Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60647
CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. My goals: to help you get un-stuck, face your difficulties, and restore your connection to yourself and others. I am focused on walking alongside you as we get to the root of issues, while providing you with new tools along the way. I work with individuals around trauma/PTSD (past abuse, dangerous childhoods, sexual assault, witnessing violence), grief/loss, divorce, spiritual instability and identity issues. I also help couples with pre-engagement/pre-marital counseling, healing from emotional and/or sexual affairs, conflict/communication issues, and relationship enrichment. LGBTQ affirmative.
Emotionally Focused
(312) 487-3531
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Chicago, IL 60647
Emotionally Focused
CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. My goals: to help you get un-stuck, face your difficulties, and restore your connection to yourself and others. I am focused on walking alongside you as we get to the root of issues, while providing you with new tools along the way. I work with individuals around trauma/PTSD (past abuse, dangerous childhoods, sexual assault, witnessing violence), grief/loss, divorce, spiritual instability and identity issues. I also help couples with pre-engagement/pre-marital counseling, healing from emotional and/or sexual affairs, conflict/communication issues, and relationship enrichment. LGBTQ affirmative.
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Chicago, IL 60647
Bailey Kraft graduated from Purdue University with a Masters in Human Development and Family Studies with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy and is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist in Illinois. She is a LGBTQ-affirmative therapist and has worked with a variety of clients including children, adolescents, families, and couples. She utilizes a solution-focused approach with an emphasis on how our lives are affected by the many different intersectional aspects of both ourselves and our relationships. Bailey seeks to connect with each client based on their individual needs and works collaboratively with her clients
Emotionally Focused
(872) 713-5251
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Chicago, IL 60647
Emotionally Focused
Bailey Kraft graduated from Purdue University with a Masters in Human Development and Family Studies with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy and is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist in Illinois. She is a LGBTQ-affirmative therapist and has worked with a variety of clients including children, adolescents, families, and couples. She utilizes a solution-focused approach with an emphasis on how our lives are affected by the many different intersectional aspects of both ourselves and our relationships. Bailey seeks to connect with each client based on their individual needs and works collaboratively with her clients
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Counselor, MA, LCPC Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60610
You are not alone dealing with anxiety, depression, loss, anger, trauma, or relationship difficulties. I understand the pain and complications of these issues and have successfully helped individuals, like yourself, find peace and happiness for over 20 years. In a relaxed, supportive environment, I will help you explore and process difficult feelings and challenge underlying counterproductive thoughts and behaviors. You will achieve a greater sense of relief and awareness, and develop tools that foster better continued health. I will also help you acquire a more balanced lifestyle achieved through exercise, diet, sleep hygiene, work/life balance and maintaining healthy relationships.
Emotionally Focused
(773) 417-5330
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Chicago, IL 60610
Emotionally Focused
You are not alone dealing with anxiety, depression, loss, anger, trauma, or relationship difficulties. I understand the pain and complications of these issues and have successfully helped individuals, like yourself, find peace and happiness for over 20 years. In a relaxed, supportive environment, I will help you explore and process difficult feelings and challenge underlying counterproductive thoughts and behaviors. You will achieve a greater sense of relief and awareness, and develop tools that foster better continued health. I will also help you acquire a more balanced lifestyle achieved through exercise, diet, sleep hygiene, work/life balance and maintaining healthy relationships.
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Counselor, MA, LCPC Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60631
Life can be challenging and reaching out for help can also be difficult. As a therapist, it is my goal to provide a safe space for my clients where they can expect to be met with compassion and understanding. I work with my clients to build the necessary skills that help them navigate their personal struggles. Along with this, I work to facilitate growth, insight, and self-compassion. I believe that these are core aspects in helping people feel better about themselves and the world around them. I have a diverse clinical background and have worked with people in various stages of their lives.
Emotionally Focused
(224) 425-4073
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Chicago, IL 60631
Emotionally Focused
Life can be challenging and reaching out for help can also be difficult. As a therapist, it is my goal to provide a safe space for my clients where they can expect to be met with compassion and understanding. I work with my clients to build the necessary skills that help them navigate their personal struggles. Along with this, I work to facilitate growth, insight, and self-compassion. I believe that these are core aspects in helping people feel better about themselves and the world around them. I have a diverse clinical background and have worked with people in various stages of their lives.
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Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60622
My greatest passion and area of specialty is in working with individuals, of all ages, who are experiencing significant distress in their lives, including: death and loss, impaired self-esteem/confidence, anxiety, depression, life transition issues and relationship difficulties.
Emotionally Focused
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Chicago, IL 60622
Emotionally Focused
My greatest passion and area of specialty is in working with individuals, of all ages, who are experiencing significant distress in their lives, including: death and loss, impaired self-esteem/confidence, anxiety, depression, life transition issues and relationship difficulties.
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Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60602
Many of the clients that I have worked with during the past 18 years have faced stressful life events that have triggered anxiety, depression, and anger. Frequently, these feelings have begun to significantly interfere with relationships, work, and overall sense of self. In my practice, I provide a safe and respectful relationship that promotes courage and strength to confront and work through these difficult feelings and experiences. By talking with a caring and trained professional, my clients are able to develop new perspectives about themselves and their concerns and this allows them to approach life with increased hope and enjoyment.
Emotionally Focused
(312) 909-6546
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Chicago, IL 60602
Emotionally Focused
Many of the clients that I have worked with during the past 18 years have faced stressful life events that have triggered anxiety, depression, and anger. Frequently, these feelings have begun to significantly interfere with relationships, work, and overall sense of self. In my practice, I provide a safe and respectful relationship that promotes courage and strength to confront and work through these difficult feelings and experiences. By talking with a caring and trained professional, my clients are able to develop new perspectives about themselves and their concerns and this allows them to approach life with increased hope and enjoyment.
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Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60606
Safety, trust and encouragement are imperative ingredients to a successful therapeutic or coaching relationship. As a seasoned therapist and performance coach my ideal client is one who seeks a collaborative relationship and is eager to invest in greater self understanding and willingness to take action. Clients battling stress related issues that compromise performance in work, school, or intimate relationships are a good match. Transforming anxiety, despair and self doubt into courage, inspiration and confidence is my strength. I'm comfortable addressing thoughts that disempower or emotions that are frightening. I believe positivity and curiosity can trump pessimism and criticalness to fuel personal growth.
Emotionally Focused
(847) 807-1177
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Chicago, IL 60606
Emotionally Focused
Safety, trust and encouragement are imperative ingredients to a successful therapeutic or coaching relationship. As a seasoned therapist and performance coach my ideal client is one who seeks a collaborative relationship and is eager to invest in greater self understanding and willingness to take action. Clients battling stress related issues that compromise performance in work, school, or intimate relationships are a good match. Transforming anxiety, despair and self doubt into courage, inspiration and confidence is my strength. I'm comfortable addressing thoughts that disempower or emotions that are frightening. I believe positivity and curiosity can trump pessimism and criticalness to fuel personal growth.
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Counselor, MDiv, MA, MA, LCPC Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60604
Are you unsure of how to make decisions at this time? Has your life been turned upside down? Are you seeking direction in your life? Living through a global pandemic, racial evolution, recession, and heated political climate create an environment for stress, anxiety, and depression to amp up. Living life has changed, and therapy can help to explore ways to live more intentionally.
Emotionally Focused
(312) 809-6984
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Chicago, IL 60604
Emotionally Focused
Are you unsure of how to make decisions at this time? Has your life been turned upside down? Are you seeking direction in your life? Living through a global pandemic, racial evolution, recession, and heated political climate create an environment for stress, anxiety, and depression to amp up. Living life has changed, and therapy can help to explore ways to live more intentionally.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CRC, CPM, PsyD-ST, DBH Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60601
ACCEPTING Pastoral Counseling Patients This practice is for children is 5 to 18. Women and men 21 to 60+. The central focus of this practice is to help patients navigate and over come various types of traumas - in all of its forms... depression, anxiety, cultural trauma, and medical. This practice does provide pastoral counseling, along with various therapeutic modalities. Our focus is on mindfulness, openness, collaboration, and building trust, with you always. Your words and your journey matter!
Emotionally Focused
(312) 697-1177 x17135
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Chicago, IL 60601
Emotionally Focused
ACCEPTING Pastoral Counseling Patients This practice is for children is 5 to 18. Women and men 21 to 60+. The central focus of this practice is to help patients navigate and over come various types of traumas - in all of its forms... depression, anxiety, cultural trauma, and medical. This practice does provide pastoral counseling, along with various therapeutic modalities. Our focus is on mindfulness, openness, collaboration, and building trust, with you always. Your words and your journey matter!
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60618
"A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step." Ancient Chinese philosopher, Lao-Tzu. Let's face it: asking for help isn't always easy, but you've taken the courage to do so. Therapy is an exciting experience of self-discovery! As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), I work with adults, individually or as couples. I use a bilateral approach, incorporating a Strength-based practice with a focus on the mind/body connection, in particular Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT). I assist clients in noticing, when automatic processes are occurring & to alter their reaction to be more of a reflection.
Emotionally Focused
(404) 609-1659
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Chicago, IL 60618
Emotionally Focused
"A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step." Ancient Chinese philosopher, Lao-Tzu. Let's face it: asking for help isn't always easy, but you've taken the courage to do so. Therapy is an exciting experience of self-discovery! As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), I work with adults, individually or as couples. I use a bilateral approach, incorporating a Strength-based practice with a focus on the mind/body connection, in particular Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT). I assist clients in noticing, when automatic processes are occurring & to alter their reaction to be more of a reflection.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60602
Often when people start working with me they tell me intellectually they know how to handle something but emotionally they are stuck and keep doing the same unhelpful things over and again. Other times, people come in not knowing why they feel as they do, but they just want to feel better. Initially, couples frequently report having the same problem or argument. By collaborating with my clients, I help them work through what is getting in the way of healthier functioning and relationships. I take a systemic, integrative perspective, informed by research, utilizing a variety of approaches so that I can best meet your needs.
Emotionally Focused
(224) 255-2531
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Chicago, IL 60602
Emotionally Focused
Often when people start working with me they tell me intellectually they know how to handle something but emotionally they are stuck and keep doing the same unhelpful things over and again. Other times, people come in not knowing why they feel as they do, but they just want to feel better. Initially, couples frequently report having the same problem or argument. By collaborating with my clients, I help them work through what is getting in the way of healthier functioning and relationships. I take a systemic, integrative perspective, informed by research, utilizing a variety of approaches so that I can best meet your needs.
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Counselor, MA, LCPC Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60640
I am passionate about providing counseling for children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I enjoy working with diverse cultural backgrounds, all sexual orientations and gender, and advocating for clients. I use an integrative treatment pulling from Humanistic, Systems, Trauma-Informed, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy while incorporating expressive therapy techniques. I believe you are your own expert; therefore, I work in a collaborative, encouraging, and compassionate effort to create custom goals for healthier relationships and lifestyles.
Emotionally Focused
(872) 231-3382
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Chicago, IL 60640
Emotionally Focused
I am passionate about providing counseling for children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I enjoy working with diverse cultural backgrounds, all sexual orientations and gender, and advocating for clients. I use an integrative treatment pulling from Humanistic, Systems, Trauma-Informed, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy while incorporating expressive therapy techniques. I believe you are your own expert; therefore, I work in a collaborative, encouraging, and compassionate effort to create custom goals for healthier relationships and lifestyles.
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Counselor, MA, LCPC Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60657
Some of the reasons people I’ve treated have come in relate to struggles with depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and co-occurring disorders, such as substance abuse. During my career, I have developed a specialty in working with those affected by trauma and the symptoms associated with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Emotionally Focused
(773) 661-4935 x0941
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Chicago, IL 60657
Emotionally Focused
Some of the reasons people I’ve treated have come in relate to struggles with depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and co-occurring disorders, such as substance abuse. During my career, I have developed a specialty in working with those affected by trauma and the symptoms associated with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60657
I focuses a lot of my practice on minority mental health. I have extensive experience of working with clients from various race, ethnicity, 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 and adolescents to address anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, stress, anger management, cultural identify, family conflict, grief, self-esteem, life transitions and many other areas of concerns.
Emotionally Focused
(773) 364-1625
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Chicago, IL 60657
Emotionally Focused
I focuses a lot of my practice on minority mental health. I have extensive experience of working with clients from various race, ethnicity, 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 and adolescents to address anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, stress, anger management, cultural identify, family conflict, grief, self-esteem, life transitions and many other areas of concerns.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60602
I'm fully empathic with the emotional suffering that comes with being human. I always approach whatever my client comes in with from the perspective that they are right to be having the emotional experience they're having; i.e., there are reasons for it. No judgment. No blame. As I engage in a therapeutic alliance with them, we explore together for understandings and meanings to learn those reasons, which no one can do alone. Through the alliance with me as a trusted professional, my client gains early symptom relief and is fostered in higher functioning through feeling better.
