Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Certified Brainspotting Therapist

With over 30 years of clinical experience in a variety of settings, Harry Nozicka offers a wide range of counseling and psychotherapy modalities geared toward the patient's specific needs and personal “style” of processing information and solving problems. Harry’s sensitivity and maturity makes his services unique for those looking for an advanced practitioner who truly knows how to help. His experience comes from settings including psychosomatic medicine at Lutheran General Hospital (now Advocate Health Systems), in Park Ridge, IL., Director of Social Work Services at Victory Hospital in Waukegan, IL., Inpatient Coordinator at Grant Hospital’s Alcoholism Treatment Program in Chicago, IL., and thirteen years as a social worker in School District 21 in Wheeling, Illinois. In addition, he served as the Employee and Family Assistance consultant for Highland Park School District 113 in Highland Park/Deerfield, IL for 25 years.

Harry Nozicka has been in private practice since 1976. He has been providing individual and marital therapy to people throughout the Chicagoland area and suburbs. He uses modalities such as Insight Oriented and Solution Focused psychotherapy, Hypnosis, EMDR, Imago Relationship Therapy. His experience has spanned the field of social work including psychosocial and clinical services to medical patients, consultation to medical staff, direct services to school aged clients and consultation to teaching staff. He has provided direct services to employees of educational organizations in need of psychological services, direct services to people dealing with addictions, community education, supervisory training for administrators in dealing with employee crisis, and debriefing of critical incidence in a variety of settings. Harry received his Brainspotting training and certification by Dr. David Grand, who is famous for the discovery and development of the internationally acclaimed Brainspotting method, and Harry was the first person certified in Illinois.

Clinical Focus Areas

  • Brainspotting
  • Hyonotherapy/Hypnosis
  • EMDR

Education & Qualifications

  • Master of Science in Social Work, Loyola University
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Certified Brainspotting Therapist
  • Trained Imago Relationship Therapist
  • Neuro-linguistics Certification


  • Academy of Clinical Social Workers
  • American Society of Clinical Hypnosis-Certified
  • National Association of Social Worker
  • EMDR International Association-Certified