Adam Nelson, LSW

Adam Nelson, LSW

Professions: Clinical Social Worker
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Social Worker - 150.015811
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 29864
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1502 W. Chicago Ave.
Suite 1
Chicago, Illinois 60642
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Billing and Insurance

I am an in-network provider for:

  • Blue Choice Health Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

Fees: $130 per session.

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Individual Therapy:

In our digitally connected society it is harder than ever to simply be present to our experience. Individual therapy offers the benefits of another person's regular, focused attention, which can feel both liberating and scary. My role is to co-create a trusting relationship in which clients can safely explore what brought them to therapy free of shame, stigma, or judgment.

At the core of my work is the belief that healthy relationships with oneself and others are what make life meaningful. My approach is relational and oriented towards developing self-awareness and self-acceptance, and to understanding behaviors that are unhealthy or incompatible with client's values or goals, supporting them in making changes. I recognize that we become who we are through our relationships with ourselves and others, and see therapy as a natural context for developing new ways of relating, strengthening vulnerable aspects of one?s self-identity, and creating greater congruence between one's inner and outer lives.

I work from an integrative framework and tailor therapy to your values, goals, strengths, and background. As we develop possible ways of understanding and managing problems, I provide a genuine, accepting, and supportive partnership.

Relationship Therapy:

In relationship therapy the focus is on exploring how you and your partner communicate, manage conflicts, and negotiate your differences. Over the course of our work we will build on the existing strengths of your relationship as we identify problematic patterns and their impact, experiment with new ways of relating and handling conflict, and create new possibilities for moving forward. If you or your partner are already in individual therapy, we will address individual issues insofar as they pertain to the relationship. In some cases, I may suggest individual therapy to one or both partners to offer a venue for addressing individual issues more deeply.

Sometimes, over the course of therapy, a couple will realize they are not right for one another and choose to part ways. That is okay -- relationship therapy can help bring greater clarity and intention to that process. My role is not to invest in any particular outcome but rather to help guide couples through exploring and identifying what feels right for them.

Email or Call Adam Nelson, LSW at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 29864

More Info About My Practice

If cost is a significant barrier (if you have an out-of-network insurance plan or high deductible) in some cases I can offer a reduced fee. In addition, Lotus Center has a supervised graduate intern with a rate of $30 per session.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Nonbinary, Questioning.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Individuation
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Perfectionism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Values Clarification
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy

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