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.
Additional areas of focus: 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
IL LCPC 180.002057
I’m very happy to work with Edilberto! He is very experienced and he helped me immensely!! He tackled precisely my greatest concern. Thank you, Bert!
Written on Mar 08, 2023 after therapy with Edilberto (Bert) for 5 months on issues concerning parenting issues, and coping with life changes
Bert is the most compassionate and helpful therapist I’ve worked with in my 10-year long mental health journey so far. At no point have I ever felt my problems to be too small to talk to him about, and, in doing so, Bert often helps me connect the dots between things that are going on. Thank you, Bert!
Written on Dec 30, 2022 after therapy with Edilberto (Bert) for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and family conflicts
Written on Dec 21, 2022 after therapy with Edilberto (Bert) for 1 year and 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, and adhd
Bert is very warm and understanding person. He listens carefully and identifies issues, and follows through with some 'homework'. The materials he shares are useful and helpful in the subsequent sessions. He is very open and accepting, and I like that he's honest and kind.
Written on Nov 05, 2022 after therapy with Edilberto (Bert) for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Really Good Match
Written on Oct 13, 2022 after therapy with Edilberto (Bert) for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd
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 on Jun 30, 2022 after therapy with Edilberto (Bert) for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and career difficulties