Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Near West Side
Chicago, Illinois 60643
"It is my belief that therapy should revolve around the individual and be adapted to meet that individual's specific needs and concerns. Mental illness and behavioral health issues present differently in every individual which is why I focus on treating each person's specific needs. My experience spans vastly, from crisis work to therapy in numerous settings including, hospitals, communities, private practices and schools. Prior to completing my Masters in the US I studied in Italy which allowed me to view mental health in a different light and learn approaches to treatment such as water and music therapy."
Aetna
Oppositional Defiance
(708) 866-1093
Verified
Near West Side
Chicago, Illinois 60643
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Aetna
Oppositional Defiance
"It is my belief that therapy should revolve around the individual and be adapted to meet that individual's specific needs and concerns. Mental illness and behavioral health issues present differently in every individual which is why I focus on treating each person's specific needs. My experience spans vastly, from crisis work to therapy in numerous settings including, hospitals, communities, private practices and schools. Prior to completing my Masters in the US I studied in Italy which allowed me to view mental health in a different light and learn approaches to treatment such as water and music therapy."
Kelly McGee, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Near West Side
Chicago, Illinois 60612
"At some point in our lives we will experience emotional and psychological distress. Most people will try to avoid or go through their distress without seeking help. People choose to do this because they are not sure how therapy will help them. I view psychotherapy as a collaborative, co-creative process between the client and therapist. If you or your family have been experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, or just going through difficult times, please allow me to support and guide you in the healing process. Together, we can face and overcome life's stressors! Weekend and evening hours are available!"
Aetna
Oppositional Defiance
(331) 330-9955 x1010
Verified
Near West Side
Chicago, Illinois 60612
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Aetna
Oppositional Defiance
"At some point in our lives we will experience emotional and psychological distress. Most people will try to avoid or go through their distress without seeking help. People choose to do this because they are not sure how therapy will help them. I view psychotherapy as a collaborative, co-creative process between the client and therapist. If you or your family have been experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, or just going through difficult times, please allow me to support and guide you in the healing process. Together, we can face and overcome life's stressors! Weekend and evening hours are available!"
Matt Smith, Counselor
Counselor, LCPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Near West Side
Chicago, Illinois 60661
"I have helped individuals from all walks of life in treating virtually every kind of problem. I tend to be most effective in helping individuals aged 12 and above toward seeing themselves more clearly and positively while finding more effective and enjoyable approaches to living. This includes (but isn't limited to) treating mood disorders, relationship issues, and one's struggles to access personal joy/creative outlets. Clients often report that my approachable, humorous, "very human" style makes therapy a much more effective experience even when exploring difficult content."
Aetna
Oppositional Defiance
(312) 548-9309
Verified
Near West Side
Chicago, Illinois 60661
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Aetna
Oppositional Defiance
"I have helped individuals from all walks of life in treating virtually every kind of problem. I tend to be most effective in helping individuals aged 12 and above toward seeing themselves more clearly and positively while finding more effective and enjoyable approaches to living. This includes (but isn't limited to) treating mood disorders, relationship issues, and one's struggles to access personal joy/creative outlets. Clients often report that my approachable, humorous, "very human" style makes therapy a much more effective experience even when exploring difficult content."
South Loop Counseling, Counselor
Counselor, LCPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Near West Side
Chicago, Illinois 60607
"For over the past 20 years, I have enjoyed assisting in putting together the pieces of my client's puzzles. I strive in putting the needs of my clients 1st! Focusing on evidenced based treatments; my advanced trainings have equipped me to use therapeutic interventions such as cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma focused therapy, child-parent psychotherapy and many more. I have an extensive background in treating mood disorders, behavioral modifications, emotional dysregulation,PTSD and other disturbances. I tailor my practice to uphold the confidentiality of my clients and I strive to give my clients the best service possible!!!!"
Aetna
Oppositional Defiance
(773) 657-6052
Verified
Near West Side
Chicago, Illinois 60607
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Aetna
Oppositional Defiance
"For over the past 20 years, I have enjoyed assisting in putting together the pieces of my client's puzzles. I strive in putting the needs of my clients 1st! Focusing on evidenced based treatments; my advanced trainings have equipped me to use therapeutic interventions such as cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma focused therapy, child-parent psychotherapy and many more. I have an extensive background in treating mood disorders, behavioral modifications, emotional dysregulation,PTSD and other disturbances. I tailor my practice to uphold the confidentiality of my clients and I strive to give my clients the best service possible!!!!"
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Kristin Lee Nielsen,
PsyD, LPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Near West Side
Chicago, Illinois 60607
"Hi, I’m Dr. Nielsen, and I believe that each individual is unique as is their experience of themselves. In my work, I accompany each client on a journey to discover a greater understanding of who they are while reducing suffering and forging a more meaningful quality of life. It is from a humanistic and psychodynamic foundation of authenticity, acceptance, and nonjudgment that I approach my conceptualization of and work with each client. Deep listening and respect for the individual’s well-being as well as their problems allow me to develop strong working relationships. Therefore, I approach each session with great warmth and"
(312) 784-9436
Verified
Near West Side
Chicago, Illinois 60607
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"Hi, I’m Dr. Nielsen, and I believe that each individual is unique as is their experience of themselves. In my work, I accompany each client on a journey to discover a greater understanding of who they are while reducing suffering and forging a more meaningful quality of life. It is from a humanistic and psychodynamic foundation of authenticity, acceptance, and nonjudgment that I approach my conceptualization of and work with each client. Deep listening and respect for the individual’s well-being as well as their problems allow me to develop strong working relationships. Therefore, I approach each session with great warmth and"
Michael Maka
PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Near West Side
Chicago, Illinois 60607
"I am an empathetic therapist who believes that each session can be utilized as a vehicle for personal growth. Within the therapeutic relationship, I place an emphasis on exploring past experiences that have an influence upon the present, along with navigating through relational dynamics that become present during the therapeutic hour. Focusing on these areas leads to a deeper understanding and awareness of one’s own thoughts and feelings, while helping to resolve the influence of troubling past experiences on the present. "
(872) 704-8600
Verified
Near West Side
Chicago, Illinois 60607
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"I am an empathetic therapist who believes that each session can be utilized as a vehicle for personal growth. Within the therapeutic relationship, I place an emphasis on exploring past experiences that have an influence upon the present, along with navigating through relational dynamics that become present during the therapeutic hour. Focusing on these areas leads to a deeper understanding and awareness of one’s own thoughts and feelings, while helping to resolve the influence of troubling past experiences on the present. "
Danielle Shannon, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Near West Side
Chicago, Illinois 60607
"Hello! I have over a decade of experience working in the mental health field, particularly with trauma. My expertise lies in treating children, adolescents, adults and families. I frequently work with LGBTQ and ethnic communities. I emphasize building new insight and skills during treatment to help foster resiliency, and improve your quality of life. I believe that therapy should be approachable and collaborative."
(224) 900-2843 x304
Verified
Near West Side
Chicago, Illinois 60607
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"Hello! I have over a decade of experience working in the mental health field, particularly with trauma. My expertise lies in treating children, adolescents, adults and families. I frequently work with LGBTQ and ethnic communities. I emphasize building new insight and skills during treatment to help foster resiliency, and improve your quality of life. I believe that therapy should be approachable and collaborative."
Adam Shafer, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
Near West Side
Chicago, Illinois 60607
"I understand the healing process as one of self-determination through therapeutic empathy. Being curious while employing sensitive honesty makes me a good fit for people who are open to exploring deeper personal and interpersonal connections. I look through the lens of attachment, psychodynamic theory, and existential thought within ecological and systemic perspectives that appreciates the pressures that impact quality of life issues. I am interested in working with individuals, couples, and families from diverse cultural backgrounds who find themselves struggling in relationships, depression, anxiety, complex trauma, psychosis, and grief/loss."
