Cristina Valencia
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC, CADC
Chicago, IL 60642
Making the decision to enter therapy can be frightening and may weigh heavily on us yet it can make all the difference when we feel stuck, conflicted, or alone. If you have something in mind that you would like to see change, we can work collaboratively to address emotional barriers, past experiences, stressors, or relationship patterns that may be exacerbating your concern. I believe that a safe, warm, validating, culturally competent, and empathic therapeutic relationship is the foundation for change.
BIPOC
(872) 228-2421
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Chicago, IL 60642
BIPOC
Making the decision to enter therapy can be frightening and may weigh heavily on us yet it can make all the difference when we feel stuck, conflicted, or alone. If you have something in mind that you would like to see change, we can work collaboratively to address emotional barriers, past experiences, stressors, or relationship patterns that may be exacerbating your concern. I believe that a safe, warm, validating, culturally competent, and empathic therapeutic relationship is the foundation for change.
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Maudette Jackson
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60657
I have provided therapeutic services for over 20 years to a multitude of clients. I work with individuals from all ethnic and sexual orientation backgrounds experiencing a variety of concerns including but not limited to depression, anxiety, life transitions, self-esteem, and relational issues. My therapeutic approach utilizes components of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and psychodynamic therapy. I am dedicated to assisting individuals on their journeys to more fulfilled lives.
BIPOC
(312) 548-3992
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Chicago, IL 60657
BIPOC
I have provided therapeutic services for over 20 years to a multitude of clients. I work with individuals from all ethnic and sexual orientation backgrounds experiencing a variety of concerns including but not limited to depression, anxiety, life transitions, self-esteem, and relational issues. My therapeutic approach utilizes components of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and psychodynamic therapy. I am dedicated to assisting individuals on their journeys to more fulfilled lives.
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Alexis Lopez-Palomar
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60607
I offer individual therapy services to adults who are seeking a safe space to process emotions, current stressors or past trauma in an inclusive therapeutic environment. My specialties include complex trauma, anxiety, depression, life transitions, domestic violence and sexual assault related issues. Other areas of clinical interest and focus include attachment, and interpersonal trauma related to the intersections of race/ethnicity, class, sexuality, sexual orientation, and gender identity.
BIPOC
(331) 258-5708
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Chicago, IL 60607
BIPOC
I offer individual therapy services to adults who are seeking a safe space to process emotions, current stressors or past trauma in an inclusive therapeutic environment. My specialties include complex trauma, anxiety, depression, life transitions, domestic violence and sexual assault related issues. Other areas of clinical interest and focus include attachment, and interpersonal trauma related to the intersections of race/ethnicity, class, sexuality, sexual orientation, and gender identity.
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Olivia Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW, MSSW Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60602
I believe that the quality of the relationship with your therapist is fundamental to healing deep emotional pain and can help you grow into your most authentic self. Through genuine and trusting collaboration, I will create a warm, accepting, and empathetic space where you can feel both vulnerable and safe. We will honor your strengths, identify your goals, and examine the thoughts and behaviors that no longer serve you. I acknowledge the importance of your many intersecting identities and unique lived experience, and I utilize an integrative, curious, and compassionate approach tailored to your needs.
BIPOC
(872) 266-9835
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Chicago, IL 60602
BIPOC
I believe that the quality of the relationship with your therapist is fundamental to healing deep emotional pain and can help you grow into your most authentic self. Through genuine and trusting collaboration, I will create a warm, accepting, and empathetic space where you can feel both vulnerable and safe. We will honor your strengths, identify your goals, and examine the thoughts and behaviors that no longer serve you. I acknowledge the importance of your many intersecting identities and unique lived experience, and I utilize an integrative, curious, and compassionate approach tailored to your needs.
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Lori Yi Long
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60657
I focuses a lot of my practice on minority mental health. I have extensive experience of working with clients from various racial/ethnical backgrounds, sexual orientation, immigration status, gender presentation, and socio-economic status. A special area of interest of mine is working with individuals to create healthy relationships and reconcile cultural/inter-generational conflicts. I specializes in working with individual adults to address anxiety, depression, complex trauma, relationship issues, stress, anger, cultural identify, family conflict, grief, self-esteem, life transitions and other areas of concerns.
BIPOC
(773) 364-1625
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Chicago, IL 60657
BIPOC
I focuses a lot of my practice on minority mental health. I have extensive experience of working with clients from various racial/ethnical backgrounds, sexual orientation, immigration status, gender presentation, and socio-economic status. A special area of interest of mine is working with individuals to create healthy relationships and reconcile cultural/inter-generational conflicts. I specializes in working with individual adults to address anxiety, depression, complex trauma, relationship issues, stress, anger, cultural identify, family conflict, grief, self-esteem, life transitions and other areas of concerns.
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Andrea Velasco Echeverri
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ATR Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60647
Are you ready to stop giving your power away? Would you like practical help to deal with anxiety, self-defeating behavior patterns, depression, worry, shame, self-criticism, grief and loss.? My hope is that with support of therapy, you will gain self awareness and self trust by finding your own innate strength and resilience.
BIPOC
(872) 281-4404
Verified
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Chicago, IL 60647
BIPOC
Are you ready to stop giving your power away? Would you like practical help to deal with anxiety, self-defeating behavior patterns, depression, worry, shame, self-criticism, grief and loss.? My hope is that with support of therapy, you will gain self awareness and self trust by finding your own innate strength and resilience.
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Andrew D Castillo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60606
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) whose areas of focus include, but are not limited to: substance abuse/dual diagnosis, major depression and anxiety, personality disorders, PTSD/complex trauma, relationships, coping skills, low self-esteem, and adjustment disorders. My clinical background includes work in individual, couples, family, and group settings. I believe in providing an unbiased, non-judgmental space for my client's to process and grow. I am passionate about working with clients with diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds and believe cultural competency to be an essential part of best practice.
BIPOC
(872) 240-5308
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Chicago, IL 60606
BIPOC
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) whose areas of focus include, but are not limited to: substance abuse/dual diagnosis, major depression and anxiety, personality disorders, PTSD/complex trauma, relationships, coping skills, low self-esteem, and adjustment disorders. My clinical background includes work in individual, couples, family, and group settings. I believe in providing an unbiased, non-judgmental space for my client's to process and grow. I am passionate about working with clients with diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds and believe cultural competency to be an essential part of best practice.
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Weina Xu
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, LCPC, CRC Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60616
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.
BIPOC
Verified
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Chicago, IL 60616
BIPOC
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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Kamiele Boston
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60605
Are you ready to really feel better, to heal old wounds, to feel more connected to yourself and others, to lead a fuller life? We all hold the capacity to thrive in our lives. At times, we feel stuck or face obstacles that hold us back. My goal in working with you is to meet you where you are, support you in identifying the root of your difficulties, and help you find your inner strength and wisdom to build resilience
BIPOC
(312) 626-7450
Verified
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Chicago, IL 60605
BIPOC
Are you ready to really feel better, to heal old wounds, to feel more connected to yourself and others, to lead a fuller life? We all hold the capacity to thrive in our lives. At times, we feel stuck or face obstacles that hold us back. My goal in working with you is to meet you where you are, support you in identifying the root of your difficulties, and help you find your inner strength and wisdom to build resilience
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Naimah Thomas ---- Currently Not Accepting New Clients ----
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MAAT Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60661
Currently Not Accepting New Clients --- I am a Black Femme born and raised in Chicago and currently work as a licensed professional counselor, art therapist, and artist. Utilizing art to shift narratives around healing, mental health, and creating spaces where exploration and re-imagination are valued. I have worked with a range of people across the lifespan in community, correctional, and nonprofit settings. Working with individuals seeking support with addressing anxiety, cultural trauma, depression, and self-esteem.
BIPOC
Verified
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Chicago, IL 60661
BIPOC
Currently Not Accepting New Clients --- I am a Black Femme born and raised in Chicago and currently work as a licensed professional counselor, art therapist, and artist. Utilizing art to shift narratives around healing, mental health, and creating spaces where exploration and re-imagination are valued. I have worked with a range of people across the lifespan in community, correctional, and nonprofit settings. Working with individuals seeking support with addressing anxiety, cultural trauma, depression, and self-esteem.
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Dr. Erick Arguello
Psychologist, PsyD, MA, MEd Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60634
Are you struggling because of the restrictions of the pandemic? Spending too much time on the internet or watching tv, alienating your partner and/or family? Maybe experiencing intimacy issues, or feel yourself spiraling down into depression? I specialize in working with all sorts of family and life struggles, whether it's with adolescents, adults, couples or families.
BIPOC
(773) 917-8650
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Chicago, IL 60634
BIPOC
Are you struggling because of the restrictions of the pandemic? Spending too much time on the internet or watching tv, alienating your partner and/or family? Maybe experiencing intimacy issues, or feel yourself spiraling down into depression? I specialize in working with all sorts of family and life struggles, whether it's with adolescents, adults, couples or families.
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Clara F Villaseñor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60640
My joy in working with adults, is being a support for you when dealing with challenging life changes like the myriad of crises that ensued from the COVID19 quarantine of 2020 that had us all questioning the purpose of life. I enjoy building a trusting therapeutic relationship as I'm committed to support you in managing these problems and help facilitate change in order to relieve some stress and enhance your life experience. Together, we will work towards finding relief, establishing a life balance and developing coping mechanisms to improve wellbeing.
BIPOC
(872) 814-6088
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Chicago, IL 60640
BIPOC
My joy in working with adults, is being a support for you when dealing with challenging life changes like the myriad of crises that ensued from the COVID19 quarantine of 2020 that had us all questioning the purpose of life. I enjoy building a trusting therapeutic relationship as I'm committed to support you in managing these problems and help facilitate change in order to relieve some stress and enhance your life experience. Together, we will work towards finding relief, establishing a life balance and developing coping mechanisms to improve wellbeing.
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Sherri S. Wick
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC, NCC Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60605
My beliefs, values and understanding is that all humans are made whole because we were created in God’s own image. I am passionate about creating a safe, supportive and transformative space for people to develop techniques to assist them with navigating in healthy ways through this journey called life. I have a unique ability to build rapport with all people and have a niche for working with emerging adults, adults and older adults. I love working with all women and have a special place in my heart for women of color. My daily mission is to bring light to help individuals obtain peace from within.
BIPOC
(312) 626-7987
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Chicago, IL 60605
BIPOC
My beliefs, values and understanding is that all humans are made whole because we were created in God’s own image. I am passionate about creating a safe, supportive and transformative space for people to develop techniques to assist them with navigating in healthy ways through this journey called life. I have a unique ability to build rapport with all people and have a niche for working with emerging adults, adults and older adults. I love working with all women and have a special place in my heart for women of color. My daily mission is to bring light to help individuals obtain peace from within.
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Rev. Dr. Augustine Lansana
Behavior Specialist, DMin, PhD, MA, Msc, LBSC
Chicago, IL 60659
I am a behavioral specialist consultant and a psychologist focused on positive behavior support and cognitive therapy. I work with all ages from 6-65 ages based on their individualized situations. My passion is for adolescents and adults in mid and later adulthood who are in dire need of Psychological and psycho-social services. “The future belongs to those who prepare for it” I am available to bring healing in to your life. I understand your situation and I want to make a difference in your life. Your tomorrow starts today. At the healing place, I will assist you to become self-actualized, improve your self-esteem and dignity.
BIPOC
(878) 313-2263
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Chicago, IL 60659
BIPOC
I am a behavioral specialist consultant and a psychologist focused on positive behavior support and cognitive therapy. I work with all ages from 6-65 ages based on their individualized situations. My passion is for adolescents and adults in mid and later adulthood who are in dire need of Psychological and psycho-social services. “The future belongs to those who prepare for it” I am available to bring healing in to your life. I understand your situation and I want to make a difference in your life. Your tomorrow starts today. At the healing place, I will assist you to become self-actualized, improve your self-esteem and dignity.
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Anais Moreno
Counselor, LCPC Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60625
As a bicultural and bilingual (English & Spanish) therapist part of my practice involves examining the cultural and social factors affecting individuals. I recognize that therapy is not one size fits all, so I attempt to tailor my approach to help empower each client to make changes that align with their values and goals. I enjoy partnering with individuals who are interested in broadening their understanding of difficult emotions and experiences to find new ways to cope and regain a sense of stability.
