Bill Martin, LCSW
Psychotherapy, Consultation & Training 773-936-3607
1300 West Belmont Ave. # 309
Chicago, Illinois 60657
Committed to providing lower cost therapy services, I am a provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO and Medicare.
As a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), my services are reimbursed by all PPO's providing psychotherapy services.
My work focuses mainly with individuals and couples who are dealing with a range of concerns, including communication problems, conflicts, intimacy problems, depression or other mood problems.
I especially enjoy working with younger couples (20's-early 40's) who are trying to decide whether to commit to marriage or long-term relationship or who have been married less than 10 years and dealing with a serious concern, including parenting issues.
Using a state of the art heart monitor and stress management system, I help couples begin to understand the powerful way stress damages communication and sets up a pattern of escalating, unresolved arguments.
In the first session, I teach couples a simple and highly effective communication process which they can use to build a stronger and more intimate relationship.
If couples agree to learn these techniques, I can guarantee they will quickly begin to make positive changes, even after the first session.
I am familiar with depression, bi-polar depression, and anxiety issues and understand the benefits of medication used in conjunction with talk therapy.
I work collaboratively with a few psychiatrists who are skilled in diagnosis and medication management.Serving adults dealing with chronic, life-threatening, and terminal illness (death and dying) is a a unique focus of mine with enhanced by my experience in a residential, hospice-like setting and an outpatient medical clinic.
I'm on the faculty of the Chicago Center for Family Health, a former visiting lecturer at the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration, and frequently offer workshops on various psychotherapy topics.
I have been married for 29 years and have a successful college age child.
My office is comfortable, quiet, and convenient to the Belmont El stop and ample free parking.