Jessica Emelia
Counselor, MA, LCPC Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60622
Anxiety and depression impact your work, relationships, and personal goals. But with support, it is completely possible to feel better and manage these often-debilitating symptoms. I specialize in assisting adults with anxiety/depression to manage their symptoms and reduce the impact they have on their lives. This includes women who suffer from cyclical anxiety, depression, or anger in relation to their menstrual cycles (aka PMS/PMDD.)
Individuals
(773) 598-4177
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Chicago, IL 60622
Individuals
Anxiety and depression impact your work, relationships, and personal goals. But with support, it is completely possible to feel better and manage these often-debilitating symptoms. I specialize in assisting adults with anxiety/depression to manage their symptoms and reduce the impact they have on their lives. This includes women who suffer from cyclical anxiety, depression, or anger in relation to their menstrual cycles (aka PMS/PMDD.)
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Stacey L. Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, DMHC Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60625
Therapeutic support and guidance can be an essential part of getting you through the multiplication of stressors over the past year. For some the recent losses, changes & uncertainty has resulted in loneliness, depression & anxiety for the future. For others this crucible has exacerbated problems that existed before. We are all struggling as COVID has forced us to sit still with ourselves & ask the essential existential questions of life. I would look forward to being part of the process to understand yourself better & navigate this time period to attain a sense of wellness & growth.
Individuals
(773) 757-5206
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Chicago, IL 60625
Individuals
Therapeutic support and guidance can be an essential part of getting you through the multiplication of stressors over the past year. For some the recent losses, changes & uncertainty has resulted in loneliness, depression & anxiety for the future. For others this crucible has exacerbated problems that existed before. We are all struggling as COVID has forced us to sit still with ourselves & ask the essential existential questions of life. I would look forward to being part of the process to understand yourself better & navigate this time period to attain a sense of wellness & growth.
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Payal Patel
Psychologist, PsyD, HSPP Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Chicago, IL 60602
My treatment approach is integrative in nature, which includes interpersonal and systemic interventions. I take an integrated, culturally informed, and collaborative approach to therapy. I believe that various contextual and environmental factors can contribute to clients' presentations and strives to help clients achieve a more congruent life.
Individuals
(224) 204-0869
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Office is near:
Chicago, IL 60602
Individuals
My treatment approach is integrative in nature, which includes interpersonal and systemic interventions. I take an integrated, culturally informed, and collaborative approach to therapy. I believe that various contextual and environmental factors can contribute to clients' presentations and strives to help clients achieve a more congruent life.
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Theresa McKennie
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, PEL 73 Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60602
"Mental strength is not the ability to stay out of the darkness; it's the ability to sit present in the darkness knowing the light will shine again”, (ADHDsuperhero). I have a passion for assisting my clients through this process. Self-care is a practice we rarely exercise. You cannot care for others until you take care of yourself. Make the decision to take time for you; you are worth it!
Individuals
(872) 985-0261
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Chicago, IL 60602
Individuals
"Mental strength is not the ability to stay out of the darkness; it's the ability to sit present in the darkness knowing the light will shine again”, (ADHDsuperhero). I have a passion for assisting my clients through this process. Self-care is a practice we rarely exercise. You cannot care for others until you take care of yourself. Make the decision to take time for you; you are worth it!
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Jen Curley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSS, MLSP Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60640
My approach to therapy is grounded in relational, body-centered, trauma-informed, and anti-oppression frameworks and practices. I believe deeply that people are the experts of their own experience and work to create a space that honors all of who we are. I bring an understanding of the impact of oppression and violence on our lives and the communities we are a part of. I see therapy as a process that is active, experiential, and collaborative. In our work together, I integrate mind-body awareness and value the big shifts, small moments, and non-linear paths that often characterize both therapy and healing.
Individuals
(872) 259-4620
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Chicago, IL 60640
Individuals
My approach to therapy is grounded in relational, body-centered, trauma-informed, and anti-oppression frameworks and practices. I believe deeply that people are the experts of their own experience and work to create a space that honors all of who we are. I bring an understanding of the impact of oppression and violence on our lives and the communities we are a part of. I see therapy as a process that is active, experiential, and collaborative. In our work together, I integrate mind-body awareness and value the big shifts, small moments, and non-linear paths that often characterize both therapy and healing.
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Rosondunnii Marshall
Marriage & Family Therapist, ALMFT Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60603
The ideal client for me is someone who is ready for something different. It’s normal to feel fear when stepping into change and I work with my clients so they don’t have to be stopped or dismayed by said fears or doubts. The therapeutic process involves a willingness to learn and being open to outside and differing perspectives. I’m passionate about partnering with clients who are willing to work together to achieve their goals.
Individuals
(773) 290-1539
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Chicago, IL 60603
Individuals
The ideal client for me is someone who is ready for something different. It’s normal to feel fear when stepping into change and I work with my clients so they don’t have to be stopped or dismayed by said fears or doubts. The therapeutic process involves a willingness to learn and being open to outside and differing perspectives. I’m passionate about partnering with clients who are willing to work together to achieve their goals.
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Monica Kathuria
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60661
Challenges arise throughout life. At times you may feel stuck, lost, misunderstood, or disconnected. This can lead to anxiety, sadness, and frustration. I work with young adults and teens in various transitions in their lives who are struggling, and believe relief from such negative places is possible. Maybe you're trying to navigate relationships with family, friends, or co-workers; or trying to establish a healthy personal or professional relationship. Maybe you're trying to manage different personalities at work. Or, maybe you're a new parent trying to manage your changed relationship with your partner, and raise a child.
Individuals
(312) 371-5680
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Chicago, IL 60661
Individuals
Challenges arise throughout life. At times you may feel stuck, lost, misunderstood, or disconnected. This can lead to anxiety, sadness, and frustration. I work with young adults and teens in various transitions in their lives who are struggling, and believe relief from such negative places is possible. Maybe you're trying to navigate relationships with family, friends, or co-workers; or trying to establish a healthy personal or professional relationship. Maybe you're trying to manage different personalities at work. Or, maybe you're a new parent trying to manage your changed relationship with your partner, and raise a child.
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Shimere L Harrington
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60624
Life can be beautiful, complicated, and messy all at the same time. The road at times can be riddled by twists, turns, and detours you were not expecting. It would be nice if life was a straight path to fulfillment and happiness but life is not linear. Perhaps you found yourself starting over after a recent break-up? Or, you experienced the loss of a loved one. Maybe even faced with an unexpected medical diagnosis or have been questioning your purpose in life. Whether you’re prepared or not, life has a way of making you feel the challenges you are faced with are too difficult to overcome.
Individuals
(773) 378-9889
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Chicago, IL 60624
Individuals
Life can be beautiful, complicated, and messy all at the same time. The road at times can be riddled by twists, turns, and detours you were not expecting. It would be nice if life was a straight path to fulfillment and happiness but life is not linear. Perhaps you found yourself starting over after a recent break-up? Or, you experienced the loss of a loved one. Maybe even faced with an unexpected medical diagnosis or have been questioning your purpose in life. Whether you’re prepared or not, life has a way of making you feel the challenges you are faced with are too difficult to overcome.
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Julie Haran-Castaneda
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, JD, LCSW Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60602
As a therapist for the last seven years and licensed attorney for over 25, I am experienced in counseling individuals, assisting clients with problem solving, offering support and utilizing best practices. My certification from Jane Addams School of Social Work is in Evidence-Based Practice. I focus on solution-oriented therapy in my work with adults, children, adolescents, individuals, couples and families. This includes CBT strategies, strengths-based and psycho-dynamic treatment in a joint effort with clients to meet their multi-dimensional needs. Our work together will include exploring your concerns from many perspectives to facilitate problem solving, improved functioning, and reduce negative symptoms.
Individuals
(773) 825-3579
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Chicago, IL 60602
Individuals
As a therapist for the last seven years and licensed attorney for over 25, I am experienced in counseling individuals, assisting clients with problem solving, offering support and utilizing best practices. My certification from Jane Addams School of Social Work is in Evidence-Based Practice. I focus on solution-oriented therapy in my work with adults, children, adolescents, individuals, couples and families. This includes CBT strategies, strengths-based and psycho-dynamic treatment in a joint effort with clients to meet their multi-dimensional needs. Our work together will include exploring your concerns from many perspectives to facilitate problem solving, improved functioning, and reduce negative symptoms.
