Nancy Hall


Nancy Hall


Professions: Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Professional Counselor - 178010687
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)


3523 N. Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60657

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My Approach to Helping

I know how hard it is to make that call. Or walk through the door to see a therapist. First and foremost, my job is to offer a sense of safety and comfort. I'm not here to tell you what you're doing "wrong" or to pathologize behaviors that have been coping tools for you. My approach is flexible and responsive to what will work best for you. When it comes to therapy, one size does not fit all.

My approach is eclectic, incorporating a person-centered philosophy with concrete techniques, such as CBT and DBT. And while learning about your inner world is vital, it's also important to explore the influences of family, culture, gender, sexual orientation, and spirituality. Our experiences in the world can be affirming, invalidating, or even--unfortunately--traumatic. I offer you the safety and compassion to begin to heal these wounds.

So if you're thinking about reaching out for support, remember that you are allowed to find the person who you feel will meet your needs. Don't be afraid to be picky. And while I cannot "fix" everything for you, I can guide you on your journey to finding inner peace and self-compassion.

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

--Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
--Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT)
--Internal Family Systems

How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist

I remember the first time I saw the movie "Ordinary People." I was in high school and I so vividly remember the therapist played by Judd Hirsch. I remember wishing I had someone like him in my life--someone who would carve out time just for me. Someone who would listen to me and validate my feelings. Years later I found someone like that. Someone who helped me work through anxiety and food-related issues. She didn't "fix" everything. And, like lots of folks, I revert back to unhelpful behaviors or thought patterns. But I can always find my way back to my inner wisdom thanks to my therapist.

I've been the person on the other end of the phone--deciding whether to call the therapist. Running through all my beliefs in my head. "What are they going to tell me that I don't already know?" "I don't have time for this." "Therapy is for other people." But I have never regretted making that call.

Services I Provide

  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Mediation

Ages I Work With

  • Adults


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Body Image
  • Depression
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Exercise Addiction
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Parenting
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame

Types of Therapy

  • Bibliotherapy
  • Body Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)

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