Family Therapy in Near West Side, Chicago, IL

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Christine Aiello
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, CST
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I'm a Certified Sex Therapist and Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist specializing in relationships and sex therapy.
I support individuals and couples with relationship conflict, sexual concerns, and adjustment to life transitions. Clients come to therapy with some common relationship issues: feeling disconnected, noticing the "same argument" on repeat, discomfort or awkwardness talking about sex, a sexless marriage, mismatched desire, painful intercourse, questions about sexual functioning, and more. With advanced clinical training in relationship and sex therapy, I’ll help you to better understand your needs and goals, build empathy and emotional intimacy, and cultivate more connection, pleasure, and trust in your relationships.
(312) 766-7025
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Near West Side
Chicago, IL 60661
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Molly Michaels
LPC Intern
Verified
Verified
I have experience supporting clients in life with depression, anxiety, family conflict, difficult transitions, self-esteem, sleep, self-harm, LGBTQ+ community, and adjustment.
I understand that life transitions, making decisions, and feeling comfortable with who you are can feel isolating and I want you to know you are not alone. I focus on creating a meaningful, therapeutic, and authentic relationship. Seeking support can feel overwhelming, so I commit to fostering a space that is non-judgmental, empathetic, and validating.
(312) 818-1027
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Near West Side
Chicago, IL 60612
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Dr. Nikki Falk
Psychologist
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
It is my honor to join clients on their journey toward healing, and I celebrate their courage to do so. I view the therapeutic relationship as the key ingredient in healing. We will process painful or disowned emotions, which can provide you with new understandings and shift how you relate to yourself and to others. My style is active and warm, and I provide space for validation, direct feedback, reflection, and humor. My focus areas include anxiety/depression, life/career transitions, relationship issues, family of origin concerns, grief/loss, perfectionism, and trauma.
(312) 313-3181
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Near West Side
Chicago, IL 60607
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Erica Haynes
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Verified
We all deserve to be happy and fulfilled in our relationships. However, healthy and meaningful relationships do not come without work. Whether it is with your intimate partner, friends, family or coworkers, the quality of our relationships has a direct impact on our mental health. I help individuals understand how their past experiences, sometimes traumatic, impact their present struggles related to anxiety, stress or depression, and often interfere with their ability to cultivate and maintain relationship satisfaction.
(773) 372-1600
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Near West Side
Chicago, IL 60607
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Michael Hawkins
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Verified
I have years of experience and training in a range of areas including: complex generational trauma, issues related to adolescence, issues related to foster care / adoption, school / college-related problems, parental support, family / relational conflicts, depression, anxiety, feelings of isolation, and major life transitions.
My therapeutic style focuses on safety and empowerment. While I may be the “professional,” you are the expert of your own life. To establish trust, I wear my heart on my nerdy sleeve. I would never ask you to risk your vulnerability if I am unwilling to risk my own. I may use humor to foster hope and ease discomfort. I welcome you to question my perspectives to improve the power of our co-created insights. We will collaborate and develop ways for you to make new choices, break old patterns, and build more effective supports. Our work will help you unlock your potential for healing, and get you closer to the person you want to be.
(312) 766-6959
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Near West Side
Chicago, IL 60607
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Maryrose Fernandes Bolgar
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, MA, LPC, MCH
Verified
Verified
Usually, people look for help when they are faced with a situation that they are unable to find a satisfactory solution to either in their own repertoire of experiences or within their immediate environment. Situations can involve the loss of a loved one, or a marriage. It can also include a family crisis, anxiety, depression, difficulty connecting and maintaining a connection with others, work troubles, and illness and death.
(224) 522-4257
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Near West Side
Chicago, IL 60661
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Vaishnavi Paudel
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
Verified
As a queer, nonbinary, Indian American from an immigrant family , I am primarily interested in working with the LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC communities.
No matter where you are at in your journey towards healing, you deserve to be seen exactly as you are. In my practice, I am dedicated to providing you with a space where you feel safe, affirmed, and supported to grow in ways that feel right for you.
