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.
Narrative
(224) 261-7610
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Chicago, IL 60613
Narrative
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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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, ACSW Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60611
I have the most success helping clients determine what stands in the way of their happiness and fulfillment. I help people understand the choices they make and why they make them. I help people through the grieving process and on to the next stage of their lives. I help people do what they have always wanted to do. I have been in practice a long time, I look forward to helping you so pick up the phone.
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(312) 548-6291
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Chicago, IL 60611
Narrative
I have the most success helping clients determine what stands in the way of their happiness and fulfillment. I help people understand the choices they make and why they make them. I help people through the grieving process and on to the next stage of their lives. I help people do what they have always wanted to do. I have been in practice a long time, I look forward to helping you so pick up the phone.
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Counselor, PhD, LCPC Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60615
I believe that individuals go through challenges in life and often are searching for ways to cope with those challenges. I believe in empowering clients to make the best decision for themselves. I believe in meeting the client where they are while assisting them in developing, enhancing, and changing aspects that are pertinent to them. I support and encourage the client to express themselves in their own unique way while developing the desired person they envision. I work with clients from diverse racial/ethnic, socioeconomic and religions, sexual orientations, abilities and who hold various levels of power in their organization.
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(312) 516-4217
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Chicago, IL 60615
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I believe that individuals go through challenges in life and often are searching for ways to cope with those challenges. I believe in empowering clients to make the best decision for themselves. I believe in meeting the client where they are while assisting them in developing, enhancing, and changing aspects that are pertinent to them. I support and encourage the client to express themselves in their own unique way while developing the desired person they envision. I work with clients from diverse racial/ethnic, socioeconomic and religions, sexual orientations, abilities and who hold various levels of power in their organization.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60657
My clients are hard-working and desire a better quality of life. They are willing to be challenged, trying new techniques to move forward. I use information about normal developmental transitions to move people when they are stuck. The focus is on identity and spirituality as themes I weave into my work. This does not mean organized religion, rather concepts such as connections, acceptance, peace, and letting go. If you choose to combine religion and spiritualuity, for your own growth, that is your choice.
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(312) 766-9253
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Chicago, IL 60657
Narrative
My clients are hard-working and desire a better quality of life. They are willing to be challenged, trying new techniques to move forward. I use information about normal developmental transitions to move people when they are stuck. The focus is on identity and spirituality as themes I weave into my work. This does not mean organized religion, rather concepts such as connections, acceptance, peace, and letting go. If you choose to combine religion and spiritualuity, for your own growth, that is your choice.
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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.
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(888) 870-1775
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Hosts group in:
Chicago, IL 60657
Narrative
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.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60647
**Not currently accepting new clients** I’m a big believer that therapy doesn’t have to be buttoned-up or artificial. It should be comfortable and real. I prefer to facilitate a casual, collaborative, & affirming environment where we can openly discuss anything that’s on your mind and empower you to explore who you are and how you relate to others. I work with individuals, couples, open/polyamorous relationships, and adult families. In addition, I specialize in working working with athletes, e-sports athletes, musicians, and fellow therapists.
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(847) 558-1875
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Chicago, IL 60647
Narrative
**Not currently accepting new clients** I’m a big believer that therapy doesn’t have to be buttoned-up or artificial. It should be comfortable and real. I prefer to facilitate a casual, collaborative, & affirming environment where we can openly discuss anything that’s on your mind and empower you to explore who you are and how you relate to others. I work with individuals, couples, open/polyamorous relationships, and adult families. In addition, I specialize in working working with athletes, e-sports athletes, musicians, and fellow therapists.
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.
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(872) 250-4481
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Chicago, IL 60614
Narrative
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 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.
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(312) 625-5457
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Chicago, IL 60601
Narrative
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.
Photo of Alex Tisman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MST Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60613
I have been honored to share and co-create space with folx of vastly different experiences and intersections of identity. I work with LGB, trans*, and gender-expansive folx; poly and kinky folx; HIV-impacted folx; young people living with multiple disabilities; and individuals with histories of chronic homelessness, and/or issues related to substance use. I also have experience working with individuals impacted by anxiety, trauma, discomfort, depression, chronic and persistent mental illness, and a range of neurodiversity. The space we share is built of mutual regard and destruction of the "therapist is expert" paradigm.
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(917) 456-9322
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Chicago, IL 60613
Narrative
I have been honored to share and co-create space with folx of vastly different experiences and intersections of identity. I work with LGB, trans*, and gender-expansive folx; poly and kinky folx; HIV-impacted folx; young people living with multiple disabilities; and individuals with histories of chronic homelessness, and/or issues related to substance use. I also have experience working with individuals impacted by anxiety, trauma, discomfort, depression, chronic and persistent mental illness, and a range of neurodiversity. The space we share is built of mutual regard and destruction of the "therapist is expert" paradigm.
Photo of Theresa M. Boutross, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC, MA Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Chicago, IL 60610
Are you part of a high functioning family with current roadblocks in the way? Are you questioning your parenting abilities or your marriage? Did you build your family through adoption? Is an adolescent or addictive behavior disrupting the home? As a seasoned therapist with 20+ yrs. of experience I can assist in developing the skills necessary to address life transitions, divorce, addiction, adoption or grieving a significant loss. Life happens and sometimes we need a flashlight to find our way. I will help you shine a light on your strengths to address your current challenges. When you are ready for change I am here to help.
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(224) 218-5150
Verified
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Office is near:
Chicago, IL 60610
Narrative
Are you part of a high functioning family with current roadblocks in the way? Are you questioning your parenting abilities or your marriage? Did you build your family through adoption? Is an adolescent or addictive behavior disrupting the home? As a seasoned therapist with 20+ yrs. of experience I can assist in developing the skills necessary to address life transitions, divorce, addiction, adoption or grieving a significant loss. Life happens and sometimes we need a flashlight to find our way. I will help you shine a light on your strengths to address your current challenges. When you are ready for change I am here to help.
Photo of Alexandra Tavlas (Alex), Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Chicago, IL 60601
Do you often feel shame or doubt yourself due to past experiences? You are not alone in your experience of living through a traumatic event, although it can feel isolating, confusing, or angering. You may be living with nightmares, a sense of feeling disconnected, intrusive thoughts, or self-blame, but healing is more than possible. My hope is to explore with you how your body holds trauma and to discover how you can best cope with these experiences.
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(844) 595-0708
Verified
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Office is near:
Chicago, IL 60601
Narrative
Do you often feel shame or doubt yourself due to past experiences? You are not alone in your experience of living through a traumatic event, although it can feel isolating, confusing, or angering. You may be living with nightmares, a sense of feeling disconnected, intrusive thoughts, or self-blame, but healing is more than possible. My hope is to explore with you how your body holds trauma and to discover how you can best cope with these experiences.
Photo of Meghann Richko, Counselor
Counselor, LCPC, CYT, Yoga, Fitness Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Chicago, IL 60631
Meghann Richko is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Yoga Therapist, and Fitness Professional. Her emphasis is on methods for managing a variety of conditions including but not limited to anxiety, depression, stress reduction, eating disorders, body image issues, mental and emotional disorders, improving nutrition, muscular skeletal issues, stress related illnesses, injury rehab and prevention, preventative health, and the psychological aspects of pain and pain management.
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(847) 278-2185
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Office is near:
Chicago, IL 60631
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Meghann Richko is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Yoga Therapist, and Fitness Professional. Her emphasis is on methods for managing a variety of conditions including but not limited to anxiety, depression, stress reduction, eating disorders, body image issues, mental and emotional disorders, improving nutrition, muscular skeletal issues, stress related illnesses, injury rehab and prevention, preventative health, and the psychological aspects of pain and pain management.
Photo of Marialaina Bucci, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC, NCC, CCTP, CDVP Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60601
Therapy is healing through storytelling; we all have a story to tell. To be in a space where one feels heard, seen, and validated is truly a remarkable experience. With hope and unconditional positive regard, Marialaina believes that this therapeutic connection is transformative. While engaging in this work, it is foundational for her to create a safe space where individuals are invited to reflect upon their personal narrative thereby 'connecting the dots' of their experiences in order to better understand the 'pieces of the puzzle'. She accompanies those she serves as he/she/they embark on their search for meaning and healing.
Narrative
(312) 219-9391
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Chicago, IL 60601
Narrative
Therapy is healing through storytelling; we all have a story to tell. To be in a space where one feels heard, seen, and validated is truly a remarkable experience. With hope and unconditional positive regard, Marialaina believes that this therapeutic connection is transformative. While engaging in this work, it is foundational for her to create a safe space where individuals are invited to reflect upon their personal narrative thereby 'connecting the dots' of their experiences in order to better understand the 'pieces of the puzzle'. She accompanies those she serves as he/she/they embark on their search for meaning and healing.
Photo of Bello Ahidjo, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60602
Throughout our lives we go through experiences that help us define who we are. These moments of connection and isolation, fulfillment and confusion are foundational events that make us, us. These can be life altering experiences; societal forces, traumatic events, difficult relationships, or a series of distressing events that we carry for the rest of our lives. Working through these experiences can be scary. Therapy can help us unpack these moments and lead more meaningful and fulfilling lives.
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(224) 228-3783
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Chicago, IL 60602
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Throughout our lives we go through experiences that help us define who we are. These moments of connection and isolation, fulfillment and confusion are foundational events that make us, us. These can be life altering experiences; societal forces, traumatic events, difficult relationships, or a series of distressing events that we carry for the rest of our lives. Working through these experiences can be scary. Therapy can help us unpack these moments and lead more meaningful and fulfilling lives.
Photo of Amy Broitman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60657
I work with individuals and couples with a wide variety of problems including relationship difficulties, life transitions, depression, anxiety, and loss. I place great importance on creating a safe and non-judgmental environment in which my clients can freely explore their thoughts and feelings. My clients report that they appreciate the feedback I give them and the opportunity to consider their problems from another point of view. I have found that when I feel I have a good understanding of my client that they also feel understood and supported by me, leading to productive conversations, identifying how to change old patterns and achieve personal growth.
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(847) 861-7183
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Chicago, IL 60657
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I work with individuals and couples with a wide variety of problems including relationship difficulties, life transitions, depression, anxiety, and loss. I place great importance on creating a safe and non-judgmental environment in which my clients can freely explore their thoughts and feelings. My clients report that they appreciate the feedback I give them and the opportunity to consider their problems from another point of view. I have found that when I feel I have a good understanding of my client that they also feel understood and supported by me, leading to productive conversations, identifying how to change old patterns and achieve personal growth.
Photo of Ellen Rosendale, LCSW, PLLC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60615
People often enter counseling after experiencing a loss, whether it concerns a health crisis, relationship, divorce, job, the death of a loved one, or a major disappointment. Times of stress, especially when one feels unable to change a troubling pattern, can also be a reason to seek therapy. My goal is to develop a warm and trusting working relationship with every client so that they have the opportunity to explore their thinking and feelings in a setting that is safe and secure. My work is solution-focus and evidenced-based. Ultimately, the goal of any therapy is life enhancement.
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(773) 207-3220
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Chicago, IL 60615
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People often enter counseling after experiencing a loss, whether it concerns a health crisis, relationship, divorce, job, the death of a loved one, or a major disappointment. Times of stress, especially when one feels unable to change a troubling pattern, can also be a reason to seek therapy. My goal is to develop a warm and trusting working relationship with every client so that they have the opportunity to explore their thinking and feelings in a setting that is safe and secure. My work is solution-focus and evidenced-based. Ultimately, the goal of any therapy is life enhancement.
Photo of Front Door Health,
MD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Chicago, IL 60654
As one of the first in-home addiction treatment providers in the country, we are an excellent fit for those struggling with substance abuse and/or mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, and stress who want to remain engaged in positive forces in their lives (work, family) while they recover. Our clients also value the privacy and convenience that our treatment program offers. Of course, there should not be a one-size-fits-all approach to addiction treatment, as you have unique needs and goals. To that end, our clients have a dedicated team of addiction professionals to provide psychiatry, medication, and counseling services as appropriate, over the course of an entire year. Not only are we able to more precisely tailor your recovery program than other addiction treatment providers, but we also help you learn and practice coping skills in the environment in which your sobriety will be tested.
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(224) 507-1653
Verified

Office is near:
Chicago, IL 60654
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As one of the first in-home addiction treatment providers in the country, we are an excellent fit for those struggling with substance abuse and/or mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, and stress who want to remain engaged in positive forces in their lives (work, family) while they recover. Our clients also value the privacy and convenience that our treatment program offers. Of course, there should not be a one-size-fits-all approach to addiction treatment, as you have unique needs and goals. To that end, our clients have a dedicated team of addiction professionals to provide psychiatry, medication, and counseling services as appropriate, over the course of an entire year. Not only are we able to more precisely tailor your recovery program than other addiction treatment providers, but we also help you learn and practice coping skills in the environment in which your sobriety will be tested.
Photo of Jami Pugh, Counselor
Counselor, MA, LCPC, ATR-BC, NCC, LMHC Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60601
I'm a licensed therapist & a board-certified art therapist and I'm accepting new patients. I help adolescents/teens and adults from all walks of life with anxiety, depression, trauma, eating disorders, self-esteem, life changes/transitions, grief, identity and stress (work, school, relationships, etc). I provide a safe and supportive space for people to begin the healing process & move toward personal growth. I use a person-centered approach rooted in mutual respect, warmth, trust and honesty. Empathy, creativity and evidence-based practices guide my approach to helping people get unstuck and moving in the direction their goals.
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(872) 252-7836
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Chicago, IL 60601
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I'm a licensed therapist & a board-certified art therapist and I'm accepting new patients. I help adolescents/teens and adults from all walks of life with anxiety, depression, trauma, eating disorders, self-esteem, life changes/transitions, grief, identity and stress (work, school, relationships, etc). I provide a safe and supportive space for people to begin the healing process & move toward personal growth. I use a person-centered approach rooted in mutual respect, warmth, trust and honesty. Empathy, creativity and evidence-based practices guide my approach to helping people get unstuck and moving in the direction their goals.
Photo of Sharleeta (Shar) Marshall, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60613
Life experiences and the thoughts and feelings we have about them can be overwhelming to figure out and make sense of alone. I believe that the therapeutic relationship fostered with clients is a safe space where you can truly be seen, heard, and feel comfortable being your authentic self. I help clients make sense, make meaning, and manage the difficult challenges and symptoms experienced throughout your daily lives (and past). I'm LGBTQ affirming, and I practice as an integrative, intersectional-feminist relational trauma therapist who operates from an anti-racist/anti-oppressive lens.
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(872) 250-4389
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Chicago, IL 60613
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Life experiences and the thoughts and feelings we have about them can be overwhelming to figure out and make sense of alone. I believe that the therapeutic relationship fostered with clients is a safe space where you can truly be seen, heard, and feel comfortable being your authentic self. I help clients make sense, make meaning, and manage the difficult challenges and symptoms experienced throughout your daily lives (and past). I'm LGBTQ affirming, and I practice as an integrative, intersectional-feminist relational trauma therapist who operates from an anti-racist/anti-oppressive lens.
Photo of Wioleta Koziol, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60618
I respect your desire to want to be honest with yourself. I consider trust and warmth to be foundational principles in how I practice, yet I know trust can sometimes be a journey. A certain level of disillusionment occurs when your external world doesn't match your internal one. Restless and intrusive thoughts may be hindering your everyday joys or harsh flashbacks affecting your presence and sense of safety. A certain level of growth is wanted, but the pathway how to get there may seem unclear. This is where I can help. Building upon your already-existing skills and resilience, I work with you towards healing and purpose.
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(773) 906-4186
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Chicago, IL 60618
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I respect your desire to want to be honest with yourself. I consider trust and warmth to be foundational principles in how I practice, yet I know trust can sometimes be a journey. A certain level of disillusionment occurs when your external world doesn't match your internal one. Restless and intrusive thoughts may be hindering your everyday joys or harsh flashbacks affecting your presence and sense of safety. A certain level of growth is wanted, but the pathway how to get there may seem unclear. This is where I can help. Building upon your already-existing skills and resilience, I work with you towards healing and purpose.

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Narrative Therapists
Narrative Therapy uses the client's storytelling to indicate the way they construct meaning in their lives, rather than focusing on how they communicate their problem behaviors. Chicago Narrative Therapy embraces the idea that stories actually shape our behaviors and our lives and that we become the stories we tell about ourselves. There are helpful narratives we can choose to embrace as well as unhelpful ones. Although it may sound obvious, the power of storytelling is to elevate the client--who is the authority of their narrative--rather than the therapist, as expert. Check these therapists for find Narrative Therapy 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.