Peter Lachman (He/they)

Accepting Clients

Welcome! Taking the step towards therapy can feel daunting, but I'm here to make it as comfortable and welcoming as possible.

Social Worker in Chicago, IL
Supervised by Maeve Raphelson

About My Clients

I specialize in working with adolescents and adults, and I'm passionate about building therapeutic relationships that empower my clients to explore, grow, and heal. If you're ready to embark on this journey of self-discovery and transformation, I'm here to walk alongside you every step of the way. My work is inclusive of all people - when working with me, you can expect a safe space free of any judgement based on your profession, age, race, gender, sexuality, or any other identities you hold.

My Background and Approach

Whether we're meeting online or face-to-face, my aim is to create an environment where you can truly be yourself. Therapy shouldn't feel like a formal interrogation. I strive to bring warmth and ease into our sessions, fostering a conversational atmosphere where you don't have to watch your words. Being authentic is key to our work together, and I encourage clients to express themselves freely, expletives and all. My approach is grounded in non-judgment and empathy. There's no need to worry about censoring yourself with me – I'm here to listen, support, and guide you through whatever challenges you're facing. Working with me, you can expect a session that feels conversational and comfortable. I strive to give my clients what they need and utilize a variety of techniques and therapeutic approaches depending on the presenting issue(s). We will have an open dialogue on your journey and our work together.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe that everyone can benefit from therapy, and that people can change and grow at any time in their lives. Even when we desire to change, it can be hard finding the help we need - the process of finding help can be daunting, and turn people away when they really need it. I think the main reason we struggle with therapy is a mismatch between the client and their clinician. As a child, I struggled to find a therapist that understood me and wasn't able to progress until I finally found one who I clicked with as an adult. Therapy is about finding the right therapist for you, and I want you to feel the same connection with me during our time together. I don't discriminate against anyone. I make it a point to participate in marches and community actions that support the LGBTQ community. If you want to learn more about how I can help, let's connect.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Blue Choice
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: Less than a year
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $80 - 185/session


773-236-7847 Email Peter
804 W. Irving Park Rd
Suite 302
Chicago, IL 60613

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