(312) 598-1460
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Near West Side
Chicago, IL 60612
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Rebecca Wise
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am specifically adept at helping clients through life's difficult transitions involving family planning, divorce, and single parenthood.
My work is rooted in the strengths based perspective, which helps my clients to identify and bolster their current resources, positive personality traits, and support networks. You are my ideal client if you are suffering emotionally and/or mentally and seek to heal your relationship with yourself to call more harmony and balance into your daily life. My ideal client needs my nurturing and the safe space I will hold in our sessions for self exploration and healing through feeling, and learning to tolerate, uncomfortable emotions. My ideal client finds playfulness in our sessions, and is motivated to learn the language of emotions.
(630) 528-2612
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Near West Side
Chicago, IL 60661
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Lekesha Dean
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
What we need to move forward is not only within us, but around us in our interactions with family , friends, co-workers, health-care organizations, educational institutions, and our communities.
My goal as a therapist is to help you increase your quality of life by journeying with you through understanding new emotions, balancing life, and taking steps to transform even your toughest experiences into opportunities for self-development. I understand that life is not easy. We are each unique people who are continuously overcoming, learning, and discovering new ways to show up for ourselves and the world around us. Some days, heck, some years will be harder to get through than others. Together we will co-create coping strategies to navigate through challenging times and welcome new parts of you with care and excitement.
(312) 900-8522
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Near West Side
Chicago, IL 60661
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Mindy Willing
Psychologist, PsyD, MPH
Verified
Verified
In our first phone/video meeting, which is free of charge, we can decide if I am the right person for you and your family .
Does your toddler, preschooler or elementary school aged child ignore your instructions? Do they whine, argue, fight with siblings, hit, or bite? Are you exhausted, do you have disagreements with your significant other about how to deal with these issues, or are you a single parent feeling overwhelmed and unsupported?
(833) 381-1296
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Near West Side
Chicago, IL 60607
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Cardenas Institute
Counselor, LCPC, MA, EMDR, CADC
Verified
Verified
I am also experienced in the areas of marital and family therapy .
I love my work and I am thrilled to be a part of the global community that strives to bring an effective blend of experience, expertise, clarity, concern and action to the counseling process in order to provide genuine healing and wholeness to children, young adults, adults, marriages, and families. Over the last six years or so I have learned wonderful attachment therapies like Theraplay. This model, along with different Expressive therapy approaches, and EMDR protocols, have increased my desire to continue learning to be able to integrate the different trauma-informed practice with neuroscience.
(312) 997-5265
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Near West Side
Chicago, IL 60612
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Nick Alder
Pre-Licensed Professional, PhD, EdM, MA
Verified
Verified
we heal in relationship. we heal in community. activating our personal and collective healing is the core of realizing our capacity for change. through a collaborative therapeutic process, we work together to explore your emotional landscape, experiences, family and community dynamics, social and economic systems that impact this, and identify practices that support your embodied adaptation and healing. together, we hold space for intentional change that grows our "capacity to embody the liberated and just worlds we long for." we engage in healing through a liberatory and embodied practice-- 100% virtual/telehealth.
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Near West Side
Chicago, IL 60623
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Nerissa Tucker
Licensed Professional Counselor, M, A, LPC
Verified
Verified
I'm a Gottman-trained therapist who can help you improve your relationship as a couple, or family , or learn healthy relationship skills as a single person.
I believe everyone deserves to enjoy a meaningful, fulfilling life, but I know from experience how challenging that can be at times. Let me help you develop coping skills for various issues such as depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, career-related issues, teen issues, twentysomething issues, attachment and family issues, and relationship challenges. I use directness with warmth, compassion, support, and laughter to create a judgment-free zone where you can be yourself and take off the "mask." Sure therapy can be tough at times, but also enjoyable and rewarding when you see the progress you are making.
(980) 907-6473
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Near West Side
Chicago, IL 60607
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Nourhan Elasaawy
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified
Verified
I’ve learned that reaching out for help isn’t always easy. Whether it is the pressure of school, work, or our own personal life dynamics, we constantly try to balance all of our moving pieces. My goal is to help you navigate those moving pieces that can often be overwhelming and/or isolating. I believe that our past experiences, traumas, and family dynamics shape the way we view ourselves and the world. I strive in normalizing reaching out for help in a compassionate, empathetic, and safe space.
