Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60613
I pride myself on meeting my clients where they are, and working collaboratively with each of my clients and couples. We all at times go through periods when processing, whether towards change or healing, becomes necessary. I hope to make that process a bit more comfortable, so that you are not alone, and also to help you move through your journey with integrity and intention. Many of my clients report feeling it to be easier to approach difficult topics due to us having a friendly relationship as a foundation. I believe that foundation is in part created due to our efforts in seeing and validating their own internal strengths.
Compassion Focused
(224) 261-7610
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Chicago, IL 60613
Compassion Focused
I pride myself on meeting my clients where they are, and working collaboratively with each of my clients and couples. We all at times go through periods when processing, whether towards change or healing, becomes necessary. I hope to make that process a bit more comfortable, so that you are not alone, and also to help you move through your journey with integrity and intention. Many of my clients report feeling it to be easier to approach difficult topics due to us having a friendly relationship as a foundation. I believe that foundation is in part created due to our efforts in seeing and validating their own internal strengths.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60613
I help people with a critical inner voice develop acceptance and compassion for themselves. My specialities include trauma, anxiety, depression, codependency, finding life/work balance, and providing LGBTQ+ affirming services. I've worked with many folks who grew up with alcoholism or substance abuse in the home, parents who fought often, and those who felt like they had to walk on egg shells. I've also worked with folks who have family members with addiction, those who identify as people pleasers, and those struggling to have fulfilling relationships. I'm especially passionate about helping other helpers, activists, and educators.
Compassion Focused
(773) 362-5277
Verified
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Chicago, IL 60613
Compassion Focused
I help people with a critical inner voice develop acceptance and compassion for themselves. My specialities include trauma, anxiety, depression, codependency, finding life/work balance, and providing LGBTQ+ affirming services. I've worked with many folks who grew up with alcoholism or substance abuse in the home, parents who fought often, and those who felt like they had to walk on egg shells. I've also worked with folks who have family members with addiction, those who identify as people pleasers, and those struggling to have fulfilling relationships. I'm especially passionate about helping other helpers, activists, and educators.
Photo of Regina King, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60618
Parts of life are challenging, heartbreaking, and anxiety producing. Working together, we can find a way to enhance your ability to provide yourself empathy, discern life's most difficult choices, and begin to heal painful wounds. Recognizing and utilizing our greatest strengths can enhance our ability to face life's toughest challenges. I look forward to being a supportive and compassionate therapist as you resiliently and thoughtfully examine your self, relationships, and emotions.
Compassion Focused
(630) 517-5877
Verified
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Chicago, IL 60618
Compassion Focused
Parts of life are challenging, heartbreaking, and anxiety producing. Working together, we can find a way to enhance your ability to provide yourself empathy, discern life's most difficult choices, and begin to heal painful wounds. Recognizing and utilizing our greatest strengths can enhance our ability to face life's toughest challenges. I look forward to being a supportive and compassionate therapist as you resiliently and thoughtfully examine your self, relationships, and emotions.
Photo of Tara Link, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC, CMI Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60659
All of us struggle at different times in our life. We often feel stuck in our current state or situation and wonder if this is how life has to be. Whether you are facing a conflict that seems irresolvable, are searching for more meaning in life, or want to heal past wounds to feel a deeper sense of peace, making the decision to seek help takes courage. My belief is that we all have the power to limit the chaos of our mind through developing a strong and loving connection to ourselves.
Compassion Focused
(312) 494-1437
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Chicago, IL 60659
Compassion Focused
All of us struggle at different times in our life. We often feel stuck in our current state or situation and wonder if this is how life has to be. Whether you are facing a conflict that seems irresolvable, are searching for more meaning in life, or want to heal past wounds to feel a deeper sense of peace, making the decision to seek help takes courage. My belief is that we all have the power to limit the chaos of our mind through developing a strong and loving connection to ourselves.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, ACSW Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60611
I have the most success helping clients determine what stands in the way of their happiness and fulfillment. I help people understand the choices they make and why they make them. I help people through the grieving process and on to the next stage of their lives. I help people do what they have always wanted to do. I have been in practice a long time, I look forward to helping you so pick up the phone.
Compassion Focused
(312) 548-6291
Verified
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Chicago, IL 60611
Compassion Focused
I have the most success helping clients determine what stands in the way of their happiness and fulfillment. I help people understand the choices they make and why they make them. I help people through the grieving process and on to the next stage of their lives. I help people do what they have always wanted to do. I have been in practice a long time, I look forward to helping you so pick up the phone.
