Counselor, LCPC, MA, LL.Psyc
Verified by Psychology Today
Near West Side
Chicago, Illinois 60607
"Wisdom outweighs any wealth - Sophocles (497-406 B.C.) Life is too brief as we work through our 'journey'. Enjoy relationships/expand problem solving. Manage 'challenges' @ Work/Home. Experienced in Individual/Management Consulting to Business/Hospitals. Integrate the 'Science & Art' of treatment based on Best Practices/Research. Individual/Couples/Adolescent/Elderly. Dir.@clinics & experienced w/ communities of faith in 'preventative' education. All phone calls FREE. "Vision without execution is a daydream. Execution without vision is a nightmare." Japanese Proverb"
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
Gottman Method
(872) 666-9790
Verified
Near West Side
Chicago, Illinois 60607
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Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
Gottman Method
"Wisdom outweighs any wealth - Sophocles (497-406 B.C.) Life is too brief as we work through our 'journey'. Enjoy relationships/expand problem solving. Manage 'challenges' @ Work/Home. Experienced in Individual/Management Consulting to Business/Hospitals. Integrate the 'Science & Art' of treatment based on Best Practices/Research. Individual/Couples/Adolescent/Elderly. Dir.@clinics & experienced w/ communities of faith in 'preventative' education. All phone calls FREE. "Vision without execution is a daydream. Execution without vision is a nightmare." Japanese Proverb"
Proactive Therapy, LLC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AM, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Near West Side
Chicago, Illinois 60661
"Life can be difficult and all of us struggle at times. Throughout our lives, we deal with hardship, loss, pain, break ups, hurt, relationship turmoil, work/life balance, transitions, crisis, sadness, worry and difficulty managing intense feelings. We are also resillient. We all have the inherent ability to change and thrive. Each day offers an opportunity to learn from the past and fully immerse ourselves in the present. We offer the space and tools to learn and grow through collaborative, compassionate therapeutic relationships."
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
Gottman Method
(312) 626-1800
Verified
Office is near:
Near West Side
Chicago, Illinois 60661
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Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
Gottman Method
"Life can be difficult and all of us struggle at times. Throughout our lives, we deal with hardship, loss, pain, break ups, hurt, relationship turmoil, work/life balance, transitions, crisis, sadness, worry and difficulty managing intense feelings. We are also resillient. We all have the inherent ability to change and thrive. Each day offers an opportunity to learn from the past and fully immerse ourselves in the present. We offer the space and tools to learn and grow through collaborative, compassionate therapeutic relationships."
Richard Espinal, Counselor
Counselor, MA, LCPC, NCC
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Near West Side
Chicago, Illinois 60607
"I am ready to partner with you as we commit to your growth as a person and professional. It takes great courage to sit with another person and share what you have kept dormant. Often times this includes a secret carefully stowed, aspirations and dreams waiting to ignite, and your deepest desires for connection, belonging, and purpose. I work hard at earning your trust, devote the time and resources to grow as a clinician, have a team of mentors and consultants, and built the foundation of my skills in the most challenging/rewarding training environments. My success is only possible when current/previous clients are soaring!"
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
Gottman Method
(312) 883-8712
Verified
Office is near:
Near West Side
Chicago, Illinois 60607
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Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
Gottman Method
"I am ready to partner with you as we commit to your growth as a person and professional. It takes great courage to sit with another person and share what you have kept dormant. Often times this includes a secret carefully stowed, aspirations and dreams waiting to ignite, and your deepest desires for connection, belonging, and purpose. I work hard at earning your trust, devote the time and resources to grow as a clinician, have a team of mentors and consultants, and built the foundation of my skills in the most challenging/rewarding training environments. My success is only possible when current/previous clients are soaring!"
Mary Questad, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Near West Side
Chicago, Illinois 60607
"I love working with children, the inner child in every adult and couples experiencing stress from parenting. I particularly specialize in working with trauma, anxiety, depression, developmental delays, ADHD, behavior issues, Autism Spectrum and emotional problems related to other medical issues. I take a warm, collaborative and judgement-free approach. I’ll include you in your treatment planning because I think you’ll be more invested in a plan if you had a part in creating it. "
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
Gottman Method
(312) 784-9867
Verified
Near West Side
Chicago, Illinois 60607
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Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
Gottman Method
"I love working with children, the inner child in every adult and couples experiencing stress from parenting. I particularly specialize in working with trauma, anxiety, depression, developmental delays, ADHD, behavior issues, Autism Spectrum and emotional problems related to other medical issues. I take a warm, collaborative and judgement-free approach. I’ll include you in your treatment planning because I think you’ll be more invested in a plan if you had a part in creating it. "
Carolyn Cole, Counselor
Counselor, MA, LCPC, LMFT, NCC
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Near West Side
Chicago, Illinois 60607
"How do you treat yourself? Can you say you treat yourself with the same compassion and care you show your family? Your friends? Your partner? Are you your best supporter or your biggest critic? We should talk! My passion is working with adults who are not satisfied with their relationships - with friends, family, or significant others. You deserve to feel loved and important, I want to help you identify and remove the barriers keeping you from realizing the life you want."
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
Gottman Method
(312) 647-2407
Verified
Office is near:
Near West Side
Chicago, Illinois 60607
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Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
Gottman Method
"How do you treat yourself? Can you say you treat yourself with the same compassion and care you show your family? Your friends? Your partner? Are you your best supporter or your biggest critic? We should talk! My passion is working with adults who are not satisfied with their relationships - with friends, family, or significant others. You deserve to feel loved and important, I want to help you identify and remove the barriers keeping you from realizing the life you want."
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Rebecca Wolf, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Near West Side
Chicago, Illinois 60661
"If you are struggling to feel confident and secure in your relationship or career, Rebecca Wolf can help you find a greater sense of peace. Rebecca has comprehensive experience working with adults and couples regarding addiction, anxiety, self-esteem, workplace and relationship issues. She primarily sees professionals and parents in their mid-twenties to mid-forties dealing with relationship issues - getting into relationships, managing relationships, and getting out of relationships or divorced. She frequently works with parents and professionals in the accounting, marketing, finance, IT and legal fields."
(888) 608-9105
Verified
Near West Side
Chicago, Illinois 60661
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"If you are struggling to feel confident and secure in your relationship or career, Rebecca Wolf can help you find a greater sense of peace. Rebecca has comprehensive experience working with adults and couples regarding addiction, anxiety, self-esteem, workplace and relationship issues. She primarily sees professionals and parents in their mid-twenties to mid-forties dealing with relationship issues - getting into relationships, managing relationships, and getting out of relationships or divorced. She frequently works with parents and professionals in the accounting, marketing, finance, IT and legal fields."
Clairmarie Szopa, Counselor
Counselor, MS, LCPC, NCC
Verified by Psychology Today
Near West Side
Chicago, Illinois 60607
"Asking for help isn't always easy, so I have tremendous respect for the courage and strength it takes to seek professional guidance. Working from the belief that change is always possible, I help my clients identify their strengths, what's getting in the way of making changes in their life, and the most effective ways to achieve their goals. My style of counseling is supportive and collaborative, with an emphasis on respect, encouragement, and hope."
(888) 730-5220
Verified
Near West Side
Chicago, Illinois 60607
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"Asking for help isn't always easy, so I have tremendous respect for the courage and strength it takes to seek professional guidance. Working from the belief that change is always possible, I help my clients identify their strengths, what's getting in the way of making changes in their life, and the most effective ways to achieve their goals. My style of counseling is supportive and collaborative, with an emphasis on respect, encouragement, and hope."
Anna Poss, Counselor
Counselor, LCPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Near West Side
Chicago, Illinois 60607
"There is something keeping you from having the happy, fulfilling life you crave. Anxiety about your career is causing performance issues at work. Is it keeping you from enjoying life outside of work? Maybe stress is keeping you from sleeping. Your anxiety is relentless and exhausting. Perhaps a past sexual assault is making it difficult to have the healthy relationship you crave. It is making it hard to trust yourself and others. Or maybe you just can't get over that break-up. You're in a demanding career or caregiver role that has you burned out. You can't get away from low self-esteem and self-doubt. "
(773) 832-5665
Verified
Office is near:
Near West Side
Chicago, Illinois 60607
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"There is something keeping you from having the happy, fulfilling life you crave. Anxiety about your career is causing performance issues at work. Is it keeping you from enjoying life outside of work? Maybe stress is keeping you from sleeping. Your anxiety is relentless and exhausting. Perhaps a past sexual assault is making it difficult to have the healthy relationship you crave. It is making it hard to trust yourself and others. Or maybe you just can't get over that break-up. You're in a demanding career or caregiver role that has you burned out. You can't get away from low self-esteem and self-doubt. "
Maia Marie Wheeler, Counselor
Counselor, LCPC, ATR
Verified by Psychology Today
Near West Side
Chicago, Illinois 60613
"I have worked with clients moving through a variety of issues for over 13 years. I've worked closely with individuals to clarify goals in efforts for client's to grow into their best-self. Communication and Social Skills are two areas of practice I have focused on for over 10 years. I have supported clients with special needs, medical issues, as well as people looking for general direction/advice around life issues."
(847) 380-4465
Verified
Near West Side
Chicago, Illinois 60613
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"I have worked with clients moving through a variety of issues for over 13 years. I've worked closely with individuals to clarify goals in efforts for client's to grow into their best-self. Communication and Social Skills are two areas of practice I have focused on for over 10 years. I have supported clients with special needs, medical issues, as well as people looking for general direction/advice around life issues."
Emily Woods, Counselor
Counselor, LCPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Near West Side
Chicago, Illinois 60607
"I specialize in working with professionals who are experiencing distressing life events and may be struggling with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, or relationship issues. Often clients come to me feeling lost or not knowing where to begin. I welcome clients as they are; offering genuine warmth and a judgment-free space to help them gain clarity and direction. With compassion and respect for my clients' stories, together we begin understanding emotions, restructuring unhelpful thinking patterns, identifying solutions, and establishing more positive lifestyle habits. Often one small change can set a series of bigger changes in motion."
(312) 436-2271
Verified
Near West Side
Chicago, Illinois 60607
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"I specialize in working with professionals who are experiencing distressing life events and may be struggling with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, or relationship issues. Often clients come to me feeling lost or not knowing where to begin. I welcome clients as they are; offering genuine warmth and a judgment-free space to help them gain clarity and direction. With compassion and respect for my clients' stories, together we begin understanding emotions, restructuring unhelpful thinking patterns, identifying solutions, and establishing more positive lifestyle habits. Often one small change can set a series of bigger changes in motion."
Center for Contextual Change, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MFT, MSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Near West Side
Chicago, Illinois 60607
"Known for our dynamic treatment of trauma, violence and the effects of abusive behaviors, we base our therapeutic process on a unique treatment, The Collaborative Stage Model (CSM). Co-created by Mary Jo Barrett, MSW, the founder of the Center for Contextual Change, CSM is a solution-focused, three-stage model aimed at facilitating change through collaboration between the client and therapist; the client will experience positive shifts in their internal, relational, and environmental worlds."
(847) 416-0607 x304
Verified
Near West Side
Chicago, Illinois 60607
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"Known for our dynamic treatment of trauma, violence and the effects of abusive behaviors, we base our therapeutic process on a unique treatment, The Collaborative Stage Model (CSM). Co-created by Mary Jo Barrett, MSW, the founder of the Center for Contextual Change, CSM is a solution-focused, three-stage model aimed at facilitating change through collaboration between the client and therapist; the client will experience positive shifts in their internal, relational, and environmental worlds."
Elizabeth Ashley Aram, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Near West Side
Chicago, Illinois 60607
"Anything you may be experiencing is easier to manage when you feel understood and supported. When we share our stories, a transformational process begins. I feel privileged to provide a space where it feels empowering and safe to be authentically yourself. I am drawn to working with people from many different backgrounds who find themselves feeling stuck in repeated patterns or emotional reactions, those who are longing for meaningful connections but feel alone, and those who doubt their abilities or self-worth. My focus is on understanding a holistic picture that helps you gain insight and make lasting changes."
(847) 558-7298
Verified
Near West Side
Chicago, Illinois 60607
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"Anything you may be experiencing is easier to manage when you feel understood and supported. When we share our stories, a transformational process begins. I feel privileged to provide a space where it feels empowering and safe to be authentically yourself. I am drawn to working with people from many different backgrounds who find themselves feeling stuck in repeated patterns or emotional reactions, those who are longing for meaningful connections but feel alone, and those who doubt their abilities or self-worth. My focus is on understanding a holistic picture that helps you gain insight and make lasting changes."
