Carlos Cantu, LCSW

  • 16 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Chicago, Illinois
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Specialties: Aging, Anger Management, Anxiety, Behavior Issues, Marital / Premarital, Elder Abuse, Immigration/Newcomer, Parenting


Aging, Anger Management, Anxiety, Behavior Issues, Marital / Premarital, Elder Abuse, Immigration/Newcomer, Parenting


English, Spanish

Age Group Focus

Adolescents, Adults, Children, Seniors

Treatment Approaches

Behavioral, Case Management, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Ericksonian, Evaluation/Diagnostic, Geriatric Consultation, Gestalt, Humanistic, Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), Mediation, Mindfulness Based Approaches, Narrative, Parent Guidance, Psychoanalytic, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Psychodrama, Satir, Short-Term (Brief Treatment), Supervised Visitation, Systemic, Transactional Analysis (TA), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Vocational Counseling/Rehabilitation


Academic Issues, Addiction, ADHD, Autism, Career Counseling, Depression, Developmental Disability, Interpersonal Relationships, Life Transitions, Multicultural Issues, Stress, Trauma / PTSD

State License


About Carlos Cantu

Carlos Cantu, LCSW has been in the field of mental health for over 16 years. As a qualified mental health provider, social worker and adviser.

English translation after this paragraph:
Necesitas apoyo? Problemas personales, conflictos en tu vida, experiencias dificiles. ¿Se siente fuera de control en algunas áreas importantes de su vida? ¿Ha sucedido algo que fue simplemente demasiado? Estoy con Ud para ayudarle a aprovechar su potencial, superar sus problemas y ser mas funcional en su vida diaria y con sus seres queridos. La terapia se centra en su bienestar, empoderamiento y crecimiento personal.
(Do you feel out of control in some important areas of life? Has something happened that was just too much?The approach I practice is focused on wellness, empowerment, and growth. It is my practice to start by understanding you and help you get control and direction of your life).

Mr. Cantu offers counseling services for people with chronic mental and physical- emotional disorders.  His experience in that setting ranged from nonprofit community social services agencies, outpatient clinical and psychological service and national department education programs. After graduating with a professional degree in clinical psychology from the Universidad Autonoma de San Luis Potosi, Mexico and receiving his license as a clinical psychologist, he worked as an independent practitioner and clinical consultant with several public and private institutions and rehabilitation and behavioral centers.  Mr. Cantu graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Jane Adams School of Social Work receiving his MSW ( clinical social worker).  He has been working with several social ethnic community service agencies as a mental health provider, co-founder of several support groups for people with disabilities and emotional problems. Academically, he has been working with several educational and research projects as a program coordinator and program director. His specialty is school children with behavioral and emotional problems and supporting their families. Other areas of expertise include adults with depression and anxiety and couples with communication problems and people living with chronic conditions.  He also has years of experience counseling high school and college students and their families with career decisions and academic planning. Mr. Cantu believes in the power of collaboration and encouraging professionals to work with one another to create change.

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