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Thora DevlescHoward(She/Her/Hers)

(She/Her/Hers)
Licensed Clinical Psychologist, LCP
IndianaFloridaIllinois
Anxiety -College & graduate student mental health-Communication issues- Depression- Eating disorders & disordered eating- Life transitions-

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Professional statement

Dr. Thora DevlescHoward is a licensed clinical psychologist in Chicago's Lakeview. She sees clients ranging from their 20's, 30's, and 40's, and up. She is passionate about improving the lives of clients struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, life transitions, and relationship problems.

Dr. DevlescHoward tailors her therapy to each client from cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, and positive psychology perspectives. Understanding how strengths, thoughts, behaviors, and feelings interact propels change. She teaches calming skills, because problem-solving becomes successful when greater peace has been achieved.

Her interpersonal style is warm, interactive, and non-judgmental. She brings a sense of humor and a pragmatic approach to therapy. She views her clients as experts in their current states and goals.

Dr. DevlescHoward treats clients in-person and via telehealth. Her office is conveniently located near public transportation at 2835 N. Sheffield, Suite 302, in Chicago, Illinois.

In her free time, Dr. DevlescHoward enjoys spending time with family, biking, and scuba diving.


Message to clients

I am committed to coaching you towards a more fulfilling life. Counseling can help you embrace happiness, manage stress, boost joy in relationships, increase motivation, and unleash creativity. I tailor my approach to your unique goals. We will focus on your strengths and amplify them. I will coach you to use the tools from positive psychology to help you thrive. Through the use of imagination and the discovery of new skills, we will identify solutions and reclaim a sense of control. I will demonstrate my personal values of kindness, courtesy, and mutual respect during our relationship.

Throughout my career, I've helped my clients work through personal challenges, relationship issues, and life transitions using effective and well-researched techniques. I know that starting counseling may seem daunting, but you can achieve real improvements by working with an experienced psychologist. If you are considering counseling, I would be eager to hear your story. Send me a message and we can set up a brief introductory phone call to discuss how we can work together to achieve your goals.


Work and Education

Years of Experience: 27 years

Private Practice, Chicago
Private Practice, Florida
Private Practice, Chicago
Various hospitals, clinics, and college facilities

Miami University of Ohio, Ph.D., 1997
Loyola University of Chicago, BA, 1988

Licensure

Illinois: 071.005876 - Florida: PY7071 - Indiana: 15187

Languages

English

Specialties

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

College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression.

Communication issues - Developing effective interpersonal skills in relationships withpartners, families, and co-workers; using healthy methods of communication to convey needs and respond to others

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

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




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours

I have PSYPACT authorization to conduct remote therapy sessions in 39 states, including Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Ohio, Texas, and Florida. See the full list at the PSYPACT website.


Insurance

  • Aetna (in-network in IL)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (in-network in IL)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO (in-network in IL)
  • Magellan Health (in-network in IL)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$125 (45min)
  • Sliding scale:$105 - $125

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:

  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

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

  • As needed
Therapist's note

Telephone sessions are available in addition to in-person and online sessions.