Nicole Chirillo, Therapist in Illinois — Zencare
Nicole  Chirillo
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Nicole Chirillo

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Illinois, New York, Wisconsin Accepting Online
Updated June 9, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Race & cultural identity
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Life transitions

Professional statement

Nicole's process work is rooted in an integrative approach to help individuals repair emotional traumas and sustain meaningful connection. Her work is tailored to meet the needs of clients by privileging their values to work collaboratively with the shame and discomfort that often define our pain. Nicole has extensive experience in LGBTQ, sex and kink-affirming therapy and treating clients living with depression, anxiety, grief and loss, and post traumatic stress. She prioritizes a safe healing environment as she incorporates the principles of mindfulness, self-compassion, and an integrated self when helping clients navigate multisystemic oppression.


Specialties

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

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

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

Race & cultural identity - Exploring topics of racial, cultural, and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins and personal identity

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

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




Clientele

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

Insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $200 (45min)
  • Initial session: $200 (45min)
  • Couples sessions: $250 (45min)

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
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • 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
  • 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 9am - 4pm
  • Tue 9am - 4pm
  • Wed 9am - 4pm
  • Thu 9am - 4pm
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am - 4pm
  • Tue 9am - 4pm
  • Wed 9am - 4pm
  • Thu 9am - 4pm
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Wisconsin)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am - 4pm
  • Tue 9am - 4pm
  • Wed 9am - 4pm
  • Thu 9am - 4pm
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 6 years

Nonprofit, Clinical Supervisor, 2019 - Present
Private Practice, IOP Therapist , 2016 - 2019


Licensure

New York: 092603

Indiana: 34008273A

Illinois: 149020560

Wisconsin: 9158-123


Languages

English