Counselor, MS, LCPC Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60601
I am an Illinois Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in private practice with offices in Evanston and Chicago offering psychotherapy services to adult individuals, couples, and families.
Compassion Focused
(224) 408-5126
Verified
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Chicago, IL 60601
Compassion Focused
I am an Illinois Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in private practice with offices in Evanston and Chicago offering psychotherapy services to adult individuals, couples, and families.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60657
My clients are hard-working and desire a better quality of life. They are willing to be challenged, trying new techniques to move forward. I use information about normal developmental transitions to move people when they are stuck. The focus is on identity and spirituality as themes I weave into my work. This does not mean organized religion, rather concepts such as connections, acceptance, peace, and letting go. If you choose to combine religion and spiritualuity, for your own growth, that is your choice.
Compassion Focused
(312) 766-9253
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Chicago, IL 60657
Compassion Focused
My clients are hard-working and desire a better quality of life. They are willing to be challenged, trying new techniques to move forward. I use information about normal developmental transitions to move people when they are stuck. The focus is on identity and spirituality as themes I weave into my work. This does not mean organized religion, rather concepts such as connections, acceptance, peace, and letting go. If you choose to combine religion and spiritualuity, for your own growth, that is your choice.
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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.
Compassion Focused
(331) 210-9581
Verified
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Chicago, IL 60647
Compassion Focused
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.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, EdD, LMFT, LCPC, MFT, LMHC Verified
Verified
Hosts group in:
Chicago, IL 60657
Our goal is to help you discover how you can overcome your personal struggles and resolve the issues that are keeping you stuck so that you can live the life you envision for yourself. It's your time now! It's your time to live the life that you are destined to live. It would honor me to serve you now. The Ardent Counseling Center has 18 offices, with 75+ clinicians throughout Chicagoland, suburbs, and down to the middle of Illinois. And all of Iowa. Phone or online video conferencing is also available.
Compassion Focused
(888) 870-1775
Verified
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Hosts group in:
Chicago, IL 60657
Compassion Focused
Our goal is to help you discover how you can overcome your personal struggles and resolve the issues that are keeping you stuck so that you can live the life you envision for yourself. It's your time now! It's your time to live the life that you are destined to live. It would honor me to serve you now. The Ardent Counseling Center has 18 offices, with 75+ clinicians throughout Chicagoland, suburbs, and down to the middle of Illinois. And all of Iowa. Phone or online video conferencing is also available.
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Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60614
Do you find life's stressors are leaving you feeling anxious, depressed or confused? Deciding to start therapy marks the start of a meaningful journey. In our work together, we will explore your feelings, identify your goals, build on your strengths and work together to meet your goals. Through creativity and warmth, together, we will explore the challenges you face and better understand how to work through them. My goal as a therapist is to help you thoughtfully navigate barriers that hold you back and empower to take steps towards happiness and peace.
Compassion Focused
(872) 231-0304
Verified
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Chicago, IL 60614
Compassion Focused
Do you find life's stressors are leaving you feeling anxious, depressed or confused? Deciding to start therapy marks the start of a meaningful journey. In our work together, we will explore your feelings, identify your goals, build on your strengths and work together to meet your goals. Through creativity and warmth, together, we will explore the challenges you face and better understand how to work through them. My goal as a therapist is to help you thoughtfully navigate barriers that hold you back and empower to take steps towards happiness and peace.
Photo of Alex Tisman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MST Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60613
I have been honored to share and co-create space with folx of vastly different experiences and intersections of identity. I work with LGB, trans*, and gender-expansive folx; poly and kinky folx; HIV-impacted folx; young people living with multiple disabilities; and individuals with histories of chronic homelessness, and/or issues related to substance use. I also have experience working with individuals impacted by anxiety, trauma, discomfort, depression, chronic and persistent mental illness, and a range of neurodiversity. The space we share is built of mutual regard and destruction of the "therapist is expert" paradigm.
Compassion Focused
(917) 456-9322
Verified
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Chicago, IL 60613
Compassion Focused
I have been honored to share and co-create space with folx of vastly different experiences and intersections of identity. I work with LGB, trans*, and gender-expansive folx; poly and kinky folx; HIV-impacted folx; young people living with multiple disabilities; and individuals with histories of chronic homelessness, and/or issues related to substance use. I also have experience working with individuals impacted by anxiety, trauma, discomfort, depression, chronic and persistent mental illness, and a range of neurodiversity. The space we share is built of mutual regard and destruction of the "therapist is expert" paradigm.
