ROBERT. J. SMITH, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois

ROBERT. J. SMITH, LCSW, BCD

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I am an experienced compassionate therapist who works with individual adults, older adults, and couples experiencing problems with depression and anxiety, health, trauma, and relationship difficulties.

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and psychotherapist. I graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a Master of Social Work in 1979. I have worked in psychiatric inpatient and outpatient services and am on the professional staff of Advocate Aurora Lutheran General Hospital and NorthShore University Health Systems, and see clients on Telehealth in my private practice. I have been married for 43 years and have two adult married children and two grandchildren.

My approach to providing care is individualized for each person or couple that I see. I believe in collaborating together as being the most effective way to address your concerns. I also prefer to work in conjunction with your other health care providers with your consent. I have specialized training in Gestalt therapy, Solution-Oriented Therapy, Clinical Hypnosis, Existential therapy, and couples and family therapy. I believe in using various approaches that work best for each person. I am an active listener and also like to ask questions to prompt thought, and also provide input and direction to help you address your concerns. I provide safe, confidential, non-judgmental services.

Additionally, I have taught psychiatry residents marriage and family therapy, clinical hypnosis, clinical ethics, and mindfulness practices. I have clinically supervised a partial hospital clinical staff and students in social work and psychology. I was a board member of the National Association of Social Workers Illinois Chapter 2015-2017.

Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar & Other Mood Disorders
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Divorce & Separation
  • Family Conflict
  • Fertility, Pregnancy & Postpartum
  • Grief & Loss
  • Law Enforcement/First Responders
  • Men's Issues
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Pet Loss
  • Pre-Marital & Marital Issues
  • Relationships
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spirituality
  • Stress/Stress Management
  • Suicidality
  • Suicide Loss
  • Trauma & Ptsd
  • Women's Issues

Therapy Types

  • Client-Centered Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Complementary Or Alternative Medicine
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy

Community Specialties

  • Cancer Survivors
  • Trauma Survivors

Faith Based Specialties

  • Judaism

Fees & Insurance

Cost per Session
$100.00 - $150.00
Sliding Scale
No
Pay By
Venmo, Credit Card, Mastercard, Visa
Insurance Plans Accepted
Aetna
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Anthem
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Blue Cross/Blue Shield
,
Cigna
,
Hmo Il Northshore/Valence
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Medicare
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Optum
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United Healthcare
,

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
43
License(s)
License #
state
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
149.000032
Illinois
Board Certification(s)
Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work
Board Certified Fellow in Clinical Hypnosis
Board Certified Fellow in Psychotherapy
Professional Certification(s)
Organization
Date
Certified Clinical Trauma Professional
International Association of Trauma Professionals
Certified Master Addictions Counselor
National Board for Certified Forensic Counselors
Graduate School(s)
Degree
Year Graduated
Washington University
MSW
1979