Brittany Levy, LCPC
I strive to create sessions that allow people to feel both safe and open in sharing their stories with me. I am a compassionate, nonjudgmental, and exploratory therapist. I enjoy using humor, understanding, and experience to achieve this space.
I believe everyone is the expert in their own lives and therapy is a tool to increase understanding of yourself and the world around you. I'd like to work with you to find new ways to manage your world. I treat each person I meet with an open mind, tailoring my therapeutic approach to meet the unique needs of the individual. I utilize feedback and honesty, motivating my clients for action.
I have found my expertise in utilizing EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and other talk therapy moves clients to create change and understanding. By recognizing your history, emotional and behavioral patterns, and understanding what your brain has done with this information; we can then identify ways to overcome barriers, and move you toward living in your better being life.
I work with all genders, sexual orientations, religions, races, ethnicities. I respect each individual experience and how you see yourself matters.
I received my Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, Sociology, and Human Development/Family Studies from Indiana University. I earned my Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology, Counseling from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. I am an EMDR trained and certified therapist. I have worked in non-profit and private practice settings to treat psychiatric crises, outpatient substance abuse, and mental health services. I have experience and a skill set that provides knowledge to work with a variety of concerns.
In my free time I enjoy spending time exploring Chicago with my family and friends. I have many interests that range from reading at home to exploring my community and city. I value learning, bringing this desire for knowledge to my personal and professional life.
Who Do We Serve?
- Young Adults
Areas of Focus
- Complex Trauma
- Self Esteem/Self Criticism
- Attachment Wounds
- Relational Difficulties
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR): A form of therapy that helps people heal from trauma or other distressing life experiences. EMDR therapy is designed to resolve unprocessed traumatic memories in the brain. Part of the therapy includes alternating eye movements, sounds, or taps. Rather than focusing on changing the emotions, thoughts, or behaviors resulting from the distressing issue, EMDR allows the brain to resume its natural healing process.
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy: Using mindfulness, emotional regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, and distress techniques.
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Understanding relationship of beliefs, thoughts and feelings; identifying behavior and patterns.
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: Live in a way that fits personal values and increases flexibility.
Advancing Your EMDR Practice
For therapists working toward EMDR certification, or wanting support beyond initial 10 hours of consultation; I provide indivudal and group consultations. Working together we can advance your skillset utilizing EMDR, create deeper meaning and understanding of your clients, and move your work beyond the initial basics.
I offer both in person and virtual individual consultation hours, group consultation is currently virtual. For more information, please complete the contact form and indicate your interest in working together or schedule 15 minutes together using the link below.
Upcoming Group (Capped at 4 people) 10am-12pm CST: Jan 26, Feb 23, March 22, April 19, May 17
Use this link to schedule consulting time: Brittany's Calendly
RATES & INSURANCE
We offer a free 10-15 minute phone consultation to help you decide if we are the right fit.
If you don't plan to use insurance rates are as follows:
Initial Assessment: $210
Individual Sessions: $150
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Choice PPO
Blue Choice Preferred PPO
Blue Options/Blue Choice Options
*Out of network- Many insurance plans have out-of-network benefits, so we encourage you to contact your insurance provider to obtain more information about your individual coverage. Many clients utilize their out-of-network benefits and are reimbursed at comparable rates to in-network providers.
Please be prepared to pay for services at your session. If you are utilizing insurance, you are responsible for paying your deductible or co-pay at your session.
We accept cash, credit card, Chase quickpay, or HSA.
If a session is cancelled in 24 hours or less, you will be charged a full rate session fee that is not covered by insurance. If you are sick or need to cancel prior to 24 hours, please contact us to schedule a HIPAA compliant video session or to reschedule.
Conveniently located! We are just a block off of the Montrose Brown Line, a 15 minute walk from the Ravenswood Metra stop, and we offer free parking!
Please allow for up to a 24 hour response time for email inquiries.
At this time we are offering services via telehealth utilizing a HIPAA compliant platform on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, and Wednesdays in person. There is a current wait list for new clients.