Adult Psychotherapy

Seeking personal growth or dealing with life’s challenges? Discover comprehensive adult psychotherapy services in Chicago, Oak Park, and Boulder.

How To Get Started With Wildflower

Request a Free Consultation

Schedule a 15-minute call online or by phone. We’ll cover key details and make sure we’re the right fit for your needs. 

Complete New Client Paperwork

Receive registration forms pre-visit. Your therapist will review details, ensuring clarity on our policies and guidelines.

Attend Your First
Therapy Session

During a 60-minute intake session, you’ll get to know your therapist better and discuss your treatment needs. 

Feeling Stuck? Your Journey to Self-Discovery Starts Here. 

Unlock new perspectives, seek emotional clarity, and get expert support for working through life’s challenges with Wildflower. Our psychotherapists are here to provide fresh insights and strategies to help you discover emotional balance, resilience, and inner peace. Schedule your free consultation to begin. 

The Heart of Effective Psychotherapy 

Psychotherapy is a unique, life-affirming kind of partnership. While there is a vast array of approaches to psychotherapy, they all share the goal of creating lasting emotional, behavioral, and relational change.

Some clients reach out to us because of stressful life circumstances. Others come because they feel lost or overwhelmed. Many clients seek our psychotherapy services to reach greater levels of emotional health and self-awareness or because they wish to grow as a parent, professional, or partner. Whatever your reason, we will collaborate with you to create an individualized plan that meets your needs.

Adult Psychotherapy Services: Your Journey to Healing

Embarking on a therapeutic journey is a courageous step toward personal growth and emotional well-being. At Wildflower, we offer tailored interventions, ensuring each individual finds the understanding and support they need to navigate life’s challenges.

Guidance for Stress & Life Transitions 

Navigate life’s unpredictable changes with confidence. We provide expert support, empowering you to transition smoothly and maintain emotional well-being.

Anxiety & Depression Psychotherapy 

Combat feelings of sadness, unease, and hopelessness. Our specialized approaches focus on alleviating symptoms and fostering a brighter, more balanced state of mind.

Body Image, Identity, & Self-Esteem Counseling 

Embrace your true self. Our approaches help bolster self-worth, address body image concerns, and cultivate a positive, authentic self-identity.

Family & Parenting Support 

Strengthen family bonds and navigate parenting challenges. From communication techniques to resolving conflicts, we’re here to guide and support you.

Relationships & Sexual Challenges 

Build healthier intimate connections. Address and resolve relationship hurdles, communication issues, or sexual challenges with professional insights and strategies.

Grief & Trauma Therapy 

Find comfort after loss or traumatic experiences. Our compassionate approach assists in healing emotional wounds, allowing for recovery and renewed strength.

Flourish With Wildflower:
Discover. Heal. Grow. 

Dive into a transformative therapy experience with Wildflower. Uncover hidden strengths, embrace emotional growth and journey toward a renewed sense of self. 

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. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Psychotherapy is a collaborative process between a therapist and client, tailored to the unique needs of each individual. Rooted in a relationship of trust and guided by ethical standards, its core aim is to help clients achieve their personal vision of a fulfilling life. Through various practices and interventions, therapists draw from their expertise and understanding of the client’s history, goals, and needs. Importantly, the client is an active and willing participant in this transformative experience.

Your first session will be 60 minutes in length. During this time, your therapist will want to learn about what brings you in, your current struggles, symptoms, goals, past experiences, history of mental health treatment, relationships, strengths, and challenges. Based on this evaluation, your therapist will share with you impressions about what your work together might entail. You will be able to ask any questions about this process, voice preferences, or concerns. 

You will find that empathy, nonjudgment, and positive regard are cornerstones of our approach to psychotherapy. It is very important that you find a therapist with whom you feel comfortable; the first session will help you determine if your therapist is the right fit for you.

While we do not have psychiatrists on staff who can prescribe medication, we have strong relationships with providers in the community. We will refer you for consultation with a psychiatrist if your symptoms are severe enough to warrant exploration of whether medication would be an effective adjunctive treatment.

This depends on what brings you to psychotherapy. Some problems are more complex than others and require more time; others are amenable to resolution within a few sessions. Many clients report some sense of relief within the first few sessions. Notably, progress in psychotherapy does not tend to be linear; it is common to feel better and then to have a setback. Setbacks can be vital sources of learning about what else may be needed to help you thrive. 

Your therapist will continually monitor how you are doing and whether psychotherapy is helping. Should progress seem insufficient, other therapeutic tools and modalities will be considered to help you experience relief. As an example, some clients may find that Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is helpful in alleviating their anxiety; others have a poor response to CBT but may benefit greatly from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). 

We are committed to helping discover what will work for you. Your therapist might also recommend adjunctive treatment or consultation that might be beneficial to enhance progress (including, but not limited to, group psychotherapy, consultation with a psychiatrist, yoga, and meditation). Lastly, your level of commitment and motivation to engage in psychotherapy will make a major difference in how much benefit you derive from it. It is a collaborative effort.

We recommend to all clients that they commit to weekly sessions. This frequency of sessions is most associated with positive outcomes in psychotherapy. Over time, this frequency may be increased or decreased depending on your needs. If you are experiencing a more acute crisis, having twice a week sessions may be warranted. At other times, if you have already made significant strides toward achieving your goals in therapy, it may be appropriate to come in every other week or even monthly.

It’s common for the client-therapist relationship to experience “ruptures” or conflicts, similar to any other relationship. These might arise due to misunderstandings, policy enforcement, or communication gaps. Addressing these conflicts directly, using open and non-judgmental communication, can not only mend the relationship but also strengthen it. Remember, therapy is a safe space for practicing difficult conversations, and working through issues together often leads to deeper understanding and growth.

Psychotherapy is a personal investment requiring time, commitment, and an open mind. Understand that it’s not an instant solution, and it’s natural to feel discomfort and awkwardness initially. To maximize your experience:

  • Stay Open-minded: Give psychotherapy a wholehearted try by not judging the process prematurely.
  • Expect Discomfort: Building trust with your therapist and delving into deep emotions can take time. Be patient.
  • Be Honest: Don’t downplay or dismiss your feelings. Embrace vulnerability to create a genuine connection.
  • Examine Expectations: Remember, therapy requires commitment and time. Nothing worthwhile is achieved without effort.
  • Keep a Journal: Reflecting on your sessions in a written format can help maximize your progress.
  • Assess Therapist Compatibility: A comfortable client-therapist relationship is vital. If unsure, discuss your feelings either with your therapist or Wildflower’s intake team. They will prioritize finding the best fit for you.

Our Clients’ Growth Stories

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.