(773) 302-1492
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Near West Side
Chicago, IL 60612
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Emily L Franchi
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Verified
I've had success helping clients who are struggling with a variety of issues, including trauma, sexual assault, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, parent-child relationship and family system issues, depression, anxiety, and adult ADD/ADHD.
I am the owner and psychotherapist at Essential Therapy Chicago. I've had years of experience helping clients grow and find emotional healing in private practice settings. In my work, I aim to create an open, welcoming therapy environment where clients feel empowered to make positive changes in their personal lives and relationships. I work with clients to identify their strengths and to set goals of therapy that are exciting and motivating. I base my practice on an integrative approach which allows me to not only provide short-term symptom relief and mood stabilization, but also to foster longer-term growth and self-explorations.
(872) 252-7914
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Near West Side
Chicago, IL 60607
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Akelah Moore
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA, MS
Verified
Verified
Offering a client-focused practice style that emphasizes the well-being and autonomy of patients in the areas of anxiety, depression and trauma. Offering Individual, group, and couples sessions, members of the BIPOC and Queer communities. Specializing in sport-focused performance interventions and life transition. As a therapist and mental health professional, I am dedicated to cultivating an inclusive and welcoming space for clients as I work with treating issues related to trauma, sports performance anxiety, crisis care, and family dysfunction that encompasses healing in the mind, body, and spirit.
(312) 374-6496
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Near West Side
Chicago, IL 60612
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Monica Kathuria
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
Challenges arise throughout life. At times you may feel stuck, lost, misunderstood, or disconnected. This can lead to anxiety, sadness, and frustration. I work with young adults and teens in various transitions in their lives who are struggling, and believe relief from such negative places is possible. Maybe you're trying to navigate relationships with family , friends, or co-workers; or trying to establish a healthy personal or professional relationship. Maybe you're trying to manage different personalities at work. Or, maybe you're a new parent trying to manage your changed relationship with your partner, and raise a child.
(312) 525-8887
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Near West Side
Chicago, IL 60661
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Carroll A Cradock
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
People seek out a counselor who can guide them--or their child--past their struggles to a better life. They want to get better sooner and stay better longer. For over 20 years, I have had the privilege of helping hundreds of adults, children and adolescents move past problems and achieve their goals --and to make those improvements stick. Some clients face coping with frustration, depression, anxiety, or relationship and family problems. For others, it's dealing with transitions such as divorce, loss and grief, school or relationship challenges, medical problems or job loss. And clients deserve great service.
(312) 470-6923
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Near West Side
Chicago, IL 60607
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Phaidra A Wills
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Things have been getting tougher and tougher to deal with lately. Maybe issues with family are increasing. You’re worried about issues at work. Perhaps you’re dealing with changes in your health. Maybe unsure of your next steps. Or grieving the loss of a loved one. The stressors of life are becoming overwhelming and you’re looking for some relief and understanding.
(312) 683-9069
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Near West Side
Chicago, IL 60661
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Louise Sherman - Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCPC, CCTP, MEd
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Louise is dedicated to renewing lives and supporting the recovery of those struggling with chronic stress, anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, low self-worth and trauma. Louise strives to enhance an individual's quality of life and relationship with self, understanding that when met with adequate support, we can all find healing and fulfillment in life. Louise utilizes an integrative therapeutic approach, including Insight Oriented Therapy, Somatic Experiencing, Internal Family Systems Therapy, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Attachment-Based Theory, Experiential Therapy, Mindfulness, Psycho-Education and EMDR Therapy.
(312) 564-4432
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Near West Side
Chicago, IL 60607
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Family Therapy
Family relationships often affect psychological well-being and, regardless of the origin of an issue, or whether it may be the "individual" or "family" who is presenting it, involving the family in the solution can be of great benefit. Families participate directly in sessions during which the family therapist helps conversations in a way that draws upon and builds the strengths, wisdom and support of the wider family unit.