Owner and Clinical Therapist

Whether your young adult wants to work through anxiety or you need help with parenting and finding work/life balance, I can help.

I'm Rachel Dubrow, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I specialize in treating young adults and adults who are experiencing anxiety, depression, and need coping skills for life's stressors. I help adults navigate parenting and find better work/life balance. 

What is it like to work with me?

Clients tell me that I'm not the "tell me how you feel and lay on the couch" type of therapist. I'm engaging, interactive, and give real life examples to help clients understand what they're experiencing. I ask questions, listen intently, and have a good memory, so don't expect that I'll be taking notes on a clipboard or notebook in our sessions. 

Research shows that the connection with the therapist is the first step to successful therapy. I work hard to help my clients feel validated and understood so that they can create lasting change.

Sometimes, this can take time. 

We live in a fast-paced world where we want quick fixes and for things to be done yesterday. While I'm happy to sit and offer suggestions, I know that successful therapy is an ongoing process where we celebrate the shorter term successes while working through some of the tougher stuff that got you to therapy in the first place.  Time is needed to help you understand this so that you don't repeat the same patterns that got you to therapy in the first place. 

If you're tired of feeling stressed out, lost, burnt out, or anxious, contact me for a free 15-minute consultation so we can discuss moving forward together. 



Clinical Therapist

Helping teens and young adults work through the stressful times and life transitions.

Do you constantly feel like there aren't enough hours in a day? Are you struggling with friendships, relationships, adjusting to parenthood or making decisions about your next steps in life? You don't have to navigate through this alone.

I love working alongside my clients to figure out the pieces to their own puzzle. I'm the one taking the bird's eye view to the situations so that my clients can see the big picture and not get caught up in the little details. I'm also the one who helps sort through the details so that things start to make more sense. My passion is developing a partnership with my clients so they feel heard, understood and validated.


A little bit about me. 

I've been in the field for ten years and spent a lot of my time providing case management and therapy services to teens and adults, some of which have physical limitations. My clients benefit from this experience because I can extend my reach outside of the therapy office by providing resources in the community when appropriate. It also helps me take a more holistic approach to helping my clients because I understand the importance of collaboration and ongoing communication. I'm my clients' biggest advocate while helping them empower themselves to make effective choices.

What's it like to work with me?

My clients tell me I'm a really good listener. I take a more gentle approach and listen intently, often times asking thought provoking questions that really get the conversation going! I'm supportive and encouraging and not afraid to offer suggestions and things to think about in between sessions. I recognize therapy is hard work and am always thinking about creative ways to help my clients achieve their goals. I like to have clients leave session with a sense of hope knowing life can get better. 

Are you ready to learn how to navigate life transitions more effectively? Schedule your free 15-minute consult today!



Clinical Therapist

Helping teens and adults become active problem solvers as they navigate life's challenges.

Are you feeling stuck right now? Are you faced with a decision or life circumstance that you aren't sure how to navigate? You don't have to struggle with this feeling and situation alone.

I offer a listening ear and help my clients focus on their strengths. I love helping my clients build their own set of coping skills so that they can be more effective in solving problems and confidently making decisions. I'm the one in session who helps sort through the overwhelming and confusing stuff so that things are more clear. My passion is collaborating with my clients so they feel supported, validated, and encouraged to work through whatever challenges come their way.


A little bit about me. 

I've been in the field for over ten years and have spent most of my career as a therapist and case manager working with teens and young adults.  I'm a musician and have traveled around the majority of the United States. 

What's it like to work with me?

My clients tell me that I'm friendly and super approachable. They appreciate the time I take to really get to know them and hear their story. I've got a creative side and bring in real world examples so that my clients understand themselves better and know how to more effectively reach their goals. I believe therapy doesn't always have to be about the hard stuff and love using my sense of humor to lighten the mood! My clients leave session armed with a new perspective and tools to use in therapy and beyond.

Are you ready to learn how to be a more effective problem solver? Schedule your free 15-minute consult today!


At Rachel Dubrow, LCSW and Associates, we want therapy to be a time where our clients can self-reflect, discover more about themselves, and have a few laughs along the way. Read about how we approach therapy with our clients to ensure a comfortable and safe environment.

400 Central Ave, Northfield, IL

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Serving anxious young adults, adults wanting work/life balance, and couples in Northfield, Northbrook, Glenview, Highland Park, Wilmette, Evanston, Deerfield, Chicago, and the surrounding suburbs.