Mark J Woodward

Counselor, LCPC

Verified by Psychology Today
2 Endorsed
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(773) 249-9225

Mark J Woodward

Counselor, LCPC

Verified by Psychology Today
2 Endorsed

Location

5555 N. Sheridan Rd.
Suite 16
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 249-9225

Nearby Areas

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Announcement icon I'm one of a very few therapists in the Edgewater neighborhood who meet with clients in-person, and I look forward to working with you!

About

People wanting to change something about themselves, whether it's their mood, personal life patterns, anxiety, stress level, or their ways of relating to others, find real benefits from therapy. If you find you lack the motivation and skills needed to make those changes you will find comfort and help in my office. Some life issues might be resolved relatively quickly, but lasting change for long-term problems may require more time and commitment. Above all, I will honor your wish to change!
My goal for every client is to help them achieve their goals in therapy, to provide them with help and support when their motivation is low, and to foster growth when they feel it difficult to advance personally or professionally. While I primarily use CBT techniques, I offer each of my clients counseling methods specific to their individual needs.
It takes courage to reach out for help. Because you're looking for a counselor, it appears that you are courageous! I promise to do my best to help. If we are not a "good match," I'll work to find someone for you who can meet your needs. The next step is yours. If I am not available when you call, please leave a message on my secure voice mail.

Finances

  • Session Fee: $140 per session
Pay By: Cash, Check
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Aetna CVS Individual Exchange
  • Aetna EAP
  • Aetna HMO
  • Allegiance
  • Anthem
  • BlueCross and BlueShield PPO
  • Cigna EAP
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna/Evernorth PPO
  • Coventry
  • LifeMatters (Empathia) EAP
  • Optum EAP
  • Optum HMO
  • Optum PPO
  • Regence
  • Student Resources
  • UMR
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
I will handle most billing contacts with your insurance company for you, and will offer reimbursement guidance if you have an HSA or an FSA.
Email me or call (773) 249-9225 with questions.

Qualifications

  • License: Illinois / 180-002973
  • School: University of Miami
  • Year Graduated: 1994
I've been licensed as a Counselor in Illinois for 20 years, and have a total of over 25 years experience as a counselor.

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: Illinois Mental Health Counselors Association / 25058129
  • Member Since: 2014
  • Certificate: Certified Employee Assistance Professional (EAPA) / 42623
  • Certificate Date: 2007

Endorsements

Counselor, LCPC
"Mark is warm, empathic, caring, and an excellent listener. I worked near Mark for years in a professional counseling office setting and observed his personable and affirming style with individual adult clients."

Counselor, PhD, NCC, LCPC
"Mark Woodward is a warm, empathic, and extremely competent Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in practice for many years. His commitment to his clients' emotional growth and welfare is exceptional."

Location

5555 N. Sheridan Rd.
Suite 16
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 249-9225

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Coping Skills
  • Cult Recovery
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Gambling
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Substance Use
  • Trauma and PTSD
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
Modality
  • Individuals

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Last Modified: 30 Nov 2022
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Mark J Woodward

Counselor, LCPC