Providing therapy for Evanston adults and adolescents
“I believe that therapy is a journey in which the client and therapist are both guide and companion, with the client choosing their path and the therapist providing support and knowledge to better achieve the clients’ goals and needs. I encourage a creative approach to self-awareness, self-expression, strength- and skill-building, as I believe therapy is never a ‘one-size fits all’ experience. I want us to work together to find the strategies and skills that work best for you, and I endorse an openness to experimentation and creative thinking. Life can have its challenges, and my goal in therapy is for us to find solutions for those challenges together.
“Clients can expect a blend of open-mindedness, flexibility, patience, and a decidedly creative twist in a session with me. As an art therapist and as a counselor, I encourage my clients to approach their journey from multiple angles, whether those are emotional, logical, visual, or even sensory, as you guide your experience alongside me. In the course of therapy I prioritize making sure you feel safe, understood, and able to discover and express your truest self and needs through words, actions, and art (for interested clients). Every therapy journey is unique, and the end results even more so. I take joy and pride in providing clients with new techniques of expression and personal exploration, and am a fan of encouraging clients to use what they have learned inside and outside of sessions to better tackle what challenges may come.”
Adolescents and adults, undergraduate and graduate students, ADHD, executive dysfunction, boundaries and emotional exploration, LGBTQ+ issues, grief and loss, identity and self-esteem.
Alayni Frizzell (she/her/hers) graduated from Adler University with her Masters of Art in Art Therapy and Counseling. Alayni’s previous work centered on caring for the LGBTQ+ population, with a focus on ADHD, in a Chicago-based private practice. Alayni has a background in community work, having served in an afterschool arts program in Austin providing enrichment and creative outlet for at-risk adolescents — as well as in a community mental health clinic for the uninsured — during the process of obtaining her Master’s degree. Alayni is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois, and continues to work towards licensure as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), as well as licensure as a Registered Art Therapist (ATR). She is supervised by Jennifer Panning Psy.D.
Alayni sees patients Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays
Insurance: Accepts self-pay, Blue Cross/Blue Shield PPO, Aetna PPO