About Us

Chicago Counseling Collaborative features experienced therapists, with a deep foundation of therapeutic techniques. We provide a safe and intimate setting that helps our clients return to a healthy and positive place in their lives. During the Covid 19 pandemic we are working remotely, utilizing a HIPAA compliant video platform to reduce the risk of exposure to our clients.

Our Therapists

Bridget Gregory Pileggi, MS, LMFT

“It is important for us to know ourselves and be able to address our own issues head on. It can be easy to shy away from looking at our problems in a realistic light and to take the steps needed to change for the better. With compassion and understanding, I work with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing. My office is a safe and supportive environment in which to help you look at your whole self and get comfortable with making lasting changes.

Some of the most common things I address in therapy are anxiety, feeling lost or stuck in your life, improving communication, couples in conflict, sexual relationship therapy, depression, preparing for a new baby, feeling unappreciated in your relationship, improving self-esteem, reconnecting with your partner, reducing stress and overwhelming emotions.
Understanding emotions and sharing them effectively truly is a skill. Some are born with it, others learn it, but we can always improve. I work with you to help you deepen your understanding around your struggles. I am here as your guide. Let me help you on your journey!”

Bridget is a Licensed Marital and Family Therapist specializing in individual, couple, and family therapy.

As a graduate of The Family Institute at Northwestern University Bridget earned a Master of Science in Marital and Family Therapy and received extensive clinical training at the Family Institute’s Bette D. Harris Family and Child Clinic. She is currently serving as a practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Among her areas of interest are young adults, couples in conflict, life transitions, self-esteem, communication, couples preparing for marriage, first time parents, blended families, and sexual relationship and intimacy therapy.

Bridget is an interactive, strength-based therapist. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, Bridget works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.

To contact Bridget directly call 773-769-7543 or email BridgetGregoryMFT@gmail.com


Mark DeDonato, LCSW, ACSW, CSAT

Emotional Wellness Counseling, LLC

Mark DeDonato is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers. He is also a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist.

As a graduate of the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago, Mark earned a Master of Arts in Social Service Administration with a concentration in clinical social work and school social work Type 73 certification. Mark’s clinical interest is in addictions and he has experience in treating chemical dependency, eating disorders, sex addiction, self-injury, and co-addiction. Mark also has experience treating mood and anxiety disorders as well as personality disorders. As a certified school social worker, Mark enjoys working with emerging adults struggling with school issues and life transitions.

Mark has been a member of the National Association of Social Workers since 2006. He has spoken on alumni panels at University of Chicago and is a field instructor for the School of Social Service Administration.

To contact Mark Directly call 847-877-1881 or email MDeDonatoLCSW@gmail.com

Please call us today at (773) 769-7543 or email us to schedule your first appointment.