Michael Bricker (he/him/his)

Accepting Clients

I am an emotion-focused psychologist who is committed to offering individuals and couples effective and compassionate psychotherapy.

Psychologist in Chicago, IL

  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Group

About My Clients

I pride myself in working with a diverse client base, and work best with individuals who may feel stuck in or overwhelmed by their thoughts and emotions, and/or who are eager to make changes to the way they build, manage, and maintain relationships with others in their lives. Ideal clients are those individuals who want to develop greater curiosity about their experience and who are looking for a change from traditional, overly analytical talk-therapy.

My Background and Approach

My approach entails a relationship that is warm, empathic, and supportive, with psychotherapy that is informed by the latest scientific findings on what contributes to lasting improvements in mental health and overall well-being. My work is empirically-informed, sensitive, and customized to the unique and diverse needs of my clients. While my training has included a variety of psychotherapeutic approaches, I have specialized education and training in Emotion-Focused Therapy (for couples and individuals), Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Multicultural Therapy (LGBTQ, Race/Ethnicity/Gender).

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe each of us are hard-wired with emotions that play an important role in how we understand our world and how we function internally, as well as in our relationships with others. When used adaptively, our emotions can serve to alert and orient us to what is important in our lives and can help inform how we cope with challenges and conflict. In contrast, when we feel stuck in our emotions or lack awareness of them, we can feel depressed, anxious or generally unhappy in our life, relationships, and/or career. This lack of clarity can also leave us feeling stranded; struggling to make sense of why we are feeling the way we do or what we need to make things better. I assist individuals in learning how to use their emotional experience as a guide in recognizing, both generally and specifically, what they need from themselves and from others in order to feel content and resilient, while helping to ensure that they have the tools needed to achieve consistent and lasting improvements.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 19 years of practice
  • Languages: English


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655 W Irving Park Road
Suite 201
Chicago, IL 60613
30 N Michigan Ave
Suite 1909
Chicago, IL 60602

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