Emily Alexander


About Me

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois and have been practicing therapy in Chicago since 2013. I have experience working with children, teens, and adults who come to therapy for anxiety, depression, traumatic life events, and other issues that make it difficult to reach their goals. Additionally, I have experience working with LGBTQ+, non-binary, and gender non-conforming youth and adults. I am trained in several evidence-based approaches including Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), psychodynamic, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Focused CBT, sensorimotor psychotherapy, person-centered therapy, and mindfulness techniques.

My style is warm and down-to-earth, and incorporates perspectives and tools from many styles of therapy so that I can tailor a unique approach together with my clients. I believe that therapy is an important space in which to feel seen, heard, and validated, practice new skills for living, and deepen our insight into patterns of unhelpful thinking or doing. Above all, I understand that the biggest predictor of positive change in therapy is the relationship - one that is caring, trusting, consistent, and safe from bias or labels. In my practice, I strive to be clear, honest, and genuine as we learn about your reality in a manner that feels comfortable for you.

Thank you for taking this next step toward feeling better. I look forward to working with you!


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBT
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Compassion fatigue
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Depression , Coping with life changes , ADHD
Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LCSW #149.019083 (Expires: 2021-11-30)


Written by L.I. on May 31, 2020 after counseling with Emily for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Emily is wonderful! Super warming and validates my feelings which I need. She gives me great things to think about and try in my everyday life.

Written by E.M. on May 05, 2020 after counseling with Emily for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

I really like talking to Emily. I feel very supported by her since all of her responses have been well thought out with my concerns and feelings in mind. I can tell that she has my best interest in mind and it feels great to be heard and understood.