Therapists Specializing in Academic Challenges in Chicago


Nancy  Curotto

Nancy Curotto

655 West Irving Park Road, Chicago, IL, 60613

180 Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60601

Online Sessions, IL

Insurances: Aetna, Cigna, Aetna Student Health Insurance, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO, BCBS HMO-Swedish Covent
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $175 per session

Providing a specialized setting where you can develop an understanding of how your past/current relationships, childhood and adult experiences have influenced your life, career choices/satisfaction and overall happiness; will be a significant part of our work. My treatment style is interactive, and my approach includes exploring mental/emotional, spiritual, and physical needs and identifying your strengths and gifts. I embrace the importance and uniqueness of diverse cultural backgrounds and their influence in your life.


Diana  Flemma

Diana Flemma

1830 Sherman Avenue, Evanston, IL, 60201

Online Sessions, IL

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 per session

I am dedicated to meeting the emotional and psychological needs of my clients. My approach is to be caring and compassionate, while also trying to be direct in guiding clients through their process. I believe that counseling can help individuals and families move in new directions, fostering growth and a sense of well-being. I work with people from all walks of life. Change is possible; what we long for is not beyond reach.
My goal in working with clients is to help them gain the skills needed to cope effectively with life’s stressors, engage meaningfully with others, manage distressing feelings, regulate emotions, reduce impulsivity, increase self-confidence, communicate effectively, and to learn to express their needs successfully. I am a firm believer that we all want to do well.


Lynn  Zakeri

Lynn Zakeri

4254 Emerson Street, Skokie, IL, 60076

778 West Frontage Road, Northfield, IL, 60093

Online Sessions, IL

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $165 per session

I know the first call is the hardest. I am really responsive, warm, and genuine while also smart, practical and insightful.


Amy  Owen

Amy Owen

708 Church Street, Evanston Township, IL, 60201

Online Sessions, IL

Insurances: Cigna, Magellan Health, United Healthcare Student Health Plan, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $125 per session

Welcome. I’m thrilled you’ve made it here. 

I am here to help—to help you move beyond the mental roadblocks and anxious feelings that seem overwhelming and are holding you back; to help you reset and reconnect with the feelings of comfort and calm that have gone missing; and, above all, to help you build your sense of empowerment to move through the world on your own terms with feelings of independence, confidence, and pride. 

I specialize in helping teens, families, and young professionals navigate life’s transitions. 

Maybe you’re struggling to find your feet at a new school or office. Maybe you’re ramping up to make a major decision. Maybe you’ve come to rely on a network of support, only to find it slipping lately. Or, maybe you’re just feeling a bit lost or out-of-sorts, and you’re not exactly sure why. 

If you’re a parent reading this, maybe you’re feeling like you don’t recognize your son or daughter anymore, or maybe your recent efforts to help your child cope and flourish have been coming up short. 

Whatever the case, I am here to help.


Simrin  Jaglan

Simrin Jaglan

Online Sessions, IL

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 - $200 per session

Whatever brought you here, it shows acknowledgement that we are human and awareness of our ability to work through our pains. It takes courage to recognize that additional help is needed and to try something different than you may be used to. Take a moment and appreciate your bravery; this is you trying something new, something you may not have thought about before! I believe we all experience pain in life; what’s important is to identify the healthiest ways to manage it and how to stay present. We can learn to channel our energy into valued living and be productive with our pain. I hope to encourage you to embrace life’s challenges, using your own strengths and internal resources, to move in the direction of growth and valued living. My intention is to provide a safe and motivating space to nurture insight, confidence, and readiness to take action in your life; to build a life you are proud and inspired to live.

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Uncertain of what the future holds? Seemingly you have it all together, but deep down you’re filled with worry. You feel out of control and try everything possible to regain control, but it’s not working! Whether you feel pressured by societal expectations or are your own worst critic; life’s ups & downs can feel like a never-ending ride. Maybe it's self-esteem; maybe it's body image; maybe it's relationships or just overwhelming stress... Imagine if you felt balanced again; comfortable in your own skin. Imagine feeling confident and ready to embrace life’s chaos in the healthiest of ways. I can help.

I believe that you can live the life you desire. It starts with awareness that something is ‘stuck’, not working in the way we hoped it would, and willingness to acknowledge the need to reassess and try something different. Yes, it may be easier said than done; however, when you expand awareness of how your inner world is impacting your outer world (and vice versa) it opens up countless directions to choose from, creating opportunities for change and to build the life you truly want to live. When we learn to embrace the rollercoaster of life and to navigate its challenges in healthy ways, we have more energy to act in ways we value and to move in directions of our choice. When we are present, confident to take on the good and the bad, we have the ability, power, and space to create a life that is meaningful, joyful, and genuine. I hope to support you in your journey, providing you with the skills and insight needed, to grow and achieve your goals!


Shaysa  Villa

Shaysa Villa

1136 South Delano Court, Chicago, IL, 60605

Online Sessions, IL

Insurances: Aetna, Cigna, United Healthcare, Aetna Student Health Insurance, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO, Optum, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Blue Choice
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 per session

As a modern therapist, I provide culturally sensitive, unique, and creative therapy to help individuals and couples. I understand how hard it can be to find a therapist that seems relatable or trustworthy. I work particularly well with individuals in their 20s, 30s, or early 40s looking for a therapist that "gets it". This may be an overwhelming point in your life, but pursuing psychotherapy can be one of the most transformative experiences you can take to heal & grow from your current state.

As your therapist, I will help you navigate ways your thoughts may be negatively impacting your life. I will help you learn ways to manage and pursue the goal of not allowing anxiety and depression to derail your days. My role will be to help you explore and identify unclear reasons that prevent you from living or having your envisioned life.

My approach is compassionate and to truly listen. I seek to be in-tune with you as an individual.


Josiah  Miller

Josiah Miller

222 West Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL, 60654

Online Sessions, IL

Insurances: Aetna, Cigna, Humana, United Healthcare, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO, Optum, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois HMO
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $50 - $225 per session

On the hike toward life's summit, it's okay to stop for directions! No matter what's going on in your life, there's absolutely nothing wrong with seeking out some support and guidance!


Alyson  Nash

Alyson Nash

3139 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60657

Not accepting new clients
Out-of-pocket-fees: $120 per session

It takes courage to take care of your emotional health by committing to weekly therapy and learning new ways to relate to yourself and others. My job is to provide a mirror to reflect back to you what I hear you say and do in a nonjudgmental and empathic manner so together we can strengthen your emotional, mental and physical self. Investing in therapy is investing in yourself.


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