Counseling in Chicago, IL. Find the Right Therapist.

Safe, effective, and caring. Affordable therapists near you in Chicago, Illinois will help you make the changes you want.


Julianne Neely, MSW, LCSW

Julianne Neely, MSW, LCSW

Play Therapist

2865 N. Clybourn Ave., Chicago, Illinois 60618 | 773-270-0469

Are you worried about your child or teenager? I create a supportive environment that incorporates parents as part of the treatment process. Together we can help your child find their strengths, overcome challenges, and begin to thrive.

Melissa Sanchez, LCPC, BC-DMT

Melissa Sanchez, LCPC, BC-DMT

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist

155 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 603, Chicago, Illinois 60601 | 773-649-4135

My approach as a therapist is rooted in compassion and the belief that everyone has the ability to heal when provided with a safe, trustworthy and open-minded environment in which to explore one's emotional, psychological and body/mind experiences.

Joseph Gerard Potaczek, Psy.D.

Joseph Gerard Potaczek, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

77 W. Washington St, Suite 1114, Chicago, Illinois 60602 | 312-637-8447

You can make positive changes in your life. Are you feeling stuck or experience stress, anxiety or unhappiness? I can help you get back feeling happy and healthy again. Contact me for free consultation.

Kristen Jacobsen, MA, LCPC

Kristen Jacobsen, MA, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) / Psychotherapist

3166 N Lincoln Ave, Suite 207, Chicago, Illinois 60657 | 773.498.3799 (Ext. 1)

"Anxiety is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind. If encouraged, it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained." - Arthur Somers Roche

Mark D. Parisi, Psy.D. and Associates, P.C.

Mark D. Parisi, Psy.D. and Associates, P.C.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist / Company President

Chicago, IL 60601 | (847) 909-9858

Mark D. Parisi, Psy.D. & Associates, P.C. is a well-respected, multi-specialty group practice that has been serving the behavioral healthcare needs of individuals and families in Metro Chicago since 2000.

Joseph Gottfried, MA, LCPC

Joseph Gottfried, MA, LCPC

Marriage Counselor ~ Couples Counseling Crystal Lake

600 Dakota Rd. Suite B, Crystal Lake, Illinois 60012 | 773.633.8057

Are You Worried Your Relationship Could End? Has conflict and distance taken over your marriage or committed relationship? I'd like to help. The approach I use resolves the root of cause of your relationship problems, so you can have more love, trust and happiness.

Cassie Whitfield, LCSW

Cassie Whitfield, LCSW

Clinical Therapist

1136 S Delano Ct Suite B21, Chicago, Illinois 60605 | 630-423-6010

For many people dealing with stress, anxiety, depression, or trauma, emotions & thoughts can feel like they are constantly overwhelming and painful. They can often feel trapping, keeping you from enjoying life the way you'd like. However, it doesn’t have to stay that!

James McClymonds, Psy.D., HSPP

James McClymonds, Psy.D., HSPP

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

55 East Monroe Street, Suite 3800, Chicago, Illinois 60603 | (312) 348-6296

I specialize in brief therapy for individuals, couples, and families seeking to improve their lives. I use a supportive and caring approach combined with analytical methods to help you feel better quickly. Additionally, I can provide psychological testing upon request.

Matt Frantz, MA, LCPC

Matt Frantz, MA, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

122 S Michigan Ave, Suite 1025, Chicago, Illinois 60603 | 312.883.3318

My goal is to create a safe and accepting environment in which to explore and understand your strengths, concerns and goals. As a non-judgmental, unbiased listener I can help you process thoughts, memories and feelings in order to experience healing and change.

DePaul University

2247 N Halsted Ave Suite 100, Chicago, Illinois

The Education and Counseling Center, housed in the College of Education, offers educational and counseling services to children, adolescents, teens, and young adults. The ECC is a training facility for masters level Clinical Mental Health Counseling students, Reading Specialists, and pre-service Teachers. Counseling services utilize a strengths-based, brief therapy model. All counselors-in-training are supervised by licensed counselors.

Joyce Marter, MA, LCPC

Joyce Marter, MA, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

180 N. Michigan Ave. Ste 410, Chicago, Illinois 60601 | 888-726-7170

Urban Balance provides comprehensive therapy and counseling services to adults, adolescents, children, couples, families and groups. UB has over 100 licensed clinicians who work with issues related to depression, anxiety, stress, substance abuse, career & relationships.

Life Synergy, LLC, LCPC, CADC, NCC, BCC

Life Synergy, LLC, LCPC, CADC, NCC, BCC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Certified Alcohol Drug Counselor, National Certified Counselor, Board Certified Coach

Available for Online Therapy

Life Synergy is a warm, safe haven for individuals of all ages to enhance their overall well-being. Each counselor holds a specialty that embraces life challenges in today's busy world. We are a group of passionate and compassionate therapists with open hearts!

Jade Wurster, MAAT, LPC

Jade Wurster, MAAT, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

1409 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60613 | 331-703-5032

I am a genuine counselor and art therapist who inspires harmony, discovers solutions with you, and promotes positive thinking through authentic and trustworthy interactions. Explore sensitive subjects and express yourself freely in a safe, caring environment.



You Have Found The Best Therapists in Chicago, IL. Let's Get Started and Change Your Life.

Welcome to our Illinois listing of values-centered therapists in Chicago IL. Counseling in Illinois with Theravive aims to be real and effective, going deep to resolve issues, heal broken relationships, and give you the right tools to move forward in a healthy and free way. Contact forms are "open" 24/7 it's free and easy to reach out, so select a Chicago therapist above and start your new journey today.

Chicago is a city that is located in multiple counties- Cook County and DuPage County in Illinois. It has a land area of 227.34 square miles and a water area of 6.80 square miles.  The population of Chicago is 2.72 million people with 1.04 million households and a median annual income of $48,522. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Chicago, IL

Some budgeting needed

While counseling can certainly be an expense for individuals and families in Chicago, with proper budgeting, it is entirely do-able and the risk/reward is worth it. For some families, it may be difficult to sustain a commitment to therapy without proper insurance coverage. If this is you, ask your therapist about low cost options as practitoners in and around Chicago may have flexibility or sliding scales. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Chicago public health department.