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Christopher McFarland, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Self esteem, Motivation Depression
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About me

I am licensed in Illinois with over 25 years of professional work experience in Child Welfare Services, Inpatient and Outpatient Substance Use Treatment, and Supportive Therapy in Private Practice.

I like to use an eclectic approach which draws on techniques from more than one type of therapy. I use whatever is best suited to meet the patients’ needs, with a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychoanalysis, and Person-Centered Therapy. I use clinical expertise to guide my practice and tailor therapy to the individual client.

I have extensive experience in helping clients with Substance Use Disorders, assisting clients to cope with problematic drinking and other substances, coping with family problems related to substance abuse, motivation to change, self-esteem, and self-confidence. I have 12 step experience and experience working with individuals with depression and anxiety.

I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

Professional experience

8yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions Self esteem, Motivation Depression

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

IL LCSW 149.024919


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

Christopher is a consistent presence for me. He provides feedback and insights that help me focus and work on the areas that will improve my life. I greatly value our conversations and while heartedly recommend him.

Written on Dec 15, 2023 after therapy with Christopher for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, anger management, coaching, and adhd