I use supportive, insight-oriented and cognitive techniques in order to help my clients identify the source of their dissatisfaction, and begin to pursue a more fulfilling life. Beginning therapy takes courage. However, it is very often a relief to gain perspective on issues that at present may feel overwhelming or unmanageable. I see therapy as an opportunity to find relief from distress, and to find lasting, sustainable improvement in the quality of your life.
The focus of my practice is reducing anxiety and depression, adjusting to life transitions, and building self-esteem and good relationships. My style is friendly, collaborative, and non-judgmental. Clients view me as someone who is easy to talk to, and who has a genuine desire to help.
My office is located one half-block south of the CTA brown line (Damen stop), on the southeast corner of Damen and Wilson.
Call or Email Sarah Contorer for a free phone consultation now - (773) 234-8998


  • Years in Practice: 10+ Years
  • School: University of Chicago
  • Year Graduated: 2000
  • License No. and State: 149009946 Illinois


  • Avg Cost (per session): $80 - $150
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: ACH Bank transfer, Cash, Check

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Beech Street
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Empire BlueCross
  • Land of Lincoln
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
  • Multiplan
  • PHCS
  • UniCare
  • ValueOptions
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.


  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship Issues


  • Coping Skills
  • Grief
  • Self Esteem
  • Trauma and PTSD

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders


  • Bisexual Issues
  • Gay Issues
  • Lesbian Issues

Client Focus


  • Adults


  • Gay Clients
  • Lesbian Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational


  • Individuals
Last Modified: 15 Jul 2015
Sarah Contorer, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Chicago

Sarah Contorer

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW