Therapist in Chicago, Illinois Emma Bonanno, Therapist

Licenses: LPC, NCC

Provider Gender: Female

Ages Served: 18-64

Appointments: In-office and Telehealth

Manages Medications: No, provides therapy only

Therapist in Chicago, Illinois Emma Bonanno, LPC, NCC

Emma Bonanno, LPC, NCC

If you are ready to discover a better version of yourself, let’s talk. I believe therapy works best with collaboration, working together to find the most effective methods of meeting your self- established and recommended goals. My areas of expertise are within the LGBTQ community, including but not limited to gender identity, mood disorders, trauma and PTSD.

I work with adults and adolescents confronting anxiety, depression, mental illnesses such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, PTSD, grief/loss, self- harm, and chronic stress. My clinical style is warm and built on mutual trust, helping you locate and build upon the strengths you already have in order to create change.

My educational background includes a Bachelors’ degree in Psychology and leadership, and Masters’ in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from DePaul University. I am an experienced licensed professional counselor and utilize cognitive behavioral therapy. I also have expertise using exposure and wilderness therapy. I worked as a youth program manager specializing in experiential therapy with under-served youth, combining adventure-based therapies to inspire confidence, independence, and teamwork.

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna
  • America's Choice Provider Network
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • ComPsych
  • Duly Health and Care (DuPage)
  • Evernorth (Cigna)
  • Humana
  • MediNcrease Health Plans (MHP)
  • Northwestern (NMPN)
  • Optum (UnitedHealthcare)
  • Pathways (Amita Health)
  • Unicare (Healthlink)


  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Mindfulness


  • First Responders
  • LGBTQ+
  • Women


  • English



Please use our online form to schedule an appointment with Emma Bonanno. You can also call 312-761-4707 to have someone assist you.

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