• In nourishing awareness of our selves and our surroundings, we can all find peace.

  • Liz Tobin, LCPC, LMFT

    Founder of Lincoln Square Mindful Therapy

  • Approach

    Mindfulness is the practice of experiencing life fully and peacefully.

    Mindful Therapy requires deep listening and full presence in which one person is genuinely and compassionately connecting to another. True presence naturally brings great compassion as the foundation of the therapeutic relationship. This genuine connection enables feelings of being supported, understood, and safely challenged so that painful experiences can be explored and healed.

     

    I have extensive training in varied approaches to psychotherapy, and I apply this expertise to the unique needs of each client. Mindful therapy is a way of living, and I practice with an inherent appreciation and knowledge of the expansiveness of our humanity. My task is to be helpful, and with my training and mindful presence I can truly understand what is needed from the person before me. 

     

    I practice from the belief that each of us has an innate desire to live well, happily, and peacefully. Pain is a part of our human experience; it's a part of living and evolving. It weaves in and out of our days, from little things - like just missing the bus - to huge things - like abuse and loss of a loved one. There is a way through pain, and a way to experience it without suffering. No matter how deep our injuries and sorrows exist, we can all heal. It is the triumph of the human spirit.

     

    Painful emotional experiences can create distorted and damaging self-perceptions. Therapy helps us modify these messages and establish healthier life patterns. Current distress offers the chance to develop healthier coping skills and a more accurate self-understanding that enhances future experiences and relationships.

     

    I believe that we are the productive agents of our lives, which can be both empowering and frightening. Life is complex and unpredictable, constantly offering chances to grow and to learn. We always have choices in life, and therapy is an opportunity to become more intentional and thoughtful in the choices that we make.

    Background

    I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). I received my Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a Master’s Degree in Counseling from DePaul University.

     

    After a number of years in clinical practice, heading the family program at a chemical dependency treatment center and facilitating family reunification in the child welfare setting, I received advanced training in Marriage and Family Therapy at the Adler School of Professional Psychology, and a specialized license to practice couples therapy. This advanced training in couples therapy and my continued education allows me to help partners understand their patterns with one another, heal the breaches of trust that may exist, and find peace individually and/or together. As a couples therapist, I help with the identification of inhibiting tendencies that prevent each member of a relationship from being fully available to their chosen other.

     

    My graduate research centered on eating disorders, studying the association between eating and the struggle for identity. This issue, far more common than most people realize, remains a special interest to me. My work with these clients focuses on a shift from patterns of self-abuse, loathing and deprivation to forgiveness, acceptance, and self-care. Our goal is to return to, or perhaps for the first time experience, a liberated and full participation in life. I so enjoy working with people on their goals for physical wellness, in addition to mental and spiritual wellness.

     

    Since becoming a licensed therapist in 2004, I continue to be humbled and enlightened by our innate capacity to heal. I'm dedicated to personal growth and education, and in my work to help others live a life of love and peace. I admire our humanity, and each of our unique stories as we search for meaning and contentment.

  • Associate Therapists

    Alexia Evangelodimos, MA, LPC

    I believe that life is a journey towards finding and maintaining a sense of inner-peace, happiness, and fulfillment.

    Our needs and desires often change throughout life, and the journey may feel more challenging at times. My role is to collaborate with you and to support you through those challenging times. I will encourage you to explore your goals and needs and empower you to make the choices that are most appropriate for you at this current stage of your life.

     

    Office hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 3pm-8pm

    Michael Cummings, MA, LPC

    I believe relationships are at the heart of all human experiences.

     

    My approach nurtures the creation of a safe and respectful therapeutic relationship, from which all other relationships, both past and present, can be explored. A unique and personalized therapeutic process develops, and as we look through this relational lens together, a new perspective allows for limitless growth and awareness.

     

    Office hours: Monday 8am-3pm and Saturday 9am-4pm

  • Associate Backgrounds

    Alexia Evangelodimos, MA, LPC

    Alexia received her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Michigan State University, and her Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Upon completion of her BA and teaching certificate, she pursued seven years of dedicated work within education, ultimately directing prominent educational centers.

     

    Her passion within this educational setting was being able to work individually with students and family systems, helping them achieve their educational goals and also work towards greater health and wellness. These experiences led her to pursue graduate clinical studies, so that her focus could be in helping individuals and families meet their goals towards personal development within the therapeutic setting.

     

    Alexia has experience with youth, adults, and families within community mental health centers, and a women's shelter; and she received her Professional Counselor's License (LPC) in 2014. She is currently pursuing clinical licensure (LCPC) under LSMT supervision. She is a gifted therapist; and her warmth, authenticity, and organic compassion align beautifully with the mission of Lincoln Square Mindful Therapy.

    Michael Cummings, MA, LPC

    Michael received his masters degree in Counseling Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. He has first hand experience in exploring the complexities of career satisfaction as well as career transition, having originally been educated and practiced as an architect for many years prior to becoming a psychotherapist.

     

    Michael specializes in providing treatment and support for adults, adolescents and couples experiencing both everyday and complex life challenges. He specializes in the contexts of relationship difficulties, life and career transitions, male issues (working alongside both men, women and couples), depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and bereavement.

  • Our Office

    4732 N Lincoln, Suite 10

    Chicago, IL, 60625

  • Contact

    Please call, email, or use the contact form below to inquire about setting up an appointment. Sessions are available Monday, Wednesday through Saturday from 8:30am through the evening.

    Phone

    312.399.0559

     

    Email

    info@LSMindfulTherapy.com

     

    Address

    4732 N Lincoln Avenue Suite 10

     

    Chicago, IL 60625

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  • Insurance

    Lincoln Square Mindful Therapy is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield.

    When you schedule your appointment by phone or email, we will need to know your ID number and date of birth in order to confirm your coverage.


    Please also contact your insurance company to verify the terms of your mental health coverage. You will need to find out the following:

    • if you have a deductible to meet before BCBS covers a portion of the fee;

    • if you are responsible for a co-payment of each session.

    Co-Payments and Deductible Payments are due at the time of the session. Payment options are listed below.

      

    Please note that clients are responsible for any fees incurred if the insurance company denies payment.

     

    If we are not an in-network provider for your insurance company, payment is due at the time of our session and you will receive a receipt to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.

    Fees and Payment Information

    Out of Pocket Fees

    • Individual Session: $130/55 minute session.

    • Couples Session: $150/55 minute session.

    Payments (full fees, co-payments, and deductibles) are made in session through these options:

    1. A check made out to Lincoln Square Mindful Therapy, P.C.

    2. Major Credit Card or Paypal

    3. Cash payments are also accepted in session.

    Please provide at least 24 hours notice for cancellations. When an appointment is made, that therapist's time is reserved. Cancellations made without 24 hours notice will be charged the full session fee since that time could not be offered to another.

  • Credit Card Payments

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  • Forms

    Client Information


    Contact and Insurance Information Form

    Service Agreement


    Agreement Regarding Services, Fees, and Client’s Rights and Responsibilities

    Notice of Privacy Practices


    HIPAA Form for clients using insurance

  • Mindfulness Meditation

    Breathing in, I see myself as a flower

    Breathing out, I feel fresh.
    Breathing in, I see myself as a mountain

    Breathing out, I feel solid.
    Breathing in, I see myself as still water

    Breathing out, I reflect things as they are.
    Breathing in, I see myself as open space

    Breathing out, I feel free.

    -Thich Nhat Hahn