Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60613
I pride myself on meeting my clients where they are, and working collaboratively with each of my clients and couples. We all at times go through periods when processing, whether towards change or healing, becomes necessary. I hope to make that process a bit more comfortable, so that you are not alone, and also to help you move through your journey with integrity and intention. Many of my clients report feeling it to be easier to approach difficult topics due to us having a friendly relationship as a foundation. I believe that foundation is in part created due to our efforts in seeing and validating their own internal strengths.
Motivational Interviewing
(224) 261-7610
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Chicago, IL 60613
Motivational Interviewing
I pride myself on meeting my clients where they are, and working collaboratively with each of my clients and couples. We all at times go through periods when processing, whether towards change or healing, becomes necessary. I hope to make that process a bit more comfortable, so that you are not alone, and also to help you move through your journey with integrity and intention. Many of my clients report feeling it to be easier to approach difficult topics due to us having a friendly relationship as a foundation. I believe that foundation is in part created due to our efforts in seeing and validating their own internal strengths.
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Psychologist, MA, PhD Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60613
I am passionate about working with women identified individuals who may be struggling with anxiety, stress, depression etc. I work best with individuals who are motivated to make positive changes in their lives but are feeling "stuck". Using a gentle and collaborative approach, we will find ways to move past these road blocks and get you back to living a more meaningful and fulfilling life. My role is to walk alongside you as we discover more workable solutions. We may also explore how your past experiences, current thought patterns, relationship to your internal experiences, and cultural context influence how you are feeling.
Motivational Interviewing
(331) 771-7063
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Chicago, IL 60613
Motivational Interviewing
I am passionate about working with women identified individuals who may be struggling with anxiety, stress, depression etc. I work best with individuals who are motivated to make positive changes in their lives but are feeling "stuck". Using a gentle and collaborative approach, we will find ways to move past these road blocks and get you back to living a more meaningful and fulfilling life. My role is to walk alongside you as we discover more workable solutions. We may also explore how your past experiences, current thought patterns, relationship to your internal experiences, and cultural context influence how you are feeling.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60613
I help people with a critical inner voice develop acceptance and compassion for themselves. My specialities include trauma, anxiety, depression, codependency, finding life/work balance, and providing LGBTQ+ affirming services. I've worked with many folks who grew up with alcoholism or substance abuse in the home, parents who fought often, and those who felt like they had to walk on egg shells. I've also worked with folks who have family members with addiction, those who identify as people pleasers, and those struggling to have fulfilling relationships. I'm especially passionate about helping other helpers, activists, and educators.
Motivational Interviewing
(773) 362-5277
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Chicago, IL 60613
Motivational Interviewing
I help people with a critical inner voice develop acceptance and compassion for themselves. My specialities include trauma, anxiety, depression, codependency, finding life/work balance, and providing LGBTQ+ affirming services. I've worked with many folks who grew up with alcoholism or substance abuse in the home, parents who fought often, and those who felt like they had to walk on egg shells. I've also worked with folks who have family members with addiction, those who identify as people pleasers, and those struggling to have fulfilling relationships. I'm especially passionate about helping other helpers, activists, and educators.
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Counselor, LCPC Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60601
It seems you are ready to take the next step if you have made it this far in your search. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor here to help you and/or your loved ones process your issues, make a change, or simply help you decide what you need. I provide counseling to people of all ages and backgrounds. I have experience in a variety of settings from private practice to emergency room services, so I am here to help with whatever needs you may have. I strongly believe that we all have different starting points and my job is to meet you wherever that is and start your journey there.
Motivational Interviewing
(773) 839-3545
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Chicago, IL 60601
Motivational Interviewing
It seems you are ready to take the next step if you have made it this far in your search. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor here to help you and/or your loved ones process your issues, make a change, or simply help you decide what you need. I provide counseling to people of all ages and backgrounds. I have experience in a variety of settings from private practice to emergency room services, so I am here to help with whatever needs you may have. I strongly believe that we all have different starting points and my job is to meet you wherever that is and start your journey there.
Photo of Tara Link, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC, CMI Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60659
All of us struggle at different times in our life. We often feel stuck in our current state or situation and wonder if this is how life has to be. Whether you are facing a conflict that seems irresolvable, are searching for more meaning in life, or want to heal past wounds to feel a deeper sense of peace, making the decision to seek help takes courage. My belief is that we all have the power to limit the chaos of our mind through developing a strong and loving connection to ourselves.
