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Zitong (Denice) Zheng, MS

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Zitong (Denice) Zheng, MS


Zitong (Denice) is a Post-Graduate Clinical Intern who sees clients at our Chicago Lakeview office and via Telehealth.

Hi, I’m Zitong ZHENG, I also go by Denice. I’m a bilingual in-training therapist currently providing services in the Chicago area. I was born in China, and I studied and finished my master’s degree of Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, US.

For the last two years, I’ve been working in a hospital with people from young adulthood to late adulthood who have various diagnoses. I am used to communicating and cooperating with clients to achieve their own goals. I’m open to listen to your story and thoughts, to do some exploration with you, then find consistent strategies together that can be useful for you and be kept for the rest of your life.

My main approaches are person-centered therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and narrative therapy. I believe the interpersonal process in therapy sessions is really important for therapeutic effectiveness which can bring you new experiences and insights.

As a past international student, I’m able to validate the feelings of: challenge, hardness, loneliness, stress, and helplessness that every client is going through. I hope I can provide a safe space for you to talk, and offer you support as best as I can. I know life has too many unspoken moments, which does not only happen during language translation. I hope to create a place for you when you are in need. Every feeling is important, you are important.

License / Credentials
Marquette University
Cultural Identity
Asian, female, bilingual (Mandarin and English, little bit of Cantonese), LGBTQ+
Age of focus
Young Adults, Adults
Clinical Intern, Clinical Therapist- Counselors, Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists
Insurance Accepted
AETNA, Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) PPO, Master's Level Intern Sliding Scale, Self Pay
Post-Graduate Trainings/Certifications
States Licensed In
Post-Graduate Clinical Intern
Anorexia (Adult), Anti-racism/Anti-oppressive-based topics, Anxiety, Binge Eating (Adult), Bipolar, Bulimia (Adult), College Students, Depression, Disordered Eating, Eating Disorders, Emotional Eating, Emotional Regulation, Female Empowerment, Grief, International Students, LGBT, LGBTQIA+ Affirming Therapy, Life Transitions, Mood Disorders, Multicultural/multiracial topics, Relationships, Self-Acceptance, Self-Compassion, Self-Confidence, Self-Esteem, Self-Identity, Trauma

Schedule a time to chat with someone from our Client Care Coordinator Team to get set-up with either a free 15-minute phone consultation or an initial evaluation.