Anastasia Baran, LCSW

Anastasia Baran is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who provides part-time individual therapy services with Smith Psychotherapy Associates, S.C.  She worked full-time as the primary social worker in the Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program for NorthShore University Health System, Deerfield Behavioral Health; where she also worked with clients in the Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program 2015-2020.  In her practice, Anastasia works with a wide range of concerns including Depression, Anxiety, Mood Disorders, Grief/Loss, School Stress and Work/Life Stressors. The focus of her practice in working with adolescents in the Intensive Outpatient and Partial Hospitalization setting, included the implementation of Cognitive and Dialectical Behavioral Therapies, as well as Strength Based Therapeutic interventions.  She concentrates on building strong and honest relationships during her client’s sessions; enabling them to achieve their goals outside of therapy and in every aspect of their daily lives.  Her individualized therapy takes into account the unique complexities impacting the lives of her clients and helps each person find the coping skills that best fit into their lifestyle. Anastasia began a full-time position in medical social work at Lake Forest Hospital in January 2020..


Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work from the Bradley University, Peoria IL in 2014

Master of Social Work degree in Clinical Social Work from University of Illinois, Chicago, Jane Addams College of Social Work, 2015

License: Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Illinois

Pre-Bachelor’s Internship:

Assertive Community Treatment case manager for Young Adults and Adults with Severe and Persistent Mental Illness 2013-2014 

Pre-Master’s Internship:

NorthShore University Health System Deerfield Behavioral Health Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program, 2014-2015


You may e-mail me here: [email protected]