Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60647
CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. My goals: to help you get un-stuck, face your difficulties, and restore your connection to yourself and others. I am focused on walking alongside you as we get to the root of issues, while providing you with new tools along the way. I work with individuals around trauma/PTSD (past abuse, dangerous childhoods, sexual assault, witnessing violence), grief/loss, divorce, spiritual instability and identity issues. I also help couples with pre-engagement/pre-marital counseling, healing from emotional and/or sexual affairs, conflict/communication issues, and relationship enrichment. LGBTQ affirmative.
Racial Identity
(312) 487-3531
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Chicago, IL 60647
Racial Identity
CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. My goals: to help you get un-stuck, face your difficulties, and restore your connection to yourself and others. I am focused on walking alongside you as we get to the root of issues, while providing you with new tools along the way. I work with individuals around trauma/PTSD (past abuse, dangerous childhoods, sexual assault, witnessing violence), grief/loss, divorce, spiritual instability and identity issues. I also help couples with pre-engagement/pre-marital counseling, healing from emotional and/or sexual affairs, conflict/communication issues, and relationship enrichment. LGBTQ affirmative.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60611
Leslie is a Licensed Social Worker. She earned her Masters in Clinical Social Work (at the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration), and her Bachelors in Social Work (at Luther College in Iowa). Leslie has a diverse experience in therapy. She's worked with adolescents and adults in many different settings ranging from individual and group therapy to crisis intervention in the Emergency Room.
Racial Identity
(312) 629-4992
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Chicago, IL 60611
Racial Identity
Leslie is a Licensed Social Worker. She earned her Masters in Clinical Social Work (at the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration), and her Bachelors in Social Work (at Luther College in Iowa). Leslie has a diverse experience in therapy. She's worked with adolescents and adults in many different settings ranging from individual and group therapy to crisis intervention in the Emergency Room.
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Counselor, MDiv, MA, MA, LCPC Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60604
Are you unsure of how to make decisions at this time? Has your life been turned upside down? Are you seeking direction in your life? Living through a global pandemic, racial evolution, recession, and heated political climate create an environment for stress, anxiety, and depression to amp up. Living life has changed, and therapy can help to explore ways to live more intentionally.
Racial Identity
(312) 809-6984
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Chicago, IL 60604
Racial Identity
Are you unsure of how to make decisions at this time? Has your life been turned upside down? Are you seeking direction in your life? Living through a global pandemic, racial evolution, recession, and heated political climate create an environment for stress, anxiety, and depression to amp up. Living life has changed, and therapy can help to explore ways to live more intentionally.
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60602
Navigating our world can create stress as we struggle to cope with our responsibilities, relationships, and emotions. Increasing awareness of patterns in our lives and developing new tools and insights can help us to feel more effective, competent, and able to face life's challenges. It can be difficult to move toward change, and I commend you for taking this first step. In our work together, I will provide a non-judgmental space to allow for self-exploration and growth. With deep respect for the healing process and resiliency of my clients, I recognize the importance of working with someone you trust and feel a connection with.
Racial Identity
(872) 259-4562 x702
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Chicago, IL 60602
Racial Identity
Navigating our world can create stress as we struggle to cope with our responsibilities, relationships, and emotions. Increasing awareness of patterns in our lives and developing new tools and insights can help us to feel more effective, competent, and able to face life's challenges. It can be difficult to move toward change, and I commend you for taking this first step. In our work together, I will provide a non-judgmental space to allow for self-exploration and growth. With deep respect for the healing process and resiliency of my clients, I recognize the importance of working with someone you trust and feel a connection with.
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MA, Intern Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60637
Life is full of challenges and unexpected changes. It is normal to struggle with these challenges and changes. However, if you are feeling stuck, anxious, depressed, struggling with self-identity, experiencing grief and loss or other feeling/emotion/thoughts and feel ready to talk about it, I am here for you. I provide a safe space and support for you, by actively listening to your needs. We will walk through your struggles together.You will find a way to cope through it with a correct approach that fit for you and the resources that you need.
Racial Identity
(708) 426-1801
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Chicago, IL 60637
Racial Identity
Life is full of challenges and unexpected changes. It is normal to struggle with these challenges and changes. However, if you are feeling stuck, anxious, depressed, struggling with self-identity, experiencing grief and loss or other feeling/emotion/thoughts and feel ready to talk about it, I am here for you. I provide a safe space and support for you, by actively listening to your needs. We will walk through your struggles together.You will find a way to cope through it with a correct approach that fit for you and the resources that you need.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CRC, CPM, PsyD-ST, DBH Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60601
ACCEPTING Pastoral Counseling Patients This practice is for children is 5 to 18. Women and men 21 to 60+. The central focus of this practice is to help patients navigate and over come various types of traumas - in all of its forms... depression, anxiety, cultural trauma, and medical. This practice does provide pastoral counseling, along with various therapeutic modalities. Our focus is on mindfulness, openness, collaboration, and building trust, with you always. Your words and your journey matter!
Racial Identity
(312) 697-1177 x17135
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Chicago, IL 60601
Racial Identity
ACCEPTING Pastoral Counseling Patients This practice is for children is 5 to 18. Women and men 21 to 60+. The central focus of this practice is to help patients navigate and over come various types of traumas - in all of its forms... depression, anxiety, cultural trauma, and medical. This practice does provide pastoral counseling, along with various therapeutic modalities. Our focus is on mindfulness, openness, collaboration, and building trust, with you always. Your words and your journey matter!
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60618
"A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step." Ancient Chinese philosopher, Lao-Tzu. Let's face it: asking for help isn't always easy, but you've taken the courage to do so. Therapy is an exciting experience of self-discovery! As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), I work with adults, individually or as couples. I use a bilateral approach, incorporating a Strength-based practice with a focus on the mind/body connection, in particular Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT). I assist clients in noticing, when automatic processes are occurring & to alter their reaction to be more of a reflection.
Racial Identity
(404) 609-1659
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Chicago, IL 60618
Racial Identity
"A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step." Ancient Chinese philosopher, Lao-Tzu. Let's face it: asking for help isn't always easy, but you've taken the courage to do so. Therapy is an exciting experience of self-discovery! As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), I work with adults, individually or as couples. I use a bilateral approach, incorporating a Strength-based practice with a focus on the mind/body connection, in particular Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT). I assist clients in noticing, when automatic processes are occurring & to alter their reaction to be more of a reflection.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60602
Often when people start working with me they tell me intellectually they know how to handle something but emotionally they are stuck and keep doing the same unhelpful things over and again. Other times, people come in not knowing why they feel as they do, but they just want to feel better. Initially, couples frequently report having the same problem or argument. By collaborating with my clients, I help them work through what is getting in the way of healthier functioning and relationships. I take a systemic, integrative perspective, informed by research, utilizing a variety of approaches so that I can best meet your needs.
Racial Identity
(224) 255-2531
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Chicago, IL 60602
Racial Identity
Often when people start working with me they tell me intellectually they know how to handle something but emotionally they are stuck and keep doing the same unhelpful things over and again. Other times, people come in not knowing why they feel as they do, but they just want to feel better. Initially, couples frequently report having the same problem or argument. By collaborating with my clients, I help them work through what is getting in the way of healthier functioning and relationships. I take a systemic, integrative perspective, informed by research, utilizing a variety of approaches so that I can best meet your needs.
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Counselor, MA, LCPC Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60640
I am passionate about providing counseling for children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I enjoy working with diverse cultural backgrounds, all sexual orientations and gender, and advocating for clients. I use an integrative treatment pulling from Humanistic, Systems, Trauma-Informed, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy while incorporating expressive therapy techniques. I believe you are your own expert; therefore, I work in a collaborative, encouraging, and compassionate effort to create custom goals for healthier relationships and lifestyles.
Racial Identity
(872) 231-3382
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Chicago, IL 60640
Racial Identity
I am passionate about providing counseling for children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I enjoy working with diverse cultural backgrounds, all sexual orientations and gender, and advocating for clients. I use an integrative treatment pulling from Humanistic, Systems, Trauma-Informed, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy while incorporating expressive therapy techniques. I believe you are your own expert; therefore, I work in a collaborative, encouraging, and compassionate effort to create custom goals for healthier relationships and lifestyles.
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Counselor, MA, LCPC Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60657
Some of the reasons people I’ve treated have come in relate to struggles with depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and co-occurring disorders, such as substance abuse. During my career, I have developed a specialty in working with those affected by trauma and the symptoms associated with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Racial Identity
(773) 661-4935 x0941
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Chicago, IL 60657
Racial Identity
Some of the reasons people I’ve treated have come in relate to struggles with depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and co-occurring disorders, such as substance abuse. During my career, I have developed a specialty in working with those affected by trauma and the symptoms associated with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60657
I focuses a lot of my practice on minority mental health. I have extensive experience of working with clients from various race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, immigration status, gender presentation, and socio-economic status. A special area of interest of mine is working with individuals to create healthy relationships and reconcile cultural/inter-generational conflicts. I specializes in working with individual adults and adolescents to address anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, stress, anger management, cultural identify, family conflict, grief, self-esteem, life transitions and many other areas of concerns.
