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Therapists in Cook County

Michael Pollard, Clinical Social Work/Therapist  in Palatine
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC
“I bring 15 plus years of professional experience to all my clients. I take seriously their issues, problems and struggles. I listen with a caring heart and respect my clients and their views. I offer hope to those who struggle with pain and am honored to walk with them in part of their life journey. My couseling approach is supportive, thoughtful and gently challenging. My specialties include working with those who are struggling with panic/anxiety, the darkness of depression and those fighting compulsive sexual behaviors. I also assist couples and families with communication, decision making and step family issues.
(847) 920-7680
Palatine, Illinois 60067
Amy Derringer Chandler, Clinical Social Work/Therapist  in Evanston
Verified by Psychology Today
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
“I am a relational psychotherapist specializing in the areas of trauma, childhood abuse and neglect, grief, loss, depression, anxiety, and relationship challenges. I believe in the ways authentic connection, reflective insight, and empathic accountability for self and others can be transformative. Within a clear and safe therapeutic relationship, I believe individuals can reclaim identity, cultivate life meaning, and form and sustain healthy relationships.
(847) 807-3060 x30
Evanston, Illinois 60201
Daniel Ross, Psychiatric Nurse  in Chicago
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Psychiatric Nurse, MSN, RN, PMHNP
“It is not uncommon to find ourselves somehow off track and disconnected from who we thought we were. Our relationships may seem stuck and deeply unsatisfying. We feel lost and unsure of our place in the world. This may be accompanied by feelings of depression, anxiety or as physical problems. It can be experienced as a deep alienation, sadness and suffering. When we are called to make a change and resist, it can cause havoc in our lives; this can happen whether the change is in the outer circumstances of our life, our inner attitude, our world view, or some combination.
(847) 849-1867
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Cara Czarnecki, Counselor  in Evergreen Park
“"I believe that everyone needs someone outside of their daily life to help provide perspective". I use a mindfulness approach as well as cognitive behavioral therapy to help achieve a fresh look at yourself.
(630) 413-4972
Evergreen Park, Illinois 60805
“In over 25 years of practice, I have worked with children, adolescents, young adults, and parents to develop coping strategies and skills to meet the challenges confronting them in their social, emotional and academic life. Approximately one-half of my practice involves Behavior Therapy, with particular specialization in the treatment of ADHD, anxiety, depression, oppositional behavior, social skill deficiencies, and learning disabilities. Intervention with clients can range from consultation with parents (behavioral parent therapy) or teachers to individual therapy/coaching sessions with the child/adolescent.
(847) 920-7371
Northfield, Illinois 60093
Libby Bachhuber, Clinical Social Work/Therapist  in Chicago
Verified by Psychology Today
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AM, LCSW
“My approach to therapy is grounded in respect and curiosity. I work to create a space for dialogue that honors difficulties, unearths complex meanings, and enables learning and growth. Whether the engagement is brief and focused or long-term and in-depth, the intention is to foster a greater sense of freedom, competence, and connection to others.
(312) 651-6924
Chicago, Illinois 60602
Betsy Nettleton, Psychologist  in Chicago
“The choice to begin therapy is rarely easy. I know how difficult it can be to open up to another person about feelings of depression, anxiety, anger, guilt, relationship concerns, loss and shame. I know it takes courage and vulnerability to talk about problems out loud and make them "real." In our therapy, we will go at your pace. We will carefully and gently explore both your current problems as well as the deeper, underlying patterns that contribute to your emotional struggles and keep you stuck and unfulfilled.
(312) 257-3571
Chicago, Illinois 60602
Greg Rosen, Clinical Social Work/Therapist  in Chicago
Verified by Psychology Today
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
“Do you know what you need to do or think, but still can't do it? Do you understand how to move forward but find yourself stuck nonetheless? Or, maybe you have medically unexplained health problems or doctors telling you it's in your head? These are some of the reasons people seek psychoanalytic psychotherapy. I have been practicing psychotherapy for over 20 years in various settings including a university student counseling center and public mental health clinics for the seriously mentally ill and have effectively worked with clients struggling with conditions ranging from adjustment disorders (reactions to stress) to schizophrenia.
(773) 752-8808
Chicago, Illinois 60615
Allison Brown, Clinical Social Work/Therapist  in Chicago
Verified by Psychology Today
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
“I strongly believe in people's capacity for positive change. I apply this to my work with children, families, and individuals striving to improve their relationships with themselves and those around them.
(773) 831-4234
Chicago, Illinois 60640
Patricia McMahon, Psychologist  in Chicago
“Clients who are interested in strengthening their personal, social, and work relationships find me helpful. Looking to grow psychologically and emotionally, these individuals seek to better understand how their relationship style is intertwined with their feelings, thinking, behavior, and career achievements. Depression, anxiety, anger management, and self-expression are some of the issues that we typically explore in counseling. Thus, my clients seek counseling as an important opportunity for personal growth, present with various questions and issues critical to them, and may come from any ethnicity, culture, educational level, religion, or sexual orientation.
(847) 570-0817
Chicago, Illinois 60602
Samra Cheema, Counselor  in Wilmette
“Today you are one step closer to a new you where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being. My goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
(312) 548-7631
Wilmette, Illinois 60091
“My goal is to provide a supportive environment that allows the client to be heard, to recognize and address unhealthy patterns and to work through emotions, thoughts and behaviors which are impacting their life. I have found that developing and maintaining a postive, trust based relationship is the most effective tool in assisting clients in addressing their life challenges and finding new ways to address these challenges. For each client, the means to do so is unique to them and thus requires assisting the client to identify and utilize their strengths to work towards improved emotional, behavioral and personal health.
(708) 752-4986
Oak Park, Illinois 60302
Dave Howser, Counselor  in Chicago
“For over 20 years, I have felt honored to accompany others on their journey towards greater self-awareness, healing, and more fulfilling relationships. While working together to explore the needs and challenges of maintaining sound emotional, physical and spiritual health, many issues often come to the center of attention. My experience is particularly helpful when working with issues including self-esteem, depression, grief and loss, relationship struggles, and faith and spiritual development. My clinical work draws upon skills developed while working as a hospital chaplain, pastoral counselor, bereavement counselor, youth counselor and a mental health therapist in a social service agency.
(773) 450-3395
Chicago, Illinois 60640
Kimberly A Sharky, Marriage & Family Therapist  in Chicago
Verified by Psychology Today
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CST
“My practice is focused on helping individuals and couples create the most fulfilling lives and relationships possible. I specialize in the confidential treatment of intimacy and sexual concerns and have extensive training and experience in resolving common complaints, such as sexual boredom in relationships, desire discrepancy between partners, arousal and orgasmic difficulties, painful intercourse, and challenges related to residual effects of past abuse. I have worked with clients from all backgrounds, and take great care to respect and value each couple's perspective, helping them to develop and nurture a sense of intimacy and sexuality that is right for them.
(773) 757-6805
Chicago, Illinois 60602
Michael Villarreal, Counselor  in Palatine
“My name is Michael and I am fluent in both ENGLISH and SPANISH. I also am an expert in racial, ethnic, gender and sexual diversity. I have been described as caring, understanding, insightful and respectful. For over 8 years I have assisted adults, adolescents, children, families and couples during some of the most difficult times in their lives. If you would like more out of life, let's find out what has got in your way, held you back, and discover ways to get you back on track. It has happened for others. Why wouldn't it happen for you?
(847) 423-8215 x1
Palatine, Illinois 60074
Kathleen Pendergast, Counselor  in Chicago
“When beginning the counseling process, I take a integrative approach that includes Solution-Focused, Client-Centered, & Cognitive-Behavioral techniques. This means, I regard the relationship with you, the client, as the most important aspect of therapy. My goal is to provide you with an emotionally safe environment where you feel comfortable exploring your biggest challenges, whether they are how to manage overwhelming emotions such as anxiety or depression, learning to recognize & fight unhealthy patterns in your life & relationships, or confronting past trauma or abuse.
(630) 812-1336
Chicago, Illinois 60622
Lauren Freier, Counselor  in Chicago
“I specialize in working with millennials who face transitions in work, dating & relationships, and personal identity. My clinical expertise also includes the treatment of trauma, with a focus on child abuse and neglect, sexual abuse, and relationship/domestic violence. I provide compassionate guidance to those seeking greater balance, self-acceptance, and skills to manage life stress and personal challenges. I truly believe that therapy is for everyone, and welcome all seeking guidance toward a deeper self-understanding.
(312) 854-2296
Chicago, Illinois 60601
Ellen S Katz, Marriage & Family Therapist  in Northbrook
Verified by Psychology Today
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
“I've always sought mentors to guide me through life's trials, and luckily found many along the way. Now I pass on the sum of their wisdom along with my own. Therapy, a process of healing, happens through shared presence and expanding awareness. It's a safe place where truth can be expressed and pain transformed. We typically cope with pain through distraction, intoxication or denial. Learning to be emotionally sober we can heal our relationships - with ourselves and others. "Process" addictions, loss, trauma and shame are respectfully addressed. Empowerment, clarity, healing and comfort with emotional intimacy are consequences.
(847) 908-3702
Northbrook, Illinois 60062
Kyle Cosentino, Counselor  in Palos Heights
“I utilize an integrative approach when working with my clients with a particular emphasis on Cognitive Behavioral and Existential Therapy. While I believe that it is important to help clients alter their perceptions that surround their upsets, I also believe that it is essential to assist clients in finding meaning in life and taking responsibility for one's choices. I believe that these factors together play an integral role in the promotion of mental and emotional well-being.
(708) 261-0495
Palos Heights, Illinois 60463
Susan Davis, Counselor  in Schaumburg
“As a therapist, I focus on fostering an individual's self- identify of who you want to be and differentiating that from thought distortions and behaviors that are barriers to a positive and healthy self- view. Barriers are often related to motivational stages ranging from to denial, thinking, preparing and taking active steps to make life changes.
(847) 693-4037
Schaumburg, Illinois 60173
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How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in Cook County have broad skills and are able to work with a wide range of issues.

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in Cook County you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in Cook County and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in Cook County or family therapy in Cook County.

How to find a specialist?
If you're looking for specialist counseling in Cook County, Illinois, such as a child psychologist or sex therapist, try to refine your search with our left nav bar.

What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no "right way". A couples counselor or a family counselor may use different treatment methods depending on the one that works best for you.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.