John Beltramo, Psychologist in Illinois

John Beltramo

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I bring 29 years of experience to a private practice focused on non-pathologizing, collaborative healing

I am a life-long native of the Chicago area. I my B.S. from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a major in psychology. I went on to pursue my Masters and Doctoral degrees at Argosy University/Illinois School of Professional Psychology. I have worked in the behavioral health field in a variety of capacities since 1993, obtaining my doctoral degree in 2003. From multiply-diagnosed, residentially-placed adolescents to domestic violence offenders to private practice settings, the range of my experience is broad, varied, and comprehensive.

In addition to my clinical work, I serve as an adjunct professor, teaching Masters and Doctoral students at Roosevelt University. Whenever possible, I continue to design and present training, workshops, and seminars for educators and fellow behavioral health professionals.

My approach to therapy is holistic and non-pathologizing. Rather than focusing on a client’s diagnosis and symptom presentation, I focus on and learn from the client’s story. I and my client examine the meaning that has been made from and the lessons that have been learned from the client’s experience. Problematic and disempowering stories can then be “co-edited” so that the plot becomes more solution oriented and empowering. I take a collaborative approach to my clients, focusing on the quality of the client – therapist relationship, and making a priority of acknowledging and honoring the client’s perspective. I stress the connection of Mind – Body – Spirit in my work. I am a staunch advocate / ally of the LGBTQ community. The thread of Social Justice weaves its way through my clinical and academic work.

Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar & Other Mood Disorders
  • Depression
  • Divorce & Separation
  • Domestic Abuse/Violence
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief & Loss
  • Phobias & Fears
  • Pre-Marital & Marital Issues
  • Sex And/Or Pornography Addiction
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Identity
  • Stress/Stress Management
  • Trauma & Ptsd

Fees & Insurance

Cost per Session
$175.00 - $225.00
Sliding Scale
Pay By
Cash, Health Savings Account (HSA), Credit Card, American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Insurance Plans Accepted
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
United Healthcare

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
License #
Professional Association(s)
Membership Type
Graduate School(s)
Year Graduated
Illinois School of Professional Psychology