Donna Livesey, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Chicago
I value every relationship and it is a true privilege to work with each of my clients. My practice is eclectic and I see people of all ages. Some clients are working through trauma issues, while others are addressing difficulties coping with life transitions, relationship issues, anxiety and depression, or emotional instability. Regardless of what brings you here, I see my clients as being dissatisfied with their reactions to the complex and contradictory world we live in. I strive to understand your issues in the context of your unique experience rather than a pathological perspective.
As odd as it sounds, I want you to look forward to our sessions - as we are working on creating the change you want in your life. Although sometimes this means talking about difficult subjects, it is my responsibility to help you feel comfortable and safe to do so.
My style is relaxed and engaged during our meetings. Even though we are addressing complicated and sometimes painful subjects, it is not surprising for my clients to find themselves laughing as they share their life with me. I am a client-centered therapist - your ideas, needs and goals drive each session.
Call or Email Donna Livesey for a free phone consultation now - (312) 854-2718


  • Years in Practice: 10+ Years
  • School: University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • License No. and State: 149014875 Illinois


  • Avg Cost (per session): $100 - $130
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa

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


  • Grief
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Substance Abuse


  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Coaching
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transgender
  • Women's Issues

Mental Health

  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders


  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus


  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • HIV / AIDS Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transgender Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Client Centered
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family Systems
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Trauma Focused


  • Individuals
Last Modified: 30 Dec 2016
Donna Livesey, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Chicago

Donna Livesey

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW