Stephanie  Bonza

Stephanie Bonza

Psychologist, PsyD
Illinois Accepting Online
Lincoln Square Accepting In-person

I am excited to now offer both in person and remote options for all current and new clients.

Updated July 24, 2021

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 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

Healthy and rewarding relationships are the foundation of personal success and happiness. When we experience challenges in our relationships, we can develop underlying feelings of anxiety, hopelessness, shame, or self-doubt. My passion is empowering individuals, couples, and families to regain satisfaction in their relationships through assertive communication skill-building and effective strategies for coping with change and conflict. I believe that with the right support and guidance, everyone has the potential to find meaning and purpose and to create a life of authenticity and fulfillment.

I enjoy working with children and adults experiencing family conflict, stress and anxiety, women’s issues, men’s issues, and parenting challenges. The individuals and families I support are seeking to resolve issues related to divorce, discipline and behavior management issues, unresolved trauma, and communication problems.

My goal is to establish a genuine and supportive therapeutic relationship built on mutual respect and understanding. I enjoy collaborating with my clients using humor, honest feedback, and creativity to identify attainable goals and expectations. I invite you to visit my website or contact me if you think my style would be good fit for you or your family.


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)
  • Initial session: $150 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $150 (50min)
  • Family sessions: $150 (50min)

Additional session information

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, Illinois 60625
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Tue 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Wed 10:00am-9:00pm
  • Thu 10:00am-9:00pm
  • Fri 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • 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 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Tue 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Wed 10:00am-9:00pm
  • Thu 10:00am-9:00pm
  • Fri 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 6 years

Zeal Family Wellness, LLC, Founder, Clinical Psychologist, 2019 - Present
TCS Forensic Department , Adjunct Faculty, 2018 - Present

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, PsyD, 2015
University of Michigan, BA, 2008
Schoolcraft Community College, Associates degree, 2006


Licensure

Illinois: 071.010064


Languages

English


Client testimonials

"

Stephanie had good communication, answered all my questions, and was easy to talk to.

"
- Zencare client • September 2020