Meet anikó blake, amft
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
-Viktor E. Frankl
Therapy is the practice of finding a space for growth, while owning the circumstances we can alter and finding peace with those we cannot. I use a systemic approach to help clients integrate their past experiences and relationships with where they are currently, in order to help them move forward with greater intention and well-being. This can be done through various forms of expression including talking, creative arts, movement, and writing. My approach is compassionate, curious, creative, affirming, and strength-based.
I am passionate about understanding relationships. My studies have focused on psychology, human development, and interpersonal communication. I obtained my masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at The Family Institute at Northwestern University. I am also a Prepare/Enrich Facilitator, for working with pre-marital couples, and completed the Level One Theraplay & Marschak Interaction Method, for working with children and families. I am trained in several therapy methods, in order to suit each client based on their particular developmental needs and personal expression. I prioritize the therapist-client relationship in order to foster trust and safety, and help support change.
I work with individuals, dyads (including couples with all types of statuses), and families with children. I am LGBTQIA affirming and use she/her/hers pronouns. My particular interests include preparation for marriage and working with families with young children. When short-term therapy is preferred, I am skilled at collaborating with clients on creating an efficient way to conduct our time.
Anikó currently sees clients at our Ravenswood location. She can be reached by phone at (773) 242-7276.