Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified by Psychology Today
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
"Anxiety and depression impact your work, relationships, and personal goals. But with support, it is completely possible to feel better and manage these often-debilitating symptoms. I specialize in assisting adults with anxiety/depression to manage their symptoms and reduce the impact they have on their lives. This includes women who suffer from cyclical anxiety, depression, or anger in relation to their menstrual cycles (aka PMS/PMDD.)"
Family Systems
(773) 598-4177
Verified
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
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Family Systems
"Anxiety and depression impact your work, relationships, and personal goals. But with support, it is completely possible to feel better and manage these often-debilitating symptoms. I specialize in assisting adults with anxiety/depression to manage their symptoms and reduce the impact they have on their lives. This includes women who suffer from cyclical anxiety, depression, or anger in relation to their menstrual cycles (aka PMS/PMDD.)"
Miriam Klevan, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
"I work with individuals, couples and families in distress. Often that distress concerns issues related to fertility, illness, and adoption. I wrote my dissertation on infertility and adoption, and the infertility work led me to do postdoctoral psychotherapy training with people suffering from chronic and acute medical conditions (i.e., traumatic brain injury, cancer, IBD). Many of my clients are struggling with lives dramatically changed by illness, disability, or impending mortality. I especially helping couples renew their bonds in times of stress, whether that stress is caused by fertility, illness, or everyday conflict."
Family Systems
(872) 814-6868
Verified
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
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Family Systems
"I work with individuals, couples and families in distress. Often that distress concerns issues related to fertility, illness, and adoption. I wrote my dissertation on infertility and adoption, and the infertility work led me to do postdoctoral psychotherapy training with people suffering from chronic and acute medical conditions (i.e., traumatic brain injury, cancer, IBD). Many of my clients are struggling with lives dramatically changed by illness, disability, or impending mortality. I especially helping couples renew their bonds in times of stress, whether that stress is caused by fertility, illness, or everyday conflict."
Marielle Mershart, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
"If you are struggling with challenges in your life, feeling your emotions are getting out of control, losing sleep, feeling anxious, even depressed, you can feel better and more in control of your life. Engaging in therapy can make a difference. My approach is supportive, collaborative, and interactive. I strive to create a non-judgmental, empowering environment in which you can explore aspects of your life and relationships, identify old patterns, and establish new, healthier ways of living."
Family Systems
(773) 417-0853
Verified
Office is near:
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
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Family Systems
"If you are struggling with challenges in your life, feeling your emotions are getting out of control, losing sleep, feeling anxious, even depressed, you can feel better and more in control of your life. Engaging in therapy can make a difference. My approach is supportive, collaborative, and interactive. I strive to create a non-judgmental, empowering environment in which you can explore aspects of your life and relationships, identify old patterns, and establish new, healthier ways of living."
Matt Caston Jr., Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified by Psychology Today
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
"Matt is most eager to assist people dealing with, depression, anxiety, phase of life complications, men's issues, self-identity, difficulties managing interpersonal relationships, emerging adulthood, low self- esteem/confidence, and race/cultural dynamics. "
Family Systems
(872) 395-6101
Verified
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
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Family Systems
"Matt is most eager to assist people dealing with, depression, anxiety, phase of life complications, men's issues, self-identity, difficulties managing interpersonal relationships, emerging adulthood, low self- esteem/confidence, and race/cultural dynamics. "
Sarah K Nicoletta Portsche, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
"I am a licensed clinical psychologist that works with individuals & families struggling with eating disorders & comorbid issues, including, depression, anxiety, dual diagnosis, relationship issues & life transitions. From a systemic, psycho-dynamic foundation, I focus on past & present relationships and how behavioral patterns evolve over time. I believe the therapeutic relationship provides a safe space for the client to explore, uncover, and discover emotions. This allows the client to build trust, to take emotional risks, to challenge maladaptive coping in order to create new, more effective ways of managing painful emotions."
Family Systems
(312) 487-2891
Verified
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
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Family Systems
"I am a licensed clinical psychologist that works with individuals & families struggling with eating disorders & comorbid issues, including, depression, anxiety, dual diagnosis, relationship issues & life transitions. From a systemic, psycho-dynamic foundation, I focus on past & present relationships and how behavioral patterns evolve over time. I believe the therapeutic relationship provides a safe space for the client to explore, uncover, and discover emotions. This allows the client to build trust, to take emotional risks, to challenge maladaptive coping in order to create new, more effective ways of managing painful emotions."
