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.
Emotionally Focused
(224) 261-7610
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Chicago, IL 60613
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.
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Psychologist, MA, PhD Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60613
I am passionate about working with women identified individuals who may be struggling with anxiety, stress, depression etc. I work best with individuals who are motivated to make positive changes in their lives but are feeling "stuck". Using a gentle and collaborative approach, we will find ways to move past these road blocks and get you back to living a more meaningful and fulfilling life. My role is to walk alongside you as we discover more workable solutions. We may also explore how your past experiences, current thought patterns, relationship to your internal experiences, and cultural context influence how you are feeling.
Emotionally Focused
(331) 771-7063
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Chicago, IL 60613
Emotionally Focused
I am passionate about working with women identified individuals who may be struggling with anxiety, stress, depression etc. I work best with individuals who are motivated to make positive changes in their lives but are feeling "stuck". Using a gentle and collaborative approach, we will find ways to move past these road blocks and get you back to living a more meaningful and fulfilling life. My role is to walk alongside you as we discover more workable solutions. We may also explore how your past experiences, current thought patterns, relationship to your internal experiences, and cultural context influence how you are feeling.
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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.
Emotionally Focused
(312) 494-1437
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Chicago, IL 60659
Emotionally 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.
Emotionally Focused
(312) 548-6291
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Chicago, IL 60611
Emotionally 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.
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Counselor, MA, LCPC Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60601
Stories have always fascinated me. They have the power to move us emotionally, to educate and instruct, to entertain us, and to cultivate true compassion and empathy through the act of sharing a story with another. They are also a powerful vehicle for how we perceive, interpret, define and live our lives, yet sometimes it can be easy to forget that we can be the authors of our story, not just a character proceeding along some previously determined narrative.
Emotionally Focused
(312) 313-0272
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Chicago, IL 60601
Emotionally Focused
Stories have always fascinated me. They have the power to move us emotionally, to educate and instruct, to entertain us, and to cultivate true compassion and empathy through the act of sharing a story with another. They are also a powerful vehicle for how we perceive, interpret, define and live our lives, yet sometimes it can be easy to forget that we can be the authors of our story, not just a character proceeding along some previously determined narrative.
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Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60707
We all naturally strive towards happiness, growth, and development. Sometimes, however, there are obstacles along the way: depression, anxiety, loss, financial strain, illness, relationship turmoil, addiction, or the impacts of prejudice and inequality. I will partner with you, get to know and understand who you are, where you come from. Together, we will explore solutions to get you back on track, to help you overcome suffering, to help you live more fully, more intentionally, and more effectively.
Emotionally Focused
(773) 362-5296
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Chicago, IL 60707
Emotionally Focused
We all naturally strive towards happiness, growth, and development. Sometimes, however, there are obstacles along the way: depression, anxiety, loss, financial strain, illness, relationship turmoil, addiction, or the impacts of prejudice and inequality. I will partner with you, get to know and understand who you are, where you come from. Together, we will explore solutions to get you back on track, to help you overcome suffering, to help you live more fully, more intentionally, and more effectively.
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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.
Emotionally Focused
(312) 766-9253
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Chicago, IL 60657
Emotionally 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.
Emotionally Focused
(331) 210-9581
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Chicago, IL 60647
Emotionally 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.
Emotionally Focused
(888) 870-1775
Verified
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Chicago, IL 60657
Emotionally 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.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Chicago, IL 60601
Do you want help feeling better about yourself and your life? Are you looking for a counselor with an open mind and a compassionate heart who accepts you as you are, someone who recognizes your basic humanity and worth? We’re living in unstable times when life may feel as if it has slipped sideways into unfamiliar territory. You are not alone. I can act as an honest and gentle guide to listen and to teach you the skills and techniques that can improve your life. There are many benefits to counseling; improved self-esteem, more control over obsessive thoughts, and a clearer sense of life direction.
Emotionally Focused
(309) 220-3794
Verified
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Office is near:
Chicago, IL 60601
Emotionally Focused
Do you want help feeling better about yourself and your life? Are you looking for a counselor with an open mind and a compassionate heart who accepts you as you are, someone who recognizes your basic humanity and worth? We’re living in unstable times when life may feel as if it has slipped sideways into unfamiliar territory. You are not alone. I can act as an honest and gentle guide to listen and to teach you the skills and techniques that can improve your life. There are many benefits to counseling; improved self-esteem, more control over obsessive thoughts, and a clearer sense of life direction.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60647
**Not currently accepting new clients** I’m a big believer that therapy doesn’t have to be buttoned-up or artificial. It should be comfortable and real. I prefer to facilitate a casual, collaborative, & affirming environment where we can openly discuss anything that’s on your mind and empower you to explore who you are and how you relate to others. I work with individuals, couples, open/polyamorous relationships, and adult families. In addition, I specialize in working working with athletes, e-sports athletes, musicians, and fellow therapists.
Emotionally Focused
(847) 558-1875
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Chicago, IL 60647
Emotionally Focused
**Not currently accepting new clients** I’m a big believer that therapy doesn’t have to be buttoned-up or artificial. It should be comfortable and real. I prefer to facilitate a casual, collaborative, & affirming environment where we can openly discuss anything that’s on your mind and empower you to explore who you are and how you relate to others. I work with individuals, couples, open/polyamorous relationships, and adult families. In addition, I specialize in working working with athletes, e-sports athletes, musicians, and fellow therapists.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LPHA Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Chicago, IL 60644
It is the desire of every human being to be loved and to belong. The only true thing that distinguishes us from one another is our experiences and our perspective of those experiences. Your past, the personal struggles and decisions you currently face and the conflicts between you and those you care about does not define you. What I offer is empathy, compassion, and support with a focus on creating a warm, safe and welcoming environment where you can be heard and understood without judgment.
Emotionally Focused
(630) 948-5041
Verified
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Office is near:
Chicago, IL 60644
Emotionally Focused
It is the desire of every human being to be loved and to belong. The only true thing that distinguishes us from one another is our experiences and our perspective of those experiences. Your past, the personal struggles and decisions you currently face and the conflicts between you and those you care about does not define you. What I offer is empathy, compassion, and support with a focus on creating a warm, safe and welcoming environment where you can be heard and understood without judgment.
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Counselor, LCPC, CYI Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60613
I am licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC) who has been providing counseling to individuals, couples, and families since 2000. My personal intention for working with you, and all of my clients, is to approach therapy from a holistic perspective. A holistic perspective looks at the mind, body, and spirit with the goal of bringing these aspects of self into harmony. My primary goal is to help you foster your own inner strength to create the life you want. You may find that the therapy process cultivates more peace in your life or changes the way you want to live.
Emotionally Focused
(773) 295-7993
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Chicago, IL 60613
Emotionally Focused
I am licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC) who has been providing counseling to individuals, couples, and families since 2000. My personal intention for working with you, and all of my clients, is to approach therapy from a holistic perspective. A holistic perspective looks at the mind, body, and spirit with the goal of bringing these aspects of self into harmony. My primary goal is to help you foster your own inner strength to create the life you want. You may find that the therapy process cultivates more peace in your life or changes the way you want to live.
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Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60614
The process of searching for a therapist can be overwhelming. My goal is to provide you with a safe and supportive environment as you begin your journey that will become a foundation for change in your life. You are the expert in your experience, and I believe in approaching the individual holistically, and building on your strengths in order to empower you and facilitate change.
Emotionally Focused
(872) 250-4481
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Chicago, IL 60614
Emotionally Focused
The process of searching for a therapist can be overwhelming. My goal is to provide you with a safe and supportive environment as you begin your journey that will become a foundation for change in your life. You are the expert in your experience, and I believe in approaching the individual holistically, and building on your strengths in order to empower you and facilitate change.
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Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60608
Stacy has been in practice for 17+ years and has worked with a wide range of individuals seeking support and guidance in several areas, including life transitions, depression, anxiety, trauma, infertility, racial trauma and injustice, adjustment to parenthood, couples, grief, etc. Stacy works from an integrative and strengths based model, recognizing that how we each take in and perceive our past and significant relationships can directly impact our day to day interactions with ourselves and others.
