MSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60657
"I utilize a growth-oriented approach to empower people to problem solve and make changes to pursue the life they envision. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) strategies are used in my practice, with an emphasis on the use of trauma-sensitive mindfulness, to equip people with the skills needed to overcome life’s stressors and challenges. In dialectics, we acknowledge the opposing sides of each experience and work together to synthesize the two. I prioritize developing a safe, trusting therapeutic relationship that will meet you where you are at in your journey, and will come alongside you to cultivate your strengths."
Empire BlueCross BlueShield
(773) 922-9010
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60657
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Empire BlueCross BlueShield
"I utilize a growth-oriented approach to empower people to problem solve and make changes to pursue the life they envision. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) strategies are used in my practice, with an emphasis on the use of trauma-sensitive mindfulness, to equip people with the skills needed to overcome life’s stressors and challenges. In dialectics, we acknowledge the opposing sides of each experience and work together to synthesize the two. I prioritize developing a safe, trusting therapeutic relationship that will meet you where you are at in your journey, and will come alongside you to cultivate your strengths."
James M Bovan, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD, HSPP
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60603
"Are you feeling unhappy or lost and not sure what’s missing? Does it seem like you’ve tried everything but it’s still not better? And is it getting harder to ignore these feelings? I specialize in helping people work through these issues using an integrative approach tailored specifically to each person. Through individual, couple’s, or family therapy, we can work together to explore your past to find the future you’ve been looking for."
Empire BlueCross BlueShield
(773) 389-1065
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60603
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Empire BlueCross BlueShield
"Are you feeling unhappy or lost and not sure what’s missing? Does it seem like you’ve tried everything but it’s still not better? And is it getting harder to ignore these feelings? I specialize in helping people work through these issues using an integrative approach tailored specifically to each person. Through individual, couple’s, or family therapy, we can work together to explore your past to find the future you’ve been looking for."
Debbie Shepard, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, JD , LCSW, RDDP
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60640
"I provide a safe, supportive environment in which to collaborate on addressing what is not working for you in your life. Together we identify and build on your strengths, developing new problem-solving strategies and coping skills to help you navigate life more effictively and achieve your goals."
Empire BlueCross BlueShield
(872) 244-6383
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60640
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Empire BlueCross BlueShield
"I provide a safe, supportive environment in which to collaborate on addressing what is not working for you in your life. Together we identify and build on your strengths, developing new problem-solving strategies and coping skills to help you navigate life more effictively and achieve your goals."
Bob Riley, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60604
"I have been a therapist for more than 20 years. Before choosing a career in counseling, I was a professional offensive tackle in the NFL. Now I leverage many of the skills I learned as a pro athlete in my therapeutic practice, Including resilience, communication and teamwork. Most recently, my work has focused on the adjustment and relationship counseling needs of young adults as Deployed Resiliency Counselor on the USS Iwo Jima. "
Empire BlueCross BlueShield
(312) 765-7078
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60604
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Empire BlueCross BlueShield
"I have been a therapist for more than 20 years. Before choosing a career in counseling, I was a professional offensive tackle in the NFL. Now I leverage many of the skills I learned as a pro athlete in my therapeutic practice, Including resilience, communication and teamwork. Most recently, my work has focused on the adjustment and relationship counseling needs of young adults as Deployed Resiliency Counselor on the USS Iwo Jima. "
Meenal Patel, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC, NCC
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60606
"*ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS!* I am compassionate and understanding psychotherapist who is dedicated to helping you through your daily struggles that might be interfering with your life. I'm able to support individuals (youth, adults, and elderly) while utilizing an integrative and collaborative approach. Being able to work with the individual to identify skills and values that they each hold to help them to the fullest. I have experience working with the LGBTQIA++ community and identify as female by using she/her/hers pronouns. Feeling alone when you are struggling is not ideal; I am here to help you identify coping skills to help you."
Empire BlueCross BlueShield
(773) 839-3862
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60606
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Empire BlueCross BlueShield
"*ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS!* I am compassionate and understanding psychotherapist who is dedicated to helping you through your daily struggles that might be interfering with your life. I'm able to support individuals (youth, adults, and elderly) while utilizing an integrative and collaborative approach. Being able to work with the individual to identify skills and values that they each hold to help them to the fullest. I have experience working with the LGBTQIA++ community and identify as female by using she/her/hers pronouns. Feeling alone when you are struggling is not ideal; I am here to help you identify coping skills to help you."
John Charles Zibert, Counselor
Counselor, PhD, NCC, LCPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60640
"I am a board certified licensed clinical mental health counselor. I also served as counselor educator, clinical supervisor and instructor from 1993 to 2017 at St. Bonaventure University and St. Xavier University, Chicago. I collaborate with adults in individual and relationship counseling. Typical issues I support are depression, anxiety, grief, addictions, eating disorders, LGBT concerns, ACOA issues, stress, men's issues, and if the client requests, spirituality concerns. I offer Wednesday, Friday and Saturday appointments on Chicago's north side conveniently located in the Andersonville, Edgewater, Rogers Park areas"
Empire BlueCross BlueShield
(773) 312-4415
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60640
Empire BlueCross BlueShield
"I am a board certified licensed clinical mental health counselor. I also served as counselor educator, clinical supervisor and instructor from 1993 to 2017 at St. Bonaventure University and St. Xavier University, Chicago. I collaborate with adults in individual and relationship counseling. Typical issues I support are depression, anxiety, grief, addictions, eating disorders, LGBT concerns, ACOA issues, stress, men's issues, and if the client requests, spirituality concerns. I offer Wednesday, Friday and Saturday appointments on Chicago's north side conveniently located in the Andersonville, Edgewater, Rogers Park areas"
Megan Frank, LPC Intern
LPC Intern, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60602
"Have you ever felt stuck while in a relationship or confused about who you are or where you want to be in your life? Do parts of you feel lost and insecure while other parts of you are so ready to change and give up old habits? These different parts of us may feel pressure from family, friends, work, school, and society to fit a mold of who we are supposed to be as a person. We may even put the most pressure on ourselves to be in control, strive for perfection, or please others. Yet, deep down we may feel empty, out of control, anxious, or inauthentic. You are not alone. "
Empire BlueCross BlueShield
(872) 233-4908
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60602
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Empire BlueCross BlueShield
"Have you ever felt stuck while in a relationship or confused about who you are or where you want to be in your life? Do parts of you feel lost and insecure while other parts of you are so ready to change and give up old habits? These different parts of us may feel pressure from family, friends, work, school, and society to fit a mold of who we are supposed to be as a person. We may even put the most pressure on ourselves to be in control, strive for perfection, or please others. Yet, deep down we may feel empty, out of control, anxious, or inauthentic. You are not alone. "
Lisa A Stanton, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PC
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60647
"I am a psychotherapist who has worked with adults and couples since 2001. I specialize in traumatic stress disorders assisting my clients with coping strategies to manage their distress and anxiety. I believe in creating a collaborative relationship, one that will foster healing in a safe environment."
Empire BlueCross BlueShield
(773) 696-1797
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60647
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Empire BlueCross BlueShield
"I am a psychotherapist who has worked with adults and couples since 2001. I specialize in traumatic stress disorders assisting my clients with coping strategies to manage their distress and anxiety. I believe in creating a collaborative relationship, one that will foster healing in a safe environment."
Carolyn Cole, Counselor
Counselor, MA, LCPC, LMFT, NCC
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60604
"How do you treat yourself? Can you say you treat yourself with the same compassion and care you show your family? Your friends? Your partner? Are you your best supporter or your biggest critic? We should talk! My passion is working with adults who are not satisfied with their relationships - with friends, family, or significant others. You deserve to feel loved and important, I want to help you identify and remove the barriers keeping you from realizing the life you want."
Empire BlueCross BlueShield
(312) 647-2407
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60604
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Empire BlueCross BlueShield
"How do you treat yourself? Can you say you treat yourself with the same compassion and care you show your family? Your friends? Your partner? Are you your best supporter or your biggest critic? We should talk! My passion is working with adults who are not satisfied with their relationships - with friends, family, or significant others. You deserve to feel loved and important, I want to help you identify and remove the barriers keeping you from realizing the life you want."
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60601
"People who seek psychotherapy feel stuck and stressed. Psychotherapy is an emotional learning process which takes place between a therapist and a client. Within this joint endeavor, the therapist's role is to actively listen and offer interpretations/suggestions. The client's role is to be as open as possible about his/her feelings and life situation and to engage with the therapist in a productive dialogue. The mutual goal is to facilitate the individual's self knowledge and arrive at a new understanding about the presenting problem, thereby freeing up the person to resolve the difficulty and become happier."
Empire BlueCross BlueShield
(773) 757-6493
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60601
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Empire BlueCross BlueShield
"People who seek psychotherapy feel stuck and stressed. Psychotherapy is an emotional learning process which takes place between a therapist and a client. Within this joint endeavor, the therapist's role is to actively listen and offer interpretations/suggestions. The client's role is to be as open as possible about his/her feelings and life situation and to engage with the therapist in a productive dialogue. The mutual goal is to facilitate the individual's self knowledge and arrive at a new understanding about the presenting problem, thereby freeing up the person to resolve the difficulty and become happier."
Lara Savicevic, Counselor
Counselor, PsyD, LCPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60640
"I have more than a decade of experience providing individual, couples and family therapy to individuals of all ages, backgrounds and presenting problems. You will be provided with a safe, supportive and encouraging environment where we will collaboratively address your life's challenges such as depression, anxiety, stress, relationship issues, parenting, life transitions, substance abuse, domestic abuse, and other challenges you may be experiencing. I utilize various evidence-based treatment modalities tailored to your individual needs. I look forward to meeting you and accompanying you on your journey towards attaining your personal goals as well as improving your overall functioning and life satisfaction!"
Empire BlueCross BlueShield
(773) 985-3413
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60640
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Empire BlueCross BlueShield
"I have more than a decade of experience providing individual, couples and family therapy to individuals of all ages, backgrounds and presenting problems. You will be provided with a safe, supportive and encouraging environment where we will collaboratively address your life's challenges such as depression, anxiety, stress, relationship issues, parenting, life transitions, substance abuse, domestic abuse, and other challenges you may be experiencing. I utilize various evidence-based treatment modalities tailored to your individual needs. I look forward to meeting you and accompanying you on your journey towards attaining your personal goals as well as improving your overall functioning and life satisfaction!"
Loren Mercola, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CADC, Type 73
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60611
"IS THE LIFE YOU ARE LIVING NOW THE LIFE THAT WANTS TO LIVE IN YOU? If not, I can help! Create the reality you want. Dare to dream. Find your passion. Change directions. Discover your untapped potential. Celebrate relationships. Enrich your spirit. Live your best life by being your BEST self! With a collaborative counseling/coaching style, I offer guidance, support, education and strategies to empower you to achieve your goals and live a healthy, balanced life. Working together will provide you with opportunities to grow and learn to: Accept Accountability for your Choices, Actions & Reactions"
Empire BlueCross BlueShield
(312) 806-8880
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60611
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Empire BlueCross BlueShield
"IS THE LIFE YOU ARE LIVING NOW THE LIFE THAT WANTS TO LIVE IN YOU? If not, I can help! Create the reality you want. Dare to dream. Find your passion. Change directions. Discover your untapped potential. Celebrate relationships. Enrich your spirit. Live your best life by being your BEST self! With a collaborative counseling/coaching style, I offer guidance, support, education and strategies to empower you to achieve your goals and live a healthy, balanced life. Working together will provide you with opportunities to grow and learn to: Accept Accountability for your Choices, Actions & Reactions"
Lisa M. Demos, Counselor
Counselor, LCPC, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60611
"My approach to therapy is empathic, strength-based and interactive. I believe that a safe, trusting therapeutic relationship while empowering the client is imperative for change. I have been providing therapy since 2000 for adults, couples, and children. My main approach to therapy is to utilize cognitive behavioral theory (CBT) in order to process thoughts, feelings, and beliefs that contribute to distorted thinking and behavior, therefore affecting emotional well-being. The goal is to challenge and reframe so that the client achieves their personal goals, to cope with life transitions and obstacles, and improve mental health"
Empire BlueCross BlueShield
(773) 451-8172
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60611
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Empire BlueCross BlueShield
"My approach to therapy is empathic, strength-based and interactive. I believe that a safe, trusting therapeutic relationship while empowering the client is imperative for change. I have been providing therapy since 2000 for adults, couples, and children. My main approach to therapy is to utilize cognitive behavioral theory (CBT) in order to process thoughts, feelings, and beliefs that contribute to distorted thinking and behavior, therefore affecting emotional well-being. The goal is to challenge and reframe so that the client achieves their personal goals, to cope with life transitions and obstacles, and improve mental health"
Traci Patterson, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, CADC, RYT-200, Y12SR
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60602
"We live in a chaotic world. You may feel increasingly more anxious, worried, overwhelmed, or possibly depressed. Life may even feel unmanageable. You might find yourself trying to fill an internal void with external things, such as alcohol, drugs, food, sex, or relationships. Experiences from your past could leave you feeling stuck in your present. Change can be terrifying, and taking that first step may feel impossible. I became a therapist to help others see their worth and start to take ownership of their lives. Despite what that non-stop loop of negative self-talk in your head may tell you, you are good enough just as you are."
