Bradden Vanessa


Bradden Vanessa


Telehealth Available
Professions: Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Marriage and Family Therapist
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage


3166 N. Lincoln Ave
Suite 425
Chicago, Illinois 60657

My Approach to Helping

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over a decade of experience working with individuals, couples and families facing the challenges life presents when dealing with change and transition. Psychotherapy offers a safe place to explore difficult emotions, gain new perspective and heal from painful losses. My approach combines elements of cognitive and dialectical behavioral therapy, family systems theory, narrative therapy, psychodynamics and psychoeducation. I place great emphasis on the therapeutic relationship with my clients and believe that the right personal fit is crucial to a successful therapeutic relationship and, in turn, to facilitating greater self-awareness and personal growth.

I work together with adult individuals, couples and families experiencing adjustments to major life transitions resulting in anxiety and depression, including women with perinatal and postpartum concerns, grief and loss, and a lowered sense of self esteem. Additionally, my clinical interests include: premarital counseling, parenting issues and ADD in adults.

More Info About My Practice

Finding a therapist you want to work with can be overwhelming. To help you with this important decision, I offer a free 15-minute consultation by phone or in person.

I accept Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO insurance plans. If you have an different insurance plan, I am happy to provide you with the necessary documentation to submit for reimbursement.

My office is conveniently located in Lakeview 3 blocks from the Paulina brown line. There is metered box parking on Lincoln, Ashland and Belmont. Parking is free on Sunday. I offer daytime, evening and weekend appointments.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Adults


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Fertility Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Identity Issues
  • Isolation
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Parenting
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Collaborative Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Family Attachment Narrative Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Object Relations
  • Parent Work
  • Process Oriented Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Self Psychology
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Systems Theory /Therapy

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