Francesca Catinella


Francesca Catinella


Professions: Counselor, Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Professional Counselor - 178014687


1136 S. Delano Ct.
#B201, 2025
Chicago, Illinois 60605

My Approach to Helping

I have my Masters in Counseling with a concentration in Mental Health. My passion is to work with adults to help you work through any issues or struggles you may be experiencing. I use a person centered approach, but ultimately you are the expert of your own life.

Are you ready to start prioritizing yourself and your wellbeing? It’s is easy to lose track of what is truly important and become caught up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life. I would love to support you as you begin to release your self-doubt, confusion, shame, fear, and tendency to compare yourself to others that has kept you from living the life you want. Ultimately you are the expert of your own life. My job is to support you through building a trusting working relationship, and to create a safe environment where you can grow. I have experience working with many mental health issues including: anxiety, depression, substance use, grief, work-life balance. I also have a comprehensive understanding of multi-partnerpolyamorymonogamishopen relationships, LGBTQ+. Decide today to take care of yourself by learning skills that will help you get out of your head, so that you can re-focus your energy on the things you find the most meaning in.

More Info About My Practice

When our clients visit our office, they will find a safe, comfortable place with knowledgeable and compassionate therapist that will serve as a partner on their journey through whatever challenges they are facing.

As partners, we seek to help our clients identify the themes and patterns that keeps them feeling stuck, so that they can make different choices and adopt a different outlook on their situation.

Importance of the Client-Therapist Alliance

is to create a trusting relationship in order for the clinician to best support you as a client. My goal is to follow your lead and pace to build rapport and help create balance in your life.

Services I Provide

  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    LGBTQ, gender identity, polyamoryopen relationshipsmultiple partner relationships, mental illness, BDSM and kink

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Disability
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Exercise Addiction
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Narcissism
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Psychosis
  • Racism
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Schizophrenia
  • School 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
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Adlerian Psychology / Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Depth Therapy
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Journal Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT)
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