Last updated: 8/19/2020

Michelle Paris, LCSW (773) 484-7948
Last Updated: 8/19/2020
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Licensed Clincal Social Worker

Gender: Female/Female Identifying

Languages Spoken:

Going to therapy is like taking a trip. You bring your baggage filled with memories, patterns built up over the years, and all the good things about you, and set off on your journey. You may feel excited, apprehensive, or unsure if you want a change - but you breathe in and take the next step anyway. You hire a tour guide to help unpack your bags, figure out what's useful, and find the path to get to where you're going.
As a therapist for over 20 years, I find that the path to change depends on your personality, natural abilities, strengths and unique history. My approach is to draw upon these characteristics, utilize methods best-suited to you and ground it all in neuroscientific research on how our brains work.
My practice is located in Logan Square/Avondale and reflects the surrounding community - artists, students, professionals, entrepreneurs and families. I specialize in identifying and breaking old patterns, navigating forks in the road, finding balance, building resilience and hope, and embracing the uncertainty and inevitable changes that life throws our way.
Focusing on:
Anxiety/Panic Disorders Career/Employment Concerns Education/Personal Development Life Transitions Parenting Issues Pregnancy/Childbirth Stress Women's Issues Workplace Stress
Also serving:
Academic Accommodations Asperger's Syndrome Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder Body Dysmorphic Disorder Bullying/Harassment Couple or Marital Issues Depression Gender Identity Grief/Loss Infertility Interpersonal Relationships Learning Disabilities Physical Illness/Impairment Postpartum Depression Psychosomatic Sexual Orientation
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Michelle Paris Psychotherapy & Consultation LLC
3020 N. Kimball Avenue
Chicago, IL 60618  

(773) 484-7948

Contact: Michelle Paris

Office Hours:
MonBy appointment
TueBy appointment
WedBy appointment
ThuBy appointment
FriBy appointment
Online Schedule: Schedule
Average wait time for new clients: 7 days

Response Time to Call:
Weekdays: 1 Day
Weekends: 2 Days

Access by Public Transportation
Evening Office Hours
Online Therapy (email, live chat, video)
Secure HIPAA-compliant Video (, etc.)
Telephone Counseling
Video Counseling (Zoom, Skype, etc.)


Years of Experience: 20

IL - LCSW [149010780]

Credentials and Certifications:
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
Licensed School Social Worker
Social Work Supervisor

Fees and Payment Options
Individual: $140
Couples: $140
Group: N/A
Family: $140

Sliding Scale: No

Accept Credit Card: No

Medicare: Yes
Private Insurance or Out of Network: Yes

Free Services:
Brief Phone Consultation

AETNA (Open Choice) United Behavioral Health (UBH)
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield (Anthem Health Plans) United Healthcare
Blue Cross Blue Shield (PPO) United HealthCare (Options PPO)
Optum Behavioral Health

Age Groups and Specific Populations (focus areas are bold)
Age groups:
Adults (26-59) Seniors (60 +) Young Adults (18-25)
Adolescents (13-17) Children (6-12)
Specific populations:
Entertainment Industry Freelancers Gifted Obese or Overweight
Caregivers Chronic Illness College Students Couples Grandparents Learning Disability Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer (LGBTQ) Single Parents Unemployed
Treatment Methods and Approaches
Theoretical approaches - focus areas:
Eclectic Education Consultation Long-Term Parent Guidance Prevention Psycho-Educational Relational Short-Term (Brief Treatment)
Other theoretical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Coaching Cognitive/Behavioral Dream Work or Analysis Evaluation/Diagnostic Gestalt Internal Family Systems (IFS) Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) Narrative Therapy Play Therapy Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Psychodynamic
Methods - focus areas:
Educational or Psycho-Educational Individual Online Therapy Supervision/Consultation
Other methods:
Family Systems
Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious experience:
Christian Jewish
Multi-cultural experience:

Professional Associations