Therapists Specializing in Body Image in Chicago

Body image refers to how you think and feel about your body’s appearance, as well as how you think other people will perceive your body. Body image generally falls somewhere along a continuum, as you can feel different degrees of positivity or negativity towards your body that may change over time.

In reality, bodies come in all shapes and sizes and there is no one ‘normal’ body type. Unfortunately, however, we are exposed regularly to images of a ‘desired’ body type, which can lead to body dissatisfaction. For some, this can cause distress and may lead to various mental health challenges, such as anxiety, depression, body dysmorphia, or eating disorders. Many therapeutic approaches can help develop a more positive body image, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness practices, or acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT).

To find the best approach for your needs, it can be helpful to discuss your options with one of the therapists in Chicago below who specializes in body image. Therapists have been vetted by the Zencare team for clinically rigorous, quality care. Visit their profiles to watch an introductory video and book a free initial call to find a good fit!


Michelle Patricia Sierzega

Michelle Patricia Sierzega

Online Sessions, IL

30 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60602

910 Skokie Boulevard, Northbrook, IL, 60062

535 South Washington Street, Naperville, IL, 60540

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Medicare, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $175 per session

Through my work with numerous individuals struggling with emotional pain and existential crises of various origins, individuals diagnosed with mental illness, first responders, veterans, LGBTQ individuals, and individuals involved in the criminal justice system, I have learned that we all have essentially the same goals -- the identification and creation of a life with which we are content, and the ability to effectively and comfortably experience the full range of our emotions without fear. My goal and purpose is to assist you in progressing toward your goals and to honor your journey. To that end, I strive to provide a safe, supportive, and validating environment that is free from judgment and welcoming to all.


Elizabeth  Piazza-Bonin

Elizabeth Piazza-Bonin

Online Sessions, IL

Waitlist available online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $175 per session

I believe that we are all born whole, with inherent abilities to heal and move towards our highest potential. However, in a society fraught with trauma, loss, abuse, rejection, inequality and unrelenting pressures, it's unsurprising that many of us start to view life as void of meaning, purpose, connection and joy. My role as a psychologist is to help you reconnect with your innate healing abilities by giving compassionate attention to the parts of yourself that might have become fragmented or blocked. When doing this work within a safe, supportive relationship, wholeness becomes inevitable.

I view therapy as a deeply relational process, where we each enter as equal partners with our own expertise: mine in evidence-based therapy, and yours in your unique lived experience. When we combine these perspectives in a safe, affirming context, the therapy process can become a catalyst for healing and transformation. Inner peace and joy are possible, no matter what circumstance you might find yourself in. I have led hundreds of people down this path, and I look forward to connecting with you to see if I might be of assistance as you embark on your own journey.


Nicole  Rothman

Nicole Rothman

Online Sessions, IL

Insurances: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, United Healthcare, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO, Northwestern University Student Health Insurance (Aetna), Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Blue Choice
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $100 - $130 per session

Making the decision to talk to someone is the foundation to your journey. From our first meeting, I aim to provide you the space and warmth to easefully process whatever is on your mind. The word “Therapy” can be anxiety-provoking in itself. I hope each session with me is the opposite of that feeling, and rather, empowering, non-judgmental, and relatable. As your therapist, I couple organic conversation, with productivity toward your short-term or long-term goals. If your goals feel unclear to you, we work as a team to align you with your values, and a direction.

I am experienced working with Adult and Adolescent individuals struggling with a range of difficulties, including but not limited to, depression, anxiety, ADD/ADHD, Trauma, confidence and self-esteem, mood disorders, adjustment disorders, life transitions/losses, relationship struggles, and communication and interpersonal effectiveness. I help guide you into a day-to-day, momentum, that honors your unique values and commitment to self.

Please contact me via email to discuss scheduling an initial session, and we’ll start our work together from there.


Center and Room to Breathe Chicago

Center and Room to Breathe Chicago

25 East Washington Street, Chicago, IL, 60602

Online Sessions, IL

Insurances: Aetna, United Healthcare, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO, Optum, Northwestern University Student Health Insurance (Aetna), Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Blue Choice
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $100 - $175 per session

Center and Room to Breathe (Center) is a group practice in Millennium Park, Chicago. Each provider at Center offers a unique skillset formed by experience and training in different modalities and techniques.

Center welcomes individuals who are experiencing symptoms of anxiety, depression, and trauma, as well as those grappling with general life transitions and relationship issues.


Natalie Kathrin Horn

Natalie Kathrin Horn

Online Sessions, IL

Insurances: Cigna, United Healthcare, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $75 - $125 per session

If you are struggling with stress, anxiety, sadness, or motivation you are not alone. Many of us encounter roadblocks that interfere with our ability to live a life full of joy, meaning, purpose, and vitality. Sometimes our thoughts and emotions keep us stuck and cause us to feel we are merely surviving rather than thriving.

As a psychologist and coach, I am here to guide you along your journey to better health and wellness. Whether you are looking to make a major life change or a small adjustment I am here to help you move toward your vision for the future. Let's work together to identify what’s holding you back, overcome the roadblocks, and help you transform into your happiest and healthiest self.

As a human being, I understand wanting to live, not simply exist. Throughout my life I have learned that setting achievable goals and dreaming big can co-exist. I have used many of the same strategies I use in my professional work to achieve my own personal goals. If we are honest with ourselves about what we want, have the courage to work at it day after day, and embrace progress over perfection, we are capable of achieving so much more than we thought possible. Let me help you create a life that is overflowing with the experiences and purpose you’ve always wanted.

If you think we might be a good fit, contact me to schedule a free consultation today. I look forward to hearing from you!


Erinn  Williams

Erinn Williams

30 Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60604

Online Sessions, IL

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $100 - $150 per session

Often clients reach out when things have piled up in their lives, and they need a place to sort things out. Together we will figure out what is getting in the way of living the life you want. I love working with people who are either looking for love or are trying to navigate their current relationship. I believe that the quality of people’s relationships have an enormous impact on their overall satisfaction in life. I’m grateful that I get to make my livelihood from helping people get what they want out of life and relationships. It’s energizing work.
Some of the most exciting parts are figuring out what is getting people stuck. Maybe there is a longing to connect, but self-sabotage keeps coming up. Or perhaps it is hard to handle intense emotions within a relationship. Sometimes there are unresolved issues from the past that keep popping up. Or maybe a combo of all three. Once we can figure what’s getting in the way, we can work on moving forward to the goal. It's cool stuff.


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