Brian Belen, LPC
In-Person: Chicago – Lakeview | Chicago – River West
As a therapist, Brian looks to a provide a space that is wholeheartedly yours, cultivating an environment where thoughts and feelings can be explored with the utmost support and empathy. Together, we can create a path toward growth and healing while learning how to better navigate through emotional distress.
Brian utilizes an integrative approach with a foundation of Person – Centered Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. He emphasizes a therapeutic process that is specifically tailored to the client while always maintaining an authentic, empathetic, and collaborative dynamic.
Brian is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois with experience in providing mental health services to individuals of all ages. He has accompanied clients with a range of issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, family and relationship concerns, and life transitions. Prior to private practice, Brian has worked in community mental health and inpatient psychiatry. He obtained his M.A. in Counseling with a concentration in Health Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology.
Areas of Interest
Aging/Life Transitions/Elder Issues, Anger Management, Anxiety/Social Anxiety, Attachment Issues, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Bipolar Disorder, Body Image/Size, Borderline Disorder, Caregiver Support, Career/Coaching/Occupation, Chronic Illness/Pain Management, Codependency, Cultural/Multicultural Issues, Depression, Dissociation/Psychosis, Divorce, Existential/Spiritual, Faith-Based Issues, Family/Family of Origin, Gender Support, Grief/Loss, Guilt/Shame, Identity/Self-Esteem, Impulse Control Disorder, LGBTQ+, Marriage/Relationships, Men’s Issues, Military/Veterans, Mindfulness/Meditation, Money/Finances/Spending, Mood Disorders, Neglect, Neurodiversity, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Panic Disorder, Parenting, Personality Disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Prejudice/Discrimination/Social Injustice, Self-Harm, Sexual Abuse, Singles’ Issues, Stress, Suicidal Ideation, Survivors of Violence, Trauma, Violence Against Women