Amy Bicknell (she/her)

Accepting Clients

I am a licensed clinical social worker that grounds my sessions in compassion, empathy, curiosity, and humor.

Clinical Social Worker in Chicago, IL

About My Clients

We live in a world that often glamorizes being busy and having a full plate and constantly striving for more. This lifestyle can be incredibly hard to maintain and can leave us feeling as if we are failing and missing our life. Experiences like anxiety, depression, PTSD, and relationship or work stress can get in our way of fully living in the present moment. I value helping clients explore the relationship they have with their suffering and find peace and healing.

My Background and Approach

I have a masters in clinical social work from Loyola University Chicago. I recently completed a fellowship through the University of Chicago, to deepen my knowledge in the area of Contextual Behavioral Therapy. I have worked with a range of clients, adolescents through middle age adults. I believe that the client is the expert on their life and it is not my job to tell to tell them what to do. I believe that therapy works best when I collaborate with the client in identifying their emotions, thoughts, and barriers to what may be getting in their way. We all have a range of thoughts and feelings and I believe there is value in exploring our relationship to them. I strive to create a curious, compassionate therapeutic space for clients to examine the interworking of their lives and learn skills to navigate a range of emotions and experiences.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I am a therapist because I believe all people deserve to have the biggest life that they want, free from the weight of suffering. Life comes with all kinds of suffering and pain, it's unavoidable, and sometimes this suffering is hard to move through. I believe that our suffering is not our fault and our struggles with our mental health are often learned behaviors to keep us safe. Therapy is an opportunity for us to get curious about our own lives, and take responsibility for our mental health in order to live the life we want to live.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Blue Choice
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 9 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $150 - 150/session

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