Caitlin E Lynch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60602
Life is full of both joyful experiences as well as difficult and painful ones. Caitlin believes everyone can benefit from therapy, whether they seek personal growth or are in need of support through a trying time or transition. She employs a safe, non-judgmental space where she collaborates with clients to identify areas of focus and then provides treatment tailored specifically to them.
(312) 635-5796
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Chicago, IL 60602
Life is full of both joyful experiences as well as difficult and painful ones. Caitlin believes everyone can benefit from therapy, whether they seek personal growth or are in need of support through a trying time or transition. She employs a safe, non-judgmental space where she collaborates with clients to identify areas of focus and then provides treatment tailored specifically to them.
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Tom Alcock
Psychologist, PsyD, CADC Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60622
Personally, I know how difficult it was for me to get out of bed when suffering from depression and anxiety and to go about the everyday when concerned about having another panic attack. I know how valuable it was for me to have someone to talk to that wouldn't judge me or make me feel guilty about being exactly where I was at the time. The idea of "you should be fine", or "you have no reason to be anxious or depressed" is hurtful and doesn't help.
(773) 570-2813
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Chicago, IL 60622
Personally, I know how difficult it was for me to get out of bed when suffering from depression and anxiety and to go about the everyday when concerned about having another panic attack. I know how valuable it was for me to have someone to talk to that wouldn't judge me or make me feel guilty about being exactly where I was at the time. The idea of "you should be fine", or "you have no reason to be anxious or depressed" is hurtful and doesn't help.
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Derek Vincent
Counselor, LCPC Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60626
(872) 266-1356
Verified
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Chicago, IL 60626
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Jens Michael Hussey
Counselor, LCPC, CADC Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60602
I'm a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor whose work has been profiled in the Chicago Tribune and I was a former staff therapist at one of the most prestigious behavioral health hospitals in the country. One of my specialties is working with executives, lawyers, physicians and other professionals. I provide counseling, and executive coaching services for those looking for transformation and empowerment. In addition to my private practice, I am an instructor in the Masters Counseling Program at DePaul University. Executive Concierge service is available for the discriminating client.
(708) 328-3094
Verified
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Chicago, IL 60602
I'm a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor whose work has been profiled in the Chicago Tribune and I was a former staff therapist at one of the most prestigious behavioral health hospitals in the country. One of my specialties is working with executives, lawyers, physicians and other professionals. I provide counseling, and executive coaching services for those looking for transformation and empowerment. In addition to my private practice, I am an instructor in the Masters Counseling Program at DePaul University. Executive Concierge service is available for the discriminating client.
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Darnell Motley
PhD Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60615
I am a clinician with 10 years of experience providing psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and groups. I am an eclectic psychotherapist who draws on aspects of feminist, psychodynamic, and cognitive behavioral approaches in order to best meet the needs of my clients. I operate from the assumption that the client is the expert on their experience and my job is to provide tools that will help the client reach their goals.
(773) 570-7431 x26
Verified
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Chicago, IL 60615
I am a clinician with 10 years of experience providing psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and groups. I am an eclectic psychotherapist who draws on aspects of feminist, psychodynamic, and cognitive behavioral approaches in order to best meet the needs of my clients. I operate from the assumption that the client is the expert on their experience and my job is to provide tools that will help the client reach their goals.
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Emily Deaver
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, NCC Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60613
My name is Emily Deaver and I am a warm, compassionate counselor who believes in a holistic and integrative approach that meets your unique needs and the needs of your family. I specialize in working with young people utilizing a multifaceted, developmentally appropriate plan to address a wide range of challenges. I work in partnership with my clients to increase healthy coping mechanisms and to improve their overall quality of life.
(773) 207-3489
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Chicago, IL 60613
My name is Emily Deaver and I am a warm, compassionate counselor who believes in a holistic and integrative approach that meets your unique needs and the needs of your family. I specialize in working with young people utilizing a multifaceted, developmentally appropriate plan to address a wide range of challenges. I work in partnership with my clients to increase healthy coping mechanisms and to improve their overall quality of life.
