YWCA Metropolitan Chicago utilizes a strengths-based, empowerment, and client-centered approach in providing psychotherapy. Counselors involve clients in every stage of the therapeutic process; goals for counseling are set collaboratively and counselors seek ongoing feedback from clients to ensure services are meeting their needs.

Counselors are available to assist clients in addressing a variety of issue areas and concerns including parenting, relationships, life transitions, depression, anxiety, PTSD, overwhelm, sex & intimacy, and family dynamics.

Counselors possess a variety of skills training, areas of expertise, and clinical orientations. To learn more about our counselors, click here.

Services are provided at our offices in Chicago (UIC/Medical District), Greater Grand Crossing/Woodlawn, and Logan Square and in the south and west suburbs in Chicago Heights and Addison. Counseling is available to children, adolescents, and adults and includes individual, family, and couple counseling. Groups and client workshops are also offered; for more information, click here. Services are available in English and Spanish.

Most of our counselors are able to bill Blue Cross/Blue Shield (BCBS) of Illinois PPO as “In-Network Providers”. Many of our counselors can also provide clients with a monthly statement that may be submitted to their insurance company for out-of-network reimbursement based on their coverage policy.

Clients may be able to use Flexible Healthcare Spending Accounts to pay for counseling services; please verify your healthcare plan’s rules and policies.

Service fees are $150 for an initial assessment (typically 1.5 hours) and $120 for ongoing individual, couple and family counseling (typically 50 minutes). Group counseling is $25 per session (typically 1.5 hours).

We offer reduced fees for ongoing individual, couple, and family counseling (typically 50 minutes). Service fees are $30 for a Masters-Level social work/counseling Intern and $40 for an unlicensed counselor.

For more information about our services or to schedule an appointment, click here.


RISE Center (UIC/Medical District)
Laura Parks and Mildred Francis Center (Greater Grand Crossing/Woodlawn)
Cynthia B. Lafuente Center (Logan Square)
Patterson & McDaniel Family Center (Addison)
South Suburban Center (Chicago Heights)


Individuals, Couples & Families


Monday through Friday, day and evening availability


$150 Initial Assessment Interview
$120 Individual, Family & Couple Counseling Session
$25 Group Session (per person)




RISE Center/Laura Parks & Mildred Francis Center/Cynthia B. Lafuente Center 312-733-2102
South Suburban Center/Patterson & McDaniel Family Center 630-790-6600 x1407