BIPOC
(872) 401-8449
Verified
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Chicago, IL 60625
BIPOC
As a bicultural and bilingual (English & Spanish) therapist part of my practice involves examining the cultural and social factors affecting individuals. I recognize that therapy is not one size fits all, so I attempt to tailor my approach to help empower each client to make changes that align with their values and goals. I enjoy partnering with individuals who are interested in broadening their understanding of difficult emotions and experiences to find new ways to cope and regain a sense of stability.
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Lincoln Hill
PhD Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60601
*Currently not accepting new clients* I work with clients presenting with all types of concerns and therapeutic goals. I have particular expertise in working with individuals managing the imposter syndrome; BIPOC individuals and individuals from historically minoritized groups; individuals navigating interpersonal relationship challenges such as identifying relational patterns, addressing conflict, and learning how to communicate and set boundaries; individuals seeking to explore the impact of the sociopolitical climate on their mental health; and students with issues related to work/life balance, academic identity, and self-worth.
BIPOC
(773) 850-3254
Verified
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Chicago, IL 60601
BIPOC
*Currently not accepting new clients* I work with clients presenting with all types of concerns and therapeutic goals. I have particular expertise in working with individuals managing the imposter syndrome; BIPOC individuals and individuals from historically minoritized groups; individuals navigating interpersonal relationship challenges such as identifying relational patterns, addressing conflict, and learning how to communicate and set boundaries; individuals seeking to explore the impact of the sociopolitical climate on their mental health; and students with issues related to work/life balance, academic identity, and self-worth.
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Darnell Motley
PhD Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60615
I am a clinician with 10 years of experience providing psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and groups. I am an eclectic psychotherapist who draws on aspects of feminist, psychodynamic, and cognitive behavioral approaches in order to best meet the needs of my clients. I operate from the assumption that the client is the expert on their experience and my job is to provide tools that will help the client reach their goals.
BIPOC
(773) 570-7431 x26
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Chicago, IL 60615
BIPOC
I am a clinician with 10 years of experience providing psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and groups. I am an eclectic psychotherapist who draws on aspects of feminist, psychodynamic, and cognitive behavioral approaches in order to best meet the needs of my clients. I operate from the assumption that the client is the expert on their experience and my job is to provide tools that will help the client reach their goals.
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Tiffany Rogers
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60613
Are you a successful professional and perfectionist at heart? Do others see you as someone who has mastered holding it all together? Even though it feels good to be that person, deep down you feel overwhelmed and wish people could see and understand your pain. Holding it all together comes with a price. It stops you from being vulnerable with yourself and others for fear of being judged and misunderstood. It stops you from sharing the pain of all the responsibilities you’ve been carrying. It stops you from being balanced mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually.
BIPOC
(872) 259-5989
Verified
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Chicago, IL 60613
BIPOC
Are you a successful professional and perfectionist at heart? Do others see you as someone who has mastered holding it all together? Even though it feels good to be that person, deep down you feel overwhelmed and wish people could see and understand your pain. Holding it all together comes with a price. It stops you from being vulnerable with yourself and others for fear of being judged and misunderstood. It stops you from sharing the pain of all the responsibilities you’ve been carrying. It stops you from being balanced mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually.
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Malarie Edwards
BA Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60602
Counseling is a life management tool that every person should have access to. My philosophy supports empowering individuals to examine their lives in a way that is impactful for themselves, their families, and their even their communities. I believe that therapy is a partnership between the counselor and the client to improve their wellbeing and the overall quality of their life.
BIPOC
(312) 525-3028
Verified
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Chicago, IL 60602
BIPOC
Counseling is a life management tool that every person should have access to. My philosophy supports empowering individuals to examine their lives in a way that is impactful for themselves, their families, and their even their communities. I believe that therapy is a partnership between the counselor and the client to improve their wellbeing and the overall quality of their life.
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Kesha S Marie Larkins
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CDVP Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60605
I have experience working with families, adolescents, and individuals. I work with a variety of presenting concerns including anxiety and depressive disorders, life transitions, familial issues, trauma-related symptoms, and stress management. My focus is on overall, holistic wellness.
BIPOC
(312) 667-5799
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Chicago, IL 60605
BIPOC
I have experience working with families, adolescents, and individuals. I work with a variety of presenting concerns including anxiety and depressive disorders, life transitions, familial issues, trauma-related symptoms, and stress management. My focus is on overall, holistic wellness.

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