Sam Donham

Sam Donham, LCPC, MEd, NCC

Therapy • River North

Now offering online video visits for patients

(312) 754-9404

1 E Superior St #306, Chicago, IL 60611

Bio

We all experience challenges or obstacles in life, but sometimes they become too heavy to carry alone. I am passionate about helping people reach their full potential and overcome these obstacles through therapy. My goal for counseling is to empower my clients to make meaningful changes in their lives.

I realize that building a trusting relationship is the key to therapy being successful. For this reason, I work from a client-centered approach to create a warm, empathetic and nonjudgmental atmosphere. I aim to be as authentic as possible with my clients so that they feel welcome to show up openly and authentically as well. I also recognize that people’s culture and background strongly impact their perspective, so I make an effort to understand my client’s cultural background and how that influences their beliefs.

I graduated from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign with a BS in Psychology and DePaul University with an MEd in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counseling in Illinois. I have experience working with adults and adolescents dealing with issues related to addiction, anxiety, depression, past traumas, relationship issues, and new life transitions. I utilize a cognitive behavioral approach to teach clients new skills as well as help them identify unhelpful ways of thinking and behaviors that are impeding them in life. I also recognize that sometimes people’s thinking and behaviors are not the problems, especially for clients from historically marginalized communities, so I also draw from narrative and client-centered approaches.

In-network insurances

    Blue Cross Blue Shield • Self pay

Specialties

    Addiction/Substance Abuse • Adjustment Disorder • Adult Psychotherapy • Anxiety • Depression • Domestic Violence • Grief and Loss/Bereavement • Men's Health Issues • Mindfulness • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Trauma • Relationship Issues • Self Esteem • Stress/Worry

Education and training

  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, BS in Psychology
  • DePaul University, MEd in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Professional memberships

  • American Counseling Association

Honors and awards

  • Graduated with Distinction

Languages spoken

  • English
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