Audrey Habermann

Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Psychotherapist and Staff Supervisor
Audrey Habermann Portrait



773.880.1310 Ext. 7777


Education & Training

  • LCSW, 149.019576, Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, 2017

  • MA in Clinical Social Work, University of Chicago, 2015
  • BA in International Studies and Gender Studies, University of Chicago, 2009

  • EMDR Trained Clinician, EMDR Consulting, 2019
  • Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Fellow, Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis, 2018
  • Associate Certified Trainer in Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (Certification #44367), Cornell University College of Human Ecology, 2018

Values & Philosophy

“After all, a person is herself, and others. Relationships chisel the final shape of one’s being. I am me, and you.”

― N.K. Jemisin

Our relationships, with the world and with each other, are what form our identities. None of us exist in a vacuum. As a clinician, I strive to forge a relationship with you that is non-judgmental and empowering. I take a clinical stance that is open- minded and that honors you as the expert on your own experience. I hope that, by listening, validating, and staying curious, I can help you get the most out of your relationships with others.

I believe that we cannot begin a conversation about change without examining our environment and how it impacts us. Problems do not reside solely within us. In my clinical approach, I offer curiosity in exploring the ways in which our identities and mental wellbeing are impacted by oppressive systems of racism, classism, homophobia, and sexism. In our work together, I hope that we can acknowledge and talk openly about these systems and their effects. I use the techniques of Narrative Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to help you see yourself as an agent of change who has the power to create your own narrative. Holding two seemingly opposite truths at the same time (there are many things that we cannot change vs. we are not only victims of circumstance) is difficult, but I believe that it is necessary to help us become empowered to live the lives we want to live.

I take a direct yet supportive approach in my work with individuals. I believe that we all have the power to create positive change in our lives. However, to truly engage in therapy, you must be ready to do the hard work of examining your life and having the courage to imagine and explore new ways of being.

Area of Focus & Specialization

  • Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity
  • Developmental & Relational Trauma
  • Anxiety, Stress, & Depression
  • Neurodiverse Individuals
  • Self-harm & Suicidal Ideation
  • Interfaith & Interracial Families
  • Adult Children of Alcoholics
  • Adoptive Families
  • EMDR
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Stress management and vicarious trauma recovery for those in helping professions (i.e. therapists, healthcare professionals, teachers, etc.)

I work with…

  • Individuals (Adults, Adolescents, Children)


  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • EMDR
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • LGBQ+ and TGNC Affirmative Practice
  • Anti-Racist and Intersectional Feminist Perspective
  • Trauma-Informed Practice
  • Sex and Body Positive Approach

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