Blind Allied Therapists in Chicago, IL

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Courtney Thompson Lsw Psy.d. Candidate
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60602
Living in a city as big as Chicago offers many opportunities yet it can sometimes feel overwhelming, lonely, and even isolating. Are you hiding certain pieces of yourself from your friends or family to avoid conflict or to fit in? You might feel like no one knows the real you. You’ve noticed a shift in how you deal with stress. Maybe it’s coming out as increased drinking, binging or restricting food, or turning to other coping behaviors. Or maybe you’re in recovery but other parts of your life continue to feel unmanageable which feels frustrating. You no longer need to feel trapped. Change is possible and hope can be found.
Living in a city as big as Chicago offers many opportunities yet it can sometimes feel overwhelming, lonely, and even isolating. Are you hiding certain pieces of yourself from your friends or family to avoid conflict or to fit in? You might feel like no one knows the real you. You’ve noticed a shift in how you deal with stress. Maybe it’s coming out as increased drinking, binging or restricting food, or turning to other coping behaviors. Or maybe you’re in recovery but other parts of your life continue to feel unmanageable which feels frustrating. You no longer need to feel trapped. Change is possible and hope can be found.
(312) 756-0287 x2 View (312) 756-0287 x2
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Sam Stewart
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60642
I am a Counselor with a passion for supporting emerging adults as they wade through the complexities of today's world. I believe in a Person-centered, Humanistic approach to therapy, building therapeutic relationships based around trust and mutual respect, fostering an environment of non-judgement, positive regard, and authenticity. I assist my clients on their journey towards their goals. Working together, we will discover ways to spur your personal growth and foster a greater sense of fulfillment in your life, utilizing, expanding, and developing skills and abilities, including ones you might not even know you already have.
I am a Counselor with a passion for supporting emerging adults as they wade through the complexities of today's world. I believe in a Person-centered, Humanistic approach to therapy, building therapeutic relationships based around trust and mutual respect, fostering an environment of non-judgement, positive regard, and authenticity. I assist my clients on their journey towards their goals. Working together, we will discover ways to spur your personal growth and foster a greater sense of fulfillment in your life, utilizing, expanding, and developing skills and abilities, including ones you might not even know you already have.
(872) 274-2709 View (872) 274-2709
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Janay Anthony
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60657
I identify as a Black, queer, multi-disabled, polyamorous woman, and if we share any of the above identities, I may be the therapist for you! I name the above because these identities and the experiences associated with them inform how I show up in my practice as a therapist. All of who I am comes into the room. Likewise, I encourage clients to show up in their own authenticity. I lead with compassion and work with my clients to co-create a therapeutic environment that is collaborative, trusting, and creative.
I identify as a Black, queer, multi-disabled, polyamorous woman, and if we share any of the above identities, I may be the therapist for you! I name the above because these identities and the experiences associated with them inform how I show up in my practice as a therapist. All of who I am comes into the room. Likewise, I encourage clients to show up in their own authenticity. I lead with compassion and work with my clients to co-create a therapeutic environment that is collaborative, trusting, and creative.
(872) 266-4189 View (872) 266-4189
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Lily Diego-Johnson
Pre-Licensed Professional, LSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60657  (Online Only)
I have personal experience navigating the complexities of our mental health systems and proceed with gentleness, compassion, and understanding as you seek to find the right therapist for you. I believe in the power of your story as knowledge. I strive to live and practice within the vision of disability justice, particularly while practicing within systems that have been known to cause harm to BIPOC, disabled, queer, and other marginalized communities.
I have personal experience navigating the complexities of our mental health systems and proceed with gentleness, compassion, and understanding as you seek to find the right therapist for you. I believe in the power of your story as knowledge. I strive to live and practice within the vision of disability justice, particularly while practicing within systems that have been known to cause harm to BIPOC, disabled, queer, and other marginalized communities.
(872) 259-5121 View (872) 259-5121
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Jennifer Black
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, LBS1, MSEd
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60603  (Online Only)
Private Psychotherapist & Consultant, licensed as a clinical professional counselor and learning behavior specialist with 17+ years experience, serving people on the gifted, talented, twice-exceptional (2e), professional, public-figure, straight, LGBTQIA+, anxiety, depressive, bipolar, obsessive, ethically non-monogamous, ADHD, autism, and other neurodivergent spectrums. If you (or someone you love) feel overwhelmed, anxious, stressed, depressed, misunderstood, fed up, sad, etc.—or you simply desire to work with a person who facilitates more optimal functioning and genuine wellbeing—then please call or email to check for an opening.
