Nancy  Curotto

Nancy Curotto

Psychologist, PsyD

Accepting new clients for afternoon & weekend appointments in North Side practice (updated July 08, 2020)

Accepting new clients for afternoon & weekend appointments in The Loop practice (updated July 08, 2020)

Offers Online Sessions

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Life transitions
  • Loss and grief
  • Parenting

Professional statement

Dr. Nancy Curotto is a licensed Clinical Psychologist with offices in the Lake View and Millennium Park Neighborhoods in Chicago, Illinois and offers the option for remote video sessions. She specializes in developmental trauma, anxiety, depression, including Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), life transitions, relationship stress. Dr. Curotto works with adults across the life span, including doctoral students who have academic anxiety. She has extensive experience in working with clients with anxiety in the following areas: panic, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), worrying about the future, career, relationships, life transitions, immigration, and finances.

Dr. Curotto offers a specialized treatment approach to ensure that her clients’ needs and goals are being met. Her sessions are person-centered, and she meets her clients wherever they are. She is certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) and uses this approach when working with clients with a history of trauma and who have experienced a frightening event. She utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindful Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, and life coaching when appropriate.

As a Certified Pet Loss and Bereavement Specialist, Dr. Curotto has extensive experience working with individuals who have lost a pet or are anticipating the loss of a pet. Some people feel they need to keep their loss and grief a secret from one’s employers, family members, peers and/or community members. Dr Curotto has a deep understanding of how pet loss can be socially stigmatizing and lead to disenfranchised grief.

Dr. Curotto welcomes all cultures, backgrounds, and beliefs. She believes everyone has a unique story that has shaped who they are today. She is there to support her patients as they navigate life’s challenges. She looks forward to meeting you.

Message to clients

Providing a specialized setting where you can develop an understanding of how your past/current relationships, childhood and adult experiences have influenced your life, career choices/satisfaction and overall happiness; will be a significant part of our work. My treatment style is interactive, and my approach includes exploring mental/emotional, spiritual, and physical needs and identifying your strengths and gifts. I embrace the importance and uniqueness of diverse cultural backgrounds and their influence in your life.


Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and severe 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.

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents, immigration, or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

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

Loss and grief - Coping and managing feelings and reactions to a death or injury of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance, emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one or pet

Parenting - Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing; managing stress and increasing support; offering support and concrete strategies to identify rewards and navigate challenges foster parent and alternative parents (i.e., extended family, grandparents) can face.


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


  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
  • BCBS HMO-Swedish Covent

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $175 (53min)
  • Initial session: $200 (60min)
  • Diagnostic evaluation: $200 (60min)


Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

North Side practice

655 West Irving Park Road

Suite 201

Chicago, IL 60613


  • Mon 7:00am-2:00pm
  • Tue 7:00am-6:00pm
  • Wed 7:00am-6:00pm
  • Thu 7:00am-6:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat 7:00am-3:00pm
  • Sun Closed

The Loop practice

Crains Communication Building

180 Michigan Avenue

Suite 905

Chicago, IL 60601


  • Mon 7:00am-2:00pm
  • Tue 7:00am-6:00pm
  • Wed 7:00am-6:00pm
  • Thu 7:00am-6:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat 7:00am-3:00pm
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2002 - Present

Center for Police Psychological Services, 2017 - Present

Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute for Mental Health Education, 2010 - 2011

Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center

Ravenswood Medical Center, 1998 - 2010

Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice: Cook County Juvenile Court Clinic, 2001 – 2005

Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Illinois, 2000

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, PsyD, 1998

University of Illinois at Chicago, BA, 1991

EMDR Certified, 2018

Advanced Telehealth Certification, 2018

Certified Life Coach, 2014

Certified Pet Loss and Bereavement Specialist, 2011