Transform Your Life Experience…
Find Your Own Voice


To help people create empowering thoughts and positive narratives to improve their lives.


To empower individuals and families to find their voices and identify resources, within and outside themselves, to guide their lives.


Adrienne supports individuals as they process any obstacles or challenges, arising in the past or
present, which might be interfering with their wellness. She uses evidence-based therapies in
an integrative practice. These modalities include motivational interviewing, cultural sensitivity,
cognitive-based therapy, psychodynamic therapy, trauma-informed counseling, play therapy, and dialectical behavior therapy.

Adrienne’s approach to therapy is person-centered, meaning she assumes that every human is inherently driven to grow and become the person they are created to be.

Adrienne Otkins

About Me

Adrienne Otkins is a Psychotherapist/LCSW who has helped children, teens, adults and seniors struggle with emotions that interfere with their stability, happiness, social/emotional development, and life potentials. By assisting with life transitions, helping you process traumas and better understand human relationships, she facilitates your process of finding your own voice.

Adrienne graduated from Northeastern Illinois University with a B.A. degree in sociology. She received her MSW degree from Jane Addams College of Social Work, University of Illinois.

With 30 years’ experience as a school social worker in Chicago Public Schools, Adrienne has broad expertise in assisting school-age children challenged with neurodivergent conditions such as ADHD, Autism, developmental delays and underachievement. She also counsels young people with anger management and with anxiety, depression and mood disorders.

Her experience includes a stint as a pregnancy counselor with Children’s Home Aid Society, providing therapy to teen and adult women considering adoption.

For newborns to age 5, Adrienne offers counseling, coaching and other supportive services to families. She has seven years’ experience 1n the Early Intervention field and is certified to provide therapy and evaluation.

As a psychotherapist, in 2020 during the pandemic, Adrienne began offering remote services to adults and seniors using Employment Assistance Programs and private insurance. People brought a variety of concerns over trauma, grief and loss.

She continues on her path to create effective treatment goals with clients, adapting to each situation, always striving toward growth in everyone’s health and happiness.

Specialties and Expertise

Individual counseling with adults, children, and teens
Life transitions
Anger management
Stress management
Anxiety and depression
Early Intervention Services
Parent coaching
Family and couple issues
School problems and issues in getting along with others
Building social skills

How We Work Together

Adrienne Otkins provides virtual and in-person therapy, primarily for adults and also for families. She is an authorized provider with BCBS, PpO, Aetna, and Medicare. We discuss and determine arrangements for your sessions and for payment at the beginning.

From the start of therapy, Adrienne’s goal is to build a trustful relationship with each client. She says, “The first thing we do is collaborate on discovering your strengths. I aim to be in the moment with you as you learn skills and coping strategies to move forward in your daily life. I affirm with you wherever you are in your journey.”

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