Life is one continuous transition. We are constantly learning, growing, changing and evolving. I believe therapy is for everyone and we can all benefit from an unbiased perspective in our lives. Together, we'll learn to detach from difficult emotions, reframe negative beliefs and explore grounding techniques. I enjoy working with clients who are working through life transitions (specifically fertility, perinatal, postpartum and parenthood) and navigating interpersonal relationships. I also have a passion working with those questioning life's bigger questions, or trying to gain deeper understanding of self through a spiritual lens.
Are you tired of feeling frustrated and overwhelmed by the issues that you’re facing in your life? Are you asking yourself, “is there help for me and my situation?” Well, I’m here to tell you yes there is. Mental health is something that many of us don’t always focus enough time on, but is so important to our overall wellness. As your therapist I will partner with you to alleviate your distress and help you gain insight about the obstacles you are facing. Our time together will provide you with a safe place to reconnect with yourself and your life.
Are you struggling with relationship issues? Do you feel distant from your partner? I help couples find peace in their relationship by fostering communication, managing conflict, and rebuilding the foundations of the union that are vital to the success of any relationship. Your goals for your relationship are my goals for your relationship. I work with clients from all backgrounds, including traditional and non-traditional relationships or unions. LGBTQIA-plus allied, as well as poly affirming.
I offer individual and sex therapy via telehealth for adults all over Illinois. I collaborate with my clients to help them find a healthy and fulfilling path that aligns with their values, wants and needs. My areas of specialization include mindfulness, sexuality and gender exploration and affirmation, surviving and thriving after trauma, addressing anxiety and avoidance, developing confidence communicating desires, feelings and boundaries.
How can we stay flexible and authentic in a world filled with stress? Therapy can be a way to work through problems (old and new!) and learn fresh ways to become resilient. I specialize in working with clients who are struggling with a number of things at the same time (such as life transitions, anxiety, trauma). My ideal client is someone who is interested in going below surface issues, and potentially including some "body-up" work in their therapy.
My approach to therapy is reflective, authentic and insight oriented, with an emphasis on creating a trusting and collaborative relationship. With more than 15 years experience working with individuals, couples and families, my practice is informed by clinical expertise in treating symptoms of trauma, depression, and anxiety. I also counsel for issues related to life transitions, complex relationships, intimacy, parenting, identity, grief and loss. I greet clients with openness and curiosity, engaging a process that best fits their individual needs.
Strange as it may sound, my ideal client is someone who has been suffering in a profound way and, despite numerous past interactions with mental healthproviders, has yet to fully make sense of themself, let alone remove the obstacles to change and growth that have them stuck. Regarless of what diagnosis a person has been given before, my interest is in what is "behind it." How and why did a person develop the particular maladaptive strategies behind the symptoms comprising what we call a psychological "disorder?' What purpose do they serve, despite the suffering they engender? This is the "need to know" stuff of real change...
Is it difficult to find your voice and navigate the never-ending obstacles that are hindering your growth? Are you ready to change the behaviors that are keeping you from being your best self? Your journey to healing begins here. If you're ready, let's connect!
For over the past 20 years, I have enjoyed assisting in putting together the pieces of my client's puzzles. I strive in putting the needs of my clients 1st! Focusing on evidenced based treatments; my advanced trainings have equipped me to use therapeutic interventions such as cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma focused therapy, child-parent psychotherapy and many more. I have an extensive background in treating mood disorders, behavioral modifications, emotional dysregulation,PTSD and other disturbances. I tailor my practice to uphold the confidentiality of my clients and I strive to give my clients the best service possible!!!!
Life can be full of challenges, from embracing past experiences to dealing with current challenges in life. I want to join your journey through life & hope to assist you. Your identity is what makes you who you are. I primary work with persons from Ages 12 - 65+ suffering from mental and emotional pains: like trauma, anxiety, substance abuse, questioning one’s life purpose, transitioning/adjusting in life, school or career support, multicultural support, looking to building inner awareness of self, relationships, & supports with others, or in need of developing skills or behavioral change.
