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Dr. Susan Cain, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Grief Career difficulties Coping with life changes Coaching
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About me

As a licensed therapist in Illinois with over two decades of experience in counseling and coaching, I've had the privilege of assisting individuals facing a diverse array of challenges. From abrupt life shifts to career obstacles, anxiety, depression, relationship strains, parenting dilemmas, and grief and loss, I've supported clients in navigating through these difficulties. Many have sought my guidance to process and glean insights from their present hardships.

My therapeutic approach is characterized by compassion and honesty. I tailor my methods to your specific needs and the objectives we co-create. My primary aim is to expedite your progress, providing relief from immediate stress while propelling you towards your broader aspirations.

Embarking on a journey towards a more gratifying and joyful life requires courage, especially that crucial first step towards change. Setting and working towards goals alongside a therapist-partner demands even greater courage. If you're prepared to take that leap, I am here to bolster and empower you.

I eagerly anticipate the opportunity to collaborate with you on this transformative journey!

Professional experience

19yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Grief Career difficulties Coping with life changes Coaching

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Intellectual Disability, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Postpartum Depression, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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License information

IL LCSW 149010463


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Susan Cain. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Dr. Cain has helped me so much. Before starting therapy with her, I felt stuck, anxious and unsure of how to move forward in my life. Dr. Cain helped me realize that my past trauma did not define me, and she challenged my untrue thoughts about myself stemming from my past trauma. Working with her also helped me change some unhealthy behaviors I was using to help me cope. Now, at the end of therapy, I can truly say I feel much better. I know now that I am not my trauma. I am not stuck anymore but moving forward in my life. and learning to love myself more and more each day. I highly recommend Dr. Cain.

Written on Mar 28, 2024 after therapy with Susan for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Dr. Cain is engaging, empathetic and action oriented. She is an extraordinary listener who can provide excellent suggestions, tips and advice tailored to your individual situation. Really enjoy working with her. She motivates well.

Written on Mar 20, 2024 after therapy with Susan for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Very effective therapist

Written on Mar 06, 2024 after therapy with Susan for 2 weeks on issues concerning anger management

Dr Cain has been very helpful with showing me how to manage my anxiety as well as stress. She listens and is very empathetic. She's very helpful with helping me create a solid plan for my life events, and give's me assignments to work on. Without her I don't know how I would manage all of the things that I have going on.

Written on Feb 10, 2024 after therapy with Susan for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

Dr. Cain is the first therapist in a long time that has dove directly into what my needs are. She is STELLAR. Listens gives active feedback and circles back around to previous concerns. By far my favorite therapist I’ve had ever.

Written on Jan 31, 2024 after therapy with Susan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, coaching, and adhd

Dr. Cain was a perfect fit. She listened, understood what I needed, confirmed my stated needs and gave me the tools I needed to move forward. She is efficient, resourceful and incredibly kind and supportive.

Written on Jan 01, 2024 after therapy with Susan for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes