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Debra Honig LCSW

VerifiedOffers Online TherapyIn-person Meetings
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
Headshot of Debra Honig Licensed Clinical Social Worker

General Office Hours

In Central Time

Mondayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Fridayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Saturdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Sundayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM

What does a first session with you look like?

The first session, as with all Thriveworks therapists, will involve talking through your needs and goals for therapy — whether those involve managing depression, anxiety, relationship problems, or another mental health challenge. This will enable you to receive the very best care, as a personalized treatment plan will then be developed for subsequent sessions. Thriveworks helps people live happier, more fulfilling lives. Clients are guided and supported as they work through their unique mental health challenges – and, along the way, shown the life-changing power of therapy.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

I offer a variety of counseling approaches including CBT / Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems. My 30+ years in clinical practice, combined with lessons learned through parenting my now adult children has shaped the way I engage in the sacred and playful art of pediatric psychotherapy. I currently only serve clients 5 to 13 years of age.

What should we know about your experiences and background?

Debra Honig, MSW, LCSW, is a well-seasoned, enthusiastic, and authentic pediatric psychotherapist. She has practiced in many settings in the Chicago area, with a focus on children and their families. Debra uses humor, empathy, and creativity to help children and their families to navigate life's expected and unexpected challenges. Debra uses an eclectic and warm style and focuses on the client's strengths and uniqueness. Debra offers specialization in the areas of self-esteem, ADHD, coping with illness and life transitions, divorce, grief, loss, anxiety, and mood disorders. Her treatment room is always inviting for children, including art material, action figures, puppets, and games. Debra completed her Master of Social Work (MSW) degree at the Jane Addams College of Social Work, a college of the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her professional experience and training are further strengthened through personal experiences as an adoptive mom, stepmom, and foster parent. Debra utilizes an eclectic treatment approach incorporating expressive therapies, mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, and solution-focused brief therapy. Debra's philosophy is that everyone has roses and thorns from day to day. When it happens, it is important to talk about it, and use our coping strategies. That is the center of her work and helps create a safe and comfortable space for sharing and growth. Debra currently only serves clients 5to 13 years of age.






General Expertise






Anger management


Behavioral Issues

In-Network Insurance



Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois



First Session$200
Individual Therapy$170
Marriage & Couples Counseling$170
Family Therapy$170
Group Therapy$170

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy

Marriage & Couples Counseling

Family Therapy

Group Therapy


Children (5-12)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Eclectic Therapy

Humanistic Therapy

Motivational Interviewing

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy


  • Illinois, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, 149004985


Master of Social Work, University of Illinois at Chicago

Work History


Online Therapy

Office at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Evanston, Evanston, IL

Frequently Asked Questions About Debra Honig, LCSW

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Debra Honig, LCSW, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Debra Honig accepting new clients?

Yes, Debra Honig is accepting new clients for online therapy in Illinois and in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Evanston, 1724 Sherman Ave Suite 202, Evanston, IL, 60201.

Does Debra Honig accept insurance?

Yes, Debra Honig accepts insurance, including Aetna, Anthem, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois and Optum.

What types of therapy does Debra Honig offer?

Debra Honig offers therapy for couples, families, groups and individuals.

Does Debra Honig offer in-person appointments?

Yes, Debra Honig offers in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Evanston, 1724 Sherman Ave Suite 202, Evanston, IL, 60201.

Does Debra Honig offer online therapy?

Yes, Debra Honig offers online therapy via video sessions to people in Illinois.

How quickly can I see Debra Honig?

Debra Honig typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Debra Honig speak?

Debra Honig conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Debra Honig online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Debra Honig online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.