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Rachel Weeks, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Self esteem, Motivation Depression
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About me

Hi there! My name is Rachel and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Illinois with over 5 years of direct clinical work. I have worked in a variety of settings, including community based programs, residential programs, hospitals, emergency shelters, crisis mental health and private practice. I graduated with my undergraduate and graduate degree in social work from Aurora University in 2018 and 2019, respectively. I worked as a Licensed Social Worker from 2020-2023 and in April 2023 I completed the requirements for full licensure per the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. I am 27 years old and identify as a straight woman that uses she/her pronouns.

I believe that everyone deserves to have access to judgement free support. A successful therapeutic process always starts with a positive connection between therapist and client. My sessions include warmth, empathy and humor (maybe) to provide a safe and comfortable space for all clients.

I know how overwhelming starting therapy can be, and I congratulate you on taking this step. Whether this is your first experience with therapy, or you’re a pro, I am looking forward to supporting you on your journey to health and wellness!

“No one is you, and that is your power.” -Dave Grohl

Professional experience

4yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Self esteem, Motivation Depression

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment issues, Blended Family Issues, Body image, Caregiver issues and stress, Chronic pain illness and disability, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and separation, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and shame, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Money and financial issues, Mood disorders , Panic disorder and panic attacks, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social anxiety and phobia, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Video
Phone
Live Chat
Messaging

License information

IL LCSW 149025520

Reviews

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Rachel is an awesome therapist and never makes me feel judged. I always feel better after our session and she gives a lot of helpful coping skills and insights.

Written on Apr 23, 2024 after therapy with Rachel for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and adhd

Rachel is amazing. It’s like she knew me right away. Caring, supportive, guiding, and direct. I think she’s great.

Written on Apr 11, 2024 after therapy with Rachel for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coaching

I’ve only had 3 sessions with Rachel and it feels like I’ve been working with her forever. She listens and offers new perspectives that I never would have thought of before. When I have a bad day, I know she is just a message away. Rachel is an excellent therapist that genuinely cares about her clients.

Written on Mar 28, 2024 after therapy with Rachel for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and adhd