She/Her/HersLicensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical, LCSW-C Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Orli Firestein is a licensed clinical social worker committed to providing affirming, authentic, and compassionate psychotherapy. Her clients are unique, caring, and bright folks who are interested in exploring their identity and letting go of harmful narratives about who they should be or how they should spend their time. Many of Orli's clients discover that they are neurodivergent later in life and have a desire to better understand themselves and the world they live in through this lens.
Orli partners with clients as an ally and collaborator, viewing therapy as an opportunity to gain better self-understanding and acceptance while dismantling oppressive and hurtful beliefs projected onto clients by themselves or others. Frequently explored themes in sessions include autistic burnout, managing executive functioning challenges, and compassion fatigue. Over time, clients will begin to identify and communicate what they need from others and themselves in order to feel content and supported.
Orli is passionate about co-creating an inclusive and neurodiversity-affirming practice that serves as a safe space for folks of all gender identities and neurotypes. Currently, Orli mostly operates through teletherapy, however she is able to accommodate in-person therapy requests in her Edgewater office depending on client needs and schedule.
ADHD - Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Autism spectrum disorder - Support understanding the diagnosis and related challenges and strengths; skill-building in areas of daily routine, transitions, coping with overwhelming sensory experiences, social skills, and emotion identification and regulation
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
Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
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:
Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Years of Experience: 9 years
North Shore Psychotherapy, LLC, Psychotherapist , 2019 - 2023
JCFS Chicago-Therapeutic Day School, School social worker and intake clinician , 2015 - 2020
University of Chicago, Masters in Social Work, School Specialization, 2015