About

Alison Moran
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (L.C.P.C.)

Alison is the founder of Evolve Counseling & Wellness, formerly Alison Moran Counseling. She is a licensed clinical professional counselor that specializes in working with people going through life changes, grief & loss, anxiety, depression, and infertility. Alison uses an eclectic approach with strong existential and humanistic leanings. She tailors her approach based upon the individual needs and goals of each client. Alison is a graduate of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (BS in psychology & philosophy) and Loyola University, Chicago (MA in community counseling).

Memberships

American Counseling Association

Illinois Counseling Association

American Society of Reproductive Medicine
Resolve: The National Infertility Association

Speaking Engagements

2017 Illinois Counseling Association- Conference (November): “Counseling Clients Struggling with Infertility”

2017 Illinois Counseling Association- Southern Conference (March): “Counseling Clients Struggling with Infertility”

Testimonials

  • Alison is a great listener and leads the session in a way that feels really helpful and supportive because of the great questions she asks and the perspective she provides. Click to read full recommendation on Yelp.
    Candence, Chicago
  • Nora Hilton
    Licensed Clinical Social Worker (L.C.S.W.)

    Nora is a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Illinois with extensive experience working with both children and adults in a variety of capacities. Nora takes pride in welcoming all to engage in counseling and mental health services, whether the individual is a child going through a difficult time or an adult with a chronic and severe mental illness. Nora’s approach is strengths-based, yet unique to the individual, with the goal of identifying and building on one’s skills and abilities without pushing anyone too far outside of their comfort zone. Nora takes her time to get to know each individual seeking support, and often guides them towards attainable, pragmatic solutions. Nora is a graduate of the University of Michigan School of Social Work, however is a Chicagoan at heart.

    Gina Picchiotti

    Licensed Clinical Psychologist (PsyD)

    Gina is a licensed Clinical Psychologist with experience treating adults and adolescents from many backgrounds and with many conditions. Gina has expertise in utilizing a variety of evidenced based treatments including mindfulness, dialectical behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, exposure therapy and other modalities in order to assist her clients. Working hard to understand a client’s worldview and circumstance, Gina believes the best therapeutic work occurs in a collaborative environment where clients feel safe and empowered. She lets clients set the pace and meets them where they are in their readiness for change. Using current strengths, gained insight, and new skills, clients can expect to make changes large and small – whatever it takes to feel more at ease in daily life. Gina specializes in treating anxiety disorders, mood disorders, and trauma, but is just as adept at helping those without an identified mental illness adjust to the shifting landscape of their life. Gina received her masters and doctorate from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology.