Joel Muller

Joel Muller, Ph.D.

Director of Clinical Therapy- River North • River North

Now offering online video visits for patients

(312) 754-9404

1 E Superior St #306, Chicago, IL 60611


I believe that therapy is less about becoming someone new, and more about becoming who you truly are. Life’s challenges can cause us to develop patterns that lead to suffering, and becoming disconnected from ourselves, others, and life.

My goal as a therapist is to support you in developing healthy perspectives that allow you to connect with your values and live in your deepest purpose. I utilize a collaborative approach with compassion, openness, and authenticity creating a safe and non-judgmental space for reflection and growth.

My approach draws from interpersonal, cognitive-behavioral, and multicultural theoretical frameworks. Due to my international background and experiences as a psychologist in multiple countries, I value and embrace all social and cultural identities, and celebrate each individual’s uniqueness.

Outside of private practice, I have experience in a variety of settings and specialties including substance abuse treatment, domestic violence, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, stress management, ADHD behavior therapy, racial identity, self-esteem, life transitions, shame, relationship issues, and men’s issues.

I would be honored to assist you on your journey to mental wellness and clarity.

In-network insurances

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


    ADD/ADHD Behavior Therapies • Addiction/Substance Abuse • Adjustment Disorder • Alcoholism • Anger Management • Anxiety • Bipolar Disorder • Daytime Sleepiness • Depression • Domestic Violence • Grief and Loss/Bereavement • LGBTQIA+ • Life Coaching • Life Transition • Major Depressive Disorder • Men's Health Issues • Mindfulness • Mood Disorders • Occupational Difficulties • Phobias/Irrational Fears • Play Therapy • Racial Identity • Relationship Issues • Sadness • Self Esteem • Social Anxiety • Stress/Worry • Suicidal Thoughts

Education and training

  • University of Tennessee Knoxville, Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology

Professional memberships

  • American Psychological Association


  • White, B. A., Miles, J. R., Frantell, K. A., Muller, J. T., Paiko, L., & LeFan, J. (2019). Intergroup dialogue facilitation in psychology training: Building social justice competencies and group work skills. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 12(2), 180-190. dhe0000089
  • Frantell, K. A., Miles, J. R., Muller, J. T., & Robinson, L. M. (2018). A typology of critical incidents in intergroup dialogue: Perspectives of facilitators-in-training. Group Dynamics: Theory, Research, and Practice, 22(3), 156-171.
  • Muller, J. T., & Miles, J. R. (2017). Intergroup dialogue in undergraduate multicultural psychology education: Group climate development and outcomes. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 10(1), 52–71.
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Languages spoken

  • English

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