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Dr. Philip Cooke

Counseling Psychologist
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist
Educator & Consultant

"Perhaps my purpose in life is to come to grips with myself - properly to grips with myself - with everything that bothers and tortures me and clamors for inner solution and formulation. For these problems are not just mine alone. And if at the end of a long life I am able to give some form to the chaos inside me, I may well have fulfilled my own small purpose."

- Etty Hillesum, An Interrupted Life

Areas of Expertise

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy & Psychoanalysis
Personality and Interpersonal Difficulties
Gender and Sexual Diversity Issues
Developmental and Complex Trauma

Psychotherapy is more likely to be a valuable experience for you if you find a therapist you feel comfortable talking to and believe can help you. I hope this website gives you an initial sense of who I am and whether I might be helpful to you. I tend to work well with people wanting to understand themselves better and address the psychological foundations of the problems bringing them to therapy. I often work with adults seeking treatment due to childhood trauma and emotional neglect. A large part of my practice is with queer people seeking affirming and meaningful psychotherapy with a relationally-focused therapist.

In the type of therapy I practice, psychodynamic psychotherapy, we work together to help you better understand yourself, improve your relationships, and develop your abilities to feel and think about difficult aspects of your life. At a reduced rate, I also offer psychoanalysis - an intensive form of treatment particularly well suited for those interested in deeper self-awareness and psychological change. I am starting an interpersonal psychotherapy process group for queer people, a unique opportunity to learn about yourself and improve your relationships with other queer people.

If you find yourself interested in what I have to offer, I encourage you to contact me for a consultation below.


Contact Me

If you are interested in beginning individual psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, relationship or couple therapy, or learning more about my educational and consultation services, please reach out today to schedule a consultation. 

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Office Location

1700 W Irving Park Rd

Suite 305B

Chicago, IL 60613

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