Our Passion Is Helping Families
We offer individual services to you and to your family to meet your specific needs. We meet you where you are and help you on your journey.
Join One of Our Groups for LGBTQ+ Youth or Parents
Youth drop-in group for 12–17 year-old young people seeking connection, exploration, and empowerment.
Thursdays 7 pm
$50 per meeting
Parent group meets weekly to share, connect, and celebrate their LGBTQ+ children.
Saturdays 9 am, starting April 9
$400 for 8 weeks ($50 per session)
“Ohana means family. Family means nobody gets left behind.”–Lilo & Stitch
I am Wendy Cohen, Founder of Family Matters Therapy, and my passion is helping families. That is my life's work.
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and have served in the mental health field in Chicagoland for 25 years. For 15 years of my career, I worked at Misericordia Home with individuals with intellectual disabilities and their families. Later, I worked at The Cradle, serving families through the practical and emotionally agonizing pre- and post-adoption process.
Before establishing my practice, I worked for five years in North Shore schools with K-12 students, learning their social-emotional and executive-functioning needs. I helped children and adolescents set goals, learn skills to manage their moods, and regulate their behavior for success in and out of the classroom. At the high school level, I practiced college and career counseling. As a counselor in a school with a large caseload, I saw many students in crisis or post-trauma and helped them and their families heal from difficult experiences.
Personally and professionally, I learned how to navigate the school system to gain support through IEPs and 504 plans. In addition, my school experience enables me to converse with teachers and administrators—and advocate for children.
No client is an island but a connected member of a family, so I often practice therapy with parents or spouses, and siblings.
My style is practical, focusing on solutions. I am creative and find it essential to evaluate each client’s unique needs in the therapy office. For example, I often use hands-on therapy, such as making art or playing, to help with expression and focus.
I have walked in the shoes of a single mother, breast cancer survivor, and co-head of a blended family. Currently, I am married to my incredibly supportive husband and am a stepmother of three college-aged daughters. My daughter is college-bound. In my home, I know the sounds of the slamming doors and stomping feet. And I know how eye rolls can change the mood around the dinner table—and more. Parenting does not come with instructions. It is mysterious. But, the smallest successes can produce a profound sense of accomplishment. Helping parents find their way through counseling and walking along side of you through that journey is my mission.
My practice offers individual counseling, family and couples counseling, parent coaching packages, and executive functioning coaching.
If you are interested in taking the first step with a free 15-minute phone consultation, please send an appointment request. I look forward to talking to you about how I can help you in your search for support.
I am Dan Stribling, and my passion is creating spaces that promote healing and community.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have devoted my career to supporting young people and their families. I am entering my eighth year in the mental health field.
I believe that every person is an expert in their experience. Therefore, my work centers around the hopes, dreams, and needs of each person’s journey. I believe that the role of a therapist is to be the co-pilot on the journey—we will work as a team to navigate life and reach your destination.
While a student at the University of Missouri-Columbia, I developed mentoring programs, and my work was recognized with the Catalyst Award. There, I earned a Bachelor and Master of Social Work. My studies emphasized helping youth and aging populations. I focused on proven therapeutic systems, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), which I have employed throughout my career.
Every child deserves the support they need. I worked with Head Start to promote the school readiness of infants, toddlers, and preschool-aged children.
During my career, I have been focused on centering those that have been often pushed to the margins—the LGBTQ+ community, young people, and those who have been impacted by the justice system. I have collaborated with queer youth and adults to develop plans for their growth, independence, and success.
I have supported clients through crises and developed safety plans when necessary.
I am deeply committed to building bridges over barriers and creating webs of support around those I have the honor of working with.
All people deserve a life filled with joy, love, and dreams. I cannot wait to be your co-pilot on this journey together.
I am Robin Gerber, my passion is to cultivate self-discovery and healing in an authentic safe space with individuals and families.
I am a Licensed Professional Therapist with varied and fascinating experiences. I specialize in treating trauma, co-dependency, grief, depression, anxiety, parenting, and relationship challenges. My experience has made me passionate about working with individuals who need career coaching and help manage work environments' ups and downs. I have counseled women with substance use disorders. In addition, I counsel couples to get unstuck and out of unhealthy patterns. My experience has made me skilled in working with youth and connecting with their families, including working through anxiety and depression resulting from the isolation of Covid. My wealth of experience guides me to empower clients to gain new insights and learn new skills while releasing old patterns that no longer serve them on their life’s journey.
As a mom to a teenager, a dog, and a kitty, I understand the intensity of parenting, being a single mom, and learning ways to make life feel better. However, my experience teaches me that it’s impossible to do it alone. It takes a village, so I commit to fostering a kind, nurturing, and safe environment for you to grow.
Building relationships is crucial to my approach, which means finding your unique needs within your therapy experience. Clients can gain support addressing many life stressors, overcome depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, low self-esteem, and improve self-confidence. From here, I will work with you to uncover deep self-compassion and acceptance. These are the elements to attain personal healing and inner peace.
Staying positive doesn’t mean you have to be happy all the time. It means even on the hard days, you know there are better days coming. As a licensed social worker, my passion is to deliver incomparable education, leadership, and constant support to children and families! If you’re looking for a clinician to actively listen, provide unconditional support, and get you through the hard days, then I look forward to speaking with you.
My name is Brooke Grossblatt. Over the past eight years, I have had the pleasure of working with young adolescents, youth in care, foster children, and adults in an outpatient setting as well as inpatient hospital settings. As part of my practice, I work closely with pregnant and postpartum patients as a Perinatal Family Support Specialist. I provide a wide range of support to women and their families who may encounter many challenges during their pregnancy, birth, or postpartum experience. As a family support specialist, I provide continuous emotional support, crisis intervention, and linkage to community services.
I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques, which I find help clients practically and effectively identify problems, making a list on what needs to change, and then focusing on making those changes.
I am committed to being the best therapist I can be for you, your family, friends, and loved ones. All you need is a lending hand, and I look forward to being that lending hand with you on your journey ahead.
I am Whitney Pasch, and I use therapeutic yoga to help people with persistent pain, anxiety, and depression. I take into account each client's abilities, current conditions, and goals. My classes are gentle, emphasizing breath awareness and a compassionate mind-body relationship.
I have bee practicing yoga since 2008 and teaching since 2012. I completed Inner Peace Yoga Therapy's 800-hour training in January 2018. I was initially drawn to yoga to maintain strength, mobility, and mental clarity while rehabbing from a running injury. My yoga therapy training came years later, following 2 herniated disc injuries that affected my daily lifestyle and mental health.
I am Martha Schevers, and I believe our bodies, minds, and spirits need daily nourishment. As a Health Coach, I have helped my clients increase strength, healing, and happiness. My approach is holistic, working with the whole person, combining meditation, therapeutic massage, spirituality, physical activity, and nutrition.
Since childhood, I have dealt with health challenges but found that traditional medical advice did not have solutions. Fortunately, I was able to find relief in the holistic techniques I use in my practice. Starting as a certified personal trainer, I developed workouts for my clients. As a natural progression, I earned my certification as an Integrative Nutrition Coach and helped my clients make dietary changes.
I do not believe in diets. Instead, I believe in crowding out processed foods, sugar, excessive alcohol, and unhealthy thoughts. I am certain of the healing properties of whole foods.
When it comes to exercise and nutrition, I practice what I preach. I am proud of my past accomplishments of being a triathlete and currently passionate about playing pickleball and hiking with my black lab, Duke. I love eating large quantities of delicious and nutritious foods. You can often find me hanging out in my kitchen testing out new recipes and ready to share them with others.
I create a supportive environment that enables you to articulate where you are and set up a plan to achieve your goals. We will work together to help you find the right diet and lifestyle plan that works best for you.
I am Anjlai Kingsley, and I wholeheartedly believe in the transformative power of yoga. I welcome students into a space where they allow themselves to move their bodies with grace, breathe into the present moment and connect to their inner guidance and wisdom within.
In 2008, I traveled to Tamil Nadu, India and completed er 200 hour yoga teacher training at The Ayurveda Retreat. After returning home to Chicago, I began teaching private yoga lessons to cancer and migraine patients at Rush University Medical Center and St. Joseph Hospital.
I am Edy Kupietzky, and I support young people and their families.
I am a licensed social worker with a specialty in chronic and acute childhood illness. I have spent years in pediatric oncology, childhood cancer survivorship, and health education. Working at a large academic cancer center, I assessed the needs of patients, examined long-term effects, and helped cancer survivors cope with psychological, emotional, and social concerns.
In my work as a school social worker, I served as a link between the child, school, and home, supporting students to achieve their most successful selves. I always advocate for the student and have expertise in helping parents navigate challenging school procedures for using IEPs and 504 plans.
My Advanced Clinical Practice with a concentration in health, mental health, and disabilities studies in social work elevated my understanding of the human experience. I want to help navigate various resources and provide emotional, psychological, and social support. Using techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, psychoeducation, mindfulness and relaxation, and coping strategies, we can work together to achieve your goals.
I am a life-long learner and have a particular interest in grief and loss. I am skilled in helping guide people through “Healing Milestones” to provide an optimistic future.
I believe we are all resilient, but young people have a special spark, and it is important to help them find their inner courage and self-esteem to let their flame shine bright.
I received my training through Columbia University, where I earned a Doctor of Public Health and Master of Public Health, concentrating in sociomedical sciences, health promotion, and disease prevention. At the School of Social Work, I received an MSW in Advanced Clinical Practice with a concentration in health, mental health, and disabilities. I am proud of my role as a mother, wife, daughter, sister, and loyal friend.
Free Initial Consultation
Our initial consultation helps match clients with the right therapist for their needs. A consultation allows clients to ask questions of us. In addition, we can help clients understand what to expect in their fist session.
Mon - Thurs
9 am – 8 pm
9 am – 5 pm
9 am – 5 pm
We take most major insurances, private pay, and can provide a super bill if requested.
“We are very grateful to have found Wendy Cohen! She is a phenomenal therapist and her compassion is unprecedented. Wendy helped both our kids learn some valuable coping skills that aid them on a continuous basis!”
We are experienced in working with patients with these conditions
Child or Adolescent
Marital and Premarital
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
Executive Function Coaching
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
Structural Family Therapy