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
Integrative
(773) 665-8052
Verified
Office is near:
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
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Psychodynamic
Integrative
"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."
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."
Psychodynamic
Integrative
(309) 727-4030
Verified
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
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Psychodynamic
Integrative
""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."
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
Integrative
(773) 904-2152
Verified
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
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Psychodynamic
Integrative
"*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."
Allison Burque, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
"*Not accepting new clients until February 2020* As a licensed clinical social worker, I offer therapy in an affirming environment where individuals share concerns about their current and past challenges. I work collaboratively with clients to help them gain insight into their lives, feel understood in their struggles, develop tools to create meaningful and sustainable relationships, and move towards a healthier, more balanced life. I see each individual as an expert in their own experience and I will work with you to tailor therapy sessions to your personal goals, strengths, and coping skills."
Psychodynamic
Integrative
(773) 886-1296
Verified
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
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Psychodynamic
Integrative
"*Not accepting new clients until February 2020* As a licensed clinical social worker, I offer therapy in an affirming environment where individuals share concerns about their current and past challenges. I work collaboratively with clients to help them gain insight into their lives, feel understood in their struggles, develop tools to create meaningful and sustainable relationships, and move towards a healthier, more balanced life. I see each individual as an expert in their own experience and I will work with you to tailor therapy sessions to your personal goals, strengths, and coping skills."
Jessica Kirchberg, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
"I believe that it is in relationship with others that we find healing from past and present hurts. I am passionate about creating a safe environment for that healing to take place. My counseling background includes working with children, adolescents, and adults, as well as families. My clinical skills include helping people with communication/relationship problems, self-esteem building, stress management, coping techniques, and treating anxiety and depression. I am an EMDR trained therapist. "
Psychodynamic
Integrative
(720) 650-0651
Verified
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
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Psychodynamic
Integrative
"I believe that it is in relationship with others that we find healing from past and present hurts. I am passionate about creating a safe environment for that healing to take place. My counseling background includes working with children, adolescents, and adults, as well as families. My clinical skills include helping people with communication/relationship problems, self-esteem building, stress management, coping techniques, and treating anxiety and depression. I am an EMDR trained therapist. "
Jade McInroe, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
"I aim to create an environment of hospitality, welcoming each client to explore the places in their life where they feel stuck or dissatisfied, so that we can begin to work together to imagine and create a different future. I believe that everyone has the answers that they are looking for within them, and that often the problems and suffering we face can be lessened when we establish and strengthen a deeper connection to our inner world. My belief is that our outer lives improve in satisfaction, meaning, and freedom as we grow in self-understanding and authenticity."
Psychodynamic
Integrative
(847) 603-2355
Verified
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
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Psychodynamic
Integrative
"I aim to create an environment of hospitality, welcoming each client to explore the places in their life where they feel stuck or dissatisfied, so that we can begin to work together to imagine and create a different future. I believe that everyone has the answers that they are looking for within them, and that often the problems and suffering we face can be lessened when we establish and strengthen a deeper connection to our inner world. My belief is that our outer lives improve in satisfaction, meaning, and freedom as we grow in self-understanding and authenticity."
Steve Thorpe, Licensed Professional Counselor
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
Integrative
(224) 998-0093
Verified
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
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Psychodynamic
Integrative
"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."
Bob Hirsch, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
"My greatest passion and area of specialty is in working with individuals, of all ages, who are experiencing significant distress in their lives, including: death and loss, impaired self-esteem/confidence, anxiety, depression, life transition issues and relationship difficulties. "
Psychodynamic
Integrative
Verified
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
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Psychodynamic
Integrative
"My greatest passion and area of specialty is in working with individuals, of all ages, who are experiencing significant distress in their lives, including: death and loss, impaired self-esteem/confidence, anxiety, depression, life transition issues and relationship difficulties. "
Daniel A Edwards, PsyD, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
"As a licensed clinical psychologist I will work collaboratively with you to identify and better understand the challenges you are facing, as well as the strengths and supports you possess to address these challenges. I have seen firsthand how this exploration can lead to desired changes in people's lives. My areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, recovery from trauma, substance abuse, body image and eating problems, grief and loss, relationship concerns, life adjustments, family issues, identity and sexual orientation issues, self-esteem development, immigration, and acculturation issues."
Psychodynamic
Integrative
(773) 673-0299
Verified
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
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Psychodynamic
Integrative
"As a licensed clinical psychologist I will work collaboratively with you to identify and better understand the challenges you are facing, as well as the strengths and supports you possess to address these challenges. I have seen firsthand how this exploration can lead to desired changes in people's lives. My areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, recovery from trauma, substance abuse, body image and eating problems, grief and loss, relationship concerns, life adjustments, family issues, identity and sexual orientation issues, self-esteem development, immigration, and acculturation issues."
Jessica E Garcia
MA
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
"Many clients seek therapy with hopes to better understand themselves as people and how they relate to others, or because patterns in their lives have grown to become ineffective or dissatisfying. Every client is different and I tailor my approach accordingly. I believe that we are a culmination of our life experiences based upon the various facets of our identity, and how that intersects with the feedback we've received and internalized from others. My hope in working with clients is to help them gain insight into their patterns, to collaboratively help them make appropriate changes, and to help them live a life filled with meaning."
Psychodynamic
Integrative
(312) 854-2536
Verified
Office is near:
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
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Psychodynamic
Integrative
"Many clients seek therapy with hopes to better understand themselves as people and how they relate to others, or because patterns in their lives have grown to become ineffective or dissatisfying. Every client is different and I tailor my approach accordingly. I believe that we are a culmination of our life experiences based upon the various facets of our identity, and how that intersects with the feedback we've received and internalized from others. My hope in working with clients is to help them gain insight into their patterns, to collaboratively help them make appropriate changes, and to help them live a life filled with meaning."
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
Integrative
(224) 374-1414
Verified
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
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Psychodynamic
Integrative
"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."
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."
Psychodynamic
Integrative
(872) 219-0889
Verified
Office is near:
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
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Psychodynamic
Integrative
"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."
Alana Liggett
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
"Each person I have the honor of coming into contact with allows me into their life in a way that I value beyond anything else. I think that underneath everything, we are all wishing to be heard and Seen for whom we perceive our truest Self to be. That is why I strive to work with clients in a way that creates space for exploring the lens in which they view their sense of Self and their experiences. For this reason, I work collaboratively to set goals only after I have gained a greater understanding of how emotions hold unique meaning to you. "
Psychodynamic
Integrative
(773) 839-6835
Verified
Office is near:
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
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Psychodynamic
Integrative
"Each person I have the honor of coming into contact with allows me into their life in a way that I value beyond anything else. I think that underneath everything, we are all wishing to be heard and Seen for whom we perceive our truest Self to be. That is why I strive to work with clients in a way that creates space for exploring the lens in which they view their sense of Self and their experiences. For this reason, I work collaboratively to set goals only after I have gained a greater understanding of how emotions hold unique meaning to you. "
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
Integrative
(773) 665-8052
Verified
Office is near:
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
View
Psychodynamic
Integrative
"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."
Nicole M Bailey, Counselor
Counselor, LCPC, CADC, ATR-BC
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60647
"I am a licensed counselor in Chicago with over 13 years of experience. You should reach out to me if you are feeling stuck, lost, confused, anxious, sad, angry, or uninspired. In our sessions you will be fully seen and heard. Starting from a place of curiosity, we will resolve current issues and problematic patterns, without losing sight of the stress inherent in social systems. My goal is to support your self-exploration. As a result, you will gain an improved sense of wellbeing. Together we will identify what is causing you distress, and work collaboratively to move you toward a more fulfilling life. "
Psychodynamic
Integrative
(312) 789-5385
Verified
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60647
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Psychodynamic
Integrative
"I am a licensed counselor in Chicago with over 13 years of experience. You should reach out to me if you are feeling stuck, lost, confused, anxious, sad, angry, or uninspired. In our sessions you will be fully seen and heard. Starting from a place of curiosity, we will resolve current issues and problematic patterns, without losing sight of the stress inherent in social systems. My goal is to support your self-exploration. As a result, you will gain an improved sense of wellbeing. Together we will identify what is causing you distress, and work collaboratively to move you toward a more fulfilling life. "
Erilda Borici, Counselor
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
" For the last 10 years, I have been committed to supporting children, teens, parents, and adults in creating a life they find meaningful and can thrive in. My style is warm and supportive and building a strong and trusting relationship will be essential in our work together. I strive to appreciate and understand your unique story and struggles, offer insights on issues that might be beyond your awareness, and share adaptive tools in managing your life’s challenges."
Psychodynamic
Integrative
(872) 244-6257
Verified
Office is near:
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
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Psychodynamic
Integrative
" For the last 10 years, I have been committed to supporting children, teens, parents, and adults in creating a life they find meaningful and can thrive in. My style is warm and supportive and building a strong and trusting relationship will be essential in our work together. I strive to appreciate and understand your unique story and struggles, offer insights on issues that might be beyond your awareness, and share adaptive tools in managing your life’s challenges."
Teresa D'Astice, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
"Change is hard. As humans, we get stuck in patterns that we don’t know how to change, and that is expected. I work collaboratively with you to identify what you truly value, need, and want in therapy, in your relationships, and for yourself. Mind, body, and soul are connected; therefore, I find it imperative to focus on patterns that are showing up in all of these realms. By providing research-informed therapy and connecting with you on an authentic and human level, my hope is that you find more understanding and empathy for yourself and the people around you."
Psychodynamic
Integrative
(872) 266-1324
Verified
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
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Psychodynamic
Integrative
"Change is hard. As humans, we get stuck in patterns that we don’t know how to change, and that is expected. I work collaboratively with you to identify what you truly value, need, and want in therapy, in your relationships, and for yourself. Mind, body, and soul are connected; therefore, I find it imperative to focus on patterns that are showing up in all of these realms. By providing research-informed therapy and connecting with you on an authentic and human level, my hope is that you find more understanding and empathy for yourself and the people around you."
Brian Kong, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60647
"Across all therapeutic modalities I aim to maintain a safe space, which allows both therapist and client to collaborate and engage in natural conversation. I believe it is through these interactions where a relationship can be developed and certain insights come to light."
Psychodynamic
Integrative
(872) 243-2087
Verified
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60647
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Psychodynamic
Integrative
"Across all therapeutic modalities I aim to maintain a safe space, which allows both therapist and client to collaborate and engage in natural conversation. I believe it is through these interactions where a relationship can be developed and certain insights come to light."
Karoline Kowalczyk, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
"In my work with clients, I offer an environment of care, compassion, humility, and human understanding. Despite its beauty, the human experience is laden with struggles, challenges, and complexities. Often these issues are worth or necessitate exploring. Although I have extensive experience working with a wide range of concerns, I specialize in sleep, anxiety/depression, breakup/divorce recovery, and dating. I believe everyone deserves to sleep well, feel good, and be in a loving, healthy relationship. "
Psychodynamic
Integrative
(312) 884-1738
Verified
Office is near:
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
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Psychodynamic
Integrative
"In my work with clients, I offer an environment of care, compassion, humility, and human understanding. Despite its beauty, the human experience is laden with struggles, challenges, and complexities. Often these issues are worth or necessitate exploring. Although I have extensive experience working with a wide range of concerns, I specialize in sleep, anxiety/depression, breakup/divorce recovery, and dating. I believe everyone deserves to sleep well, feel good, and be in a loving, healthy relationship. "
Laurel Spindel, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
"I believe in the capacity of the human spirit to grow and change and that psychotherapy is a powerful means for this kind of transformation. As a therapist, you will experience me as a keen observer, helping you to explore and identify patterns in your life and picking up on feelings and emotions that might be hard for you to make contact with. I make use of my creativity and yours to help you see things in a new light and to notice ways of being and coping that aren’t working anymore. I am known for my innate curiosity, intellectual agility and emotional intelligence."
Psychodynamic
Integrative
(312) 553-9368
Verified
Office is near:
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
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Psychodynamic
Integrative
"I believe in the capacity of the human spirit to grow and change and that psychotherapy is a powerful means for this kind of transformation. As a therapist, you will experience me as a keen observer, helping you to explore and identify patterns in your life and picking up on feelings and emotions that might be hard for you to make contact with. I make use of my creativity and yours to help you see things in a new light and to notice ways of being and coping that aren’t working anymore. I am known for my innate curiosity, intellectual agility and emotional intelligence."

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Psychodynamic Therapists
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.