Jennifer Gerlach

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

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(708) 295-3621

Jennifer Gerlach

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW


Location

Offers online therapy

4509 North Illinois Street
Suite 5
Swansea, IL 62226
(708) 295-3621

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Announcement icon Did you know that you can do online counseling with a local counselor? I offer video and phone sessions in addition to in person therapy.
Your story matters. And you are more than a story. People usually seek therapy when trying to make sense of a piece of their story or trying to create a new chapter. My approach to therapy seeks to hear your story as we both learn more about who you are and what matters to you. I love to help people improve their relationships with themselves and other. I have specialization in recovery from mental health challenges such as Depression, self-harm, Borderline Personality, Bipolar Disorder and voice hearing/psychosis. I also have experience helping adolescents and adults on the Autism Spectrum seeking their way in a neurodiverse world.
This said, my focus is not on diagnosis, it is on the person (or people) in my office, who are far more than a diagnosis and far more complex than any kind of therapy protocol! I have training in ACT, DBT, EMDR, CBT, and interventions for psychosis. I use these as tools where it makes sense for a given person within a recovery model.
If you are interested in something specific, like EMDR, we can go that route. Or, we can draw up a map together as we go. Feel free to reach out. We can talk about your story, and what you are needing right now to move it in a direction that is meaningful to you. You can learn more about my approach here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgBim4c_4Hc

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $25 - $100
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Beacon
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • First Health Behavioral Health
  • HealthLink
  • Lifeworks
  • Mercy
  • Morneau Shepell
  • Optum
  • TRICARE
  • UMR
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Out of Network
Don't have insurance or see your carrier listed? No worries! Give me a call and we will work out a rate that works for you.
Email me or call (708) 295-3621 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 8 Years
  • License: Illinois / 149020675

Jennifer Gerlach's Groups

Talking Circles (Social Connection Group)

A connection group for different minded people , Talking Circles is open to anyone over 18 wanting to build their ability to connect with others, but particularly individuals living on the Autism Spectrum or with related differences

More about this group

Location

4509 North Illinois Street
Suite 5
Swansea, IL 62226
(708) 295-3621
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Autism
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Grief
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Tourette Syndrome
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Lesbian
  • Gay

Client Focus

Faith: Other Spiritual or Religious Affiliations
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • EMDR
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychodynamic
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Group

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Professional Connections

When thinking about some of the toughest cases, I never hesitate to recommend Jennifer! Jennifer has an extraordinary can-do attitude and never gives up on a client. I am continually impressed by her professionalism as well as her personal investment and care for her clients. You simply can’t go wrong with Jennifer!

Last Modified: 15 May 2021
Jennifer Gerlach, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Swansea

Jennifer Gerlach

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW