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Steve Ploum
Counselor, MS, LCPC
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Steve Ploum

Counselor, MS, LCPC (he, him)

Verified by Psychology Today Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, IL 60643
Let's Connect (708) 934-4242
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How does one eat an elephant? "One bite at a time." I will assist with defining/understanding your elephant, with finding the best place to start and I'll support you along the way. I've worked extensively with and understand the issues of individuals/spouses/families of city workers (police, fire, etc.) and others dealing with anxiety, depression, anger management issues, addictions, trauma & situational stress, and life transitions. I specialize in individual therapy and I'm trained in CBT and as an art therapist who specializes in helping other tap their creative powers and in find balance in living creatively.
I'm a personable therapist w/ 30+ yrs experience. Although I'm virtual only, I've practiced on Chicago's south side since 1996. My working class, practicality-based background informs my approach of getting to understand WHY what we do & feel is important and necessary for real change. I strive to help others line a full, balanced and creative life.
I'm proud of my vast experience working with diverse populations, and creatives, at various life stations and in many settings. I've been a trainer/consultant and counseling professor and I'm an artist/musician. I co-host a creativity, balance & self-help podcast with a fellow NYC Art Therapist/counselor called Kites and Strings (www.kitesandstrings.com)
Call or Steve Ploum now for a free 15 minute consultation - (708) 934-4242

My Practice at a Glance

Available online only

Chicago, IL 60643

(708) 934-4242
I specialize in Anxiety, Anger Management and Trauma and PTSD 
$150 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals, couples and families  
Let's Connect (708) 934-4242
Photo of Steve Ploum, MS, LCPC, Counselor

My Practice at a Glance

Available online only

Chicago, IL 60643

(708) 934-4242
I specialize in Anxiety, Anger Management and Trauma and PTSD 
$150 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals, couples and families  

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $150
  • Couple Sessions $200
  • Sliding scale: apply if you may be eligible
  • Pay by ACH Bank transfer, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa

Insurance

  • BCBS (including Little Company of Mary HMO)
  • Beacon Health Options | Carelon
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Ceridian
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • ComPsych
  • Employee Resource Systems (ERS)
  • LifeWorks | Morneau Shepell
  • Magellan
  • Optum
  • United Behavioral Health
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • Out of Network
Check fees and, if listed, ask to verify your insurance coverage. or (708) 934-4242
Photo of Steve Ploum, MS, LCPC, Counselor
Steve Ploum
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Check fees and, if listed, ask to verify your insurance coverage. or (708) 934-4242
Photo of Steve Ploum, MS, LCPC, Counselor
Steve Ploum
Counselor, MS, LCPC

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Licensed by State of Illinois / 180.002268 Steve Ploum
  • In Practice for 32 Years
  • Certificate from International Association of Trauma Professionals 2017
  • Certificate from American Art Therapy Credentialing Board 96-122 / 1994
  • Attended University of Illinois at Chicago, Graduated 1992
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (708) 934-4242
Photo of Steve Ploum, MS, LCPC, Counselor
Steve Ploum
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (708) 934-4242
Photo of Steve Ploum, MS, LCPC, Counselor
Steve Ploum
Counselor, MS, LCPC

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Anger Management
  • Trauma and PTSD

Expertise

  • Behavioral Issues
  • Career Counseling
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Family Conflict
  • Family/Work/Hobby/Life Balance
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Infidelity
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Living Creatively
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Personality Disorders
  • Relationship Issues
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Veterans
Do these issues align with your needs? or (708) 934-4242
Photo of Steve Ploum, MS, LCPC, Counselor
Steve Ploum
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Do these issues align with your needs? or (708) 934-4242
Photo of Steve Ploum, MS, LCPC, Counselor
Steve Ploum
Counselor, MS, LCPC

Client Focus

Age

Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Family

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Gay Allied

Ethnicity

Other Racial or Ethnic Background

I also speak

American Sign Language (ASL)
I Am familiar with the Deaf Culture

Age

Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Family

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Gay Allied

Ethnicity

Other Racial or Ethnic Background

I also speak

American Sign Language (ASL)
I Am familiar with the Deaf Culture

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Art Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • EMDR
  • Expressive Arts
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychodynamic
  • Reality Therapy
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (708) 934-4242
Photo of Steve Ploum, MS, LCPC, Counselor
Steve Ploum
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (708) 934-4242
Photo of Steve Ploum, MS, LCPC, Counselor
Steve Ploum
Counselor, MS, LCPC

Location

Primary Location

Chicago, IL 60643

(708) 934-4242
Call for a free consultation now - (708) 934-4242
Photo of Steve Ploum, MS, LCPC, Counselor
Steve Ploum
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Call for a free consultation now - (708) 934-4242
Photo of Steve Ploum, MS, LCPC, Counselor
Steve Ploum
Counselor, MS, LCPC