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Erik Schuster
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC

Erik Schuster

Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC

Verified by Psychology Today Verified by Psychology Today
1 Endorsed
53 W. Jackson Blvd, Suite 426, Chicago, IL 60604
Let's Connect (312) 606-7352
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“How is this therapist going to help me?” Fair question. From over 10,000 hours in my broad clinical career to my own harrowing lived experiences, I will bring you a time-tested perspective ready to address your real-life concerns in therapy. The clients I serve come from diverse ethnic, economic and cultural backgrounds, but share the essential similarity of readiness for change. Furthermore, the clinical issues I help individuals and couples to address range from chronic mental illness, neurodivergent struggles, substance misuse, gender/sexuality development, general life "stuck-ness" and differing forms of infidelity.
Beyond the observable symptoms you experience, I strive to develop a rich context around you to guide treatment. Then, I teach clients how implement emotionally-focused tools and interventions to navigate their complex concerns related to traumatic childhoods, social anxieties, and inauthentic expression that lead to feeling chronically disconnected.
There may be a greater sense of urgency to act today, so I invite you to connect with me. I can arrange a brief consultation with individuals and couples to first figure out how I can be a resource for you and address any questions before getting started. Flexible appointments including telehealth are available to accommodate demanding schedules.
Call or Erik Schuster now for a free 15 minute consultation - (312) 606-7352

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

Chicago Loop

53 W. Jackson Blvd

Suite 426

Chicago, IL 60604

(312) 606-7352

Northshore

400 Central Avenue

Suite 250

Northfield, IL 60093

I offer day and evening in-person session at our Chicago Loop office location and also offer telehealth appointments Monday through Friday.
I specialize in Depression, Anxiety and Trauma and PTSD 
$250 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals, couples and families  
Please watch my video to learn more about me and my practice.
Erik Schuster
Let's Connect (312) 606-7352
Photo of Erik Schuster, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

Chicago Loop

53 W. Jackson Blvd

Suite 426

Chicago, IL 60604

(312) 606-7352

Northshore

400 Central Avenue

Suite 250

Northfield, IL 60093

I offer day and evening in-person session at our Chicago Loop office location and also offer telehealth appointments Monday through Friday.
I specialize in Depression, Anxiety and Trauma and PTSD 
$250 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals, couples and families  
Please watch my video to learn more about me and my practice.
Erik Schuster

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $250
  • Couple Sessions $250
  • Sliding scale: apply if you may be eligible
  • Pay by ACH Bank transfer, American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa

Insurance

  • Anthem | Elevance
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
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I do offer limited spots to clients carrying Blue Cross/Blue Shield PPO and Aetna PPO insurance. My remaining spots are offered to clients electing to self-pay. There is potential to reduce the fee based on income (i.e. sliding scale) for some individuals or couples.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (312) 606-7352
Photo of Erik Schuster, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Erik Schuster
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
"
I do offer limited spots to clients carrying Blue Cross/Blue Shield PPO and Aetna PPO insurance. My remaining spots are offered to clients electing to self-pay. There is potential to reduce the fee based on income (i.e. sliding scale) for some individuals or couples.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (312) 606-7352
Photo of Erik Schuster, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Erik Schuster
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Licensed by State of Illinois / 178008362 Erik Schuster
  • In Practice for 13 Years
  • Attended Roosevelt University, Graduated 2011
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In addition to therapy practice, I am co-authored on 16 peer-reviewed scientific research article publications primarily focused on chronic pain. I have clinical experience in settings including community mental health, in-home, academic medical center, and private practice.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (312) 606-7352
Photo of Erik Schuster, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Erik Schuster
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
"
In addition to therapy practice, I am co-authored on 16 peer-reviewed scientific research article publications primarily focused on chronic pain. I have clinical experience in settings including community mental health, in-home, academic medical center, and private practice.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (312) 606-7352
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Erik Schuster
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma and PTSD

Expertise

  • Alcohol Use
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Dating
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • LGBTQ+
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Narcissistic Personality (NPD)
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Personality Disorders
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Social Anxiety
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Veterans
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Clients typically come to see me when symptoms such as depression and anxiety have reached chronic levels and have not obtained relief. The majority of the clients I work with find that their symptoms are rooted in family of origin concerns such as early life traumatic events, poor early caregiver relationships and ineffective early coping mechanisms.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (312) 606-7352
Photo of Erik Schuster, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Erik Schuster
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
"
Clients typically come to see me when symptoms such as depression and anxiety have reached chronic levels and have not obtained relief. The majority of the clients I work with find that their symptoms are rooted in family of origin concerns such as early life traumatic events, poor early caregiver relationships and ineffective early coping mechanisms.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (312) 606-7352
Photo of Erik Schuster, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Erik Schuster
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC

Client Focus

Age

Preteen
Teen
Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Family

Communities

Aviation Professionals
Bisexual Allied
Gay Allied
HIV / AIDS Allied
Intersex Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Queer Allied
Single Mother
Transgender Allied

Age

Preteen
Teen
Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Family

Communities

Aviation Professionals
Bisexual Allied
Gay Allied
HIV / AIDS Allied
Intersex Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Queer Allied
Single Mother
Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family Systems
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Trauma Focused
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You can expect to experience my style as the ability to walk and chew gum at the same time. Meaning, I emphasize practical, real-world tools to affect meaningful change in your life. In addition, I focus on the deeper level understanding of oneself and their behavior in order to cultivate the awareness necessary to make for an enduring change.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (312) 606-7352
Photo of Erik Schuster, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Erik Schuster
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
"
You can expect to experience my style as the ability to walk and chew gum at the same time. Meaning, I emphasize practical, real-world tools to affect meaningful change in your life. In addition, I focus on the deeper level understanding of oneself and their behavior in order to cultivate the awareness necessary to make for an enduring change.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (312) 606-7352
Photo of Erik Schuster, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Erik Schuster
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC

Location

Primary Location

Chicago Loop

53 W. Jackson Blvd

Suite 426

Chicago, IL 60604

(312) 606-7352

Additional Location

Northshore

400 Central Avenue

Suite 250

Northfield, IL 60093

(312) 606-7352
"
I offer day and evening in-person session at our Chicago Loop office location and also offer telehealth appointments Monday through Friday.
Call for a free consultation now - (312) 606-7352
Photo of Erik Schuster, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Erik Schuster
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
"
I offer day and evening in-person session at our Chicago Loop office location and also offer telehealth appointments Monday through Friday.
Call for a free consultation now - (312) 606-7352
Photo of Erik Schuster, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Erik Schuster
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC