ABOUT US

Our Mission

Chicago Minds believes in the strength of community in promoting the mental health and well-being of its members. That is why we are creating flexible and accessible therapy spaces that bridges the needs of mental health providers and the public, while incorporating a communal space to foster safe and open conversations around mental health care.

 

Our Community

At Chicago Minds, we believe that healing starts with the community. That is why we are building a space that is open, inclusive, and welcoming for mental health professionals to connect with their clients. This is a space where community healing begins, where all of us can offer and receive support from each other.

We understand the struggles of independent therapists, and strive to be a support pillar for you. Let us provide you with flexible space, professional resources and business tools, so that you can focus on creating meaningful connections with your clients.

  • Flexibly rent a professionally designed therapy room based on your caseload

  • Participate in events and workshops that can help you grow your practice

  • Utilize our platform to share your expertise and showcase your value

  • Be a part of our growing network of community-minded therapists, where peer support and mentorship can develop organically

Come find a safe therapy space, join one of our workshops, and together, we can foster a stronger community for mental health care.

 

Our Story

Chicago Minds, LLC was founded in October 2019 by two community-minded immigrant women who believe in the power of ideas and actions. Tracy De is a licensed professional therapist that aspires to change in the current mental healthcare industry. Tianni Wang is a trained sociologist and market research specialist who has experienced many obstacles in her process of finding good mental health care. Through their personal quests, both founders discovered the healing power of communal joy and building meaningful connections. Now, we come together to create a healing community in our space.

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Tianni Wang

CO-FOUNDER

Tianni has a B.A. in Sociology and Economics, and an M.A. in Social Science from the University of Chicago. Despite suffering trauma and depression, she’s thankful for the support from her friends, family, and therapists, who encouraged her to put self-care ahead of the rat race. Tianni started Chicago Minds with the vision to create a healing community that would help others like her overcome struggles with mental health.

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Tracy De, LCSW

CO-FOUNDER

Tracy has an M.A. in Social Work from the University of Chicago and M.A. in Applied Behavioral Analysis from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She is a licensed clinical social worker specializing in psychotherapy with children, youth and families who have experienced complex trauma. Through her clinical work with survivors of trauma within the context of family and community, Tracy was empowered by the resilience of each individual and enlightened by the healing power of community. She wants to bring positive change to the community and support other independent therapists to grow their career.