Barry Shaeffer, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Near West Side
Chicago, Illinois 60607
"Gay men have a unique way of experiencing ourselves and the world from growing up with our individual identities to realizing what it means to live as gay men in our society. I specialize in seeing men who are experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship issues, issues around coming out, and career dissatisfaction. One of the things these symptoms are often tied to is not having complete clarity about who we are and what we want our lives to be about. We will work together to create a deeper understanding of yourself and to clarify your values and what is important to you so that you can conscientiously create the life you desire."
(773) 328-8350
Verified
Office is near:
Near West Side
Chicago, Illinois 60607
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"Gay men have a unique way of experiencing ourselves and the world from growing up with our individual identities to realizing what it means to live as gay men in our society. I specialize in seeing men who are experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship issues, issues around coming out, and career dissatisfaction. One of the things these symptoms are often tied to is not having complete clarity about who we are and what we want our lives to be about. We will work together to create a deeper understanding of yourself and to clarify your values and what is important to you so that you can conscientiously create the life you desire."
Tessa R. Lucchi
Psy.D.
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Near West Side
Chicago, Illinois 60607
"Have you been feeling overwhelmed, dissatisfied, or disconnected lately? Perhaps you’ve been running on fumes while trying to keep up and suddenly you realize you're not happy and your relationships are struggling. You know something has to change but you don't know what it is or how to get there. I have expertise in working with clients who experience depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem, and I specialize in helping clients navigate relationship issues. I have a special interest in working with couples with communication difficulties, jealousy, lack of intimacy, and who notice they have repetitive conflicts without resolution."
(872) 239-3329
Verified
Office is near:
Near West Side
Chicago, Illinois 60607
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"Have you been feeling overwhelmed, dissatisfied, or disconnected lately? Perhaps you’ve been running on fumes while trying to keep up and suddenly you realize you're not happy and your relationships are struggling. You know something has to change but you don't know what it is or how to get there. I have expertise in working with clients who experience depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem, and I specialize in helping clients navigate relationship issues. I have a special interest in working with couples with communication difficulties, jealousy, lack of intimacy, and who notice they have repetitive conflicts without resolution."
Denise Gaillard, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Near West Side
Chicago, Illinois 60607
"Is your life not what you imagined? Do you feel stuck and overwhelmed by feelings of sadness or anxiety? Are you struggling in your relationship? Are you experiencing a midlife crisis or transition? Does your body weight interfere with your ability to feel good about yourself? If you answered YES to any of these questions, do not continue to struggle in silence or alone. I can help. "
(312) 626-3416
Verified
Office is near:
Near West Side
Chicago, Illinois 60607
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"Is your life not what you imagined? Do you feel stuck and overwhelmed by feelings of sadness or anxiety? Are you struggling in your relationship? Are you experiencing a midlife crisis or transition? Does your body weight interfere with your ability to feel good about yourself? If you answered YES to any of these questions, do not continue to struggle in silence or alone. I can help. "
Joyce Chestek, Counselor
Counselor, LCPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Near West Side
Chicago, Illinois 60661
"I'm a therapist primarily working with children, teens and parents. I have expertise in child development, childhood mental health, emotional, behavioral and relationship issues. Emotional conflicts in children can get in the way of their development and be a source of stress for the family. I provide a safe and empathetic environment where children and teens can express themselves, gain self-awareness, and work through their conflicts. I help parents to understand the meaning of their children's behaviors, emotional life, and managing daily behavioral challenges."
(774) 260-2021
Verified
Near West Side
Chicago, Illinois 60661
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"I'm a therapist primarily working with children, teens and parents. I have expertise in child development, childhood mental health, emotional, behavioral and relationship issues. Emotional conflicts in children can get in the way of their development and be a source of stress for the family. I provide a safe and empathetic environment where children and teens can express themselves, gain self-awareness, and work through their conflicts. I help parents to understand the meaning of their children's behaviors, emotional life, and managing daily behavioral challenges."
Johanna Strokoff, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Near West Side
Chicago, Illinois 60607
"It is common for people to feel stuck in their lives and experience hardship. While reaching out for help can be daunting, therapy can be an empowering way to gain direction in your life and experience relief. I am a licensed clinical psychologist and received my Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Louisville. Along with working in various clinical settings, I provide supervision for doctoral students and have published research on psychotherapy and relationship health. I provide multiculturally sensitive treatment, valuing how diverse cultural backgrounds impact our daily lives, values, and perspectives."
(872) 210-5935
Verified
Office is near:
Near West Side
Chicago, Illinois 60607
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"It is common for people to feel stuck in their lives and experience hardship. While reaching out for help can be daunting, therapy can be an empowering way to gain direction in your life and experience relief. I am a licensed clinical psychologist and received my Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Louisville. Along with working in various clinical settings, I provide supervision for doctoral students and have published research on psychotherapy and relationship health. I provide multiculturally sensitive treatment, valuing how diverse cultural backgrounds impact our daily lives, values, and perspectives."
Shayne Adams, Counselor
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Near West Side
Chicago, Illinois 60607
"Do you often feel overwhelmed or confused by your reactions and emotions? Life can be so busy and everyone seems to need you – sometimes all at once. You have many roles and responsibilities, which makes it easy to lose yourself and more difficult to pursue personal interests and self-care. It takes courage to establish healthy boundaries and embrace your authentic self. Let’s talk. I want to hear your story. Let me help you re-write your story by prioritizing and assisting in the process of figuring out what’s working and what isn’t….and most importantly – what you want and how you can get it. "
(312) 629-5978
Verified
Office is near:
Near West Side
Chicago, Illinois 60607
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"Do you often feel overwhelmed or confused by your reactions and emotions? Life can be so busy and everyone seems to need you – sometimes all at once. You have many roles and responsibilities, which makes it easy to lose yourself and more difficult to pursue personal interests and self-care. It takes courage to establish healthy boundaries and embrace your authentic self. Let’s talk. I want to hear your story. Let me help you re-write your story by prioritizing and assisting in the process of figuring out what’s working and what isn’t….and most importantly – what you want and how you can get it. "
Sue Shekut, Counselor
Counselor, LCPC, CSAT
Verified by Psychology Today
Near West Side
Chicago, Illinois 60607
"I look forward to working with you! I am passionate about helping clients strengthen resilience & improve relationships. My aim is to help clients better handle difficult emotions and feel more self compassion and self acceptance. I specialize in treating trauma as well as helping couples and individuals with relationship issues (couple's with ineffective patterns of communicating & intimacy/attachment issues, sex/love addiction, betrayal, invalidation). We will integrate wellness, interpersonal neurobiology, somatic psychology, Emotion Focused Therapy and attachment theory in our work."
(773) 206-1866
Verified
Near West Side
Chicago, Illinois 60607
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"I look forward to working with you! I am passionate about helping clients strengthen resilience & improve relationships. My aim is to help clients better handle difficult emotions and feel more self compassion and self acceptance. I specialize in treating trauma as well as helping couples and individuals with relationship issues (couple's with ineffective patterns of communicating & intimacy/attachment issues, sex/love addiction, betrayal, invalidation). We will integrate wellness, interpersonal neurobiology, somatic psychology, Emotion Focused Therapy and attachment theory in our work."
Sarah Schwartz, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Near West Side
Chicago, Illinois 60661
"We face struggles in life and through introspection, humor, and support, we persevere. From the development and focus on our individual resources, we gain the momentum to overcome. It is my belief that supportive relationships tend to be of utmost value to us when we are faced with struggle. Through these relationships, we find direction. "
(872) 252-7758
Verified
Near West Side
Chicago, Illinois 60661
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"We face struggles in life and through introspection, humor, and support, we persevere. From the development and focus on our individual resources, we gain the momentum to overcome. It is my belief that supportive relationships tend to be of utmost value to us when we are faced with struggle. Through these relationships, we find direction. "

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Solution Focused Brief (SFBT) Therapists
Solution-focused therapy in Near West Side, Chicago, sometimes called "brief therapy," focuses on what clients would like to achieve through therapy rather than on their troubles or mental health issues. The therapist will help the client envision a desirable future, and then map out the small and large changes necessary for the client to undergo to realize their vision. The therapist will seize on any successes the client experiences, to encourage them to build on their strengths rather than dwell on their problems or limitations.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in Near West Side, Chicago are able to work with a wide range of issues.

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