Divorce & Separation Therapists in Illinois

When going through a separation or divorce, it’s natural to feel some degree of distress, as it takes time to adjust to what may be a painful life change. However, if events or feelings are prolonged or particularly intense, they may become overwhelming and interfere with your ability to go about everyday life. If you’re experiencing acute stress during this time, it may be helpful to seek support from a trained therapist.

45 Matching Therapists with Availability

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Lillian de Blecourt

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Accepting clients from Illinois

Divorce & separation - Anxiety - Relationships - Trauma - Emotion regulation - Mindfulness
 In-person & online
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Stephanie Bonza

Therapist

Accepting clients from Illinois

Divorce & separation - Couples and marital counseling - Parenting issues - Attachment issues - Family issues - Relationship issues
 In-person & online
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Jill Maling

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Accepting clients from Illinois

Divorce & separation - Depression - Self-esteem - Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Parenting - Panic attacks / panic disorder
 In-person & online
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Ellen Chazdon

Therapist

Accepting clients from Illinois

Divorce & separation - Anxiety - Artists' mental health - Depression - Attachment issues - Relationship issues
Online only
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Daniel S Binaei

Therapist

Accepting clients from Illinois

Divorce & separation - Artists' mental health - Codependency - Spirituality & religion - Trauma - Creative blocks & writer's block
Online only
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Leah B Samler

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Accepting clients from Illinois

Divorce & separation - Anxiety - Depression - Mindfulness - ADHD - Couples counseling
Online only
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Dwight Bejec

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Accepting clients from Illinois

Divorce & separation - Anxiety - Depression - LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Race & cultural identity - Spirituality & religion
 In-person & online
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Self Design

Group practice

Accepting clients from Illinois

Divorce & separation - Relationships - Eating disorders - Trauma - Depression - Anxiety
 In-person & online
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Kristi Phillips

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Accepting clients from Illinois

Divorce & separation - Anxiety - Depression - Career counseling - Stress management - Work stress
Online only
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Collective Balance Counseling

Group practice

Accepting clients from Illinois

Divorce & separation - ADHD - Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Anxiety - Couples counseling - Depression
 In-person & online
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Laura Curry

Therapist

Accepting clients from Illinois

Divorce & separation - Anxiety - Depression - Pregnancy & postpartum mental health - Life transitions - Family issues
 In-person & online
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Maria Fakhouri

Therapist

Accepting clients from Illinois

Divorce & separation - Relationship issues - Women's issues - Anxiety - Depression - Cultural adjustment
 In-person & online
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Sue De Santo

Therapist

Accepting clients from Illinois

Divorce & separation - Relationship issues - Anxiety - Self-esteem - Stress management
Online only
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Thelese Consulting Group

Group practice

Accepting clients from Illinois

Divorce & separation - Anxiety - Couples counseling - Depression - Domestic violence - Stress management
Online only
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Stillpath Therapy & Associates

Group practice

Accepting clients from Illinois

Divorce & separation - Anxiety - Depression - Life transitions - Loss, grief, and bereavement - Relationship issues
 In-person & online
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Dominic Schmuck

Therapist

Accepting clients from Illinois

Divorce & separation - Life transitions - Relationship issues - Trauma - Anxiety - Stress management
Online only
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Thora DevlescHoward

Therapist

Accepting clients from Illinois

Divorce & separation - Anxiety - College & graduate student mental health - Communication issues - Depression - Eating disorders & disordered eating
 In-person & online
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Artesian Collaborative

Group practice

Accepting clients from Illinois

Divorce & separation - Cross-cultural issues - Anxiety - Depression - Trauma - Couples counseling
 In-person & online
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Andrea Liner

Therapist

Accepting clients from Illinois

Divorce & separation - Life transitions - Relationships - Identity development - Anxiety - Depression
Online only
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Sharon T Petzel

Therapist

Accepting clients from Illinois

Divorce & separation - Childhood trauma - Codependency - Mind-body connection - Spirituality & religion - Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)
Online only
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AVID Intimacy

Group practice

Accepting clients from Illinois

Divorce & separation - Couples counseling - Anxiety - Sexual health & dysfunction - LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topics - Relationship issues
Online only
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Roamers Therapy

Group practice

Accepting clients from Illinois

Divorce & separation - Anxiety - Couples counseling - Depression - LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Race & cultural identity
 In-person & online
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Joyce Stewart

Therapist

Accepting clients from Illinois

Divorce & separation - Anxiety - Life transitions - Phobias & fears - Spirituality & religion - Trauma
 In-person & online
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Laura Trapani

Therapist

Accepting clients from Illinois

Divorce & separation - Anxiety - College & graduate student mental health - Depression - Medical professionals' mental health - Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health
Online only
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Robin Kulesza

Therapist

Accepting clients from Illinois

Divorce & separation - Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Childhood trauma - Anxiety - Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)
 In-person & online
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Elizabeth Bodett-Dresser

Therapist

Accepting clients from Illinois

Divorce & separation - Anxiety - Trauma - Chronic pain - Perfectionism - Work stress
 In-person & online
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Brittany Baker

Therapist

Accepting clients from Illinois

Divorce & separation - Couples counseling - Relationship issues - Anxiety - ADHD - Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
 In-person & online
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Greater Chicago Counseling Center

Group practice

Accepting clients from Illinois

Divorce & separation - Anxiety - Depression - Relationship issues - Sex addiction - Sex therapy
 In-person & online
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Christina Cohen

Therapist

Accepting clients from Illinois

Divorce & separation - ADHD - Anxiety - Trauma - Psychological evaluations & testing - Entrepreneur mental health
Online only
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Dan Sneider-Cotter

Therapist

Accepting clients from Illinois

Divorce & separation - Anxiety - Attachment issues - Couples counseling - Depression - Relationship issues
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?

Therapists located in Illinois offer session fees from <$100/session. To find a therapist who meets your budget, filter by session fee on Zencare. 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.