Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapists in Illinois

Find the best Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapists in Illinois. Internal Family Systems (IFS) increases self-awareness by exploring the different sub-personalities or “parts” of the mind and nurturing and deepening the connection to the self. The therapist and client work together to understand, engage, and reduce destructive parts of the mind, allowing clients to enjoy the peace and freedom of leading a self-directed life.

40 Matching Therapists 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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Sharon T Petzel

Therapist

Accepting clients from Illinois

Childhood trauma - Codependency - Mind-body connection - Spirituality & religion - Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) - Caregiver stress & support
Online only
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Emma Donovan

Therapist

Accepting clients from Illinois

Anxiety - Self-esteem - Stress management - Career counseling - Spirituality & religion - Life coaching
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
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Sue De Santo

Therapist

Accepting clients from Illinois

Relationship issues - Anxiety - Self-esteem - Stress management
Online only
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Laura Trapani

Therapist

Accepting clients from Illinois

Anxiety - College & graduate student mental health - Depression - Medical professionals' mental health - Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health - Transition to new parenthood
Online only
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Emily Rose Barr

Therapist

Accepting clients from Illinois

Anxiety - Codependency - Depression - Life transitions - Stress management - Women's issues
Online only
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Jasper Wurster

Therapist

Accepting clients from Illinois

Anxiety - Gender identity & transgender health - LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Life transitions - Loss, grief, and bereavement - Trauma
Online only
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Susan Dolph

Therapist

Accepting clients from Illinois

Anxiety - Chronic illness - Depression - Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Trauma - Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)
Online only
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Jane Habermann

Therapist

Accepting clients from Illinois

Anxiety - Couples counseling - Depression - Life transitions - Relationship issues - Trauma
Online only
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Nell M Osborne

Therapist

Accepting clients from Illinois

Anxiety - Communication issues - Parenting - Relationship issues - Work stress - Transition to new parenthood
 In-person & online
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James Finkelstein

Therapist

Accepting clients from Illinois

Addiction - Anxiety - Chronic pain - Life transitions - Loss, grief, and bereavement - Shame
Online only
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Eve Merrill

Therapist

Accepting clients from Illinois

Adolescent mental health - Child mental health - College & graduate student mental health - Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Trauma - Emotion regulation
Online only
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Nefertiti Nowell

Therapist

Accepting clients from Illinois

Trauma - Couples counseling - Depression - Cultural adjustment - Self-esteem
 In-person & online
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Lindy's Legacy, PLLC

Group practice

Accepting clients from Illinois

Dissociative disorders - Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Relationship issues - Veterans' issues - Psychological evaluations & testing - Mood disorders
Online only
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Joyce Hennelly

Therapist

Accepting clients from Illinois

Anxiety - Depression - Loss and grief - Relationships - Life transitions
 In-person & online
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Authentic Growth Wellness Group

Pre-Licensed Professional

Accepting clients from Illinois

Anxiety - Perfectionism - Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health - Stress management - Women's issues
 In-person & online
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Amy Pico

Therapist

Accepting clients from Illinois

Attachment issues - Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Anxiety - Depression - Chronic pain - Autism spectrum disorder
Online only
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Emily Pagone

Therapist

Accepting clients from Illinois

ADHD - Anxiety - Medical professionals' mental health - Relationship issues - Trauma - Childhood trauma
 In-person & online
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Stillpath Therapy & Associates

Group practice

Accepting clients from Illinois

Anxiety - Depression - Life transitions - Loss, grief, and bereavement - Relationship issues - Trauma
 In-person & online
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Tobi Zausner

Therapist

Accepting clients from Illinois

Anxiety - Depression - Loss, grief, and bereavement - Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Trauma - Childhood trauma
Online only
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AVID Intimacy

Group practice

Accepting clients from Illinois

Couples counseling - Anxiety - Sexual health & dysfunction - LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topics - Relationship issues - Communication issues
Online only
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Bridging Lyfe PLLC

Group practice

Accepting clients from Illinois

Anxiety - Parenting - Relationship issues - Trauma - Women's issues - Depression
 In-person & online
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Crescent Moon Therapy

Group practice

Accepting clients from Illinois

Anxiety - Depression - Life transitions - Loss, grief, and bereavement - Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health - Women's issues
Online only
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Elizabeth Bodett-Dresser

Therapist

Accepting clients from Illinois

Anxiety - Trauma - Chronic pain - Perfectionism - Work stress - Relationship issues
 In-person & online
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Azita Afshar

Therapist

Accepting clients from Illinois

Anxiety - Depression - Trauma (including C-PTSD/enduring or attachment trauma) - Self-Hatred/Excessive Shame and Guilt - Body image - Relationship Difficulties (with self and others).
 In-person & online
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Yojana Veeramasuneni

Therapist

Accepting clients from Illinois

Anxiety - Attachment issues - Depression - Race & cultural identity - Trauma - Women's issues
 In-person & online
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Jim Carson

Therapist

Accepting clients from Illinois

Spirituality & religion - Stress management - Trauma - Mood disorders - Mind-body connection - Life purpose & meaning
Online only
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Grant Barlow

Therapist

Accepting clients from Illinois

Depression - Anxiety - Physical wellness - Trauma - Work stress - Spirituality & religion
 In-person & online
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Susan Spicer

Therapist

Accepting clients from Illinois

Depression - Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Trauma - Narcissistic Abuse - Relationship issues - Anxiety
Online only

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FAQs about how to find a therapist in Illinois

How do I find a therapist in Illinois?

Find a therapist 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 therapist 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 therapist 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 therapist is in-network with your insurance, you’ll pay only a copay at each session after meeting your annual deductible. If the therapist 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 therapist 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 therapist in Illinois?

Many therapists 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 therapist, or seeking services through a local agency, college counseling center, or hospital.

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

Start your search for an appointment with a therapist 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 therapist 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 therapist, 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 therapist, 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 therapist in Illinois who sees clients after hours?

Find a therapist who sees clients after hours on Zencare. Many therapists 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 therapist in Illinois who offers in-person sessions?

Find a therapist who offers in-person sessions on Zencare. Many therapists 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 therapist 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 therapist in Illinois who offers online sessions?

Find a therapist who offers online sessions on Zencare. Most therapists 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 therapist, 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 therapist 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 therapist 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 therapists 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 therapists 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 therapist 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 therapist: 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 therapist 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 therapist, 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 therapist 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 therapist 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.