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.


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.

Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center

Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center

40 Timberline Drive, Lemont, Illinois 60439 | (877) 247-8892

Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, a female only program, is respected nationwide for its treatment of eating disorders, substance abuse, and mood disorders. Treatment is holistic, individualized, and nurturing; preparing women for the next phase in life.

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.

Amanda Atkins, MS, LMFT

Amanda Atkins, MS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

4050 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60618 | 312-401-6574

I prefer a warm, collaborative approach to therapy and enjoy getting to know my clients and gaining an understanding of what brought them to their current place in life. I enjoy humor and believe laughter can (and often should) be part of the healing process.

Jon Dodds, PhD, LCPC

Jon Dodds, PhD, LCPC

License Clinical Professional Counselor

233 E. Erie St. Suite 600, Chicago, Illinois 60611 | 815-935-5053

Going through a difficult stretch? I work with individuals who are dealing with a stressful life event. You can feel better sooner than you think. You don't have to do it on your own. Let's begin a conversation today that will get you feeling like yourself again.

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.

Samantha Elliott, MA, LCPC

Samantha Elliott, MA, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

1409 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60613 | 773-766-7727

I provide a non-judgmental, genuine, and comfortable space for open and honest communication. Through this communication, we will work together to discover what has not been working for you and identify ways to achieve the life you want.

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.

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.

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!

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!


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.