Eric Dean, LPC

Accepts: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, Cigna, United HealthCare

There is no problem that is insurmountable. Eric Dean, a native Chicagoan, has discovered this through his personal and professional experience working for the largest non-profit substance abuse treatment provider in the nation, helping clients to identify their values and achieve their goals, which they once thought to be unattainable. Eric believes in building a strong therapeutic alliance and fostering a safe, non-judgmental, compassionate, and positive therapeutic environment.

Your treatment program should be precisely tailored to meet your needs. Eric personalizes his approach utilizing a wide variety of therapeutic modalities and methodologies including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness-Based interventions, Strengths-Based styles, Solution-Focused therapy, and Person-Centered approaches. Eric helps clients learn coping skills and develop strategies around issues such as addiction, depression, anxiety, co-occurring disorders, self-esteem, stress, career exploration, and financial therapy among many others.

In addition to past professional experience in financial services, Eric has a diverse educational background which allows him to draw upon and integrate skills and information from a wide array of disciplines to help his clients. He received his BS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; JD and MBA degrees from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio; a MA in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in the Treatment of Addiction Disorders from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology; and an additional MA from The University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy. Eric is also a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor (CADC). Eric serves on the board of directors and finance committee of a non-profit peer mentoring organization that empowers youth leaders and helps high school students get into the college of their choice.

Specialties:

  • Addiction (Substance and Behavioral)
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Career Counseling
  • Co-occurring Disorders
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Financial Therapy
  • Grief and Loss
  • Life Coaching
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self-esteem
  • Stress
  • Substance Use