10801 S. Western Ave., Suite 2B | Chicago, Illinois  |   (708) 586-7357

Cathleen O’Brien (she/her) MA, LPC

"I support children and adults who are experiencing trauma, life transitions or grief and loss by fostering empowerment and self-acceptance."

Presenting Concerns – Children: ADHD, Anxiety, ASD – Developmental, Behavioral Issues, Culturally Sensitive Work, Eating Disorders, Emotional Regulation, Grief/Loss, Life Transitions, PTSD/Trauma, Self Esteem

Presenting Concerns – Adults: ADHD, Anxiety, ASD, Culturally Sensitive Work, Eating Disorders, Grief/Loss, LGBTQIA+, Life Transitions, Mood Disorders, Substance Abuse (after other treatment),  Trauma

As an LPC, I collaborate with clients to make changes they want to see in their lives or
to help them accept aspects of their lives with which they are struggling. I see people of all ages as experts on their own experience and therapy as a vehicle for emotional regulation, growth, and empowerment. I pull from many modalities when assisting clients depending on their needs, including Narrative therapy and Adlerian therapy, all through a multicultural lens.

I earned my master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from Adler University in 2023, after seven years of community organizing on behalf of and alongside people with disabilities. This experience greatly influences my client-centered approach to therapy.

Outside of work, I enjoy reading, writing, TV, hanging out with friends and my cat,

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