Grace Hobson was born and raised in the South Suburbs of Chicago. Grace attended Saint Xavier University, in Chicago, Illinois and majored in Psychology. In 2009, Grace received a Bachelor of Science degree. Afterwards, she got accepted in the graduate program at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology (Argosy University), Chicago campus. At Argosy, Grace decided to study Counseling. During her graduate work, she did an early internship at Calumet Counseling, where she provided treatment plans and counseling for individuals with substance abuse related issues.
She finished up her internship field work at Unity Parenting and Counseling where she provided counseling for individuals with HIV/AIDS. In 2013, Grace received a Masters of Arts degree in Community Counseling. Grace has provided therapy to victims of domestic violence, human trafficking , persons with histories of various trauma. Grace is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. Grace specializes in issues surrounding anxiety, depression, death, grief and loss. Grace's overall goal in counseling is to build a great working relationship with you and to give you the interpersonal tools you need to be be well and effective. Grace understands that navigating the planet earth is scary. Counseling and therapy can help you develop a personal map that works for you!
Grace's counseling approach overall is psycho dynamic.
Psychodynamic therapy focuses on self-awareness of the patient's actions and behaviors. Psychodynamic therapy is like CBT in that it works to understand how beliefs, thoughts, behavior, and emotions are interconnected. However, it focuses on the unconscious beliefs and emotions that tend to trigger the negative thoughts, emotions, and behavior, rather than conscious, automatic thoughts that occur in initial reaction to situations. (Betterhelp.com, 2020)
Grace's style is very warm, positive, energetic and caring.
One of her life time goals is to provide affordable and confidential mental health services to those who may not have traditional access to mental health providers.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Avoidant Personality, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, HIV / AIDS, Infidelity, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Personality Disorders, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Love, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
IL LCPC 180013035
Grace has truly helped me, I am glad I met her and decided to do therapy with her. I'm the better for it.
Written on Jul 26, 2022 after therapy with Grace for 8 months on issues concerning family conflicts, and coaching
I haven't had Grace for too long to give a thorough review, but so far she has been superb in checking in on my frequently, even when I do nothing to prompt her doing so. It makes me believe she genuinely thinks about her clients daily and cares about how they are doing outside of her paid time. I really appreciate her so far
Written on Jun 16, 2022 after therapy with Grace for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd
She is an amazing therapist, the times and conversation we’ve had, she’s given me great feedback
Written on Nov 12, 2021 after therapy with Grace for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, lgbt, relationship issues, and grief
Grace is very compassionate and objective. She always helps me sort through the weeds in my thinking in a clear and organized way. She also cites research behind things, which I very much appreciate.
Written on Oct 28, 2021 after therapy with Grace for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, and adhd
Grace has been helpful, listens and is understanding.
Written on Oct 24, 2021 after therapy with Grace for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, anger management, and adhd
She is wonderful! Insightful, full of knowledge and offers helpful tools for coping.!
Written on Aug 23, 2021 after therapy with Grace for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue