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Find therapists in Chicago, IL

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Find therapists in Chicago, IL

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Top 10 therapists in Chicago, IL

Clients agree: these Chicago therapists are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.


Offers online services
1 hire on Thervo
Serves Chicago, IL
Katie W. says, "Dyanne is an excellent counselor and confidant. She is a good listener, shares relatable stories, and provides excellent guidance. I would recommend her to anyone seeking individual or couple's counseling." Read more
Compassion Dynamic

Compassion Dynamic

Offers online services
2 hires on Thervo
4+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Nicole M. says, "Fantastic therapist, love the compassion-based practice" Read more
Family Care Acupuncture And Herbs

Family Care Acupuncture And Herbs

4 hires on Thervo
8+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Dean S. says, "Grace is amazing, providing the highest level of accupuncture and consultation services. She provides care that is simply unmatched. " Read more
Thomas Goforth, Psychotherapy

Thomas Goforth, Psychotherapy

New on Thervo
Offers online services
1 hire on Thervo
52+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
In Residence in Chicago. One of the founders of the Lincoln Park Therapy Collective and the First Hotline in Chicago; Consultant and Trainer for Metro Help. Specialities: Hypnosis; Couples Counselling; Individual Therapy; Group Therapy; Psychodrama, Consultation. I know how meaningful and life changing psychotherapy and counseling can be, because I have experienced them as a client and as a therapist. I realized in.the beginning of my work as a chaplain to the Cook County Jail and the Chicago House of Correction that I had been drawn to this work because I needed help myself. I spent the next 25 years receiving training as a psychotherapist...
Empathic Massage

Empathic Massage

Offers online services
3 hires on Thervo
15+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Jack W. says, "She is amazing took care of the pain in my hand in the frist visit. I highly recommend her." Read more

Your Therapy and Counseling questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thervo.

How much does therapy cost?

Therapy costs $100 to $250 per session if not covered by insurance, depending on the therapist's experience or specialty, therapy type, and your location. Prices are on the high end of the range in major metropolitan areas like Los Angeles and New York. The average cost of therapy with insurance is $20 to $60 per session for the copay.

Online therapy costs $50 to $110 per week and typically includes support through texting, phone, or online chat. Some plans include one or two live video sessions per week with a licensed therapist.

Can therapists prescribe medication?

Therapists are licensed psychologists or counselors but are not medical doctors, and in most states in the U.S. they are not allowed to prescribe medication. Only five states allow licensed psychologists to prescribe medication—Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, and New Mexico—and psychologists in these states must complete additional psychopharmacology training and certification.

In the rest of the U.S., only a medical doctor can prescribe medication. Psychiatrists attend medical school and can prescribe medication, but they typically do not provide talk therapy or counseling services.

Can a therapist diagnose ADHD, autism, depression, or other conditions?

A licensed therapist can give a mental health diagnosis in all states except Indiana and Maine. However, the therapist must refer clients to a psychiatrist or other medical doctor if the condition requires medication. Consult a therapist near you if you have concerns about ADHD, anxiety, depression, autism, or other mental health conditions.

Can I use my Health Savings Account (HSA) for therapy?

You can use your HSA or FSA for therapy if you have a billable diagnosis—such as depression or bipolar disorder—and the therapy is deemed medically necessary. You can't use your HSA or FSA for marriage or family counseling, grief counseling, or therapy for stress management.

Can I see my therapist while traveling?

You can see your therapist while traveling only if your therapist is licensed or legally permitted to practice in the state you're physically located in at the time of the session. Not all states allow interstate therapy practice. Check with your therapist before you leave to confirm they can provide telehealth services across state lines.

How often should I go to therapy?

Most therapists recommend starting with one session per week. After your first session, your therapist will work with you to decide on a schedule that will most benefit you. Some issues require only a few sessions, while others require more extensive treatment.

How can I choose the best therapist near me?

When seeking therapy or mental health care, follow these tips to help you find the right therapist for you:

First consider the type of therapy you'd prefer. Common therapy styles and modalities include:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
  • Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Humanistic therapy
  • Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy

Choose therapists who specialize in treating your condition. Then:

  • Ask for recommendations from your medical provider.
  • Read reviews on Thervo and Google.
  • Confirm the therapist is licensed to practice in your area.
  • Meet with the therapist for an initial session to make sure their personality and treatment style is a good fit for you.

What questions should I ask therapists?

Ask these questions to help you find a therapist who is the best fit for you:

  • How long have you been practicing, and what are your certifications?
  • What therapy style or modalities do you practice?
  • What is your philosophy as a therapist?
  • What does a typical therapy session look like?
  • Are you more directive or guiding as a counselor?
  • Do you give homework or reading assignments?
  • How do you determine success in therapy?
  • What is your success rate in treating past clients with this issue?
  • Will you see me if I run into problems between sessions?

Reviews for Chicago therapists

Recent success stories from people in the Chicago area.
Carla M.
I have been using Dyanne's counseling services for over 10 years. Dyanne has a very calm demeanor and empathic personality. Her empathy comes from her own personal experiences. She can relate to things in my life, because she had similar experiences. Dyanne is well versed in handling family issues, work concerns, raising children, and death. We have discussed it all! She looks at the facts of the matter, and offers supportive feedback. Often times she suggests the most logical solution to things that have been so overwhelming to me in that particular moment. Her passion for supporting others is very clear within minutes of meeting her. There is a reason I haven't gone elsewhere for 10+ years! I highly recommend Dyanne.
Jessie H.
Grace was so accommodating and informative. I told her my issues and she explained the treatment. Making me feel comfortable and at ease! I Left The appointment refreshed and my neck and back have never felt better! I would recommend Grace to anyone interested in acupuncture etc.
Family Care Acupuncture and Herbs
Maryanne is the best massage therapist I've ever dealt with.
Empathic Massage
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