hello.

It’s nice to meet you! Thank you for taking the time to visit my site.

I’m Rebecca Ogle, the owner of Grounded Counseling, PLLC.

I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and psychotherapist providing teletherapy to Illinois residents.

My clients describe me as warm and relatable with a good sense of humor.

why “grounded counseling”?

The word “grounded” has a couple of meanings.

One of the first skills I often teach private practice clients is called “grounding,” which you can read more about here. Grounding provides a sense of safety and stability.

The word “grounded” also makes me think of “down-to-earth,” which is a good way to describe me.

services

clinical specialties

social justice orientation

As a social worker, I have a responsibility to advocate for social justice according to the social work code of ethics, as well as my own personal value system.

In the therapy room, I have a duty to address the following in therapy sessions with my clients when indicated:

  • cultural beliefs about mental illness and wellness
  • your cultural and religious upbringing, and current relationship with them
  • systemic oppression and its impact on your mental health, including…
    • ableism
    • anti-Blackness
    • capitalism
    • fatphobia
    • heteronormativity
    • homophobia
    • imperialism
    • patriarchy
    • racism
    • transphobia
  • distinctive nature of your experiences based on intersecting identities
  • role of gender socialization in expression of emotions, identity, and self-worth

I am human, imperfect, and forever in the process of unlearning. If I screw up and you have the emotional bandwidth to do so, please correct me.

personal life

I moved to Chicago after graduating from Earlham College in 2011.

My husband Lucas and I married in 2018. He is a Respiratory Therapist at Rush Hospital.

In my spare time, I play tennis, watch RuPaul’s Drag Race, and eat Ben and Jerry’s Chocolate Fudge Brownie ice cream (not a paid ad – I just love it!).

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