Trauma Focused Therapists in Chicago, IL

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Photo of Rocio Reyes, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Chicago, IL
Rocio Reyes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
16 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60630
I use an integrated trauma focused, attachment, cognitive and behavioral approach in my work.
Therapy is an adventure where you are the pilot, I your co-pilot, and together we can create a unique path to help you rise to your potential. Beginning your journey in therapy can be a daunting. It is my priority to help guide and support you in a journey that will be a parallel collaboration of learning and rediscovery. I believe that therapy is a fluid process that can help you not only work through distress, but also help discover your strengths and insight. Therapy will empower you by giving your experiences a voice and a say in the outcome of your future.
I use an integrated trauma focused, attachment, cognitive and behavioral approach in my work.
Therapy is an adventure where you are the pilot, I your co-pilot, and together we can create a unique path to help you rise to your potential. Beginning your journey in therapy can be a daunting. It is my priority to help guide and support you in a journey that will be a parallel collaboration of learning and rediscovery. I believe that therapy is a fluid process that can help you not only work through distress, but also help discover your strengths and insight. Therapy will empower you by giving your experiences a voice and a say in the outcome of your future.
(872) 240-5407 View (872) 240-5407
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Mandy Yingzi Zhang
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60637  (Online Only)
I'm passionate about working with individuals to address issues such as emotional regulation, self-esteem issues, anxiety, depression, cultural conflict, trauma, stress management, and life transitions. As an Asian therapist, I have extensive experience working with different generations of Asian immigrants, multicultural individuals, and others in marginalized communities. I aim to bring mental health services to underserved communities in a linguistically appropriate and culturally sensitive manner. With my friendly and humble personality, I establish a compassionate, comfortable and safe space for my client to be where they are.
I'm passionate about working with individuals to address issues such as emotional regulation, self-esteem issues, anxiety, depression, cultural conflict, trauma, stress management, and life transitions. As an Asian therapist, I have extensive experience working with different generations of Asian immigrants, multicultural individuals, and others in marginalized communities. I aim to bring mental health services to underserved communities in a linguistically appropriate and culturally sensitive manner. With my friendly and humble personality, I establish a compassionate, comfortable and safe space for my client to be where they are.
(773) 825-3167 View (773) 825-3167
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Maryam Yousuf
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60659  (Online Only)
As a Pakistani-American Muslim woman, I recognize that there is a significant need for counseling services within diverse communities. I'm especially passionate about working with individuals as they navigate major life transitions, such as going college, entering workforce, moving, marriage, parenthood, and so on. I also enjoy working with clients who experience grief and loss. I've worked with clients from various backgrounds and clinical presentations, focusing on addressing issues such as anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, family issues, stressors, identity, etc.
As a Pakistani-American Muslim woman, I recognize that there is a significant need for counseling services within diverse communities. I'm especially passionate about working with individuals as they navigate major life transitions, such as going college, entering workforce, moving, marriage, parenthood, and so on. I also enjoy working with clients who experience grief and loss. I've worked with clients from various backgrounds and clinical presentations, focusing on addressing issues such as anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, family issues, stressors, identity, etc.
(773) 232-7992 View (773) 232-7992
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Fallon Sowers-Saini
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60613
Do you struggle with setting boundaries or prioritizing your needs in relationships? Do feelings of guilt or shame keep you from being vulnerable? Do you ever find yourself feeling anxious or depressed but can’t understand why? Trauma can often play a role in how we think, feel, and interact in our relationships. As a trauma-focused therapist I have a thorough understanding of not only the impact trauma can have on a person’s life but also a person’s capacity to heal from trauma. I practice within a relational approach to therapy based on the mutuality, respect, and collaboration within the therapeutic relationship.
Do you struggle with setting boundaries or prioritizing your needs in relationships? Do feelings of guilt or shame keep you from being vulnerable? Do you ever find yourself feeling anxious or depressed but can’t understand why? Trauma can often play a role in how we think, feel, and interact in our relationships. As a trauma-focused therapist I have a thorough understanding of not only the impact trauma can have on a person’s life but also a person’s capacity to heal from trauma. I practice within a relational approach to therapy based on the mutuality, respect, and collaboration within the therapeutic relationship.
(773) 207-3902 View (773) 207-3902
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Ashley Hartman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, PMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60643
I am a trauma focused attachment therapist.
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.
I am a trauma focused attachment therapist.
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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David Kovach
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60625
Hello! I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor from Chicago with five years of clinical experience. I am a member of the LGBTQIA community and specialize in obsessive compulsive disorders, anxiety, depression, and men's issues. I employ a mix of Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Trauma Focused, and Person-Centered therapies, and utilize Exposure and Response Prevention for OCD, Exposure Therapy for Anxiety, and Behavioral Activation for Depression. As a career-changer from the medical field to working as a therapist, I get that life throws you curveballs sometimes, but we can work together to get through those curveballs.
Hello! I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor from Chicago with five years of clinical experience. I am a member of the LGBTQIA community and specialize in obsessive compulsive disorders, anxiety, depression, and men's issues. I employ a mix of Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Trauma Focused, and Person-Centered therapies, and utilize Exposure and Response Prevention for OCD, Exposure Therapy for Anxiety, and Behavioral Activation for Depression. As a career-changer from the medical field to working as a therapist, I get that life throws you curveballs sometimes, but we can work together to get through those curveballs.
(630) 884-4486 View (630) 884-4486
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Lauren Brancato
Counselor, MA, NCC, CSTIP, LCPC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60640
I am passionate about taking time to consider the overall well-being of my clients and strive to empower my clients to manage symptoms and live their fullest life possible. Let's talk about what goals you have in mind and how we can work toward those goals. Your therapy is your time - we can cater sessions to your needs and what feels most important to work on. I have helped clients reach positive outcomes using a mix of insight building, solution and strength focused interventions in practice.
I am passionate about taking time to consider the overall well-being of my clients and strive to empower my clients to manage symptoms and live their fullest life possible. Let's talk about what goals you have in mind and how we can work toward those goals. Your therapy is your time - we can cater sessions to your needs and what feels most important to work on. I have helped clients reach positive outcomes using a mix of insight building, solution and strength focused interventions in practice.
(773) 207-7184 View (773) 207-7184
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Jacqueline Salazar
Counselor, PsyD, LCPC, CADC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60607  (Online Only)
I work with children, adults, and families, and utilize psychodynamic and family systems therapies to increase resiliency and self-awareness in order for direct changes to occur in your daily life. I specialize in child/adolescent therapy, play therapy, family therapy, trauma, child sexual abuse, anxiety, addiction, diagnostic assessments for children 0-5, racial/cultural stress and acculturation, grief/loss, attachment difficulties, and parental stress.
I work with children, adults, and families, and utilize psychodynamic and family systems therapies to increase resiliency and self-awareness in order for direct changes to occur in your daily life. I specialize in child/adolescent therapy, play therapy, family therapy, trauma, child sexual abuse, anxiety, addiction, diagnostic assessments for children 0-5, racial/cultural stress and acculturation, grief/loss, attachment difficulties, and parental stress.
(312) 663-8102 View (312) 663-8102
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Ruri (Nuri) Kim
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LSW, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60601  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
My clinical approach is authentic and integrative, resulting in a collaborative treatment plan based on client’s culture and values, the best available clinical research, and clinical expertise for my clients to thrive in their lives. I enjoy working with children, adolescents and adults in individual, family and group settings. I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, ADHD, OCD, Executive Functioning (EF) skills, complex trauma/PTSD, bipolar disorder, depression, racial/cultural identities, academic performance, family conflicts, relationship issues, grief, life transitions, stress and other life concerns. I also speak Korean.
My clinical approach is authentic and integrative, resulting in a collaborative treatment plan based on client’s culture and values, the best available clinical research, and clinical expertise for my clients to thrive in their lives. I enjoy working with children, adolescents and adults in individual, family and group settings. I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, ADHD, OCD, Executive Functioning (EF) skills, complex trauma/PTSD, bipolar disorder, depression, racial/cultural identities, academic performance, family conflicts, relationship issues, grief, life transitions, stress and other life concerns. I also speak Korean.
(312) 376-4293 View (312) 376-4293
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Erica Lloyd
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60605
I am thrilled to bring a unique blend of warmth, passion, reliability, and enthusiasm to my practice. My clients consistently commend my dependability, insightfulness, relatability, and compassion, which foster an open, honest, and safe environment where they can comfortably address the uncomfortable and tap into their innate strengths.
I am thrilled to bring a unique blend of warmth, passion, reliability, and enthusiasm to my practice. My clients consistently commend my dependability, insightfulness, relatability, and compassion, which foster an open, honest, and safe environment where they can comfortably address the uncomfortable and tap into their innate strengths.
(312) 948-9630 View (312) 948-9630
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Gwendolyn Hickey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60657
As a trauma-informed therapist, I believe developing trust and safety within the therapeutic relationship is crucial to doing meaningful work together. For this reason, I strive to bring warmth and authenticity to my sessions with the goal of supporting clients in feeling truly seen and heard. In graduate school, I trained in feminist therapy which has informed my belief that clients are experts of their own experience and given me a deep understanding of how identity and oppression relate to one’s mental health. I am particularly interested in working with my clients around trauma, grief/loss, and relationships.
