Donita Lester

Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPC

Verified by Psychology Today
(312) 374-6822 Website

Donita Lester

Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPC

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

Chicago, IL 60616
(312) 374-6822
Offers online therapy

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Additional Location

Illinois Street
Rockford, IL 61101
(312) 374-6822
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About

My unique training and background has uniquely prepared me to work with diverse clientele including teenagers, adults and geriatrics. I have advanced training both in clinical counseling as well as pastoral, faith-based counseling approaches. I am able to integrate these approaches in my work with my clients. I am ideally suited for clients looking for an inclusive counseling approach emphasizing acceptance of cultural diversity and its profound effect on health and well-being.
I consider my specialties to be the treatment of depression, anxiety, addictions, trauma, relationship problems, women's issues, as well as faith-based counseling.
I am so happy you found me here on Psychology Today. I promise to be an ally and to work hard with you every step of the way to help you accomplish your goals in your healing journey.
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Finances

  • Session Fee: $60 per session
  • Couples Session Fee: $60 per session
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Medicaid
  • Meridian
  • UMR
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • Out of Network
I accept some insurance and Medicaid. With my affordable rates, it may be less expensive to see me versus an in-network provider.
Email me or call (312) 374-6822 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 8 Years
  • License: Illinois / 178016247
  • School: Argosy University
  • Year Graduated: 2017
My unique background allows me to integrate both conventional and pastoral-based approaches to help my clients.

Location

Chicago, IL 60616
(312) 374-6822
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

Illinois Street
Rockford, IL 61101
(312) 374-6822
Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma and PTSD
Issues
  • Addiction
  • Adoption
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Career Counseling
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Gambling
  • Grief
  • Hoarding
  • Infidelity
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Narcissistic Personality (NPD)
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Video Game Addiction
  • Weight Loss
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis
Sexuality
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Black and African American and Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
Communities
  • Body Positivity
  • Gay Allied
  • Immuno-disorders
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Single Mother

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Christian Counseling
  • Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Integrative
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychodynamic
  • Rational Emotive Behavior (REBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Links

My Website

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Last Modified: 1 Dec 2022
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Donita Lester

Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPC