Janessa Nikols


Janessa Nikols


Telehealth Available
Professions: Licensed Professional Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCPC - 180.013877
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • United
Fees: $100-$160 session
Free Initial Consultation
Evening Availability


Chicago, Illinois 60641

My Approach to Helping

Whether it’s because you’re dealing with the chronic stress of relationship or parenting issues, you’re having difficulty adjusting to life changes, or you’re simply feeling “stuck”, my goal is to help you gain acceptance and compassion towards yourself and work towards the possibility of change. I help clients explore the ways they function while helping them find acceptance & understanding towards themselves. As clients increase their capacity to adapt & adjust and find new ways to navigate their challenges, they experience relief and move toward more balance & meaningful connections in life.

My style is warm, conversational, practical… with a little humor. I use an approach that brings together knowledge of relational developmental trauma, attachment, and interpersonal neurobiology to work with the individual needs of each individual & family.

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

I work with individuals, parents, & families who often feel overwhelmed as a result of experiencing chronic unpredictability, family conflict, unhealthy relationship patterns boundaries, complex trauma, neurodivergence, or who feel ?othered? in society. I welcome you to reach out for an initial consult to explore if we might develop a comfortable fit.

Services I Provide

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

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Learning Difficulties
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Narcissism
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Parenting
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Shame
  • Stress
  • Teen violence/dating violence
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Integration of different therapy models

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