About Me


My name is Peter Tsurkis. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Illinois. Through my undergraduate and graduate training, I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults in various capacities ranging from at-risk youth to addiction. I have worked in the school, community, residential treatment, hospital, and nursing home settings. In my professional experience, I have worked with older adults and their families, compassionately working side-by-side to tackle all aspects related to the aging process. In my line of work, I frequently encounter individual’s struggling through the grief and dying process. I am confident that with my experience, you and I can weather the storm.

As the renowned psychiatrist and clinician, Irvin Yalom, once wrote, “…we are fellow travelers.” This term resonates with me because I firmly believe you do not need to face your struggles alone. Now, more than ever, we live in a world that is so connected, yet we tend to feel so alone. I also believe that we all have inherent strengths that we can harness. My approach in being a fellow traveler includes client-centered and strength-based modalities. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, life changes, illness, or grief, I would be privileged to travel with you to help make sense of your challenges, goals, and aspirations to work towards a brighter tomorrow.


  • Addictions
  • Grief
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Anger management , Self esteem , Depression , Coping with life changes , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LCSW #149.019415 (Expires: 2023-11-30)


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Peter Tsurkis. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by G.L. on May 27, 2022 after therapy with Peter for 1 year and 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

Peter is wonderful! He has helped me with my growth . He has been a great support on my journey to a better mind set.

Work with me!