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Rebecca E. Tenzer, MAT, MA, LCSW, CCTP

Astute Counseling Services, LLC


Intro Video


Have you ever found yourself:
  • Feeling anxious but unable to pinpoint the exact reason?
  • Having trouble concentrating or focusing on daily tasks?
  • Unable to sleep at night due to "racing thoughts" that are difficult to turn off?
  • Unable to find happiness in previously enjoyable tasks?
  • New to Chicago and unsure how to make the city your new home?
  • Feeling stressed and overwhelmed with the demands of work or school?
  • Unsure of your career path, family planning or future goals in general
  • Dealing with recent life changes and or transitions that are difficult to cope with?
  • Challenged by your relationships with friends, co-workers, peers, significant others and or marriage?
  • Having a difficult time making friends, being social or unsure where to start the process?
  • Lacking in self-care, fitness and or health motivation?
  • Experiencing grief after losing a loved one or failed relationship?
  • Unable to complete daily tasks, maintain relationships and or preform at work due to a change in mood?
  • Unable to effectively cope with the unique challenges of managing a blended family?
  • Experiencing panic attacks causing a disruption in your daily life?
  • Unsure what is wrong but know that you are unhappy and feeling unfulfilled in life?


  • Licensed to practice social work in the state of Illinois
  • Master’s degree in Clinical Social Service Administration from the University of Chicago
  • Master’s degrees in Education and Teaching from Dominican University
  • Bachelor’s degrees in Sociology and Anthropology from DePauw University
  • Trained in the Gottman Method for Couples Therapy
  • Professor of Psychology at NLU
  • I have more than 16 years of combined educational and clinical experience


  • Depression
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Couple and family therapy
  • Interpersonal relationships
  • Family Dynamics
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Career frustrations and employment dissatisfaction
  • Trauma
  • Fertility/Infertility
  • Women's Issues
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sex & Intimacy
  • Divorce, co-parenting and mediation
  • Life challenges during and after college
  • School and work stress management
  • Positive coping skills
  • Self Esteem and self-worth
  • Life after a breakup/Divorce
  • Life coaching
  • Peer relations
  • Grief
  • Adults diagnosed with ADD/ADHD
  • Adults diagnosed with Austism Spectrum Disorder
  • Social Skills
  • Dating Anxiety
  • Anger management
  • Life changes and transitions
  • Families of loved ones with special needs
Age Groups:
  • Adults (18 and older)


My Approach:

In my sessions, I practice standard psychotherapy with a focus on psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral therapy approaches. These approaches are collaborative and dialogue-based — meaning that we’ll work together throughout the therapy process to help you develop healthier, effective habits and coping mechanisms.
I encourage a supportive and nonjudgmental therapeutic environment — one that lets you feel free to talk honestly about thought and behavior patterns that are currently preventing you from living life to its fullest.

Treatment Orientation:
  • Attachment-based
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Gottman Method
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Trauma Focused
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family


Avg. Cost (per session):


Accepted Payment Methods:

Cash, Credit.

Insurance Networks:

BlueCross and BlueShield (PPO Only) Out of Network. Please call for details.



1416 W. Belmont Avenue, Chicago, IL 60657

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