Stephanie  Bonza

Stephanie Bonza

Psychologist, PsyD

Accepting new clients for daytime, afternoon, & weekend appointments in Lincoln Square practice (updated July 08, 2020)

Offers Online Sessions

Specialties & Expertise

  • Divorce
  • Childhood trauma
  • Shame
  • Anxiety
  • Family conflict
  • Couples and marital counseling
  • Parenting issues

Professional statement

Stephanie Bonza is a clinical psychologist in Chicago. She specializes in specializes in life transitions, anxiety, and relationship issues, including divorce and separation. In addition, she sees clients who are looking to confront unresolved past traumas that may be linked to feelings of guilt, anger, or shame.

No matter what the situation that brings each client to Stephanie, she takes an integrative, collaborative approach – often pulling from relational therapy – to ensure that each individual receives proper treatment and unwavering respect. She is also versed in trauma-informed care, and cultivates an environment that is warm, supportive, and engaging. Additionally, she emphasizes the benefits of practical skills-building, which sets clients up with tangible tools for their everyday stressors.

Stephanie’s office is located in Ravenswood, and is easily accessible from the Brown Line. She looks forward to welcoming you to her practice.

Message to clients

I look forward to working with you.


Divorce - Questioning or feeling unsatisfied in your relationship; contemplation and navigation of separation; addressing issues of power, voice, and communication challenges

Childhood trauma - Coping and healing from threatening or scary events of one's childhood, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Shame - Decreasing shame and guilt; boosting self-esteem

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

Family conflict - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress

Couples and marital counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Parenting issues - Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing; managing stress and increasing support


  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Stephanie Bonza is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $150 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $75 - $150

Therapist's note

Dr. Bonza can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Lincoln Square practice

1945 West Wilson Avenue

Suite 6104

Chicago, IL 60625


  • Mon 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Thu 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2018-present
TCS Adjunct Faculty, forensic department, 2018-present,
Associates in Human Development Counseling LLC, 2012-2017
Kane Co. Diagnostic Center, 2014-2015
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, PsyD, 2015
University of Michigan, BA, 2008
Schoolcraft Community College, Associates degree, 2006



Therapy Groups

Stephanie  Bonza
‘Find Your Happy’ Hour

This weekly group provides support to moms balancing their careers, relationships, and motherhood responsibilities during the global pandemic.