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Paul Popernik, MA, LCPC

Office: Personal Development Group, Inc.
708 Church Street
Suite 252
Evanston, IL 60201
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Profession: Professional Counselor/Therapist
Services: Psychotherapy/Counseling
Critical Incident Stress Debriefing
Employee Assistance Counseling
Relaxation Training
Practice Description: For over 20 years, I have practiced psychotherapy in order to help others address and work through issues such as anxiety, depression, loss, anger, and relationship difficulties, to name a few mental health issues many have struggled with. I understand how dealing with these matters is painful and difficult. In a relaxed, supportive environment, together we will identify, address and work through the issues that are troubling you. During therapy, I will help you explore and process difficult feelings and challenge underlying counterproductive thoughts and behaviors. Following this process, you will achieve a great sense of relief and awareness, and develop the tools that foster healthier living.

My work is insight-oriented as well as solution focused. In both modalities, I integrate cognitive-behavioral approaches that provide skills you can readily use. I also emphasize the importance of a balanced lifestyle achieved through exercise, diet, sleep hygiene, work/life balance and maintaining healthy relationships. My ideal clients are individuals and couples who are interested in personal growth and meeting their emotional potential.

My office is conveniently located in a vintage Old Town 3 Flat. The "L" Brown line Sedgwick stop is a half block from our front door. There's always free or metered parking available or it's a quick cab ride for appointments before/after work or during your lunch hour.
Practice Specialties or Interests:

(Strengths are
in bold text)
Anxiety Disorders/Phobias
Relationship Issues
Stress Management
Adjustment Disorder
Anger Management
Cognitive Disorders
Ethnic/Cultural Issues
Men's Issues
Parenting Issues
Personal Growth
Sexual Abuse
Age Specialties: Adolescents
Session Formats: Individual
Treatment Approaches: Adlerian
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Additional Languages: Spanish
Education: B.S. - Loyola University Chicago
Applied Psychology, 1992

M.A. - Loyola University Chicago
Community Counseling, 1996
License #: #180-003790
License State: Illinois
Additional Licenses/ Certifications: NBCC - National Board for Certified Counselors
Fee Schedule: My fee for individual or couples sessions of 55 minutes is $150.00. I do offer a sliding scale for those who cannot afford the full fee.
Accepted Insurance: Any PPO (with Out-of-Network Benefits)
Blue Cross
Blue Shield
Empire BlueCross BlueShield
Insurance and Billing Instructions: I am a preferred provider on many insurance panels, and honor the negotiated rates for each company. I submit the claims directly to your insurance company as part of my service to you. In the event that I am not listed as a provider in your network I will contact your insurer and explore your out-of-network benefits. Otherwise we accept cash and checks. My full fees are in line with similarly qualified professionals in the geographical area. Please feel free to call for more details and to explore your options.

Paul Popernik, MA, LCPC, Counselor / Therapist in Evanston

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Chicago, IL 60610
Chicago, IL 60657

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In Practice Since:  1996
Gender:  Male
Accepting New Clients:  Yes
Sliding Fee Scale:  Yes
Prescribe Medication:  No
Wheelchair Accessible:  No
Public Transportation:  Yes

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