Minnie Z. Tao, LCPC (She/They)

Direct (312) 476-9423 | Minnie@midwestcounseling.com

Focus: Adults, child and adolescent behavior, anxiety, trauma, depression, attachment relationships, parent-child relationships, neurodiversity, identity development, cross-cultural issues

Biography: Minnie has worked in a variety of settings with individuals across the lifespan that present with mood disorders, trauma, attachment, neurodiversity, grief, and intersectional identity issues around belonging/not-belonging.

She is committed to a lifelong pursuit and learning of continually situating her clinical work within an intersectional, anti-racist, and anti-oppressive framework that continually tends to curiosity, co-creation, and radical compassion.

She uses a trauma informed relational and psychodynamic approach in working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. Wherever appropriate, she integrates play therapy, mind-body based approaches, and expressive therapies in her work with clients, drawing upon her different skill sets and capacities to meet a client where they are with warmth, gentleness, and authenticity.

Minnie is currently completing a three-year training program in Somatic Experiencing (SE) and incorporates SE principles wherever appropriate within clinical practice. She graduated with a Masters in Counseling from Northwestern University with a focus in children and adolescents.

Minnie believes that every person has the innate capacity toward greater healing and holds a deep respect for the unique process each person brings to their growth.