Trauma Focused Therapists in Near West Side, Chicago, IL

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Photo of Joi C Basley, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Near West Side, Chicago, IL
Joi C Basley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Specialties: ADD/ADHD, Eating Disorders, Anxiety, PTSD, Relationship Issues, Family Issues, Stress, Women's Issues, and Grief, Loss Modalities: Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Trauma Focused , Relational, Strength-Based, Mindfulness-Based (MBCT), Solution Focused Brief (SFBT), Multi-Systemic (MST).
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Doctorate degree in Social Work with a wealth of experiencing in psychotherapy. I have worked with clients from a wide range of concerns including: post-traumatic stress, depression, self-esteem issues, relationship issues, family conflict, grief and loss, and emotional abuse. Additionally, I have worked in the field of social work and mental health for over 20 years assisting individuals and families.
(773) 741-9028
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Near West Side
Chicago, IL 60607
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South Loop Counseling
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Verified
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!!!!
(773) 657-6052
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Near West Side
Chicago, IL 60607
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Ebony Oliphant
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
As a result of my work experiences and training, I utilize evidence-based modalities which include Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical-Behavioral treatments when needed.
At times, navigating through life can lead to us experiencing symptoms that feel overwhelming. We all need a safe place to express ourselves and sort out our emotions. I am dedicated to offering a rejuvenating therapeutic experience that leaves my clients feeling relieved and hopeful for the future. It is most important to me that my clients can feel comfortable showing up as they are. No two clients are the same. Throughout treatment you will experience a flexible approach that incorporates each client’s culture and value systems when possible. Therapy is a collaborative journey in which we will work together to get your life back
(773) 912-0084
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Near West Side
Chicago, IL 60607
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Amy Groessl
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified
10 Endorsed
Verified
10 Endorsed
Whether you wish to gain clarity about a life challenge or seek to resolve a deeper change from within, our work together will present an opportunity to rework the patterns that may be disrupting your relationships or preventing you from fulfilling your life goals. I am trained in psychodynamic psychotherapy, viewing our therapeutic relationship as central to the change process, while helping you to understand how conflicts from the past affect the way you feel in the present. I approach our work together from a genuine, empathetic stance with openness and curiosity. It is important that we are partners in your healing process.
(773) 570-9224
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Near West Side
Chicago, IL 60661
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Junyi Ma
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I'm passionate about supporting different generations of Asian immigrants, multicultural individuals, and other marginalized populations to deal with life challenges including trauma, complex trauma, intergenerational conflicts, self-esteem issues, life transitions, acculturation, depression, anxiety, emotional regulation, stress, grief, and ADHD. If you are having trouble managing the challenges in life or have had difficult life experiences that are still affecting your emotional well-being today, I’m here to support you to break through the barriers and re-discover your potential.
(872) 204-1230
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Near West Side
Chicago, IL 60661
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Rachelle Ruby
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Verified
I am passionate about building trust & providing a safe & non-judgmental environment, in which I create a space for you to feel heard & understood. I hope to help empower you to take an active role in creating positive change. I strive to help you feel confident in the process & maintain your growth in order to utilize what you have gained in therapy in your daily life. I enjoy working with clients of all ages, backgrounds, & presenting problems. *I'M CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS.
(872) 204-1081
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Near West Side
Chicago, IL 60661
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Dr. Celia Zanayed
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Hi, my name is Dr. Celia and I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who opened my practice to help those who want to make a change in their lives. I specialize in working with trauma across the lifespan, which is how I know how significantly our brains and bodies can shift after a difficult event and/or a series of difficult life circumstances. Therapy is a space for us to explore how our past informs who we are. Being able to form meaningful relationships is a key part of our mental wellness, but it isn’t always so easy to do.
(312) 647-2330
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Near West Side
Chicago, IL 60607
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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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Near West Side
Chicago, IL 60607
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Briena Wyckstandt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Hello! My name is Briena Wyckstandt, and I am a licensed clinical social worker located in Illinois. I have spent most of my career working with children, parents, and families who have experienced abuse, generational hardships, and trauma. I am trained in EMDR therapy, sand tray therapy, and trauma-focused CBT. My current experiences include a vast array of ages, situations, and life changes. My goal for all clients is to be part of obtaining your goals. I look forward to being there to applaud all of your successes!
(312) 900-8542
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Near West Side
Chicago, IL 60661
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Rachel Wethers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Providing telehealth therapy to clients in the states of Illinois, Michigan, or Missouri. Trained and focused in therapies utilizing EMDR, Parts work, ACT/Mindfulness, and Nurturing/Relational approaches with trauma and anxiety. Special interests in Geek Therapy (gaming and pop-culture related) and Neurodivergence. Best at creating safe spaces with young adults (even at heart), teens, and children as young as age 10 who are comfortable with telehealth and digital tools.
(314) 441-7189
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Near West Side
Chicago, IL 60607
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Lauren Oestmann
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I use cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, motivational interviewing, trauma focused therapy, mindfulness and solution - focused therapy, in combination with genuine conversation.
Do you find yourself feeling overwhelmed or like you just can't get everything done? Do you often wonder how everyone else seems to do it but you can't? Like you are letting people down or you are not enough? Do you struggle to find joy in everyday life or find it difficult to shut down the racing thoughts and enjoy the moment? If so, you have come to the right place. My name is Lauren and I am a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Illinois. I have worked with families, children and teens, in residential substance abuse, private practice, adoption preservation and correctional settings.
(224) 337-5312
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Near West Side
Chicago, IL 60607
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Jenna Salek
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I strive to create a space in therapy that is warm, welcoming, and safe and that will allow individuals of all ages to evolve and grow into their best selves. I work with clients who are managing life stressors and transitions, including related to careers, relationships, and becoming parents. I also am passionate about working with individuals who are overcoming trauma, anxiety and/or depression. I have specialized experience with immigrant and refugee youth and families and value approaching clients with cultural humility and responsiveness.
(847) 443-9474
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Near West Side
Chicago, IL 60607
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Rocio Reyes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
16 Endorsed
Verified
16 Endorsed
I use an integrated trauma focused , attachment, cognitive and behavioral approach in my work.
**Presently, I am only able to accommodate immigration evaluations.** Therapy is an adventure where you are the pilot, I your co-pilot, and together we can create a unique path to help you rise to your potential. Beginning your journey in therapy can be a daunting. It is my priority to help guide and support you in a journey that will be a parallel collaboration of learning and rediscovery. I believe that therapy is a fluid process that can help you not only work through distress, but also help discover your strengths and insight. Therapy will empower you by giving your experiences a voice and a say in the outcome of your future.
(872) 240-5407
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Near West Side
Chicago, IL 60607
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Virginia Jreisat
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Verified
I am a firm believer that making the decision to address your issues takes a great deal of courage and bravery. Many of us come from circumstances or environments that encourage us to push through pain by burying it, outworking it, or avoiding it. While these coping skills help us to survive, they don't necessarily encourage us to thrive. As a therapist with psychodynamic training and extensive life coaching experience, it is important to me that our sessions focus on identifying where core issues are coming from, encourage collaborative problem solving, as well as create space for intentional goal setting.
(312) 663-8584
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Near West Side
Chicago, IL 60661
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Molly Michaels
LPC Intern
Verified
Verified
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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Karyn Roggatz Ness
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS MA, LCPC
Verified
Verified
It is my goal to work with people of all ages, and simply meet them where they are. I hope to motivate my clients to make changes that will enhance the quality of their lives, working from the most appropriate theoretical models that suits each person's needs.
(847) 750-3897
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Near West Side
Chicago, IL 60607
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Psychological Evaluations for Immigration
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Do you need an affordable psychological evaluation for your immigration case? We understand these services can be expensive and that is why we offer affordable fees. We specialize in conducting Immigration Evaluations for Hardship Waiver, VAWA, U Visa, T Visa, Cancellation, and N-648 cases. Our evaluations are completed in a timely fashion by a bilingual (Chinese)Licensed Therapist. We also work with clients who speak other languages, including Spanish, Russian, French, Arabic, Cambodian, Urdu, Telugu, Gujarati, Vietnamese, Kirundi, and Farsi through professional interpreters.
(312) 766-6441
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Near West Side
Chicago, IL 60661
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Shantrell P Sutton
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
True wellness is a commitment to your best self. But what do you do if you don’t know what that looks like? When is the last time you had the space to reflect on your life and goals? Do you find yourself unbalanced due to life’s changes and in need of a reset? Meet with me! Let’s develop a plan for you to see yourself clearly. I believe in the power of expression, faith in self, and determination. I utilize client-centered approaches with science-supported interventions. I won’t leave your wellness up to chance, let’s work together to make a change. Clients describe me as attentive, supportive, caring, and result-driven.
(224) 509-6995
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Near West Side
Chicago, IL 60661
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Autumn Cabell
PhD, LCPC
Verified
Verified
Are you struggling to heal from a past trauma? Is depression is making it hard to stay motivated and feel confident? Is your anxiety making it difficult to navigate school or work? If these questions resonate with you, I can help. I offer virtual mental health counseling and career coaching because I am passionate about helping teens and adults navigate trauma, grief, depression, anxiety, life transitions, and career development.
(312) 376-3705
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Near West Side
Chicago, IL 60607
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Eileen Tarjan
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
Hello! Choosing a therapist can sometimes feel intimidating and burdensome but for me, it starts with establishing a positive connection. I have a deeply rooted belief that through positive human connection & service we can help each other heal, repair ruptures in our relationships, & rebuild our communities. My ability to connect with clients, establish a foundation of trust, & engage them in meaningful work early in the therapeutic process is a gift & privilege that I don’t take lightly. I’m here to be a partner who walks alongside you - I am known for being honest, direct, welcoming, creative, & infusing fun into therapy!
(872) 253-1368
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Near West Side
Chicago, IL 60612
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What type of Near West Side, 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 in Near West Side, Chicago?
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What method of therapy is right for me?
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