Grant Barlow

(MA, LCPC)
Therapist Grant Barlow Photo

About Me

Greetings, and thank you for considering me as your counselor! My name is Grant Barlow, and I’m a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor living and working in the Chicago-land area.

First, a bit about my experience. During my six years in the mental health field I’ve worked with a wide variety of clients, all with different backgrounds and unique concerns. Some of my more recent experience has been working with individuals who have few resources or external support. From this experience, I’ve learned how critical it is to draw out a person’s inner-strengths and abilities to help them reach their goals or manage their concerns. I believe that each individual is, in many ways, the chief expert on themselves. It’s my goal to align with them, so I can better coach and guide them to find solutions.

Secondly, some information about my approach. With each client, I approach using a person-centered model. This means I work hard to foster a trusting relationship as we identify areas of specific focus. My approach tends to be solutions-oriented, while also drawing quite a bit from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I’ve also received training in adopting different modes of spirituality into counseling, if this is something that is of interest to you. Whether you’re dealing with recent stressful life transitions, anxiety or depression, relational concerns, addiction, trauma, or any other challenges -- I’ve found that having a counselor present can be monumental in helping a person regain purpose, joy, and vitality in life.

The first step can oftentimes be the most intimidating, so again I say thank you for your courage and willingness to take that first step. I look forward to working with you soon.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
  • Compassion fatigue
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , ADHD , Codependency , Emptiness , Family Problems , Men's Issues , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCPC #180.012006 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Reviews

Written by N.I. on Nov 09, 2021 after therapy with Grant for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Grant is great. Very practical advice to implement and does make you feel very well heard and acknowledged. Highly recommend

Written by M.O. on Oct 26, 2021 after therapy with Grant for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Grant was the perfect counselor for my situation. There was a balance of him guiding me and letting me realize important points on my own and following through on how to maximize these realization to help me in my situation. He's very professional but at the same time I felt safe and comfortable discussing my concerns, like I'm talking to a friend.

Written by V.I. on Sep 22, 2021 after therapy with Grant for 2 months

Working with Grant has been a wonderfully insightful, transformative experience. Grant is a fantastic listener and consistently makes me feel heard, valid, and safe to express my thoughts and feelings. My relationships have changed for the better since I started our sessions, and I have obtained a stronger, deeper understanding of myself and my strengths/weaknesses. Grant has guided me to advocate for myself and my wants/needs, which is hugely valuable and necessary. I always appreciate our sessions and the weekly prompts that engage different thinking methods. Thank you so much for your time, insight, and thoughtfulness, Grant!

Written by K.U. on Sep 01, 2021 after therapy with Grant for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, compassion fatigue, and adhd

My first experience with BH and I am very thankful of the quality of care that has been offered to me through Grant's expertise.

Written by M.A. on Aug 29, 2021 after therapy with Grant for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

In just a few sessions of working with Grant Barlow, I noticed significant improvement of my mental health. He has helped me to find solutions to some of the most difficult traumas I’ve dealt with. Grant is beyond professional, compassionate, and goes above and beyond to make sure you feel heard and understood. I feel so fortunate to be working with him.

Written by A.L. on Aug 27, 2021 after therapy with Grant for 4 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues

Grant is very empathetic and really tries to take the time to understand what I’m going through. I feel like he’s very approachable and non judgemental as a therapist.

Written by D.A. on Aug 18, 2021 after therapy with Grant for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

Grant has been a wonderful ally in my journey to understand not only my relationship better but my own life’s day to day thoughts and progress towards a healthier life.

Written by N.O. on Aug 13, 2021 after therapy with Grant for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Grant is very open and kind. A great listener with practical guidance that helped me through a really tough time. Highly recommended!

Written by S.A. on Aug 10, 2021 after therapy with Grant for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I have truly benefitted from counseling with Grant. I am very thankful for his perspectives regarding things we discuss each and every time we talk. Grant has been the most beneficial to me thus far in my fifteen years of dealing with severe anxiety and working through childhood trauma, as well as other things. I look forward to our regular discussions as I take away something new each time. Very grateful.

Written by R.I. on Sep 03, 2020 after therapy with Grant for 1 month on issues concerning anger management, and compassion fatigue

Wonderful man. Fantastic listener. Help was critical in recovery

Written by K.E. on Jul 30, 2020 after therapy with Grant for 1 month on issues concerning depression, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Grant is the first counselor I've been to and he was so open and helpful introducing me to therapy. He was a great listener and guided the conversation so naturally!

Written by A.S. on Jun 24, 2020 after therapy with Grant for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes

Grant always listens to me and helps me work through my issues by giving me new perspective. He’s always quick to respond and I appreciate his willingness to be flexible.

Written by J.A. on Feb 13, 2020 after therapy with Grant for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and compassion fatigue

Grant truly puts himself in your shoes, and tries to understand you by asking questions you didn’t even think of. Kind and understanding are two words I’d use to describe Grant, and would recommend him to anyone willing.

Written by J.E. on Feb 03, 2020 after therapy with Grant for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

He listens when you need to talk, tries to understand how you’re feeling and where you’re coming from, is polite and respects boundaries.