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Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60622
Do you want to feel better and more in control of your life? Engaging in therapy can help! As a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, I strive to provide a safe, supportive, and empowering environment for children, adolescents, and adults to explore issues related to anxiety, depression, self-esteem, loss, trauma, life transitions, and relationship issues.
Compassion Focused
(773) 435-9080
Verified
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Chicago, IL 60622
Compassion Focused
Do you want to feel better and more in control of your life? Engaging in therapy can help! As a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, I strive to provide a safe, supportive, and empowering environment for children, adolescents, and adults to explore issues related to anxiety, depression, self-esteem, loss, trauma, life transitions, and relationship issues.
Chicago, IL 60601
SpringSource Psychological Center was founded by two Ph.D., licensed clinical psychologists Dr. Susan McClanahan and Dr. Angela Derrick, as a collaborative practice to help individuals heal from eating disorders, depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship concerns, and life stressors such as pregnancy and infertility.
Compassion Focused
(312) 262-5208
Verified
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Chicago, IL 60601
Compassion Focused
SpringSource Psychological Center was founded by two Ph.D., licensed clinical psychologists Dr. Susan McClanahan and Dr. Angela Derrick, as a collaborative practice to help individuals heal from eating disorders, depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship concerns, and life stressors such as pregnancy and infertility.
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Counselor, LCPC, BC-DMT, GL-CMA Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60641
As a trauma-informed practitioner, I work with survivors of sexual abuse, domestic violence, childhood trauma, and community-based violence. I also work with individuals living with anxiety, depression, significant life transitions, and a history of mental illness. I can help you feel more in control of your thoughts, your feelings, and your experiences by offering compassionate support around what is and is not working for you. I also work extensively with the Deaf community. I am fluent in American Sign Language and am passionate about providing culturally sensitive therapy to Deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals.
Compassion Focused
(872) 259-7076
Verified
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Chicago, IL 60641
Compassion Focused
As a trauma-informed practitioner, I work with survivors of sexual abuse, domestic violence, childhood trauma, and community-based violence. I also work with individuals living with anxiety, depression, significant life transitions, and a history of mental illness. I can help you feel more in control of your thoughts, your feelings, and your experiences by offering compassionate support around what is and is not working for you. I also work extensively with the Deaf community. I am fluent in American Sign Language and am passionate about providing culturally sensitive therapy to Deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals.
MA, PhD Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60640
My ideal client is someone who is reaching out for support and is willing to allow me to share vulnerable therapeutic space with to help them grow and develop while helping them alleviate certain undesirable symptoms while learning new skills to maximize their psychological, social, emotional, and behavioral human potential. The client seeks understanding, validation, and space to process their emotions along with helpful solution-oriented coping strategies to help them deal with difficult stressors, painful emotions, negative thinking patterns, and ways to change maladaptive behaviors while accentuating effective behaviors.
Compassion Focused
(929) 335-9928
Verified
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Chicago, IL 60640
Compassion Focused
My ideal client is someone who is reaching out for support and is willing to allow me to share vulnerable therapeutic space with to help them grow and develop while helping them alleviate certain undesirable symptoms while learning new skills to maximize their psychological, social, emotional, and behavioral human potential. The client seeks understanding, validation, and space to process their emotions along with helpful solution-oriented coping strategies to help them deal with difficult stressors, painful emotions, negative thinking patterns, and ways to change maladaptive behaviors while accentuating effective behaviors.
Photo of Amanda Besinger, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, MSW, LCSW Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60625
What if the things that make you different are actually your strengths? My clients often come to me feeling worried, depressed, disconnected, or overwhelmed-- sometimes, after they've already been trying for years on their own. In our work together, we help you find relief, self-acceptance, positive change, and real growth by building on your unique strengths. I believe that the therapeutic relationship itself is one of the most valuable tools we have to help you feel centered, empowered, and strong. We all deserve to feel seen and accepted for who we are by someone who cares.
Compassion Focused
(872) 252-7810
Verified

Chicago, IL 60625
Compassion Focused
What if the things that make you different are actually your strengths? My clients often come to me feeling worried, depressed, disconnected, or overwhelmed-- sometimes, after they've already been trying for years on their own. In our work together, we help you find relief, self-acceptance, positive change, and real growth by building on your unique strengths. I believe that the therapeutic relationship itself is one of the most valuable tools we have to help you feel centered, empowered, and strong. We all deserve to feel seen and accepted for who we are by someone who cares.
