Jessica Baran

Jessica Baran, LCPC

Therapy • Loop

Now offering online video visits for patients

(312) 815-9660

333 N Michigan Ave #1400, Chicago, IL 60601

Bio

Note: To schedule a family therapy session please call (312) 815-9660.

At different times throughout our lives, we all can become unsure of ourselves. We may start to question our relationships, decision-making, or even our daily habits and wonder if we could be getting more out of them. When this hesitancy or uneasiness arises, we have a choice: to continue as is or to explore these thoughts further in an effort to create a more fulfilling life. When we are able to begin envisioning that life being more loving, healthy, and gratifying for ourselves and those close to us, the process begins as we commit to these goals and develop in ways we didn’t realize we could.

It is at this point that our work together begins. In sessions, I will support you in further exploring those unanswered questions and helping guide you to find the right answers for yourself. As busy people, we become experts at compartmentalizing, and sometimes it can be hard to see how various facets of our lives are closely connected and intertwined with each other. Therapy will help bring to light those areas that may still be beneath the surface, to reflect on and strengthen in their own right. Then we can see the larger picture coming together in service of your goals and values.

My approach is to build trust with you by affirming your experiences and meeting you with empathy and a client-centered focus. A vital component of this is prioritizing cultural humility and responsiveness as we build our connections. In discussing your intentions for therapy, we will be able to tailor the format to you as an individual and adjust as you grow. My objective is to do this process alongside you without judgment, at times with a direct style, and appropriately with humor.

I have worked with children, teens, and adults, most often using cognitive-behavioral therapy, psychodynamic theory, and experiential exercises when indicated. In family therapy, families have examined their communication styles and learned to adjust as they navigate their changing relationships. It is a privilege to see individuals and families grow to understand themselves and each other better.

In-network insurances

    Blue Cross Blue Shield • Self pay • United • Humana • Cigna

Specialties

    Adjustment Disorder • Anorexia Nervosa • Anxiety • Binge Eating Disorder • Bulimia • DBT/CBT • Depression • Eating Disorder • Grief and Loss/Bereavement • Impulsive Eating Issues • LGBTQIA+ • Life Coaching • Life Transition • Major Depressive Disorder • Mindfulness • Occupational Difficulties • Relationship Issues • Sadness • Self Esteem • Social Anxiety • Stress/Worry • Women's Health Issues

Education and training

  • DePaul University, Master of Education
  • Bradley University, Bachelor of Arts

Professional memberships

  • American Counseling Association

Languages spoken

  • English

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