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Aida Pigott

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC, BCD

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Overview

Qualifications:
  • Years in Practice: 11+ Years
  • School: University of Chicago School
  • Year Graduated: 2006
  • License No. and State: 149014315 Illinois
  • Alternative Languages: Malaysian, Standard Indonesian (Bahasa Melayu)
Background:

The foundation of my clinical work includes content-rich psychoeducation, inspirational materials laced with warmth, practicality, and an understanding of human nature and conditions. I have been in the field of social work for the last 11 years, graduating from the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration in 2006. I have served the community in a number of settings including in mental health centers, substance rehabilitation centers, and in hospice.

Above all, counseling the bereaved remains near and dear to my heart. I have interacted extensively with adults experiencing losses of a spouse, a parent, or a child, under a wide variety of circumstances, ranging from long-term illnesses, sudden deaths, and suicides. I am familiar with, and have a broad perspective, on a number of related topics including care giving, anticipatory grief, incurable diseases, and end of life issues. I continue to receive post-graduate training through seminars in Complicated Grief at Columbia University in New York. Throughout my social work education and training, it is the clients I served who have been my greatest teachers.

Specialties

I specialize in Grief, Anxiety and Addiction. Additional areas I specialize in are Anticipatory Grief, Substance Abuse/Dependence, Mood Disorders, Care-Giving and End of Life issues.

Issues:
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Mental Health: Mood Disorders
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Substance Abuse
Client Focus:
  • Cancer
  • HIV / AIDS Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Veterans
Age Groups:
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Finances

Avg. Cost (per session):

$70–$120 (Sliding Scale)

Accepted Payment Methods:

Cash or Check

Insurance Networks:

Blue Cross/Blue Shield IL PPO or Choice, Cigna, CompPsych, Employee Resource Systems (ERS), Magellan, Medicare, Multiplan and Out of Network benefits.

Methodology

My Approach:

Our lives are forever changed when someone we love dies. We are the bereaved, the mourning, the vulnerable. We are hit by waves of painful emotions-grief, anger, depression, guilt, fear, anxiety and a longing for our loved ones. Sometimes, we are simply numb, unable to move, act, or think. Perhaps, we have asked ourselves, "am I losing my mind?" It is during these troubled, conflicting, painful and often confusing times that we could consider engaging in grief work to express, to retell, to cherish our loved ones with hopes that one day we can feel alive again.

While there is no cure from grief, there is healing. An empathic support on the journey into the darkness and unfamiliarity of grief is essential. My space is one where grief does not have an expiration date and where there are as many ways to grieve as there are grievers.

Treatment Orientation:
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Existential
  • Family Systems
  • Interpersonal
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Trauma Focused
Modality:
  • Individuals
  • Groups

Locations

Morgan Park Office:
10725 S Western Ave, 2nd Floor, Chicago, IL 60643

Edgewater Beach Office:
5349 N Winthrop Ave, 2nd Floor, Chicago, IL 60640

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