Counseling in Chicago, IL

Find a counselor near you in Chicago for your emotional and mental health needs.

Healthcare at a Glance in Chicago, IL

The Chicagoland area is supported by over 8 major healthcare systems and medical centers. Within the city, residents have access to Northwestern Memorial Hospital (#1 in Chicago), University of Chicago Medical Center, and Rush University Medical Center, all nationally ranked by U.S. News. Northwestern’s downtown campus includes a pediatric acute teaching hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital and Prentice Women’s Hospital. Chicago suburb residents can access medical centers like Loyola University Medical Center, Advocate Christ Medical Center and Central Dupage Hospital. For primary and specialty care clinics there is Advocate Medical Group, with over 1,600 board-certified physicians and Northwestern Medical Group with over 1,200 board-certified physicians. Veterans have access to Jesse Brown VA Medical located in the Near West Side. There is no shortage of medical schools in the area with 5 medical schools including Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine.

Counseling FAQs

What is a counselor?

Counselors are trained to help you care for your mental health. When searching for a counselor, start by looking at their education, licenses, and certifications. Licensed counselors have titles such as a licensed professional counselor (LPC) and a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). Counselors specialize in areas such as family and marriage, addiction, religious support, and work stress. If you believe you need additional support from medication, it may be best for you to contact a Psychiatrist. If you are nervous about starting counseling, many healthcare groups offer virtual sessions for you to try from the comfort of your home. Many insurance plans and employer benefits include counseling services, making the cost of counseling affordable. There are also many affordable flat rate options available online. Finding the right counselor for you can be a life-changing part of your mental health.

In the event of a medical emergency, dial 911 or visit your closest emergency room immediately.