Maria Mastronardi,PhD, LCPC

Maria Mastronardi,PhD, LCPC

Professions: Psychoanalyst, Licensed Professional Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCPC - 180013960
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Blue Choice
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Cigna
Fees: $175-$225 per session
Also in-network provider for Blue Cross Community Health plans
Free Initial Phone Consultation


122 South Michigan Avenue
Suite 1307
Chicago, Illinois 60603

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My Approach to Helping

I treat clients who struggle with a range of issues, including depression, anxiety, eating problems, relationship concerns, and school and career difficulties. More generally, I work with clients who suffer from an inability to live life to its fullest and who want a more enriching life.

I help clients explore their experience of themselves in relation to their past, present and hopes for the future. Together, we work toward understanding why you think and feel the way you do, as well as uncovering deeper factors that may lie outside of your awareness. This process will create spaces for healing and change.

If you would like to experience this process of self-understanding in the context of a caring, supportive relationship, feel free to contact me today.

More Info About My Practice

Aria Counseling is a boutique practice of experienced clinicians who bring a wealth of knowledge, curiosity, and empathy to every interaction with our clients.

Our primary orientation is psychodynamic, which in general means that we encourage clients to resolve the often-unconscious root causes of their emotional suffering. We do this over time, by building trusting relationships with our clients and by helping them learn to understand and befriend themselves. This process can offer healing, empowerment, and transformation. Moreover, a robust set of studies shows that psychodynamic therapy leads to long-term mental health benefits.

While we focus on deep healing and psychological growth, every client is unique. We will meet you where you are and draw from our diverse set of tools to help you feel better, and stronger.

We also share a commitment to inclusive, culturally responsive treatment. We deeply respect every client’s unique developmental, social, political, and cultural backgrounds.

We are a welcoming place to people of all ages, races, ethnicities, sexualities, and genders.

Most of our clinicians will see clients in person or via teletherapy. Book online at

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    As a former university professor, I especially enjoy working with undergraduate and graduate students, young adults, academics, and all types of creative professionals.

Industries & Communities Served

  • Education
  • Entertainment Industry
  • LGBTQ+
  • Professional Sports

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Body Image
  • Communication Problems
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Internet Addiction
  • Perfectionism
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Women's Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Culturally Sensitive Therapy
  • Depth Therapy
  • Psychoanalysis / Modern Psychoanalysis
  • Self Psychology

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