Last edited 06/01/2023

Clara Hamel LCSW

Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
Headshot of Clara Hamel Licensed Clinical Social Worker

General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Mondayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Fridayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Saturdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Sundayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM

Learn more about my:

What is your style/approach to therapy?

I utilize an integrative approach to mental health and am a Certified Integrative Mental Health Provider (CIMHP). I offer a variety of therapeutic techniques such as cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, and mindfulness based therapy.

What does a first session with you look like?

I work with clients to identify maladaptive patterns of thought and behavior, and I assist clients in learning how to shift these thoughts and behaviors to promote emotional health. I offer a collaborative approach to help clients obtain their goals and live a more reflective and fulfilled life.




Parenting issues

Coping Skills

Peer Relationships

General Expertise

Spirituality & religion based issues

Women's issues


In-Network Insurance



UnitedHealthCare (UHC)


Cigna EAP


Oscar Health


Individual Therapy$90


Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Children (5-12)

Adolescents (13-17)


  • Illinois, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, 149016481


University of Missouri, Columbia

Frequently Asked Questions About Clara Hamel, LCSW

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Clara Hamel, LCSW, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Clara Hamel accepting new clients?

Yes, Clara Hamel is accepting new clients.

Does Clara Hamel accept insurance?

Yes, Clara Hamel accepts insurance, including Aetna, AvMed, Cigna EAP, Optum, Oscar Health, UMR and UnitedHealthCare (UHC).

Does Clara Hamel offer in-person appointments?

No, but people in Illinois can book Clara Hamel for virtual appointments (teletherapy).

Does Clara Hamel offer online therapy?

Yes, Clara Hamel offers online therapy to people in Illinois.

How quickly can I see Clara Hamel?

Clara Hamel 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 Clara Hamel speak?

Clara Hamel conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Clara Hamel online?

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