Dustin F Makela
Counselor, MA, LCPC Verified
Office is near:
Gurnee, IL 60031
I can strike a balance between my one-on-one work with the teen by coaching and addressing issues with parents.
Research and experience tells us that effective therapy is predicated on a truly meaningful relationship between client and therapist. I am confident that I can provide a time and space where you and/or your child will feel understood, accepted, cared for, and appropriately challenged to change. I work primarily with adolescents and young adults who are struggling with issues such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, grief and loss, divorce, separated and blended families, life transitions, sexual health and sexual identity, conflicted family relationships, attachment issues, and emotion and behavior management.
Male
(847) 457-0283
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Office is near:
Gurnee, IL 60031
Male
I can strike a balance between my one-on-one work with the teen by coaching and addressing issues with parents.
Research and experience tells us that effective therapy is predicated on a truly meaningful relationship between client and therapist. I am confident that I can provide a time and space where you and/or your child will feel understood, accepted, cared for, and appropriately challenged to change. I work primarily with adolescents and young adults who are struggling with issues such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, grief and loss, divorce, separated and blended families, life transitions, sexual health and sexual identity, conflicted family relationships, attachment issues, and emotion and behavior management.
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Wayne Riendeau
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC Verified
Gurnee, IL 60031
Offers online therapy
I have a passion for couples seeking to improve their relationship with their spouse or significant other and who yearn for deeper levels of emotional, relational and physical intimacy. I also come alongside parents and their children to develop better ways of communicating by giving them tools as to how to relate to each other in ways that create a calmer, more peaceful home, where defiant attitudes give way to mutual cooperation and higher levels of trust and respect between all family members.
Male
(224) 434-3155 x118
Verified
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Gurnee, IL 60031
Offers online therapy
Male
I have a passion for couples seeking to improve their relationship with their spouse or significant other and who yearn for deeper levels of emotional, relational and physical intimacy. I also come alongside parents and their children to develop better ways of communicating by giving them tools as to how to relate to each other in ways that create a calmer, more peaceful home, where defiant attitudes give way to mutual cooperation and higher levels of trust and respect between all family members.
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Jerry A Blecha
Counselor, MS, LCPC, CADC Verified
Gurnee, IL 60031
I have a depth of knowledge and experience in a number of areas including adult children of alcoholics, alcoholism, family of origin issues, victims of abuse, and trauma. Having worked in community services for over 30 years I have treated a wide range of populations. I enjoy working with individuals toward a more meaningful and satisfying life. I believe I can listen, learn, provide trust, make sound professional assessments and help the individual achieve goals.
Male
(224) 323-6724
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Gurnee, IL 60031
Male
I have a depth of knowledge and experience in a number of areas including adult children of alcoholics, alcoholism, family of origin issues, victims of abuse, and trauma. Having worked in community services for over 30 years I have treated a wide range of populations. I enjoy working with individuals toward a more meaningful and satisfying life. I believe I can listen, learn, provide trust, make sound professional assessments and help the individual achieve goals.
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Michael Anthony Albert
Counselor, LCPC, CATP, EMDR Verified
Gurnee, IL 60031
Throughout my more than 20 years of experience of providing mental health care to adults, adolescents, and children, I have come to believe that the best therapies work to equip clients with additional tools to work through more challenging periods in life, and better manage the stressors of living. As a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), I have had the opportunity to work in a variety of outpatient, residential and hospital settings throughout my career.
Male
(224) 504-0144
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Gurnee, IL 60031
Male
Throughout my more than 20 years of experience of providing mental health care to adults, adolescents, and children, I have come to believe that the best therapies work to equip clients with additional tools to work through more challenging periods in life, and better manage the stressors of living. As a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), I have had the opportunity to work in a variety of outpatient, residential and hospital settings throughout my career.
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Edward Senkpeil
Counselor, MAR, MA, LCPC Verified
Office is near:
Gurnee, IL 60031
Offers online therapy
You are uniquely made and your life has meaning ...we can at times lose sight of this however. Each of us has a history and life experiences which shape our thoughts, beliefs, feelings and behaviors. We can come to a point in our journey where life gets heavy, where circumstances press down on us, and the person we were created to be gets eclipsed by life’s challenges. Increasing awareness about the way in which our unique life experiences have shaped our thinking, emotions, and behaviors as well as developing new skills to manage life’s challenges are important pieces in rediscovering our meaning and moving forward.
Male
(224) 252-8261
Verified
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Office is near:
Gurnee, IL 60031
Offers online therapy
Male
You are uniquely made and your life has meaning ...we can at times lose sight of this however. Each of us has a history and life experiences which shape our thoughts, beliefs, feelings and behaviors. We can come to a point in our journey where life gets heavy, where circumstances press down on us, and the person we were created to be gets eclipsed by life’s challenges. Increasing awareness about the way in which our unique life experiences have shaped our thinking, emotions, and behaviors as well as developing new skills to manage life’s challenges are important pieces in rediscovering our meaning and moving forward.
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James (Jim) Veltman
Counselor, MA, LCPC Verified
Office is near:
Gurnee, IL 60031
Offers online therapy
When we deny our feelings, pushing them away (depressing them), we get depressed. When we shame our needs and criticize ourselves for being weak/needy, we strengthen the fear that causes us to hide who we really are. This increases anxiety. When we deny traumatic memories, we develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Numbing reality and denying real injustices will protect us from pain in the short run. Denying what is real, however, flings us into an inner conflict in which we resist the things that we need the most, and cling to the things that make us most dysfunctional.
Male
(224) 365-8650
Verified
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Office is near:
Gurnee, IL 60031
Offers online therapy
Male
When we deny our feelings, pushing them away (depressing them), we get depressed. When we shame our needs and criticize ourselves for being weak/needy, we strengthen the fear that causes us to hide who we really are. This increases anxiety. When we deny traumatic memories, we develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Numbing reality and denying real injustices will protect us from pain in the short run. Denying what is real, however, flings us into an inner conflict in which we resist the things that we need the most, and cling to the things that make us most dysfunctional.
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Wil Morhead
Counselor, MS, LCPC, CRADC, SAP Verified
Office is near:
Gurnee, IL 60031
Offers online therapy
I have an extensive history in substance abuse and mental health treatment. My clients are as young as 16 and as old as 80. I also address issues of anxiety, depression, esteem, and relationship issues. Many clients are referred through their EAP program. As a former member of the military service, I am also focused on serving the mental health, substance abuse treatment, and other needs of today's veterans, their family members, and active military members. I am associated with the VA and I am certified by the VA in therapies to treat PTSD. Additionally, I welcome all clients, veterans and non-veterans alike.
Male
(224) 803-3635
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Office is near:
Gurnee, IL 60031
Offers online therapy
Male
I have an extensive history in substance abuse and mental health treatment. My clients are as young as 16 and as old as 80. I also address issues of anxiety, depression, esteem, and relationship issues. Many clients are referred through their EAP program. As a former member of the military service, I am also focused on serving the mental health, substance abuse treatment, and other needs of today's veterans, their family members, and active military members. I am associated with the VA and I am certified by the VA in therapies to treat PTSD. Additionally, I welcome all clients, veterans and non-veterans alike.
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Jon E Larson
Counselor, EdD, MS, LCPC, CRC, BCPC Verified
Office is near:
Gurnee, IL 60031
Offers online therapy
Do you have a hard time being calm and alert? Overloaded with worry, sadness, or anger? Having a hard time focusing, making decisions, or getting along with people? Are you easily distracted, feeling overwhelmed, or experiencing extreme body tension? Do you have low energy, get lousy sleep, or can't shake troubling thoughts? At times, you don't feel like yourself? If any of these describe you, I want to help you.
Male
(224) 723-1780
Verified
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Office is near:
Gurnee, IL 60031
Offers online therapy
Male
Do you have a hard time being calm and alert? Overloaded with worry, sadness, or anger? Having a hard time focusing, making decisions, or getting along with people? Are you easily distracted, feeling overwhelmed, or experiencing extreme body tension? Do you have low energy, get lousy sleep, or can't shake troubling thoughts? At times, you don't feel like yourself? If any of these describe you, I want to help you.
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Nicholas J Yeager
Counselor, MA, LCPC, NCC Verified
Office is near:
Gurnee, IL 60031
Offers online therapy
I am dedicated to working with families--children, adolescents, and parents, respectively. I value each person with whom I work for his/her unique physical, social, emotional, and intellectual abilities and needs. I subscribe to a growth mindset, and I believe that all people have the ability to grow and make progress toward their goals.
Male
(847) 807-1292
Verified
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Office is near:
Gurnee, IL 60031
Offers online therapy
Male
I am dedicated to working with families--children, adolescents, and parents, respectively. I value each person with whom I work for his/her unique physical, social, emotional, and intellectual abilities and needs. I subscribe to a growth mindset, and I believe that all people have the ability to grow and make progress toward their goals.
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Onward Counseling Center
Counselor, LCPC Verified
Office is near:
Gurnee, IL 60031
Offers online therapy
I began practice in 2010 and since that time have had the opportunity to spend time with people from all walks of life. From practicing counseling in a penitentiary to the community, and a number of stops in between, I have had the chance see people through a landscape of ups and downs on the path of getting back to feeling like themselves again.
Male
(224) 252-8036
Verified
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Office is near:
Gurnee, IL 60031
Offers online therapy
Male
I began practice in 2010 and since that time have had the opportunity to spend time with people from all walks of life. From practicing counseling in a penitentiary to the community, and a number of stops in between, I have had the chance see people through a landscape of ups and downs on the path of getting back to feeling like themselves again.

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Teen Therapists
Adolescence can be a time of both disorientation and discovery. The transitional period can raise questions of independence and identity; as adolescents cultivate their sense of self, they may face difficult choices about academics, friendship, sexuality, gender identity, drugs, and alcohol.

Most teens have a relatively egocentric perspective on life; a state of mind that usually abates with age. They often focus on themselves and believe that everyone else—from a best friend to a distant crush—is focused on them too. They may grapple with insecurities and feelings of being judged. Relationships with family members often take a backseat to peer groups, romantic interests, and appearance, which teens perceive as increasingly important during this time.

The transition can naturally lead to anxiety about physical development, evolving relationships with others, and one's place in the larger world. Mild anxiety and other challenges are typical, but serious mental health conditions also emerge during adolescence. Finding a teen therapist in Gurnee and addressing a disorder early on can help ensure the best possible outcome.