Barney Straus

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PCGC, CGP

Verified by Psychology Today
4 Endorsed
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Barney Straus

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PCGC, CGP

Verified by Psychology Today
4 Endorsed

Location

Working Sobriety
25 East Washington Street
1811
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 698-3313
Offers online therapy

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Barney Straus, LCSW, CGP
Los Angeles, CA 90035
(312) 698-3313

About

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. Recovering from addiction usually entails two phases; stopping the problematic behavior, and the examining deeper issues.
I am a certified Problem and Compulsive Gambling Counselor. I am also a Certified Group Psychotherapist by the International Registry of Group Psychotherapist. I would meet with you a few times individually and then you would be a member of a small group that meets weekly, online. Individual meetings available on a less frequent basis after that.
Though my primary office is in Chicago, Illinois, I am also licensed in California, Colorado, and New Mexico. I am available to provide telehealth to residents of any of these states. Since my groups are limited to eight people, we are able to build a sense of cohesiveness and mutual support though meeting in a virtual setting.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $65 - $175
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Optum
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • License: Illinois / 149.009621
  • School: Loyola University Chicago
  • Year Graduated: 1999

Additional Credentials

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

Endorsements

Psychologist, PsyD, CYT-200

Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC, MA

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MBA, S-PSB

Counselor, PsyD, CGP, CMHIMP

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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MIxed Gender Psychotherapy Group

This group meets on Tuesdays from 11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m. It is an interpersonally focused, mixed gender process group. Group members work primarily on recovery from addition and relationship issues. This group is currently meeting online.

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Men's Psychotherapy Group

This group is designed to support men recovering from addictions to drugs, alcohol, pornography, and gambling. Participants create accountability with each other and offer ongoing support for the recovery process. This group is currently meeting online.

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Location

Working Sobriety
25 East Washington Street
1811
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 698-3313
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

Barney Straus, LCSW, CGP
Los Angeles, CA 90035
(312) 698-3313
Specialties
  • Addiction
  • Gambling
  • Sexual Addiction
Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen

Treatment Approach

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

Links

My Website

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Last Modified: 11 Oct 2022
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Barney Straus

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PCGC, CGP