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Tracey Ben Shalom LCSW

VerifiedOffers Online TherapyIn-person Meetings
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
Headshot of Tracey Ben Shalom Licensed Clinical Social Worker

General Office Hours

In Central Time

Mondayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Fridayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Saturdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Sundayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM

What does a first session with you look like?

The first session, as with all Thriveworks therapists, will involve talking through your needs and goals for therapy — whether those involve managing depression, anxiety, relationship problems, or another mental health challenge. This will enable you to receive the very best care, as a personalized treatment plan will then be developed for subsequent sessions. Thriveworks helps people live happier, more fulfilling lives. Clients are guided and supported as they work through their unique mental health challenges – and, along the way, shown the life-changing power of therapy.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

I offer a variety of counseling approaches including CBT / Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems. I truly believe the greatest journey you can take is one that leads you to self-discovery; it is unnerving while enlightening, and you don't have to do it alone.

What should we know about your experiences and background?

Tracey has had the pleasure of working with a wide age range of clients, exploring how each developmental stage has its own set of challenges and revelations. The bulk of Tracey's experience has been helping clients work through the complexities of trauma and grief, as well as the battles of profound chronic illness. Tracey's experience extends to people facing challenging emotions and mood states such as depression and anxiety, and those facing unhealthy relationship patterns and difficulty creating healthy boundaries. Tracey will support clients as they adjust to extraordinary life transitions and/or work through tough decisions. Tracey firmly believes there is great value in dedicating space and time to process challenging thoughts and feelings, adjust to difficult changes, or simply tell your story free of judgment and bias. Tracey completed her Master of Social Work from New York University. Tracey is client-centered, strength-based, and relational in her approach, as she believes the therapeutic relationship is the arena in which meaningful work will occur. Tracey is an empathic and active listener and will provide insight and feedback that can be put into action. Tracey works from a psychodynamic framework and utilizes the internal family systems framework; she believes that early experiences impact how we relate to others and how we navigate life s circumstances. Tracey will apply cognitive behavioral techniques when appropriate. A core aspect of Tracey's approach is honoring social and cultural context, as our unique identities play a powerful role in our relationships and our environments. Tracey values individual experience and is passionate about helping clients engage in the world in a way that works best for them. She welcomes humor and believes in the strength of the human spirit. Schedule an appointment with Tracey to begin your journey to your healthiest self.





General Expertise





Domestic violence

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Sexual Harassment & Assault

In-Network Insurance




Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

Cigna EAP



First Session$200
Individual Therapy$170
Marriage & Couples Counseling$170
Family Therapy$170
Group Therapy$170

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy

Marriage & Couples Counseling

Family Therapy

Group Therapy


Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Compassion-Focused Therapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Eclectic Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Attachment-Based Therapy


  • Illinois, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, 149015686


Master of Social Work, New York University

Work History


Online Therapy

Office at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Chicago, Chicago, IL

Frequently Asked Questions About Tracey Ben Shalom, LCSW

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

Is Tracey Ben Shalom accepting new clients?

Yes, Tracey Ben Shalom is accepting new clients for online therapy in Illinois and in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Chicago, 6645 N Oliphant Ave Suite B, Chicago, IL, 60631.

Does Tracey Ben Shalom accept insurance?

Yes, Tracey Ben Shalom accepts insurance, including Aetna, Anthem, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, Cigna, Cigna EAP and Optum.

What types of therapy does Tracey Ben Shalom offer?

Tracey Ben Shalom offers therapy for couples, families, groups and individuals.

Does Tracey Ben Shalom offer in-person appointments?

Yes, Tracey Ben Shalom offers in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Chicago, 6645 N Oliphant Ave Suite B, Chicago, IL, 60631.

Does Tracey Ben Shalom offer online therapy?

Yes, Tracey Ben Shalom offers online therapy via video sessions to people in Illinois.

How quickly can I see Tracey Ben Shalom?

Tracey Ben Shalom 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 Tracey Ben Shalom speak?

Tracey Ben Shalom conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Tracey Ben Shalom online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Tracey Ben Shalom online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.