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About Carl Hippensteel

I am a compassionate counselor who believes in the power of warm, healthy relationships to heal the distress of painful life experiences. I take a creative and mindful approach to therapy with an emphasis on personal strengths and goal direction. With respect, humor, acceptance, and empowerment, I work to increase awareness and understanding. I will assist you in viewing yourself and your world in positive and exciting new ways. I enjoy collaborating to find a path of personal growth that feels right for you. 

In our therapeutic relationship, I will learn to understand you and discover your strengths and needs. We will work together in a creative and interactive way to achieve the change needed to enrich your personal interactions and daily life experiences.

I have over 15 years of diverse clinical experience. I earned my LCPC in Illinois, adding a clinical distinction to my licensure as a professional counselor. I specialize in affirmative counseling/LGBT counseling (as a self identified gay cis male), issues of creative individuals, and therapy for persons with sensory processing sensitivity (HSP). I also have an extensive background working with mood, thought, and anxiety disorders.

Contact Carl Hippensteel

Contact me directly at with questions or schedule an appointment with me online via the button below. Or, if you’re still wondering if I’m the right therapist for you, call 312-778-5118 now to schedule a free, 15-minute consultation.