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Andrea Rako, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Grief Anger management Depression
Video Phone Live Chat Messaging

About me

I am licensed in both Illinois and Missouri as an LCSW. I have over 25 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, end of life care, coping with grief and loss, anger management, chronic mental illness, and aging concerns. My work has allowed me the privilege of working with people across the lifespan, from infants to the aged. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. I like to use an eclectic mix of therapy types, but do use a lot of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) as well as Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT). You are the expert on you and I will always respect that. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you.

Professional experience

25yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions Grief Anger management Depression

Additional areas of focus: Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation / Loneliness, Midlife Crisis, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Young Adult Issues

Services offered

Video
Phone
Live Chat
Messaging

License information

IL LCSW 149.006966

MO LCSW 2022034062

Reviews

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Above and beyond- amazing

Written on Jan 12, 2024 after therapy with Andrea for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Andrea is the best, she always responds to my messages quickly, she takes all my issues seriously and makes me feel heard and understood. When I started therapy I was in a really bad place but our sessions got me through it. She goes above and beyond, even checks in to see how I’m doing if I haven’t been keeping up with our sessions, I couldn’t ask for a better therapist.

Written on Oct 10, 2023 after therapy with Andrea for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

She’s fantastic and I couldn’t be happier to have been matched with her.

Written on Oct 05, 2023 after therapy with Andrea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and compassi

She is very caring, supportive, and listens to what I need.

Written on Aug 25, 2023 after therapy with Andrea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, coping with life changes, and adhd

Andrea has really helped me realize a lot about myself in the time since talking with her. A fantastic listener and a viewpoint that makes you feel safe and welcomed. Highly recommend her!

Written on Aug 16, 2023 after therapy with Andrea for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

She is friendly, easy going and listens well. Also she went an extra step and read my poetry.

Written on Aug 14, 2023 after therapy with Andrea for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, self esteem, and coping with life changes