Counselor, PsyD, DMin, LCPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Uptown
Chicago, Illinois 60613
"Are you going through a difficult time having more bad days than good ones? Feeling overwhelmed, anxious or depressed? Is your relationship with your partner or spouse struggling? I can help you better understand these situations in your life and create solutions for them. I can help you process and understand your thoughts and feelings. My practical approach entails a therapeutic alliance that is warm, empathic, supportive and interactive. At the core of my work is a belief in an individual's innate capacity to grow and adapt which contributes to lasting improvements and changes in one's overall quality of life."
(773) 295-7713
Verified
Uptown
Chicago, Illinois 60613
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"Are you going through a difficult time having more bad days than good ones? Feeling overwhelmed, anxious or depressed? Is your relationship with your partner or spouse struggling? I can help you better understand these situations in your life and create solutions for them. I can help you process and understand your thoughts and feelings. My practical approach entails a therapeutic alliance that is warm, empathic, supportive and interactive. At the core of my work is a belief in an individual's innate capacity to grow and adapt which contributes to lasting improvements and changes in one's overall quality of life."
Jamie Tolmatsky
PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Uptown
Chicago, Illinois 60640
"I believe each of us can benefit from therapy as a space to grapple with life’s difficulties. My ideal client is anyone who is motivated to explore their relationship with themselves and others. I work with adults to address relationship issues, adjustment to life transitions, identity, stress, anxiety, as well as eating and body image concerns. I enjoy working with those who identify as members of the LGBTQIA+ community, immigrants and first-generation Americans, and high-achieving graduate students and professionals alike. I also have experience working with those managing physical health conditions and their caregivers."
(872) 231-3418
Verified
Uptown
Chicago, Illinois 60640
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"I believe each of us can benefit from therapy as a space to grapple with life’s difficulties. My ideal client is anyone who is motivated to explore their relationship with themselves and others. I work with adults to address relationship issues, adjustment to life transitions, identity, stress, anxiety, as well as eating and body image concerns. I enjoy working with those who identify as members of the LGBTQIA+ community, immigrants and first-generation Americans, and high-achieving graduate students and professionals alike. I also have experience working with those managing physical health conditions and their caregivers."
Kelly Sawin, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CADC
Verified by Psychology Today
Uptown
Chicago, Illinois 60640
"Finding a therapist you feel comfortable with and trust can be difficult. Past or current stressors may be causing you to feel stuck, depressed, or anxious. You may be facing problems relating to work, relationships, mood, or self-esteem. As your therapist, I will work with you to explore these issues, set goals, and make changes necessary to help you live a more balanced and stable life. You are the expert of your own life but I hope that, together, I can provide you with the warm, welcoming, and non-judgmental environment needed to build trust and collaboration."
(312) 654-5742
Verified
Uptown
Chicago, Illinois 60640
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"Finding a therapist you feel comfortable with and trust can be difficult. Past or current stressors may be causing you to feel stuck, depressed, or anxious. You may be facing problems relating to work, relationships, mood, or self-esteem. As your therapist, I will work with you to explore these issues, set goals, and make changes necessary to help you live a more balanced and stable life. You are the expert of your own life but I hope that, together, I can provide you with the warm, welcoming, and non-judgmental environment needed to build trust and collaboration."
Bill Farrand, Counselor
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Uptown
Chicago, Illinois 60613
"As an integrative psychotherapist, I use a strengths-base and solution-focused approach to holistic wellness. My goal is to provide support and practical feedback in order to help clients effectively address their issues. Your therapy is tailored to meet your needs, combining cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), client-centered, and psychodynamic approaches--and for couples, emotionally-focused therapy (EFT) and discernment therapy. With warmth, compassion and understanding, I work with each person to help them to build on their strengths and attain their life goals."
(773) 466-8763
Verified
Uptown
Chicago, Illinois 60613
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"As an integrative psychotherapist, I use a strengths-base and solution-focused approach to holistic wellness. My goal is to provide support and practical feedback in order to help clients effectively address their issues. Your therapy is tailored to meet your needs, combining cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), client-centered, and psychodynamic approaches--and for couples, emotionally-focused therapy (EFT) and discernment therapy. With warmth, compassion and understanding, I work with each person to help them to build on their strengths and attain their life goals."
Gloria Arfelis, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Uptown
Chicago, Illinois 60613
"I am a caring professional with 21 years of experience helping individuals, couples and families live healthier, richer lives. I use a holistic approach to health: I consider the person's physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs."
(773) 417-0105
Verified
Uptown
Chicago, Illinois 60613
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"I am a caring professional with 21 years of experience helping individuals, couples and families live healthier, richer lives. I use a holistic approach to health: I consider the person's physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs."
