Blake Mathews, LCSW

Provider Type: Therapist

Serving: Adolescents 13-17, Adults 18-59, Adults 60+

About Blake Mathews, LCSW

Blake Mathews, LCSW, provides a safe and welcoming space for clients to achieve the goals that are most important to them. He is open to discussing challenging topics without judgment and is always empathetic to client needs.

Blake earned an undergraduate degree from University of Illinois and an MSW from Loyola University Chicago. He has extensive experience working with individuals with autism and other intellectual disabilities, and is also skilled at treating the LGBTQ population and all teens and adults struggling with depression, trauma, family conflicts, and more.

In therapy, Blake utilizes a variety of techniques including CBT, DBT, mindfulness, motivational interviewing, narrative therapy, art therapy, behavior modification and positive psychology. He encourages clients to consider both short and long-term goals and supports the therapeutic process with open communication, collaboration, and sensitivity.

Areas of Treatment

  • Addictions
  • Adoption/Attachment Issues
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Art Therapy
  • Attention Issues / ADHD
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bereavement
  • Bipolar
  • Bullying
  • CBT
  • Chronic Pain/Illness
  • Coping with Pandemic / COVID
  • Crisis / Trauma
  • DBT
  • Depression / Sadness
  • Diet/Nutrition
  • Divorce/Family Conflict
  • Domestic Abuse/Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Therapy
  • Gender Non-Conforming
  • Grief/Loss/End of Life
  • Infidelity
  • Learning Disabilities
  • LGBTQI+ Issues
  • Marriage/Couples Counseling
  • Men's Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Parenting
  • Personality Disorders
  • Postpartum Challenges
  • PTSD/Trauma
  • Relationship Issues
  • Schizophrenic Disorders
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Injury/Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Somatoform Disorders
  • Stress/Worry
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transgender
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Veterans / Military Families
  • Video Game Addiction
  • Weight Management
  • Locations

    Insurance

    • Aetna PPO / HMO
    • BCBS Blue CHOICE PPO
    • BCBS PPO
    • Beacon Health Options
    • Benefit Plan Admin - VA
    • Cigna
    • CIGNA EAP
    • ComPsych
    • ComPsych EAP
    • Health Alliance
    • HealthLink
    • HFN
    • Humana
    • Humana EAP
    • Magellan
    • MHNET (Aetna)
    • Multiplan-PHCS
    • New Avenues EAP
    • Optum
    • Optum - UHC EAP
    • UBH EAP
    • United EAP
    • United Healthcare / UBH
    • ValueOptions