We offer individual therapy for adults (18+) in the Chicagoland area. Our specialties include:
Anxiety and Panic
Outpatient-level Eating Disorders
Disordered eating, chronic dieting, and over-exercising
Intuitive Eating Counseling (an evidence-based approach for those wanting to develop a more peaceful relationship with body, food and movement)
Trauma and post-traumatic stress
Addictive and compulsive behaviors
At HumanKind, we do not believe in taking a cookie-cutter approach to treatment. We weave various psychological theories into our work and tailor therapy to your individual needs and presenting concerns. We believe that human beings are holistic and our mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual functioning are richly interconnected.
It's important that you and your clinician are a good match in terms of personality and style. We work hard to build trusting, collaborative relationships with each of our clients. Therapy can be hard work and isn't always fun, but together we can navigate it in a meaningful way if we have mutual respect for one another and trust in the process.
If I ever miss the mark or say or do something that doesn't land well with you (which is likely, since I'm just a human being), I want to know so that we can address it. A positive relationship between client and therapist can be healing in and of itself!
We use many theories to guide our practice, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Adlerian Psychology, Feminist Theory, Existential Psychology, and Family Systems theory.
We regularly consult the research to ensure that we are providing care from the most up-to-date and well-informed perspective. We're committed to lifelong learning, and know that we will always have more growing to do, both as clinicians and human beings!
Dr. Paula is a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor and an approved facilitator for Beauty Redefined's Body Image resilience Program. She is also trained and certified in the Chronic Pain Self-Management Program (CDSMP), Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), and Mindfulness Meditation. Tammy is also trained in Mindfulness Meditation and as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, she is trained in co-occurring mental health and chronic health conditions.
We're members of several professional organizations that allow educational and consultation opportunities to continue learning and growing in our practice, including the American Psychological Association (APA), the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS), and the Association for Size Diversity and Health (ASDAH).
We are deeply committed to our work and passionate about helping you find greater fulfillment and joy in life.
Insurance & Fees
HumanKind Psych is paneled as an in-network provider for the following insurance plans:
If we are not in-network with your insurance plan, you may see us as an out-of-network provider and submit a bill to your insurance company. They may reimburse you.
Our out-of-pocket fees are as follows:
Initial Intake Session (60+ minutes) - $250
Therapy Session (50 minutes) - $175