Jeremy Bergen MS, LCPC
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in located downtown Chicago and Nationally Certified Counselor with experience in treating individuals, couples, adolescents, and families. I specialize in treating depression, anxiety, self-esteem, work related issues, anger issues, relationship and family issues, abuse and trauma, men's issues, and substance abuse. I combine an empathetic and individualized approach that emphasizes personal insight into one's thoughts, feelings and behavior with strength-based and goal-oriented models. I use an integrated theoretical approach including Cognitive Behavioral and Existential Theory to foster meaning, integrative change, and effective healing in people's lives.
As your therapist, it is my job to support, validate, and help provide clarity into your thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and interactions with others. Through this process, it is my hope that distressing thoughts and feelings that provoke symptoms such as depression and anxiety will alleviate, and that you will find a deeper sense of meaning in your work, personal life, and connection with others. For couples, I assist in fostering warmth in your relationship, decreasing explosiveness of arguments, closing the gap of emotional distance, and opening up lines of communication. In families, I assist in addressing negative family dynamics using a family systems approach that focuses on resolving unhealthy interactions, examining the roles of family members, and restoring balance to the family as a whole.