I strongly believe that every human being has innate inner strength and I want to help you fully realize your own. I have the most experience treating anxiety, depression, self-esteem concerns, disordered eating, addictions and trauma. My approach is non-pathologizing and largely influenced by the Internal Family Systems model and values exploration. This healing framework is particularly useful for those who are interested in identifying harmful patterns of self-protection, reestablishing a sense of internal harmony and aligning their behavior with their values.
Selecting a therapist is very personal. People often hesitate to share their life with another person, even with a person who has chosen to care and help as their life's work. I am dedicated to helping each client live their lives to the best of their ability by developing a caring relationship in which to work toward mutually determined therapeutic goals. I believe in each person's creative power, while understanding that life can be challenging and overwhelming.
I identify as a queer person of color and hope to best serve those communities who feel underrepresented in professional fields. Common areas that I work with are trauma, gender identity and expression, gender issues, career related difficulties, and mood/anxiety disorders. I work heavily with the linguistic ways we approach "problems" and through a narrative approach we would work on creating the future you want to see.
Are you feeling overwhelmed by work, relationships, or health issues? Perhaps it feels impossible to keep up with the daily demands of life, and you're not sure where to turn. My name is Lauren Baldwin and I graduated with an M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy from the California School of Professional Psychology, AIU - San Diego. I work with individuals and couples from a systemic, attachment-based approach and more specifically, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). I specialize in women's health/sexual health/chronic health issues, highly sensitive people (HSP) and empaths.
Seeking therapy can feel scary and overwhelming, especially for the first time. I am dedicated to creating a space where all clients feel safe, supported, heard and validated. I work with adults across the lifespan and am especially passionate about supporting those struggling with life transitions, Depression/Anxiety, Trauma/PTSD, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community. My therapeutic approach is warm and collaborative, empowering clients to be an active participant throughout their healing journey.
Do you have a sticky mind, and struggle with unwanted and intrusive thoughts, worries or memories? I can help you learn to be at peace with these uncontrollable experiences and move towards a life of meaning. I specialize in working with clients who talk about repeated urges, looping or spiraling anxieties and memories of stressful or traumatic events that will not go away. Similarly, many of my clients also talk about rigid ways of thinking, including high expectations of themselves and others and all-or-nothing thinking, which greatly limits flexibility in our lives.
“Greetings, weary traveler.” My name is Catherine and I’m a licensed clinical professional counselor. Though I specialize in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), I live and counsel according to my value of adaptability as I follow Malcolm X’s philosophy of “by any means necessary” when it comes to modifying my approach to help those I’m privileged to work with.
I provide individual therapy rooted in attachment-based therapy; drawing from diverse methodologies appropriate to diverse individuals with unique needs. I believe that presenting a warm, safe, and comfortable environment is essential for therapeutic growth. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), with a Masters in Counseling Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Currently accepting clients paying out of pocket; BCBS IL & Aetna coverage accepted soon! Please feel free to email me at RoseHavenCounseling@gmail.com or go to my website rosehavencounseling.clientsecure.me
Therapy is a truly unique journey. I believe in the power of the mind-body connection and seek to help clients understand how their experiences affect their whole system. Connecting with clients brings me joy and I strive to cater my skill set to meet your specific needs. Often, I invite creativity in to help you heal and grow into a more integrated version of yourself. Movement is a helpful tool to build more awareness, but I also recognize that moving and exploring creatively in a therapeutic setting can be challenging. My hope is to help you feel more at home in yourself while finding a soft landing to do the work.
I enjoy working with people as a guide to the maps of ourselves-- our identities, histories, relationships, politics, traumas, sexualities, all the parts that make up our broken wholes. As a queer person, I tend to work with other people exploring and expanding their sexualities and gender identities. As someone involved in radical politics, I offer validation and therapeutic solidarity to abolitionists and activists across the spectrum of liberation movements. And as a person with mental illness myself, I offer a dignified and person-centered approach to caring for our most sensitive personal issues and life challenges.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Near West Side, Chicago are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Near West Side, Chicago then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
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You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Near West Side, Chicago, or Child Psychologists in Near West Side, Chicago.
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What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Near West Side, Chicago specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.