Jeffrey Samuels, LCSW
Jeffrey is a licensed clinical social worker who specializes in working with children, adolescents, and young adults. He is experienced in addressing a variety of clinical issues, including: depression, trauma, anxiety, grief, relationship dynamics, life transitions, and diminished self-esteem.
Jeffrey follows a relationship-focused approach, developing a strong, trusting, nonjudgmental and empathetic connection between himself and his clients. He subscribes to a strong belief that clients are the experts of their own lives and that therapy works best when individuals feel empowered and supported to reach the goals they identify as most important. He incorporates a range of clinical tools, including narrative therapy and, with younger clients, play therapy.
After earning a Master’s in Social Work from Loyola University in Chicago, Jeffrey worked in multiple community mental health agencies, providing therapy to both children and their families. He also has extensive experience helping young adults adjust to life transitions such as changes in living situations, school and work life.
In his free time, Jeffrey enjoys traveling, hiking, watching movies, and taking his dog, Ernie, on walks around Chicago.