----- Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
----- Intake Coordinator
Lisa Himelstieb is a collaborative and empathetic licensed therapist who offers virtual & in-office services for her clients. Lisa specializes in working with adults addressing substance use, anxiety, depression, work-related stress, work/life balance, relationship-issues, life transitions, self-esteem, and general stressors.
Areas of Expertise
Substance Use, Anxiety, Depression, Relationship Issues, Life Transitions, Self-Esteem, Work-Related Stress, Work/life balance, & General Stressors
Lisa’s therapeutic approach to counseling includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational interviewing (MI), and Strength-Based; however it is overall influenced by the clients’ specific issues and goals. Lisa is passionate about working with her clients to identify new effective ways to cope as well as bring more awareness to their lives. Lisa strives to work in collaboration with her clients to increase quality of life as well as identify and create purpose in their lives.
Lisa obtained a Master’s Degree in Forensic Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Lisa completed her clinical internship at Lutheran Social Services of Illinois in a Substance Abuse Outpatient program. After completing her internship, she transitioned into Counselor/Case Manager at Lutheran Social Services and continued to work with adults struggling with substance-related issues as well as other identified issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, and grief/loss.
A note from Lisa:
I decided to become a therapist to support people in challenging times as well as help individuals find their strength and resilience. I enjoy being part of people’s personal journeys and being able to witness growth in my clients. I meet clients where they are and then collaborate with them to ensure that their individual needs are being met and that they can make progress in a productive and safe manner.
While her office is located in downtown Chicago next to Millenium park for in-person sessions, she also welcomes and serves clients for online therapy from anywhere in Illinois. Clients from the Chicagoland area may choose in-office or online therapy and usually commute from surrounding areas such as River North, South Loop, West Loop, Gold Coast, Old Town, Lincoln Park, Lake View, Logan Square, Wicker Park, Bucktown and many more.