Barney Straus

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PCGC, CGP

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Barney Straus

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PCGC, CGP


Location

Offers online therapy

Working Sobriety
25 East Washington Street
1811
Chicago, IL 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.

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 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

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
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

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Last Modified: 17 Sep 2020
Barney Straus, LCSW, PCGC, CGP, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Chicago
Barney Straus

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PCGC, CGP