• Verified
  • Licensed in Illinois

Barry Shaeffer

  • MSW

Live Oak


No, I cannot prescribe

Patient Age Preferences

  • 13–17
  • 18–64

Accepted Insurance Providers

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO

Rate Per Session

$120.00 I offer a sliding scale I provide teletherapy


(773) 880-1310

My Specialties Include

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Relationship Issues

  • Identity Issues

  • Gender and Sexuality

  • Adjustment Issues


Barry Shaeffer

I believe in the strength and resilience of the human spirit. I also believe that we each inherently have everything we need to live the lives we desire. Operating from this perspective allows us to take power away from the idea that we might be "broken" or "bad" and helps to shift the focus to what we value in our lives and the thought patterns, behaviors, and beliefs that move us away from and toward those values. In partnership with my clients, I strive to create a relationship that fosters mindfulness, compassion, and the courage to live meaningful and fulfilling lives.
I specialize in working with LGBTQ folks for a variety of issues. Once we sort through the the layers of expectations we take on from society, family, and others, often what we are left with is a search for meaning and purpose. Helping you discover your purpose is my purpose.
In addition to seeing clients in my offices downtown and in Lakeview, I also see clients through secure online video messaging. This allows greater flexibility for those who travel often for work as well as for people who live outside the Chicago area. I look forward to working with you.

Barry Shaeffer

(773) 880-1310 OR Send a Message