Counselors in Illinois

Chicago (2527)Aurora (420)Wheaton (403)Naperville (360)Waukegan (315)
Evanston (304)Rockford (300)Elgin (297)Champaign (273)West Frankfort (265)Bloomington (258)Peoria (219)Springfield (212)Rock Island (181)McHenry (175)Arlington Heights (171)Pekin (168)Dixon (162)Alton (157)Dekalb (156)Northbrook (155)Skokie (151)Mattoon (149)Berwyn (142)Schaumburg (141)Orland Park (139)Melrose Park (132)Elk Grove Village (131)Joliet (123)Oak Park (120)Danville (117)Oak Brook (114)East Hazel Crest (110)Centralia (108)Decatur (108)Crystal Lake (106)Quincy (106)Western Springs (105)Vienna (101)Hinsdale (98)Park Ridge (93)Hoffman Estates (87)Downers Grove (85)Carbondale (85)Libertyville (83)Vernon Hills (81)Tinley Park (80)Freeport (79)Lombard (78)Mount Vernon (77)Geneva (77)Plainfield (75)Beardstown (69)Glen Ellyn (69)Galesburg (68)Saint Charles (67)Moline (67)Barrington (64)Watseka (59)Palatine (58)Westchester (58)Palos Hills (55)Belleville (54)Franklin Park (53)Oak Lawn (53)Sterling (52)Effingham (52)Bourbonnais (51)Woodstock (51)Marion (50)Gurnee (49)Lisle (48)Paxton (48)Glenview (47)Flossmoor (46)Normal (44)Metropolis (43)New Lenox (42)Matteson (42)Homewood (41)St Charles (41)Northfield (41)Lawrenceville (40)Olney (40)Grayslake (39)Palos Heights (39)Des Plaines (38)Evergreen Park (38)O Fallon (38)Frankfort (37)Buffalo Grove (37)Yorkville (36)Forest Park (35)Granite City (35)Lake Bluff (35)Macomb (35)Newton (34)Du Quoin (34)Oswego (34)Rochelle (34)Pontiac (34)Algonquin (33)Robinson (33)Blue Island (32)Lake In the Hills (32)Bloomingdale (32)Inverness (32)Maryville (32)Glen Carbon (32)Mount Carmel (31)Swansea (30)Eldorado (30)Sycamore (30)Wilmette (30)Warrenville (30)South Holland (29)Cicero (29)Ottawa (29)Chicago Heights (28)Bolingbrook (28)Mount Prospect (28)Cairo (26)Morris (26)Washington (25)Carterville (25)Winfield (25)Hickory Hills (25)La Grange Park (25)Sullivan (25)Batavia (24)Addison (24)Highland Park (24)Elmhurst (23)La Grange (22)Lake Villa (22)Fairview Heights (22)Oak Forest (22)Paris (22)Deerfield (22)Streamwood (22)Romeoville (21)Roscoe (21)Waterloo (21)West Dundee (20)Willowbrook (20)Burr Ridge (20)Round Lake (19)La Salle (19)Lake Zurich (19)Carol Stream (19)Westmont (19)Mundelein (18)Hines (18)North Aurora (18)Collinsville (18)Crest Hill (18)Mokena (17)Savoy (17)Broadview (17)Mount Carroll (17)Carthage (17)Morton (17)Charleston (17)Manteno (17)Bartlett (17)Edwardsville (17)Olympia Fields (17)Oregon (16)Mount Sterling (16)Winnetka (16)Urbana (16)Fairfield (16)Hillsboro (16)Kankakee (15)West Chicago (15)Jacksonville (15)Greenville (14)Wheeling (13)West Peoria (13)Loves Park (13)Lansing (13)Zion (12)Burbank (12)Lincoln (12)Vandalia (12)North Chicago (12)Bradley (12)Cary (12)Flora (12)Shiloh (11)Pittsfield (11)Lincolnshire (11)South Elgin (11)Columbia (11)Taylorville (10)Galena (10)Homer Glen (10)Carmi (10)Arlington Hts (10)Peoria Heights (10)Long Grove (10)Riverside (10)Hazel Crest (10)East Saint Louis (9)Oakbrook Terrace (9)Hanover Park (9)River Forest (9)Bannockburn (9)Carlinville (9)Lincolnwood (9)Villa Park (9)Kewanee (9)Herrin (9)Countryside (8)Lemont (8)Lake Forest (8)Channahon (8)Clinton (8)Jerseyville (8)Red Bud (8)East Peoria (8)Lockport (7)Coal City (7)Princeton (7)Harvey (7)Sandwich (7)Antioch (7)Woodridge (7)Energy (7)Gibson City (6)Roselle (6)Troy (6)Glencoe (6)Darien (6)Fox Lake (6)Summit Argo (6)East Alton (6)Richton Park (6)Anna (6)Shelbyville (6)East Moline (6)Shorewood (6)Niles (6)Minooka (6)Huntley (5)Murphysboro (5)Mt Prospect (5)Park Forest (5)Deer Park (5)Steger (5)Calumet City (5)Maywood (5)Streator (5)Salem (5)Chicago Ridge (4)Highland (4)Alsip (4)Carlyle (4)Chatham (4)Caseyville (4)Midlothian (4)Hoyleton (4)Belvidere (4)Canton (4)Rochester (4)Monticello (4)Rock Falls (4)Gillespie (4)Summit (4)Mahomet (4)Rolling Meadows (4)Breese (4)South Barrington (4)Itasca (3)Johnsburg (3)Hillside (3)Mascoutah (3)Morrison (3)Poplar Grove (3)Hawthorn Woods (3)Kenilworth (3)Virginia (3)Rosemont (3)Monmouth (3)Spring Grove (3)Wood River (3)Rushville (3)Elk Grove Vlg (3)Worth (3)Chester (3)Pinckneyville (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 15462 specialists practicing Counseling in Illinois with an overall average rating of 4.3 stars. There are 76 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 Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.