Katie  Czerniawski

Katie Czerniawski

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Accepting new clients for daytime appointments in The Loop practice (updated November 16, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Life transitions
  • Loss and grief
  • Trauma
  • Relationships

Professional statement

Katie Czerniawski is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the Chicago Loop who specializes in depression, anxiety, mood disorders, life transitions, grief and loss, trauma, and relationships. Many of her clients are in their mid-20s, 30s, or 40s who are going through a major life transition, like starting college, entering the working world, changing careers, starting a family, or navigating aging through different stages of life. She also has extensive experience working with individuals who have had a significant loss in their life.

Katie utilizes an insight-oriented treatment approach that helps clients gain a better understanding of how their past experiences have shaped who they are today. Much of her treatment involves helping her clients mourn old ideas and/or old perceptions and explore new ways of thinking. She holds a deep understanding of the connection between anxiety and change. This perspective allows her to support clients through challenges that might otherwise be isolating.

Katie believes that everyone deserves to live a life that is full of meaning and purpose. She offers a safe, nonjudgmental space where clients can work through the changes and stress they are encountering, so they can leave feeling more empowered and ready to take on new challenges. She received her MSW from Loyola University and is a PhD candidate at The Institute for Clinical Social Work. Her office is conveniently located just one block north of Millennium Park and is easily accessible from the Red, Pink, Brown, Green, Purple, and Orange lines.


Message to clients

With the demands and constant changes of life, it is easy to become overwhelmed and feel disconnected or unfulfilled. Beginning therapy can also feel like one of those challenges, but if you are reading this message, then you are already initiating your journey towards meaningful change and an enhanced quality of life. My therapeutic objective is to provided a safe and non-judgmental space where you have the opportunity to slow down, share, reflect, and feel understood. I will meet you where you are at by utilizing compassion and curiosity as I collaborate with you in exploring your individual needs and treatment goals. I believe the relationship between therapist and client is the foundation of a beneficial and healing therapeutic experience, and I welcome the opportunity to share in this process with you.


Specialties

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)

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

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

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

Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating


General expertise



Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $150 (50min)
  • Initial session: $175

Therapist's note

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


Location(s)

The Loop practice

155 Michigan Avenue

Suite 419

Chicago, IL 60601

Hours
  • Mon 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Tue 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Thu 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2006 - Present

The Institute for Clinical Social Work, 2013 - Present

Loyola University, School of Social Work, MSW, 2000


Languages

  • English