Andrea Freerksen, LCSW, Clinical Social Work in Chicago, Illinois, 60615

Andrea Freerksen, LCSW

Andrea Freerksen, LCSW
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Andrea Freerksen, LCSW

Professions: Clinical Social Worker
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCSW - 149.017168
Verified Credentials
1-800-651-8085 ext. 44325
Accepting new clients - Contact me!
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Office 1
1525 E 53rd St
Suite #503
Chicago, Illinois 60615
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  • Accessible Parking
  • Service Animals Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible Building
  • Wheelchair Accessible Restroom

Billing and Insurance

I am an in-network provider for:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Medicare

Fees: Cash: $120/hour
Sliding scale: $100-$120/hour

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Struggling in relationships, at work or school? Life can be challenging, and sometimes we need extra support. I feel fortunate to be able to use my skills to empower people whose stress has overwhelmed their typical ways of dealing with challenges. Therapy is a safe place where we bear witness to what has already happened, learn new skills to make desired changes, and envision the future to become your best self. My goal with my clients is to build up your strengths so eventually you can stop coming to therapy, or use therapy for maintenance because you feel you can manage better on your own. We will work together to uncover what is holding you back and develop the skills you need to live a rich, full life.

Email or Call Andrea Freerksen, LCSW at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 44325

More Info About My Practice

I'm creative, collaborative, transparent, and directive. I use a collaborative, strengths-based approach that enhances skills you already use to manage stress, mixed with a variety of evidence-based therapeutic techniques: CBT, EMDR, DBT, ACT, and family systems. Rather than just one technique, I tailor my sessions to meet the needs of my client. Since mental and physical health are strongly connected and affect one another, I often use body-centered techniques with my clients to alleviate physical symptoms of stress, such as breathing techniques.

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

I empower clients to overcome problems related to life transitions, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, work and academic stress, relationship and family conflicts, divorce and separation, grief and loss, chronic illness and pain, insomnia, youth behavioral problems, trauma, self-harm, violence, abuse, as well as issues related to marginalized identities (racism, sexism, homo- and trans-phobia). I specialize in treating problems rooted in intense experiences, including trauma. Sometimes what we learn to do to survive a situation ends up creating problems for us later in life.

Services I Provide

  • Art Therapy
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Counseling for Offenders
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English
  • Spanish

Groups I Work With

    Immigrants, Spanish speakers, survivors of trauma and/or violence, students, chronically ill

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Batterer Intervention
  • Behaviorism
  • Bipolar
  • Body Image
  • Borderline
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Disability
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Elder Abuse
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • First Responders
  • Forgiveness
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Identity Issues
  • Immigration issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Incest
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Money and Financial Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Narcissism
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Power
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Racism
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • School issues
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Teen violence/dating violence
  • Terminal Illness
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trichotillomania
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Art Therapy
  • Breathwork
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dance / Movement Therapy (DMT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Parent Work
  • Psychoanalysis / Modern Psychoanalysis
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

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