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EXPERIENCE CHANGE WITH CATHY RANIERI AT LAKESHORE COUNSELING GROUP

Your Well-Being Is in Good Hands
Now Accepting New Clients & Individuals in need of support due to COVID-19

Do you struggle in your relationships? Perhaps you've endured an unforeseen life change. Maybe you are struggling with anxiety, depression or reeling from a traumatic experience. There comes a time when help is needed from a certified professional to cope with many of life’s challenges. I’m a licensed Psychotherapist in Chicago's loop, and I’m here to support you on your journey toward healing and self-discovery.

UPDATE: I will be conducting all therapy online in order to protect the health and safety of both clients & the public.

WHAT TO EXPECT AT YOUR VISIT

Guiding You On the Path of Self-Healing

You're not sure when it started, but you're feeling lost, stuck and insecure. You're feeling unsatisfied or uneasy. Perhaps you realize sometimes it's hard to recognize yourself in the mirror. Maybe you just don't feel like yourself or you struggle to know what's really important these days. Things feel insufficient and today you've found yourself here seeking change.

 

Whatever your needs may be, I am here to offer support. Therapy is a process of growth and self-discovery, and in my sessions I promote meaningful transformation by encouraging a positive outlook and the adoption of new attitudes and reactions. I have the tools and professional experience to help you get back on track.

 

COVID-19 SUPPORT

Do you find yourself struggling with this time of uncertainty?

With the current state of social distancing and restricted social gatherings, you don't need to feel alone or isolated. You don't have to face feeling unsettled, uneasy or scared alone.

Currently we are managing unprecedented change and anxiety in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. With the expansion of telehealth coverage by insurance companies in response to this crisis, I am encouraging you to reach out if you feel you could use a safe and accessible space to process your experience.

 

I know the challenges of daily living continue through such times and are likely to become even more difficult.

 

We can work together via online therapy to hone calm spaces, honor your experience and facilitate balance to reduce anxiety. Even if you're considering a temporary trial of therapy, I'm happy to discuss ways online therapy can meet your needs. 

Research has shown online therapy to be just as effective as in-person therapy. Currently BCBS, Aetna and Cigna are all offering robust coverage of this service. Contact me today for more information and a free phone consultation.

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"When will you begin that long journey into yourself?"

Rumi

 

INSURANCE ACCEPTED

BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD PPO

BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD BLUE CHOICE PPO

NOW ACCEPTING CIGNA PPO & AETNA POS FOR ONLINE THERAPY

 CASH PAY $150

 

SERVICES OFFERED

With You Every Step of the Way

Your well-being is my ultimate concern. Since 2014, I have provided individuals in the Chicago area a wide range of counseling services to suit their unique needs.  My therapy sessions are designed to strengthen your confidence, identify what is important to you and assist you in the healing process.  If you're considering individual therapy get in touch with me today for a free 10-minute consultation.

INDIVIDUAL IN-PERSON THERAPY

A Happier, Healthier You

In my therapy sessions, we’ll work to solve current problems and improve positive thinking and behavior. I will help you “re-frame” your reactions and provide you with valuable tools to cope with life’s obstacles. I’m confident you’ll find my personalized Individual Therapy beneficial and inspirational. Get in touch to book an appointment.

ONLINE THERAPY

Convenience & Access Tailored to You

Feeling a bit down lately, but struggling to find the time in your busy schedule for therapy? My video-based online therapy sessions help clients develop positive attitudes towards life’s most complex and challenging circumstances from the convenience of their own homes. Online therapy with me is easy, accessible and flexible for your lifestyle. Contact me today for a free consultation.

 
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WHAT IS ONLINE THERAPY?

Online therapy, also known as "teletherapy"are sessions conducted via a confidential video conference. Imagine engaging in therapy even with your busy schedule and from the comfort of your own home.

 

Benefits of online therapy include a stigma-free experience, no stuffy waiting rooms or asking for time off for sessions. No commute, so there's no need to disrupt your lifestyle or brave the elements in order to access therapy. Even better, there's no fuss with insurance!

Research has shown online therapy to be just as effective as in-person therapy. Only licensed therapists are permitted to conduct online therapy, so you can trust you will be seeing a professional with sufficient experience.

 

Interested in learning more? Get in touch for a free consultation to see if online therapy could be right for you!

 

OFFICE HOURS

Accepting New Clients as of March 2020

Mon - Thurs: 11am - 7pm

 

Currently accepting lunch hour and day time appointments as well as new clients who wish to participate in online therapy. 

 

No walk-ins. All appointments are scheduled ahead of time.

 

SPECIALTIES

Emerging Adult Counseling

Whether you are a college student, graduate student or making your journey toward being independent from your family, this transition can be difficult and is accompanied by many unique stressors. I specialize in the issues of young and emerging adults and can help you build a life full of what is important to you.

Managing Family Dynamics

As adults it can often be a struggle to understand and make sense of how profoundly our families affect our lives. These relationships often change in ways we may not be prepared to process. In my professional experience, I have supported many individuals on their journeys to creating meaning from these experiences and managing these relationships effectively.

Managing Relationships

Whether you've been through a devastating break up, divorce or struggle with your friendships, I specialize in walking alongside side individuals who are motivated to create and nourish happy and healthy relationships in their lives.

Stress Management

In today's society, work stress can often look like a badge of honor, but for some it can be extremely depleting and lead to fatigue, anxiety, and burn out. I'm have extensive training in mindfulness, relaxation and other techniques to allow you to feel more in control.

Anxiety Management

You often find yourself feeling nervous and unsettled. Sustaining this feeling for long can be exhausting and confusing. I can help you discover what underlying causes there may be for these feelings as well as strategies for feeling more like yourself again.

Depression Recovery

When you feel depressed everything is ho-hum. It's as if the weight of the world is on your shoulders and you're buckling underneath. Perhaps you find yourself isolated, lonely or unmotivated. I can help you discover what may have led you to this place and work with you on a path toward relief.

 
 

CONTACT ME

I love helping my clients develop the tools they need to cope with all of life’s challenges. Contact me today to learn more and book a session.

53 W Jackson Blvd Suite 1625
Chicago, Cook County 60604
USA