Unparalleled Expertise:
Championing Inclusivity & Excellence in Mental Health Care

Our commitment to training, education, and clinical excellence ensures that you receive the highest standard of mental health care in River North-Chicago, Oak Park, and beyond. We are a women-founded and owned mental health clinic, and we are proud to be trauma-informed, committed to antiracism and social justice advocacy, sex-positive, kink, BDSM-friendly, and welcoming to all who identify under the LGBTQIA+ umbrella. 

Core Tenets of Wildflower’s
Clinical Philosophy

Deeply Relational &
Personalized Therapy 

We recognize that you are the expert on your life. Therapy at Wildflower is a collaborative journey. Our caring, affirming therapists tailor sessions to your unique needs and experiences, emphasizing the therapeutic relationship as a catalyst for growth.

Commitment to
Excellence & Learning

Every client deserves the best of our clinical skills and knowledge. Our team is a community of professionals who not only uphold shared values and clinical excellence but also engage in regular training and consultation to stay at the forefront of therapeutic practices.

Stigma-Free View on
Mental Health 

Mental health is a vital component of overall well-being, deserving of attention without any stigma or judgment. Everyone faces challenges, and seeking help is a sign of resilience and strength. Every person’s mental health journey is valid, and we aim to support that with the utmost respect.

Advocates of Social
Justice & Inclusivity 

We recognize that no one exists in a vacuum. Complex systems of oppression and privilege shape individuals’ lives. We believe that as mental health professionals, we have an obligation to promote social justice and contribute to a world that celebrates every person’s inherent worth. 

Meet Our Founders

Wildflower was founded in 2014 in Chicago by Chrissy Ellis and Aga Grabowski. We felt so strongly in what we were about to create, it took a cup of coffee and less than an hour of excited conversation to outline our long-term plan. We were eager to manifest our professional and personal values.

We wanted to build a community of clients and professionals based on respect, compassion, and a fierce belief in the human capacity to grow, heal, and change. We were concerned by the reductionistic view of mental health as simply an absence of illness, and treatment as primarily a quest to remove symptoms. We felt the need to engage the questions of what it actually means to thrive and how our communities and society at large foster or hinder the ability to do so. 

We felt keenly that psychotherapy could not afford to be a purely clinical, neutral endeavor — we were not going to pretend that it was so. We wanted to create an organization based in critical examination of one’s views, methods, psychotherapy interventions, and commitment to social justice, all culminating in the provision of effective and culturally responsive care. 

We decided to call our practice a center for emotional health as we knew we would not be content with focusing on the provision of clinical services only. We sought to become a community of learning, training, and growth – a goal we have achieved and are very proud of.

Meet Our Passionate & Knowledgeable Team

We are an intentional community of over 50 mental health professionals in River North-Chicago, Oak Park, and Boulder who are committed to our shared values, clinical excellence, and ongoing growth. Whether you see a psychotherapist at Wildflower who has been in the field for twenty years or two years, rest assured you will be in very good hands. 

Our Clients’ Growth Stories

Join Our Team:
Drive Change and Thrive at Wildflower 

We’re more than just a group of therapists – we’re a tight-knit community of professionals dedicated to continuous growth and improvement, both for our clients and ourselves. From specialized training sessions to graduate practicum opportunities, we ensure every professional on our team is equipped, supported, and prepared for success. Feel you’re the right fit for our team? Discover a fulfilling career journey with us.  

Blooming Insights:
The Latest from the Wildflower Blog 

We believe that knowledge and learning are key aspects of helping you to grow and thrive on your mental health journey. Stay updated with our latest articles on emotional well-being, perinatal mental health, sexuality, and more on our blog. 

Blossom Into Your Best Self with Wildflower

Work with Wildflower to cultivate emotional strength and clarity. With expert support and a deeply personal touch, let’s nurture your growth and well-being. Ready to bloom? We’re here to guide you.