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.)
Life Coaching
(773) 598-4177
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Chicago, IL 60622
Life Coaching
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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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!
Life Coaching
(872) 985-0261
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Chicago, IL 60602
Life Coaching
"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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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.
Life Coaching
(773) 378-9889
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Chicago, IL 60624
Life Coaching
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.
Life Coaching
(773) 825-3579
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Chicago, IL 60602
Life Coaching
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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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.
Life Coaching
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Chicago, IL 60647
Life Coaching
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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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.
Life Coaching
(773) 786-9982
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Chicago, IL 60614
Life Coaching
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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Tonia Renee Garnett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CDVP Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60643
There are times in our lives where we feel like everything we've experienced comes back. You held it together for your family, friends and job but you're tired. You find yourself coming in and out of depression, having hard time in relationships and just don't feel like yourself. Allow help. Show up with your pieces and we will work together to piece them back.
Life Coaching
(708) 315-7215
Verified
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Chicago, IL 60643
Life Coaching
There are times in our lives where we feel like everything we've experienced comes back. You held it together for your family, friends and job but you're tired. You find yourself coming in and out of depression, having hard time in relationships and just don't feel like yourself. Allow help. Show up with your pieces and we will work together to piece them back.
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Nidhi Trivedi
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60641
Are you tired of racing thoughts and feeling anxious? Do you find your energy being used to plan the future, control the outcomes, and worry about the worst possibilities, as opposed to make meaningful changes in life? You are likely experiencing anxiety. Anxiety can feel very tiring and could prevent you from experiencing life as you would prefer to. You may also be experiencing anxiety as a reaction to grief, trauma, depression, substance use, chronic illnesses, identity issues, cross-cultural issues, and relational difficulties.
Life Coaching
(773) 207-3852
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Chicago, IL 60641
Life Coaching
Are you tired of racing thoughts and feeling anxious? Do you find your energy being used to plan the future, control the outcomes, and worry about the worst possibilities, as opposed to make meaningful changes in life? You are likely experiencing anxiety. Anxiety can feel very tiring and could prevent you from experiencing life as you would prefer to. You may also be experiencing anxiety as a reaction to grief, trauma, depression, substance use, chronic illnesses, identity issues, cross-cultural issues, and relational difficulties.
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Heather Schulien
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, MSW, LCSW Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60659
My overall goal is to facilitate personal insight to help you achieve the inner peace and balance you need to be the person you want to be. I have a genuine interest in providing a safe and confidential space free of judgment to assist individuals and families cope with life's stressors. At a pace based on your needs, we will work together to develop strategies and skills built on your strengths, personality, and experience to help you be the person you want to be. The treatment I provide is unique to each client.
Life Coaching
(708) 433-9948
Verified
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Chicago, IL 60659
Life Coaching
My overall goal is to facilitate personal insight to help you achieve the inner peace and balance you need to be the person you want to be. I have a genuine interest in providing a safe and confidential space free of judgment to assist individuals and families cope with life's stressors. At a pace based on your needs, we will work together to develop strategies and skills built on your strengths, personality, and experience to help you be the person you want to be. The treatment I provide is unique to each client.
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Natalie A. Hock
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LPHA Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60611
I am sex-positive, kink-affirming, LGBT+/GSM-affirming, and ENM/CNM/poly-affirming. I work with clients to notice, give attention, and slow down when the world wants us to ignore, distract, and speed up. By gently exploring family patterns and our ways of being in relationship, we can come to intriguing conclusions about ourselves and others. By cultivating and accessing community, self-compassion, and intimacy (both physical and emotional), we can heal from trauma, and lift ourselves out of even the darkest places.
Life Coaching
(773) 270-1728
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Chicago, IL 60611
Life Coaching
I am sex-positive, kink-affirming, LGBT+/GSM-affirming, and ENM/CNM/poly-affirming. I work with clients to notice, give attention, and slow down when the world wants us to ignore, distract, and speed up. By gently exploring family patterns and our ways of being in relationship, we can come to intriguing conclusions about ourselves and others. By cultivating and accessing community, self-compassion, and intimacy (both physical and emotional), we can heal from trauma, and lift ourselves out of even the darkest places.
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Amy Pappas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60657
Starting therapy can be a daunting and overwhelming process. It is my goal to make it an easy and comfortable transition. I view therapy as a team approach including the child and/or adolescent, the family, community resources, and myself. We work together to best address the presenting challenge. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over a decade of experience working with children, adolescents, and families within a variety of therapeutic settings. I received my Master of Social Work from New York University and a Post Master's Degree from Loyola University.
