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

Dale Zigulich, LCSW

Dale Zigulich Associate Therapist, Chicago | Lincoln Park Therapy Group
I help clients understand what they have control over in their lives. I like to help the client find their own power to uplift themselves while allowing space for vulnerabilities and being open to their true self. I work with the client to develop strategies that are helpful for the specific person.

I work with adults, teens, children and families, and focus on anxiety, depression, mood disorders, behavioral struggles, life changes, family conflicts, ADHD, adoption, self-esteem challenges, and sports related mental health. My area of expertise is helping people move past the barriers that hold them back from happiness and success. LEARN MORE ABOUT DALE

Amy Manzolillo, MA, MHC

Amy Manzolillo Therapist Chicago | Lincoln Park Therapy Group
When working with clients, I want to focus on what is important to you and what you think will help you make the biggest changes to your life. I understand that different individuals each have unique goals and ambitions, and I want to help you achieve them. In addition to traditional talk therapy, I also love to use art therapy to help clients explore unconscious emotions, thoughts, and feelings.

 

I specialize in individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, body image issues, family of origin concerns, and major life changes. I also work with individuals in the LGBTQ+ community. My area of expertise is helping individuals work through the barriers to happiness and fulfillment. LEARN MORE ABOUT AMY

Amy Manzolillo Therapist Chicago | Lincoln Park Therapy Group

Lauren Wight, LSW

Lauren Wight, Associate Therapist | Lincoln Park Therapy Group

I believe a strong therapeutic connection is an important part of the therapy process and I want to develop a deep understanding of a client’s past, present and hopes for the future. I incorporate a variety of therapeutic modalities to aid in assisting clients to reach their goals.

I work with teens, adults, and older adults experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, grief & loss, and major life changes. My area of expertise is working closely with teens and adults to build problem-solving strategies to help them make progress toward their goals. LEARN MORE ABOUT LAUREN

 
 

Grace Booth, MA, MHC

Lincoln Park Therapy Group Chicago | Grace Booth, Associate Therapist

I create a safe and non-judgmental space for you to uncover important and often undiscovered traits about yourself. We then work together to work towards the life you want to be living. We work together to build self-awareness while identifying and implementing changes you want to make to improve your happiness and overall quality of life. Through the therapy process, I love watching clients reach their goals and foster self-love and self-confidence on their path towards living a more fulfilling life.

I specialize in working with adults, emerging adults, and teens who are experiencing anxiety and depression, low self-esteem and self worth, body image issues, relationship issues, and life transitions. My area of expertise is helping young people to establish their identity, cultivate self-esteem and self-confidence, and navigate difficult changes among the many pressures facing young people today. LEARN MORE ABOUT GRACE

Lincoln Park Therapy Group Chicago | Grace Booth, Associate Therapist

Isela Carmen, LCPC

Isela Carmean, Associate Therapist | Lincoln Park Therapy Group
When working with clients, I offer a blend of kindness, empathy, openness, with some accountability and a healthy dose of humor. I believe therapy is a place where clients come looking for change, and when change is accomplished, clients have a set of tools they will use for future struggles. The therapeutic process works best with honesty and vulnerability, and I work to create a relationship that allows a client to feel safe to share their challenges with me.

 

I am a bilingual cognitive behavioral therapist who works with teens and adolescents, young adults and adults who may be experiencing a big or small life change, anxiety, depression, PTSD, and grief. I also see couples who are having a difficult time overcoming relationship obstacles. My area of expertise is helping individuals and couples shift their beliefs to find more happiness and fulfillment. LEARN MORE ABOUT ISELA

Nathan Flessner, MSW, LCSW

Nathan Flessner Therapist | Lincoln Park Therapy Group Chicago
I work hard to establish a collaborative relationship with my clients that is built on trust and mutual respect, and I customize my treatment approaches based on your unique needs. My priority is helping clients comfortable to explore their thoughts and feelings and following the client’s lead in attending to the topics and objectives the client wishes to focus on.
 
I work with adults, young adults, and teens experiencing anxiety, depression, and major life changes. My area of expertise is working with youth and young adults concerning issues handling anxiety, depression, social issues, and anger management. LEARN MORE ABOUT NATHAN 

Nathan Flessner Therapist | Lincoln Park Therapy Group Chicago

Jacqueline Westin, MSW, LCSW

Jackie Westin, Therapist Chicago | 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 

Michelle Bielecki, MSW, LCSW

Michelle Bielecki Therapist | Lincoln Park Therapy Group Chicago

I utilize a person-centered approach and greatly value the therapeutic relationship that clients and I develop in our work. Together, we gently unfold what is brought into the room and set the pace that feels most supportive to you. One of my favorite things about being a therapist is seeing my clients leave a session feeling a little bit lighter, freer, and excited to live their own personal journey.

I work with adults and teens experiencing anxiety, depression, life challenges, and major life changes. I also work with couples who are experiencing challenges in their relationship and those who want to prepare for marriage. My area of expertise is helping individuals improve their sense of identify and self-esteem to discover happiness. LEARN MORE ABOUT MICHELLE

Michelle Bielecki Therapist | Lincoln Park Therapy Group Chicago

Abbey Storey, MS, LCPC, 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

Nicole Middleton, MHC

Nicole Middleton Associate Therapist | Lincoln Park Therapy Group
I go at your pace during session and believe therapy works best when you are open to and ready for change. Taking the leap to go into therapy can be daunting but I believe it is worth it. Healing is nonlinear but through therapy, we foster a community of support for you to navigate the ups and downs. 

I work with adults and teens who are dealing with anxiety, depression, grief & loss, chronic illness, or a significant life transition, as well as those healing from a trauma. I also work with couples and people in the LGBTQIA+ community. My area of expertise is helping clients use creativity to change their sense of self and achieve their goals. LEARN MORE ABOUT NICOLE

Nicole Middleton Associate Therapist | Lincoln Park Therapy Group

Racquel Rizzo, MA, LPC

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 fulfillments. LEARN MORE ABOUT KYLE

Amy Blagojevich, LSW

Amy Blagojevich MSW | Lincoln Park Therapy Group

When working with clients, I focus on using a strengths-based approach to help each person recognize their potential to take on the world around them. I also integrate empathy and compassion to help clients explore their past, change negative core beliefs, and remove barriers that hold them back from a fulfilling life.

I work with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, difficult life transitions, and relationship challenges. I also enjoy working with couples to help them improve communication and build intimacy in their relationship. My area of expertise is helping individuals and couples work through the barriers to happiness and fulfillment. LEARN MORE ABOUT AMY

Amy Blagojevich MSW | Lincoln Park Therapy Group

Maiya Smith, MA, LPC

Maiya Smith Therapist Chicago | Lincoln Park Therapy Group
I focus on collaboration, building rapport, establishing trust, and ensuring that clients feel safe, secure, and confident in the therapeutic space. I encourage clients to share as much as they feel comfortable sharing and let them set the pace for our work together. I consider myself “feelings-focused” in sessions and like to encourage clients to lean into their feelings while offering them support as they do. I know therapy can be scary and experiencing feelings might be overwhelming, which is why I believe it is important to highlight my clients’ strengths and capabilities.
 
I specialize in working with individuals with anxiety, depression, severe trauma, individuals who are going through life changes, and individuals struggling with relationships. I use a strengths based approach to highlight clients’ strengths and I focus on emotions and emphasize emotions in session, using Emotional Focused Therapy. My area of expertise is helping individuals work through the barriers to happiness and fulfillment. LEARN MORE ABOUT MAIYA 

Abigail Cutler, MA, LPC

Abigail Cutler Associate Therapist | Lincoln Park Therapy Group

I like to focus on the present symptoms that an individual is experiencing and address strategies and techniques to address and manage those symptoms. Once a level of trust and safety is established, I like to focus on any underlying trauma or events that may have prompted those behaviors or symptoms to take root.

I specialize in working with adults and teens dealing with trauma, addiction, anxiety, and life transitions. I also have experience working with those in the early stages of substance use recovery and addressing issues related to identity, self-acceptance, and relationship dynamics. My area of expertise is helping individuals heal from past traumas and remove barriers to happiness and fulfillment. LEARN MORE ABOUT ABIGAIL

Abigail Cutler, LPC | Lincoln Park Therapy Group

Virginia Hogue-Denis, MA, LPC

Virginia Hogue-Denis, Associate Therapist | Lincoln Park Therapy Group Chicago
Therapy is a journey that you and I will work through step by step to help you move forward, make progress, and attain your goals. When I work with clients, I bring a healthy dose of humor, kindness, empathy, and endless support to our work as we sift through and understand your strengths, challenges, and what changes you want to make in your life.

I work with individuals who are struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, major life changes, and work-related stressors. I also work with couples experiences relationship dissatisfaction and changes. I specialize in emerging adults who are grappling with life transitions such as career changes, graduate school, and the complexities of beginning, changing, or ending relationships. LEARN MORE ABOUT VIRGINIA

Shannon Bushman, MA, MHC

Shannon Bushman LPC | Lincoln Park Therapy Group
When working with clients, I like to focus on anything that interferes with the your ability to build relationships, find enjoyment, and move toward your goals. Our minds are complex, but having someone to help guide you toward healing can help you to reach your fullest potential. 

I work with individuals facing challenges related to life transitions, including work stressQuarter-Life Crisistrauma/PTSDanxiety, and depression. 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. My area of expertise is helping teens and adults work through the barriers to happiness and fulfillment. LEARN MORE ABOUT SHANNON

Shannon Bushman LPC | Lincoln Park Therapy Group

Elaine Rubenoff, MSW

Elaine Rubenoff, Associate Therapist | Lincoln Park Therapy Group
Therapy is intended to help you grow as a person. As a therapist, I believe that understanding your past is an important part of the growth process because it helps you identify patterns of behavior and thinking that no longer serve you. In my work with clients, I focus on increasing self-awareness and self-understanding since that awareness is the first step toward lasting change.

I work with adults and teens who have experienced a trauma/PTSD, or who are facing anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, body image issues, grief and loss, or major life changes. I also work with couples who want to address challenging relationship patterns. My area of expertise is helping individuals and couples work through the barriers to happiness and fulfillment. LEARN MORE ABOUT ELAINE 

Hannah Cooper, MSW, LSW

Associate Therapist Lincoln Park Therapy Group | Hannah Cooper
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 experiencing anxiety, depression, grief & loss, and major life transitions. I also work with couples who are facing relationship challenges and teens who are struggling with self-esteem and 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 HANNAH

Associate Therapist Lincoln Park Therapy Group | Hannah Cooper

Jamie Swiderski, MSW, LSW

When we work together, I focus on building upon your current strengths and coping mechanisms while teaching you new ways of thinking to incorporate in your every day life. I want to ensure that all my clients have the necessary communication skills to move forward with the work that is done within our therapeutic relationship to practice outside of that setting.

I work with individuals and teens, and specialize in people experiencing addiction challenges, managing difficult life transitions, 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 JAMIE

Mariana Angel Mosti, MA, MHC

Mariana Angel Mosti, Therapist Chicago Lincoln Park Therapy Group

When I work with clients, I focus on helping them feel empowered to live freely and authentically. I want to see you thrive in your relationship with yourself and with others, experience emotional healing, and discover purpose in your life. I am passionate about creating a strong therapeutic relationship and witnessing the growth from my clients’ hard work. It fills me with gratitude and honor to be a part of each client’s journey.

I work with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, major life changes, and acculturation challenges. I also work with couples who are facing difficulties in their relationship and specialize in intercultural differences.My area of expertise is helping couples break through relationship barriers and find healing and empowerment with one another. LEARN MORE ABOUT MARIANA

Mariana Angel Mosti, Therapist Chicago Lincoln Park Therapy Group

Jordan Smith, MSW, LCSW

Lincoln Park Therapy Group | Jordan Smith
As a therapist, I practice from a client-centered approach. Together we explore current life challenges, past experiences, and set goals based on your priorities. I also teach clients coping skills and mindfulness to use in the time between our sessions.
 
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, and those who are struggling with self-esteem and self-worth issues. My area of expertise is working with young adults who are coping with major life changes and milestones. LEARN MORE ABOUT JORDAN

Carly Anderson, MS, MHC

Carly Anderson Associate Therapy | Lincoln Park Therapy Group Chicago

I use a blended approach to therapy and use a variety of tools and techniques tailored to fit the specific needs of each individual client. I believe that the decision to seek help for yourself is an act of self love and one that takes a lot of courage. I applaud you for trusting yourself to take this step, and I look forward to working collaboratively with you towards these positive changes.

I work with clients facing challenges related to major life changes, self-esteem, stress & work-life balanceanxiety, 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. My area of expertise is helping individuals find their strengths and build the skills to cope with life stressors. LEARN MORE ABOUT CARLY

Taylor Snyder, Practice Manager

Taylor Snyder, Practice Manager | Lincoln Park Therapy Group Chicago
I am an outgoing and positive professional with a passion for mental health! As a former first grade teacher, I love that I get to work in a setting that is dedicated to helping others be the best version of themselves. As the Practice Manager of Lincoln Park Therapy Group, I get to use my skills to support our day-to-day operations as well as work collaboratively with our team! I love our mission at LPTG and our positive atmosphere.

My favorite self-care activity is taking a group fitness class. In my free time, you’ll find me trying a new restaurant in Chicago or taking a long walk on the lakefront! I also love to travel and my bucket list destination is Italy!

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