Trauma Focused Therapists in Lake View, Chicago, IL

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Renata N Zielinska
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I invite clients to bring their whole, authentic selves into counseling and take non-judgmental, integrated practice to help clients foster self-awareness, deeper understanding and gain insight into their thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and interpersonal difficulties. My therapeutic approach is warm and engaging to provide you with a safe space to come to therapy as you are. I see individuals and couples, and am trained in various empirically supported and holistic treatment modalities.
(872) 250-4151
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Lake View
Chicago, IL 60613
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Jennifer Kamprath
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
1 Endorsed
1 Endorsed
I believe in striving to meet clients wherever they are along their journey and working together to create a treatment plan that utilizes a holistic therapeutic approach. Together, we will tailor your care to meet your specific needs and address your concerns. My background in trauma-focused therapy allows me to take proven techniques from this branch of therapy and apply them across the board to each client’s unique needs, whether trauma related or not.
(872) 252-7906
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Lake View
Chicago, IL 60657
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Kei Izumi
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC, NCC, EMDR-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Is your heart heavy from trauma, PTSD, C-PTSD, depression, anxiety, or addictions (alcohol, substance, and sex)? Are you feeling alone, and hurt due to past or present abusive relationships? Do you feel stuck or feel powerless or disturbed by traumatic events or abusive people in your life? If you do, therapy is a safe place for you to seek refuge and unpack some of your burdens. As a trauma-focused, EMDR therapist, I understand how trauma or abuse history leads to mental and behavioral issues that can interfere with your day-to-day life. I’m here to support you on your journey to find inner peace and heal wounded parts of yourself.
(312) 820-9205
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Lake View
Chicago, IL 60657
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Andrea Espinosa
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed by your thoughts and feelings? Seeking therapy can be difficult and it takes strength and courage to take the first step. I am here to create a safe space to process your experiences, and I consider it a privilege to be able to take part in this journey with you. I am a bilingual Spanish speaking therapist who uses an integrative approach incorporating mindfulness, trauma focused -cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT), solution-focused, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and strengths perspectives. I consider you the expert in your own life and I will provide support as you work towards healing.
(872) 278-1831
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Lake View
Chicago, IL 60613
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Gwendolyn Hickey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
As a trauma-informed therapist, I believe developing trust and safety within the therapeutic relationship is crucial to doing meaningful work together. For this reason, I strive to bring warmth and authenticity to my sessions with the goal of supporting clients in feeling truly seen and heard. In graduate school, I trained in feminist therapy which has informed my belief that clients are experts of their own experience and given me a deep understanding of how identity and oppression relate to one’s mental health. I am particularly interested in working with my clients around trauma, grief/loss, and relationships.
(872) 901-7474
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Lake View
Chicago, IL 60657
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Lauren Brancato
Counselor, MA, NCC, LCPC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
I am passionate about taking time to consider the overall well-being of my clients and strive to empower my clients to manage symptoms and live their fullest life possible. Let's talk about what goals you have in mind and how we can work toward those goals. Your therapy is your time - we can cater sessions to your needs and what feels most important to work on. I have helped clients reach positive outcomes using a mix of insight building, solution and strength focused interventions in practice.
(773) 207-7184
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Lake View
Chicago, IL 60657
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Allison Sheade
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
9 Endorsed
Verified
9 Endorsed
Allison Sheade is a feminist psychodynamic, relational, trauma-focused LCPC in Chicago. Her style is warm, empathic, collaborative, and direct. Allison has an active style, and clients enjoy knowing that she will offer insights, interpretations, and feedback that are effective, helpful, and supportive. Allison has worked in community mental health, at the Women's Center at Northwestern University, and in outpatient settings. Allison works with diverse populations and operates from a multicultural perspective, valuing differences of race, ethnicity, culture, religion, gender and sexuality (+ poly & kink), ableness, and world-view.
(773) 993-1240
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Lake View
Chicago, IL 60657
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Brittany Lakin-Starr
Psychologist, PhD, TEP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Warm, compassionate, and experienced, I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over 10 years treating adults, children and adolescents, and families from diverse backgrounds. I treat anxiety, depression, eating disorders, trauma, PTSD, ADHD, behavioral concerns, school issues, relationship challenges, and adjustment difficulties. I also help individuals navigate life transitions, for example, young adulthood, becoming a couple, or starting a family. I use insight oriented, cognitive- behavioral, and family systems approaches. I am certified in psychodrama and am trained in several other specialty treatments, including Gottman Couple's therapy, Prolonged Exposure for PTSD, Trauma Focused -CBT, and evidenced based parenting strategies.
(312) 818-2187
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Lake View
Chicago, IL 60657
Not accepting new clients
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Bridget Dietz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am passionate about helping individuals, couples, and/or families reclaim their lives by restoring their sense of hope. I strongly believe each individual has a set of strengths and capabilities that can assist with overcoming life's challenges, and I am mindful of the role that trauma plays on current functioning. I have worked with adolescents who have struggled with thoughts of suicide and self-harm, and I understand the stressors associated with being a teen in today's world.
(312) 345-5317
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Lake View
Chicago, IL 60657
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Waitlist for new clients
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Camila De Azevedo
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, MEd, CCATP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
We are all weaving together the stories of who we are in order to make sense of life...My name is Camila, and I love to witness the beauty of inner healing that happens naturally as clients explore their own narratives. In my work, I utilize an empathetic, culturally sensitive, and trauma-informed perspective. Origem Psychotherapy was created with a belief that healing and growth happen as we deconstruct the unhelpful parts of your story, validating its many origins, so that you can begin to freely live as your most authentic self.
(773) 923-0168
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Lake View
