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At some point in their life, most people will face personal conflict or issues related to mental health. Chicago is home to 2.7 million people, and up to 418,000 of them may experience a mental health condition like anxiety or depression.

Counseling can teach you more about yourself and your mental health concerns in a healing way. The GoodTherapy team works to provide options for ethical, professional, and compassionate counselors and therapists near you. The therapists listed above, who have met our high membership standards, conduct therapy in Chicago.

If you are looking for a specific type of therapy, you can search for marriage counseling or couples therapy. Chicago counselors are ready to help you and your partner find common ground and work through relationship conflict. You can also search for child psychologists in Chicago. People experiencing familial conflict due to divorce, remarriage, or something else might find it helpful to seek family therapy. Chicago therapists specialize in many therapeutic approaches, including cognitive behavioral therapy, which may help with certain types of anxiety or depression.

If you are wondering how to find a therapist in Chicago, GoodTherapy can help. With our online directory, you can find a Chicago therapist without extra stress. If you are worried about the cost of therapy, we also have information that can help you get affordable therapy in Chicago.

We have been helping people like you connect with therapists since 2007. Today, we strive to help you find therapists in Chicago who can treat your specific concerns. With our online directory, the right therapist is easy to find.

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Chicago Mental Health Statistics

In Chicago, poor mental health has been linked to poverty. For Chicago residents, substance use, depression, and a variety of other issues may impact mental health. 

It is estimated that in their lifetime, 1 in 5 Chicago residents will receive a depression diagnosis. According to the 2014 Healthy Chicago Survey, people in Chicago experienced an average of 3.1 bad mental health days in a 30 day period. The study reports those living below the federal poverty level had 2.5 times more bad days than those with higher incomes. Another source shows that 34% of teens in Chicago felt impacted by symptoms of depression, and up to half of inner-city teens felt they experienced depression. 

Many people in Chicago struggle with addiction to alcohol or drugs. A study funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse reported that from 2012-2014, around 27% of people over age 12 had binged on alcohol in the most recent month, and 3% reported the nonmedical use of pain medication. Meanwhile, only 8% received treatment for drug or alcohol addiction. The same study reports that in 2013, up to 69% of public high school students had consumed alcohol, and 50% had used marijuana.

While there is still progress to be made in terms of providing mental health care to those who need it, many therapists in Chicago are working hard to help residents manage and improve their mental health and well-being.


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  4. State & county quickfacts, Chicago, Illinois. (2016). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved from,US/PST045216
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