Robert Dargel, LCSW, CADC, CST, Marriage & Family Therapy in Chicago, Illinois, 60625

Robert Dargel, LCSW, CADC, CST

Robert Dargel, LCSW, CADC, CST
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Robert Dargel, LCSW, CADC, CST

Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychotherapist, Sex Therapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker -- Masters) - 149.011190
Secondary Credential: Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor - 28804
Verified Credentials
1-800-651-8085 ext. 01406
Accepting new clients - Contact me!
Office 1
2547 W. Gunnison Street
Floor 2
Chicago, Illinois 60625
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Billing and Insurance

I am an in-network provider for:

  • Blue Choice
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)

Fees: $150 per session. Extended sessions are available at a pro-rated rate.

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I am practical and down-to-earth and I help explore the discomfort and difficulties you are experiencing in an affirming way. We explore resources and skills that are beneficial to resolving your challenges. I offer feedback and ideas, point out behaviors that complicate progress, and notice possibilities to help you move toward your goals. I am supportive and I focus on building skills to help you feel more self-confident and more connected to people who enhance your well-being. I have always understood that the quality of our lives is about the quality of our relationships, both current relationships and the relationships from the past that continue to echo in your heart and mind. I have advanced training in couples counseling and 30+ years of experience helping couples understand each other and become more conscious in the ways they relate to one another. I help couples identify the challenges/problems and focus on practical ways to improve the relationship. If the relationship is over, I can help say good bye without hostility. The counseling process can be uncomfortable so I work to make it an affirming process where we can sometimes laugh at the ironies of life, at the ways we and others behave and, hopefully, move forward with life in a way that feeds our soul and helps us be the best human being we can be.
Other therapists frequently seek therapy services from me because of my years of experience.

Email or Call Robert Dargel, LCSW, CADC, CST at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 01406

More Info About My Practice

I accept Blue Cross PPO and Blue Choice health plans

Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist

When choosing a therapist it is very important that you have confidence in their skills and that you find it comfortable to share your feelings and your experiences. Just as we get along better with some people better than others, it is important that you feel able to open up and that the advice and feedback you are receiving is practical and useful. Studies about effective therapy indicate that if you feel the therapy is useful and helpful right away that it will prove very helpful in the long run. If it doesnt seem helpful at first, it is unlikely to be helpful in the long run.

How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist

I am practical and down-to-earth in my work with my clients. Life can be challenging and we need to feel that others understand us and care about us. My experiences have humbled me and taught me some things about making life more fulfilling. I continue to learn through my own experiences and from my clients about how to handle life in a way that brings more pleasure and less pain. I am practical and realistic about life and relationships. Often it is our way of handling things that creates problems and we can learn more productive and effective ways of handling situations so we have the outcomes we prefer.

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Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Couples (Gay, Lesbian and Heterosexual), Men, Women, Polyamorous

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fertility Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Panic
  • Physical Abuse
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Anger Management
  • Client-Directed Outcome-Informed Therapy (CDOI)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Contemplative Psychotherapy
  • Depth-Oriented Brief Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Family Attachment Narrative Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Imago Relationship Therapy (IRT)
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Object Relations
  • Possibility Therapy
  • Pragmatic / Experiential Therapy for Couples (PET-C)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Reality Therapy
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Satir Transformational Systemic Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
  • Transactional Analysis

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