Mark Petroelje,MA, LCPC

Mark Petroelje,MA, LCPC

Telehealth Available
Professions: Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Clinical Professional Counselor - 180-008805
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Blue Choice
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • United Health Care
Evening Availability


Chicago, Illinois 60614

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My Approach to Helping

My approach is warm, insight-oriented, and collaborative with the intention of creating a space that feels accepting and affirming. I view psychotherapy as a vessel for us to safely explore, develop, relate, and change. Together we will begin to understand how past experiences impact your current behaviors and relationships, as well as identify the aspects of your life that you want to be different. In this process, we likely learn how some thoughts and behaviors that have been adaptive are not as helpful today.

You are the expert about your life, and I am here to witness your life with compassionate curiosity, helping you to understand your self more fully. Developing a more authentic and coherent self relies on the depth and integrity of the relationship between therapist and client. It is within this new relationship that you will learn to experience and communicate your feelings, identify your wants and needs, and make sense of past and present experiences. Within the process of understanding emotional experiences and developing insight, we often discover and clarify what is important and meaningful.

More Info About My Practice

Please visit my website for more information about working with me.

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

I have special training and experience working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people.

How Psychotherapy Can Help

I know that good therapy has the potential to help grow, heal, and thrive.

Services I Provide

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    LGBTQ, People living with HIV

Industries & Communities Served

  • Entertainment Industry
  • LGBTQ+
  • Self-Employed and Freelance Professionals

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Internet Addiction
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Perfectionism
  • Physical Abuse
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

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