - Anxiety - Attachment issues - Personality disorders - Relationship issues - Trauma
Online only
Kathleen  Tresness's profile picture
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Kathleen Tresness

Therapist

Accepting clients from Illinois

Anxiety - Depression - Life transitions - Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health - Relationship issues - Stress management
Online only
Aimee  Ruscio's profile picture
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Aimee Ruscio

Therapist

Accepting clients from Illinois

Trauma - LGBTQIA topics - Veterans' issues - Relationships - Depression - Anxiety
Online only
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Artesian Collaborative

Group practice

Accepting clients from Illinois

Cross-cultural issues - Anxiety - Depression - Trauma - Couples counseling - Family sessions
 In-person & online
Blair L Prescott's profile picture
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Blair L Prescott

Therapist

Accepting clients from Illinois

Caregiver stress & support - Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Self-esteem - Sexual harassment & assault - Trauma - Burnout
Online only
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Ryan Robinson

Therapist

Accepting clients from Illinois

Anxiety - Depression - Life transitions - LGBTQIA topics - Race & cultural identity - Relationships
Online only
Cynthia  Shaw's profile picture
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Cynthia Shaw

Therapist

Accepting clients from Illinois

Existential crisis & challenges - Life transitions - Loss, grief, and bereavement - Self-esteem - Life purpose & meaning - Loneliness
Online only
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Christina Mannion

Therapist

Accepting clients from Illinois

Life transitions - Women's issues - Trauma - Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Dissociative disorders - Psychological evaluations & testing
Online only
Thora  DevlescHoward's profile picture
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Thora DevlescHoward

Therapist

Accepting clients from Illinois

Anxiety - College & graduate student mental health - Communication issues - Depression - Eating disorders & disordered eating - Life transitions
 In-person & online
Ellen  Chazdon's profile picture
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Ellen Chazdon

Therapist

Accepting clients from Illinois

Anxiety - Artists' mental health - Depression - Attachment issues - Relationship issues - Trauma
Online only
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Bonnie Gorscak

Therapist

Accepting clients from Illinois

Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Caregiver stress & support - Communication issues - Life transitions - Loss, grief, and bereavement - Self-esteem
Online only
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Michelle Christine Spoelstra

Therapist

Accepting clients from Illinois

Anxiety - Career counseling - College & graduate student mental health - Life transitions - Loss, grief, and bereavement - Stress management
Online only
Health-E Living Psychological Services, LLC's profile picture
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Health-E Living Psychological Services, LLC

Group practice

Accepting clients from Illinois

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Online only

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FAQs about how to find a psychologist in Illinois

How do I find a psychologist in Illinois?

Find a psychologist near you in Illinois on Zencare. Narrow your search by using filters like insurance, therapy budget specialty, and provider identity. Mental health professionals on Zencare are vetted for their extensive experience treating individual adults, children and adolescents, as well as couples and families. Explore each potential psychologist profile to learn more about their specialties, and watch an introductory video to get a sense of their personality. Book a free initial call to find the right psychologist for you!

Does insurance cover therapy in Illinois?

Yes, most Illinois health insurance carriers provide mental health benefits that cover therapy. However, the exact amount of coverage will vary based on the plan details and whether the selected provider is in-network or out-of-network with your insurance. If the psychologist is in-network with your insurance, you’ll pay only a copay at each session after meeting your annual deductible. If the psychologist is out-of-network with your insurance, you may still be able to receive reimbursement after paying the fee at the time of therapy session. If you have a PPO or POS insurance plan, you can likely receive some reimbursement when you see a psychologist out-of-network in Illinois. If you have an HMO, EPO, or Medicaid/Medicare plan, you likely cannot receive reimbursement, and would be responsible for the full out-of-network session fee. Note that services designed to treat topics which are not diagnosed mental health conditions, such as couples counseling and life coaching, are not typically covered by health insurance. The potential mental health provider must also be a licensed therapist in your state for the insurance company to cover services.

How do I find an affordable psychologist in Illinois?

Many psychologists offer a sliding scale, or a range of session fees based on financial need to clients who would not otherwise be able to afford typical therapy rates in Illinois. If you are struggling to pay for therapy, consider asking for a sliding scale, looking for an in-network psychologist, or seeking services through a local agency, college counseling center, or hospital.

How can I make an appointment with a psychologist in Illinois?

Start your search for an appointment with a psychologist in Illinois on Zencare. Many mental health professionals located in Illinois require clients to have an introductory call before booking a full appointment online. In this free call, the prospective psychologist will ask about your goals for treatment, and make sure that their skills, specialized training, and scope of private practice are a match for your mental health issues. At the same time, you should assess if you feel comfortable talking with the psychologist, as studies show that the most important determinant of successful therapy is the relationship between therapist and client. After an initial call, you’ll typically be given the option to book an appointment with the psychologist, or continue your search if it’s not a good fit. At the initial session, you’ll likely discuss the therapeutic process and determine goals for your personal growth. Common therapy goals include learning effective coping strategies to deal with negative feelings, increasing self-awareness, and gaining a deeper understanding and insight into relationship patterns.

