Located in Loop, River North, Lakeview, Evanston, and Arlington Heights, Clarity Clinic Chicago pairs individuals with experienced therapists who work with a variety of mental and behavioral health disorders to find a path through these challenges. Our exceptionally trained clinical staff specializes in the assessment and treatment of a myriad of issues, life challenges, and orientations. Together, we strive to provide any individual who walks through our doors with a safe and compassionate environment geared towards healing and improvement. Our mission is to customize individual treatment plan to meet the specific and diverse needs of each client seeking adult psychotherapy.
The therapists at Clarity Clinic are experienced in successfully utilizing research-based treatment interventions to serve the diverse needs of our clients.
Clarity Clinic takes a goal-directed approach to individual counseling. In our adult therapy sessions, we work with each client to identify and assess their unique needs to work toward higher levels of self-awareness + optimize their quality of life.
Common Treatment Areas
More personal and individualized than anger management classes, our anger management services focus on healthy and effective methods of self-expression. We work with clients to better understand the root causes of anger and help them through the self-exploration process. We also strive to help facilitate the practice of effective communication skills and applying various techniques to help regulate and manage strong emotions.
A holistic treatment approach is utilized at Clarity Clinic as our clinical staff recognizes that individuals will have needs in relation to their addiction that are physical, social, or perhaps spiritual in nature. For example, often times addiction may be a symptom of a deeper issue, such as a lack of comfort in one’s own skin. Our aim is to treat the whole individual, rather than just symptoms that need fixing. An emphasis is placed on the client as an individual with the strength and courage to overcome their addiction, ultimately growing as a result.
Anxiety disorders or Generalized Anxiety Disorder – is identified as a pervasive pattern of extensive worry, fear or dread about everyday situations and affecting or disrupting daily life. While it is typical for individuals – adults and children – to experience occasional stress or worry, anxiety disorders include intense episodes that are difficult to manage and are disproportionate to the reality of the situation.
Depression is a common condition characterized by persistent feelings of intense sadness and/or emptiness; it is more than just feeling blue on a cloudy day. That being said, depression is nothing to be ashamed of, and nearly one in ten American adults experience these feelings at some point in their life. Fortunately, depression can be treated with the right plan.
Family problems can manifest in the healthiest of families, resulting in challenging interactions that can lead to buried resentments, dramatic arguments and feelings of guilt, anger, and disappointment. Families can bring up the most intense emotional reactions we can experience – whether good or bad.
Whether your family needs counseling on specific issues or guidance in navigating through family dynamics and relationships, family therapy can help. It has been shown that at times individual’s psychological problems or life stressors may be difficult to understand or treat in isolation from the family context. Incorporating the family into counseling sessions can not only help at an individual level, but also provide support for the family as a whole.
At Clarity Clinic we are committed to strengthening and healing families from all walks of life. Through counseling and psychotherapy we provide support in areas such as:
- Substance Abuse
- Grief and Loss
- Issues at school, such as bullying
- Domestic violence
- Parent conflict
Family therapy can help build and maintain healthy boundaries, create cohesion and open the doors to better communication. Licensed members of our Clarity Clinic therapy staff can help your family move past issues in a safe, supportive, and nonjudgmental environment. We will guide the journey as your family works towards empathy, understanding, and decreased conflict.
Additionally, an individual’s psychological problems and stressors can often be best understood when including their family in their counseling journey. Outside of the family context, it can sometimes be more difficult, or at least take more time, to isolate the triggers of mental health issues. Inclusion of the family in therapy sessions can help at the individual level while also aiding in the support and healing for the family unit.
Several factors, both internal and external to the relationship, may contribute to difficulties and stress between couples. Becoming new parents, infidelity, sexual dissatisfaction, and money problems are common triggers of a shift or tension between partners. Sometimes, untreated individual disorders such as anxiety, anger management issues or depression can cause or increase stress and strain on a relationship.
By applying goal-oriented efforts our couples counselors + marriage counselors assist clients as they work together in couples therapy to identify and resolve the conflicting behaviors and patterns that are preventing the relationship from progressing. Our counselors help couples build a healthy relationship based on respect, support and trust. . We help clients as they work together to address and resolve conflicts within their relationship. For more information please visit our Couples and Marriage Counseling Page.
Areas of Expertise
- Conflict resolution
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder
- Panic disorder
- Bi-polar disorder
- Trauma recovery
- Alcohol and drug abuse/dependence
- Other addictions (shopping, gambling, food)
- Career and personal growth
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Sex and pornography addiction
- Pre-marital and marriage counseling
- Pre- and post-baby counseling
- Stress management
- Divorce issues and recovery
- Social anxiety and phobia
- Domestic violence
- Children and adolescent issues
- Family conflict
- Eating disorders
- Post traumatic stress disorder
- Grief and loss
- Sexual problems