Matthew Frantz MA, LCPC, Counseling in Chicago, Illinois, 60603

Matthew Frantz

MA, LCPC

Matthew Frantz

MA, LCPC

Professions: Counselor, Mental Health Counselor, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor - 180009448
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Blue Choice
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability

Offices

122 S Michigan Ave
Ste 1025
Chicago, Illinois 60603

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My Approach to Helping

I believe that most people have some level of curiosity about themselves. Maybe they don't know why they repeat the same pattern in relationship after relationship or they aren't sure how they keep getting in their own way when they set a goal. Psychotherapy is a unique environment where one can learn how they developed into the person they are today and with that insight find themselves living a fuller, more meaningful life.

As a therapist I encourage individuals to explore their inner life, their motivations and drives behind their behaviors to draw patterns and conclusions about what makes them tick. By guiding you in a non-judgmental way, together we can help you find the life you have always wanted to live.

How Psychotherapy Can Help

Psychotherapy is unlike other relationships in your life because you can give and receive feedback in real-time about what you are thinking, feeling and experiencing in our conversation. This often gives clues about what you might be experiencing in other relationships and allows you to bring this insight back into your life, armed with skills and understand to better handle difficult and stressful relationship, workplace scenarios and other situations.

My Role as a Therapist

As a therapist, I believe my role is to support and help facilitate a journey into self-understanding. You may find me encouraging you to think more about a particular interaction, or comment on information that has gone unnoticed. Knowing that sometimes it takes time to talk about difficult topics, I seek to provide encouragement, support and space to understand and repair difficult past experiences and emotional patterns.

Focusing on both short-term interventions as well as building understanding of how you have developed over time provides relief from current symptoms as well as hope for the future and confidence that your goals can be achieved.

My Therapy Focus

I specialize in working with adults and adolescents in individual, couples or family therapy in order to decrease anxiety, increase motivation through depression, recover from grief or trauma and understand and change problematic relationship patterns.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Identity Issues
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Internet Addiction
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Narcissism
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Phobias
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Psychosis
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Schizophrenia
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Terminal Illness
  • Trust Issues
  • Worry
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Object Relations
  • Process Oriented Psychology
  • Psychoanalysis / Modern Psychoanalysis
  • Psychodynamic
  • Self Psychology
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
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