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Alethea Gustafson, LCSW

Family conflicts Parenting issues
Video Phone Live Chat Messaging

About me

My name is Alethea Gough, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have worked with families in a clinic setting focused on parenting issues and family dynamics. I have worked with individuals in hospital and skilled care settings on addressing issues such as depression, anxiety, family issues, life choices and transitions, and additional personal issues. I am excited to use this platform to work with individual adults who are looking for a source of support in their lives. I received my MSW at Loyola University Chicago in 2012 and continue to practice in the Chicago area. I believe in using methods that are appropriate for each client and their needs and use a client centered approach. I am happy to be a long term support and a person available to listen and provide feedback with only your wellbeing in mind, and I am also happy to provide more short term and solution focused support. I enjoy supporting people in working toward improved relationships, personal growth, and working through difficult moments in their lives. I am currently providing support while in my home setting and can be flexible with timing for live chats and text conversations. My available schedule times listed are set aside for phone and video call appointments. Please feel free to reach out at any time!

Professional experience

3yrs in practice
Family conflicts Parenting issues

Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, ADHD, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

IL LCSW 149017983


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Alethea Gustafson. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Alethea is very compassionate, good at continuity and follow up, and goes the extra mile to do research and find helpful resources for various questions I've asked. In addition, she makes good use of the worksheets provided by the platform.

Written on Jun 08, 2022 after therapy with Alethea for 1 year and 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and self esteem

I once had a urgent matter happen & I really needed to talk to someone. She responded very quickly, under 10 minutes. That alone says how reliable she is.

Written on Dec 16, 2021 after therapy with Alethea for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Alethea has helped me so much. I'm so greatful for what she has taught me. She's taught me how to control my emotions as well as understand the value of them. I'm so greatful to her.

Written on Sep 20, 2021 after therapy with Alethea for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Although we have only had one appointment, I sincerely enjoyed my session with Alethea. I think we are a good match! Thanks Better Help!

Written on Jul 19, 2021 after therapy with Alethea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, bipolar disorder, and compassion fatigue

Alethea is patient, compassionate, and I believe genuinely concerned about my well-being. She has given me things to consider that have really helped me.

Written on Jul 18, 2021 after therapy with Alethea for 6 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and family conflicts

I completely love working with Alethea! She is so sweet and gives good input. She let's me just get everything off my chest and then we work with what's more important. I personally think she is such a big help.

Written on Feb 05, 2021 after therapy with Alethea for 2 weeks