About

Hi, I'm Christine. I collaborate with women of color to heal, decolonize inner criticism, and reclaim their ancestral power.

  • Trauma-Informed Care Specialist
  • Anti-Oppressive Care Specialist
  • EMDR Therapist
  • Bilingual (Spanish) Therapist

Warm greetings, I’m Christine! As a mixed-race Latina therapist, my mission is to empower individuals on their journey toward inner healing and claiming their authentic power. While my practice specializes in supporting women of color and individuals from marginalized identities, I warmly welcome all seeking healing and self-discovery.

If you’re feeling burdened by expectations, misunderstood, or disconnected from your emotions and identity, I’m here to listen with compassion and curiosity. With your lead, together, we will venture beneath the surface of your experiences, exploring the "why" behind your feelings and behaviors to cultivate a deeper self-understanding.

I aim to provide a space of mutuality and depth for successful women of color as they explore what underlies feelings of self-doubt, anxiety, or feeling “on edge.” Together, we'll uncover how societal messages and trauma may impact you while honoring your wholeness.

My integrative approach blends EMDR, Internal Family Systems, and relational therapy to help you release perfectionism, regulate your nervous system, and reclaim your purpose and your cultural roots.

This can be your journey to transforming past hurts into self-compassion and limiting narratives into liberation. Many accomplished women of color have walked this path to emotional balance, self-trust, and inner peace with me.

Together, we will collaboratively explore how societal messages, past traumas or betrayal affect you and your relationships while embracing your wholeness.

You are so much more than societal narratives would have you believe. If this calls you, book a consultation or email [email protected]. Here, your growth and humanity are celebrated. Let's connect.

On Being a Counselor
My counseling practice is inspired by the courage and sincerity of those who seek deeper self-understanding and inner growth.

Cultivating genuine compassion for ourselves is key to transforming how we interact with the world. When we develop empathy for our own struggles, we can rewrite limiting narratives and create meaningful change.

My goal is to honor your unique journey of self-discovery. I will meet you where you are and provide a space for exploration and acceptance as we foster self-love.

With warmth and understanding, I will support you each step of the way as you uncover your challenges, grow through them, and build a nurturing relationship with yourself and others.

Progress begins by showing up with honesty, vulnerability, and curiosity. Each small act of self-care and self-acceptance will build upon the next, gradually reshaping your story.

I feel privileged to bear witness to this transformative inner work. And I'm here to accompany and collaborate with you on the path to self-knowledge, self-healing, and self-empowerment.

Practitioner Background
For over a decade, I have dedicated myself to serving successful women of color and individuals from marginalized communities with compassionate, culturally attuned therapy. My purpose is to support healing from oppressive traumas and help you reconnect with your innate wisdom.

With extensive EMDR training, I specialize in trauma recovery from experiences of violence, migration, institutional harm, and intergenerational wounds. I approach each person with care, patience, and respect, meeting them where they are in their healing journey.

I believe our inner light always remains, though trauma may cloud it. My goal is to hold space to process, transform limiting narratives, and rediscover inner strength. With courage, support, and discernment, healing is possible.

As a bilingual and bicultural therapist, I do my own work to understand the nuances required to make space for people from marginalized communities. This informs my ability to serve diverse clients with sensitivity.

At my practice's core is a commitment to healing, empowerment, and justice. I would be deeply honored to support your journey of self-discovery, growth, and transformation.

Reach out today to get started. To schedule your first appointment, click on this link or email [email protected]. I'm here for you.

Key Philosophical Beliefs
My Therapeutic Approach

  • Cultivate compassionate community to foster belonging
  • Honor each person's inner wisdom and capacity for growth
  • Encourage shared understanding through courageous vulnerability
  • Confront trauma through intellectual curiosity and shared commitment

My Commitments

  • Address systemic oppression
  • Advocate for equitable access to mental healthcare
  • Offer non-judgment and radical self-acceptance
  • Embrace authenticity with humility and care

My Goals

  • See and understand the whole person
  • Bear witness to each person's journey and value
  • Collaborate with each person on their path to healing

Christine Leone, LCSW Latina Therapist in Illinois (312) 715-8234

333 N. Michigan Ave. Building, 333 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60601

Licenses
  • License
    LCSW
  • License Number
    149021033
  • State Issued
    Illinois
Email
Identities
  • Therapist Pronouns
    She/Her/Hers
  • Therapist Gender
    Cis
Cultural Identities
Practice Details
  • Therapist Languages
    Hablo Español
  • Services For
    Couples, Individuals
  • Client Age
    Adults
Session Rates

180

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  • Monday

    9:00 am - 1:00 pm1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

  • Tuesday

    9:00 am - 1:00 pm2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

  • Wednesday

    8:00 am - 12:00 pm2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

  • Thursday

    9:00 am - 1:00 pm2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

  • Friday

    9:00 am - 11:00 am

  • Saturday

    N/A

  • Sunday

    N/A

  • April 14, 2024 10:55 pm local time

Location
  • 333 N. Michigan Ave. Building, 333 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60601, United States

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