Therapists in Illinois specializing in Adolescent mental health and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Adolescent mental health focuses on adolescent-specific experiences including physical and cognitive development, social and environmental factors, sex, sexual identification and orientation, emotional processing, and substance use. Given the influence that parents/guardians have on adolescents, home life is a particularly important consideration. Working with a therapist who specializes in adolescent mental health may help you overcome related mental health challenges.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a skill-based therapy focused on communication, management, and validation of painful emotions. It focuses on mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. DBT is often used to treat depression, bulimia, binge-eating, bipolar disorder, and substance abuse. You’ll find mental health professionals who specialize in DBT 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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