Counselor, MA, MPH, RN, LCPC Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60602
Choosing a therapist you feel you can work well with is critical to successful treatment. I offer a safe, collaborative, empathic & trusting relational space in which you can explore your issues and concerns without fear of judgment. We will work together to help you develop greater self-understanding, foster close, connected relationships, uncover thought & behavioral patterns that interfere with happiness, master coping skills and achieve the emotional vitality necessary to a healthy, productive and satisfying life. In addition to excellent training, I also bring life experience, wisdom, curiosity and compassion into treatment.
Psychodynamic
(312) 854-2751
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Chicago, IL 60602
Psychodynamic
Choosing a therapist you feel you can work well with is critical to successful treatment. I offer a safe, collaborative, empathic & trusting relational space in which you can explore your issues and concerns without fear of judgment. We will work together to help you develop greater self-understanding, foster close, connected relationships, uncover thought & behavioral patterns that interfere with happiness, master coping skills and achieve the emotional vitality necessary to a healthy, productive and satisfying life. In addition to excellent training, I also bring life experience, wisdom, curiosity and compassion into treatment.
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Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60640
My therapeutic approach emphasizes how our perspectives on life and relationships are informed by past experiences, where we are in the present, and our future hopes. I strive to create an open environment allowing access to the meaning of these experiences and explore the impact this has on our lives.
Psychodynamic
(224) 214-5067
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Chicago, IL 60640
Psychodynamic
My therapeutic approach emphasizes how our perspectives on life and relationships are informed by past experiences, where we are in the present, and our future hopes. I strive to create an open environment allowing access to the meaning of these experiences and explore the impact this has on our lives.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60646
I offer a compassionate and individualized approach to therapy, helping adults and children to navigate challenging situations and develop healthy responses to stress. I work one-on-one with clients to identify the root of their struggles and offer concrete strategies to reduce stress, improve communication, and enhance relationships. I have over a decade of experience providing support to individuals and families throughout Chicago and the north shore. My specialties include anxiety, depression, mood disorders, OCD, relationship issues, family/marital challenges, parenting support and more.
Psychodynamic
(872) 244-6245 x500
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Chicago, IL 60646
Psychodynamic
I offer a compassionate and individualized approach to therapy, helping adults and children to navigate challenging situations and develop healthy responses to stress. I work one-on-one with clients to identify the root of their struggles and offer concrete strategies to reduce stress, improve communication, and enhance relationships. I have over a decade of experience providing support to individuals and families throughout Chicago and the north shore. My specialties include anxiety, depression, mood disorders, OCD, relationship issues, family/marital challenges, parenting support and more.
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LCSW, LCPC, ATR Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60606
We are dedicated to helping people improve emotional, physical and spiritual well-being by focusing on personal growth. Our team of highly qualified therapists has experience in a wide variety of issues including relationship issues, depression and anxiety. However, we don't dwell on what isn't working; we help you build upon what IS working. Our approach is empowering, empathetic and non-judgmental. We help you identify and release unhealthy behavior patterns, which may interfere with your ability to experience a deeper sense of peace and serenity. We look forward to working with you and in accompanying you upon your journey.
Psychodynamic
(312) 620-1924
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Chicago, IL 60606
Psychodynamic
We are dedicated to helping people improve emotional, physical and spiritual well-being by focusing on personal growth. Our team of highly qualified therapists has experience in a wide variety of issues including relationship issues, depression and anxiety. However, we don't dwell on what isn't working; we help you build upon what IS working. Our approach is empowering, empathetic and non-judgmental. We help you identify and release unhealthy behavior patterns, which may interfere with your ability to experience a deeper sense of peace and serenity. We look forward to working with you and in accompanying you upon your journey.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60611
My name is Matthew Cramer and I'm a psychotherapist and addictions counselor. If you're considering therapy but aren't quite sure, or aren't entirely comfortable opening up to a stranger, then you've come to the right place! Most people who see me have little to no experience with therapists or therapy. Many are uncomfortable asking for help, believing it is a sign of "weakness." Others come from families where "staying strong," and keeping "personal business" in the family was the norm. Whatever their story, they are able to open up to me.
Psychodynamic
(773) 328-8720
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Chicago, IL 60611
Psychodynamic
My name is Matthew Cramer and I'm a psychotherapist and addictions counselor. If you're considering therapy but aren't quite sure, or aren't entirely comfortable opening up to a stranger, then you've come to the right place! Most people who see me have little to no experience with therapists or therapy. Many are uncomfortable asking for help, believing it is a sign of "weakness." Others come from families where "staying strong," and keeping "personal business" in the family was the norm. Whatever their story, they are able to open up to me.
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Psychologist, PsyD, CSADC, BCETS Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60611
Life gets complicated. You have been trying all that you know how to do to make things better for yourself or for someone you love but have run out of energy, ideas or both. You may have a relationship with someone you love but just can't seem to get along. You may be a parent trying to best figure out how to help a child or teen who is having problems. You may feel burdened by sadness, fear or stress.Or, perhaps you have old wounds that seem to keep interfering with you creating the life you want.
Psychodynamic
(847) 920-7884 x1
Verified
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Chicago, IL 60611
Psychodynamic
Life gets complicated. You have been trying all that you know how to do to make things better for yourself or for someone you love but have run out of energy, ideas or both. You may have a relationship with someone you love but just can't seem to get along. You may be a parent trying to best figure out how to help a child or teen who is having problems. You may feel burdened by sadness, fear or stress.Or, perhaps you have old wounds that seem to keep interfering with you creating the life you want.
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MSW Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60602
I am passionate about working to ensure that underserved and underrepresented individuals, couples and families, have the support and resources necessary to live emotionally healthy and productive lives. I have found that through therapy, I can inspire people to deal with life as they find it and equip them with skills to make it better. I am passionate about helping people and identify their areas of opportunity for growth and guiding them to a place of understanding and action. I am able to encourage, inspire and help people move beyond the current circumstances, to a place of peace and resolve so that they may be successful.
Psychodynamic
(312) 516-4249
Verified
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Chicago, IL 60602
Psychodynamic
I am passionate about working to ensure that underserved and underrepresented individuals, couples and families, have the support and resources necessary to live emotionally healthy and productive lives. I have found that through therapy, I can inspire people to deal with life as they find it and equip them with skills to make it better. I am passionate about helping people and identify their areas of opportunity for growth and guiding them to a place of understanding and action. I am able to encourage, inspire and help people move beyond the current circumstances, to a place of peace and resolve so that they may be successful.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, Analyst, LCSW Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60611
If you have wondered for a long time whether you could possibly become more like the person you long to be and get some of the things you really want from your life before it is too late, then you are like the people I see. In doing this work I approach my collaborator with affection, enjoyment, unvarying thoughtfulness, and unconditional commitment. I use my own insides and all my responsiveness, all of the time. I bring a wide range and depth of experience in doing intensive and deep-rooted work, which is the kind of challenging work I enjoy.
Psychodynamic
(773) 250-6394
Verified
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Chicago, IL 60611
Psychodynamic
If you have wondered for a long time whether you could possibly become more like the person you long to be and get some of the things you really want from your life before it is too late, then you are like the people I see. In doing this work I approach my collaborator with affection, enjoyment, unvarying thoughtfulness, and unconditional commitment. I use my own insides and all my responsiveness, all of the time. I bring a wide range and depth of experience in doing intensive and deep-rooted work, which is the kind of challenging work I enjoy.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60640
I work with people who are being bullied by their inner critic, and feel defeated, stuck, and hopeless. Through our work together we disarm this inner critic so that they can feel braver, freer and lighter.
Psychodynamic
(773) 492-8939
Verified
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Chicago, IL 60640
Psychodynamic
I work with people who are being bullied by their inner critic, and feel defeated, stuck, and hopeless. Through our work together we disarm this inner critic so that they can feel braver, freer and lighter.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60640
I am a psychotherapist and Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Chicago, Illinois. I provide individual and couples therapy specializing in the particular needs of the queer community. Psychotherapy offers the opportunity to gain a deeper knowledge and acceptance of oneself as well as insight into how one's fears, unacknowledged desires, and conflicts from the past can influence current behavior. I believe that a successful psychotherapy is directly dependent upon a solid relationship between therapist and patient.
