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Vanessa E. FordMs. Ford is available for sessions by appointment.  Ms. Ford’s work focuses on healing from addictions (chemical and behavioral) and healing from painful experiences from the past.

Phone: (773) 552-8070

Fax: (773) 305-2807

E-mail: VanessaEFord at gmail

Please note: Sessions are by appointment only.  Please contact Ms. Ford directly if you would like to set up an appointment.

Contact for: Scheduling an individual or couple‘s / family session. General information regarding counseling services offered. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of traffic on this site, please contact Ms. Ford if you are in the Chicago area only.

Please note: Ms. Ford’s services should not be considered an emergency contact. If you are in an acute crisis, please contact your nearest emergency room or community mental health center, or you may wish to call Chicago Lakeshore hospital’s Respond line at (800) 888-0560.

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Please call Ms. Ford directly at (773) 552-8070 if you would like to discuss setting up an initial appointment. Vanessa is available for sessions by appointment only, no walk-ins please.

Should you have questions about Ms. Ford’s privacy practices, or to get more information about how personal data you provide to her is used or disclosed once you are accepted as a client into Ms. Ford’s practice, please reference this updated HIPAA privacy notice, effective January 1st, 2014.

Location:

The therapy office is conveniently located on the North side of Chicago, in East Rogers Park.   Street parking is easily accessible.  For potential clients traveling to their counseling appointment from Rogers Park, Boystown, Lakeview, Uptown, Ravenswood, Edgewater, Buena Park, Lincoln Park, Evanston, Wrigleyville, Roscoe Village, Lincoln Square, Andersonville, and Bowmanville neighborhoods, you will find the office to be especially easy to find.  My psychotherapy practice is in the 60626 zip code, but is directy adjacent to 60640, 60202, 60645, 60660 and 60659 addresses.  Loyola and Northwestern students will find the practice location especially convenient. DePaul and Art Institute students are welcomed in my practice, and University of Chicago alumni often enjoy meeting with a counselor who is also another alum.  Ms. Ford is also a preferred provider for mental health for Loyola University.

Address:

1731 W. Arthur Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60626

For directions to the practice, please reference these instructions:

The practice is located between Clark street and Ravenswood.  Arthur Ave is 2 blocks north of Devon.

The property is a single-family home.  When you reach property, you will notice two red chairs out front.  Walk past the first/main entrance in the front (red door), walk along the side of the property until you reach the cellar door.  Buzz for entry (by appointment only).

BY RED LINE

If taking the Red line El, get off at the Loyola stop, and walk west down Arthur aprox three-quarters of a mile (please note: Arthur is a side street and jogs over a bit as you walk west).  Or, if you prefer, walk over to Devon to catch a Devon 155 street bus, and exit at Clark.  Walk north to Arthur Ave.

BY METRA:

Take the Metra Union Pacific/North line. Get off at the Rogers Park stop (7000 N. Ravenswood, Lunt Ave).  Walk south down Ravenswood to Arthur Ave.  Turn left/east onto Arthur Ave.

BY BUS:

From the west, take the Western bus and exit at Devon, walk east to Ravenswood.  Take a left/north down Ravenswood to Arthur Ave, take a right/east onto Arthur Ave.  You can also take the #155 Devon bus.

From the north or South, take the #36 Broadway bus or #22 Clark street bus.

BY CAR

From the north, take Ridge south to Devon, and make a left/east onto Devon.  Take Devon west to Ravenswood, and make a left/north onto Ravenswood.  Turn right/east onto Arthur Ave.

From the west (for example, exiting I90), take Peterson east to Clark.  Make a left/north onto Clark.  Make a left/west onto Devon.  Make a right/north onto Ravenswood.

From the south, take Lake Shore Drive to Hollywood or Bryn Mawr, and west to Ridge.  Turn right/north onto Clark, and proceed north to Devon.  Make a left/west on Devon to Ravenswood.  Take a right/north onto Ravenswood.

Arthur is 2 blocks north of Devon, and because it runs one-way east, it should be accessed by Ravenswood (NOT Clark) if driving.  The street sign for Arthur got blown down in a recent storm; however “Arthur” has been painted in white on one of the street signs, or use your GPS.

If you’re headed north on Ravenswood and you hit Albion, you went too far.

If you’re headed south on Ravenswood and you hit Schreiber, you’ve gone too far.

PARKING:

There is typically plenty of street parking on Arthur, which is not zoned.

If you’re having trouble finding street parking, try going around the corner to Clark, where there are always metered spaces available.

NEARBY LANDMARKS:

Rogers Park police station, Clark/Devon hardware store, the Jackhammer bar.

 


 

Vanessa’s office features modern art from her personal collection. These pieces have been created from a variety of local artists. You may want to learn more about their work at their web pages. Here is a list to get you started:

Jim Dee

Tim Jarosz

Kate Barrere

Dolores Wilber

Troy Viss

Scott Simons

Linda Erf Swift

Robin Langer

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