The Center for Religion and Psychotherapy is a not-for-profit organization offering psychotherapy and pastoral counseling for adults and adolescents, individuals and couples, since 1965. Fully accredited as a clinical and educational site by the American Association of Pastoral Counselors, the Center also offers education and consultation services. Clinical staff members are licensed by the state of Illinois, and have been trained both in psychodynamic psychotherapy and in the engagement of the spiritual and religious dynamics of human experience.
What We Offer
Psychotherapy and Counseling
Clinical staff at the Center offer a range of clinical services for individuals and couples, ranging from short-term, problem-focused counseling to long-term, in-depth psychotherapy. People come to the Center from throughout the Chicago area from a variety of social, economic, ethnic, racial, and religious backgrounds. People seek counseling and psychotherapy at the Center for a variety of reasons, including...
- anxiety and/or depression
- difficulties in relationships
- religious or spiritual concerns
- couples’ counseling, marital and premarital counseling
- issues related to gender orientation and/or sexuality
- recent or unexpected life changes
- feelings of loss, sadness, or grief
- feelings of isolation, emptiness or meaninglessness
- difficulties in achieving goals
The Center offers an advanced certificate program in self-psychology and religion for clinicians. This two-year, part-time program is designed for professionals who work in clinical and pastoral care settings, and who wish to develop a solid foundation in psychoanalytic self psychology and/or who are seeking to depend their work with the religious and spiritual dimensions of the therapeutic process. Click here for more information about the Education Program and for an application form.
Consultation and Supervision
The Center offers consultative services to individuals and groups, including churches, synagogues, and other organizations. Staff members present workshops, retreats, lectures, or presentations on a variety of topics related to the spiritual and psychological dimensions of many life issues. Staff members also provide professional supervision for mental health counselors. E-mail us or call us at 312-263-4368 (ext. 9080) about our consultation services.