Olivia Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW, MSSW Verified
Verified
South Loop
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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South Loop
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
South Loop
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
Verified
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South Loop
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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Andrew D Castillo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW Verified
Verified
South Loop
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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South Loop
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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Kamiele Boston
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
South Loop
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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South Loop
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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Sherri S. Wick
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC, NCC Verified
Verified
South Loop
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
Verified
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South Loop
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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Lincoln Hill
PhD Verified
Verified
South Loop
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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South Loop
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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Malarie Edwards
BA Verified
Verified
South Loop
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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South Loop
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
South Loop
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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South Loop
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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Jenny Choi LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Verified
South Loop
Chicago, IL 60601
I passionately and compassionately care for the emotional well-being and behavioral health of my individual, couple, family and group clients for over 20 years. I draw upon unique combinations of clinical principals and innovative methods to best support all people within our vastly diverse community. I draw upon my deep understanding of culture, age, gender, race, class, family structure, and the type of or the lack of a support system can have on most all situations. I always provide a totally non-judgmental, safe, and confidential space to help my clients deal with their problems, issues or crisis.
BIPOC
(917) 563-4037
Verified
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South Loop
Chicago, IL 60601
BIPOC
I passionately and compassionately care for the emotional well-being and behavioral health of my individual, couple, family and group clients for over 20 years. I draw upon unique combinations of clinical principals and innovative methods to best support all people within our vastly diverse community. I draw upon my deep understanding of culture, age, gender, race, class, family structure, and the type of or the lack of a support system can have on most all situations. I always provide a totally non-judgmental, safe, and confidential space to help my clients deal with their problems, issues or crisis.
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Emily Esquivel
MA LPC Verified
Verified
South Loop
Chicago, IL 60603
Each individual has a different journey to walk, filled with obstacles unique to one's life. I walk with individuals as they explore the depths of their life stories and the impact that has had on who they are presently. In addition to exploring one's past we also deal with the here and now and explore what's keeping one from living freely and more fully in the world. My hope is that through our work together individuals will be able to find more degrees of freedom in their life and their relationships. I work with a wide variety of client's ranging from children to adults and specialize in depth-oriented, psychotherapy.
BIPOC
(773) 389-2413
Verified
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South Loop
Chicago, IL 60603
BIPOC
Each individual has a different journey to walk, filled with obstacles unique to one's life. I walk with individuals as they explore the depths of their life stories and the impact that has had on who they are presently. In addition to exploring one's past we also deal with the here and now and explore what's keeping one from living freely and more fully in the world. My hope is that through our work together individuals will be able to find more degrees of freedom in their life and their relationships. I work with a wide variety of client's ranging from children to adults and specialize in depth-oriented, psychotherapy.
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Amyra Rodriguez
MA Verified
Verified
South Loop
Chicago, IL 60604
Traumatic experiences are like tangled knots of grief, shame and guilt, silenced thoughts and emotions, and triggers that can affect daily living. However, when processed and unraveled, those experiences can help us to develop an empowered life. My passion is to work with individuals who have experienced trauma, grief, and other difficulties. I especially enjoy working with those who have been through childhood and sexual trauma and abuse. Witnessing individuals free themselves from the negative influences of past perpetrators brings me joy. And I believe that to be invited into any area of trauma or grief, trust must be earned.
BIPOC
(312) 600-4953
Verified
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South Loop
Chicago, IL 60604
BIPOC
Traumatic experiences are like tangled knots of grief, shame and guilt, silenced thoughts and emotions, and triggers that can affect daily living. However, when processed and unraveled, those experiences can help us to develop an empowered life. My passion is to work with individuals who have experienced trauma, grief, and other difficulties. I especially enjoy working with those who have been through childhood and sexual trauma and abuse. Witnessing individuals free themselves from the negative influences of past perpetrators brings me joy. And I believe that to be invited into any area of trauma or grief, trust must be earned.
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Jacqueline Anthony
MA Verified
Verified
South Loop
Chicago, IL 60605
***Now Accepting Weekend Clients. Do you feel stuck in a dark place without hope or unable to see your purpose? I know personally and professionally that there is hope and change is possible. The first step, and often the hardest, is asking for help. I offer you a safe space to explore and process what is going on in your life without judgement or preconception.
BIPOC
(312) 779-6258
Verified
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South Loop
Chicago, IL 60605
BIPOC
***Now Accepting Weekend Clients. Do you feel stuck in a dark place without hope or unable to see your purpose? I know personally and professionally that there is hope and change is possible. The first step, and often the hardest, is asking for help. I offer you a safe space to explore and process what is going on in your life without judgement or preconception.
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Danielle Portis
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC Verified
Verified
South Loop
Chicago, IL 60605
Knowing that no two individuals experience life in the same manner, Danielle has an innate ability to assess needs and empathically identify person-centered solutions that cater to the internal struggle and environmental effect on every person. She utilizes a CBT-DBT blend of techniques such as identifying cognitive distortions, journaling, cognitive restructuring and mindfulness as well as increasing interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation, and distress tolerance. Danielle works to foster resilience by aiding clients in revisiting what they’ve survived, being mindful of the here and now while preparing them to thrive.
BIPOC
(312) 626-0913
Verified
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South Loop
Chicago, IL 60605
BIPOC
Knowing that no two individuals experience life in the same manner, Danielle has an innate ability to assess needs and empathically identify person-centered solutions that cater to the internal struggle and environmental effect on every person. She utilizes a CBT-DBT blend of techniques such as identifying cognitive distortions, journaling, cognitive restructuring and mindfulness as well as increasing interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation, and distress tolerance. Danielle works to foster resilience by aiding clients in revisiting what they’ve survived, being mindful of the here and now while preparing them to thrive.
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Candice K Love
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Verified
South Loop
Chicago, IL 60605
Life is truly a gift that is meant to be enriching, filled with freedom and happiness. At times we experience challenges that prevent us from living life the way we truly desire. As a modern cognitive behavioral therapist, I understand these challenges and how they may be altering you internally. I am ready to be there every step of the way to tackle the unexplainable internal struggles. My approach to therapy is a collaborative, solution focused and nonjudgmental. Through this approach I will assist you in gaining insight into who you are, empower you to grow and allow you to truly gain the life that you deserve to live.
BIPOC
(312) 376-4294
Verified
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South Loop
Chicago, IL 60605
BIPOC
Life is truly a gift that is meant to be enriching, filled with freedom and happiness. At times we experience challenges that prevent us from living life the way we truly desire. As a modern cognitive behavioral therapist, I understand these challenges and how they may be altering you internally. I am ready to be there every step of the way to tackle the unexplainable internal struggles. My approach to therapy is a collaborative, solution focused and nonjudgmental. Through this approach I will assist you in gaining insight into who you are, empower you to grow and allow you to truly gain the life that you deserve to live.
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Stephanie Vázquez
Counselor, LCPC Verified
Verified
South Loop
Chicago, IL 60601
As a Latina, I understand the importance of culturally competent therapy, as well as the battles that the Latinx community faces in society and stigma towards mental health. Therefore, it is crucial for me to understand your culture and diversity factors to have a better sense of who you are as a person in hopes that together we can explore ways in which I can help you reach your therapy goals. Throughout my years of practice, I have seen how different issues and symptoms of depression, anxiety, trauma, and stress can weigh a person down; and obstruct the individual's ability to deal with the present moment.
BIPOC
(872) 206-9422 x23
Verified
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South Loop
Chicago, IL 60601
BIPOC
As a Latina, I understand the importance of culturally competent therapy, as well as the battles that the Latinx community faces in society and stigma towards mental health. Therefore, it is crucial for me to understand your culture and diversity factors to have a better sense of who you are as a person in hopes that together we can explore ways in which I can help you reach your therapy goals. Throughout my years of practice, I have seen how different issues and symptoms of depression, anxiety, trauma, and stress can weigh a person down; and obstruct the individual's ability to deal with the present moment.
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Nick Alder
PhD, EdM, MA Verified
Verified
South Loop
Chicago, IL 60601
*not accepting new clients at this time* we heal in relationship. we heal in community. activating our personal and collective healing is the core of realizing our capacity for change. through a collaborative therapeutic process, we work together to explore your emotional landscape, experiences, family and community dynamics, social and economic systems that impact this, and identify practices that support your embodied adaptation and healing. together, we hold space for intentional change that grows our "capacity to embody the liberated and just worlds we long for." we engage in healing through a liberatory and embodied practice.
BIPOC
(872) 276-8916
Verified
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South Loop
Chicago, IL 60601
BIPOC
*not accepting new clients at this time* we heal in relationship. we heal in community. activating our personal and collective healing is the core of realizing our capacity for change. through a collaborative therapeutic process, we work together to explore your emotional landscape, experiences, family and community dynamics, social and economic systems that impact this, and identify practices that support your embodied adaptation and healing. together, we hold space for intentional change that grows our "capacity to embody the liberated and just worlds we long for." we engage in healing through a liberatory and embodied practice.
