Philip Osborne, LCPC, LMFT

Philip Osborne, LCPC, LMFT

Professions: Mental Health Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor - 180-004808
Secondary Credential: Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist - 166-000578
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 02803
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Office 1
2530 Crawford Ave., #304
Evanston, Illinois 60201
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Billing and Insurance

I am an in-network provider for:

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cigna
  • Magellan Health Services
  • United Behavioral Health
  • UnitedHealthcare

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My office is a comfortable sanctuary, where you are treated with dignity and respect, and where you can openly explore your concerns. What we talk about will be kept confidential and not be judged. If you make an appointment, I will look forward to meeting you and finding out why you are seeking help at this time.

As I get to know you, I will seek to understand what you are going through, learn what you are expecting from counseling, and with you, set goals for our time together.

One of my goals is that at the end of each session, you will leave feeling accepted, more hopeful, and more confident.

Email or Call Philip Osborne, LCPC, LMFT at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 02803

More Info About My Practice

You have the option of using your insurance (I file for you) or paying privately. I am in-network for most insurance networks.

My office is in a professional office building near the Old Orchard Exit of I-94. Hours include evening appointments.

You may leave confidential messages on my voice mail. I take calls myself and return messages promptly. I also respond to emails and text messages.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I've been a therapist for a long time and thus have experience with many different types of client concerns. My specialties include stress and general anxiety; relationships; conflict management and communication; marital affairs; separation, divorce and visitation; anger; alcohol misuse; and self-acceptance and goal-setting.

Depending on what you need, I will provide some combination of three styles of counseling. First, my counseling is solution-focused, meaning that we will spend more time on your present situation than on your past as we look for solutions to your concerns.

Second, my counseling is cognitive-behavioral, which means that I provide training in new ways of thinking and behaving; I will use exercises and other assignments to do so.

Third, my counseling is systems oriented, which means that I am interested in the patterns in the ways you connect with others; I will offer guidance for changing the patterns that haven't worked well for you.

I believe that this approach leads to self-acceptance, confidence, and meaningful change.

How Psychotherapy Can Help

Life presents challenges--expected life transitions, unforeseen crises, and times when you simply feel stuck and need help moving on. During such times, you can benefit by talking to someone who is a good listener, supportive and nonjudgmental, and also able to offer feedback and suggestions when you desire this.

How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist

Through my own life's journey, I have become more accepting and supportive of those in emotional pain, having gone through my own times when I needed acceptance, support, and guidance.

I have learned a great deal from my wife, clients, and friends about the importance of gender and power.

I am respectful of cultural differences, having lived in other countries myself.

Services I Provide

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

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Individuals, couples, parents, young adults

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Breakup
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Power
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Anger Management
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Emotional Freedom Technique
  • Emotional Transformation Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Positive Psychology
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Systems Theory /Therapy

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