Mental Wellness Services

Your Mental Health Matters

Nourishing Hope believes that fostering a healthy mind is just as vital to your well being as maintaining your physical health. That’s why we make mental wellness a priority for our clients.

Are you struggling with depression or anxiety? Having a hard time adjusting to a recent change in your life? Need someone to talk to about your gender identity or a past trauma? Nourishing Hope provides mental wellness services that are tailored to your needs.

Our team of licensed clinicians, social workers and supervised counseling students offers individual, couples and group therapies. Our program provides mental health counseling with a focus on crisis stabilization and connection to other mental health services as needed.

To request counseling services, please call a member of our Social Services team at 773-525-1777 ext. 244 or email We will make every effort to get you scheduled for an appointment as soon as possible. Certain times of year are busier than others and a short wait may be necessary. The only residency requirement for our mental health program is that you live in the city of Chicago.

As a free, private resource, your goals and hopes determine our course of action. Please know that you are not alone. We are here to assist and support you.

Mental Wellness Services:

We offer virtual case management and mental wellness sessions by phone call, video call, or email.

Phone: 773-525-1777 ext. 244
Text: 773-849-8401

No Strings. Just Service.

Anyone in the city of Chicago is welcome to request services, and we keep your information confidential.

Mental Health Clinicians

Meet our core team of counselors ready to assist you

Greg Trotter

Vanessa Garcia, MSW

Bilingual Therapist

Nicole Greal

Nicole Greal, LCSW

Manager of Mental Wellness

Jennie Hull, MA, LCPC

Jennie Hull, MA, LCPC

Chief Program Officer

Csilla Megyeri, LCSW

Csilla Megyeri, LCSW

Director of Social Services

Csilla Megyeri, LCSW

Valentina Nkwo


Marina Silva

Marina Silva, MSW

Bilingual Therapist

Kate Swiatek, LCSW

Kate Swiatek, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Therapist

Since April 2021, we’ve provided more than 1,600 mental wellness counseling sessions.

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How Do I Qualify For Mental Wellness Services?

Our trained and licensed professionals are here for anyone who reaches out. We’re here today to support your goals for the future! If you’re interested in our mental health counseling, we conduct an eligibility screening process. Our goal is to serve you in any capacity we can, but If your needs are greater than we can meet, we will work to connect you to a mental health provider that can.

We can also offer comprehensive support to help get you the services you need, including:

  • Wrap-around case management services
  • Help applying for medical insurance
  • Reviewing transportation options
  • Helping reach out to complete an intake with a new provider
  • Collaborating as needed with other providers with client consent

Please reach out to our Social Services staff at or call 773-525-1777 ext. 244 to schedule an appointment as soon as one becomes available.

Take Control of Your Tomorrow.

Work with our staff to find a path forward. We’re here to help you create the rest of your life.


or call 773-525-1777 x216