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.
Existential
(224) 261-7610
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Chicago, IL 60613
Existential
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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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.
Existential
(312) 494-1437
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Chicago, IL 60659
Existential
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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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.
Existential
(312) 313-0272
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Chicago, IL 60601
Existential
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.
Existential
(773) 362-5296
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Chicago, IL 60707
Existential
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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Counselor, PhD, LCPC Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60615
I believe that individuals go through challenges in life and often are searching for ways to cope with those challenges. I believe in empowering clients to make the best decision for themselves. I believe in meeting the client where they are while assisting them in developing, enhancing, and changing aspects that are pertinent to them. I support and encourage the client to express themselves in their own unique way while developing the desired person they envision. I work with clients from diverse racial/ethnic, socioeconomic and religions, sexual orientations, abilities and who hold various levels of power in their organization.
Existential
(312) 516-4217
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Chicago, IL 60615
Existential
I believe that individuals go through challenges in life and often are searching for ways to cope with those challenges. I believe in empowering clients to make the best decision for themselves. I believe in meeting the client where they are while assisting them in developing, enhancing, and changing aspects that are pertinent to them. I support and encourage the client to express themselves in their own unique way while developing the desired person they envision. I work with clients from diverse racial/ethnic, socioeconomic and religions, sexual orientations, abilities and who hold various levels of power in their organization.
Counselor, MS, LCPC Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60601
I am an Illinois Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in private practice with offices in Evanston and Chicago offering psychotherapy services to adult individuals, couples, and families.
Existential
(224) 408-5126
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Chicago, IL 60601
Existential
I am an Illinois Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in private practice with offices in Evanston and Chicago offering psychotherapy services to adult individuals, couples, and families.
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Counselor, LCPC, NCC Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60647
Square pegs and round holes; We spend a large portion of our lives wondering who we are and where we are headed. Trying to reconcile who we believe we are and what others want us to be. We experience shame about our identities and what we enjoy. Finding ourselves trying to fit ourselves into the outer expectations, only to find we feel less connected, less clear and less deserving. This is the human experience. We share it. You deserve a therapist that connects to, sees, hears, respects and appreciates you as your authentic self.
Existential
(872) 266-1279
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Chicago, IL 60647
Existential
Square pegs and round holes; We spend a large portion of our lives wondering who we are and where we are headed. Trying to reconcile who we believe we are and what others want us to be. We experience shame about our identities and what we enjoy. Finding ourselves trying to fit ourselves into the outer expectations, only to find we feel less connected, less clear and less deserving. This is the human experience. We share it. You deserve a therapist that connects to, sees, hears, respects and appreciates you as your authentic self.
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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.
Existential
(312) 766-9253
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Chicago, IL 60657
Existential
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.
Photo of Jason Best, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60618
Are you stressed out? A *lot* of us are- whether it's relationship stress, coming out, or just dealing with the president’s tweets, people are feeling depressed, anxious, and overwhelmed. So... why not do something about it? I'm a solution focused therapist, and together we can break things down and figure out how to deal with your problems and your feelings about your problems effectively. I really enjoy working with couples and using concrete research driven interventions to enhance people's ability to connect, support, and love one another.
Existential
(847) 737-3114
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Chicago, IL 60618
Existential
Are you stressed out? A *lot* of us are- whether it's relationship stress, coming out, or just dealing with the president’s tweets, people are feeling depressed, anxious, and overwhelmed. So... why not do something about it? I'm a solution focused therapist, and together we can break things down and figure out how to deal with your problems and your feelings about your problems effectively. I really enjoy working with couples and using concrete research driven interventions to enhance people's ability to connect, support, and love one another.
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MHS, CADC, QMHP Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60605
Michelle is currently working as a Counselor/Case Manager, servicing individuals in the community that are experiencing mental health and substance use disorders, and or co-occurring disorders. Her goal is to help individuals manage and cope with everyday life and any stressors that everyday life may present. Michelle’s personal philosophy is “when we treat one another with kindness and respect as well as with an open mind, our possibilities are endless.”
Existential
(773) 364-1545
Verified

Chicago, IL 60605
Existential
Michelle is currently working as a Counselor/Case Manager, servicing individuals in the community that are experiencing mental health and substance use disorders, and or co-occurring disorders. Her goal is to help individuals manage and cope with everyday life and any stressors that everyday life may present. Michelle’s personal philosophy is “when we treat one another with kindness and respect as well as with an open mind, our possibilities are endless.”
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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.
Existential
(888) 870-1775
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Hosts group in:
Chicago, IL 60657
Existential
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.
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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.
Existential
(773) 295-7993
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Chicago, IL 60613
Existential
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.
Existential
(872) 250-4481
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Chicago, IL 60614
Existential
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 Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60614
Do you find life's stressors are leaving you feeling anxious, depressed or confused? Deciding to start therapy marks the start of a meaningful journey. In our work together, we will explore your feelings, identify your goals, build on your strengths and work together to meet your goals. Through creativity and warmth, together, we will explore the challenges you face and better understand how to work through them. My goal as a therapist is to help you thoughtfully navigate barriers that hold you back and empower to take steps towards happiness and peace.
Existential
(872) 231-0304
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Chicago, IL 60614
Existential
Do you find life's stressors are leaving you feeling anxious, depressed or confused? Deciding to start therapy marks the start of a meaningful journey. In our work together, we will explore your feelings, identify your goals, build on your strengths and work together to meet your goals. Through creativity and warmth, together, we will explore the challenges you face and better understand how to work through them. My goal as a therapist is to help you thoughtfully navigate barriers that hold you back and empower to take steps towards happiness and peace.
Photo of Danielle Strouse, Counselor
Counselor, MA, LCPC Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60608
As a woman stepping into adulthood, you find yourself afraid to face the unknown. Instead of feeling excitement about what's to come, you're paralyzed by insecurities--that deep down you might be a fraud, that you don’t measure up, that you’re never going to be “good enough”. These thoughts have seeped into your career, your education, your relationships. You feel isolated and hopeless, uncertain of what to do next. That voice of doubt inside of you won't shut up and it's holding you back from finding your purpose. I’m here to tell you that just because that voice is LOUD, does not mean that what it’s telling you is TRUE.
Existential
(779) 242-2686
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Chicago, IL 60608
Existential
As a woman stepping into adulthood, you find yourself afraid to face the unknown. Instead of feeling excitement about what's to come, you're paralyzed by insecurities--that deep down you might be a fraud, that you don’t measure up, that you’re never going to be “good enough”. These thoughts have seeped into your career, your education, your relationships. You feel isolated and hopeless, uncertain of what to do next. That voice of doubt inside of you won't shut up and it's holding you back from finding your purpose. I’m here to tell you that just because that voice is LOUD, does not mean that what it’s telling you is TRUE.
Photo of Emily Ritter, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60622
You have taken this first, courageous step in looking for someone to share your story with. Making the decision to be vulnerable and engage in therapy is not an easy one and finding the best fit with a therapist can feel like a daunting task.
Existential
(312) 940-2848
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Chicago, IL 60622
Existential
You have taken this first, courageous step in looking for someone to share your story with. Making the decision to be vulnerable and engage in therapy is not an easy one and finding the best fit with a therapist can feel like a daunting task.
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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.
Existential
(312) 625-5457
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Chicago, IL 60601
Existential
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 Clare McCarthy, Counselor
Counselor, LCPC, ATR-BC Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60622
Emotional pain and stress are parts of life, but finding meaningful ways through these experiences often requires novel perspectives and a trusting partnership. Art therapy provides a deep and focused path to explore and uncover who you truly are, clarify your perspective, and establish a richer, more honest relationship with yourself. Working within a warm, non-judgmental art studio environment, we will integrate art making and discussion in order to examine your challenges through multiple lenses, develop your relaxation skills, and assist you in becoming more adept at taking care of your needs and communicating effectively with others.
Existential
(773) 906-4414
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Chicago, IL 60622
Existential
Emotional pain and stress are parts of life, but finding meaningful ways through these experiences often requires novel perspectives and a trusting partnership. Art therapy provides a deep and focused path to explore and uncover who you truly are, clarify your perspective, and establish a richer, more honest relationship with yourself. Working within a warm, non-judgmental art studio environment, we will integrate art making and discussion in order to examine your challenges through multiple lenses, develop your relaxation skills, and assist you in becoming more adept at taking care of your needs and communicating effectively with others.
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60643
Reaching out and asking for help is often a brave and difficult first step. There are many reasons that people seek out therapy. I work to create a safe and supportive environment for all of my clients, so that they may begin to explore and understand themselves, their feelings, and their way of relating to others. I believe that therapy is a collaborative process and a strong therapeutic relationship enables change to happen. I tailor my approach to meet each of my client's unique needs.
Existential
(773) 417-1204
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Chicago, IL 60643
Existential
Reaching out and asking for help is often a brave and difficult first step. There are many reasons that people seek out therapy. I work to create a safe and supportive environment for all of my clients, so that they may begin to explore and understand themselves, their feelings, and their way of relating to others. I believe that therapy is a collaborative process and a strong therapeutic relationship enables change to happen. I tailor my approach to meet each of my client's unique needs.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, MSW, LCSW Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60625
What if the things that make you different are actually your strengths? My clients often come to me feeling worried, depressed, disconnected, or overwhelmed-- sometimes, after they've already been trying for years on their own. In our work together, we help you find relief, self-acceptance, positive change, and real growth by building on your unique strengths. I believe that the therapeutic relationship itself is one of the most valuable tools we have to help you feel centered, empowered, and strong. We all deserve to feel seen and accepted for who we are by someone who cares.
Existential
(872) 252-7810
Verified

Chicago, IL 60625
Existential
What if the things that make you different are actually your strengths? My clients often come to me feeling worried, depressed, disconnected, or overwhelmed-- sometimes, after they've already been trying for years on their own. In our work together, we help you find relief, self-acceptance, positive change, and real growth by building on your unique strengths. I believe that the therapeutic relationship itself is one of the most valuable tools we have to help you feel centered, empowered, and strong. We all deserve to feel seen and accepted for who we are by someone who cares.

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Existential Therapists
((https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapy-types/existential-therapy((Existential therapy)) is based on the philosophical belief that human beings are alone in the world, and that this aloneness can only be overcome by creating one's own meaning, and exercising one's freedom to choose. The existential therapist encourages clients to face life's anxieties head on and to start making their own decisions.

If you're looking for Existential therapy in Chicago or for a Chicago Existential therapist these professionals provide existential therapy, existential psychotherapy, existential group therapy and existential family therapy. They include Existential therapists, Existential psychologists, Existential psychotherapists and Existential counselors.

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.