Free or Low-Cost Counseling in Chicago, ILĀ *

* Results include both sponsored and non-profit providers. We may earn a commission if you choose a sponsored provider (learn more). Fees are set by providers and are usually free-to-low-cost based on your income.

BetterHelp (a sponsor) offers affordable online therapy with financial aid based on your income. All therapists are licensed. Click here to learn more.

Locally, the following clinics also offer online therapy: Above and Beyond Family Recovery Center, Advocate Family Care Network - Advocate Illinois Masonic Behavioral Health Care, Alivio Medical Center - Western Ave.. Others on this list may too. Please check with the individual providers.
Qualifying for assistance from Illinois' program usually depends on the severity of your condition and financial circumstance. Read our full guide to Illinois' program.
Regain (a sponsor) offers offers online marriage counseling with financial aid based on your income. Click here to learn more.

Locally, our users report the following clinics offering marriage counseling: Metropolitan Family Services - South East Chicago Center, Lutheran Social Services of Illinois - Welcoming Center, Metropolitan Family Services - North.

If you or someone you know are in IMMEDIATE danger, please call the emergency number: 911

If you are considering suicide, please call the national suicide hotline: (800) 273-8255. You may also want to read this article.

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Online Therapy

If your symptoms are less severe, the fastest way of getting help if often online therapy. BetterHelp (a sponsor) has a 15 minute sign-up process and offers significant financial aid. Click here to begin.