Robert Smith

Therapist, LCSW, BCD

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Robert Smith
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Why I chose to be in the helping profession

Jewish Therapist in Niles, IL

I graduated from the Washington University George Warren Brown School of Social Work in St. Louis, Missouri in 1979 with the MSW. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and am board-certified in clinical social work, psychotherapy, and clinical hypnosis. I am also certified in addictions counseling and clinical trauma.
I have worked in clinical social work since 1979 in child/adolescent residential treatment, adult and adolescent inpatient, partial hospital, intensive outpatient, and outpatient psychiatric and addictions services as a clinical director, clinical manager, and clinician.
I have been in private practice since 1999 specializing in behavioral health and treating clients with serious health conditions utilizing Solution-Oriented individual, marital, family therapy, and clinical hypnosis. I served on the National Association of Social Workers Illinois Chapter Board of Directors and was the Northeastern District Chair from 2015-2017. I taught family and marital therapy, ethics, addictions counseling, mindfulness practices, clinical hypnosis, and psychotherapy as a member of the faculty in the Department of Psychiatry at Advocate Aurora Lutheran General Hospital from 1999-2018. I am on the professional Allied Health staff in the Department of Psychiatry at Advocate Aurora Lutheran General Hospital and the professional staff at NorthShore University Health System Department of Psychiatry. I provide Telehealth and in-person psychotherapy with clients in my private practice.

Therapist serving the Jewish community in Niles, IL


  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Existential
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Structural Family Therapy


  • Addiction
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bereavement & Grief
  • Bipolar
  • Blood Pressure
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Colitis
  • Crohn's
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Digestive Issues
  • Divorce/Separation
  • Drug Abuse
  • Family Dynamics
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Insomnia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Mood Disorders
  • OCD
  • Personality issues & disorders
  • Postpartum
  • Pregnancy loss
  • Premarital counseling
  • PTSD
  • Relationships
  • Religious Identity Issues
  • School & academic challenges
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transitions & Change
  • Trauma

Languages spoken


People I work with

Couples Adults Elders (65+) Individuals

Personal religious affiliations


Jewish community experience


241 Golf Mill Center, Niles, IL, USA

43 years in practice


Licensed Clinical Social Worker by Illinois 1988. License number 149000032


MSW by Washington University 1979


Certified Fellow by National Board for Certified Clinical Hypnotherapists 2000
Board Certified Diplomate by American Board of Clinical Examiners in Clinical Social Work 2000
Certified Clinical Trauma Professional by International Trauma Training Institute 2010,


Allied Health Professional Staff by Advocate Lutheran General Hospital 1999
Professional Staff in Psychiatry by NorthShore University Health System 2017
Member and Former Board Member by National Association of Social Workers 1983,

Average costs per session


Payment Methods

  • Insurance
  • Credit Card
  • Sliding Scale


  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Empire BlueCross
  • Medicare
  • Optum
  • PHCS
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare

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