Therapy in
Oak Park, Illinois

At Wildflower, we’re proud to extend our comprehensive psychotherapy services to the vibrant community of Oak Park, Illinois. Embracing the spirit of this dynamic city, we offer tailored, support to individuals, couples, and families, ensuring they have access to top-notch therapy in Illinois.

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. 

Wildflower Center for Emotional Health in Oak Park, Illinois 

Offering therapy for individuals, couples, and families. 

1010 Lake St # 605, Oak Park, IL 60301

(312) 809-0298

Our Psychotherapy Services

Oak Park, Illinois 

In Oak Park, Wildflower offers a comprehensive suite of psychotherapy services, tailored to meet the diverse needs of our community. Explore how we can help you grow, heal, and thrive.

Teletherapy > 

Connect with skilled Wildflower therapists from the comfort of your home via a secure, HIPAA-compliant video platform. Embrace healing, wherever you are.

Adult Individual Psychotherapy > 

Unearth your potential and nurture your emotional health with individualized psychotherapy sessions that acknowledge your unique needs and experiences. 

Adolescent Psychotherapy > 

The adolescent years are often marked by identity struggles, self-worth issues, relationships, stress, and anxiety. We’re here to walk alongside your teen. 

Couples Therapy  > 

Our couples therapists at Wildflower are here to support you and your partner(s) through various relational challenges. We’ll help you resolve conflict and reignite the physical and emotional connection.

Family Therapy > 

Empower your family and navigate challenges with an expert therapist. Whether it’s enhancing communication or navigating conflicts, we’re here to help you thrive together. 

Support Groups  > 

Group-based support is a powerful way to address challenges, practice vulnerability, and build connections as you work toward your goals. Learn about our upcoming groups. 

Feeling Overwhelmed?
We’ll Help You Find Your Calm. 

Everyone struggles with their mental health from time to time, and there are some challenges no one should face alone. Therapy can help you navigate these challenges with emotional clarity, resilience, and strength. 

What We Treat: Our Core Areas of Expertise  

Wildflower brings its depth of expertise to Oak Park, specializing in a wide array of therapeutic areas to ensure every individual, couple, or family finds the healing and support they deserve.

Trauma and PTSD >

Trauma therapy at Wildflower is first and foremost focused on creating a safe space where you can begin to make sense of what has happened to you and move towards integration and healing.

Anxiety and Depression >

At Wildflower, our dedicated team offers tailored strategies and expert guidance to navigate the complexities of anxiety and depression, empowering you to restore a robust sense of well-being and access joy and calm once more.

Relationships >

At Wildflower, we use trusted methods to help with relationship challenges. We support individuals, couples, and families in building stronger, healthier connections with one another.

Sexual Challenges > 

We work with individuals and couples to address a wide variety of issues related to sexual functioning, identity, and satisfaction in sexual relationships.

Wildflower Center for Perinatal and Family Mental Health >

We provide comprehensive mental health and educational services to individual families navigating the transition to parenthood and other reproductive challenges. Dive into our perinatal and family psychotherapy services, educational resources, advocacy efforts, and more. 

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. 

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. 

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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.

 The success of psychotherapy has a lot to do with the goodness of fit between you and your therapist. It is a special kind of relationship that exists specifically for the purpose of helping you overcome and cope with the struggles that you wish to address. It is critical that you feel comfortable with your therapist, can trust her/his/their expertise, and sense that the therapist respects you, cares about you, and is fully committed to your well-being. 

If for any reason you feel uncomfortable, the first thing is to consider sharing your concerns with your therapist. We assure you that you will be met with respect and desire to help and understand. The therapist will not be offended or upset if you tell them you would feel more comfortable with another therapist. We all recognize we cannot possibly always be the right fit for our clients. If you would rather not speak with the therapist directly, please reach out to the intake coordinator at Wildflower who has helped you schedule your initial appointment. We will help you from there.

Unfortunately, as an outpatient practice, we do not have the ability to respond immediately to crisis. If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, please call 911 and/or proceed to your nearest emergency room.

Teletherapy is backed by research as a valid alternative to face-to-face sessions. However, there might be moments when online therapy might not be the best fit. Our main goal is to support your well-being and happiness. We’ll always suggest what’s best for you after thoroughly assessing and understanding your situation.

Most insurers cover online mental health services at this time. All Wildflower therapists are in network with BCBS PPO and Blue Choice plans, which currently cover teletherapy for most patients. A few of our therapists are in network with United PPO/Optum plans. We encourage you to check in with your insurer to discuss your particular plan and to confirm your benefits.

 Many people are living and working in an environment where partners, children, parents, roommates, and others are always nearby. If this is your situation, there are creative ways to ensure a sense of privacy for therapy sessions. 

Stepping away into a room and closing the door, using a white noise application on your phone and putting a towel under the door, using headphones for privacy, or asking whoever lives with you to listen to music or a podcast through headphones are just some of the ways to create a sense of privacy. 

We understand that for some the current living arrangement may make it difficult to feel safe and comfortable to start or continue therapy in the home with other people living in it. Others may have young children or no private room they could use. Please know you can seek alternative spaces for therapy services, including having the session in a car, while on a walk, or finding a comfortable sitting position in a safe environment outside where others will not overhear you.

While therapy via a secure, HIPAA-compliant video platform is ideal for continuity of care, relationship building, accurate clinical assessment, and other reasons, research supports the efficacy of psychotherapy over the telephone when video is not an option. Per the American Psychological Association, a review of 13 studies found significant reductions in symptoms of anxiety and depression when therapy was provided via telephone (Coughtrey and Pistrang, 2018). Initial intake sessions must be conducted via video. Decisions about subsequent psychotherapy sessions over the telephone versus video are made at the therapist’s discretion. Please connect with your therapist to discuss if this may be an option for you.

We would suggest being open to the idea that like many things that are unfamiliar, teletherapy may initially feel slightly strange until you get more used to it. This being said, our clients have reported that their initial fears about any awkwardness and discomfort were quickly dispelled. If it does feel strange to be working with your therapist remotely, the best thing you can do is to talk to your therapist about it. They will work with you to help you understand and cope with any feelings that arise.

We recommend treating teletherapy like you would in-person therapy. The degree to which therapy is helpful depends on many factors, but the goodness of fit between you and your therapist combined with your willingness to put in the effort and time to work towards your goals are key determinants of success. 

Additional guidelines to maximize the effectiveness of teletherapy include:

  • Being on time
  • Attending sessions while not under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Minimizing distractions such as cell phones, computers, and other electronics
  • Refraining from engaging in other activities during sessions (e.g., driving, cooking, cleaning, caring for children or pets)
  • Informing your therapist of your location
  • Refraining from recording sessions unless this was agreed upon with your therapist
  • Ensuring you are in a private space with no other people present

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.