Racial Identity
(773) 364-1625
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Chicago, IL 60657
Racial Identity
I focuses a lot of my practice on minority mental health. I have extensive experience of working with clients from various race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, immigration status, gender presentation, and socio-economic status. A special area of interest of mine is working with individuals to create healthy relationships and reconcile cultural/inter-generational conflicts. I specializes in working with individual adults and adolescents to address anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, stress, anger management, cultural identify, family conflict, grief, self-esteem, life transitions and many other areas of concerns.
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Verified
Chicago, IL 60657
Glennon Doyle says it best: "I see your fear, and it's big. I also see your courage, and it's bigger. We can do hard things." Together we can build a safe and collaborative space that fosters growth. Life can be messy, even demanding; we will have hard days. And that’s okay. I approach therapy with patience, compassion, and humor. Tears and silence are so welcome here. My training is in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) through a trauma-informed lens. I fully believe that each individual requires a personalized therapeutic approach.
Racial Identity
(872) 266-9294
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Chicago, IL 60657
Racial Identity
Glennon Doyle says it best: "I see your fear, and it's big. I also see your courage, and it's bigger. We can do hard things." Together we can build a safe and collaborative space that fosters growth. Life can be messy, even demanding; we will have hard days. And that’s okay. I approach therapy with patience, compassion, and humor. Tears and silence are so welcome here. My training is in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) through a trauma-informed lens. I fully believe that each individual requires a personalized therapeutic approach.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MST Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60613
I have been honored to share and co-create space with folx of vastly different experiences and intersections of identity. I work with LGB, trans*, and gender-expansive folx; poly and kinky folx; HIV-impacted folx; young people living with multiple disabilities; and individuals with histories of chronic homelessness, and/or issues related to substance use. I also have experience working with individuals impacted by anxiety, trauma, discomfort, depression, chronic and persistent mental illness, and a range of neurodiversity. The space we share is built of mutual regard and destruction of the "therapist is expert" paradigm.
Racial Identity
(917) 456-9322
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Chicago, IL 60613
Racial Identity
I have been honored to share and co-create space with folx of vastly different experiences and intersections of identity. I work with LGB, trans*, and gender-expansive folx; poly and kinky folx; HIV-impacted folx; young people living with multiple disabilities; and individuals with histories of chronic homelessness, and/or issues related to substance use. I also have experience working with individuals impacted by anxiety, trauma, discomfort, depression, chronic and persistent mental illness, and a range of neurodiversity. The space we share is built of mutual regard and destruction of the "therapist is expert" paradigm.
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Counselor, MA, LCPC Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60605
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with experience working with adults, couples, families, and groups. I received my Master's in Counseling with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy from Governors State University. I've worked in a variety of mental health settings including residential substance abuse treatment, senior/veteran housing, and private practice. I have extensive experience working with clients dealing with co-occurring disorders, relationship issues, and grief/loss. I use a variety of theoretical orientations and collaboratively work with clients to provide support and continuous growth.
Racial Identity
(708) 295-3526
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Chicago, IL 60605
Racial Identity
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with experience working with adults, couples, families, and groups. I received my Master's in Counseling with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy from Governors State University. I've worked in a variety of mental health settings including residential substance abuse treatment, senior/veteran housing, and private practice. I have extensive experience working with clients dealing with co-occurring disorders, relationship issues, and grief/loss. I use a variety of theoretical orientations and collaboratively work with clients to provide support and continuous growth.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60630
Too often the problems and emotional pain that loom large in our lives are compounded by a lack of understanding of its origins or the discrepancy between our inner dialogue and the true reality. I believe that lasting change comes from working on these discrepancies and clearly defining our values and strengths in a safe environment that is free from judgment of any kind. I am a child of Korean immigrants and bring a multicultural perspective to my therapeutic approach that also includes a social justice perspective.
Racial Identity
(331) 260-9780
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Chicago, IL 60630
Racial Identity
Too often the problems and emotional pain that loom large in our lives are compounded by a lack of understanding of its origins or the discrepancy between our inner dialogue and the true reality. I believe that lasting change comes from working on these discrepancies and clearly defining our values and strengths in a safe environment that is free from judgment of any kind. I am a child of Korean immigrants and bring a multicultural perspective to my therapeutic approach that also includes a social justice perspective.
