---Senior Director of Clinical Operations
---Licensed Clinical Social Worker/Therapis
Nicole Bentley, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, is an empathic and personable in-office and online therapist in Chicago who specializes in the treatment of adults and couples who are struggling with eating disorders, body image issues, anxiety, OCD, depression, trauma, addictions, relationship issues and general life stressors.
Nicole’s therapeutic work and counseling in Chicago is informed by mindfulness-based approaches such as Dialectal Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP). Nicole is very collaborative in session and enjoys helping her clients create a life of meaning and purpose that they would want to be present in.
Nicole holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work. She completed both her degree and clinical internship at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign’s Counseling Center. Following her internship and prior to pursuing private practice, Nicole also worked at Insight Behavioral Health Center/Eating Recovery Center of Chicago in the Partial Hospitalization Program where she successfully treated adults with eating disorders, anxiety, depression, OCD, self-injury & trauma.
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.
A note from Nicole
I decided to become a therapist because it provides a format for me to connect deeply with others and support them on their journey to contentment and fulfillment. I couldn't imagine having any other job! My personal therapy style can be described as laid back, approachable, and tailored to the individual. I value creating a custom treatment plan that is informed by the individual I am seeing and their specific needs. In my spare time I enjoy being outside, spending time with my friends and family, playing board games and eating ice cream!