Chicago, IL 60657
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Alexia Evangelodimos
Counselor, MA, LCPC, PMH-C
Verified
Verified
I work together with clients to cater our treatment approach to your unique individual needs and rely on a number of theoretical orientations to do so, including emotionally focused therapy (EFT), person-centered, trauma focused , and cognitive behavioral therapy.
I bring a down-to-earth, approachable presence to therapy and place the utmost importance on fostering a warm and friendly, yet professional relationship with my clients. It is from that foundation of a strong therapeutic rapport that I work with my clients to explore pathways towards healing and experiencing a happier, more fulfilling life.
(773) 694-4734
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Lake View
Chicago, IL 60657
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Alexandra Marín
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Ready to stop surviving and start thriving? You want to feel better, you want to get unstuck. You're tired of being so overwhelmed all the time. It's becoming more difficult to remain present with your children, loved ones, with life in general, and with yourself. You're feeling stressed, on edge, physically exhausted. You’re not alone, I am here to support you in becoming your best you today in your own time and in your own way so your past no longer dictates your present.
(773) 243-4965
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Lake View
Chicago, IL 60657
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Abigayle T. Pfeiffer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
Abby's style is direct, flexible and collaborative. In her work, she won’t just listen and nod. She is an engaged participant, asking pointed questions, offering feedback and challenging you when necessary. She believes therapy is a partnership and the real experts in the room are her clients.
(773) 912-0822
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Lake View
Chicago, IL 60657
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Juan David Velasquez
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My ideal clients are those seeking to make a positive change in their lives currently and for the future. My typical clients start their therapeutic journey by seeking to alleviate symptoms such as anxiety, depression, emerging identities as well as life stressors. Our goal is to integrate parts of themselves previously unknown or unreachable and this is done by creating a safe and strong therapeutic bond. Although I work with a variety of folx, my passion lies in working with members of the LGBTQ+ community as well as BIPOC.
(773) 786-9732
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Lake View
Chicago, IL 60657
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Will Love
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
Verified
I consider it an honor to walk with you during such a pivotal time in your life’s journey. There are moments in life where each of us may feel stuck and in my work, I empower individuals and help them move towards living their best life. I bring with me experiences as a Black man of queer identity, which help me to understand the multiple layers of oppression and how multicultural backgrounds intersect. I take a client-centered and trauma-informed approach to treating anxiety, depression, PTSD, race trauma, spiritual trauma, LGBTQIA+ issues, and more.
(773) 389-1257
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Lake View
Chicago, IL 60613
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Jane Flotte
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
My work as a counselor draws from values of justice and creativity. I support clients in moving toward change and growth, at a pace they choose. I often hear from people who are concerned that their experiences aren’t bad enough for counseling or that talking about hard experiences would be like opening an old wound. Anyone can benefit from meeting with a counselor, and everyone deserves the type of healing that feels right for them. I want you to get the counseling experience you are looking for (even if you aren’t sure what that is yet). I am happy to communicate by phone or email to answer any questions you might have.
(872) 666-9792
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Lake View
Chicago, IL 60614
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Lexie Martin-Browne
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
The hardest part of the therapeutic process is asking for help. Taking those first, but necessary steps, can be exhausting. I am here to help make the transition into therapy smooth and successful. My goal as a therapist is to provide a warm, welcoming, and safe environment for my clients.
(847) 916-0425
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Lake View
Chicago, IL 60657
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Matthew William Hefferon
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified
Verified
When I was a child I had terrible anxiety and a wonderful professional helped me. So now, my passion is helping other children, couples, and families. I am a licensed clinical psychologist and neuropsychologist who believes in total mental health care for you, your partnership, and your children. I also have experience with the unique mental health needs of the LGBTQ community. I provide school consultation and advocacy as well. If you, your marriage, or your family is suffering from any number of problems including constant arguing, poor grades, sadness, anxiety, or inattention please consider my services.
(872) 213-7627
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Lake View
Chicago, IL 60657
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Stacey Skowronski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, CST
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
For many people, the decision to begin therapy is scary. It takes courage to confront your pain. My ultimate goal is to provide a nonjudgmental space that will allow you to explore your concerns in a safe, compassionate, and caring environment. Oftentimes people have internalized negative messages about themselves from their life experiences, and I will work with you to identify and connect to the feelings and thoughts that have held you back. Your work with me will provide you the opportunity to be stronger, more confident, and authentically you. And you deserve all of that!
(872) 244-6728
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Lake View
Chicago, IL 60613
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Nicole Covello
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified
Verified
When you realize that something’s not right-that waking up in the morning and finding motivation and passion in regular life activities has become a struggle, it can be hard to pinpoint one thing that is the culprit. Maybe you’ve become depressed, anxious, are experiencing a major life shift, death of a loved one, relational challenges or a combination of some of these experiences. Like a puzzle, it can be a headache to figure out where to start first.
(708) 381-1525
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Lake View
Chicago, IL 60657
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What type of Lake View, Chicago mental health professional is right for me?
While most types of therapy have a lot in common, they also fall into clusters that share core features, such as cognitive therapies or psychodynamic approaches. It is important to seek someone who practices evidence-based therapy, meaning one or more forms of treatment that have been scientifically evaluated and tested, and demonstrate consistent improvement for a majority of patients.

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How to find a therapist or counselor in Lake View, Chicago?
When looking to find a therapist, start by considering training and credentials. Studies also indicate that the therapeutic alliance, or the relationship the client develops with the therapist, is an important factor in their ability to work together to achieve the client’s goals.

What method of therapy is right for me?
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