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Mimoza Paloj
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60616
I am passionate about helping individuals and their families navigate various life transitions such as marriage, parenthood, and divorce. Through evidence-based therapeutic approaches, empathetic guidance, and collaboration, I empower my clients to navigate life's challenges with resilience and insight. My theoretical orientations are interactive approaches with CBT and DBT, along with family systems and culturally-sensitive components. My goal is to foster self-awareness, nurture healthy relationships, and cultivate emotional balance in every aspect of a clients' lives.I also supervise students and interns in child focused therapy.
I am passionate about helping individuals and their families navigate various life transitions such as marriage, parenthood, and divorce. Through evidence-based therapeutic approaches, empathetic guidance, and collaboration, I empower my clients to navigate life's challenges with resilience and insight. My theoretical orientations are interactive approaches with CBT and DBT, along with family systems and culturally-sensitive components. My goal is to foster self-awareness, nurture healthy relationships, and cultivate emotional balance in every aspect of a clients' lives.I also supervise students and interns in child focused therapy.
(872) 278-3607 View (872) 278-3607
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Dr. Nikki R. Ruffin
Counselor, EdD, LCPC, LMHC, LPCC, CADC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60616  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
My belief is that effective counseling develops from establishing a collaborative relationship with clients, as they are the experts in their lives. Through psychodynamic therapy individuals gain a self-awareness and understanding of the influence of their past on present circumstances, and enables individuals to explore unresolved conflicts and symptoms that arise from past dysfunctional relationships and manifest themselves in current issues going in their lives. My belief is that people want to be healthy and happy and sometimes just do not know where to start.
My belief is that effective counseling develops from establishing a collaborative relationship with clients, as they are the experts in their lives. Through psychodynamic therapy individuals gain a self-awareness and understanding of the influence of their past on present circumstances, and enables individuals to explore unresolved conflicts and symptoms that arise from past dysfunctional relationships and manifest themselves in current issues going in their lives. My belief is that people want to be healthy and happy and sometimes just do not know where to start.
(773) 492-8895 View (773) 492-8895
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Weina Xu
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, LCPC, CRC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60616  (Online Only)
As a Clinical Therapist, I treat children, teenagers, and adults; women; immigration/new comers; clients with disabilities; vulnerable coping skills; self-esteem issues; depression and anxiety, etc. By working with various groups of clients and families in different communities, I sharpened my counseling skills in enhancing self-awareness, assisting in life transition, re-configuring family system, and building up better interpersonal relationships.
As a Clinical Therapist, I treat children, teenagers, and adults; women; immigration/new comers; clients with disabilities; vulnerable coping skills; self-esteem issues; depression and anxiety, etc. By working with various groups of clients and families in different communities, I sharpened my counseling skills in enhancing self-awareness, assisting in life transition, re-configuring family system, and building up better interpersonal relationships.
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Dr. Tameer -
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60616  (Online Only)
I believe we are most content when we are most in alignment with our true selves. Discontent, then, is more of a disconnect with who we truly are. It is a pain that can take on many forms (e.g. stress, sadness, loneliness, anxiety, anger, grief, exhaustion) and serves the purpose of bringing to our awareness, aspects of our self that need to be attended to rather than ignored. I believe the foundation of a helping relationship lies in fostering a safe space in which a person can show up as they are in the presence of someone who holds them in positive regard while highlighting their strengths and exploring together areas of growth.
I believe we are most content when we are most in alignment with our true selves. Discontent, then, is more of a disconnect with who we truly are. It is a pain that can take on many forms (e.g. stress, sadness, loneliness, anxiety, anger, grief, exhaustion) and serves the purpose of bringing to our awareness, aspects of our self that need to be attended to rather than ignored. I believe the foundation of a helping relationship lies in fostering a safe space in which a person can show up as they are in the presence of someone who holds them in positive regard while highlighting their strengths and exploring together areas of growth.
(312) 766-8682 View (312) 766-8682
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Midwest Asian Health Association
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60616
The Midwest Asian Health Association's Community Mental Health Clinic (CMHC) was established in 2015 with the vision to provide linguistically appropriate, culturally sensitive, and financially affordable mental health services to underserved Asian American & Pacific Islander, Asian immigrants, and other low-income minority populations in the Midwest. The counselors and staff at the CMHC are dedicated to creating community in which all people, regardless of language or ability to pay, will be able to access mental health services to improve their mental, emotional, and physical well-being.
The Midwest Asian Health Association's Community Mental Health Clinic (CMHC) was established in 2015 with the vision to provide linguistically appropriate, culturally sensitive, and financially affordable mental health services to underserved Asian American & Pacific Islander, Asian immigrants, and other low-income minority populations in the Midwest. The counselors and staff at the CMHC are dedicated to creating community in which all people, regardless of language or ability to pay, will be able to access mental health services to improve their mental, emotional, and physical well-being.
(312) 800-1761 View (312) 800-1761
Photo of Loretta T. Sumerset-Young in 60616, IL
Loretta T. Sumerset-Young
LCPC, EMDR, NCC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60616  (Online Only)
I am deeply committed to my clients, and work with people who are ready to dive in and engage. I partner with clients who allow me to be in a space with them as they focus on healing. There is not a specific list of client categories I work with--I embrace working with anyone who is willing to show up and be here, even if it can get uncomfortable sometimes. My experiences range from supporting clients who want to manage daily anxiety, have conditions like schizophrenia or dissociative disorders, or need adjunct support with medication.
I am deeply committed to my clients, and work with people who are ready to dive in and engage. I partner with clients who allow me to be in a space with them as they focus on healing. There is not a specific list of client categories I work with--I embrace working with anyone who is willing to show up and be here, even if it can get uncomfortable sometimes. My experiences range from supporting clients who want to manage daily anxiety, have conditions like schizophrenia or dissociative disorders, or need adjunct support with medication.
(773) 917-1849 View (773) 917-1849
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Karen McCurtis Witherspoon
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
11 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60616
H.E.L.P.'s managing owner and Chief Clinical Officer is Dr. Karen McCurtis Witherspoon, a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of Illinois who has thousands of clinical hours performing assessments with children and adults for the past decade. Her clinical practice focuses on psychological testing, parenting evaluations, and psychotherapy with children, adolescents, and adults. The H.E.L.P. LLC consulting team is a multidisciplinary one: there are psychologists, clinical counselors, substance abuse counselors, social workers, educators and a naturopath on the team. Appointments are available in the Hyde Park Office in Chicago, or the suburban office in South Holland, IL.
H.E.L.P.'s managing owner and Chief Clinical Officer is Dr. Karen McCurtis Witherspoon, a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of Illinois who has thousands of clinical hours performing assessments with children and adults for the past decade. Her clinical practice focuses on psychological testing, parenting evaluations, and psychotherapy with children, adolescents, and adults. The H.E.L.P. LLC consulting team is a multidisciplinary one: there are psychologists, clinical counselors, substance abuse counselors, social workers, educators and a naturopath on the team. Appointments are available in the Hyde Park Office in Chicago, or the suburban office in South Holland, IL.
(773) 840-0855 View (773) 840-0855
Photo of Crystol DeJohnette, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 60616, IL
Crystol DeJohnette
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60616
Are you feeling like you're not living up to your potential? Are you struggling to break free from unhelpful patterns? As a therapist, I'm here to help you unlock your inner strengths and access new pathways for healing. My clients describe me as thoughtful, grounding, and calming. They know that I will lead with compassion and consideration, even as I challenge them to expand and grow.
Are you feeling like you're not living up to your potential? Are you struggling to break free from unhelpful patterns? As a therapist, I'm here to help you unlock your inner strengths and access new pathways for healing. My clients describe me as thoughtful, grounding, and calming. They know that I will lead with compassion and consideration, even as I challenge them to expand and grow.
(312) 487-3559 View (312) 487-3559
Nina Haley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60616
not accepting clients at this time
not accepting clients at this time
(708) 381-1955 View (708) 381-1955
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Tracie Coleman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60616  (Online Only)
Do you find that you or someone you know is struggling with mood issues, school/work, or other trauma? Are you or someone you know struggling to cope with fears of failure, anxiety, or defeat? Or do you or someone you know struggle with frequent stress, sadness, and lack of communication? Trying to understand societal and life pressures can be difficult, as well as emotionally, mentally, and physically exhausting, especially for kids, teens, and young adults. Remembering that asking for help and support for yourself, and or someone you know is important because you are not alone in this.
Do you find that you or someone you know is struggling with mood issues, school/work, or other trauma? Are you or someone you know struggling to cope with fears of failure, anxiety, or defeat? Or do you or someone you know struggle with frequent stress, sadness, and lack of communication? Trying to understand societal and life pressures can be difficult, as well as emotionally, mentally, and physically exhausting, especially for kids, teens, and young adults. Remembering that asking for help and support for yourself, and or someone you know is important because you are not alone in this.