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Chicago, IL 60657
*I'm currently accepting new clients! My primary goal as a therapist is to provide an affirmative and supportive environment in which you feel comfortable exploring and experiencing true authenticity within yourself and in navigating that authenticity across relationships and different spaces. I believe that by living the most authentic version of ourselves we can then embrace experiencing the full range of emotions that life offers us, including difficult emotions and thoughts, unpleasant memories and unwanted urges and sensations, with courage, radical acceptance and deep compassion.
Racial Identity
(872) 204-1489
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Chicago, IL 60657
Racial Identity
*I'm currently accepting new clients! My primary goal as a therapist is to provide an affirmative and supportive environment in which you feel comfortable exploring and experiencing true authenticity within yourself and in navigating that authenticity across relationships and different spaces. I believe that by living the most authentic version of ourselves we can then embrace experiencing the full range of emotions that life offers us, including difficult emotions and thoughts, unpleasant memories and unwanted urges and sensations, with courage, radical acceptance and deep compassion.
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Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60618
* I presently ONLY have availability for psychological evaluations. I am not taking new therapy patients at this time. *
Racial Identity
(872) 231-3371
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Chicago, IL 60618
Racial Identity
* I presently ONLY have availability for psychological evaluations. I am not taking new therapy patients at this time. *
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Counselor, LCPC Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60640
I approach therapy based upon the three core values: Curiosity, Compassion, and Community. I want to be curious about each client or couple that walks through my door. I want to know their unique problem and share some of my knowledge and skills to assist in meeting their goals. I want to be compassionate to each individual and explore what fosters their own sense of compassion. I also want to understand a person's community. Isolation is a painful state of being and I want to find how clients connect to others and build an environment of safety.
Racial Identity
(312) 477-2046
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Chicago, IL 60640
Racial Identity
I approach therapy based upon the three core values: Curiosity, Compassion, and Community. I want to be curious about each client or couple that walks through my door. I want to know their unique problem and share some of my knowledge and skills to assist in meeting their goals. I want to be compassionate to each individual and explore what fosters their own sense of compassion. I also want to understand a person's community. Isolation is a painful state of being and I want to find how clients connect to others and build an environment of safety.
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Counselor, LCPC Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60615
Are you stuck? Are you "the strong one" or the person who "has got it all together" but is really suffering at the moment? Do you wonder if it is you or if it is them (or your environment)?Feeling unlike your normal self or feeling like you don't even know yourself are two very painful states to experience. I work with individuals with a wide variety of concerns. You can feel comfortable being yourself and expect me to engage in LGBTQIA+ affirmative/celebratory therapy and also work affirmatively with individuals in all expressions of romantic/sexual relationships.
Racial Identity
(872) 252-7540 x25
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Chicago, IL 60615
Racial Identity
Are you stuck? Are you "the strong one" or the person who "has got it all together" but is really suffering at the moment? Do you wonder if it is you or if it is them (or your environment)?Feeling unlike your normal self or feeling like you don't even know yourself are two very painful states to experience. I work with individuals with a wide variety of concerns. You can feel comfortable being yourself and expect me to engage in LGBTQIA+ affirmative/celebratory therapy and also work affirmatively with individuals in all expressions of romantic/sexual relationships.
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MA, NCC Verified
Verified
Chicago, IL 60605
Staying centered while balancing the many demands and expectations that our lives place upon us, may become overwhelming at times. Finding our balance between meeting those demands and creating mind space to explore, develop, and implement our authentic selves can be challenging. These imbalances can compromise our emotional and psychological well-being, as well as impact our physical and spiritual health negatively. They can also affect our relationships with others, personally and professionally, influencing the way we perceive our circumstances, communicate with others and assert our needs.
Racial Identity
(312) 626-0573
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Chicago, IL 60605
Racial Identity
Staying centered while balancing the many demands and expectations that our lives place upon us, may become overwhelming at times. Finding our balance between meeting those demands and creating mind space to explore, develop, and implement our authentic selves can be challenging. These imbalances can compromise our emotional and psychological well-being, as well as impact our physical and spiritual health negatively. They can also affect our relationships with others, personally and professionally, influencing the way we perceive our circumstances, communicate with others and assert our needs.

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Racial Identity Therapists
Try these Therapists to find help with racial identity in Chicago. Race issues or racial identity issues in Chicago can be the cause of cause of stress and anxiety. Working to resolve racial challenges can be helped by a racial Therapist experienced in racial identity counseling. Therapists are highly skilled at understanding cultural and racial identity issues, and can be sensitive to the challenges presented.


How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in Chicago are able to work with a wide range of issues and communities, including the BIPOC community in Chicago. 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.