Susan Schaffer,Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Susan Schaffer,Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Telehealth Available
Professions: Clinical Social Worker
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Social Worker - 149009022
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
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601 Skokie Blvd
Northbrook, Illinois 60062

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My Approach to Helping

Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start….Nido Qubein. Life will always present challenges and sometimes can be complicated with feelings of depression or anxiety. I believe by examining the relationship between an individual’s thoughts and behaviors and the identification of appropriate coping skills, quality of life can improve. With 24 years of experience, I have supported adults presenting with mental health needs andor complex co-morbidities; ensuring needs are met in the most appropriate setting. A warm and empathic environment is provided to increase your comfort and confidence in sharing your life experiences. I believe in a client-centered approach, exploring all facets of an individual’s life; highlighting individual strengths to achieve personal goals. Collaborating with families and coordinating care with other providers is emphasized. Motivational interviewing and solution-focused techniques are employed as we partner together.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Coaching
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    I specialize working with individuals struggling with Depression, Anxiety, Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective, Bipolar Disorder, and complicated with medical andor substance abuse co-morbidities. In addition, I am a Certified Grief Counselor Specialist.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Borderline
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Depression
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Isolation
  • Psychosis
  • Schizophrenia
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

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