The Midwest Asian Health Association's Community Mental Health Clinic (CMHC) was established in 2015 with the vision to provide linguistically appropriate, culturally sensitive, and financially affordable mental health services to underserved Asian American & Pacific Islander, Asian immigrants, and other low-income minority populations in the Midwest. The counselors and staff at MAHA CMHC are dedicated to creating community in which all people, regardless of language or ability to pay, will be able to access mental health services to improve their mental, emotional, and physical well-being.
As a Clinical Therapist, I treat children, teenagers, and adults; women; immigration/new comers; clients with disabilities; vulnerable coping skills; self-esteem issues; depression and anxiety, etc. By working with various groups of clients and families in different communities, I sharpened my counseling skills in enhancing self-awareness, assisting in life transition, re-configuring family system, and building up better interpersonal relationships.
I have a sincere passion for working systemically with children, adolescents, families, couples and individuals. I utilize a multifaceted approach to treatment in order to help clients gain insight into their various behavioral, emotional, and thought processes. Rooted in a multicultural framework, I respect and value culturally diverse perspectives and interventions. Not only am I an LGBTQIA affirmative therapist, but also sensitive to issues of race/ethnicity, class, religion and how they may influence the therapeutic process.
I am Glenda Smith, PhD, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and owner of Frame of Mind Psychological Services, Inc. I have 20+ years of experience working with children and adults, addressing a myriad of concerns and helping to search for solutions. So, if you want to do something amazing but don't think you can. Or if you are feeling overwhelmed and off balanced, rest your mind in a calm space to help you find answers to what troubles you or create a different/new path.
As a Social Worker since 1974 I have learned that people in trouble need help, not judgment and directives. Most people are not fully aware of the strengths they have and I have had the pleasure of helping people rediscover and use their strengths. I am most comfortable using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, but other systems have influenced me: Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Acceptance/Self-Regulation/Competence (ARC). While theory is important, though, when the client comes in I need an open mind and heart to meet and appreciate the person coming for help.
I am a licensed clinical psychotherapist with a graduate degree from the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration. I have a community health background, experience working in the juvenile justice system and with diverse populations. I specialize in common disorders such as bipolar, major depression, anxiety and PTSD.
I specialize in the treatment of adult and adolescent survivors of childhood trauma. I assist individuals and families in overcoming emotional difficulties related to traumatic events, such as physical, emotional or sexual abuse, as well as treating the generational impact of substance use and mental illness.
Are you struggling with anxiety or depression? Are you a couple needing help with your relationship? Do you have ADHD and need a coach to help you manage life's challenges more effectively? I am a cognitive behavioral therapist who can provide solutions focused therapy to improve the quality of your life. I have 30+ years of experience and my goal is to provide a safe, comfortable, place where you can talk about your concerns and work with me to find solutions to your problems that make sense to you.
This is difficult; I get it. Searching for a therapist, placing the initial call, scheduling then attending the first session can truly be overwhelming. I commend you for deciding to make a positive change in your life or the life of a loved one. My goal as a therapist is to help individuals and couples clarify the type of lives they want to live, recognize strengths, identify obstacles, discover realistic solutions, and devise a plan to reach established goals. Our collaborative relationship will increase self-awareness to foster growth and healing.
I am a highly trained licensed clinical social worker with 15+ years of psychotherapeutic experience. Mine is a tailored, eclectic approach, utilizing techniques from psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral and systems modalities. My style is flexible so that I might better suit the individualized needs of families, parents, couples, and individuals seeking my help.
My practice specializes in helping clients actualize their personal goals. In my approach I attempt to empower clients to modify their thoughts and behaviors in ways that help them meet their particular goals. I also maintain sensitivity to a clients cultural background. I specialize in helping clients with relationship difficulties, anxiety/stress, depression, and impulsivity. I have extensive experience working with children with behavioral challenges and have developed a free app on managing bullying that is available in the apple itunes store (Hero App).
"Therapy is like a car navigation system-the therapist is the GPS offering a number of directions to help reach your destination, but you are the driver! Often times we may need a little direction or help to deal with the excess baggage, wrong turns, and bumps along the way. Give me the opportunity to help you navigate the way to your best self."
If you notice that you are stuck in a negative pattern, you may feel powerless and hopeless about change. Let's work together to identify where you are stuck and what keeps you from thriving. Let's identify your strengths and leverage the gifts and talents you have to combat the struggles you continue to endure. Everyone encounters challenges in this life. Let's work together to overcome barriers and ensure nothing stands in your way of living an abundant life.
Sometimes life can be challenging... therapy may help you to process experiences, memories, relationships, thoughts or feelings that cause discomfort or pain. Perhaps you lost your balance or have a longer term issue you need to manage. We recognize the importance of the therapeutic relationship as a vehicle for positive change; and our approach is client-centered and interpersonal, yet solution focused and evidenced based. We are very empathic therapists and our safe, confidential, and non-judgmental therapies will make it easier for you to explore your world.
Honesty, acceptance and safety are the qualities of a therapeutic relationship that have always served as the most simple yet powerful catalysts for positive, lasting change. I have helped many people in a wide variety of settings, and provide an atmosphere that promotes self-acceptance, awareness, and discovery.
Therapy is a confidential space for you to organize your thoughts and feelings. If you are experiencing problems and symptoms that are affecting your Mental, Emotional, and/or Behavioral Health, it can be a valuable source of support. In session we can address the depressive, stressful, and/or anxious sensations that are interfering in your day to day activities. I will work on supporting your stability, helping you identify areas of growth, and working collaboratively on a plan to improve the quality of your life. Let's work together to help you cope and feel better!
As far as most people know you have your "life together." But deep down you feel stuck in a routine that feels overwhelming. You want to take the next step in your career or perhaps you want to ask an acquaintance out on a date but the fear of change, failure and self-doubt are holding you back. You have brilliant ideas that you want to share with others but you hesitate to act or speak because you are tormented by thoughts of "I'm not good enough." When you reach out to your friends, your colleagues, or your partner you feel unheard or misunderstood.
Are you feeling frustrated, overwhelmed, or misunderstood? You can feel better. My mission is to improve the lives of adolescents, families and individuals by providing effective mental and behavioral health services. I work with clients to set and achieve their treatment goals by cultivating intimacy with God. I believe that all healing happens in the context of relationship. My services are tailored to meet your needs.
It can be intimidating to seek out and start meeting with someone to talk about your thoughts, feelings, life stresses, relationships, past experiences, anxieties, concerns, etc. I am aware of this, and therefore my priority is to create a non-judgmental space for my clients in which they feel safe and supported. My approach to therapy is collaborative in which we work together to process some of the obstacles, whether past or present, that might be preventing you from living a fuller and more present life.
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who works with both individuals and couples. My counseling is compassionate, empathic and empowerment-based. I believe healing occurs through the recognition of your inner strengths, helping you find ways to treat yourself with compassion during difficult times. I take care to understand and talk with you about your experiences. Together we gently explore sources of pain or stress, and decide on the best strategies for reducing stress and helping you cope with difficulties.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Armour Square, Chicago are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Armour Square, Chicago then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Armour Square, Chicago, or Child Psychologists in Armour Square, Chicago.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Armour Square, Chicago psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Armour Square, Chicago specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.