Therapists in Illinois

Find the best therapists in Illinois. The therapists below specialize in treating a range of mental and emotional health concerns, including anxiety, depression, work stress, relationship issues, and trauma. They have been vetted by the Zencare team for offering high quality, clinically rigorous care.

285 Matching Therapists with Availability

Anna  Fineberg's profile picture
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Anna Fineberg

Therapist

Waitlist

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Trauma - Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health - Postpartum depression - Anxiety - Medical professionals' mental health
Online only
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Louise Wheeler

Therapist

Waitlist

Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health - Postpartum depression - Trauma - Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) - Cultural adjustment
Online only
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Sarah Kamens

Therapist

Waitlist

Trauma - Anxiety - Depression - Self-esteem - Loneliness - Existential crisis & challenges
Online only
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Joe Potaczek

Therapist

Accepting clients from Illinois

Anxiety - Depression - Young Professionals Concerns and Stressors - Men's concerns and mental health - Medical professionals' mental health - Work stress
 In-person & online
Self-Care Simplified's profile picture

Self-Care Simplified

Group practice

Waitlist

Anxiety - Attachment issues - Couples counseling - Relationship issues - Stress management - Work stress
Online only
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Renew Therapy

Group practice

Waitlist

Anxiety - Depression - Family issues - Life transitions - Parenting - Relationship issues
 In-person & online
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Mary Ellen Withers

Therapist

Waitlist

Adjustment to illness - Managing chronic pain - Caregiver stress - Geriatric mental health - Loss and grief
 In-person & online
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Matt Zimmerman

Therapist

Accepting clients from Illinois

Existential crisis & challenges - Life transitions - Anxiety - Depression - Body image
Online only
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Angela H Smith

Therapist

Waitlist

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) - Anxiety - Trauma - Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Relationship issues - Loss, grief, and bereavement
Online only
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Danielle Nowlan

Therapist

Waitlist

Binge eating disorder - Eating disorders - Mindfulness - Body image - Anxiety - Depression
 In-person & online
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Katie Gilly

Therapist

Waitlist

Sexual health & dysfunction - Relationship issues - LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topics - Premarital counseling - Autism spectrum disorder - ADHD
Online only
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Dalissa Nevarez

Therapist

Accepting clients from Illinois

Attachment issues - Cultural adjustment - Life transitions - Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Relationship issues - Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)
Online only
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Amy B Bjorkman

Therapist

Waitlist

Trauma - Anxiety - Eating disorders & disordered eating - Depression - Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Attachment issues
Online only
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Orli Firestein

Therapist

Waitlist

ADHD - Anxiety - Autism spectrum disorder - Life transitions - Relationship issues - Depression
 In-person & online
Kathleen  Young's profile picture
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Kathleen Young

Therapist

Waitlist

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Trauma - Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) - Emotion regulation - LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Dissociative disorders
Online only

271-285 of 285 providers who match your search criteria

26 Matching Therapists with No Availability

The following providers who match your search criteria in your area are currently not accepting new clients:

Center for Psychological Growth and Resilience, LLC's profile picture
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Center for Psychological Growth and Resilience, LLC

Pre-Licensed Professional

Not accepting new clients

Relationship issues - Work stress - Anxiety - Depression - Life transitions - Self-care
Online only
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Dinha Farooqui

Therapist

Not accepting new clients

Anxiety - Life transitions - Relationship issues - Stress management - Emotion regulation - Self-care
Online only
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Rakhi Sen

Therapist

Not accepting new clients

Anxiety - Cultural adjustment - Relationship issues - Women's issues - Childhood trauma - Clinical supervision
Online only
Natalie  Wilver's profile picture
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Natalie Wilver

Therapist

Not accepting new clients

Anxiety - Chronic pain - Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health - Insomnia & sleep issues - Stress management - Women's issues
Online only
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Allison Resnick

Therapist

Not accepting new clients

Anxiety - Life transitions - Relationships - Adolescent mental health - Depression - Young adult mental health
 In-person & online
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Kylin Haedge Lee

Therapist

Not accepting new clients

Anxiety - Depression - Life transitions - Relationship issues - Trauma - Clinical supervision
Online only
Julie  Safranski's profile picture
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Julie Safranski

Therapist

Not accepting new clients

Anxiety - ADHD - Parenting - Adolescent mental health - Pregnancy & postpartum mental health - Life transitions
 In-person & online
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Lesa E. Porter

Therapist

Not accepting new clients

Couples counseling - Depression - Relationship issues - Self-esteem - Stress management - Work stress
Online only
Jennifer  Cox's profile picture

Jennifer Cox

Therapist

Not accepting new clients

Anxiety - Depression - LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Relationship issues - Stress management - Trauma
 In-person & online
Alice  Greene's profile picture
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Alice Greene

Psychiatrist (Medication Only)

Not accepting new clients

Anxiety - Depression - Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) - ADHD - Alcohol use disorder & addiction - Postpartum depression
Online only
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James Gresh

Therapist

Not accepting new clients

College & graduate student mental health - Childhood trauma - Relationship issues - Anxiety - Life transitions - Loss, grief, and bereavement
 In-person & online
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Emily Kitchen

Therapist

Not accepting new clients

Anxiety - Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health - Depression - Postpartum depression - Women's issues - Parenting
Online only
Toby D. Howell's profile picture
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Toby D. Howell

Therapist

Not accepting new clients

Anxiety - Attachment issues - Adjustment difficulties & disorders
Online only
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Rob Walters

Therapist

Not accepting new clients

Trauma - Addiction - ADHD - Anxiety - Depression
Online only
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David Dove

Therapist

Not accepting new clients

Life transitions - Identity development - Issues related to culture, identity, and marginalization - Anxiety - Depression - Academic issues
Online only
Shlomit  Kirsch's profile picture
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Shlomit Kirsch

Therapist

Not accepting new clients

Anxiety - Adolescent mental health - Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) - Social anxiety - Identity development - Adjustment difficulties & disorders
Online only
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Mark DeRemer

Therapist

Not accepting new clients

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Addiction - Sexual health & dysfunction - Eating disorders & disordered eating - Couples counseling - Family issues
 In-person & online
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Steven L Frazier

Therapist

Not accepting new clients

Anxiety - Depression - LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Loss, grief, and bereavement - Trauma - Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)
Online only
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Theodora (Teddy) McClain-Cohen

Therapist

Not accepting new clients

Adolescent mental health - Anxiety - Life transitions - Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health - Transition to new parenthood - Burnout
 In-person & online
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Fred Waltzer

Therapist

Not accepting new clients

Anxiety
 In-person & online
Julie Ann Angileri's profile picture
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Julie Ann Angileri

Psychiatrist (Medication Only)

Not accepting new clients

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) - ADHD - Depression - LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topics - Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Dementia/Alzheimer's Disease
Online only
Emily  Franchi's profile picture
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Emily Franchi

Therapist

Not accepting new clients

Trauma - Anxiety - Depression - Self-esteem - Relationships - Life transitions
 In-person & online
Hadar  Schwartz's profile picture
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Hadar Schwartz

Therapist

Not accepting new clients

Couples counseling - Premarital counseling - Depression - Anxiety - College student mental health
Online only
Allison  Silvers's profile picture
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Allison Silvers

Therapist

Not accepting new clients

Anxiety - Young adulthood - Depression - Life transitions - Trauma - Psychological evaluations & testing
Online only
Aguib  Diop's profile picture
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Aguib Diop

Therapist

Not accepting new clients

ADHD - Depression - Life transitions - Neuropsychological testing - Psychological evaluations & testing - Performance anxiety
Online only
Tara  Livengood's profile picture
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Tara Livengood

Therapist

Not accepting new clients

Anxiety - Depression - Couples counseling - Child mental health - Gender identity & transgender health - Suicidal ideation
Online only

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.