Tracy McCafferty, MSW, LCSW

Tracy McCafferty, MSW, LCSW

Professions: Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychotherapy
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Social Worker - 149007270
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 23662
Office 1
1955 Raymond Dr, Ste 108
Northbrook, Il. 60062
Northbrook, Illinois 60062
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Billing and Insurance

I am an in-network provider for:

  • Aetna
  • Out of Network
  • APS Healthcare
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield

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It is a new day! TODAY, you are one step closer to the support, guidance, and encouragement that therapy can bring. You have most likely had enough. Enough stress, enough despair or fear, enough sadness, enough worry. And perhaps feel like what you have been doing isn't working, or you don't know what else to do. It is exhausting. When we are no longer able to manage or tolerate something on our own, it is time to take charge and learn how to manage it. I am glad we have found each other. Therapy can shift behavior, attitudes, and thinking in a more positive direction. I know it is not always easy to admit we need support, but the truth is we all need it. Sometimes we get stuck, or locked in repetitive patterns. As we start therapy the goal is to stabilize and manage symptoms such as anxiety and depression. Then we incrementally peel the onion, so to speak. We find our happy. We make decisions about work and career, relationships, hobbies or goals. Perhaps we learn to stop beating ourselves up, or learn it's not our "fault." We gain confidence, we build successes and positivity. We get a new tool box for dealing with anxiety and depression. We come to understand how our past triggers our present and we acknowledge it and respond differently. We forgive ourselves and let ourselves off the hook. We learn to live a happier more meaningful life. No, it is not simple, but you are not alone. We are more than our symptoms. Together we can find your happy.

Email or Call Tracy McCafferty, MSW, LCSW at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 23662

More Info About My Practice

I am an In- Network for Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, APS, and Aetna, I am also an out of network provider for all other insurance companies. Most insurance companies do have out of network benefits for mental health, and in this case, I am happy to present you with a receipt that you can submit for out of network benefits. Therapy Sessions are between 50-60 minutes in length. Sessions are typically scheduled for once a week. Twice weekly sessions are available when extra support is needed. The length of your therapy depends on your unique needs. We will work together to determine when we have reached our desired outcome.

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

I work with a variety of clients ranging in age from 16-60. A majority of the adults I see seek treatment for anxiety, depression, relationship issues, parenting challenges, marital conflict, and work place issues. I specialize in short and long term Psychotherapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). CBT has been widely researched and has been proven to successfully treat anxiety and depression. I have 20+ years experience providing the tools and strategies for positive change. I offer a highly personalized approach and bring empathy, warmth, and humor into the therapeutic relationship.

The adolescents, I see typically start therapy around age 16-17 and find that they are anxious and/or depressed about school/peers/family or college/career. Often they may have moderate to severe symptoms that are making school and relationships difficult. It may even plunge them into despair and hopelessness. It is very common to see this age group experiencing panic attacks, ruminating thoughts, and self harm behaviors. Over the years, I have learned how to effectively partner with families for safety.

I see a number of couples in therapy. Many couples go through hard times and far too often they do not know their "love languages"(The Five love languages, by Gary Chapman)There are often unmet needs in relationships, infidelity, or a breakdown in the connection.

My therapeutic approach is to start where you are and to provide symptom management to build on your strengths.

How Psychotherapy Can Help

Do you find your self saying things like: "I can't turn off my thoughts", "I am tired all the time", "I am anxious all the time", " I don't want to die but I don't want to live like this". Anxiety and depression are the two most common complaints I hear in therapy. It is hard to manage symptoms of anxiety and depression on our own. There are different types of depression and anxiety. We can work together to identify your type and learn your needs, goals, and desires to live more fully. If you suffer from some form of anxiety or depression, we can learn to better understand the role it has in your life, and together we can find the most effective tools and techniques to help you manage. At times depression and anxiety can rob us of the life we really want to be living. I will hold you up while we actively seek positive change together.

Services I Provide

  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
  • Other

Ages I Work With

  • Adults


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Breakup
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emptiness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Esteem
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Parent Work
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT)
  • Relational Psychotherapy

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