Positive Psychology Therapists in Chicago, IL

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Dr. Danielle Patrick-Wade
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, MS, LPC, CMPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60606
Additionally, I incorporate sport psychology techniques, solution-focused therapy, positive psychology.
I enjoy assisting clients in personal, professional and social development by utilizing supportive resources, techniques, and individualized programming. I encourage clients to take an active role in the planning and progression of their treatment goals. I believe that a trusting and safe client-counselor relationship is foundational for client growth. Clients can expect individualized treatment planning based on my commitment to meet each client where they are in their desire for change. I challenge clients to develop new and creative ways to restructure undesired behavior and thought patterns in hopes of sustainable change.
Additionally, I incorporate sport psychology techniques, solution-focused therapy, positive psychology.
I enjoy assisting clients in personal, professional and social development by utilizing supportive resources, techniques, and individualized programming. I encourage clients to take an active role in the planning and progression of their treatment goals. I believe that a trusting and safe client-counselor relationship is foundational for client growth. Clients can expect individualized treatment planning based on my commitment to meet each client where they are in their desire for change. I challenge clients to develop new and creative ways to restructure undesired behavior and thought patterns in hopes of sustainable change.
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Indria F Clay
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60606  (Online Only)
My holistic, client-centered, strengths-based approach utilizes several treatment methods, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Written Exposure Therapy (WET), Positive Psychology, and Solution-Focused Therapy.
Are you feeling stuck because of your anxiety and depression? Do you feel overwhelmed and unable to manage your emotions? Are you going through something that feels all consuming? Do you seem to be repeating the same undesireable patterns? Is your difficulty coping with stress impacting your daily life and ability to connect with those you love? I am here to help! I have a well-rounded background with over 15 years of clinical experience. I am highly trained in addressing the needs of clients struggling with depression, anxiety, OCD, mood disorder, grief, PTSD, trauma, and much more.
My holistic, client-centered, strengths-based approach utilizes several treatment methods, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Written Exposure Therapy (WET), Positive Psychology, and Solution-Focused Therapy.
Are you feeling stuck because of your anxiety and depression? Do you feel overwhelmed and unable to manage your emotions? Are you going through something that feels all consuming? Do you seem to be repeating the same undesireable patterns? Is your difficulty coping with stress impacting your daily life and ability to connect with those you love? I am here to help! I have a well-rounded background with over 15 years of clinical experience. I am highly trained in addressing the needs of clients struggling with depression, anxiety, OCD, mood disorder, grief, PTSD, trauma, and much more.
(731) 540-8668 View (731) 540-8668
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Alesia Lacy
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60642  (Online Only)
These modalities include Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Positive Psychology, and Solution Focused Brief (SFBT).
Hello and welcome. Have you been thinking about starting therapy for a while but feel overwhelmed by the idea of where to start? At whatever pace you are comfortable I am here to help you identify and prioritize your issues to begin managing and/or resolving the problems that are holding you back from thriving as your best self. My goal is to provide a welcoming and non-judgmental platform to help you become your own catalyst for self-empowerment. My counseling style is a client-centered strength-based approach that includes various treatment modalities depending on the client's needs and expectations.
These modalities include Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Positive Psychology, and Solution Focused Brief (SFBT).
Hello and welcome. Have you been thinking about starting therapy for a while but feel overwhelmed by the idea of where to start? At whatever pace you are comfortable I am here to help you identify and prioritize your issues to begin managing and/or resolving the problems that are holding you back from thriving as your best self. My goal is to provide a welcoming and non-judgmental platform to help you become your own catalyst for self-empowerment. My counseling style is a client-centered strength-based approach that includes various treatment modalities depending on the client's needs and expectations.
(312) 779-1402 View (312) 779-1402
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Amanda Noel
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60613
I am experienced in Positive Psychology, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, ACT, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, and Person-Centered frameworks and incorporate strategies that best align with you and your goals.
