Chicago Therapy

Thriving Center of Psychology partners with you to design customized mental health plans, including individual, couples, and family therapy. We offer adaptable care choices tailored to your preferences, whether you prefer in-person or hybrid sessions at our Chicago clinic or virtual care accessible statewide in Illinois.

What makes Thriving Center Of Psych different?

  • Vetted Therapists
    Our therapists complete a rigorous vetting process to ensure they meet our high standards.
  • Evidence Based Therapy
    We use only research-based treatments backed by science to support your goals.
  • Therapist Matching
    You will be thoughtfully matched with the best therapist for your needs to ensure the right fit.
  • Meet your Therapist Within 24 hours
    Once appropriately matched, meet your therapist within 24 hours.

Our Chicago Clinic Location


401 Michigan Ave
Suite 1200
Chicago, IL 60611
Mon-Thu 9AM-7PM
Fri 9AM-4PM
Sat-Sun Closed

How We Can Help

Our therapists offer services for a wide range of mental health challenges. Some of these services include:

Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy

A form of exposure therapy, virtual reality exposure therapy (VRET) helps to treat symptoms associated with phobias and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). By using state-of-the-art technology, we can create realistic yet controlled situations to help decrease the intensity of your stress response.
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Depression affects millions of people every year. If chronic sadness interferes with your relationships and ability to work and function on a daily basis, our team of caring therapists can help. Depression treatment utilizes a range of techniques to find the best solution for your depression.
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Anger Management

Anger can feel overwhelming at times when situations arise, and your emotional response feels out of control. If you feel like you don’t have the tools or ability to handle your emotional response, anger management can teach you the skills to understand and manage anger, allowing you to react more positively to challenges.
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When anxiety feels out of control, and constant worry and fear surround your day, it may be time to consider speaking with a therapist. As experts in mental health counseling in Chicago, IL, our therapists can help you to understand how you feel and give you the tools you need to manage anxiety more effectively.
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Couples Therapy

relationships can sometimes benefit from an outside, unbiased perspective. Whether you’re looking to resolve conflict, rebuild your relationship, or find common ground, couples therapy can help improve communication to maintain a healthy relationship.
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Life Coaching

Navigating through major life changes or milestones can feel overwhelming. Life coaching can help give you the resources you need to set and meet goals, inspiring self-confidence, personal strength, and awareness to make weighty and important decisions.
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Click here for our full list of services to see how we can help you navigate life’s challenges and better your mental health.

Frequently Asked Questions


How do I find a therapist near me?

We’re committed to making the process of finding the best therapist for you as straightforward as possible. At Thriving Center of Psychology, all our therapists undergo rigorous vetting to ensure the highest level of care. You can search our comprehensive directory of licensed therapists and psychologists in Chicago on our website. You can view therapists near you by location, specialty, therapeutic approach, and client focus.

How do I find an online therapist in Chicago?

Our team of therapists provide online therapy services to clients throughout Illinois. To find an online therapist, narrow your search by specialty and area, then book through our platform. Online therapy or telehealth sessions are fully secure and confidential.

How do I find an in-person therapist in Chicago?

If you’re looking to speak with a therapist in person in Chicago, our office is a safe and welcoming space for therapy sessions. We know that some clients prefer visiting a therapist face-to-face. Our office is located in The Loop for easy access and transport links. Book an appointment at our Chicago location today.

How do I find a couples therapist in Chicago?

A couples therapist can help to facilitate open communication and be an unbiased sounding board for you and your partner. To find a couples therapist in Chicago, search our platform directly for a couples therapist in Chicago and then select “Book an Appointment.” Alternatively, use our Therapist Matchmaker Survey and our client coordinator will connect you with the best therapists for your needs, situation, and goals.

How much is therapy in Chicago?

The cost of therapy in Chicago can vary significantly from $150 to $500 per session depending on your therapist’s experience, credentials, frequency, and if you have out-of-network benefits. The therapy services at Thriving Center of Psychology range from $100-$400. While we are out-of-network, we have various mental health care services for different needs and budgets.

Why do most therapists in Chicago, Illinois, not take health insurance?

Many therapists in Chicago choose not to accept insurance for several reasons. The reality of providers who take insurance is that they are often overbooked, having to work overtime just to keep up. Therapists' reimbursement rates sometimes differ from their standard rates, making it challenging to offer high-quality, individualized care. Thriving Center of Psychology is an out-of-network provider, which allows us to look after our therapists, and in turn, they can offer personalized mental health care without being overworked.

How much does insurance cover for therapy sessions out-of-network?

Some insurance plans cover 50% to 80% of out-of-network therapy session costs. Contact your insurance to check your plan and coverage for therapy sessions.

Does insurance cover online therapy?

Depending on your coverage, your insurance plan may cover online therapy. Online therapy is becoming more popular with many insurance plans, including online therapy. Although we do not accept insurance, we can provide you with the paperwork for out-of-network reimbursement.

How do I schedule my first therapy appointment?

If you think you would benefit from therapy, book an appointment with one of our compassionate therapists or psychologists. Instead of researching “best therapists Chicago, IL” or “clinical psychologist Chicago, IL,” finding a therapist should be as quick and painless as possible.

Request an appointment for online therapy in Chicago or in person at our Illinois location by filling out our Therapist Matchmaker Survey. To help you find a therapist in Chicago, IL, or near your area, the questionnaire gives us the information we need to connect you with the best match for you and your needs. Our therapists are experts in their fields, covering a range of mental health conditions.

Where in Chicago can I book a therapy appointment?

Whether you’re looking for a couples therapist, an anxiety specialist, or a clinical psychologist in Chicago, IL, our team of mental health professionals are experts in their fields.

Our office is located in The Loop, nearby River North, Gold Coast, and West Loop neighborhoods. You can find our Chicago office just one minute from the DuSable Bridge on Michigan Ave, facing the downtown campus of the University of Chicago. We’re only a few minutes from Route 41, the Chicago Harbour, and near multiple subway stops, including Grand Avenue Station and State/Lake Station. Chicago Midway International Airport is a 20-minute drive from our office. Chicago History Museum and Lincoln Park are also a short distance away.

We serve patients that live in the surrounding zip codes from our Chicago office, including 60602-60610, 60611, 60612-60619, 60620-60634, 60636-60647, 60649, 60651-60657, 60659-60661, 60664, 60666, 60668-60670, and 60673-60675.

To start working with Thriving Center of Psychology, request an appointment online, use our Therapist Matchmaker Survey or call our Chicago office today to get started.

What can I expect from my first therapy session?

During your first therapy session, your therapist will ask about your concerns, background, and history. You will likely discuss how you’re feeling and any symptoms you have. Your therapist will work with you to create an individualized treatment plan based on your unique needs.

What type of therapist is right for me?

The right therapist can offer the support you need to help you cope with any problems you may have and improve your overall well-being. We provide a range of therapy services to individuals, couples, and families. The best way to figure out the right therapist for you is to use our Therapy Matchmaker Survey which asks simple questions about your preferences to match you with the best therapists for you.

What is the difference between a therapist and a psychologist in Chicago?

The terms “therapist” and “psychologist” are often used interchangeably in therapy, but there is a difference. Psychologists hold a doctoral degree. Not all therapists have a doctoral degree. All our therapists are rigorously vetted, have, at minimum, a Master’s degree, and are experts in their respective fields.