Motivational Interviewing
(312) 494-1437
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Chicago, IL 60659
Motivational Interviewing
All of us struggle at different times in our life. We often feel stuck in our current state or situation and wonder if this is how life has to be. Whether you are facing a conflict that seems irresolvable, are searching for more meaning in life, or want to heal past wounds to feel a deeper sense of peace, making the decision to seek help takes courage. My belief is that we all have the power to limit the chaos of our mind through developing a strong and loving connection to ourselves.
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Counselor, MA, LCPC Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60601
Stories have always fascinated me. They have the power to move us emotionally, to educate and instruct, to entertain us, and to cultivate true compassion and empathy through the act of sharing a story with another. They are also a powerful vehicle for how we perceive, interpret, define and live our lives, yet sometimes it can be easy to forget that we can be the authors of our story, not just a character proceeding along some previously determined narrative.
Motivational Interviewing
(312) 313-0272
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Chicago, IL 60601
Motivational Interviewing
Stories have always fascinated me. They have the power to move us emotionally, to educate and instruct, to entertain us, and to cultivate true compassion and empathy through the act of sharing a story with another. They are also a powerful vehicle for how we perceive, interpret, define and live our lives, yet sometimes it can be easy to forget that we can be the authors of our story, not just a character proceeding along some previously determined narrative.
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Counselor, LCPC, CADC Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60611
Counseling can make a positive difference in clients’ lives with the right support. Committed to making counseling a helpful and productive experience, I utilize a variety of interventions when meeting with adolescents, adults and couples. Identifying current struggles and treatment goals are the first step to assuring success. Specific concerns of substance use, anxiety, depression, relationship stressors, couples counseling, urban dating, divorce recovery and post partum/fertility challenges are my areas of expertise.
Motivational Interviewing
(312) 647-2241
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Chicago, IL 60611
Motivational Interviewing
Counseling can make a positive difference in clients’ lives with the right support. Committed to making counseling a helpful and productive experience, I utilize a variety of interventions when meeting with adolescents, adults and couples. Identifying current struggles and treatment goals are the first step to assuring success. Specific concerns of substance use, anxiety, depression, relationship stressors, couples counseling, urban dating, divorce recovery and post partum/fertility challenges are my areas of expertise.
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PA-C Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60657
Motivational Interviewing
(331) 702-9056
Verified

Chicago, IL 60657
Motivational Interviewing
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Counselor, LCPC Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60647
I believe therapy is a way for one to become a better version of themselves while taking the steps to live a more fulfilling and authentic life. A collaborative approach will help you feel therapy isn’t a one sided relationship because we will walk side by side together. You will be able to make the necessary changes to have a life worth living, while learning to accept yourself the way you are. Throughout my experience as a therapist, I have supported my clients in healing and understand their challenges while utilizing skills to manage those difficult times.
Motivational Interviewing
(331) 210-9581
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Chicago, IL 60647
Motivational Interviewing
I believe therapy is a way for one to become a better version of themselves while taking the steps to live a more fulfilling and authentic life. A collaborative approach will help you feel therapy isn’t a one sided relationship because we will walk side by side together. You will be able to make the necessary changes to have a life worth living, while learning to accept yourself the way you are. Throughout my experience as a therapist, I have supported my clients in healing and understand their challenges while utilizing skills to manage those difficult times.
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MHS, CADC, QMHP Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60605
Michelle is currently working as a Counselor/Case Manager, servicing individuals in the community that are experiencing mental health and substance use disorders, and or co-occurring disorders. Her goal is to help individuals manage and cope with everyday life and any stressors that everyday life may present. Michelle’s personal philosophy is “when we treat one another with kindness and respect as well as with an open mind, our possibilities are endless.”
Motivational Interviewing
(773) 364-1545
Verified

Chicago, IL 60605
Motivational Interviewing
Michelle is currently working as a Counselor/Case Manager, servicing individuals in the community that are experiencing mental health and substance use disorders, and or co-occurring disorders. Her goal is to help individuals manage and cope with everyday life and any stressors that everyday life may present. Michelle’s personal philosophy is “when we treat one another with kindness and respect as well as with an open mind, our possibilities are endless.”
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Marriage & Family Therapist, EdD, LMFT, LCPC, MFT, LMHC Verified
Verified
Hosts group in:
Chicago, IL 60657
Our goal is to help you discover how you can overcome your personal struggles and resolve the issues that are keeping you stuck so that you can live the life you envision for yourself. It's your time now! It's your time to live the life that you are destined to live. It would honor me to serve you now. The Ardent Counseling Center has 18 offices, with 75+ clinicians throughout Chicagoland, suburbs, and down to the middle of Illinois. And all of Iowa. Phone or online video conferencing is also available.
