Student Placement Coordinator-Lakeview Office
Elaine Gordon is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor at the Depression and Anxiety Specialty Clinic of Chicago. She is also a Diplomate with the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from The Colorado College and later earned her Master’s degree in Social Work from The University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration with a concentration in clinical practice. She specialized in mental health, substance use, and evidence-based practices. Ms. Gordon completed graduate practicums in community-based mental health treatment at Heartland Health Outreach and outpatient addiction treatment at the Center for Addictive Problems and ProCare Recovery Center of Resurrection Behavioral Health Care.
Ms. Gordon has several years of experience working with diverse populations in a variety of settings providing treatment to individuals suffering from anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, PTSD, OCD, substance use disorders, and co-occurring disorders. Prior to joining DASC, Ms. Gordon served as Team Leader at Thresholds where she assumed the supervisory role for a team of staff who provide community-based mental health rehabilitation interventions. In this position, she also provided direct therapeutic services to clients as the senior clinician of the team.
Ms. Gordon utilizes empirically validated treatments such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, and Harm Reduction Psychotherapy. She has also received advanced training in evidence-based practices such as Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment (IDDT) and Illness Management and Recovery (IMR).
Elaine Gordon-Student Placement Coordinator