Afsha Merchant,LPC

Afsha Merchant,LPC

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Professions: Mental Health Counselor, Psychotherapist, Licensed Professional Counselor
License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision. Supervisor: LCSW
Primary Credential: LPC
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Cigna
  • United Behavioral Health
  • United Health Care
Free Initial Consultation
Evening Availability

Offices

4401 N Clark St
Chicago, Illinois 60640

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My Approach to Helping

Navigating relationships can feel tricky and confusing. Do you find yourself giving to others and not getting the same in return? Maybe you feel like there is no room for your voice, your opinions, or to ask for your needs to be met by others. You might even have a sense that some of the relationships you are in are unhealthy. You have tried to find balance and fairness, but have felt unsuccessful. I get it! Who you are matters. What you want matters. Whether we are working on work, partner, familial relationships, or the relationship you have with yourself,

I will support you to increase your awareness of unhelpful patterns that made you feel stuck, identify goals and desires, and decrease your anxietystress symptoms. I use Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) with clients to process things that may get in the way.

I am authentic, relatable, and when appropriate, use laughter as a tool for healing. If you are struggling with feelings of uncertainty, helplessness, or confusion in your relationships; if you're looking for ways to feel unstuck or more deeply connected to yourself and others, I encourage you to reach out for a free 15 minute consultation today.

More Info About My Practice

I like to use humor to build connection with my clients, learn about their upbringing, and create a space where they feel comfortable to be their genuine selves. I will work building trust with my clients and meet them where they are. I like to adjust my interventions depending on the clients needs and wants.

Services I Provide

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English
  • Hindi/Urdu
  • Spanish

Groups I Work With

    BIPOC, LGBTQIA+ (queer, trans, etc), first generation, Immigrants, children of immigrants, identity issues, codependency, cultural difficulties, multigenerational families, family conflict

Industries & Communities Served

  • BIPOC
  • LGBTQ+

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Problems
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse

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