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Ken Stanek PhD, LCPC - Stanek and Associates Counseling, SC

Location: Kenneth J. Stanek LCPC, Stanek and Associates Counseling SC
4415 Harrison Street
Suite 307
Hillside, IL 60162
Phone: (708) 924-1327
Email: Send email to Ken Stanek PhD, LCPC - Stanek and Associates Counseling, SC Send email
Contact: Dr. Kenneth J. Stanek, PhD
Profession: Professional Counselor/Therapist
License #: 180-000630
Licensed In: Ilinois
Services: Psychotherapy/Counseling
Telehealth (Video/Phone) Therapy
Employee Assistance Counseling
Psychological Evaluations
Psychological Testing
Child therapy..School consultation..Behavioral therapy.
Therapy for children ages 0-6 yrs/school age/adolescents
"Parenting" education- individual and family
Relationship/Marital/Couples Counseling

Telehealth sessions as well as in-person sessions are available.
Session Formats: Individuals
Practice Description: I have been in practice for 35 years working with a variety of clients. I believe short term therapy is a goal for some people and some disorders. Length of treatment is dependent on the individuals needs and progress. Individual characteristics, personal needs, presentation throughout treatment and a multitude of other potential factors are accounted for in developing a therapeutic plan to best treat the client. The client and therapist must have a 'fit'- a general feeling of ease and comfort with each other. This synchrony is essential in developing the trust needed between the client and therapist. Therapy is client driven--measurable and achievable goals and objectives are needed directing therapeutic sessions. Goals are set by the client with my input and progress is assessed on a regular basis. Therapeutic changes are considered based on the obtainment or lack of obtainment of the desired outcome. Progress can be defined as having the client report 'feeling better' about themselves, their life situation, and their ability to cope with existing/new issues arising in life. Although short term therapy is desired, long term results are the ultimate goal. Some general goals include becoming a more effective/productive individual, improved self confidence/self worth, more effective and efficient means to handle daily life stressors, increased awareness of personal emotions, a better ability to identify bodily changes (i.e. muscle tension) as a possible warning sign of increased stress and anxiety. The person becomes more content feeling less anxious and fearful which produces a feeling of having a better understanding of themselves via new knowledge therapy has brought about. The person becomes more accepting of what is occurring in their own life along with more insight into themselves and others. Once called "major" life situations may now be seen as a minor obstacle when we see how our 'perception' and 'interpretation' of life situations have a substantial effect on our mood and how our relationships are viewed. Using a wholistic or 'eclectic' approach to the therapeutic process helps a person make changes in themselves learning that changing ourselves not only has a positive effect on the person but also effects others in a very positive manner.
Practice Specialties or Interests:

(Strengths are
in bold text)
Parenting Issues
Adjustment Disorder
Adult Children of Alcoholics
Anger Management
Bipolar Disorder
Conduct Disorder
Impulse Control Disorders
Learning Disabilities
Men's Issues
Oppositional Defiant Disorder
Personal Growth
Relationship Issues
Stress Management
Substance Abuse
Christian Counseling
Emotional disorders of children/adolescents/adults
Family/couples/marital/relationship therapy
Behavioral disorders in children/adolescents
Age Specialties: Children
Additional Demographic Expertise: Asian
Black and African American
People with Disabilities
Treatment Approaches: Behavioral
Christian Counseling
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Family Systems Therapy
Play Therapy
Psychoanalytic Therapy
Psychodynamic Therapy
Psychosocial Therapy
Reality Therapy
Social Learning
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
12 Step programs
Professional Affiliations:
Illinois Counseling Association
American Psychotherapy Association
American Counseling Association-- ACA
Fee Schedule: In-Network for most major insurance plans and many smaller plans. In-Network for many EAP programs. Self pay for full sessions is acceptable and if needed modifications to fees may be considered. Initial session=$150; Individual/family session 60 minutes= $100; Individual/family session 90 mins= $125.
Accepted Insurance: Any Indemnity Plan
Any PPO (with Out-of-Network Benefits)
Beacon Health Options
Beech Street
Blue Cross
Blue Shield
First Choice Health
Health Net
Preferred Care
Preferred Health Network
Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS)
United Behavioral Health (UBH)
PsycHealth Ltd., Monreau-Shepell EAP, Pathways
Additional Plans Not Listed
Insurance and Billing Details: Clients generally gets referrals from their insurance company and obtain 'precertification' (if needed) from insurance for outpatient therapy. I bill insurance directly. Clients signs form to direct insurance to pay provider directly. Clients are responsible for paying any co-payments, co-insurance payments, and deductibles at the time of each session unless other arrangements are made prior to the session. Credit cards and checks are accepted.
Office Hours: M-T: 10am -4pm, 6pm-9pm: Fri: 9am - 5pm; Sat: 8am - 2pm; Sun: by appointment
Driving Directions: Public Transportation is available. Building and office is handicap accessible

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Additional Comments: I have numerous professionals whom I can refer clients to such as psychiatrists if medication is considered, medical specialists such as endochronology, pain management, and internal medicine. I have names of financial advisors if the client needs financial advice, attorneys if legal assistance is needed, listings of various state and federal programs offering a number of different services, resources in school systems to get information about rules/regulations governing regular and special education services. Many clients have anxiety which is related to areas listed above. Service I provide to reduce this anxiety is having available resources which are reliable, low cost, and obtainable. I try to keep state/federal contacts updated and ask clients to provide me with any resources they may have used so I may pass it on to someone else if needed. I assist clients complete Social Security Disability Forms and help clients follow through with this lengthy process.
Ken Stanek PhD, LCPC - Stanek and Associates Counseling, SC, Therapists in Hillside
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Accepting New Clients:  Yes
Prescribe Medication:  No
Evening Availability:  Yes
Weekend Availability:  Yes
Wheelchair Accessible:  Yes
Near Public Transport:  Yes
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