Counselors in Illinois

Chicago (2638)Aurora (436)Wheaton (427)Naperville (373)Waukegan (309)
Elgin (306)Rockford (304)Evanston (298)Champaign (275)West Frankfort (270)Bloomington (259)Peoria (220)Springfield (207)Rock Island (184)Dixon (177)Pekin (176)McHenry (174)Alton (172)Dekalb (171)Mattoon (162)Northbrook (160)Skokie (154)Arlington Heights (153)Berwyn (145)Schaumburg (135)Orland Park (133)Elk Grove Village (132)Oak Park (131)Melrose Park (128)Danville (126)Joliet (123)Centralia (112)East Hazel Crest (112)Decatur (110)Oak Brook (105)Vienna (104)Crystal Lake (103)Western Springs (103)Quincy (102)Carbondale (98)Hinsdale (96)Hoffman Estates (91)Park Ridge (90)Downers Grove (88)Geneva (84)Libertyville (82)Freeport (81)Plainfield (81)Mount Vernon (79)Lombard (77)Tinley Park (75)Beardstown (72)Vernon Hills (72)Moline (70)Glen Ellyn (69)Galesburg (68)Barrington (67)Palatine (62)Watseka (60)Marion (56)Oak Lawn (55)Saint Charles (55)Belleville (54)Palos Hills (53)Westchester (53)Franklin Park (52)Woodstock (52)Bourbonnais (51)Effingham (51)Gurnee (50)Northfield (50)Sterling (50)Normal (47)Paxton (47)Flossmoor (46)Homewood (46)Lisle (46)Palos Heights (46)Glenview (45)Lawrenceville (45)Metropolis (44)Pontiac (43)St Charles (43)New Lenox (42)Grayslake (41)Matteson (41)Buffalo Grove (40)Frankfort (40)O Fallon (39)Lake Bluff (38)Olney (38)Oswego (38)Des Plaines (37)Evergreen Park (37)Newton (37)Algonquin (36)Forest Park (36)Lake In the Hills (35)Rochelle (35)Granite City (34)Du Quoin (33)Glen Carbon (33)Macomb (33)Maryville (33)Robinson (33)Yorkville (33)Blue Island (32)Inverness (32)Ottawa (31)Warrenville (31)Bloomingdale (30)Carterville (30)Mount Carmel (30)South Holland (29)Bolingbrook (28)Eldorado (28)Swansea (28)Sycamore (28)Wilmette (28)Winfield (28)Cairo (27)Chicago Heights (27)Morris (27)Mount Prospect (27)Batavia (25)Cicero (25)Hickory Hills (25)La Grange Park (25)Highland Park (24)Sullivan (24)Washington (24)Addison (23)Broadview (23)Mokena (23)Oak Forest (23)La Grange (22)Paris (22)Fairview Heights (21)Savoy (21)West Dundee (21)Burr Ridge (20)Deerfield (20)Elmhurst (20)Lake Villa (20)Lake Zurich (20)Morton (20)Mundelein (20)Round Lake (20)Streamwood (20)Waterloo (20)Willowbrook (20)Roscoe (19)Westmont (19)Winnetka (19)Collinsville (18)Edwardsville (18)Hines (18)La Salle (18)North Aurora (18)Oregon (18)Romeoville (18)Carol Stream (17)Carthage (17)Charleston (17)Crest Hill (17)Manteno (17)Bradley (16)Fairfield (16)Hillsboro (16)Lincoln (16)Mount Carroll (16)Wheeling (16)Urbana (15)West Chicago (15)Bartlett (14)Flora (14)Greenville (14)Homer Glen (14)Kankakee (14)Loves Park (14)North Chicago (14)Olympia Fields (14)Jacksonville (13)Lansing (13)Zion (13)Vandalia (12)West Peoria (12)Cary (11)Columbia (11)Hazel Crest (11)Lincolnshire (11)Pittsfield (11)River Forest (11)Shiloh (11)Bannockburn (10)Burbank (10)Carmi (10)Clinton (10)Galena (10)Hanover Park (10)Jerseyville (10)Lincolnwood (10)Oakbrook Terrace (10)Riverside (10)Taylorville (10)Woodridge (10)Carlinville (9)Darien (9)Herrin (9)Lockport (9)Long Grove (9)South Elgin (9)Summit (9)Villa Park (9)Countryside (8)East Peoria (8)Lake Forest (8)Princeton (8)Red Bud (8)Sandwich (8)Anna (7)Antioch (7)Arlington Hts (7)Channahon (7)Energy (7)Harvey (7)Huntley (7)Kewanee (7)Mount Sterling (7)Peoria Heights (7)Canton (6)Deer Park (6)East Alton (6)East Moline (6)East Saint Louis (6)Fox Lake (6)Glencoe (6)Lemont (6)Mahomet (6)Minooka (6)Niles (6)Richton Park (6)Shelbyville (6)Calumet City (5)Carlyle (5)Gillespie (5)Itasca (5)Maywood (5)Park Forest (5)Roselle (5)Salem (5)Shorewood (5)Steger (5)Troy (5)Alsip (4)Belvidere (4)Benton (4)Caseyville (4)Chester (4)Chicago Ridge (4)Coal City (4)Glendale Heights (4)Highland (4)Hillside (4)Hoyleton (4)Kenilworth (4)Midlothian (4)Monticello (4)Rochester (4)Rock Falls (4)Rolling Meadows (4)Rushville (4)South Barrington (4)Streator (4)Breese (3)Centreville (3)Chatham (3)Johnsburg (3)Mascoutah (3)Metamora (3)Monmouth (3)Morrison (3)Murphysboro (3)Palos Park (3)Pinckneyville (3)Poplar Grove (3)Scott Afb (3)Spring Grove (3)Wood River (3)Worth (3)

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 15668 specialists practicing Counseling in Illinois with an overall average rating of 4.1 stars. There are 79 hospitals in Illinois with affiliated Counseling specialists, including AMITA Health Alexian Brothers Medical Center Elk Grove Village, AMITA Health St. Alexius Medical Center Hoffman Estates and Edward Hospital - Main Campus.