Rebecca Solomon

(MSW, LCSW)

About Me

I am originally from Boston, but have been living in Chicago for the past 17 years. I am married with four young children (an 11 year old son, 9 year old daughter, and twin 6 year old sons). I work part time in a high school, helping students and their families navigate the challenges of various emotional disabilities. I love spending time with my family and friends. Some of my favorite activities are going to the lake, riding my bike, reading, watching sports, playing at the park with my kids, and eating my husband's culinary creations.
I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and my Master's of Social Work Degree at The University of Michigan. I have been working with children, families, and adults for over 15 years. I have worked in juvenile detention, schools, private practice, and as a home-based therapist. Most of my experience has been working with clients who are struggling with mental health concerns, such as Major Depressive Disorder, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, ADHD, and Psychosis. I also have worked extensively with clients who have experienced relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and interpersonal conflict.
I believe that my role as a therapist is to listen and understand the needs and motivations of my clients. Once there is understanding of the client's goals, then we can work together to help him/her get there and conquer obstacles that may be getting in the way. I typically use Cognitive Behavioral strategies to work with clients on changing problematic behaviors and thought processes. I approach therapy through a Humanistic lens that examines all of the systems in one's life and how they are working/not working for that client. My style is warm, open-minded, and supportive. However, I also believe in honesty and the need for direct communication. Asking for support is a brave first step in working to create the life you want to live. I'm excited to work with you on this difficult, but rewarding journey!


Specialties

  • Relationship
  • Family
  • Parenting
  • Anger

I also have experience in Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Career, Bipolar, Depression

Years of Experience: 16

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #149010961 (Expires: 2019-11-30)


Reviews

Written by C.L. on Apr 16, 2018 after counseling with Rebecca for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, self esteem, anger, and career

I have only had a few conversations but all have been positive and help me explore myself.

Written by V.A. on Apr 07, 2018 after counseling with Rebecca for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, and parenting

Rebecca has been a good helping me process and have tools to use with anxiety and stress and worry.

Written by C.H. on Oct 22, 2017 after counseling with Rebecca for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and career

Rebecca has been so attentive and so helpful. I'm grateful that I have someone like her to talk to.

Written by J.O. on Oct 17, 2017 after counseling with Rebecca for 2 months on issues concerning depression, relationship, and family

Rebecca is very open and helpful. She listens and tries to help me figure out ways to better myself and see another perspective. I'm completely satisfied.

Written by J.E. on Sep 21, 2017 after counseling with Rebecca for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, self esteem, and anger

Rebecca has been incredible. It's been good to have someone listen and then provide constructive feedback. Sometimes the feedback has been hard to hear, but it's been spot on and isn't that one of the main reasons to talk to a counselor? If you need help, Rebecca can help.

Written by K.A. on Jun 23, 2017 after counseling with Rebecca for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and career

Rebecca has been very helpful and very patient with me. I enjoy working with her very much :)