Therapists in Illinois specializing in Anxiety and Compassion-Focused Therapy

Therapy for Anxiety

Anxiety can mean nervousness, worry, or self-doubt. Anxiety disorder is a mental health disorder that entails excessive, repeated bouts of worry, anxiety, and/or fear. Working with a therapist who specializes in anxiety may reduce symptom frequency and severity and lead to a better quality life.

Compassion-Focused Therapy

Compassion-focused therapy is used to treat enduring mental health issues associated with a history of abuse or neglect. It cultivates skills related to compassion for self and others to regulate mood and promote feelings of safety and well-being. You’ll find mental health professionals who specialize in compassion-focused therapy listed below.

Finding Psychologists, Therapists, and Counselors in Illinois

Finding a therapist in Illinois is easiest in the city of Chicago. Online therapy may be a good option if you live in more rural areas or if a therapist with a particular specialty is not located near you. 

Out of pocket costs for therapy in Illinois will run between $100 - $130+ per session. For couples counseling and family therapy, costs might start at $100 - $125+ per session. First appointments with a therapist tend to be a little longer and may cost a little more. Also, it’s important to note that specialized services can cost more.

There are currently over 38,000 counselors working in Illinois with licenses, including Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), and Psychologists (Ph.D. and Psy.D.). 

If you think you might qualify for free or reduced-cost services from the state, take a look at the IDHS website and/or see if you qualify for Medicaid.

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