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Top 10 counselors in Evanston, IL

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Offers online services
1 hire on Thervo
Serves Evanston, 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
Jeanne Ann Cannon, LCSW

Jeanne Ann Cannon, LCSW

New on Thervo
Offers online services
29+ years in business
Serves Evanston, IL
I can help you feel better! It is that simple...complicated in the initial stages of understanding your true issues and your goals, but it is doable. I've had 20 years experience in helping individuals and couples navigate life's challenges. The exciting part is that you have the power within you to make it is just taking the time to understand it better, identify specific goals and with my help, navigate new behaviors. My passion, and what makes me love my work is helping individuals see the light at the end of the tunnel. There is hope, there are answers. You do not have to stay stuck. It just takes a bit of time, understa...
Thomas Goforth, Psychotherapy

Thomas Goforth, Psychotherapy

New on Thervo
Offers online services
1 hire on Thervo
52+ years in business
Serves Evanston, 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...
Hands Of A Phoenix

Hands Of A Phoenix

Offers online services
3 hires on Thervo
11+ years in business
Serves Evanston, IL
Alia K. says, "Flexible with timing and patience. Came Prepared. Great with pressure points. Definitely would hire again." Read more
Family Care Acupuncture And Herbs

Family Care Acupuncture And Herbs

4 hires on Thervo
8+ years in business
Serves Evanston, 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

Your counseling questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thervo.

How much does counseling cost?

Counseling costs $100 to $250 per session if not covered by insurance, depending on your location, type of counseling, and the counselor's specialty. Prices are on the high end of the range in major metropolitan areas like New York and San Francisco. The average cost of counseling with insurance is $20 to $60 per session for the copay.

Online counseling costs $50 to $110 per week through websites that offer a membership plan. Plans on the lower end of the price range are typically limited to support via text or email messaging only, while plans at the higher end of the range include scheduled video sessions with a licensed counselor or therapist.

Marriage counseling costs $120 to $250 per session for in-person therapy or $90 to $230 per session for online therapy.

Can you use an HSA or FSA for counseling?

You can only use your HSA or FSA for counseling 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.

What are the types of counselors?

Counselors have a master's degree in psychology and are trained and licensed to practice psychotherapy. A counselor may be licensed or certified in a specific area:

  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFTs)
  • Licensed Practicing Counselor (LPC)
  • Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC)
  • Registered Child Therapist RPT)
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

What does a counselor do?

A counselor can help you navigate challenging life situations, understand your emotions, strengthen your self-esteem, and improve your communication and coping skills. They provide support through difficult times and guide you in making the necessary changes in thinking and behavior to improve your mental and emotional health.

Counselors can help you with a variety of problems:

  • Depression and mood changes
  • Marriage and relationship problems
  • Grief or loss
  • Anxiety, stress, and panic attacks
  • Self-esteem and body image concerns
  • Eating disorders
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Anger management
  • Addiction
  • Gender or sexual identity concerns

Can counselors prescribe medication?

Counselors are licensed psychologists but not medical doctors, and in most parts of the U.S. they are not allowed to prescribe medication. Only Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, and New Mexico allow counselors to prescribe medication, and counselors 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 are medical doctors and can prescribe medication, but they typically do not provide talk therapy or counseling services.

Can counselors diagnose ADHD, autism, or other mental health conditions?

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

How can I choose the best counselor near me?

When searching for a counselor, it's important to choose one who makes you feel comfortable, safe, and respected. Follow these tips to find the best counselor for you:

  • If you have a specific concern—such as depression, stress, or relationship issues—look for counselors who specialize in that area.
  • Ask your medical provider for recommendations.
  • Read reviews from other clients on Thervo and Google.
  • Confirm the counselor accepts your insurance or offers a sliding-scale rate.
  • Ask about telemedicine and virtual visit options.
  • Schedule an initial consultation to make sure you're happy with the counselor's communication style and empathy.

What questions should I ask counselors?

Ask these questions to help you choose a counselor who will help you achieve the best results:

  • How long have you been practicing, and what are your certifications?
  • What areas of counseling do you specialize in?
  • What is your philosophy as a counselor?
  • What therapeutic approaches do you typically use?
  • What does a typical session look like?
  • Are you more directive or guiding as a counselor?
  • Do you give homework or reading assignments?
  • Do you offer virtual / telemedicine appointments?
  • Do you accept my insurance? Do you bill the insurance company directly?
  • Do you offer sliding-scale rates for clients without insurance?

Reviews for Evanston counselors

Recent success stories from people in the Evanston 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.
Chyna M.
Hands were great
Hands of a Phoenix
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
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