Andrea Gargano, MA, LCPC, RYT, Counselor in Chicago
My approach to therapy is influenced by techniques from mindfulness approaches that foster emotional regulation, in addition to more traditional cognitive behavioral and insight-oriented approaches. I strive to empower my clients by helping them to identify unhealthy thought patterns and replace them with healthy, productive ones. I also have experience working with trauma and have been trained in EMDR as well as yoga. I strive to bring both of these therapies together to help my clients heal, rebuild their lives, and increase resiliency.
I work at two different locations: Jefferson Park, and I am in network with BCBS PPO and Blue Choice. I can accept and bill most out of network insurance. I am employed by Symmetry Counseling in downtown Chicago, and I am in network with BCBS PPO, Aetna, and United Healthcare.
My areas of interest include anxiety, depression, grief/loss, codependency, spirituality, life transitions, PTSD, trauma, and relationship issues. My approach is heart-centered, and I draw upon the experiences of my own spiritual path as well as professional development and growth.
Call or Email Andrea Gargano for a free phone consultation now - (773) 669-5963


  • Years in Practice: 6 Years
  • School: Adler School of Professional Psychology
  • Year Graduated: 2005
  • License No. and State: 180008717 Illinois


  • Avg Cost (per session): $120 - $140
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.


  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship Issues


  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Multicultural Issues
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Stress

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders


  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus


  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • EMDR
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Feminist
  • Imago
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Somatic
  • Trauma Focused


  • Individuals
  • Couples
Last Modified: 18 Jun 2017
Andrea Gargano, MA, LCPC, RYT, Counselor in Chicago

Andrea Gargano

Counselor, MA, LCPC, RYT