Female Therapists in West Beverly, Chicago, IL

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Joyce R Weston
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Beverly, Chicago, IL 60643
Not accepting new clients
I am the President and Lead Therapist of Amaryllis Wellness Services, Inc. The amaryllis is a flower that has been used to symbolize strength and success after a difficult battle, season or struggle. I provide support to women, men, couples and families to assist them in weathering the storms of life. My practice is based upon my desire to see change. Whether feeling depressed, facing a major decision, dealing with loss of a loved one or just overcome with life's circumstances, I will partner with you to see the change that you desire in your life.
I am the President and Lead Therapist of Amaryllis Wellness Services, Inc. The amaryllis is a flower that has been used to symbolize strength and success after a difficult battle, season or struggle. I provide support to women, men, couples and families to assist them in weathering the storms of life. My practice is based upon my desire to see change. Whether feeling depressed, facing a major decision, dealing with loss of a loved one or just overcome with life's circumstances, I will partner with you to see the change that you desire in your life.
(312) 827-6230 View (312) 827-6230
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Veronica Diaz
Licensed Social Worker, LSW, MSW
Verified Verified
West Beverly, Chicago, IL 60643  (Online Only)
As a bilingual (Spanish and English) Licensed Social Worker, I am aware of the impact culture influences in one’s life. In therapy, I strive to create a safe, compassionate, non-judgemental and supportive environment. I tailored my therapeutic approach unique to each person utilizing an eclectic, holistic and trauma-informed approach. I’ve experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families. I specialize in anxiety, depression, adjusment difficulties, grief, trauma, etc.
As a bilingual (Spanish and English) Licensed Social Worker, I am aware of the impact culture influences in one’s life. In therapy, I strive to create a safe, compassionate, non-judgemental and supportive environment. I tailored my therapeutic approach unique to each person utilizing an eclectic, holistic and trauma-informed approach. I’ve experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families. I specialize in anxiety, depression, adjusment difficulties, grief, trauma, etc.
(773) 869-7199 View (773) 869-7199
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Jodi A. Bova
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
West Beverly, Chicago, IL 60643  (Online Only)
I understand the vulnerabilities that come with seeking psychological services. I believe that within a safe, supportive, educational and reciprocal environment we can learn new and effective coping skills. Together we will explore identified problems/challenges and work towards finding coping strategies that are a good fit for you.
I understand the vulnerabilities that come with seeking psychological services. I believe that within a safe, supportive, educational and reciprocal environment we can learn new and effective coping skills. Together we will explore identified problems/challenges and work towards finding coping strategies that are a good fit for you.
(312) 379-8781 View (312) 379-8781
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Jacqueline Renee Anderson-Carter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Beverly, Chicago, IL 60643
Not accepting new clients
I enjoy working with people dealing with life transitions, and those working to survive and thrive through trauma, depression, anxiety, and other oppressive life events and conditions. I have an affinity for those identifying with issues related to being a woman in a society that has been unkind to women. The people with whom I work want to reach their personal best and feel good about themselves and their lives. They also want to drop the "mask" and live authentically without regret.
I enjoy working with people dealing with life transitions, and those working to survive and thrive through trauma, depression, anxiety, and other oppressive life events and conditions. I have an affinity for those identifying with issues related to being a woman in a society that has been unkind to women. The people with whom I work want to reach their personal best and feel good about themselves and their lives. They also want to drop the "mask" and live authentically without regret.
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Meghan Kean
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
West Beverly, Chicago, IL 60643
Reaching out and asking for help is often a brave and difficult first step. There are many reasons why people seek out therapy. I work to create a safe and supportive environment for all of my clients, so that they may begin to explore and understand themselves, their feelings, and their way of relating to others. I believe that therapy is a collaborative process and a strong therapeutic relationship enables change to happen. I tailor my approach to meet each of my client's unique needs.
Reaching out and asking for help is often a brave and difficult first step. There are many reasons why people seek out therapy. I work to create a safe and supportive environment for all of my clients, so that they may begin to explore and understand themselves, their feelings, and their way of relating to others. I believe that therapy is a collaborative process and a strong therapeutic relationship enables change to happen. I tailor my approach to meet each of my client's unique needs.
(773) 417-1204 View (773) 417-1204
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Anne Elyse Morrill-Ploum
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC, CCTP
Verified Verified
West Beverly, Chicago, IL 60643
Hi, I am a child, adolescent and young adult therapist. I see clients from 3-25 years. I have a strong passion for working with adoptive families and all the challenges that this brings, and I also treat anxiety, depression, mood disorders, kids and teens with huge behaviors, ADHD and executive skills deficits, learning disabilities, attachment, trauma, domestic abuse, sexual, emotional and physical abuse, developmental issues. I also do a lot of parenting work, and I teach Robyn Gobbel's parenting course. I work with a parent in the room for children under 12, as parents become my co-therapist, carrying on the work at home.
Hi, I am a child, adolescent and young adult therapist. I see clients from 3-25 years. I have a strong passion for working with adoptive families and all the challenges that this brings, and I also treat anxiety, depression, mood disorders, kids and teens with huge behaviors, ADHD and executive skills deficits, learning disabilities, attachment, trauma, domestic abuse, sexual, emotional and physical abuse, developmental issues. I also do a lot of parenting work, and I teach Robyn Gobbel's parenting course. I work with a parent in the room for children under 12, as parents become my co-therapist, carrying on the work at home.
(773) 923-1874 View (773) 923-1874
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Tracy Connor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA EDU, MA SW, LCSW
Verified Verified
West Beverly, Chicago, IL 60643
Nurturing Together because it takes a village! Using creative ways to enhance the whole self with talk therapy linked to body movement and yoga addressing trauma, anxiety, and depression. Having a compassionate outlook that enhances self-awareness and self-soothing strategies.
Nurturing Together because it takes a village! Using creative ways to enhance the whole self with talk therapy linked to body movement and yoga addressing trauma, anxiety, and depression. Having a compassionate outlook that enhances self-awareness and self-soothing strategies.
(773) 985-6088 View (773) 985-6088
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Elizabeth Moreno
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW, MSW
Verified Verified
West Beverly, Chicago, IL 60643
I am a bi-lingual (English and Spanish) Licensed Social Worker serving young people and adults who want to start their process of learning how to care for their emotional well-being and healing. I have experience with people working through depression, bipolar disorder, substance use, grief, sex & intimacy, trauma, anxiety, adjustment disorders, divorce, domestic violence, immigration, life transitions, peer relationships, relationship issues, self esteem, and stress.
I am a bi-lingual (English and Spanish) Licensed Social Worker serving young people and adults who want to start their process of learning how to care for their emotional well-being and healing. I have experience with people working through depression, bipolar disorder, substance use, grief, sex & intimacy, trauma, anxiety, adjustment disorders, divorce, domestic violence, immigration, life transitions, peer relationships, relationship issues, self esteem, and stress.
(773) 985-7002 View (773) 985-7002
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Leigh Heckman
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
West Beverly, Chicago, IL 60643
Welcome! Starting therapy is not easy. It requires self-awareness, vulnerability, and a lot of willingness. I work with clients (18 and above) experiencing a wide range of life challenges; depression, anxiety, emotional difficulties, and addiction. I feel most of these are a symptom of larger core issues in our lives that result in moments of disconnection of self and others due to trauma, and deep wounds in relationships throughout the lifespan. It is my goal to help you find out the core issues to help relieve symptoms. No matter what specific symptoms you're experiencing, we all need a safe place to be heard and seen.
Welcome! Starting therapy is not easy. It requires self-awareness, vulnerability, and a lot of willingness. I work with clients (18 and above) experiencing a wide range of life challenges; depression, anxiety, emotional difficulties, and addiction. I feel most of these are a symptom of larger core issues in our lives that result in moments of disconnection of self and others due to trauma, and deep wounds in relationships throughout the lifespan. It is my goal to help you find out the core issues to help relieve symptoms. No matter what specific symptoms you're experiencing, we all need a safe place to be heard and seen.
(773) 309-6177 View (773) 309-6177
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Beatrice Marysia Pacyga
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Beverly, Chicago, IL 60643
If you’re here, chances are you are looking for a change. Maybe you are unhappy in your relationships, or struggling with body image or food, or perhaps you are stuck in what seems like a never ending cycle of depression, anxiety and hopelessness. Maybe it feels like you can’t catch a break between responsibilities and the constant over stimulation of society. It's okay if you've fallen down- let's get you back on your feet.
If you’re here, chances are you are looking for a change. Maybe you are unhappy in your relationships, or struggling with body image or food, or perhaps you are stuck in what seems like a never ending cycle of depression, anxiety and hopelessness. Maybe it feels like you can’t catch a break between responsibilities and the constant over stimulation of society. It's okay if you've fallen down- let's get you back on your feet.
(773) 915-0395 View (773) 915-0395
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Crystal Y. Williams, LCPC
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Beverly, Chicago, IL 60643
I am a caring, insightful and a trained therapist that offers support, motivation, clarity to help you through emotional issues, personal growth, conflictual family dynamics, work challenges, and improve intrapersonal skills. I attempt to provide an accepting, and safe environment for you to freely express yourself. If you are willing to do the work we can help you with depression, anxiety, over thinking, stress, a history of abuse or trauma, grief, and spiritual dilemmas. Also, it is my goal to assist Professionals in sharpening their image and skills. Can you imagine having a better life, if not, call me for an appointment.
