Therapists In Chicago

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Our boutique Lincoln Park counseling practice works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and help them attain the personal growth they are seeking. This is accomplished by adhering to our practice’s central values: compassion, empathy, and courage. We work with emerging adults, adults, couples, and families from diverse backgrounds who experience a wide range of anxiety and depressive disorders. Our areas of expertise include treating anxiety, depression, and relationship issues. Our therapists have specialized training to treat relationship issues, life transitions, post-traumatic stress disorder, difficulties in emotion regulation, and addiction.

Nicolle Osequeda, LMFT Founder + Owner

As a Certified Daring Way Facilitator™, I am skilled in delivering the curriculum of Brene’ Brown’s research on courage, vulnerability, and shame. Together we will examine the thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that are holding you back and identify new choices and practices that will move you toward more authentic and wholehearted living. The primary focus is on developing daily practices that transform the way you live, love, and lead. My areas of expertise include counseling young adults, adults, and couples experiencing life transitions — identity, employment, geographic and relationship changes– and the difficulties they present.

I work with individuals and couples to communicate better and learn the skills to begin building more fulfilling and healthy relationships. I have expertise and interest in working with young adults experiencing a quarter life crisis. I also enjoy working with visual, performance, and musical artists. LEARN MORE ABOUT NICOLLE

Rebecca Fernandez, Ed.S., LCPC

Rebecca Fernandez, LPC | Lincoln Park Therapy Group

As a therapist, I focus on providing empathy and support to ensure my clients feel understood. I work with clients to identify and build upon their strengths so they can tackle difficult obstacles, and help them to find the balance between accepting what they cannot control and making changes in areas that they can control. Together we focus on building self-awareness and gaining the tools to utilize in everyday life. I cultivate a safe environment and customize my approach to fit my client’s personalized needs.

I work with adolescents and adults who may be struggling with anxietydepression, relationship issues, quarter life crisis, low self-esteem, OCD. I also work with adolescents and their families to help them implement effective communication skills. My area of expertise is working with adolescents and adults to increase their self-awareness and develop skills for tackling a wide range of challenges to help improve their lives. LEARN MORE ABOUT REBECCA

Rebecca Fernandez, LPC | Lincoln Park Therapy Group

Julia Woodson, MSW, LCSW

Julia Woodson, Senior Clinical Supervisor | Lincoln Park Therapy Group Chicago

I believe that everyone has the capacity to live a meaningful and joyful life if given the space to reflect  and heal in a supportive environment. I also believe it’s important to hold space for things like  vulnerability, courage, and shame, and integrate Brene Brown’s research in my work with clients, utilizing techniques and strategies to help individuals integrate it into their personal and professional  lives.

I work with adults and teens who are struggling with depressionanxietyPTSD/trauma, and self-esteem challenges. My other areas of interest include parenting, ADHD, grief and loss, and major life transitions. LEARN MORE ABOUT JULIA

Caitlin Arthur, M.A. LPC

When I work with clients, I support clients to identify both their strengths and areas where they wish to grow or change. In this process we will work towards finding acceptance for things we are unable to change. We work towards finding a sense of balance in daily life amidst life stressors. I accept my clients with unconditional positive regard and create a non-judgemental space that allows them to explore their vulnerability and practice new ways of being that lead to growth and change.

I work with clients facing challenges related to life transitions, including self-esteem, relationship conflicts, anxiety, depression, and grief/loss. I specialize in teens and emerging adults who are developing their sense of self and identity as they navigate exciting and overwhelming changes such as graduating, changing schools, adjusting to college, and starting or changing their career. LEARN MORE ABOUT CAITLIN

Piper Benjamin, MSW, LSW, NTP

Julia Woodson, Senior Clinical Supervisor | Lincoln Park Therapy Group Chicago

I like to meet clients where they are. Whether it is your first time in therapy, or your tenth, I work hard to understand your current challenges, what’s important to you, and how you feel physically within your body. Using specific therapy approaches, such as CBT or motivational interviewing, I help you address those challenges and strengthen your relationship with your body and your mind.

I work with individuals who are experiencing anxiety, depression, or a Life Transition, as well as adults who are healing from a trauma. My areas of expertise includes working with people and their relationship to their body, self-image, self-worth, and relationship to food. I particularly enjoy supporting women who are navigating life changes like relationships, career and motherhood. LEARN MORE ABOUT PIPER

Kylie Adams, MSW, LSW

Kylie Adams, MSW | Lincoln Park Therapy Group

I enjoy seeing my clients heal, grow, and change throughout their journey in therapy. In our work together, I focus on developing a strong and trusting therapeutic relationship with my clients. As a therapist, I value helping my clients feel heard and understood during the therapeutic process.

