James  Hallberg

James Hallberg

Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, CADC Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait for afternoon, evening, & weekend appointments in online and Andersonville practices (updated June 26, 2020)

Offers Online Sessions

Specialties & Expertise

  • Addiction
  • LGBTQIA topics
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Loss and grief
  • Aging-related concerns

Professional statement

James Hallberg is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Alcohol Drug Counselor in Chicago, IL. He specializes in anxiety and panic disorders, addiction, depression, life transitions, sexuality, and aging-related concerns. Many of his clients are experiencing anxiety while navigating major life transitions, like graduating from college, becoming a parent, or entering retirement.

James utilizes relational therapy to help his clients better understand the role relationships play in shaping their experiences and better understand the thoughts and feelings they have towards themselves. He ensures that his clients always feel seen and heard. He also incorporates elements of relational motive, mindfulness practices, and cognitive restructuring to help his clients reach their goals. James helps his clients find their voice and develop self-compassion and acceptance.

Message to clients

Being able to find a space in which we are able to be understood and supported but challenged to meet our full potential and strive to be seen in this world is a complex place, but one in which I welcome you into and humbly can help guide through.


Addiction - Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy gambling or shopping

LGBTQIA topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Loss and grief - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

Aging-related concerns - Coping with memory loss, loss of independence, and other physical and/or mental impacts of aging. May include support for family or caregivers and resource planning for changes in living situation


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan or PHCS
  • United Healthcare
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
  • Optum

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $150 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $200 (90min)
  • Shorter telehealth sessions: $30 (20min)

Therapist's note

James can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Andersonville practice

1656 West Summerdale Avenue

Unit 2E

Chicago, IL 60640


  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 11:00am-8:00pm
  • Wed 11:00am-8:00pm
  • Thu 11:00am-8:00pm
  • Fri 11:00am-8:00pm
  • Sat 11:00am-8:00pm
  • Sun 11:00am-8:00pm

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2014 - Present

Test Positive Aware Network, 2013 - 2015

Continental Nursing & Rehabilitation, 2012 - 2013

Loyola University Chicago, MSW, 2012