Amy Owen is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor offering in-person sessions in Evanston, Chicago and online sessions for clients in Chicago or Connecticut. Amy specializes in helping clients who struggle with anxiety, life transitions, stress reduction, and college students' mental health. Additionally, she is well-versed in stress management techniques, often assisting clients learn to navigate feelings of overwhelm and challenging situations or relationships.
Clients often come to see Amy when they’re facing a major shift in their life. This could be a romantic breakup; graduation from college; making the decision to leave school or a job; or the loss of a loved one. When clients are feeling overwhelmed at such a crossroads, Amy helps them identify their values – and encourages them to use those values as a personal compass in their immediate and future journeys ahead.
Amy often teaches her clients how to live a life guided by values using tools from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Additionally, she is passionate about using mindfulness practices, and often helps clients implement these techniques into their everyday lives.
Amy welcomes young adults, adolescents aged 14 and up, and adults across the lifespan to her practice.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
College student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression
Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
Career exploration - Support around personal and professional growth; clarifying goals and steps to building a fulfilling career and meaningful work-life balance
Stress reduction - Managing overwhelming stress and expectations; increasing effective ways of restoring and maintaining emotional stability and health; addressing challenging interpersonal relationships
This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:
Please note that Amy only accepts insurance from clients based in Illinois; Connecticut remote therapy clients are private pay/out-of-pocket pay only.
Private practice, 2018 - Present
Revive Center for Wellness, 2017 - 2018
School Counselor, 2012 - 2017
Northeastern Illinois University, MA, 2012
University of Wisconsin, BA, 2006