Michael J. Bland, Psy.D., D. Min.

Offering individual therapy, relationship |couples counseling and group therapy.
Currently accepting new clients.  Contact Dr. Bland at 773.404.8161 | Michael@BlandTherapy.com

Are you going through a difficult time having more bad days than good ones? Feeling overwhelmed, anxious or depressed? Is your relationship with your partner or spouse struggling? I can help you better understand these situations in your life and create solutions for them. I can help you process and understand your thoughts and feelings. My practical approach entails a therapeutic alliance that is warm, empathic, supportive and interactive. At the core of my work is a belief in an individual’s innate capacity to grow and adapt which contributes to lasting improvements and changes in one’s overall quality of life.

Whether you struggle being yourself in social situations, you feel guilty about past mistakes, resentful of others’ mistakes, or you worry about many things, in therapy, we can work through these challenges together. Characteristic of my approach I answer my phone or if you leave a message I will personally return your call or email.

There is hope! You don’t have to keep struggling on your own. It’s time to try a different way. With the right help you can start feeling better. I respect that it can feel uncomfortable to take the next step, but please, call or email me today.

Dr. Bland is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who has earned a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and a Doctorate in Ministry (D.Min.) in Pastoral Counseling from the Chicago Theological Seminary.  He is Associate Graduate Faculty at Loyola University Chicago, Institute of Pastoral Studies, teaching graduate courses in Psychopathology, Clinical Supervision, Ethics, and Testing Measurements, and Assessment.



From Dr. Bland

As a therapist for over fifteen years, I am committed to offering effective and compassionate counseling and consultation to individuals, couples, and groups.  My emphasis is on creating a safe place for individuals to explore and confront issues that impair their quality of life and self-identity.

My practical approach entails a therapeutic alliance that is empathic, supportive and interactive.  At the core of my work is belief in an individual’s innate capacity to grow and adapt which contributes to lasting improvements and changes in one’s overall quality of life.  The goals of my treatment include relief of the symptoms that brought you to therapy, helping establish positive solutions to problematic areas of your life, and providing helpful information and resources for your personal situation.

I have extensive experience treating individuals who struggle with trauma, depression, anxiety, attention deficit, relationship issues, navigating life stressors/transitions such as caregiving, loss and grief, divorce, career changes, occupational or academic difficulties, retirement, medical problems, and developing a more satisfying self-identify.  I have a particular interest in the intersection between psychology and spirituality.

Please contact me today if you have any questions or just want to talk before making an appointment.

Currently accepting new clients

Contact Dr. Bland at 773-404-8161
Office location | 856 West Buena Avenue | Chicago, IL 60613 (map)
Centrally located in the Lakeview  neighborhood (60657)
between Lincoln Park (60614) and Andersonville (60640)
Accessible by bus | Red Line | or street parking is available