Anne Schiff, ACSW, LCSW
BA in Sociology;
MA in Social Work
ACSW; LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker)
Social work, psychotherapy
Anne has over 30
years in the field, in both the public and private sectors, and offers adult
clients a positive, nurturing psychotherapeutic experience.
She has developed and led women’s support groups, eating disorder/body
image groups, empowerment groups and therapy groups to help people suffering
from depression, anxiety, and other emotional traumas including sex abuse and
domestic violence. In addition, she has lectured extensively on the therapeutic
value of humor.
adult clients a positive nurturing psychotherapeutic experience. I
individual treatment but will meet with couples or families when appropriate.
My approach is eclectic— psychodynamic, supportive and insight-oriented,
ever mindful of the mind/body intricacies.
I engage clients in a verbal exchange, where they are gently encouraged to
give voice to their feelings. I help them understand the underlying causes,
the reasons for their responses, and offer various ways to alleviate their
emotional distress in a safe, non-threatening environment. This approach can
be very effective in treating issues of unrelenting sadness, anxiety, grief,
guilt, anger, indecision, low self-esteem, and feelings of loss of control.
Understanding that painful emotions lodge themselves in the body and spirit
as well as the psyche, I will work with other practitioners to provide clients
with a mult-faceted, holistic healing experience.
The mind/body connection is powerful. I therefore urge people to consider a
combination of appropriate alternative modalities in pursuit of health and
well-being. The ultimate goals are stress reduction, improved coping skills,
and enhanced emotional, social, physical, and psychological functioning. Above,
all, I believe in the therapeutic value of humor, and encourage people to reconnect
with those individuals and situations that bring laughter to their lives.
The therapeutic relationship is a partnership in which the client, with my
assistance, actively works toward self-determination. Emotional healing and
strengthening occur in the context of a trusting, consistent and reliable client/therapist
alliance. Seeking counsel when one is under duress can often be a daunting
experience. It is then when one is most vulnerable. I therefore believe that
it is imperative, as a practicing clinician, to treat people with compassion
Healing Centre, 222 Waukegan Rd, Glenview IL 60025 847.657.1600