Therapist Spotlight: Mike Connell, LMFT

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Mike Connell is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who works at our Evanston and Chicago-Ravenswood locations. He earned a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Adler School of Professional Psychology. Mike has experience working with adolescents, adults, couples, and families. You can read his full bio here!

To schedule an appointment with him, please contact our intake department.

See below for more information about Mike!

What self-care techniques or activities do you do?

Brewing beer, weightlifting, and playing tennis are my main self-care activities.

What made you become a therapist?

I have always been fascinated by people and what makes them tick. I specialized in couple and family therapy because I believe that the relationships we have help determine who we are as individuals.

What are your specialties?

I specialize in working with couples. I also have a background working with traumatic experiences.

Why do you believe that counseling can help?

Dealing with stress is hard. Counseling can help people cope with feelings, change negative patterns, and problem solve more effectively. Counseling is about recognizing your strengths and building new skills that will prepare you for what life has in store.

Did you have a career before becoming a therapist?

No, I knew I wanted to be a therapist from my very first psychology class in high school.

Why is it important to seek counseling?

It is important to seek counseling because we’ve all felt stuck at one time or another, be it in a situation or pattern that we’ve wanted to change. Sometimes, we struggle to create change on our own. Seeking counseling is the first step to gaining insight and understanding of ourselves, our patterns, and our full potential.