Jennifer Hu, LCSW

Sex/Gender: Female
Pronouns: She / Her
Ethnicity: Chinese

We all have stories inside of us that deserve to be heard. Whether you’re going through a challenging life transition, feeling overwhelmed by the demands of life, or trying to make sense of past experiences, you deserve a safe space to make sense of it all. You deserve an environment where you can show up as your true self and feel fully accepted just as you are. You deserve an objective perspective as you unpack different parts of your story. At the heart of therapy is the relationship between therapist and client. I believe respect and collaboration are integral parts of the process.


Therapy can be a source of support and a way to understand yourself better. Therapy is a designated space to focus on yourself without feeling selfish. You can be your full self and explore your thoughts, feelings, and goals without judgment. We will allow room for all the parts of who you are to be seen and affirmed, even the parts of yourself that you may have distanced yourself from or felt you needed to hide. Together, we will honor your strengths, identify your goals, and examine the thoughts and behaviors that no longer serve you. I believe you are the expert of your own life. It is my hope that, together, we can work towards creating a life that aligns with your values and goals. Even in the most painful seasons, I believe we can access our resilience and strength.


As a 1.5 generation Chinese American, I am attuned to what it is like to navigate between two or more cultures, and the struggle to find belonging. As a person of color, I am passionate about helping my clients navigate themes of identity and to explore how their identities influence the way they see themselves and the world. I understand the challenge of trying to forge your own individual path while balancing cultural and societal pressures of what success looks like. I believe that we are all doing the best we can with what we know and what we have. I am also a Christian, and I understand that sometimes it can be helpful to integrate our faith in the therapy process. Sometimes, we just need someone to believe in us before we can believe in ourselves.


As a child of immigrant parents, I understand the complexity of navigating and honoring the cultures that have shaped you. It is a privilege and an honor to be invited into my clients’ journeys and I do not hold this privilege lightly. If you’re ready to reach out, I would be honored to walk alongside you in your journey.

License Number: 149025271
License State: Illinois
Practice Information
Types of Insurance Accepted: Private Pay, United Health, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Aetna, Optum
1147 W Ohio St ste 103, Chicago, IL 60642, USA
Therapy Offered
In Person Therapy, Telehealth/Teletherapy
Types of Therapy
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Narrative Therapy, Humanistic, Attachment-based/Relational Therapy, Psychodynamic
Anxiety, Women's Issues, Traumatic Grief, Stress, Spirituality, Relationship Issues, Racial Identity, Relational Concerns, Personal Growth, Life Transitions, Grief, Emotion Regulation, Depression, Burnout
Last modified: September 18, 2023

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