Licensed Clinical Social Worker/Therapist
Dina Isaacs is a collaborative and empathetic licensed therapist that offers online therapy services. Dina specializes in working with adults and adolescents addressing grief, anxiety, depression, work-related stress, work/life balance, relationship issues, life transitions, self-esteem, chronic illness, and general stressors.
Dina strongly believes that a supportive and trusting therapeutic alliance empowers the client to make positive change and promotes healthy personal growth. Her therapeutic approach is active, empathic, and nonjudgmental. Dina is versatile in her style of psychotherapy, working with a diverse range of clients and not ascribing to a one size fits all approach. She utilizes a strengths-based perspective that is holistic, objective, respectful, and steered by clients. Additionally, Dina incorporates mindfulness techniques, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in her practice.
Dina received her MSW from Loyola University in Chicago and a Bachelors in Business administration from Emory University. Additionally, Dina completed the Contextual Behavior Therapy Fellowship program at the University of Chicago. Before pursuing private practice, Dina worked in psychosocial oncology at Illinois Masonic hospital.
A Note From Dina
After a career in banking & finance, I chose to change careers and pursue a Masters in Social Work. I have always had an interest in human behavior, and I had come to realize that my passion lies more in helping people rather than working with numbers and focusing on the bottom line. I decided to become a therapist because I wanted to give people a space to feel heard, supported and validated. I feel honored and privileged to do the work that I do and to learn from my clients every day. My personal therapy style in best described as informal, relaxed, genuine and humorous.
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, traveling, working out, taking long walks and reading.
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.