Narrative Therapy Therapists in Illinois — Zencare

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Narrative Therapy Therapists in Illinois

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Viewing the client as the expert in their own life, narrative therapy offers the opportunity to examine the meaning clients make of their life experiences. As the client guides the conversation to areas of interest, the therapist supports them to explore, expand, and deepen their understanding of themselves.

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Debra  Alper

Debra Alper

Therapist
4256 North Ravenswood Avenue
RelationshipsCouples counselingSelf-esteemAnxietyLife transitionsRepetitive patterns
Zencare Vetted

Waitlist available online

Joseph  Kanengiser

Joseph Kanengiser

Therapist
AnxietyDepressionStress managementCareer counselingTraumaCoping skills
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients online

Arcus Behavioral Health and Wellness

Arcus Behavioral Health and Wellness

Group practice
5214 North Western Avenue
LGBTQIA TopicsGender identity & transgender healthSelf-esteemDepressionAnxietyTrauma
Zencare Vetted

Waitlist available online

Margaret  Marion

Margaret Marion

Therapist
Young adult mental healthAdolescent mental healthTraumaSelf-esteemSubstance abuseLife transitions
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients in-person & online

Kari  Holman

Kari Holman

Therapist
Gender identity & transgender health LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topicsPost-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Trauma Depression Anxiety
Zencare Vetted

Waitlist available online

Rob  Walters

Rob Walters

Therapist
Trauma AddictionADHD Anxiety Depression
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients in-person & online

The Couch Method

The Couch Method

Group practice
Trauma Anxiety Relationship issuesSelf-esteemCollege & graduate student mental healthAdolescent mental health

Waitlist available in-person

Mark  DeRemer

Mark DeRemer

Therapist
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Addiction Sexual health & dysfunction Eating disorders & disordered eating Couples counselingFamily issues
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients online

Kelly Patricia Kilgallon

Kelly Patricia Kilgallon

Therapist
Self-esteemIdentity developmentBody imageAdjustment difficulties & disorders Life transitionsFamily issues
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients online

Essentia Therapy

Essentia Therapy

Group practice
Couples counseling Anxiety Sexual health & dysfunction LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topics Relationship issuesCommunication issues

Waitlist available online

Kanchan  Parkash

Kanchan Parkash

Therapist
Relationship issuesFamily issues Life transitions Loss, grief, and bereavementRace & cultural identityTherapist's mental health
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients online

Crystal  Thomas

Crystal Thomas

Therapist
Anxiety Depression LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topicsIdentity developmentGender identity & transgender health Life transitions
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients online

Bri  McLaughlin

Bri McLaughlin

Therapist
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) DepressionArtists' mental health Anxiety Life transitionsSelf-esteem
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients in-person & online

Lauren  Raphael

Lauren Raphael

Therapist
Anxiety DepressionAdolescent mental healthTrust issuesDivorce & separation Couples counseling

Accepting new clients in-person & online

Laura  Butts

Laura Butts

Therapist
Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental healthSpirituality & religionMind-body connection
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients online

Cathy  Betti

Cathy Betti

Therapist
Anxiety Communication issuesInfidelity Life transitions Relationship issuesWomen's issues
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients online

Michelle  Hatchett

Michelle Hatchett

Therapist
Depression Anxiety Stress management Trauma

Accepting new clients online

Kathleen  Monroe

Kathleen Monroe

Therapist
AddictionAlcohol use disorder & addictionDrug addiction & abuseSubstance abuseADHD Career counseling

Accepting new clients online

Danielle  Spearman-Camblard

Danielle Spearman-Camblard

Therapist
Anxiety DepressionPost-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)Postpartum depressionPregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental healthRacism, oppression, and discrimination
Zencare Vetted

Accepting new clients online

Gita  Tewari

Gita Tewari

Therapist
Anxiety Panic attacks / panic disorderPerformance anxietySocial anxietyClimate anxietyWorry

Accepting new clients online

Kimberly  Bordner

Kimberly Bordner

Therapist
Anxiety Panic attacks / panic disorderPerformance anxietySocial anxietyClimate anxietyWorry

Accepting new clients online

Deanna  Gibson

Deanna Gibson

Therapist
Adoption & foster care Anxiety Loss, grief, and bereavementPost-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)Sexual harassment & assault Trauma
Zencare Vetted

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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. All 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.