Your Well-Being Is Essential

Are you struggling with issues related to trauma, grief, anxiety, or major life changes? There comes a time when help is needed from a certified professional to cope with many of life’s challenges. I’m a licensed clinical social worker in the greater Chicago area, and I am here to support you on your journey toward healing and self-discovery.

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About Me

I am Christine Young a licensed clinical social worker. I graduated with a degree in psychology from DePaul University in 2013, and earned my MSW with a speciality in mental health from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2015. I am often described as compassionate and a good listener. My clients experience me as someone who they feel comfortable enough with to present as their most authentic selves. As a clinician, I have served in diverse setting including hospital, social service, and private practice . My decision to become a therapist was rooted in my desire to create a safe space for Black and Brown clients who wanted to share their therapeutic experience with someone who looked liked them.  I am a Chicago native, from the South Side where I currently reside with my husband and our two children. I enjoy traveling, cooking, eating, and reading.

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As a clinician, my goal is to assist clients in exploring and defining their truest self to allow for self-acceptance. By working from a strengths- based perspective, I hope to collaborate with my clients to equip them with individualized skills, so that they are able to achieve their personal goals.

I specialize in treating depression, anxiety, issues related to stress, and trauma. I have experience in providing services to children, teenagers, adults and older adults.

I believe that we are the experts in our lives. My role is not to 'fix' my clients, but to foster a partnership that addresses their challenges and highlights their strengths. In my practice, I strive to create a setting in which clients can feel comfortable and safe to express themselves without fear of judgment. I look to working with you!

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Services Offered

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Individual 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 am confident you’ll find my personalized Individual Therapy beneficial and inspirational. Essence is in network with Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, and currently accepting new clients by virtual appointment only.


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