Malinda Steele, MA, LCSW, ACSW, BCD

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Do you feel overwhelmed, stressed, exhausted and out of control?
Do you have difficulty stopping a constant stream of worries?
Have you suffered a trauma that prevents you from experiencing peace of mind?  
Do you want to feel happier with yourself and in your relationships?  
Therapy can help.  In a confidential relationship, we will explore the reasons for your unhappiness and find ways to overcome them.
Those reasons may include anxiety, depression and self esteem issues.  We will work to alleviate your anxiety, decrease your depression and increase your sense of yourself leading to increased motivation and confidence.  
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 40 years of experience in the treatment of individuals, couples, and families.  I have extensive clinical experience in a wide range of emotional difficulties.
My Therapeutic Style and Approach
I am known to be a direct, empathetic, and warm therapist.  I strive to provide a therapeutic environment where you will feel heard, supported, and challenged.  I use psychodynamic theory as the foundation of my approach while utilizing other theories such as CBT, hypnotherapy, trauma and stress management techniques to address specific issues.  
I offer an approach that considers your personal experiences.  My clients request help for a variety of life challenges including those related to trauma, abuse, or other painful experiences.  I can help you feel safer, more confident and better prepared for life.
Our Therapy Session
Our work will be a nonjudgmental collaborative process.  I will help you see strengths you may not have realized.  I will help you process the root cause of emotions, behaviors, or thoughts that you want to change to increase a more positive sense of yourself.

My Education and Training
 I received my Masters of Arts in Social Treatment from the School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago, and my Bachelor of Science in Psychology with Honors from the University of Illinois.  

I have received training in Hypnotherapy; and the treatment of trauma/ dissociation from the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation.
My Accreditations
 Licensed Clinical Social Worker, State of Illinois
Academy of Certified Social Workers
Board Certified Diplomate, American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work

Diplomate in Clinical Social Work, National Association of Social Workers
I am a verified therapist on Psychology Today, Network Therapy, HelpPro, and Therapy Tribe.
Insurance and Payment

I accept self pay, Medicare, and I am an in network provider for BCBS PPO insurance.  I accept most other insurances including out of network insurances.

Malinda Steele Reaches

Chicago IL
Evanston IL