Head/Heart Therapy is a group therapy practice specializing in the treatment of adults and adolescents struggling with shame, trauma, addiction, mood/anxiety disorders, and many other difficulties of life. We aim to increase our clients’ capacity for self-compassion, agency, and efficacy by helping diminish unnecessary suffering. We use an eclectic variety of modalities to address the unique needs of each person who seeks our support, whether they stem from psychological, emotional or spiritual dis-ease.

Head/Heart holds the health and wellness of our clients above all. We aim to create an atmosphere that inspires our clients to empower themselves and tap into their own authenticity in order to thrive. Simultaneously, in order to relieve pain and suffering, we are skilled at providing empathy while holding clients accountable for ways they may be harming themselves and we encourage them to make choices that will enhance their best selves. It’s a skillful balance of empathy and accountability that supports therapeutic change. 

Sarah Buino, LCSW, CADC, CDWF founded Head/Heart Therapy, Inc. in 2014. After working for several years at respected social service agencies around Chicago, Sarah envisioned creating a new group practice that would be a welcoming place where clients can feel free to show up authentically and creatively. Head/Heart’s vision is a reflection of Sarah’s own philosophy and personal experiences of living a rich, examined and sometimes untraditional life outside the box. Head/Heart Therapy’s name even comes from a tattoo Sarah has on her right arm as it serves as a constant reminder of Sarah’s approach to therapy – finding the key to connect the head to the heart. Years later, as Sarah was cleaning out some old files, she found her notes from Brené Brown’s Connections training in 2012 where she’d written “head/heart” across the top of one of the pages. Clearly, Head/Heart Therapy was meant to be.


Located on the city’s north side, Head/Heart sits on the traditional homelands of the people of the Council of Three Fires, the Ojibwe, Potawatomi, and Odawa as well as the Menominee, Miami and Ho-Chunk nations. (To find out who’s land you occupy, you can visit this map.)