I work with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, PTSD/trauma, and relationship loss. I also enjoy working with teens and young adults who are dealing with interpersonal issues and life transitions. I have experience working with people in all phases of life, including younger teens, emerging adults, adults in mid-life, and older adults. LEARN MORE ABOUT KYLIE

Kylie Adams, MSW | Lincoln Park Therapy Group

Jacqueline Westin, MSW, LSW

Jacqueline Westin, Chicago Therapist| Lincoln Park Therapy Group
I help clients gain a deeper understanding of their internal thought to pursue their life goals. Therapy is a space that allows individuals to acknowledge how thoughts and behaviors contribute to who they are today. I believe the therapeutic relationship between the client and the therapist is essential for the growing process, and provide a supportive environment for clients to develop the tools needed to cope with life stressors.
 
I work with emerging adults and adults who are experiencing significant life transitionsrelationship challengestrauma or PTSDdepression and anxiety, or struggling to deal with shame and low self-esteem. I also work with men’s issues and LGBTQ+ issues. LEARN MORE ABOUT JACQUELINE 

Vanessa Moran, MA, MHC

Vanessa Moran, Associate Therapist Chicago| Lincoln Park Therapy Group
I meet my clients where they are at, which means we focus our attention on what works for you and foster a safe space for you to explore your emotions, thoughts, and behaviors in order to cultivate lasting change.
 
I work with couples and individuals, and specialize in relationships and relationship loss, life transitions, Quarter-Life Crisis, self-esteem, anxiety, and depression. My area of expertise is working with couples experiencing relationship challenges and individuals who are going through big life changes, self-esteem challenges, or grief related to a relationship loss. LEARN MORE ABOUT VANESSA
Vanessa Moran, Associate Therapist Chicago| Lincoln Park Therapy Group

Payton Willis, LPC

Payton Willis, MHC | Lincoln Park Therapy Group

​When working with clients, I focus on the therapeutic relationship and collaboration. I encourage clients to gain an understanding of their thought process and the influence it has on their emotions and behaviors. Through the process, we will work on finding acceptance and creating a balance amidst life stressors. We will develop necessary coping skills to be able to face life challenges. I strive to approach each client with unconditional positive regard, empathy, and no judgement.

I work with individuals and specialize in people experiencing relationship challenges, managing difficult life transitions, facing a Quarter-Life Crisis, dealing with depression or anxiety, and those with a history of trauma. My area of expertise is working with people who have experienced trauma, and those who are struggling to cope with significant life changes. LEARN MORE ABOUT PAYTON 

Maddie Persanyi, MA, MHC

Maddie Persanyi, Associate Therapist | Lincoln Park Therapy Group Chicago

I meet my clients where they are at, which means we focus our attention on what works for you and foster a safe space for you to explore your emotions, thoughts, and behaviors in order to cultivate lasting change.

I work with individuals and teens experiencing depression, anxiety, relationship loss or break-ups, and self-esteem/self-worth struggles. I also work with people experiencing a Quarter-Life Crisis. LEARN MORE ABOUT MADDIE 

Maddie Persanyi, Associate Therapist | Lincoln Park Therapy Group Chicago

Erin Cleveland, MSW, MHC

Payton Willis, MHC | Lincoln Park Therapy Group

When I meet with clients, I focus on current challenges and barriers to happiness. Barriers can be external, like romantic relationships or family dynamics. Or, they can be internal, like self-esteem, body image, or shame. When we work together, we will explore where these barriers come from and how you can break through them to create positive changes in your life.

I work with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, and major life changes. I also work with couples who are looking to shift unhealthy relationship dynamics. My area of expertise is helping people break through relationship barriers and find sexual healing and empowerment. LEARN MORE ABOUT ERIN 

Mihika Kulkarni, MA, MHC

Lincoln Park Therapy Group | Mihika Kulkarni

When we work together, I will help create a safe space and provide unconditional positive regard to help you find the freedom to fully explore yourself and your experiences. Throughout the process, I will encourage to maintain your independence while helping you build the tools to strengthen your resiliency and increase your self-esteem.

I work with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, and major life changes. I specialize in teens and emerging adults to help them cope with anxiety and depression, increase their self-worth, learn how to set boundaries, and develop healthier relationships. My area of expertise is helping young adults work through complex trauma and low self-esteem to discover happiness. LEARN MORE ABOUT MIHIKA

Lincoln Park Therapy Group | Mihika Kulkarni

Abbey Storey, MS, LPC, CRC

Abby Storey | Lincoln Park Therapy Group

I provide a safe, positive, nonjudgmental space for self-discovery, acceptance, and growth where each client is seen, heard, and understood. I assist each client in progressing through challenges that may arise on their journey to achieving their goals. I offer interventions, patience, respect, open communication, authenticity, and dedication to support clients and help them implement the changes they seek. Together we will identify effective coping strategies to manage stress, increase distress tolerance and emotional regulation, and build mindfulness. You will gain confidence in your understanding and integration of individualized techniques to support resilience in your personal and professional lives.

I work with adults and teens, specializing in anxiety, life transitions, self-worth, work-related stress, and performance and life balance. My areas of expertise includes working with individuals navigating chronic illness, individuals with disabilities and their caregivers, and career challenges/ vocational rehabilitation. LEARN MORE ABOUT ABBEY

Jon Colledge, MA, LPC

Jon Colledge | Lincoln Park Therapy Group

I believe that everybody can use some added support from time to time. When we work together, I hold space for you to explore the challenges you’re facing, figure out what goals you want to set for our work together, and develop appropriate coping skills to overcome barriers and create meaningful change in your life.

I am a client-focused therapist who works with both individuals and couples. I focus on creating a space for adults, young and old, to overcome stress, anxiety, depression and life transitions, and help couples improve their relationship dynamics.

My area of expertise is working with individuals who are overcoming painful emotions such as guilt, shame, or inadequacy that have been holding them back from living their best lives. LEARN MORE ABOUT JON

Jon Colledge | Lincoln Park Therapy Group

Racquel Rizzo, MA, MHC

Lincoln Park Therapy Group | Zakiya Harris

The therapy journey can cover many life challenges. When working with clients, I find it important to focus on what they feel are the most important themes in their life. This can include topics ranging from a stressful work situation to deeper relational patterns a client has noticed. I use a collaborative approach when I work with clients, and I want you to feel empowered to take an active role in your therapy so I know we are working on what’s most relevant to you.

I specialize in working with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, life transitions, and identity exploration. I also enjoy working with couples who are navigating relationship challenges or seek to deepen their connection. My areas of expertise and interest include working with women and couples experiencing infertility, perinatal and maternal mental health and supporting couples navigating the transition to parenthood. LEARN MORE ABOUT RACQUEL

Katie Infusino, MA, LCPC

Rebecca Fernandez, LPC | Lincoln Park Therapy Group

As a therapist, I believe that every client is doing their best with the tools they have. Sometimes the tools are helpful and sometimes we need to figure out more helpful ways of coping with the challenges that life throws at us. Therapy is a space to be vulnerable, build healthier coping tools, and develop a deeper, more meaningful relationship with one’s self.

​I work with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, grief & loss, low self-esteem, and body image issues. I specialize in working with people who are adjusting to new phases in their lives, having difficulties in their relationships, or looking for support to identify coping strategies to manage life’s challenges. My area of expertise is working with adults learning to navigate life in the real world or change unhealthy patterns. LEARN MORE ABOUT KATIE

Rebecca Fernandez, LPC | Lincoln Park Therapy Group

Kyle Tacia, M.Ed., LPC

Therapy encourages deep reflection and vulnerability, and should be a collaborative experience where your therapist helps you to access that space within yourself. As a clinician, I believe it’s my role to support you and guide you along that journey the entire way. You don’t have to do it all alone anymore.

I work with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, low self-esteem, and major life changes. I specialize in people in the LGBTQ+ community, and helping male-identified clients cope with men’s issues.
My area of expertise is helping people from the LGBTQ+ community explore their lived experiences and break through the barriers to happiness and fulfillment.s. LEARN MORE ABOUT KYLE

Megan DeMay, Practice Coordinator

Megan DeMay | Lincoln Park Therapy Group Chicago

I am an upbeat and creative professional with a passion for helping others. As Practice Coordinator of Lincoln Park Therapy Group, I get to use my talents to support day-to-day operations and make sure everything at the practice runs smoothly. I have the ability to wear many hats – and I love it! I take great pride in my ability to adapt to new situations and bring fresh ideas to the table to bring the team together.

When I’m not on the job, I love spending time with my dogs in Wisconsin, rehabbing a family cabin, and traveling the world! I’m always up for new and exciting adventures.

Megan DeMay | Lincoln Park Therapy Group Chicago

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