Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60626
Why am I here, and what are my lessons? The hard things in life, the things you really learn from, put you at a crossroads where you feel stuck and the pressure mounting. Everything is stressful and you feel powered down by the confusion, responsibilities and commitments. Something has got to give! Fortunately pain is an excellent teacher precisely because it gets our attention. I assure you the struggle you're experiencing now is guiding you. Struggle is a bonafide indication of real and important progress. If you're trying to gain traction, but don't remember how, I am here to help you understand yourself and heal from within.
Body Positivity
(708) 934-4354
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Chicago, IL 60626
Body Positivity
Why am I here, and what are my lessons? The hard things in life, the things you really learn from, put you at a crossroads where you feel stuck and the pressure mounting. Everything is stressful and you feel powered down by the confusion, responsibilities and commitments. Something has got to give! Fortunately pain is an excellent teacher precisely because it gets our attention. I assure you the struggle you're experiencing now is guiding you. Struggle is a bonafide indication of real and important progress. If you're trying to gain traction, but don't remember how, I am here to help you understand yourself and heal from within.
Photo of Clara F Villaseñor, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
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 relationship issues and self-doubt. 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.
Body Positivity
(872) 814-6088
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Chicago, IL 60640
Body Positivity
My joy in working with adults, is being a support for you when dealing with challenging life changes like relationship issues and self-doubt. 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.
Photo of Anthony Oltean, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, CADC, CODP1 Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60657
Hello. I provide Individual Psychotherapist and Substance Abuse Counselor, with a Specialty in Adult Children of Alcohol and Dysfunction (individual and group approaches). My primary approaches to counseling are Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and a 12-Step foundation framework. CBT is one common and evidenced-based form of talk-therapy aimed at resolving problems concerning unhealthy emotions, thoughts, and behaviors. When working with addictions, I will tailor the traditional 12-Step process to meet your individual needs. Additionally, my approach often requires homework for you to complete between sessions.
Body Positivity
(773) 672-3852
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Chicago, IL 60657
Body Positivity
Hello. I provide Individual Psychotherapist and Substance Abuse Counselor, with a Specialty in Adult Children of Alcohol and Dysfunction (individual and group approaches). My primary approaches to counseling are Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and a 12-Step foundation framework. CBT is one common and evidenced-based form of talk-therapy aimed at resolving problems concerning unhealthy emotions, thoughts, and behaviors. When working with addictions, I will tailor the traditional 12-Step process to meet your individual needs. Additionally, my approach often requires homework for you to complete between sessions.
Photo of Traci Patterson, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, CADC, RYT-200, Y12SR Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60602
~ No current availability ~ You may feel increasingly more anxious, overwhelmed, or possibly depressed. Life may even feel unmanageable. You might find yourself trying to fill internal voids with external things, such as alcohol, drugs, food, sex, or relationships. Experiences from your past could leave you feeling stuck in your present. Change can be terrifying, and taking that first step may feel impossible. * I became a therapist in Chicago to help others see their worth and start to take ownership of their lives. Despite what that non-stop loop of negative self-talk in your head may tell you, you are good enough just as you are.
Body Positivity
(312) 516-2489
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Chicago, IL 60602
Body Positivity
~ No current availability ~ You may feel increasingly more anxious, overwhelmed, or possibly depressed. Life may even feel unmanageable. You might find yourself trying to fill internal voids with external things, such as alcohol, drugs, food, sex, or relationships. Experiences from your past could leave you feeling stuck in your present. Change can be terrifying, and taking that first step may feel impossible. * I became a therapist in Chicago to help others see their worth and start to take ownership of their lives. Despite what that non-stop loop of negative self-talk in your head may tell you, you are good enough just as you are.
Photo of Stephanie DiMaggio, Counselor
Counselor, LCPC Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60647
I believe therapy is a way for one to become a better version of themselves while taking the steps to live a more fulfilling and authentic life. A collaborative approach will help you feel therapy isn’t a one sided relationship because we will walk side by side together. You will be able to make the necessary changes to have a life worth living, while learning to accept yourself the way you are. Throughout my experience as a therapist I have supported my clients in healing and understand their challenges while utilizing skills to manage those difficult times.
Body Positivity
(331) 210-9581
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Chicago, IL 60647
Body Positivity
I believe therapy is a way for one to become a better version of themselves while taking the steps to live a more fulfilling and authentic life. A collaborative approach will help you feel therapy isn’t a one sided relationship because we will walk side by side together. You will be able to make the necessary changes to have a life worth living, while learning to accept yourself the way you are. Throughout my experience as a therapist I have supported my clients in healing and understand their challenges while utilizing skills to manage those difficult times.
Photo of Nicola Ellis, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60616
I'm a licensed psychotherapist who specializes in working with survivors of domestic violence, women's issues and minority/racial identity issues. My experience also includes grief/loss and trauma. Our first few sessions will be spent getting to know each other and building rapport while discussing the best course of action regarding therapy.
Body Positivity
(773) 985-7789
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Chicago, IL 60616
Body Positivity
I'm a licensed psychotherapist who specializes in working with survivors of domestic violence, women's issues and minority/racial identity issues. My experience also includes grief/loss and trauma. Our first few sessions will be spent getting to know each other and building rapport while discussing the best course of action regarding therapy.
Photo of Margaret Touny, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60604
If you find yourself not feeling good enough, struggling to cope with worries, traumas, and pain from the past, or wanting to learn more about yourself and why you think and behave in the ways that you do, my therapeutic approach may be right for you. Depending on your goals/needs, we will work together to increase your insight and help you feel empowered to make different decisions in life to get your closer to who and where you want to be. My intention in our work together is to see you, understand you, and challenge you to grow. When necessary/needed, we will use humor along the way, as sometimes laughter is the best medicine!
Body Positivity
(872) 713-9712
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Chicago, IL 60604
Body Positivity
If you find yourself not feeling good enough, struggling to cope with worries, traumas, and pain from the past, or wanting to learn more about yourself and why you think and behave in the ways that you do, my therapeutic approach may be right for you. Depending on your goals/needs, we will work together to increase your insight and help you feel empowered to make different decisions in life to get your closer to who and where you want to be. My intention in our work together is to see you, understand you, and challenge you to grow. When necessary/needed, we will use humor along the way, as sometimes laughter is the best medicine!
Photo of Alexandria Champagne, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60640
My clinical work is guided by the principal that clients are the experts of their own lives. I strive to create a collaborative, empathic space in which clients feel validated and supported in their journey towards their healing goals. My approach is client-centered and integrative, pulling strongly from trauma-informed relational, and anti-oppression frameworks.
Body Positivity
(734) 887-1169
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Chicago, IL 60640
Body Positivity
My clinical work is guided by the principal that clients are the experts of their own lives. I strive to create a collaborative, empathic space in which clients feel validated and supported in their journey towards their healing goals. My approach is client-centered and integrative, pulling strongly from trauma-informed relational, and anti-oppression frameworks.
Photo of Diana Ruiz, Counselor
Counselor, MA, LCPC Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60631
You wish you felt confident and happy with your life. You want things but many times your stress, anxiety, and worry about your current life and the past, interfere with your happiness. Do you feel deep pain, feel alone, and need some relief? You have thoughts that you are "not enough" or "you are unlovable." You want to feel better but don't know what else to do. I can help you learn about what may be influencing feeling stressed, having unhappy relationships, and what keeps you feeling stuck and in pain.
Body Positivity
(312) 548-8281
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Chicago, IL 60631
Body Positivity
You wish you felt confident and happy with your life. You want things but many times your stress, anxiety, and worry about your current life and the past, interfere with your happiness. Do you feel deep pain, feel alone, and need some relief? You have thoughts that you are "not enough" or "you are unlovable." You want to feel better but don't know what else to do. I can help you learn about what may be influencing feeling stressed, having unhappy relationships, and what keeps you feeling stuck and in pain.
Photo of Sheil Shah, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60657
I'm here to listen. Stuck, hurt, scared, or lost; finding your path again can be difficult. Whether you are returning to therapy or beginning for the first time, together we can identify what is holding you back and how to overcome it. I aim to provide a safe, trusting, non-judgmental space for you to reflect, heal, and grow.
Body Positivity
(773) 922-9024
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Chicago, IL 60657
Body Positivity
I'm here to listen. Stuck, hurt, scared, or lost; finding your path again can be difficult. Whether you are returning to therapy or beginning for the first time, together we can identify what is holding you back and how to overcome it. I aim to provide a safe, trusting, non-judgmental space for you to reflect, heal, and grow.
