Chicago based therapy and cognitive behavioral psychotherapy practice specializing in mindfulness-based interventions for individuals and couples offering dialectical improvisation group mindfulness sessions, meditation, depression, bipolar, anxiety, relationship conflict, family conflict, Buddhist psychology, class, PTSD, posttraumatic stress disorder, Andersonville, substance abuse, alcoholism, drug abuse, addictions, treatment, DBT, trauma

Martha Tierney, LCSW

Helping you connect with your own inner wisdom and how you want to live is something I truly enjoy doing. Life can be hard sometimes and one thing that can really help is to have a safe place to talk about things. In the midst of all of life's chaos, my hope is to offer you a haven.  A gentle, compassionate, truly attuned relationship, where you feel safe to explore your life, your patterns, who you really are and who you want to be.  I am fully dedicated to this process and take very seriously my job to put your wellbeing and evolution first.


When pursuing my career, I knew I wanted it to be meaningful, to have variety, and for it to ultimately be of help to others. I wanted to make good use of my ability to understand where people are coming from, to be open and curious about people, and to make people feel accepted and understood. Working as a therapist offers all of those things.

Prior to working with couples and individuals at Chicago Mindful Psychotherapy I worked in walk- in crisis clinics, hospital emergency rooms, on 24-hour telephone helplines and in support group settings with caregivers. I have worked with children in special education and with older adults dealing with chronic illness, loss and grief. The thing that ties all of these things together is the human experience and its wide range of events and emotions.

People are fascinating, complicated and beautiful. YOU are fascinating, complicated and beautiful. Let's work together to truly understand you.

  • I enjoy both individual and couples therapy
  • Extensive experience supporting and understanding the experience of being a Caregiver
  • Experience from multiple angles and avenues with grief