Susan L Adler, LCSW
Couples Therapy and Adult Individual Counseling
A Chicago Social Worker of the Year named by National Association of Social Workers, Chicago. Published, award winning experienced psychotherapist. Over 30 years of professional, clinical experience. National speaker. Fluent in both English & Spanish. American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) Clinical Member & Clinical Fellow.
Respectful, skilled, organized, friendly & approachable. Model based. Works well with adults, all genders, LGBTQI affirming. Goal based, non-pathologizing, strength based model. Established leader in the field. Highly recommended as a humanistic, safe therapist & clinical supervisor.
Specializing in pre-marital, marital coaching/psychotherapy, separation/divorce recovery, adult individual psychotherapy, family therapy with adults, relationship and intimacy issues, adult children of alcoholics, stress and trauma recovery, life transitions, self esteem/self acceptance, grief/loss, adult survivors of sexual abuse, assertiveness, emotional intimacy/connection and communication issues.
LCSW supervision available. Consultation and workshops available on "How to Improve Your Marriage," "Thriving as A Working Mother," "Sexual Abuse: Treatment and Prevention," "Postpartum Depression: Treatment and Prevention," and "Latinas and Postpartum Depression: Treatment and Prevention," "Life Coaching," "Child Abuse and Neglect: Treatment and Prevention," "Family Systems," among others.
Author of the book "My Body Is Mine, My Feelings Are Mine: A Storybook about Body Safety for Young Children with an Adult Guide Book" and the award-winning educational video, "Raising Sexually Healthy Children: Sexual Development, Sexual Abuse Prevention & Self Esteem for Children Under Seven" with Louise Welsh Schrank. Both published under Susan Hoke.
A Chicago Social Worker of the Year, National Association of Social Workers, Chicago
Bronze Award, Human Sexuality, "Raising Sexually Healthy Children" Educational Video and Guidebook
Volunteer Professional of the Year, Preservation for Human Dignity (PH.d)
Susan is experienced in treatment in the following areas:
Divorce & Separation Recovery
Stress & Trauma Recovery
Loss or Grief
Self Esteem Building
Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse
Adult Individual Psychotherapy
Emotional Intimacy/Connection Issues
Adult Children of Alcoholics
Adjusting to Parenthood
Postgraduate Supervisory Externship Program, Family Systems Program
Institute of Juvenile Research, Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Illinois
Postgraduate Clinical Externship, Family Systems Program
Bilingual (English/Spanish) Oak Park-River Forest, IL 1993 - Present Couples, adults, family. Specializations: grief and loss issues, trauma, stress, marital, pre-marital, divorce recovery, relationship, performance, communication, anxiety, depression, co-dependency; adult children of alcoholics, food issues, assertiveness and adjustment to parenthood.
Institute of Juvenile Research, Chicago, IL
Founder, Spanish-Speaking Services Connection
MSW, Jane Addams College of Social Work
University of Illinois Chicago
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
2004 - 2016 (Formerly the Alexian Brothers Spanish-Speaking Postpartum Depression Program Advisory Board) The group maintained over 300 members consisting of providers of services to Latinos and their families, a listserv and newsletter, and regular meetings with speakers dedicated to educating professionals.
Susan is experienced in teaching/training and consultation in the following areas:
How To Improve Your Marriage
Reclaiming Joy & Reducing Your Stress Level
How To Thrive As A Working Mother
Child Abuse and Neglect: Prevention and Treatment
Self Esteem Building
Postpartum Depression: Prevention and Treatment
Latinas and Postpartum Depression: Prevention and Treatment