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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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Degrees:
MA

Years of Experience: 35

Gender: Female

Languages Spoken or
Translation Services:

English

Licensing:
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: joannemedak@gmail.com

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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

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

Problems Served (focus areas are bold)
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.)
Addictions/Substance
Adoption/Foster Care
Aging
Anger Management
Anxiety/Panic Disorders
Asperger's Syndrome
Attachment Disorders
Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder
Autism Spectrum
Behavioral Problems
Bipolar Disorders
Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Career/Employment Concerns
Couple or Marital Issues
Depression
Domestic Violence
Dual Diagnosis
Eating Disorders
Education/Personal Development
Family Issues
Gender Identity
Grief/Loss
Infertility
Interpersonal Relationships
Learning Disabilities
Life Transitions
Multicultural Issues
Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder
Parenting Issues
Personality Disorders
Phobias
Postpartum Depression
Psychosomatic
Runaways
Self Abuse
Sensory Processing Disorder
Sexual Abuse/Rape
Sexual Orientation
Sexuality Issues
Stress
Suicidal Thoughts
Trauma/PTSD
Women's Issues

Treatment Methods and Approaches (focus areas are bold)
Theoretical Approach:
Advocacy
Behavioral
Coaching
Cognitive/Behavioral
Contemplative
Crisis Intervention
Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD)
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
Education Consultation
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
Existential Psychotherapy
Family-Based Treatment (FBT)
Feminist
Holistic
Humanistic
Information and Referral
Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
Intervention (Alcohol, Drug, Gambling Addiction, etc.)
Long-Term
Meditation/Relaxation
Parent Guidance
Prevention
Psycho-Educational
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
Psychodynamic
Relational
Sex Therapy
Short-Term (Brief Treatment)
Social Support

Methods Used:
Couple/Marital
Educational or Psycho-Educational
Family Systems
Individual

Populations Served (focus areas are bold)
Age Groups:
Adolescents (13-17)
Adults (26-59)
Seniors (60 +)
Young Adults (18-25)

Specific Populations:
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics)
Adopted
Biracial
Cancer Patients
Caregivers
Children of Divorce
Chronic Illness
College Students
Gifted
Grandparents
Immigrants/Refugees
Interracial Families/Couples
Learning Disability
Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer (LGBTQ)
Step Families
Twins
Unemployed

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

Multi-cultural Experience:
African-American Hispanic Italian
Asian Irish 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
Outreach

Insurance:
Blue Cross Blue Shield (PPO)