Female Therapists in Beverly, Chicago, IL

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Sonya D Willis
Licensed Professional Counselor, BA, MA, LPC, QMHP
Verified Verified
Beverly, Chicago, IL 60643  (Online Only)
My overarching goal for any of my clients is to have an improved life, in whatever area that they are seeking to manage and improve.
My overarching goal for any of my clients is to have an improved life, in whatever area that they are seeking to manage and improve.
(708) 980-0033 View (708) 980-0033
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Leigh Heckman
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Beverly, Chicago, IL 60643
Welcome! Starting therapy is not easy. It requires self-awareness, vulnerability, and a lot of willingness. I work with clients (18 and above) experiencing a wide range of life challenges; depression, anxiety, emotional difficulties, and addiction. I feel most of these are a symptom of larger core issues in our lives that result in moments of disconnection of self and others due to trauma, and deep wounds in relationships throughout the lifespan. It is my goal to help you find out the core issues to help relieve symptoms. No matter what specific symptoms you're experiencing, we all need a safe place to be heard and seen.
Welcome! Starting therapy is not easy. It requires self-awareness, vulnerability, and a lot of willingness. I work with clients (18 and above) experiencing a wide range of life challenges; depression, anxiety, emotional difficulties, and addiction. I feel most of these are a symptom of larger core issues in our lives that result in moments of disconnection of self and others due to trauma, and deep wounds in relationships throughout the lifespan. It is my goal to help you find out the core issues to help relieve symptoms. No matter what specific symptoms you're experiencing, we all need a safe place to be heard and seen.
(773) 309-6177 View (773) 309-6177
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Jodi A. Bova
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Beverly, Chicago, IL 60643  (Online Only)
I understand the vulnerabilities that come with seeking psychological services. I believe that within a safe, supportive, educational and reciprocal environment we can learn new and effective coping skills. Together we will explore identified problems/challenges and work towards finding coping strategies that are a good fit for you.
I understand the vulnerabilities that come with seeking psychological services. I believe that within a safe, supportive, educational and reciprocal environment we can learn new and effective coping skills. Together we will explore identified problems/challenges and work towards finding coping strategies that are a good fit for you.
(312) 379-8781 View (312) 379-8781
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Mercedes Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AM, LCSW
Verified Verified
Beverly, Chicago, IL 60643
Sometimes life, relationships, and families are complex and this looks different for each of us. At U and I Family Wellness, our approach is judgment free, culturally sensitive and individualized for each person, couple, and family. We believe that change happens when we give attention to and build on the best and healthy parts within each of us. We support and help others establish peace of mind despite difficulties, circumstances or situations.
Sometimes life, relationships, and families are complex and this looks different for each of us. At U and I Family Wellness, our approach is judgment free, culturally sensitive and individualized for each person, couple, and family. We believe that change happens when we give attention to and build on the best and healthy parts within each of us. We support and help others establish peace of mind despite difficulties, circumstances or situations.
(872) 266-7574 View (872) 266-7574
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Jennifer Stec
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, MAED, LCPC, PEL, LBS1
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Beverly, Chicago, IL 60643
Imagine a space where you can express your thoughts without judgment, explore the depths of your emotions, and work towards a brighter, more resilient version of yourself. This is what therapy with me offers—a safe and nurturing environment where your story is heard, and your unique strengths are celebrated. I specialize in providing therapeutic services to children ages 6-12, teen girls, and adults going through life transitions.
Imagine a space where you can express your thoughts without judgment, explore the depths of your emotions, and work towards a brighter, more resilient version of yourself. This is what therapy with me offers—a safe and nurturing environment where your story is heard, and your unique strengths are celebrated. I specialize in providing therapeutic services to children ages 6-12, teen girls, and adults going through life transitions.
(773) 839-4311 View (773) 839-4311
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Veronica Diaz
Licensed Social Worker, LSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Beverly, Chicago, IL 60643  (Online Only)
As a bilingual (Spanish and English) Licensed Social Worker, I am aware of the impact culture influences in one’s life. In therapy, I strive to create a safe, compassionate, non-judgemental and supportive environment. I tailored my therapeutic approach unique to each person utilizing an eclectic, holistic and trauma-informed approach. I’ve experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families. I specialize in anxiety, depression, adjusment difficulties, grief, trauma, etc.
