When you have concerns that involve your mental or emotional health, we can help. Our psychiatrist and licensed clinical social workers provide compassionate care and support for a wide variety of mental health issues.
Clinical Social Work
A licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) is an individual trained in psychotherapy who helps patients deal with a variety of mental health and daily living problems in an effort to improve overall functioning.
LCSWs have a master’s degree in social work as well as additional clinical training in sociology, growth and development, human behavior and social environments, psychology and research methods. LCSWs specialize in mental health theory and practice, and are licensed by the state of Illinois.
Licensed clinical social workers:
Act as a neutral party who can listen and understand without judgment.
Help you learn about yourself by pointing out patterns and giving honest feedback.
Teach specific techniques and strategies to deal with problems.
Can refer you to additional resources in the community that might be helpful.
Provide a safe place to learn and practice social skills.
Use psychotherapy to bring about positive changes.
What can an LCSW help me with?
Problems related to employment, economic circumstances, social environment, family and/or support group
Psychotherapy is the use of psychological methods, particularly when based on regular personal interaction, to help a person change and overcome problems in desired ways. Psychotherapy aims to
Increase each individual’s well-being and mental health
Resolve or mitigate troublesome behaviors, beliefs, compulsions, thoughts or emotions
Improve relationships and social functioning.
Common types of psychotherapy
There are many approaches to psychotherapy, all of which have their own strengths and weaknesses. Some situations call for a specific type of treatment, but sometimes it’s just about preference.