Perennial Counseling Collective, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
"Repeated patterns, behaviors, and feelings show up in our lives and can get in the way of growth, healing, and positive relationships. As your therapist, I will help you connect the dots in your life story to reveal what may be keeping you ‘stuck’. I have seen how transformative it is when someone gains a bird’s-eye view of their life, and I consider it a privilege to play an active role in this process with you."
Family Systems
(872) 219-0889
Verified
Office is near:
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
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Family Systems
"Repeated patterns, behaviors, and feelings show up in our lives and can get in the way of growth, healing, and positive relationships. As your therapist, I will help you connect the dots in your life story to reveal what may be keeping you ‘stuck’. I have seen how transformative it is when someone gains a bird’s-eye view of their life, and I consider it a privilege to play an active role in this process with you."
Michelle Brown, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
"Michelle Brown ( She/her/hers) is a graduate of Illinois State University and The University of Chicago. She is an advocate for those struggling with relationships, decisions, and life change. She’s also a Full Spectrum Doula. Michelle was introduced to birthwork in 2017 after experiencing her own miscarriage. It became her personal mission to help women reconnect with and better understand their bodies. She says, “Through loss, I gave birth to my calling.” She is inclusive to all partners and families and culturally affirming. "
Family Systems
(872) 246-9930
Verified
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
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Family Systems
"Michelle Brown ( She/her/hers) is a graduate of Illinois State University and The University of Chicago. She is an advocate for those struggling with relationships, decisions, and life change. She’s also a Full Spectrum Doula. Michelle was introduced to birthwork in 2017 after experiencing her own miscarriage. It became her personal mission to help women reconnect with and better understand their bodies. She says, “Through loss, I gave birth to my calling.” She is inclusive to all partners and families and culturally affirming. "
Maria Alejandra Ramirez
PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
"My therapeutic approach is to fosters a space where the past, present, and future intersect in a way that healing, empowerment, and clear direction can flourish. I understand that life can at times be challenging, change can be destabilizing, and loss will cause pain. Through these life transitions one may at times need a safe space to cultivate hope and grow. I employ evidence based practices, cultural sensitivity and awareness to assist you in achieving your therapeutic goals. "
Family Systems
(872) 231-3776
Verified
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
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Family Systems
"My therapeutic approach is to fosters a space where the past, present, and future intersect in a way that healing, empowerment, and clear direction can flourish. I understand that life can at times be challenging, change can be destabilizing, and loss will cause pain. Through these life transitions one may at times need a safe space to cultivate hope and grow. I employ evidence based practices, cultural sensitivity and awareness to assist you in achieving your therapeutic goals. "
Diana Castillo, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
"Change is constant in our lives and many times we need extra support when those changes impact us negatively. It is my goal to help you learn ways to manage challenging emotions during times of change or challenges. Together we will draw upon your resilience and strength to find new insights and learn strategies to positively affect change in your life. "
Family Systems
(872) 231-3119
Verified
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
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Family Systems
"Change is constant in our lives and many times we need extra support when those changes impact us negatively. It is my goal to help you learn ways to manage challenging emotions during times of change or challenges. Together we will draw upon your resilience and strength to find new insights and learn strategies to positively affect change in your life. "
Wendy L. Manto, MA LCPC, Counselor
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified by Psychology Today
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60647
"My goal is to support my clients by providing a safe, accepting environment for self-exploration. I am caring and authentic and strive to create a therapeutic relationship with my clients as we move together toward achieving greater harmony and balance in their lives. I have 12 years of experience working with children and adults and enjoy helping individuals with issues including self-esteem, identity, life transitions, relationship and interpersonal issues, as well as couples who are facing relationship issues. I recognize that insurance is not an option for everyone and offer a liberal sliding scale for my clients."
Family Systems
(773) 649-6783
Verified
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60647
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Family Systems
"My goal is to support my clients by providing a safe, accepting environment for self-exploration. I am caring and authentic and strive to create a therapeutic relationship with my clients as we move together toward achieving greater harmony and balance in their lives. I have 12 years of experience working with children and adults and enjoy helping individuals with issues including self-esteem, identity, life transitions, relationship and interpersonal issues, as well as couples who are facing relationship issues. I recognize that insurance is not an option for everyone and offer a liberal sliding scale for my clients."
Julia Rivers, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
"I wholeheartedly believe in the resiliency of those seeking therapeutic services and in human beings in general. Whether you’ve experienced abuse in relationships, or other painful disruptions in your life journey, I believe in your ability to push beyond such challenges in order to grow and heal. Pushing beyond such challenges can sometimes be difficult to do by oneself and so one way to ask for help in this process is by seeking therapeutic services. "
Family Systems
(872) 204-2794
Verified
Office is near:
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
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Family Systems
"I wholeheartedly believe in the resiliency of those seeking therapeutic services and in human beings in general. Whether you’ve experienced abuse in relationships, or other painful disruptions in your life journey, I believe in your ability to push beyond such challenges in order to grow and heal. Pushing beyond such challenges can sometimes be difficult to do by oneself and so one way to ask for help in this process is by seeking therapeutic services. "
Smart Love Family Services, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
"Smart Love Family Services is a team of experienced therapists providing supportive relationship based psychotherapy. Our approach recognizes that all people are born with an innate potential to be happy, to feel good about themselves, and to experience close relationships. However, many find that they are not as happy as they wish. We help people create the kind of life that they want for themselves. At Smart Love, clients learn to turn away from self-sabotaging behaviors, and turn to self-caretaking and constructive coping choices for a more fulfilling life."
Family Systems
(773) 665-8052
Verified
Office is near:
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
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Family Systems
"Smart Love Family Services is a team of experienced therapists providing supportive relationship based psychotherapy. Our approach recognizes that all people are born with an innate potential to be happy, to feel good about themselves, and to experience close relationships. However, many find that they are not as happy as they wish. We help people create the kind of life that they want for themselves. At Smart Love, clients learn to turn away from self-sabotaging behaviors, and turn to self-caretaking and constructive coping choices for a more fulfilling life."
Rebecca Davis, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
"*not currently taking new clients*. When we are able to truly understand ourselves and our relationships, we can build a life of genuine meaning and connection. Many people enter into therapy only to find themselves gaining small amounts of insight that produce little or no changes in their life. My therapeutic methods produce results that not only change the way we feel about ourselves in the world but change our behaviors. I am respectful of the fact that everyone's pace and tolerance to different interventions varies. My work is reflective of the care and respect I have for each and every client as individuals."
Family Systems
(773) 904-2152
Verified
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
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Family Systems
"*not currently taking new clients*. When we are able to truly understand ourselves and our relationships, we can build a life of genuine meaning and connection. Many people enter into therapy only to find themselves gaining small amounts of insight that produce little or no changes in their life. My therapeutic methods produce results that not only change the way we feel about ourselves in the world but change our behaviors. I am respectful of the fact that everyone's pace and tolerance to different interventions varies. My work is reflective of the care and respect I have for each and every client as individuals."
Jennie Busker, Counselor
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified by Psychology Today
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60642
"I help couples looking to repair and renew their relationship and individuals wondering why they're repeating the same relationship patterns. Let me help you create the partnership you deserve. I specialize in working with individuals and couples who are struggling in their relationships. I will help you recognize and change reoccurring patterns that can chip away at feelings of closeness, intimacy and trust. "
Family Systems
(872) 205-3687
Verified
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60642
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Family Systems
"I help couples looking to repair and renew their relationship and individuals wondering why they're repeating the same relationship patterns. Let me help you create the partnership you deserve. I specialize in working with individuals and couples who are struggling in their relationships. I will help you recognize and change reoccurring patterns that can chip away at feelings of closeness, intimacy and trust. "
Smart Love Family Services, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
"Smart Love Family Services is a team of experienced therapists providing supportive relationship based psychotherapy. Our approach recognizes that all people are born with an innate potential to be happy, to feel good about themselves, and to experience close relationships. However, many find that they are not as happy as they wish. We help people create the kind of life that they want for themselves. At Smart Love, clients learn to turn away from self-sabotaging behaviors, and turn to self-caretaking and constructive coping choices for a more fulfilling life."
