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.