BUILDING ON THE STRENGTHS OF
INDIVIDUALS, FAMILIES & COMMUNITIES
John Sykes, a Relational Therapist, works to build on the strengths of individuals, families and communities. John uses skills and talents gained while working in direct service and executive leaderships roles in the nonprofit arena, since 1986. Community mental health centers, residential treatment facilities, academia, in-patient hospital settings are some of the environments John gained his wealth of training.
John works to create safety in the therapeutic environment. John believes that working in collaboration with the client and their family system is essential to position treatment results. His extensive training in Trauma Theory, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral approaches and methods are areas of expertise
John is a play therapist and works with children and adolescent impacted by abuse and neglect. John is an adjunct lecturer at the University of Chicago's School of Social Service Administration. John has also lectured at Jane Addams School of Social Work at the University of Illinois--Chicago. John also provides staff development and consultation, to individual and agencies around Trauma Informed System of Care.
John earned a bachelor’s degree in Youth Services Administration from Northeastern Illinois University and a master's degree in clinical social worker from Loyola University Chicago School of Social Work. John is a Clinical Social Worker, licensed in Illinois. John has received and conducted extensive training on the treatment of psychological trauma.
John is a member of the National Association of Social Worker and the Chicago Association of Black Social Workers. He has board and volunteer involvement in a number of organizations that support and empowerment of underserved communities.
Meet John Sykes
Services may be covered in full or part by your health insurance or health savings programs. Please check your coverage carefully by asking the following question prior to your scheduling your first appointment.
1) Do I have mental or behavioral health insurance benefits?
2) What is my deductible and has it been met?
3) What is the coverage amount per therapy session?
4) Is approval required from my primary care physician, insurance company or other third party?
5) How much will I need to pay out of pocket for each session?
Payment: Check, Cash, health insurance savings card and all major credit cards are accepted. Payments are due at the beginning of each session.
(Individual, Couple, & Family)
John provides relational-based individual, couple and family psychotherapy. His practice has flexible schedules and provides morning, afternoon and evening sessions. The office is open on Saturday. Sessions are typically 50 minutes.
John works with people from various cultural, ethical and religious backgrounds. John also works with people of all abilities, genders, and sexual orientations.
John works with individual, families, vulnerable population, and people who have been impacted by violence and trauma.
John offers staff development and training to other psychotherapist, agencies and community partners. John tailors specialized training based on the individual and/or community partner’s request.
Supervision and Consultation
John provides supervision to other professionals and students. John provides supervision and preparation for obtaining clinical licensures.
John offers consultation to individuals, consumers, and agencies who wish to discuss current clinical, ethical and/or programmatic dilemmas.