Motivational Interviewing
(888) 870-1775
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Hosts group in:
Chicago, IL 60657
Motivational Interviewing
Our goal is to help you discover how you can overcome your personal struggles and resolve the issues that are keeping you stuck so that you can live the life you envision for yourself. It's your time now! It's your time to live the life that you are destined to live. It would honor me to serve you now. The Ardent Counseling Center has 18 offices, with 75+ clinicians throughout Chicagoland, suburbs, and down to the middle of Illinois. And all of Iowa. Phone or online video conferencing is also available.
Photo of Tanya A Wade, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LPHA Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Chicago, IL 60644
It is the desire of every human being to be loved and to belong. The only true thing that distinguishes us from one another is our experiences and our perspective of those experiences. Your past, the personal struggles and decisions you currently face and the conflicts between you and those you care about does not define you. What I offer is empathy, compassion, and support with a focus on creating a warm, safe and welcoming environment where you can be heard and understood without judgment.
Motivational Interviewing
(630) 948-5041
Verified
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Office is near:
Chicago, IL 60644
Motivational Interviewing
It is the desire of every human being to be loved and to belong. The only true thing that distinguishes us from one another is our experiences and our perspective of those experiences. Your past, the personal struggles and decisions you currently face and the conflicts between you and those you care about does not define you. What I offer is empathy, compassion, and support with a focus on creating a warm, safe and welcoming environment where you can be heard and understood without judgment.
Photo of Ashley Porter, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60614
The process of searching for a therapist can be overwhelming. My goal is to provide you with a safe and supportive environment as you begin your journey that will become a foundation for change in your life. You are the expert in your experience, and I believe in approaching the individual holistically, and building on your strengths in order to empower you and facilitate change.
Motivational Interviewing
(872) 250-4481
Verified
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Chicago, IL 60614
Motivational Interviewing
The process of searching for a therapist can be overwhelming. My goal is to provide you with a safe and supportive environment as you begin your journey that will become a foundation for change in your life. You are the expert in your experience, and I believe in approaching the individual holistically, and building on your strengths in order to empower you and facilitate change.
Photo of Selena Gonzalez, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60614
Do you find life's stressors are leaving you feeling anxious, depressed or confused? Deciding to start therapy marks the start of a meaningful journey. In our work together, we will explore your feelings, identify your goals, build on your strengths and work together to meet your goals. Through creativity and warmth, together, we will explore the challenges you face and better understand how to work through them. My goal as a therapist is to help you thoughtfully navigate barriers that hold you back and empower to take steps towards happiness and peace.
Motivational Interviewing
(872) 231-0304
Verified
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Chicago, IL 60614
Motivational Interviewing
Do you find life's stressors are leaving you feeling anxious, depressed or confused? Deciding to start therapy marks the start of a meaningful journey. In our work together, we will explore your feelings, identify your goals, build on your strengths and work together to meet your goals. Through creativity and warmth, together, we will explore the challenges you face and better understand how to work through them. My goal as a therapist is to help you thoughtfully navigate barriers that hold you back and empower to take steps towards happiness and peace.
Photo of Danielle Strouse, Counselor
Counselor, MA, LCPC Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60608
As a woman stepping into adulthood, you find yourself afraid to face the unknown. Instead of feeling excitement about what's to come, you're paralyzed by insecurities--that deep down you might be a fraud, that you don’t measure up, that you’re never going to be “good enough”. These thoughts have seeped into your career, your education, your relationships. You feel isolated and hopeless, uncertain of what to do next. That voice of doubt inside of you won't shut up and it's holding you back from finding your purpose. I’m here to tell you that just because that voice is LOUD, does not mean that what it’s telling you is TRUE.
Motivational Interviewing
(779) 242-2686
Verified
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Chicago, IL 60608
Motivational Interviewing
As a woman stepping into adulthood, you find yourself afraid to face the unknown. Instead of feeling excitement about what's to come, you're paralyzed by insecurities--that deep down you might be a fraud, that you don’t measure up, that you’re never going to be “good enough”. These thoughts have seeped into your career, your education, your relationships. You feel isolated and hopeless, uncertain of what to do next. That voice of doubt inside of you won't shut up and it's holding you back from finding your purpose. I’m here to tell you that just because that voice is LOUD, does not mean that what it’s telling you is TRUE.
Photo of Samantha Lussier, PsyD, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60609
If you notice that you are stuck in a negative pattern, you may feel powerless and hopeless about change. Let's work together to identify where you are stuck and what keeps you from thriving. Let's identify your strengths and leverage the gifts and talents you have to combat the struggles you continue to endure. Everyone encounters challenges in this life. Let's work together to overcome barriers and ensure nothing stands in your way of living an abundant life.
Motivational Interviewing
(312) 548-9051
Verified
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Chicago, IL 60609
Motivational Interviewing
If you notice that you are stuck in a negative pattern, you may feel powerless and hopeless about change. Let's work together to identify where you are stuck and what keeps you from thriving. Let's identify your strengths and leverage the gifts and talents you have to combat the struggles you continue to endure. Everyone encounters challenges in this life. Let's work together to overcome barriers and ensure nothing stands in your way of living an abundant life.
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Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60608
Stacy has been in practice for 17+ years and has worked with a wide range of individuals seeking support and guidance in several areas, including life transitions, depression, anxiety, trauma, infertility, racial trauma and injustice, adjustment to parenthood, couples, grief, etc. Stacy works from an integrative and strengths based model, recognizing that how we each take in and perceive our past and significant relationships can directly impact our day to day interactions with ourselves and others.
Motivational Interviewing
(312) 766-1168
Verified
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Chicago, IL 60608
Motivational Interviewing
Stacy has been in practice for 17+ years and has worked with a wide range of individuals seeking support and guidance in several areas, including life transitions, depression, anxiety, trauma, infertility, racial trauma and injustice, adjustment to parenthood, couples, grief, etc. Stacy works from an integrative and strengths based model, recognizing that how we each take in and perceive our past and significant relationships can directly impact our day to day interactions with ourselves and others.
Photo of Arielle Greene, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60657
I have current openings in my practice for teens (13+) and adults in their 20s and 30s who are having difficulty with anxiety, depression, emotional regulation, and relational issues. My colleagues and I have recently expanded our group practice, North Shore Psychotherapy, to a Lincoln Park location. My warm and genuine presence provides a safe space for my clients, which allows them to work through difficult or confusing issues, without fear of judgment.
Motivational Interviewing
(872) 241-1096
Verified
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Chicago, IL 60657
Motivational Interviewing
I have current openings in my practice for teens (13+) and adults in their 20s and 30s who are having difficulty with anxiety, depression, emotional regulation, and relational issues. My colleagues and I have recently expanded our group practice, North Shore Psychotherapy, to a Lincoln Park location. My warm and genuine presence provides a safe space for my clients, which allows them to work through difficult or confusing issues, without fear of judgment.
Photo of Emily Ritter, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60622
You have taken this first, courageous step in looking for someone to share your story with. Making the decision to be vulnerable and engage in therapy is not an easy one and finding the best fit with a therapist can feel like a daunting task.
Motivational Interviewing
(312) 940-2848
Verified
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Chicago, IL 60622
Motivational Interviewing
You have taken this first, courageous step in looking for someone to share your story with. Making the decision to be vulnerable and engage in therapy is not an easy one and finding the best fit with a therapist can feel like a daunting task.
Photo of Manya Bahraini, Counselor
Counselor, JD, CDR, LCPC Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60601
My approach to therapy is grounded in the belief that each individual has the capacity to affect change in his/her life. I also believe in my responsibility to actively engage with my client and facilitate their movement through their issues and feelings. Different theoretical interventions may be more facilitative depending on one's particular needs, one's background, one's view of the world, and one's capacity for insight. As a therapist, I truly consider the individual as a whole and attempt to utilize the most effective tool to facilitate progress towards independent wellness given the particular needs and challenges of my client.
Motivational Interviewing
(312) 625-5457
Verified
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Chicago, IL 60601
Motivational Interviewing
My approach to therapy is grounded in the belief that each individual has the capacity to affect change in his/her life. I also believe in my responsibility to actively engage with my client and facilitate their movement through their issues and feelings. Different theoretical interventions may be more facilitative depending on one's particular needs, one's background, one's view of the world, and one's capacity for insight. As a therapist, I truly consider the individual as a whole and attempt to utilize the most effective tool to facilitate progress towards independent wellness given the particular needs and challenges of my client.

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Motivational Interviewing Therapists
Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a method of therapy that works to engage the motivation of clients to change their behavior. Clients are encouraged to explore and confront their ambivalence. Therapists attempt to influence their clients to consider making changes, rather than non-directively explore themselves. Chicago Motivational Interviewing is frequently used in cases of problem drinking or mild addictions. Check these therapists for Motivational Interviewing in Chicago.

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.