Dr. Hannah Sido

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Welcome! As a psychologist and compassionate human being, I put care and attention into your healing journey. I thrive on helping you find meaning out of the challenges that life brings. Thank you for visiting. Please explore and ask any questions you may have.

Hannah Sido, Psy.D.



I take a compassionate and direct stance as a therapist accompanying you on your healing journey. Often times people come to therapy when their strategies for handling the "tough stuff" in life are no longer working or have unwanted side effects. I can help you learn mindfulness and acceptance based skills to better manage thoughts and emotions in order to live in a more fulfilling way. I specialize in integrated mindfulness and acceptance based psychotherapies that are guided by your values. These include utilizing evidence based psychotherapies such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), and Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP). I'm less interested in your diagnosis - if one applies - than I am in how what you are experiencing impacts the things in life that are important to you. We can work together to assess your strategies for managing thoughts and emotions - many that have been patterns since childhood - and take inventory of what works and what doesn't. 



Psy.D., Clinical Psychology, 2013, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

M.A., Clinical Psychology, 2010, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

B.S., Psychology, 2008, Lebanon Valley College



Licensed Clinical Psychologist, State of Illinois, License Number: 071008952



Throughout my professional journey, I have worked with diverse populations and individuals to feel less restricted by depression, anxiety, trauma, and psychosis. I have specialized training in helping people prepare for and make health behavior changes such as quitting smoking and managing their weight. I am trained in and have worked extensively from evidence based psychotherapies including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), and Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP). I completed my Postdoctoral Fellowship focused on Tobacco Cessation at Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Hospital in Bedford, MA. Prior to that, I trained as a Psychology Intern at Friends Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. Additionally, I have worked with clients in private practice, residential, community, and school-based settings in the Chicagoland area. 



Dr. Sido is no longer accepting new clients and is instead focusing on taking care of her awesome team. Still, feel free to contact her to get scheduled with someone else in the practice or ask questions!

Direct phone number: 312-967-4669

Email: hannah@balanced-awakening.com