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Nabeela Khan
BS, BA Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60613
My therapeutic approach looks at people holistically. I will take into account your mind, body, and spirit and the ways these intersect to make you the unique person that you are. I appreciate each person’s differences and will work collaboratively to reach goals that are important and meaningful to you. I take pride in being entrusted to help you navigate life’s ups and downs and will meet you wherever you are without judgement. I value building a strong, trusting therapeutic alliance as well as providing a safe and open-minded space where you are welcome to be yourself.
Individuals
(312) 313-8207
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Chicago, IL 60613
Individuals
My therapeutic approach looks at people holistically. I will take into account your mind, body, and spirit and the ways these intersect to make you the unique person that you are. I appreciate each person’s differences and will work collaboratively to reach goals that are important and meaningful to you. I take pride in being entrusted to help you navigate life’s ups and downs and will meet you wherever you are without judgement. I value building a strong, trusting therapeutic alliance as well as providing a safe and open-minded space where you are welcome to be yourself.
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Shemiah Derrick
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, CADC Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60637
When you are not at your best, making decisions about your career, education, family, lifestyle, relationship or even what to have for dinner can feel overwhelming. You are ready for a change and want to find a solution but it feels easier to give up. You don’t have to sacrifice your health and sanity or figure out how to do it by yourself - I can help. Sometimes it doesn't feel like it - but it really is possible to feel a sense of peace, clarity and happiness. You can live the life that you want without having to fight for it, feel confused, conflicted or exhausted all the time.
Individuals
(773) 840-7887
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Chicago, IL 60637
Individuals
When you are not at your best, making decisions about your career, education, family, lifestyle, relationship or even what to have for dinner can feel overwhelming. You are ready for a change and want to find a solution but it feels easier to give up. You don’t have to sacrifice your health and sanity or figure out how to do it by yourself - I can help. Sometimes it doesn't feel like it - but it really is possible to feel a sense of peace, clarity and happiness. You can live the life that you want without having to fight for it, feel confused, conflicted or exhausted all the time.
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Mindsy Psychology: Katya Budzinski
Psychologist, LPC Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60614
*Accepting new clients using only Telehealth due to COVID-19* Life sometimes throws us unwanted curveballs and challenges that are difficult to navigate on our own. These challenges can make us feel like we are alone and powerless to change the things we want to change. Navigating these challenges in therapy is a way of choosing to face these challenges head on, to grow, and to heal. I know it takes so much courage and strength to bring you here, and my main goal is to match that courage and strength with acceptance, understanding, and unconditional support.
Individuals
(872) 213-7038 x505
Verified
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Chicago, IL 60614
Individuals
*Accepting new clients using only Telehealth due to COVID-19* Life sometimes throws us unwanted curveballs and challenges that are difficult to navigate on our own. These challenges can make us feel like we are alone and powerless to change the things we want to change. Navigating these challenges in therapy is a way of choosing to face these challenges head on, to grow, and to heal. I know it takes so much courage and strength to bring you here, and my main goal is to match that courage and strength with acceptance, understanding, and unconditional support.
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Stacy Rhoades
Counselor, LCPC Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60601
When difficult things happen--trauma, loss, extreme stress--our brains and bodies have an amazing capacity cope; for example, we are flooded with adrenaline to help us survive or we go into shock to protect from the depths of loss. However, sometimes events overwhelm all our capacities, and we get stuck in those events. Using both talk therapy and EMDR, I can help you understand how your mind and body is attempting to cope, learn how to reduce, tolerate and manage the lingering effects, appreciate and reconnect to your emotions, become more embodied, process past events, and find meaningful purpose and connection in the present.
