• Verified
  • Licensed in Illinois

Julie Safranski

  • LCSW

Medication

No, I cannot prescribe

Patient Age Preferences

  • 6–12
  • 13–17
  • 18–64

Accepted Insurance Providers

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Choice
  • United Behavioral Health
  • Optum

Rate Per Session

$150–200 I offer a sliding scale

Call

(773) 922-6601

Specialty

Attention-deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

If your child is struggling with ADHD, they may be having issues with regulating their emotions, developing friendships or reading social situations. I can help your child identify tools to help communicate when they are feeling frustrated or overwhelmed as well as utilize coping skills best suited for them. Kids can also develop social awareness about how others may be feeling about them in order to change their behavior to improve their relationships with peers, teachers and family. For teens, it is figuring out how to prioritize their growing responsibilities, manage their time and develop a mindset that sees their strengths.

As an adult with ADHD, you may be feeling that you are struggling with getting your life on track and always feel that there are tasks never get done whether it be personally or professionally. Together we can find ways to manage your feelings and deal with day-to-day issues of planning and organization to make your life feel much less chaotic.

Balance and Personal Growth

Do people say to you “Don't you ever relax?” and you wish that you could? Are you rushing around all the time trying to meet obligations but don't seem to have time for yourself? These may be signs that you are in need of some balance in your life. Whether this be developing a plan for self-care or finding ways of setting boundaries around personal and/or professional obligations, we can work together to develop strategies. You deserve to take care of yourself without feeling guilt or worry.

Women's Issues

I am passionate about supporting women as they transition through the lifespan whether it be a teenager to young adult, through early motherhood to empty nester or being part of the "sandwich generation". We endure unique challenges as we struggle with figuring out who we want to be, finding our voice within our relationships as well as developing ways to juggle our multiple roles in life. I provide a safe space for women to feel supported, validate their experiences and be heard.

Anxiety

Whether you describe it as stress, worry, or being overwhelmed it can all can make us feel on edge. But there are ways to manage anxiety to feel better. Together we will determine what are your sources of anxiety, what tools we can utilize to help deal with the symptoms as well as what possible changes in our day-to-day life that can have an influence on our anxiety. Often our thoughts can impact how we are feeling and figuring out new ways of looking at situations can help.

Adjustment Issues

Change can be difficult even if we are anticipating it. Whether you are dealing with the transition from college, a new baby, a change in relationship status, a job or career, we can make a plan on how to manage your feelings and what steps to take next. Having the support in making an adjustment in your life may just be what you need to feel better.

About

Julie Safranski

Through diet and exercise we manage our physical health, but it's as important to invest time exploring and resolving personal issues as a way of caring for our mental health. Finding a therapist that you feel comfortable with and feel heard is so important. My approach to therapy is practical, genuine and collaborative. I really enjoy helping people identify their strengths, change problematic thought patterns and feel overall more confident about how their life is going.

I work with individuals as young as five through adulthood. I also assist parents to provide them individualized strategies to help support their kids who may be facing emotional or behavioral challenges at school and home. My passion is working with teenagers and young adults. Whether it is navigating the changes as a high school student planning for the future or developing life goals as an independent adult, I help individuals in creating a fulfilling path that suits them.

Julie Safranski

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