Meet Rebecca

Hi.

I’m Rebecca. If you’re seeking a knowledgable, compassionate therapist, you’re in the right place!

Thank you for taking the time to get to know a little more about me and my practice.


There is a lot more right with you than there is wrong with you.

Jon Kabat-Zinn

Why I Became a Therapist

I always looked up to my teacher and wanted to be one. After graduating college, I completed a yearlong AmeriCorps program providing direct service to teenagers as an Academic Success Coordinator. I felt much more passionate about how the students were doing emotionally, rather than their grades. That was the first sign that social work was a better fit.

Being a therapist allows me to do what I love every day – help people.


Social Justice Orientation

Black lives not only matter, but are precious and valuable.

LGBTQIA+ people deserve universal safety and equal rights.

No human being is illegal.

Everyone should have access to high quality mental health care.

As a white, cis, hetero woman, I understand that I will never be done understanding and undoing the harm my people have done to this world.

As a social worker, I have a responsibility to advocate for social justice according to the social work code of ethics, as well as my own personal value system.

To those who do not believe that politics should be a part of therapy, I would say first, this is not about Democrats or Republicans. This is a human rights issue. I cannot call myself a healer if I sit silently as the murders of Black people are supported by our government.


Therapeutic Style

After going to therapy myself, I understand how tough it can be.

Together, we’ll look at what is already working in your life, and what isn’t. I’ll help you change what you can, and make peace with what’s out of your control.

As we get to know one another, I’ll tailor my approach to your unique needs.

If you want structure, information, and homework, I’ve got you. If you’re looking for space to talk things out, that’s great. If it varies on the day and your mood, I understand! And if you’re not sure right now, we’ll figure it out together.


Personal Life

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My hometown is Indianapolis, Indiana. My dad is a psychiatrist in the area and my sister is a school psychologist. You could say mental health is the family business

At Earlham College, I met my husband. After graduating, we both moved to Chicago, Illinois, where we have lived ever since.

In my spare time, I love to do yoga, play tennis, watch RuPaul’s Drag Race, and spend time with friends and family.


Take the first step towards healing.

Call 773-819-0494 today to schedule your free, 15-minute consultation.

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