Individuals
(872) 213-7966
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Chicago, IL 60601
Individuals
When difficult things happen--trauma, loss, extreme stress--our brains and bodies have an amazing capacity cope; for example, we are flooded with adrenaline to help us survive or we go into shock to protect from the depths of loss. However, sometimes events overwhelm all our capacities, and we get stuck in those events. Using both talk therapy and EMDR, I can help you understand how your mind and body is attempting to cope, learn how to reduce, tolerate and manage the lingering effects, appreciate and reconnect to your emotions, become more embodied, process past events, and find meaningful purpose and connection in the present.
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Carolyn Leach
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60647
My primary goal is to make you feel heard, seen, and understood. I help my clients tap into the resources and resiliency they already have to figure out how they can support themselves and ask for support from others. I work in a collaborative way with you to determine how you want to dig in with therapy and what works for you. You will learn to harness your existing strengths towards achieving your goals and lasting change. I help my clients give themselves permission to explore their identities and anxieties in a safe, affirming environment. I'm here to support you as you get curious about your past, present, and future.
Individuals
Verified
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Chicago, IL 60647
Individuals
My primary goal is to make you feel heard, seen, and understood. I help my clients tap into the resources and resiliency they already have to figure out how they can support themselves and ask for support from others. I work in a collaborative way with you to determine how you want to dig in with therapy and what works for you. You will learn to harness your existing strengths towards achieving your goals and lasting change. I help my clients give themselves permission to explore their identities and anxieties in a safe, affirming environment. I'm here to support you as you get curious about your past, present, and future.
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Essies Kaur Nagra
Licensed Professional Counselor Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60642
We all live in this fast-paced environment where we are always on the go. I understand the need to get things done in a timely manner but in these times, our mental health tends to be on the back burner. Asking for help is one of the hardest things to do but it’s also a courageous one. Taking that first step will help make meaningful changes in your everyday life so you can live a happier & enriched life. As your therapist, I will be working with you to understand what has led you to this point & to find effective solutions to maintain your therapeutic goals.
Individuals
(224) 407-3358
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Chicago, IL 60642
Individuals
We all live in this fast-paced environment where we are always on the go. I understand the need to get things done in a timely manner but in these times, our mental health tends to be on the back burner. Asking for help is one of the hardest things to do but it’s also a courageous one. Taking that first step will help make meaningful changes in your everyday life so you can live a happier & enriched life. As your therapist, I will be working with you to understand what has led you to this point & to find effective solutions to maintain your therapeutic goals.
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Jana S Fuchs
Counselor, MA, LCPC Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60614
Finding a therapist can feel overwhelming. You probably sense that it’s finally time to reach out for help, but feel unsure of where to begin. Perhaps you feel uncertain if there is anyone out there who can understand, let alone help. I believe that the strength of the therapeutic relationship directly impacts an individual’s capacity for change, and thus my first priority is to cultivate a safe, open, and compassionate relationship with each of my clients. My style of therapy is supportive, lively, and direct. My goal is to help you learn to trust yourself and feel less weighed down by self doubt.
Individuals
(773) 786-9982
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Chicago, IL 60614
Individuals
Finding a therapist can feel overwhelming. You probably sense that it’s finally time to reach out for help, but feel unsure of where to begin. Perhaps you feel uncertain if there is anyone out there who can understand, let alone help. I believe that the strength of the therapeutic relationship directly impacts an individual’s capacity for change, and thus my first priority is to cultivate a safe, open, and compassionate relationship with each of my clients. My style of therapy is supportive, lively, and direct. My goal is to help you learn to trust yourself and feel less weighed down by self doubt.
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Sean F Welsh
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60622
Life is a journey with many challenges, and people often become stuck, whether in a way of feeling (sad, anxious, in pain) or a way of being (job, relationship, lifestyle). Such distress and confusion can make it hard to move forward. A therapist who genuinely understands and accepts you can help relieve that distress and mobilize your strengths to move forward in a meaningful direction. As a psychologist, I am skilled in helping you free yourself from being stuck to find the meaning, fulfillment and joy that also can be part of life's journey.