As a trauma-informed therapist, I believe developing trust and safety within the therapeutic relationship is crucial to doing meaningful work together. For this reason, I strive to bring warmth and authenticity to my sessions with the goal of supporting clients in feeling truly seen and heard. In graduate school, I trained in feminist therapy which has informed my belief that clients are experts of their own experience and given me a deep understanding of how identity and oppression relate to one’s mental health. I am particularly interested in working with my clients around trauma, grief/loss, and relationships.
(872) 901-7474 View (872) 901-7474
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Cassandra Perez
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60622
I am fluent in Spanish, focusing on client-centered therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, play therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, trauma-focused, narrative therapy, and other evidence-based practices. Obtaining holistic healing for our mental health can be one of the greatest methods of self-care. The integration of faith-based practices with evidence-based therapies is very important to me. I welcome faith to be a part of the client’s healing process, as it can be an important avenue to consider. I aim to help clients gain insights into their emotional world and equip them with coping skills.
I am fluent in Spanish, focusing on client-centered therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, play therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, trauma-focused, narrative therapy, and other evidence-based practices. Obtaining holistic healing for our mental health can be one of the greatest methods of self-care. The integration of faith-based practices with evidence-based therapies is very important to me. I welcome faith to be a part of the client’s healing process, as it can be an important avenue to consider. I aim to help clients gain insights into their emotional world and equip them with coping skills.
(773) 985-8968 View (773) 985-8968
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Bridget Dietz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60640
Anxiety, trauma, and depressive symptoms often leave us feeling out of control and hopeless. I believe healing can happen and hope can be restored. Working from an anti-racist, anti-oppressive, and LGBTQIA+ affirming lens, I want to ensure a safe space where all of my clients feel seen, heard, safe, and respected. As humans, we all want connection, although sometimes these connections cause intense emotions and great amounts of pain. I recognize the stress of single parenting, the communication issues in romantic relationships and/or families, and the struggles of dating in a world of right and left swiping.
Anxiety, trauma, and depressive symptoms often leave us feeling out of control and hopeless. I believe healing can happen and hope can be restored. Working from an anti-racist, anti-oppressive, and LGBTQIA+ affirming lens, I want to ensure a safe space where all of my clients feel seen, heard, safe, and respected. As humans, we all want connection, although sometimes these connections cause intense emotions and great amounts of pain. I recognize the stress of single parenting, the communication issues in romantic relationships and/or families, and the struggles of dating in a world of right and left swiping.
(773) 729-1681 View (773) 729-1681
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Natalie Sager
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60630
Waitlist for new clients
I utilize a variety of evidence based modalities such as Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, ACT, DBT, ARC, and IFS.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with New Insights Behavioral Health Services. I provide therapy that is collaborative, creative, and understanding. I have extensive experience helping children, adolescents, and adults navigate challenges related to Anxiety, OCD, Depression, Traumatic Stress, shame, grief and loss, job and academic stress, sexual trauma, relationship difficulties, self esteem, and adjustment to life changes.
I utilize a variety of evidence based modalities such as Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, ACT, DBT, ARC, and IFS.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with New Insights Behavioral Health Services. I provide therapy that is collaborative, creative, and understanding. I have extensive experience helping children, adolescents, and adults navigate challenges related to Anxiety, OCD, Depression, Traumatic Stress, shame, grief and loss, job and academic stress, sexual trauma, relationship difficulties, self esteem, and adjustment to life changes.
(708) 607-9517 View (708) 607-9517
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Allison Sheade
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60640
Allison Sheade is a feminist psychodynamic, relational, trauma-focused LCPC in Chicago. Her style is warm, empathic, collaborative, and direct. Allison has an active style, and clients enjoy knowing that she will offer insights, interpretations, and feedback that are effective, helpful, and supportive. Allison has worked in community mental health, at the Women's Center at Northwestern University, and in outpatient settings. Allison works with diverse populations and operates from a multicultural perspective, valuing differences of race, ethnicity, culture, religion, gender and sexuality (+ poly & kink), ableness, and world-view.
Allison Sheade is a feminist psychodynamic, relational, trauma-focused LCPC in Chicago. Her style is warm, empathic, collaborative, and direct. Allison has an active style, and clients enjoy knowing that she will offer insights, interpretations, and feedback that are effective, helpful, and supportive. Allison has worked in community mental health, at the Women's Center at Northwestern University, and in outpatient settings. Allison works with diverse populations and operates from a multicultural perspective, valuing differences of race, ethnicity, culture, religion, gender and sexuality (+ poly & kink), ableness, and world-view.
(773) 993-1240 View (773) 993-1240
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Lotus Root Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60607  (Online Only)
We're a trauma-informed, culturally-sensitive mental health counseling group for multicultural, Asian, BIPOC, immigrants, LGBTQIA+, and other marginalized communities. We're passionate about working with individuals, couples and families from different cultural backgrounds, exploring how complex identities and unique personal experiences have shaped us into who we are. We specialize in healing from anxiety, complex trauma, relationship issues, perinatal issues, ADHD, adoption, OCD, stress, cultural identity, cultural/intergenerational conflicts, family conflicts, grief, and other issues.
We're a trauma-informed, culturally-sensitive mental health counseling group for multicultural, Asian, BIPOC, immigrants, LGBTQIA+, and other marginalized communities. We're passionate about working with individuals, couples and families from different cultural backgrounds, exploring how complex identities and unique personal experiences have shaped us into who we are. We specialize in healing from anxiety, complex trauma, relationship issues, perinatal issues, ADHD, adoption, OCD, stress, cultural identity, cultural/intergenerational conflicts, family conflicts, grief, and other issues.
(773) 364-1625 View (773) 364-1625
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Shakyra Winston
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60613  (Online Only)
Shakyra has several years of experience providing therapy and advocacy services to sexual assault survivors. Shakyra also has experience working with women, men, couples, LGBTQIA+ populations, teens, children, and families. She has experience working with Post-Partum Depression, anxiety, other mental illness, trauma, interpersonal/relational issues, and day to day stressors. Shakyra is particularly passionate about working with Black and Brown people, fat folks (with a body-positive lenses), LGBTQIA+ identities, and non-monogamous/polyamorous communities. She is kink, BDSM, ENM, and sex work friendly and affirming.
Shakyra has several years of experience providing therapy and advocacy services to sexual assault survivors. Shakyra also has experience working with women, men, couples, LGBTQIA+ populations, teens, children, and families. She has experience working with Post-Partum Depression, anxiety, other mental illness, trauma, interpersonal/relational issues, and day to day stressors. Shakyra is particularly passionate about working with Black and Brown people, fat folks (with a body-positive lenses), LGBTQIA+ identities, and non-monogamous/polyamorous communities. She is kink, BDSM, ENM, and sex work friendly and affirming.
(708) 866-0121 View (708) 866-0121
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Rebecca Tupas
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60643
LET US TAKE THE FIRST STEP ON YOUR JOURNEY TOGETHER. Meeting with a therapist does not have to cause more anxiety and stress in your everyday life, it can help you overcome any mountain you may face. Let me be your partner to support you in moving forward. Life can be stressful and overwhelming, I aim to help ease that burden by teaching coping skills that easily translate into the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Creating a safe and welcoming place for everyone to come process and explore their thoughts.
LET US TAKE THE FIRST STEP ON YOUR JOURNEY TOGETHER. Meeting with a therapist does not have to cause more anxiety and stress in your everyday life, it can help you overcome any mountain you may face. Let me be your partner to support you in moving forward. Life can be stressful and overwhelming, I aim to help ease that burden by teaching coping skills that easily translate into the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Creating a safe and welcoming place for everyone to come process and explore their thoughts.
(708) 350-6495 View (708) 350-6495
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Sarah Stephens Ramani
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60642
My goal in therapy is to facilitate trust, safety and healing by developing strong, authentic relationships with clients. I draw from psychodynamic and attachment theory in my work; I believe that articulating one's thoughts and feelings is a powerful process that can create profound positive change. With this in mind, I create a collaborative environment for clients in which to explore some of life’s most difficult moments.
My goal in therapy is to facilitate trust, safety and healing by developing strong, authentic relationships with clients. I draw from psychodynamic and attachment theory in my work; I believe that articulating one's thoughts and feelings is a powerful process that can create profound positive change. With this in mind, I create a collaborative environment for clients in which to explore some of life’s most difficult moments.
(708) 726-8524 View (708) 726-8524
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Lauren Oestmann
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60606  (Online Only)
I use cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, motivational interviewing, trauma focused therapy, mindfulness and solution - focused therapy, in combination with genuine conversation.
Do you find yourself feeling overwhelmed or like you just can't get everything done? Do you often wonder how everyone else seems to do it but you can't? Like you are letting people down or you are not enough? Do you struggle to find joy in everyday life or find it difficult to shut down the racing thoughts and enjoy the moment? If so, you have come to the right place. My name is Lauren and I am a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Illinois. I have worked with families, children and teens, in residential substance abuse, private practice, adoption preservation and correctional settings.
I use cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, motivational interviewing, trauma focused therapy, mindfulness and solution - focused therapy, in combination with genuine conversation.
Do you find yourself feeling overwhelmed or like you just can't get everything done? Do you often wonder how everyone else seems to do it but you can't? Like you are letting people down or you are not enough? Do you struggle to find joy in everyday life or find it difficult to shut down the racing thoughts and enjoy the moment? If so, you have come to the right place. My name is Lauren and I am a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Illinois. I have worked with families, children and teens, in residential substance abuse, private practice, adoption preservation and correctional settings.
(224) 337-5312 View (224) 337-5312