Emma Bonanno, LPC, NCC

Provider Type: Therapist

Serving: Adults 18-59

About Emma Bonanno, LPC, NCC

If you are ready to discover a better version of yourself, let’s talk. I believe therapy works best with collaboration, working together to find the most effective methods of meeting your self- established and recommended goals. My areas of expertise are within the LGBTQ community, including but not limited to gender identity, mood disorders, trauma and PTSD.

I work with adults and adolescents confronting anxiety, depression, mental illnesses such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, substance use, PTSD, grief/loss, self- harm, and chronic stress. My clinical style is warm and built on mutual trust, helping you locate and build upon the strengths you already have in order to create change.

My educational background includes a Bachelors’ degree in Psychology and leadership, and Masters’ in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from DePaul University. I am an experienced licensed professional counselor and utilize cognitive behavioral therapy. I also have expertise using exposure and wilderness therapy. I worked as a youth program manager specializing in experiential therapy with under-served youth, combining adventure-based therapies to inspire confidence, independence, and teamwork.

Communities Served:
Biracial / Multiracial
Body Positivity
Racial Justice
Sex Worker
Sex-Positive, Kink
First Responders

Areas of Treatment

  • Adoption/Attachment Issues
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bullying
  • Career Counseling
  • CBT
  • Coping with Pandemic / COVID
  • Crisis / Trauma
  • DBT
  • Depression / Sadness
  • Divorce/Family Conflict
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • First Responder Counseling
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Gender Non-Conforming
  • LGBTQI+ Issues
  • Life Transitions
  • Marriage/Couples Counseling
  • Mood Disorders
  • PTSD/Trauma
  • Racial Trauma/Cultural Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • Schizophrenic Disorders
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Injury/Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sleep Disorders/Issues
  • Stress/Worry
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transgender
  • Women's Issues/Infertility
  • Locations

    Chicago – Wicker Park – Coming Soon


    • Aetna PPO / HMO
    • American Behavioral
    • BCBS PPO
    • Benefit Plan Admin - VA
    • Cigna
    • ComPsych
    • HealthLink
    • HFN
    • Humana
    • Magellan
    • MHN-Healthnet
    • MHNET (Aetna)
    • Multiplan-PHCS
    • Optum
    • United Healthcare / UBH