Photo of Beto C Chavez, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60640
Therapy is a journey. Sometimes we get lost along the way, but through honesty, affirmation, and connection, strength can be garnered from diversity and difference. I specialize in working with underserved communities like Latinos, LGBT identities, and those in non-traditional relationships. Healing and growth require vulnerability but commitment to the journey will reward you with insight, clarity, and honesty. My practice draws on respect and rapport to identify a path that will tackle the challenges, healing, and growth required to help you live your best life. Together, we will explore what that can mean for your wellness.
Compassion Focused
(773) 492-8698
Verified
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Chicago, IL 60640
Compassion Focused
Therapy is a journey. Sometimes we get lost along the way, but through honesty, affirmation, and connection, strength can be garnered from diversity and difference. I specialize in working with underserved communities like Latinos, LGBT identities, and those in non-traditional relationships. Healing and growth require vulnerability but commitment to the journey will reward you with insight, clarity, and honesty. My practice draws on respect and rapport to identify a path that will tackle the challenges, healing, and growth required to help you live your best life. Together, we will explore what that can mean for your wellness.
Photo of Bello Ahidjo, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60602
Throughout our lives we go through experiences that help us define who we are. These moments of connection and isolation, fulfillment and confusion are foundational events that make us, us. These can be life altering experiences; societal forces, traumatic events, difficult relationships, or a series of distressing events that we carry for the rest of our lives. Working through these experiences can be scary. Therapy can help us unpack these moments and lead more meaningful and fulfilling lives.
Compassion Focused
(224) 228-3783
Verified
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Chicago, IL 60602
Compassion Focused
Throughout our lives we go through experiences that help us define who we are. These moments of connection and isolation, fulfillment and confusion are foundational events that make us, us. These can be life altering experiences; societal forces, traumatic events, difficult relationships, or a series of distressing events that we carry for the rest of our lives. Working through these experiences can be scary. Therapy can help us unpack these moments and lead more meaningful and fulfilling lives.
Photo of Ellen Rosendale, LCSW, PLLC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60615
People often enter counseling after experiencing a loss, whether it concerns a health crisis, relationship, divorce, job, the death of a loved one, or a major disappointment. Times of stress, especially when one feels unable to change a troubling pattern, can also be a reason to seek therapy. My goal is to develop a warm and trusting working relationship with every client so that they have the opportunity to explore their thinking and feelings in a setting that is safe and secure. My work is solution-focus and evidenced-based. Ultimately, the goal of any therapy is life enhancement.
Compassion Focused
(773) 207-3220
Verified
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Chicago, IL 60615
Compassion Focused
People often enter counseling after experiencing a loss, whether it concerns a health crisis, relationship, divorce, job, the death of a loved one, or a major disappointment. Times of stress, especially when one feels unable to change a troubling pattern, can also be a reason to seek therapy. My goal is to develop a warm and trusting working relationship with every client so that they have the opportunity to explore their thinking and feelings in a setting that is safe and secure. My work is solution-focus and evidenced-based. Ultimately, the goal of any therapy is life enhancement.
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Counselor, MA, LCPC, ATR-BC, NCC, LMHC Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60601
I'm a licensed therapist & a board-certified art therapist and I'm accepting new patients. I help adolescents/teens and adults from all walks of life with anxiety, depression, trauma, eating disorders, self-esteem, life changes/transitions, grief, identity and stress (work, school, relationships, etc). I provide a safe and supportive space for people to begin the healing process & move toward personal growth. I use a person-centered approach rooted in mutual respect, warmth, trust and honesty. Empathy, creativity and evidence-based practices guide my approach to helping people get unstuck and moving in the direction their goals.
Compassion Focused
(872) 252-7836
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Chicago, IL 60601
Compassion Focused
I'm a licensed therapist & a board-certified art therapist and I'm accepting new patients. I help adolescents/teens and adults from all walks of life with anxiety, depression, trauma, eating disorders, self-esteem, life changes/transitions, grief, identity and stress (work, school, relationships, etc). I provide a safe and supportive space for people to begin the healing process & move toward personal growth. I use a person-centered approach rooted in mutual respect, warmth, trust and honesty. Empathy, creativity and evidence-based practices guide my approach to helping people get unstuck and moving in the direction their goals.

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Compassion Focused Therapists
Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) is compassionate mind training, which teaches the skills and attributes of compassion. Check these Chicago Compassion Focused Therapy professionals for individual or Compassion Focused couples therapy in Chicago

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in Chicago are able to work with a wide range of issues and communities, including the BIPOC community in Chicago. 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.