Megan Wales, LCPC, Counseling in Chicago, Illinois, 60622

Megan Wales, LCPC

Megan Wales, LCPC
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Megan Wales, LCPC

Professions: Counselor, Mental Health Counselor, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCPC
Verified Credentials
1-800-651-8085 ext. 17726
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Office 1
1448 N Milwaukee Ave Suite 205
Chicago, Illinois 60622
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Office 2
345 W North Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60610
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I believe that therapy is a healthy tool when used to help a person recognize the individual's strengths he/she possesses and can serve to empower the person to use those strengths in everyday life. In some situations, it can be helpful for individuals to take a break from their lives and reflect on what thoughts, feelings, and experiences may be causing stress and holding them back from being their best self. Also, in family situations, I believe that taking the time to work on improving relationships will serve to decrease stress in the individual family members lives and create a healthier and nurturing home environment.

Email or Call Megan Wales, LCPC at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 17726

More Info About My Practice

I enjoy working with a diverse group of people to achieve positive outcomes. I am passionate about and embrace the work that I do. I received my Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Miami University in Ohio and my Master's in Counseling from Indiana University. I enjoy spending time outdoors whenever possible, which includes running, walking, and swimming. I also love traveling and experiencing different cultures.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I have vast experience working with families who come in with concerns such as general communication, marital conflict, school challenges, and substance use. I also have experience working with adults on an individual basis to discuss the challenges within the family and anxiety or mood disorders that they are managing themselves. In addition, I have a background working with adolescents who are experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, past trauma, and substance use.

My Role as a Therapist

I feel that the most impactful experiences of my career path have been through the training I received as a Brief Strategic Family Therapist. I was able to learn family therapy techniques, and also was able to learn many skills that have allowed me to practice as a strong clinician with a highly effective, and evidenced-based skill set. I have had the opportunity to work with both adolescents and adults in family therapy and this has helped me understand what is necessary to achieve positive outcomes with both populations. Through the supervision and mentoring that I have been fortunate to receive, I have become more self-aware of how others may perceive me. Because of this, I have been able to become more assertive and effective with certain guests. I believe that a therapist needs to be genuine, nonjudgmental, and show guests positive regard, but I also believe that part of being genuine is sharing honest reactions with guests.

Services I Provide

  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    I specialize in helping adults and adolescents with addiction, co-dependency, couples' counseling, dating issues, dual diagnoses, mood issues, and work-life balance. My skill set is strong in ACT, DBT, Mindfulness, and Recovery Models. Most of my guests experience me to be sincere, easily approachable, and committed to your goals of action.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Bullying
  • Career Choice
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Learning Difficulties
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Money and Financial Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Integrative Body Psychotherapy (IBP)
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET)
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)

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