Daniel C. Smith, MSW, LCSW

  I am currently a clinical social work therapist part-time in private practice with Smith Psychotherapy Associates, S.C., and work part-time at North Shore University Health System at Deerfield Behavioral Health as a therapist in the Adolescent Intensive Outpatient After School Program. I also worked in the Adolescent Partial Hospital Program and in inpatient psychiatry at Highland Park Hospital during the summer months in 2015. I have received extensive training in Cognitive and Dialectical Behavioral Therapies, Motivational Interviewing, Clinical Hypnotherapy, and Strength Based Therapies. I currently utilize these modes of therapy to treat my clients. Most of my experience involves treating individuals who are 16 years old and older. I also provide family therapy with families of my clients. I treat individuals who have experienced anxiety and depression, and other mood disorders, grief and loss, pain, employment and school stress, and those who are having a difficult time adjusting to life’s challenges. I find it most effective to form a supportive therapeutic alliance while providing clients a safe place to explore life’s struggles. I believe that together we will work to overcome adversity in a solution-oriented way. Education: Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work from Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, 2012 Master of Social Work degree in Clinical Social Work from University of Illinois, Chicago, Jane Addams College of Social Work, 2013 Pre-Bachelor’s Internship: Adult Case Manager at Volunteers of American working with chronically mentally ill and dually diagnosed clients with addiction and mental health problems. Pre-Master’s Internship: NorthShore University Health Systems Deerfield Behavioral Health adult and young adult Partial Hospitalization program, 2012-2013 Advanced Post-Masters Training: Clinical Hypnosis Introductory Training with Bill O’Hanlon, 2015 Certificate, Ericksonian Hypnotherapy Congress, 2015 American Society of Clinical Hypnosis Advanced Certification Training Program currently in process Completed a 100-hour clinical hypnotherapy and strategic psychotherapy certificate training program with internationally renowned clinical psychologist Michael Yapko, Ph.D., June, 2017 Associations: International Association of Trauma Professionals American Society of Clinical Hypnosis License: Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Illinois Certifications: Certified Clinical Trauma Professional   You may e-mail me here: dcsmithpa@gmail.com SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave