----- Licensed Clinical Social Worker/Therapist
Colleen Lennon, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker,
earned her Master’s degree at New York University’s School of Social Work and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Miami University. Colleen has experience with a diverse range of populations including children, adolescents, and adults. Her areas of experience and interest include, but are not limited to, mood and anxiety disorders, stress management, work/life balance, relationship issues, life transitions and adjustment, health/exercise and nutrition, financial difficulties and money disorders, mindfulness and meditation, and adolescent mental health.
Colleen has a passion for incorporating mindfulness, holistic and person-centered therapeutic approaches, and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy techniques to help clients achieve insight into how their thoughts, feelings and behaviors impact their lives and relationships. Colleen tailors her approach based upon the needs and interests of the client. She is committed to helping clients make meaningful changes and to reach their therapeutic goals. She believes therapy is a collaborative process and strives to create an open, understanding, and judgment-free space to explore issues and difficulties. Colleen is motivated to help clients develop their inner strengths and more positive lifestyle habits.
Colleen is also a Certified Financial Social Worker and has experience working with adolescents and adults who have financial issues or stress, money disorders, or difficulties in their financial lives.
Colleen is also an ACE Certified Personal Trainer and a member of the National Association of Social Workers and the Financial Therapy Association.
A note from Colleen:
I decided to become a therapist because I wanted to help people and try to make a difference or improvement in their lives, to be able to listen and support them during difficult times in their lives or through life transitions or to be a person they can talk to openly and authentically in a safe space. My personal therapy style is best described as engaged, direct, supportive, and encouraging. In my spare time I enjoy doing yoga and working out, reading as much as I can, trying new foods and restaurants, and spending time with family and friends.
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.