Ryan McGillicuddy, Therapist in Chicago, Illinois — Zencare
Ryan  McGillicuddy

Ryan McGillicuddy


Psychologist, PsyD
Illinois Accepting Online
Center Focused Therapy- Main Office , Center Focused Therapy Accepting In-person
Updated September 21, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Eating disorders & disordered eating
  • Trauma
  • Life transitions
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topics
  • College & graduate student mental health

Professional statement

Dr. Ryan McGillicuddy is a clinical psychotherapist and post-doctoral fellow at Center Focused Therapy, located in Chicago, Illinois. He works with adults and young adults who have been impacted by past or ongoing adverse experiences and difficult life transitions. He approaches therapy from a collaborative approach with clients, which is rooted in trust and acceptance. Dr. McGillicuddy practices from a relational and psychodynamic framework and strives to also incorporate a wide variety of therapeutic techniques and interventions to meet his client's specific needs in treatment.

Dr. McGillicuddy has experience working in university counseling and inpatient settings. Through these experiences, he has worked with a wide variety of mental health concerns such as complex trauma, grief and loss, relationship and family of origin concerns, depression, and anxiety. Dr. McGillicuddy also works with individuals who are looking to explore their sexual orientation or gender identity, and has a passion for helping clients impacted by eating and body image concerns, particularly with men along with sexual and gender minorities.

Message to clients

Beginning therapy can often feel challenging and exhaustive, especially when searching for the right connection with a therapist. I hope through starting our work together, therapy feels empowering, while also creating space for personal growth. In our work together, I will be sure to uphold a collaborative approach to treatment. Together as a team, you and I will explore the life challenges that you are facing, while also celebrating and rejoicing in your accomplishments. I believe that we all have the resilience in ourselves to be triumphant over life’s hardships, and I would be honored to help showcase your strengths. Whether this is your first time or you are starting up therapy again, I would be honored to work with you and celebrate your success. I look forward to hearing from you!


Eating disorders & disordered eating - Reducing unhealthy eating patterns, beliefs, and behaviors, such as restricting, purging, and binging; healing the emotional pain surrounding disordered eating

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

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

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

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

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.


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


  • Aetna
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Blue Choice
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
  • Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $155 (55min)
  • Initial session: $180 (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
Payment options
  • Cash
  • 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


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 Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Center Focused Therapy- Main Office practice
333 N Michigan Ave, Suite 2400, Chicago, Illinois 60601
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10-8pm
  • Tue 10-8pm
  • Wed 10-8pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Center Focused Therapy practice
4305 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60618
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon By appointment
  • Tue By appointment
  • Wed By appointment
  • Thu By appointment
  • Fri By appointment
  • Sat By appointment
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 1 year

University of Michigan, CAPS, Intern , 2020 - 2021
DePaul University, UCS, Extern, 2019 - 2020
Aurora University, CAPS, Extern , 2018 - 2019
Chicago Children's Center for Behavioral Health, Extern, 2017 - 2018

Midwestern University , Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, 2021
St. John Fisher College , Bachelor's of Arts in Psychology, 2016


Illinois: 071009263