As a bilingual (Spanish and English) Licensed Social Worker, I am aware of the impact culture influences in one’s life. In therapy, I strive to create a safe, compassionate, non-judgemental and supportive environment. I tailored my therapeutic approach unique to each person utilizing an eclectic, holistic and trauma-informed approach. I’ve experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families. I specialize in anxiety, depression, adjusment difficulties, grief, trauma, etc.
(773) 869-7199 View (773) 869-7199
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Anne Elyse Morrill-Ploum
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC, CCTP
Verified Verified
Beverly, Chicago, IL 60643
Hi, I am a child, adolescent and young adult therapist. I see clients from 3-25 years. I have a strong passion for working with adoptive families and all the challenges that this brings, and I also treat anxiety, depression, mood disorders, kids and teens with huge behaviors, ADHD and executive skills deficits, learning disabilities, attachment, trauma, domestic abuse, sexual, emotional and physical abuse, developmental issues. I also do a lot of parenting work, and I teach Robyn Gobbel's parenting course. I work with a parent in the room for children under 12, as parents become my co-therapist, carrying on the work at home.
Hi, I am a child, adolescent and young adult therapist. I see clients from 3-25 years. I have a strong passion for working with adoptive families and all the challenges that this brings, and I also treat anxiety, depression, mood disorders, kids and teens with huge behaviors, ADHD and executive skills deficits, learning disabilities, attachment, trauma, domestic abuse, sexual, emotional and physical abuse, developmental issues. I also do a lot of parenting work, and I teach Robyn Gobbel's parenting course. I work with a parent in the room for children under 12, as parents become my co-therapist, carrying on the work at home.
(773) 923-1874 View (773) 923-1874
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Partnerships in Behavioral Health, Ltd.
Psychologist, PsyD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Beverly, Chicago, IL 60643
We partner with clients to work toward life balance. We offer solution-focused therapy, tailored to meet client goals and communication strengths. Our practice offers experience, compassion and support.
We partner with clients to work toward life balance. We offer solution-focused therapy, tailored to meet client goals and communication strengths. Our practice offers experience, compassion and support.
(312) 667-2854 View (312) 667-2854
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Tonia Garnett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Beverly, Chicago, IL 60643  (Online Only)
There are times in our lives where we feel like everything we've experienced comes back. You held it together for your family, friends and job but you're tired. You find yourself coming in and out of depression, having hard time in relationships and just don't feel like yourself. Allow help. Show up with your pieces and we will work together to piece them back.
There are times in our lives where we feel like everything we've experienced comes back. You held it together for your family, friends and job but you're tired. You find yourself coming in and out of depression, having hard time in relationships and just don't feel like yourself. Allow help. Show up with your pieces and we will work together to piece them back.
(708) 315-7215 View (708) 315-7215
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Carly Crone
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Beverly, Chicago, IL 60655
I offer clients warmth, compassion, and gentleness: Whatever is hard for you right now is welcomed in a space that allows you to be accepted completely for who you are. I provide therapy for adults who struggle with the impact of childhood emotional injury, relational wounding, loneliness, trauma, parenthood challenges, divorce, career struggles, marriage issues, grief, anxiety, and depression. Unresolved hurts show up as restlessness, sleeplessness, negative self-beliefs, loss of purpose, panic, anger, anxiety, and/or depression. Together we will create opportunities for healing, self-discovery and connection to a fulfilling life.
I offer clients warmth, compassion, and gentleness: Whatever is hard for you right now is welcomed in a space that allows you to be accepted completely for who you are. I provide therapy for adults who struggle with the impact of childhood emotional injury, relational wounding, loneliness, trauma, parenthood challenges, divorce, career struggles, marriage issues, grief, anxiety, and depression. Unresolved hurts show up as restlessness, sleeplessness, negative self-beliefs, loss of purpose, panic, anger, anxiety, and/or depression. Together we will create opportunities for healing, self-discovery and connection to a fulfilling life.
(708) 726-5940 View (708) 726-5940
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Trissa Dodson
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MAATC, LCPC, LMHC, ATR
Verified Verified
Beverly, Chicago, IL 60643  (Online Only)
I believe healing and growth thrive within a trusting and collaborative relationship. If you are feeling stuck, overwhelmed, confused, or uninspired, I can help guide you towards clarity and meaning. I will encourage you to be reflective about your experiences, support new explorations, and compassionately challenge you to help you reach your definition wellness. I work in a variety of modalities that support the healing of trauma. I am a Registered Art Therapist. I'm trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and I'm in the process of earning AASECT-approved Certification in Sex Therapy (CST).
