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Bailey Seymour(She/Her/Hers)

Master of Arts (MA) - Clinical Mental Health Counseling
College & graduate student mental health- Life transitions- Work stress-Artists' mental health- Anxiety -Self-esteem-
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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 (college stressors, moving to a new city, 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.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 2 years

Obsidian Counseling and Wellness LLC, Mental Health Counselor

Northwestern University , MA - Clinical Mental Health Counseling, 2022


Illinois: 178018495




College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression.

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

Work stress - Managing overwhelming stress and expectations; increasing effective ways of restoring and maintaining emotional stability and health; addressing challenging relationships with coworkers and bosses

Artists' mental health - Understanding of highly creative minds; goal setting related to the artistic and creative process; support finding meaningful balance in one’s life

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

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


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

Locations & Hours

Accepting new clients


  • 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