Jennifer Tolleson, PhD, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Chicago
My work is psychoanalytic, which means I attend to feelings/beliefs that emerge from one's lived experience/history and that interfere with living fully, creatively, and freely in the present. I believe that psychotherapy, at its best, is a deeply transforming experience that emerges within an intimate and private space in which you are listened to, understood, and responded to honestly and directly.
I've been doing psychotherapy with adolescents, adults, couples, and families since 1986. I received my PhD at Smith College, and am a core faculty member of the Institute for Clinical Social Work (Chicago). I specialize in depth-oriented psychotherapy, and I believe in a therapeutic process that is relational and collaborative.
I offer a sliding fee scale and am devoted to a process that is confidential and protected from third party interference. I generally do not work on insurance panels. I see patients more than once per week and am committed to fee arrangements that make possible a meaningful therapeutic experience.
Take the first step to help. Call Jennifer Tolleson now - (312) 257-3547


  • Years in Practice: 30 Years
  • School: Smith College
  • Year Graduated: 1996
  • License No. and State: 149-002192 Illinois


  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Sliding scale
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.


  • Relationship Issues
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Emotional Disturbance


  • Adoption
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Racial Identity
  • Self Esteem
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD


  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: African-American and Asian


  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transgender Clients
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family


  • Video Counseling
Last Modified: 16 Jul 2017
Jennifer Tolleson, PhD, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Chicago

Jennifer Tolleson

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW