Carrie Gershoff is a Licensed Professional Counselor in training at Affiliates in Counseling and an alumni of Northwestern University’s M.A. in Counseling program. Prior to Northwestern, she graduated from Tufts University with a B.A. in English and Art History. Following her undergraduate career, Carrie realized that her true interests lay in connecting and helping others on an individual level.
Before achieving her Masters, Carrie worked with children and adolescents in the Chicago and Skokie public school systems. During that time, Carrie’s work ranged from providing psychoeducation about socio-emotional development in the classroom setting, to focused individual help for youth struggling with attachment-based traumas and emotional regulation.
Upon matriculating to Northwestern, Carrie decided to focus her training around young adults and especially individuals experiencing identity confusion. She currently works with adults and adolescents ages 15 and older.
Carrie approaches her therapeutic work from primarily a relational, psychodynamic and
existential perspective. Her areas of specialty include:
- Anxiety Disorders
- Depressive Disorders
- Interpersonal Issues
- Developmental Issues
- Self-Esteem Issues
- Attachment Trauma
- Identity Development and Acceptance
- Queer Identity and Populations
- Grief Work
Billing under the supervision of Leah Seligman, Carrie is an in-network provider for Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Illinois PPO.
I passionately believe that one’s lived experience is a reflection of the quality and strength of
their past and present relationships with important others. I believe understanding one’s
development and early relationships with others is key to building self-awareness and
actualization. I also like to include philosophical perspectives in my work, and am interested in
dream work and artistic and literary fueled personal exploration as well. I like to explore what
overarching themes or motifs clients can identify in their personal history, and use that to inform
our work together. I love using humor in my work, and I view the relationship between therapist
and client as the most important aspect of successful therapy.