----- Licensed Clinical Social Worker/Therapist
Jennifer Klesman, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, is a compassionate and personable in-office and online therapist who specializes in the treatment of adults and adolescents that are struggling with anxiety, OCD, depression, trauma, psychosis, addictions, including video game and sexual addictions, general life stressors, dissociative disorders, gender identity, and relationship issues.
Areas of Expertise
Anxiety, Depression,Trauma, OCD, Self-Esteem, Relationship Issues, Gender Identity, Internet & Sexual addictions, dissociative and psychotic disorders.
Jennifer holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from Boston University. While there, she completed an internship at the Boston Vet Center working with war veterans and PTSD. Before pursuing private practice, Jennifer worked for 7 years in high schools as a school social worker. She has worked in both suburban and rural high school settings, counseling both special and general education students.
Jennifer’s therapeutic work is committed to integrating Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) & Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). She hopes to help her clients find ways to improve their insight into their lives and overcome life’s challenges. She works on improving communication skills, self-regulation, and enriching relationships.
A note from Jen:
I decided to become a therapist because I want to help people to feel heard, not alone, and understand that their feelings are valid.
My personal therapy style is best described as authentic, kind, and flexible. In my spare time, I enjoy writing and reading, being with friends, running, being creative, playing video games, sewing, traveling the world, listening to podcasts, and lounging with my cats
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.