Meenal Patel

Licensed Clinical Professional & Qualified Intellectual Disability Personal

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Qualified Intellectual Disability Personal (QMHP) with a Master’s degree from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Prior to obtaining my Master’s degree, I worked in childhood education for about 7 years in Georgia, developing my interests in helping others better manage their stressors and improve their quality of life. I have special interests in depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and addiction. I enjoy working with children, adolescents, adults, the elderly, couples, and families by incorporating the strengths of their support systems while using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Person-Centered Approach primarily but also bring in other techniques. I have experience working with the LGBTQIA community and identify as female and use she/her/hers pronouns. I have been trained in SMART Recovery to help clients that might be struggling with addiction issues. Post graduation, I have had the pleasure to work in community mental health settings, in-patient and outpatient settings, and also residential in varying roles that have made me more experienced.  I work with my clients with an open mind and support them throughout what life might bring to them. I look forward to our work together.

In my spare time, I enjoy traveling the world and also exploring our great city of Chicago. Exploring different cultures has been a passion of mine that continues growing. I enjoy playing and watching sports (especially tennis and football).

“All great achievements require time.” -Maya Angelou