Kanika Shirole (she/her)


Establishing a safe and supportive environment for my clients is at the heart of my work as a therapist.

Counselor in Chicago, IL

  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

I enjoy working with a wide variety of clients – it is an honor to work with each individual I see. Many of the clients I serve are working through trauma, burnout, grief, challenging life transitions, or interpersonal concerns. I also specialize in supporting clients who are working towards expanding their self-concept and exploring aspects and intersections of their ethnic, cultural, racial, sexual, and gender identities.

My Background and Approach

Being an advocate and a helper have always been a core component of my identity. In my work, I demonstrate that by offering my clients a supportive and affirming space to expand their self-awareness, process difficult life events, and heal. My goal as a therapist is to create an environment in which the clients I serve feel safe enough to breathe life into every aspect of who they are.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I have always been deeply intrigued by the transformative power of social connection. Ever since I was young, I have been in awe of how healing it can be to engage with another person in a collaborative and meaningful way. I explored this phenomenon as a student of neuroscience, an ensemble musician, and a social justice advocate before finding my true calling as a therapist. Cultivating true change in my client’s lives through an authentic and empowering relationship is one of the most profound privileges I have.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 3 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $130 - 170/session


312-722-6932 Email Kanika
155 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60601

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