What We Do
Acceptance Commitment Therapy
Basically, it means we will focus more on what you do, what you avoid, motivations for it, and whether or not it works in the grand scheme of your life. This approach to therapy is concise, supportive, and extremely engaging.
This form of therapy is useful for those struggling with life transition, interpersonal effectiveness, emotional regulation, mood disorder, depression and anxiety.
Dialectial Behavior Therapy
Dialectial Behavioral Therapy (DBT) draws on the idea that personal growth stems from our ability to integrate multiple perspectives at once, reduce black & white thinking, and gain competence in sitting with distress.
For those who desire to hone inner resources and make everything from interpersonal relationships to managing work stressors more effective.
Who We Serve
Prior to entering the private practice setting, Fabrice worked in Veteran’s Affairs, college counseling, community mental health, and Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHP) and Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP). Due to the varied nature and clinical presentation of these experiences, he is familiar and well versed in working with diverse range of people. This includes individuals who have struggled with severe mental illness (bipolar, mood disorder, depression, suicidality, trauma). Whether it's your first time embarking in the process, or you're looking forward to gaining a new perspective, Fabrice is deeply committed to creating a therapy environment that works for you and your needs.
Lastly, and more importantly, as a first-generation child of immigrants (they're from Haiti), Fabrice is passionate about issues of culture, systems, and social context. He has developed For Real Therapy as an opportunity to engage our community and culture toward redefining what therapy can be. To best achieve this, Fabrice seeks to incorporate elements of culture, art, and social activism. The evolution of these values are inherently sewn into the fabric of this practice.
At the core of therapeutic work is the relationship between client and clinician.
To better serve you, we will highlight some of the work that we have extensive experience with and interest in:
Issues of culture, race, gender, societal identity
Emotion regulation (DBT, mindfulness)
Severe mental illness
Life transitions (divorce; blended family; grief/loss; job/career change)
Creative pursuits and related challenges
For Real Spaces
Our practice is held at For Real Spaces, a beautiful new 2nd story office & event space located at the six corners, in the heart of Wicker Park.
For Real Spaces is about creating a tangible therapeutic experience, with a mission to evolve the way our current culture perceives mental health.
Our unique therapy venue not only caters to a diverse group of clinicians (hosting five offices in the space, with options currently available for renting), but we also offer an opportunity to directly engage our community as an event space. Providing the chance for art, mental health groups, impromptu dance parties, book clubs, as well as a place to host discussions surrounding advocacy, education, and other issues valuable to our Chicago community.
The space is beautiful, conveniently accessible via public transportation, and is located in one of the most residential/commercially vibrant areas in Chicago.