10522 S. Cicero Ave., Ste 401
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
Ankur Varma, LCPC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
I received my Master’s in Counseling Psychology with a specialization in Sport and Health Psychology from The Adler School of Professional Psychology (now Adler University) and have been practicing in various settings, including community mental health, wellness, and educational settings, since 2012.
In therapy, I use a culturally-competent, person-centered approach that promotes awareness, growth, and acceptance while working to achieve tangible goals. I believe in a genuine, empathic environment in which you can explore and work towards your potential. I use psychodynamic, behavioral, and mindfulness-based techniques to help identify and work through underlying areas of concern while simultaneously helping you discover and use coping strategies that will help you feel better and function more optimally in your relationships and everyday life. I enjoy working with individuals throughout the lifespan who are coping with phase of life transitions, job and relationship stress, identity development, and mood concerns.
I have specialized training in trauma-informed care and in treatment for Autism Spectrum and associated diagnoses. In addition, I have worked extensively with adolescent and adult clients with weight loss and fitness goals, ADHD, depression, and anxiety. As a trainer, I have taught topics such as Cultural Competency, Verbal De-escalation, and Ethics.
I understand that talk therapy may not have all the answers, so we will work collaboratively to identify necessary resources, supports, and referrals that are helpful. I hope to inspire self-confidence through realistic optimism and allow you a space where you can take the driver’s seat in your journey.
I look forward to meeting you, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at (708) 317-8182.