Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Registered Art Therapist
(847) 749-0514 ext 11
"People come to talk with me and share their concerns, troubles, and suffering. People tell me their "story”; what hurts, what’s missing, where they are stuck in life, and what they hope to change. They intend to find a way to resolve some kind of psychological pain. My intention is to quickly and accurately assess the situation. I listen very carefully as the client creates a picture in my mind of what life looks and feels like from their point of view."
"I believe people need and want to be understood; need to feel unique and meaningfully connected to others; need to belong and feel welcome, need to determine one's life and need to feel competent and valued. People come into therapy to find a place where they can gather innate strength to live a full and meaningful life. In partnership I work to help people alleviate psychological suffering to restore hope and confidence. We work together on trying to figure out the problem and possible solutions. It is a mutual decision making process."
Dick Levon is a highly skilled and experienced psychotherapist with over 38 years of providing a wide range of counseling services to individuals, couples, families and groups. He creatively blends the best of traditional approaches to therapy with the expressive arts including art, music, movement, poetry, writing, sculpture and drama. His deeply sensitive and compassionate counseling approach perfectly matches up with experience, expertise and the ability to lead his clients to successful outcomes.
Dick is considered an expert with male issues. His work with young and adult men has earned him great distinction among his peers and within the professional community. Dick provides expert counseling services to both male and female adolescents, adult men and women, couples and families in ways that are designed to meet their unique therapeutic needs. He is a highly skilled practitioner of marital and family therapy. He is a relationship counselor whose skills transcend gender, culture and/or sexual preference (LGBTQ). His areas of expertise include depression, anxiety, attention deficit disorders, and relationship problems and relapse prevention. He works with addiction related issues, including internet and sexual addiction.
Dick helps people harness the power of their minds and feelings to restore enduring hope and confidence. He believes that counseling is a process in which there is deep personal exploration, clarification and learning. He is committed and passionate about helping his clients gain clarity and understanding of themselves in relationships and ultimately achieve greater satisfaction and happiness in life. Additionally, his counseling approach facilitates an understanding of the dynamic relationship between feelings, thoughts and behaviors.