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, substance use, 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. 


Please call or email me for more information or to set up an appointment. I am available for individual counseling in Wicker Park or online telehealth counseling . If you are ready to put in the work, I’m committed to creating a roadmap for your personal success.