Emotionally Focused
(773) 231-5364
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Chicago, IL 60602
Emotionally Focused
I'm fully empathic with the emotional suffering that comes with being human. I always approach whatever my client comes in with from the perspective that they are right to be having the emotional experience they're having; i.e., there are reasons for it. No judgment. No blame. As I engage in a therapeutic alliance with them, we explore together for understandings and meanings to learn those reasons, which no one can do alone. Through the alliance with me as a trusted professional, my client gains early symptom relief and is fostered in higher functioning through feeling better.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60640
I believe that relationships are an essential element to our overall wellness. I understand that there are times when we may feel stuck in negative patterns and disconnected from those close to us. Counseling can provide a way to help clients navigate these struggles and promote health and growth in their relationships. By utilizing compassion and self-acceptance, I believe that we all have the ability to create positive change in our relationships and our lives.
Emotionally Focused
(872) 814-6094
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Chicago, IL 60640
Emotionally Focused
I believe that relationships are an essential element to our overall wellness. I understand that there are times when we may feel stuck in negative patterns and disconnected from those close to us. Counseling can provide a way to help clients navigate these struggles and promote health and growth in their relationships. By utilizing compassion and self-acceptance, I believe that we all have the ability to create positive change in our relationships and our lives.
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MA Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60615
I’m a pre-licensed fellow, with years of experience. I specialize in adolescents and adults who face various mental health and identity development challenges. My practice is concentrated in trauma, grief, depression, anxiety, faith exploration and life adjustments.
Emotionally Focused
(773) 572-0827
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Chicago, IL 60615
Emotionally Focused
I’m a pre-licensed fellow, with years of experience. I specialize in adolescents and adults who face various mental health and identity development challenges. My practice is concentrated in trauma, grief, depression, anxiety, faith exploration and life adjustments.
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Counselor, PsyD, MA, LCPC Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60657
My goal is to support you during your journey to grow and heal from experiences that are impacting your ability to be the healthiest version of you. I strive to provide an environment that is open, safe, and tailored to your unique needs. I will assist you to find solutions and see results that make meaningful differences in your life. I want you to feel a sense of relief and freedom as you improve your understanding of how the choices you make impact you and your relationships.
Emotionally Focused
(708) 906-5478
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Chicago, IL 60657
Emotionally Focused
My goal is to support you during your journey to grow and heal from experiences that are impacting your ability to be the healthiest version of you. I strive to provide an environment that is open, safe, and tailored to your unique needs. I will assist you to find solutions and see results that make meaningful differences in your life. I want you to feel a sense of relief and freedom as you improve your understanding of how the choices you make impact you and your relationships.
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Counselor, LCPC Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60625
Jordan Wakefield is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who received her Master’s degree in Community Counseling from DePaul University. She believes that relationships throughout our lives impact our self-perception and patterns of behavior, which may result in unwanted thoughts or feelings. Jordan approaches client concerns with compassion and care, normalizing client experiences and allowing space for exploring new ways of being. Utilizing attachment theory, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and a trauma-informed approach, Jordan provides her clients with empathy and support to develop new ways of being.
Emotionally Focused
(224) 470-7898
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Chicago, IL 60625
Emotionally Focused
Jordan Wakefield is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who received her Master’s degree in Community Counseling from DePaul University. She believes that relationships throughout our lives impact our self-perception and patterns of behavior, which may result in unwanted thoughts or feelings. Jordan approaches client concerns with compassion and care, normalizing client experiences and allowing space for exploring new ways of being. Utilizing attachment theory, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and a trauma-informed approach, Jordan provides her clients with empathy and support to develop new ways of being.
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Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60647
Across all therapeutic modalities I aim to maintain a safe space, which allows both therapist and client to collaborate and engage in natural conversation. I believe it is through these interactions where a relationship can be developed and certain insights come to light.
Emotionally Focused
(872) 243-2087
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Chicago, IL 60647
Emotionally Focused
Across all therapeutic modalities I aim to maintain a safe space, which allows both therapist and client to collaborate and engage in natural conversation. I believe it is through these interactions where a relationship can be developed and certain insights come to light.

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Emotionally Focused Therapists
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is an approach to therapy that helps clients identify their emotions, learn to explore and experience them, to understand them and then to manage them. Chicago Emotionally Focused Therapy embraces the idea that emotions can be changed, first by arriving at or 'living' the maladaptive emotion (e.g. loss, fear or shame) in session, and then learning to transform it. Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples seeks to break the negative emotion cycles within relationships, emphasizing the importance of the attachment bond between couples, and how nurturing of the attachment bonds and an empathetic understanding of each others emotions can break the cycles. Check these Chicago Emotionally Focused Therapy professionals for individual or Emotionally 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.