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Stephen Brown LCSW

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 10 years of therapeutic experience. I entered the social work field to fulfill my passion for helping the most vulnerable among us.  I have been enriched by my experiences working with persons with serious mental illness, substance use disorders and homelessness in the emergency room at the University of Illinois Hospital

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My compassion for the vulnerable and the marginalized is the foundation of my therapeutic practice.  I work with those who may have been chronically invalidated because of their race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Here are some of the areas I can help you with:

·      The work we do in a session will allow you to build skills that combat depression and anxiety. 

·      I work to help my clients heal from grief and trauma. 

·      I provide guidance and support during life transitions and assist you in delving into your truest desires.  It is a privilege to walk with you and witness the transformation from a life of feeling stuck into having a meaningful and mission driven life.

·      If you are struggling with your job or career, I can take you on a journey to find greater satisfaction in your present job or help you transition to one that is more meaningful and satisfying.

·      I also have experience with motivational interviewing and strengthening your resolve to overcome substance use issues.​

My style is eclectic, integrating the best of evidence-based treatment modalities.  I have seen amazing results assisting my clients by using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.  In these sessions we learn to overcome:

·      unhealthy self - talk,

·      anxious rumination,

·      distorted beliefs that cause unwanted behaviors,

·      all the while learning to remain at peace in the present moment. 

As a person of faith, I can help you develop a more robust spiritual life. I work with those who have a desire to find their authentic spiritual identity. 

I believe that everyone has exceptional natural strengths and aptitudes and I look forward to helping you tap into yours!   Through treatment my clients learn how fulfilling life truly can be!