Photo of Olivia Emerick, Counselor
Counselor, LCPC Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60613
***** I am a tele-health only provider ***** I provide individual, adult counseling and couples counseling, focusing primarily on depression, anxiety, women’s issues, relationship problems, and weight/ body image struggles. I am an ally and sensitive to the unique needs of the LGBTQ populations. If appropriate or requested, I can augment treatment by engaging other treating professionals and/or social supports.
Body Positivity
(773) 664-0752
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Chicago, IL 60613
Body Positivity
***** I am a tele-health only provider ***** I provide individual, adult counseling and couples counseling, focusing primarily on depression, anxiety, women’s issues, relationship problems, and weight/ body image struggles. I am an ally and sensitive to the unique needs of the LGBTQ populations. If appropriate or requested, I can augment treatment by engaging other treating professionals and/or social supports.
Photo of Ashley Robinson, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC, NCC Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60614
I enjoy working with all age groups. My experience includes anxiety, trauma, divorce, grief/loss, depression, family relationships, addiction, self-esteem, anger management and life transitions. I believe that healing is a collaborative endeavor that requires honest caring without judgment. I provide a safe, caring and confidential environment for clients to explore their feelings, beliefs and clarify their goals. I utilize evidence-based practices such as CBT, solution-focused, and mindfulness-based models with tailored treatment plans to meet the individual needs of each client.
Body Positivity
(872) 241-1065
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Chicago, IL 60614
Body Positivity
I enjoy working with all age groups. My experience includes anxiety, trauma, divorce, grief/loss, depression, family relationships, addiction, self-esteem, anger management and life transitions. I believe that healing is a collaborative endeavor that requires honest caring without judgment. I provide a safe, caring and confidential environment for clients to explore their feelings, beliefs and clarify their goals. I utilize evidence-based practices such as CBT, solution-focused, and mindfulness-based models with tailored treatment plans to meet the individual needs of each client.
Photo of Ozella Barnes, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60613
As a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and state certified Domestic Violence Professional, my specialty is working with individuals who have experienced significant trauma, violence, pain or loss in their home or community.
Body Positivity
(872) 266-1376
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Chicago, IL 60613
Body Positivity
As a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and state certified Domestic Violence Professional, my specialty is working with individuals who have experienced significant trauma, violence, pain or loss in their home or community.
Photo of Valerie Werner, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60602
I have many years of counseling with individuals, couples, families and children. Creating a safe, welcoming space where healing, learning, growing can occur is essential for the therapeutic process which takes many forms, and is based on the needs of each person, couple or family. The therapeutic process is a shared journey and in my counseling role I help support and guide the process.
Body Positivity
(224) 998-0048
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Chicago, IL 60602
Body Positivity
I have many years of counseling with individuals, couples, families and children. Creating a safe, welcoming space where healing, learning, growing can occur is essential for the therapeutic process which takes many forms, and is based on the needs of each person, couple or family. The therapeutic process is a shared journey and in my counseling role I help support and guide the process.
Photo of Serena Houston, Counselor
Counselor, LCPC, NCC Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60657
Are you looking to talk to someone that makes you feel comfortable and understood? In my experience, this has been proven to be one of my best attributes. I believe in the power of positive relationships and integrate this value in the work with my clients. This quality has helped me build strong relationships with people from all walks of life where significant progress on issues such as trauma, anxiety, grief, and relationship difficulties were made possible. I have helped a variety of individuals become more self-aware, which has led them on the path to reach their full potential.
Body Positivity
(773) 993-1671
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Chicago, IL 60657
Body Positivity
Are you looking to talk to someone that makes you feel comfortable and understood? In my experience, this has been proven to be one of my best attributes. I believe in the power of positive relationships and integrate this value in the work with my clients. This quality has helped me build strong relationships with people from all walks of life where significant progress on issues such as trauma, anxiety, grief, and relationship difficulties were made possible. I have helped a variety of individuals become more self-aware, which has led them on the path to reach their full potential.
Photo of Donald ( D. J. ) Watson II, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, ALMFT Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60602
I believe that therapy is most successful when there is mutual respect and trust between the therapist and client. I have successfully worked with families, teens, and adults from diverse sexual orientations, ethnicities, cultures, and religious backgrounds. Some of my clinical specialties include couples/family conflict, social and cultural stressors, anxiety, depression, trauma, and meaning making.
Body Positivity
(872) 204-0300
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Chicago, IL 60602
Body Positivity
I believe that therapy is most successful when there is mutual respect and trust between the therapist and client. I have successfully worked with families, teens, and adults from diverse sexual orientations, ethnicities, cultures, and religious backgrounds. Some of my clinical specialties include couples/family conflict, social and cultural stressors, anxiety, depression, trauma, and meaning making.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60602
Do you want to experience a higher level of living but don't quite know how to get there? You're already doing great, but you're ready to do even better. Maybe you're craving a better relationship with yourself or with your partner. Maybe it's a better career you want or better friends or better sex. Congratulations- you're in the right place. Counseling is no longer just for those with severe mental illnesses. Now, counseling is a tool, used by some of the most successful people in the world, to level up.
Body Positivity
(872) 252-7727 x101
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Chicago, IL 60602
Body Positivity
Do you want to experience a higher level of living but don't quite know how to get there? You're already doing great, but you're ready to do even better. Maybe you're craving a better relationship with yourself or with your partner. Maybe it's a better career you want or better friends or better sex. Congratulations- you're in the right place. Counseling is no longer just for those with severe mental illnesses. Now, counseling is a tool, used by some of the most successful people in the world, to level up.
Photo of Jenna M. Kraft (Not Accepting New Clients At This Time), Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60614
I love what I do and feel honored to be a part of your healing and growth. My style is authentic, client-focused and collaborative. I foster a warm, supportive experience that promotes clarity and goal-setting and creates plans to identify and overcome life's many challenges.
Body Positivity
(312) 757-7951
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Chicago, IL 60614
Body Positivity
I love what I do and feel honored to be a part of your healing and growth. My style is authentic, client-focused and collaborative. I foster a warm, supportive experience that promotes clarity and goal-setting and creates plans to identify and overcome life's many challenges.
Photo of Adrianne Harkless, Counselor
Counselor, LCPC, NCC Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60647
Square pegs and round holes; We spend a large portion of our lives wondering who we are and where we are headed. Trying to reconcile who we believe we are and what others want us to be. We experience shame about our identities and what we enjoy. Finding ourselves trying to fit ourselves into the outer expectations, only to find we feel less connected, less clear and less deserving. This is the human experience. We share it. You deserve a therapist that connects to, sees, hears, respects and appreciates you as your authentic self.
Body Positivity
(872) 266-1279
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Chicago, IL 60647
Body Positivity
Square pegs and round holes; We spend a large portion of our lives wondering who we are and where we are headed. Trying to reconcile who we believe we are and what others want us to be. We experience shame about our identities and what we enjoy. Finding ourselves trying to fit ourselves into the outer expectations, only to find we feel less connected, less clear and less deserving. This is the human experience. We share it. You deserve a therapist that connects to, sees, hears, respects and appreciates you as your authentic self.
Photo of Emma Peck-Block, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60640
I believe that therapy is a unique place to begin to explore a person’s life story and to understand oneself in the context of that personal history and present situation. The way we tell our stories defines who we are in the moment that we tell it and therapy offers an opportunity to learn that the story is not finished and that the narrative can be changed. I emphasize the importance of the therapeutic relationship in helping clients understand themselves and in working towards who they would like to become.
Body Positivity
(872) 241-9337
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Chicago, IL 60640
Body Positivity
I believe that therapy is a unique place to begin to explore a person’s life story and to understand oneself in the context of that personal history and present situation. The way we tell our stories defines who we are in the moment that we tell it and therapy offers an opportunity to learn that the story is not finished and that the narrative can be changed. I emphasize the importance of the therapeutic relationship in helping clients understand themselves and in working towards who they would like to become.

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Body Positivity (Fat Acceptance, Non Body Shaming) Therapists
Body positivity counseling in Chicago for body positivity clients

If you are looking for help with body positivity in Chicago or for a Chicago fat acceptance therapist, these professionals provide body positivity therapy in Chicago and counseling for fat acceptance clients.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in Chicago are able to work with a wide range of issues. They offer in person sessions as well as Teletherapy in Chicago

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