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Ingrid Smith(She/Her)
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Illinois

In-network with

Aetna, Cigna, Oscar Health, Oxford, and United Healthcare

Specializes in

Anxiety, Depression, LGBTQIA+, and Stress

Great to meet you!

Therapy should be a place where you feel safe to divulge your darkest secrets while knowing that the person that you confide in, will not only support your journey of self-improvement and healing but help guide you like a beacon in the sea or a flashlight when it’s dark. And because of this, we think that finding the RIGHT therapist is one of the most crucial parts of the therapeutic process... I work to help you solve a variety of issues and welcome and host safe spaces for LGBTQ+, & adults.

A bit about my approach to therapy

The work that I perform is centered around a solution-focused approach which is a model that is goal driven. I work closely to understand the goals of my clients and mutually figure out the best way to move forward to obtain your desired outcome. This goal directed approach is respectful to you and your life style and is tailored to fit your needs.

What you can expect from our first session

Clients can expect to take away:

1) Feeling as though they have been heard and understood by their therapist.

2) Feeling that they have been encouraged and supported.

3) Feeling as though they have viable options to help them along their mental health journey.


Ingrid's style is

EmpoweringEmpowering
Solution-orientedSolution-oriented
HumorousHumorous

Insurance carriers Ingrid accepts

Aetna
Cigna
Oscar
Oxford
UnitedHealthcare

More about Ingrid

MSW (Master of Social Work) at Howard University
License type: LCSW
Gender: Female
Ethnicity: Black or African descent
Languages: English
Works with: Adults and Seniors
More specialties: Family Issues, Grief, Loss, Men's Issues, Relationship Issues, and Women's Issues
Modalities: Acceptance & Commitment (ACT), Strength-Based, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness-Based (MBCT), Solution Focused Brief (SFBT), and Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)