How can I find a psychologist in Illinois who sees clients after hours?

Find a psychologist who sees clients after hours on Zencare. Many psychologists in Illinois offer appointments outside of traditional business hours. Simply filter by Office Hours under More Filters to choose the time of day that works best for you, whether that be early morning before work, in the evenings, or even over the weekend. After hours sessions are a good option for busy individuals, couples, and families dealing with hectic schedules and who need a flexible option for their mental health care.

How do I find a psychologist in Illinois who offers in-person sessions?

Find a psychologist who offers in-person sessions on Zencare. Many psychologists in Illinois have resumed offering in-person sessions; you can filter by “In-Person” to find a provider who is accepting new clients for in-office sessions. You can also search by map to find providers in Illinois near you. While some clients prefer in-person sessions because they offer a safe, neutral ground for the session to take place, for the widest range of psychologist options, consider expanding your search to also include providers licensed in your state who offer telehealth, or therapy sessions via remote video call.

How do I find a psychologist in Illinois who offers online sessions?

Find a psychologist who offers online sessions on Zencare. Most psychologists in Illinois continue to offer appointments online; you can filter by “Online” to find a provider who is accepting new clients for teletherapy sessions. In order to see a psychologist, they must be licensed to provide online sessions to clients living in your state. Online therapy is different from text therapy, or asynchronous therapy; online therapy offers the same consistent relationship with a local Illinois psychologist that an in-person session would, with sessions taking place via phone or a video sessions through a secure teletherapy platform. Online therapy sessions are a convenient way to find a psychologist near Illinois without leaving the comfort of your home or office.

Where can I get mental health therapy in Illinois?

Start your search for mental health therapy in Illinois on Zencare. Many psychologists are quality-vetted for excellence in clinical care. When you’re struggling with your mental health, it might be time to seek professional support in the form of counseling services, couples therapy, or psychiatric medication management. There are a wide range of private practice psychologists to choose from in Illinois; consider narrowing your search by criteria like insurance carrier, therapy budget, specialty, or provider identity to find a great fit!

How can I start therapy in Illinois?

Start your search for a great psychologist in Illinois on Zencare. First, consider any logistic limitations, like how far you are willing to travel outside of Illinois or if you are open to online sessions with a local provider. Also consider how much your therapy budget is, and when you are available for therapy. Then, make a list of priorities for your ideal psychologist: do they match your identity, or have expertise in a specific area like anxiety or depression? There is no one reason to start therapy; many individuals in Illinois go see a therapist when they need help to move forward through a difficult time, cope with symptoms of a mental illness such as a mood disorder, navigate life transitions, process relationship difficulties or improve their behavioral health. Use your priorities to filter on Zencare by insurance, speciality, and availability. Look through a few provider profiles to find the psychologist you might click with, watch their introductory videos, and book a free call to find a great personal fit!

What kinds of mental health providers are available in Illinois?

There are many different kinds of mental health providers available in Illinois, including psychologists, clinical social workers, and mental health counselors. As long as the provider is licensed in your state, the factor that matters most to therapy outcomes is the therapeutic alliance, or the relationship you build with your therapist. Common types of therapy provided in Illinois include cognitive therapies, like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and insight-oriented therapies like psychodynamic therapy. Other providers offer a blend of techniques for a more interpersonal, holistic approach. Some mental health therapists in Illinois also offer specialized treatment services, like couples therapy, premarital counseling, and family therapy. While most Illinois providers are qualified to treat general challenges, like depression, anxiety disorders, trauma, relationship difficulties, and low self-esteem, for concerns such as substance abuse, personality disorders, and eating disorders, consider seeking expert care. Together with your psychologist, you’ll build a treatment plan that addresses your reasons for seeking therapy and monitor progress toward your wellness goals and overall well being.

How does paying for therapy work in Illinois?

There are several options for paying for therapy in Illinois. For many people, the most affordable way to seek mental health services is to look for a provider who is in-network with your insurance. Due to high demand and low availability, in-network providers often have long waitlists; to widen your options and start therapy sooner, you might also consider looking for an out-of-network provider. When you see an out-of-network psychologist in Illinois, you can ask for a sliding scale if you are unable to afford their typical session fees, or seek reimbursement from your insurance company if you have a PPO or POS plan. For clients who have an insurance plan with a high deductible and low medical costs, therapy costs are often comparable when you see a psychologist in- or out-of-network. While paying for therapy can be a substantial investment, it’s also a great way to improve relationships, boost self-esteem, address symptoms of mental illness, and ultimately live a happier, more self-directed life.