My name is Amanda Noel, and I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) who has been practicing for over fifteen years. I earned my Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from Lewis University. Recently, I earned credentials as a Certified Compassion Fatigue Professional and a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional. I work with adults specializing in stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, self-esteem, and life transitions. My experience lies in working with adults experiencing anxiety, stress, and depression, desires to improve relationships, increase self-esteem and navigate life transitions
I am experienced in Positive Psychology, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, ACT, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, and Person-Centered frameworks and incorporate strategies that best align with you and your goals.
My name is Amanda Noel, and I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) who has been practicing for over fifteen years. I earned my Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from Lewis University. Recently, I earned credentials as a Certified Compassion Fatigue Professional and a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional. I work with adults specializing in stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, self-esteem, and life transitions. My experience lies in working with adults experiencing anxiety, stress, and depression, desires to improve relationships, increase self-esteem and navigate life transitions
(872) 273-5738 View (872) 273-5738
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Thora DevlescHoward
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60657
I am committed to coaching you towards a more fulfilling life. Counseling can help you embrace happiness, manage stress, boost joy in relationships, increase motivation, and unleash creativity. I tailor my approach to your unique goals, using cognitive, behavioral, and other motivational strategies. We will focus on your strengths and amplify them. I will coach you to implement the tools from positive psychology to help you thrive. Through the use of imagination and the discovery of new skills, we will identify solutions and reclaim a sense of control. I will demonstrate my personal values of kindness, courtesy, and mutual respect throughout counseling.
I am committed to coaching you towards a more fulfilling life. Counseling can help you embrace happiness, manage stress, boost joy in relationships, increase motivation, and unleash creativity. I tailor my approach to your unique goals, using cognitive, behavioral, and other motivational strategies. We will focus on your strengths and amplify them. I will coach you to implement the tools from positive psychology to help you thrive. Through the use of imagination and the discovery of new skills, we will identify solutions and reclaim a sense of control. I will demonstrate my personal values of kindness, courtesy, and mutual respect throughout counseling.
(312) 219-9274 View (312) 219-9274
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Franki Catinella
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60625  (Online Only)
My clinical foundation is rooted in positive psychology and strength-based approaches, in addition to incorporating interventions from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy as well as psychodynamic theories.
I work with individuals who present with a variety of issues including navigating/exploring gender and sexuality, anxiety disorders, depression, stress management, substance use, relationship issues within monogamous and multiple partner relationships (polyamory, consensual non-monogamy), and life-stage adjustment. I trust in the importance of therapeutic rapport and creating safe, trusting, non-judgmental environments. Working together in a safe environment, I aid you in restoring hope and facilitate healing by helping you discover how to cope with day-to-day stressors, including environmental strains and life transitions.
My clinical foundation is rooted in positive psychology and strength-based approaches, in addition to incorporating interventions from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy as well as psychodynamic theories.
I work with individuals who present with a variety of issues including navigating/exploring gender and sexuality, anxiety disorders, depression, stress management, substance use, relationship issues within monogamous and multiple partner relationships (polyamory, consensual non-monogamy), and life-stage adjustment. I trust in the importance of therapeutic rapport and creating safe, trusting, non-judgmental environments. Working together in a safe environment, I aid you in restoring hope and facilitate healing by helping you discover how to cope with day-to-day stressors, including environmental strains and life transitions.
(773) 207-2122 View (773) 207-2122
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Michael Komie
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60601
This practice offers a positive psychology point of view, taking a strengths based approach with each person. Self esteem & identity may be a focus in our work together. I am very experienced counseling C-Level executives & professionals, helping with progressive integration of self reflective capacity & the demands of leadership , executive/ founder/ professional related stress, or illness issues that impact on work. Therapy may open a safe space for you to explore your real self to connect with your deeper well of intrapsychic potentials which can permit you to access your inner voice, untapped resources & to self renew.
This practice offers a positive psychology point of view, taking a strengths based approach with each person. Self esteem & identity may be a focus in our work together. I am very experienced counseling C-Level executives & professionals, helping with progressive integration of self reflective capacity & the demands of leadership , executive/ founder/ professional related stress, or illness issues that impact on work. Therapy may open a safe space for you to explore your real self to connect with your deeper well of intrapsychic potentials which can permit you to access your inner voice, untapped resources & to self renew.
(773) 417-0872 View (773) 417-0872
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Kelly M McCradic
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, CCTP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60613  (Online Only)
The modalities I use are CBT/DBT/ACT, Positive Psychology, and Mindfulness.
I utilize a trauma-informed integrated approach that tailors to the needs of each client. I support clients seeking to learn skills to develop inner strength, find self-awareness, and improve mindfulness. We will collaborate on techniques and treatment goals that allow you the freedom to begin the healing process of the body, mind, spirit, and recovery. As a veteran, I also provide support to veterans and first responders. In my experience with addiction, trauma, PTSD, and life transitions, I find that encompassing acceptance, compassion, and autonomy brings healing and improves the quality of life.
The modalities I use are CBT/DBT/ACT, Positive Psychology, and Mindfulness.
I utilize a trauma-informed integrated approach that tailors to the needs of each client. I support clients seeking to learn skills to develop inner strength, find self-awareness, and improve mindfulness. We will collaborate on techniques and treatment goals that allow you the freedom to begin the healing process of the body, mind, spirit, and recovery. As a veteran, I also provide support to veterans and first responders. In my experience with addiction, trauma, PTSD, and life transitions, I find that encompassing acceptance, compassion, and autonomy brings healing and improves the quality of life.
(847) 610-6518 View (847) 610-6518
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Sara Bennett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60657
I utilize several modalities of psychology including CBT, Positive Psychology, Family Systems, and others.
Welcome! My name is Sara and am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have been in the field for more than a decade; licensed since 2020. I specialize in teens and young adults, but love working with adults of all ages. I work primarily with people who are struggling through adjustment to different phases of life and/or are experiencing anxiety and depression. I believe in person centered care where you are the expert in your own life, but firmly believe everyone could use a good support team. I feel fortunate to be part of that team.
I utilize several modalities of psychology including CBT, Positive Psychology, Family Systems, and others.
Welcome! My name is Sara and am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have been in the field for more than a decade; licensed since 2020. I specialize in teens and young adults, but love working with adults of all ages. I work primarily with people who are struggling through adjustment to different phases of life and/or are experiencing anxiety and depression. I believe in person centered care where you are the expert in your own life, but firmly believe everyone could use a good support team. I feel fortunate to be part of that team.
(217) 364-8236 View (217) 364-8236
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Elisabeth Pratt
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60614
Waitlist for new clients
While much of our work together will be unstructured, I offer full CPT and incorporate techniques from positive psychology, DBT, and other evidence-based interventions to give you real skills and techniques to use outside of our sessions.
I enjoy working with all people from all walks of life. I have experience with culturally and ethnically diverse clientele, and am interested in trauma-focused treatment, relational difficulties, mood disorders, grief and loss, emotional regulation, and addiction. I practice through a relational-cultural lens, meaning not only am I a human in the room with you, but I pay special attention to the past and current relationships that have had a significant influence on the development of the current self. I have strong roots in anti-oppressive approaches and highly value empowering my clients.
While much of our work together will be unstructured, I offer full CPT and incorporate techniques from positive psychology, DBT, and other evidence-based interventions to give you real skills and techniques to use outside of our sessions.
I enjoy working with all people from all walks of life. I have experience with culturally and ethnically diverse clientele, and am interested in trauma-focused treatment, relational difficulties, mood disorders, grief and loss, emotional regulation, and addiction. I practice through a relational-cultural lens, meaning not only am I a human in the room with you, but I pay special attention to the past and current relationships that have had a significant influence on the development of the current self. I have strong roots in anti-oppressive approaches and highly value empowering my clients.
(872) 240-5509 View (872) 240-5509
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Jennifer Iniquez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60623
My modalities include person-centered, positive psychology and solution focused brief therapy.
My name is Jennifer Iniquez and I am a warm, empathetic and non-judgmental clinical social worker. I have 5 years’ experience running a college counseling center serving many first-generation students.
My modalities include person-centered, positive psychology and solution focused brief therapy.
My name is Jennifer Iniquez and I am a warm, empathetic and non-judgmental clinical social worker. I have 5 years’ experience running a college counseling center serving many first-generation students.
(309) 598-1717 View (309) 598-1717
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Maria Nadupparambil
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60605
My work is greatly influenced by my background in CBT, DBT, behavior modification, and positive psychology.
I am a licensed professional counselor with a Master’s in Clinical Psychology from Benedictine University. I have worked in a variety of settings such as inpatient, residential, nonprofit, domestic violence, and private practice which have provided a substantial amount of knowledge about appropriate levels of care. I have worked with presenting concerns such as mood disorders, anxiety, depression, trauma, and PTSD.
My work is greatly influenced by my background in CBT, DBT, behavior modification, and positive psychology.
I am a licensed professional counselor with a Master’s in Clinical Psychology from Benedictine University. I have worked in a variety of settings such as inpatient, residential, nonprofit, domestic violence, and private practice which have provided a substantial amount of knowledge about appropriate levels of care. I have worked with presenting concerns such as mood disorders, anxiety, depression, trauma, and PTSD.
(312) 872-8335 View (312) 872-8335
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Sara Dittoe Barrett
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60640
We use a variety of cognitive behavioral treatments including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion-Focused Therapy, ERP, and other mindfulness-based and positive psychology approaches.
I am the owner and director of Cognitive Behavioral Associates of Chicago. We are a group of clinical and health psychologists and therapists who specialize in anxiety disorders, OCD, PTSD, insomnia, stress, depression, creating healthy habits/lifestyle, and coping with medical conditions. I personally specialize in climate anxiety and distress. I am currently only taking new clients with climate distress / concern as the primary therapy issue, or those who are on the front lines of the climate crisis (e.g., scientists, activists, teachers. Visit our website to learn more about our practice and view the therapist's profiles.
We use a variety of cognitive behavioral treatments including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion-Focused Therapy, ERP, and other mindfulness-based and positive psychology approaches.
I am the owner and director of Cognitive Behavioral Associates of Chicago. We are a group of clinical and health psychologists and therapists who specialize in anxiety disorders, OCD, PTSD, insomnia, stress, depression, creating healthy habits/lifestyle, and coping with medical conditions. I personally specialize in climate anxiety and distress. I am currently only taking new clients with climate distress / concern as the primary therapy issue, or those who are on the front lines of the climate crisis (e.g., scientists, activists, teachers. Visit our website to learn more about our practice and view the therapist's profiles.
(847) 278-2009 View (847) 278-2009
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Seema Saigal
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60641
My work is strongly grounded in positive psychology and a strength based approach designed to promote growth and resilience.
I am deeply committed to my clinical work and consider it a great privilege to accompany my clients in their personal journey as they navigate life's challenges. I strive to create a therapy space that is warm, open, inviting, supportive and affirming. My intervention techniques are strength-based and informed by the latest research. Although I enjoy working with a variety of concerns, my areas of expertise focus on adjustment to life transitions, anxiety, depression, relationship and family issues, and topics related to diversity. In addition to maintaining a thriving private practice, I am also a Professor at Alliant University.
My work is strongly grounded in positive psychology and a strength based approach designed to promote growth and resilience.
I am deeply committed to my clinical work and consider it a great privilege to accompany my clients in their personal journey as they navigate life's challenges. I strive to create a therapy space that is warm, open, inviting, supportive and affirming. My intervention techniques are strength-based and informed by the latest research. Although I enjoy working with a variety of concerns, my areas of expertise focus on adjustment to life transitions, anxiety, depression, relationship and family issues, and topics related to diversity. In addition to maintaining a thriving private practice, I am also a Professor at Alliant University.
