Female Therapists in Chatham, Chicago, IL

Photo of Amber Beal, LPCC
Amber Beal
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Chatham, Chicago, IL 60620
Hi, I am Dr. B and I am here to work with you in partnership. Clients have the power to overcome adversity, traumatic experiences, and situations that may negatively impact their lives. Sometimes, we just need that support person who can walk with us, and guide us until we arrive at a place of acceptance, healing, and wholeness. I specialize in trauma, depression, and anxiety. I also am well versed in working with people in crisis.
Hi, I am Dr. B and I am here to work with you in partnership. Clients have the power to overcome adversity, traumatic experiences, and situations that may negatively impact their lives. Sometimes, we just need that support person who can walk with us, and guide us until we arrive at a place of acceptance, healing, and wholeness. I specialize in trauma, depression, and anxiety. I also am well versed in working with people in crisis.
(773) 729-6294 View (773) 729-6294
Photo of Andrea Lissuzzo, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Andrea Lissuzzo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chatham, Chicago, IL 60619
As a licensed clinical social worker with 25 years of experience in mental health, I have worked with a variety of populations in multiple settings, including outpatient, inpatient, residential, judicial, and educational. As a psychiatric social worker for a large medical system, I provided direct service to individuals struggling with a range of mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, stress, and relationship and parenting issues. My collaborative, problem-solving approach to working with clients helps them better understand, navigate, and overcome the challenges of life.
As a licensed clinical social worker with 25 years of experience in mental health, I have worked with a variety of populations in multiple settings, including outpatient, inpatient, residential, judicial, and educational. As a psychiatric social worker for a large medical system, I provided direct service to individuals struggling with a range of mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, stress, and relationship and parenting issues. My collaborative, problem-solving approach to working with clients helps them better understand, navigate, and overcome the challenges of life.
(872) 253-8933 View (872) 253-8933
Charlotte D Newsom
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Chatham, Chicago, IL 60619  (Online Only)
Hello I'm Mrs. Newsom. I hold a MA in Clinical Psychology. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC). I have thirty years of progressive experience in the field of mental health. Additionally, I have an honorary membership with the Roosevelt University Psi Chi Honor Society. I have received several accolades throughout my career, including an Outstanding Performance Appraisal from the Jesse Brown VA Hospital. This recognition was awarded to me for my exceptional clinical skills, dedication to excellence, and professional and compassionate relationships with patients and staff.
Hello I'm Mrs. Newsom. I hold a MA in Clinical Psychology. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC). I have thirty years of progressive experience in the field of mental health. Additionally, I have an honorary membership with the Roosevelt University Psi Chi Honor Society. I have received several accolades throughout my career, including an Outstanding Performance Appraisal from the Jesse Brown VA Hospital. This recognition was awarded to me for my exceptional clinical skills, dedication to excellence, and professional and compassionate relationships with patients and staff.
(773) 974-8061 View (773) 974-8061
Photo of DaJonese Turner, LCPC, Counselor
DaJonese Turner
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Chatham, Chicago, IL 60620  (Online Only)
Has life been life’ing? Are you tired of being the “Strong One” all the time? Do you find yourself embodying the words of songs and/or tv scenes because you couldn’t quit put your feelings into words? Has that little inner voice got on your last nerve? Have you felt guilty about not being at your “best”? Are you just tired? if you’re screaming YEESSSS to any of these questions, well you’re in the right spot!
Has life been life’ing? Are you tired of being the “Strong One” all the time? Do you find yourself embodying the words of songs and/or tv scenes because you couldn’t quit put your feelings into words? Has that little inner voice got on your last nerve? Have you felt guilty about not being at your “best”? Are you just tired? if you’re screaming YEESSSS to any of these questions, well you’re in the right spot!
(773) 990-0687 View (773) 990-0687
Photo of Makeva Watson, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Makeva Watson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chatham, Chicago, IL 60620  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Masters of Science in Mental Health Counseling from National-Louis University with 24 years of experience. In addition to utilizing traditional therapeutic strategies, I have been trained as a certified Christian Mental Health Coach by the American Association of Christian Counselors, with the ability to offer Christian counseling to those who would like to incorporate their faith into their therapeutic process. I believe in working in concert with my clients to determine the best approaches necessary to help them achieve that state of mental/emotional wholeness in which they desire.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Masters of Science in Mental Health Counseling from National-Louis University with 24 years of experience. In addition to utilizing traditional therapeutic strategies, I have been trained as a certified Christian Mental Health Coach by the American Association of Christian Counselors, with the ability to offer Christian counseling to those who would like to incorporate their faith into their therapeutic process. I believe in working in concert with my clients to determine the best approaches necessary to help them achieve that state of mental/emotional wholeness in which they desire.
(708) 564-3257 View (708) 564-3257
Photo of Emily Lapetino, MA, LCPC, Counselor
Emily Lapetino
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Chatham, Chicago, IL 60619
Sometimes life is just overwhelming and hard. Whether you're experiencing a major life change or feel stuck where you are, therapy is an opportunity to increase your capacity to grow, change, and experience healing. We'll work together to find ways to cope with difficulty and experience greater life fulfillment.
Sometimes life is just overwhelming and hard. Whether you're experiencing a major life change or feel stuck where you are, therapy is an opportunity to increase your capacity to grow, change, and experience healing. We'll work together to find ways to cope with difficulty and experience greater life fulfillment.
(773) 358-1694 View (773) 358-1694
Photo of Julie Johnson - Julie Johnson, MA, LCPC, MA, LCPC, Counselor
Julie Johnson, MA, LCPC
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Chatham, Chicago, IL 60619
I specialize in working with people who have experienced trauma. Trauma can leave a person feeling numb, disconnected as if your life has been turned upside down. I would like to assist you with your healing journey. My focus is a Holistic approach to helping people recover and heal after a traumatic event and learn new ways of coping and managing their traumatic responses. When someone does not heal from a traumatic event, they can develop Post Traumatic Stress disorder (PTSD) depression, and/or anxiety.
I specialize in working with people who have experienced trauma. Trauma can leave a person feeling numb, disconnected as if your life has been turned upside down. I would like to assist you with your healing journey. My focus is a Holistic approach to helping people recover and heal after a traumatic event and learn new ways of coping and managing their traumatic responses. When someone does not heal from a traumatic event, they can develop Post Traumatic Stress disorder (PTSD) depression, and/or anxiety.
(773) 809-3919 View (773) 809-3919
Photo of Kristina McGillis Shulman, PsyD, Psychologist
Kristina McGillis Shulman
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Chatham, Chicago, IL 60619
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and received my Doctorate in Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in 2003. I have been working in the mental health field in various capacities, including community mental health, college counseling, group practice, private practice, and substance abuse treatment since1996. Twenty years of experience in this field has not only strengthened my skills, but continues to ignite my passion for working with individuals on the verge of self-exploration and change. I pride myself on being down-to-earth, relatable, and nonjudgmental in order to create a therapeutic environment that allows patients to express themselves.
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and received my Doctorate in Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in 2003. I have been working in the mental health field in various capacities, including community mental health, college counseling, group practice, private practice, and substance abuse treatment since1996. Twenty years of experience in this field has not only strengthened my skills, but continues to ignite my passion for working with individuals on the verge of self-exploration and change. I pride myself on being down-to-earth, relatable, and nonjudgmental in order to create a therapeutic environment that allows patients to express themselves.
(773) 570-7624 View (773) 570-7624
Photo of Nicole Lucy Thompson, EdD, LCPC, Counselor
Nicole Lucy Thompson
Counselor, EdD, LCPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chatham, Chicago, IL 60619  (Online Only)
I am a psychotherapist who is interested in working with clients who are striving to become their authentic/best selves. The counseling process is one that looks the holistic needs of the individual (i.e. society, family, personal narrative/story) to promote personal growth and development. Therefore, I am a multicultural and gestalt therapist who is committed to the process of understanding and addressing societal issues that impact clients' emotional and psychological health. I work collaboratively with clients to connect to their authentic selves, step into their power, and set goals to achieve their desired holistic needs.
I am a psychotherapist who is interested in working with clients who are striving to become their authentic/best selves. The counseling process is one that looks the holistic needs of the individual (i.e. society, family, personal narrative/story) to promote personal growth and development. Therefore, I am a multicultural and gestalt therapist who is committed to the process of understanding and addressing societal issues that impact clients' emotional and psychological health. I work collaboratively with clients to connect to their authentic selves, step into their power, and set goals to achieve their desired holistic needs.
(773) 985-3857 View (773) 985-3857
Photo of Toya Johnson, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Toya Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chatham, Chicago, IL 60619  (Online Only)
I want you to experience freedom and motivation to remove any barriers that have gotten in the way of becoming who you really are, both inside and out. I have a passion for seeing people gain maturity in every area of their life. Together you and I will work to develop a personalized plan for success. Through healing and growth, I'm here to help with improving and/or changing the areas you are struggling with.
I want you to experience freedom and motivation to remove any barriers that have gotten in the way of becoming who you really are, both inside and out. I have a passion for seeing people gain maturity in every area of their life. Together you and I will work to develop a personalized plan for success. Through healing and growth, I'm here to help with improving and/or changing the areas you are struggling with.
(773) 389-1458 View (773) 389-1458
Photo of Sheila Mackie - Hearts 4 hugs, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Hearts 4 hugs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chatham, Chicago, IL 60619  (Online Only)
Hi my name is Sheila, and my passion is to support others as they overcome life’s obstacles and challenges. I would be honored to teach you coping skills to manage difficult emotions, and how to tap into the resources that are already within you. My specialties include Anger Management, Anxiety, Insomnia, Life Coaching, Transitions, Mindfulness, Relationship Issues, Self-Esteem, and Stress Management. Together we will explore ways to manage the emotions you experience today, to create a coping framework that supports you in the future.
Hi my name is Sheila, and my passion is to support others as they overcome life’s obstacles and challenges. I would be honored to teach you coping skills to manage difficult emotions, and how to tap into the resources that are already within you. My specialties include Anger Management, Anxiety, Insomnia, Life Coaching, Transitions, Mindfulness, Relationship Issues, Self-Esteem, and Stress Management. Together we will explore ways to manage the emotions you experience today, to create a coping framework that supports you in the future.
(872) 314-2671 View (872) 314-2671
Photo of Danielle Webb, LCSW, CADC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Danielle Webb
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC
Verified Verified
Chatham, Chicago, IL 60619  (Online Only)
Danielle's overall work experience is in behavior medicine mainly addresses the health and mental health care needs of adults and children, often times involving substance abuse through a holistic approach, (or with the use of psychotropic medication when needed). I am also skilled in identifying maladaptive behaviors, which may inhibit a patient achieving optimal physical health, and implementing brief, focused interventions in decreasing or eradicating such behavior. In addition, I also use social and psychological evaluation techniques to promote physical health and wellness to underserved populations.
Danielle's overall work experience is in behavior medicine mainly addresses the health and mental health care needs of adults and children, often times involving substance abuse through a holistic approach, (or with the use of psychotropic medication when needed). I am also skilled in identifying maladaptive behaviors, which may inhibit a patient achieving optimal physical health, and implementing brief, focused interventions in decreasing or eradicating such behavior. In addition, I also use social and psychological evaluation techniques to promote physical health and wellness to underserved populations.
(708) 607-9159 View (708) 607-9159
Photo of Brenda T Thompson - E.M. Branch and Associates,Inc, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
E.M. Branch and Associates,Inc
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chatham, Chicago, IL 60619
For over 19 years, Branch has provided culturally relevant clinical mental health services to individuals, families and communities on Chicago's south side. Collectively, Branch staff has more than 50 years of clinical and administrative experience. We serve more than 1500 individuals and families each year at our Beverly and South Loop locations.
For over 19 years, Branch has provided culturally relevant clinical mental health services to individuals, families and communities on Chicago's south side. Collectively, Branch staff has more than 50 years of clinical and administrative experience. We serve more than 1500 individuals and families each year at our Beverly and South Loop locations.
(872) 204-0356 View (872) 204-0356
Photo of Ruth Mills, MA, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Ruth Mills
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chatham, Chicago, IL 60619
I work in a group practice, Individual and Family Connection, where we work with children and parents, offering them the support they need to better understand their child, or help them through a difficult time. Children communicate their needs and struggles through behaviors, which can feel overwhelming or confusing to the parents trying to help them. I assist parents in exploring the meaning behind these behaviors by taking time to reflect on the relationships, interactions, and caregiving responses to improve the overall quality of the relationship.
I work in a group practice, Individual and Family Connection, where we work with children and parents, offering them the support they need to better understand their child, or help them through a difficult time. Children communicate their needs and struggles through behaviors, which can feel overwhelming or confusing to the parents trying to help them. I assist parents in exploring the meaning behind these behaviors by taking time to reflect on the relationships, interactions, and caregiving responses to improve the overall quality of the relationship.
(708) 554-6945 View (708) 554-6945
Photo of Kaitlin Skog, LCPC
Kaitlin Skog
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chatham, Chicago, IL 60619  (Online Only)
In my therapy practice, I specialize in creating an empathic and supportive environment. I will work to empower and guide you to develop healthy coping strategies, deeper more satisfying relationships, and the skills and space to process your emotions and move forward.
In my therapy practice, I specialize in creating an empathic and supportive environment. I will work to empower and guide you to develop healthy coping strategies, deeper more satisfying relationships, and the skills and space to process your emotions and move forward.
