Alexis Silas, Psy.D.

Alexis Silas, Psy.D.

Professions: Psychology
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Clinical Psychologist
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30 N. Michigan
Chicago, Illinois 60602 - United States
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Office 2
636 Church St.
Evanston, Illinois 60201 - United States
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I help people learn to stop holding back and engage authentically with others. I specialize in working with college and graduate students, young adults, and early career professionals. I love working with young adults because I find they are often committed to understanding themselves, and are open to taking risks in order to develop more meaningful relationships. When faced with important choices regarding personal goals and dreams, identity exploration, and relationships, our fears and doubts can get the best of us, leaving us feeling unfulfilled, unmotivated, and stuck in difficult situations. Fear and anxiety, trauma, eating disorders, and complex family difficulties can all impact our ability to experience authentic engagement in our lives. The pain of past experiences, the demanding nature of perfectionism, and the fear of failure and rejection can contribute to damaging feelings of shame. Fortunately, these feelings don't have to stay in your life forever. I have had the privilege of working with many people who have learned to let go of old, hurtful patterns and have found new ways of being with and relating to others. Some of the most sensitive and self-aware people I have worked with have been self-proclaimed introverts who struggled with intense inner judgment and self-doubt, yet had so much to share with others. Therapy can be a very effective tool in shifting your perspective from feeling unseen and unknown to feeling empowered and connected.

Email or Call Alexis Silas, Psy.D. at 214-603-7297

More Info About My Practice

After spending several years working in college counseling centers, I worked at a community health center focusing on women's mental health issues. I have extensive experience working with people who have experienced trauma and have truly enjoyed watching survivors regain their sense of safety, personal value, and self-worth. My past training and work experiences have helped me develop a style that is gentle, affirming, and challenging when appropriate. I enjoy working with individual clients and couples.

Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed

Unfortunately, there's often a great deal of stigma about attending therapy, even during times that involve significant life changes, shifting identities and perspectives, and tumultuous relationship issues. Often, the negative and hurtful attitudes towards seeking help are expressed by the people closest to us. We hear comments such as, "You're in therapy? I didn't think it was that bad." Attending therapy does not imply weakness. In fact, it requires great personal strength to live an examined life. It requires strength to take responsibility for one's mental health and to face into difficult and uncomfortable situations. Therapy can be a powerful tool for personal change and growth, and committing to change involves courage. There's nothing weak about wanting to make a positive and lasting change in your life. When change happens within a supportive and empathetic space, it tends to produce growth. Finding the right therapist is an important part of finding that supportive space, which is why I emphasize the importance of having a good fit between therapist and client, and I believe that clients should prioritize this as well.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Consultation
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Psychological Evaluation

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Anxiety
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Cancer
  • Depression
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Identity Issues
  • Isolation
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Psychodynamic

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