Karen Schneidman

LCSW

Karen Schneidman

LCSW

Professions: Clinical Social Worker
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Medicare
Evening Availability

Offices

333 Skokie Blvd
suite 114
Northbrook, Illinois 60062

My Approach to Helping

People come to therapy for a variety of reasons. You may be seeking to relieve distress, self-doubt, anxiety, or sadness, and ultimately hoping to achieve greater fulfillment and pleasure from your life. You may want to improve relationships with others along with gaining insight into yourself.
I bring warmth, compassion, and humor to my treatment as I work with adolescents, adults, and elderly patients on a wide variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, adjustment issues, life transitions, relationship conflicts, chronic illness and grief.

My approach to psychotherapy is to provide a warm, safe, and supportive environment where I listen emphatically to help you resolve issues you struggle with. I see therapy as a collaborative process in which we identify your unique concerns, goals, and develop a highly personalized treatment approach. I consider myself an eclectic therapist which means I draw from the following types of treatment depending on what I deem to most effective for your unique set of circumstances. I am skilled in a variety of techniques including Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Psychodynamic therapy. I have a particular interest in the mind-body connection and how the interplay between body and mind affect both mental and physical wellness.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    young adults through the elderly on a wide range of issues including life stage transitions, loss and grief, depression, anxiety, chronic illness, job related stress and relationship problems. My overall goal is to increase one's sense of well being and their ability to obtain more pleasure from their life.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Body Image
  • Cancer
  • Depression
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Isolation
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Esteem
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
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