Ivan Velasco, MAMFT

Ivan Velasco, MAMFT

Relationship Counseling  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 52
Ivan Velasco, MAMFT is a relationship counselor in Skokie, IL and has been practicing for 8 years. He graduated from Northwestern University in 2012 and specializes in relationship counseling and marriage & family therapy.Read his story

5225 Old Orchard Rd Ste 5

Skokie, IL 60077

Contact Information

(847) 260-8164

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Meritain Health
  • MultiPlan
  • Value Options

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Ivan Velasco's bio

This content was provided by Ivan Velasco "I was born in Lima (Peru), and I grew up in different countries. My first degree is in Philosophy; later I studied Theology becoming a Christian Minister. After several years in the Christian ministry I realized the importance of getting psychological training, therefore I obtained my first graduate degree in Psychology. I became more interested in working with couples and families; I went to The Family Institute at Northwestern University (Evanston, IL) and obtained a Masters of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy. I started a Counseling Center in South America, working there over fifteen years. I also worked for a humanitarian organization developing treatment plans to former victims of human trade. Finally, I decided to open my private practice in Skokie, IL several years ago. I currently live in Evanston, IL. I am married with four children."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Ivan Velasco "The main characteristic of my practice is the relationship aspect between the therapist and the client. I usually follow up with clients even when they have ended therapy. Some people need this, some others do not. I tried to adjust to each client's needs."

2  Specialties

  • Relationship Counseling
  • Marriage & Family Therapy

0  Board Certifications

Ivan Velasco does not have any board certifications listed.

10  Conditions Treated

10  Procedures

  • Adolescent Counseling
  • Counseling Services
  • Couples Therapy
  • Family Counseling
  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Marital and Family Psychotherapy
  • Marital Counseling
  • Marital Therapy
  • Psychotherapy Services

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Pontifical Catholic University Of Peru
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1989
  • Northwestern University
    Medical School | Graduated 2012
  • Bette D. Harris Family and Child Clinic
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2012
  • Alliance Counseling Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2010
  • Alliance Seminary
    Other Education | Completed 1992
  • Trinity International University
    Other Education | Completed 1998

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

Ivan Velasco has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Ivan Velasco's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Ivan Velasco to family and friends
12 total reviews (8 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (12)

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Ivan Velasco's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (8)

Would not recommend. Unprofessional and rude.
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He’s very helpful and very insightful. I thoroughly enjoy my visits
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I've had multiple years of psychotherapy, which has been an overwhelmingly positive experience. Within 2 months of sessions with Ivan, I have been able to access parts of me that all of my other psychotherapy experiences were not able to unleash. His approach is "refreshing". His education is...more
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DR Ivan is very personable and real. He listens and honestly cares about people. He also is not afraid to challenge us in the truth which sometimes is hard to hear but ultimately brings healing and peace and hopefully happiness.
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Ivan is kind, listens better than any I know and truly cares for his patients individually. He helped give me hope and wasn't afraid to tell me hard things but in a way that helped me grow.
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