Clark Beckley,MSW, LCSW

Clark Beckley,MSW, LCSW

Professions: Clinical Social Worker, Marriage & Family Therapist, Mental Health Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Blue Choice
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Cigna
  • Employee Resource Systems (ERS)
  • Humana
  • Humana Military
  • Optum
  • Optum/United Health Care
  • Tricare
  • United Behavioral Health
  • United Health Care
Evening Availability


4745 Main Street
Suite 207
Lisle, Illinois 60532

My Approach to Helping

My approach to working with adolescents, adults, couples, and families is centered on the idea that we are experiencing components of our personal story each and every day. When we conclude a chapter, it can impact the next chapter. By understanding our experiences and crafting our next steps, we can shape our story.

I seek clients who are open to the discovery of their story and how it led them to their current circumstance. I am best able to nurture a relationship with a client that is aware of their reason for seeking support, and who is comfortable with a direct approach to realizing their goals. I have considerable experience working with adolescents and families with a wide range of circumstances, mental health concerns, and supporting those who were in crisis. Additionally, my experience extends to working with adults coping with a life transition, relationships, and mental health issues.

Additionally, I work with clients seeking support in their healing journey as survivors of abuse and other traumas. Also, I appreciate the complex circumstances in working with men and women impacted by domestic violence. My professional experiences in law enforcement and child welfare provides a unique perspective in supporting veterans, medical, public safety, child welfare, and other professionals who are susceptible to experiencing personal, relational, and professional disruption due to post-traumatic stress, secondary traumatic stress, vicarious trauma, and burnout.

More Info About My Practice

As an adoptee, I provide a personal perspective in my supportive work with child, adolescent, and adult adoptees, their families, and birth parents who are experiencing the unique adjustments encountered in the social and family environment.

How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist

My own personal story is a story that produced someone with the scars necessary to have a credible supportive relationship with a variety of clients. That story, the one that ends happily, is built on a foundation of faith, humility, difficult experiences, professional support, and often painful reflection that perpetually supports my clinical perspective. Our stories are the foundation on which we make decisions, choose partners and friends, parent our children, and establish our goals. We can chose to end a chapter and remain with an unfinished narrative, or we can seek the relationships necessary to begin crafting the words, paragraphs, and themes that result in the next chapter.

Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed

Today more than ever, we define success by the "what" that makes us successful rather than the "how" we are successful. Those that recognize the journey necessary to realize personal and emotional success are often those that also recognize that their brokenness includes a tremendously courageous story of conquering shame, guilt, and extraordinarily difficult circumstances. It is really difficult work, and often takes more time than anyone could imagine. However, the bravery a person models by being vulnerable and the credibility yielded by their emotional and physical scars creates one of the most desirable traits anyone can have... resiliency. Those that recognize their need for support, learning, crafting, and understanding consistently demonstrate the strength necessary to sustain perseverance in many facets of their lives.

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Sexual, emotional, and physical abuse survivors, police officers, firefighters, public safety professionals, child welfare professionals, and adoptees, adoptive parents, and birth parents.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Fertility Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Narcissism
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trichotillomania
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

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