Last updated: 9/4/2019

William S Piekarz, LCSW (630) 418-5316
Last Updated: 9/4/2019
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Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Gender: Male

Languages Spoken:
English

Wheter it's marriage, couples, family  or individual therapy, my education and experience can help you reduce the discomfort you are experiencing. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker that uses Cognitive Behavior Therapy for a range of issues from depression to anxiety and beyond. I have been successful working with adolescents through senior citizens. I pride myself on my warm, enagaging personal style that puts my clients first. I believe everyone has strengths that can be uncovered and used to manage even the most challanging of life's stressors.  Please contact me for a free consultation today at 630-418-5316630-418-5316.

Specialties
Focusing on:
Addictions/Substance Anxiety/Panic Disorders Bipolar Disorders Couple or Marital Issues Depression Dual Diagnosis Education/Personal Development Family Issues Grief/Loss Interpersonal Relationships Life Transitions Men's Issues Multicultural Issues Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder Personality Disorders Phobias Psychoses/Major Mental Illness Self Abuse Stress Suicidal Thoughts Trauma/PTSD
Also serving:
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.) Aging Anger Management Behavioral Problems Developmental Disability Eating Disorders Parenting Issues Postpartum Depression Sexual Abuse/Rape Sleep Disorders
Office and Contact Information
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North Star Counseling
2625 Butterfield Road
Suite 103W
Oak Brook, IL 60523  
www.northstar-counseling.com
(630) 418-5316

Contact: William S Piekarz

Office Hours:
Mon10:00am – 10:00pm
TueClosed
Wed10:00am – 10:00pm
Thu10:00am – 10:00pm
FriClosed
SatClosed
SunClosed
Online Schedule: Schedule
Average wait time for new clients: Not specified

Response Time to Call:
Weekdays: 1 Hour
Weekends: 3 Hours

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

Qualifications
Degrees:
MSW

Years of Experience: 13

Licensing:
IL - LCSW [149014069]

Credentials and Certifications:
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

Fees and Payment Options
Individual: $100
Couples: N/A
Group: N/A
Family: $100

Sliding Scale: Yes

Accept Credit Card: Yes

Medicaid (or equivalent state insurance): Yes
Medicare: Yes
Private Insurance or Out of Network: Yes

Free Services:
Brief Phone Consultation
Information & Referral
Initial Consultation

Insurance:
AETNA (Open Choice) ComPsych
AETNA Health Humana Health Plans (PPO)
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield (Anthem Health Plans) Magellan Behavioral Health
Beacon Health MultiPlan/PHCS
Beacon Health Options United Behavioral Health (UBH)
Blue Cross Blue Shield (PPO) United Healthcare
Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program (FEP) United Healthcare
CIGNA HealthCare United HealthCare (Options PPO)
CIGNA HealthCare (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:
Caregivers College Students Suicidal
Children of Divorce Chronic Illness Diabetes First Responders (Police, Fire, EMT) Immigrants/Refugees Military/Veterans Obese or Overweight Step Families
Treatment Methods and Approaches
Theoretical approaches - focus areas:
Behavioral Coaching Cognitive/Behavioral Crisis Intervention Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Holistic Humanistic Internal Family Systems (IFS) Long-Term Mindfulness Based Approaches Short-Term (Brief Treatment) Social Support
Other theoretical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Ericksonian Existential Psychotherapy Family-Based Treatment (FBT) Jungian
Methods - focus areas:
Couple/Marital Educational or Psycho-Educational Family Systems Individual Supervision/Consultation
Other methods:

Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious experience:

Multi-cultural experience:

Professional Associations
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) National Association of Social Workers (NASW)