Licensed Professional Counselor, EMDR, LPC, IFS
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
"My approach to therapy is to create a safe space where you can explore and heal the difficult and painful issues that are showing up in your life. Together we will move beyond problem-solving into releasing the deeply held mistaken beliefs and core unresolved issues behind your symptoms. My body-centered and somatic approach allows me to work directly with your nervous system to address symptoms like anxiety, racing thoughts, and irrational fears as well as feeling stuck, depressed and unavailable or unresponsive to life and relationships."
Psychodynamic
Somatic
(224) 998-0093
Verified
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
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Psychodynamic
Somatic
"My approach to therapy is to create a safe space where you can explore and heal the difficult and painful issues that are showing up in your life. Together we will move beyond problem-solving into releasing the deeply held mistaken beliefs and core unresolved issues behind your symptoms. My body-centered and somatic approach allows me to work directly with your nervous system to address symptoms like anxiety, racing thoughts, and irrational fears as well as feeling stuck, depressed and unavailable or unresponsive to life and relationships."
Wioleta Koziol, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
"It takes courage to seek therapy and to be honest with yourself. I believe that you are the expert of yourself and through exploration, I help to bring awareness to your gifts, resiliency, and strength. I specialize in the areas of childhood trauma/PTSD, relationship issues & couples therapy, anger management, depression/anxiety, self-esteem, and LGBTQ-sensitive issues. Therapy isn't the final destination; it's the vehicle that propels your self-attunement, healing, and higher purpose. If you wish, I will conduct sessions from a faith-based, Christian perspective, weaving in practices designed to deepen your spiritual connection."
Psychodynamic
Somatic
(773) 906-4186
Verified
Office is near:
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
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Psychodynamic
Somatic
"It takes courage to seek therapy and to be honest with yourself. I believe that you are the expert of yourself and through exploration, I help to bring awareness to your gifts, resiliency, and strength. I specialize in the areas of childhood trauma/PTSD, relationship issues & couples therapy, anger management, depression/anxiety, self-esteem, and LGBTQ-sensitive issues. Therapy isn't the final destination; it's the vehicle that propels your self-attunement, healing, and higher purpose. If you wish, I will conduct sessions from a faith-based, Christian perspective, weaving in practices designed to deepen your spiritual connection."
Joan Erenberg, Counselor
Counselor, LCPC, BC-DMT, RYT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
"In an increasingly challenging world, how does one stay grounded and navigate inner and outer conflict? I strive to help clients tap into their inner resources to cultivate psychological balance and well-being to address these challenges. I'm interested in working with mood, anxiety and body image issues as well as developmental trauma. I collaborate with clients to address life transitions, existential issues or guide those who are feeling stuck in old patterns and beliefs. I believe that growth and healing occur when individuals are empowered to integrate the psychological, social, emotional, creative and physical aspects of self."
Psychodynamic
Somatic
(224) 374-1414
Verified
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
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Psychodynamic
Somatic
"In an increasingly challenging world, how does one stay grounded and navigate inner and outer conflict? I strive to help clients tap into their inner resources to cultivate psychological balance and well-being to address these challenges. I'm interested in working with mood, anxiety and body image issues as well as developmental trauma. I collaborate with clients to address life transitions, existential issues or guide those who are feeling stuck in old patterns and beliefs. I believe that growth and healing occur when individuals are empowered to integrate the psychological, social, emotional, creative and physical aspects of self."
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."
Psychodynamic
Somatic
(773) 904-2152
Verified
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
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Psychodynamic
Somatic
"*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."
