Female Therapists in Englewood, Chicago, IL

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Jasmine Remmer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Englewood, Chicago, IL 60621  (Online Only)
Hey friend! Therapy looks great on you! I am here to support you in hitting that refresh button for a more emotionally intelligent & improved YOU. I totally get it...Life can feel hard and unbearable at times and that truly sucks! But if you feel like you are carrying the burden of life alone, we can work together so you do not feel alone in this. My ideal client is ready to put in the work and is open to learning new ways to improve their mental health and their life!
Hey friend! Therapy looks great on you! I am here to support you in hitting that refresh button for a more emotionally intelligent & improved YOU. I totally get it...Life can feel hard and unbearable at times and that truly sucks! But if you feel like you are carrying the burden of life alone, we can work together so you do not feel alone in this. My ideal client is ready to put in the work and is open to learning new ways to improve their mental health and their life!
(773) 322-1395 View (773) 322-1395
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Arianna R Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MPH
Verified Verified
Englewood, Chicago, IL 60620  (Online Only)
Hello! My name is Arianna and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who believes everyone should feel seen, heard and affirmed. My priority as a therapist is to recognize the diverse cultural backgrounds of people with the goal of integrating that understanding into effective and respectful therapeutic interventions. I believe firmly in the impacts of our pattern of thought on our behaviors and how important it is to be intentional in how we think about ourselves, speak about ourselves and treat ourselves.
Hello! My name is Arianna and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who believes everyone should feel seen, heard and affirmed. My priority as a therapist is to recognize the diverse cultural backgrounds of people with the goal of integrating that understanding into effective and respectful therapeutic interventions. I believe firmly in the impacts of our pattern of thought on our behaviors and how important it is to be intentional in how we think about ourselves, speak about ourselves and treat ourselves.
(312) 465-4077 View (312) 465-4077
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Raphael Medical Services Corp
Counselor, PsyD, LCPC
Verified Verified
Englewood, Chicago, IL 60621
Are you feeling sad, anxious and overwhelmed? Do you need someone that can listen and work with you to process any challenges you are having?
Are you feeling sad, anxious and overwhelmed? Do you need someone that can listen and work with you to process any challenges you are having?
(773) 776-8800 View (773) 776-8800
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Cathy Jackson
Counselor, MA, NCC, LCPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Englewood, Chicago, IL 60621
Under the best of circumstances life is not easy. Sometimes we face challenges in our lives and just need someone to listen, care about, and guide us. There's always hope for change and if you are willing to put in the work, there is someone willing to help and that someone is me. Having the courage to take the pathway of change is the first step. Together lets work to make a difference.
Under the best of circumstances life is not easy. Sometimes we face challenges in our lives and just need someone to listen, care about, and guide us. There's always hope for change and if you are willing to put in the work, there is someone willing to help and that someone is me. Having the courage to take the pathway of change is the first step. Together lets work to make a difference.
(708) 377-3504 View (708) 377-3504
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Jane H Niermann
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Englewood, Chicago, IL 60621
Waitlist for new clients
Are you ready to feel better? Change can be hard, and possible and rewarding. I provide a safe, non-judgmental place to learn about yourself and the changes you'd like to make. I focus on the mind-body connection, specifically in understanding its role in learning to cope with stress, trauma, and relationship issues. I use talk therapy, EMDR, and humor to help you make positive changes, overcome obstacles, and learn how to change unhelpful thinking patterns, all the while improving self esteem and relationships.
Are you ready to feel better? Change can be hard, and possible and rewarding. I provide a safe, non-judgmental place to learn about yourself and the changes you'd like to make. I focus on the mind-body connection, specifically in understanding its role in learning to cope with stress, trauma, and relationship issues. I use talk therapy, EMDR, and humor to help you make positive changes, overcome obstacles, and learn how to change unhelpful thinking patterns, all the while improving self esteem and relationships.
(773) 389-1939 View (773) 389-1939
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Lotus Trauma Care
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CFTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Englewood, Chicago, IL 60621  (Online Only)
At Lotus Trauma Care, each of our clients experience genuine engagement tailored to fit their individual needs. Our therapists are curious of your interests, your strengths, your passion, your motives, and your desires. We are eager to support you in being your best you. We don't assume that we have all the answers to what your path looks like. We know that your experiences are unique and your path needs to be too.
At Lotus Trauma Care, each of our clients experience genuine engagement tailored to fit their individual needs. Our therapists are curious of your interests, your strengths, your passion, your motives, and your desires. We are eager to support you in being your best you. We don't assume that we have all the answers to what your path looks like. We know that your experiences are unique and your path needs to be too.
(872) 814-7004 View (872) 814-7004
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Veronica Alexander
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Englewood, Chicago, IL 60621  (Online Only)
There may come a time in life where we have reached the limits of our capacity to see, improve, and take charge of our lives. When we've hit a point where the old things just aren't working anymore and it's time for a change but we don't know how, a pair of fresh eyes can provide much needed clarity. Many mental health challenges arise from lack of self-awareness or cognitive patterns that hinder us from effectively addressing problems. For clients struggling to identify the root of the problem, therapeutic intervention to explore life purpose, self-love, attachment, and motivation can serve as an inspiring catalyst for change.
There may come a time in life where we have reached the limits of our capacity to see, improve, and take charge of our lives. When we've hit a point where the old things just aren't working anymore and it's time for a change but we don't know how, a pair of fresh eyes can provide much needed clarity. Many mental health challenges arise from lack of self-awareness or cognitive patterns that hinder us from effectively addressing problems. For clients struggling to identify the root of the problem, therapeutic intervention to explore life purpose, self-love, attachment, and motivation can serve as an inspiring catalyst for change.
(312) 872-0277 View (312) 872-0277
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Cherie Barnes: Grief Coach-Counselor
Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC, CLC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Englewood, Chicago, IL 60621
As a grief counselor, I help women who have experienced grief in their lives and now want to move past the loss. I understand that grief is a unique and individual experience, and I strive to provide a safe and supportive space for clients to express their feelings and explore the healing process. My approach to counseling is centered on compassion, understanding, and respect for the individual. I am a firm believer in the power of human connection, and I work with my clients to foster an environment of understanding and trust. I have extensive experience working with individuals of all ages and backgrounds, and I am passionate.
As a grief counselor, I help women who have experienced grief in their lives and now want to move past the loss. I understand that grief is a unique and individual experience, and I strive to provide a safe and supportive space for clients to express their feelings and explore the healing process. My approach to counseling is centered on compassion, understanding, and respect for the individual. I am a firm believer in the power of human connection, and I work with my clients to foster an environment of understanding and trust. I have extensive experience working with individuals of all ages and backgrounds, and I am passionate.
(872) 395-4664 View (872) 395-4664
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Ingrid Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Englewood, Chicago, IL 60621
Therapy should be a place where you feel safe to divulge your darkest secrets while knowing that the person that you confide in, will not only support your journey of self-improvement and healing but help guide you like a beacon in the sea or a flashlight when it’s dark. And because of this, we think that finding the RIGHT therapist is one of the most crucial parts of the therapeutic process... I work to help you solve a variety of issues and welcome and host safe spaces for active duty /retired veterans and their dependents, college students, LGBTQ+, POC, and older adults.
Therapy should be a place where you feel safe to divulge your darkest secrets while knowing that the person that you confide in, will not only support your journey of self-improvement and healing but help guide you like a beacon in the sea or a flashlight when it’s dark. And because of this, we think that finding the RIGHT therapist is one of the most crucial parts of the therapeutic process... I work to help you solve a variety of issues and welcome and host safe spaces for active duty /retired veterans and their dependents, college students, LGBTQ+, POC, and older adults.
(314) 207-5183 View (314) 207-5183
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Tomika S. Taylor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Englewood, Chicago, IL 60621  (Online Only)
This world can be overwhelming from managing day to day stressors to dealings with childhood trauma that is affecting your relationships today...yet you have made it this far! You and I both know it takes an especially resilient person to still stand after the trials and tribulations. If you are looking for a therapist to help identify your power, your strengths and will also assist you in achieving your goals, you may contact me for a consultation to see if my approach can help you on your journey.
This world can be overwhelming from managing day to day stressors to dealings with childhood trauma that is affecting your relationships today...yet you have made it this far! You and I both know it takes an especially resilient person to still stand after the trials and tribulations. If you are looking for a therapist to help identify your power, your strengths and will also assist you in achieving your goals, you may contact me for a consultation to see if my approach can help you on your journey.
(773) 902-0961 View (773) 902-0961
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Addie Miles
BA, MA, MS, MA Min, PhD Stu
Verified Verified
Englewood, Chicago, IL 60621
(872) 259-7798 View (872) 259-7798

Online Therapists

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Bess Surmenkow
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60601
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in private practice, with offices in Northbrook, Chicago, and Schaumburg. I am passionate about helping individuals and couples consciously resolve the obstacles that keep them from reaching their full potential. I provide a safe, non-judgmental, compassionate space in which we can work collaboratively to explore the challenges you are facing. It is my goal to facilitate a supportive therapeutic relationship in which healing, insight and growth can take place.
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in private practice, with offices in Northbrook, Chicago, and Schaumburg. I am passionate about helping individuals and couples consciously resolve the obstacles that keep them from reaching their full potential. I provide a safe, non-judgmental, compassionate space in which we can work collaboratively to explore the challenges you are facing. It is my goal to facilitate a supportive therapeutic relationship in which healing, insight and growth can take place.
(847) 380-2554 View (847) 380-2554
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Elpida Wellness Services
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSc
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60601  (Online Only)
Maybe you feel overwhelmed with college life, struggling with depression, anxiety, or trauma, navigating intersectional identities, feeling isolated or misunderstood in relationships, dealing with the aftermath of psychiatric hospitalization, or considering a leave of absence from school. I believe healing and change take place in relationships; it does not involve a diagnosis from me—your experience is what matters. It is about creating a safe, person-centered, anti-oppressive, and non-judgmental space where we share the journey with empathy and solidarity and work together to find strength and resilience. You are not alone.
Maybe you feel overwhelmed with college life, struggling with depression, anxiety, or trauma, navigating intersectional identities, feeling isolated or misunderstood in relationships, dealing with the aftermath of psychiatric hospitalization, or considering a leave of absence from school. I believe healing and change take place in relationships; it does not involve a diagnosis from me—your experience is what matters. It is about creating a safe, person-centered, anti-oppressive, and non-judgmental space where we share the journey with empathy and solidarity and work together to find strength and resilience. You are not alone.
(857) 371-5899 View (857) 371-5899
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Dawnielle Gaskin
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60605
Do you find yourself wishing your relationships with others were deeper? Do you crave intimacy, to feel known, listened to, and valued? If you are experiencing conflict or lack of closeness in your personal relationships, I am here to come alongside you and your significant other(s) to rebuild and heal.
Do you find yourself wishing your relationships with others were deeper? Do you crave intimacy, to feel known, listened to, and valued? If you are experiencing conflict or lack of closeness in your personal relationships, I am here to come alongside you and your significant other(s) to rebuild and heal.
(773) 377-5577 View (773) 377-5577
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Alexis Cross
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60607
As a Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) Intern, I specialize in working with couples and families navigating challenges, life transitions, relationship issues, and complex family dynamics. I strive to create a space that is safe, calm, inclusive, and rooted in acceptance.
As a Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) Intern, I specialize in working with couples and families navigating challenges, life transitions, relationship issues, and complex family dynamics. I strive to create a space that is safe, calm, inclusive, and rooted in acceptance.
(773) 569-3899 View (773) 569-3899
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Azita Afshar
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60602
I consider myself to be a trauma-informed therapist. I believe that each experience in one's life leaves an imprint on the mind & body; thus, informing how one responds to the world. There is a rhyme & reason to these responses, and none of it is about being "wrong," "damaged," or "not good enough" (words I often hear from individuals in my practice). The goal of therapy with me is to help you learn to compassionately connect with, soothe and heal these hurting parts, so that you may be able to let go, engage, and thrive in your personal and professional life. I believe healing is possible for anyone willing to work at it.
I consider myself to be a trauma-informed therapist. I believe that each experience in one's life leaves an imprint on the mind & body; thus, informing how one responds to the world. There is a rhyme & reason to these responses, and none of it is about being "wrong," "damaged," or "not good enough" (words I often hear from individuals in my practice). The goal of therapy with me is to help you learn to compassionately connect with, soothe and heal these hurting parts, so that you may be able to let go, engage, and thrive in your personal and professional life. I believe healing is possible for anyone willing to work at it.
(773) 669-5985 View (773) 669-5985
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Meagan Alexander
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60642
Waitlist for new clients
Hi! My name is Meagan (she/they) and I have had the privilege of working with clients of all different backgrounds at both the residential and outpatient level of care. I prioritize creating a safe and inviting space for individuals to begin their healing journey and am grateful to have the opportunity to help individuals explore how pieces from our past can continue to impact us as we continue to get older. I strongly believe in taking an individualized and empathic approach in order to empower individuals as they strive to meet their goals, as well as to ensure they feel supported and heard.
Hi! My name is Meagan (she/they) and I have had the privilege of working with clients of all different backgrounds at both the residential and outpatient level of care. I prioritize creating a safe and inviting space for individuals to begin their healing journey and am grateful to have the opportunity to help individuals explore how pieces from our past can continue to impact us as we continue to get older. I strongly believe in taking an individualized and empathic approach in order to empower individuals as they strive to meet their goals, as well as to ensure they feel supported and heard.
(630) 793-0967 View (630) 793-0967
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Jessica L. Hudson, PhD, PLLC
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60660
I am a Clinical Psychologist in private practice in the Andersonville/Edgewater neighborhood of Chicago. I provide individual, family and/or couples therapy with adults, adolescents, and children age five and up. My style is warm, non-judgmental, compassionate, and direct. I believe a strong, trusting, collaborative relationship with one's therapist is vital to realizing change and experiencing growth. I take particular care in tailoring interventions to meet an individual's needs and emphasize their strengths. My approach is largely based on cognitive-behavioral and relational techniques.
I am a Clinical Psychologist in private practice in the Andersonville/Edgewater neighborhood of Chicago. I provide individual, family and/or couples therapy with adults, adolescents, and children age five and up. My style is warm, non-judgmental, compassionate, and direct. I believe a strong, trusting, collaborative relationship with one's therapist is vital to realizing change and experiencing growth. I take particular care in tailoring interventions to meet an individual's needs and emphasize their strengths. My approach is largely based on cognitive-behavioral and relational techniques.
(773) 657-4142 View (773) 657-4142
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Angie Cleary
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60601
I believe in using a strengths-based, non-judgemental approach to meet you where you are and help empower you to identify and move toward your goals. Whether you might be experiencing uncertainty, transition, mood disorders or symptoms of eating disorders and body image; we can work together to create a space where you can strengthen the relationship between your mind and body and begin to foster your intuition and personal voice.
I believe in using a strengths-based, non-judgemental approach to meet you where you are and help empower you to identify and move toward your goals. Whether you might be experiencing uncertainty, transition, mood disorders or symptoms of eating disorders and body image; we can work together to create a space where you can strengthen the relationship between your mind and body and begin to foster your intuition and personal voice.
(217) 963-7242 View (217) 963-7242
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Ashley Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60613  (Online Only)
As a therapist, I provide a space where individuals can embrace their authentic selves and gain the tools needed to navigate life's challenges. I believe in the power of storytelling and believe that each of my clients, from young children to my adult clients, have a story to tell. I see my role as amplifying their stories. Therefore, a fundamental aspect of my practice is to create a safe, non-judgmental, culturally sensitive, and trauma-informed environment for my clients where they are empowered to share their stories. In this, they find hope and healing.
As a therapist, I provide a space where individuals can embrace their authentic selves and gain the tools needed to navigate life's challenges. I believe in the power of storytelling and believe that each of my clients, from young children to my adult clients, have a story to tell. I see my role as amplifying their stories. Therefore, a fundamental aspect of my practice is to create a safe, non-judgmental, culturally sensitive, and trauma-informed environment for my clients where they are empowered to share their stories. In this, they find hope and healing.
(773) 923-0633 View (773) 923-0633
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.