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Room to Breathe Psychotherapy & YogaGroup practice

Group practice

7 providers

Anxiety-Depression-Couples counseling-Trauma (including complex trauma)-Life transitions-LGBTQIA topics-Sport and performance-
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Practice Information

Room to Breathe Psychotherapy & Yoga is a group practice in Millennium Park, Chicago. Each provider at Room to Breathe Psychotherapy & Yoga offers a unique skillset formed by experience and training in different modalities and techniques.

Room to Breathe Psychotherapy & Yoga welcomes individuals who are experiencing symptoms of anxiety, depression, and trauma, as well as those grappling with general life transitions and relationship issues.


What services does your practice offer?

Room to Breathe Psychotherapy & Yoga is a group private practice offering individual, couples, and family sessions.

What are your practice's specialties?

Therapists at Room to Breathe Psychotherapy & Yoga specialize in anxiety, trauma, mindfulness, life transition support, and relational issues. Room to Breathe Psychotherapy & Yoga therapists have a mind-body approach to therapy that includes yoga-informed practices.

Why should I choose your practice?

Room to Breathe Psychotherapy & Yoga maintains a unique, holistic lens that recognizes the whole human experience in treatment.

How does payment work at your practice?

Room to Breathe Psychotherapy & Yoga is in-network with Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Optum, and United Healthcare insurances. We also bill out-of-network and will submit claims on your behalf. Our out-of-pocket fees range from $125-$200.


Michelle  Kesse
Michelle Kesse

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC

Gabriella  Finucane
Gabriella Finucane

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC

Kathleen  Katsikeas
Kathleen Katsikeas

Master of Social Work, MSW

Sara  Buxton
Sara Buxton

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC

Kelly  Martin
Kelly Martin

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC

Ijeoma   Ezeji- Okoye
Ijeoma Ezeji- Okoye

Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, MA

Samantha  Allweiss
Samantha Allweiss

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW




Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Trauma (including complex trauma) - Exposure to emotional or physical events that are invasive and interpersonal causing harm and somatic, cognitive, and emotional disruption to daily living.

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

LGBTQIA topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

Sport and performance - Addressing mental barriers to realizing full potential; overcoming performance anxiety and self-doubt to reach personal and professional goals


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Blue Choice
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
  • Loyola University Chicago Student Health Insurance (UnitedHealthcare)
  • Northwestern University Student Health Insurance (Aetna)
  • Optum
  • United Healthcare
  • University of Chicago Student Health Insurance (UnitedHealthcare)
  • University of Illinois Student Health Insurance (UnitedHealthcare)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$175 (50-55min)
  • Sliding scale:$100 - $175
  • Initial session:$200 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Therapist's note

Please note that Room to Breathe Psychotherapy & Yoga only accepts BCBS of Illinois PPO and BCBS of Illinois Blue Choice plans; BCBS of Illinois HMO plans are not accepted at this time.

Therapy Groups

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Trans Support Group

This processing group is for anyone 18+ who identifies as Trans, including nonbinary, gender fluid, gender variant, and gender non-conforming individuals; additionally including those who are questioning their gender identity.

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Caring for Caregivers: Virtual Support Group

45 minutes of group support and conversations; 15 minutes of restorative yoga or guided mindfulness for caregivers

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Spoonies Unite: A Support Space for Chronically Ill Folks

This group is a safe and affirming community for spoonies to find mutual support. Each session will include 60 minutes of group support and conversation, and 15 minutes of guided somatic mindfulness.

Client testimonials

"The therapist I spoke to was exceptionally friendly and listened to what I had to say. I felt like she was genuinely taking notes of what worked for me with therapy. Phone calls can make me anxious, and the fact that I am speaking with a new therapist always adds to that, but I felt good after the call and am looking forward to working with her!"
- Zencare client August 2022

Book a Free Initial Consultation

The practice will call you for a free 10min phone call to discuss your needs and ensure a match!

This provider has no upcoming call times available.