The Center for Religion and Psychotherapy is a not-for-profit organization offering psychotherapy and pastoral counseling for adults and adolescents, individuals and couples, since 1965. Fully accredited as a clinical and educational site by the American Association of Pastoral Counselors, the Center also offers education and consultation services. Clinical staff members are licensed by the state of Illinois, and have been trained both in psychodynamic psychotherapy and in the engagement of the spiritual and religious dynamics of human experience.
Clinical staff at the Center offer a range of clinical services for individuals and couples, ranging from short-term, problem-focused counseling to long-term, in-depth psychotherapy. People come to the Center from the Chicagoland area, representing a variety of social, economic, ethnic, racial, and both religious and non-religious backgrounds.
The Center offers an advanced certificate program in Self Psychology and religion for clinicians. This two-year, part-time program is designed for professionals who work in clinical and pastoral care settings, and who wish to develop a solid foundation in psychoanalytic Self Psychology and/or who are seeking to deepen their work with the religious and spiritual dimensions of the therapeutic process.
The Center offers consultative services to individuals, couples, and groups, including churches, synagogues, mosques, and other organizations. Staff members present workshops, retreats, lectures, or presentations on a variety of topics related to the spiritual and psychological dimensions of many life issues. In addition, staff members are available as a resource in crisis situations that may emerge within the congregational setting.
As an organization devoted to the alleviation of suffering and the improvement of lives through the medium of psychotherapy, the Center for Religion and Psychotherapy of Chicago is committed to diversity and inclusion.