(708) 394-7590 View (708) 394-7590
Photo of Kahleen Riojas, Pre-Licensed Professional in 60616, IL
Kahleen Riojas
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60616  (Online Only)
Katie offers a compassionate, open ear and works as a creative collaborator with her clients. She teaches her clients skills that can help them develop a sense of mastery and live more authentic, meaningful lives. She views therapy like gardening, working with clients to plant seeds in-session that they then nurture and grow together over time.
Katie offers a compassionate, open ear and works as a creative collaborator with her clients. She teaches her clients skills that can help them develop a sense of mastery and live more authentic, meaningful lives. She views therapy like gardening, working with clients to plant seeds in-session that they then nurture and grow together over time.
(312) 500-3070 View (312) 500-3070
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Alissa Haedt-Matt
Pre-Licensed Professional, PhD
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60616  (Online Only)
“The single most remarkable fact of human existence is how hard it is for human beings to be happy” is a quote that has resonated with me for years. Sometimes things happen to us. Sometimes we learn to cope with life in ways that aren’t helpful in the long-term. It is HARD to be happy and fulfilled in today's world, but I can help you get there. My goal is to help clients embrace the full spectrum of who they are and engage in meaningful behavior change that creates a life worth living.
“The single most remarkable fact of human existence is how hard it is for human beings to be happy” is a quote that has resonated with me for years. Sometimes things happen to us. Sometimes we learn to cope with life in ways that aren’t helpful in the long-term. It is HARD to be happy and fulfilled in today's world, but I can help you get there. My goal is to help clients embrace the full spectrum of who they are and engage in meaningful behavior change that creates a life worth living.
(224) 291-9099 View (224) 291-9099
Photo of Brittany Goodwin, Licensed Professional Counselor in 60616, IL
Brittany Goodwin
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60616
I am passionate about helping others grow to their fullest potential, navigate through personal challenges, easing emotional burdens, and empowering clients to achieve a healthier mind. I enjoy working with individuals of all ages and genders and work with those experiencing depression, anxiety, PTSD, grief, family conflict, relationship issues, self-harm, suicidality, challenges with self-esteem, and stress. I also work with all individuals in the LGBTQ+ community, survivors of sexual assault, sex trafficking, and individuals who have experienced complex trauma.
I am passionate about helping others grow to their fullest potential, navigate through personal challenges, easing emotional burdens, and empowering clients to achieve a healthier mind. I enjoy working with individuals of all ages and genders and work with those experiencing depression, anxiety, PTSD, grief, family conflict, relationship issues, self-harm, suicidality, challenges with self-esteem, and stress. I also work with all individuals in the LGBTQ+ community, survivors of sexual assault, sex trafficking, and individuals who have experienced complex trauma.
(312) 940-3289 View (312) 940-3289
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Erica Venezia
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60616  (Online Only)
Erica Venezia is a Licensed Master of Social Work in Maryland, the District of Columbia, Illinois, and Massachusetts. I am currently accepting new clients at Northeast Family Services for telehealth therapy in Illinois and Massachusetts. I have prior field experience in assertive community treatment with severe mental illness as well as outpatient therapy with college students and emerging adults. I have experience working with clients that live with depression, anxiety, school-related difficulties, life transition challenges, grief/loss, disordered eating, and severe mental illness.
Erica Venezia is a Licensed Master of Social Work in Maryland, the District of Columbia, Illinois, and Massachusetts. I am currently accepting new clients at Northeast Family Services for telehealth therapy in Illinois and Massachusetts. I have prior field experience in assertive community treatment with severe mental illness as well as outpatient therapy with college students and emerging adults. I have experience working with clients that live with depression, anxiety, school-related difficulties, life transition challenges, grief/loss, disordered eating, and severe mental illness.
(443) 508-7846 View (443) 508-7846
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Rithika Somasundaram
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60616  (Online Only)
Life is an ongoing journey filled with twists and turns, and progress often unfolds in unexpected ways. It’s natural to encounter obstacles along the path and sometimes, we need a helping hand to navigate through them. I firmly believe that you are the protagonist of your own story. Your well-being matters most, and your understanding of yourself is invaluable. I closely observe patterns to illuminate connections between past and present events, aiding in understanding their impact on your current state. Together, we'll delve into your experiences to tackle concerns and find ways to manage them effectively.
Life is an ongoing journey filled with twists and turns, and progress often unfolds in unexpected ways. It’s natural to encounter obstacles along the path and sometimes, we need a helping hand to navigate through them. I firmly believe that you are the protagonist of your own story. Your well-being matters most, and your understanding of yourself is invaluable. I closely observe patterns to illuminate connections between past and present events, aiding in understanding their impact on your current state. Together, we'll delve into your experiences to tackle concerns and find ways to manage them effectively.
