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Andrea Rako, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Grief Anger management Depression
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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

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

License information

IL LCSW 149.006966

MO LCSW 2022034062


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Andrea Rako. 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.

Amdrea has been extremely beneficial to my journey of becoming the best version of myself. She gives immediate feedback, validates, challenges, and is relatable.
I am more than pleased with my match!

Written on Jan 29, 2023 after therapy with Andrea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and grief

Andrea is a very relaxed and welcoming person. I don’t feel pressure or stress talking to her! She always makes me feel heard and understood.

Written on Jan 28, 2023 after therapy with Andrea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd