As trained psychotherapists, social workers at Rush provide a nonjudgmental environment and work to recognize and utilize a person’s existing strengths to manage difficult emotions. They have experience working with individuals of diverse ethnic, religious, economic and other backgrounds. Our multicultural and bilingual staff offers services in English and in Spanish.
All of our therapists provide trauma-informed care and offer therapy from different theoretical approaches, including evidence-based practices such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), interpersonal therapy (IPT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT).
Common topics addressed include the following:
- Chronic illnesses
- Caregiver stress
- Life transitions
- Grief and loss
- Chronic pain
- Immigration and acculturation
- Substance use
- Relationship issues
Outpatient individual counseling is offered by licensed clinical social workers in English and Spanish for people 18 and older. Areas of specialization include adult caregivers with emotional distress related to caregiving, adults with disability or multiple chronic conditions who are experiencing emotional distress related to their health management, and also depression, anxiety, trauma, and adjustment to life changes.
The Emotional Wellness Group for Caregivers is a 12-week psychotherapy group for people who are experiencing mood symptoms (anxiety, depression, adjustment disorder) related to their role as an unpaid caregiver. Some of the major themes covered in the group include emotional exploration and processing; navigating identity transitions; coping with loss and anticipatory grief; and developing mindful awareness to emotional and physical responses to stressors.
Ready to Get Started?
Patients seeking individual or group psychotherapy can contact the Social Work and Community Health helpline at (800) 757-0202. The helpline is staffed 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. by a patient care navigator, who will do a phone intake with the patient before they are connected with a social worker for a brief phone assessment and to provide further details about the services offered. Once a phone assessment is complete, the patient will be put on the wait list if there is one. Referrals and requests are accepted regardless of insurance coverage, though patients’ insurance is billed for participation in the both individual and group psychotherapy (co-payments and co-insurance may apply). As a courtesy, the team will assist with verifying mental health coverage for each individual seeking services.