Fraser Vaselakos & Associates


Ms. Janice Nass, LCSW

 Children, Adolescents, Families, Adult Men and Women
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration
Aurora University, Post LCSW Type 73 Certificate Program
State of Illinois Type 73 School Service Personnel Certificate
University of Illinois at Chicago, Illinois Gerontology Certificate

    Ms. Janice Nass is a licensed clinical social worker with 30 years of experience working with children and adults in various settings including schools, hospice programs, and resident settings for special needs clients. She is a member of the Illinois Association of School Social Workers (IASSW).
    "Using a cognitive behavioral and humanistic approach to therapy, I work in tandem with my patients to develop healthier coping strategies aimed at improving their quality of life and achieving their goals. I am able to interface with the patient, family, school or medical team in a collaborative, caring, effective and meaningful way to bring peace to an often difficult and stressful time in a patient’s life."
    "I focus on specific joint goals and this includes helping my patients to learn behaviors to manage their anxiety, overcome self-defeating attitudes, discover how to enhance communication styles, deal positively with conflict, reduce symptoms of physical and emotional pain, and find support and resources to optimize everyday functioning."
    "My years of experience working in various settings including schools, residential settings for the developmentally disabled, drug treatment programs, nursing homes, and hospice programs, has given me the skills to develop comprehensive and effective treatment plans for children and adults of all ages. For some special needs children and adolescents I can provide life and social skills training designed to enhance their daily living skills and interactions with peers and their larger community."
    "I believe that although a person may feel that they do not possess any strengths, it is only because they have not discovered them yet. My approach to presenting issues focuses on a strength-based model; one can change how they feel and ultimately how they function. My expertise in this strength-based therapeutic intervention helps each person discover their strengths and make significant changes in their lives."
    "Although I have a special interest in children and adolescents, I work very successfully with adults coping with various concerns and diagnoses. Those diagnoses may include depression, anxiety, self-esteem, relationship issues, ACOA, grief, life changes (career, divorce), eating disorders, chronic health diagnoses (MS, Arthritis, Alzheimer), cancer patients, and family issues."