Last edited 08/14/2023

Dr. Aretha Steele Licensed Psychologist

She / Her / Hers

VerifiedOffers Online Therapy
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
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General Office Hours

In Central Time

Mondayfrom 11:30 AM to 02:30 PM
Tuesdayfrom 08:30 AM to 02:30 PM
Wednesdayfrom 08:30 AM to 02:30 PM
Thursdayfrom 08:30 AM to 02:30 PM

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What was your path to becoming a therapist? What inspired you to choose this profession?

Growing up, I had so many questions about the world around me. I deeply wanted to understand the painful experiences and conflicts of those closest to me, secrets kept by family, and the inner workings of relationships. As I got older, I yearned to find a way to help and support others with difficult circumstances. During my freshman year of college, a close friend confided in me their past trauma. As my education in psychology continued, it became clear, through further disclosures from those close to me, that many individuals struggle with crises in their lives. This taught me the value of listening and validation. It sparked my interest in counseling, which has changed my life forever.



Woman, Cisgender


Black/African American





Group Identities





LGBTQIA related issues

Life transitions


General Expertise

Work Stress

Relationship Issues



Race & Cultural Identity

Social Anxiety

Attachment issues

College & graduate student issues

In-Network Insurance

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois


First Session$275
Individual Therapy$250
Group Therapy$50

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy

Group Therapy



Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Strength Based Therapy

Mindfulness Practices

Art Therapy

Culturally Sensitive Therapy

Person-Centered Therapy

Narrative Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)


  • Illinois, Licensed Psychologist, 071010226


Illinois School of Professional Psychology, Doctorate of Psychology, Clinical Psychology, 2010

Work History

While I believe degrees are important, I greatly value the therapeutic relationship. Being a therapist has given me the privilege to meet and work with some of the most amazingly strong and courageous people. It is an honor to hold space for others and engage in this type of work. I am passionate about supporting my clients through their healing journeys to help them live a more healthy and joy filled life. I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with over 15 of experience working with people from all walks of life. I have a passion for helping people to create lives they love. I am the founder of a small group private practice. We specialize in treating anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions, LGBTQIA+ concerns, and women's issues. My experience in private practice, community mental health, school based, residential, and inpatient hospitals have provided a breadth of knowledge for helping my clients. Additionally, I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. I have earned certifications from Postpartum Support International in Perinatal Mental Health and Level 1 Gottman Method Couples Therapy. I welcome to opportunity to work with you!

Online Therapy

Frequently Asked Questions About Aretha Steele, Licensed Psychologist

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Aretha Steele, Licensed Psychologist, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Aretha Steele accepting new clients?

Yes, Aretha Steele is accepting new clients for online therapy in Illinois.

Does Aretha Steele accept insurance?

Yes, Aretha Steele accepts insurance, including Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois.

What types of therapy does Aretha Steele offer?

Aretha Steele offers therapy for groups and individuals.

Does Aretha Steele offer in-person appointments?

No, but people in Illinois can book Aretha Steele for virtual appointments (teletherapy).

Does Aretha Steele offer online therapy?

Yes, Aretha Steele offers online therapy via video sessions to people in Illinois.

How quickly can I see Aretha Steele?

Aretha Steele typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Aretha Steele speak?

Aretha Steele conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Aretha Steele online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Aretha Steele online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.