Alethea Gough, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois

Alethea Gough, LCSW

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I respect that coming to therapy is a choice a client makes to do something good for themselves and that it can be challenging to choose you or to open up to someone new. Social work strongly believes in the autonomy of the client, and I believe people are the experts on themselves. As a therapist, I'm present to meet you where you are at and to help with what is most important to you. My personality is laid back, and as a therapist, I feel I'm open-minded, easy to talk to, and accepting. I enjoy supporting people in defining goals and taking steps to achieve them.

I am happy to be long-term support available to listen and provide feedback with only your wellbeing in mind, and I am also happy to provide more short-term and solution-focused support. I enjoy supporting people in working toward improved relationships, personal growth, and working through difficult moments in their lives.

Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • ADHD
  • Alcohol Or Drug Use/Addictions
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Divorce & Separation
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Parenting & Parent-Child Relationships
  • Personality Disorders
  • Pre-Marital & Marital Issues
  • Relationships
  • School Performance
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Injury
  • Trauma & Ptsd
  • Women's Issues

Therapy Types

  • Acceptance And Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy

Community Specialties

  • Lgbtqia+

Fees & Insurance

Cost per Session
$150.00 - $200.00
Sliding Scale
Yes
Pay By
Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Health Savings Account (HSA), Credit Card, American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Insurance Plans Accepted
Aetna
,
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
,
Cigna
,
Medicare
,
Optum
,
Tricare
,
United Healthcare
,

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
10
License(s)
License #
state
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
149017983
Illinois
Graduate School(s)
Degree
Year Graduated
Loyola University Chicago
Masters
2012