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Martha Arnett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Chicago, IL 60626
We all have within us everything we need to live confident, passionate, joy-filled lives. As young children, we are in touch with this deeper sense of ourselves...our gifts, intuition, what we love. It's easy to lose touch with these parts of ourselves. Life is difficult and often asks us to overlook our intuition and "think" our way through our challenges. My expertise is guiding people back to the deepest knowing of themselves so they can remember who they truly are and create the life they authentically desire.
(847) 886-4152
Verified
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Office is near:
Chicago, IL 60626
We all have within us everything we need to live confident, passionate, joy-filled lives. As young children, we are in touch with this deeper sense of ourselves...our gifts, intuition, what we love. It's easy to lose touch with these parts of ourselves. Life is difficult and often asks us to overlook our intuition and "think" our way through our challenges. My expertise is guiding people back to the deepest knowing of themselves so they can remember who they truly are and create the life they authentically desire.
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Mary H Case
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60611
My practice specializes in helping clients heal from the complicated effects of trauma. For many individuals, the ability to trust and feel safe in their relationships, can present significant challenges. My focus is helping individuals and couples overcome these roadblocks and move forward in their lives. I also work with clients to understand how they can interact with family and children to break the cycle of generational trauma, a concern for many individuals who have suffered trauma. In a collaborative environment, clients are able to learn multiple approaches to healing and overcoming the effects of traumatic experiences.
(630) 557-6609
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Chicago, IL 60611
My practice specializes in helping clients heal from the complicated effects of trauma. For many individuals, the ability to trust and feel safe in their relationships, can present significant challenges. My focus is helping individuals and couples overcome these roadblocks and move forward in their lives. I also work with clients to understand how they can interact with family and children to break the cycle of generational trauma, a concern for many individuals who have suffered trauma. In a collaborative environment, clients are able to learn multiple approaches to healing and overcoming the effects of traumatic experiences.
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Rick Tivers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CGP Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60602
I believe the therapeutic relationship is the crucible within which clients are helped to heal their pain. I take an active role in the therapeutic process by engaging with the client so he or she feels understood, respected, and seen. The feelings of shame, fear, anxiety and other painful emotions are worked through so the client feels taken care of. The clients I treat often come into therapy in a survival mode. I help people in moving from survival to a life of thriving and self love. Dysfunctional behaviors creates people who feel inauthentic, even to themselves. I assist people in developing true authenticity and a real self.
(847) 383-0228
Verified
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Chicago, IL 60602
I believe the therapeutic relationship is the crucible within which clients are helped to heal their pain. I take an active role in the therapeutic process by engaging with the client so he or she feels understood, respected, and seen. The feelings of shame, fear, anxiety and other painful emotions are worked through so the client feels taken care of. The clients I treat often come into therapy in a survival mode. I help people in moving from survival to a life of thriving and self love. Dysfunctional behaviors creates people who feel inauthentic, even to themselves. I assist people in developing true authenticity and a real self.
Judith Bank
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PhD Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60611
My ideal client is one who comes to therapy with a desire to change the feelings and behaviors that are causing difficulty in his or her life. Over the years, I have dealt with hundreds of clients having a variety of problems and I believe I have a strong capacity to connect, build an alliance and help people live a more satisfying and productive life.
(773) 669-7948
Verified
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Chicago, IL 60611
My ideal client is one who comes to therapy with a desire to change the feelings and behaviors that are causing difficulty in his or her life. Over the years, I have dealt with hundreds of clients having a variety of problems and I believe I have a strong capacity to connect, build an alliance and help people live a more satisfying and productive life.
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Blake Hamilton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60640
As a psychotherapist, I recognize that each course of treatment is subjective and unique. I work closely with each client in determining his or her treatment goals and respect each individuals right to self determination. Enhanced self esteem, improved coping skills, and a more confident decision making process are the foundation for a more joyful, less conflicted life. Together we will work to achieve these results.
(312) 380-0553
Verified
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Chicago, IL 60640
As a psychotherapist, I recognize that each course of treatment is subjective and unique. I work closely with each client in determining his or her treatment goals and respect each individuals right to self determination. Enhanced self esteem, improved coping skills, and a more confident decision making process are the foundation for a more joyful, less conflicted life. Together we will work to achieve these results.
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Claire E Conway
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60642
Since 2007, I have supported families in crisis through a strength-based approach and focus on problem-solving goal setting. I work with individuals, family and facilitate social skill groups for children ages 3-10 years of age.
Verified
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Chicago, IL 60642
Since 2007, I have supported families in crisis through a strength-based approach and focus on problem-solving goal setting. I work with individuals, family and facilitate social skill groups for children ages 3-10 years of age.
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Judith Ierulli
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Chicago, IL 60640
Judith Ierulli specializes in working with adolescent and adult survivors of sexual, physical and emotional trauma. Judith holds a deep knowledge of trauma and abuse and the profound ways it affects survivors and those closest to them throughout the life cycle. Judith provides a safe place for survivors to work through the impact of abuse on one's sense of self, sexual identity, sense of trust and relationships. She provides concrete tools to help survivors manage symptoms, and also works within a mind-body framework. Judith's expertise includes working with Posttraumatic Stress reactions, dissociation and self-harming behaviors.
(847) 230-4295
Verified
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Office is near:
Chicago, IL 60640
Judith Ierulli specializes in working with adolescent and adult survivors of sexual, physical and emotional trauma. Judith holds a deep knowledge of trauma and abuse and the profound ways it affects survivors and those closest to them throughout the life cycle. Judith provides a safe place for survivors to work through the impact of abuse on one's sense of self, sexual identity, sense of trust and relationships. She provides concrete tools to help survivors manage symptoms, and also works within a mind-body framework. Judith's expertise includes working with Posttraumatic Stress reactions, dissociation and self-harming behaviors.
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Katlyn Heath
Marriage & Family Therapist, BA, MS, I-MFT Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60647
If you knew how to fix it, you would. You're here because you have exhausted all other options. You've done a good job keeping it at bay in short bursts, but the thoughts and rituals seem to always find a way back to you. You've seen professionals who say they know how to help, but it didn't help. How isolating it is to believe that you are alone in your experiences. Are you overwhelmed with thoughts about food, weight, shape or size? Are the rituals beginning to overpower your ability to think for yourself? Are you struggling to talk about it, because no one seems to understand?
(513) 813-6718
Verified
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Chicago, IL 60647
If you knew how to fix it, you would. You're here because you have exhausted all other options. You've done a good job keeping it at bay in short bursts, but the thoughts and rituals seem to always find a way back to you. You've seen professionals who say they know how to help, but it didn't help. How isolating it is to believe that you are alone in your experiences. Are you overwhelmed with thoughts about food, weight, shape or size? Are the rituals beginning to overpower your ability to think for yourself? Are you struggling to talk about it, because no one seems to understand?
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Alexandra Novakovic
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60611
In my practice, I believe in providing a genuine and respectful atmosphere where clients can safely express their feelings and discuss life experiences. I recognize the courage it takes to share personal concerns, and I strive to make sure that clients feel comfortable being themselves when they are with me.
(312) 651-6860
Verified

Chicago, IL 60611
In my practice, I believe in providing a genuine and respectful atmosphere where clients can safely express their feelings and discuss life experiences. I recognize the courage it takes to share personal concerns, and I strive to make sure that clients feel comfortable being themselves when they are with me.
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Shawn Flynn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAC, CGP, CAADC Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60601
*Not accepting clients* You've been wondering about therapy, but find reasons that keep getting in the way of reaching out. Sometimes it feels hopeless, or wonder if YOU might be hopeless. You might ask what's the point? Nothing is working. You've tried to talk to people in your life, but you don't want to burden them and fear they wouldn't understand; or worse- they could judge you. You try to make up for it but always seem to fall short, a constant feeling of disappointment. Nothing's enough and you wonder, "Am I enough?" You're curious; therapy could help. You don't want to keep repeating the same patterns; or feel stuck anymore.
