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Jack Richey, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Grief Self esteem, Motivation Depression
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About me

Welcome to Better Help! You may be wondering how this works and whether it would be right for you.

My name is Jack Richey. I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Illinois. I earned my Master of Social Work degree, specializing in Interpersonal Communication and Change from the University of Iowa.

I founded and directed an outpatient mental health clinic. I have worked on an inpatient behavioral healthcare unit. I had a private mental health counseling practice. I retired in August of 2021 after thirteen years of providing out patient mental health counseling services in a psychiatric wing of a local clinic under the direct supervision of a psychiatrist.

I've worked with individuals, couples, and families who have had to address a variety of issues. These have included employment difficulties, depression, anxiety, stress, anger, family and relationship issues, self-esteem, divorce recovery, and parenting problems.

My counseling style combines Cognitive Behavioral, Family Systems, and Solution focused approaches. I do not have a “cookie cutter” or “one size fits all” approach. Each person is unique with specific needs. I try meet clients "where they are".

I believe we can all grow through challenging experiences by increasing self-awareness. Sometimes another person who isn't directly involved can offer a new perspective. Having additional support can guide people through a difficult situation when they feel stuck.

People all want to be able to share their personal experiences, be accepted, and feel understood. I believe it's very important to be open-minded and non-judgmental when people share their personal stories or experiences.

It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life. Your life and your goals are important. If you are ready to take that step toward change, I am here to support, encourage, and empower you.

I look forward to working with you!

Professional experience

20yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Grief Self esteem, Motivation Depression

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, ADHD, Abandonment, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver issues and stress, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Divorce and separation, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / loneliness, Life purpose, Men's issues, Midlife crisis, Mood disorders , Panic disorder and panic attacks, Phobias, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-love, Social anxiety and phobia, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Video
Phone
Live Chat
Messaging

License information

IL LCSW 149-004431

Reviews

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Provide good solutions to my issues. Very respectful in communications

Written on Jun 26, 2024 after therapy with Jack for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

An amazing counselor! Well rounded. Listens well and offers guidance and the appropriate time! Has helped me in areas: spiritual, personal, work, marriage, loss of a loved one and more. He’s a great guy to have in your corner!

Written on Jun 12, 2024 after therapy with Jack for 8 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

Jack has become a welcome and helpful solution for me to move past my issues and forward in my life. He is easy to talk with and offers a fresh prospective of ideas on controlling the issues that I deal with. Thank you!

Written on May 10, 2024 after therapy with Jack for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Jack was exactly the right therapist for me. He incorporated biblical practices with my circumstances and gave me ideas on how to deal with future situations. He also recommended a book to me that me and my dtr are reading which has helped our relationship. He was wonderful. Thank you.

Written on Apr 15, 2024 after therapy with Jack for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and bipolar disorder

He's led by the holy Spirit, you can't go wrong. My prayer is that God give him what to say in that hour and boy do Yah give it and he say it!

Written on Apr 09, 2024 after therapy with Jack for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

I greatly appreciate how well he listens and offers insightful comments that resonate with my current situation.

Written on Apr 03, 2024 after therapy with Jack for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, and coping with life changes