Last updated: 4/27/2020

Diane Leamy, PhD, LCSW (708) 341-1627
Last Updated: 4/27/2020
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I have been a clinical social worker for 27 years. I began working as a school social worker and moved to private practice in 2002. It has provided an opporatunity to work in greater depth with all clients.

Gender: Female

Languages Spoken:
English

My practice is informed by a deep understanding of neurological development across the life span. Our brains are incredibly adaptive and are shaped by inheritance and life experience.  Brain and body together generate mind, in spite of our cultural view of body and brain as separate. Therefore I do use strategies that incorporate physical movement along with mindfulness. 

I practice a relational form of psychodynamic therapy. Our nervous systems constantly respond to the nervous system of another. It is in this dance that the greatest change happens, whether with children or adults. 

Unfortunately it is ususally pain that opens us up to considering change. A chance to examine pain with an empathic other whether you are struggling to help your child, teenager or yourself can bring surprising growth and resilence. 

 

Specialties
Focusing on:
Anger Management Anxiety/Panic Disorders Attachment Disorders Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder Behavioral Problems Bipolar Disorders Body Dysmorphic Disorder Depression Family Issues Grief/Loss Interpersonal Relationships Learning Disabilities Life Transitions Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder Parenting Issues Stress Suicidal Thoughts Trauma/PTSD Women's Issues Workplace Stress
Also serving:
Aging Asperger's Syndrome Autism Spectrum Developmental Disability Dissociative Disorders Education/Personal Development Gender Identity Immigration/Newcomer Men's Issues Neurological Pain Management Personality Disorders Phobias Postpartum Depression Pregnancy/Childbirth Psychosomatic Selective Mutism Self Abuse Sensory Processing Disorder Sexual Abuse/Rape Sexual Orientation Sexuality Issues Spiritual/Religious Concerns Traumatic Brain Injury
Office and Contact Information
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Diane Leamy PhD, LCSW
1415 55th St.
Suite 104
Countryside, IL 60525  

(708) 341-1627


Office Hours:
Mon12:00pm – 9:00pm
Tue12:00pm – 9:00pm
Wed12:00pm – 9:00pm
Thu12:00pm – 9:00pm
FriClosed
SatClosed
SunClosed
Online Schedule: Schedule
Average wait time for new clients: 1 days

Response Time to Call:
Weekdays: 1 Day
Weekends: 1 Day

Accessibility:
Access by Wheelchair
Evening Office Hours
Telephone Counseling
Video Counseling (Zoom, Skype, etc.)

Qualifications
Degrees:
MPH
MSW
PhD

Years of Experience: 27

Licensing:
IL - LCSW [149.007228]

Credentials and Certifications:
Child and Adolescent Therapist
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

Fees and Payment Options
Individual: $145
Couples: N/A
Group: N/A
Family: $145

Sliding Scale: No

Accept Credit Card: No

Medicare: Yes
Private Insurance or Out of Network: Yes

Free Services:
Brief Phone Consultation
Information & Referral

Insurance:
Blue Cross Blue Shield (PPO) Optum Behavioral Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program (FEP) United HealthCare (Medicare PPO)
CIGNA HealthCare (PPO) United HealthCare (Options PPO)
Magellan Behavioral Health

Age Groups and Specific Populations (focus areas are bold)
Age groups:
Adolescents (13-17) Adults (26-59) Children (6-12) Preschool (Under 6) Young Adults (18-25)
Seniors (60 +)
Specific populations:
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) Adopted Caregivers Children of Divorce College Students Disabled Gifted Learning Disability Single Parents Step Families Suicidal
AIDS/HIV+ Alzheimer's Biracial Brain/Head Injured Cancer Patients Chronic Illness First Responders (Police, Fire, EMT) Grandparents Immigrants/Refugees Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer (LGBTQ) Parkinson's Twins
Treatment Methods and Approaches
Theoretical approaches - focus areas:
Behavioral Body Centered Psychotherapy Cognitive/Behavioral Crisis Intervention Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Education Consultation EMDR Evaluation/Diagnostic Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP) Internal Family Systems (IFS) Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) Meditation/Relaxation Mindfulness Based Approaches Parent Guidance Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) Play Therapy Psycho-Educational Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Psychodynamic Relational
Other theoretical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Art Therapy Case Management Contemplative Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Expressive Therapy Feminist Information and Referral Long-Term Narrative Therapy Somatic Experiencing
Methods - focus areas:
Educational or Psycho-Educational Family Systems Individual Supervision/Consultation
Other methods:
Group
Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious experience:
Christian
Buddhist Jewish Muslim
Multi-cultural experience:
African-American Arabic Asian Hispanic Indian Irish Italian Native American
Professional Associations
American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work (AAPCSW) EMDR International Association