Empire BlueCross BlueShield
(312) 516-2489 x709
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60602
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Empire BlueCross BlueShield
"We live in a chaotic world. You may feel increasingly more anxious, worried, overwhelmed, or possibly depressed. Life may even feel unmanageable. You might find yourself trying to fill an internal void with external things, such as alcohol, drugs, food, sex, or relationships. Experiences from your past could leave you feeling stuck in your present. Change can be terrifying, and taking that first step may feel impossible. I became a therapist to help others see their worth and start to take ownership of their lives. Despite what that non-stop loop of negative self-talk in your head may tell you, you are good enough just as you are."
Alice Bernstein, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60606
"The unique experiences, expectations, and traits of each person require an individualized approach to psychotherapy. As I work with an individual my approach may include elements of modern psychoanalysis, cognitive behavior therapy, family therapy, and client centered counseling. I utilize recent research in neuro-psychology to inform the various theories of psychotherapy. Faculty members, students, and creative individuals, as well as foreign nationals and first and second generation Americans are groups with whom I have significant interest and experience. A special interest of mine is facilitating the growth of individuals who want to change long term problems with self-esteem, interpersonal relationships, anxiety and depression."
Empire BlueCross BlueShield
(773) 417-0616
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60606
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Empire BlueCross BlueShield
"The unique experiences, expectations, and traits of each person require an individualized approach to psychotherapy. As I work with an individual my approach may include elements of modern psychoanalysis, cognitive behavior therapy, family therapy, and client centered counseling. I utilize recent research in neuro-psychology to inform the various theories of psychotherapy. Faculty members, students, and creative individuals, as well as foreign nationals and first and second generation Americans are groups with whom I have significant interest and experience. A special interest of mine is facilitating the growth of individuals who want to change long term problems with self-esteem, interpersonal relationships, anxiety and depression."
Centro Castillo for Personal & Family Wellbeing, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60657
"At Centro Castillo for Personal and Family Wellbeing, our therapists strongly believe that the reason you seek assistance is only part of your life. Together we will discover what motivates you and use this knowledge to increase self-awareness in how you feel, think and act. With this knowledge, the ultimate goal is make the best decisions that will leave you feeling better and live a happier life. With 10 therapist in 3 offices throughout the city (Lakeview, Pilsen, and near Oak Park) we look forward to helping you and your family."
Empire BlueCross BlueShield
(773) 622-6218
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60657
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Empire BlueCross BlueShield
"At Centro Castillo for Personal and Family Wellbeing, our therapists strongly believe that the reason you seek assistance is only part of your life. Together we will discover what motivates you and use this knowledge to increase self-awareness in how you feel, think and act. With this knowledge, the ultimate goal is make the best decisions that will leave you feeling better and live a happier life. With 10 therapist in 3 offices throughout the city (Lakeview, Pilsen, and near Oak Park) we look forward to helping you and your family."
Maureen R Kelly, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60604
"Most of us seek help when the ways we have learned to cope are no longer working and we are in pain. Some strategies for survival -- like using alcohol or other drugs to manage moods, or keeping silent when one needs to speak -- may have been needed earlier in life but in adulthood are no longer effective. Working to change is hard, and I believe a therapist needs to be attentive, accepting, and curious to help clients untangle their struggles. It's important to really hear someone's story fully, to listen hard and well and help make sense of it, and then helping them imagine new ways of being."
Empire BlueCross BlueShield
(773) 802-2168
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60604
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Empire BlueCross BlueShield
"Most of us seek help when the ways we have learned to cope are no longer working and we are in pain. Some strategies for survival -- like using alcohol or other drugs to manage moods, or keeping silent when one needs to speak -- may have been needed earlier in life but in adulthood are no longer effective. Working to change is hard, and I believe a therapist needs to be attentive, accepting, and curious to help clients untangle their struggles. It's important to really hear someone's story fully, to listen hard and well and help make sense of it, and then helping them imagine new ways of being."
Phyllis Ellen Greenbaum, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60602
"While life usually has its ups and downs, and everyone encounters difficult days, sometimes things become overwhelming and therefore it makes sense to seek counseling. In fact, often it may be helpful to run a distressing situation past a professional like me, not only to allow the opportunity for an evaluation, but also to hear oneself in the presence of an outside, objective person. I have been successful with young adults, midlife and senior people. The kinds of issues may range but not be restricted to relationship concerns, employment dilemmas, parenting problems and grief associated with loss."
Empire BlueCross BlueShield
(866) 296-5262 x320
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60602
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Empire BlueCross BlueShield
"While life usually has its ups and downs, and everyone encounters difficult days, sometimes things become overwhelming and therefore it makes sense to seek counseling. In fact, often it may be helpful to run a distressing situation past a professional like me, not only to allow the opportunity for an evaluation, but also to hear oneself in the presence of an outside, objective person. I have been successful with young adults, midlife and senior people. The kinds of issues may range but not be restricted to relationship concerns, employment dilemmas, parenting problems and grief associated with loss."
Bernadette Hayes,
MEd, LCPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60611
"At different points in life we can find ourselves "stuck," overwhelmed, defeated, or feeling disconnected from others. Social media has added another challenge for us to navigate while seeking connection. Therapy is an opportunity to make positive changes in one's life and relationships. By gaining an understanding of our needs, motives, and fears we can move out of auto-pilot mode and into an active role in our lives. I work alongside clients to help them develop a more balanced, integrated, and grounded sense of self to be more aware of their choices in order to work to defeat the obstacles creating distress."
Empire BlueCross BlueShield
(312) 883-1706
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60611
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Empire BlueCross BlueShield
"At different points in life we can find ourselves "stuck," overwhelmed, defeated, or feeling disconnected from others. Social media has added another challenge for us to navigate while seeking connection. Therapy is an opportunity to make positive changes in one's life and relationships. By gaining an understanding of our needs, motives, and fears we can move out of auto-pilot mode and into an active role in our lives. I work alongside clients to help them develop a more balanced, integrated, and grounded sense of self to be more aware of their choices in order to work to defeat the obstacles creating distress."
Ryan Higgins, Counselor
Counselor, LCPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60604
"I am very interested in meeting with those who do not believe therapy can be helpful. I have worked with individuals who have experienced a wide range of difficulties, and I am passionate about working with those who have struggled to make that first therapy appointment. Unfortunately, I have heard too many stories of unhelpful experiences while receiving mental health treatment. Many times, these experiences occur in adolescence or younger. This is an important issue for me as therapy is much different when you have the opportunity to choose your therapist and discuss what you believe to be important."
Empire BlueCross BlueShield
(312) 647-2142 x3
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60604
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Empire BlueCross BlueShield
"I am very interested in meeting with those who do not believe therapy can be helpful. I have worked with individuals who have experienced a wide range of difficulties, and I am passionate about working with those who have struggled to make that first therapy appointment. Unfortunately, I have heard too many stories of unhelpful experiences while receiving mental health treatment. Many times, these experiences occur in adolescence or younger. This is an important issue for me as therapy is much different when you have the opportunity to choose your therapist and discuss what you believe to be important."

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