Last edited 10/26/2022
Often, I choose to use the CBT method. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a short-term form of behavioral treatment. It helps people problem-solve. CBT also reveals the relationship between beliefs, thoughts, and feelings, and the behaviors that follow. Through CBT, people learn that their perceptions directly influence how they respond to specific situations. In other words, a person’s thought process informs their behaviors and actions. CBT techniques incorporate many different therapeutic tools. The tools I use help people in therapy evaluate their emotional patterns and states. Common techniques include journaling, challenging beliefs, relaxation, and thinking exercises. These types of exercises can help clients become aware of their emotional and behavioral patterns.
People pursue counseling and therapy for a variety of reasons. Some may enter therapy to address major life changes, such as divorce, and others may seek help in managing mental health conditions, like depression. There's a common misconception that people who go to therapy are "crazy," when in fact, most therapy clients are ordinary people struggling with common, everyday issues. Many people seek counseling because they have identified specific goals or issues that they wish to work on. My clients can expect me to promote self-actualization, empower self-growth, improve relationships, and reduce emotional suffering.
Young Adults (18-24)
- Illinois, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, 180006574
Chicago State University
It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Chandra Thompson, LCPC, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.
Is Chandra Thompson accepting new clients?
Yes, Chandra Thompson is accepting new clients.
Does Chandra Thompson accept insurance?
Yes, Chandra Thompson accepts insurance, including Aetna, AvMed, Cigna EAP, Optum, Oscar Health, UMR and UnitedHealthCare (UHC).
Does Chandra Thompson offer in-person appointments?
No, but people in Illinois can book Chandra Thompson for virtual appointments (teletherapy).
Does Chandra Thompson offer online therapy?
Yes, Chandra Thompson offers online therapy to people in Illinois.
How quickly can I see Chandra Thompson?
Chandra Thompson typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current availability and request an appointment on their profile page.
What languages does Chandra Thompson speak?
Chandra Thompson conducts therapy sessions in English.
Can I book an appointment with Chandra Thompson online?
Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Chandra Thompson online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.