You deserve to be unapologetically happy! If you were writing a letter to your 12-year-old self, you would likely include a similar statement. Yet, when was the last time you absolutely owned that statement when describing your personal life, marriage, relationships, or career? Somewhere along the way, have you become caught up in simply keeping up and forgotten which way you were headed? In this fast-paced, demanding world, sometimes we overlook ourselves. We forget to honor our hopes and dreams, and nurture ourselves with the basic necessities of joy, love, compassion, and forgiveness.
I love people and am committed to helping my clients navigate the most difficult moments of their lives. I work well with clients seeking support due to behavioral health issues, sexual abuse, abandonment, generational family issues, verbal abuse, and physical abuse. I also have extensive experience supporting individuals who are grieving due to a loss of a spouse or a traumatic loss (i.e. gun violence). My ideal client is seeking to heal and find their purpose. With a masters degree in counseling, crisis response and trauma, I help my clients take the necessary steps to recover, rebuild, and move towards healing and wholeness.
I am passionate about working with: adolescents and teens who are struggling to manage their emotions or navigate life changes, adults who have difficulty managing mood or have been diagnosed with a mood or personality disorder, and athletes and individuals who are seeking to improve their mental performance in sports.
I believe that the therapist-client relationship is the most important tool we have when it comes your healing. I utilize a compassionate, non-judgmental, trauma-informed approach where you can openly examine your mental health, who you are, what you believe, and how your experiences and interactions with society affect your life. I enjoy working with clients from all walks of life, particularly clients who identify as part of the LGBTQIA+ community, college students, and folks who are navigating life/spirituality after adverse religious experiences. I am a sex-positive practitioner and am kink and poly affirming.
"A positive attitude gives you power over your circumstances instead of your circumstances having power over you." - Joyce Meyer. We are all social beings with hurts, feelings, and issues to work through and I am a therapist that will listen and help you work through your life situations. I ensure clients feel safe to be open, direct, and ultimately resolve their concerns. You deserve to have a healthy, happy, and fulfilling life. Together we can work towards achieving these goals.
If you are reading this it is because you are looking for some one to be a support to help you with a specific life challenge. Life, as we know will have difficult times and moments. When this happens one does not need to feel or believe that the challenge must be faced alone. It is good to know that you can receive help, and not feel that you are taxing your friendships or over burdening your relationships; You can receive the support you need to help you on your journey of overcoming and succeeding
How are you feeling these days? If stress, anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, relationships, marriage, parenting challenges, career or job stress, the weight of the pandemic (just to name a few) has affected you, we want to help. Our clients are people like you who are problem aware. You know when something is wrong, it's time for a change or even that something is just "off". Simply put - you know what you want and how you want to feel but you need some support or guidance on how to get there.
I think I work best with clients whose goals are both large and realistic: working with depth enough for deep healing and growth, but with an eye to the practical, and with clear communication back and forth. Clients who need to tackle embarrassing, painful and difficult issues may appreciate my gently direct, understanding and non-judgmental approach. Those who have been frustrated with cookie-cutter approaches may appreciate my close listening, collaboration, and inventiveness based on extensive training and experience. I find I work well with a variety of symptoms and presenting problems in adults, children and relationships.
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, CADC
When you are not at your best, making decisions about your career, education, family, lifestyle, relationship or even what to have for dinner can feel overwhelming. You are ready for a change and want to find a solution but it feels easier to give up. You don’t have to sacrifice your health and sanity or figure out how to do it by yourself - I can help. Sometimes it doesn't feel like it - but it really is possible to feel a sense of peace, clarity and happiness. You can live the life that you want without having to fight for it, feel confused, conflicted or exhausted all the time.
I am extremely passionate about uplifting and giving a voice to those who are often overlooked or judged unfairly by society. With specialties in birth to five attachment, human sexuality, and trauma-informed care, my approach emphasizes an integrative, dynamic, and holistic approach to mental health. I am particularly concerned with the impacts of loss and trauma and improving interventions to support trauma recovery for better emotional, physical, and relationship health. I strive to see families reunified and people brought back to wholeness. God has led you to this moment and is waiting to help you receive your breakthrough
My practice focuses on adults who appear to have it all together. Friends, family members, or peers may fail to hear you when you express your needs or true feelings or question whether you even have problems. Despite what others may see, you want to be heard, to express your hurts and dreams and you want to do so in a safe space. Whether you are dealing with a situational issue like an academic or professional obstacle or something that feels more encompassing like relationship patterns or identity issues, I will work with you to illuminate the answers already inside of you.
