Carol Ganzer, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Chicago
My approach to therapy is interactive, collaborative, and reflective. Individuals often seek counseling when they have reached an impasse in life. Problems of depression, anxiety, or negative behaviors frequently reflect a loss of purpose or meaning. Stress and insecurity may affect how one handles day-to-day interpersonal and work situations. I work with individuals to explore their current life issues in the context of their past experiences and help them to develop new ways of being or interacting in relationships.
I am a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Also, I am on the faculty of the Institute for Clinical Social Work and the Professional Development Program of the University of Chicago. As a graduate of the Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis, I can offer a negotiated fee for psychoanalysis.
Additionally, I have a PhD in Creative Writing and an interest in working with individuals who experience difficulties in their creative expressions. I accept BlueCrossBlueShield PPO and Blue Choice. I am also willing to negotiate a fee for individuals who would like complete confidentiality as to their mental health records.
Call or Email Carol Ganzer for a free phone consultation now - (773) 339-8486


  • Years in Practice: 20+ Years
  • School: University Of Illinois
  • Year Graduated: 1996
  • License No. and State: 149.008318 Illinois


  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: University of Chicago,SSA / Advanced Clinical Practice
  • Certificate Date: 2000
  • Certificate: Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis / Psychoanalyst
  • Certificate Date: 2015


  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship Issues


  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Career Counseling
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues

Mental Health

  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders

Client Focus


  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic


  • Individuals
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2016
Carol Ganzer, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Chicago

Carol Ganzer

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW