Stephanie  Ceranec

Stephanie Ceranec

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC

Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait for afternoon & daytime appointments in North Side practice (updated November 19, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Body image
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • LGBTQIA topics
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Stephanie Ceranec is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor on the edge of the Andersonville and Ravenswood neighborhoods in Chicago. She specializes in anxiety, body image, depression, eating disorders, trauma, and working with members of the LGBTQIA community.

Stephanie takes a client-centered approach, allowing her clients to bring up whatever challenges they are facing and what they are feeling in the present moment. She incorporates elements of Sensorimotor Therapy, Feminist Therapy, Relational Therapy, Strength-Based Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). She believes in the mind-body connection and utilizes body-centered therapies for clients with a history of trauma or those who feel stuck. She also has a strong network of dietitians and psychiatrists for those clients needing extra support.

Before starting her private practice, Stephanie worked with individuals with eating disorders, including those with a history of trauma, at a residential treatment center for four years. Her office is located off the Red line at Berwyn. She looks forward to meeting you.


Message to clients

I believe clients deserve a space where they can be unapologetically seen, heard, and witnessed. I bring this belief into my work to allow clients to experience and explore whatever they are carrying with them. This work is done on a foundation of collaboration, curiosity, trust, and compassion. I understand the complexity of human beings and take careful note in meeting individual needs. I look forward to meeting you and beginning the journey of unpacking.


Specialties

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

Body image - Development of skills for handling negative thoughts about physical appearance; building habits of more positive self-talk and self-perception

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

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

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

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


General expertise



Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $150 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $150
  • Initial session: $150 (50min)

Location(s)

North Side practice

5545 North Ravenswood Avenue

Unit 301

Chicago, IL 60640

Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 12:00pm-7:00pm
  • Wed 12:00pm-7:00pm
  • Thu 12:00pm-7:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am-1:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2018 - Present

Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, 2014 - 2018

DePaul University, MEd, 2013

Eastern Illinois University, BA, 2010


Languages

  • English

Client testimonials

Zencare client

I felt heard and connected; she shared information about her space and her specialties.


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