Jordyn Markie Toia
Counselor, MA, LPC Verified
Chicago, IL 60613
Offers online therapy
I work primarily with adolescents and adults around issues related to health, life transitions, self-esteem, and racial identity through the development of intrinsic motivation and self-compassion.
I am an open-minded, empathetic, and solution-oriented mental health practitioner dedicated to supporting and assisting clients with feelings and experiences that can be difficult to navigate. I look to build nourishing relationships and create a safe environment in which clients have the space to change, heal, and learn about themselves, free from judgement and assumption. With a background in sport psychology, I practice with an understanding of the intersection of mind and body, promoting physical and emotional well-being.
(312) 584-1722
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Chicago, IL 60613
Offers online therapy
I work primarily with adolescents and adults around issues related to health, life transitions, self-esteem, and racial identity through the development of intrinsic motivation and self-compassion.
I am an open-minded, empathetic, and solution-oriented mental health practitioner dedicated to supporting and assisting clients with feelings and experiences that can be difficult to navigate. I look to build nourishing relationships and create a safe environment in which clients have the space to change, heal, and learn about themselves, free from judgement and assumption. With a background in sport psychology, I practice with an understanding of the intersection of mind and body, promoting physical and emotional well-being.
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Olivia Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW, MSSW Verified
Chicago, IL 60602
Offers online therapy
I have a specific interest in working with survivors of childhood abuse and sexual assault, individuals who are struggling with racial identity and racial trauma, and members of the Asian American community.
I believe that the quality of the relationship with your therapist is fundamental to healing deep emotional pain and can help you grow into your most authentic self. Through genuine and trusting collaboration, I will create a warm, accepting, and empathetic space where you can feel both vulnerable and safe. We will honor your strengths, identify your goals, and examine the thoughts and behaviors that no longer serve you. I acknowledge the importance of your many intersecting identities and unique lived experience, and I utilize an integrative, curious, and compassionate approach tailored to your needs.
(872) 266-9835
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Chicago, IL 60602
Offers online therapy
I have a specific interest in working with survivors of childhood abuse and sexual assault, individuals who are struggling with racial identity and racial trauma, and members of the Asian American community.
I believe that the quality of the relationship with your therapist is fundamental to healing deep emotional pain and can help you grow into your most authentic self. Through genuine and trusting collaboration, I will create a warm, accepting, and empathetic space where you can feel both vulnerable and safe. We will honor your strengths, identify your goals, and examine the thoughts and behaviors that no longer serve you. I acknowledge the importance of your many intersecting identities and unique lived experience, and I utilize an integrative, curious, and compassionate approach tailored to your needs.
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Erin Braden
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC Verified
Chicago, IL 60613
Offers online therapy
I have experience working with children, emerging adults, trauma, addiction, those identifying as LGBTQ+ and clients experiencing racial identity issues.
Now Accepting New Clients! The right fit between therapist and client is essential. My goal is to build a safe and supportive space for growth. I believe that all coping strategies serve a purpose and I strive to help clients understand and grow their own ability to reduce and tolerate distress. I am a very open-minded practitioner and integrate a range of theories in to my practice to tailor my approach to each client.
(872) 713-6560
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Chicago, IL 60613
Offers online therapy
I have experience working with children, emerging adults, trauma, addiction, those identifying as LGBTQ+ and clients experiencing racial identity issues.
Now Accepting New Clients! The right fit between therapist and client is essential. My goal is to build a safe and supportive space for growth. I believe that all coping strategies serve a purpose and I strive to help clients understand and grow their own ability to reduce and tolerate distress. I am a very open-minded practitioner and integrate a range of theories in to my practice to tailor my approach to each client.
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Michael D Wiley
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC Verified
Chicago, IL 60611
Michael Wiley holds an M.A. in Counseling and Sport Psychology from Adler University in Chicago. He believes life is a skill and that we all naturally possess the capability to improve our reality. He works with adults, teens, and couples, helping them learn to more effectively manage issues such as stress, anxiety, communication, racial identity development, career and life transition.
(312) 626-3830
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Chicago, IL 60611
Michael Wiley holds an M.A. in Counseling and Sport Psychology from Adler University in Chicago. He believes life is a skill and that we all naturally possess the capability to improve our reality. He works with adults, teens, and couples, helping them learn to more effectively manage issues such as stress, anxiety, communication, racial identity development, career and life transition.
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Brandon Liu
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, ALMFT Verified
Chicago, IL 60602
Offers online therapy
I specialize in working with clients whose lives are impacted by illness, chronic or acute, as well as ethnic/racial identity issues.
I believe in the power and influence that relationships have in shaping who we are and our stories. Therefore, I work from a relational and systemic approach where I seek to understand your multi-storied context and build an open and authentic relationship with you. Your growth and insight are a priority to me and our therapeutic work together. Whether you are going through a tough life transition, having relationship issues, or feeling anxious, know that you are not alone or hopeless. I am here to walk with you through whatever season you find yourself in.
(872) 231-3988 x4005
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Chicago, IL 60602
Offers online therapy
I specialize in working with clients whose lives are impacted by illness, chronic or acute, as well as ethnic/racial identity issues.
I believe in the power and influence that relationships have in shaping who we are and our stories. Therefore, I work from a relational and systemic approach where I seek to understand your multi-storied context and build an open and authentic relationship with you. Your growth and insight are a priority to me and our therapeutic work together. Whether you are going through a tough life transition, having relationship issues, or feeling anxious, know that you are not alone or hopeless. I am here to walk with you through whatever season you find yourself in.
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Nicola Ellis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Chicago, IL 60616
Not accepting new clients
**********NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING CLIENTS******** I'm a licensed psychotherapist who specializes in working with survivors of domestic violence, women's issues and minority/racial identity issues. My experience also includes grief/loss and trauma. Our first few sessions will be spent getting to know each other and building rapport while discussing the best course of action regarding therapy.
(773) 985-7789
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Chicago, IL 60616
Not accepting new clients
**********NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING CLIENTS******** I'm a licensed psychotherapist who specializes in working with survivors of domestic violence, women's issues and minority/racial identity issues. My experience also includes grief/loss and trauma. Our first few sessions will be spent getting to know each other and building rapport while discussing the best course of action regarding therapy.
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Adrian Battle
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC Verified
Chicago, IL 60640
Not accepting new clients
I believe that your lived experiences and cultural worldview should not be ignored, but rather embraced. A significant part of my practice focuses on multicultural issues such as acculturation difficulties, discrimination, racial identity development, and how these issues impact our mental health. My approach to therapy is integrative and culturally sensitive. I spend a good amount of time getting to know and building trust with my clients. I like to guide clients through personal past experiences and that of their culture to better understand the present and to plan for the future.
(224) 220-0309
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Chicago, IL 60640
Not accepting new clients
I believe that your lived experiences and cultural worldview should not be ignored, but rather embraced. A significant part of my practice focuses on multicultural issues such as acculturation difficulties, discrimination, racial identity development, and how these issues impact our mental health. My approach to therapy is integrative and culturally sensitive. I spend a good amount of time getting to know and building trust with my clients. I like to guide clients through personal past experiences and that of their culture to better understand the present and to plan for the future.
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Marlin Hansbrough
Intern Verified
Chicago, IL 60602
Offers online therapy
If you are someone with concerns related to racial identity, depression, anxiety, stress, sexual issues, or trauma then I can help.
“You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.” - Friedrich Nietzsche. As a therapist I believe in helping clients find their genuine way by uncovering issues that are preventing them from reaching their potential. I strive to provide a safe place for clients to allow themselves to be honest and vulnerable without being judged. My training and education are rooted in psychodynamic theory and I believe therapy is a journey a client and therapist must take together.
(872) 259-9185 x5
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Chicago, IL 60602
Offers online therapy
If you are someone with concerns related to racial identity, depression, anxiety, stress, sexual issues, or trauma then I can help.
“You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.” - Friedrich Nietzsche. As a therapist I believe in helping clients find their genuine way by uncovering issues that are preventing them from reaching their potential. I strive to provide a safe place for clients to allow themselves to be honest and vulnerable without being judged. My training and education are rooted in psychodynamic theory and I believe therapy is a journey a client and therapist must take together.
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Cristina Valencia
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC, CADC
Chicago, IL 60642
I specialize in treating depression, anxiety, addiction, grief, life transitions, trauma, relational conflicts, and cultural/racial identity issues.
Making the decision to enter therapy can be frightening and may weigh heavily on us yet it can make all the difference when we feel stuck, conflicted, or alone. If you have something in mind that you would like to see change, we can work collaboratively to address emotional barriers, past experiences, stressors, or relationship patterns that may be exacerbating your concern. I believe that a safe, warm, validating, culturally competent, and empathic therapeutic relationship is the foundation for change.
(872) 228-2421
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Chicago, IL 60642
I specialize in treating depression, anxiety, addiction, grief, life transitions, trauma, relational conflicts, and cultural/racial identity issues.
Making the decision to enter therapy can be frightening and may weigh heavily on us yet it can make all the difference when we feel stuck, conflicted, or alone. If you have something in mind that you would like to see change, we can work collaboratively to address emotional barriers, past experiences, stressors, or relationship patterns that may be exacerbating your concern. I believe that a safe, warm, validating, culturally competent, and empathic therapeutic relationship is the foundation for change.
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Sheryl Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC Verified
Chicago, IL 60624
Offers online therapy
She actively researches the intersectionality of different modes of discrimination and privilege based on racial identity, sexuality, gender, disability, and nationality.
Sheryl is a trauma-informed therapist and has done post-graduate specialization and research in narcissistic abuse and intergenerational trauma. Sheryl treats anxiety and depression, grief and loss, relationship and intimacy issues, chronic illness, life transitions, body image/self-esteem, relational issues, and conflict resolution/communication issues along with other mental illnesses. She feels it is a complete privilege to work with all clients and welcomes each opportunity to assist in the client’s ability to create a sense of empowerment and agency. Sheryl has a collaborative, warm and empathic style.
(773) 290-1796
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Chicago, IL 60624
Offers online therapy
She actively researches the intersectionality of different modes of discrimination and privilege based on racial identity, sexuality, gender, disability, and nationality.
Sheryl is a trauma-informed therapist and has done post-graduate specialization and research in narcissistic abuse and intergenerational trauma. Sheryl treats anxiety and depression, grief and loss, relationship and intimacy issues, chronic illness, life transitions, body image/self-esteem, relational issues, and conflict resolution/communication issues along with other mental illnesses. She feels it is a complete privilege to work with all clients and welcomes each opportunity to assist in the client’s ability to create a sense of empowerment and agency. Sheryl has a collaborative, warm and empathic style.
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Rosanna Suh
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC Verified
Chicago, IL 60625
Offers online therapy
My clinical experience spans from addressing issues around anxiety, depression, addiction, trauma, religious trauma, sexual abuse, sexual identity development and racial identity development to helping achieve mental wellness, life and relationship goals.
Stuck in a rut? Anxiety paralyzing you from living your fullest? Having the same arguments over and over again with your partner? Want more from life but not sure what steps to take? Haven't found the right therapist yet to make any meaningful changes in your life? Whatever brought you here today, know that you don't have to search for the answers on your own. Together, we can take the necessary steps towards discovery, growth, healing, and wholeness.
(872) 278-6559
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Chicago, IL 60625
Offers online therapy
My clinical experience spans from addressing issues around anxiety, depression, addiction, trauma, religious trauma, sexual abuse, sexual identity development and racial identity development to helping achieve mental wellness, life and relationship goals.
Stuck in a rut? Anxiety paralyzing you from living your fullest? Having the same arguments over and over again with your partner? Want more from life but not sure what steps to take? Haven't found the right therapist yet to make any meaningful changes in your life? Whatever brought you here today, know that you don't have to search for the answers on your own. Together, we can take the necessary steps towards discovery, growth, healing, and wholeness.
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Latrice Peoples
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Chicago, IL 60602
Offers online therapy
Peoples has experience in working with depression, anxiety, ADHD, trauma, personality disorders, LGBTQIA+ related issues, identity related issues, couples and marital issues, racial identity, in addition to issues related to adjustment, career planning, and familial concerns.
Dr. Peoples is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the state of Illinois who specializes in working with children, adolescents, young adults, and adults. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with minors in Social and Urban Studies from Loyola University Chicago. She received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Adler University. Dr. Peoples is passionate about her commitment to social justice and working with underserved populations. Dr. Peoples was drawn to become a mental health professional after recognizing a lack of mental health services available to individuals who experienced severe trauma
(773) 207-3098 x4007
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Chicago, IL 60602
Offers online therapy
Peoples has experience in working with depression, anxiety, ADHD, trauma, personality disorders, LGBTQIA+ related issues, identity related issues, couples and marital issues, racial identity, in addition to issues related to adjustment, career planning, and familial concerns.
Dr. Peoples is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the state of Illinois who specializes in working with children, adolescents, young adults, and adults. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with minors in Social and Urban Studies from Loyola University Chicago. She received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Adler University. Dr. Peoples is passionate about her commitment to social justice and working with underserved populations. Dr. Peoples was drawn to become a mental health professional after recognizing a lack of mental health services available to individuals who experienced severe trauma
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Vanessa Magallanes
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC Verified
Chicago, IL 60625
I identify as a bicultural and bilingual therapist and can provide therapy services in Spanish. As a therapist, experiencing individuals meet their personalized goals set in therapy has been the most rewarding experience. Individuals choose to begin this journey of themselves for themselves knowing that they are strong enough to become the best versions of themselves. I have experience providing individual and family therapy. I have experience assisting individuals presenting with concerns related to depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, racial identity, and relationship or family issues.
(872) 219-0191
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Chicago, IL 60625
I identify as a bicultural and bilingual therapist and can provide therapy services in Spanish. As a therapist, experiencing individuals meet their personalized goals set in therapy has been the most rewarding experience. Individuals choose to begin this journey of themselves for themselves knowing that they are strong enough to become the best versions of themselves. I have experience providing individual and family therapy. I have experience assisting individuals presenting with concerns related to depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, racial identity, and relationship or family issues.
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Tiarra McKinney
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC Verified
Chicago, IL 60605
Offers online therapy
Providing a warm, safe space where clients can feel strengthened and empowered as they navigate the challenging and difficult aspects of their lives is important to me as a therapist. I aid individuals in navigating and processing feelings of depression, anxiety, life transitions self-discovery, trauma, relationship conflict, racial identity, and spirituality. If you would like, we can talk about your Christianity as well. I work collaboratively with clients to help them reach their goals and to empower them by using strength-based approaches and unconditional positive regard.
(708) 340-0987
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Chicago, IL 60605
Offers online therapy
Providing a warm, safe space where clients can feel strengthened and empowered as they navigate the challenging and difficult aspects of their lives is important to me as a therapist. I aid individuals in navigating and processing feelings of depression, anxiety, life transitions self-discovery, trauma, relationship conflict, racial identity, and spirituality. If you would like, we can talk about your Christianity as well. I work collaboratively with clients to help them reach their goals and to empower them by using strength-based approaches and unconditional positive regard.
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Chante Gamby
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Chicago, IL 60644
Offers online therapy
While I enjoy working with many different types of people, my ideal client is someone who is open to exploration and can view therapy as a journey and a process, rather than quick fix. I work best with someone who can see me as a support and can partner in uncovering solutions that work best for them, rather than looking to me for total direction. I have helped individuals in successfully transitioning to the next level in their lives, increase motivation and self-esteem to improve relationships and sense of self worth, and have helped individuals establish the identity that they desire.
(773) 993-1389
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Chicago, IL 60644
Offers online therapy
While I enjoy working with many different types of people, my ideal client is someone who is open to exploration and can view therapy as a journey and a process, rather than quick fix. I work best with someone who can see me as a support and can partner in uncovering solutions that work best for them, rather than looking to me for total direction. I have helped individuals in successfully transitioning to the next level in their lives, increase motivation and self-esteem to improve relationships and sense of self worth, and have helped individuals establish the identity that they desire.
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Maira Gomez
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC Verified
Chicago, IL 60613
Offers online therapy
Taking the first step to begin therapy can be a challenging one, and finding the right therapist is an important piece. I take a supportive, non-judgmental approach to therapy and start off by creating a safe space to allow a strong therapeutic relationship to form. I give my clients the space to describe their challenges and hardships. Along the way, I help clients develop coping skills as well as awareness into their patterns and behaviors, and systemic factors, in order to create positive changes in their lives. I support all parts of clients’ histories, inviting honest exploration into the complexities of their experiences.
(773) 207-3436
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Chicago, IL 60613
Offers online therapy
Taking the first step to begin therapy can be a challenging one, and finding the right therapist is an important piece. I take a supportive, non-judgmental approach to therapy and start off by creating a safe space to allow a strong therapeutic relationship to form. I give my clients the space to describe their challenges and hardships. Along the way, I help clients develop coping skills as well as awareness into their patterns and behaviors, and systemic factors, in order to create positive changes in their lives. I support all parts of clients’ histories, inviting honest exploration into the complexities of their experiences.
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Nicole Lucy Thompson
Counselor, EdD, LCPC Verified
Chicago, IL 60636
Offers online therapy
I am a psychotherapist who is interested in working with clients who are striving to become their authentic/best selves. The counseling process is one that looks the holistic needs of the individual (i.e. society, family, personal narrative/story) to promote personal growth and development. Therefore, I am a multicultural and gestalt therapist who is committed to the process of understanding and addressing societal issues that impact clients' emotional and psychological health. I work collaboratively with clients to connect to their authentic selves, step into their power, and set goals to achieve their desired holistic needs.
(773) 985-3857
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Chicago, IL 60636
Offers online therapy
I am a psychotherapist who is interested in working with clients who are striving to become their authentic/best selves. The counseling process is one that looks the holistic needs of the individual (i.e. society, family, personal narrative/story) to promote personal growth and development. Therefore, I am a multicultural and gestalt therapist who is committed to the process of understanding and addressing societal issues that impact clients' emotional and psychological health. I work collaboratively with clients to connect to their authentic selves, step into their power, and set goals to achieve their desired holistic needs.
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Angel Caracheo Jr.
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC, MA Verified
Chicago, IL 60622
Offers online therapy
Angel studied psychology at Northern Illinois University, then went on to get his Master’s degree in Clinical Professional Psychology from Roosevelt University. El es fluido en Español y también habla un poco de Italiano. As a therapist, he has been able to work with diverse populations who have limited access to care & has done work with those impacted by chronic conditions, including HIV & developmental delays. Angel has also had the opportunity to not only work as a counselor, but as a case management services provider to people with medical disabilities.
(872) 259-9301
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Chicago, IL 60622
Offers online therapy
Angel studied psychology at Northern Illinois University, then went on to get his Master’s degree in Clinical Professional Psychology from Roosevelt University. El es fluido en Español y también habla un poco de Italiano. As a therapist, he has been able to work with diverse populations who have limited access to care & has done work with those impacted by chronic conditions, including HIV & developmental delays. Angel has also had the opportunity to not only work as a counselor, but as a case management services provider to people with medical disabilities.
Sara Heidbreder (Ogawa)
Counselor, MA, LCPC, BC-DMT Verified
Chicago, IL 60641
Offers online therapy
In a time of struggles or life transition, you may feel stuck, unsure, or overwhelmed. I believe in your resiliency being within you, sitting within your body, and I will guide you in exploring your inner power with compassion, safety, and empowerment. I value cultural humility and believe in a holistic approach that is centered on you and your experiences in our therapy sessions. I integrate collaborative insight-driven discussion and movement-based interventions, which helps me to address both your physical (body) and emotional (mind) needs in a neutral and non-judgmental manner.
(872) 228-2272 x4
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Chicago, IL 60641
Offers online therapy
In a time of struggles or life transition, you may feel stuck, unsure, or overwhelmed. I believe in your resiliency being within you, sitting within your body, and I will guide you in exploring your inner power with compassion, safety, and empowerment. I value cultural humility and believe in a holistic approach that is centered on you and your experiences in our therapy sessions. I integrate collaborative insight-driven discussion and movement-based interventions, which helps me to address both your physical (body) and emotional (mind) needs in a neutral and non-judgmental manner.
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Annie Chang
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MAATC Verified
Chicago, IL 60640
Offers online therapy
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Master’s level graduate of Art Therapy. My approach to the therapeutic process is based on creating a healthy, non-judgmental therapeutic relationship valued on authenticity, compassion, and creativity. As a trained art therapist and counselor, I practice person-centered therapy while using a harm-reduction model and the creative process. I love to work collaboratively to explore one’s personal experiences and identity to help facilitate healing and self-growth. I have experience working with clients who struggle with a wide range of mental health disorders including substance use issues
(224) 427-6768
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Chicago, IL 60640
Offers online therapy
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Master’s level graduate of Art Therapy. My approach to the therapeutic process is based on creating a healthy, non-judgmental therapeutic relationship valued on authenticity, compassion, and creativity. As a trained art therapist and counselor, I practice person-centered therapy while using a harm-reduction model and the creative process. I love to work collaboratively to explore one’s personal experiences and identity to help facilitate healing and self-growth. I have experience working with clients who struggle with a wide range of mental health disorders including substance use issues

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