Rob Bender, LCSW

Provider Type: Therapist

Serving: Adolescents 13-17, Adults 18-59, Adults 60+, Children 6-12

About Rob Bender, LCSW

Rob Bender, LCSW, CADC, helps clients experience immediate and sustained relief, improved mood, and enhanced performance. He supports children, adolescents and adults with identifying and building on strengths.

Rob received an undergraduate degree from Illinois Benedictine and an MSW from Aurora University. He has over 20 years of experience in corporate therapy, private practice, schools, and juvenile probation. In addition to his counseling experience, Rob served as an adjunct professor for graduate and undergraduate clinical programs at Aurora University.

In therapy, Rob specializes in a strength-based, solution-focused approach. He helps individuals, families, and groups struggling with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, trauma, and more. He is client focused, supportive, and dedicated to helping people reach their goals.

Communities Served:
Bisexual
Biracial / Multiracial
Gay
Lesbian
Racial Justice
Veterans
First Responders

Areas of Treatment

  • ACT
  • Addictions
  • Adoption/Attachment Issues
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Attention Issues / ADHD
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bereavement
  • Bipolar
  • Bullying
  • Career Counseling
  • CBT
  • Coping with Pandemic / COVID
  • Crisis / Trauma
  • Cross-Cultural
  • DBT
  • Depression / Sadness
  • Divorce/Family Conflict
  • Domestic Abuse/Violence
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Therapy
  • First Responder Counseling
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Grief/Loss/End of Life
  • Life Transitions
  • Marriage/Couples Counseling
  • Men's Issues
  • Military
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Parenting
  • Personality Disorders
  • Play Therapy
  • Postpartum Challenges
  • PTSD/Trauma
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Injury/Harm
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Sports Performance
  • Stress/Worry
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Veterans / Military Families
  • Video Game Addiction
  • Locations

    Chicago – River North

    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
    • Magellan
    • MHN-Healthnet
    • MHNET (Aetna)
    • Multiplan-PHCS
    • New Avenues EAP
    • Optum
    • Tricare/Humana Military
    • UBH EAP
    • United Healthcare / UBH