Edilberto (Bert) Bibat

LCPC

About Me

Hello and welcome!
My name is Bert Bibat. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and National Certified Counselor. I have been working in the field of counseling and psychotherapy for over 25 years and continue to find my work personally rewarding. I currently maintain a private practice in DesPlaines, Illinois where I provide Individual, Couples, Family and Group therapy for those suffering with chemical and behavioral addictions, anxiety, depression, grief/loss, relationship and family issues, anger management, and parenting skills therapy/training.

Although my professional education and training have provided me with the intellectual skills and theoretical constructs which guide me in my work, I see myself as a therapist who counsels from the heart. I draw inspiration from my own life experiences and my own spiritual journey; both positive and negative. In providing a safe, supportive, and genuinely caring environment, you are free to openly express your concerns without fear of judgement. When trust is nurtured and established in the client/therapist relationship, insight and change happen. It is then that true emotional and spiritual healing can begin. I hope to gain your trust!

I look forward to hearing from you.


Specialties

  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Parenting issues
  • Anger management
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Codependency , Communication Problems

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Internal Family Systems

Years of Experience: 25

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCPC #180.002057 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Edilberto (Bert) Bibat. 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 C.H. on Jun 30, 2022 after therapy with Edilberto (Bert) for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and career difficulties

Bert is the best! He is a good listener and i get the sense that he really understands me and what I am going through. I respect his advice and opinions and genuinely look forward to our talks.

Written by M.I. on Jun 17, 2022 after therapy with Edilberto (Bert) for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

Incredible professional, was able to help me make sense of my past trauma and plan around anticipated obstacles that I originally would've kept buried inside with my other fears.

Written by A.D. on May 19, 2022 after therapy with Edilberto (Bert) for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, coping with life changes, and adhd

Best therapist ever, I would recommend it to anyone he really helps me a lot

Written by Z.E. on May 16, 2022 after therapy with Edilberto (Bert) for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and adhd

Bert is extremely kind and attentive. He has helped me a lot to understand my mind. Thanks so much Bert!

Written by J.A. on Mar 01, 2022 after therapy with Edilberto (Bert) for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Bert has been absolutely fantastic. I have been working with him for 2 1/2 months and have found a ton of value in our time.

He does a great job listening and asking questions.

Very thankful to have such a knowledge and caring counselor. I would highly recommend Bert to anyone!

Written by T.I. on Feb 06, 2022 after therapy with Edilberto (Bert) for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I joined betterhelp feeling quite skeptical but right from our very first conversation Bert made me feel at ease. The conversation flows very naturally and almost feels as though I’m chatting to a friend.
He is compassionate, funny and listens without judgement.
I look forward to my sessions with him and always feel very uplifted afterwards. .
I also appreciate that he actually remembers things that I’ve told him which makes me feel like he genuinely cares and isn’t just looking at the clock.
His encouragement and support has made a very difficult time in my life more bearable.
I feel really lucky and grateful that I was matched with Bert and highly recommend him.
Thanks Bert!

Written by C.A. on Jan 18, 2022 after therapy with Edilberto (Bert) for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, and sleeping disorders

Working with Bert this past year saved and changed my life. His compassion and wise support got me through a season of transition and allowed me to recover and grow. It was the first time I committed to therapy this long and I am infinitely grateful for it.

Written by S.A. on Jan 10, 2022 after therapy with Edilberto (Bert) for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd

I had suffered from depression and anxiety for most of my life. With the help of Bert who taught and guided me to the root causes of trauma and required healing, I overcame some of the roadblocks and challenged my own thoughts, feelings and negative beliefs. I began to understand myself better, my anxiety/ depression triggers and to process my own thoughts and feelings and challenge my core beliefs. I now have control over my anxiety, my life, my perception and have never felt more excited about life.

After joining counselling for the first time at a very difficult stage in my life, Bert helped me through each stage of my journey and helped or directly influenced the process to healing and my journey in becoming a better version of myself to come out the other side stronger.

Bert is sincere in his care for people and their well being, ensuring I was working through all my issues, I could trust him and subsequently trust the process. I cannot thank him enough for his knowledge, experience, encouragement, insight, kind caring spirit, and support. He has a non judgemental empathetic approach and believed in me which was was invaluable.

I never thought I would achieve so much through this platform, the initial goals I came in with which seemed so out of reach, I was shocked to be able to achieve in just a few months. After this I continued on with counselling and set new goals with the help of Bert which again I was able to progress with. The positive growth mindset I was able to achieve has impacted most areas of my life, and helped to shape me into a better version of myself, where I feel, empowered, at peace, and confident in myself.

I looked forward to our sessions as it was a safe space where I felt heard, guided, and could speak openly in the process to healing, self development and self empowerment. After the sessions I felt my problems appear smaller, I felt lighter and supported through some very difficult times. Bert was very understanding, a great listener and offered transparency, meaningful suggestions and feedback about my issues.

Written by M.I. on Jan 04, 2022 after therapy with Edilberto (Bert) for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Amazing. Brings a wealth of experience and humbleness to listening. Enjoying working with Mr Bibat.

Written by T.O. on Dec 10, 2021 after therapy with Edilberto (Bert) for 1 year

Edilberto is fantastic and has helped me so much to relieve the pressures of everyday life.

Written by M.A. on Nov 16, 2021 after therapy with Edilberto (Bert) for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, grief, and self esteem

I am very grateful to have been assigned Bert Bibat. I had never had therapy before, and this experience is turning out extremely beneficial in my journey to self-discovery and healing. The weekly video chat sessions are something I look forward to and I instantly feel (and think) so much better after.

Written by F.A. on Sep 02, 2021 after therapy with Edilberto (Bert) for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes

Bert really listens to me and my concerns. It's my first time getting help and I'm feeling more comfortable into sharing my feelings and situtations. I'm happy I have Bert helping.

Written by J.E. on Jul 28, 2021 after therapy with Edilberto (Bert) for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues

I’m so happy that I signed up through better help. Bert takes the time to go over work sheets after they’ve been done and has helped me so much so far.

Written by S.H. on May 13, 2021 after therapy with Edilberto (Bert) for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, and parenting issues

Bert, is passionate, willing to listen and guide me to the right path.

Written by L.E. on May 10, 2021 after therapy with Edilberto (Bert) for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, eating disorders, and self esteem

Bert is a great guy - really approachable and throughout the sessions everything just seemed to run smoothly. I’d highly recommend him!

Written by R.U. on Apr 17, 2021 after therapy with Edilberto (Bert) for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, and family conflicts

I can not speak highly enough of Bert. I was sceptical of counseling at first but Bert's kindness and willingness to not only listen but also provide solutions has been life changing. I would not hesitate to recommend Bert.

Written by T.I. on Jan 06, 2021 after therapy with Edilberto (Bert) for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and anger management

Bert is extremely helpful, kind, and you can tell that he is just a great person who is passionate about helping others! I feel like a completely different person from when I started therapy with Bert couple months ago. I had a few other therapists before, but I always had a hard time trusting them (not that they are not good, it’s more like my personal issue), but I never experienced any of that feeling with Bert. He is like a family member who is always transparent and make you feel that you can confide in him.

Written by M.A. on Nov 19, 2020 after therapy with Edilberto (Bert) for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and bipolar disorder

I've only had three sessions with Bert, but talking to him is something i look forward to every week. I feel he can relate to my issues and I appreciate his honesty and candor. I intend to maintain a professional relationship with him for some time to come.

Written by K.A. on Nov 13, 2020 after therapy with Edilberto (Bert) for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, and anger management

Nice guy, very understanding . Really tries to help and accommodate e

Written by L.U. on Oct 28, 2020 after therapy with Edilberto (Bert) for 2 weeks

Bert is very easy to talk to and very friendly.

Written by C.H. on Oct 15, 2020 after therapy with Edilberto (Bert) for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

My experience with Bert completely changed my outlook on therapy. He is kind, warm, offers excellent support/advice, and guidance. He helped me get through some very difficult issues and come out on the other end stronger. Would highly recommend his services and look forward to working with him further in the future.

Written by K.R. on Oct 15, 2020 after therapy with Edilberto (Bert) for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

He's been great!

Written by L.O. on Oct 06, 2020 after therapy with Edilberto (Bert) for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

After it was not working with other counsellors I finally felt supported. I felt a lot of empathy which made it easy for me to open up and trust. I have a safe space and the therapy is helping me a lot because it's about self esteem. To change myself is the only way it works. I feel that I got the right person and I'm very grateful for

Written by V.I. on Sep 16, 2020 after therapy with Edilberto (Bert) for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and anger management

Excellent

Written by V.O. on Sep 01, 2020 after therapy with Edilberto (Bert) for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and family conflicts

I feel blessed to have someone who understands my concerns and who is willing to be a supportive part of my process. Bert has a caring spirit, and that is rare these days. He seems to actually understand and to actually care and has meaningful feedback about my issues. I am pleasantly surprised with this process.

Written by J.A. on Jun 24, 2020 after therapy with Edilberto (Bert) for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

He encourages me. He lets me know I am capable of doing all I desire in the healthiest ways. Amazing to work with. Always facilitates a safe space.

Work with me!