Therapists

We are a group of licensed psychotherapists providing comprehensive psychotherapy services to those seeking profound and positive change in their lives.

Psychotherapy focuses on helping people be themselves. We want to bring out the uniqueness of each client, so we created art-filled spaces that celebrate the individual, not the group. In many ways, the art serves to help you remember that you are not alone in your feelings and should not focus on being like everyone else.

We are relaxed, engaged, and active participants in each session. It is our job to help you feel as comfortable and as positive as possible while we help you tackle what brings you to therapy.

Honored by your trust, we look forward to helping you break down the barriers that prevent you from living the life you want.

Our therapists are as unique as our clients. Learn who is the right therapist for you.

Carolyn Cole, MA, LCPC, LMFT, NCC

Are you struggling in your relationships?

My passion is helping couples and individuals who are having difficulty in their relationships. My clients are single, married, or dating. I also work with engaged couples who are seeking pre-marital counseling or trying to iron out the kinks in the relationship before getting married.

In addition to my work with couples, I enjoy working with singles who have been impacted by social or relationship problems, such as healing from a break-up or those who ask themselves why they end up with the same “type” of partner time and time again, as some examples.

The skills that I teach the couples I work with are research-based and have proven outcomes.

More Information About Carolyn…

You can contact me directly via email carolyn@peoplepsych.com or phone (312) 809-7017.

Donna Livesey, MSW, LCSW

Regardless of the reason for seeking therapy, I view you as someone who is not satisfied with how they are reacting to our often complex and contradictory world.

I strive to understand your issues in the context of your unique experience rather than a pathological perspective of you having something wrong or being broken. As odd as it sounds, I want you to look forward to our sessions – as we are working on creating the change you want in your life. Together, we work through the issues that are troubling you – identifying the obstacles and figuring out how you want to address them.

Although sometimes this means talking about difficult subjects, it is my responsibility to help you feel comfortable and safe to do so.

More Information About Donna…

You can contact me directly via email donna@peoplepsych.com or phone (312) 809-7016.

Shayne Adams, MA, LCPC

I am honored by every client who chooses to share their lives with me.

Everyone is unique and comes to therapy with their own experiences and responses to life stresses. Deciding to work with a therapist doesn’t mean you are broken or handling things poorly. Instead, I believe that it simply means that you are choosing to take control of your response to difficulties in your life.

Life does not come with a manual, and most everyone can benefit from a little guidance in navigating through difficult or disappointing times.

I have a particular interest in working with young adults navigating the transition to adulthood, those in creative fields, as well as adults experiencing problems with Asperger’s/ASD or personality disorders.

More Information About Shayne…

You can contact me directly via email shayne@peoplepsych.com or phone (312) 809-7018.

Erin Johnston, MSW, LCSW

Our sessions should be a positive interaction, even if we are discussing difficult issues.

It is my job to make you comfortable and safe so that we can resolve the issues that have brought you to therapy. My style as a clinician is relaxed, and I use a collaborative model of therapy, where sessions tend to have a ‘feel relaxed in my living room’ versus a traditional doctor/patient relationship.

I seek to understand your issues in the context of your unique experience rather than viewing you as having something wrong or being broken.

I have a particular interest in working with those in creative fields and therapists seeking therapy or those experiencing problems with Anxiety, Asperger’s or Borderline Personality Disorder.

More Information About Erin…

You can contact me directly via email erin@peoplepsych.com or phone (312) 513-3746.