Deborah Birch-Gaytan, MA, LCSW, Clinical Social Work in Chicago, Illinois, 60614

Deborah Birch-Gaytan, MA, LCSW

Deborah Birch-Gaytan, MA, LCSW
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Deborah Birch-Gaytan, MA, LCSW

Professions: Clinical Social Worker, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCSW - 149.013893
Verified Credentials
1-800-651-8085 ext. 03745
Accepting new clients - Contact me!
Office 1
2451 N. Lincoln Ave.
Suite 209
Chicago, Illinois 60614
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Billing and Insurance

I am an in-network provider for:

  • Aetna
  • Blue Choice
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Cigna
  • Multiplan PHCS
  • ValueOptions

Fees: $135 per session without insurance

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I want to help you reach your full potential, achieve your goals, and better understand yourself. Through the use of empathy and support I will encourage self-reflection and the use of the strengths you already have. I have helped people attain the relationships they desired, achieve job satisfaction, and feel confident about their bodies and their lives. I have also helped many people successfully navigate through familial concerns, life transitions, identity issues, sexuality issues, depression, anxiety and eating disorders. I am here to help you become the person you want to be.

I have been counseling teens and adults for the past ten years. I have helped individuals, couples and families live happier and more fulfilling lives.

Couples Therapy
I help couples to identify their needs within the relationship and figure out ways they can work together to meet those needs. Needs include, but are not limited to, safety, trust, equality, open communication, intimacy and sex.

Family Therapy
In my work with families I recognize that raising teenagers is a tough job, but also can be very rewarding. Conflict often arises in families with teenagers. My role is to help families better understand each other and to work together to solve problems.

Email or Call Deborah Birch-Gaytan, MA, LCSW at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 03745

More Info About My Practice

My office is located in Lincoln Park. It is two blocks from the Fullerton "L" stop and steps away from the Lincoln Avenue bus line. There is free parking behind the building housing my office.

I accept Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, Magellan and Value Options. If you have another insurance provider I will submit paperwork for reimbursement. Otherwise, my fees are based on a sliding scale.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Parenting
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

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