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Nicole Ness
Nicole Ness
Counselor, LCPC, CST, PMH-C
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Nicole Ness

Counselor, LCPC, CST, PMH-C (she, her)

Verified by Psychology Today Verified by Psychology Today
3 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60614
Waitlist for new clients
Let's Connect (312) 487-3971
I am a relationship/intimacy-oriented therapist, in that I support individuals in rebuilding and repairing the connection they have with themselves, and within their external relationships. Topics explored in Sex/Relationship-Centered Therapy include: increasing emotional and/or sexual intimacy, discovering/reclaiming sexual pleasure, working through sexual shame, navigating desire discrepancies, sexual dysfunction, conflict management/communication, trust repair/infidelity, and ethical nonmongamy.
I also have extensive experience in working with those struggling with body image, chronic dieting, and eating disorders. I support clients in creating a more flexible/freeing relationship with food, a more compassionate/neutral relationship with their bodies, and towards living a life that is less constrained by food-rules and unrealistic body expectations.
I am an AASECT-Certified Sex Therapist, and additionally certified in Perinatal Mental Health. My practice is informed by an Emotionally-Focused lens, CBT, ACT, and IFS. My approach to therapy is curious, direct yet understanding, relational, and I tend to laugh a lot with my clients as we bring humor into sessions.
Call or Nicole Ness now for a free 15 minute consultation - (312) 487-3971

My Practice at a Glance

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Midsommer Psychotherapy

Chicago, IL 60614

(312) 487-3971
I specialize in Relationship Issues, Sex Therapy and Eating Disorders 
$175 Per Session  
I see individuals and couples  
Let's Connect (312) 487-3971

My Practice at a Glance

Waitlist. Contact to join the list for online therapy.

Midsommer Psychotherapy

Chicago, IL 60614

(312) 487-3971
I specialize in Relationship Issues, Sex Therapy and Eating Disorders 
$175 Per Session  
I see individuals and couples  

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $175
  • Couple Sessions $175
  • Sliding scale: apply if you may be eligible
  • Pay by Mastercard, Visa

Insurance

  • Out of Network
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While I do not accept insurance, I do offer Out-of-Network Benefits (Superbills) to submit directly to your insurance for reimbursement.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (312) 487-3971
Nicole Ness
Counselor, LCPC, CST, PMH-C
"
While I do not accept insurance, I do offer Out-of-Network Benefits (Superbills) to submit directly to your insurance for reimbursement.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (312) 487-3971
Nicole Ness
Counselor, LCPC, CST, PMH-C

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Licensed by State of Illinois / 180.012819 Nicole Ness
  • License: American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists 2023
  • Certificate from Postpartum Support International: Certified Perinatal Mental Health Professional PSI9687 / 2022
  • Attended Adler University, Graduated 2016
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AASECT-Certified Sex Therapist, Perinatal Mental Health Counselor through PSI, trained in EFT
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (312) 487-3971
Nicole Ness
Counselor, LCPC, CST, PMH-C
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AASECT-Certified Sex Therapist, Perinatal Mental Health Counselor through PSI, trained in EFT
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (312) 487-3971
Nicole Ness
Counselor, LCPC, CST, PMH-C

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Relationship Issues
  • Sex Therapy
  • Eating Disorders

Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Bisexual
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Lesbian
  • LGBTQ+
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Do these issues align with your needs? or (312) 487-3971
Nicole Ness
Counselor, LCPC, CST, PMH-C
Do these issues align with your needs? or (312) 487-3971
Nicole Ness
Counselor, LCPC, CST, PMH-C

3 Endorsements

Emma Bonilla
Emma Bonilla
CounselorMALCPCPMH-C
Nicole brings a warm, compassionate and direct approach to her work with clients. She has demonstrated knowledge and expertise in helping clients rebuild their relationships with themselves and others. I highly recommend working with Nicole.
Rachel Berg
Rachel Berg
CounselorLCPCCADC
Nicole Ness is a supportive, warm, and skilled therapist who is experienced in working with clients who have experienced trauma. I highly recommend her for her direct approach using CBT and ACT to help clients reclaim themselves.
Spencer R. Potesta Psychotherapist
Spencer R. Potesta Psychotherapist
Licensed Professional CounselorMALPCNCC
Nicole is skilled in assisting with clients seeking assistance with sex therapy, intimacy concerns/growth, and couples.

Client Focus

Age

Teen
Adults

Participants

Individuals
Couples

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Body Positivity
Gay Allied
Lesbian Allied
Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
Queer Allied
Sex Worker Allied
Sex-Positive, Kink Allied

Age

Teen
Adults

Participants

Individuals
Couples

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Body Positivity
Gay Allied
Lesbian Allied
Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
Queer Allied
Sex Worker Allied
Sex-Positive, Kink Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Exposure Response Prevention (ERP)
  • Gottman Method
  • Narrative
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Trauma Focused
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (312) 487-3971
Nicole Ness
Counselor, LCPC, CST, PMH-C
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (312) 487-3971
Nicole Ness
Counselor, LCPC, CST, PMH-C

Location

Primary Location

Midsommer Psychotherapy

Chicago, IL 60614

(312) 487-3971
Call for a free consultation now - (312) 487-3971
Nicole Ness
Counselor, LCPC, CST, PMH-C
Call for a free consultation now - (312) 487-3971
Nicole Ness
Counselor, LCPC, CST, PMH-C
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2024