As a Chicago based consultant/psychotherapist, I have worked 20 + years in communities serving youth, adults, couples and families by way of private practice as well as consulting with nursing homes, social service agencies, residential facilities, schools and hospitals. I have experience treating clients who come from different backgrounds and I am at my best serving a diverse community with diverse needs. In addition, I facilitate organizational change using similar techniques that foster cultural transformation and growth.
Everyone encounters conflicts and obstacles in life. Sometimes it can be shrugged off, but other times we may feel overwhelmed. Whether you are experiencing anxiety and stress, dealing with insecurities, or just feeling burdened with what is on your mind, you will have the space to share and reflect. Together, we will process your emotions and thoughts, experience healing, and develop ways to face life's challenges.
I'm Bryan, Therapist and Founder of Dash Health Counseling & Consulting, PLLC, a mental health therapist practice that offers culturally sensitive psychotherapy services virtually. The services are available to individuals, couples and groups. We offer general mental health treatment options for depression, anxiety, life transition, LGBTQ issues, racial issues, couples and more. Lastly sex addiction treatment as well.
Are you finding it hard to be motivated? Are you struggling with anxiety or depression? Are you a new parent and are feeling overwhelmed by your new bundle of joy? If you are feeling any of these things therapy can be a space to find balance and manage your feelings of overwhelm, anxiousness and sadness.
In a world filled with unattainable social media expectations, constant distractions, and disconnectedness, we may find ourselves lost, trying to find ourselves. Throughout my journey, I have encountered many individuals who struggle with making genuine connections, have trust issues or have experienced trauma that has cause them to be disconnected. Each of these scenarios looks different depending on the extent of the trauma that has been experienced. Starting a therapeutic journey can help to restore (or in some cases create) a balance that will allow for a healthy mental and emotional lifestyle.
My goal is to support your journey towards coping, healing, and growing through an integration of talk and art therapy services. I have a wide array of experience working with individuals across all ages, neurodiverse peoples; peoples with physical and/or cognitive disabilities; peoples experiencing anxiety and/or depression; and peoples processing grief and trauma. I have a passion and specialized experience in working with peoples with Autism Spectrum Disorder, spinal cord injuries, and peoples impacted by gun violence.
Each person I have the honor of coming into contact with allows me into their life in a unique way that I value and consistently gain greater humility from. I think that underneath everything, we are all wishing to be Seen and Heard for whom we perceive our truest Self to be. That is why I prioritize the establishment of a safe, affirming, and honestly inclusive space for exploring the psyche through the lens in which you view your sense of Self and lived experiences. From here, it is my intention to walk alongside you on a journey of continually discovering what being authentic in this expression of self means to you.
My practice supports children, adolescents, and adults who are experiencing acute and/or chronic distress. For some, events like divorce, trauma, loss, and adjustment to a blended family or a new school spark symptoms. As a result, depression, anxiety, temper tantrums, mood swings, bullying, isolation, addiction, and academic failure may emerge. Many others have been living with the pain of recurrent anxiety and depression for decades. I support people as they work through these difficulties. I believe in people's capacity to grow, change, and move towards self-determined goals.
I understand that making the decision to begin therapy can be as daunting as it is positive. I will provide a warm, supportive space to begin to sort out life's challenges. I believe that everyone has the resilient capacity to create change and will help guide clients toward healthy goals by letting go of past issues, negative thoughts, and/or unwanted behaviors. As an experienced, licensed psychotherapist with a masters degree in clinical social work from the University of Chicago, I have been a practicing social worker since 2004 and a psychotherapist since 2011.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Woodlawn, 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 Woodlawn, 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.
How to find a specialist?
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 Woodlawn, Chicago, or Child Psychologists in Woodlawn, Chicago.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Woodlawn, Chicago psychologists specializing in EMDR.
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 Woodlawn, 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.