He/Him/HisLicensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Garrett Shotwell is a licensed clinical social worker. His treatment background involves working with a wide range of populations from children to older adults. He specializes in trauma, anxiety, depression, and suicidal ideation. Garrett earned his bachelor’s degree in business management and his master’s in social work from Louisiana State University. In addition to providing psychotherapy, Garrett works with organizations delivering workshops. Additionally, he provides consultation for mental health startup to inform best practices.
Garrett utilizes mindfulness, breath work, and meditative practices to facilitate the attainment of one’s goals.
He believes one of the greatest tools in therapy is the client–therapist relationship. He uses a wide range of person-centered approaches to foster a safe environment, allowing individuals to create space in their life and be their most authentic self.
Garrett's office is in Lincolnwood, IL, which is conveniently located near Interstate 94 (exit 39) & Touhy avenue - Only a short driving- distance from neighboring suburbs (Evanston, Skokie, Morton Groove) and northern neighborhoods of Chicago (Andersonville, Roger's Park, Lincoln Square, Ravenswood, etc).
On a personal note, Garrett lives in Chicago with his husband and their three pups. He enjoys traveling, practicing yoga, and reading.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Suicidal ideation - Support living with intense pain, distress, and feelings of persistent hopelessness; strengthening meaningful relationships and experiences in one’s life
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.
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Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Illumination Psychotherapy, Owner, Psychotherapist, 2019 - Present
Crisis Text Line, Head of Supervision, 2015 - 2019
Amita Health, Case Manager, 2013 - 2015
Louisiana State University, Master's of Social Work, 2013
Louisiana State University , Bachelors of Science, 2008