Rocio Reyes, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60642
"Therapy is an adventure where you are the pilot, I your co-pilot, and together we can work on creating a unique path to help you rise to your potential. Beginning your journey in therapy can be a daunting experience. As your therapist it is my priority to help guide and support you and your goals in journey that will be a parallel collaboration of learning and rediscovery. I believe that therapy is a fluid process that can help you not only work through distress, but also help discover your strengths and insight. Therapy will empower you by giving your experiences and life knowledge a voice and a say in the outcome of your future. "
Psychodynamic
Somatic
(872) 240-5407
Verified
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60642
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Psychodynamic
Somatic
"Therapy is an adventure where you are the pilot, I your co-pilot, and together we can work on creating a unique path to help you rise to your potential. Beginning your journey in therapy can be a daunting experience. As your therapist it is my priority to help guide and support you and your goals in journey that will be a parallel collaboration of learning and rediscovery. I believe that therapy is a fluid process that can help you not only work through distress, but also help discover your strengths and insight. Therapy will empower you by giving your experiences and life knowledge a voice and a say in the outcome of your future. "
Kelly Pastori
LMHCA
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
"I trained in practicing therapy through a holistic, anti-oppression, social justice framework. Recently my research is focused around women, regarding our bodies, as they pertain to culture, sexuality, religion, oppression and body image. I own a body-positive photography business, helping people work through shame in regards to their body and sexuality, which informs my therapeutic work. My commitment to this work is ongoing, both personally and professionally. In my work with clients, I have focused on anxiety, depression, abuse and trauma, spiritual development, mind/body connection, chronic illness, relationship issues, and identity issues concerning race, gender, and sexuality."
Psychodynamic
Somatic
(872) 395-4458
Verified
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
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Psychodynamic
Somatic
"I trained in practicing therapy through a holistic, anti-oppression, social justice framework. Recently my research is focused around women, regarding our bodies, as they pertain to culture, sexuality, religion, oppression and body image. I own a body-positive photography business, helping people work through shame in regards to their body and sexuality, which informs my therapeutic work. My commitment to this work is ongoing, both personally and professionally. In my work with clients, I have focused on anxiety, depression, abuse and trauma, spiritual development, mind/body connection, chronic illness, relationship issues, and identity issues concerning race, gender, and sexuality."
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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.)"
Kathleen M Pendergast, Counselor
Counselor, LCPC
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60647
" My goal is to provide each client with an emotionally safe environment where they feel comfortable exploring even the biggest challenges, whether it is how to manage overwhelming emotions such as anxiety or depression, rebuild a more honest sense of identity, learn to recognize and fight unhealthy or toxic patterns in life & relationships, confront past trauma or abuse, or other flavors of struggle. Many of my clients battle mood disorders, daunting life transitions, relationship issues, as well as cultural issues, LGBTQ integration struggles, grief/loss, trauma, & body image discomfort/disordered eating. "
(773) 717-5538
Verified
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60647
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" My goal is to provide each client with an emotionally safe environment where they feel comfortable exploring even the biggest challenges, whether it is how to manage overwhelming emotions such as anxiety or depression, rebuild a more honest sense of identity, learn to recognize and fight unhealthy or toxic patterns in life & relationships, confront past trauma or abuse, or other flavors of struggle. Many of my clients battle mood disorders, daunting life transitions, relationship issues, as well as cultural issues, LGBTQ integration struggles, grief/loss, trauma, & body image discomfort/disordered eating. "
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. "
(773) 469-6675
Verified
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
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"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. "
Maya Nicole,
Office is near:
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
"Do you keep finding yourself in the same painful loops in your life, emotions, & relationships? It’s my goal to help you understand where the patterns & behaviors that cause you pain and suffering originate from. I will guide you to acceptance & non judgement for the parts of yourself that don’t seem lovable. Together, we will explore how your early life experiences shaped the way you see yourself & the world now. Compassionately, through shadow work & inner child work, we will heal & rewire thought & behavioral patterns from the root of where they stem so that you can find empowerment, authenticity, fulfillment, and joy. "
(878) 444-2968
Office is near:
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
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"Do you keep finding yourself in the same painful loops in your life, emotions, & relationships? It’s my goal to help you understand where the patterns & behaviors that cause you pain and suffering originate from. I will guide you to acceptance & non judgement for the parts of yourself that don’t seem lovable. Together, we will explore how your early life experiences shaped the way you see yourself & the world now. Compassionately, through shadow work & inner child work, we will heal & rewire thought & behavioral patterns from the root of where they stem so that you can find empowerment, authenticity, fulfillment, and joy. "
Mihaela Campion, Counselor
Counselor, MA, LCPC, CCDVC, Certifi, Daring
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Hosts group in:
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60642
"The ideal client is prepared for a new journey and experience. Clients who work with me soon realize that their strength and freedom comes from within. They feel liberated from their emotional constrains and fears. Through therapy, my clients discover that "They" are the creators and drivers of their own lives. They experience emotional freedom that, in turn brings more balance in their lives. Clients achieve stress relief, improve their self-esteem and self-concept, and experience increased levels of satisfaction in their relationships. They experience an increased ability to work out conflicts in a constructive way."