Life Coaching
(773) 840-0103
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Chicago, IL 60657
Life Coaching
Starting therapy can be a daunting and overwhelming process. It is my goal to make it an easy and comfortable transition. I view therapy as a team approach including the child and/or adolescent, the family, community resources, and myself. We work together to best address the presenting challenge. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over a decade of experience working with children, adolescents, and families within a variety of therapeutic settings. I received my Master of Social Work from New York University and a Post Master's Degree from Loyola University.
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Maria Mirza
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60603
As far as most people know you have your "life together." But deep down you feel stuck in a routine that feels overwhelming. You want to take the next step in your career or perhaps you want to ask an acquaintance out on a date but the fear of change, failure and self-doubt are holding you back. You have brilliant ideas that you want to share with others but you hesitate to act or speak because you are tormented by thoughts of "I'm not good enough." When you reach out to your friends, your colleagues, or your partner you feel unheard or misunderstood.
Life Coaching
(312) 634-6520
Verified
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Chicago, IL 60603
Life Coaching
As far as most people know you have your "life together." But deep down you feel stuck in a routine that feels overwhelming. You want to take the next step in your career or perhaps you want to ask an acquaintance out on a date but the fear of change, failure and self-doubt are holding you back. You have brilliant ideas that you want to share with others but you hesitate to act or speak because you are tormented by thoughts of "I'm not good enough." When you reach out to your friends, your colleagues, or your partner you feel unheard or misunderstood.
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Paul Gorecki
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Chicago, IL 60601
I believe psychotherapy is pursuing your inner truth. While most people seek counseling to ameliorate painful personal or interpersonal symptoms, the solution is not as simple as deciding to be different tomorrow. We need to understand when and why our self-destructive ways began. We need to see how we have created patterns and habits that maintain our personal suffering. Our mind is designed to keep those important, but uncomfortable, insights out of view. Once we can find the courage and strength to truly face our whole reality, we can begin the joyful process of designing an authentic lifestyle which brings true happiness.
Life Coaching
(847) 388-0732
Verified
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Office is near:
Chicago, IL 60601
Life Coaching
I believe psychotherapy is pursuing your inner truth. While most people seek counseling to ameliorate painful personal or interpersonal symptoms, the solution is not as simple as deciding to be different tomorrow. We need to understand when and why our self-destructive ways began. We need to see how we have created patterns and habits that maintain our personal suffering. Our mind is designed to keep those important, but uncomfortable, insights out of view. Once we can find the courage and strength to truly face our whole reality, we can begin the joyful process of designing an authentic lifestyle which brings true happiness.
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Kathryn Pusateri
Counselor, MA, NCC, LCPC Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60645
Now offering online sessions! Welcome to Pusateri Counseling. Let me tell you what to expect in your sessions. My approach to counseling is client based, collaborative and creative. I meet you where you are and I listen deeply to access solutions that you design. I do this by focusing on your strengths and your unique skills. This creative collaborative can be fun and exciting and often surprising. You are able to set goals and create a working plan on our first visit.
Life Coaching
(773) 250-3578
Verified
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Chicago, IL 60645
Life Coaching
Now offering online sessions! Welcome to Pusateri Counseling. Let me tell you what to expect in your sessions. My approach to counseling is client based, collaborative and creative. I meet you where you are and I listen deeply to access solutions that you design. I do this by focusing on your strengths and your unique skills. This creative collaborative can be fun and exciting and often surprising. You are able to set goals and create a working plan on our first visit.
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Trina A Armstrong
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, PHD , LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Chicago, IL 60601
You are in the right place if you need a safe space to say everything you need about relationship problems, family conflict, challenges with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, life transitions, loss, or a history of childhood trauma. If you want to explore your identity, you are in transition, life goals, or being a teenager or young adult, you have connected with a caring and compassionate therapist who will meet you where you are while honoring your life journey, your values, beliefs, and or faith. We will work together so you can feel happier, satisfied, and content in your life and relationships.
Life Coaching
(312) 616-5438
Verified
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Office is near:
Chicago, IL 60601
Life Coaching
You are in the right place if you need a safe space to say everything you need about relationship problems, family conflict, challenges with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, life transitions, loss, or a history of childhood trauma. If you want to explore your identity, you are in transition, life goals, or being a teenager or young adult, you have connected with a caring and compassionate therapist who will meet you where you are while honoring your life journey, your values, beliefs, and or faith. We will work together so you can feel happier, satisfied, and content in your life and relationships.
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Laurie Walsh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, MSOM, LAC Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60602
I've found it helpful in my practice to be direct and to the point, while maintaining professional and nurturing relationships with my clients. I believe strongly in modeling healthy boundaries, and helping clients to strengthen their own. I love what I do, and I know my clients can sense that. I think my clients can also sense the great respect I have for them. Asking for help is never easy. Especially when one feels vulnerable.
Life Coaching
(773) 683-2548
Verified
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Chicago, IL 60602
Life Coaching
I've found it helpful in my practice to be direct and to the point, while maintaining professional and nurturing relationships with my clients. I believe strongly in modeling healthy boundaries, and helping clients to strengthen their own. I love what I do, and I know my clients can sense that. I think my clients can also sense the great respect I have for them. Asking for help is never easy. Especially when one feels vulnerable.
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Ilinka Novakovic
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60601
Psychotherapy has the potential to improve and even transform people's lives. If you're feeling like there's something missing in your life, psychotherapy can help. You deserve support if you’re experiencing anxiety, depression or the lingering effects of trauma and loss. If you're dealing with challenging life transitions or difficult personal and professional relationships, psychotherapy can be an valuable resource to help you navigate and cope more constructively.
Life Coaching
(312) 789-5422
Verified
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Chicago, IL 60601
Life Coaching
Psychotherapy has the potential to improve and even transform people's lives. If you're feeling like there's something missing in your life, psychotherapy can help. You deserve support if you’re experiencing anxiety, depression or the lingering effects of trauma and loss. If you're dealing with challenging life transitions or difficult personal and professional relationships, psychotherapy can be an valuable resource to help you navigate and cope more constructively.
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Dj Crosby
Verified
Chicago, IL 60657
Glennon Doyle says it best: "I see your fear, and it's big. I also see your courage, and it's bigger. We can do hard things." Together we can build a safe and collaborative space that fosters growth. Life can be messy, even demanding; we will have hard days. And that’s okay. I approach therapy with patience, compassion, and humor. Tears and silence are so welcome here. My training is in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) through a trauma-informed lens. I fully believe that each individual requires a personalized therapeutic approach.
Life Coaching
(872) 266-9294
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Chicago, IL 60657
Life Coaching
Glennon Doyle says it best: "I see your fear, and it's big. I also see your courage, and it's bigger. We can do hard things." Together we can build a safe and collaborative space that fosters growth. Life can be messy, even demanding; we will have hard days. And that’s okay. I approach therapy with patience, compassion, and humor. Tears and silence are so welcome here. My training is in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) through a trauma-informed lens. I fully believe that each individual requires a personalized therapeutic approach.
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Jenn Graus
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Chicago, IL 60631
In working with my clients, we explore what holds meaning, what patterns/habits work and no longer work in their life as well as who/what helps them create balance and motivation. When clients find that some of their reactions and emotional responses are no longer having the same effect, we work together to allow their authentic self to take initiative and risks as they engage in relationships with a more healthy, centered, and intentional stance. I value and welcome my clients’ spiritual journey and faith background and the variety of practices that aid in healing and restoring integration and connection in our work together.
Life Coaching
(224) 585-4368
Verified
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Office is near:
Chicago, IL 60631
Life Coaching
In working with my clients, we explore what holds meaning, what patterns/habits work and no longer work in their life as well as who/what helps them create balance and motivation. When clients find that some of their reactions and emotional responses are no longer having the same effect, we work together to allow their authentic self to take initiative and risks as they engage in relationships with a more healthy, centered, and intentional stance. I value and welcome my clients’ spiritual journey and faith background and the variety of practices that aid in healing and restoring integration and connection in our work together.
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Brian Thomas Burgess
Psychologist, MA, PsyD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Chicago, IL 60657
CURRENTLY PROVIDING TELE-HEALTH sessions. I am Dr. Brian Burgess, Licensed Clinical Psychologist in California. I have worked as a mental health counselor for over 10 years. I obtained my MA in clinical psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in 2009 and am a Licensed Counselor in Illinois. I earned my PsyD in clinical psychology at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in 2017. I ran a group private practice and mental health student training center in Chicago from 2009 - 2017 at which time I moved to Northern California. In early 2020 I acquired a second residence/office in Riverside county.
Life Coaching
(951) 484-1025
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Office is near:
Chicago, IL 60657
Life Coaching
CURRENTLY PROVIDING TELE-HEALTH sessions. I am Dr. Brian Burgess, Licensed Clinical Psychologist in California. I have worked as a mental health counselor for over 10 years. I obtained my MA in clinical psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in 2009 and am a Licensed Counselor in Illinois. I earned my PsyD in clinical psychology at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in 2017. I ran a group private practice and mental health student training center in Chicago from 2009 - 2017 at which time I moved to Northern California. In early 2020 I acquired a second residence/office in Riverside county.

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