Roger Gunther, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois

Roger Gunther, LCSW

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I am a Licensed Individual, Marriage and Family Counselor who offers a Caring Counseling Environment that promotes hope, healing and wholeness.
No matter what problems you have experienced in the past, or difficulties you are going through right now, I am here to walk beside you. I want to help you become the person you want to be, whatever the future holds for you.

COUNSELING APPROACH

Roger's work with individuals addresses many types of concerns including grief, anxiety, depression, life transitions and stress management. He works with college age and older adult clients of all ages, couples and families. He is particularly skilled in working with couples utilizing Gottman based couples counseling methods for those who are trying to get their relationships back on track. Roger has been described as having a calm and caring personality that puts individuals at ease.

Roger uses a variety of counseling techniques (including cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused, psychodynamic, relational, and compassion based therapy to address the goals, barriers, and symptoms that a client is bringing into counseling. In sessions, Roger is empathetic and non-judgmental while remaining genuine and focused on goals in counseling. This blend of empathy and focus on solutions has enabled him to help clients make important changes while feeling good in counseling. Clients appreciate that Roger focuses on connecting with them, understanding what they are communicating, and making sure they feel safe while still targeting the goals that his clients are aiming to achieve.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

*Over 38 years of experience providing individual, marriage and family counseling in private-practice and agency settings,

*Extensive experience working in assessment, intervention and counseling by telephone for an national insurance Employee Assistance Program, mental health and substance abuse services company,

*Directed, supervised and provided assessment and counseling services through multiple clinical programs including psychiatric and medical in-patient, child welfare, home health, hospice, community and senior citizens mental health services,

*Chaired and served on various committees and treatment teams including, Chaired a Multi-Disciplinary Hospital Discharge Planning Team, Served on a Home Health Care and Hospice Professional Advisory Committee, Co-Chaired an area wide Mental Health and Aging Network Committee and Coordinated a Hospice Bereavement Program.

EDUCATION AND CREDENTIALS

L.C.S.W. in Illinois and Missouri
M.S.W. in Direct Practice from Washington University in St. Louis
B.A. in Psychology from Trinity College in Deerfield, IL

Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief & Loss
  • Pre-Marital & Marital Issues
  • Relationships
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress/Stress Management

Therapy Types

  • Acceptance And Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Client-Centered Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy

Faith Based Specialties

  • Christianity

Fees & Insurance

Cost per Session
$130.00 - $150.00
Sliding Scale
No
Pay By
Cash, Check, Health Savings Account (HSA), Credit Card, American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Insurance Plans Accepted
Aetna
,
Anthem
,
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
,
Cigna
,
Optum
,
United Healthcare
,

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
39
License(s)
License #
state
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
149.004065
Illinois
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
2000174518
Missouri
Graduate School(s)
Degree
Year Graduated
Washington University
M.S.W.
1983