Amanda Rios,PsyD, LCP, LMFT

Amanda Rios,PsyD, LCP, LMFT

Professions: Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Clinical Psychologist - 071008060
Secondary Credential: Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist - 166000920
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
Fees: $240 - Initial intake consultation session (Individuals, Families and Couples)
$175 - Individual therapy session
$210 - Family or Couple therapy session
$190 - Report letter writing and psychological testing.


30 N. Michigan Ave. Suite 1320
Chicago, Illinois 60602
820 Davis St. Suite 455
Evanston, Illinois 60201

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My Approach to Helping

At CORE - Center of Relational Empowerment, PC, we believe in helping individuals, families and couples find the strength and resiliency in themselves and in their relationships to face and overcome a variety of issues, ranging from anxiety and depression to trauma and life transitions. We believe in helping people help themselves, and find value in recognizing the mind-body connection to help clients find ways of living in harmony with their internal and external environments. We take a collaborative approach with our clients, working on goals that they set for themselves, using a variety of interventions from systemic, multicultural, psychodynamic and holistic approaches.

More Info About My Practice

We are in-network Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, Aetna PPO, and United Healthcare plans, as well as private pay. We do offer limited sliding scale when available. Rates: $210 - Initial intake consultation session (Individuals, Families and Couples) $155 - Individual therapy session, $180 - Family or Couple therapy session, $180 - Report, letter writing and testing. We also run several interpersonal process groups that clients have found to be helpful. Please ask me for more information!

Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist

I think it's essential for each client to feel comfortable with their therapist, as this is one of the key factors to successful outcomes. I encourage clients to have an open dialogue with me about how they feel being in my office and meeting with me specifically, as I think a strong therapeutic alliance that's based in trust and understanding can help clients to do their best work and meet their personal goals. Clients come to therapy for a variety of reasons and may feel vulnerable when they take the healthy step to enter therapy, which is why it is important for them to feel understood and comfortable with their therapist and the services being provided to them.

Services I Provide

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    I specialize in working with clients who are interested in enhancing their lives and their relationships. I see individuals, couples, and families and practice from a family systems and multicultural framework. I also serve as a Divorce Mediator, separate from my clinical services.

Industries & Communities Served

  • LGBTQ+

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Learning Difficulties
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Power
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Adlerian Psychology / Psychotherapy
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Breathwork
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Family Attachment Narrative Therapy
  • Family Constellations
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Object Relations
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Satir Transformational Systemic Therapy
  • Self Psychology
  • Self-Acceptance Training
  • Systems Theory /Therapy

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