Susan Schwendener

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Susan Schwendener

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Telehealth Available
Professions: Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor - 180.013336
Secondary Credential: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - 166.001326
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

Fees: Free 15-minute initial consultation
Initial 50-minute diagnostic session: $175
Individual counseling: $125-$150 per 50-minute session
Couple's counseling: $150 per 50--minute session
Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability


Chicago, Illinois 60642

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My Approach to Helping

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and I work with teens, adults, and couples. My first objective in therapy is to provide a non-judgmental and safe place where clients can focus on concerns ranging from depression and anxiety to relationships and career issues. I use a strengths-based, solution-focused counseling perspective; and, I practice holistic self- and client care. I study Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for depression and anxiety issues at the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy in Pennsylvania and am a proponent of Positive Psychology, which concentrates on helping people flourish instead of focusing on mental illnesses. I practice mindfulness meditation and love to bike with my husband, spend time with friends and family, travel, and do art projects.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Breakup
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Self-Esteem
  • Trust Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Journal Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

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