(847) 349-4473 View (847) 349-4473
Photo of Alicia Covington, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Alicia Covington
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chatham, Chicago, IL 60619
Are you or your child struggling with anxiety, depression, or behavioral challenges? Do you feel overwhelmed by the complexities of mental health issues & seek a compassionate guide to help navigate these obstacles? Alicia Covington, LCSW, is dedicated to supporting children, teens, & young adults, along with their families, in overcoming these unique challenges. Her relational, strengths-based approach empowers clients to harness their unique abilities, enhance their skills, & foster healthier relationships. Imagine your loved one’s journey of transformation & growth, with Alicia as a supportive & understanding ally by their side.
Are you or your child struggling with anxiety, depression, or behavioral challenges? Do you feel overwhelmed by the complexities of mental health issues & seek a compassionate guide to help navigate these obstacles? Alicia Covington, LCSW, is dedicated to supporting children, teens, & young adults, along with their families, in overcoming these unique challenges. Her relational, strengths-based approach empowers clients to harness their unique abilities, enhance their skills, & foster healthier relationships. Imagine your loved one’s journey of transformation & growth, with Alicia as a supportive & understanding ally by their side.
(629) 222-9703 View (629) 222-9703
Photo of Anna Bartoszek, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Anna Bartoszek
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chatham, Chicago, IL 60619
My name is Anna and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois. I partner with my clients to help them discover and transcend challenges that may be holding them back in their lives. I believe that we all deserve to live free from shame, guilt, and emotional pain. Let's build a partnership to help you create the life you desire.
My name is Anna and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois. I partner with my clients to help them discover and transcend challenges that may be holding them back in their lives. I believe that we all deserve to live free from shame, guilt, and emotional pain. Let's build a partnership to help you create the life you desire.
(872) 326-1783 View (872) 326-1783
Photo of Sondra Young - Safe Place Counseling, LCSW, LCPC, LPC, LSW, Counselor
Safe Place Counseling
Counselor, LCSW, LCPC, LPC, LSW
Verified Verified
Chatham, Chicago, IL 60619
Our focus is to help individuals heal, energize, and become aware of their inner strengths. We achieve this by providing a neutral safe space, listening to your concerns, and customizing a treatment plan.
Our focus is to help individuals heal, energize, and become aware of their inner strengths. We achieve this by providing a neutral safe space, listening to your concerns, and customizing a treatment plan.
(312) 374-6518 View (312) 374-6518
Photo of Rhonda L Bolden, LCPC, NCC
Rhonda L Bolden
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Chatham, Chicago, IL 60619  (Online Only)
As a BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, Person of Color), I am passionate about creating an open and safe space for BIPOC clients. I have a B.A. in Psychology from Purdue University Northwest, and an M.A. in Counseling Psychology with a Health Concentration from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. I have been providing counseling services to a variety of individuals, particularly children, adolescents, and their families, in various settings within the community and schools. I have experience with a variety of issues including mood disorders, anxiety, depression, crisis and trauma-related diagnoses, and other life experiences.
As a BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, Person of Color), I am passionate about creating an open and safe space for BIPOC clients. I have a B.A. in Psychology from Purdue University Northwest, and an M.A. in Counseling Psychology with a Health Concentration from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. I have been providing counseling services to a variety of individuals, particularly children, adolescents, and their families, in various settings within the community and schools. I have experience with a variety of issues including mood disorders, anxiety, depression, crisis and trauma-related diagnoses, and other life experiences.
(312) 471-0548 View (312) 471-0548
Photo of Crystal Y Williams - Crystal Y. Williams, LCPC, MS, LCPC, Counselor
Crystal Y. Williams, LCPC
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chatham, Chicago, IL 60619
I am a caring, insightful and a trained therapist that offers support, motivation, clarity to help you through emotional issues, personal growth, conflictual family dynamics, work challenges, and improve intrapersonal skills. I attempt to provide an accepting, and safe environment for you to freely express yourself. If you are willing to do the work we can help you with depression, anxiety, over thinking, stress, a history of abuse or trauma, grief, and spiritual dilemmas. Also, it is my goal to assist Professionals in sharpening their image and skills. Can you imagine having a better life, if not, call me for an appointment.
I am a caring, insightful and a trained therapist that offers support, motivation, clarity to help you through emotional issues, personal growth, conflictual family dynamics, work challenges, and improve intrapersonal skills. I attempt to provide an accepting, and safe environment for you to freely express yourself. If you are willing to do the work we can help you with depression, anxiety, over thinking, stress, a history of abuse or trauma, grief, and spiritual dilemmas. Also, it is my goal to assist Professionals in sharpening their image and skills. Can you imagine having a better life, if not, call me for an appointment.
(872) 814-7669 View (872) 814-7669
1
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.