Daniel Westheimer (He/him)

Accepting Clients

I strive to create a judgment-free environment, in which clients can freely express themselves & work toward personal discovery & growth

Counselor in Chicago, IL
Supervised by Jamille Edwards,Ph.D., LCPC (IL), LPC (TX)

About My Clients

I have experience working with individuals that are a part of the LGBTQ+ community and have experience working with clients who are neurodivergent, working to operate in a neurotypical society. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, acute & complex trauma, identity exploration, life transition issues, career changes and relational issues.

My Background and Approach

I am a graduate of Northwestern University, with a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling. I received my undergraduate degree at Webster University, where I earned a BFA in Acting. There, my strengths of empathy & curiosity were developed. Inspired by the pandemic, I put down my scripts and costumes and decided to make a career change away from the theatre, and toward the helping profession of counseling. I approach my client relationships with a dash of humor and humanity, with the goal of breaking down the hierarchical barriers that have historically made up the therapeutic relationship. My work is relational in nature, based on the principles of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Relational Cultural Theory, and Liberation Psychology. I'm trained in EMDR Therapy.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

Therapy is like cave-diving. Together, a client and their therapist spelunk through the catacombs, moving from grotto to grotto. The therapist holds a flashlight, highlighting the different offshoots through the cave’s internal structure, while the client decides which pathways should be entered and explored, and what the ultimate destination of the therapeutic adventure should be. The exploration process can be daunting, but it's much more approachable when done together. Therapy can illuminate aspects of ourselves, deepening our understanding of who we are in the world. I believe we are all lifelong learners, and view therapy as part of that learning process. In my free time, I enjoy thrifting, listening to podcasts, playing music, hanging out with my cats and dog, watching movies and television, and going on Wikipedia deep dives.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Atheism
  • Christianity
  • Judaism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 1 year of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $165/session


773-442-2378 Email Daniel
840 W. Irving Park Road
suite 302
Chicago, IL 60613
7000 W North Ave
Chicago, IL 60607

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