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Jewish Therapist in Niles, IL

I graduated from the Washington University George Warren Brown School of Social Work in St. Louis, Missouri in 1979 with the MSW. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and am board-certified in clinical social work, psychotherapy, and clinical hypnosis. I am also certified in addictions counseling and clinical trauma.

I have worked in clinical social work since 1979 in child/adolescent residential treatment, adult and adolescent inpatient, partial hospital, intensive outpatient, and outpatient psychiatric and addictions services as a clinical director, clinical manager, and clinician.

I have been in private practice since 1999 specializing in behavioral health and treating clients with serious health conditions utilizing Solution-Oriented individual, marital, family therapy, and clinical hypnosis. I served on the National Association of Social Workers Illinois Chapter Board of Directors and was the Northeastern District Chair from 2015-2017. I taught family and marital therapy, ethics, addictions counseling, mindfulness practices, clinical hypnosis, and psychotherapy as a member of the faculty in the Department of Psychiatry at Advocate Aurora Lutheran General Hospital from 1999-2018. I am on the professional Allied Health staff in the Department of Psychiatry at Advocate Aurora Lutheran General Hospital and the professional staff at NorthShore University Health System Department of Psychiatry. I provide Telehealth and in-person psychotherapy with clients in my private practice.

Therapist serving the Jewish community in Niles, IL


Golf Mill Professional Center
241 Golf Mill Center 708
Niles IL, 60714

Service Area
  • Online Video Chat
  • Phone
Languages Spoken:
  • English
People I work with:
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)
  • Individuals
  • Couples
Personal Religious Affiliation: Reform
Jewish community experience: Moderate
Quote / Headline: What you are looking for is right within your reach.
Cost & Payment
Average cost per session: 200
Payment Methods:
  • Credit Card
  • Sliding Scale
  • Insurance
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Empire BlueCross
  • Medicare
  • Optum
  • PHCS
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • United Healthcare
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Existential
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Structural Family Therapy
  • Trauma Focused
  • Addiction
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bereavement & Grief
  • Bipolar
  • Blood Pressure
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Colitis
  • Crohn's
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Digestive Issues
  • Divorce/Separation
  • Drug Abuse
  • Family Dynamics
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Insomnia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Mood Disorders
  • OCD
  • Personality Issues/Disorders
  • Postpartum
  • Pregnancy loss
  • Premarital
  • PTSD
  • Relationships
  • Religious Identity Issues
  • School Issues
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transitions/Change
  • Trauma
Qualifications & Awards
Years in Practice: 43
  • MSW, Washington University, 1979
  • Certified Fellow, National Board for Certified Clinical Hypnotherapists, 2000
  • Board Certified Diplomate, American Board of Clinical Examiners in Clinical Social Work, 2000
  • Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, International Trauma Training Institute, 2010
  • Certified Master Addiction Counselor, National Association of Forensic Counselors
  • Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Allied Health Professional Staff, 1999
  • NorthShore University Health System, Professional Staff in Psychiatry, 2017
  • National Association of Social Workers, Member and Former Board Member, 1983
  • National Board for Certified Clinical Hypnotherapy, Certified Fellow
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Illinois, 1988, 149000032
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