Meet With a Licensed Therapist in Chicago

Talk to an Illinois licensed therapist online with PlushCare. Our specially trained therapists offer virtual support for anxiety, depression, and stress. Meet with a Chicago therapist virtually to get the help you are looking for. PlushCare offers 45-minute sessions for $169. If you sign up for weekly sessions, you can get a $20 discount, making each session $149. Book a free 15-minute consultation or start your first therapy session today.

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How Does Online Therapy in Chicago Work?

How Does Online Therapy in Chicago Work?

Online therapy in Chicago is very similar to traditional in-person therapy. When you attend your virtual therapy appointments, you talk to a licensed mental health professional about what you are currently experiencing. The only difference between in-person therapy and online therapy is that you meet with your therapist virtually and have a remote online therapy session. 


You talk to an Illinois licensed therapist via video chat from your computer or phone during online therapy sessions. Each online therapy session is 45 minutes long, completely confidential, and secure. From your first session, your therapist will work with you to help improve your mental health by providing emotional support and teaching you coping mechanisms to help you in your day-to-day life.

Online Therapy in Illinois

Online Therapy in Illinois

PlushCare’s Illinois licensed therapists are here for you. Our therapists licensed in Illinois provide online counseling in Chicago as well as throughout the state of Illinois. 


You can meet with any of our therapists who are licensed to practice in the state of Illinois. PlushCare’s online therapy is available no matter where you are located in Illinois, making it convenient and easy to access care from the comfort of your home.


We are committed to providing the highest quality of mental health services and care to our online therapy clients. Book your free consultation with a PlushCare therapist today.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is online therapy legal in Chicago?

Yes, online therapy is legal in the state of Illinois. For online therapy to be legal in Chicago, it must be with therapists who are licensed to practice therapy in Illinois. All of PlushCare’s therapists are qualified to practice therapy in the states they are licensed in. At PlushCare, your online therapy sessions are private and secure.

How much does online therapy usually cost in Chicago?

Therapy prices can vary a lot, depending on factors like location and insurance. Typically, in-person therapy will cost most, and some therapists charge upward of $300 per hour in Chicago. Online therapy in the US ranges from about $60 to upwards of $250 per session. On top of that, many healthcare insurance plans cover therapy, in-person and online. At PlushCare, each 45-minute session is $169. If you sign up for weekly sessions, you can get a discounted price of $149 per session.

Is online therapy effective?

Yes, online therapy can be very effective. Research shows that online therapy is just as effective as traditional in-person therapy. The efficacy is best demonstrated by a meta-analysis published in 2017, titled “The Effectiveness of Internet-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in the Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders.” The analysis concluded that, “internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy (ICBT) is effective in the treatment and management of various psychiatric disorders,” such as:

  • Depression
  • General anxiety disorder (GAD)
  • Social anxiety
  • Panic disorders
  • Phobias

What are some benefits of online therapy?

There are numerous benefits of online therapy. Some of the most notable benefits of online therapy are: 

  • Good option for remote areas
  • Convenience
  • Affordability
  • Treatment is more accessible
  • Flexibility

What can an online therapist help treat?

An online therapist can treat many different concerns and cover almost all topics that an in-person therapist could. Online therapists cannot treat severe psychiatric disorders, and people with serious conditions should seek support from in-person therapists. Online therapists are here to provide emotional support for people who just want to talk about what they are going through, and can treat mental health conditions such as: 

  • Depression 
  • Anxiety 
  • COVID-19 related anxiety 
  • OCD
  • PTSD
  • Eating disorders

How it Works

  • Browse our network of top therapists to find one that matches your needs.

  • Get private and secure emotional support weekly from your dedicated therapist.

  • Experience comprehensive care with unlimited access to your care team and primary care physician.

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    DR. Allan Marks has helped my daughter two times and we cannot recommend them enough. My daughter has ADHD and can't wait in a waiting room forever. This was the fastest and easiest way to get my daughter diagnosed and pick up a script. One time we used this service when no other doctor was open. Plush care was available! My daughter didn't have to even leave the house in 6 degree weather (would have made her MORE SICK). She had severe sinus infection and Dr. was not only clear and nice but looked up holiday pharmacy hours ahead of time to make sure I could pick up the script in time! AWESOME! 2nd time went just as smooth. Thank you!

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    Alpharetta, GA

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