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Nancy Curotto(She/Her/Hers)

Psychologist, PsyD
Anxiety-Depression-Life transitions-Loss and grief-Parenting-Pet Loss and Bereavement -

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Professional statement

Dr. Nancy Curotto is a clinical psychologist, licensed in Illinois, Michigan and states in the Psypact Compact and offers the option of remote video sessions. She specializes in supporting individuals and families coping with grief, Pet loss and bereavement, anxiety, depression, life transitions, and relationship stress. She has extensive experience in working with clients who experience anxiety in the following areas: panic (generalized and focused anxiety), worrying about the future, career, relationships, life transitions, relocation and immigration stress, and financial stress.

Dr. Curotto offers a specialized treatment approach to ensure that her client’s 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 loss/trauma and who have experienced a frightening event. She utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), solution-focused behavioral therapy (SFBT), 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 are coping with recent or past loss of their beloved pet or who are anticipating the loss of a pet. Dr. Curotto has a deep understanding of how pet loss grief can be socially stigmatizing and how it can 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

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. I take a three-tiered approach to supporting you as you navigate pet loss. While some individuals may benefit from individual-focused pet loss treatment, others may benefit from support groups, pet loss consultation, and grief support.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 26 years

Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Clinical psychologist/therapist
Private Practice, Clinical psychologist
Center for Police Psychological Services, Consultant
Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute for Mental Health Education, Executive Director
Ravenswood Medical Center, Residency/Internship and Postdoctoral
Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice: Cook County Juvenile Court Clinic, Consultant

Solution Focus Brief Therapy , Certified , 2024
David Kessler: Grief Educator , Certified , 2023
EMDRRIA , Certified , 2018
Institute for Telemedicine-Advanced , Certified, 2018
Certified Life Coach, N/A, 2014
Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement : Pet Loss and Bereavement Specialist, Certified, 2011
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Psy.D, 1998
University of Illinois at Chicago, Bachelor's Degree , 1991


Illinois: 071006167 - Michigan: 6301018756 - Wisconsin: 4916 - Connecticut: 4916 - Rhode Island: 4916 - New Jersey: 4916


English, Spanish


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.

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.

Pet Loss and Bereavement - Pet loss therapy offers a respectful and validating setting where individuals can express their grief freely, at their own pace, and integrate their memories and loss into the rest of their lives. As a certified pet loss therapist, I utilize various therapies (CBT, EMDR, R-TEP) to help you achieve peace and recovery. I embrace the importance and uniqueness of diverse cultural backgrounds, which influence one's life and pet relationships.


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

Locations & Hours


  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$175 (55min)
  • Initial session:$225 (60min)
  • Couples sessions:$225 (55min)
  • Family sessions:$225 (60min)
  • EMDR$225 (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
  • Courtesy billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Zelle
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
  • As needed

Therapy Groups

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Healing Hearts

A virtual support group, hosted by St Pauls UCC, Chicago IL 60614