Turn fear into empowerment, despair into hope, attain the understanding and skills which will allow you to thrive. Everyone has a different story, a different life experience, a distinct lens in which they view and cope with life, which is why I place great emphasis on assessment and evaluation. Overall, I utilize a psychodynamic philosophy in conjunction with cognitive behavioral techniques. Equipped with understanding and actual skills I feel that one can emerge from therapy with the tools necessary to withstand the tribulations that life can inevitably throw our way. As a psychotherapist I view my job as as a means to assist the client('s) channel the teacher within themselves and build resilience.
I have 15 years of experience working with ethnically diverse adolescents, families, couples, groups and individuals in both in-patient and out-patient settings. Prior to embarking on a full time career as a private practice clinician, I worked at the Out- Patient Treatment Center of the Stone Institute of Psychiatry at Northwestern Memorial Hospital (12/2000-6/2008). My areas of expertise inclde addictions, adolescents and young adults,male issues, building self-esteem, correcting distorted body images, depression, anxiety, borderline personality disorder and couples/relational issues.
It would be my privilege to help anyone experiencing any sort of distress. I will always go the extra mile or 100 miles for a client. I offer evening and Sunday appointments (in addition to regular business hours), if in crisis I will see you the same day. Furthermore, if utilizing insurance I will handle all claims following the initial session.
Call or Email Wendi Lev for a free phone consultation now - (773) 312-7918


  • Years in Practice: 10+ Years
  • School: Loyola University Chicago
  • Year Graduated: 1996
  • License No. and State: 149008169 Illinois


  • Avg Cost (per session): $90 - $120
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Corphealth
  • Humana
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • PHCS
  • ValueOptions
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Wendi Lev's Groups



  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Adoption
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Relationship Issues
  • Sex Therapy
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma and PTSD

Mental Health

  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Thinking Disorders

Client Focus


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Psychodynamic


  • Couples
  • Family
  • Group
Last Modified: 19 May 2015
Wendi Lev, LCSW, ACSW, CADC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Chicago

Wendi Lev

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW, CADC