(708) 887-2959
Verified
Near West Side
Chicago, Illinois 60607
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"I understand the healing process as one of self-determination through therapeutic empathy. Being curious while employing sensitive honesty makes me a good fit for people who are open to exploring deeper personal and interpersonal connections. I look through the lens of attachment, psychodynamic theory, and existential thought within ecological and systemic perspectives that appreciates the pressures that impact quality of life issues. I am interested in working with individuals, couples, and families from diverse cultural backgrounds who find themselves struggling in relationships, depression, anxiety, complex trauma, psychosis, and grief/loss."
Adam James Selkirk, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Near West Side
Chicago, Illinois 60607
"I approach my clinical work with a grounding in my deeply-held belief that all human beings have infinite worth. My goal for all individuals with whom I work is to support each person's path towards experiencing that worth within themselves. Having worked in the mental health field for the past 16 years with children, adolescents, adults, and families, I have utilized this philosophy to guide the process of therapy with individuals having a wide range of challenges, from autism spectrum disorders to struggles with mood and anxiety to relationship problems."
(773) 825-5078
Verified
Near West Side
Chicago, Illinois 60607
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"I approach my clinical work with a grounding in my deeply-held belief that all human beings have infinite worth. My goal for all individuals with whom I work is to support each person's path towards experiencing that worth within themselves. Having worked in the mental health field for the past 16 years with children, adolescents, adults, and families, I have utilized this philosophy to guide the process of therapy with individuals having a wide range of challenges, from autism spectrum disorders to struggles with mood and anxiety to relationship problems."
John Hughes, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, MPA
Verified by Psychology Today
Near West Side
Chicago, Illinois 60607
"I approach my clinical work with a strong emphasis on relationships, attachment and the importance of multi-cultural, relational and eclectic approaches. I understand the importance of knowing where a client comes from and where they have been in order to collaboratively develop interventions and approaches that are safe, effective and familiar. I believe that in order to truly help clients they, and I, must understand the context in which they live and learn and that the work we do in the clinical room must be transferable to their day to day life in order for change to happen."
(224) 302-4870
Verified
Near West Side
Chicago, Illinois 60607
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"I approach my clinical work with a strong emphasis on relationships, attachment and the importance of multi-cultural, relational and eclectic approaches. I understand the importance of knowing where a client comes from and where they have been in order to collaboratively develop interventions and approaches that are safe, effective and familiar. I believe that in order to truly help clients they, and I, must understand the context in which they live and learn and that the work we do in the clinical room must be transferable to their day to day life in order for change to happen."
Dr. Katie Hejna, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Near West Side
Chicago, Illinois 60607
"Is your child or teen struggling with anxiety, depression, parental divorce, making friends, or challenges that come with an Autism Spectrum Disorder? Are you a young adult experiencing a life transition, relationship difficulties or grief and loss? If so, psychotherapy can help. My goal is not to provide strategies that simply lead to short term relief, but to work with you or your child to reduce symptoms quickly, while creating long-lasting change- a process that I believe only occurs in the context of a safe and trusting relationship."
(312) 663-8317
Verified
Near West Side
Chicago, Illinois 60607
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"Is your child or teen struggling with anxiety, depression, parental divorce, making friends, or challenges that come with an Autism Spectrum Disorder? Are you a young adult experiencing a life transition, relationship difficulties or grief and loss? If so, psychotherapy can help. My goal is not to provide strategies that simply lead to short term relief, but to work with you or your child to reduce symptoms quickly, while creating long-lasting change- a process that I believe only occurs in the context of a safe and trusting relationship."
Elizabeth Messana, Counselor
Counselor, LCPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Near West Side
Chicago, Illinois 60607
"I believe that change is the only constant we have in this world, and the idea of change can activate and trigger an immense amount of emotions within us. The ability to work with our vulnerabilities through courage and acceptance, empowers us to become change leaders both in our daily lives and our communities. Through empowerment and personal change, we foster an environment to bring forth our own creativity, curiosity, and collaboration leading to effective, long-lasting change."