Adam Barrett Gray, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Uptown
Chicago, Illinois 60613
"Hello and thanks for visiting! I am a psychotherapist and clinical social worker with over 10 years of experience in the healthcare, mental health and substance abuse field. I personally believe the most important factor in successful therapy is building a trusting and supportive therapeutic relationship. I practice primarily from a relational approach, however I have experience with and draw from a wide range of contemporary psychodynamic theories. I utilize various techniques when appropriate, including mindfulness, focusing, meditation, cognitive behavioral and motivational interviewing techniques. I also utilize relapse prevention & harm reduction when working with substance abuse & addiction."
(872) 985-0389
Verified
Uptown
Chicago, Illinois 60613
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"Hello and thanks for visiting! I am a psychotherapist and clinical social worker with over 10 years of experience in the healthcare, mental health and substance abuse field. I personally believe the most important factor in successful therapy is building a trusting and supportive therapeutic relationship. I practice primarily from a relational approach, however I have experience with and draw from a wide range of contemporary psychodynamic theories. I utilize various techniques when appropriate, including mindfulness, focusing, meditation, cognitive behavioral and motivational interviewing techniques. I also utilize relapse prevention & harm reduction when working with substance abuse & addiction."
Vanessa Torres-Garcia
PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Uptown
Chicago, Illinois 60640
"My approach to psychotherapy is flexible and based on respect, commitment and evidence-based practices. I have a PhD in Clinical Psychology, and my education includes a formal component of Neuroanatomy, Neuropathology, Neuroassessment, and Neurorehabilitation courses and practices. I specialize in working with children, adolescents, adults and elders who are experiencing adjustment issues, depression, anxiety, trauma, relational difficulties or cognitive deficits. In therapy I practice transparency and empathy as a way to promote equality, awareness and empowerment."
(872) 204-1953
Verified
Uptown
Chicago, Illinois 60640
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"My approach to psychotherapy is flexible and based on respect, commitment and evidence-based practices. I have a PhD in Clinical Psychology, and my education includes a formal component of Neuroanatomy, Neuropathology, Neuroassessment, and Neurorehabilitation courses and practices. I specialize in working with children, adolescents, adults and elders who are experiencing adjustment issues, depression, anxiety, trauma, relational difficulties or cognitive deficits. In therapy I practice transparency and empathy as a way to promote equality, awareness and empowerment."
Annie Rosenthal, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Uptown
Chicago, Illinois 60613
"I am a caring professional committed to helping people create positive change in their lives. I believe that you are the one who is in the driver's seat, choosing the direction on the map, while working collaboratively with a caring professional. Ultimately, my goal is to help you gain a better understanding of both your difficulties and strengths, and to acquire tools to gain more satisfaction in your life."
(312) 380-0923
Verified
Uptown
Chicago, Illinois 60613
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"I am a caring professional committed to helping people create positive change in their lives. I believe that you are the one who is in the driver's seat, choosing the direction on the map, while working collaboratively with a caring professional. Ultimately, my goal is to help you gain a better understanding of both your difficulties and strengths, and to acquire tools to gain more satisfaction in your life."
Nitaya Chawla, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Uptown
Chicago, Illinois 60613
"Change is never easy,but with the assistance of a therapist, you can start to learn skills to move towards your goals. Some of these skills include effective communication, mindfulness, relaxation, and changing negative thought patterns. In my work with couples, I focus on teaching communication skills and understanding underlying issues that effect the relationship."
(630) 796-0890
Verified
Uptown
Chicago, Illinois 60613
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"Change is never easy,but with the assistance of a therapist, you can start to learn skills to move towards your goals. Some of these skills include effective communication, mindfulness, relaxation, and changing negative thought patterns. In my work with couples, I focus on teaching communication skills and understanding underlying issues that effect the relationship."
Joshua Annex, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC
Verified by Psychology Today
Uptown
Chicago, Illinois 60613
"Challenges can overwhelm our ability to cope. My objective, as a certified psychotherapist, is to assist in managing these issues safely, in a stress- free environment. Treatment is tailored towards the individual's needs. My job is to support you through the process of change in order to feel greater security and self-esteem. I use psychodynamic, relational and CBT approaches. I specialize in mood issues - anxiety, depression and chronic feelings of isolation being among the most common. I am a certified drug and alcohol counselor and have spent years helping clients grappling with substance abuse."
(224) 214-5119
Verified
Uptown
Chicago, Illinois 60613
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"Challenges can overwhelm our ability to cope. My objective, as a certified psychotherapist, is to assist in managing these issues safely, in a stress- free environment. Treatment is tailored towards the individual's needs. My job is to support you through the process of change in order to feel greater security and self-esteem. I use psychodynamic, relational and CBT approaches. I specialize in mood issues - anxiety, depression and chronic feelings of isolation being among the most common. I am a certified drug and alcohol counselor and have spent years helping clients grappling with substance abuse."
Michael Lloyd, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, CADC
Verified by Psychology Today
Uptown
Chicago, Illinois 60613
"I have worked in many different contexts of practice, from inpatient psychiatric care to outpatient substance use with many diverse communities including the LGBTQ community, those living with HIV/AIDS, youth and families, racial/ethnic minorities, and persons entering and leaving the federal prison system. I utilize motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral therapy in order to provide a safe and supportive place for clients to create change. I believe that it is important to assess each client's needs and provide either direct support or space for an individual to work on their own for short or long term care."
(847) 416-0716
Verified
Uptown
Chicago, Illinois 60613
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"I have worked in many different contexts of practice, from inpatient psychiatric care to outpatient substance use with many diverse communities including the LGBTQ community, those living with HIV/AIDS, youth and families, racial/ethnic minorities, and persons entering and leaving the federal prison system. I utilize motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral therapy in order to provide a safe and supportive place for clients to create change. I believe that it is important to assess each client's needs and provide either direct support or space for an individual to work on their own for short or long term care."
Lara Liesma Wolff, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Uptown
Chicago, Illinois 60640
"You feel disconnected from others – or worse, yourself. You’re overwhelmed and crave calmness, connection. You may feel stuck and desire change but don’t know how to make a move. You’re not sure how to manage what you’re feeling or thinking, and it’s too much to carry on your own. You find it difficult to connect to the world around you. You carry shame and/or self-doubt. Maybe you don’t feel you fit in or are having difficulty finding your voice, your community, or your life’s work. Perhaps you’re curious about your creativity or spirituality and are seeking ways to integrate these aspects into your daily life. "
(872) 266-1272
Verified
Uptown
Chicago, Illinois 60640
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"You feel disconnected from others – or worse, yourself. You’re overwhelmed and crave calmness, connection. You may feel stuck and desire change but don’t know how to make a move. You’re not sure how to manage what you’re feeling or thinking, and it’s too much to carry on your own. You find it difficult to connect to the world around you. You carry shame and/or self-doubt. Maybe you don’t feel you fit in or are having difficulty finding your voice, your community, or your life’s work. Perhaps you’re curious about your creativity or spirituality and are seeking ways to integrate these aspects into your daily life. "
Kiya Immergluck, Counselor
Counselor, PhD, LCPC, LMFT, CADC
Verified by Psychology Today
Uptown
Chicago, Illinois 60613
"If you are serious about coping with all forms of stress in your life related to emotional,relational,work, and physical health than I am very interested in supporting you to develop the skills to heal yourself. I challenge people to move away from emotional ruts and embrace a happier and more productive life. If you are struggling with issues around self-esteem, substance abuse, fears and phobias, and/or relationship challenges, I can give you the support you need to improve the quality of your life. Please call: (773) 593-5492."
(773) 593-5492
Verified
Uptown
Chicago, Illinois 60613
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"If you are serious about coping with all forms of stress in your life related to emotional,relational,work, and physical health than I am very interested in supporting you to develop the skills to heal yourself. I challenge people to move away from emotional ruts and embrace a happier and more productive life. If you are struggling with issues around self-esteem, substance abuse, fears and phobias, and/or relationship challenges, I can give you the support you need to improve the quality of your life. Please call: (773) 593-5492."
Patrick Gehrlich LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Uptown
Chicago, Illinois 60613
"I am a strong believer that with the aid of a trusting, warm, skillful and open minded therapist people can bring about real, positive changes to their lives. I work with my clients in an empathetic and open dialogue to not only find the root causes of current behaviors and thinking patterns but also to help change them. I do so understanding that the each individual is the expert on themselves so entire process is collaborative."
(513) 456-4435
Verified
Uptown
Chicago, Illinois 60613
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"I am a strong believer that with the aid of a trusting, warm, skillful and open minded therapist people can bring about real, positive changes to their lives. I work with my clients in an empathetic and open dialogue to not only find the root causes of current behaviors and thinking patterns but also to help change them. I do so understanding that the each individual is the expert on themselves so entire process is collaborative."
Cappy Silver, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, M-RAS
Verified by Psychology Today
Uptown
Chicago, Illinois 60613
"Being kind, innovative, interactive and serving as your agent of change are the tenets of my approach. Working with COUPLES of any gender combination, I will guide you out of your negative communication, chronic fighting, avoidance, stressful decisions, intimacy and committment fears, parenting disagreements, sexual difficulties, and troubling issues of family, money, religion, and careers. I also encourage premarital counseling. One often used approach is cognitive behavioral, which shifts thoughts and impulses from automatic to rational. Considering the cultural context of your history and relationships is essential."
