James Weiss,LCSW

James Weiss,LCSW

Telehealth Available
Professions: Psychotherapist, Clinical Social Worker
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Socail Worker
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1609 Sherman Ave.
Suite 319
Evanston, Illinois 60201

My Approach to Helping

I have always found it difficult to answer questions about therapeutic models because the question implies fitting people into specific causal patterns based on limited information. The idea of what was originally called \"eclectic\" therapy, which evolved into a more respected \"integrated therapy\" seemed more respectful of the uniqueness of people. So, I was impressed early on with Internal Family Systems, which incorporates ideas from many schools of thought. It acknowledges individuals\' resilience and resourcefulness in terms of parts of who they are and the different roles each part plays, and respects how people think and what they believe based on their life experiences; it acknowledges the complexity of who we are and how we survive. I believe that people know more about their lives than I do, and my approach is collaborative and affirming. While behavior change, particularly in crises, is primary, I feel that our beliefs effect our behavior, our work, our relationships - in short, how we process our world and everything we do. I feel I can help clients get to a place where they can reinterpret their experiences and reevaluate their beliefs so that they begin to experience life with more freedom, more choices. So, returning to the question of the \"model\", it is whatever is an intellectual and emotional fit for my clients and their own \"internal families\" and what is helpful to them in understanding and becoming comfortable with who they are.

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    In the early 90\'s, I found myself working at an agency that used a multimodal approach to sexual abuse with individuals and families. I was one of the first male therapists to work with adult survivors of physical, emotional and sexual abuse. Also, I work well with adolescents and adults in their twenties who are negotiating personal and environmental challenges.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Physical Abuse
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trust Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

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