Rick Rodgers, LCSW
I am a Social Worker and Yoga Instructor. I first became interested in working with mental health when I returned home from Afghanistan while in the Army National Guard. I have seen many friends fall victim to substance abuse, depression, and PTSD. I swore that I would work on being in the position to best help veterans and others who go through difficult situations. Being an addictions counselor and Social Worker is very personal to me. It is my passion.
Seeing that I already had a bachelor's in Community Health, I made it my goal to become some kind of practitioner. When I learned about Social Work, I was overwhelmed with the idea of getting my Masters and working towards a license. A few years later, I finally received my Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I am proud of my license and it took 5 years of hard work to attain. I have now been working in the mental health and addictions field for roughly 10 years.
I first got into counseling in the military. After a few years of working inpatient mental health and substance abuse, I spent some time outpatient. I specialize in addictions but have much experience with people with depression, anxiety, and trauma. I have an extra certified credential of being a Certified Trauma Therapy Professional. I also experience helping people dealing with relationships, careers, and other life issues as well. Also, I have experience working with those who have a criminal background. I try to listen and understand your problems and point of view the best I can. Based on this I work with you to develop a plan to help you make improvements. My main focus is to help you make a positive change.
I hope to work around you’re needs. It's my hope that I can help support you through whatever it is your going through. Some people just want support, while others want a formal therapy. Just let me know what it is you're looking for.
Sometimes people just need to talk to someone or need positive encouragement. I am happy to give this as well. I am here to be a positive person in the lives of people that need more positive people. I like to be able to input Yoga techniques in our session.
In my free time, I like being with my family and animals. My family has 2 dogs and 2 cats. I attend Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu and Yoga classes a few times a week.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Avoidant Personality, Body Image, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
IN LCSW 34008256A
IL LCSW 149.020534
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I got exactly what i was looking for unfortunately had to stop because of how much, but great system and my counselor catered to all my needs. He really cares and i felt it.
Written on Oct 14, 2021 after therapy with Rick for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
I worked with Rick for months. He is an amazing trauma specialist and very good at what he does. I have met all of my goals with him and healed tremendously. Unfortunately as a NY Resident since many things are returning back to pre-Covid, I can no longer have Rick as a counselor and I am so sad about it! I am glad and thankful to have met all of my goals with him though! Also, if you choose Rick be prepared to do the work and the worksheets, I promise it makes a difference! I am sad to see us separate but I know he will help so many others! Happy healing everyone.
Written on Jul 01, 2021 after therapy with Rick for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Counselor Rick Rodgers has helped me a lot after only 2 sessions. He took time to listen to me and understand what I wanted from our time together. He is very knowledgeable and understanding. For me, he went over tools to cope with anxiety during our sessions to help in the moment but also gave me worksheets to do on my own time that gave me the tools necessary to deal with my anxiety all on my own. Very empowering. Thank you again to Rick Rodgers!
Written on Apr 07, 2021 after therapy with Rick for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem
Rick spends the time to develop a program that works for your needs. Everything is built up over time and is never rushed. Highly recommended.
Written on Mar 26, 2021 after therapy with Rick for 1 month on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes
I like this therapist, it's very difficult for me to connect with people in a way that they understand what I'm trying to say or what I'm really thinking about a situation and he's very good at locking into that focus point and helping me understand
Written on Mar 26, 2021 after therapy with Rick for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and
Rick Rodgers listens and gives feedback. I don't feel as if I'm being judged.
Written on Mar 12, 2021 after therapy with Rick for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes