Northwestern University Student Health Insurance (Aetna) Therapists in Illinois — Zencare

Northwestern University Student Health Insurance (Aetna) Therapists in Illinois

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17 In-Network Providers

Accepting new clients in-person & online

James  Gresh

James Gresh

Therapist
College & graduate student mental healthChildhood trauma Relationship issues Anxiety Life transitions Loss, grief, and bereavement
Zencare Vetted
In-Network

Accepting new clients in-person & online

Roamers Therapy

Roamers Therapy

Group practice
Anxiety Couples counseling Depression LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topicsRace & cultural identity Trauma
Zencare Vetted
In-Network

Accepting new clients online

Candice  Love

Candice Love

Therapist
Anxiety Life transitionsFamily issuesIdentity developmentRace & cultural identity Depression
Zencare Vetted
In-Network

Accepting new clients in-person & online

Best Therapies

Best Therapies

Group practice
Anxiety Depression LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics Trauma
Zencare Vetted
In-Network

Accepting new clients in-person & online

Self Design

Self Design

Group practice
1569 Sherman Avenue
RelationshipsEating disordersTraumaDepressionAnxiety
Zencare Vetted
In-Network

Accepting new clients in-person & online

Kanchan  Parkash

Kanchan Parkash

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

Accepting new clients in-person & online

Sarah  Khazoum

Sarah Khazoum

Therapist
Relationship issues & life transitionsIdentity development & self-esteemEmotional trauma Loss, grief, and bereavement DepressionCollege & graduate student mental health
Zencare Vetted
In-Network

Accepting new clients in-person & online

Lauren  Raphael

Lauren Raphael

Therapist
Anxiety DepressionAdolescent mental healthTrust issuesDivorce & separation Couples counseling
In-Network

Accepting new clients online

Samiha  Jallouqa

Samiha Jallouqa

Therapist
333 Michigan Avenue
Culturally/ethnically diverse and historically marginalized populationsArab-American and Muslim mental healthCollege mental healthIdentity development and self-esteemRelationshipsTrauma
Zencare Vetted
In-Network

Accepting new clients online

Nicole  Rothman

Nicole Rothman

Therapist
Anxiety Communication issues Relationship issuesPostpartum depressionMood disordersAdjustment difficulties & disorders
Zencare Vetted
In-Network

Accepting new clients in-person & online

Cathryn  Biga

Cathryn Biga

Therapist
200 East Evergreen Avenue
DepressionCouples counselingAnxietySubstance abuseLife transitionsLoss and grief
Zencare Vetted
In-Network

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
In-Network

Accepting new clients in-person & online

Room to Breathe Psychotherapy & Yoga

Room to Breathe Psychotherapy & Yoga

Group practice
AnxietyDepressionCouples counselingTrauma (including complex trauma)Life transitionsLGBTQIA topics
Zencare Vetted
In-Network

Accepting new clients in-person & online

Blue Sky Telepsych

Blue Sky Telepsych

Group practice
AddictionADHD Anxiety Couples counseling Depression Stress management
In-Network

Accepting new clients online

Nancy  Curotto

Nancy Curotto

Therapist
655 West Irving Park Road
AnxietyDepressionLife transitionsLoss and griefParentingPet Loss and Bereavement
Zencare Vetted
In-Network

Waitlist available online

Julie  Blythe

Julie Blythe

Therapist
Anxiety Panic attacks / panic disorderSocial anxietyComplex PTSD (C-PTSD)Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Depression
Zencare Vetted
In-Network

Accepting new clients in-person & online

Gail  Grabczynski

Gail Grabczynski

Therapist
1325 South Wabash Avenue
AnxietySports psychologyStress managementCommunication issuesLife coachingCultural adjustment
Zencare Vetted
In-Network

161 Out-of-Network Providers

Out-of-network sessions may be covered

If you have a PPO or POS insurance plan, you can likely receive some reimbursement when you see a provider out-of-network. Some providers also offer a sliding scale payment system; consider filtering by Session Fee to find providers who fit your budget.

Accepting new clients online

Christiane Vega Blanco-Oilar

Christiane Vega Blanco-Oilar

Therapist
Adjustment difficulties & disorders Loss, grief, and bereavementIdentity developmentRace & cultural identity Relationship issues Trauma
Zencare Vetted
Out-of-Network

Accepting new clients in-person & online

Maritza  Solis

Maritza Solis

Therapist
Spirituality & religionEmotion regulationParentingAdolescent mental healthAnxiety Mind-body connection
Zencare Vetted
Out-of-Network

Accepting new clients online

Karen  Trevithick

Karen Trevithick

Therapist
Eating disordersTraumaAnxietyDepression
Zencare Vetted
Out-of-Network

Accepting new clients online

Kimberly  Bordner

Kimberly Bordner

Therapist
Anxiety Panic attacks / panic disorderPerformance anxietySocial anxietyClimate anxietyWorry
Out-of-Network

Accepting new clients online

Betty  Hailu

Betty Hailu

Therapist
Adjustment difficulties & disorders Anxiety Depression Life transitionsPost-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)Conflict resolution
Out-of-Network

Accepting new clients online

Andrea  Mann

Andrea Mann

Psychiatrist
ADHD Anxiety Depression Life transitionsParenting Relationship issues
Zencare Vetted
Out-of-Network

Accepting new clients online

Theresa  Cecil

Theresa Cecil

Therapist
Anxiety Panic attacks / panic disorderPerformance anxietySocial anxietyClimate anxietyWorry
Out-of-Network

Accepting new clients online

Ellen  Chazdon

Ellen Chazdon

Therapist
Anxiety Artists' mental health DepressionAttachment issues Relationship issues Trauma
Zencare Vetted
Out-of-Network

Accepting new clients online

Anna  Russo

Anna Russo

Therapist
AddictionAlcohol use disorder & addictionDrug addiction & abuseSubstance abuse Anxiety Panic attacks / panic disorder
Out-of-Network

Accepting new clients in-person & online

Lynn  Zakeri

Lynn Zakeri

Therapist
4254 Emerson Street
AnxietyDepressionRelationshipsCollege & graduate student mental healthPersonality disordersEating disorders
Zencare Vetted
Out-of-Network

Accepting new clients online

Cappy   Silver

Cappy Silver

Therapist
Couples counseling
Zencare Vetted
Out-of-Network

Accepting new clients online

Dorlee  Michaeli

Dorlee Michaeli

Therapist
AnxietyDepressionCareer counselingLife transitionsTraumaSelf-esteem
Zencare Vetted
Out-of-Network

Accepting new clients online

Emma  Donovan

Emma Donovan

Therapist
AnxietySelf-esteemStress managementCareer counselingSpirituality & religionLife coaching
Zencare Vetted
Out-of-Network

Accepting new clients in-person & online

John  Brolley

John Brolley

Therapist
Anxiety
Out-of-Network

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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.