Clara F Villasenor


Clara F Villasenor


Professions: Clinical Social Worker, Mental Health Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Social Worker - 149018749
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Cigna
  • Medicare
Fees: Free 20 minute consultation with one of our psychiatrists prior to individual therapy sessions with the therapist. Individual sessions are $135 for self-pay clients and I accept most PPO insurance.


Uptown Psych
4753 North Broadway, Suite 900
Chicago, Illinois 60640

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My Approach to Helping

My passion and experience is working with adolescents that battle with the emotional and behavioral symptoms of trauma, bullying, divorce, sexual identity, anxiety and depression. I'm able to collaborate with schools, provide parent consultations and family therapy to support & strengthen everyone. In my work with adults, a trusting therapeutic relationship is important as we're often challenged to deal with life changes, relationship issues and self-doubt on our own. I'm committed to support you in managing these problems and help facilitate change in order to relieve some stress and enhance your life experience.

Together, we work towards finding relief, establishing a life balance and developing coping mechanisms to improve wellbeing. Together, we will explore the underlying issues to empower you and your family for change. I received my Master's Degree in Social Work within the Mental Health concentration at UIC.

My education and life experience are the basis of my open mind and worldview. In recent years I've worked with clients from diverse backgrounds and with varied mental health needs. I'm a EnglishSpanish speaker with experience working and advocating with the LGBTQI community.

More Info About My Practice

My hours of availability:
Mon 8a - 4p
Tues 8a - 4p
Wed 8a - 4p
Fri 8a - 2p

Services I Provide

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

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English
  • Spanish

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Career Choice
  • 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
  • First Responders
  • Forgiveness
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Immigration issues
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Parenting
  • Physical Abuse
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Racism
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • School issues
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Teen violence/dating violence
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues
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