Last updated: 4/26/2019

Carlos P Cantu, LCSW (773) 707-9775
Last Updated: 4/26/2019
"Licensed Clinical Social Worker" bilingual and bicultural (English and Spanish).
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Years of Experience: 16

Gender: Male

Languages Spoken or
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IL - LCSW [149.015533]

Credentials and Certifications:
Certified Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Counselor (CADC)

Carlos Cantu, LCSW has been in the field of mental health for over 16 years. As a qualified mental health provider, social worker and adviser.

English translation after this paragraph:
Necesitas apoyo? Problemas personales, conflictos en tu vida, experiencias dificiles. ¿Se siente fuera de control en algunas áreas importantes de su vida? ¿Ha sucedido algo que fue simplemente demasiado? Estoy con Ud para ayudarle a aprovechar su potencial, superar sus problemas y ser mas funcional en su vida diaria y con sus seres queridos. La terapia se centra en su bienestar, empoderamiento y crecimiento personal.
(Do you feel out of control in some important areas of life? Has something happened that was just too much?The approach I practice is focused on wellness, empowerment, and growth. It is my practice to start by understanding you and help you get control and direction of your life).

Mr. Cantu offers counseling services for people with chronic mental and physical- emotional disorders.  His experience in that setting ranged from nonprofit community social services agencies, outpatient clinical and psychological service and national department education programs. After graduating with a professional degree in clinical psychology from the Universidad Autonoma de San Luis Potosi, Mexico and receiving his license as a clinical psychologist, he worked as an independent practitioner and clinical consultant with several public and private institutions and rehabilitation and behavioral centers.  Mr. Cantu graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Jane Adams School of Social Work receiving his MSW ( clinical social worker).  He has been working with several social ethnic community service agencies as a mental health provider, co-founder of several support groups for people with disabilities and emotional problems. Academically, he has been working with several educational and research projects as a program coordinator and program director. His specialty is school children with behavioral and emotional problems and supporting their families. Other areas of expertise include adults with depression and anxiety and couples with communication problems and people living with chronic conditions.  He also has years of experience counseling high school and college students and their families with career decisions and academic planning. Mr. Cantu believes in the power of collaboration and encouraging professionals to work with one another to create change.

Office and Contact Information
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3934 W 26th St,
Suite 204
Chicago, IL 60623
(773) 707-9775

Contact: Carlos Cantu

Office Hours:
Mon: By appointment
Tue: By appointment
Wed: By appointment
Thu: By appointment
Fri: By appointment
Sat: By appointment
Sun: N/A
Average wait time for new clients: 1 days

2337 S Lawndale
Chicago, IL 60623  

(773) 707-9775

Contact: Carlos Cantu

Office Hours:
Mon: By appointment
Tue: By appointment
Wed: By appointment
Thu: By appointment
Fri: By appointment
Sat: By appointment
Sun: N/A
Average wait time for new clients: Not specified

Response Time to Call:
Weekdays: 6 Hours
Weekends: 3 Hours

Access by Public Transportation
Access by Wheelchair
Evening Office Hours
Home Visits
Online Therapy (email, live chat, video)
Telephone Counseling
Video Counseling (Skype, etc.)
Weekend Office Hours

Problems Served
Focusing on:
Aging Anger Management Anxiety/Panic Disorders Behavioral Problems Couple or Marital Issues Elder Abuse Immigration/Newcomer Parenting Issues
Also serving:
Academic Accommodations Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.) Addictions/Substance Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder Autism Spectrum Career/Employment Concerns Depression Developmental Disability Interpersonal Relationships Life Transitions Multicultural Issues Stress Trauma/PTSD
Treatment Methods and Approaches
Theoretical approaches - focus areas:
Cognitive/Behavioral Geriatric Consultation Short-Term (Brief Treatment) Systemic
Other theoretical approaches:
Behavioral Case Management Ericksonian Evaluation/Diagnostic Gestalt Humanistic Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP) Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) Mediation Mindfulness Based Approaches Narrative Therapy Parent Guidance Psychoanalysis Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Psychodrama Satir Supervised Visitation Transactional Analysis (TA) Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) Vocational Counseling/Rehabilitation
Methods - focus areas:

Other methods:
Couple/Marital Educational or Psycho-Educational Group Individual Online Therapy Supervision/Consultation
Populations Served (focus areas are bold)
Age groups:
Adults (26-59) Seniors (60 +)
Adolescents (13-17) Children (6-12)
Specific populations:
Diabetes Immigrants/Refugees
AIDS/HIV+ Cancer Patients College Students Disabled Grandparents Military/Veterans Obese or Overweight
Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious experience:
Multi-cultural experience:
Armenian Caribbean
Professional Associations
National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
Fees and Payment Options
Individual: $100
Couples: $200
Group: $45
Family: $200

Sliding Scale: Yes

Accept Credit Card: Yes

Private Insurance or Out of Network: Yes

Free Services:
Brief Phone Consultation
Initial Consultation
One Hour per week for Military and Families

AETNA Health, Inc. CIGNA HealthCare
AETNA Inc. (Open Choice) CIGNA HealthCare (PPO)
Blue Cross Blue Shield (PPO) Humana Health Plans (PPO)
Blue Cross Blue Shield (The HMOs) TRICARE

Families with a member with disability
No description provided. Please see contact information below.
Group Focus: Developmental Disability
Group Status:
Group Type:
Member Age: Young Adults (18-25)
Seniors (60 +)
Member Gender:
Location: Chicago, IL 60604
Phone: (773) 707-9775
Meeting Time: Morning
Meeting Frequency: Every weeks on