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Pat (Patrick) Granada, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Self esteem, Motivation Depression
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About me

Hello my name is Pat Granada

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 20 years of experience. I am licensed in Illinois. I earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Truman State University and a Master’s Degree from The University of Illinois School of Social Work. I have worked in many disciplines and populations of Social Work working with children, the physically disabled, the chronically and severe mentally ill, and people with medically induced life changes such as dialysis, and people in hospice.

When working with my clients, I provide a warm, supportive and welcoming space that is free from judgement or rejection. I am often told that I am easy to talk with. I enjoy helping individuals meet their desired outcome and I would be delighted to help you reach yours. I have trained social workers to work in the clinical field as well and emphasize the importance of client self change with therapeutic assistance. My therapeutic approaches include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Behavioral Modification, and Mindfulness. These modalities have proven to be highly effective throughout my years of helping others.

"This first message may seem very formal, but it is absolutely necessary that I share with you your legal rights for self-care should you experience a crisis or need a higher LOC (level of care). It includes my availability to you to support you along your counseling journey; and, discusses your HIPPA rights which ensure and protect your right to privacy and confidentiality. These therapeutic requirements for Informed Consent and Duty to Warn are a part of the development of the therapeutic relationship; and, although it may not necessarily apply to you I am required to share this information immediately (Informed Consent) in the event the steps outlined below become necessary so that you understand your rights, feel validated, and know what steps to take:

-I am committed to responding to you within 24 hours–I do check my messages at least twice a day, but cannot provide sessions until the evening— with the exception of weekends and holidays; as I am committed during the AM hours to work in my private practice. I will respect your personal time with not interrupting you after 9pm CST daily. If you decide to schedule a live video/phone/chat session with me, you are able to schedule your appointments based on my availability schedule from your dashboard as well under the “SCHEDULE’ tab; I will receive a notice anytime that you schedule an appointment ;It is strongly encouraged that we discuss a time to meet. I cannot guarantee that I can make an appt if not agreed upon by us together.

-The platform or dashboard where we communicate for services is open 24 hours a day/7 days a week, with asynchronous messaging where you can chat-in at any time. Please keep in mind that I will respond to you within 24 hours, in the evening at the latest., except on weekends and/or holidays, however, you can respond or initiate contact for when it is convenient to you;

-Sharing ‘Duty to Warn’ with you is part of your Informed Consent as it is an ‘ exception’ to your rights to privacy and confidentiality. This means that I am required to inform you that you should call 911 to report an emergency if you are having or begin to have thoughts of suicide or if you are planning suicide. Suicidal Ideation or Planning is an emergency for us both because it involves preservation of your life; my professional and therapeutic duty is to first preserve life. You should inform your love ones and your Emergency Contacts so that they can support you in accessing the help you may need to engage level of care within your community for crises of any nature. “Duty to Warn” also includes thoughts or plans of Homicide (killing or hurting someone else); and, the Abuse or Neglect of the Elderly or Children including indecency or other sexual acts;

-If you share any information with me (verbally or written) that falls under the guidelines of “Duty to Warn,” I am required, by Law, to inform the legal authorities and possibly your Emergency Contact immediately if you have not communicated intent to do so or have not already done so. In some cases, if you do have experiences which fall under the “Duty to Warn’ guidelines, you may be required to submit your follow-up evaluation of receiving adequate care within your community to BetterHelp for continued counseling via LOC Tele-therapy;

**-Finally, because we are not a crisis center, we can’t provide the counseling services/support that are required in a crisis situation. You can dial 911, 211, or 411; and/or, also call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). The following website can be accessed, as well, to help you if you are in need of immediate support:

***This is the end of your Informed Consent and Duty to Warn for me as your Therapist; please let me know if you have any questions as we prepare to move forward in your counseling journey…"

I applaud you for taking the first step on your path to improving your emotional well being. I look forward to working with you along the way.

Professional experience

4yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Self esteem, Motivation Depression

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue

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

Services offered


License information

IL LCSW 149.012297


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Pat (Patrick) Granada. 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.

Amazing person would highly recommend him to anyone

Written on Jul 15, 2022 after therapy with Pat (Patrick) for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Pat's the best.

Written on Feb 09, 2022 after therapy with Pat (Patrick) for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coaching

Pat was the perfect fit for me for the last few months as we worked through much of my emotional baggage. Even when I was defensive after being triggered, I never felt judged, demeaned, or really anything negative from Pat. He's an amazing listener and while I will likely be back to Pat in the future, I'm beyond grateful for the stability he's been able to help me realize in myself and then to actualize for myself. Pat focuses on the importance of love. That alone helped me realize that while I may have felt "lonely', I wasn't "alone". 10/10 recommend and I hope you click will work Pat! Happy Healing!

Written on Jun 21, 2021 after therapy with Pat (Patrick) for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

We have just started, and being able to talk to someone has felt like weight has been lifted. Still a lot more there i think but I'm... we are working on it.

Written on Jun 07, 2021 after therapy with Pat (Patrick) for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

Pat was a great therapist. Relatable but honest. Responsive to my needs and insightful. I am grateful to have worked with him.

Written on May 14, 2021 after therapy with Pat (Patrick) for 5 months on issues concerning addictions, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

Pat is an excellent counselor who has helped me tremendously during my healing journey. He is a great listener and provides effective techniques on how i can communicate or regulate my emotions. Pat has my highest recommendation and he will be a great aid in helping you in your healing journey.

Written on Apr 21, 2021 after therapy with Pat (Patrick) for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes