Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
"Smart Love Family Services is a team of experienced therapists providing supportive relationship based psychotherapy. Our approach recognizes that all people are born with an innate potential to be happy, to feel good about themselves, and to experience close relationships. However, many find that they are not as happy as they wish. We help people create the kind of life that they want for themselves. At Smart Love, clients learn to turn away from self-sabotaging behaviors, and turn to self-caretaking and constructive coping choices for a more fulfilling life."
Psychodynamic
Autism
(773) 665-8052
Verified
Office is near:
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
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Psychodynamic
Autism
"Smart Love Family Services is a team of experienced therapists providing supportive relationship based psychotherapy. Our approach recognizes that all people are born with an innate potential to be happy, to feel good about themselves, and to experience close relationships. However, many find that they are not as happy as they wish. We help people create the kind of life that they want for themselves. At Smart Love, clients learn to turn away from self-sabotaging behaviors, and turn to self-caretaking and constructive coping choices for a more fulfilling life."
Smart Love Family Services, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
"Smart Love Family Services is a team of experienced therapists providing supportive relationship based psychotherapy. Our approach recognizes that all people are born with an innate potential to be happy, to feel good about themselves, and to experience close relationships. However, many find that they are not as happy as they wish. We help people create the kind of life that they want for themselves. At Smart Love, clients learn to turn away from self-sabotaging behaviors, and turn to self-caretaking and constructive coping choices for a more fulfilling life."
Psychodynamic
Autism
(773) 665-8052
Verified
Office is near:
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
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Psychodynamic
Autism
"Smart Love Family Services is a team of experienced therapists providing supportive relationship based psychotherapy. Our approach recognizes that all people are born with an innate potential to be happy, to feel good about themselves, and to experience close relationships. However, many find that they are not as happy as they wish. We help people create the kind of life that they want for themselves. At Smart Love, clients learn to turn away from self-sabotaging behaviors, and turn to self-caretaking and constructive coping choices for a more fulfilling life."
Amanda Lenvin, Counselor
Counselor, LCPC
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
"Often times the first step to feeling better is simply the act of being heard and feeling truly understood. I have found continual reward in being able to help people navigate the most challenging and stressful times of their lives. I strongly believe the quality of the therapeutic relationship directly effects an individual's healing process, and thus my first goal is to develop and maintain a safe, open, empathetic and trusting dynamic with each client I meet. My style of counseling is active, supportive, direct and non-judgmental, while my approach is uniquely tailored to meet the specific needs of those I work with."
Psychodynamic
Autism
(872) 231-3820
Verified
Office is near:
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
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Psychodynamic
Autism
"Often times the first step to feeling better is simply the act of being heard and feeling truly understood. I have found continual reward in being able to help people navigate the most challenging and stressful times of their lives. I strongly believe the quality of the therapeutic relationship directly effects an individual's healing process, and thus my first goal is to develop and maintain a safe, open, empathetic and trusting dynamic with each client I meet. My style of counseling is active, supportive, direct and non-judgmental, while my approach is uniquely tailored to meet the specific needs of those I work with."
Megan Earley, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
"I offer individual, group and family therapy for children, adolescents and adults. I have a special interest in working with individuals who have issues related to sexual/physical/emotional abuse, self-harming behavior, stress and anger issues, trauma and behavioral disorders. I utilize several different treatment modalities and strive to meet the needs of each individual client. My approach with client's is to make them feel supported, respected, and that are in a safe environment. I work at a group practice that covers the whole spectrum that covers mental health needs."
Psychodynamic
Autism
(708) 497-9903
Verified
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
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Psychodynamic
Autism
"I offer individual, group and family therapy for children, adolescents and adults. I have a special interest in working with individuals who have issues related to sexual/physical/emotional abuse, self-harming behavior, stress and anger issues, trauma and behavioral disorders. I utilize several different treatment modalities and strive to meet the needs of each individual client. My approach with client's is to make them feel supported, respected, and that are in a safe environment. I work at a group practice that covers the whole spectrum that covers mental health needs."
Wendy L. Manto, MA LCPC, Counselor
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60647
"My goal is to support my clients by providing a safe, accepting environment for self-exploration. I am caring and authentic and strive to create a therapeutic relationship with my clients as we move together toward achieving greater harmony and balance in their lives. I have 12 years of experience working with children and adults and enjoy helping individuals with issues including self-esteem, identity, life transitions, relationship and interpersonal issues, as well as couples who are facing relationship issues. I recognize that insurance is not an option for everyone and offer a liberal sliding scale for my clients."
