Linda Freedman, PhD, LCSW, LMFT, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Chicago
Finding a good therapist (for you) can be like finding the right AA meeting. You have to see at least 6, (go to 6 AA meetings) before earning the right to give up. But you'll know when it is right, find yourself blurting way too much in that first visit, then wondering if you should even return. But it actually helps, not just talking, but using all those tools you never heard about before, not even with that internet search, not even in the self-help aisle at the bookstore. Knowing those tools inside out? That's our job.
I catch on quickly, having been around awhile. Relationship therapies are a specialty, but establishing a therapeutic relationship can be one, too. I'm good at behavioral change, but if all you want is to talk your head off, we'll get to those Ah Ha moments, yours and mine.
What's unique about me? Maybe being from a medical family, and having taught grad school, much to pass on. Being a chameleon works, having poor boundaries is a plus in this field (joke). I'm the mother you never had, the sister, the girlfriend, daughter, mentor. It can be hard.
Take the first step to help. Call or Email Linda Freedman now - (773) 377-8108


  • Years in Practice: 30+ Years
  • School: University of Illinois
  • Year Graduated: 2001
  • License No. and State: 149003103 Illinois


  • Avg Cost (per session): $100 - $200
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Check, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Blue Cross
  • Presence Preferred BCBS-IL HMO
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.


  • Relationship Issues
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Grief


  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Family Conflict
  • Infidelity
  • Internet Addiction
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Video Game Addiction


  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Alternative Languages: Hebrew


  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adults


  • Aviation Professionals
  • Gay Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transgender Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • EMDR
  • Eclectic
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Gottman Method
  • Groups for alcoholics who don't like AA
  • Groups for couples
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 02 Jun 2017
Linda Freedman, PhD, LCSW, LMFT, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Chicago

Linda Freedman

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, LMFT