Clinical Social Worker / Therapist in Chicago, IL
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Pamela Bell, LCSW
Counseling for Happiness and Transformation
4633 N. Western Ave., #201   
ChicagoIL 60618
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Practice Information
Seeking the support of a therapist is a positive step toward actively addressing and resolving emotions and situations that are troubling you. Many of my clients start therapy because they are feeling anxious or depressed, burdened by relationship sturggles, or stressed by life's demands. Others use the therapy experience as a way to maximize personal happiness and explore self-improvement. No matter what you may be feeling, please know that you do have the power to change your behavior patterns, the way you think about challenges, how you respond in relationships, and how you care for yourself. It's my honor to guide people in this process.

The biggest predictor of success in therapy is whether you feel comfortable with your therapist. My style is supportive and respectful, but also practical and action-oriented. I realize that starting therapy can feel intimidating and I place the highest priority on creating a caring, safe and confidential environment for you to discuss your thoughts and feelings. I invite you to contact me for a confidential, free phone consultation to get a sense of what I offer as a therapist.
Practice Areas/Issues Treated
 Counseling / Therapy
 Anger Management
 Anxiety and Panic
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
 Body Image Issues
 Caregiver Issues
 Chronic Illness
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues
 Couples Therapy
 Depression
 Divorce
 Eating Disorders
 Grief and Loss
 Life Transitions
 Loneliness
 Online / Video / Teletherapy
 Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Relationship Issues
 Self-Esteem Issues
 Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Stress Management
 Trauma and PTSD
 Women's Issues
 Work and Career Issues
Licenses/Certifications
 Certified EMDR Therapist (EMDRIA)
 Diplomate, Clinical Social Work (DCSW)
 EMDR Part 1 and 2 (EMDRIA)
 Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
License Info
149009754, Illinois
Education
I earned my graduate degree in Social Services Administration from the University of Chicago and am licensed in clinical social work by the State of Illinois. This qualifies me to practice independently as a psychotherapist and to be recognized for reimbursement by insurance companies. As an NASW Certified Diplomat in Clinical Social Work, I have met the most rigorous standards for clinical excellence in my profession. In addition, I constantly expand my base of knowlede and resources by pursuing a wide range of advanced training and continuing education opportunities.
Bio:
I love my work and the reward of witnessing positive growth and change in my client's lives. As a licensed clinical social worker, I have almost 20 years of experience in helping people develop their emotional well-being and overcome life's challenges. Before starting my counseling practice I was fortunate to build my skills through work in community mental health, inpatient psychiatry, child welfare, medical social work, and corporate settings.

My specific interests include using cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for the treatment of panic attacks, social anxiety, excessive worry, phobias and depression. I also utilize a clinical technique called EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) for the healing of issues associated with overwhelming or traumatic experiences.
Payments Accepted
Cash or check, BCBS PPO, other insurances as an out-of-network provider
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Nearby Cities
  Lincolnwood
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