I am a caring, insightful and a trained therapist that offers support, motivation, clarity to help you through emotional issues, personal growth, conflictual family dynamics, work challenges, and improve intrapersonal skills. I attempt to provide an accepting, and safe environment for you to freely express yourself. If you are willing to do the work we can help you with depression, anxiety, over thinking, stress, a history of abuse or trauma, grief, and spiritual dilemmas. Also, it is my goal to assist Professionals in sharpening their image and skills. Can you imagine having a better life, if not, call me for an appointment.
(872) 814-7669 View (872) 814-7669
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Theresa L Waters
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
West Beverly, Chicago, IL 60643
Are you searching for a change? The weight of yesterday may have been heavy, but today you chose to commit to growth, self exploration and bringing past trauma to a resolution. Congratulations on choosing to focus on yourself, you deserve it! My goal is to cultivate a warm and safe space for you to water your own garden. Together, we will work at your pace to find peace, joy and a better understanding of yourself. I am here to be of encouragement , gently challenge you to obtain your goals and assist with navigating life challenges.
Are you searching for a change? The weight of yesterday may have been heavy, but today you chose to commit to growth, self exploration and bringing past trauma to a resolution. Congratulations on choosing to focus on yourself, you deserve it! My goal is to cultivate a warm and safe space for you to water your own garden. Together, we will work at your pace to find peace, joy and a better understanding of yourself. I am here to be of encouragement , gently challenge you to obtain your goals and assist with navigating life challenges.
(773) 389-1511 View (773) 389-1511
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Ana Javier
Counselor, MA, LCPC, LPC, PATP
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
West Beverly, Chicago, IL 60643
Reaching out for support during a difficult time takes courage. Oftentimes we tend to be harsh on ourselves in an effort to push ourselves out of a rut only to find that despite our efforts we remain stuck in it. We can become entrenched in cyclical patterns of anxious, angry, or depressing thoughts that prevent us from functioning exactly as we'd like, whether at work, home, or in relationships. Whether you would like to address an emotional wound, gain confidence, heal from trauma, reach goals, or improve your relationships, I am confident I can help you. CHANGE really is possible!
Reaching out for support during a difficult time takes courage. Oftentimes we tend to be harsh on ourselves in an effort to push ourselves out of a rut only to find that despite our efforts we remain stuck in it. We can become entrenched in cyclical patterns of anxious, angry, or depressing thoughts that prevent us from functioning exactly as we'd like, whether at work, home, or in relationships. Whether you would like to address an emotional wound, gain confidence, heal from trauma, reach goals, or improve your relationships, I am confident I can help you. CHANGE really is possible!
(773) 825-2149 View (773) 825-2149
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Crystal T Cleggett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Beverly, Chicago, IL 60643
Have you ever felt like you're not good enough and you are unable to shake this feeling? Have you felt like most things are unmanageable? Do you feel no one hears or sees you? Are there feelings of anger, or resentment towards yourself or someone else? Are you in a never-ending cycle of worry, guilt, denial, shame or regret? Is it hard for you to be around others without feeling judged or ridiculed? Are you just frustrated with life in general? If you have answered yes to ANY of the above questions, allow me to help you. I provide therapy in an authentic nonjudgmental manner for individuals, couples or families.
Have you ever felt like you're not good enough and you are unable to shake this feeling? Have you felt like most things are unmanageable? Do you feel no one hears or sees you? Are there feelings of anger, or resentment towards yourself or someone else? Are you in a never-ending cycle of worry, guilt, denial, shame or regret? Is it hard for you to be around others without feeling judged or ridiculed? Are you just frustrated with life in general? If you have answered yes to ANY of the above questions, allow me to help you. I provide therapy in an authentic nonjudgmental manner for individuals, couples or families.
(773) 207-4645 View (773) 207-4645
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Kendreia Redmond
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
West Beverly, Chicago, IL 60643
Having trouble sleeping? Can’t seem to find the motivation to complete daily tasks? Struggling to communicate with a loved one? Various challenges in life can lead us to feeling overwhelmed, frustrated, or BOTH. Therapy can provide a safe space to process, cope, and heal. In life, sometimes, we may struggle to see how our environments, upbringing, and relationships impact our mental health. While other times, we may lack the appropriate self-tools to change our own dynamics. I strongly believe that therapy empowers us to be more self-aware and protective of our mental wellness.
Having trouble sleeping? Can’t seem to find the motivation to complete daily tasks? Struggling to communicate with a loved one? Various challenges in life can lead us to feeling overwhelmed, frustrated, or BOTH. Therapy can provide a safe space to process, cope, and heal. In life, sometimes, we may struggle to see how our environments, upbringing, and relationships impact our mental health. While other times, we may lack the appropriate self-tools to change our own dynamics. I strongly believe that therapy empowers us to be more self-aware and protective of our mental wellness.
(773) 906-7214 View (773) 906-7214
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Neah Kearney
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Beverly, Chicago, IL 60643
There's never a better time than the present to jumpstart your therapy journey. As a therapist, I understand one of the toughest parts about starting therapy is finding the right fit for a therapist. I work with individuals, couples, and families that struggle with resolving conflict, boundary setting, and interpersonal relationships . I have experience with infidelity, anxiety, grief and loss, Communication issues, adjustment concerns, self-esteem and body image issues.
There's never a better time than the present to jumpstart your therapy journey. As a therapist, I understand one of the toughest parts about starting therapy is finding the right fit for a therapist. I work with individuals, couples, and families that struggle with resolving conflict, boundary setting, and interpersonal relationships . I have experience with infidelity, anxiety, grief and loss, Communication issues, adjustment concerns, self-esteem and body image issues.
(773) 694-9205 View (773) 694-9205
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Foundations Counseling, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Beverly, Chicago, IL 60643  (Online Only)
Are you experiencing anxiety, stress, unexplained sadness, isolation, intrusive thoughts, relationship or marriage problems? Are you struggling with low self-esteem, low self-worth? Are you having challenges with navigating life transitions? Finding a therapist could seem difficult, but seeking help is the first step to overcoming life’s challenges. As a licensed clinical social worker, I have over 10 years of experience providing culturally sensitive and trauma informed counseling to individuals, couples, and families.
Are you experiencing anxiety, stress, unexplained sadness, isolation, intrusive thoughts, relationship or marriage problems? Are you struggling with low self-esteem, low self-worth? Are you having challenges with navigating life transitions? Finding a therapist could seem difficult, but seeking help is the first step to overcoming life’s challenges. As a licensed clinical social worker, I have over 10 years of experience providing culturally sensitive and trauma informed counseling to individuals, couples, and families.
(773) 839-4035 View (773) 839-4035
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Ashley Hartman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, PMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Beverly, Chicago, IL 60643
My practice specializes in providing individual therapy to women of all ages who are struggling with attachment trauma, anxiety, divorce, motherhood, and relationship conflict. My specializations include attachment focused EMDR, perinatal mental health, insecure attachment, anxiety, and trauma. I offer attachment informed psychotherapy which is based off the principle that early relationships with caregivers profoundly influence our ability to trust and feel safe with others. This can show up most commonly in our adult relationships.
My practice specializes in providing individual therapy to women of all ages who are struggling with attachment trauma, anxiety, divorce, motherhood, and relationship conflict. My specializations include attachment focused EMDR, perinatal mental health, insecure attachment, anxiety, and trauma. I offer attachment informed psychotherapy which is based off the principle that early relationships with caregivers profoundly influence our ability to trust and feel safe with others. This can show up most commonly in our adult relationships.
(630) 283-8152 View (630) 283-8152
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Laura Costello
Counselor, LCPC, PEL
Verified Verified
West Beverly, Chicago, IL 60643
Let's clarify a few things! Often people who experience anxiety, depression and panic attacks feel like they are stuck forever. They have gone through difficult life challenges or tough transitions that are taking a toll on their ability to cope as well as they would like. If you are going through one or more of these challenges, you are not alone. Seeking help through therapy can be the first step to taking back control of your life. I utilize a holistic and engaged style to achieve both comfort and trust, blended with authentic and respectful therapeutic techniques.
Let's clarify a few things! Often people who experience anxiety, depression and panic attacks feel like they are stuck forever. They have gone through difficult life challenges or tough transitions that are taking a toll on their ability to cope as well as they would like. If you are going through one or more of these challenges, you are not alone. Seeking help through therapy can be the first step to taking back control of your life. I utilize a holistic and engaged style to achieve both comfort and trust, blended with authentic and respectful therapeutic techniques.
(773) 207-3093 View (773) 207-3093
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Sarah Hurley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
West Beverly, Chicago, IL 60643
You already have what it takes to get through this. Perhaps you just need some assistance in recognizing that in yourself. I'm dedicated to helping clients to identify the source of distress and develop strategies to improve their lives. I am a compassionate therapist who values my relationship with clients and effectively provides education, feedback, and a variety of strategies based on the clients presenting issue. I work with my clients to understand their stressors, enhance their self-awareness, discover their inner strength and resilience, and improve their coping skills.
You already have what it takes to get through this. Perhaps you just need some assistance in recognizing that in yourself. I'm dedicated to helping clients to identify the source of distress and develop strategies to improve their lives. I am a compassionate therapist who values my relationship with clients and effectively provides education, feedback, and a variety of strategies based on the clients presenting issue. I work with my clients to understand their stressors, enhance their self-awareness, discover their inner strength and resilience, and improve their coping skills.
(312) 854-2079 View (312) 854-2079
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Female Therapists

Does it matter what gender my therapist is?

In general, this is not an important factor, as there is no relationship between a therapist’s gender and their efficacy. Some clients, however, prefer to see therapists of a particular gender, whether due to their own past experiences with men and women, or ingrained beliefs about how people of different genders think and behave. Exploring the roots of such preferences and considering what one wants to address in therapy can help someone determine whether their therapist’s gender truly matters to them.

Should I see a female therapist?

Many people—not just women—prefer to see a female therapist, either because they believe that a woman will be able to relate to their specific challenges (for example, sexism in the workplace) or because they imagine feeling more comfortable disclosing sensitive information to a woman. Such beliefs may not turn out to be accurate, however, and adhering too rigidly to a gender preference can at times hinder a client from finding the best therapeutic match.

Do therapists get specific training to help with women’s concerns?

Therapists are trained to provide care to clients of any gender. However, some therapists—both men and women—may pursue additional training in feminist therapy, gender-specific issues, or women’s mental health. Female clients may wish to ask prospective therapists whether they have received specific training in the client’s primary area(s) of concern, or whether they have worked extensively with women on issues similar to their own.

How can I inquire about a therapist’s experience in treating women?

It’s OK—even encouraged!—to ask a therapist directly whether and how often they have treated women in the past, or whether they have treated women dealing with the client’s most prominent concern(s). Competent therapists will be happy to share their educational background, preferred treatment modalities, and prior client experience to help an individual find the therapist best suited to their needs.