James A. Quandt, LCSW, MSW
|Professions: Clinical Social Work|
|License Status: I'm a licensed professional.|
|Primary Credential: Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) - 149-009502|
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I HELP COUPLES RESTORE SELFLESS LOVING IN MARRIAGE! Please visit the Pathway website for detailed information about my approach. And give me a call! (708) 445-9330 is my direct line. Also, I'm offering a FREE 20-minute phone consultation for first-time callers! Call and leave me a voicemail to request this.
I'd love to try to be helpful if I can!
Email or Call James A. Quandt, LCSW, MSW at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 05740
More Info About My Practice
Able to bill insurance. Also, discounts are available!
My Role as a Therapist
My role is to try to help! I try to ask questions that help a person think things through. Many times in life, we think the same thoughts over and over without resolution, but a professional asking questions might help one get to other thoughts or get to a course of action. And when married couples come in, I might be able to recommend a specific approach that might help bring new solutions to old issues. Finally, I must say that I am simply a professional trying to help, but I believe that ultimately it is God who helps us.
The Duration and Frequency of Therapy
The duration of therapy depends upon three things: the issue, the client's wishes, and the counselor. As such, I believe there is no pat answer to how long therapy takes. At Pathway, the majority of clients have marriage as one of the issues they wish to address. With this, some counselors elsewhere tend to have protracted periods of seeing the clients; but at Pathway, the approach is often much briefer. This is not because the number of sessions is limited (although it seems managed care insurance wants to limit it!). Rather, many Pathway marriage clients experience growth so do not feel the need to keep coming here perpetually. Of course, this is not guaranteed. Clients who need a longer period of time may continue; some issues are just more difficult than others. This also includes those clients who are not here for marriage issues.
The process of terminating therapy may be initiated either by therapist or client at any time; therapist-initiated termination happens if the therapist feels ill-equipped to provide help or further help, as the only ethical thing is to try to help the client get good help somewhere else (the offering of referrals) rather than feigning ability to help the client. Termination should involve discussion when possible. The goal of therapy, or stopping therapy, is to be helpful to the client!
Services I Provide
- Individual Therapy & Counseling
- Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
Ages I Work With
Groups I Work With
Married Couples, individuals, some sexual issues, marital unfaithfulness
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