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Lillian de Blecourt(She/Her/Hers)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Anxiety-Relationships-Trauma-Emotion regulation-Mindfulness-Dating-Interpersonal skill building-

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Professional statement

Lillian de Blecourt is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Psychotherapist in Lincoln Park who specializes in anxiety, trauma, relationships, mindfulness, and emotion regulation. She has extensive experience in working with developmental (childhood) trauma, and also treats PTSD and acute trauma. Many of her clients are urban professionals in their mid-20s to early 40s. However, she sees adults across the lifespan. Lillian has training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, a trauma treatment model. She also draws from other trauma treatment approaches when working with those who have experienced traumatic events and conditions.

Lillian utilizes a number of different treatment modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapy, and mindfulness practices. She helps her clients regulate their mood and energy in addition to developing self-acceptance and finding ways to move forward from a place of feeling stuck. Lillian also works with clients who desire better relationships. This includes helping clients develop effective use of their boundaries along with improved communication skills.

With over two decades of experience, Lillian helps her clients gain greater self-acceptance and the coping skills they need to take on life’s challenges. Her office is accessible by public transportation (Red & Brown lines, buses 22, 151) and street parking is available.

Message to clients

If you've been feeling overwhelmed or shutdown, I can help you find workable ways to improve your mood and energy. In my psychotherapy practice I work with clients to help them tune-down elevated energy and anxiety. Or to boost flattened energy in sustainable ways. We do this collaboratively so that the practices you engage in feel right and useful. The world we live in can overwhelm our senses and our capacity to be present and calm. We all need effective ways to respond to stress in our lives and the world.

If you've noticed times when you feel capable and motivated, only to hear a self-doubting, overly-analyzing aspect of yourself take center stage, you're not alone. I find it common that clients who are overall successful also have aspects of themselves that dominate at times, that pull them out of their usual capabilities. I help clients learn to recognize these aspects of themselves and, in time, have a different experience of them.

Along with your desire to feel better individually, I can work with you on concerns about relationships in your life, such as your spouse/partner, family members, colleagues, friends, etc. Developing a better understanding of the ways you relates to others, and making changes you desire, is another strong area of experience and focus in my work. I welcome you to contact me with questions. Feel free to use the Zencare phone call scheduling system or simply email me.

Work and Education

Private Practice
Northwestern Memorial Hospital-Stone Institute of Psychiatry
Various Hospital-Based Jobs

University of Illinois at Chicago - Jane Addams College of Social Work, MSW, 1992
Western Michigan University, BA, 1985


Illinois: 149-006500




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

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

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

Emotion regulation - Learning how to identify, express, and manage feelings in safe, in-control ways

Mindfulness - Practices to encourage a state of active, open attention on the present

Dating - Helping clients navigate dating

Interpersonal skill building - Increasing interpersonal efficacy


  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents

Locations & Hours

If you have a BCBS PPO plan that is not based in Illinois, it's very likely I can accept your plan because I'm on-panel with BCBS of Illinois.


  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$150 (50min)
  • Initial session:$150 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

Client testimonials

"Lillian was very kind and friendly. We had a wonderful conversation and I also felt comfortable talking to her."
- Zencare client May 2021
"Very thorough !"
- Zencare client November 2021
"súper nice and friendly. very comforting"
- Zencare client April 2022

Book a Free Initial Consultation

The practice will call you for a free 10min phone call to discuss your needs and ensure a match!

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