I believe healing and growth thrive within a trusting and collaborative relationship. If you are feeling stuck, overwhelmed, confused, or uninspired, I can help guide you towards clarity and meaning. I will encourage you to be reflective about your experiences, support new explorations, and compassionately challenge you to help you reach your definition wellness. I work in a variety of modalities that support the healing of trauma. I am a Registered Art Therapist. I'm trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and I'm in the process of earning AASECT-approved Certification in Sex Therapy (CST).
(773) 694-4550 View (773) 694-4550
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Ashley Hartman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, PMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Beverly, Chicago, IL 60643
My practice specializes in providing individual therapy to women of all ages who are struggling with attachment trauma, anxiety, divorce, motherhood, and relationship conflict. My specializations include attachment focused EMDR, perinatal mental health, insecure attachment, anxiety, and trauma. I offer attachment informed psychotherapy which is based off the principle that early relationships with caregivers profoundly influence our ability to trust and feel safe with others. This can show up most commonly in our adult relationships.
My practice specializes in providing individual therapy to women of all ages who are struggling with attachment trauma, anxiety, divorce, motherhood, and relationship conflict. My specializations include attachment focused EMDR, perinatal mental health, insecure attachment, anxiety, and trauma. I offer attachment informed psychotherapy which is based off the principle that early relationships with caregivers profoundly influence our ability to trust and feel safe with others. This can show up most commonly in our adult relationships.
(630) 283-8152 View (630) 283-8152
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Keisha J. Mathew
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AM, LCSW
Verified Verified
Beverly, Chicago, IL 60643
Waitlist for new clients
During my 20 years of servicing children and families, I have supported clients who were experiencing trauma related to grief and loss, sexual assault, first generation related responsibilities, low self-esteem, cultural expectations, dating violence, gun violence and major life transitions. Often, their goals were to manage their circumstances or become empowered to lift themselves out of their uncomfortable experience they were encountering. Their desire was to find tangible ways to not only cope with their stress, but to resolve the impact it had on their wellbeing and mental health.
During my 20 years of servicing children and families, I have supported clients who were experiencing trauma related to grief and loss, sexual assault, first generation related responsibilities, low self-esteem, cultural expectations, dating violence, gun violence and major life transitions. Often, their goals were to manage their circumstances or become empowered to lift themselves out of their uncomfortable experience they were encountering. Their desire was to find tangible ways to not only cope with their stress, but to resolve the impact it had on their wellbeing and mental health.
(773) 923-2673 View (773) 923-2673
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Latreece Dickerson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Beverly, Chicago, IL 60643
I believe everyone is capable of change, especially when one feels empowered and supportive to reach one’s goals. I use various treatment modalities, such as, cognitive behavioral therapy, person-centered, and solution focused treatment to assist my patients to gain personal insight and bring about healthy changes. I work collaboratively with my patients and families to offer support, insight, and opportunities for change. I help my patients identify personal strengths and additional resources to aide in their mental health. Most of all, I provide a safe, nurturing, therapeutic environment for my patients.
I believe everyone is capable of change, especially when one feels empowered and supportive to reach one’s goals. I use various treatment modalities, such as, cognitive behavioral therapy, person-centered, and solution focused treatment to assist my patients to gain personal insight and bring about healthy changes. I work collaboratively with my patients and families to offer support, insight, and opportunities for change. I help my patients identify personal strengths and additional resources to aide in their mental health. Most of all, I provide a safe, nurturing, therapeutic environment for my patients.
(773) 825-3945 View (773) 825-3945
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Maris Weston
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Beverly, Chicago, IL 60643  (Online Only)
They say finding the right therapist is a lot like dating; you have to kiss a few frogs before you find your prince, err...therapist. It can feel overwhelming to wade through hundreds of profiles searching for the perfect one. Usually by the time you're reaching out for help, life has taken a turn for the worse and you want to find relief quick! So let's get to it. Why are you here now? What do you want from a therapist? How do you want to feel? I am here to act as a guide, to listen, support, and challenge you to make positive changes towards your goals.
They say finding the right therapist is a lot like dating; you have to kiss a few frogs before you find your prince, err...therapist. It can feel overwhelming to wade through hundreds of profiles searching for the perfect one. Usually by the time you're reaching out for help, life has taken a turn for the worse and you want to find relief quick! So let's get to it. Why are you here now? What do you want from a therapist? How do you want to feel? I am here to act as a guide, to listen, support, and challenge you to make positive changes towards your goals.
