Patricia Walker


Patricia Walker
Call Me Call 312-654-8170

Patricia Walker


Professions: Psychologist, Psychotherapist, Marriage & Family Therapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Clinical Psychology
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage


441 East Erie St
Chicago, Illinois 60611

My Approach to Helping

Pursuing therapy is an admirable, reflective way of getting additional support to help you feel better and improve your personal and/or work life in the important ways you desire. You deserve the very best care to assist you in this endeavor. Within my private practice, I am devoted to providing the highest standard of care, personalized attention, privacy, confidentiality, and comfort. It would be my pleasure to help you as you seek to create the happiness you deserve.

Are you hoping, for example, to strengthen your self-esteem and feel greater emotional well-being? Are you interested in building your confidence through knowing and owning your own mind and decisions? Would you like to become more comfortable and effective in communicating your feelings and views, even when they differ from those around you? Are you seeking to become more resilient and manage stress better? Would you like to feel more optimistic about achieving your professional goals in balance with fulfilling your heart's desires, and create a better work-life balance? Do you feel a need to create a more satisfying romantic relationship or more harmonious family relationships? If previous efforts to make these changes have not resulted in meaningful, lasting improvements, don't be discouraged.

Within a caring therapeutic relationship, I will help you feel understood and valued, gradually strengthening your sense of well-being, self-esteem and self-confidence, and increasing your optimism for creating satisfying personal and professional relationships. Together, we can work to help you overcome painful feelings and patterns that we identify, and help you make tangible improvements in your daily life.

More Info About My Practice

If you would like to find out whether I can help you, we can arrange a confidential complimentary phone consultation, with no obligation. I would be interested to hear about the difficulties you are experiencing, and answer any questions you have about my services.

In order to provide the highest level of confidentiality, I do not contract with insurance companies. Insurance companies require their contracted in-network providers to provide diagnoses and sensitive treatment information for periodic reviews. If you wish, you can submit the therapy statements I provide to you, and seek reimbursement of "out-of-network benefits" from your insurance plan.

When embarking on psychotherapy, it is not uncommon to have questions or experience concerns about what it will be like. Initially, some people are concerned that it might feel uncomfortable to discuss their problems with someone they are just getting to know. Be assured that I will be nonjudgmental in helping you, regardless of the nature of your problems. I will always welcome hearing and responding to any questions or concerns about your therapy, and your therapy will be individually tailored in response to your needs and goals.

I have been caring for Chicago area residents and professionals for over twenty-five years. I am on the Medical Staff of Northwestern Memorial Hospital. I teach ethical practice in clinical psychology to doctoral interns in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. I also provide clinical consultation to other mental health professionals.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Consultation
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Adults


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Body Image
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Depth Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Process Oriented Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
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