(773) 366-8487
Verified
Uptown
Chicago, Illinois 60613
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"Being kind, innovative, interactive and serving as your agent of change are the tenets of my approach. Working with COUPLES of any gender combination, I will guide you out of your negative communication, chronic fighting, avoidance, stressful decisions, intimacy and committment fears, parenting disagreements, sexual difficulties, and troubling issues of family, money, religion, and careers. I also encourage premarital counseling. One often used approach is cognitive behavioral, which shifts thoughts and impulses from automatic to rational. Considering the cultural context of your history and relationships is essential."
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Uptown
Chicago, Illinois 60613
"I have a wide range of expereince dealing with emotional difficulties and relationship difficulties. I want my clients to experience their "self" as good and true. I want them to learn to trust themselves, and to experience a sense of vitality and accomplishment in living."
(773) 683-3199
Verified
Uptown
Chicago, Illinois 60613
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"I have a wide range of expereince dealing with emotional difficulties and relationship difficulties. I want my clients to experience their "self" as good and true. I want them to learn to trust themselves, and to experience a sense of vitality and accomplishment in living."
Cher Hamilton-Tekautz, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Uptown
Chicago, Illinois 60613
"I help people with a critical inner voice develop acceptance and compassion for themselves. My specialities include trauma, anxiety, depression, codependency, finding life/work balance, and providing LGBTQ+ affirming services. I've worked with many folks who grew up with alcoholism or substance abuse in the home, parents who fought often, and those who felt like they had to walk on egg shells. I've also worked with folks who have family members with addiction, those who identify as people pleasers, and those struggling to have fulfilling relationships. I'm especially passionate about helping other helpers, activists, and educators."
(773) 362-5277
Verified
Uptown
Chicago, Illinois 60613
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"I help people with a critical inner voice develop acceptance and compassion for themselves. My specialities include trauma, anxiety, depression, codependency, finding life/work balance, and providing LGBTQ+ affirming services. I've worked with many folks who grew up with alcoholism or substance abuse in the home, parents who fought often, and those who felt like they had to walk on egg shells. I've also worked with folks who have family members with addiction, those who identify as people pleasers, and those struggling to have fulfilling relationships. I'm especially passionate about helping other helpers, activists, and educators."
Dorcas Matowe, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Uptown
Chicago, Illinois 60613
"We cannot run from who we are, but we can better understand how our past experiences and family connections play a role in our current functioning. This improved understanding can enhance how we respond to situations and how we interact with others personally and professionally. What is holding you back?"
(754) 219-9664
Verified
Uptown
Chicago, Illinois 60613
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"We cannot run from who we are, but we can better understand how our past experiences and family connections play a role in our current functioning. This improved understanding can enhance how we respond to situations and how we interact with others personally and professionally. What is holding you back?"
Mihaela Campion, Counselor
Counselor, MA, LCPC, CCDVC, Certifi, Daring
Verified by Psychology Today
Uptown
Chicago, Illinois 60613
"The ideal client is prepared for a new journey and experience. Clients who work with me soon realize that their strength and freedom comes from within. They feel liberated from their emotional constrains and fears. Through therapy, my clients discover that "They" are the creators and drivers of their own lives. They experience emotional freedom that, in turn brings more balance in their lives. Clients achieve stress relief, improve their self-esteem and self-concept, and experience increased levels of satisfaction in their relationships. They experience an increased ability to work out conflicts in a constructive way."
(312) 380-0145
Verified
Uptown
Chicago, Illinois 60613
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"The ideal client is prepared for a new journey and experience. Clients who work with me soon realize that their strength and freedom comes from within. They feel liberated from their emotional constrains and fears. Through therapy, my clients discover that "They" are the creators and drivers of their own lives. They experience emotional freedom that, in turn brings more balance in their lives. Clients achieve stress relief, improve their self-esteem and self-concept, and experience increased levels of satisfaction in their relationships. They experience an increased ability to work out conflicts in a constructive way."
Peter Robichaux, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Uptown
Chicago, Illinois 60613
"I work best with clients ready to take action and look at making changes away from anxiety, depressive thinking and beyond old trauma. The people who care about you want to see you build an inner strength to face challenges directly. Over the last 10 years, my clients have found new ways of improving their relationships, careers and releasing past pain. Prepare for facing directly your stress and symptoms, recognizing internal versus external struggles, holding yourself accountable toward healthy choices for your body, and understanding stories you carry. Our work will return you toward the motivating force inside you. "
(312) 635-4817
Verified
Uptown
Chicago, Illinois 60613
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"I work best with clients ready to take action and look at making changes away from anxiety, depressive thinking and beyond old trauma. The people who care about you want to see you build an inner strength to face challenges directly. Over the last 10 years, my clients have found new ways of improving their relationships, careers and releasing past pain. Prepare for facing directly your stress and symptoms, recognizing internal versus external struggles, holding yourself accountable toward healthy choices for your body, and understanding stories you carry. Our work will return you toward the motivating force inside you. "

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