Therapy for Individuals, Couples, & Families

About Me

William C Edleman, MSW, LCSW is a Licensed Psychotherapist and Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of IL.  He works with individuals, couples, and offers group therapy.  Mr. Edleman maintains a private practice in an upscale part of Rockford, IL where you can rest assured that your needs will be met and information kept confidential. His specialties are diagnosing and treating panic, worry, grief, anxiety, as well as depressive disorders.

With over 30 years experience as a marriage and family therapist, and as a graduate of University of IL, Urbana specializing in anxiety and fear in marriages, he is currently serving as a private practitioner working with highly motivated clients who want to grow and change. Among his areas of expertise are anxiety, depression, and stress in the professional marriage, the couple recovering from substance abuse, and work related stress.

In addition to being a counselor for mood disorders, William has attended local, regional, and national conferences. He has presented to audiences in Northern IL and Southern WI speaking on the topics of Psychosocial, Psychological, and Physical Disorders related to stress, anxiety, and depression.

William is an interactive, solution-focused therapist. His therapeutic approach is to teach proven cognitive and behavioral techniques in order to help clients effectively address personal life challenges.

He integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized and specialized approach tailored for you. With compassion in a confidential setting, he works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.



Masters of Social Work; University of IL at Champaign-Urbana
Bachelor's of Science and Psychology at Western Illinois University

Work History & Achievements

Been in Private Practice from 1993-Present time
Lead Social Worker at Rockford Memorial Hospital's Psychiatric Unit 1989-1996
Board Member of Big Brothers/Big Sisters 1990-1992
Served as the Jane Addams Chapter President for the state of IL in 1991 and 1992
Psychiatric Social Worker within Psychiatric Unit of Swedish American Hospital 1985-1989

Professional Activities and Memberships:
Member of National Association of Social Work.(NASW)
Social Works top honor of ACSW status since May 1988
Certified Hypnotherapist: CEU's Bi-Annually

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