Deborah

LCSW

Chicago, Illinois

ABOUT

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with twenty-five years of experience working with individuals and couples. In my work with couples, I have experience attending to issues at all life stages, having worked with couples who are thinking about getting married or living together, who are starting a family or parenting children and teens, who are adjusting to life as empty-nesters, or who are addressing illness or end-of-life issues.

I draw upon a range of theoretical frameworks, but my work with couples is particularly informed by the Developmental Model of Couple Therapy; I aim not only to assist couples in the therapeutic space, but also to help them learn the skills they need to manage challenges on their own. While my focus is on the relationship, I believe that couples can best deepen their intimacy and connection to the extent that they also know themselves as individuals.

Chicago

Illinois

SPECIALITIES

  • Commitment
  • Compatibility conflicts
  • Drifting apart
  • Empty nest syndrome
  • Falling out of love
  • Family system or in-law challenges
  • Improving your communication skills
  • Intimacy or sexual issues
  • Motivation/Priorities/Roles & Responsibility
  • Negotiation and decision making skills
  • Parenting conflicts
  • Polyamory or alternative relationships
  • Pre-marital issues
  • Trauma

Clinical Approach: Developmental Model
Years of Experience: 15+

  • LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) Licensed Clinical Social Worker
    All well-trained relationship specialists seek to offer advice, feedback, observations, and homework to help your relationship evolve.

    This profession usually requires two years of study after obtaining an undergraduate degree. While specific licensure requirements vary by state, most require clinical social workers to obtain 3,000 hours or 2 years of supervised clinical experience, after obtaining a Masters degree. Social workers can also specialize in diverse fields such as human services management, social welfare analysis, community organizing, social and community development, and social and political research.

    As you know, this is not an easy task when you and your partner are struggling to communicate, cooperate, and connect. This is where a highly trained guide is especially valuable.
  • IL LCSW 149009406

ADVANCED TRAINING

  • Developmental Model of Couples Therapy
  • MDiv (Master of Divinity)

LANGUAGES

  • English
  • Illinois
  • Telehealth (virtual)

SERVICES OFFERED

  • Virtual