Viktor Terpay

He/Him/His
Chicago

Clinical License

Illinois LCPC 180.014561

Education

M.A. Counselor Education, Specialization: Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Roanoke, VA

B.A. in Psychology, Thesis: Attachment and Meaning Making, Northwest University, Kirkland, WA

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Specialities
  • Abuse & Neglect
  • Adulting & Responsibility
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Attachment & Family Of Origin
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Chronic Health Concerns
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Couples Therapy
  • Dating & Romance
  • Discernment & Divorce Counseling
  • Faith Integration & Spirituality
  • Family Therapy
  • Gender Identity & Sexuality
  • Helping Professionals
  • LGBTQIA+ & Queer Concerns
  • Life Transitions
  • Loss & Grief
  • Multi-cultural & International
  • One Way Relationships & Codependancy
  • Platonic Relationships
  • Porn & Sex Addiction
  • Racial Concerns & Trauma
  • Re-assimilation & Culture Shock
  • Religious Trauma & Church Hurt
  • Sexual Health & Functioning
  • Substance Misuse
  • Therapy For Therapists
  • Trauma & PTSD
  • Ukranian Speaking
  • Urge & Impulse Control
Techniques
  • Existential Therapy
  • Relational-Cultural Theory
  • Feminist & Social Justice Theory
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Mindfulness & Acceptance

My Approach

We are raised to believe life is simple, safe, and straightforward.Then there’s a shift: difficult circumstances happen, pain and hurt become a reality. Challenging circumstances threaten our ability to move forward, and now you may be feeling stuck and hopeless. The world no longer seems simple.

We all encounter painful and overwhelming experiences, but it doesn’t make the pain of them any easier to endure. When any situation arises, we create stories and narratives, helping us make sense of those experiences. Sometimes though, the internal story doesn’t always serve us, leaving us feeling empty and disconnected from ourselves and others. The narratives we tell ourselves are supposed to add vitality to our lives, but pain and overwhelm can turn meaning making against us.

The meaning you’ve attached to your life matters and impacts the choices you make daily. Let’s make sure you are an active agent in your own life. If you’re looking to strive towards deeper realization, greater autonomy, and increased self-determination, then counseling could be for you.

Take your next step toward growth.

Three female counselors in Chicago standing against a railing on the roof of their therapy office laughing.