Amanda Peclat-Begin (she/they)


Licensed Professional Counselor in Chicago, IL

Licensed Professional Counselor in Chicago, IL
Supervised by Lola Shaoxuan Wang, LCSW

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual
  • Family
  • Child
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

I am more than delighted that you are on your way to taking these first steps on your healing and wellness journey. As a person who is also in therapy, I know firsthand how nerve wracking & challenging the process of seeking the best therapist to meet your needs can be. I have worked with a diverse population of clients with depression, anxiety, trauma, identity development, life transitions, & other needs. I love working with folks in all walks of life, including children and teenagers.

My Background and Approach

I strive to create a safe space for you to be authentically present with your emotions & any struggles you have found difficult to manage alone. I utilize social-justice focused, narrative, trauma-informed, strengths-based, & person-centered theories in practice. I am committed to anti-racist and anti-oppressive practices in my space. I am training to become a Registered Drama Therapist & therefore enjoy integrating the creative & expressive arts into therapy as appropriate & conducive to your level of comfort. I believe we are all artists & that there is healing in play.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe that mental health should be approached holistically, & emphasize the intersectionality of all identities--sexuality, gender, race, age, religion, ethnicity, immigration status, etc.--within the therapeutic space. You are bringing a rich array of life experience & strengths to the table. I challenge the inherent power dynamic that exists between therapists & clients. I believe we are all experts of our own lives & experiences. I am always learning, & this is especially true in the counseling relationship. I strive to create a collaborative relationship that responds to your strengths to help in learning skills to cope, process stresses, & empower yourself on your path to healing. I look forward to working with you.

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

At A Glance

  • Experience: 3 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $200 - 215/session


773-598-6668 Email Amanda
410 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605

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