Guy Oberwise, LCSW

Specializing in Mood and Anxiety Disorders

Providing Clinical Services to Adolescents and Adults

“The best part about working at Good Hope is seeing our patients become happier and more resilient in their lives. It is a pleasure to work with such experienced and passionate professionals, who truly believe we are creating a brighter future for our patients.”

Guy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been in practice for more than 25 years. He has extensive clinical experience in treating adolescents, adults, families and couples. He specializes in the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders, eating disorders and substance abuse. Guy’s broad-based background also includes the development of out-patient and residential clinical programs targeting the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders, as well as providing business consultation, career and life skills coaching, and training. Most recently Guy served as the Director of Clinical Therapy and Coordinator of the Mood and Anxiety Program at a nationally known residential treatment center in Illinois.

He positively improves his patient’s lives by implementing evidenced-based treatment approaches such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Cognitive Behavior Therapy. He uses these skills in combination with a supportive, psycho-educational approach to decrease symptoms, instill hope, and provide a brighter future for his patients.

In addition, he has been certified as an expert in the use of Exposure Response Prevention Therapy(ERP), the evidenced based treatment for OCD and other related disorders, as well as the treatment of Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors(BFRB’s), such as Trichotillomania(hair-pulling), skin picking, and nail biting.

Over the past 15 years he has presented both locally and nationally to professionals, communities, schools, and business organizations on a variety of topics related to: mood disorders, stress management, relationships, OCD, eating disorders, substance abuse, customer service, leadership, body focused repetitive behaviors and self-esteem. He has also been an expert guest for Radio Shows and developed Podcasts to help disseminate information on depression, anxiety and eating disorders.

Guy graduated from Beloit College in Wisconsin with a Bachelors of Arts in clinical psychology and received his Master’s degree from Loyola University in Chicago in clinical and occupational psychology. He is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and the International OCD Foundation.