Licensed Clinical Social Worker/Therapist
Emily Hartung is a compassionate and collaborative Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Chicago who sees clients both in office and online. She specializes in treating adults with mood, anxiety, psychotic and personality disorders, including but not limited to depression, bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, schizoaffective disorder, and borderline personality disorder.
Emily creates a warm and inclusive space for all clients to process their emotions and learn new coping skills. She uses a strengths-based and client-centered approach to empower her clients to develop and utilize their own intuition while also introducing tangible skills. Emily draws from various evidenced-based practices in sessions, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing.
Emily received her Master’s in Social Work in Clinical Mental Health from Washington University in St. Louis and her Bachelor’s in Social Work from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has experience providing therapy in higher levels of care such as inpatient psychiatric hospitals, partial hospitalization programs, and intensive outpatient programs for individuals struggling with suicidal ideation, self-harm, homicidal ideation, excessive worrying, mania, hallucinations, delusions, uncomfortable physical symptoms of mental illness, and more. Before pursuing private practice, Emily spent time working at Compass Health Center, Chicago Behavioral Hospital, Preferred Family Healthcare, and The Pavilion.
A Note From Emily
I decided to pursue a career in therapy as a teenager due to my own lived experience and my professional interest in helping others help themselves. Throughout my schooling and training, I was privileged to witness the transformative power of therapy both personally and professionally. It is my goal to make you feel seen and heard in therapy while also offering insights and skills you can consider and apply outside of our sessions. My therapeutic style is non-judgmental, empathic, and direct. I’ll meet you where you’re at while we explore what brought you to therapy and provide you with new perspectives and skills along the way.
In my free time, I enjoy taking my dogs on adventures, trying new ice cream shops around the city, exploring different parks and neighborhoods, and spending time with my 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.