John Lingner, MSW, LCSW

John Lingner

John Lingner



I’m continually delighted that being a therapist allows me to explore with others how they think, feel, function, and experience the world around them.

Through my own therapy, I discovered how critical a therapeutic relationship can be in considering these questions. I firmly believe that therapy is an opportunity for any of us to become more aware of ourselves and our surroundings, helping us to identify and address thoughts and behaviors that may lead to painful experiences, problematic coping mechanisms, or difficulties in relationships. This process equips us to grow into the person we want to become.


  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma & PTSD
  • Anger
  • Relationship Issues
  • Men's Issues
  • LGBT and Queer

I have extensive clinical experience with children, adolescents, and adults, and specialize in working with those in adulthood coping with anxiety, depression and major life events/transitions.

Everyone's experience of therapy is unique to them and the therapist with whom they are working. That said, my goal is always to help people develop deeper self-understanding as a means to making practical, positive changes in their lives. I balance maintaining a warm, nonjudgmental atmosphere with providing honest, direct feedback, drawing attention to unhelpful thoughts and patterns, and offering alternative understandings of experiences and behaviors. I utilize psychodynamic approaches, CBT, DBT, and EMDR in my work with clients.

I have been with the practice since 2017 and am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Master of Social Work degree from Loyola University Chicago School of Social Work. I have served various clinical roles in medical center, group home, and private practice settings.