Welcome to

Astute Counseling & Wellness Services!

“A One-Stop-Shop for Mental Health and Wellness.”

Our Mission: Comprehensive Care

Astute Counseling & Wellness Services

Welcome to Astute Counseling and Wellness Services, a comprehensive practice that combines both clinical services and a holistic approach to mental health and wellness. Taking care of yourself and your mental health is crucial for a happy and fulfilling life. It’s important to remember that optimal mental health is just as imperative as physical health. We believe at Astute Counseling and Wellness Services that there MUST to be a comprehensive approach to well-being incorporating many aspects of care in our treatment planning. In addition to having over 20 therapists who specialize in a variety of mental health concerns for individual, couple and group therapy, we have expanded our services into a full wellness center to incorporate more options to live a healthy and happy life. We are proudly the first to pioneer the idea of a “One-Stop-Shop” for mental and physical wellness which, Owner and Head Clinician Rebecca E Tenzer, truly believes is the recipe for success when it comes to overall wellness. 

Our expansion into a full wellness center now includes services as massage therapy, acupuncture, cupping, sound, immersion therapy, vibrational sound therapy, yoga, meditation, mindfulness classes, workshops and reiki, all performed by professions with a background in behavioral health. Whether you’re looking to focus on treating a mental health concern, primarily looking to unwind and distress or if you’re interested in just becoming your best self possible, Astute Counseling and Wellness Services is your “One-Stop-Shop” for all things mental health and wellness. 

Come and relax, rejuvenate and head over the the retail store to purchase recommended enhancements to your services (see our online retail store in the menu bar or stop on in to purchase journals, planners, targeted supplemental work for  therapy, our “couples corner” with sex, intimacy and communication products, candles, beauty items, bath and essential oils, organic teas, self care routines, vision boards, sleep routines, daily affirmations and yoga necessities. Stop by and grab a freshly pressed juice to enjoy in our beautiful outdoor green space as you self reflect upon your journey with us!

Therapies & Treatments

Anxiety, Panic and Depression Therapy

Family Therapy

Trauma Therapy

Couples Therapy

Grief Therapy

LGBTQIA+ Therapy

Disordered Eating

Autism Spectrum
Disorder

ADHD

Life Transitions and Career Stress

Astute Counseling & Wellness Services Can Help!

Have you ever found yourself:

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Why Choose Us?

Asking for help is actually a sign of strength.

Don’t go through the motions of your days, wondering if things will eventually get better. Seeking professional help, like the customized therapeutic approaches offered at Astute Counseling Services, can help you understand your feelings of helplessness, formulate a plan for dealing with challenges, and start a journey to a happier, more fulfilling life.


It takes strength to change your life. I’m here to help you to process your emotions, manage difficult situations, and cope with circumstances that may seem beyond your control.

Meet Our Team

Professional Therapists

REBECCA E TENZER

MAT, MA, LCSW, CCTP, CGCS, CCATP, CCFT, CIMHP OWNER AND HEAD CLINICIAN

trauma, depression, anxiety, panic, OCD, grief, women’s issues, fertility/infertility, sexual dysfunction, life/college/career transitions, stress management, family planning, parenting and couple/family therapy.
*Currently not accepting new patients.

KARINA TOVAR

MSW, LCSW

Depression, Anxiety, Those seeking therapy services for the first time, ADHD, Grief, Trauma, Family Dynamics, Cultural sensitivity, Parenting, Spirituality, Work/life balance, Life transitions, Managing stress, Couples counseling and interpersonal relationships .

KIMBERLY THOMAS

MA, LPC, RBT, CCTP I, CCTP II CERTIFIED

Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Panic, Life transitions, Autism Spectrum Disorder and Interpersonal Relationship Issues.

AMI GOETZ

MA, PEL, CTP, TIC

Depression, Anxiety, Young Adults, College Life, Trauma, Interpersonal Relationships, Academic Accommodations, Life Transitions, Grief, Disordered Eating, Family Dynamics, ADHD, and Coping Skills.

Jenna Cronin

MA, LCSW, CDMDTP, CCTP

Depression (competent with suicidal ideation and self harm), Certified in trauma, Autism Spectrum Disorder, anxiety, Panic, personality disorders, life transitions and interpersonal struggles.

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NAHIME G. AGUIRRE

MA, LSW, ASDCS

anxiety, depression, panic disorders, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD), Cognitive delays, Tourette’s, OCD, Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI). CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING NEW PATIENT.

ZACH MCCARTHY

MA, LPC, ASDCA

Anxiety, Depression, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Life transitions, Couples counseling (Gottman & EFT Trained), Trained in Neurodivergent Couples Counseling and interpersonal relationships.

