• Creating change in your life,

    one mindful moment at a time

  • Change is right around the corner.

    53 W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 604

    Chicago, IL 60604

    (312) 899-6232


  • Who We Are

    Counseling and Therapy in Chicago

    Modern Mind Counseling

    ***Due to COVID-19, all services are provided via Telehealth until further notice.***


    At Modern Mind Counseling, founder Courtney Rolfe, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, utilizes current research and developments in mindfulness, interpersonal neurobiology, Polyvagal Theory, and evidenced-based cognitive behavioral therapy techniques to assist clients in achieving their desired sense of wellness. This physiology-based approach helps clients learn the tools to manage stress, symptoms of depression, symptoms of anxiety, anger, emotional imbalance, and relationship issues.


    Incorporating mindfulness into treatment helps clients learn skills that can increase their ability to gain control over unhelpful, "auto-pilot" patterns. Modern Mind Counseling takes a skill-building, insight-oriented approach, helping clients become empowered to create the change they wish to see in their lives.


    Modern Mind Counseling uses the science-informed Polyvagal Theory in helping clients learn and understand their own nervous system survival responses, and their ability to safely connect with other people. Using structured psychoeducation and exercises, clients learn tools to help them manage mood states, relational difficulties, symptoms of anxiety and depression, and other manifestations of past relational and event traumas.


    To learn more about Polyvagal Theory, check out these resources

    here and here, or check out this brief animated video below.


    To learn more about the concept of mindfulness, check out this brief video here, or this article here. If you find this interesting, and want to know more about how this concept can help you, this article and this article may be of interest too.


    Modern Mind Counseling is an inclusive space, and clients who identify as LGBTQI+, or those in non-traditional relationship structures are safe and welcomed here with open arms. Therapists at Modern Mind Counseling are culturally competent, anti-racist, and welcome clients of all ethnicities, backgrounds, and nationalities.

    Mindfulness Based Counseling

    Courtney Rolfe, M.A., LCPC



    Courtney is experienced in providing clinical services to
    adults, adolescents, couples, and families. Her experience includes using a collaborative and solution-focused approach to work with issues such as stress management, professional development, relational conflict, anger management, depression, and anxiety. She has comprehensive experience and training focused on trauma recovery, emotional regulation, adolescent development, and gender and sexual identity development.


    Courtney utilizes a strengths-based and integrative modalities in identifying and addressing areas of concern. Her geeky interest in science-based approaches is what led her to the transformative approach of Polyvagal Theory. Additionally, Courtney believes that a trusting client-therapist relationship is an essential component of the therapeutic process. Utilizing skills-training, mindfulness techniques, and other components pulled from various evidenced-based modalities, Courtney works devotedly with
    each client to facilitate emotional and interpersonal growth and


    Courtney has extensive training in clinical application of Polyvagal Theory, and currently assists and facilitates professional trainings for The Polyvagal Institute.


    Courtney received her master’s degree from Illinois School of Professional Psychology. She is a member of the Illinois Counseling Association and the American Counseling Association. Courtney has a working proficiency of Spanish, and is experienced in working with clients who speak Spanish as their first language.



    Insurance and Fees

    Modern Mind Counseling currently accepts the following plans:


    BlueCrossBlueShield PPO


    Carebridge EAP


    Sessions are available for those not using insurance, or for those using "out of network" insurance benefits as well. Fees not covered by insurance range from $140-165 per session. Please reach out to Modern Mind Counseling to learn more.


    Always contact your insurance company prior to scheduling an appointment to ensure that behavioral health services are covered. Not all plans are the same, and clients are liable for charges incurred for any services provided that are not covered by insurance.


  • Services

    Individual Counseling

    Individual Counseling

    At Modern Mind Counseling, clients can expect an ongoing offering of science-informed psychoeducation to help each client understand their experience, and progress toward healing. The first few weeks and months of sessions will typically include various structured activities and experiential exercises to help build each client's knowledge base around the concepts of brain-body connection and nervous system functioning, informed by the research of Dr. Stephen Porges, and the Polyvagal Theory. Together, therapist and client will develop a shared lens and language that will allow curiosity, safety, and compassion to guide the process of healing and change.

    Professional Consultation

    Modern Mind Counseling offers opportunities for polyvagal-focused consultation in both individual and group formats for professionals in counseling, psychotherapy, coaching, and other related fields. Consultation is tailored to each client's needs, and may include case conceptualization through a polyvagal lens, experiencial exercises, and psychoeducation related to trauma and the Polyvagal Theory.


    Consultation clients who have attended Polyvagal Theory trainings benefit the most from consultation offered at Modern Mind Counseling, though it is certainly not a requirement. Many clients have additionally read the works of Dr. Stephen Porges or Deb Dana, which are both foundational in the consultation approach.


    Reach out here to learn more about fees and scheduling options.

  • Your Appointment

    Two quick ways to schedule an appointment:


    Email Modern Mind Counseling

    Use the "Ask a Question" section below


    Please reach out either via email or the "Ask a Question" section here to schedule an initial appointment, or to request a 20 minute phone consultation to ensure that Modern Mind Counseling is the right fit for you. Once it is established that Modern Mind Counseling is a good fit, an intake appointment will be scheduled, and you will be set up with a client portal account, where you can access all of the paperwork needed prior to your first appointment.

  • Client Portal

    Existing clients can access paperwork, find worksheets and resources, and cancel, reschedule, and request appointments:

    Book appointments, access billing information, and more

    Client Portal

  • Ask a Question

    Request a free 20 minute phone consultation, ask a question about services, or find out about scheduling options.


    Inquiries will be answered within 48 hours upon submission.  


    Modern Mind Counseling is licensed to provide services within the state of Illinois only.  Modern Mind Counseling does not offer any form of online counseling.  If you are in crisis or need immediate assistance, this form is not the appropriate avenue to get help.  Please call 911 or go to your local emergency room if your safety is at risk.