Mental Health Counselor / Therapist in Chicago, IL

Veronica Filippini, LPC

Veronica Filippini, LPC | Mental Health Counselor / Therapist photo
Licensed Professional Counselor
Portrait Health Centers
Portrait Health Centers are multi-specialty clinics that employ the most cutting-edge and proven assessment protocols and treatment options available, believing that an Effective Treatment Depends On An Accurate Diagnosis. Individuals should not have to “play doctor” by researching available treatments and then self-selecting which of these treatments has been scientifically validated and would be most appropriate for themselves or their family. At Portrait Health Centers, we provide a comprehensive and multi-specialty assessment to determine the underlying causes of your symptoms and incorporate an appropriate treatment plan.
Practice Areas/Issues Treated
 Therapy  Hypnotherapy
 Addiction  Learning Disabilities
 Adolescents  Life and Wellness Coaching
 Adoption  Life Transitions
 Anger Management  Loneliness
 Anxiety and Panic  Marriage & Family Therapy
 Arts Therapy (Expressive)  Marriage Counseling
 Asperger's Syndrome  Men's Issues
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Neuropsychological Evaluation / Testing
 Bicultural Difficulties  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Body Image Issues  Online / Teletherapy
 Caregiver Issues  Pet Therapy
 Children's Counseling  Play Therapy
 Chronic Illness  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Couples  Premarital Counseling
 Depression  Problem Gambling
 Divorce  Psychoanalysis
 Domestic Violence  Psychological Evaluation / Testing
 Eating Disorders  Psychopharmacology
 Educational Therapy  Relationship Issues
 EMDR Therapy  Religious Counseling
 Family Conflict  Self-Esteem Issues
 Gay or Lesbian Issues  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Gender Identity / Transgenderism  Sexual Dysfunction
 Gifted / Talented Issues  Stress Management
 Grief and Loss  Trauma and PTSD
 Group Therapy  Women's Issues
 Herpes and STD Counseling  Work and Career Issues
 Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Specialties: Anxiety, Depression, Mood Disorders, Self-Harm, Suicidal Ideation, Substance Use, Co-Occurring Disorders, Relationship Issues, Family Conflict, Domestic Violence, Trauma, PTSD, Grief and Loss, Divorce, Body Image, Eating Disorders, Self-Esteem, Identity Issues, LGBTQ Community, Academic Struggles, Life Transitions, Behavioral Issues, Impulsivity, Coping Skills, and Adults and Teenagers

I understand that change can be uncomfortable for many people, so creating a safe and confidential space for my clients is a top priority of mine. I see therapy as a collaborative process that is founded on the individual’s strengths and goals. I bring my knowledge and training into the room, just as the clients brings their life experiences with them. As I often say – you are the expert on your own life. I strive to assist clients with recognizing maladaptive patterns, developing healthy coping skills, and living fulfilling and balanced lives.

As a counselor, I utilize an integrative and client-centered approach and incorporate Cognitive-Behavioral skills and exercises into sessions. I admire the courage it takes for someone to ask for help, and I maintain a nonjudgmental outlook on each person I speak with. Therapy can be a highly rewarding journey, and I enjoy bearing witness to and being a part of each person’s growth.

I earned a Bachelors Degree in Psychology at Santa Clara University in California, and then proceeded to earn my Masters in Counseling at Adler University in Chicago. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I have had the opportunity to work in a variety of settings with diverse populations of people. I have been a counselor at the Cook County Jail, inpatient facilities, and nonprofit mental health organizations. I have worked with teens and adults from various socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. I now look forward to working alongside those who seek counseling through Portrait Health Centers.

Outside of the office, I love to explore restaurants around the city and try different types of food. When the weather permits, I try to make my way to the lakefront or walk along the river. Having my family live so close to me makes Chicago even better, and I’m lucky to be able to see them on a regular basis. Family, friends, fresh air, and food are absolutely what I enjoy the most.
500 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1530
ChicagoIL 60611