Carey Wiese
Carey Wiese
Personal Statement

At times, people ask: how was your day? For me, a great day is one that is filled with people– hearing their stories, joining their journey, and connecting deeply. As a therapist, I count it a privilege to spend my days this way. I am grateful for each person who invites me in on the path to greater wholeness, freedom, and connection. Joining others, and watching their courage, strengths, and healing unfold is a profound gift in life.

I believe that every single human being has unique challenges to face in life. I also believe it is incredibly helpful to not face those challenges alone. As a therapist, I am committed to being an ally in those challenges, providing a safe environment, and working hard with you as we plot out the path to greater wellness together. 

I currently live in Chicago with my wife and three children. Prior to therapy, my background is serving in full-time pastoral ministry. I love being outdoors, exercise, talking deep and laughing hard. I also enjoy great coffee and walking around with a waffle cone of ice cream.

Treatment Areas and Competencies








Porn Compulsivity and
Sex Addiction


Approach to Therapy

My approach to therapy is to tune into your experience and collaboratively gain greater understanding and ability to navigate your sense of self, relationships with others, and life direction. I will listen deeply from a posture of compassion, check with you to ensure that what I’m hearing is truly your experience, and monitor the insights that emerge as we work together. We will explore how your underlying feelings and thoughts contribute to your experience, and also work on tools to help you continue to move towards greater flourishing.

Treatment Modalities and Theoretical Orientations

EFCT (Emotionally Focused Therapy)

Attachment Theory

IFS (Internal Family Systems) interventions

Spiritual Direction and Integration

EMDR (Eye-Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing)

Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)

Education, Licenses and Certifications

  • Master’s of Social Work from the University of Michigan
  • Master’s of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
  • Bachelor’s of Social Work and BA in Spanish from Carthage College
  • Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)
  • Externship Training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFCT)
  • Prepare-Enrich Pre-Marital Couples Counseling
  • Eye Movement, Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

Contact Carey


53 W. Jackson, suite 1615 Chicago 60604


(312) 725-6575