(312) 625-5330 View (312) 625-5330
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Tricia Janosy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60606  (Online Only)
Hi! I'm Tricia Janosy, a licensed clinical social worker in IL and CO. With almost 30 years of experience and utilizing a strengths-based approach, I work with individuals to identify their inner resources and resilience, helping them build upon their existing strengths to achieve positive change. In my practice, I integrate various therapeutic modalities, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, positive psychology and mindfulness techniques to promote healing and personal growth. My ultimate goal is to empower clients to lead fulfilling lives, foster resilience, and support their journey towards overall health and well-being.
Hi! I'm Tricia Janosy, a licensed clinical social worker in IL and CO. With almost 30 years of experience and utilizing a strengths-based approach, I work with individuals to identify their inner resources and resilience, helping them build upon their existing strengths to achieve positive change. In my practice, I integrate various therapeutic modalities, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, positive psychology and mindfulness techniques to promote healing and personal growth. My ultimate goal is to empower clients to lead fulfilling lives, foster resilience, and support their journey towards overall health and well-being.
(224) 206-0353 View (224) 206-0353
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Prosper Counseling and Consulting, PLLC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, CADC, CCTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60661
I incorporate values through ACT, DBT, and CBT, as well as Positive Psychology, & ERP.
Life has a way of throwing changes, difficult emotions, and various stressors that can feel hard to manage. You may sometimes feel like you are lost or broken and unsure how to move forward. My passion and goal is to support and assist clients in managing the stress and changes they face. I believe that building a supportive, safe, and non-judgmental space leads to a safe space for clients to learn about themselves, find interpersonal growth, and heal. If this is where you are, then let's get started your journey.
I incorporate values through ACT, DBT, and CBT, as well as Positive Psychology, & ERP.
Life has a way of throwing changes, difficult emotions, and various stressors that can feel hard to manage. You may sometimes feel like you are lost or broken and unsure how to move forward. My passion and goal is to support and assist clients in managing the stress and changes they face. I believe that building a supportive, safe, and non-judgmental space leads to a safe space for clients to learn about themselves, find interpersonal growth, and heal. If this is where you are, then let's get started your journey.
(312) 629-4709 View (312) 629-4709
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Marchante' Allen
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, QMHP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60607  (Online Only)
My theoretical orientation is rooted in person-centered and positive psychology, drawing heavily from solution focused/solution-brief focused, with inclusions from "CBT & ACT," and select techniques from Gestalt.
Beliefs, values and expectations are core aspects of our being. At some point, in most individuals lives, these aspects can be challenged by difficult decisions, situations and hardships. Therefore, an individual's personality and self-awareness are Key elements as it pertains to areas that can benefit from growth and healing. The field of counseling is a great way to offer knowledge, guidance, acceptance, support and another perspective surrounding these issues. We all go through difficult periods in life. My position is to help you become your most optimal self within these areas by helping to facilitate a healthy desired change.
My theoretical orientation is rooted in person-centered and positive psychology, drawing heavily from solution focused/solution-brief focused, with inclusions from "CBT & ACT," and select techniques from Gestalt.
Beliefs, values and expectations are core aspects of our being. At some point, in most individuals lives, these aspects can be challenged by difficult decisions, situations and hardships. Therefore, an individual's personality and self-awareness are Key elements as it pertains to areas that can benefit from growth and healing. The field of counseling is a great way to offer knowledge, guidance, acceptance, support and another perspective surrounding these issues. We all go through difficult periods in life. My position is to help you become your most optimal self within these areas by helping to facilitate a healthy desired change.
(773) 305-6253 View (773) 305-6253
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Tina Gaskell
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, LCMHC, BCC, CPHQ
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60611
Drawing on CBT, ACT, Solution Focused Therapy, Positive Psychology and Neuroscience, I provide tailored compassionate guidance to help you overcome anxiety, depression, stress, & burnout.
With over 20 years of experience, I understand the weight of depression, anxiety, stress, and burnout. Let's work together to build a life you feel excited about again! Sometimes, life's burdens feel too heavy to carry alone. If you're struggling with the relentless pressure of anxiety, the isolating fog of depression, burnout, or overwhelming stress, you deserve a safe space to unpack and heal. I understand how these challenges can make each day feel like a struggle. My goal is to help you build a fulfilling life where you not only thrive but flourish.
