Psychodynamic Therapists in Chicago, IL

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Sierria Coleman
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
She has clinical experience working with young adults, veterans,BIPOC, LGBTQ+ communities using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), EMDR, Trauma -Focused CBT, psychodynamic , and existential therapeutic modalities.
Sierria Coleman is a practicing Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Chicago providing individual or couples psychotherapy. She is currently working on her PhD. in Health Psychology investigating the physiological impacts of pervasive trauma, stress and neighborhood effects of prolonged exposure to violence. Her clinical focus includes: management of Trauma, Depression ,Anxiety disorders, Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (C) -PTSD), and Emergence issues. She will provide a warm inviting and safe place to decompress from daily life.
(312) 471-9932 
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Chicago, IL 60605
Offers online therapy
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Betty A Burrows
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Are you feeling overwhelmed, stressed, or just plain stuck?? Each person has characteristic ways of regulating their emotional reactions to their unique life challenges. The focus of my work is on identifying, strengthening, and modifying these coping tools to optimize interpersonal effectiveness and personal satisfaction in important relationships. I work with a combination of methods tailored to your needs and personal goals. Generally, I combine the exploration of developmental issues and their impact on current functioning (a psychodynamic perspective) with the utilization of aspects of cognitive-behavioral therapy to bring about more effective ways of managing your current feelings and stressors.
(847) 509-2729 
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Chicago, IL 60602
Offers online therapy
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Kirsten S Langley
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Dr. Langley is a compassionate therapist, dedicated to understanding and supporting her clients in times of need. She has helped children, adolescents, adults, couples and families overcome the challenges they face. Working with at-risk teens or adults battling depression, helping children with autism or counseling couples; Dr. Langley focuses on each individual's unique journey, while maintaining a strong grounding in theory, neurobiology and current research. Dr. Langley practices a psychodynamic , relational approach to therapy. We can make long lasting change only when we are able to explore our own narratives that have lead us to where we are.
(312) 548-0078 
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Chicago, IL 60607
Not accepting new clients
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Olivia Taylor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I utilize EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), Psychodynamic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Psychoeducation, Solution-Focused Therapy to assist clients in their healing journey.
*Currently NOT accepting new clients.* I am a warm, caring, and compassionate Therapist with experience in working with Black and Brown young adults and professionals. I am passionate about social justice and human rights and I consider myself culturally, developmentally, and trauma informed in order to assist and guide individuals towards growth, resiliency, and a sense of healing. I have extensive experience treating clients with depression, anxiety, irritability-related and impulse-control symptoms, low self-esteem, relationship conflicts, physical and emotional abuse histories, stress management, and racial stress/trauma.
(872) 219-1575 
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Chicago, IL 60605
Not accepting new clients
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Mary Lewe
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified
Mary Lewe (she/her) is a psychotherapist helping clients with depression, anxiety, trauma, chronic health issues, life transitions, and relationship challenges. She enjoys working with various ages and has experience working within a multidisciplinary medical treatment team setting. Mary’s professional interests also include helping clients with disordered eating, body-image concerns, self-esteem difficulties, parenting, and coping skills. In terms of Mary’s treatment approach, she has training integrating various methods to meet the needs of each client such as DBT, ACT, CBT, motivational interviewing, and psychodynamic approaches.
(312) 766-7795 
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Chicago, IL 60601
Not accepting new clients
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Holly Passi
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
My therapeutic style is integrative and draws heavily from psychodynamic and existential approaches, while incorporating cognitive-behavioral strategies.
Many people seek therapy upon realizing that familiar ways of thinking, feeling, behaving, and relating to others have become unhelpful or even stifling. Maybe it’s difficult to sustain meaningful relationships, to confront anxiety-provoking situations, or to cultivate a positive, valued sense of yourself. Maybe you neglect yourself, play out self-defeating patterns, or invalidate your own feelings. There are innumerable ways that emotional pain shows up in our lives. However, it can be difficult to identify, confront, and work through this on your own, or to make changes that allow you to thrive. ​
(224) 208-1809 
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Chicago, IL 60606
Not accepting new clients
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Jessie Chasan-Taber
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
My approach is psychodynamic , which encourages introspection, honesty, and curiosity about how you think, feel, behave, and relate to others and to yourself.
It can be challenging to struggle with sadness, stress, conflict, or dissatisfaction. In therapy, we can work together through these feelings, as well as through relationship issues, life transitions, family conflict, questions of identity and purpose, or an overall feeling of being stuck in life, toward greater clarity and fulfillment. Sometimes, we find that ways of relating or patterns of behavior that may have supported us through difficult situations in the past are no longer serving us. Therapy can also be a tool to reveal these cycles and to help us break out of them by forging new ways of being.
(773) 993-1378 
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Chicago, IL 60603
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Jillian Clarke Baltrukonis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
I take a emotion focused, psychodynamic , and insight-oriented approach, as I find it is the most effective for the client.
Maybe you want to communicate better, handle stress more effectively, "stop worrying so much," or feel more satisfied day to day. Maybe someone suggested that "you should talk to someone." Whatever your reason for seeking therapy, you are welcome in my office. I am a general practitioner with broad experience, starting in an inpatient behavioral health unit. I have had the opportunity to work with adult men, women, and couples of all backgrounds with both brief and chronic mood disorders (including depression and anxiety) and psychosis, life adjustment or grief/loss issues, substance abuse, and family or relational problems.
(309) 740-1351 
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Chicago, IL 60657
Not accepting new clients
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Julie Wallace Zimmerman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW, LCSW
Verified
Psychodynamic theory focuses on "family of origin" issues, and cognitive-behavioral theory examines ones "core beliefs.
I set my clients at ease in a comfortable setting so that they can tell their story in a nurturing and non-judgmental setting. Only then can we begin to focus on what they want to accomplish: setting realistic goals for both personal and professional success. I believe that this is done best with a sense of humor, as laughter is the best medicine! I show my clients that therapy can be as fun and as productive as they want it to be, where your thoughts and feelings are taken very seriously, and where what you put in is what you get out!
(773) 683-3462 
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Chicago, IL 60604
Offers online therapy
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Olivia Santiago
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Olivia utilizes a somatosensory approach to therapy, and she also values feminist, psychodynamic , relational and multicultural theories that guide her framework of practice.
Olivia has worked with clients of all ages with various levels of trauma experiences, narcissistic/ sexual/ physical abuse survivors, attachment difficulties, life transitions, codepedency, depression, anxiety, grief, and familial/peer relationship concerns. Practicing both personally and professionally from an anti-racist/ anti-oppressive lens and being LGBTQIA+ affirming, Olivia honors the intersectionalities of identities, lived experiences, and the ways in which these experiences are held in our bodies. She uses movement and expression to promote holistic healing that can aid with how these experiences show up in our bodies.
(773) 900-7996 
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Chicago, IL 60640
Offers online therapy
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Lisa Ratti
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I treat older adolescents, adults and couples in psychotherapy. I use an interactive, psychodynamic approach in which I help clients understand how problems in their early relationships with their parents and siblings affect their current intimate and work relationships. I help individuals discover and work through underlying issues which are causing anxiety, depression, or other unwanted behaviors, such as eating disorders or relationship disturbances.
(312) 409-5665 
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Chicago, IL 60611
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Elizabeth Miller Robbins
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
While I tailor my work with each client individually, my general approach to therapy is integrative, drawing on psychodynamic /relational, cognitive-behavioral, and mindfulness techniques.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist and work with emerging adults and adults across the life span experiencing anxiety, depression, life transitions, relationship concerns, women's issues, stress, and self-esteem concerns, among many other difficulties. I believe people come to therapy for all kinds of reasons, often with a common theme of being stuck in some way. It is a privilege to guide people on a journey of becoming "unstuck," helping them cultivate a path of healing, wellness, growth and greater self-understanding.
(773) 673-9718 
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Chicago, IL 60602
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Rebecca R Osborn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
My work is guided by therapeutic techniques drawn from psychodynamic principles, attachment theory, relational theory, and cognitive behavioral therapy.
I view therapy as an opportunity for the exploration of oneself, one's relationships, and one's experiences in the world. I will provide you with an environment dedicated to increasing your understanding of yourself and your situation, and we will work together toward your development of new skills to accomplish your goals.
(773) 219-2267 
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Chicago, IL 60613
Offers online therapy
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Leah Nuetzel Happ
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AM, LCSW
Verified
I am a graduate of the University of Chicago SSA, and responsibly integrate humanistic, psychodynamic , feminist relational and behavioral theories, as well as neuroscientific thought to meet the diverse needs of my clients.
Self-exploration can be an intimidating task. I have the honor of accompanying my clients on such journeys, and collaborate with clients to develop a fuller understanding of themselves. I provide an honest, respectful and non-judgmental space for such reflection, in which we can sort through the elements of life that are difficult, whether that is a result of anxiety, depression, trauma, questions of gender or sexuality, grief, body issues, life transitions, illness or other difficulties. Through such work, I hope to foster authentic growth, change and lasting relief for my clients.
(773) 825-3050 
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Chicago, IL 60603
Offers online therapy
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David M Brooks
Psychologist, PhD, PsyD
Verified
Whether for individual adults, children or adolescents, psychodynamic therapy and psychodynamic play therapy are unique forms of psychotherapy.
In our contemporary society it is easy to be content and even glad for medications that soothe symptoms, but healing comes from working through our underlying inner conflicts in a textured human relationship in which we can feel what we truly feel and become who we truly are. I believe distressful symptoms, whether depression, anxiety, anger, hurt, a sense of meaninglessness, a sense of emptiness, addictions, or behavior problems are signs. They are signs that it is time to grow our mindfulness of our underlying needs, feelings, and thereby gain choices for living more contently within our communities and families.
(312) 624-6260 
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Chicago, IL 60613
Not accepting new clients
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Lizanne Phalen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified
I am a highly trained licensed clinical social worker with 15+ years of psychotherapeutic experience. Mine is a tailored, eclectic approach, utilizing techniques from psychodynamic , cognitive-behavioral and systems modalities. My style is flexible so that I might better suit the individualized needs of families, parents, couples, and individuals seeking my help.
(773) 831-4171 
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Chicago, IL 60615
Offers online therapy
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Amy McGinnis Hogan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I use a psychodynamic approach to increase insight, while drawing from solution-based approaches that provide tangible coping skills for managing day to day life.
I believe that growth and change are possible. I believe we have the ability to enrich our human experience. I am committed to helping you understand your personal story in a caring and safe therapeutic environment. Together we will examine your inner world in a non-judgmental space that we create together.
(872) 204-0609 
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Chicago, IL 60622
Offers online therapy
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Morgan Stevens
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I tailor interventions to each individual’s goals and am trained from a psychodynamic background, utilizing mindfulness-based interventions, and techniques from CBT and DBT all within a trauma-informed and multicultural framework.
Although beginning therapy and delving deeper into the inner workings of your life can initially be fearful, it is a courageous act and an opportunity for growth and a new understanding of who you are. I believe that the foundation of any effective therapeutic work is a genuine therapeutic relationship based on trust, honesty, and empathy, and I value creating an environment with you that facilitates this. My approach is collaborative, supporting you in exploring difficult thoughts, feelings and relational patterns that may have previously felt too overwhelming to embark on alone.
(312) 663-8252 
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Chicago, IL 60603
Offers online therapy
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Chicago Center for Sex & Wellbeing
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CSAT
Verified
The Chicago Center for Sex & Wellbeing works with individuals and couples, specializing in relationship issues, infidelity, sexual addictions, pornography, compulsive sexual behavior, substance addictions and mood disorders. Utilizing psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral theories, and integrating specialized techniques, CCSW offers a personalized approach tailored to each client, assisting them in effectively addressing their personal life challenges, gaining insight and a better understanding of themselves.
(872) 215-5563 
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Chicago, IL 60640
Offers online therapy
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Yojana Veeramasuneni
Psychologist, LCSW, PsyD
Verified
I hold a psychodynamic orientation which is based on an interactive learning and relational model that nurtures self-reflection in clients.
I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan in Political Science and my Masters in Arts: Social Work from the University of Chicago. I received my doctorate in clinical psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. I am a licensed clinical social worker and have worked in many settings from community mental health and crisis intervention to victim advocacy. I am a trained medical/legal sexual assault advocate and a trained domestic violence counselor. I completed my psychology internship at the Cambridge Health Alliance/Harvard Medical School in a program in Asian Mental Health and Child Psychotherapy.
(312) 818-5290 
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Chicago, IL 60602
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Psychodynamic Therapists
Psychodynamic therapy in Chicago, also known as insight-oriented therapy, evolved from Freudian psychoanalysis. Like adherents of psychoanalysis, psychodynamic therapists believe that bringing the unconscious into conscious awareness promotes insight and resolves conflict. But psychodynamic therapy is briefer and less intensive than psychoanalysis and also focuses on the relationship between the therapist and the client, as a way to learn about how the client relates to everyone in their life.