Jillian Clarke Baltrukonis, LCSW, Clinical Social Work in Chicago, Illinois, 60657

Jillian Clarke Baltrukonis, LCSW

Jillian Clarke Baltrukonis, LCSW

Professions: Clinical Social Worker, Psychotherapist, Marriage & Family Therapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCSW
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 13956
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3166 N Lincoln Avenue
Suite 211
Chicago, Illinois 60657
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Maybe you want to handle stress better. Maybe your relationships are not what you want them to be. Maybe someone you trust suggested that "you should see someone" about a problem you are having. Whatever the reason, you are welcome in my office. With my initial experience in an inpatient behavioral health unit of a hospital, I have had the opportunity to work adult men and women of all backgrounds with both brief and chronic mood disorders (including depression and anxiety) and psychosis, life adjustment or grief and loss issues, substance abuse and dependence, and family or relational problems.
I take a psychodynamic and insight-oriented approach, as I find it is the most effective for the client. The therapeutic relationship is an incredibly unique and helpful one that most people have not experienced, as the focus of the relationship is entirely on the client.
In therapy, I provide a warm, welcoming, open, and nonjudgmental environment for people to explore themselves and issues. In this way, I also provide a safe and nonthreatening platform that strongly encourages personal growth. Everyone has such strong potential inside, and this relationship fosters that potential

Email or Call Jillian Clarke Baltrukonis, LCSW at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 13956

More Info About My Practice

Please feel free to call me for a complimentary phone assessment.

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

I developed a motto for my practice, "Because your potential is waiting." To me, the purpose of psychotherapy is to learn more fully about yourself and your strengths, combined with past experiences, in order to live your life in the most healthy and fulfilling way.

On the Fence About Going to Therapy?

Your potential is always worth at least an initial phone call assessment. While not everyone is ready or willing to take part in such an intimate journey, many people are but need to feel comfortable in taking the first step. If after the phone assessment you still feel that you are not ready, please know that we as therapists will be there for you should that feeling change.

What I Say to People Concerned about the Therapy Process

Again, therapy is a voluntary experience between the therapist and client. The work a client and therapist do together is within the confines and context of an office, a space provided for the client that is a safe, warm, and nonjudgmental platform to explore issues, sometimes which are painful. The client's immediate emotional experience of the topics lead the therapy. If at any point the client feels emotionally overwhelmed, this is immediately explored or the topic is postponed, whichever the client prefers and is tolerant of. It is also important to be reminded that the client is never alone in this process, that the therapist provides unconditional support and for this reason clients often progress in resolving their issues.

The Duration and Frequency of Therapy

Therapy is a collaborative process and relationship between the client and therapist and, unless court mandated, is completely voluntary on both parts. Some people engage in therapy with no thoughts on how long it is anticipated to last, while others are seeking short term, brief therapy (which is often utilized for a specific problem). As long as the client feels comfortable and motivated within therapy, therapy will continue.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Adults


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Career Choice
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fertility Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Schizophrenia
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Psychodynamic

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