Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60613
"I pride myself on meeting my clients where they are, and working collaboratively with each of my clients and couples. We all at times go through periods when processing, whether towards change or healing, becomes necessary. I hope to make that process a bit more comfortable, so that you are not alone, and also to help you move through your journey with integrity and intention. Many of my clients report feeling it to be easier to approach difficult topics due to us having a friendly relationship as a foundation. I believe that foundation is in part created due to our efforts in seeing and validating their own internal strengths."
Strength-Based
(224) 261-7610
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60613
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Strength-Based
"I pride myself on meeting my clients where they are, and working collaboratively with each of my clients and couples. We all at times go through periods when processing, whether towards change or healing, becomes necessary. I hope to make that process a bit more comfortable, so that you are not alone, and also to help you move through your journey with integrity and intention. Many of my clients report feeling it to be easier to approach difficult topics due to us having a friendly relationship as a foundation. I believe that foundation is in part created due to our efforts in seeing and validating their own internal strengths."
Madeline Root, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60641
"I work with children, teens, and young adults who are facing some disruption to their daily lives that may be overwhelming to manage on their own. Whether you are struggling with everyday stressors, or having trouble processing something that happened in the past, my goal is to help you identify these trigger areas, and then work with you to find solutions and strategies to help empower you to overcome them. "
Strength-Based
(872) 219-0272 x42
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60641
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Strength-Based
"I work with children, teens, and young adults who are facing some disruption to their daily lives that may be overwhelming to manage on their own. Whether you are struggling with everyday stressors, or having trouble processing something that happened in the past, my goal is to help you identify these trigger areas, and then work with you to find solutions and strategies to help empower you to overcome them. "
Jennifer Marie Spitler, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, BCBA
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Chicago, Illinois 60601
"It is all too often that we miss out on life as it unfolds; in the present moment. Our thoughts, feelings, and memories often leave us distracted, reactive, and approaching life as though it were a series of problems to be solved. I practice utilizing Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), which is a mindfulness-based intervention designed to help you identify what you truly value, and how we can get you back in touch in your daily life. Mindfulness is clinically demonstrated to have countless positive outcomes for mental health."
Strength-Based
(630) 343-5850
Verified
Office is near:
Chicago, Illinois 60601
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Strength-Based
"It is all too often that we miss out on life as it unfolds; in the present moment. Our thoughts, feelings, and memories often leave us distracted, reactive, and approaching life as though it were a series of problems to be solved. I practice utilizing Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), which is a mindfulness-based intervention designed to help you identify what you truly value, and how we can get you back in touch in your daily life. Mindfulness is clinically demonstrated to have countless positive outcomes for mental health."
Saraa D. Lee, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60605
"You once dreamed of having it all...but now you just work endless hours that leave you feeling burned out. You wonder how some people can make their super productive, picture “perfect” lives look so easy, while you feel like you are barely holding it together. Maybe you are feeling frustrated, anxious or wondering when your real life will finally begin."
Strength-Based
(213) 572-6647
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60605
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Strength-Based
"You once dreamed of having it all...but now you just work endless hours that leave you feeling burned out. You wonder how some people can make their super productive, picture “perfect” lives look so easy, while you feel like you are barely holding it together. Maybe you are feeling frustrated, anxious or wondering when your real life will finally begin."
Kathleen M Pendergast, Counselor
Counselor, LCPC
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
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. "
Strength-Based
(773) 717-5538
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60647
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Strength-Based
" 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. "
Ashley Plantz, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW, MSW
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60657
"Ashley received both her Masters of Social Work and Bachelors of Science in Psychology degrees at Loyola University Chicago. "
Strength-Based
(872) 666-9961
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60657
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Strength-Based
"Ashley received both her Masters of Social Work and Bachelors of Science in Psychology degrees at Loyola University Chicago. "
Samantha Greenwald, Counselor
Counselor, LCPC, CADC
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60622
"Sam begins the therapeutic journey with you by working together to create an individualized treatment plan for you as a unique client. Sam’s therapeutic approach remains solution-focused in that it fosters and encourages your growth and progress over the course of treatment. Sam wholeheartedly believes your background, personal beliefs, and value system are of primary importance in assisting you on your journey toward whole health and contentment. Sam has specialized training and experience in the treatment of addiction and trauma, as well as stressors related to life transitions occurring during adolescence through adulthood. "
Strength-Based
(773) 469-6675
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60622
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Strength-Based
"Sam begins the therapeutic journey with you by working together to create an individualized treatment plan for you as a unique client. Sam’s therapeutic approach remains solution-focused in that it fosters and encourages your growth and progress over the course of treatment. Sam wholeheartedly believes your background, personal beliefs, and value system are of primary importance in assisting you on your journey toward whole health and contentment. Sam has specialized training and experience in the treatment of addiction and trauma, as well as stressors related to life transitions occurring during adolescence through adulthood. "
Laurel Meng, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW, AM
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60647
"You want to feel securely connected to others in your life. You want to feel empowered to navigate through life’s obstacles, with someone reliably in your corner. You want to trust in your own value and heal from being hurt. You deserve to feel seen and heard for all that you bring to this world and accepted for the myriad of identities that you inhabit."
