Alan Levy,PhD

Alan Levy,PhD

Telehealth Available
Professions: Clinical Social Worker, Psychoanalyst, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCSW - 149-006484
Secondary Credential: LMSW - 8421066
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage


465 Central Avenue
Suite 203
Northfield, Illinois 60093

My Approach to Helping

I work to develop a close, collaborative relationship within which we can identify and understand the causes of your reactions. We use this new understanding so you can move ahead in your life. Rather than just teaching skills, I believe that the relationship itself, the emotional bond that forms from a deep collaboration, engenders genuine, fundamental growth. For this to develop your therapist must be deeply thoughtful, respectful, collaborative and engaging. I actively work to create an environment in which you are free to explore your thoughts, reactions and feelings, examine them in a deeper context, and develop a greater sense of your wishes and needs. This experience naturally facilitates new possibilities and leads to your living a life that feels more full and meaningful.

More Info About My Practice

As a relational psychoanalyst, I have had five years of intensive training beyond graduate education. My work helps people navigate current life challenges and transcend long-standing difficulties.

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

The essence of one's difficulties isn't always so clear and, even when it is, it is not so simple to make enduring changes. In my view therapy deepens your understanding of your needs and feelings, and it helps you find new ways of meeting life's challenges. The most effective therapy helps you develop the freedom to reflect upon your experience, become clearer about your needs and those of others, and use this to find more genuine ways of living.

Services I Provide

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Adults and Young Adults undergoing life transitions who feel stuck, lost or overwhelmed. Young adults finding direction in life. Physical illness and disability. Trauma survivors. Parents of children who are having difficulties. People with concerns about relational patterns that have been been painful.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Disability
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Learning Difficulties
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Rejection
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Somatization
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

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