Ron Pajak, LCSW

Ron Pajak, LCSW

Professions: Clinical Social Work, Mental Health Counseling, Psychotherapy
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Social Worker Masters
Verified Credentials
1-800-651-8085 ext. 27539
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5115 N Ravenswood Ave
2nd fl.
Chicago, Illinois 60640 - United States
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Billing and Insurance

I am an in-network provider for:

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Choice Health Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cigna

Fees: A no-charge 20-minute consultation is available.

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I use an interactive approach to better understand your perspective, engaging with you by asking deep questions. We'll work in an inviting and safe space so you can grow and discuss your concerns. I'm interested in the role personal narrative and self-exploration can play in identifying patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving. This process helps you define your own goals.

From there, we'll discover the obstacles to reaching these goals, then explore options for removing these barriers. I use an integrative approach that is strongly grounded in family systems and psychodynamic theory. I've worked with a variety of populations, of various ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, genders, and socioeconomic classes.

I'm especially interested in life's challenges, loss and grief, trauma, men's issues, depression and anxiety, and the creative process. I help couples, individuals, and groups, and am highly experienced assisting LGBT populations, especially with issues such as self-esteem, family dynamics, and relationships.

My artistic background means I'm fascinated by the creative process, and keenly aware of the need to support, nurture, and integrate the creative process into therapy. It's worth exploring the challenges of pursuing your passion while meeting the demands of daily life.

Email or Call Ron Pajak, LCSW at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 27539

More Info About My Practice

I hold office hours both in Andersonville and the Loop. My first appointment is at 11 AM, my last one at 9 PM.

Currently I accept Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO , Blue Choice, Aetna and Cigna insurance. Of course self-pay is always an option.

Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist

A good fit is essential for good therapy. I offer and encourage a no-charge 20-minute consultation as an informal way to assess fit, either via telephone or in person.

The Duration and Frequency of Therapy

My approach is a 3-step process. First you, the client, determine what your goal or goals are regarding our work together. This usually unfolds in the initial weeks. Then together we determine the obstacles that get in the way of you achieving your goal(s). Finally, we construct a way to manage these obstacles in such as that you are now able to navigate around, over or through them. Our work is complete when this is accomplished. Initially, I strongly recommend weekly sessions.

Services I Provide

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

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Breakup
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Fear
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Shame
  • Stress

Types of Therapy

  • Bibliotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Psychodynamic

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