Meet our Therapists

Meet our Therapist Doug Edwards

 
Doug Edwards, LCSW

Doug Edwards, LCSW

Doug Edwards, LCSW is grounded and insightful. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has over 20 years of experience. He works well with adults, couples, and families. His counseling philosophy focuses on improving communication and building  supportive and nurturing relationships. He  is also experienced in helping parents to successfully address parenting challenges with children of all ages.

Doug is passionate about couples and marriage therapy. He believes that divorce rates are determined by a couple’s ability to effectively resolve conflicts.  Couples seek counseling with Doug  for many different issues.  Some of the most common concerns are infidelity, communication, unmet emotional needs, financial concerns, and differences about child rearing. He believes that  couples go through periods of rough patches (due to ego, jealousy, insecure attachment, anger, etc) but that they have the ability to rediscover their foundation and rebuild their relationship.

Doug also works to help his clients  in substance abuse treatment  and address issues associated with recovery, substance abuse, and other compulsive behaviors (gambling, pornography addiction, sex addiction). Having first hand experience, he believes wholeheartedly in the process of self-improvement and recovery.

Doug also loves working with caretakers, individual suffering from depression as well as anxiety. He also has close personal experience with Autism that make him the right choice for individuals with autism and other spectrum disorders. 

Doug is a trained christian counselor and offers christian faith based counseling but respects every person's right to develop their own belief system or to reject all belief systems. He has been successful in working with persons of many faiths.

He uses problem-solving, skill-building, insight oriented, and cognitive behavioral therapy techniques to help people to make progress toward achieving their goals.

Fun Fact: Doug is a shutterbug. He loves taking artistic photos.


SPECIALTIES:

  • Christian Counseling 
  • Marital/Relationship Issues
  • Parenting Challenges
  • Addiction / Substance Abuse Issue
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Pornography Addiction
  • Autism
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief and Loss


EDUCATION:

Undergraduate:  Doug completed his Bachelor's Degree in Sociology at Illinois State University in 1985.

Graduate:  Doug received his Masters in Social Work from Indiana University in 1992 with a specialization in Child and Family Mental Health.