Aviva_Cahn_LCSWAviva Cahn is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been practicing in the Chicago area for over 20 years. She graduated from Emory University with a BA and received her MA in Social Work from University of Chicago. Aviva has spent the majority of her career working with families of divorce including working as an expert witness conducting child custody evaluations for the Circuit Court of Cook County. She has considerable experience helping individuals and families deal with loss and change brought on by divorce including conflict resolution and reunification when there is alienation present in the parent-child relationship. In addition to families of divorce, Aviva has also worked with emotionally and behaviorally challenged children, as well as with adults in a community mental health setting.

Working with children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples, Aviva has experience with the following:

  • Divorce-related concerns (contemplation, recovery, co-parent work)
  • Relationships with high conflict spouses, ex-spouses, and family members
  • Domestic violence
  • Depression
  • Grief and Loss
  • Family of origin issues
  • Employment-related matters (work relationships, sexual harassment)

Aviva is a provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO.
Personal Statement
Life doesn’t always turn out the way we thought it would, whether it’s an unexpected life event or a significant person who disappoints us. We can be left feeling confused, frustrated, betrayed, or even traumatized, and the effects on our life are multidimensional. Coming to terms with such loss and change can be painful, and therapy is intended to offer a place to feel connected and understood, to grieve, and ultimately to find relief and resolution for painful feelings. I use a collaborative approach that is warm and nurturing, where I help my clients identify internal and external obstacles and resources, develop tools for coping, as well as offer hope and sometimes a new perspective for the future.