Bailey Seymour, Therapist in Illinois — Zencare
Bailey  Seymour

Bailey Seymour

She/Her/Hers

Master of Arts (MA) - Clinical Mental Health Counseling Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Illinois Accepting Online

Accepting new clients

Updated September 21, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics
  • Life transitions
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Self-esteem

Professional statement

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS- Bailey Seymour is a therapist in the Chicagoland area who works with ages 18+ on a wide array of issues including but not limited to: anxiety (negative self-talk, social anxiety, fears, perfectionism), navigating young adulthood (new city, balancing college alongside life, navigating the workforce, identity development, interpersonal relationships), grief (death, end of relationships) depression (difficulty participating in the day to day, feelings of sadness), life transitions (new job, moving, parenthood, chronic illness), and artist mental health.

She approaches her clinical work with a multicultural and person-centered lens. Her approach is eclectic and centers around your specific needs. Other therapeutic approaches that Bailey draws from are Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) which are theories that provide tools and resources for clients. With these theories Bailey will help you acquire tools for dealing with the stressors of daily life, while exploring your identity and values. Bailey's therapeutic approach is laid back, nonjudgmental, and accepting of your whole self. Bailey prioritizes getting to know her clients and their needs prior to creating an individualized treatment plan.

Bailey earned her Master’s in clinical mental health counseling at Northwestern University. Prior to attending Northwestern, she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in dance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. While at UW she also minored in education and educational policy as well as dance/movement therapy. All of her past academic experiences shape the lens through which Bailey sees the world, helping her to become a creative, caring, and informed counselor. Bailey joined Obsidian Counseling and Wellness in January of 2021.

Her online HIPAA compliant video sessions are easy to log onto, so you can access your therapy sessions from where you feel most comfortable (pets are always welcome).


Message to clients

Thank yourself for taking the first step to finding a therapist who is the right fit for you. Life can be overwhelming, and sometimes it can be easy to leave "self-care" off of your to-do list. I believe in care that is crafted for you and your unique life circumstances. While I am the expert in mental health you are the expert on you, so I need to listen to you and respect your individual needs by creating a treatment plan that is personalized to you and your needs. I believe that everyone has the capacity to get "unstuck" and find their own joy. Healing takes practice, so together we can create the space to process, heal, and reenergize.


Specialties

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

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

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

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $200 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $175 - $200
  • Initial session: $250 (50min)

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
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Illinois)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 7am-2pm, 6:30pm-8:30pm
  • Tue 7am-2pm
  • Wed 7am-2pm, 6:30pm-8:30pm
  • Thu 7am-2pm
  • Fri 7am-2pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: <1 year

Obsidian Counseling and Wellness LLC, Mental Health Counselor, 2021 - Present

Northwestern University , MA - Clinical Mental Health Counseling, 2022


Licensure

Illinois: 178018495


Languages

English