MARGARET ANNUNZIATA

MA, LPC, CCATP, CSTIP, CTP

depression, anxiety, panic, trauma, life transitions, societal concerns, couples counseling (Gottman & EFT Trained), Certfied Sex Therapy Informed Professional, interpersonal relationships and grief.

MARCELLE KARWOWSKI

MA, LPC

anxiety, depression, panic, grief, new moms, parenting, relationships, trauma, life transitions, stress and coping.

ALEXI PETERS

MA, LCPC, CST (IN TRAINING)

depression, anxiety, panic, trauma, eating disorders, body image, LGBTQIA+, Autism Spectrum Disorder, sexual health, including gender identity and affirming needs.

JOSH FRACCARO

MSW, LSW

Depression, Anxiety, OCD, Eating disorders, Trauma, ADHD, Life-transitions, Relationships, Low self-esteem, College/grad school adjustment, Communication issues and athletic and performance psychology, couples counseling and interpersonal relationships.

CCTP, CCFP, CGCS, CAGCS

Trauma, anxiety, panic, depression, social stressors, relationship difficulties, college/life after college stressors, job dissatisfaction and those questioning their identity. NOT ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS AT THIS TIME.

JENNA JABLONSKI

MA, LPC, CCTP, CCFP, CADC

Depression (competent with suicidal ideation and self harm), trauma and anxiety, personality disorders, life transitions and interpersonal struggles. NOT ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS AT THIS TIME.

DAVE SATTERWHITE

MA, LPC, CADC

Anxiety, Depression, Grief and loss, Life/College/Career Transitions, Relationships, Musicians, Trauma and Addictions.

Eric Mayer

MA, LSW, CAIP, ASDCS

Anxiety, Panic, Autism Spectrum Disorder, OCD, Substance Use, Trauma, Depression, Grief, Stress, ADHD,, Low self-esteem, life/college/career transitions and interpersonal relationships.

ANNIE DOLAN

MA, LPC

Complex grief/bereavement, couple counseling (complex couples) and interpersonal relationshups, parenting, anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders, women’s and men’s issues and family or work-life imbalances.

MONICA SMILEY

MA, LCSW, BCBA

Anxiety, Depression, Panic, Adjustment disorders, Life transitions, Societal/systemic concerns and interpersonal relationships.

CHELSEA ALARCON

MA, LPC, CCFP

depression, anxiety, panic, couples therapy and interpersonal relationships, fertility/infertility, family planning, women’s health issues, adjusting to parenthood, career dissatisfaction, trauma, domestic violence etc
*Currently not accepting new patients.

Astute Counseling & Wellness Services Can Help!

Our Psychotherapy Objective

When you’re feeling emotionally challenged, even the simplest of tasks can be overwhelming. Asking for help can bring up feelings of shame, anxiety and depression. It’s important to understand that asking for help isn’t a sign of weakness.
Astute Counseling Services offers targeted psychotherapy methods and research based cognitive behavioral therapy to guide individuals, couples and families on a self-discovery journey to feeling better and learning effective ways of coping with diverse situations. Head clinician and owner of the practice, Rebecca E. Tenzer M.A.T., M.A., L.C.S.W., CCTP, CGCS uses her more than 16 years of education and therapeutic experience to help individuals take the first step toward healing.
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Find Peace and Balance with Astute Counseling & Wellness Services

"Your Destination for Mental Health and Wellness in Chicago, IL"

Mental health and wellness are essential components of overall well-being. Our mental health affects how we think, feel, and behave daily, and it is just as important as our physical health. Taking care of our mental health can improve our quality of life, relationships, and productivity. Mental health challenges can happen to anyone, and seeking help and support is essential when needed.

At Astute Counseling & Wellness Services, we understand the importance of mental health and wellness. We provide a safe and supportive environment for individuals, couples, and families to address their mental health needs. Our team of licensed therapists offers a range of counseling services to support our client’s emotional and psychological well-being. We believe everyone deserves to live a fulfilling life, and we are committed to helping our clients achieve their mental health and wellness goals. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, or relationship issues, we are here to help.

About Astute Counseling & Wellness Services

Welcome to Astute Counseling & Wellness Services, your mental health and wellness destination in Chicago, IL. Our organization was founded to provide comprehensive mental health services to individuals, couples, and families. Our team of experienced and licensed professionals is dedicated to helping clients achieve peace, balance, and fulfillment in their lives. We believe in the power of therapy and counseling to transform lives, and we are committed to providing evidence-based treatments tailored to each client’s unique needs.

At Astute Counseling & Wellness Services, we offer various services to address various mental health concerns. Our services include individual counseling, couples therapy, family therapy, group therapy, mindfulness training, and more. Our staff members are highly qualified and experienced in a variety of therapeutic modalities, including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR). We are dedicated to providing the highest quality care. We are committed to ongoing professional development to stay up-to-date with the latest research and best practices in the mental health field.

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Our client-centered approach to treatment ensures that each client receives personalized care tailored to their unique needs and goals. Therapy should be a collaborative process, and we work closely with our clients to help them identify their strengths, overcome challenges, and achieve their full potential. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, or relationship issues, we are here to help you find peace and balance.

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Our Therapies and Treatments

Anxiety and Depression Therapy

Anxiety and depression can profoundly impact one’s life, making it difficult to function daily. Our therapists are trained to help you develop coping mechanisms and skills to manage your anxiety and depression, allowing you to live a more balanced life.

Family Therapy

Family dynamics can be complex and challenging. Our family therapy services can help you, and your loved ones, navigate difficult situations and improve communication. We work with families to build stronger relationships, increase understanding and empathy, and promote positive interactions.

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psychologist having session with her patient

Grief Therapy

Grief is a natural response to loss, but it can be challenging to navigate on your own. Our grief therapy services can help you work through the stages of grief and find a path forward. Our therapists provide a safe and supportive space to process feelings and develop coping mechanisms.

Couples Therapy

Relationships require effort and commitment, but even the strongest couples face challenges. Our team therapy services can help you and your partner improve communication, build trust, and strengthen your relationship. Our therapists work with you to develop tools to navigate difficult situations and enhance your bond.

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interested young woman listening carefully to psychiatrist

Trauma Therapy

Trauma can have a lasting impact on one’s life, but healing and moving forward are possible. Our trauma therapy services provide a safe and supportive space to process traumatic experiences and develop coping mechanisms. Our therapists use evidence-based techniques to promote healing and growth.

LGBTQIA+ Therapy

Everyone deserves quality mental health care, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. Our LGBTQIA+ therapy services are tailored to the unique needs of the LGBTQIA+ community. Our therapists provide a safe and supportive space to explore gender and sexual identity, relationship dynamics, and other issues.

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Disordered Eating

Disordered eating can significantly impact one’s physical and mental health. Our therapists work with you to develop a healthy relationship with food and your body. We use evidence-based techniques to promote a balanced relationship with food and help you develop healthy habits.

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Living with ASD can be challenging, but thriving with the proper support is possible. Our therapists have experience working with individuals on the autism spectrum and their families. We provide a safe, supportive space to navigate challenges and develop coping mechanisms.

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Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

ADHD can make focusing, managing time, and regulating emotions difficult. Our therapists work with you to develop strategies to manage ADHD symptoms and improve daily functioning. We use evidence-based techniques to help you thrive in school, work, and social situations.

Life Transition and Career Stress

Life transitions, such as starting a new job, getting married, or becoming a parent, can be stressful. Our therapists provide support and guidance as you navigate life’s changes. We also offer career counseling to help you find a fulfilling career path and manage workplace stress.

Woman thinking about her career
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Why Choose Us?

Here are some reasons why you should choose us for your mental health and wellness needs:

Experienced and Licensed Professionals

At Astute Counseling & Wellness Services, we have a team of experienced and licensed mental health professionals dedicated to providing personalized care to each client. Our team includes licensed psychologists, licensed professional counselors, licensed clinical social workers, and licensed marriage and family therapists with extensive experience working with individuals, couples, and families dealing with various mental health issues.

Holistic Approach

Mental health and wellness are interconnected with other aspects of an individual’s life, such as physical health, relationships, and daily habits. Therefore, we take a holistic approach to treatment, focusing on the whole person rather than just the symptoms of a particular mental health issue. Our therapists work with clients to identify the underlying problems and develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses all aspects of their lives.

Confidentiality and Privacy

We understand the importance of confidentiality and privacy regarding mental health and wellness services. At Astute Counseling & Wellness Services, we adhere to strict confidentiality and privacy standards to ensure that our clients feel safe and comfortable when seeking help. We maintain the confidentiality of all client information and records by state and federal laws.

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Meet Our Team at Astute Counseling
Contact Us Today!

At Astute Counseling & Wellness Services, we are dedicated to providing high-quality mental health and wellness services to individuals and families in Chicago, IL. Our team of experienced and compassionate therapists specializes in therapeutic techniques to help you achieve optimal mental and emotional health.

Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, or other mental health issues, we support your journey toward healing and personal growth. Our services include individual therapy, couples therapy, and family therapy.

Don’t suffer alone any longer. Contact us today at 1(773)680-9950 or visit our website at https://astutecounseling.com/ to learn more about our services and schedule an appointment. Let us help you live a happier, healthier life.

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