I'm a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who has been working in mental health in Chicago since 2013. I have experience as a therapist with a variety of clients ranging from depression, anxiety, to complex trauma. I like to remind client's that I'm not here to do therapy AT you but I'm here to do therapy WITH you. Therapy is an opportunity to discover what is meaningful to you and to forge a path towards living a life you love on your own terms. Therapy is a rich and deeply personal experience and I hope to be able to provide a space where individuals feel comfortable and safe.
I am a humanistic-existential therapist where I focus on the individuals ability to make authentic, meaningful and self directed choices about how to live. I rely on how individuals create meaning in their lives through the stories they tell about the world, others, and themselves. I emphasize growth and self actualization over alleviating disorders.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Trauma and abuse
- Coping with life changes
Addictions , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Blended Family Issues , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Family of Origin Issues , Fatherhood Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Men's Issues , Multicultural Concerns , Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling) , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Love , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LCPC #180.010795 (Expires: 2021-03-31)
At first I was a little skeptical about an app for therapy.however I downloaded it and checked it out. Right away a friendly text message showed up and i was introduced to Duane. I was having a bad weekend and the short texts before my official session with Duane really made me feel hopeful . Then a couple days later I had my first session with Duane. He was very pleasant to talk with and truly listened .giving me insight to some things that was very helpful to me..His complete professional knowledge made me feel confident while his compassionate,yet strong voice made me feel he truly could help me. I look forward to our next session. Thank you Duane and thank you Better help Sincerely L.l. socallala
Duane always makes me feel comfortable and listened to I enjoy my time being able to speak with him and process what I’m going through