Tara Ufer

Tara Ufer, LPC, CADC

Therapist • Lakeview

Now offering online video visits for patients

(773) 496-4433

3665 N Broadway, Chicago, IL 60613


I practice a strengths-based approach to treatment and utilize evidence-based therapies including Person-Centered, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. I value authenticity and cultivating self-awareness in session while assisting clients to empower themselves to live intentionally and create meaning in their lives.

Experience in substance use Intensive Outpatient programs at Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation as well as Inpatient Behavioral Health settings at AMITA Saint Joseph Chicago Hospital have equipped me with tools in solution-based therapy, skill building, and stress management. I specialize in working with adults with mood, anxiety, depression, and substance use disorders. I listen with the intent to truly understand, process and navigate life and career transition, relationship issues, self-esteem, sadness, stress, grief, loss/bereavement and self-care. I am trained in a variety of modalities to ensure I provide the most personalized treatment to each client.

I am a state of Illinois Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Addiction & Drug Counselor. I hold a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology where I concentrated in the treatment of Substance Use Disorders and received a Bachelor of Science in Business Communications from Ithaca College.

Strong communication skills and balance were fundamental growing up in a household with five sisters. Today, I value the continuum of engaging in active listening as well as teamwork and self-reflection to be critical components in establishing healthy relationships with self and others.

In-network insurances

    Blue Cross Blue Shield • Self pay • Aetna • Humana


    Addiction/Substance Abuse • Adjustment Disorder • Adult Psychotherapy • Alcoholism • Anger Management • Anxiety • DBT/CBT • Depression • Grief and Loss/Bereavement • Life Transition • Major Depressive Disorder • Mood Disorders • Relationship Issues • Sadness • Self Esteem • Social Anxiety • Stress/Worry • Suicidal Thoughts • Women's Health Issues • Bipolar Disorder • Daytime Sleepiness • Life Coaching • Mindfulness • Occupational Difficulties

Hospital affiliations

  • AMITA Saint Joseph Chicago

Education and training

  • Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology

Professional memberships

  • American Psychological Association
  • American Counseling Association
  • Women in Sports and Events

Languages spoken

  • English
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