Teen Psychiatrists in Chicago, IL

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Photo of Amer Smajkic M.D., Psychiatrist in Chicago, IL
Amer Smajkic M.D.
Psychiatrist, MD
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1 Endorsed
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Since 1995, Dr. Amer Smajkic has been practicing Psychiatry in the Chicago area. As a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist Dr Smajkic is applying his knowledge and skills as a Psycho-pharmacologist, Behaviorist and Cognitive Behavioral therapist. The focus of his care are ADHD disorders, Learning disorders, Developmental disorders, Mood disorders and Anxiety disorders.
(312) 697-1173
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Chicago, IL 60611
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Eappen Clinic
Psychiatrist, MD
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I am a board certified adult, child & adolescent psychiatrist. I completed medical school at the University of Illinois in Chicago, a general (adult) psychiatry residency at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and a child psychiatry fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina. The training I received in residency and fellowship has prepared me to manage essentially any psychiatric issue that comes through my clinic doors, regardless of severity or complexity.
(844) 632-7736
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Chicago, IL 60622
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Melissa Kalensky
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP, FNP
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Please call practice phone number or complete online request form through the website link to set up an initial appointment - I am a doctorally prepared, board certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. I have a wide variety of experience with treating conditions such as anxiety, depression, and thought disorders across the lifespan. I am currently accepting pediatric (6yrs+), adolescent , and adult patients. I had a background in family practice prior to transitioning into psychiatry and thus love caring for both individuals and multiple generations of the same family.
(773) 377-4146
Chicago, IL 60622
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Jonathan Kolakowski
Psychiatrist, MD
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Dr. Jonathan Kolakowski is an Illinois native who earned his medical degree at The University of Illinois at Chicago. He received his adult psychiatric training at the University of Chicago, where he also obtained additional specialist training in child and adolescent psychiatry. As a psychiatrist, Dr. Kolakowski is dedicated to evidence-based diagnostics
(872) 713-5019
Chicago, IL 60613
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Joi Henry
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, APRN, PMHNPBC
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1 Endorsed
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As a Chicago native, I understand how the noise and distractions of the city can easily mask the storm brewing on the inside of us. When it is time to face ourselves, it can be difficult to know where to begin. As a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, I want to partner with you on your journey to healing. I received my doctoral degree from Rush University and I have over 5 years of experience with child/ adolescent and adult mental health disorders.
(312) 779-6833 x2
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Chicago, IL 60602
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Ndidi Onyejiaka
Psychiatrist, MD, FAAP
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2 Endorsed
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Dr. Onyejiaka, a Board Certified Psychiatrist and Pediatrician, received her Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Missouri at Kansas City Combined B.A/M.D. Program. She endured further training at the Tulane University Triple Board Residency Program where she specialized in pediatric medicine, general psychiatry, as well as child and adolescent psychiatry. Additionally, she attended in the New Orleans'-Birmingham Psychoanalytic Center Honorary Fellowship Program prior to relocating to Chicago in recent years. Dr. Onyejiaka is an active member of the International Society for Sports Psychiatry, the American Psychiatric Association, the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, and the American Academy of Pediatrics.
(312) 625-5373
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Chicago, IL 60603
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Jeffrey Lurie M.D. / Able Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, MD
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Board-certified child & adolescent and adult psychiatry. Trained at Northwestern University, specialized at University of California-San Diego. When working with a patient, I implement a trauma-informed approach and consider the whole picture, appreciating the power of lifestyle changes and therapy (often encouraging techniques in mindfulness and CBT) and how it uniquely affects them. It is about finding the appropriate way to treat mental health issues and being able to understand each person's journey.
Chicago, IL 60614
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Brandy Eichelberger
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP
Verified
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I gained extensive experience by delivering mental health services to children, adolescent and adults in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
Are you tired of not being able to think, feel and react in the ways that you need and want to live your life? Are you ready for a change? I can help you by gathering an extensive psychiatric evaluation, brief psychotherapy and initiation and monitoring psychopharmacological treatment. I am Brandy, founder of Optimum Mental Health Healing. I am a highly respected board-certified family nurse practitioner (FNP) and psychiatric nurse practitioner located in Illinois. I have 20 years of experience in mental health 14 years as a registered nurse and 6 years as a nurse practitioner.
(618) 266-8415
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Chicago, IL 60647
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Carmen Orellana Martinez
Psychiatrist, MD
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Orellana remained in the school, where she worked as an Assistant Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, supervising and teaching medical students, residents, and fellows, and treating patients with various psychiatric conditions.
Dr. Carmen Orellana is a Staff Psychiatrist at Talkiatry who has been in practice for over 6 years, both in the U.S. and abroad. She is double board-certified in child and adolescent psychiatry and adult psychiatry. Dr. Orellana’s clinical interest include mood and anxiety disorders, OCD, ADHD, and ADHD-related disorders. She strives to provide exceptional medical care and has extensive experience in treating persons with diverse behavioral disorders and backgrounds. Dr. Orellana involves her patients in all decisions about their health, and provides care that is respectful of patient preferences, needs and values.
(708) 294-7520
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Chicago, IL 60601
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Semone West
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
9 Endorsed
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9 Endorsed
Semone West, MD is board certified in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Adult Psychiatry. She attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, MA. She completed a psychiatry residency at Duke University in Durham, NC; and a child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine in Chicago, while also serving as an associate professor.
(331) 245-3846
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Chicago, IL 60601
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Pooja J Patel
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP
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I provide child, adolescent , and adult psychiatric services.
I have been working in a psychiatric setting for a few years now. I have experienced in both inpatient and outpatient settings. I am skilled in providing individual and comprehensive care including prescribing medications and therapeutic approaches. I believe, mental health is just as important as any other medical issue. It plays an important role in the way we deal with daily life stress, how we relate to others, and the decisions we make. I believe in giving the best quality of care that my patient desires. I am friendly and approachable, with my warm nature I am easily get connected with children and adults.
(630) 354-0752
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Chicago, IL 60629
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Alecia Hurley
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, APRN, PMHNPBC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ideally, clients are seeking help on their own accord, as they are tired of their issues continuing to hold them back from experiencing life at its fullest. They may be noticing that maintaining their life as they once knew it is becoming more challenging, and feel like it might be time for some assistance. They may be seeking someone to speak to, someone to prescribe medication, and likely both. They know that getting help is not always easy, but they are willing to take the first step.
(312) 818-2973 x2
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Chicago, IL 60602
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Franchesca Hammond
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP
Verified
Verified
Hello I'm Franchesca Has life been getting increasingly difficult for you? Are you losing hope and feeling defeated about your future? Do you feel alone or that everything is working against you? Have you lost control of your life or feel unworthy? Do you struggle with relationships? Do you have difficulty adjusting to change and making decisions? Do you want to change the dynamics of your life? Are you ready to experience self-empowerment and growth?
(224) 413-3042
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Chicago, IL 60606
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Devika Patel
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP
Verified
Verified
I am currently accepting new patients**** I have been providing excellent care for over 5 years with great compassion.  I provide psychiatric evaluations and medication management for patients 7 years and older with Anxiety Disorders, Depression, ADHD, Mood disorder, PTSD, Opioid Use Disorder, and other mental health problems.  I treat each patient as an individual and work together in developing treatment plans. I spend the time needed with each patient to get to know them and understand the source of their struggles.
(224) 386-3252
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Chicago, IL 60631
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Richard P. Harris
Psychiatrist, MD
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Verified
What are your symptoms? Anxiety, fatigue, avoidance, sleeplessness, back pain, procrastination, loneliness, anger outbursts..... All symptoms are experiences of pain (dis-ease) and/or ineffective behavior. Symptoms will occur when your "operating system" is overtaxed. My treatment approach focuses on reducing your symptoms and developing more strength and flexibility in your overall managing system, e.g., how you characteristically feel and act in the world. Due to known and as yet unknown problematic side effects of all prescription drugs, I use much safer and ultimately more powerful methods for symptom relief, prevention of recurrence and enduring health.
(312) 313-2161
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Chicago, IL 60601
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Dani Nguyen
Physician Assistant, PA-C
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Verified
Kermit the Frog once sang, “it’s not easy being green”. If we replace “green” with anxious, angry, sad, depressed, lonely, or hurt, we feel the truth in that lyric. But for many of us that feel “green” over time, it can start to feel like it’s not easy being “me”. To make it even more difficult, most of the things that make us, “us”, are physically unseen; our personalities, our traumas (known or unknown), our beliefs, our emotions and thoughts. Navigating the “unseen” aspects in all of us is what fuels my passion in psychiatry, and to be able to provide any aid in that journey, is an honor.
(872) 278-6640
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Chicago, IL 60614
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Lauren Redd
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP
Verified
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Lauren chose to specialize in mental health because it is a key component to overall wellbeing. I enjoy helping people reach their goals, feel better, and most importantly seeing them thriving, not just surviving.
(312) 815-2392
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Chicago, IL 60607
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Ajit Kalayil
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, PMHNP, MSN
Verified
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Appointments available as soon as 24 hours. Ajit Kalayil is trained to use both medication and talk therapy to treat all psychiatric disorders including depression, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, bipolar disorder, and perinatal mental health. He specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of emotional and mental health conditions at his clinic in Chicago, Illinois. Kalayil works with patients from a broad range of backgrounds. He also has a particular interest and experience in LGBTQIA+ issues. All patients are treated equally and in a non-judgemental, warm, and strictly confidential environment.
(773) 692-9070
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Chicago, IL 60613
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Madiha Shabbir
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Verified
My passion is helping people with DEPRESSION. I want my patients to feel empowered because their symptoms leave them feeling powerless. One of my most important roles as a psychiatrist is to instill hope for my patients. Depression is treatable, and with TMS therapy along with medication management, we have even more options for patients who struggle.
(561) 556-6101
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Chicago, IL 60640
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Salman Kazim
Psychiatrist, MD
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Dr. Salman Kazim, MD is an American Board-certified psychiatrist with 25 years of experience in the field. Mental health has been his passion and he has been very committed to it during his entire career. He is fascinated by the human mind and continues to educate himself on the intricacies of human behavior. Being a very energetic, dynamic and focused professional, he has developed a reputation for developing successful treatment plans that have helped individuals with very complex and treatment resistant mental health issues. His average workday is very productive as a result of his efficiency and time management.
(872) 206-9136
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Chicago, IL 60611
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Teen Psychiatrists

What does therapy for teenagers look like?

When a therapist works with a teenager, the pair will talk about what the teen is struggling with and explore solutions, which may involve interpersonal skills, coping strategies, medication, or lifestyle changes related to sleep, diet, and exercise. Different therapists employ different modalities, but most involve a combination of conversation and skill building.

How long does therapy for teenagers generally take to work?

There’s variability in teenagers’ experiences and challenges; some may begin to improve from therapy within a few weeks while others may take several months or longer. Teens can discuss their progress with their therapist periodically to assess how they’re improving and any changes to the treatment plan that could potentially accelerate that progress.

How do you encourage a teenager to go to therapy?

It’s helpful to express your concern and love while framing therapy as an opportunity to explore a tool that could help improve their life; just like they practice baseball or dance, now they can practice their emotional skills. Give your teen control over the process where you can—maybe by weighing in on choice of therapist and signaling that therapy involves confidentiality, so a parent need not know all that is discussed in sessions.

How do you prepare teens for therapy?

You can prepare your teenager for therapy by describing what the process will look like and setting expectations for timeline, if requested. You can explain that the first session may begin with an assessment phase, that they can describe their experiences but that the therapist will ask questions too, and that it may take time to feel comfortable opening up. Ask how they’re feeling about the process and answer any questions calmly and supportively.




About Psychiatrists, meds and Psychiatric Nurses.

A Psychiatrist in Chicago is a qualified medical doctor who specializes in treating mental health issues and diagnosable disorders.

Chicago Psychiatrists differ from other mental health professionals in that they may prescribe medication as well as practice psychotherapy in treatment. Sometimes, Psychiatrists form part of a clinical team in which they will diagnose and prescribe, while psychologists or therapists provide the client's psychotherapy.

As part of a clinical assessment, Psychiatrists may conduct physical examinations, take blood tests, and order and interpret lab tests and brain image scans, such as CT scans, CAT Scans, and MRIs.

The field of psychiatry in Chicago has many sub-specialties, including pediatric psychiatry. Those who work with the elderly are called geriatric psychiatrists.

Other related sub-specialties include cognition psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, psychosomatic, forensic, reproductive medicine specialties, psychopharmacology , psychiatric genetics, neuroimaging, and clinical neurophysiology.

Psychiatric nurse practitioners in Chicago, or mental health nurse practitioners, generally have an MS degree in nursing (MSN) and a number of years of training to become certified. Psychiatric nurse practitioners are able to assess and diagnose mental health conditions and prescribe medication. Chicago Psychiatric nurse practitioners also have training that enables them to include psychotherapy with treatment.