About Me

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Counselor in Illinois. I have been a social worker for over 12 years and have worked with individuals with a variety of concerns, including mood disorders, anxiety, OCD, addictions, chronic medical conditions, homelessness, financial difficulties, and relationship/boundary issues. I earned my Master of Social Work (MSW) degree and CADC certification from Loyola University Chicago in 2010. I love helping people, and I feel it is a gift to journey through triumphs and challenges with individuals I counsel.

I believe in meeting people where they are at and helping them to take small steps or huge leaps in the directions they’d like to go. I generally use humanistic, client-centered, strengths-based, motivational interviewing, and cognitive-behavioral therapy modalities. However, my therapeutic approach is based on the individual, and I welcome feedback so I can best understand and address each person’s needs.

If you are reading this, you’ve already shown great courage by reaching out. I am ready to keep taking next steps with you and will provide plenty of encouragement along the way!

I look forward to meeting and working with you soon!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing

Years of Experience: 12

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #149.015391 (Expires: 2023-11-30)

LCSW #CW019051 (Expires: 2023-02-28)


Reviews

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

Written by D.O. on Aug 09, 2022 after therapy with Deanne for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, family conflicts, coping with life changes, trauma and abuse, adhd, and parenting issues

Deanne is a wonderful human being. She is intelligent, insightful, caring, and giving of herself. She always does her best to meet her client’s needs, and I have been 100% satisfied with her.

Written by K.E. on Jul 10, 2022 after therapy with Deanne for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder

My very first time reaching for therapy and words can't describe the amazing and supportive experience i've had and continue having with my therapist Deanne Bajaj.

Written by A.L. on Jun 26, 2022 after therapy with Deanne for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Deanne is wonderful, I've hopped therapists a few times but I'm sticking with her. She listens, she gives constructive and actionable feedback, helps me set goals.

Written by J.O. on Jun 11, 2022 after therapy with Deanne for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Deanne is the best hands down ! I love how straight-forward she is and also the real energy she brings to ever session. If you need someone I highly recommend Deanne.

Written by C.H. on Jun 03, 2022 after therapy with Deanne for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder

Deanne is super helpful and keen on what I need, sometimes I didn’t even notice before her. I would definitely recommend her .

Written by Z.A. on May 11, 2022 after therapy with Deanne for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Deanne is the absolute best. She is understanding and really cares. I am very glad to have her as part of my life.

Written by J.A. on May 08, 2022 after therapy with Deanne for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I have just started with her, but she has already proven to be a monumental help. She is very kind, compassionate, and tactful. Deanne is very clear and communative, and is dedicated to working out all of your issues in a way that suits you best. She is incredibly intelligent and I am excited to see where our time together leads.

Written by C.H. on Feb 23, 2022 after therapy with Deanne for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

So far I am really enjoying therapy. I feel Deanne has communicated in a timely matter and always listens fully and gives great advice, encouragement and feedback. Great match!

Written by C.A. on Feb 22, 2022 after therapy with Deanne for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, parenting issues, anger management, and coping with life changes

Deanne is a wonderful person and a fantastic therapist. I’ve only been working with her for a few weeks but it feels like I’ve known her forever. She is a great listener and really takes the time to make you feel understood. I highly recommend Deanne!

Written by M.E. on Feb 21, 2022 after therapy with Deanne for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Deanna is the best! I wasn’t sure what to expect from a therapist but she has exceeded any expectations that I may have had.

Written by H.E. on Nov 29, 2021 after therapy with Deanne for 2 weeks on issues concerning self esteem, eating disorders, and addictions

Deanne is an externally kind and supportive therapist, in the short time I have been working with her she has really helped me to work with and understand some of my difficulties and her support has been unbelievable.
Very grateful to be working with her.

Written by A.N. on Nov 28, 2021 after therapy with Deanne for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, and relationship issues

Deanna has been great from the very beginning. She’s made me feel very comfortable opening up to her, she’s very easy to talk to in our live sessions, and has always been supportive.

Written by S.H. on Nov 27, 2021 after therapy with Deanne for 2 weeks

My first time trying therapy and I have been having a great experience so far. Would highly recommend Deanne to others.

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