Break down the barriers and claim the life you want.

We are a group of licensed therapists providing comprehensive psychotherapy services to those seeking profound and positive change in their lives.

Psychotherapy focuses on helping people discover who they are and how to live the life they want to live.  This mindset guides our perspective as therapist and even permeates our therapy spaces. We want to bring out the uniqueness of each client, so we created art-filled spaces that celebrate the individual, not the group. In many ways, the art serves to help you remember that you are not alone in your feelings and should not focus on being like everyone else.

As therapists, we are relaxed, engaged, and active participants in each session. It is our job to help you feel as comfortable and as positive as possible while we help you tackle what brings you to therapy.

Honored by your trust, we look forward to helping you break down the barriers that prevent you from living the life you want.

Our therapists are as unique as our clients. Learn who is the right therapist for you.

Shayne Adams, MA, LCPC

I am honored by every client who chooses to share their lives with me.Shayne Adams LCPC - Chicago Therapist

Everyone is unique and comes to therapy with their own experiences and responses to life stresses. Deciding to work with a therapist doesn’t mean you are broken or handling things poorly. Instead, I believe that it simply means that you are choosing to take control of your response to difficulties in your life.

Life does not come with a manual, and most everyone can benefit from a little guidance in navigating through difficult or disappointing times.

I have a particular interest in working with young adults navigating the transition to adulthood, those in creative fields, as well as adults experiencing problems with Asperger’s/ASD or personality disorders.

More Information about Shayne…

You can contact me directly via email or phone (312) 809-7018.


Sebastino Aviles, MSW, LCSW, MPH

Sebastino Aviles LSCW - Chicago TherapistLife is full of changes, some more challenging than others. You keep moving forward, but sometimes the anxiety or distress you’re experiencing feels like more than you can tolerate. You want it to be different. Your feelings are normal, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t holding you back.

You know that your life doesn’t have to be the way it currently is. It is a privilege that you share your life with me, and I recognize the strength that it takes to reach out. It is an honor to witness your authentic self emerge.

Through our work you’ll overcome the feelings of anxiety that hold you back. We focus on you discovering and getting to know who you really are – not who you are expected to be.

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You can contact me directly via email or phone (312) 809-7016.


Carolyn Cole, MA, LCPC, LMFT, NCC

Carolyn Cole LCPC LMFT - Chicago Therapist

Are you sad or lonely? Maybe it seems like others just don’t get you? Do you give love to others, but don’t seem to receive the same in return? Are you stuck feeling discontented with your life or relationships?

We should talk!

As your therapist, I’ll help you break down the barriers that are keeping you from living the life you want while changing your relationships and learning to love yourself.  You will feel things start to make sense for you as you note the significant changes you choose to make and move forward in your life.

More Information about Carolyn…

You can contact me directly via email or phone (312) 809-7017.


Donna Livesey, MSW, LCSW

Donna Livesey LCSW - Chicago TherapistRegardless of the reason for seeking therapy, I view you as someone who is not satisfied with how they are reacting to our often complex and contradictory world.

As your therapist, I strive to understand your issues in the context of your unique experience rather than a pathological perspective of you having something wrong or being broken. As odd as it sounds, I want you to look forward to our sessions – as we are working on creating the change you want in your life. Together, we work through the issues that are troubling you – identifying the obstacles and figuring out how you want to address them.

Although sometimes this means talking about difficult subjects, it is my responsibility to help you feel comfortable and safe to do so.

More Information about Donna…

You can contact me directly via email or phone (312) 809-7016.

Ana Poulos, MA

Ana Poulos - Clinical Coordinator - Chicago Therapist

You want a happy peaceful life with strong long-lasting relationships where you support one another and feel safe.

But that’s not your life right now.

Instead, your relationships feel so fragile and limited.  You feel things so intensely and oftentimes your anger is more than those closest to you can handle.

The life you want seems so far off.  Maybe you’ve tried therapy before, but nothing seemed to change.

It is possible to work through the difficulties that keep tripping you up in relationships and your interactions with others.  It possible to greet each day with a renewed sense of confidence and purpose.

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You can contact me directly via email or phone (312) 620-1543.

Erin Johnston, MSW, LCSW

Erin Johnston LCSW - Chicago TherapistOur sessions should be a positive interaction, even if we are discussing difficult issues.

It is my job to make you comfortable and safe so that we can resolve the issues that have brought you to therapy. My style as a clinician is relaxed, and I use a collaborative model of therapy, where sessions tend to have a ‘feel relaxed in my living room’ versus a traditional doctor/patient relationship.

I seek to understand your issues in the context of your unique experience rather than viewing you as having something wrong or being broken.

I have a particular interest in working with those in creative fields and therapists seeking therapy or those experiencing problems with Anxiety, Asperger’s or Borderline Personality Disorder.

More Information about Erin…

You can contact me directly via email or phone (312) 513-3746.

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