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Rosondunnii Marshall
Marriage & Family Therapist, ALMFT Verified
Verified
South Loop
Chicago, IL 60603
The ideal client for me is someone who is ready for something different. It’s normal to feel fear when stepping into change and I work with my clients so they don’t have to be stopped or dismayed by said fears or doubts. The therapeutic process involves a willingness to learn and being open to outside and differing perspectives. I’m passionate about partnering with clients who are willing to work together to achieve their goals.
BIPOC
(773) 290-1539
Verified
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South Loop
Chicago, IL 60603
BIPOC
The ideal client for me is someone who is ready for something different. It’s normal to feel fear when stepping into change and I work with my clients so they don’t have to be stopped or dismayed by said fears or doubts. The therapeutic process involves a willingness to learn and being open to outside and differing perspectives. I’m passionate about partnering with clients who are willing to work together to achieve their goals.
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Apollonia Wenting Kang
Counselor, LCPC, LMHC, EdM Verified
Verified
South Loop
Chicago, IL 60601
My mission is two-fold: helping you cultivate a healthy relationship with yourself, and a healthy relationship with others. In your relationship, do you feel like walking on eggshells often because you are afraid of saying anything to your partner that will spark yet another fight? Do you feel disconnected and your needs are not met? If you are single, do you feel frustrated that you notice a pattern of dating people who are not compatible with you? Imagine feeling heard, understood, connected, loved, appreciated, honored and respected. I can help you master the tools you need to rekindle the type of intimacy you've long dreamed of!
BIPOC
(872) 666-9842
Verified
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South Loop
Chicago, IL 60601
BIPOC
My mission is two-fold: helping you cultivate a healthy relationship with yourself, and a healthy relationship with others. In your relationship, do you feel like walking on eggshells often because you are afraid of saying anything to your partner that will spark yet another fight? Do you feel disconnected and your needs are not met? If you are single, do you feel frustrated that you notice a pattern of dating people who are not compatible with you? Imagine feeling heard, understood, connected, loved, appreciated, honored and respected. I can help you master the tools you need to rekindle the type of intimacy you've long dreamed of!
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Kheri C. Dunkins
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, NCC, LPC Verified
Verified
South Loop
Chicago, IL 60605
Many people unknowingly already possess the tools to aid in increasing their potential, they just need help with that extra push to bring their very best to the surface. As your therapist, I will strive to help you claim your best self in identifying current strengths while also collaborating to add to your mental health toolkit. I am board-certified, experienced in working with clients from all walks of life spanning from grade school children to older adults.
BIPOC
(773) 945-9838
Verified
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South Loop
Chicago, IL 60605
BIPOC
Many people unknowingly already possess the tools to aid in increasing their potential, they just need help with that extra push to bring their very best to the surface. As your therapist, I will strive to help you claim your best self in identifying current strengths while also collaborating to add to your mental health toolkit. I am board-certified, experienced in working with clients from all walks of life spanning from grade school children to older adults.
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Ashley S Edwards
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC Verified
Verified
South Loop
Chicago, IL 60605
Focusing on issues ranging from anxiety and depression, to relationship issues and phase of life adjustments, I work with clients to set goals surrounding understanding how past events impact current realities. As a primarily Person Centered therapist, I believe that no two people experience any situation alike. It is my job to take the time to get to know my clients and their realities and sit in the mud with them as a support to get to their desired space. Clients are the experts of their own lives and change only happens when individuals have the dedication and motivation to do things differently.
BIPOC
(312) 626-6690
Verified
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South Loop
Chicago, IL 60605
BIPOC
Focusing on issues ranging from anxiety and depression, to relationship issues and phase of life adjustments, I work with clients to set goals surrounding understanding how past events impact current realities. As a primarily Person Centered therapist, I believe that no two people experience any situation alike. It is my job to take the time to get to know my clients and their realities and sit in the mud with them as a support to get to their desired space. Clients are the experts of their own lives and change only happens when individuals have the dedication and motivation to do things differently.

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How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in South Loop, Chicago are able to work with a wide range of issues and communities, including the BIPOC community in South Loop, Chicago. They offer in person sessions as well as Teletherapy in South Loop, Chicago

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in South Loop, Chicago you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in South Loop, Chicago and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in South Loop, Chicago or family therapy in South Loop, Chicago.

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What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way'. A couples counselor or a family counselor may use different techniques depending on the one that works best for you. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.

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