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Colibri Counseling Welcomes You

There comes a time when help is needed from a professional to cope with many of life’s challenges.


We provide culturally appropriate counseling services in Chicago's Uptown area.  We are here to listen and support you on your journey toward healing and self-discovery.

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step" 

- Lao Tzu

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About Colibri

Colibrí, which is pronounced ¨koli´bri¨ translates to hummingbird.  


The hummingbird has multiple symbolism, including love, joy, and beauty. They are believed to be creatures that can open our hearts for  healing. These birds are able to fly backwards, reminding us of the need to acknowledge our past, while focusing on  moving forward.

Hummingbirds sip nectar, teaching us to cherish moments, live in the present, and value our passions. Their remarkable migrations inspire us to persist in pursuing our dreams, adopting their tenacity.



Our mission is to empower people in their journey toward awareness, growth, connection, equanimity, and healing; and as a result enhance their ability to reach their full potential.


Our culturally appropriate counseling services are offered in a caring and confidential environment where everyone can feel safe regardless of their ability, gender, origin, ethnicity, race, religion, sexual orientation, and other characteristics that make us diverse.


Cultural Humility

Love & Kindness

Racial Equity & Social Justice



Solidarity and Collectivism

Meet Our Counselors

Click below to meet Colibri Counseling team members

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Hector Torres

Clinical Psychologist, PsyD

(he, him)

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Javon Garcia

Social Worker 


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Marcela Ramirez

Family and Relationships Therapist (she/her)


Mental Health Therapist, MA


Counseling Services

  • individuals

  • couples

  • non-monogamous relationships

  • group counseling

Counseling can be offered in person at our office and when possible via telehealth. The average session lasts approximately 50 minutes, except for group counseling, which lasts 90 minutes.

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Populations and Areas of Expertise

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  • Anger

  • Anxiety, Panic, Stress, and Fears

  • Sadness, Depression, Guilt, and Loneliness

  • Trauma and PTSD

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Life Experiences

  • Adulting

  • End of a Relationship

  • Grief and Loss

  • Living with a Chronic Health Condition

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  • Career Enhancement and Coaching

  • Motivation and Drive

  • Personal Growth

  • Self-Esteem

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  • Gender Identity

  • Immigrant

  • Masculinity 

  • Race and Ethnic Identity

  • Sexual Orientation

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  • Couples and Other Intimate Relationships

  • Family Conflict

  • Non-Traditional Relationships

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Sex and Sexuality

  • Quality of Sex Life

  • Sexual Functioning

  • Concerns about Sexual Desire

  • Non-Traditional Practices (Eg. Kink, BDSM, and others.)

“Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of us.”

- David Richo

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Office Hours

Mondays to Saturday
8 am to 9 pm

Locations and Contact

Uptown Office                                                     Evanston Office

4711 N Broadway St.                                        708 Church St. 

Ste 105, Chicago, IL                                          Ste 258-C

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