Lessi Smebakken

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SEP

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Lessi Smebakken

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SEP


Location

Offers online therapy

1 East Northwest Highway
Palatine, IL 60067
(847) 920-7325

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Announcement icon During this time of social distancing, I am available for video sessions, using a HIPAA protected site. Email or call to set up appointment.
Welcome to my practice where you will find a supportive atmosphere as you work through life's problems and challenges. Using conventional and alternative approaches, I evaluate each client's strengths and develop a framework through which change can take place. Over the past 20 years, I have found that the individual is the best judge of his/her own needs and wants. The problem is how to find that "inner voice" that each person can trust. I consider myself a change agent who can assist the individual to trust in themselves.
I work with individuals and use a variety of methods that enable people to enjoy the kind of life to which they are entitled. I specialize in trauma, relationship issues, depression and anxiety disorders. I am also a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) which helps clients resolve trauma symptoms and chronic stress.
EMDR (Certified) helps to address past traumas, disturbing memories or fixed beliefs that prevent people from progressing in their treatment. As a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, SE helps those with trauma and/or anxiety find ways to "settle" in their nervous system, rather than being on continual alert or disconnected from their daily life.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $100 - $150
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • APS Healthcare
  • Aetna | Aetna Coventry
  • Anthem
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Humana
  • MHN | Health Net
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan
  • PHCS Network
  • TRICARE
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • License: Illinois / 149005313
  • School: University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Year Graduated: 1990

Location

1 East Northwest Highway
Palatine, IL 60067
(847) 920-7325
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship Issues
Issues
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Use
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Professional Development
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Use
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
Communities
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • EMDR
  • Family Systems
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Somatic
  • Somatic Experiencing Practitioner
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Family

Links

My Website

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Last Modified: 27 Jun 2020
Lessi Smebakken, LCSW, SEP, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Palatine
Lessi Smebakken

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SEP