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Andrew J. Pakis MA, LCSW, BCD

Office: 53 W JACKSON BLVD
1511 W THORNDALE AVE #3E
CHICAGO, IL 60660
Phone: 773 316 0299
Cell Phone: (773) 316-0299
E-mail:
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Profession: Clinical Social Worker/Therapist
Services: Psychotherapy/Counseling
Coaching
Critical Incident Stress Debriefing
Employee Assistance Counseling
Practice Description: Are there issues in your life related to your primary relationship, work competence, social activities and family? Do these issues create roadblocks and obstacles that cause you to feel depressed, anxious, angry and frustrated?

I have had twenty plus years of experience working with individuals, couples, teens and families who come from all walks of life. Members of the gay community have also been a significant part of my practice.

I understand the pressures and demands that accompany many a career path. I have worked with career professionals, lawyers, clergy, stock and bond brokers, and traders, bankers, IT technicians, law-enforcement officers and personnel, marketing and human resource specialists, and trainees. Whether you are a state or federal employee, factory or assembly line worker, independent business owner, or a contractor, we all have similar issues. I try to help you raise your interpersonal growth and professionalism to the highest level possible.

Is stress responsible for many of your issues? Can these issues create feelings that affect other aspects of your life? Do you try to resolve these issues but end up with little or no lasting progress? Are you left disappointed, blaming yourself or others?

I have the expertise that can address issues related to a stressful lifestyle. Stress brings anxiety and depression. Stress has no boundaries, but all who make an effort to resolve these related problems can learn to manage and/or eliminate these issues. Who knows you better than you do, and what you don't know you can learn. This is how you can take charge of your life and make it better, more enjoyable.

So many of us experience these same merry-go-round difficulties. You need to know that you are very capable of resolving and managing these issues for a better more satisfying life. Understanding your individual strengths and abilities are essential to making the most of your opportunities and building your self confidence and personal satisfaction

Call or e-mail me for a free phone consultation.There is much more to gain when you take that first step.
Practice Specialties or Interests:

(Strengths are
in bold text)
Anxiety Disorders/Phobias
Stress Management
OCD
Addictions
Adult Children of Alcoholics
Alcoholism
Anger Management
Bipolar Disorder
Cognitive Disorders
Depression
Eating Disorders
Gay/Lesbian Issues
Grief/Loss
Men's Issues
Parenting Issues
Relationship Issues
Self-esteem
Smoking Cessation
Substance Abuse
Women's Issues
Age Specialties: Adolescents
Adults
Elders
Session Formats: Individual
Couples
Treatment Approaches: Behavioral
Cognitive/Cognitive-Behavioral
Eclectic
Existential/Humanistic
Hypnotherapy
Interpersonal
Psychodynamic
Psychosocial
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
SELF-ESTEEM EGO STATES THERAPY
Additional Demographic Expertise: African American
Christian
Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender
Jewish
Education: BS IN COMMERCE
DePAUL UNIVERSITY, 1986

MA, UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, 1988

DOCTORAL CANDIDATE
INSTITUTE FOR CLINICAL SOCIAL WORK, 1995
License #: 149002802
License State: Illinois
Additional Licenses/ Certifications: MA, LCSW, BCD
Professional Affiliations:
ILLINOIS SOCIETY FOR CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKERS
AMERICAN BOARD OF EXAMINERS IN CLINICAL SOCIAL WORK
SOCIETY FOR EXPERIMENTAL HYPNOSIS
AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR CLINICAL HYPNOSIS
Fee Schedule: 100.00-120.00 per hr
Accepted Insurance: Any PPO (with Out-of-Network Benefits)
Aetna
Anthem
Beacon Health Options (ValueOptions)
Blue Cross
Blue Shield
CIGNA
CORPHEALTH
Empire BlueCross BlueShield
Humana
Magellan
Managed Health Network (MHN)
PacifiCare
Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS)
UNICARE
United Behavioral Health (UBH)
UnitedHealthcare
Office Hours: 8AM/8PM
Additional Comments: In therapy, together we will look at obstacles and roadblocks and begin to find ways to remove or manage them. We will employ individualized approaches to help you gain the self esteem, confidence, and emotional stability you desire. Making choices that work, expanding your perception, thinking differently and putting these into practice begin to improve your feelings and behavior. Judgment of self and others is another state of mind that needs attention.

In all of this, one extremely important part of any lifestyle is the ability to see and appreciate and embrace a needed sense of humor. We need to find ways not to take ourselves to seriously especially when stressed. This perspective helps in reducing and managing stress and in just feeling better. Humor just helps take the edge off.

Successful therapy achieves lasting satisfaction and self-confidence. This happens when we expand your self-awareness and self-acceptance. Self-awareness and self-acceptance are what bring you the quality and richness in life that no matter what happens can sustain you and give you the strength and confidence you need to remain emotionally stable and secure.
 

Andrew J. Pakis MA, LCSW, BCD, Therapist in CHICAGO

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CHICAGO, IL 60660
(773) 316 0299

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In Practice Since:  1986
Gender:  Male
Accepting New Clients:  Yes
Sliding Fee Scale:  Yes
Prescribe Medication:  No
Wheelchair Accessible:  Yes
Public Transportation:  Yes

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