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 graduate students offers individual, couples and group therapy sessions. Our mental wellness program provides mental health counseling with a focus on trauma-informed care. If our program is not a good fit for your needs, we will connect you to other mental health services and resources. 

To request counseling services, please call a member of our Mental Wellness 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. If we have a waitlist at the time you reach out, we will always provide an estimate for your first appointment. The only residency requirement for our mental health program is that you live in Chicago, Illinois. 

 As a free, confidential 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 counseling sessions virtually, via video call or phone call as well as in-person at our Sheridan Market, El Mercadito, and Headquarters locations.

Our therapists offer services in English, Polish and Spanish. 

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

No Strings. Just Service.

Anyone who is a Chicago resident and at least 14 years old is welcome to request services. Your information will be kept confidential.

Mental Health Clinicians

Meet our core team of counselors ready to assist you

Greg Trotter

Rachal Brooks, LPC


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

Marina Silva

Marina Silva, LCSW

Bilingual Clinical Therapist

Kate Swiatek, LCSW

Kate Swiatek, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Therapist

Since April 2023, we’ve provided more than 2,500 mental wellness counseling sessions.

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How Do I Qualify For Mental Wellness Services?

Our trained and licensed mental health clinicians are here for anyone who reaches out to us. As part of our intake process for counseling services, we will ask questions to ensure that you are a good fit for our program. Our goal is to connect you to our services. However, if we find that connecting you to our program would not be in your best interest, we will work on connecting you to alternative mental health services.

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

  • Connection to other community mental health resources
  • Collaborating as needed with other providers–with client consent

Please reach out to our Mental Wellness team at or call 773-525-1777 ext. 244 to request more information or to be added to our waitlist.

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