Psychodynamic
Autism
(773) 649-6783
Verified
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60647
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Psychodynamic
Autism
"My goal is to support my clients by providing a safe, accepting environment for self-exploration. I am caring and authentic and strive to create a therapeutic relationship with my clients as we move together toward achieving greater harmony and balance in their lives. I have 12 years of experience working with children and adults and enjoy helping individuals with issues including self-esteem, identity, life transitions, relationship and interpersonal issues, as well as couples who are facing relationship issues. I recognize that insurance is not an option for everyone and offer a liberal sliding scale for my clients."
Samantha Greenwald, Counselor
Counselor, LCPC, CADC
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
"Sam begins the therapeutic journey with you by working together to create an individualized treatment plan for you as a unique client. Sam’s therapeutic approach remains solution-focused in that it fosters and encourages your growth and progress over the course of treatment. Sam wholeheartedly believes your background, personal beliefs, and value system are of primary importance in assisting you on your journey toward whole health and contentment. Sam has specialized training and experience in the treatment of addiction and trauma, as well as stressors related to life transitions occurring during adolescence through adulthood. "
Psychodynamic
Autism
(773) 469-6675
Verified
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
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Psychodynamic
Autism
"Sam begins the therapeutic journey with you by working together to create an individualized treatment plan for you as a unique client. Sam’s therapeutic approach remains solution-focused in that it fosters and encourages your growth and progress over the course of treatment. Sam wholeheartedly believes your background, personal beliefs, and value system are of primary importance in assisting you on your journey toward whole health and contentment. Sam has specialized training and experience in the treatment of addiction and trauma, as well as stressors related to life transitions occurring during adolescence through adulthood. "
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Jessica Emelia, Counselor
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 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.)"
(773) 598-4177
Verified
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
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"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.)"
Leslie R Frondorf, Counselor
Counselor, M.Ed, LCPC
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60642
"I have always held a passion for the therapeutic process and understand the power of therapy. I believe the therapeutic relationship between client and therapist is essential for progress to be made. There is no one size fits all therapist! I take a person centered approach as well as recognizing the need for coping skills and mindfulness. I strives to create a safe environment through authenticity, trust, directness, and of course a little humor. Through this, I believe that one can achieve a state of contentedness and peace that we are all constantly searching for. "
(484) 357-1357
Verified
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60642
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"I have always held a passion for the therapeutic process and understand the power of therapy. I believe the therapeutic relationship between client and therapist is essential for progress to be made. There is no one size fits all therapist! I take a person centered approach as well as recognizing the need for coping skills and mindfulness. I strives to create a safe environment through authenticity, trust, directness, and of course a little humor. Through this, I believe that one can achieve a state of contentedness and peace that we are all constantly searching for. "
Julia Rivers, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
"I wholeheartedly believe in the resiliency of those seeking therapeutic services and in human beings in general. Whether you’ve experienced abuse in relationships, or other painful disruptions in your life journey, I believe in your ability to push beyond such challenges in order to grow and heal. Pushing beyond such challenges can sometimes be difficult to do by oneself and so one way to ask for help in this process is by seeking therapeutic services. "
(872) 204-2794
Verified
Office is near:
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
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"I wholeheartedly believe in the resiliency of those seeking therapeutic services and in human beings in general. Whether you’ve experienced abuse in relationships, or other painful disruptions in your life journey, I believe in your ability to push beyond such challenges in order to grow and heal. Pushing beyond such challenges can sometimes be difficult to do by oneself and so one way to ask for help in this process is by seeking therapeutic services. "
Lynn Rittenberg Kauffman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC, CEAP
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
"I offer practical, solution-focused goal-oriented psychotherapy aimed at timely symptom relief and problem resolution. My clients, being adults, determine their own therapy goals and agenda. My style is respectful, but interactive. I do not tell my clients what to do but I will always tell them honestly how I feel about the things they present. I believe therapy should be time-limited and results-oriented, NOT a life-long continuous process. I believe that people can change, or else I would not be in this business. I delight in helping people master the tools which facilitate desired change."
(773) 506-4567
Verified
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
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"I offer practical, solution-focused goal-oriented psychotherapy aimed at timely symptom relief and problem resolution. My clients, being adults, determine their own therapy goals and agenda. My style is respectful, but interactive. I do not tell my clients what to do but I will always tell them honestly how I feel about the things they present. I believe therapy should be time-limited and results-oriented, NOT a life-long continuous process. I believe that people can change, or else I would not be in this business. I delight in helping people master the tools which facilitate desired change."
Emmy Johnson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC, RYT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
""Loving ourselves through the process of owning our story is the bravest thing we'll ever do." ~Brene Brown~ Have you found life hasn't turned out the way you expected? Sometimes that can be a wonderful thing, and other times that reality can be frustrating to accept or work through. I believe those frustrations, when left unaddressed, can and often do lead to feelings of depression and/or anxiety, and can also put a strain on relationships. I believe therapy should be a safe space to give voice to those frustrations and an opportunity for healing."
(309) 727-4030
Verified
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
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""Loving ourselves through the process of owning our story is the bravest thing we'll ever do." ~Brene Brown~ Have you found life hasn't turned out the way you expected? Sometimes that can be a wonderful thing, and other times that reality can be frustrating to accept or work through. I believe those frustrations, when left unaddressed, can and often do lead to feelings of depression and/or anxiety, and can also put a strain on relationships. I believe therapy should be a safe space to give voice to those frustrations and an opportunity for healing."
Lauren Krpan, Counselor
Counselor, MEd, LCPC, RYT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
"I am a Licensed Clinical Profession Counselor who received my Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from DePaul University. I completed my post graduate training in sexual health at the University of Michigan's Sex Therapy and Sexuality Education program to become a certified sex therapist and sexuality educator. "
(773) 974-8501
Verified
Office is near:
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
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"I am a Licensed Clinical Profession Counselor who received my Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from DePaul University. I completed my post graduate training in sexual health at the University of Michigan's Sex Therapy and Sexuality Education program to become a certified sex therapist and sexuality educator. "
Hillary Dvorak, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
"As a licensed clinical social worker, I'm a firm believer that people are extremely resilient and it is a strength to ask for help. In therapy, I aim to create a safe, non-judgmental environment where we can work together to face any and all barriers you are dealing with. As a team, we will create a treatment plan centered around your personal mental health goals. I treat individuals, couples and families. If you are a family dealing with attachment or parenting issues, a couple who is dealing with communication or conflict challenges or an individual with any assortment of personal struggles, I would love to hear your story."
(312) 815-2266
Verified
Office is near:
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
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"As a licensed clinical social worker, I'm a firm believer that people are extremely resilient and it is a strength to ask for help. In therapy, I aim to create a safe, non-judgmental environment where we can work together to face any and all barriers you are dealing with. As a team, we will create a treatment plan centered around your personal mental health goals. I treat individuals, couples and families. If you are a family dealing with attachment or parenting issues, a couple who is dealing with communication or conflict challenges or an individual with any assortment of personal struggles, I would love to hear your story."
Rebecca Davis, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
"*not currently taking new clients*. When we are able to truly understand ourselves and our relationships, we can build a life of genuine meaning and connection. Many people enter into therapy only to find themselves gaining small amounts of insight that produce little or no changes in their life. My therapeutic methods produce results that not only change the way we feel about ourselves in the world but change our behaviors. I am respectful of the fact that everyone's pace and tolerance to different interventions varies. My work is reflective of the care and respect I have for each and every client as individuals."
(773) 904-2152
Verified
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
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"*not currently taking new clients*. When we are able to truly understand ourselves and our relationships, we can build a life of genuine meaning and connection. Many people enter into therapy only to find themselves gaining small amounts of insight that produce little or no changes in their life. My therapeutic methods produce results that not only change the way we feel about ourselves in the world but change our behaviors. I am respectful of the fact that everyone's pace and tolerance to different interventions varies. My work is reflective of the care and respect I have for each and every client as individuals."