Emotionally Focused
(312) 766-1168
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Chicago, IL 60608
Emotionally Focused
Stacy has been in practice for 17+ years and has worked with a wide range of individuals seeking support and guidance in several areas, including life transitions, depression, anxiety, trauma, infertility, racial trauma and injustice, adjustment to parenthood, couples, grief, etc. Stacy works from an integrative and strengths based model, recognizing that how we each take in and perceive our past and significant relationships can directly impact our day to day interactions with ourselves and others.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, ACSW, LCSW Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60602
I am certified in Imago Relationship Therapy and I have completed all levels of training from the Gottman Institute. In addition I trained with The Family Institute. I offer a one hour free lecture entitled the The Art and Science of Relationships. I am available to churches, synagogues, community centers, attorneys and physicians to offer this free lecture to their parishioners, attendees, clients or patients. In addition I am available to give a couple's workshop on The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work and would consider any requests on topics that are deemed of interest.
Emotionally Focused
(224) 231-6261
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Chicago, IL 60602
Emotionally Focused
I am certified in Imago Relationship Therapy and I have completed all levels of training from the Gottman Institute. In addition I trained with The Family Institute. I offer a one hour free lecture entitled the The Art and Science of Relationships. I am available to churches, synagogues, community centers, attorneys and physicians to offer this free lecture to their parishioners, attendees, clients or patients. In addition I am available to give a couple's workshop on The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work and would consider any requests on topics that are deemed of interest.
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Counselor, JD, CDR, LCPC Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60601
My approach to therapy is grounded in the belief that each individual has the capacity to affect change in his/her life. I also believe in my responsibility to actively engage with my client and facilitate their movement through their issues and feelings. Different theoretical interventions may be more facilitative depending on one's particular needs, one's background, one's view of the world, and one's capacity for insight. As a therapist, I truly consider the individual as a whole and attempt to utilize the most effective tool to facilitate progress towards independent wellness given the particular needs and challenges of my client.
Emotionally Focused
(312) 625-5457
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Chicago, IL 60601
Emotionally Focused
My approach to therapy is grounded in the belief that each individual has the capacity to affect change in his/her life. I also believe in my responsibility to actively engage with my client and facilitate their movement through their issues and feelings. Different theoretical interventions may be more facilitative depending on one's particular needs, one's background, one's view of the world, and one's capacity for insight. As a therapist, I truly consider the individual as a whole and attempt to utilize the most effective tool to facilitate progress towards independent wellness given the particular needs and challenges of my client.
Photo of Targol Hasankhani, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60640
As a Marriage and Family therapist, I have extensive experience in working with individuals, couples, and families. I approach therapy from a strength-based, holistic, and highly collaborative model, welcoming diversity of race, culture, spirituality, gender, and orientation. Areas of specialty include mood disorders, anxiety disorders, relational distress and family conflict, life-transition, parenting and co-parenting, and grief and loss. Whether one is exploring gender and sex identity, cultural and ethnic identity, or seeking to translate diverse experiences within a partnership, I will support and guide them through the process
Emotionally Focused
(773) 786-9875
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Chicago, IL 60640
Emotionally Focused
As a Marriage and Family therapist, I have extensive experience in working with individuals, couples, and families. I approach therapy from a strength-based, holistic, and highly collaborative model, welcoming diversity of race, culture, spirituality, gender, and orientation. Areas of specialty include mood disorders, anxiety disorders, relational distress and family conflict, life-transition, parenting and co-parenting, and grief and loss. Whether one is exploring gender and sex identity, cultural and ethnic identity, or seeking to translate diverse experiences within a partnership, I will support and guide them through the process
Photo of Alexandra Tavlas (Alex), Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Chicago, IL 60601
Do you often feel shame or doubt yourself due to past experiences? You are not alone in your experience of living through a traumatic event, although it can feel isolating, confusing, or angering. You may be living with nightmares, a sense of feeling disconnected, intrusive thoughts, or self-blame, but healing is more than possible. My hope is to explore with you how your body holds trauma and to discover how you can best cope with these experiences.
Emotionally Focused
(844) 595-0708
Verified
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Office is near:
Chicago, IL 60601
Emotionally Focused
Do you often feel shame or doubt yourself due to past experiences? You are not alone in your experience of living through a traumatic event, although it can feel isolating, confusing, or angering. You may be living with nightmares, a sense of feeling disconnected, intrusive thoughts, or self-blame, but healing is more than possible. My hope is to explore with you how your body holds trauma and to discover how you can best cope with these experiences.
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.
Emotionally Focused
(929) 335-9928
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Chicago, IL 60640
Emotionally 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.

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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.