(847) 379-5302
Verified
Near West Side
Chicago, Illinois 60607
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"I believe that change is the only constant we have in this world, and the idea of change can activate and trigger an immense amount of emotions within us. The ability to work with our vulnerabilities through courage and acceptance, empowers us to become change leaders both in our daily lives and our communities. Through empowerment and personal change, we foster an environment to bring forth our own creativity, curiosity, and collaboration leading to effective, long-lasting change."
Counselor, LCPC, SOTP
Verified by Psychology Today
Near West Side
Chicago, Illinois 60607
"Are you struggling with thoughts or behaviors that could be hurtful to others? My focus is working with individuals who are dealing with control and anger disorders. Helping to teach those who are struggling with compulsive, impulsive, and addictive behaviors. Throughout the years I have developed a passion for assisting clients in transitioning harmful behaviors, that impact themselves and others, into healthy choices. I work with adolescents and adult and am committed to helping families cope with the impact on their lives. My intention is to provide skills, support and understanding though the transformation process."
(224) 412-4506
Verified
Near West Side
Chicago, Illinois 60607
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"Are you struggling with thoughts or behaviors that could be hurtful to others? My focus is working with individuals who are dealing with control and anger disorders. Helping to teach those who are struggling with compulsive, impulsive, and addictive behaviors. Throughout the years I have developed a passion for assisting clients in transitioning harmful behaviors, that impact themselves and others, into healthy choices. I work with adolescents and adult and am committed to helping families cope with the impact on their lives. My intention is to provide skills, support and understanding though the transformation process."
Kirsten S Langley, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Near West Side
Chicago, Illinois 60607
"Dr. Langley is a compassionate therapist, dedicated to understanding and supporting her clients in times of need. She has helped children, adolescents, adults, couples and families overcome the challenges they face. Working with at-risk teens or adults battling depression, helping children with autism or counseling couples; Dr. Langley focuses on each individual's unique journey, while maintaining a strong grounding in theory, neurobiology and current research. Dr. Langley practices a psychodynamic, relational approach to therapy. We can make long lasting change only when we are able to explore our own narratives that have lead us to where we are."
(312) 548-0078
Verified
Near West Side
Chicago, Illinois 60607
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"Dr. Langley is a compassionate therapist, dedicated to understanding and supporting her clients in times of need. She has helped children, adolescents, adults, couples and families overcome the challenges they face. Working with at-risk teens or adults battling depression, helping children with autism or counseling couples; Dr. Langley focuses on each individual's unique journey, while maintaining a strong grounding in theory, neurobiology and current research. Dr. Langley practices a psychodynamic, relational approach to therapy. We can make long lasting change only when we are able to explore our own narratives that have lead us to where we are."
Center for Contextual Change, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MFT, MSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Near West Side
Chicago, Illinois 60607
"Known for our dynamic treatment of trauma, violence and the effects of abusive behaviors, we base our therapeutic process on a unique treatment, The Collaborative Stage Model (CSM). Co-created by Mary Jo Barrett, MSW, the founder of the Center for Contextual Change, CSM is a solution-focused, three-stage model aimed at facilitating change through collaboration between the client and therapist; the client will experience positive shifts in their internal, relational, and environmental worlds."
(847) 416-0607 x304
Verified
Near West Side
Chicago, Illinois 60607
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"Known for our dynamic treatment of trauma, violence and the effects of abusive behaviors, we base our therapeutic process on a unique treatment, The Collaborative Stage Model (CSM). Co-created by Mary Jo Barrett, MSW, the founder of the Center for Contextual Change, CSM is a solution-focused, three-stage model aimed at facilitating change through collaboration between the client and therapist; the client will experience positive shifts in their internal, relational, and environmental worlds."
Emily Edelman, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Near West Side
Chicago, Illinois 60612
"My approach is individually tailored for each client. I believe the ability to connect with others relies on providing a safe, secure environment to discuss personal issues. Relationships and associated experiences often reveal themselves in the daily decisions we make and our day-to-day interactions with others. Therefore, understanding our experiences and relationships as well as being self-aware are the foundations of a balanced well-being and healthy life."
(773) 451-9382
Verified
Near West Side
Chicago, Illinois 60612
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"My approach is individually tailored for each client. I believe the ability to connect with others relies on providing a safe, secure environment to discuss personal issues. Relationships and associated experiences often reveal themselves in the daily decisions we make and our day-to-day interactions with others. Therefore, understanding our experiences and relationships as well as being self-aware are the foundations of a balanced well-being and healthy life."
Ezza Melina Ahmad Mustaffa, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, M.Ed., LPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Near West Side
Chicago, Illinois 60612
"Hello and welcome! As a therapist, my aim is to build empathic relationships and empower clients to create meaningful change. I appreciate working with clients that understand that change is a process, motivated to do the work in and out of the session, and enjoy being in a collaborative relationship. I believe that therapy is a process where you can gain tools to address life's challenges, gain insight, determine what you'd like to change about it, work towards making those changes while navigating all the thoughts, feelings and emotions that may come up in the process. "
(773) 786-9744 x1044
Verified
Near West Side
Chicago, Illinois 60612
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"Hello and welcome! As a therapist, my aim is to build empathic relationships and empower clients to create meaningful change. I appreciate working with clients that understand that change is a process, motivated to do the work in and out of the session, and enjoy being in a collaborative relationship. I believe that therapy is a process where you can gain tools to address life's challenges, gain insight, determine what you'd like to change about it, work towards making those changes while navigating all the thoughts, feelings and emotions that may come up in the process. "
Alana Gunn
PhD, AM, MPP
Verified by Psychology Today
Near West Side
Chicago, Illinois 60661
"You don’t need to be fixed. You just need to be found. I believe you are perfect and whole exactly as you are. Therapy is about exploring where you are and where you want to go. It's about envisioning the life you want and understanding what's holding you back."
(312) 635-4922
Verified
Near West Side
Chicago, Illinois 60661
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"You don’t need to be fixed. You just need to be found. I believe you are perfect and whole exactly as you are. Therapy is about exploring where you are and where you want to go. It's about envisioning the life you want and understanding what's holding you back."
Heather Collins, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Near West Side
Chicago, Illinois 60661
"You have googled it, read the self help books, or tried to "think" your way to feeling better. As we walk through life, we sometimes face a difficulty that feels impossible to solve. Although dealing with such a challenge can be scary and painful, it may also be an invitation to recognize patterns that no longer serve you and a time to explore new possibilities. After all you are the expert in your own life. "
(312) 313-5473
Verified
Near West Side
Chicago, Illinois 60661
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"You have googled it, read the self help books, or tried to "think" your way to feeling better. As we walk through life, we sometimes face a difficulty that feels impossible to solve. Although dealing with such a challenge can be scary and painful, it may also be an invitation to recognize patterns that no longer serve you and a time to explore new possibilities. After all you are the expert in your own life. "
Anne Gamache, Counselor
Counselor, LCPC, CADC
Verified by Psychology Today
Near West Side
Chicago, Illinois 60661
"There are few places where we can be fully understood and make sense of our lives. Life can take us in directions we did not anticipate and we may need a reflective and accepting environment to reconnect to our true selves. Whether there are small stressors or lifetime traumas, therapy is an environment that is dedicated to feeling and coping better. "
(224) 479-1565
Verified
Near West Side
Chicago, Illinois 60661
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"There are few places where we can be fully understood and make sense of our lives. Life can take us in directions we did not anticipate and we may need a reflective and accepting environment to reconnect to our true selves. Whether there are small stressors or lifetime traumas, therapy is an environment that is dedicated to feeling and coping better. "

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