Last edited 06/22/2023
Mr. Richard Rodgers LCSW
General Office Hours
In Eastern Time
My journey towards becoming a therapist was inspired by my experiences and a deep desire to make a positive impact on the lives of others. After returning home from my deployment in Afghanistan, I witnessed firsthand the struggles that many men faced, including issues with alcohol, PTSD, and domestic violence. These experiences ignited a passion within me to help those who were suffering and in need of mental health support. To pursue this path, I became a mental health specialist, responsible for overseeing the mental well-being of 300 soldiers. This role allowed me to gain valuable experience in supporting individuals with mental health challenges within a military setting. As a Behavioral Health Associate, I facilitated groups and monitored the mental health of patients. It was during this time that I came across information about becoming a therapist. Intrigued by the potential to make a difference on a deeper level, I decided to pursue a career as a therapist. Motivated to enhance my knowledge and skills, I enrolled in the Social Work Program at Aurora University. This educational journey was marked by years of hard work, dedication, and a genuine passion for learning and growing as a mental health professional. Through my studies and hands-on experiences, I acquired the necessary qualifications and licensure to become a Social Worker and a therapist. I am grateful for the opportunity to combine my personal experiences, compassion, and professional training to support individuals in their healing journeys. The inspiration to become a therapist stemmed from a deep sense of empathy and a genuine desire to assist others in navigating their mental health challenges. It is a privilege to be able to walk alongside individuals as they work towards healing, growth, and a brighter future.
Working with me, it's important to know that I approach therapy with compassion and a genuine desire to help you on your journey towards change and growth. I believe in creating a safe and non-judgmental space where you can freely express yourself and explore your thoughts and emotions. However, I also emphasize the importance of active participation and commitment to the therapeutic process. Change and progress require effort and dedication, and I will encourage you to actively engage in the work necessary to achieve your goals. I will provide guidance, support, and evidence-based interventions, but ultimately, you are responsible for implementing the strategies discussed and taking steps towards positive change. While therapy can be a transformative and healing experience, it is not a passive endeavor. It requires your willingness to be open, honest, and willing to explore and challenge yourself. Together, we will collaborate to identify and overcome obstacles, develop coping skills, and cultivate resilience. In our therapeutic relationship, you can expect me to be supportive, empathetic, and non-judgmental. I will listen attentively to your concerns, validate your experiences, and provide feedback and guidance. My goal is to empower you and help you develop the skills and insights necessary to navigate life's challenges independently. It is my belief that through our collaborative efforts and your commitment to the therapeutic process, we can work together to foster personal growth, emotional well-being, and positive change.
Young Adults (18-24)
Internal Family Systems Therapy
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Certified Counseling Trauma Professiona
Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor
Certified Integrative Mental Health Professional
Certified Addictions Informed Mental Health Prof
- Illinois, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, 149.020534
- Indiana, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, 34008256A
Aurora University, Master of Social Work, Social Work with an emphasis on Addictions, 2016
I hold a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from Aurora University, obtained in 2016. My education focused on Social Work with an emphasis on Addictions. Throughout my program, I engaged in extensive research and coursework related to addiction treatment, intervention strategies, and evidence-based practices. I also had the opportunity to participate in various groups and workshops that enhanced my understanding of addictions and provided practical skills for working with individuals struggling with substance abuse. My academic achievements and dedication to the field of addictions were recognized through academic awards earned during my studies.
My journey began in the military, where I served as an infantryman in the Army for 10 years. Following my military service, I transitioned into the role of a Behavioral Health Specialist, providing support and care to fellow service members. This experience allowed me to develop a deep understanding of the unique mental health challenges faced by military personnel. I then joined Linden Oaks in Naperville, Illinois as a Behavioral Health Associate. In this role, I had the opportunity to work closely with diverse inpatient populations ranging from adolescents to geriatric patients. This experience broadened my expertise in providing comprehensive mental health care to individuals of different age groups. Seeking to specialize in addictions, I became a substance abuse counselor in a methadone clinic. Working directly with individuals struggling with substance abuse disorders, I gained valuable insights into the complexities of addiction and honed my skills in delivering evidence-based interventions. My journey continued as an addictions counselor for the Bureau of Prisons. This role allowed me to work with incarcerated individuals, providing them with addiction counseling services within the correctional setting. I gained a deep understanding of the unique challenges faced by individuals involved in the criminal justice system and the importance of addressing addiction within this population. To further expand my expertise, I joined the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) as a rehabilitation counselor and mental health therapist. This experience allowed me to support veterans in their recovery journey, specializing in both substance abuse and mental health treatment. Working within the VA system exposed me to the specific needs of veterans and the importance of providing holistic care. To further enhance my clinical skills, I worked as a therapist in a residential addiction treatment setting. Here, I provided individual and group therapy, helping individuals overcome their addictions and develop healthy coping strategies. Currently, I hold the position of Manager of Outpatient Services at Anabranch Recovery Center. In this role, I oversee the delivery of outpatient addiction treatment services, ensuring that individuals receive comprehensive care tailored to their unique needs. I am dedicated to providing high-quality, compassionate support to individuals seeking recovery from addiction. Throughout my diverse work experiences, I have developed expertise in addiction counseling, mental health treatment, working with military personnel and veterans, and providing holistic care to individuals across different settings. I am committed to utilizing my knowledge and skills to empower individuals and support their journey towards lasting recovery.
Teletherapy is offered in Illinois and Indiana
General Office Hours
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|from 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Important Details About This Office
It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Richard Rodgers, LCSW, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.
Is Richard Rodgers accepting new clients?
Yes, Richard Rodgers is accepting new clients for online therapy in Illinois and Indiana.
Does Richard Rodgers accept insurance?
Yes, Richard Rodgers accepts insurance, including Aetna, Anthem, Cigna, Humana, Optum and UnitedHealthCare (UHC).
What types of therapy does Richard Rodgers offer?
Richard Rodgers offers therapy for individuals.
Does Richard Rodgers offer in-person appointments?
No, but people in Illinois and Indiana can book Richard Rodgers for virtual appointments (teletherapy).
Does Richard Rodgers offer online therapy?
Yes, Richard Rodgers offers online therapy via video sessions to people in Illinois and Indiana.
How quickly can I see Richard Rodgers?
Richard Rodgers 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 Richard Rodgers speak?
Richard Rodgers conducts therapy sessions in English.
Can I book an appointment with Richard Rodgers online?
Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Richard Rodgers online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.
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