Drawing on CBT, ACT, Solution Focused Therapy, Positive Psychology and Neuroscience, I provide tailored compassionate guidance to help you overcome anxiety, depression, stress, & burnout.
With over 20 years of experience, I understand the weight of depression, anxiety, stress, and burnout. Let's work together to build a life you feel excited about again! Sometimes, life's burdens feel too heavy to carry alone. If you're struggling with the relentless pressure of anxiety, the isolating fog of depression, burnout, or overwhelming stress, you deserve a safe space to unpack and heal. I understand how these challenges can make each day feel like a struggle. My goal is to help you build a fulfilling life where you not only thrive but flourish.
(630) 895-9547 View (630) 895-9547
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Leila Ortiz
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, PhD
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60614
I help individuals gain a better awareness by including cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and positive psychology.
I strive to support people live to their full potential in a life that brings happiness and fulfillment and at the same time understand and transform whatever is interfering with that process. Our work together will empower you to transform old negative beliefs and patterns and grow into living with presence, integrity self-love and joy.
I help individuals gain a better awareness by including cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and positive psychology.
I strive to support people live to their full potential in a life that brings happiness and fulfillment and at the same time understand and transform whatever is interfering with that process. Our work together will empower you to transform old negative beliefs and patterns and grow into living with presence, integrity self-love and joy.
(312) 379-5851 View (312) 379-5851
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Fradine Kipnis
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60614
Fradine is truly passionate about helping individuals, couples and families to get to a better place in their lives. She applies the most effective counseling techniques offered through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, as well as others that bring evidenced based results. Realizing that every person, couple or family is unique and requires a custom treatment plan, she will incorporate what is best for your specific situation. Fradine also utilizes techniques from Person Centered Therapy, Parts Therapy, Positive Psychology, Mindfulness, Solution Focused and Emotionally Focused Therapy, when appropriate with her patients.
Fradine is truly passionate about helping individuals, couples and families to get to a better place in their lives. She applies the most effective counseling techniques offered through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, as well as others that bring evidenced based results. Realizing that every person, couple or family is unique and requires a custom treatment plan, she will incorporate what is best for your specific situation. Fradine also utilizes techniques from Person Centered Therapy, Parts Therapy, Positive Psychology, Mindfulness, Solution Focused and Emotionally Focused Therapy, when appropriate with her patients.
(847) 558-6998 View (847) 558-6998
Positive Psychology Therapists

How does positive psychology therapy work?

Positive psychology therapy derives from the work of Martin Seligman of the University of Pennsylvania. He and others developed the field of positive psychology building on humanistic theory. Positive psychology therapy is similar to acceptance and commitment therapy, and it essentially quiets emotional distress through positivity, contentment, and well-being. This therapy does not reduce the individual to symptoms and conditions.

When do I know if I need treatment using positive psychology?

If an individual is overwhelmed by emotional distress and general negativity, they may feel trapped. A positive psychology therapist can help them view their emotions and behaviors differently, and approach life with a better understanding of their positive strengths. This therapy can provide an individual with the coping skills needed for a healthier and more constructive life.

What should I expect from positive psychology therapy?

The patient may be asked to explore their signature strengths. The therapist will also ask the individual to talk about their goals, which should be specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and timely. Discussing negative experiences and symptoms is important, but so is the exploration of positive experiences. The objective is to identify and lessen negative thoughts and behaviors and move toward optimal health and productivity. The individual will see life in a more positive and fulfilling way. This therapy is proactive and may use forgiveness, gratitude, hope, and compassion to help reframe negativity.

Is positive psychology effective in therapy?

Positive psychology therapy is evidence-based and effective. One study found that people with eating disorders benefit from this type of intervention. This therapy encourages the person to reframe their distressed thoughts and move into healthier patterns of functioning. This therapy also aims to move an individual toward what works well in their life. Positive psychology therapy can elicit lifelong change, with higher levels of satisfaction, less stress, as well as positive emotional and behavioral habits.