Strength-Based
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60647
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Strength-Based
"You want to feel securely connected to others in your life. You want to feel empowered to navigate through life’s obstacles, with someone reliably in your corner. You want to trust in your own value and heal from being hurt. You deserve to feel seen and heard for all that you bring to this world and accepted for the myriad of identities that you inhabit."
Ben Stover, Counselor
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60657
"I believe in using an integrative, compassionate, and creative relationship-based approach that utilizes techniques from cognitive-behavioral, existential, EMDR, and Clinical Hypnosis. I adapt my approach to match the needs of the person and meet them where they are. I believe in treating the whole person through a collaborative relationship that utilizes individual strengths and experiences to discover new ways to cope with the difficulties we experience throughout life. More than anything I believe there is always hope for every client and my goal is to help them create a unique and meaningful avenue to positive change."
Strength-Based
(888) 330-4794
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60657
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Strength-Based
"I believe in using an integrative, compassionate, and creative relationship-based approach that utilizes techniques from cognitive-behavioral, existential, EMDR, and Clinical Hypnosis. I adapt my approach to match the needs of the person and meet them where they are. I believe in treating the whole person through a collaborative relationship that utilizes individual strengths and experiences to discover new ways to cope with the difficulties we experience throughout life. More than anything I believe there is always hope for every client and my goal is to help them create a unique and meaningful avenue to positive change."
Celia Hardamon, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60614
"Are you struggling with your life and feeling overwhelmed, does it feel like you can never catch a break, has it began to affect various relationships in your life. Life is hard (sometimes) but it doesn't have to be all the time. Sometimes we just need an outside perspective, someone to help us unravel the never-ending web of {STUFF}. Often times people struggle in a few domains that cause things to go haywire. It can range from something as simple as prioritizing life's responsibilities, improving communication skills, setting boundaries or more serious, unraveling past trauma, family conflict, etc. whatever the case I can help."
Strength-Based
(872) 252-7751
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60614
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Strength-Based
"Are you struggling with your life and feeling overwhelmed, does it feel like you can never catch a break, has it began to affect various relationships in your life. Life is hard (sometimes) but it doesn't have to be all the time. Sometimes we just need an outside perspective, someone to help us unravel the never-ending web of {STUFF}. Often times people struggle in a few domains that cause things to go haywire. It can range from something as simple as prioritizing life's responsibilities, improving communication skills, setting boundaries or more serious, unraveling past trauma, family conflict, etc. whatever the case I can help."
Anneliese Kranz, Counselor
Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60614
"My approach to therapy is positive and strengths-based. I am passionate about promoting the holistic well being of individuals and tend to adopt an integrative style, tailoring my approach to fit each client's unique needs. As a former collegiate athlete and avid fitness enthusiast, I have a firm understanding of the interconnectedness between strong physical and mental health."
Strength-Based
(773) 295-4985
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60614
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Strength-Based
"My approach to therapy is positive and strengths-based. I am passionate about promoting the holistic well being of individuals and tend to adopt an integrative style, tailoring my approach to fit each client's unique needs. As a former collegiate athlete and avid fitness enthusiast, I have a firm understanding of the interconnectedness between strong physical and mental health."
Deborah Altman, Counselor
Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60610
"Therapeutic relationships set the stage for people to be empowered and develop effective strategies to remove long-standing obstacles in order to live engaged, vivid, and more fulfilling lives. The act of being heard and understood is healing in-and-of itself. I encourage clients to uncover internal resources in order to accomplish their goals. Therapy can provide clients with a safe place to express feelings and receive feedback and guidance. This can commonly lead clients to live a life of inner peace, balance, and happiness."
Strength-Based
(773) 295-7683
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60610
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Strength-Based
"Therapeutic relationships set the stage for people to be empowered and develop effective strategies to remove long-standing obstacles in order to live engaged, vivid, and more fulfilling lives. The act of being heard and understood is healing in-and-of itself. I encourage clients to uncover internal resources in order to accomplish their goals. Therapy can provide clients with a safe place to express feelings and receive feedback and guidance. This can commonly lead clients to live a life of inner peace, balance, and happiness."
Lisa Mala LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60657
"Psychotherapy is an opportunity to help achieve transformation within ourselves. While it may be difficult to find the right therapist to work with at first, I find my warm, empathetic, friendly, straight-forward approach helps my clients work through issues to find peace and purpose within their lives, as we work collaboratively to find the right therapeutic approach that works for you. I particularly enjoy couples work, and I have expertise working with perinatal mood disordered clients, infertility challenges, basically all phases of pregnancy, including pre and post, for which I have completed certification training."
Strength-Based
(773) 830-3414
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60657
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Strength-Based
"Psychotherapy is an opportunity to help achieve transformation within ourselves. While it may be difficult to find the right therapist to work with at first, I find my warm, empathetic, friendly, straight-forward approach helps my clients work through issues to find peace and purpose within their lives, as we work collaboratively to find the right therapeutic approach that works for you. I particularly enjoy couples work, and I have expertise working with perinatal mood disordered clients, infertility challenges, basically all phases of pregnancy, including pre and post, for which I have completed certification training."
Jean Hausmann, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60614
"Imagine a life where you can harness your strengths and find more joy in parenting. You may be a family struggling with life stressors, anxiety, depression, and adjustment challenges. Your child's school may have reached out to you to discuss concerns related to their academic and social emotional wellness. You may find yourself questioning your relationship with your child and wondering what their behaviors are telling you. It might be difficult to get up in the morning and stay present throughout the day. That ray of sunshine may feel like it's far in the distance. If so, I am here to help your child, teen, and family. "
Strength-Based
(331) 225-4063
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60614
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Strength-Based
"Imagine a life where you can harness your strengths and find more joy in parenting. You may be a family struggling with life stressors, anxiety, depression, and adjustment challenges. Your child's school may have reached out to you to discuss concerns related to their academic and social emotional wellness. You may find yourself questioning your relationship with your child and wondering what their behaviors are telling you. It might be difficult to get up in the morning and stay present throughout the day. That ray of sunshine may feel like it's far in the distance. If so, I am here to help your child, teen, and family. "
Emmy Johnson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC, RYT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60622
""Loving ourselves through the process of owning our story is the bravest thing we'll ever do." ~Brene Brown~ Have you found life hasn't turned out the way you expected? Sometimes that can be a wonderful thing, and other times that reality can be frustrating to accept or work through. I believe those frustrations, when left unaddressed, can and often do lead to feelings of depression and/or anxiety, and can also put a strain on relationships. I believe therapy should be a safe space to give voice to those frustrations and an opportunity for healing."
Strength-Based
(309) 727-4030
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60622
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Strength-Based
""Loving ourselves through the process of owning our story is the bravest thing we'll ever do." ~Brene Brown~ Have you found life hasn't turned out the way you expected? Sometimes that can be a wonderful thing, and other times that reality can be frustrating to accept or work through. I believe those frustrations, when left unaddressed, can and often do lead to feelings of depression and/or anxiety, and can also put a strain on relationships. I believe therapy should be a safe space to give voice to those frustrations and an opportunity for healing."
Dr. Vicki D. Coleman, Counselor
Counselor, EdD, LCPC, CCMHC, MAC/DAC, SAP
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Chicago, Illinois 60610
"Dr. Vicki D. Coleman wants to know, " WHY ARE YOU SO ANGRY?" In the 21st century global economy, there are a myriad of challenges! Although anger is a valid emotion, unmonitored, it can lead to stress, inappropriate behavior, and violence, et al. A former tenured professor at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN, I possess an earned Doctorate in Psychology, an Amazon #1 Best Selling Author, and several publications, including two books, two chapters, refereed journal articles, and technical reports. Anger is frequently the antecedent to a myriad of issues and challenges; and my goal is to facilitate solutions for individuals."
Strength-Based
(702) 830-7337
Verified
Office is near:
Chicago, Illinois 60610
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Strength-Based
"Dr. Vicki D. Coleman wants to know, " WHY ARE YOU SO ANGRY?" In the 21st century global economy, there are a myriad of challenges! Although anger is a valid emotion, unmonitored, it can lead to stress, inappropriate behavior, and violence, et al. A former tenured professor at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN, I possess an earned Doctorate in Psychology, an Amazon #1 Best Selling Author, and several publications, including two books, two chapters, refereed journal articles, and technical reports. Anger is frequently the antecedent to a myriad of issues and challenges; and my goal is to facilitate solutions for individuals."
Orli Ginsburg, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PEL
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60657
"I am a clinician specializing in working with children, adolescent, and young adult clients that are struggling in the areas of emotional regulation, anxiety management, social skills building, and managing challenging relationships. I do my best to put clients at ease with my warm and authentic presence. I incorporate multiple therapeutic orientations, tailoring treatment plans to client’s needs while operating from a strengths based and trauma-informed lens. Specifically, I use CBT, play therapy, mindfulness, and family systems theory in my practice. "
Strength-Based
(872) 239-3202
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60657
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Strength-Based
"I am a clinician specializing in working with children, adolescent, and young adult clients that are struggling in the areas of emotional regulation, anxiety management, social skills building, and managing challenging relationships. I do my best to put clients at ease with my warm and authentic presence. I incorporate multiple therapeutic orientations, tailoring treatment plans to client’s needs while operating from a strengths based and trauma-informed lens. Specifically, I use CBT, play therapy, mindfulness, and family systems theory in my practice. "
Joanna Aslanian, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, ATR-P
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60647
"Whether you are looking for support during a life transition or would like to find more effective methods for coping with overwhelming emotions such as loneliness, shame, or self-doubt-I will work together with you to explore new ways of thinking and behaving. As a Professional Counselor and Art Therapist, I will work collaboratively with you to foster a safe therapeutic environment to process past and present traumas, stressors, and relationship concerns."
Strength-Based
(872) 240-5448 x8
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60647
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Strength-Based
"Whether you are looking for support during a life transition or would like to find more effective methods for coping with overwhelming emotions such as loneliness, shame, or self-doubt-I will work together with you to explore new ways of thinking and behaving. As a Professional Counselor and Art Therapist, I will work collaboratively with you to foster a safe therapeutic environment to process past and present traumas, stressors, and relationship concerns."
Joel Thomas Meyer, Counselor
Counselor, MA, LPC, LCPC
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60640
"It may be difficult to describe an ideal client. Clients may experience distresses currently, as well as possibly from the past. So, all persons who live with distress and are interested in resolving their troubles, learning more about themselves, finding solutions that work for them, and learning how to feel good are ideal. Among the issues in which I specialize are mood disorders, anxiety disorders, issues related to identity and self-value/worth, and issues related to relationships."
Strength-Based
(773) 466-2311
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60640
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Strength-Based
"It may be difficult to describe an ideal client. Clients may experience distresses currently, as well as possibly from the past. So, all persons who live with distress and are interested in resolving their troubles, learning more about themselves, finding solutions that work for them, and learning how to feel good are ideal. Among the issues in which I specialize are mood disorders, anxiety disorders, issues related to identity and self-value/worth, and issues related to relationships."
Justin Christopher Kozak, Counselor
Counselor, LCPC, CRC
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60608
"Life can be difficult, chaotic, and downright confusing sometimes and a good counselor can help bring clarity during these rough times. I believe counseling is a partnership that assists you in exploring and addressing your mental, emotional, and behavioral needs. Being distressed can be caused by various issues and therapy exists to assist you in effectively managing those issues. Treatment should be diverse since issues are diverse, so treatment is tailored to the client's particular needs, as opposed to a one size fits all approach. Let's work together to find solutions to the issues you are experiencing whatever they might be."
Strength-Based
(872) 240-5310
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60608
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Strength-Based
"Life can be difficult, chaotic, and downright confusing sometimes and a good counselor can help bring clarity during these rough times. I believe counseling is a partnership that assists you in exploring and addressing your mental, emotional, and behavioral needs. Being distressed can be caused by various issues and therapy exists to assist you in effectively managing those issues. Treatment should be diverse since issues are diverse, so treatment is tailored to the client's particular needs, as opposed to a one size fits all approach. Let's work together to find solutions to the issues you are experiencing whatever they might be."

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If you're looking for Strength-Based Therapy in Chicago or for a Chicago Strength-Based Therapy these Therapists provide Strength Based counseling. Strength-based therapy is a type of positive psychotherapy and counseling that focuses more on your internal strengths and resourcefulness, and less on weaknesses, failures, and shortcomings. This focus sets up a positive mindset that helps you build on you best qualities, find your strengths, improve resilience and change worldview to one that is more positive. A positive attitude, in turn, can help your expectations of yourself and others become more reasonable.

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

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.