• Verified
  • Licensed in Illinois

Erich Heintzen

  • LCSW

Live Oak


No, I cannot prescribe

Patient Age Preferences

  • 18–64

Accepted Insurance Providers

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO

Rate Per Session

$130 I offer a sliding scale


(773) 612-6206

My Specialties Include

  • Relationship Issues

  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

  • Adjustment Issues

  • Trauma

  • Identity Issues

  • Gender and Sexuality


Erich Heintzen

I believe that as we grow and evolve, our connections with ourselves, others and the world around us can become deeper and more fulfilling. However, when we are under stress, in a relationship crisis, or feel anxious or depressed, our connections to our loved ones and to ourselves is limited. We may be unable to communicate, feel angry, lack energy and feel overwhelmed. In order to relieve life’s pressures, it is important to slow down, and become more self-aware, re-connecting with ourselves once again. Counseling fosters trust, and is a process that promotes change and growth. In our work together, we will identify the areas of your life that you would like to improve.

I have a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Concordia University, and a Masters of Social Work from the University of Central Florida. I utilize an integrative approach to therapy, combining cognitive, behavioral, and mindfulness strategies with interpersonal theories. We will work together to develop techniques, skills and new ways of looking at obstacles as opportunities.

Range of Focus
-Affirmative practice with LGBTQ Individuals and Families
-Couples Therapy
-Relationship Issues
-Domestic violence/abuse
-Children and Family Therapy
-Life Transitions
-Group Facilitation

I facilitate an on-going psychotherapy group for gay men seeking to establish, enhance, or maintain relationships with other gay men. This group provides a safe and supportive environment, allowing members to attend to how they form and maintain relationships as well as learn ways to establish greater intimacy and closeness.

Erich Heintzen

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