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Robert J. Bania, MA, LCPC

Office: Lincoln Park Counseling Group
1300 W. Belmont Avenue
Suite 210
Chicago, IL 60657
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Profession: Professional Counselor/Therapist
Services: Psychotherapy/Counseling
Critical Incident Stress Debriefing
Employee Assistance Counseling
Practice Description: Thank you for inquiring about my services. I have been a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor since 2001. My personal treatment philosophy is person centered, meaning it is founded on establishing a strong therapeutic relationship that allows you to feel secure and ready to address any mental health issues you may have. Our goal is to improve overall self-awareness and insight into feelings and thoughts that may be contributing to your symptoms. Once this begins to happen, we will work together on a proactive approach to help alleviate symptoms and improve your overall mental health. I truly believe that you have the ability to find a resolution to your personal and inter-personal problems and reach your own unique potential. My personal style will help facilitate that natural process in a therapeutic setting.

My interest in psychology began in high school while taking an Introduction to Psychology class. I continued this interest at Loyola University of Chicago, where I graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree and Majored in Psychology. While at Loyola, I worked as an undergraduate research assistant with the Psychology Department, and helped develop research subsequently adopted in a graduate research article published by the School of Education. Following college, I continued my education and shaped my therapist skills at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology, graduating with a Master of Arts degree, and specializing in Clinical Psychology.

I have worked continuously as a psychotherapist, and became a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in 2001. My experience is varied, having worked in an agency setting for two years, in a hospital setting for over ten years, and in private practice the past six years. During this time, I have professionally assessed thousands of patients, and have counseled hundreds of therapy clientele. It is this knowledge and experience that I bring with me to every session to help ensure you are getting the best possible care.
Practice Specialties or Interests:

(Strengths are
in bold text)
Anxiety Disorders/Phobias
Relationship Issues
Adjustment Disorder
Adult Children of Alcoholics
Anger Management
Bipolar Disorder
Child Abuse
Cognitive Disorders
Communication Disorders
Conduct Disorder
Domestic Violence
Dually Diagnosed Individuals
Ethnic/Cultural Issues
Gay/Lesbian Issues
Gender Identity
Impulse Control Disorders
Life Transitions
Men's Issues
Oppositional Defiant Disorder
Parenting Issues
Personal Growth
Personality Disorders
Sexual Abuse
Sleep Disorders
Stress Management
Women's Issues
Family therapy
Marital/Couples therapy
Age Specialties: Children
Session Formats: Individual
Treatment Approaches: Behavioral
Family Systems
Play Therapy
Additional Demographic Expertise: African American
Latino American
Middle Eastern
Additional Languages: Polish
Education: Bachelor of Science/Psychology
Loyola University/Chicago, 1993

Master of Arts/Clinical Psychology
Argosy University/Illinois School of Professional Psychology, 1999
License #: 180004271
License State: Illinois
Professional Affiliations:
Illinois Counseling Association
Illinois Mental Health Counselors Association
Fee Schedule: Individual treatment: initial consultation $130, additional sessions $110.
Family, Marital and Couples treatment: Initial consultation $150, additional sessions $130. I may offer a rate reduction for those who are under financial hardship or are self-pay.
Accepted Insurance: Any PPO (with Out-of-Network Benefits)
APS Healthcare
Beacon Health Options (ValueOptions)
Beech Street
Blue Cross
Blue Shield
MHNet Behavioral Health
Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS)
United Behavioral Health (UBH)
Insurance and Billing Instructions: Please provide insurance information at time appointment is made to allow time to check benefits and eligibility. I am a preferred provider on many insurance panels. If I am not an in network preferred provider with your insurance I will inquire about your out of network benefits. Out of pocket payments are accepted by cash or check for those without insurance or who chose not to use their insurance.
Office Hours: Mondays & Tuesdays: 9 AM-9 PM & some Fridays 2 PM-5 PM
Driving Directions: From Lakeshore Drive: Exit Belmont Ave. Go west to 1300 W. Belmont. From I94/Dan Ryan Expressway: Exit Belmont Ave. Go east to 1300 W. Belmont.

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Additional Comments: I try to be directly available when you call. If you leave a message I will try to call you back as soon as possible the same day. Please allow 12 to 24 hours for return call for initial appointments. Appointments will be made within one week of initial contact.

Robert J. Bania, MA, LCPC, Counselor / Therapist in Chicago

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Chicago, IL 60643
Chicago, IL 60616
Chicago, IL 60640

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In Practice Since:  1993
Gender:  Male
Accepting New Clients:  Yes
Sliding Fee Scale:  Yes
Prescribe Medication:  No
Wheelchair Accessible:  Yes
Public Transportation:  Yes

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