(312) 380-0145
Verified
Hosts group in:
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60642
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"The ideal client is prepared for a new journey and experience. Clients who work with me soon realize that their strength and freedom comes from within. They feel liberated from their emotional constrains and fears. Through therapy, my clients discover that "They" are the creators and drivers of their own lives. They experience emotional freedom that, in turn brings more balance in their lives. Clients achieve stress relief, improve their self-esteem and self-concept, and experience increased levels of satisfaction in their relationships. They experience an increased ability to work out conflicts in a constructive way."
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."
Dr. Patricia L. Ashley, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD, MA, MBA
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
"As a former corporate executive and business owner, I offer a unique perspective in my work as a psychologist and professional counselor. My practice is focused on supporting adults who are facing difficult life transitions, feeling stuck and unable to create the life they want, seeking to improve the quality of their personal and professional relationships, or struggling to overcome significant loss or trauma."
(312) 313-1477
Verified
Office is near:
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
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"As a former corporate executive and business owner, I offer a unique perspective in my work as a psychologist and professional counselor. My practice is focused on supporting adults who are facing difficult life transitions, feeling stuck and unable to create the life they want, seeking to improve the quality of their personal and professional relationships, or struggling to overcome significant loss or trauma."
Estrella Gonzalez, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, B.A.
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
"A Chicago native, Estrella Gonzelez recently returned to her hometown to further her career & educational experience in mental health. As a psychology graduate from Ball State University, Estrella’s work & volunteer experience has always centered on interpersonal relations & ensuring excellent customer service. "
(872) 241-1284
Verified
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
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"A Chicago native, Estrella Gonzelez recently returned to her hometown to further her career & educational experience in mental health. As a psychology graduate from Ball State University, Estrella’s work & volunteer experience has always centered on interpersonal relations & ensuring excellent customer service. "
Candace Leitheiser, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
"I specialize in stress and anxiety, trauma recovery/PTSD, interpersonal relationships, and chronic illness. My approach is two-prong and integrates body awareness and mindfulness to meet individual needs for recovery. I strive to empower those I work with to build resilience and resource and to ultimately help themselves heal. My process offers a sense of being seen and heard with a dose of humor for the lighter side of life, a healing space for your recovery."
(312) 874-8198
Verified
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
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"I specialize in stress and anxiety, trauma recovery/PTSD, interpersonal relationships, and chronic illness. My approach is two-prong and integrates body awareness and mindfulness to meet individual needs for recovery. I strive to empower those I work with to build resilience and resource and to ultimately help themselves heal. My process offers a sense of being seen and heard with a dose of humor for the lighter side of life, a healing space for your recovery."