Private Psychotherapist & Consultant, licensed as a clinical professional counselor and learning behavior specialist with 17+ years experience, serving people on the gifted, talented, twice-exceptional (2e), professional, public-figure, straight, LGBTQIA+, anxiety, depressive, bipolar, obsessive, ethically non-monogamous, ADHD, autism, and other neurodivergent spectrums. If you (or someone you love) feel overwhelmed, anxious, stressed, depressed, misunderstood, fed up, sad, etc.—or you simply desire to work with a person who facilitates more optimal functioning and genuine wellbeing—then please call or email to check for an opening.
(224) 830-9800 View (224) 830-9800
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Lawrence D Jennings
Pre-Licensed Professional, BA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60602
I believe the meaning we create from our experiences and environment plays a significant role in shaping how we navigate, adapt, and survive the world. My priority is that we cultivate a collaborative non-judgmental therapeutic relationship that centers on safety, positive regard, genuineness, and openness. Within this space, my clients will be able to freely explore their vulnerabilities, express distressful emotions (pain, grief, anger, etc.), make greater meaning out of their experiences, and redefine past experiences.
I believe the meaning we create from our experiences and environment plays a significant role in shaping how we navigate, adapt, and survive the world. My priority is that we cultivate a collaborative non-judgmental therapeutic relationship that centers on safety, positive regard, genuineness, and openness. Within this space, my clients will be able to freely explore their vulnerabilities, express distressful emotions (pain, grief, anger, etc.), make greater meaning out of their experiences, and redefine past experiences.
(312) 464-7027 View (312) 464-7027
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Alisha R Warren
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60622
I have experience in working with adults and adolescents that have experienced trauma and grief. Majority of the clients I have worked with are uncomfortable with their daily life and are looking to process their past and find a way to move forward.
I have experience in working with adults and adolescents that have experienced trauma and grief. Majority of the clients I have worked with are uncomfortable with their daily life and are looking to process their past and find a way to move forward.
(312) 940-1765 View (312) 940-1765
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Casey Tanner
Counselor, MA, LCPC, CST
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60613
When her initial pursuit of a career in evangelical ministry was disrupted by a mental health crisis, Casey was forced to reckon with the harmful impact of purity culture and systemic homophobia on her sense of self. After coming out as queer at a college that expressly forbid “homosexual behavior,” Casey made it her mission to disrupt misinformation and barriers to authenticity by pursuing her masters in counseling with a specialization in sexual and gender diversity, and ultimately received her Sexual Health Certificate from University of Michigan.
When her initial pursuit of a career in evangelical ministry was disrupted by a mental health crisis, Casey was forced to reckon with the harmful impact of purity culture and systemic homophobia on her sense of self. After coming out as queer at a college that expressly forbid “homosexual behavior,” Casey made it her mission to disrupt misinformation and barriers to authenticity by pursuing her masters in counseling with a specialization in sexual and gender diversity, and ultimately received her Sexual Health Certificate from University of Michigan.
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Timothy Lo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60642  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Tim (he/him) believes good therapy is not just about connecting to another person, but also about understanding the context of our internal world: our thoughts, emotions, memories, desires, compulsions, and more. His approach is to help people change how they interact with their internal world in an effort to pursue a more fulfilling life, sometimes helping people define what that means to them along the way. In his experience this generally involves a lot of education, trust, and practicing how to use tools and exercises outside of sessions.
Tim (he/him) believes good therapy is not just about connecting to another person, but also about understanding the context of our internal world: our thoughts, emotions, memories, desires, compulsions, and more. His approach is to help people change how they interact with their internal world in an effort to pursue a more fulfilling life, sometimes helping people define what that means to them along the way. In his experience this generally involves a lot of education, trust, and practicing how to use tools and exercises outside of sessions.
(773) 455-1698 View (773) 455-1698
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Alex Bond
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60647
I am a queer and neurodivergent therapist committed to creating a warm and welcoming environment free of judgment or pretense, where you may feel empowered to voice thoughts, express feelings, and be curious about yourself in a way you may not have elsewhere. I believe that each person has the ability to create their own meaning in life, and I am passionate about helping my clients uncover their unique purpose and potential. Together, we will work to address any limiting beliefs or patterns, as well as examine how past experiences and cultural factors have shaped your worldview and prevented you from living a more fulfilling life.
I am a queer and neurodivergent therapist committed to creating a warm and welcoming environment free of judgment or pretense, where you may feel empowered to voice thoughts, express feelings, and be curious about yourself in a way you may not have elsewhere. I believe that each person has the ability to create their own meaning in life, and I am passionate about helping my clients uncover their unique purpose and potential. Together, we will work to address any limiting beliefs or patterns, as well as examine how past experiences and cultural factors have shaped your worldview and prevented you from living a more fulfilling life.
(847) 474-9917 View (847) 474-9917
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Ariel Fleenary
Pre-Licensed Professional, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60654
I specialize in working with children and adults who have faced systemic harm and societal stigma, including LGBTQ and TGNC individuals, women, and those from other marginalized communities. I have extensive experience working with young people who have endured complex trauma, and I believe in the power of a strengths-based relational therapy model. I am committed to celebrating diversity and I hold an affirming stance on all genders, sexualities, careers, reproductive choices, and alternative relationship structures.
I specialize in working with children and adults who have faced systemic harm and societal stigma, including LGBTQ and TGNC individuals, women, and those from other marginalized communities. I have extensive experience working with young people who have endured complex trauma, and I believe in the power of a strengths-based relational therapy model. I am committed to celebrating diversity and I hold an affirming stance on all genders, sexualities, careers, reproductive choices, and alternative relationship structures.
(312) 667-1415 View (312) 667-1415
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Sondra Malling
Counselor, LCPC, BC-DMT, GL-CMA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60641
When you live with trauma or emotional pain—or just plain feel lost—it can be difficult to manage your thoughts, feelings, and experiences. Together, we can sort out what is and is not working for you so you can feel in control and step into your authentic self. You can find a sense of balance and peace as we navigate the patterns you have fallen into and develop opportunities for healing and a new way of being in the world. As a therapist fluent in American Sign Language, I work extensively with the Deaf community. I am passionate about working with Deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals in a way that respects their culture.
When you live with trauma or emotional pain—or just plain feel lost—it can be difficult to manage your thoughts, feelings, and experiences. Together, we can sort out what is and is not working for you so you can feel in control and step into your authentic self. You can find a sense of balance and peace as we navigate the patterns you have fallen into and develop opportunities for healing and a new way of being in the world. As a therapist fluent in American Sign Language, I work extensively with the Deaf community. I am passionate about working with Deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals in a way that respects their culture.
(872) 259-7076 View (872) 259-7076
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Andrea Espinosa
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60613  (Online Only)
Welcome! Thank you for being here. I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, depression, distinct traumatic events/complex trauma, grief/loss, stress management, boundary setting, life transitions, relationship issues, therapy for therapists, emotional regulation skills, and identity development. One of my passions is working with women of color and first-generation child of immigrants dealing with the impacts of intersectionality, marginalization, immigration, acculturation, and generational/historical trauma. I also love working with couples helping them work on their communication, rebuild connection, and reducing negativity.
Welcome! Thank you for being here. I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, depression, distinct traumatic events/complex trauma, grief/loss, stress management, boundary setting, life transitions, relationship issues, therapy for therapists, emotional regulation skills, and identity development. One of my passions is working with women of color and first-generation child of immigrants dealing with the impacts of intersectionality, marginalization, immigration, acculturation, and generational/historical trauma. I also love working with couples helping them work on their communication, rebuild connection, and reducing negativity.
(872) 278-1831 View (872) 278-1831
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Pasquail Cook
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60605  (Online Only)
You need someone to talk to that you can trust. Has stress, anxiety or other mixed issues affected your daily functioning or well-being? Do you desire to improve your relationships and overcome life’s stressors? Things haven't been working for a while and you are ready for change. You are ready to discover your most authentic self.
You need someone to talk to that you can trust. Has stress, anxiety or other mixed issues affected your daily functioning or well-being? Do you desire to improve your relationships and overcome life’s stressors? Things haven't been working for a while and you are ready for change. You are ready to discover your most authentic self.
(312) 667-4097 View (312) 667-4097
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Shana Mehta
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60601  (Online Only)
Dr. Shana Mehta works with teenagers and adults who struggle with various forms of anxiety, depression, and eating disorders. She has expertise with individuals who experience mood difficulties, generalized anxiety or panic, obsessive-compulsive disorder, borderline personality disorder, addiction, trauma, divorce, parenting difficulties, and significant life transitions. Additionally, she specializes in eating disorder treatment, specifically binge eating, compulsive overeating, emotional overeating, and mindless eating.
