Garrett Shotwell (He/His/Him)


Hi, my name is Garrett. I'm glad you're here. My goal is to foster a safe environment and for you to create space in your life.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Lincolnwood, IL

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Child
  • Adolescent/Teen
  • Group

About My Clients

One of my first goals when meeting a potential client is ensuring that we are a good fit - In fact, that's all that matters! Oftentimes I encourage client's to engage in as many consultations as they feel relevant, because thats what's up. What can I say about my ideal client? That you're authentic, ready to be vulnerable (which is a strength), and willing to invest your time (most precious asset). Let's create space, together.

My Background and Approach

Throughout my career, I’ve had the opportunity to work with many different populations. Each person deserves a different therapeutic approach. The common thread is working through trauma, anxiety, and depression. While I incorporate a wide range of interventions. Here is a list of some approaches I use: Trauma-Informed Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) Existential Strength-based Person-Centered (Rogerian) Motivational interviewing Harm Reduction Being let into your life is the truest honor. Specialties: It is a gift to work with anyone who is vulnerable enough to seek help. We all deserve it. I am not afraid to help you get through the sticky stuff such as suicidal ideations, symptoms of PTSD, trauma, anxiety and depression. Personal life: I love teaching yoga, which I like to integrate into my therapeutic approach. I live in Chicago with my husband and three pups.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I've grown to appreciate the importance of core-values, which is a privilege. My personal beliefs are centered around equity, equality, and diversity - more narrowly focused on how the lack of the above negatively impacts accessible mental healthcare and increases risks associated with climate change disasters. These are the things that keep me up at night. I work with several organizations to increase their scale through product & innovation in efforts to get accessible mental health to people who need it most. I'm still figuring out my role as it relates to climate change. Currently in the personal research phase. It seems so big, ya know? To self-disclose more - Here is a list of 7 things that I tell myself sometimes: 1. Be Garrett - (goofy, kind, blunt) 2. Do 1 thing at a time 3. Identify the problem 4. Do it right 5. Do it right now 6. It's not about you 7. Don't take it too seriously I hope this insight as to how I think helps you in some way :)

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 5 years of practice
  • Rate: $100 - 150/session


7733187304 Email Garrett
7300 N. Cicero Ave.
Suite 102- A
Lincolnwood, IL 60712

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