(708) 934-9819 View (708) 934-9819
Photo of Ji Min Kim, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in 60616, IL
Ji Min Kim
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60616  (Online Only)
Welcome! As a mental health counselor, I wholeheartedly believe in the inherent power of every individual, including yourself, to embark on a transformative journey toward well-being and personal growth. I have been offering mental health support since earning my Master of Arts in Art Therapy & Counseling from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2017. As a Christian, I also offer faith-based assistance to those seeking it. I provide treatment in English and Korean
Welcome! As a mental health counselor, I wholeheartedly believe in the inherent power of every individual, including yourself, to embark on a transformative journey toward well-being and personal growth. I have been offering mental health support since earning my Master of Arts in Art Therapy & Counseling from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2017. As a Christian, I also offer faith-based assistance to those seeking it. I provide treatment in English and Korean
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Photo of Danielle M. McQuay, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 60616, IL
Danielle M. McQuay
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60616  (Online Only)
Do you ever wonder is there more to life, more happiness, fulfillment? I have worked with a variety of populations including children and adults that are in crisis in the community, involved with the foster care system of Illinois (DCFS), struggle with self-esteem, confidence and feelings of loneliness. I’m known for cultivating self development, self care and determination; specializing in helping you connect with your fullest potential. As a team we will begin shifting your paradigm, developing a new attitude with new results, you desire.
Do you ever wonder is there more to life, more happiness, fulfillment? I have worked with a variety of populations including children and adults that are in crisis in the community, involved with the foster care system of Illinois (DCFS), struggle with self-esteem, confidence and feelings of loneliness. I’m known for cultivating self development, self care and determination; specializing in helping you connect with your fullest potential. As a team we will begin shifting your paradigm, developing a new attitude with new results, you desire.
(312) 471-0371 View (312) 471-0371
Photo of Karyn Warford, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 60616, IL
Karyn Warford
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60616
Hi! I’m a licensed therapist with over 6 years of experience helping individuals with issues such as anxiety, depression, women's issues, relationship issues, addiction, ADHD, stress, and more. I draw from modalities such as Acceptance and Commitment (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Dance/Movement Therapy, and the Gottman Method. If you’re feeling stuck in the same patterns that keep you from living your most meaningful life and reaching your goals, or your current strategies aren’t helping you to achieve your bigger goals, I can help.
Hi! I’m a licensed therapist with over 6 years of experience helping individuals with issues such as anxiety, depression, women's issues, relationship issues, addiction, ADHD, stress, and more. I draw from modalities such as Acceptance and Commitment (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Dance/Movement Therapy, and the Gottman Method. If you’re feeling stuck in the same patterns that keep you from living your most meaningful life and reaching your goals, or your current strategies aren’t helping you to achieve your bigger goals, I can help.
(217) 292-6925 View (217) 292-6925
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Richard Dickinson
Pre-Licensed Professional, EdD
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60616  (Online Only)
As a proud member of the counseling profession, I am passionate about my mission to help others gain the insight and clarity they seek to overcome the inevitable challenges that life offers. I have been fortunate to have the privilege of providing supports and services to a wide range of individuals which includes children, adolescents, adults and families. I enjoy providing a range of therapeutic services including individual, group, and family therapy. My professional experiences have afforded me the opportunity to work in conjunction with social service agencies and both public and private academic institutions within Chicago.
As a proud member of the counseling profession, I am passionate about my mission to help others gain the insight and clarity they seek to overcome the inevitable challenges that life offers. I have been fortunate to have the privilege of providing supports and services to a wide range of individuals which includes children, adolescents, adults and families. I enjoy providing a range of therapeutic services including individual, group, and family therapy. My professional experiences have afforded me the opportunity to work in conjunction with social service agencies and both public and private academic institutions within Chicago.
(312) 997-5096 View (312) 997-5096
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Melissa Prohammer
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60616
My passion is helping and empowering people so they can become best versions of theirselves through understanding and acceptance. I work with lgbt+ individuals, grade school children, teens, and adults as well as couples and families.
My passion is helping and empowering people so they can become best versions of theirselves through understanding and acceptance. I work with lgbt+ individuals, grade school children, teens, and adults as well as couples and families.
(708) 292-0393 View (708) 292-0393

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 60616

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 60616 who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
87% Depression
79% Self Esteem
76% Relationship Issues
73% Coping Skills
71% Stress
68% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

93% BlueCross and BlueShield
65% Aetna
61% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 60616 see their clients

56% In Person and Online
44% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 60616?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.