Illinois and Internationally . Rebecca Ogle, LCSW . 773-819-0494
Hi. I’m glad you’re here.
I’m Rebecca, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I practice online counseling in Illinois. If you’re seeking a knowledgable, compassionate therapist, you’re in the right place!
Thank you for taking the time to get to know a little more about me and my practice.
There is a lot more right with you than there is wrong with you.
Why I Became a Therapist
Growing up, I looked up to my teachers, and wanted to become one someday. After graduating college, I completed a yearlong AmeriCorps program providing direct service to teenagers (honestly, I wasn’t much older than them at the time!). My role was Academic Success Coordinator. However, I quickly discovered that I cared much more about how they were doing emotionally than their grades. That was the first sign that social work was a better fit.
Social work was also right for me because I believe that everyone should have access to high quality mental health services, no matter their socioeconomic background. I’ve worked for a number of years in the nonprofit world, and continue to do so in addition to running my private practice.
Being a therapist allows me the privilege of doing what I love every day – helping people. I’m so grateful to have a job that aligns with my personal values.
My first priority is to give you a compassionate space to explore your thoughts and feelings. I will listen closely to what you have to say, summarizing and providing clarity.
We’ll look at what is already working in your life, and what isn’t. I’ll help you change what you can, and make peace with what’s out of your control.
I am my authentic self with my clients. After going to therapy myself, I understand how tough it can be to make yourself vulnerable. It helps to feel like you’re talking to an actual human being, which is why I bring my personality to my sessions.
Social workers, therapists, and others in helping professions
Credentials and Experience
I graduated from Loyola University Chicago with a Master of Social Work, with a specialization in mental health, in May 2014. In July 2017, I became licensed as a clinical social worker (that refers to the title LCSW). In order to obtain a clinical licensure, I had to provide 3,000 hours of direct service, and pass an exam testing my clinical expertise. My license # is 149.019580.
I’ve been working in community mental health centers for the past 5+ years. I’ve served people of all different ages, cultural backgrounds, and diagnoses. I’m honored to work for an under-served population, while expanding my services into an online private practice.
Why I Provide Online Counseling
Online therapy has several advantages over the traditional office setting. It’s more convenient, saves you money on things like gas and parking, and provides more choice to people who live in areas without many therapists. Best of all, you can see a compassionate therapist without even leaving your couch!