Dr. Carol Ganzer

Clinical Social Work/Therapist , LCSW

(773) 339-8486
My approach to therapy is interactive, collaborative, and reflective. Individuals often seek counseling when they have reached an impasse in life. Problems of depression, anxiety, or negative behaviors frequently reflect a loss of purpose or meaning. Stress and insecurity may affect how one handles day-to-day interpersonal and work situations. I work with individuals to explore their current life issues in the context of their past experiences and help them to develop new ways of being or interacting in relationships.
I am a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Also, I am on the faculty of the Institute for Clinical Social Work and the Professional Development Program of the University of Chicago. . As a graduate of the Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis, I can offer a negotiated fee for psychoanalysis.
Additionally, I have a PhD in Creative Writing and an interest in working with individuals who experience difficulties in their creative expressions. I accept BlueCrossBlueShield insurance and most PPO plans. I am also willing to negotiate a fee for individuals who would like complete confidentiality as to their mental health records.
Call or Email Dr. Carol Ganzer for a free phone consultation now - (773) 339-8486


  • Years in Practice: 15+ Years
  • School: University Of Illinois
  • Year Graduated: 1996
  • License No. and State: 149.008318 Illinois


  • Sliding Scale: Yes

Accepted Insurance Plans:

  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Out of Network

Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit .

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: University of Chicago,SSA/Advanced Clinical Pracitce
  • Certificate Date: 2000
  • Certificate: Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis/Psychoanalyst
  • Certificate Date: 2015


2824 N Richmond St
ChicagoIllinois 60618
(773) 339-8486
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Additional Location

307 N. Michigan Avenue
Suite 1013
ChicagoIllinois 60601
(773) 339-8486


  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship Issues


  • Addiction
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Coping Skills
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Infidelity
  • Self Esteem
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Divorce
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Grief
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Substance Abuse

Mental Health:

  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus


  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation:

  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic


  • Individuals

Professional Connections

Mrs. Mihaela Bernard, MA, LCPC

Mrs. Mihaela Bernard, MA, LCPC

Colleague, known for 2 years
Ms. Anna Minkov, LCSW

Ms. Anna Minkov, LCSW

Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Colleague, known for 13 years
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2015