Last updated: 7/16/2019

Joanne M Medak, LCSW (847) 256-1645
Last Updated: 7/16/2019
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
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Years of Experience: 35

Gender: Female

Languages Spoken or
Translation Services:


IL - LCSW [149-000499]

Credentials and Certifications:
American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work (ABECSW)
Board Certified Diplomate (BCD)
Certified Social Worker (CSW)
Diplomate in Clinical Social Work (DCSW)
School Social Worker, Licensed

My goal is to form a partnership with my clients to guide them through the process of change and personal growth.  I work collaboratively with each client to understand the issues, provide strategies to resolve them, and create goals that help foster emotional growth.  I work to establish a therapeutic relationship that is built on a foundation of trust and openness.

Please contact me to discuss how we can work together. 

Call me at: 847-256-1645 or email me at:

Office and Contact Information
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Joanne M. Medak, LCSW
1211 Elmwood Avenue
Wilmette, IL 60091  

(847) 256-1645

Contact: Joanne M. Medak

Office Hours:
Mon: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Thu: 8:00am - 9:00pm
Fri: 8:00am - 1:00pm
Sat: 8:00am - 1:00pm
Sun: By appointment
Average wait time for new clients: Not specified

Response Time to Call:
Weekdays: 6 Hours
Weekends: 6 Hours

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

Problems Served
Focusing on:
Anxiety/Panic Disorders Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder Behavioral Problems Couple or Marital Issues Depression Dual Diagnosis Education/Personal Development Family Issues Grief/Loss Interpersonal Relationships Life Transitions Parenting Issues Psychosomatic Stress Trauma/PTSD Women's Issues
Also serving:
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.) Addictions/Substance Adoption/Foster Care Aging Anger Management Asperger's Syndrome Attachment Disorders Autism Spectrum Bipolar Disorders Body Dysmorphic Disorder Career/Employment Concerns Domestic Violence Eating Disorders Gender Identity Infertility Learning Disabilities Multicultural Issues Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder Personality Disorders Phobias Postpartum Depression Runaways Self Abuse Sensory Processing Disorder Sexual Abuse/Rape Sexual Orientation Sexuality Issues Suicidal Thoughts
Treatment Methods and Approaches
Theoretical approaches - focus areas:
Coaching Crisis Intervention Education Consultation Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) Intervention (Alcohol, Drug, Gambling Addiction, etc.) Long-Term Parent Guidance Prevention Psychodynamic Relational Short-Term (Brief Treatment)
Other theoretical approaches:
Advocacy Behavioral Cognitive/Behavioral Contemplative Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) Existential Psychotherapy Family-Based Treatment (FBT) Feminist Holistic Humanistic Information and Referral Meditation/Relaxation Psycho-Educational Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Sex Therapy Social Support
Methods - focus areas:
Couple/Marital Educational or Psycho-Educational Individual
Other methods:
Family Systems
Populations Served (focus areas are bold)
Age groups:
Adults (26-59) Seniors (60 +) Young Adults (18-25)
Adolescents (13-17)
Specific populations:
Cancer Patients Children of Divorce College Students Grandparents Step Families Unemployed
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) Adopted Biracial Caregivers Chronic Illness Gifted Immigrants/Refugees Interracial Families/Couples Learning Disability Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer (LGBTQ) Twins
Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious experience:
Christian Jewish
Multi-cultural experience:
African-American Asian Hispanic Irish Italian Russian
Professional Associations
National Association of Social Workers (NASW) School Social Work Association of America (SSWAA)
Fees and Payment Options
Individual: $140
Couples: N/A
Group: N/A
Family: $140

Sliding Scale: Yes

Accept Credit Card: Yes

Private Insurance or Out of Network: Yes

Free Services:
Brief Phone Consultation
Information & Referral

Blue Cross Blue Shield (PPO)