Last updated: 1/16/2021

Phillip L. Elbaum, LCSW, CADC (847) 948-8696
Last Updated: 1/16/2021
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Phillip L. Elbaum, LCSW, CADC

Gender: Male/Male Identifying

Languages Spoken:


Are you currently:

  • suffering from anxiety, stress, depression, or grief?
  • experiencing relationship problems such as marital or relationship discord?
  • facing work issues?
  • having difficulty adjusting to medical problems?
  • undergoing treatment for cancer?

I can help. I use problem solving and cognitive behavioral approaches as well as self soothing techniques to manage anxiety. I also have expertise in hypnosis and visualization to help manage specific issues such as stress reduction, smoking, insomnia, tinnitus, misophonia, phobias, test anxiety and weight control. I utilize hypnosis for visualization as well as relaxation for clients who have cancer. 

I have extensive experience providing therapy for a wide range of individual, relationship and substance abuse problems as well as special expertise in treating issues stemming from extra marital affairs. I often do professional presentations on the topic of infidelity and am available for speaking engagements.

Besides my clinical experience, I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Loyola Medical School where I teach and have supervised both psychiatric residents and social work interns. I have a number of publications on such areas as stress, depression, relationship issues and post traumatic stress.

To see if my therapeutic style would make a good fit, please call me at (847) 948-8696 for a brief phone consultation at no charge.  

Focusing on:
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.) Addictions/Substance Aging Anxiety/Panic Disorders Bipolar Disorders Career/Employment Concerns Couple or Marital Issues Depression Education/Personal Development Family Issues Grief/Loss Infertility Interpersonal Relationships Life Transitions Men's Issues Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder Pain Management Parenting Issues Phobias Postpartum Depression Sexuality Issues Stress Trauma/PTSD
Also serving:
Anger Management Asperger's Syndrome Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder Dual Diagnosis Gender Identity Personality Disorders Physical Illness/Impairment Pregnancy/Childbirth Psychoses/Major Mental Illness Psychosomatic Sexual Disorders Sexual Orientation Spiritual/Religious Concerns Suicidal Thoughts Traumatic Brain Injury Women's Issues
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Private Practice
35 Greenbriar
Deerfield, IL 60015  

(847) 948-8696

Contact: Phillip L. Elbaum, LCSW

Office Hours:
Tue8:00am – 10:00pm
Wed8:00am – 10:00pm
Thu8:00am – 10:00pm
Sun9:00am – 1:00pm
Online Schedule: Schedule
Average wait time for new clients: Not specified

Response Time to Call:
Weekdays: 3 Hours
Weekends: 3 Hours

Access by Public Transportation
Emergency Appointments
Evening Office Hours
Telephone Counseling
Weekend Office Hours


Years of Experience: 40

IL - LCSW [149000376]

Credentials and Certifications:
Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW)
Certified Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselor (CADAC)
Certified by National Board for Certified Clinical Hypnotherapists (NBCCH)
Certified in Hypnosis American Society of Clinical Hypnosis
Certified in Hypnosis by American Society of Clinical Hypnosis
Diplomate in Clinical Social Work (DCSW)
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
Qualified Clinical Social Worker (QCSW)

Fees and Payment Options
Individual: $140
Couples: N/A
Group: N/A
Family: $140

Sliding Scale: Yes

Accept Credit Card: No

Medicare: Yes
Private Insurance or Out of Network: Yes

Free Services:
Brief Phone Consultation
Information & Referral
One Hour per week for Military and Families

AETNA (Open Choice) Magellan Behavioral Health
AETNA Health Managed Health Network
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield (Anthem Health Plans) Military OneSource
APS Healthcare MultiPlan/PHCS
Beacon Health Preferred Network Access
Blue Cross Blue Shield (PPO) Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS)
Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program (FEP) UNICARE Health Insurance Company (PPO)
CIGNA HealthCare UNICARE Health Plans of the Midwest
CIGNA HealthCare (PPO) United Behavioral Health (UBH)
ComPsych United Healthcare
First Health (Network) United Healthcare
Great-West Healthcare United HealthCare (Options PPO)
Horizon Behavioral Services US HealthCare
Humana Health Plans (PPO)

Age Groups and Specific Populations (focus areas are bold)
Age groups:
Adults (26-59) Seniors (60 +) Young Adults (18-25)
Adolescents (13-17)
Specific populations:
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) Cancer Patients Caregivers Children of Divorce Chronic Illness College Students Disabled Military/Veterans Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Obese or Overweight Step Families
Adopted Alzheimer's Biracial Brain/Head Injured Diabetes First Responders (Police, Fire, EMT) Grandparents Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer (LGBTQ) Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) Suicidal Twins
Treatment Methods and Approaches
Theoretical approaches - focus areas:
Behavioral Cognitive/Behavioral Crisis Intervention Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) Education Consultation Hypnosis Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) Intervention (Alcohol, Drug, Gambling Addiction, etc.) Long-Term Prevention Psycho-Educational Relational Sex Therapy Short-Term (Brief Treatment) Social Support Systemic
Other theoretical approaches:
Advocacy Behavioral Medicine Coaching Evaluation/Diagnostic Expressive Therapy Feminist Geriatric Consultation Information and Referral Mediation Parent Guidance Psychodynamic Redecision Therapy Satir Sports Psychology
Methods - focus areas:
Couple/Marital Educational or Psycho-Educational Family Systems Individual Peer Support Supervision/Consultation
Other methods:

Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious experience:
Christian Jewish
Buddhist Hindu LDS/Mormon Muslim
Multi-cultural experience:
Asian Irish Italian Russian
African-American Armenian Hispanic Indian Native American
Professional Associations
Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW) American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH) Clinical Social Work Association (CSWA) National Association of Social Workers (NASW)