Joi Haynes (she/her)

Accepting Clients

"In therapy with me, the primary focus will always be on you, your safety, and your progression."

Psychotherapist in Chicago, IL
Supervised by Ebony Harris, LCSW

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

Where do you feel safe? Living under the thumb of the system while combating worldwide and/or national events and generational trauma; it’s all too easy to find ourselves isolated and without counsel. Despite trying to resist burdens on your own, maintaining hope and safety within may not come easy to you. This is especially true for oppressed communities, where scarcity and darkness find us vulnerably searching for more.

My Background and Approach

As a trauma-informed therapist, I use a variety of therapeutic approaches to ensure I’m meeting clients where they’re at, pursuing change that’s important to them, and implementing their feedback about the process as we navigate bumps in the road together. Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), we can address unhealthy thought patterns that may affect your behavior and can impact your feelings, or vice-versa. I also utilize Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) which involves breaking the cycle of avoidance that is often the root cause of why our pain turns into suffering. Instead, ACT teaches how to accept pain and life circumstances that are outside of your control, while also connecting with your values and building a meaningful life for yourself moving forward.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

Growing up on the southside of Chicago, I am well aware of the difficulties with locating resources and/or professional assistance as an African American woman. This experience has driven my passion for helping marginalized individuals to redefine and establish healthy boundaries, build upon their emotional intelligence, and reframe the circumstances we often find ourselves in. In therapy with me, the primary focus will always be on you, your safety, and your progression

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Cigna
  • United Healthcare
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 2 years of practice
  • Languages: English


312-248-0086 ext. 814 Email Joi
53 W. Jackson Blvd.
Suite 701 & 1440
Chicago, IL 60604

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