Counselors in Illinois

Chicago (2298)Aurora (386)Wheaton (357)Naperville (328)Waukegan (297)Rockford (286)Elgin (278)Evanston (275)Champaign (251)Bloomington (247)West Frankfort (238)Peoria (209)Springfield (198)Rock Island (164)Pekin (160)Arlington Heights (157)McHenry (157)Skokie (146)Alton (145)Northbrook (139)Dekalb (138)Mattoon (135)Dixon (134)Schaumburg (129)Melrose Park (127)Joliet (125)Berwyn (124)Danville (122)Orland Park (122)Oak Brook (110)East Hazel Crest (110)Elk Grove Village (108)Oak Park (106)Western Springs (105)Quincy (103)Decatur (102)Centralia (98)Crystal Lake (93)Vienna (91)Hoffman Estates (90)Hinsdale (88)Park Ridge (86)Downers Grove (80)Lombard (80)Geneva (75)St Charles (73)Freeport (72)Libertyville (71)Mount Vernon (71)Tinley Park (69)Glen Ellyn (68)Galesburg (68)Plainfield (68)Vernon Hills (67)Barrington (67)Beardstown (65)Carbondale (63)Palatine (58)Oak Lawn (57)Moline (57)Watseka (56)Palos Hills (54)Woodstock (54)Gurnee (52)Franklin Park (52)Sterling (52)Belleville (52)Westchester (51)Bourbonnais (48)Paxton (46)Flossmoor (45)Effingham (45)Normal (44)Lisle (43)Palos Heights (43)Grayslake (41)Glenview (41)Metropolis (40)Marion (38)Northfield (38)Des Plaines (37)Granite City (37)Lawrenceville (37)Macomb (37)New Lenox (35)Evergreen Park (35)Frankfort (35)Pontiac (35)Matteson (34)Blue Island (34)Rochelle (33)Newton (33)Robinson (33)Lake Bluff (33)Olney (33)Buffalo Grove (32)Forest Park (32)O Fallon (32)Homewood (32)Du Quoin (32)Lake In the Hills (30)Yorkville (30)Mount Carmel (29)Swansea (29)Oswego (29)Bloomingdale (29)Winfield (29)Maryville (29)Warrenville (28)Morris (28)Glen Carbon (28)Inverness (28)Eldorado (28)Ottawa (28)Cairo (27)Bolingbrook (27)Sycamore (26)South Holland (26)Hickory Hills (26)Saint Charles (25)Wilmette (25)Chicago Heights (25)Highland Park (25)La Grange Park (24)Oak Forest (24)Cicero (24)Mount Prospect (24)Algonquin (23)Deerfield (23)La Grange (22)West Dundee (22)West Chicago (22)Streamwood (22)Batavia (21)Arlington Hts (21)Mokena (21)Urbana (20)Carol Stream (20)Sullivan (20)Fairview Heights (20)Winnetka (20)Waterloo (20)Round Lake (19)Lake Villa (19)Morton (19)Willowbrook (18)Washington (18)La Salle (18)Hines (18)Mount Sterling (18)Collinsville (18)Mundelein (18)Crest Hill (18)Elmhurst (18)North Aurora (17)Roscoe (17)Burr Ridge (17)Carthage (17)Addison (17)Edwardsville (17)Charleston (16)Hillsboro (16)Westmont (16)Manteno (16)Lake Zurich (16)Paris (15)Lincoln (15)Jacksonville (14)Oregon (14)Olympia Fields (14)Vandalia (14)Fairfield (13)Savoy (13)Kankakee (13)Greenville (13)Broadview (13)Burbank (12)Bradley (12)Jerseyville (12)West Peoria (12)Lansing (12)Romeoville (12)Bartlett (12)Long Grove (12)Loves Park (12)Flora (12)Lincolnshire (11)Columbia (11)Hazel Crest (11)Carmi (10)Mount Carroll (10)Zion (10)Hanover Park (10)North Chicago (10)Summit (10)Shiloh (10)Carterville (10)Lemont (10)Pittsfield (10)Bannockburn (9)Carlinville (9)Cary (9)Villa Park (9)Galena (9)Princeton (9)Herrin (9)Oakbrook Terrace (8)Wheeling (8)Countryside (8)East Alton (8)Taylorville (8)Energy (8)Mt Prospect (8)Lincolnwood (8)South Elgin (8)Red Bud (8)Channahon (8)River Forest (8)Homer Glen (8)Kewanee (8)East Peoria (7)Lake Forest (7)Lockport (7)Woodridge (7)Peoria Heights (7)Clinton (7)East Saint Louis (7)Elk Grove Vlg (7)Glencoe (7)Riverside (7)Shelbyville (6)MOUNT CARROLL (6)Richton Park (6)Minooka (6)Canton (6)Antioch (6)Maywood (5)Alsip (5)Niles (5)Chicago Ridge (5)Rolling Meadows (5)Carlyle (5)Streator (5)East Moline (5)Anna (5)Huntley (4)Salem (4)Shorewood (4)Harvey (4)Hoyleton (4)Rock Falls (4)Highland (4)Steger (4)Caseyville (4)Fox Lake (4)Monticello (4)Mascoutah (4)Breese (4)Belvidere (4)Hawthorn Woods (4)Roselle (4)Worth (4)Deer Park (3)Itasca (3)Spring Grove (3)Chester (3)Chatham (3)Rosemont (3)Centreville (3)Poplar Grove (3)Monmouth (3)Rushville (3)South Barrington (3)Midlothian (3)Calumet City (3)Bridgeview (3)Morrison (3)Troy (3)Sandwich (3)Park Forest (3)Darien (3)Wood River (3)Johnsburg (3)Pinckneyville (3)Coal City (3)Scott Afb (3)Glendale Heights (3)
Learn more about Counselors and how to choose the right one for you

Learn more about Counselors

A counselor provides support and guidance to individuals, couples, families, and groups. Counselors work in a variety of settings to help people work through or overcome their personal, social and psychological challenges. A counselor who offers primarily mental and behavioral health counseling may be known as a mental health counselor or therapist. Guidance counselors help people with their educational and career goals.

The practice of counseling varies depending on the counselor’s specialty, setting and patient. In general, a counselor may:

  • Provide individual, group, family, and couples/marriage counseling
  • Provide school and career planning guidance
  • Advocate for patients and certain populations, such as abused women, children, and the disabled, to help them overcome institutional and social barriers
  • Perform risk assessments and personality tests
  • Evaluate and develop counseling plans for their patients, re-evaluating and modifying these plans as needed
  • Provide coping skills and therapeutic techniques to patients, such as breathing techniques, talk therapy, and the use of visual imagery
  • Collaborate, refer, and consult with other professionals, such as teachers, psychologists, social workers, and psychiatrists
  • Involuntarily commits patients in emergency situations

Many different types of healthcare professionals can practice counseling, including licensed counselors, social workers, marriage and family therapists, and psychologists. Counselors may also be known by the following names: therapist, psychotherapist, psychoanalyst, and guidance counselor.

There are 14251 specialists practicing Counseling in Illinois with an overall average rating of 4.3 stars. There are 73 hospitals in Illinois with affiliated Counseling specialists, including Alexian Brothers Medical Center, Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and Edward Hospital - Main Campus.

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