Therapeutic Orientation & Techniques
Mindfulness & Acceptance
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Areas of Specialty
Grief & Bereavement
Anxiety & Depression
Identity & Self Concept
Children & Adolescents
Clinical Residency, June 2022-May 2023
Supervising Clinician: Alexandra Hoerr, LCPC 180.010561
Student MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Wheaton College Graduate School, Wheaton, IL
MA in Teaching Children’s Psychology & Pedagogy, Borys Hrinchenko Kyiv University, Kyiv, Ukraine
BA in Pedagogy with a Specialization in Teaching Preschool, Borys Hrinchenko Kyiv University, Kyiv, Ukraine
Locations: Virtual Illinois, In-Office Chicago
Pronouns: She / Her / Hers
You are created for fullness and peace.
But do you find the broken world constantly wounding you? Does it make your life difficult and sometimes painful? Maybe you begin to feel broken. Despair, helplessness, pain, loss, and anxiety cling to you in your path, sometimes seeming to be your only companions in life.
We will work together to go deeper to the roots of your pain and confusion, with compassion and space for you to be yourself and walk to this significant place at your own pace. We will look at formative events in your life, your stories. We will explore your feelings and the meanings behind those stories and events that brought you to the place you are now. While we are on this journey, we will learn skills that will help you walk in everyday life and reach a place of peace.
I experienced traumatic and painful events in my childhood, constantly trying to understand the meaning of suffering and our existence as people on earth. I endured the burning agony of injustice and numbing pain. I know how hard and dark life can be. But that darkness doesn’t have to last forever. I’ve been healed. My heart has been changed, and even though the process and the destination might look different for different people, I believe that healing is possible for everyone. I recognize human pain and see the person behind that pain. It is my privilege to share the time and space with a person searching for and moving toward healing.
There are many different ways we can find healing for our souls and relationships, and therapy is one of those ways. I know there can be obstacles to taking this step, but I encourage you to start by calling our office. I would be honored to walk with you on this journey.
“Liliia has a gentle and warm presence. She brings deep insight, and I feel seen and heard.” –SC
"I feel seen and heard when we speak, and know she is a safe person with whom I can share my most vulnerable sufferings and pain."- MA
"She has the ability to listen and make individuals feel acknowledged and accepted. It has been a privilege to talk and learn from Lilia." - BM
Articles by Liliia Chernystka
Coming Soon! Enjoy these articles from our staff:
New Year’s Resolutions: When You Don’t Follow Through
Written by therapist Pete MarlowPicture this: It’s late December and you sit down with your notebook, a group of friends, or your therapist and you brainstorm a list of resolutions to follow the next year. This story is common, and some believe resolutions are a...
Written by therapist Megan Hanafee-MajorI think every year one of my New Year resolutions is to get more sleep. I can’t imagine that I am alone in this. Sleep is one of the most important factors in our physical and mental health, it supports our ability to learn and...
Therapy and Me in the New Year
Written by therapist Rebekah ToddIt’s the new year, and for many of us, we’re wondering how we can make a change to ourselves and improve our daily lives. Perhaps you are hoping to try therapy for the first time, or you could find yourself wondering if your therapy is...