Dr. Shana Mehta works with teenagers and adults who struggle with various forms of anxiety, depression, and eating disorders. She has expertise with individuals who experience mood difficulties, generalized anxiety or panic, obsessive-compulsive disorder, borderline personality disorder, addiction, trauma, divorce, parenting difficulties, and significant life transitions. Additionally, she specializes in eating disorder treatment, specifically binge eating, compulsive overeating, emotional overeating, and mindless eating.
(630) 716-9361 View (630) 716-9361
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Amaryllis Rivera
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60651  (Online Only)
Taking the initial step to seek therapy can bring a roller coaster of emotions and even hesitation. It's ok - you are not alone. The fact you made it to this sentence is an amazing first step. Welcome! Everyone is different with different needs, and I believe in tailoring my modalities based on my client's specific goals. This is about you and what you need.
Taking the initial step to seek therapy can bring a roller coaster of emotions and even hesitation. It's ok - you are not alone. The fact you made it to this sentence is an amazing first step. Welcome! Everyone is different with different needs, and I believe in tailoring my modalities based on my client's specific goals. This is about you and what you need.
(847) 558-7601 View (847) 558-7601
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Grace Kutz
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60601
I specialize in treating Anxiety, Eating Disorders, Depression, ADHD, Family Struggles and Trauma from age 7 to 29. I strive to establish a safe and supportive environment that encourages self-reflection and personal growth. I offer highly effective coping strategies that are tailored to address triggers and challenges you may face in life. Through our collaborative efforts, we will navigate and conquer life's obstacles together. My aim is to empower you, enabling you to improve your overall daily functioning, foster a stronger sense of of well-being, and embrace the ability to be fully present with yourself.
I specialize in treating Anxiety, Eating Disorders, Depression, ADHD, Family Struggles and Trauma from age 7 to 29. I strive to establish a safe and supportive environment that encourages self-reflection and personal growth. I offer highly effective coping strategies that are tailored to address triggers and challenges you may face in life. Through our collaborative efforts, we will navigate and conquer life's obstacles together. My aim is to empower you, enabling you to improve your overall daily functioning, foster a stronger sense of of well-being, and embrace the ability to be fully present with yourself.
(773) 839-9647 View (773) 839-9647
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Laura Johnson
Licensed Social Worker, LSW, MSW, MDiv
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60601
Greater self-awareness is often the jumping-off point to a life that feels more connected, aligned, and authentic. But gaining that self-awareness requires a deep level of honesty that can feel hard and even scary to confront. Some clients know what’s getting in their way, while others feel stuck even naming the parts of their lives that feel “off.”
Greater self-awareness is often the jumping-off point to a life that feels more connected, aligned, and authentic. But gaining that self-awareness requires a deep level of honesty that can feel hard and even scary to confront. Some clients know what’s getting in their way, while others feel stuck even naming the parts of their lives that feel “off.”
(773) 692-6460 View (773) 692-6460
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Silvia Amor Armas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60640  (Online Only)
Life is often the hardest on the kindest of souls. Many of my patients have suffered complex and extensive adverse experiences throughout their lifespan, compounded by their intersectional identities. They come from all walks of life and have experiences specific to complex trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, narcissistic family systems, estrangement, divorce, and self-identity. These experiences have made it difficult for them to connect with others, verbalize their needs, and feel worthy of existing as their true selves. Together we will work collaboratively on developing trust and exploring who you are at your core.
Life is often the hardest on the kindest of souls. Many of my patients have suffered complex and extensive adverse experiences throughout their lifespan, compounded by their intersectional identities. They come from all walks of life and have experiences specific to complex trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, narcissistic family systems, estrangement, divorce, and self-identity. These experiences have made it difficult for them to connect with others, verbalize their needs, and feel worthy of existing as their true selves. Together we will work collaboratively on developing trust and exploring who you are at your core.
(773) 692-5866 View (773) 692-5866
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Carmen Holley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60605
Therapy may seem like a daunting task, but it's worth fighting for. A lot of people are in therapy because they've tried everything else to fix their problems and now need guidance on how not be stuck or anxious about what could potentially help them move forward towards happiness I'm here with you every step along the way; we'll see this thing through together
Therapy may seem like a daunting task, but it's worth fighting for. A lot of people are in therapy because they've tried everything else to fix their problems and now need guidance on how not be stuck or anxious about what could potentially help them move forward towards happiness I'm here with you every step along the way; we'll see this thing through together
(312) 766-4791 View (312) 766-4791