Theodora (Teddy)  McClain-Cohen
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Theodora (Teddy) McClain-Cohen


Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Illinois Accepting Online
Evanston Accepting In-person

Please note that I am only able to work virtually with clients who are located in the state of Illinois.

Updated May 30, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Adolescent mental health
  • Anxiety
  • Life transitions
  • Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health
  • Transition to new parenthood
  • Burnout

Professional statement

Theodora (Teddy) McClain-Cohen is a licensed clinical social worker who enjoys working with adolescents working to manage depression, anxiety, and academic pressures, as well as adults seeking assistance in managing major life transitions and mood disorders. Teddy also has a particular interest in working with individuals during the perinatal and postpartum period who are seeking to manage anxiety and uncertainty around pregnancy, birth, and the transition to parenthood. Teddy strives to provide non-judgemental and client-centered care that provides hope, steps towards concrete change, and insight-building.

Many of Teddy's clients struggle to navigate feelings of stress, anxiety, low self-worth, and burnout, which leads to difficulties showing up as their authentic selves at home, school, or at work. She works with clients to find practical strategies to manage emotional struggles, while also providing a space to process and explore their identities, how they relate to larger social systems, and how to build confidence to live they life they want.

Teddy's therapeutic approach is rooted in finding connections between thought patterns, emotions and behaviors, and utilizing mindfulness and self-compassion effectively to manage distress. She draws from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, as well as principles of Relational-Cultural Therapy to assist clients in cultivating hope, setting emotional boundaries, and managing the inevitable highs and lows of modern life.

Teddy is committed to maintaining a diverse, equitable, and inclusive practice, and seeks out regular consultation and training to improve practices and understand her own biases. In addition to her Evanston office, Teddy also offers the flexibility of remote therapy sessions, and welcomes new clients to her online and in person practice.

Message to clients

Hi, and thank you for checking out my profile! I know that taking the leap to seek out therapy may be a little intimidating, and I think it's awesome that you're taking this step. I hope that if you end up working with me, or another therapist, you find a safe and supportive place to explore your needs and goals.

If you think that I might be a good fit for what you're looking for, or have any questions, please reach out to schedule a free phone consultation. This consultation gives both of us a chance to get to know each other and determine if I'm indeed a good fit for what you need. If I'm not, that's okay! I always work to provide referrals and point you in the right direction.


Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional disregulation

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

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

Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health - Addressing issues specific to women and families during the pregnancy and postpartum period, including postpartum depression and anxiety

Transition to new parenthood - Working with parents as they adjust to new parenthood

Burnout - Managing and recovering from stressors that lead to feelings of decreased motivation and disconnection from the self; practicing effective self-care and finding ways to relax both physically and mentally


  • Adults (24+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Blue Choice
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $130 (55min)
  • Sliding scale: $80 - $130


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 10am-8pm
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri 10am-3pm
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun 11am-3pm

Evanston practice
1818 Dempster Street, Evanston, Illinois 60202
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue 10am-8pm
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri 10am-3pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun 11am-2pm

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 9 years

University of Illinois at Chicago, Master of Social Work, 2014
Northwestern University, Bachelors in Education and Social Policy, 2009


Illinois: 149018783