My clinical focus is to support you in exploring current concerns, developing insight and strategies to manage/problem-solve and to navigate whatever life throws at you. My training and experience encourage seeing ourselves in the context of our social environments: family, school, jobs, culture. Therapy is a collaborative process, building on the strengths you already have and moving to finding joy in the present moment. I utilize a client centered approach and develop an individualized plan, drawing on family systems, DBT/cognitive approaches, and insight orientated therapy. I enjoy working with adolescents, adults, and families.
Nora Beasanski is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with more than 25 years of practice. She has experience working with individuals, families and group with both adolescents and adults. Prior to her current role, Nora served as Clinical Director of a large residential program where she provided therapy, supervision, leadership and management of the clinical system to ensure the highest quality residential treatment services. Nora has worked in community mental health, police crisis intervention, MRAI, child welfare, and substance abuse.
Nora is a member of NASW. Previously she was co-chair of the training committee for Illinois Group Psychotherapy Society. She was also a previous adjunct professor at National-Louis University, DeVry, and Morton College. She received a Bachelor of Arts from DePaul University in Chicago, and a Master of Social Work (MSW) from Jane Addams College of Social Work. Her addiction work was completed at Harold Washington College.