Welcome to Upside Counseling P.C.

Telehealth Sessions Available

includes online messaging

Ask about Walk &Talk sessions available weather permitting along

Lake Michigan in the Chicago Edgewater neighborhood

Counseling now comes to your couch.











My name is Craig Mead and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Professional Counselor and for many years I've had the honor of helping people get back on their feet and overcome major life challenges, depression, anxiety, bipolar, ADHD, and many other very serious difficulties. I believe everyone has the potential to not just feel better and move past their current struggles but also genuinely feel happier and more fulfilled with their life and future potential. It's not uncommon to struggle with major life events and feel stuck and lost. Sometimes it's hard to sort things out yourself and you might need help to figure out where you are at and chart a new plan and course. Let me help you build the resources you need to meet obstacles head-on and overcome your current challenges. 

Really think about giving this Telehealth thing a try. You might like it more than you think. It's super easy and private on a laptop or phone. Therapy is face-to-face interaction and experience both in person and on video and we're going to be discussing the exact same things as in an office. Why come all the way to my office when I can come to your couch?  

Some common problems I can help with are Depression / Anxiety / ADHD / Bipolar / Stress and Anger Management / Social Anxiety / Phobia / Family, Relationship, Parenting issues / Caregiver Stress / Aging Parents / End-of life/ Career and Work Burnout / Grief and Loss/ Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions / Midlife Transition / Self-Care  

In-Network Insurance Services Here United, Optum, and Blue Cross Blue Shield

Ask about low-cost Telehealth sessions pay-as-you-go for out-of-network or No Insurance

Free 15 Min Consultation

Call or Text


or click below

Accepting New Clients



Edgewater neighborhood near Loyola University

Chicago, IL 60660

Telehealth Office Hours by Appointment Only:

Monday through Friday 11:00am-7:00pm

Saturday 12-4

Website created by C. Mead