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. "
Psychodynamic
Prolonged Exposure Therapy
(773) 717-5538
Verified
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60647
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Psychodynamic
Prolonged Exposure Therapy
" 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. "
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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.)"
Isaac Obenzinger, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
"Isaac Obenzinger spent the first few years in Chicago focusing his career on improving the quality of care for those in a community hospital. He values seeing the progress that people can make through their work in therapy, and it brings him great joy to be part of the journey with them. His ideal populations to make progress with are those open and willing to explore himself or herself, interested in improving their lives, while being open to helpful feedback and coping strategies. This includes persons struggling with life changes such as major career shifts, new roles such as a new parent, depression, trauma and complex traumas."
(872) 985-0311
Verified
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
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"Isaac Obenzinger spent the first few years in Chicago focusing his career on improving the quality of care for those in a community hospital. He values seeing the progress that people can make through their work in therapy, and it brings him great joy to be part of the journey with them. His ideal populations to make progress with are those open and willing to explore himself or herself, interested in improving their lives, while being open to helpful feedback and coping strategies. This includes persons struggling with life changes such as major career shifts, new roles such as a new parent, depression, trauma and complex traumas."
Rossana Sierra-Swiech, Counselor
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
"Do you avoid social events, experience worry or fear, sometimes expecting the worst even where there's no apparent reason? If you answered yes, you may be experiencing anxiety. Do you feel sad, hopeless, discourage, or disinterest with life? If you have difficulties functioning in your daily life due to this, you may be experiencing depression. There are effective interventions for anxiety and depression, and you're not alone. My goal as a therapist is to walk with you through your journey and encourage you to gain a fuller understanding of yourself and ultimately, find hope and healing."
(872) 241-1008
Verified
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
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"Do you avoid social events, experience worry or fear, sometimes expecting the worst even where there's no apparent reason? If you answered yes, you may be experiencing anxiety. Do you feel sad, hopeless, discourage, or disinterest with life? If you have difficulties functioning in your daily life due to this, you may be experiencing depression. There are effective interventions for anxiety and depression, and you're not alone. My goal as a therapist is to walk with you through your journey and encourage you to gain a fuller understanding of yourself and ultimately, find hope and healing."
Spencer Potesta, LPC Intern
LPC Intern, BA, MA
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
"Spencer Potesta is currently a 2nd-year graduate student in the clinical phase of his education via The University of the Cumberlands to receive his Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. His aspirations are to integrate that degree with another Master’s in Organizational Psychology, focusing on the intersection of the individual & systemic organizational health. You could say that Spencer has counseling in his blood, as his sister is a counselor in Ohio & his parents instilled in him at a young age the importance of being mentally health. "
(872) 395-6076
Verified
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
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"Spencer Potesta is currently a 2nd-year graduate student in the clinical phase of his education via The University of the Cumberlands to receive his Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. His aspirations are to integrate that degree with another Master’s in Organizational Psychology, focusing on the intersection of the individual & systemic organizational health. You could say that Spencer has counseling in his blood, as his sister is a counselor in Ohio & his parents instilled in him at a young age the importance of being mentally health. "
Kaylyn Howley, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
"Kaylyn enjoys working with guests who are seeking personal growth and who are willing to try out new things. She has worked with individuals struggling with addiction, anxiety, depression, and who are undergoing transition and crises in their lives. Kaylyn has experience working with individuals, families, and couples. She is eager to apply her extensive knowledge base of mindfulness as well her personality strengths of empathy, humor, acceptance, and genuineness. She believes that therapy can help people discover their own vast resources for self-understanding and healing."
(872) 219-1587
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
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"Kaylyn enjoys working with guests who are seeking personal growth and who are willing to try out new things. She has worked with individuals struggling with addiction, anxiety, depression, and who are undergoing transition and crises in their lives. Kaylyn has experience working with individuals, families, and couples. She is eager to apply her extensive knowledge base of mindfulness as well her personality strengths of empathy, humor, acceptance, and genuineness. She believes that therapy can help people discover their own vast resources for self-understanding and healing."
Katherine Sutton, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MEd, LSOTP
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
"I believe one of the bravest things you can do is begin to understand your own story. "
(872) 985-0101
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West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
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"I believe one of the bravest things you can do is begin to understand your own story. "
Julie Woodley, Counselor
Counselor, MA
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Hosts group in:
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60642
"Julie Woodley understands that painful things happen--big traumas and small traumas that can take the joy out of life. With her extensive training and over 20 years of experience as a licensed counselor, Julie has the expertise to lead all kinds of people with all kinds of wounds on a life-changing journey of healing. Julie works from a Christ-centered framework and her goal is always to help you find your unique identity in God's bigger story. She loves helping women and men of all ages (even teenagers) find their true beauty and strength."
(631) 837-2047
Verified
Hosts group in:
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60642
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"Julie Woodley understands that painful things happen--big traumas and small traumas that can take the joy out of life. With her extensive training and over 20 years of experience as a licensed counselor, Julie has the expertise to lead all kinds of people with all kinds of wounds on a life-changing journey of healing. Julie works from a Christ-centered framework and her goal is always to help you find your unique identity in God's bigger story. She loves helping women and men of all ages (even teenagers) find their true beauty and strength."
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."
(224) 998-0093
Verified
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
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"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."
Corinne Ferguson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
"Life can bring unexpected or sudden changes, often forcing us to confront undesirable circumstances during times of discomfort or crisis. Transitions in life are inevitable and they push us to seek clarity through times of chaos, loss, grief and uncertainty. This can create a sense of disconnect and isolation but developing tools to navigate through these times of transition can lead to empowerment, growth and a deeper level of overall fulfillment and satisfaction in life. As unique individuals there is no cookie cutter approach. "
(773) 829-4702
Verified
Office is near:
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
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"Life can bring unexpected or sudden changes, often forcing us to confront undesirable circumstances during times of discomfort or crisis. Transitions in life are inevitable and they push us to seek clarity through times of chaos, loss, grief and uncertainty. This can create a sense of disconnect and isolation but developing tools to navigate through these times of transition can lead to empowerment, growth and a deeper level of overall fulfillment and satisfaction in life. As unique individuals there is no cookie cutter approach. "
Marisa Carpinelli, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60642
"Marisa is mindfulness-based psychotherapist who works to provide a safe, collaborative, and affirming space centered around each client's needs. Marisa takes great care to create a nonjudgemental space where clients can learn, grow, and discover a valued life. Marisa’s style is empathic, warm, and collaborative and she puts her clients quickly at ease with her authentic style. "
(872) 666-9645
Verified
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60642
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"Marisa is mindfulness-based psychotherapist who works to provide a safe, collaborative, and affirming space centered around each client's needs. Marisa takes great care to create a nonjudgemental space where clients can learn, grow, and discover a valued life. Marisa’s style is empathic, warm, and collaborative and she puts her clients quickly at ease with her authentic style. "
Marielle Mershart, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
"If you are struggling with challenges in your life, feeling your emotions are getting out of control, losing sleep, feeling anxious, even depressed, you can feel better and more in control of your life. Engaging in therapy can make a difference. My approach is supportive, collaborative, and interactive. I strive to create a non-judgmental, empowering environment in which you can explore aspects of your life and relationships, identify old patterns, and establish new, healthier ways of living."
(773) 417-0853
Verified
Office is near:
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
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"If you are struggling with challenges in your life, feeling your emotions are getting out of control, losing sleep, feeling anxious, even depressed, you can feel better and more in control of your life. Engaging in therapy can make a difference. My approach is supportive, collaborative, and interactive. I strive to create a non-judgmental, empowering environment in which you can explore aspects of your life and relationships, identify old patterns, and establish new, healthier ways of living."
Seema Saigal, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
"I am deeply committed to my clinical work and consider it a great privilege to accompany my clients in their personal journey as they navigate life's challenges. My approach is affirming, empowering, strength-based, and informed by the latest research. Although I enjoy working with a variety of concerns, my areas of expertise focus on adjustment to life transitions, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and topics related to diversity. I am a Professor at Adler University and an adjunct lecturer at Northwestern University."
(312) 625-5330
Verified
Office is near:
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
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"I am deeply committed to my clinical work and consider it a great privilege to accompany my clients in their personal journey as they navigate life's challenges. My approach is affirming, empowering, strength-based, and informed by the latest research. Although I enjoy working with a variety of concerns, my areas of expertise focus on adjustment to life transitions, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and topics related to diversity. I am a Professor at Adler University and an adjunct lecturer at Northwestern University."
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."
Tom Alcock, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD, CADC
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
"Personally, I know how difficult it was for me to get out of bed when suffering from depression and anxiety and to go about the everyday when concerned about having another panic attack. I know how valuable it was for me to have someone to talk to that wouldn't judge me or make me feel guilty about being exactly where I was at the time. The idea of "you should be fine", or "you have no reason to be anxious or depressed" is hurtful and doesn't help."
(773) 570-2813
Verified
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
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"Personally, I know how difficult it was for me to get out of bed when suffering from depression and anxiety and to go about the everyday when concerned about having another panic attack. I know how valuable it was for me to have someone to talk to that wouldn't judge me or make me feel guilty about being exactly where I was at the time. The idea of "you should be fine", or "you have no reason to be anxious or depressed" is hurtful and doesn't help."
Jenelle Thomas, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
"I believe the client is the master of her/his life.  However when there is a gap in the client’s level of happiness, it is time for change. Collaborative work in the therapeutic relationship facilitates a positive change towards a solution. My areas of specialty include children, adolescents, young adults, attachment, anxiety and depressive symptoms, conflict resolution, anger management, stress, individuals with developmental and physical disabilities, self-esteem, identity, coping skills, grief & loss, trauma, stress, relationships, life transitions, and women’s issues. "
(872) 204-1860
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Office is near:
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
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"I believe the client is the master of her/his life.  However when there is a gap in the client’s level of happiness, it is time for change. Collaborative work in the therapeutic relationship facilitates a positive change towards a solution. My areas of specialty include children, adolescents, young adults, attachment, anxiety and depressive symptoms, conflict resolution, anger management, stress, individuals with developmental and physical disabilities, self-esteem, identity, coping skills, grief & loss, trauma, stress, relationships, life transitions, and women’s issues. "
Elizabeth Miller, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
"Many of us are not taught to prioritize mental health and end up unsure of what to do when faced with difficult feelings. Therapy does not need to be scary or intimidating. My style is warm and deeply collaborative. Together, we will set goals, continually make sure we're moving in the right direction, and maybe even have a laugh or two along the way. I am a lifelong learner. In therapy, I draw upon the latest neurobiology research to help you understand how what's going on in your brain and nervous system can affect your mood and behavior. "
(312) 784-9453
Verified
Office is near:
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
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"Many of us are not taught to prioritize mental health and end up unsure of what to do when faced with difficult feelings. Therapy does not need to be scary or intimidating. My style is warm and deeply collaborative. Together, we will set goals, continually make sure we're moving in the right direction, and maybe even have a laugh or two along the way. I am a lifelong learner. In therapy, I draw upon the latest neurobiology research to help you understand how what's going on in your brain and nervous system can affect your mood and behavior. "
Amanda Zale, Counselor
Counselor, LCPC
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
"Becoming a first time mom and/or growing your family can be the most transformative event of a woman’s life. The transition can be overwhelming physically and mentally. Women often think to themselves, "What did I get myself into?" Whether it’s dealing with fertility issues, grief for your old life, the trauma of birth, managing the challenges of a newborn, older siblings, or infant colic, there are many factors that can affect the transition. The anxiety and depression that come with these transitions are a common part of the pre and postpartum experience. "
(872) 231-3321
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Office is near:
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
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"Becoming a first time mom and/or growing your family can be the most transformative event of a woman’s life. The transition can be overwhelming physically and mentally. Women often think to themselves, "What did I get myself into?" Whether it’s dealing with fertility issues, grief for your old life, the trauma of birth, managing the challenges of a newborn, older siblings, or infant colic, there are many factors that can affect the transition. The anxiety and depression that come with these transitions are a common part of the pre and postpartum experience. "
Dawnielle Gaskin, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
"Dawnielle Gaskin is a Licensed Professional Counselor who received a master’s in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in Child & Family Studies from Roosevelt University after graduating with both a Bachelor of Arts in Clinical Psychology & a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology. In addition to her LPC, she is also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional & holds a Domestic Violence Training Certificate. "
(872) 231-3084
Verified
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
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"Dawnielle Gaskin is a Licensed Professional Counselor who received a master’s in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in Child & Family Studies from Roosevelt University after graduating with both a Bachelor of Arts in Clinical Psychology & a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology. In addition to her LPC, she is also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional & holds a Domestic Violence Training Certificate. "
Aayu Clinics, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
"So you want to start psychotherapy? Perhaps you have seen a therapist before or this is your first time. Setting that initial appointment and engaging in treatment can be daunting. Please let me help facilitate and aid in your therapeutic process and treatment. I work with clients struggling with mood disorders, anxiety, stress management, PTSD, life transitions and issues related to self-esteem. Let’s work together to process any issues and patterns of your past, determine present difficulties to develop coping strategies, and work towards creating the life you seek today and moving forward. "
(872) 469-7570
Verified
West Town
Chicago, Illinois 60622
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"So you want to start psychotherapy? Perhaps you have seen a therapist before or this is your first time. Setting that initial appointment and engaging in treatment can be daunting. Please let me help facilitate and aid in your therapeutic process and treatment. I work with clients struggling with mood disorders, anxiety, stress management, PTSD, life transitions and issues related to self-esteem. Let’s work together to process any issues and patterns of your past, determine present difficulties to develop coping strategies, and work towards creating the life you seek today and moving forward. "

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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.