Body Wisdom Counseling

Somatic Therapy for Adults with Anxiety and Trauma in Illinois


Get free tips & insights on somatic therapy to treat trauma, complex trauma, and C-PTSD.

Cher Hamilton-Tekautz, LCSW

Somatic Therapist


Why Somatic Therapy?

You are tired of cycling between anxiety, panic, and depression
You want more control over your emotions and reactions
You want to feel good about yourself and feel safer in relationships
You want to stop being a people pleaser and perfectionist
You’ve done talk therapy, but you feel like you haven’t made much progress

If you’re suffering from any of the issues above, participating in somatic therapy for trauma will help you alleviate your problems and move you in the direction of the life you want.

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Receive validation and understanding for what you’re going through…

Treatment Specializations

Complex Trauma (C-PTSD)

You experience intense emotions that catch you by surprise and you have trouble returning to a place that feels more calm and collected. These intense emotions can occur during conflicts with others, when you feel like you're failing at work or in your relationship, or when someone criticizes you or gives you negative feedback, to name a few.

Anxiety Therapy in Chicago, IL


You are finding it hard to cope with everything going on in your life. You feel stuck repeating the same painful patterns, you’re not happy with yourself, and sometimes you experience dread, fear, rapid breathing, and a pounding heart. Stuck in negativity and feeling worried all the time, you may feel like your life is controlled by anxiety.

LGBTQ+ Therapy

You identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, trans non-binary, queer, pansexual, qenderqueer, or any of the alphabet soup. Whether you are in the early stages of coming out, have been out for awhile, are just beginning to explore your gender or sexual identity, or you just want to work with a queer identified therapist, you are in the right place.

Learn to develop self-compassion and self-acceptance with the right tools…

“When someone says to us, as Thich Nhat Hanh suggests,
'Darling I care about your suffering,' a deep healing begins.”
– Tara Brach

Contact me today for your free consultation.


Cher Hamilton-Tekautz, LCSW

Psychotherapy For Individuals


1554 W Hollywood Ave
Chicago, IL 60660

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Chicago is located on the unceded land of the Council of the Three Fires: The Odawa, Ojibwe & Potawatomi Nations. It was also a site of trade and healing for the Miami, Ho-Chunk, and Sauk.