Barney Straus

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PCGC, CGP

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Barney Straus, LCSW, PCGC, CGP, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Chicago
(312) 698-3313 Website

Barney Straus

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PCGC, CGP


Location

Working Sobriety
25 East Washington Street
1811
Chicago, Illinois 60602
(312) 698-3313

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I specialize in treating addictions to drugs, alcohol, and behaviors such as gambling, sex, Internet, and eating. I also address underlying issues such as anxiety, depression, and relationship problems. I work with adults of all ages individually as well as in groups. My approach to therapy is an interpersonal, client-centered approach. In other words, the client's own treatment goals are of central importance. While issues that initially bring the client into treatment tend to be the primary area of focus, the therapeutic relationship that develops with me is available to be used toward the client's therapeutic goals.

I am a certified Problem and Compulsive Gambling Counselor. I am also a Certified Group Psychotherapist by the International Registry of Group Psychotherapists. In addition to leading interpersonal therapy groups, I lead activity-oriented therapeutic programming, both within traditional office-based groups as well as in outdoor settings. See below.

As an adjunct to office-based treatment, I offer day-long experiential adventure therapy to families and groups. This type of therapy is conducted in either indoor or outdoor settings, and the physical nature of it often allows people's previously hidden strengths and vulnerabilities to be worked with.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 15+ Years
  • School: Loyola University Chicago
  • Year Graduated: 1999
  • License and State: 149.009621 Illinois

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $50 - $150
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Anthem
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Optum
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: International Registry of Group Psychotherapists / CGP
  • Certificate Date: 2006
  • Certificate: IAODAPCA / PCGCProblem Gambling Counselor
  • Certificate Date: 2006

Barney Straus's Groups

Mixed Gender Psychotherapy Group

This is an open-ended interpersonal process group offered to men and women in the early and middle stages of recovery from various addictions, including drugs and alcohol, gambling, and sex and pornography. Mutual support for maintaining abstinence and enhancing coping skills is emphasized. New goals consistent with sobriety are encouraged.

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Adventure Therapy Retreats

I offer one-day adventure therapy retreats at Loyola University's Retreat and Ecology Campus in Woodstock, Illinois. These events offer participants an opportunity to enhance trust in their interpersonal relationships by accepting support in a sequence of low and high ropes course challenges. The next dates available are August 26 and September 16. Please contact me for more info.

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Location

Working Sobriety
25 East Washington Street
1811
Chicago, Illinois 60602
(312) 698-3313

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Addiction
  • Gambling
  • Sexual Addiction
Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

Age
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • 12 Step Facilitation
  • Adventure Based Counseling
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Interpersonal
  • Relational
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Group
Video/Skype
  • Online Counseling

Links

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Last Modified: 16 Sep 2018
Barney Straus, LCSW, PCGC, CGP, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Chicago

Barney Straus

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PCGC, CGP