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Expressive Arts Therapy Student


  • BA in Social Work

  • MSW in Social Work Administration


Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO


Type of Therapy

  • Expressive Arts Therapy

  • Dialectical Behavior therapy (DBT)

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • ACT

  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)

  • Mindfulness

  • Play Therapy


Patient Population

  • Children

  • Teens

  • Young Adults

  • People of Color

Issue Focus

  • Trauma

  • Anxiety

  • Interpersonal Violence

  • Immigration/Acculturation

  • Teens

  • Special Needs


  • Multiculturalism

  • Grief & Loss

  • Parenting

  • Launching & Life Transitions


  • Illinois (in-person & virtual only)

About Rupa Kantorek

Rupa Kantorek, LCSW, received her MSW from the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago. In addition to holding her LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker), Rupa is pursuing Registration as an Expressive Arts Therapist, where she incorporates intermodal arts interventions into her sessions.


Rupa offers compassion, warmth, and a non-judgmental attitude to each and every one of her clients. She enjoys working with clients of all ages, from preschoolers to seniors. Rupa often incorporates play, creative therapies and mindfulness into sessions. She has gained clinical experience through working in nonprofit, private practice and inpatient hospital settings.


In therapy, Rupa strives to create a safe and comfortable space for each client. She believes that each session is an opportunity to learn new tools to manage difficult moments and a time to discover joy and meaning in one’s life. She has extensive experience with healing anxiety and trauma, and is committed to providing her clients with the skills to move forward.

Unique Approach to Therapy

What makes my approach unique? I am regularly asking for feedback from my clients. How is the treatment going? Are we addressing issues you care about? Do you feel you are making measurable progress? At the Center for Creative Arts Therapy, we help people actively engage in making therapy as useful and user friendly as possible. We use this feedback to improve treatment methods, guide therapist training and improve overall customer satisfaction. We believe this patient-centered approach makes the Center for Creative Arts Therapy world-class.

Specialized & Extended Training

What makes Rupa Kantorek stand out is her high level of education and experience. She, along with all Center for Creative Arts Therapy therapists, attends at least 120 hours of extensive ongoing training and personal development per year in treating anxiety, depression, work stress, and relationship problems. This rigorous instruction differentiates Rupa from others in the field and allows her to provide the highest quality of service to clients.




To get started with the Center for Creative Arts Therapy, schedule an appointment or call 847-477-8244.


During the scheduling process, we will ask questions to match you with the therapist who will best meet your needs including service type, emotional symptoms and availability.

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