Last updated: 10/8/2020

Paula Cofresi Silverstein, LCSW,ACSW,BCD (847) 275-4032
Last Updated: 10/8/2020
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Gender: Female/Female Identifying

Languages Spoken:

Focusing on:
Couple or Marital Issues Depression Education/Personal Development Family Issues Interpersonal Relationships Life Transitions Multicultural Issues Parenting Issues Spiritual/Religious Concerns Stress Trauma/PTSD Women's Issues
Also serving:
Aging Anger Management Anxiety/Panic Disorders Behavioral Problems Bipolar Disorders Career/Employment Concerns Child Abuse and Neglect Domestic Violence Gender Identity Grief/Loss Immigration/Newcomer Learning Disabilities Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder Phobias Postpartum Depression Psychoses/Major Mental Illness Psychosomatic Runaways Sexual Abuse/Rape Sexual Orientation Sexuality Issues
Office and Contact Information
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Private Practice
Evanston, IL 60201  

(847) 275-4032

Office Hours:
MonBy appointment
TueBy appointment
WedBy appointment
ThuBy appointment
FriBy appointment
SatBy appointment
SunBy appointment
Online Schedule: Schedule
Average wait time for new clients: Not specified

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

Evening Office Hours
Telephone Counseling
Weekend Office Hours


Years of Experience: 35


Credentials and Certifications:
Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW)
American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work (ABECSW)
Board Certified Diplomate (BCD)
Certified in Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)
Certified School Social Work Specialist (C-SSWS)
Diplomate in Clinical Social Work (DCSW)
Licensed School Social Worker

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

Sliding Scale: No

Accept Credit Card: No

Free Services:


Age Groups and Specific Populations (focus areas are bold)
Age groups:
Adolescents (13-17) Adults (26-59) Young Adults (18-25)
Children (6-12) Seniors (60 +)
Specific populations:
Biracial Children of Divorce Immigrants/Refugees Interracial Families/Couples
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) Caregivers Disabled Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer (LGBTQ) Step Families
Treatment Methods and Approaches
Theoretical approaches - focus areas:
Behavioral Crisis Intervention EMDR Holistic Long-Term Meditation/Relaxation Parent Guidance Short-Term (Brief Treatment)
Other theoretical approaches:
Advocacy Coaching Cognitive/Behavioral Education Consultation Feminist Focusing Gestalt Humanistic Satir Sex Therapy Social Support Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
Methods - focus areas:
Individual Supervision/Consultation
Other methods:
Couple/Marital Educational or Psycho-Educational Family Systems Group Peer Support
Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious experience:
Buddhist Christian Hindu Jewish
Multi-cultural experience:
African-American Hispanic
Armenian Asian Haitian Irish
Professional Associations
National Association of Social Workers (NASW)