Aneka Spencer

(LCSW)
Therapist Aneka Spencer Photo

About Me

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Illinois with 3 years of experience working as a psychotherapist. I have worked with clients whose concerns range from mild to moderate anxiety, mild to moderate depression, self-esteem issues, and general stress. I have worked in the field of social work, school social work, community social work and mental health for over 8 years. During this time, I have assisted individuals and families connect with local community agencies who aide with homelessness, domestic violence, substance abuse and suicide prevention.

As a therapist my primary objective is to offer empathetic listening, support and a non-biased perspective. Utilizing a combination of Solution Focused Therapy and components of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, I offer professional yet empathetic listening. I believe in treating everyone with respect and dignity.

I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Self esteem
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Relationship issues , Grief , Anger management , Depression , Compassion fatigue , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Body Image , Communication Problems , Family Problems , Self-Love , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #149.020415 (Expires: 2022-02-28)


Reviews

Written by G.R. on Oct 27, 2021 after therapy with Aneka for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, and career difficulties

Aneka and I have met once and I can already tell that she is very knowledgeable and truly cares about my wellbeing. I was looking for a therapist that I can be a team with, and I definitely found that in her!

Written by P.A. on Oct 27, 2021 after therapy with Aneka for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and grief

I have only worked a few sessions with Aneka Spencer, but she has a variety of ways to cope with my situation and ask the exact questions of me I need to answer, even if they are tough. She has a kind per who also sees driven to help others in a professional way. I would like to give another review in a few weeks. Thank you.

Written by C.H. on Sep 28, 2021 after therapy with Aneka for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and adhd

Aneka is very thoughtful, warm, and perceptive, an excellent listener, and has been a tremendous resource for me. I'm lucky to have been able to get her perspective during a difficult time in my life, and highly recommend her.

Written by C.A. on Sep 25, 2021 after therapy with Aneka for 3 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Aneka was lovely to speak to as she listened to me unconditionally and was able to provide me with insight and tools. She would check up on me weekly and read my journal entries to keep updated with my life. Aneka was empathic and honest. My short time working with her made me feel better.

Written by T.A. on Aug 16, 2021 after therapy with Aneka for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Definitely a great match for me. She’s extremely intuitive and compassionate.

Written by M.Y. on Aug 12, 2021 after therapy with Aneka for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

She is very informative, she listens intuitively and gives great resources. She follows up with prior session discussions and gives closure to previous topics before moving on.

Written by G.A. on Aug 12, 2021 after therapy with Aneka for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I've just started my treatment with Aneka, but so far so good. She's very helpful and is very sincere. She truly wants you to get better and is flexible with her availability which is helpful if you have work and want to schedule around that.

Written by E.D. on Jun 22, 2021 after therapy with Aneka for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

I have only had a few sessions, and therefore can't give a long-term review, but has been very helpful so far!

Written by D.O. on Mar 20, 2021 after therapy with Aneka for 1 month on issues concerning trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She is a attentive counselor who cares about the well being of her clients. I find it easy to talk to and she provides a safe place for you to talk and unwind. I am appreciative to have her as a counselor. She provides resources that are user friendly and impactful on self care and awareness.