John A Knoerzer, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Chicago
When we don't get along with the people in our daily lives, a person's whole life can suffer. I specialize working with people struggling with relationships, whether romantic, familial or professional. I've learned the client should always be the focus and I am here to service your needs. During our first session, we will identify your most pressing issues and set goals to address them. My approach focuses on quick improvement that can turn into lasting change. I'm knowledgeable in many modalities and able to use whatever approach is needed to help you solve your problems.
I will challenge you, but I will always listen if you feel a certain approach is not working - giving feedback is key in therapy. Therapy is best when the counselor and client can talk as equals but with different roles to play, rather than an expert teaching a student.
I handle all aspects of my private practice including insurance and scheduling. This structure allows me to understand all aspects of the therapy process so I can help you understand them without referring you to office managers or billing departments. Together, we can resolve any difficulties you might have.
Call or Email John A Knoerzer for a free phone consultation now - (773) 993-1282


  • Years in Practice: 10 Years
  • School: Boston College
  • Year Graduated: 2004
  • License No. and State: 149012887 Illinois


  • Avg Cost (per session): $60 - $130
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Discover, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Aetna
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • CuraLinc
  • Humana
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Degree: Boston College / Masters in Social Work
  • Year graduated: 2004
  • Degree: University of Rochester / BA in Psychology & Philosophy
  • Year graduated: 1997


  • Relationship Issues
  • Family Conflict
  • Divorce


  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Career Counseling
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Gambling
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Coaching
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Substance Abuse
  • Video Game Addiction

Mental Health

  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders


  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Gestalt
  • Imago
  • Interpersonal
  • Intervention
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2017
John A Knoerzer, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Chicago

John A Knoerzer

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW