Jared Elwart, MSW, LCSW
Jared is a licensed clinical social worker with a diverse array of experience in several settings, including inpatient psychiatric hospitals, residential programs, and private practice. He received a Bachelor's of Arts in psychology from Northern Illinois University in 2016 and a Master's of Social Work in 2020. He completed a clinical internship at Taking Control Counseling. Jared has worked with all kinds of age groups from young children to adults, with a wide variety of issues such as depression, anxiety, personality disorders, interpersonal difficulties, self-injury, LGBT difficulties, and autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders. He works out of a psychodynamic framework that emphasizes relationships and attachments, affect, recurring patterns in people's lives, and past experience.
"What sets humans apart from animals? I think one of the central features of human life as opposed to animals is our use of language: we don't simply communicate, we speak. And oftentimes we find that speaking doesn't quite capture it all, that there's something left to be said, and many of us suffer as a result. This is the heart of how I practice--language and its effects on our daily lived experience of the world."