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Tolaya Geredine, LCPC

LGBT Relationship issues Family conflicts Self esteem Coping with life changes
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About me

I am a virtual private practice owner based in Chicago, providing services to Illinois residents. I am a mother, a sister, a daughter, and a friend, so I understand the complexities of relationships and how they influence our lives on a clinical and personal level.

I am a therapist who is a yoga enthusiast, which I believe influences my holistic view of wellness.

I am also a subject matter expert in setting boundaries/self assertion, increasing self esteem & self-love, perinatal concerns, postpartum adjustment, LGBT concerns, rising above family of origin issues and intersectional identities (first generation generational curse breaker, multiethnic, POC & LGBT etc). I've found that taking the time to dig beneath the surface brings awareness to the forefront and with those insights, we can begin to heal and show up differently.

I work with adults individually, couples, as well as businesses, providing psychoeducation on various self care and relational topics in the workplace.

I am also trained in Perinatal Mental Health by Postpartum Support International. I am trained in EMDR and use some of these principals in sessions at times, but EMDR therapy is only possible in teletherapy sessions.

Professional experience

7yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Depression, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Codependency, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Guilt and Shame, Isolation/Loneliness, Multicultural Concerns, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sexuality, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy

License information

IL LCPC 180.012190


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Tolaya Geredine. 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.

We are only in the beginning stages but she has been more than helpful thus far. I’m incredibly grateful for her assistance and looking forward to progressing in therapy.

Written on Mar 30, 2022 after therapy with Tolaya for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and grief

Tolaya writes in depth responses and comprehends when I have a lot to type.

Written on Feb 23, 2022 after therapy with Tolaya for 9 months on issues concerning depression, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coaching, and adhd

I appreciate having someone like Tolaya to listen to me, and to help me through the troubles I am facing. She has been helpful, professional, and supportive whilst also remaining impartial in her assistance with my mental health. I could not have asked for a better therapist to help me begin working on myself.

Written on Oct 28, 2021 after therapy with Tolaya for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Tolaya is a great counselor who challenges me to think and makes me feel comfortable talking about my problems.

Written on Oct 16, 2021 after therapy with Tolaya for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

She did an amazing job helping me navigate my swamp of trauma and I couldn't have asked for anyone better. Formerly, I dealed with things by not dealing with them and I realized it wasn't working for me anymore. Shoving things down only for them to slowly bubble back up to the surface. I was guided tactfully in sorting and putting my issues away correctly. I'm glad to feel again, feel like myself again, and I feel confident that Tolaya Geredine gave me the tools I need to help myself. Thank you

Written on Oct 10, 2021 after therapy with Tolaya for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

I came on here because I was at an extremely low point in my life and I’m so glad I’ve matched with Tolaya Geredine. She understood me and really helped me pull out of that dark space. I have never been in such strong place mentally and I’m very grateful for her and this website.

Written on Sep 01, 2021 after therapy with Tolaya for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and compassion fatigue