Julie Hyatt, AMFT

Preferred pronouns: she, her, hers.

I work with people to transform painful feelings and challenging situations into creative growth, new strength, and unexpected possibilities for you and your relationships.

If you are dealing with anxiety or depression, have suffered trauma or loss, or simply feel stuck and confused, I can help. Together we can tap into inner sources of strength and courage to help you recognize and appreciate your unique gifts, talents, and opportunities.

I also work with couples and families to increase awareness of and respect for differences and to deepen the sense of connection and collaboration.

Compassion and empathy are the heart of my practice. I use a collaborative, strengths-based approach that balances art, science, and spirituality I believe in the power of the creative process, integrative interventions, and spirituality in healing.

I believe that just as we can be wounded in relationship, we can be healed in relationship. My goal as a therapist is to provide a safe, healing relationship for you.

My background in Russian literature and existential philosophy informs my practice along with my experience of diverse cultures within the United States and internationally.  I have a special interest in working with relationship issues and with those who feel marginalized in some way whether within an interpersonal relationship, a family, or a larger social system. 

Please contact me to find out more about how we might work together.

Julie Hyatt, AMFT, holds a Masters of Science in Marriage & Family Therapy from The Family Institute at Northwestern University.  She completed post-baccalaureate studies in Pre-Clinical Psychology at Northwestern University and undergraduate studies in Russian language and literature at University of Illinois – Chicago and in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Julie has trained at the following institutions:

University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
The Family Institute at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

 Julie is a member of:

American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
Financial Therapy Association
Kink & Poly Aware Chicago Therapists (KPACT)
A.K. Rice Institute for the Study of Social Systems (AKRI)
Chicago Center for the Study of Groups and Organizations  (CCSGO)

For more information or to make an appointment, please call or email:[email protected]  847-568-1100

LifeWorks serves the north suburbs including Skokie, Evanston, Wilmette, Glenview, Northbrook, Northfield, Lincolnwood, Park Ridge and Glencoe as well as Chicago neighborhoods including Central Loop, Lakeview, Edgewater, Rogers Park, Andersonville, Lincoln Square and Lincoln Park.