Growth, Balance, Change

My name is Dr. Sam Macy. I am a Chicago-based clinical psychologist offering integrative, multiculturally-informed psychotherapy for adults of all ages, both in-person and virtually.
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My background and approach

I believe that every person has the capacity to face their challenges, to become unstuck from self-defeating patterns, and to live their life in a more empowering and authentic way. Simply put, my primary aim is to help my clients find their resilience to live more fully. Some of the common themes that emerge in my work include relationship concerns, life transitions, identity issues, trauma, existential distress, finding meaning and purpose, and anxiety and depression. I am committed to helping my clients develop self-compassion, interpersonal awareness, intentionality, and balance in their lives. My therapeutic style is flexible, engaging, and down-to-earth. With an appreciation for the many facets of identity that shape each person’s whole self and worldview, I offer a holistic and culturally-informed approach to therapy. Deep curiosity and cultural humility are guiding forces as I prioritize understanding people within their unique contexts. In addition to assisting people with bigger picture concerns, I have expertise in stress management, insomnia, and the interaction between daily coping and mental health and wellness. My doctoral research focused on the impact of mindfulness on the physiological stress response, specifically cortisol. I have led workshops at Northwestern University, the University of Illinois, and Rush University Medical Center on topics ranging from stress reduction to reducing cultural bias in healthcare. I completed my postdoctoral fellowship at Northwestern University CAPS and my doctoral internship at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I graduated with my doctoral degree in clinical psychology (PsyD) from Roosevelt University, a program accredited by the American Psychological Association. There, I continue to teach doctoral-level psychology courses to the next generation of psychologists. Finally, as a former professional musician, I continue to maintain a passion for creative endeavors, which I integrate in my therapy work with professional and emerging artists. Common therapeutic focus points with this population include the ego and artistic identity, maintaining authenticity in the face of self-doubt, and creative vulnerability.
Dr. Sam Macy
Clinical Psychologist


Specialty areas

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Life Transitions
  • Relationship Issues
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Existential Crisis
  • Trauma
  • Grief
  • Attachment Issues
  • Behavioral Issues
  • College Mental Health
  • Coping Skills
  • Cultural Adjustment
  • Social Anxiety
  • Men's Issues
  • Fears/Phobias
  • Mindfulness
  • Mood Disorders
  • Panic Disorders
  • Perfectionism
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Infidelity


  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Interpersonal
  • Strength-Based
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Compassion Focused
  • Existential
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Trauma Focused

Insurance Accepted

  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Aetna
  • Aetna- NU SHIP (Northwestern)
  • UBH Student Resources (Loyola)
  • Out of Network
  • Out of Pocket
  • **For all other plans I'm considered
  • out of network. I can provide you
  • with an invoice to submit to your
  • insurance company for possible
  • out of network reimbursement**


  • Fee Description: $150 - $225


Sam Macy PsyD PLLC

47 W Polk St. Suite 305
Chicago, IL 60605-2000

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