Nicole Bailey


Nicole Bailey

Nicole Bailey


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


2302 W North Ave #1E
Chicago, Illinois 60647

My Approach to Helping

I am a licensed counselor in Chicago with over 12 years of experience providing individual therapy. You should reach out to me if you are feeling stuck, lost, confused, sad, angry, or uninspired. In our sessions you will be fully seen and heard. The unique relationship we establish is essential to fostering positive change. Starting from a place of curiosity, we will resolve current issues and tackle problematic patterns. My goal is to support your self-exploration. As a result, you will gain an improved sense of wellbeing. Together we will identify what is causing you distress, and work collaboratively to move you toward a more fulfilling life.

More Info About My Practice

My office is located in Bucktown, in a discreet location with free convenient street parking and easily accessible by public transportation. I am a BCBS PPO provider, although my services are covered by other insurance providers as well. Please feel free to contact me with questions about my techniques, philosophies, and specializations. I am open to discussing how we can work effectively together.

My Role as a Therapist

My role as a therapist is to listen, to understand, and to offer perspectives you may not have considered. As a source of comfort, support, and encouragement, I can provide tools and education. Challenging, with warmth and a sense of humor, you will find my approach authentic and relatable. Ultimately, it is my job to help you improve yourself, your life, and/or your current situation.

On the Fence About Going to Therapy?

There are innumerable ways in which a person can benefit from therapy. I understand why one may be hesitant to begin, and for this reason I approach every person respectfully with an open attitude toward collaborating on all aspects of the therapy process. I view both therapist and client as equal, finding that we can work together to set the pace and tone of each session. This ensures that you are comfortable with the direction we are working.

Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist

The most important factor in choosing a therapist is comfort in being with that person. I bring a unique array of knowledge and skills to the therapeutic relationship, but more important than that, I am down to earth. It is up to you to determine whether you feel at ease discussing your concerns with me. I am happy to answer any questions you may have to figure out if we are the right fit.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Consultation
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Other

Ages I Work With

  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    My areas of expertise include relationship concerns, addiction recovery, struggles associated with substance use/abuse, phase of life issues, alleviation of anxiety and depression, coping with life stress, and self esteem enhancement.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Exercise Addiction
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • 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
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Power
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Adlerian Psychology / Psychotherapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Client-Directed Outcome-Informed Therapy (CDOI)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Depth Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET)
  • Object Relations
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Positive Psychology
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Reality Therapy
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Self Psychology
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
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