Andrea Freerksen

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW

Verified by Psychology Today
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Andrea Freerksen

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

Live Oak, Inc
1525 E 53rd St
Mondays And Thursdays Suite 824
Chicago, IL 60615
(773) 985-8549

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Live Oak, Inc.
1300 W Belmont
Mondays 3rd Floor, Tuesdays 4th Floor
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 985-8549
Andrea Freerksen is not currently accepting new clients.

About

Sometimes our challenges overwhelm our typical ways of dealing with difficulties. Therapy can help to enhance competence, peace, strength, healing, and acceptance. My style is creative, collaborative, directive. I facilitate others to access hope and visualize healing, empowering you to confront the biggest, baddest wolves in your life, whenever you're ready. I specialize in treating problems rooted in intense experiences. Sometimes what we learn to do to survive something ends up creating problems for us later on. We'll work together to uncover what is holding you back and develop skills you need to live a rich, full life.
I use a strengths-based approach to enhance skills you already use, mixed with evidence-based therapies: CBT, EMDR, DBT, ACT, family systems, feminist therapy. I tailor my sessions to meet my clients' need. I often utilize body-centered techniques with my clients to alleviate physical symptoms of stress.
LO SIENTO, PERO ACTUALMENTE NO TENGO DISPONIBILIDAD. Soy creativa, transparente y directa. Uso las prácticas basadas en la evidencia para asegurar que recibes el mejor tratamiento. La terapia es dónde nos reunimos para reconocer lo que ya se pasó, aprendes nuevas habilidades para hacer los cambios deseados y visualizamos el futuro como tu mejor mismo.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $100 - $160
Pay By: Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Student Health Insurance for Northwestern
  • Student Health Insurance for SAIC
  • USHIP for University of Chicago
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 12 Years
  • License: Illinois / 149.017168
  • School: School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago
  • Year Graduated: 2012

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: EMDRIA
  • Certificate Date: 2018
  • Certificate: NASW
  • Certificate Date: 2017

Location

Live Oak, Inc
1525 E 53rd St
Mondays And Thursdays Suite 824
Chicago, IL 60615
(773) 985-8549

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

Live Oak, Inc.
1300 W Belmont
Mondays 3rd Floor, Tuesdays 4th Floor
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 985-8549
Specialties
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
Issues
  • Addiction
  • Anger Management
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Career Counseling
  • Child
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transgender
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Black and African American and Hispanic and Latino
I also speak: Spanish
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • EMDR
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Links

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Last Modified: 27 Jun 2020
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Andrea Freerksen

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW