Mental Health Counselor / Therapist in Chicago, IL
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Veronica Filippini, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Portrait Health Centers
500 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1530   
ChicagoIL 60611
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Practice Information
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.
 Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
License Info
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.
Practice Areas/Issues Treated
 Anger Management
 Anxiety and Panic
 Arts Therapy (Expressive)
 Asperger's Syndrome
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
 Bicultural Difficulties
 Body Image Issues
 Caregiver Issues
 Children's Counseling
 Chronic Illness
 Domestic Violence
 Eating Disorders
 Educational Therapy
 Family Conflict
 Gay or Lesbian Issues
 Gender Identity / Transgenderism
 Gifted / Talented Issues
 Grief and Loss
 Group Therapy
 Herpes and STD Counseling
 Learning Disabilities
 Life and Wellness Coaching
 Life Transitions
 Marriage & Family Therapy
 Marriage Counseling
 Men's Issues
 Neuropsychological Evaluation / Testing
 Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Online / Teletherapy
 Pet Therapy
 Play Therapy
 Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Premarital Counseling
 Problem Gambling
 Psychological Evaluation / Testing
 Relationship Issues
 Religious Counseling
 Self-Esteem Issues
 Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Sexual Dysfunction
 Stress Management
 Trauma and PTSD
 Women's Issues
 Work and Career Issues
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