Therapists in Chicago

Welcome to Optimum Joy, where healing begins and lives are transformed. Located in the heart of Chicago, our compassionate therapists are here to help you navigate life’s challenges with empathy and expertise. With in-person therapy we’re happy to serve Chicago and the surrounding areas. Not in Chicago? Check out our virtual services for anyone located in Illinois or Colorado.

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Services We Provide

We’re committed to helping people from diverse backgrounds, and we have services for everyone including:

Treatment Areas

If there’s something you want to talk about or need help with, we have someone here who is ready to listen.  Find a therapist who specializes in the treatment options below. For a full list of all the treatment areas we offer, view the Specialties menu on our Therapists page!



Eating Disorders


Anxiety and Depression

Anger Management

Sex and Porn Addiction

Faith and Spirituality

Loss and Grief

Life Transitions

Therapy Approaches

No two people are the same, so we offer a diverse array of therapy approaches tailored to your unique needs.From cognitive-behavioral therapy to EMDR, discover effective pathways to healing and growth.

  • EMDR – EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a therapy approach that utilizes bilateral stimulation to help individuals process and overcome traumatic experiences.
  • Art Therapy – Art Therapy encourages self-expression and exploration of emotions through creative mediums, facilitating healing and insight.
  • CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy focuses on identifying and changing negative thought patterns and behaviors to alleviate emotional distress and improve mental well-being.
  • DBT – DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) combines cognitive and behavioral techniques with mindfulness to help individuals regulate emotions, manage distress, and improve interpersonal relationships.
  • Prolonged Exposure – Prolonged Exposure therapy involves gradually confronting and processing traumatic memories or situations to reduce anxiety and PTSD symptoms.
  • Psychodynamic therapy – Psychodynamic therapy delves into unconscious conflicts and early life experiences to foster insight and resolve emotional difficulties.
  • Acceptance and commitment – Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) emphasizes mindfulness, acceptance of thoughts and feelings, and taking committed action toward valued goals to promote psychological flexibility and well-being.

Our Holistic Approach To Wellness

Our emotional inner world is housed by our physical bodies. The mind-body connection is so integrated that when you heal one, you heal the other. It is important to consider your physical health in your overall wellbeing.

Our Chicago team

Things we love: cool sneakers, office regular Quincy the poodle, and educating people about mental health (we’re the home base for Optimum Joy’s training program!). Things we do not love: our grudging dependence on the office Keurig.

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Ready to set up your first appointment?

If you haven’t been in touch with us yet, you can get started by filling out our intake form.

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