Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Chicago, Illinois 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."
Emotionally Focused
(224) 261-7610
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60613
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Emotionally 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."
Kalyani Gopal, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD, HSPP, FACAPP
Chicago, Illinois 60611
"Specialties: Neuropsychology, psychological testing and evaluation, attachment disorders, personality disorders, sex trafficking victims, domestic violence victims, juvenile delinquency, academic failure,school adjustment, mental illness in all ages, child abuse and neglect, family therapy, couples therapy, marital therapy, trauma treatment, parenting challenges, foster care and foster parenting. She specializes in women's health issues, male relationships and commitment issues, couples therapy, divorce mediation and is a credentialed custody evaluator and disability evaluator. She is the author of two books and two clinical workbooks. The book, "How to Nurture the Traumatized Child" is available on Amazon."
Emotionally Focused
(219) 214-4137
Chicago, Illinois 60611
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Emotionally Focused
"Specialties: Neuropsychology, psychological testing and evaluation, attachment disorders, personality disorders, sex trafficking victims, domestic violence victims, juvenile delinquency, academic failure,school adjustment, mental illness in all ages, child abuse and neglect, family therapy, couples therapy, marital therapy, trauma treatment, parenting challenges, foster care and foster parenting. She specializes in women's health issues, male relationships and commitment issues, couples therapy, divorce mediation and is a credentialed custody evaluator and disability evaluator. She is the author of two books and two clinical workbooks. The book, "How to Nurture the Traumatized Child" is available on Amazon."
Samantha Gehr, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60601
"I know that starting this process can feel overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be. Using warmth, empathy, direct feedback and skill building I can help you more fully understand yourself and your relationships and therefore feel empowered to start living the life you want to live. While it is important to minimize daily struggles that get in the way of being fully present in your life and relationships, I firmly believe that healing comes from exploring how our past experiences have affected the ways in which we interpret and interact with our world in the present."
Emotionally Focused
(872) 215-4639
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60601
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Emotionally Focused
"I know that starting this process can feel overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be. Using warmth, empathy, direct feedback and skill building I can help you more fully understand yourself and your relationships and therefore feel empowered to start living the life you want to live. While it is important to minimize daily struggles that get in the way of being fully present in your life and relationships, I firmly believe that healing comes from exploring how our past experiences have affected the ways in which we interpret and interact with our world in the present."
John Palen, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Chicago, Illinois 60613
"I enjoy collaborating with clients ranging from older children (9 and up), adolescents, adults, and families, who present with a wide range of concerns such as depression, anxiety, LGBT issues, behavioral difficulties, and parent-child relationship problems.I also work with men who are at a cross-road in their lives and struggling with how to be better men, husbands, partners, and fathers."
Emotionally Focused
(847) 282-0722
Verified
Office is near:
Chicago, Illinois 60613
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Emotionally Focused
"I enjoy collaborating with clients ranging from older children (9 and up), adolescents, adults, and families, who present with a wide range of concerns such as depression, anxiety, LGBT issues, behavioral difficulties, and parent-child relationship problems.I also work with men who are at a cross-road in their lives and struggling with how to be better men, husbands, partners, and fathers."
Saraa D. Lee, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60605
"You once dreamed of having it all...but now you just work endless hours that leave you feeling burned out. You wonder how some people can make their super productive, picture “perfect” lives look so easy, while you feel like you are barely holding it together. Maybe you are feeling frustrated, anxious or wondering when your real life will finally begin."
Emotionally Focused
(213) 572-6647
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60605
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Emotionally Focused
"You once dreamed of having it all...but now you just work endless hours that leave you feeling burned out. You wonder how some people can make their super productive, picture “perfect” lives look so easy, while you feel like you are barely holding it together. Maybe you are feeling frustrated, anxious or wondering when your real life will finally begin."
Paul Giblin, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MDiv, LMFT
Hosts group in:
Chicago, Illinois 60611
"I specialize in couples counseling, family counseling, counseling with men, and premarital counseling. I help clients make meaning of their struggles, articulate their desires, and collaborate to reach their goals. I normalize and interpret conflict in terms of differences, identity, connection, and power issues. Intimacy and anger, stress and time constraints, are often the focus of our work together. I tend to be fairly transparent and strengths-focused. I also specialize in the integration of spirituality and psychotherapy."
Emotionally Focused
(773) 599-0980
Hosts group in:
Chicago, Illinois 60611
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Emotionally Focused
"I specialize in couples counseling, family counseling, counseling with men, and premarital counseling. I help clients make meaning of their struggles, articulate their desires, and collaborate to reach their goals. I normalize and interpret conflict in terms of differences, identity, connection, and power issues. Intimacy and anger, stress and time constraints, are often the focus of our work together. I tend to be fairly transparent and strengths-focused. I also specialize in the integration of spirituality and psychotherapy."
Lisa Andersen Peterson, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60625
"Are you perhaps an individual wanting another perspective as you sort through life? A new couple or family? Been together for what seems like forever? Issues with your grown siblings? Whether just starting out and working through the complexities of a new job, relationship or family, or understanding that living with the same person day in and day out, year after year, can be difficult (right?!), sometimes it is helpful to bring in an outside person to help work through the "everyday-ness" of life."
Emotionally Focused
(847) 813-7445 x4
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60625
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Emotionally Focused
"Are you perhaps an individual wanting another perspective as you sort through life? A new couple or family? Been together for what seems like forever? Issues with your grown siblings? Whether just starting out and working through the complexities of a new job, relationship or family, or understanding that living with the same person day in and day out, year after year, can be difficult (right?!), sometimes it is helpful to bring in an outside person to help work through the "everyday-ness" of life."
Kathleen M Pendergast, Counselor
Counselor, LCPC
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60647
" My goal is to provide each client with an emotionally safe environment where they feel comfortable exploring even the biggest challenges, whether it is how to manage overwhelming emotions such as anxiety or depression, rebuild a more honest sense of identity, learn to recognize and fight unhealthy or toxic patterns in life & relationships, confront past trauma or abuse, or other flavors of struggle. Many of my clients battle mood disorders, daunting life transitions, relationship issues, as well as cultural issues, LGBTQ integration struggles, grief/loss, trauma, & body image discomfort/disordered eating. "
Emotionally Focused
(773) 717-5538
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60647
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Emotionally Focused
" My goal is to provide each client with an emotionally safe environment where they feel comfortable exploring even the biggest challenges, whether it is how to manage overwhelming emotions such as anxiety or depression, rebuild a more honest sense of identity, learn to recognize and fight unhealthy or toxic patterns in life & relationships, confront past trauma or abuse, or other flavors of struggle. Many of my clients battle mood disorders, daunting life transitions, relationship issues, as well as cultural issues, LGBTQ integration struggles, grief/loss, trauma, & body image discomfort/disordered eating. "
Samantha Greenwald, Counselor
Counselor, LCPC, CADC
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60622
"Sam begins the therapeutic journey with you by working together to create an individualized treatment plan for you as a unique client. Sam’s therapeutic approach remains solution-focused in that it fosters and encourages your growth and progress over the course of treatment. Sam wholeheartedly believes your background, personal beliefs, and value system are of primary importance in assisting you on your journey toward whole health and contentment. Sam has specialized training and experience in the treatment of addiction and trauma, as well as stressors related to life transitions occurring during adolescence through adulthood. "
Emotionally Focused
(773) 469-6675
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60622
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Emotionally Focused
"Sam begins the therapeutic journey with you by working together to create an individualized treatment plan for you as a unique client. Sam’s therapeutic approach remains solution-focused in that it fosters and encourages your growth and progress over the course of treatment. Sam wholeheartedly believes your background, personal beliefs, and value system are of primary importance in assisting you on your journey toward whole health and contentment. Sam has specialized training and experience in the treatment of addiction and trauma, as well as stressors related to life transitions occurring during adolescence through adulthood. "
Kate Gulyayev, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60615
"My art as a therapist centers around creating a safe and nonjudgmental environment in which my clients feel fully accepted and free to explore new possibilities. If you suffer from anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, or simply want to live a more fulfilling life, I am here to offer you a therapeutic approach that is tailored to your unique needs. Struggling alone can make you feel isolated and stuck in the same old patterns. Through collaborative process of therapy you will learn specific tools to create lasting and positive changes."
Emotionally Focused
(312) 626-9644
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60615
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Emotionally Focused
"My art as a therapist centers around creating a safe and nonjudgmental environment in which my clients feel fully accepted and free to explore new possibilities. If you suffer from anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, or simply want to live a more fulfilling life, I am here to offer you a therapeutic approach that is tailored to your unique needs. Struggling alone can make you feel isolated and stuck in the same old patterns. Through collaborative process of therapy you will learn specific tools to create lasting and positive changes."
Laurel Meng, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW, AM
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60647
"You want to feel securely connected to others in your life. You want to feel empowered to navigate through life’s obstacles, with someone reliably in your corner. You want to trust in your own value and heal from being hurt. You deserve to feel seen and heard for all that you bring to this world and accepted for the myriad of identities that you inhabit."
Emotionally Focused
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60647
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Emotionally Focused
"You want to feel securely connected to others in your life. You want to feel empowered to navigate through life’s obstacles, with someone reliably in your corner. You want to trust in your own value and heal from being hurt. You deserve to feel seen and heard for all that you bring to this world and accepted for the myriad of identities that you inhabit."
Shelly Gasper, Counselor
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60640
"Challenges in life are unavoidable, but I believe that with the right therapist in the right environment, people can move in a positive direction. My philosophy is to empower my clients and help them discover the tools they need to move them forward in a productive, beneficial way."
Emotionally Focused
(773) 661-4680
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60640
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Emotionally Focused
"Challenges in life are unavoidable, but I believe that with the right therapist in the right environment, people can move in a positive direction. My philosophy is to empower my clients and help them discover the tools they need to move them forward in a productive, beneficial way."
Maya Nicole,
Office is near:
Chicago, Illinois 60622
"Do you keep finding yourself in the same painful loops in your life, emotions, & relationships? It’s my goal to help you understand where the patterns & behaviors that cause you pain and suffering originate from. I will guide you to acceptance & non judgement for the parts of yourself that don’t seem lovable. Together, we will explore how your early life experiences shaped the way you see yourself & the world now. Compassionately, through shadow work & inner child work, we will heal & rewire thought & behavioral patterns from the root of where they stem so that you can find empowerment, authenticity, fulfillment, and joy. "
Emotionally Focused
(878) 444-2968
Office is near:
Chicago, Illinois 60622
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Emotionally Focused
"Do you keep finding yourself in the same painful loops in your life, emotions, & relationships? It’s my goal to help you understand where the patterns & behaviors that cause you pain and suffering originate from. I will guide you to acceptance & non judgement for the parts of yourself that don’t seem lovable. Together, we will explore how your early life experiences shaped the way you see yourself & the world now. Compassionately, through shadow work & inner child work, we will heal & rewire thought & behavioral patterns from the root of where they stem so that you can find empowerment, authenticity, fulfillment, and joy. "
Vicki Keough,
CHT, BHS
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60657
"Vicki Keough, Behavioral Health Specialist, develops strategies and tools for each patient to address their presenting concerns. Collaborating together we explore new approaches to create positive sustainable change. Incorporating the subconscious mind through the use of hypnotherapy allows issues to be addressed at their root. Vicki studies the thoughts and triggers that create undesirable patterns and consequences in your life. To address these patterns she combines neuro linguistic programming, therapeutic hypnotherapy and coaching developing a counseling relationship that fits your needs and supports you in actualizing your goals. To learn more about Vicki and how she can help you visit vickikeough.com"
Emotionally Focused
(206) 866-6227
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60657
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Emotionally Focused
"Vicki Keough, Behavioral Health Specialist, develops strategies and tools for each patient to address their presenting concerns. Collaborating together we explore new approaches to create positive sustainable change. Incorporating the subconscious mind through the use of hypnotherapy allows issues to be addressed at their root. Vicki studies the thoughts and triggers that create undesirable patterns and consequences in your life. To address these patterns she combines neuro linguistic programming, therapeutic hypnotherapy and coaching developing a counseling relationship that fits your needs and supports you in actualizing your goals. To learn more about Vicki and how she can help you visit vickikeough.com"
Emmy Johnson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC, RYT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60622
""Loving ourselves through the process of owning our story is the bravest thing we'll ever do." ~Brene Brown~ Have you found life hasn't turned out the way you expected? Sometimes that can be a wonderful thing, and other times that reality can be frustrating to accept or work through. I believe those frustrations, when left unaddressed, can and often do lead to feelings of depression and/or anxiety, and can also put a strain on relationships. I believe therapy should be a safe space to give voice to those frustrations and an opportunity for healing."
Emotionally Focused
(309) 727-4030
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60622
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Emotionally Focused
""Loving ourselves through the process of owning our story is the bravest thing we'll ever do." ~Brene Brown~ Have you found life hasn't turned out the way you expected? Sometimes that can be a wonderful thing, and other times that reality can be frustrating to accept or work through. I believe those frustrations, when left unaddressed, can and often do lead to feelings of depression and/or anxiety, and can also put a strain on relationships. I believe therapy should be a safe space to give voice to those frustrations and an opportunity for healing."
Dr. Vicki D. Coleman, Counselor
Counselor, EdD, LCPC, CCMHC, MAC/DAC, SAP
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Chicago, Illinois 60610
"Dr. Vicki D. Coleman wants to know, " WHY ARE YOU SO ANGRY?" In the 21st century global economy, there are a myriad of challenges! Although anger is a valid emotion, unmonitored, it can lead to stress, inappropriate behavior, and violence, et al. A former tenured professor at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN, I possess an earned Doctorate in Psychology, an Amazon #1 Best Selling Author, and several publications, including two books, two chapters, refereed journal articles, and technical reports. Anger is frequently the antecedent to a myriad of issues and challenges; and my goal is to facilitate solutions for individuals."
Emotionally Focused
(702) 830-7337
Verified
Office is near:
Chicago, Illinois 60610
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Emotionally Focused
"Dr. Vicki D. Coleman wants to know, " WHY ARE YOU SO ANGRY?" In the 21st century global economy, there are a myriad of challenges! Although anger is a valid emotion, unmonitored, it can lead to stress, inappropriate behavior, and violence, et al. A former tenured professor at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN, I possess an earned Doctorate in Psychology, an Amazon #1 Best Selling Author, and several publications, including two books, two chapters, refereed journal articles, and technical reports. Anger is frequently the antecedent to a myriad of issues and challenges; and my goal is to facilitate solutions for individuals."
Kate Rooney, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AM, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60602
"The decision to enter therapy is a difficult one and indicates a serious commitment to improving and changing your life. My job is to join you in that commitment, and in doing so help you develop a sense of what you need and where you want your life to take you. For some this means establishing goals and priorities, for others it means figuring out how to achieve them. For each of my clients the focus and plan for our work together will vary depending on your individual needs, goals, and situation."
Emotionally Focused
(312) 883-9939
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60602
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Emotionally Focused
"The decision to enter therapy is a difficult one and indicates a serious commitment to improving and changing your life. My job is to join you in that commitment, and in doing so help you develop a sense of what you need and where you want your life to take you. For some this means establishing goals and priorities, for others it means figuring out how to achieve them. For each of my clients the focus and plan for our work together will vary depending on your individual needs, goals, and situation."
Joanna Aslanian, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, ATR-P
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60647
"Whether you are looking for support during a life transition or would like to find more effective methods for coping with overwhelming emotions such as loneliness, shame, or self-doubt-I will work together with you to explore new ways of thinking and behaving. As a Professional Counselor and Art Therapist, I will work collaboratively with you to foster a safe therapeutic environment to process past and present traumas, stressors, and relationship concerns."
Emotionally Focused
(872) 240-5448 x8
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60647
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Emotionally Focused
"Whether you are looking for support during a life transition or would like to find more effective methods for coping with overwhelming emotions such as loneliness, shame, or self-doubt-I will work together with you to explore new ways of thinking and behaving. As a Professional Counselor and Art Therapist, I will work collaboratively with you to foster a safe therapeutic environment to process past and present traumas, stressors, and relationship concerns."
Ben Tudor, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, ALMFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60603
"No one experiences life in a vacuum. This is why I am so passionate about incorporating all of the various relationships, experiences, and cultural dimensions that make you who you are, into our work together. My job is to learn about each individual, partner, or family member, to understand their challenges and help them find strength and motivation towards change. Whether I am working with couples, families, or individuals, it is important for our work to consider the multiple larger systems that impact your life. Just as the networks we are a part of inevitably affect us, we too send ripples out to others. "
Emotionally Focused
(773) 839-3303
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60603
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Emotionally Focused
"No one experiences life in a vacuum. This is why I am so passionate about incorporating all of the various relationships, experiences, and cultural dimensions that make you who you are, into our work together. My job is to learn about each individual, partner, or family member, to understand their challenges and help them find strength and motivation towards change. Whether I am working with couples, families, or individuals, it is important for our work to consider the multiple larger systems that impact your life. Just as the networks we are a part of inevitably affect us, we too send ripples out to others. "
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60604
Emotionally Focused
(773) 831-4176
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60604
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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

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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.