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Ankur Varma, LCPC

Stress, Anxiety Family conflicts Depression Coping with life changes ADHD
Video Phone Live Chat Messaging

About me

I received my Master’s in Counseling Psychology with a specialization in Sport and Health Psychology and have been practicing in therapeutic, educational, and community settings since 2012.

In therapy, I use a culturally-competent, person-centered approach that promotes awareness, growth, and acceptance while working to achieve tangible goals. I believe in a genuine, empathic environment in which you can explore and work towards your potential. I use psychodynamic, behavioral, and mindfulness-based techniques to help identify and work through underlying areas of concern while simultaneously helping you discover and use coping strategies that will help you feel better and function more optimally in your relationships and everyday life. I enjoy working with individuals throughout the lifespan who are coping with phase of life transitions, job and relationship stress, identity development, and mood concerns.

I have worked extensively with adolescent and adult clients with weight loss and fitness goals, ADHD, depression, anxiety, and trauma. I focus on creating a space that allows you to express your values, beliefs, culture, and dreams.

I understand that talk therapy may not have all the answers, so we will work collaboratively to identify necessary resources, supports, and referrals that are helpful. I hope to inspire self-confidence through realistic optimism and allow you a space where you can take the driver’s seat in your journey.

Professional experience

11yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Family conflicts Depression Coping with life changes ADHD

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Body Image, Co-morbidity, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Self-Harm, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Video
Phone
Live Chat
Messaging

License information

IL LCPC 180.011252

Reviews

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Gentle and highly effective.

Written on Jan 10, 2024 after therapy with Ankur for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, anger management, and adhd

Ankur is helping me through a very difficult time, I feel respected and safe to share my thoughts unhindered

Written on Jan 05, 2024 after therapy with Ankur for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Ankur is able to listen and offer some impactful suggestions based on your therapy goals.

Written on Dec 06, 2023 after therapy with Ankur for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Ankur has been engaged in my mental health since day one. He listens, empathizes, and helps me overcome challenges that I didn’t think were possible on my own. He’s extremely responsive and really cares about my growth.

Written on Oct 01, 2020 after therapy with Ankur for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

My video session with Ankur Varma was rewarding. I felt heard and supported immediately. He validated my concerns, offered a simple but helpful exercise to guide prioritizing aspects of a decision I need to make, and focused on ways to deal my current stress.

Written on Jun 04, 2020 after therapy with Ankur for 4 weeks