Mike McCauley

Michael P. McCauley, MA, LPC offers compassionate support to people who’ve experienced depression, anxiety, relationship challenges and significant life changes, and also helps clients in their search for spirituality and meaning. He celebrates the goodness and strength of his clients, and offers sessions that are nurturing, captivating and goal oriented.

Mike comes to the field of psychotherapy after a lengthy career as a journalist and communication educator. Along the way, he discovered that his first love was working one-on-one with people regarding the career, family and relationship concerns they brought to his office.

Pursuing this passion, Mike trained and worked as a life coach, and also worked briefly as a hospice volunteer and chaplain intern. He holds an MA in Pastoral Counseling from Loyola University Chicago, and sees clients at Claret Center, Holy Child Jesus Parish in West Ridge and St. Nicholas Parish in Evanston. Remote counseling sessions are also available via Zoom and telephone.

In his prior life, Mike worked in both commercial and public radio newsrooms, and was a tenured professor of communication and journalism at the University of Maine. He earned a BS, MA and PhD in mass communication and journalism at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Mike was also a postdoctoral fellow in cancer prevention and health communication at the Harvard School of Public Health and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Illinois.

If you’d like to schedule an appointment with Mike, please contact him at 773-234-4640 or mikemccauley.claret@gmail.com.