Jeannine Salemi


About Me

Even as you come into therapy wanting to change, I understand that change can be difficult. I hold the space as a compassionate guide for my clients to rest into their own self-awareness. We collaborate to discover your authentic path to healing and wholeness. My approach is based on creating genuine interpersonal connection and cultivating mind/body/soul awareness as a way to come into more alignment with your true self. From this place, you will find more freedom of choice, feeling of purpose and sense of agency in your life.

I am a counselor licensed in the state of Illinois with thirteen years of experience working with individuals with anxiety, depression and addiction-related issues. I have a specialization in Dance/Movement Therapy which allows me to help clients find a sense of calm and grounding within their mind/body/soul through mindfulness practices.

I use a holistic approach, influenced by my training in and experience with: current attachment theory, trauma-informed care, humanistic theory, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Motivational Interviewing, Brainspotting, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and mindfulness practices.

I have worked with individuals from a wide variety of cultures and understand that we all hold stories and beliefs which shape who we are. I love working with artists of all kinds, empaths, highly-sensitive people and anyone who feels misunderstood.

I look forward to working with you!


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Eating disorders , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 13

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LCPC #180.009571 (Expires: 2021-03-01)


Written by I.A. on Jun 01, 2020 after counseling with Jeannine for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I was apprehensive about using BetterHelp, but they matched me so well with Jeannine. Having a counsellor that is also spiritual and understands me more than most people in my life do in these tough times, after years of trauma, and new understanding of existence... It’s completely invaluable. I cannot praise her or the service enough.

Written by B.R. on May 07, 2020 after counseling with Jeannine for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Jeannine is great! I was nervous going into my first video session with her and she made me feel so comfortable. She was a great listener and offered good advice when I was having trouble with certain things. I would definitely recommend her!

Written by S.H. on Dec 06, 2019 after counseling with Jeannine for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Jeannine has been great. I’m going through a life changing breakup. She’s helped me to understand why this is happening and I’m learning to accept it and move forward. I trust her expertise and knowledge as I haven’t been through anything quite like this. She also responds very quickly!

Written by E.R. on Dec 02, 2019 after counseling with Jeannine for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, and relationship issues

Jeannine is amazing and my time with her is absolutely priceless. She does a great job of making me feel heard and being engaged even though we are not in a traditional office setting. I have recommended better help to many friends because of my amazing experience with her!