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Online therapy in Chicago

Online therapy in Chicago is gaining more and more popularity nowadays. The fact that you no longer need to physically go to the therapist’s office makes it so much easier for people who cannot afford or simply do not want to spend money on their car just to see a therapist. More importantly, online therapy is also great for those suffering from mobility problems, whether they’re physical or psychological.

Online therapy in Chicago is available to anyone who is interested. You can contact your therapist by phone or email and schedule your appointment for the time that works best for you. This means you don’t have to take off from work, especially if your condition doesn’t let you do so. It’s also a great opportunity for those who suffer from panic attacks and social phobias because it allows them to feel safe.

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Mental Health in Chicago

Chicago, Illinois is the third most populous city in the United States. It has a population of 2.7 million with about four hundred thousand immigrants living in the city. About 800,000 people live in poverty in Chicago. The youth unemployment rate is about 14%. There are about ninety-three thousand gang members in Chicago. The life expectancy for men is about 67 years and for females are 73 years.

The mental health statistics in Chicago show that in 2010 about 1 in 17 people, or almost 10% of the population, in Chicago had a serious mental illness. The number of suicides in Chicago is 24% above the national average and about half of these suicide victims were diagnosed with a mental illness at the time of their death. There are also high levels of stress within this city due to chronic violence, poverty, and the lack of resources for its residents.

The homeless population in Chicago is about fifty thousand people without a home to sleep in some night. About thirty-four percent of the homeless population have a mental illness. Recent research has shown that cities spend about seventy percent of their annual budgets on law enforcement and correctional services compared to about six percent of their budgets on mental health-related issues.


Best Therapists in Chicago

Dr. Stacia Nichols-Tucker

This therapist was featured on the Oprah show for her expertise with anxiety. She has a background in cognitive behavioral therapy and also is experienced with dialectical behavior therapy, which was developed to help those who have been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder.

Dr. David Madsen

This therapist has experience with many types of anxiety such as social anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), panic attacks, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). He is also experienced with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and depression. He studied psychology at the University of Chicago and graduated with a doctorate.

Dr. David Mier

This therapist has experience in many types of anxiety treatment and also works with couples and families who need therapy for relationship issues to work through their problems. He is an active member of the Illinois Psychological Association and he received his doctorate from Northwestern University. He studied psychology, neuroscience, and cognitive science as well as learning disabilities, developmental disorders, brain injury rehabilitation, schizophrenia, substance abuse disorders as well as depression and anxiety disorders.

Aaron Beck

This therapist specializes in severe mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder type 1 and 2, major depressive disorder (MDD), and delusional and psychotic disorders. He has a gift for quickly pinpointing the problem and finding a solution. He developed cognitive therapy.

Dr. John Norcross

He has been practicing psychology since 1960, specializing in depression, phobias, anxiety disorders, panic attacks, grief/loss issues, interpersonal problems, dependence on drugs or alcohol, and also pain management. Dr. Norcross just published a book called “Changing Your Mind” about how to cope with mental illness and develop coping skills; he believes we can change our brain circuits through therapy and medication.

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Common types of therapies in Chicago

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Most common therapy approach in Chicago is where the therapist challenges your negative thoughts about you and the world. He tries to alter unwanted behaviors or treat disorders such as depression.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Second most common therapy approach in Chicago is which the therapists teach behavioral skills (mindfulness & emotion regulation) to help clients enhance motivation. DBT is often used for mental health issues including eating disorders, PTSD, personality disorder, self-harming notions.

Existential Therapy

3rd most common therapy treatment in Chicago focuses on self-actualization in the face of people’s challenges. Existential therapy aids clients in confronting hard and distressing truths about life and death.

Other therapy approaches include:

ACT Therapy in Chicago, Art Therapy in Chicago, Behavioral Therapy in Chicago, Contemplative Therapy in Chicago, Play Therapy in Chicago, EMDR Therapy in Chicago, Emotionally Focused Therapy in Chicago, Existential Therapy in Chicago, Experiential Therapy in Chicago, Gestalt Therapy in Chicago, Hypnotherapy Therapy in Chicago, Music Therapy Therapy in Chicago, Narrative Therapy in Chicago, Psychodynamic Therapy in Chicago, Psychoanalytic Therapy in Chicago, and Somatic Therapy in Chicago.


Psychologists or therapists in Chicago help people understand and handle different life problems and mental health issues.

They diagnose and treat mental disorders, learning disabilities, and behavioral problems.

You should expect to pay between $100 and $250 for a face-to-face therapy session with a Chicago area therapist.  Online therapy in Chicago is relatively affordable and therapists charge between $30 to $ 150. You can book both online and face-to-face sessions with a therapist in Chicago via MantraCare.

In case you are looking for free therapists or free therapy, you can choose to call the Chicago free helpline number. There are a few online therapy options that can be free or low-cost. At MantraCare, therapy can cost you as low as $10.

Anyone interested in working as a therapist or counselor in the Chicago area must earn at least an accredited master’s degree in counseling or social work.  Chicago also has some continuing education requirements, and every counselor or therapist is required to know all the rules and laws that pertain to their profession.

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