Stephanie  Bonza

Stephanie Bonza

Psychologist, PsyD
Illinois Accepting Online
Lincoln Square Not Accepting In-person
Updated October 26, 2020

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.


Specialties

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




Clientele

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

Insurance

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

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
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Lincoln Square practice
1945 West Wilson Avenue, Suite 6104, Chicago, IL 60625
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Thu 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Sun Closed

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 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 Forensic Department , Adjunct Faculty, 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


Languages

English


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.