Family Systems
(773) 665-8052
Verified
Office is near:
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
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Family Systems
"Smart Love Family Services is a team of experienced therapists providing supportive relationship based psychotherapy. Our approach recognizes that all people are born with an innate potential to be happy, to feel good about themselves, and to experience close relationships. However, many find that they are not as happy as they wish. We help people create the kind of life that they want for themselves. At Smart Love, clients learn to turn away from self-sabotaging behaviors, and turn to self-caretaking and constructive coping choices for a more fulfilling life."
Taejah Vemuri, Counselor
Counselor, LPC, MPH
Verified by Psychology Today
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60642
"Taejah works with young adult and middle-aged individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, phobias, eating disorders, trauma, grief and loss, family of origin, and relationships. She is Level I trained in the Gottman Method of couples counseling and has completed Level I EMDR training. Her clinical specialties include eating disorders, self-esteem, body image, and the connection between physical health and emotional well being. "
Family Systems
(312) 766-6272
Verified
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60642
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Family Systems
"Taejah works with young adult and middle-aged individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, phobias, eating disorders, trauma, grief and loss, family of origin, and relationships. She is Level I trained in the Gottman Method of couples counseling and has completed Level I EMDR training. Her clinical specialties include eating disorders, self-esteem, body image, and the connection between physical health and emotional well being. "
Maya Nicole,
Office is near:
West Town
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. "
Family Systems
(878) 444-2968
Office is near:
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
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Family Systems
"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. "
Jana S Fuchs, Counselor
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
"Finding a therapist can feel overwhelming. You probably sense that it’s finally time to reach out for help, but feel unsure of where to begin. Perhaps you feel uncertain if there is anyone out there who can understand, let alone help. I believe that the strength of the therapeutic relationship directly impacts an individual’s capacity for change, and thus my first priority is to cultivate a safe, open, and compassionate relationship with each of my clients. My style of therapy is supportive, lively, and direct. My goal is to help you learn to trust yourself and feel less weighed down by self doubt. "
Family Systems
(773) 786-9982
Verified
Office is near:
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
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Family Systems
"Finding a therapist can feel overwhelming. You probably sense that it’s finally time to reach out for help, but feel unsure of where to begin. Perhaps you feel uncertain if there is anyone out there who can understand, let alone help. I believe that the strength of the therapeutic relationship directly impacts an individual’s capacity for change, and thus my first priority is to cultivate a safe, open, and compassionate relationship with each of my clients. My style of therapy is supportive, lively, and direct. My goal is to help you learn to trust yourself and feel less weighed down by self doubt. "
Stephanie Willis, Counselor
Counselor, LCPC, CADC
Verified by Psychology Today
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
"Anyone who is looking to find someone they can trust to talk about personal and difficult issues will feel comfortable seeking therapy at my office. I work to guide others to reach their goals not force or judge. I feel comfortable working with adults and teens who may be depressed, bi-polar or have anxiety concerns. Clients can expect honest and direct feedback in addition to support."
Family Systems
(312) 698-3703
Verified
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
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Family Systems
"Anyone who is looking to find someone they can trust to talk about personal and difficult issues will feel comfortable seeking therapy at my office. I work to guide others to reach their goals not force or judge. I feel comfortable working with adults and teens who may be depressed, bi-polar or have anxiety concerns. Clients can expect honest and direct feedback in addition to support."
Bob Hirsch, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
"My greatest passion and area of specialty is in working with individuals, of all ages, who are experiencing significant distress in their lives, including: death and loss, impaired self-esteem/confidence, anxiety, depression, life transition issues and relationship difficulties. "
Family Systems
Verified
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
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Family Systems
"My greatest passion and area of specialty is in working with individuals, of all ages, who are experiencing significant distress in their lives, including: death and loss, impaired self-esteem/confidence, anxiety, depression, life transition issues and relationship difficulties. "

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Family Systems Therapists
Family Systems therapists in West Town, Chicago view problems within the family as the result not of particular members' behaviors, but of the family's group dynamic. The family is seen as a complex system having its own language, roles, rules, beliefs, needs and patterns. The therapist helps each individual member understand how their childhood family operated, their role in that system, and how that experience has shaped their role in the current family. Therapists with the MFT credential are usually trained in Family Systems therapy.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in West Town, Chicago are able to work with a wide range of issues.

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in West Town, Chicago you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in West Town, Chicago and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in West Town, Chicago or family therapy in West Town, Chicago.