Rita Conrad

(LCSW)

About Me

Hello!

I am an individual and family therapist licensed in the state of Illinois, with over 18 years of experience having worked as a counselor in community mental health and as a social worker in the hospice community. I have worked with a diverse group of clients, from young adults to the elderly, all who have presented with a wide range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, self-esteem, relationship and family, life adjustment, loss and grief, death and dying and the special needs of the elderly. I have helped clients who have experienced the challenges of emotional abuse, lack of a support system and those facing life changing situations.

My consideration for the well-being of others is evident in my counseling style. I believe that everyone is capable of reaching their potential in life. My compassion and ability to empathize, as well as guide, is always at the center of my work with clients. My approach is holistic and integrative, offering many types of strength- and evidenced- based therapy- from client-centered and cognitive behavioral to positive psychology therapies. Because everyone is unique, I work closely with a client on an approach most fitting to promote his or her sense of wellness.

I have genuine regard for all who have the courage to bring their life concerns into a therapeutic setting. My goal is to empower clients and assist them in building skills, not only to help them through difficult challenges, but to also help them to make changes that will last a lifetime.

I look forward to working with you!




Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 14

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #149014242 (Expires: 2021-11-30)


Reviews

Written by L.A. on May 05, 2021 after counseling with Rita for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, coping with life changes, and coaching

It is easy to communicate with Rita. She is very knowledgeable and offers assistance where needed. Rita's personality is a great fit for my needs. Her schedule is flexible,

Written by D.A. on May 03, 2021 after counseling with Rita for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

Rita is the most amazing therapist I’ve had. She’s fantastic!

Written by S.A. on Apr 06, 2021 after counseling with Rita for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues

Rita is empathic and caring. She has made some very wise observations that have helped shape my outlook on certain things. I’ve so enjoyed working with her!

Written by D.E. on Mar 10, 2021 after counseling with Rita for 6 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Rita is amazing. She really listens, is super thoughtful and wise, and provides me with neutral guidance! I am lucky to have found her!

Written by G.E. on Mar 03, 2021 after counseling with Rita for 1 month on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

I didn't know what to expect when I came to Betterhelp. I am so glad I decided to join. Rita was very thoughtful and really listened and encouraged me. I am so grateful for her words of advice and her listening ear!

Written by D.E. on Feb 09, 2021 after counseling with Rita for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, and coaching

I had an immediate sense of relief after speaking to Rita. She followed up with support recommendations. I'm so glad I have Rita on my team...

Written by G.I. on Feb 09, 2021 after counseling with Rita for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Rita is a professional, knowledgeable, and supportive therapist. She truly cares about the welfare of her clients, and making sure they're meeting their goals. It's easy to share your concerns with her as she's easy to talk to.

Written by K.R. on Feb 05, 2021 after counseling with Rita for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

Rita is so compassionate and I feel she is very invested in my well being. She has given me some very helpful coping skills that have been helping me through the most difficult time in my life. She never judges and provides reassurance and validation for me. I highly recommend her.

Written by A.S. on Jan 20, 2021 after counseling with Rita for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

Rita listens. Offers tips to get you through. She seems to care and that’s what I like most about her

Written by A.L. on Dec 29, 2020 after counseling with Rita for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

In the short time I have been meeting with Rita I have already noticed a world of a difference. She's understanding and she really listens to what I have to say and responds with great advice. I always look forward to Tuesdays with Rita and I will continue to look forward to them!

Written by I.A. on Dec 14, 2020 after counseling with Rita for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Rita is my angel xx

Written by K.E. on Nov 12, 2020 after counseling with Rita for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Rita is a very thoughtful and kind therapist. She really engages and has quickly created an open and trusting experience.

Written by A.T. on Nov 06, 2020 after counseling with Rita for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

Rita has been very understanding and supportive. She has given me more strength in a way. She has helped me to define my needs and boundaries better.

Written by K.A. on Oct 13, 2020 after counseling with Rita for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She has openly listen and understood and asked questions I feel like she is concerned with my mental well being and wants nothing but the best

Written by C.A. on Sep 15, 2020 after counseling with Rita for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Rita is kind, warm, and ensures our work is addressing my particular goals. I'm very much enjoying working with her!

Written by M.E. on Aug 02, 2020 after counseling with Rita for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Rita is absolutely amazing. She’s able to help me work through problems I have and guide me to finding those solutions that I need. I’ve only spent a little time with her but she has already helped me tremendously.