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

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

Nicole Levine, MSW, LCSW

I like to focus on creating a collaborative relationship where you can express your emotions and goals in a non-judgmental, safe space. Through our work, we can discover what makes you you. Everything you do – your thoughts, actions, and decisions – all have a purpose and meet a need you have. By better understanding the need you are trying to meet, we will build on your strengths and explore other perspectives and options available. This supports you in increasing your self-awareness and skills to effectively get your needs met and cope with the many facets of life. This approach is especially helpful for teens whoI  are struggling with self-esteem, friendships, and resistance to school.

I work with individuals who are dealing with anxiety, depression, or life transition issues. I specialize in working with teens and emerging adults who are adjusting to new phases in their lives, such as going away to school, graduating, finding a job, living on their own, or other major life changes. I also work with middle school and high school students who struggle with school refusal. LEARN MORE ABOUT NICOLE

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

Brittany Cole, MA, LPC

Brittany Cole, MCH | Lincoln Park Therapy Group

I believe that trust, understanding, and self-acceptance are key ingredients to a fulfilling life. With warmth, empathy and trust, I create a non-judgmental space for clients to share their unique story. Through compassion and creativity, I support my clients to discover their values and unique personality traits. Together we identify thoughts, behaviors, and relational patterns that may contribute to present day distress.

I work with teens and adults experiencing anxietydepression, and life transition issues. I specialize in working with older teens and emerging adults who are adjusting to new phases in their lives, having difficulties dating or in their relationships, or looking for support to identify coping strategies to manage life’s challenges. My area of expertise is working with teens and emerging adults learning to navigate life in the real world or change unhealthy relationship patterns. LEARN MORE ABOUT BRITTANY

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

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

Jayde Archuleta, MA, MHC

Jayde Archuleta, Associate TherapistJacqueline Westin, Chicago Therapist| Lincoln Park Therapy Group Chicago

In therapy, I help clients explore and gain understanding into the their thought process and examine how it impacts their emotions and behaviors on a daily basis. Together we will work to identify adaptive coping skills to cope with future life stressors. I also incorporate these three things in family therapy to identify happier and more adaptive ways of functioning as a family unit.

 

I work with individuals and teens experiencing depressionanxiety, relationship loss/break-ups, self-esteem/self-worth struggles, and life balance challenges. My other areas of interest include working with parents and families to help them learn how to work collaboratively as a family unit. LEARN MORE ABOUT JAYDE
Jayde Archuleta, Associate TherapistJacqueline Westin, Chicago Therapist| Lincoln Park Therapy Group Chicago

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 depressionanxiety, 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

Brianna Zelm, Client Experience & Intake Coordinator

Brianna Zelm | Lincoln Park Therapy Group Chicago
After 10+ years teaching, I transitioned my professional life away from education and toward helping others through mental health. As Client Experience & Intake Coordinator at Lincoln Park Therapy Group, I’m honored to support new clients as they begin their therapy journey with us. In addition to overseeing the intake process here, I’m also in school to obtain my degree in counseling.
 
Outside of work, I love spending time with my family and enjoying the outdoors.

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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