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Nicole Ekiss, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

I believe in the power of connection.  Every child and adult has the right to support and connection through whatever challenges they may be facing.  I believe that sometimes situations are outside of our control and take a toll on our minds and bodies.  I believe that a healthy body starts with a healthy mind.

In order to help my clients face challenging circumstances, address ineffective patterns, and heal from their past, I employ a variety of techniques.  I am all about moving you forward and spend a lot of time and energy in researching the techniques that will help you get where you want to be.  Through these research-based techniques, we will target the cause of your discomfort and build skills to help you reach your goals.  

  • Anxiety and Worry

  • ADHD and Self-Regulation

  • Trauma

  • Mood Disorders

  • Stress and Burnout

Experience & Background

Nicole Ekiss, LCSW received her Masters in Social Work from the University of Illinois in 2011.  She has ten years of experience working in the public school system as a school social worker in addition to her clinical practice.  She has experience treating children, teens, and adults with a variety of mental health concerns.  She utilizes the following techniques to get her clients results:


  • EMDR

  • Sand Tray Therapy

  • Child-Centered Play Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Solution Focused Therapy

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy

In addition to therapy, she trains other professionals on Sand Tray techniques and conducts presentations on a variety of topics including parenting, mental health and stigma, ethics, and cultural competency.


  • 60 Minute Individual Therapy:  $150

  • 45 Minute Individual Therapy:  $110

  • 60 Minutes Group Therapy:  $45

Payment Options:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield-IL

  • Cigna

  • Check, Cash, or Credit Card

  • Sliding Scale available upon request

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