Gabriela Alvarado, Counselor
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
"For over 9 years I have worked with all ages. I specialize in anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, family challenges, trauma, and cultural adjustment. I believe that my clients have many strengths and a set of personal values that can guide us through the therapeutic process. I work in partnership with my clients to make sustainable changes to improve their overall quality of life. We also work together on acquiring skills that will help clients manage stressors more effectively and live a more balanced life. I believe it takes courage and strength for clients to begin their therapeutic process, I look forward to working together. "
(872) 246-9716
Verified
Office is near:
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
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"For over 9 years I have worked with all ages. I specialize in anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, family challenges, trauma, and cultural adjustment. I believe that my clients have many strengths and a set of personal values that can guide us through the therapeutic process. I work in partnership with my clients to make sustainable changes to improve their overall quality of life. We also work together on acquiring skills that will help clients manage stressors more effectively and live a more balanced life. I believe it takes courage and strength for clients to begin their therapeutic process, I look forward to working together. "
Perennial Counseling Collective, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
"Repeated patterns, behaviors, and feelings show up in our lives and can get in the way of growth, healing, and positive relationships. As your therapist, I will help you connect the dots in your life story to reveal what may be keeping you ‘stuck’. I have seen how transformative it is when someone gains a bird’s-eye view of their life, and I consider it a privilege to play an active role in this process with you."
(872) 219-0889
Verified
Office is near:
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
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"Repeated patterns, behaviors, and feelings show up in our lives and can get in the way of growth, healing, and positive relationships. As your therapist, I will help you connect the dots in your life story to reveal what may be keeping you ‘stuck’. I have seen how transformative it is when someone gains a bird’s-eye view of their life, and I consider it a privilege to play an active role in this process with you."
Aileen Kelleher, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
"Is your child creative and sensitive but struggling with unhappiness, worry or confusing behaviors? While gifted in many things, your child may also be having trouble with frustration, irritability, sadness, self-esteem, sleep issues or emotional meltdowns. It may be affecting your ability to feel peace, enjoy family time or function at work. You’ve tried to help every way you know how, but nothing seems to be working. There is the exhaustion of looking for answers in books, articles and or advice from friends. The frustration of seeing your child cry or scream and feeling helpless to fix or control the situation. "
(872) 395-4305
Verified
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
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"Is your child creative and sensitive but struggling with unhappiness, worry or confusing behaviors? While gifted in many things, your child may also be having trouble with frustration, irritability, sadness, self-esteem, sleep issues or emotional meltdowns. It may be affecting your ability to feel peace, enjoy family time or function at work. You’ve tried to help every way you know how, but nothing seems to be working. There is the exhaustion of looking for answers in books, articles and or advice from friends. The frustration of seeing your child cry or scream and feeling helpless to fix or control the situation. "
Sara Stumpos, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
"I specialize in working with youth, families, and individuals who are seeking guidance towards living a life of acceptance, understanding and stability. I have significant experience helping people process and understand the impact of traumatic events on daily living, while aiding in the healing process necessary to move forward. "
(872) 201-3259
Verified
Office is near:
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
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"I specialize in working with youth, families, and individuals who are seeking guidance towards living a life of acceptance, understanding and stability. I have significant experience helping people process and understand the impact of traumatic events on daily living, while aiding in the healing process necessary to move forward. "
Carolyn Sellers, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
"What is getting in the way of you leading your best life? Clients come to therapy looking for healing and growth, to resolve fears and doubts, and to address old patterns and behaviors. The decision to finally work with a therapist is a decision to invest in your quality of life. My specialties include working with clients on navigating relationship challenges, career transitions, depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, marital concerns, parenting challenges, codependency, and issues with self-esteem. I also specialize in leadership development, workplace stress, and performance development. "
(312) 620-0408
Verified
Office is near:
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
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"What is getting in the way of you leading your best life? Clients come to therapy looking for healing and growth, to resolve fears and doubts, and to address old patterns and behaviors. The decision to finally work with a therapist is a decision to invest in your quality of life. My specialties include working with clients on navigating relationship challenges, career transitions, depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, marital concerns, parenting challenges, codependency, and issues with self-esteem. I also specialize in leadership development, workplace stress, and performance development. "

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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.