Marriage & Family Therapist, EdD, LMFT, LCPC, MFT, LMHC
Verified by Psychology Today
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Chicago, Illinois 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 were destined to live. I would be honored to find a way 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."
Dialectical (DBT)
Midlands Choice
(888) 870-1775
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Dialectical (DBT)
Midlands Choice
"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 were destined to live. I would be honored to find a way 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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Abigail Aguirre
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60622
"Abigail Aguirre has a positive attitude each day and with that brings great customer service. When new guests call they often find her keen familiarity to be refreshing while also appreciating how eager she is to help get families off to the right direction. In her career she has always valued learning to be more compassionate towards all people, and putting herself in their shoes. She is a leader on our intake and business team. Her career has included experience in health care, in spa environments, and fitness environments always focusing on serving others and bringing quality customer service to the forefront."
(872) 228-2593
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60622
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"Abigail Aguirre has a positive attitude each day and with that brings great customer service. When new guests call they often find her keen familiarity to be refreshing while also appreciating how eager she is to help get families off to the right direction. In her career she has always valued learning to be more compassionate towards all people, and putting herself in their shoes. She is a leader on our intake and business team. Her career has included experience in health care, in spa environments, and fitness environments always focusing on serving others and bringing quality customer service to the forefront."
Miranda Stone, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60647
"Often we seek therapy when our natural tools alone can't support us anymore. Maybe life has thrown something too big at us, or we have suffered silently for too long. I work collaboratively with clients to move towards personal growth, stress reduction and improved coping techniques. Through compassion and clinical tools I partner with clients to manage life transitions and navigate developmental processes. I work to create a safe, empowering space for my clients. It's an environment where I believe we are are best positioned to access insight strengthen our resilience, and build readiness for change, "
(708) 613-8725
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60647
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"Often we seek therapy when our natural tools alone can't support us anymore. Maybe life has thrown something too big at us, or we have suffered silently for too long. I work collaboratively with clients to move towards personal growth, stress reduction and improved coping techniques. Through compassion and clinical tools I partner with clients to manage life transitions and navigate developmental processes. I work to create a safe, empowering space for my clients. It's an environment where I believe we are are best positioned to access insight strengthen our resilience, and build readiness for change, "
Cindy L Lys, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60615
"I have worked as a trauma informed therapist for over 6 years. I specialize in adolescents and adults who face various mental health and identity development challenges. I am a grounded, honest, compassionate and well-rounded clinician. I tailor my approach to fit my clients’ specific goals and incorporate various techniques, which include: psychodynamic, relational, inter-subjective, DBT/CBT, motivational, trauma-informed, strengths-based and solution-focused therapies."
(773) 570-1438
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60615
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"I have worked as a trauma informed therapist for over 6 years. I specialize in adolescents and adults who face various mental health and identity development challenges. I am a grounded, honest, compassionate and well-rounded clinician. I tailor my approach to fit my clients’ specific goals and incorporate various techniques, which include: psychodynamic, relational, inter-subjective, DBT/CBT, motivational, trauma-informed, strengths-based and solution-focused therapies."
Stephanie N Harris, Counselor
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60647
"In therapy, my priority is you. I will help you discover what is best for you and you specifically. It is imperative to me that you feel welcomed and accepted by me with exactly who you are and where you are in life. As an EMDR therapist, I recognize that humans are complex, multilayered, and are affected in numerous ways. I will work with you to sort out the "messiness" that our emotions can sometimes feel like, so you can learn what you truly need and how to get it."
(773) 492-6525
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60647
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"In therapy, my priority is you. I will help you discover what is best for you and you specifically. It is imperative to me that you feel welcomed and accepted by me with exactly who you are and where you are in life. As an EMDR therapist, I recognize that humans are complex, multilayered, and are affected in numerous ways. I will work with you to sort out the "messiness" that our emotions can sometimes feel like, so you can learn what you truly need and how to get it."
Yakov Danishefsky, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW, CSAT-C, EMDR
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60611
"Therapy, to me, is about the search for living as our best selves. This entails a paradoxical dance of change and acceptance. It's this process that I so appreciate navigating together with my clients. Some people reach out to a therapist because of challenging life-adjustment situations. Others are pushed into therapy by family, friends, or employers when they are in highly distressing situations. Either way, change is possible when we're willing to show up just a little bit."
(872) 204-2303
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60611
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"Therapy, to me, is about the search for living as our best selves. This entails a paradoxical dance of change and acceptance. It's this process that I so appreciate navigating together with my clients. Some people reach out to a therapist because of challenging life-adjustment situations. Others are pushed into therapy by family, friends, or employers when they are in highly distressing situations. Either way, change is possible when we're willing to show up just a little bit."
Frances Tung, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60609
"I am passionate about empowering people to thrive and fulfill their potential as well as achieve greater life satisfaction. I have worked with many people who are navigating difficulties to be able to gain greater levels of confidence and growth. I use a collaborative and goal-oriented approach in therapy. I seek to help clients build on their strengths and ultimately to be able to experience life more fully."
(872) 401-6041
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60609
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"I am passionate about empowering people to thrive and fulfill their potential as well as achieve greater life satisfaction. I have worked with many people who are navigating difficulties to be able to gain greater levels of confidence and growth. I use a collaborative and goal-oriented approach in therapy. I seek to help clients build on their strengths and ultimately to be able to experience life more fully."
Jay Callahan, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60601
"Welcome! Most people are resilient, most of the time, in facing life's problems. But there comes a time when almost everyone needs help. Stressful life events, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and other pressures are sometimes overwhelming. It's a strength to ask for help when you need it. I can help you explore in-depth understanding and insight, or develop strategies to cope with stress and change. Or both. I work with adults with depression, anxiety and panic, work and career issues, relationship issues, ADHD, bipolar disorder, stress management, separation and divorce, grief, traumatic stress, and suicide prevention."
(312) 313-7831
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60601
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"Welcome! Most people are resilient, most of the time, in facing life's problems. But there comes a time when almost everyone needs help. Stressful life events, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and other pressures are sometimes overwhelming. It's a strength to ask for help when you need it. I can help you explore in-depth understanding and insight, or develop strategies to cope with stress and change. Or both. I work with adults with depression, anxiety and panic, work and career issues, relationship issues, ADHD, bipolar disorder, stress management, separation and divorce, grief, traumatic stress, and suicide prevention."
Sarah Schenck, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60647
"At times, life is hard. Whether a sudden trauma has overwhelmed your senses, or the stress of life feels unmanageable, it can be scary and confusing to face life’s challenges alone. In critical moments like these it is helpful to have someone in your corner, who you can confide in, and who can help you develop insight and begin healing. "
(872) 241-1166
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60647
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"At times, life is hard. Whether a sudden trauma has overwhelmed your senses, or the stress of life feels unmanageable, it can be scary and confusing to face life’s challenges alone. In critical moments like these it is helpful to have someone in your corner, who you can confide in, and who can help you develop insight and begin healing. "
Candida Jacoby, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60634
"I have experience working with individuals from different ethnic, socio-economic, religious, and spiritual backgrounds, who are experiencing a variety of life’s challenging situations. I am dedicated to working with each client to help resolve temporary and deep rooted issues. One of the most important relationships you will ever have is the one you have with yourself. I assist clients in gaining a deeper understanding of themselves, in order to move forward in their lives in a healthy and purposeful way. I am invested in treating the “whole” person with a focus on the mind body connection."
(773) 917-0553
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60634
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"I have experience working with individuals from different ethnic, socio-economic, religious, and spiritual backgrounds, who are experiencing a variety of life’s challenging situations. I am dedicated to working with each client to help resolve temporary and deep rooted issues. One of the most important relationships you will ever have is the one you have with yourself. I assist clients in gaining a deeper understanding of themselves, in order to move forward in their lives in a healthy and purposeful way. I am invested in treating the “whole” person with a focus on the mind body connection."
Kaitlin Thompson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC, RYT, TCTSY-F
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60640
"I provide individual therapy, specializing in anxiety, depression, experiences of trauma, and problematic drug and alcohol use or addiction. I recognize that these struggles can stand alone, but are often co-occurring and connected to each other or with other difficult life experiences and transitions. I believe these struggles should be treated and addressed concurrently and holistically. Therapy allows individuals to explore challenges that they are facing and uncover new strategies for coping, taking control, and moving forward."
(312) 757-7759
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60640
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"I provide individual therapy, specializing in anxiety, depression, experiences of trauma, and problematic drug and alcohol use or addiction. I recognize that these struggles can stand alone, but are often co-occurring and connected to each other or with other difficult life experiences and transitions. I believe these struggles should be treated and addressed concurrently and holistically. Therapy allows individuals to explore challenges that they are facing and uncover new strategies for coping, taking control, and moving forward."
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60611
"I am a Loyola and Northwestern trained Ph.D. Psychologist specializing in the treatment of depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and general psychological services for individuals and couples. I have been in private practice for 20+ years and have extensive experience with both long- and short-term psychotherapy. I also have an M.B.A. and have worked successfully with individuals struggling with career issues."
(312) 854-2324
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60611
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"I am a Loyola and Northwestern trained Ph.D. Psychologist specializing in the treatment of depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and general psychological services for individuals and couples. I have been in private practice for 20+ years and have extensive experience with both long- and short-term psychotherapy. I also have an M.B.A. and have worked successfully with individuals struggling with career issues."
Fallon Sowers, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60622
"Fallon Sowers is a licensed clinical social worker and has a Masters degree in Social Work from UIC. Fallon has spent the last seven years providing case management and therapy to individuals experiencing homelessness and mental illness. Fallon has had the opportunity to work with diverse populations from various walks of life. Working in community mental health for seven years has allowed her to provide support to some of the most vulnerable individuals experiencing homelessness and mental illness. "
(872) 228-2559
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60622
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"Fallon Sowers is a licensed clinical social worker and has a Masters degree in Social Work from UIC. Fallon has spent the last seven years providing case management and therapy to individuals experiencing homelessness and mental illness. Fallon has had the opportunity to work with diverse populations from various walks of life. Working in community mental health for seven years has allowed her to provide support to some of the most vulnerable individuals experiencing homelessness and mental illness. "
Tom Undine, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60605
"I provide quality mental health counseling and therapy that is thoughtfully tailored to your needs. Our work together will address concerns in an empowering and centering way that produces substantive change. My approach is connective (Therapy works best when we are able to connect and work well together) and directive (by directive I mean that I give things for you to do during the week like writing, journaling, reading, exercises, reflections, and/or activities). I'm known for being helpful with people who have been through therapy and haven't had success. I help people find aliveness, creativity, and strength."
(773) 717-2920
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60605
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"I provide quality mental health counseling and therapy that is thoughtfully tailored to your needs. Our work together will address concerns in an empowering and centering way that produces substantive change. My approach is connective (Therapy works best when we are able to connect and work well together) and directive (by directive I mean that I give things for you to do during the week like writing, journaling, reading, exercises, reflections, and/or activities). I'm known for being helpful with people who have been through therapy and haven't had success. I help people find aliveness, creativity, and strength."
Mary and Tom Leo Associates, Inc,
Chicago, Illinois 60618
"Mary and Tom Leo Associates, Inc. has over 35 years experience providing counseling for children and families throughout the Chicagoland area. A newly developed child management program assist families behavioral issues. Our behavior modification experts can be the "Nanny 911" for parents struggling with their children's misbehaviors. MTLA also provides supervised or observational visitation monitored exchanges using a model of service provision that is designed for neutrality, safety, structure, and consistency. A therapist known as a Child Visitation Advocate (CVA) works with a parent (s) and child (ren) to guide interactions in areas such as bonding and nurturing techniques, child development and attachment."
(773) 340-9926
Chicago, Illinois 60618
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"Mary and Tom Leo Associates, Inc. has over 35 years experience providing counseling for children and families throughout the Chicagoland area. A newly developed child management program assist families behavioral issues. Our behavior modification experts can be the "Nanny 911" for parents struggling with their children's misbehaviors. MTLA also provides supervised or observational visitation monitored exchanges using a model of service provision that is designed for neutrality, safety, structure, and consistency. A therapist known as a Child Visitation Advocate (CVA) works with a parent (s) and child (ren) to guide interactions in areas such as bonding and nurturing techniques, child development and attachment."
Jared Day, Counselor
Counselor, MA, LCPC, CADC
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60640
"Transitions. Grief. Depression. Fear. Change. Transitions can be a challenging time in your life. Whether it is from the death of a loved one, moving, a tough semester at school, coming out of the closet, or adjusting to life changes. Sometimes finding support can be a critical part of your healing. I believe you already have everything you need to make changes. My hope is to be a vessel to navigate through your process. My focus is to collaborate with you to find your strengths and create new coping skills to move through this challenging time in your life."
(773) 466-6788
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60640
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"Transitions. Grief. Depression. Fear. Change. Transitions can be a challenging time in your life. Whether it is from the death of a loved one, moving, a tough semester at school, coming out of the closet, or adjusting to life changes. Sometimes finding support can be a critical part of your healing. I believe you already have everything you need to make changes. My hope is to be a vessel to navigate through your process. My focus is to collaborate with you to find your strengths and create new coping skills to move through this challenging time in your life."
Amanda Lukas Harris, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC, R-DMT
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60614
"I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with a graduate degree in Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling from Columbia College Chicago. I have been a counselor for over 10 years and utilize my creative arts training to resource the body in order to deepen the verbal connection and insight that I strive to develop with every client I come in contact with. This looks very different for each individual, some do not utilize any physical movement in counseling, while others might engage in full body movement depending on comfort level and interest in expressing oneself through movement. "
(872) 244-6753
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60614
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"I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with a graduate degree in Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling from Columbia College Chicago. I have been a counselor for over 10 years and utilize my creative arts training to resource the body in order to deepen the verbal connection and insight that I strive to develop with every client I come in contact with. This looks very different for each individual, some do not utilize any physical movement in counseling, while others might engage in full body movement depending on comfort level and interest in expressing oneself through movement. "
Heidi Schmelter, Counselor
Counselor, LCPC, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60611
"Heidi has experience working with children, adolescents and adults in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Heidi's approach is integrative, in which she utilizes a wide range of expressive and creative techniques including, art and play therapies to promote interpersonal and emotional growth. Heidi aims to assist individuals in recognizing their strengths and developing the coping skills and insight needed to manage their most difficult challenges. Heidi also utilizes mindfulness-based strategies, and she strives to create an environment that is accepting and supportive for clients to explore critical issues."
(312) 697-1567
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60611
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"Heidi has experience working with children, adolescents and adults in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Heidi's approach is integrative, in which she utilizes a wide range of expressive and creative techniques including, art and play therapies to promote interpersonal and emotional growth. Heidi aims to assist individuals in recognizing their strengths and developing the coping skills and insight needed to manage their most difficult challenges. Heidi also utilizes mindfulness-based strategies, and she strives to create an environment that is accepting and supportive for clients to explore critical issues."
Amy K Stewart, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, CST
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60602
"Relationships can be a powerful source of fulfillment to draw from in our lives. Miscommunication, old patterns, unrealistic expectations and daily stress sometimes step in, preventing them from providing that happiness and strength. Therapy can break down barriers to improve communication, decrease conflict and increase emotional and physical intimacy. I specialize in the respectful treatment of relationship and sexual concerns, utilizing an open, honest, and sex-positive approach to help assess your unique personal goals and assist you in developing more positive and fulfilling relationships- with yourself and with partners. "
(872) 231-3107
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60602
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"Relationships can be a powerful source of fulfillment to draw from in our lives. Miscommunication, old patterns, unrealistic expectations and daily stress sometimes step in, preventing them from providing that happiness and strength. Therapy can break down barriers to improve communication, decrease conflict and increase emotional and physical intimacy. I specialize in the respectful treatment of relationship and sexual concerns, utilizing an open, honest, and sex-positive approach to help assess your unique personal goals and assist you in developing more positive and fulfilling relationships- with yourself and with partners. "
Marissa Bohrer
MSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60657
"I believe therapy should be a space for collaboration, exploration, and growth. I understand that taking that first step into a therapeutic setting requires enormous vulnerability, as well as a great deal of strength, and I strive to make every client feel warm and welcomed. Therapy is an opportunity to create the change in your life that has always been possible – even if it may not feel that way to you right now. My therapeutic style is straightforward, honest, and goal-oriented, and more often than not, there is room for humor and laughter in a therapy session. "
(872) 231-3275
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60657
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"I believe therapy should be a space for collaboration, exploration, and growth. I understand that taking that first step into a therapeutic setting requires enormous vulnerability, as well as a great deal of strength, and I strive to make every client feel warm and welcomed. Therapy is an opportunity to create the change in your life that has always been possible – even if it may not feel that way to you right now. My therapeutic style is straightforward, honest, and goal-oriented, and more often than not, there is room for humor and laughter in a therapy session. "

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Dialectical (DBT) Therapists
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is the treatment most closely associated with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). Therapists practice DBT in both individual and group sessions. The therapy combines elements of CBT to help with regulating emotion through distress tolerance and mindfulness. The goal of Dialectical Behavior Therapy is to alleviate the intense emotional pain associated with BPD. Its core assumption is that change and acceptance are intertwined. We typically think of our efforts to change things as emerging out of non-acceptance. We either decide to accept things as they are or we seek to change: through DBT it's not a case of change or acceptance, but resolving the conflicts to allow for self-acceptance and constructive change.

If you're looking for DBT therapy in Chicago or for a Chicago DBT therapist these professionals provide dialectical behavior therapy, DBT group therapy, DBT therapy, dialectic behavioral therapy (which is a common misspelling) and dialectical therapy. They provide dialectical counseling, DBT counseling in Chicago and DBT treatment. They include DBT groups, DBT therapists, DBT psychologists and DBT counseling.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in Chicago are able to work with a wide range of issues.

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.