John A. Garver Jr.

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AM, LCSW

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(773) 328-8347

John A. Garver Jr.

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AM, LCSW


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180 N Michigan Ave
Suite 1915
Chicago, IL 60601
(773) 328-8347

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4659 N Ravenswood Ave
Suite 103
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 328-8347
I conceptualize therapy as a mutually created, deeply personal experience. No two therapies will ever be exactly alike given that we are all unique individuals shaped by the stories, desires, and expectations of ourselves and others. I start from a place of deep humility and honor, knowing that coming to therapy means turning to a professionalized stranger for help with what may be extremely difficult sufferings. In the beginning there may not be words for what is wrong, where it hurts, why things are the way they are. This is where we start. Together. Courageously.
Therapy offers space for us to explore your internal and external worlds and to bring dignity to your self and your experiences such that we may expand your sense of internal freedom and reduce feelings of constriction, which may have taken the form of unwanted "symptoms", thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
I graduated Yale University (BA, American Studies) and earned my social work master's degree at University of Chicago. Among other experiences, I finished a two-year program in psychoanalytic psychotherapy at the Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis where I am currently in training to become a certified psychoanalyst.

Finances

  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check, Health Savings Account
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • U-SHIP: Univ. of Chicago Student Health Ins. Plan
  • Out of Network
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Qualifications

  • School: University of Chicago SSA
  • Year Graduated: 2010
  • License and State: 149.015206 Illinois

Location

180 N Michigan Ave
Suite 1915
Chicago, IL 60601
(773) 328-8347
Ask about video and phone sessions

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Other Location +

Additional Location

4659 N Ravenswood Ave
Suite 103
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 328-8347
Specialties
  • Mood Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
Issues
  • Addiction
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Queer/Gender-Queer/Trans* Identities
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Use
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Lesbian
  • Gay

Client Focus

Ethnicity: African-American and Hispanic and Latino
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Existential
  • Family Systems
  • Insight-Oriented
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group

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Last Modified: 27 Jun 2020

John A. Garver Jr.

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AM, LCSW