Carolyn Versical Bergen Counseling CenterI am a licensed professional counselor serving individual clients and couples at Bergen Counseling Center’s north side and downtown locations. In my past work with university counseling centers throughout Chicagoland and in my current practice, I specialize in treating adolescent and adult clients surrounding a wide variety of concerns, including anxiety, depression, trauma, family of origin issues, relationship concerns, identity development, LGBTQ+ issues, grief and loss, career-related concerns, body image and eating disorders, and substance use and process addiction. I also have experience working with adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities, as well as a special passion for researching the efficacy of mind-body practices (like yoga and mindfulness) as adjuncts to therapy, particularly with issues that arise during pregnancy and postpartum.

Using a collaborative, caring, and holistic approach grounded in psychodynamic and existential theories, we will work together to better understand the areas in which you’re feeling lost, stuck, disconnected, or unfulfilled. In doing so, we will explore connections between your present struggles and formative influences, including significant relationships, family dynamics, and cultural context. Through deepening your insight and awareness of how these forces operate in your life, space will be created for emotional healing and growth to occur, allowing you to cultivate a more healthy, balanced, and meaningful life.

I received my doctorate in clinical psychology with a concentration in health psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, completing my pre-doctoral internship at Northern Illinois University. I also earned my master’s in clinical psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and my bachelor’s in American Cultural Studies and Theater from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. Outside of my practice I enjoy reading, traveling, doing yoga, and exploring Chicago’s culinary scene.