(574) 653-4666
Verified
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Chicago, IL 60601
*Not accepting clients* You've been wondering about therapy, but find reasons that keep getting in the way of reaching out. Sometimes it feels hopeless, or wonder if YOU might be hopeless. You might ask what's the point? Nothing is working. You've tried to talk to people in your life, but you don't want to burden them and fear they wouldn't understand; or worse- they could judge you. You try to make up for it but always seem to fall short, a constant feeling of disappointment. Nothing's enough and you wonder, "Am I enough?" You're curious; therapy could help. You don't want to keep repeating the same patterns; or feel stuck anymore.
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Maureen R Kelly
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60604
Most of us seek help when the ways we have learned to cope are no longer working and we are in pain. Some strategies for survival -- like using alcohol or other drugs to manage moods, or keeping silent when one needs to speak -- may have been needed earlier in life but in adulthood are no longer effective. Working to change is hard, and I believe a therapist needs to be attentive, accepting, and curious to help clients untangle their struggles. It's important to really hear someone's story fully, to listen hard and well and help make sense of it, and then helping them imagine new ways of being.
(773) 802-2168
Verified
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Chicago, IL 60604
Most of us seek help when the ways we have learned to cope are no longer working and we are in pain. Some strategies for survival -- like using alcohol or other drugs to manage moods, or keeping silent when one needs to speak -- may have been needed earlier in life but in adulthood are no longer effective. Working to change is hard, and I believe a therapist needs to be attentive, accepting, and curious to help clients untangle their struggles. It's important to really hear someone's story fully, to listen hard and well and help make sense of it, and then helping them imagine new ways of being.
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Samantha Gehr
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60601
I know that starting this process can feel overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be. Using warmth, empathy, direct feedback and skill building I can help you more fully understand yourself and your relationships and therefore feel empowered to start living the life you want to live. While it is important to minimize daily struggles that get in the way of being fully present in your life and relationships, I firmly believe that healing comes from exploring how our past experiences have affected the ways in which we interpret and interact with our world in the present.
(872) 215-4639
Verified
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Chicago, IL 60601
I know that starting this process can feel overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be. Using warmth, empathy, direct feedback and skill building I can help you more fully understand yourself and your relationships and therefore feel empowered to start living the life you want to live. While it is important to minimize daily struggles that get in the way of being fully present in your life and relationships, I firmly believe that healing comes from exploring how our past experiences have affected the ways in which we interpret and interact with our world in the present.
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Helen Odessky
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60602
Do you need help with overcoming fears,OCD, worry, panic or anxiety? It's time to feel better! I specialize in helping you beat stress and anxiety. I use innovative, research based methods that teach you tools starting from the very first session. Together we can work to find solutions that lead to rapid relief from chronic anxiety and stress. My approach is warm and practical. I am an anxiety expert and author of "Stop Anxiety From Stopping You". I aspire to help you find solutions that lead to the life you desire and envision for yourself.
(847) 529-8600
Verified
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Chicago, IL 60602
Do you need help with overcoming fears,OCD, worry, panic or anxiety? It's time to feel better! I specialize in helping you beat stress and anxiety. I use innovative, research based methods that teach you tools starting from the very first session. Together we can work to find solutions that lead to rapid relief from chronic anxiety and stress. My approach is warm and practical. I am an anxiety expert and author of "Stop Anxiety From Stopping You". I aspire to help you find solutions that lead to the life you desire and envision for yourself.
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Frances Tung
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60609
I am passionate about empowering people to thrive and fulfill their potential as well as achieve greater life satisfaction. I have worked with many people who are navigating difficulties to be able to gain greater levels of confidence and growth. I use a collaborative and goal-oriented approach in therapy. I seek to help clients build on their strengths and ultimately to be able to experience life more fully.
(872) 401-6041
Verified
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Chicago, IL 60609
I am passionate about empowering people to thrive and fulfill their potential as well as achieve greater life satisfaction. I have worked with many people who are navigating difficulties to be able to gain greater levels of confidence and growth. I use a collaborative and goal-oriented approach in therapy. I seek to help clients build on their strengths and ultimately to be able to experience life more fully.

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