We are currently accepting new clients for teletherapy and in-person intake sessions.

Also, we are actively seeking to hire provisionally licensed (LPC) and LCPC positions on our staff. Please reach out to our Laura Foster at laura@acclchicago.com or 773-249-2921(x3) if you are interested in this opportunity!

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Are you struggling in your relationship? Do you want to live a more authentic and fulfilling life? Do you want to discover how you can live in a way that improves your sense of well-being? I provide a supportive environment in which you can explore your experiences and overcome barriers that prevent you from living the life you want to live. I am trained in Gottman Couples Therapy and as a relationship expert, I provide couples counseling and couples counseling for one (where one of the partners comes in to work on the relationship). My treatment utilizes Acceptance and Commitment Therapy a cognitive based theory. You can expect to receive individualized attention and excellent client service. In addition, I take an open-minded and empathetic approach to client wellness. My office is conveniently located in the Bucktown neighborhood just steps away from public transportation and ample street parking.

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At Creative Life Counseling Services, I strive to provide mindful and competent healing for my clients. My primary focus is helping you to find fulfillment in your life, work, and relationships. By working together in therapy, you and I will identify productive ways to create fulfillment. We will explore cycles of ineffective and destructive behavior and strive to make change. I will provide the support and structure you need to see the extent of the control you have over your own happiness.

I utilize various therapeutic techniques in session based on each client’s needs and focus on mindfulness components of several evidence based therapies. I incorporate Play therapy in my work with children and offer clients the opportunity to explore Art therapy for emotional expression, creative problem solving, and introspection.

On a personal level, I engage in my own creative outlets for mental health. I am a firm believer in the power of music, movement, and nutrition as means to improve and maintain a healthy lifestyle and I incorporate these things into my daily routine.

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One thing that is hard for many of us to accept is that it’s okay to not be okay. Having someone who is warm, empathetic, genuine, and caring to help guide you through working out whatever life has in store for you can make all the difference. I value a thought driven experience and will help you work towards goals exploring many different areas of your life. I am someone who is emotionally attuned and encourages self-reflection that will help you recognize and work with your emotions. I embrace the individuality of each client or relationship and value creativity in the work we do together. I have experience with a variety of individuals and couples in many areas. Additionally, working within career counseling to help clients through the career and life decision making process. I will also help you explore the factors that are blocking you from obtaining your career and life goals and help you navigate through this life altering decision. I enjoy helping clients analyze their thoughts and feelings in a mindful manner.

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Hi, I’m Ezza (she/her) and I’m so glad you’re here! As a therapist, my aim is to build empathic relationships and empower clients to create meaningful change. I appreciate working with clients that understand that change is a process, motivated to do the work in and out of the session, and enjoy being in a collaborative relationship. I believe that therapy is a process where you can gain tools to address life’s challenges, gain insight, determine what you’d like to change about it, work towards making those changes while navigating all the thoughts, feelings and emotions that may come up in the process. I approach therapy from a relational, integrative, and multicultural framework with skills grounded in mindfulness-based and evidenced-based approaches. I would describe myself as warm, compassionate and empathetic, and I believe in starting wherever you are comfortable and meeting you at where you are. Seeking therapy can be an uncomfortable experience and takes a lot of courage. Making the initial appointment is the first step of the healing process, which is why I am committed to creating a non-judgmental and safe space for you. It would be an honor to walk alongside you on your journey.

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We all encounter challenges throughout life which can leave us feeling trapped and weighed down. Taryn is passionate about empowering clients to move through challenges, discover new insights, and embrace inner strengths. She is committed to walking with clients in their journeys of healing, self-discovery, and personal growth. Taryn strives to create an open and empathic space where clients can feel understood and supported. She believes that therapy is an opportunity for each individual to learn about themselves, find purpose, and take steps toward living an authentic life.

Using a strengths-based approach, Acceptance and Commitment therapy, cognitive-behavioral techniques, and mindfulness-based practices, Taryn will assist you in better understanding how your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are impacting your life. She will encourage you to identify your core values and use them as a guide toward taking meaningful action. Taryn prioritizes warmth, genuineness, and compassion in the development of lasting personal change.

Taryn received her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Roosevelt University. She also received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

When she’s not in sessions, Taryn enjoys taking fitness classes, running, and dining out with friends. She believes laughter is a key part of self-care and cherishes time spent with her loved ones. To unwind, she loves a warm cup of coffee, listening to music, and practicing mindfulness.

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As individuals, we never stop learning, adapting, and growing. I take a non-judgmental, discovery-based, and trauma-informed approach to individuals and couples. As your counselor, it is my mission to walk alongside you on your road to self-discovery, self-compassion, and towards having a deeper understanding of self. You are an interesting and unique individual with highly specific thoughts, memories, and motivations and I am excited about discovering these parts of you with you. Together we will work on developing coping mechanisms, agency, and our therapeutic alliance based off of your value system and cultural background.

I am open and excited to work with a wide range of individuals and couples with many different presenting issues. I have experience working with womxn, creatives, the LGBTQIA+ population, as well as children & families. I’m passionate about working with folks struggling with addiction, trauma, grief, anxiety, mood management, disordered eating, sexuality expression, gender expression, and intergenerational trauma. I take a narrative, feminist, Adlerian, and existentialist approach to my clients, believing that personal meaning is paramount, and that everyone creates their story within their larger cultural context paired with their unique life experiences.

I am a graduate student in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program at Adler University in Chicago. I previously received my Bachelor’s degrees from Indiana University in English, Theater, and Gender Studies. I am always ready to recommend a book or self-care activity and like to use my background in the Chicago comedy community to weave humor into sessions when it is appropriate.

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The human experience will inevitably include periods of joy, grief, challenges, changes, discomfort, and uncertainty. Therapy can be an invaluable tool to help you navigate these nuanced experiences. As a therapist, I am dedicated to creating a collaborative relationship in which you feel empowered to explore difficult emotions, develop interpersonal strategies, and employ self-care practices. It is my hope that through the work of therapy you find yourself with more self-compassion, peace of mind, and develop deep trust in your capabilities.

I will continually work to understand how your many identities shape your subjective world and work within that frame to help you identify your values and create meaningful action toward your goals. I have experience working with adolescents and adults experiencing major life transitions, trauma, interpersonal conflict, anxiety, depression, domestic violence, grief, and identity exploration.

I am a clinical counseling intern pursuing my masters degree at Roosevelt University. I’m originally from Colorado and spend my free time cooking, listening to music, and exploring different neighborhoods in Chicago. If it sounds like we might be a good fit, reach out whenever you are ready.

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