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, M.A., M.Ed., LMFT

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

Taylor Walker, Ed.S., LPC

There are many moments where extra support can make all the difference in the world. I became a therapist because I think human connection is essential to growth and well-being. We could all use someone to support us through life’s tough moments. I love being able to build on client strengths and help with perspective taking. In my work with clients, I focus on collaboration and building a strong therapeutic relationship. When we work together, we will focus on your strengths and self-acceptance to create sustainable, meaningful change.

I work with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, transitional issues and relationship struggles. I also work with couples to build effective communication skills and grow as a couple. LEARN MORE ABOUT TAYLOR

Veronica Miller, M.A., LPC

Therapy offers the chance to explore and identify your goals in a safe, non-judgmental space. I tailor my work with clients to fit their individual needs, while also ensuring that he or she is feeling encouraged, safe, and understood. My goal is for clients to come into session knowing that they will be heard, that they can trust me, and that they will know that they are on a collaborative path to reaching their goals. As we work together, we will discover self-awareness while building the skills for you to cope with anxiety and depression, transition through life’s changes, and use effective communication skills and understanding in  relationships. I work with young adults and adults who are experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship challenges. I also have experience working with the LGBTQIA community in regards to coming out, sexual and identity development, transgender, and transitioning. LEARN MORE ABOUT VERONICA

Meara Smith, M.S., LMFT

There are so many factors that determine who we become as adults. Everything from what our relationships were like as children, what our school experience was, and what our innate strengths are play a role in shaping us as we grow and mature. I became a therapist to help people connect the dots that made them who they are today, and learn how to let go of things that do not serve them.

I work with individuals and couples, and specialize in: people experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, and difficulty adjusting to major life changes. My area of expertise is working with young adults who are going through a Quarter Life Crisis or significant life transitions, such as graduating from college, starting their first job, starting or ending a serious relationship, or contemplating other major life decisions. LEARN MORE ABOUT MEARA

Melissa Queen O’Connor, MSW, LCSW

I enter every therapeutic relationship with a genuine curiosity to understand the lives, struggles, and strengths of my clients. I believe in starting wherever you are comfortable. My office is a safe place to make sense of what is going on in your life. Together we will clarify your goals, identify obstacles, and find ways to overcome them. My approach relies on encouraging honesty, trust, acceptance and safety.

I work with individuals suffering from depression, anxiety, PTSD/trauma, and relationship loss. My other areas of interest include working with individuals who are dealing with work related stress, interpersonal issues, Quarter Life Crises and life transitions. I also offer a safe and affirming therapeutic space for people in the LGBTQ+ community who are seeking support. LEARN MORE ABOUT MELISSA

Caitlin Arthur, M.A. MHC

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

Rachel Hagfors, M.A., LPC, NCC

I believe that everyone has the capacity to thrive, and that sometimes people can feel stuck or unsure on their path. Therapy is a safe place to talk about your goals, explore what’s holding you back, and shine a spotlight on your strengths and talents. 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, self-esteem, anxiety, and depression. My area of expertise is working with couples experiencing relationship challenges and individuals who are going through life transitions, struggling with self-esteem, or experiencing grief after a significant loss. LEARN MORE ABOUT RACHEL

Dawn Harris, M.A.

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 explore and become educated on the tools needed to overcome life stressors. I encourage clients to gain a deeper understanding of their internal thoughts in order to develop healthy coping skills needed to pursue your life goals. Therapy is a space that allows individuals to acknowledge how actions and behaviors contributed to who they are today. Therapy can be challenging, but the techniques and coping skills that can come from it are invaluable.

I work with emerging adults and adults who are experiencing significant life transitions, trauma or PTSD, depression and anxiety, or struggling to deal with shame and low self-esteem. LEARN MORE ABOUT DAWN

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., LPC

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, MHC

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 anxiety, depression, 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

Danielle Farmer, MA, MHC

I use a strength-based, mindfulness approach to therapy. Most people greatly underestimate the skills and strengths they possess. By empowering and highlighting skills a client already has allows the foundation for new coping strategies to be built.

 

I work with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, and life transition issues. I specialize in working with emerging adults 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 emerging adults learning to navigate life in the real world or change unhealthy relationship patterns. LEARN MORE ABOUT DANIELLE

Danielle Farmer, MA | LPTG

Payton Willis, MA, MHC

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 

Kylie Adams, MSW, MHC

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

Selena Gonzalez, MA, LPC

Selena Gonzalez, LPC | LPTG
I create a safe space where you can feel safe, validated, and comfortable expressing yourself. I utilize an integrative approach that incorporates of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectal Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Creative Arts Therapy, along with traditional talk therapy. This approach offers opportunities to gain insight into limiting beliefs, identify distress tolerance skills, and establish a basis for change. Together we will identify goals and establish a plan for meeting those goals.
 

I work with teens and adults, and specialize in people experiencing anxiety, depression,  challenging life transitions, Quarter-Life Crisis, and symptoms of PTSD from trauma. My area of expertise is working with young adults in the midst of a transition-relationships, employment or geographic- who are feeling uncertain about what the future holds. LEARN MORE ABOUT SELENA

 

Kirsten Hall, M.Ed., LPC

Every client is different and I tailor a creative approach to meet your own individual needs. During our work together, I will help you reclaim your strengths and embrace your experiences in order to cultivate self-acceptance and personal growth. Through self-exploration, we can work to change limiting thought patterns and identify fresh perspective that aligns with your goals and aspirations. I will help you make meaning of your own lived experiences and find motivation and hope for the future you wish to create.
 
I work with adults and emerging adults, and specialize in anxiety, depression, life transitions, and self-esteem/self-worth. My area of expertise is helping people who are facing major life transitions such as a Quarter Life Crisis, adjusting to or graduating from college, or other significant life changes. LEARN MORE ABOUT KIRSTEN
Kirsten Hall | Lincoln Park Therapy Group

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