Have you ever found yourself:

  • Feeling anxious but unable to pinpoint the exact reason?

  • Having trouble concentrating or focusing on daily tasks?

  • Unable to sleep at night due to "racing thoughts" that are difficult to turn off?

  • Unable to find happiness in previously enjoyable tasks?

  • New to Chicago and unsure how to make the city your new home?

  • Feeling stressed and overwhelmed with the demands of work or school?

  • Unsure of your career path, family planning or future goals in general?

  • Dealing with recent life changes and or transitions that are difficult to cope with?

  • Challenged by your relationships with friends, co-workers, peers, significant others and or marriage?

  • Having a difficult time making friends, being social or unsure where to start the process?

  • Lacking in self care, fitness and or health motivation?

  • Experiencing grief after losing a loved one or failed relationship?

  • Unable to complete daily tasks, maintain relationships and or preform at work due to a change in mood?

  • Unable to effectively cope with the unique challenges of managing a blended family?

  • Experiencing panic attacks causing a disruption in your daily life?

  • Unsure what is wrong but know that you are unhappy and feeling unfulfilled in life?


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., uses her more than 16 years of education and therapeutic experience to help individuals take the first step toward healing.

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.


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.