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Rahila Waka, Licensed Professional Counselor

Current Availability:

Monday through Friday, 8 am- 8 pm, and Saturday, 10 am-4 pm.

Rahila Waka remote and phone therapy in IllinoisRahila Waka remote and phone therapy in Illinois
Provides therapy in Illinois

About Me:

  • My clients describe me as:

    My view of therapy is holistic in that I center your values and culture as we work together to break labels and judgments that might prevent you from

  • Something to know about my approach is:

    I draw from multicultural and person-centered approaches and seek to be cognizant of sociopolitical contexts impacting life. I also use DBT, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Therapy and Person-Centered Therapy.

  • Together, we will:

    I work to embrace and acknowledge concerning issues related to gender, sexuality, financial circumstances, race, ethnicity, culture, spirituality, intergenerational trauma and so much more. In my work with you I pay attention to your needs and incorp

  • I specialize in working with people who:

    I have served individuals of diverse cultural backgrounds, with a focus on Asian/South Asian clients, first-generation/children of immigrants, LGBTQ+ spectrum, polyamorous and kink communities.

  • I became a therapist because:

    I strive to provide a space that encourages safety and curiosity as well as guides you at your own pace and your own comfort level.

  • Something that stands out about where I offer therapy is:

    I offer strictly telehealth (virtual) counseling to anyone in the state of Illinois. We have online booking and offer a free 15-minute consultation.

  • More about me and my practice:

    I am born and raised in South Africa and moved to Chicago in 2021. I am passionate about learning different languages and can understand several languages such as Portuguese, Spanish, Gujarati, Hindi, and Urdu but do not have practice speaking them.

More Details:



In-Network with:

Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna

Languages Spoken:


Years Licensed: