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Susan L Adler, LCSW

Couples Therapy and Adult Individual Counseling

Susan L Adler

A Chicago Social Worker of the Year

www.susanLadler.com

(708) 771-4636

 

About

MY BACKGROUND

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 & Approved Supervisor. 

Respectful, skilled, organized, friendly & approachable. Model based. Works well with clients of all ages, all genders, LGBTQ affirming. Goal based, non-pathologizing, strength based model. Established leader in the field. Highly recommended as a humanistic, safe therapist & clinical supervisor.

 

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, depression, anxiety, grief/loss, adult survivors of sexual abuse, eating disorders, life coaching, assertiveness, adjusting to parenthood, performance issues, and communication issues.

AAMFT and 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 Depression," "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.

 

Awards

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)

 

Specializations

Susan is experienced in treatment in the following areas:

Pre-Marital

A.

Marital

C.

Divorce and Separation Recovery

E.

Depression

G.

Relationship Issues

I.

Stress

K.

LGBTQ

M.

Loss or Grief

O.

Self Esteem Building

Q.

Assertiveness

S.

Life Coaching

U.

Anxiety or Fears

W.

Adult Individual Psychotherapy

B.

Intimacy Issues

D.

Men's Issues

F.

Parenting

H.

Adult Children of Alcoholics

J.

Communication Issues

L.

Young Adults

N.

Time Management

P.

Working Mothers

R.

Adjusting to Parenthood

T.

Eating Disorders

V.

Child Abuse

X.

Education

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

Work Histrory

Private Practitioner

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

Bachelors Degree

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.

 

Training

Susan is experienced in teaching/training and consultation in the following areas:

 

How To Improve Your Marriage

1.

Reclaiming Joy & Reducing Your Stress Level

2.

How To Thrive As A Working Mother

3.

Life Coaching

4.

Sexual Abuse

5.

Child Abuse and Neglect: Prevention and Treatment

6.

Self Esteem Building

7.

Postpartum Depression: Prevention and Treatment

8.

Latinas and Postpartum Depression: Prevention and Treatment

9.

Family Systems

10.