Center and Room to Breathe Chicago, Group practice in Chicago, Illinois — Zencare
Center and Room to Breathe Chicago
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Center and Room to Breathe Chicago

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Illinois Accepting Online
Millennium Park Not Accepting In-person
Updated June 4, 2021

Center and Room to Breathe (Center) is a group practice in Millennium Park, Chicago. Each provider at Center offers a unique skillset formed by experience and training in different modalities and techniques.

Center welcomes individuals who are experiencing symptoms of anxiety, depression, and trauma, as well as those grappling with general life transitions and relationship issues.

Michelle  Kesse
Michelle Kesse

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC

Gabriella  Finucane
Gabriella Finucane

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC

Kathleen  Katsikeas
Kathleen Katsikeas

Master of Social Work, MSW

Sara  Buxton
Sara Buxton

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC

Kelly  Martin
Kelly Martin

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC

Eliot  Reid
Eliot Reid

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC

Ijeoma   Ezeji- Okoye
Ijeoma Ezeji- Okoye

Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, MA

Samantha  Allweiss
Samantha Allweiss

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW


What services does your practice offer?

Center is a group private practice offering individual, couples, and family sessions.

What are your practice's specialties?

Therapists at Center specialize in anxiety, trauma, mindfulness, life transition support, and relational issues. Center therapists have a mind-body approach to therapy that includes yoga-informed practices.

Why should I choose your practice?

Center maintains a unique, holistic lens that recognizes the whole human experience in treatment.

How does payment work at your practice?

Center is in-network with Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Optum, and United Healthcare insurances. We also bill out-of-network and will submit claims on your behalf. Our out-of-pocket fees range from $100-$200.


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

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

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Trauma (including complex trauma) - Exposure to emotional or physical events that are invasive and interpersonal causing harm and somatic, cognitive, and emotional disruption to daily living.

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

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

Sport and performance - Addressing mental barriers to realizing full potential; overcoming performance anxiety and self-doubt to reach personal and professional goals


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Blue Choice
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
  • Loyola University Chicago Student Health Insurance (UnitedHealthcare)
  • Northwestern University Student Health Insurance (Aetna)
  • Optum
  • United Healthcare
  • University of Chicago Student Health Insurance (UnitedHealthcare)
  • University of Illinois Student Health Insurance (UnitedHealthcare)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $175 (50-55min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $175
  • Initial session: $200 (60min)

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:

  • Super billing
Therapist's note

Please note that the Center only accepts BCBS of Illinois PPO and BCBS of Illinois Blue Choice plans; BCBS of Illinois HMO plans are not accepted at this time.


Millennium Park practice
25 East Washington Street, Suite 1025, Chicago, Illinois 60602
Not 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-7:00pm
  • Tue 8:00am-7:00pm
  • Wed 8:00am-7:00pm
  • Thu 8:00am-7:00pm
  • Fri 8:00am-7:00pm
  • Sat 9:00am-1:00pm
  • 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-7:00pm
  • Tue 8:00am-7:00pm
  • Wed 8:00am-7:00pm
  • Thu 8:00am-7:00pm
  • Fri 8:00am-7:00pm
  • Sat 9:00am-1:00pm
  • Sun Closed