Keith Merrifield

Keith Merrifield, LCSW, CCTP

Therapist • Lakeview

Now offering online video visits for patients

(773) 496-4433

3665 N Broadway, Chicago, IL 60613


You are likely here because you are experiencing some emotional distress and are considering counseling. One of the most important decisions you will now make is choosing a therapist whose therapeutic approach will work best for you. To that end, it’s my pleasure to provide you with this brief biography and I look forward to meeting with you and continuing the journey towards your health and well-being.

I have worked extensively with issues such as anxiety, trauma, addictions, anger, loss, depression, relationships, families, self-harm, personality disorders, and life changes. As a licensed psychotherapist, I draw on a range of theories and techniques to meet your unique needs. I use evidence-based interventions from a variety of perspectives including CBT, DBT, EMDR, MBCT, and substance use interventions such as Motivational Enhancement. I am also a certified trauma professional (CCTP) with extensive expertise in that area.

I have a warm and down-to-earth approach and as an integrative practitioner I work collaboratively with you to understand your unique needs and experiences, and how to best support your goals for therapy. I focus on the whole person, mind, body, and soul while adding humor and wit to our relationship.

In-network insurances

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


    ADD/ADHD Behavior Therapies • Addiction/Substance Abuse • Adjustment Disorder • Alcoholism • Anger Management • Anxiety • Bipolar Disorder • Borderline Personality Disorder • Daytime Sleepiness • DBT/CBT • Dementia • Depression • Divorce • Domestic Violence • EMDR • Gender Dysphoria • Grief and Loss/Bereavement • Insomnia • Life Coaching • Life Transition • Major Depressive Disorder • Men's Health Issues • Mindfulness • Mood Disorders • Narcissism • Occupational Difficulties • Personality Disorder • Phobias/Irrational Fears • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Trauma • Racial Identity • Relationship Issues • Sadness • Schizophrenia • Self Esteem • Sexual Dysfunction • Sleep Disorder • Social Anxiety • Stress/Worry • Suicidal Thoughts • Women's Health Issues

Education and training

  • BA in Contemporary Religions/Psychology
  • BEd in Social Studies
  • MSW with Clinical focus

Professional memberships

  • American Clinical Social Work Association (ACSWA)

Honors and awards

  • Come Sit by Me, Morning Light

Languages spoken

  • English

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