Clinical Therapist


Craig Mead is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (L.C.S.W.) and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (L.C.P.C.) practicing Telehealth in Chicago and throughout Illinois. He has a degree in Clinical Social Work (M.S.W.) and has been providing mental health counseling, psychotherapy, and crisis services over a 20+ year career working with a wide variety of people of all ages, backgrounds, and experiences. Craig has a wealth of experience working with mild to severe mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, ADHD, and others. Craig is currently practicing through Telehealth and specializes in working individually with adults and who struggle with life transitions, depression, anxiety, ADHD, and stress management


Therapeutic Approach

Craig believes in a proactive, goal-oriented, and solution-focused approach that integrates cognitive-behavioral (CBT/DBT), humanistic, positive psychology, and motivational approaches with mindfulness and holistic wellness principles. Craig encourages honest self-reflection to reconnect with your true authentic self, building a better understanding and integration of past experiences, and challenging outdated unhelpful habits and belief systems. 

Treatment specializations:

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • ADHD

Additional areas of focus:

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions

  • Stress / Anger Management

  • Family / Relationship / Parenting issues

  • Caregiver Stress / Aging Parents

  • Work Stress / Burnout 

  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance

  • Self-Care

  • Social Anxiety / Phobia


Upside Counseling P.C. is a limited private practice clinic for

mental health therapy, counseling, and coaching services.


Chicago, IL


Telehealth Office Hours by Appointment Only:

Monday through Thursday 10:00am-7:00pm