Austin Tyus-Michalak


Austin Tyus-Michalak


Telehealth Available
Professions: Clinical Social Worker
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCSW - 149021934
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Cigna
  • Coventry
  • Optum
  • Optum/United Health Care
  • Oscar Health Insurance Co.
  • United Behavioral Health
  • United Health Care
Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability


Berwyn, Illinois 60402
Forest Park, Illinois 60130

My Approach to Helping

Life will never ask for your permission to throw curve balls and obstacles your way. With effective tools and strategies, you can feel confident to take on life’s challenges. My primary focus as your provider is to assist and guide you through the journey of healing. I make it a priority to align my treatment approach to your particular needs. It goes without saying that you are the true leader of your story, considering that you are in fact the author. I allow my patients to lead the sessions while providing support, validation and insight along the way.

I have experience working in both inpatient and outpatient settings, focusing on assisting individuals with developing healthy coping skills to manage daily stressors. I specialize in utilizing a variety of effective intervention approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), strengths based, solution focused, harm reduction and crisis intervention. I also utilize several components of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) consisting of distress tolerance, emotional regulation and mindfulness techniques.

My mission is to assist you with achieving your goals in a safe and inviting clinical setting. Taking the first step can certainly be difficult. Simply thinking about change can be overwhelming and intimidating. Through collaboration, we will develop a treatment plan that will be centered around growth and healing.
I look forward to working with you!

Services I Provide

  • Consultation
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Family Problems
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Stress

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

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