Emily Garmisa (She/her/hers)


Clients describe me as a calming presence who provides empathy and humor.

Counselor in Chicago, IL

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Group

About My Clients

I help people to help themselves. The individuals sitting across from me are the true agents of change in their own lives. I hold a mirror to help them see themselves more clearly, and shine a light towards the direction they want to go. Clients approach me for help with anxiety, depression, addictions, PTSD, and relationship issues.

My Background and Approach

I'm a CADC, or Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, who is fluent in many forms of recovery. I've supported many individuals with SMART Recovery, REFUGE, Harm Reduction, and/or 12-Step programs. I am also certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, which is great for overwhelming emotions and intrusive symptoms. I'm authentic, creative, and love a good pun. My stance as a feminist, queer woman, and actor all support my empowering and integrative approach. I love seeing people rebuild their lives in the face of hopelessness and trauma. In my spare time, I enjoy crafting mildly offensive fiber arts, playing video games, going to see theater and performing in shows, and binge-watching Netflix.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
  • Blue Choice
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • United Medical Resources

At A Glance

  • Experience: 6 years of practice
  • Rate: $77 - 135/session


Email Emily
4849 N Milwaukee Ave
Ste 503
Chicago, IL 60630

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