Individuals
(773) 932-6270
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Chicago, IL 60622
Individuals
Life is a journey with many challenges, and people often become stuck, whether in a way of feeling (sad, anxious, in pain) or a way of being (job, relationship, lifestyle). Such distress and confusion can make it hard to move forward. A therapist who genuinely understands and accepts you can help relieve that distress and mobilize your strengths to move forward in a meaningful direction. As a psychologist, I am skilled in helping you free yourself from being stuck to find the meaning, fulfillment and joy that also can be part of life's journey.
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Jenna Elizabeth White
Counselor, MA, LCPC Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60618
My clients are very important to me. It is a privilege to accompany people on a journey of self-reflection, vulnerability, and growth. I meet you where you are, say the hard thing (with kindness, humor, empathy, and creativity), and work to understand your complexities and the unique ways you wish to grow. I love working with a wide variety of people, but particularly specialize in the treatment of disordered eating, body image anxieties, sexuality, chronic pain, attachment issues, and addictive/ compulsive behaviors.
Individuals
(773) 825-5085
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Chicago, IL 60618
Individuals
My clients are very important to me. It is a privilege to accompany people on a journey of self-reflection, vulnerability, and growth. I meet you where you are, say the hard thing (with kindness, humor, empathy, and creativity), and work to understand your complexities and the unique ways you wish to grow. I love working with a wide variety of people, but particularly specialize in the treatment of disordered eating, body image anxieties, sexuality, chronic pain, attachment issues, and addictive/ compulsive behaviors.
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Dawn Kenner
Counselor, MA, LCPC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Chicago, IL 60601
Dawn Kenner provides comprehensive psychotherapy services to adults, children, and families struggling with emotional and psychological problems. She offers multiple treatment modalities to assist with the unique needs of clients and their concerns. Her approach is warm, genuine, and collaborative, creating a safe and supportive environment to assist an individual with their needs and treatment goals. Treatment goals are created to offer you guidance and support as you identify and resolve problems, improve relationships, and gain an increased feeling of empowerment.
Individuals
(312) 667-3629
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Office is near:
Chicago, IL 60601
Individuals
Dawn Kenner provides comprehensive psychotherapy services to adults, children, and families struggling with emotional and psychological problems. She offers multiple treatment modalities to assist with the unique needs of clients and their concerns. Her approach is warm, genuine, and collaborative, creating a safe and supportive environment to assist an individual with their needs and treatment goals. Treatment goals are created to offer you guidance and support as you identify and resolve problems, improve relationships, and gain an increased feeling of empowerment.
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Aviva Cahn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60602
Are you contemplating leaving your marriage or in the process of divorce? Are you stuck but trying to move forward after a break-up? Through 20 years of experience working with families of divorce including as an expert witness, custody evaluator, reunification and psychotherapist, I have seen the damage this process can do to a family and am uniquely suited to help you work through challenges life has thrown you. Due to my expertise with a high conflict population (including Narcissistic Personality Disorder and Narcissistic Abuse victims), I help clients manage difficult and fractured relationships with such individuals, whether family members, employers, or ex-partners.
Individuals
(773) 786-9084
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Chicago, IL 60602
Individuals
Are you contemplating leaving your marriage or in the process of divorce? Are you stuck but trying to move forward after a break-up? Through 20 years of experience working with families of divorce including as an expert witness, custody evaluator, reunification and psychotherapist, I have seen the damage this process can do to a family and am uniquely suited to help you work through challenges life has thrown you. Due to my expertise with a high conflict population (including Narcissistic Personality Disorder and Narcissistic Abuse victims), I help clients manage difficult and fractured relationships with such individuals, whether family members, employers, or ex-partners.

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Individuals Therapists
The professionals listed here have identified their focus on individual therapy in Chicago or help for individuals seeking therapy. Individual counseling in Chicago, and psychologists who mostly work with individuals involves meeting with a therapist one-on-one for the purpose of reducing personal suffering which may occur in the form of problematic behaviors, beliefs or feelings.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in Chicago are able to work with a wide range of issues and communities, including the BIPOC community in Chicago. They offer in person sessions as well as Teletherapy in Chicago

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in Chicago you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in Chicago and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in Chicago or family therapy in Chicago.