Alice Bernstein,Ph.D.

Alice Bernstein,Ph.D.

Telehealth Available
Professions: Psychoanalyst, Clinical Psychologist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Clinical Psychologist
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)


939 W. North Avenue
Suite 750
Chicago, Illinois 60642
SW Lincoln Park
CHICAGO, Illinois 60614

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My Approach to Helping

The most basic aspect of therapy is the relationship between the therapist and the patient. This relies on the match between the patient's expectations and the therapist's characteristics as well as on the skill of the therapist in using the relationship to understand and work through the patient's difficulties. With some patients this relationship is an important focus. With others it is the underpinning of work that is more educative, cognitive, and behaviorally oriented. Empathy is a crucial element of all therapies, and I work to understand each individual's problems from their point of view.

More Info About My Practice

I am especially interested in working with individuals who have made the decision to work through long term problems with self-esteem, interpersonal relationships, anxiety and depression.

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

Everyone has strengths and weaknesses. Psychotherapy offers you the opportunity to identify the areas of your functioning that are not adaptive in your current situation, understand how you developed them, and work on making changes. No-one has patterns that are adaptive in every situation, so there should be no shame about this form of self understanding and problem-solving. Understanding the origins of your problems is not the same as blaming. Your parents and sibling(s) havehad their own childhood shaped by unique factors with which they dealt as best they could.

Ages I Work With

  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    I have a special interest in creative individuals and students and faculty members as well as in foreign born individuals and their children.

Industries & Communities Served

  • Education
  • First Responder/Medical Professionals
  • Self-Employed and Freelance Professionals

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

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