Joseph Kanengiser is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who provides teletherapy to adults living in Illinois. With a background in the tech world, Joseph has a deep appreciation for the time and logistic constraints busy professionals face. By offering the option to take secure video calls from any location, Joseph is able to meet clients wherever they are, building a plan to tackle daily stressors and work towards larger goals.
Many of Joseph’s clients come to therapy seeking to tackle work-related stress and uncertainty about the future. Through a careful examination of each individual’s strengths and core values, Joseph helps clients to overcome creative and motivational roadblocks, make decisions with confidence, and respond more mindfully to interpersonal issues.
Joseph also offers deeper self-exploration within the safety of an established therapeutic relationship. By taking a close look inward, Joseph is able to help clients understand where patterns of thought and behavior originate, decreasing symptoms of anxiety and depression and increasing self-awareness and connection.
Central to Joseph’s work is the understanding that each client’s journey is unique, and he tailors the treatment plan to monitor progress toward collaboratively determined goals. Supportive, direct, and insightful, Joseph believes everyone deserves both professional and personal success. He looks forward to meeting you.
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
Please note insurance is only accepted for IL-based clients,
Joseph can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.
Private Practice, Executive Coach, 2018 - Present
Northwestern University, Certificate in Leadership Coaching, 2020
Step Up on Second Mental Health Services, 2015 - 2017
Caltech University, Social Work Training, 2014 - 2015
University of Southern California, MSW, 2015