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Lana Friedman, LCSW, PhD

Psychotherapist

Professional statement

For over 25 years I have worked with people who suffer with addictions, anxiety, depression, relationship issues or issues of co-dependence. We start the process by establishing a personal connection. This connection is not one-sided, but is something felt by both of us. Once connected, we work together to understand the meaning behind your symptoms. Symptoms such as depression, loss of sleep, over eating, over spending, anger or feelings of worthlessness are alarms telling you that some thing is wrong in your life. They are an unconscious cry for help. By working together we will come up with strategies to help you get rid of your symptoms, so that you can live the life that you really want to live.

In-network insurances

  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield

Specialties

  • Psychotherapist

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Education and training

  • Institute for Clinical Social Work, PhD in Social Work
  • University of Chicago (Master's)

Professional memberships

  • National Association of Social Workers

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1053463091

Office locations

Dr. Lana Friedman

180 North Stetson Ave, Prudential Building 2, #3260

Chicago, IL 60601

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I have a lot of relatives. I usually send them cards. Lana suggested that I send them electronic cards, so I don't wear myself out. She suggests things to me. Sometimes when we are talking instances, she is able to shiftgears to talk about the bigger picture. I appreciate being aware of the bigger picture. Her office is close to public transportation.
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I would highly recommend Lana to anyone I know! She is a very warm, welcoming person who offers the tiniest shifts in your perspective that can really make your whole day. She's extremely empathetic, and it's nice to feel like someoneis on your side when you tell them your stories. She's easy to get a hold of, flexible in terms of appointment scheduling, and really makes you a priority when you need to see her ASAP. She has changed my life for the better, and I will be forever grateful to her. Don't hesitate to see her today!
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Lana is super nice. I think with seeing any therapist the first couple of times is weird but that's because you are building a relationship with them so they can best help you. I've been seeing Lana for 2 years nowand have come a long way with her help and guidance.
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Essentially pointless. Save yourself the time and awkwardness by just talking to a friend. She offers no real help or feedback. Just listens and offers lil tips on how to get ahead in life. I was struggling to find a jobat the time, which was worsening my already troubling post-graduation depression, and she used the entire session to brainstorm job possibilities. IDK why. To make me feel better? To ignore the fact that I have been trying this entire time and don't need more possibilities and lists but needed someone to listen or to give me a chance? It was one of those times when you know the person you are speaking to isn't really listening and is instead reacting to what you say in a pseudo-curative way, with practical, i-can-fix-your-life-with-mere-tips babble rather than the expected psycho-babble of subconscious evaluation. One of those times when you feel awkward for witnessing someone else embarrass themselves around you. Like someone's mom offering advice to a new friend of yours without listening to the circumstances first. Blindly offering advice. Imagine if your grandmother sat you, a Millennial, down and tried to give you job market advice--you know it's nonsense, but you were taught to respect others and not to point out their obvious flaws, so you smile and nod in pretend gratitude. Moving away from the grandma analogy, after the appointment ended, it felt like a bad one-night stand, as I dodged the question of when I could come in again and offered the excuse of "Oh man, my schedule is so busy," before I speedily fled her office. I found a doctor who listens and advises. You can too. Just keep up the search. Good doctors are out there. Don't get discouraged. We're all rooting for you. Hope my review helps!
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This was my first time going to talk therapy since I was a pre-teen and any nerves I felt about it were totally eased by Dr. Friedman. She made sure I felt comfortable and kept the conversation moving easily and naturally.I'm very excited to continue to work with her and I absolutely recommend you check her out if you're looking for a new therapist!
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I love working with her! After each appointment I look forward to the next.
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Everything was great. Really looking forward to working with Dr. Friedman.
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I've been seeing Dr. Friedman for a little over 2 years and I really find her insightful and refreshing. She is caring but she "calls it as it is". I have started to work on issues that I have had foryears but have never acknowledged within myself. This has helped me when I deal with others: my children and my spouse. I have started to find "me within me" thanks to Dr. Friedman.
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