Lillian Gecker (She/Her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
 therapist: Lillian Gecker,
Online in Illinois
Life can feel overwhelming when you’re going through big life changes, figuring out who you are, and finding your people. You’re ready to look inward, explore how your past is impacting the present, challenge your relational patterns, and connect with your identities and values. I take a collaborative and warm approach in helping you develop concrete strategies to manage stress and daily struggles, while supporting you in strengthening your connection with yourself and your community. You already have a lot of insight, strengths, and supports – and I’m here to help you bring those forth and integrate them into your day-to-day. You’re ready to go beyond tips to manage symptoms and look deeper to make lasting change. I work with adolescents and adults managing depression, anxiety, life transitions, traumatic stress, healthy relationships, and identity exploration. I will hold your inner life as well as social, political, and cultural factors; bring authenticity and attention to your individual needs; and engage in depth-oriented approaches to help you increase insight into yourself. I love working with a variety of mental health concerns, and am also passionate about working with activists, artists, helping professionals, adult/teen children of alcoholics, and individuals exploring identity issues related to gender, sexuality, and/or religion. Please reach out to connect for a free initial consultation.

Client Focus

Session Format: Individual sessions.
Age Specialty: Adolescent, Adult, Young Adult
Demographic Expertise: Jewish, LGBTQ+, Women clients.
Languages: English

Treatment Approach

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Contemplative Psychotherapy
  • Existential/Humanistic
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Multicultural
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
Approach Description: I support clients in developing concrete coping strategies to improve their daily lives, and I am also interested in depth-oriented and relational perspectives. I help my clients look at how past impacts present, identify relational patterns, and increase insight into values and identities. I believe change happens through a strong therapeutic alliance, and work to build warm and compassionate connections with my patients.

Education & Credentials

Lillian Gecker LCSW
  • Female
  • License # 149022738
  • Licensed in IL
  • Practicing Since 2018
Education: I obtained my master's in clinical social work at the University of Chicago. I have specialized training in working with teens, young adults, and adults from a psychodynamic and family systems perspective. I also have advanced training in the feminist-relational treatment of trauma.


  • Average Session Fee 150
  • Affordable sliding scale therapy: apply if you may be eligible.
  • Please reach out to discuss sliding scale options if needed.
  • Accepts Insurance
  • I am in network with Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, United, and Cigna.

Lillian Gecker Practice Details

Therapy Sessions
  • Available Online for residents of Illinois

Practice Overview

Available online
6 Years Experience

Office Hours

1:30 pm - 6:30 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 am

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