Michael Stoller, LCSW, Licensed Clinical Social WorkerMichael Stoller works with adolescent and teenage boys and often uses sports analogies and lessons to address issues such as self-esteem, depression, anxiety, life transitions, and school performance. He also works with individual adults on numerous issues, including depression, anxiety, life transitions, and problem solving. His work with couples focuses on conflict resolution, effective communication, intimacy, parenting and other life transitions.

He received his Masters degree in Social Work from The University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration and his formal coach training from The Coaches Training Institute and Dave Ellis Leadership, both International Coach Federation accredited programs.  Michael served as a faculty coach with Davis Ellis Leadership for five years and as a board member in the Chicago chapter of the International Coach Federation.

Working with adolescent/teenage boys, adults and couples, Michael has experience treating the following:


  • Adolescent & teenage boy’s issues
  • Men’s issues
  • Life transitions
  • Addictions
  • ADHD
  • Adjustment disorder
  • Adult children of alcoholics
  • Anger management
  • Anxiety disorders/phobias
  • Asperger’s disorder
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Cognitive disorders
  • Depression
  • Parenting issues
  • Personal growth
  • Relationship issues
  • Self-esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Stress management

Michael is a provider for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois PPO.

Personal Statement
No matter how smart or educated you are, you cannot always see how to get past what stops you. I believe it takes tremendous courage to reach out for help. With more than ten years of experience as a life coach and therapist, I have had the honor to assist clients to not just look at what has happened in the past, but to also examine what steps can be taken today to move them toward their goals. Using a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy model, I work with clients to examine the thoughts they believe to be true and consider other possible scenarios.