Rita Conrad


About Me


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!


  • 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


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


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 I.A. on Aug 02, 2020 after counseling with Rita for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

I love her she is fantastic

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.