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Grace Lindahl, LPC

Meet Grace

 Therapy can be incredibly vulnerable and my first priority in our work together will be to build a foundation of understanding and safety between us because I believe healing and change are achieved within safe and supportive relationships. I work with children, teens, and adults. 

I particularly love working with: children struggling with anxiety, perfectionism, trauma, or self esteem concerns, and teens who need a place to explore their identity, build coping skills, increase their self esteem, and feel their feelings.  I love working with LGBTQIA+ individuals, on any part of their journey of identity exploration.  And I also love working with people-pleasers or those looking for help setting and maintaining boundaries, those wanting to connect on a deeper level with themselves, and those who wish to get in touch with their inner child.

I am committed to queer allyship, anti-racism, and activism in my community.  I’m a White, cisgender woman and I use she/her pronouns. My Myers-Briggs personality type is the Advocate (INFJ), which helps me approach life and therapy with imagination and thoughtfulness. 

In addition to being a therapist, I’m an avid fiction reader (my most recent read was Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow), cat mom to Cleo and Phoebe, cozy gamer, and picnic-er.

“Surround yourself with voices that roar with yours, without drowning out the sound of your cries. We roar together. We heal together.” 

-  Liz Newman 

More About Grace's Work

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Illinois. I am providing play therapy services while working toward Play Therapy certification under the supervision of Jessica Bloom, LCPC, RPT-S.  My favorite approaches include play and art therapy, psychodynamic and person-centered therapy, inner child work, and attachment-based therapy.

Because I am a relational therapist, I care deeply about earning your trust over time and will check in every so often on your feelings about our work, the therapeutic relationship, and our progress toward your goals. I am always open to hearing your feedback to make sure our sessions feel meaningful, helpful, and safe. I see therapy as a space for growth and change and will occasionally compassionately and respectfully challenge you if I notice we are straying from your goals or values. With that said, you are the expert on you and I welcome you to let me know when I don’t get something quite right. You set the pace and limits of our journey together. 

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