(773) 992-1981 View (773) 992-1981
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Dr. Kala Taylor-The Psychology Center-Certified Life Coach
Pre-Licensed Professional, BS, MS, MBA, PsyD
Verified Verified
Beverly, Chicago, IL 60643  (Online Only)
Hello! I’m Dr. Kala Taylor ,(She), I currently work private practice with (The Psychology Center) in Chicago. Previously I worked psychotherapy in the State Government Correctional setting under the exempt licensure title Clinical Psychologist/Sr Psych. Inmates under my care have described my therapeutic approach as "nonjudgmental" and "compassionate." My personal experiences have led me to cultivate a deep empathy for all beings. and I’m committed to being (not just inclusive but) welcoming towards “others.” My experience working in mental health has led me to focus on working to help individuals with personal challenges.
Hello! I’m Dr. Kala Taylor ,(She), I currently work private practice with (The Psychology Center) in Chicago. Previously I worked psychotherapy in the State Government Correctional setting under the exempt licensure title Clinical Psychologist/Sr Psych. Inmates under my care have described my therapeutic approach as "nonjudgmental" and "compassionate." My personal experiences have led me to cultivate a deep empathy for all beings. and I’m committed to being (not just inclusive but) welcoming towards “others.” My experience working in mental health has led me to focus on working to help individuals with personal challenges.
(312) 262-4580 View (312) 262-4580
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Elizabeth Moreno
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Beverly, Chicago, IL 60643
I am a bi-lingual (English and Spanish) Licensed Social Worker serving young people and adults who want to start their process of learning how to care for their emotional well-being and healing. I have experience with people working through depression, bipolar disorder, substance use, grief, sex & intimacy, trauma, anxiety, adjustment disorders, divorce, domestic violence, immigration, life transitions, peer relationships, relationship issues, self esteem, and stress.
I am a bi-lingual (English and Spanish) Licensed Social Worker serving young people and adults who want to start their process of learning how to care for their emotional well-being and healing. I have experience with people working through depression, bipolar disorder, substance use, grief, sex & intimacy, trauma, anxiety, adjustment disorders, divorce, domestic violence, immigration, life transitions, peer relationships, relationship issues, self esteem, and stress.
(773) 985-7002 View (773) 985-7002
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Margherita Porcella
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Beverly, Chicago, IL 60643
To help simplify the search you’re doing right now, here is me in brief: 1) I see adults individually and in couples; 2) My clients appreciate my warmth, kindness and humor; 3) I pay attention to you as a whole person—mind, body, emotions and spirit; 4) I believe you are completely acceptable as you are and also that change is possible.
To help simplify the search you’re doing right now, here is me in brief: 1) I see adults individually and in couples; 2) My clients appreciate my warmth, kindness and humor; 3) I pay attention to you as a whole person—mind, body, emotions and spirit; 4) I believe you are completely acceptable as you are and also that change is possible.
(312) 586-9158 View (312) 586-9158
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Crystal T Cleggett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Beverly, Chicago, IL 60643
Have you ever felt like you're not good enough and you are unable to shake this feeling? Have you felt like most things are unmanageable? Do you feel no one hears or sees you? Are there feelings of anger, or resentment towards yourself or someone else? Are you in a never-ending cycle of worry, guilt, denial, shame or regret? Is it hard for you to be around others without feeling judged or ridiculed? Are you just frustrated with life in general? If you have answered yes to ANY of the above questions, allow me to help you. I provide therapy in an authentic nonjudgmental manner for individuals, couples or families.
Have you ever felt like you're not good enough and you are unable to shake this feeling? Have you felt like most things are unmanageable? Do you feel no one hears or sees you? Are there feelings of anger, or resentment towards yourself or someone else? Are you in a never-ending cycle of worry, guilt, denial, shame or regret? Is it hard for you to be around others without feeling judged or ridiculed? Are you just frustrated with life in general? If you have answered yes to ANY of the above questions, allow me to help you. I provide therapy in an authentic nonjudgmental manner for individuals, couples or families.
(773) 207-4645 View (773) 207-4645
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Tracy Connor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA EDU, MA SW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Beverly, Chicago, IL 60643
Nurturing Together because it takes a village! Using creative ways to enhance the whole self with talk therapy linked to body movement and yoga addressing trauma, anxiety, and depression. Having a compassionate outlook that enhances self-awareness and self-soothing strategies.
Nurturing Together because it takes a village! Using creative ways to enhance the whole self with talk therapy linked to body movement and yoga addressing trauma, anxiety, and depression. Having a compassionate outlook that enhances self-awareness and self-soothing strategies.
(773) 985-6088 View (773) 985-6088

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Female Therapists

Does it matter what gender my therapist is?

In general, this is not an important factor, as there is no relationship between a therapist’s gender and their efficacy. Some clients, however, prefer to see therapists of a particular gender, whether due to their own past experiences with men and women, or ingrained beliefs about how people of different genders think and behave. Exploring the roots of such preferences and considering what one wants to address in therapy can help someone determine whether their therapist’s gender truly matters to them.

Should I see a female therapist?

Many people—not just women—prefer to see a female therapist, either because they believe that a woman will be able to relate to their specific challenges (for example, sexism in the workplace) or because they imagine feeling more comfortable disclosing sensitive information to a woman. Such beliefs may not turn out to be accurate, however, and adhering too rigidly to a gender preference can at times hinder a client from finding the best therapeutic match.

Do therapists get specific training to help with women’s concerns?

Therapists are trained to provide care to clients of any gender. However, some therapists—both men and women—may pursue additional training in feminist therapy, gender-specific issues, or women’s mental health. Female clients may wish to ask prospective therapists whether they have received specific training in the client’s primary area(s) of concern, or whether they have worked extensively with women on issues similar to their own.

How can I inquire about a therapist’s experience in treating women?

It’s OK—even encouraged!—to ask a therapist directly whether and how often they have treated women in the past, or whether they have treated women dealing with the client’s most prominent concern(s). Competent therapists will be happy to share their educational background, preferred treatment modalities, and prior client experience to help an individual find the therapist best suited to their needs.