I use a down to earth approach to identify problem areas and develop solutions for a happier more fulfilled life. I assist clients in using their own strengths and abilities to overcome the life challenges they face. I provide adult, couple/marital, child, adolescent, and family therapy. Areas of my expertise are relationship and communication issues, life transitions, anxiety, depression, self esteem, stress and anger management, grief, and Divorce Mediation.
I work equally well with male and females. I am particularly skilled in working with males who may be skeptical about seeking professional help. Some of my specialized training includes these therapy approaches; Short Term Solution Focused, Cognitive Behavioral, Marital and Family Systems, Child and Play Therapy and Gestalt Therapy.
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Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 30+ Years
  • School: Loyola University Chicago
  • Year Graduated: 1978
  • License No. and State: 149-006411 Illinois

Finances

  • Avg Cost (per session): $120 - $200
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • APS Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • First Health
  • Humana
  • MHN
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
  • PHCS
  • PreferredOne
  • PsychCare/Life Solutions
  • TRICARE
  • United
  • VMC
  • ValueOptions
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Additional Credentials

  • Degree: Loyola University of Law/Juris Doctor
  • Year graduated: 1990

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship Issues

Issues

  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma and PTSD

Mental Health

  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders

Client Focus

Religious Orientation: Christian

Age

  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Family / Marital
  • Gestalt
  • Play Therapy
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)

Modality

  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2015
Patrick J Ahern, JD, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Schaumburg

Patrick J Ahern

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, JD, LCSW