Joseph  Kanengiser

Joseph Kanengiser

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Accepting new clients for daytime, evening, and weekend appointments; only teletherapy provided to clients living in the Chicago, IL area (updated November 5th, 2019)

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress management
  • Career counseling
  • Trauma
  • Coping skills
  • Hogan Leadership Assessments

Professional statement

Joseph Kanengiser is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who offers teletherapy to adults living in Illinois. He specializes in career counseling, anxiety, depression, stress management, trauma, and coping skills. With a background in consulting and business, Joseph especially loves working with individuals who are looking for support in finding fulfillment in their career and interpersonal relationships. He also offers Hogan Leadership Assessments.

Joseph takes a multidisciplinary approach that incorporates a number of different treatment modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and mindfulness practices. He focuses on both behavioral changes as well as deep dives into how a client’s earlier experiences have informed the way they view the world today.

Joseph takes the time to get to know his clients before developing a treatment plan that works for them. He believes everyone deserves both professional and personal success. He received his MSW from the University of Southern California. He looks forward to meeting you.

Message to clients

I practice therapy based on who you are and what you are looking for. While I have expertise in a wide variety of methods, including coping skill development, psychoanalysis and executive coaching, you are the expert on yourself. Therefore, therapy is a collaborative process. Together, we will set goals to increase your fulfillment and quality of life.


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

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

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others

Career counseling - Support around personal and professional growth; clarifying goals and steps to building a fulfilling career and meaningful work-life balance

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Coping skills - Building self-control and emotion regulation skills; managing and reducing problematic or dangerous behaviors and feelings

Hogan Leadership Assessments - Examining managerial skills, strengths, priorities, ambitions, and areas for growth of emerging and established managers

General expertise


Joseph Kanengiser is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $110 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $80 - $110
  • Initial session: $110 (50min)

Therapist's note

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


Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Online therapy (Illinois) practice
  • Mon 8:00am-8:00pm
  • Tue 8:00am-8:00pm
  • Wed 8:00am-8:00pm
  • Thu 8:00am-8:00pm
  • Fri 8:00am-8:00pm
  • Sat 8:00am-8:00pm
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, Executive Coach, 2018 - Present

Step Up on Second Mental Health Services, 2015 - 2017

Caltech University, Degree, 2014 - 2015

University of Southern California, MSW, 2015


  • English

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