A connected community of therapists established in the heart of downtown Chicago.
Couples therapy provides the opportunity for couples to strengthen their communication patterns by helping each partner develop the tools to listen, understand and respond to their partner.
Group therapy allows individuals to explore their thoughts, feelings and reactions in a safe and supportive group environment.
CCC adheres to the belief that there is always room for growth in our lives. We practice from an insight-oriented, collaborative, and individualized approach to meet the unique needs of each person we work with.
We strongly believe that the fit between therapist and patient are essential to a successful treatment. We work with our patients to co-create an empathic and accepting space where they can feel safe while also feeling challenged to work towards change. We strive to understand the challenges our patients are experiencing and aim to empower them to access and utilize their own unique strengths and voices in order to create change. Together, we work to explore past and present concerns, striving to gain more awareness of the influence of past experiences in order to create a more meaningful and fulfilling present.
Dr. Heather Frank
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the state of Illinois. I earned both my Masters of Arts (M.A.) and Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) from the APA-Accredited Clinical Psychology program at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. I completed my predoctoral internship at Pace University Counseling Center in New York and my postdoctoral hours at the University of Illinois Chicago Counseling Center.
Dr. Stephanie Dykema
I use a relational-cultural approach to therapy, meaning we will explore relationship patterns and societal messages that result in shame, self-blame, and disconnection. My work with clients often explores the traumatic impact of systemic oppression and the importance of gender, race, size, and sexual orientation (among many other identities) on our lives, mental health, and relationships.
Director of Clinical Training
Dr. Elom Amuzu
Hello! I obtained my Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Southern Illinois University in August of 2018. I completed my pre-doctoral internship at the University of Oregon’s counseling center with a concentration in trauma treatment.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Kurt Stevens
My therapeutic style is warm, relational, psychodynamic (processing past personal and relational experiences and exploring their potential connection to current personal and interpersonal functioning), and collaborative.
Chrishane N. Cunningham, MA, LCPC, NCC
I'm delighted to join Chicago Counseling Collective. After receiving my B.A. from Boston University in Psychology, I attended The Family Institute at Northwestern University for my M.A. in Counseling, specializing in working with children and adolescents.
Dr. Jeremy Cohen
I like working with people to help figure out what keeps them stuck in certain patterns in their lives, and flexibly and collaboratively explore opportunities for change. I strive to establish a safe and trusting therapeutic relationship.
Benedetta Rossi, LCPC
I am a bilingual Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, born and raised in Italy. I provide individual therapy at Chicago Counseling Collective using a multicultural, empathic, and individualized approach.
Dr. Haley Braun
Hello and welcome! I believe that relationships can be a source of immense joy, growth,and healing and can also be at the root of deep pain and trauma. This is why I work hardto create an environment that feels warm, affirming, and authentic.
Danielle Bertini, LCPC
I believe that the therapeutic relationship is at the crux of change. Through this lens, I offer a safe, warm, and empathic space for clients to explore their inner world. Counseling is not just for those experiencing a life crisis or a current difficulty—counseling is an opportunity to learn new skills, gain new insights, and position oneself for increased health and wellness.
Dr. Constance Victor
Hello and welcome! It takes a lot of courage to begin therapy and I hope to encourage and foster this courage in our work together. I view therapy as a collaborative process. I integrate and draw from a variety of therapeutic approaches.
Dr. Nabila Irizarry
Born and raised in Puerto Rico, I follow a culturally-responsive approach to therapy, acknowledging intersectionality and promoting fairness, equity, and justice. I incorporate constructivist, dialectical, and psychodynamic perspectives, which means we will work together to understand both personal and societal factors that contribute to your everyday well-being.
Dr. Rayna Narvaez
I believe we move through the world with unique identities and backgrounds, and I strive to honor the complexity that we each bring to the human experience. I primarily use a relational and interpersonal approach to therapy, which means I believe relationships have an important influence on our development as individuals.
Victoria Fombelle, LPC
Whatever challenges are impacting your life, you don't have to face them alone. That's where I come in – to help you heal, gain new insights and perspectives, and develop the tools you need to best care for yourself. At the heart of my approach is building an authentic, egalitarian therapeutic relationship where you feel safe, heard, and best able to work towards your goals in a supportive environment.
Licensed Professional Counselor
MS, MA, CADC
As a first generation American with a multifaceted cultural background and personal identity, I understand just how unique every individual is. For this reason, I find it important to meet clients where they are at and create a supportive and safe space where they can be their true authentic selves. I use an integrative approach to therapy based in multicultural, person-centered, and psychodynamic frameworks.
If I had to pick three core elements to describe my therapeutic approach, they would be warmth, cultural humility, and honesty. When meeting clients initially, I endeavor to establish comfort and ease. With a foundation of emotional safety, we can explore issues more deeply and understand their root causes and origins.
Alisha Hooda, M.A.
Beatrice Rothbaum, M.A.
I work collaboratively with clients from a relational, psychoanalytic perspective and view the therapy relationship as an opportunity to explore, bring awareness to, and transform patterns of relating to others and oneself. I remain curious, open, and engaged with my clients, whom I view as the authorities on their own lives.
Advanced Clinical Fellow
Brianna (Bri) Podgorski
Hi all, and welcome! I am the Clinical Care Manager here. I am a trained Social Worker with my Bachelor's in Social Work from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) and have completed almost all requirements for my Master's in Social Work at Loyola University Chicago (LUC).
Clinical Care Manager
155 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 707
Chicago, IL 60601
2218 W Lawrence Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
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