Psychodynamic
(312) 548-3824
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Chicago, IL 60640
Psychodynamic
I am a psychotherapist and Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Chicago, Illinois. I provide individual and couples therapy specializing in the particular needs of the queer community. Psychotherapy offers the opportunity to gain a deeper knowledge and acceptance of oneself as well as insight into how one's fears, unacknowledged desires, and conflicts from the past can influence current behavior. I believe that a successful psychotherapy is directly dependent upon a solid relationship between therapist and patient.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60611
I provide a warm, accepting, thoughtful and insightful environment so that we can begin to explore they ways that you are looking to create change. I know that it is not uncommon to feel stuck, unsure and wonder how to proceed in your life yet I believe we all hold the ability to explore and even overcome these barriers and experience life in new ways. Please feel free to contact me for a free phone consultation so that we can begin to understand the ways you are needing to create changes in your life.
Psychodynamic
(312) 719-1926
Verified
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Chicago, IL 60611
Psychodynamic
I provide a warm, accepting, thoughtful and insightful environment so that we can begin to explore they ways that you are looking to create change. I know that it is not uncommon to feel stuck, unsure and wonder how to proceed in your life yet I believe we all hold the ability to explore and even overcome these barriers and experience life in new ways. Please feel free to contact me for a free phone consultation so that we can begin to understand the ways you are needing to create changes in your life.
Photo of Vanessa E Ford, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60626
I believe in building collaborative relationships with my clients. Many of the people who come to see me are insightful and know that certain behaviors or symptoms of depression, stress or anxiety are holding them back. We will work together to both help you develop better coping and self-esteem, as well as developing a better understanding of your issues and problems. Cognitive-behavioral therapy and DBT can help with this. For more information on my background please visit the "credentials" page on my website.
Psychodynamic
(773) 552-8070
Verified
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Chicago, IL 60626
Psychodynamic
I believe in building collaborative relationships with my clients. Many of the people who come to see me are insightful and know that certain behaviors or symptoms of depression, stress or anxiety are holding them back. We will work together to both help you develop better coping and self-esteem, as well as developing a better understanding of your issues and problems. Cognitive-behavioral therapy and DBT can help with this. For more information on my background please visit the "credentials" page on my website.
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Psychologist, MA, PsyD Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60604
If you are struggling with feeling overwhelmed, anxious, depressed or experiencing increased life stressors due to work, family or other responsibilities, psychotherapy can help. Strengthening your interpersonal, behavioral and relational strategies will bring you relief. Together, we will explore how the complex patterns of your experiences are affecting your current life challenges, emotions, and behaviors. Whether working with children, adolescents, teens or adults, my approach is to be compassionate and attuned to your unique set of needs, providing a space for you to feel understood, appreciated and learn self-acceptance, ultimately achieving more effective strategies for dealing with life's stressors.
Psychodynamic
(773) 888-4771
Verified
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Chicago, IL 60604
Psychodynamic
If you are struggling with feeling overwhelmed, anxious, depressed or experiencing increased life stressors due to work, family or other responsibilities, psychotherapy can help. Strengthening your interpersonal, behavioral and relational strategies will bring you relief. Together, we will explore how the complex patterns of your experiences are affecting your current life challenges, emotions, and behaviors. Whether working with children, adolescents, teens or adults, my approach is to be compassionate and attuned to your unique set of needs, providing a space for you to feel understood, appreciated and learn self-acceptance, ultimately achieving more effective strategies for dealing with life's stressors.
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Counselor, PhD, LCPC Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60615
I've been practicing psychotherapy for over 20 years, working with adults from all walks of life who may be struggling with depression, anxiety, grief, relationship and family problems, vocational difficulties, and/or simply finding their way in life in difficult times. I love my work and find it an honor to be a part of someone's passage towards greater insight, stability and flourishing. I received my PhD from the University of Chicago and trained at the Center for Religion & Psychotherapy, where I have been the Director of Education as well as a faculty and staff person.
Psychodynamic
Verified
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Chicago, IL 60615
Psychodynamic
I've been practicing psychotherapy for over 20 years, working with adults from all walks of life who may be struggling with depression, anxiety, grief, relationship and family problems, vocational difficulties, and/or simply finding their way in life in difficult times. I love my work and find it an honor to be a part of someone's passage towards greater insight, stability and flourishing. I received my PhD from the University of Chicago and trained at the Center for Religion & Psychotherapy, where I have been the Director of Education as well as a faculty and staff person.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60657
Life is full of never ending change and unexpected challenges leaving us all confused and unsure at times. I view therapy as a unique space to explore painful feelings, relationships, and what might not be working so well for you anymore. I value helping my clients establish a deeper understanding about what brings them in, their needs/desires, and early life experiences. I may incorporate mindfulness to help deal with stress, and enhance self-care. My style is compassionate and views you as the expert in your own life possessing many strengths that will help guide this process.
Psychodynamic
(773) 570-2203 x3
Verified
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Chicago, IL 60657
Psychodynamic
Life is full of never ending change and unexpected challenges leaving us all confused and unsure at times. I view therapy as a unique space to explore painful feelings, relationships, and what might not be working so well for you anymore. I value helping my clients establish a deeper understanding about what brings them in, their needs/desires, and early life experiences. I may incorporate mindfulness to help deal with stress, and enhance self-care. My style is compassionate and views you as the expert in your own life possessing many strengths that will help guide this process.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 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
(773) 904-2152
Verified
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Chicago, IL 60622
Psychodynamic
*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.
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Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60604
If you find yourself not feeling good enough, struggling to cope with worries, traumas, and pain from the past, or wanting to learn more about yourself and why you think and behave in the ways that you do, my therapeutic approach may be right for you. Depending on your goals/needs, we will work together to increase your insight and help you feel empowered to make different decisions in life to get your closer to who and where you want to be. My intention in our work together is to see you, understand you, and challenge you to grow. When necessary/needed, we will use humor along the way, as sometimes laughter is the best medicine!
Psychodynamic
(872) 713-9712
Verified
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Chicago, IL 60604
Psychodynamic
If you find yourself not feeling good enough, struggling to cope with worries, traumas, and pain from the past, or wanting to learn more about yourself and why you think and behave in the ways that you do, my therapeutic approach may be right for you. Depending on your goals/needs, we will work together to increase your insight and help you feel empowered to make different decisions in life to get your closer to who and where you want to be. My intention in our work together is to see you, understand you, and challenge you to grow. When necessary/needed, we will use humor along the way, as sometimes laughter is the best medicine!
Photo of Destinee Moore, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60602
Are you experiencing depression or sadness, but you don't know the cause? Do you get anxious or scared? Are you having trouble in your relationship, and you're unsure how to cope? I understand and I can help. I have experience in providing individual, couples, and group psychotherapy services largely to minorities, LGBTQ individuals, adults, and at risk youth dealing with mental health concerns such as anxiety and depression. While this list is not all-inclusive, I also have extensive experience dealing with substance abuse/recovery, harm reduction, trauma, and chronic illnesses.
Psychodynamic
(312) 635-5811
Verified
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Chicago, IL 60602
Psychodynamic
Are you experiencing depression or sadness, but you don't know the cause? Do you get anxious or scared? Are you having trouble in your relationship, and you're unsure how to cope? I understand and I can help. I have experience in providing individual, couples, and group psychotherapy services largely to minorities, LGBTQ individuals, adults, and at risk youth dealing with mental health concerns such as anxiety and depression. While this list is not all-inclusive, I also have extensive experience dealing with substance abuse/recovery, harm reduction, trauma, and chronic illnesses.
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Counselor, MA, LCPC Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60631
You wish you felt confident and happy with your life. You want things but many times your stress, anxiety, and worry about your current life and the past, interfere with your happiness. Do you feel deep pain, feel alone, and need some relief? You have thoughts that you are "not enough" or "you are unlovable." You want to feel better but don't know what else to do. I can help you learn about what may be influencing feeling stressed, having unhappy relationships, and what keeps you feeling stuck and in pain.
Psychodynamic
(312) 548-8281
Verified
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Chicago, IL 60631
Psychodynamic
You wish you felt confident and happy with your life. You want things but many times your stress, anxiety, and worry about your current life and the past, interfere with your happiness. Do you feel deep pain, feel alone, and need some relief? You have thoughts that you are "not enough" or "you are unlovable." You want to feel better but don't know what else to do. I can help you learn about what may be influencing feeling stressed, having unhappy relationships, and what keeps you feeling stuck and in pain.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60659
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker whose approach to therapy is relational, collaborative, strengths-based and somatically oriented.
Psychodynamic
(773) 839-3579
Verified
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Chicago, IL 60659
Psychodynamic
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker whose approach to therapy is relational, collaborative, strengths-based and somatically oriented.

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Psychodynamic Therapists
Psychodynamic therapy in 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 Chicago are able to work with a wide range of issues. They offer in person sessions as well as Teletherapy in Chicago

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