Wendy Haas, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60642
"How are various choices, self-beliefs, coping styles, and relationships combined with any mental health challenges in your life impacting you? Are they moving you toward your personal values and goals? Can you readily identify what those even are? I believe that self-exploration combined with implementing specific goals, boundaries and structures in your life allows for both understanding and forward movement. Thus, my approach draws from behavioral change approaches of CBT and DBT modalities as well as acceptance, reflection, and high regard of person-centered and Adlerian therapies. "
(872) 241-1360
Verified
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60642
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"How are various choices, self-beliefs, coping styles, and relationships combined with any mental health challenges in your life impacting you? Are they moving you toward your personal values and goals? Can you readily identify what those even are? I believe that self-exploration combined with implementing specific goals, boundaries and structures in your life allows for both understanding and forward movement. Thus, my approach draws from behavioral change approaches of CBT and DBT modalities as well as acceptance, reflection, and high regard of person-centered and Adlerian therapies. "
Jana S Fuchs, Counselor
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
"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. "
(773) 786-9982
Verified
Office is near:
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
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"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. "
Priscilla Anzaldua, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60642
"I am a bilingual and bi-cultural therapist who values the strength of the trusting and supportive therapeutic relationship. You might feel overwhelmed with finding a therapist if you are already feeling stuck. It can be hard to find someone to disclose your feelings to a "new person" during your time of vulnerability. My warm, empathetic, and non-directive approach has helped those new to therapy feel comfortable disclosing their most difficult emotions and experiences. My approach is collaborative, where I can guide you to find the right tools so you can feel in control of your life again. "
(872) 401-6654
Verified
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60642
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"I am a bilingual and bi-cultural therapist who values the strength of the trusting and supportive therapeutic relationship. You might feel overwhelmed with finding a therapist if you are already feeling stuck. It can be hard to find someone to disclose your feelings to a "new person" during your time of vulnerability. My warm, empathetic, and non-directive approach has helped those new to therapy feel comfortable disclosing their most difficult emotions and experiences. My approach is collaborative, where I can guide you to find the right tools so you can feel in control of your life again. "
Beth Wrobel, Counselor
Counselor
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
"Beth has a special interest in issues related to cultural adjustment, identity and outreach to diverse populations. She is also interested in issues related to relational/family problems, gender, depression and anxiety. She uses a strength-based, person-centered approach utilizing CBT as well as Solution Focused Brief Therapy. Beth strives to create a supportive atmosphere to help clients feel comfortable, safe and relaxed, but also create a supportive relationship that can challenge guests when necessary. "
(872) 213-7064
Verified
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
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"Beth has a special interest in issues related to cultural adjustment, identity and outreach to diverse populations. She is also interested in issues related to relational/family problems, gender, depression and anxiety. She uses a strength-based, person-centered approach utilizing CBT as well as Solution Focused Brief Therapy. Beth strives to create a supportive atmosphere to help clients feel comfortable, safe and relaxed, but also create a supportive relationship that can challenge guests when necessary. "
Daria M Hoey, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
"Are you feeling stuck? Stressed, anxious, or depressed? Maybe you’re having trouble navigating a transition or finding direction? Or maybe you already know your goals, and you just need a little help getting there. My job is to help you learn and develop long-lasting, effective skills for handling overwhelming emotion, coping with distress or trauma, communicating more assertively, and feeling strong and capable in your everyday life. It’s my greatest privilege to provide inclusive, empowering, and individualized services to Chicago’s diverse queer community. Currently accepting new clients! Group therapy available."
(312) 345-6298
Verified
Office is near:
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
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"Are you feeling stuck? Stressed, anxious, or depressed? Maybe you’re having trouble navigating a transition or finding direction? Or maybe you already know your goals, and you just need a little help getting there. My job is to help you learn and develop long-lasting, effective skills for handling overwhelming emotion, coping with distress or trauma, communicating more assertively, and feeling strong and capable in your everyday life. It’s my greatest privilege to provide inclusive, empowering, and individualized services to Chicago’s diverse queer community. Currently accepting new clients! Group therapy available."
Jessica Krock, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
"Jessica “Jess” Krock is a licensed clinical social worker who received her Master of Social Work degree from Loyola after graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She understands what it means to come to therapy & knows therapy can work if you’re willing to do the work. Asking for help & getting to that first therapy session is brave as it is the initial step on a significant journey that can be life changing. Therapy is not a quick fix, but allows individuals to process issues at a comfortable pace within a safe, nonjudgmental & warm environment. "
(872) 713-5257
Verified
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
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"Jessica “Jess” Krock is a licensed clinical social worker who received her Master of Social Work degree from Loyola after graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She understands what it means to come to therapy & knows therapy can work if you’re willing to do the work. Asking for help & getting to that first therapy session is brave as it is the initial step on a significant journey that can be life changing. Therapy is not a quick fix, but allows individuals to process issues at a comfortable pace within a safe, nonjudgmental & warm environment. "

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Psychodynamic therapy in West Town, Chicago, also known as insight-oriented therapy, evolved from Freudian psychoanalysis. Like adherents of psychoanalysis, psychodynamic therapists believe that bringing the unconscious into conscious awareness promotes insight and resolves conflict. But psychodynamic therapy is briefer and less intensive than psychoanalysis and also focuses on the relationship between the therapist and the client, as a way to learn about how the client relates to everyone in their life.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in West Town, Chicago are able to work with a wide range of issues.

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in West Town, Chicago you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in West Town, Chicago and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in West Town, Chicago or family therapy in West Town, Chicago.