Kirsten Tesnar Svejda
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Oak Park, IL 60301
Offers online therapy
My additional specialty areas include: adolescent girls and women's identity development, somatic and experiential therapy, complex and relational trauma, and life transitions.
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist offering services to adolescents, adults, and families in downtown Oak Park, IL. I specialize in the treatment of eating disorders, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and PTSD, and self-injury, with a particular focus on adolescents and young adults. In my treatment of complex issues, I provide both individual and family therapy and value collaborating with other healthcare providers for multidisciplinary care. I work from a mindfulness-based and trauma-informed viewpoint, utilizing symptom-focused interventions and interpersonal relationships as a primary focus of change.
(708) 885-9939
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Oak Park, IL 60301
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My additional specialty areas include: adolescent girls and women's identity development, somatic and experiential therapy, complex and relational trauma, and life transitions.
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist offering services to adolescents, adults, and families in downtown Oak Park, IL. I specialize in the treatment of eating disorders, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and PTSD, and self-injury, with a particular focus on adolescents and young adults. In my treatment of complex issues, I provide both individual and family therapy and value collaborating with other healthcare providers for multidisciplinary care. I work from a mindfulness-based and trauma-informed viewpoint, utilizing symptom-focused interventions and interpersonal relationships as a primary focus of change.
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Annemarie Slobig
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Oak Park, IL 60302
My primary interest as a psychologist lies in understanding the factors that will allow you to take better care of yourself and to enjoy positive and constructive relationships. My deeply respectful approach to psychotherapy will allow you to make good choices and feel good about them. This kind of therapy allows you to achieve more successful and enjoyable relationships with partners, friends, and professional contacts. I specialize in adult and adolescent psychotherapy for depression, anxiety, trauma, and issues of spirituality and social and cultural identity. I approach each therapy relationship individually, customizing the treatment to meet your specific needs.
(708) 303-8985
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Oak Park, IL 60302
My primary interest as a psychologist lies in understanding the factors that will allow you to take better care of yourself and to enjoy positive and constructive relationships. My deeply respectful approach to psychotherapy will allow you to make good choices and feel good about them. This kind of therapy allows you to achieve more successful and enjoyable relationships with partners, friends, and professional contacts. I specialize in adult and adolescent psychotherapy for depression, anxiety, trauma, and issues of spirituality and social and cultural identity. I approach each therapy relationship individually, customizing the treatment to meet your specific needs.
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Tina Shrader
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Oak Park, IL 60301
Offers online therapy
Do you consider family time a dreaded activity? Do you avoid going home because you know your child is acting out and on your last nerve, your teen is spending more time in their room and becoming quiet and withdrawn, and your partner is distant and unconcerned? Maybe you've tried reaching out for help but couldn't seem to find the right therapist.
(872) 666-9904
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Oak Park, IL 60301
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Do you consider family time a dreaded activity? Do you avoid going home because you know your child is acting out and on your last nerve, your teen is spending more time in their room and becoming quiet and withdrawn, and your partner is distant and unconcerned? Maybe you've tried reaching out for help but couldn't seem to find the right therapist.
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Sara Ives-Louter
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MA, CADC Verified
Oak Park, IL 60301
Offers online therapy
I believe in supporting each individual client, whether adolescent or adult, on their own personal journey of self discovery.
Do you feel there is something in life that is preventing you from feeling the best version of yourself? Most people at some point in life will answer "Yes!" to this question and if this is your answer currently, I may be able to help. I believe that the most important part of therapy is building a connection and a foundation of trust between myself and my clients. This will allow us to work together to develop a plan to help you achieve your goals.
(708) 725-0636
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Oak Park, IL 60301
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I believe in supporting each individual client, whether adolescent or adult, on their own personal journey of self discovery.
Do you feel there is something in life that is preventing you from feeling the best version of yourself? Most people at some point in life will answer "Yes!" to this question and if this is your answer currently, I may be able to help. I believe that the most important part of therapy is building a connection and a foundation of trust between myself and my clients. This will allow us to work together to develop a plan to help you achieve your goals.
Orson Morrison
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Oak Park, IL 60302
Offers online therapy
Some of my specialty areas include: Adult, Couples and Adolescent Psychotherapy, Trauma, Abuse, ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, Grief/Loss, Gender Identity, Sexuality, Parenting, and Cultural Issues.
LifeSpan Counseling & Psychological Services offers services to children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. I am co-owner and have worked extensively as an adolescent, adult, and couples therapist. My style is empathic, warm, and informative. At times, I am direct and challenging with clients in order to facilitate growth and insight. I draw upon relational, systems, and cognitive-behavioral approaches and tailor my treatment to each individual/couple's unique needs. My background/training, helps foster connections with people from various ethinicities, religions, and cultural identifications. I work with common adjustment concerns as well as with serious mental health issues.
(708) 325-8554
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Oak Park, IL 60302
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Some of my specialty areas include: Adult, Couples and Adolescent Psychotherapy, Trauma, Abuse, ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, Grief/Loss, Gender Identity, Sexuality, Parenting, and Cultural Issues.
LifeSpan Counseling & Psychological Services offers services to children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. I am co-owner and have worked extensively as an adolescent, adult, and couples therapist. My style is empathic, warm, and informative. At times, I am direct and challenging with clients in order to facilitate growth and insight. I draw upon relational, systems, and cognitive-behavioral approaches and tailor my treatment to each individual/couple's unique needs. My background/training, helps foster connections with people from various ethinicities, religions, and cultural identifications. I work with common adjustment concerns as well as with serious mental health issues.
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Vince Murphy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC Verified
Oak Park, IL 60301
Offers online therapy
I have years of experience and training in a range of areas including: adolescent peer challenges, substance abuse, school-related problems, parent support, young adult/college challenges, adult professionals, depression, anxiety and stress management among adults and adolescents, and adult life transitions (marriage, divorce, grief, retirement).
I am a psychotherapist and owner of VMA Psychotherapy practice. We believe that the most important trait in connecting with a therapist is comfort. As a whole, the clinicians at VMA Psychotherapy share the common mindset of developing authentic connections, utilizing innovative approaches, and asking the questions of what is each individual seeking in their lives and how can they get there. The foundations at VMA Psychotherapy involve psychodynamic theory, art/creativity and the development of one's own life philosophy. The pathway through adolescence and adulthood is much easier with a guide to offer support along the way.
(773) 757-5117
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Oak Park, IL 60301
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I have years of experience and training in a range of areas including: adolescent peer challenges, substance abuse, school-related problems, parent support, young adult/college challenges, adult professionals, depression, anxiety and stress management among adults and adolescents, and adult life transitions (marriage, divorce, grief, retirement).
I am a psychotherapist and owner of VMA Psychotherapy practice. We believe that the most important trait in connecting with a therapist is comfort. As a whole, the clinicians at VMA Psychotherapy share the common mindset of developing authentic connections, utilizing innovative approaches, and asking the questions of what is each individual seeking in their lives and how can they get there. The foundations at VMA Psychotherapy involve psychodynamic theory, art/creativity and the development of one's own life philosophy. The pathway through adolescence and adulthood is much easier with a guide to offer support along the way.
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Ashley Williams
MSW Verified
Oak Park, IL 60301
Offers online therapy
I received my Master’s degree from the University of Illinois – Chicago’s Jane Addams College of Social Work. I have an extensive background of working with teen women and young adults with a passion for those in need. I have a history of working with those who may struggle with anxiety or depression due to a variety of complex traumas or various life circumstances. I’m passionate about meeting people where they are, helping them create goals, figure out how to overcome obstacles, and celebrating them in their victories!
(708) 249-3244
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Oak Park, IL 60301
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I received my Master’s degree from the University of Illinois – Chicago’s Jane Addams College of Social Work. I have an extensive background of working with teen women and young adults with a passion for those in need. I have a history of working with those who may struggle with anxiety or depression due to a variety of complex traumas or various life circumstances. I’m passionate about meeting people where they are, helping them create goals, figure out how to overcome obstacles, and celebrating them in their victories!
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Keri A Morrison
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Oak Park, IL 60302
Offers online therapy
I trained at the University of Chicago Hospital Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinic and the DePaul Community Mental Health Center.
LifeSpan Counseling & Psychological Services offers a range of services to children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. I am co-owner and have worked extensively as a child, adolescent, and family therapist. I believe that effective treatment begins with a comprehensive assessment so that an individualized plan can be mutually developed. My style is warm, supportive, and educational. Parents often come to me when they are having difficulties understanding and responding to their child's behavior. Children enjoy my developmentally appropriate style which helps them gain mastery over their anxiety, impulsivity or depression. I work closely with parents to ensure treatment success.
(708) 406-2416
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Oak Park, IL 60302
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I trained at the University of Chicago Hospital Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinic and the DePaul Community Mental Health Center.
LifeSpan Counseling & Psychological Services offers a range of services to children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. I am co-owner and have worked extensively as a child, adolescent, and family therapist. I believe that effective treatment begins with a comprehensive assessment so that an individualized plan can be mutually developed. My style is warm, supportive, and educational. Parents often come to me when they are having difficulties understanding and responding to their child's behavior. Children enjoy my developmentally appropriate style which helps them gain mastery over their anxiety, impulsivity or depression. I work closely with parents to ensure treatment success.
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Mark Radel
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Oak Park, IL 60302
Offers online therapy
When there is demand, we also offer groups such as teen support groups, social skills, and parenting training.
LifeSpan Counseling & Psychological Services offers services to children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. In therapy, I work to create an empathic, open, and collaborative atmosphere to treat issues such as trauma, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and personality disorders. Identity development, grief and loss, relationship problems, and domestic violence and abuse are other concerns that I help people address through therapy. I practice primarily from a psychodynamic approach and also use cognitive-behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and interpersonal therapy to enrich the therapeutic process.
(708) 401-6511
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Oak Park, IL 60302
Offers online therapy
When there is demand, we also offer groups such as teen support groups, social skills, and parenting training.
LifeSpan Counseling & Psychological Services offers services to children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. In therapy, I work to create an empathic, open, and collaborative atmosphere to treat issues such as trauma, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and personality disorders. Identity development, grief and loss, relationship problems, and domestic violence and abuse are other concerns that I help people address through therapy. I practice primarily from a psychodynamic approach and also use cognitive-behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and interpersonal therapy to enrich the therapeutic process.
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Teresa Fitzgerald
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Oak Park, IL 60301
With an MA in Marriage and Family Therapy and professional certification In Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, I possess specialized knowledge and training to understand the complex emotional life of children, adolescents, and families.
Sometimes children and adolescents feel sad, anxious, and overwhelmed by changing life situations, which may impact the development of their full academic, emotional and social potential. Sometimes a home can be a seat of conflict instead of refuge, because of stressful situations, such as divorce, financial difficulties, or stage-of-life changes. Understanding and working through the complex emotional issues confronting children, adolescents and their families is the focus of my training and my practice. Our goal in treatment is empowerment through strategies that build resilience, strength and hopeful perspectives.
(708) 716-4991
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Oak Park, IL 60301
With an MA in Marriage and Family Therapy and professional certification In Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, I possess specialized knowledge and training to understand the complex emotional life of children, adolescents, and families.
Sometimes children and adolescents feel sad, anxious, and overwhelmed by changing life situations, which may impact the development of their full academic, emotional and social potential. Sometimes a home can be a seat of conflict instead of refuge, because of stressful situations, such as divorce, financial difficulties, or stage-of-life changes. Understanding and working through the complex emotional issues confronting children, adolescents and their families is the focus of my training and my practice. Our goal in treatment is empowerment through strategies that build resilience, strength and hopeful perspectives.
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Ken Chen
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Oak Park, IL 60302
Offers online therapy
As a child and adolescent therapist, I involve parents in the treatment and also collaborate with school staff.
LifeSpan Counseling & Psychological Services offers services to children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. I am a bilingual (Mandarin) Clinical Psychologist. My style is warm, practical and straightforward. I specialize in the treatment of depression, anxiety, autism, substance-related disorder, ADHD and trauma. I have worked extensively with culturally diverse school-aged children (5-18), and I also enjoy working with and providing support and coaching for the parents/caregivers. I use a collaborative approach with clients of all ages to help develop treatment goals that are observable and developmentally appropriate.
(708) 401-6925
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Oak Park, IL 60302
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As a child and adolescent therapist, I involve parents in the treatment and also collaborate with school staff.
LifeSpan Counseling & Psychological Services offers services to children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. I am a bilingual (Mandarin) Clinical Psychologist. My style is warm, practical and straightforward. I specialize in the treatment of depression, anxiety, autism, substance-related disorder, ADHD and trauma. I have worked extensively with culturally diverse school-aged children (5-18), and I also enjoy working with and providing support and coaching for the parents/caregivers. I use a collaborative approach with clients of all ages to help develop treatment goals that are observable and developmentally appropriate.
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Liz Schallack
Counselor, MS, MA, LCPC Verified
Oak Park, IL 60301
Offers online therapy
Please reach out and see if I'd be a good match for your child or adolescent, or you.
Psychotherapist Irvin Yalom once said, "It's the relationship that heals." I am a firm believer that the relationship with my clients is key, and I wouldn't trade the therapeutic relationship for anything. My primary approach is rooted in deep empathy for my clients. Each client is deserving of and will receive my unconditionally positive view of them. I believe that each client is the best expert on themselves, and I allow them to take as much lead in session as is appropriate. I assume a collaborative view of therapy, actively working with my clients, be they child, adolescent, or adult.
(331) 703-3132
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Oak Park, IL 60301
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Please reach out and see if I'd be a good match for your child or adolescent, or you.
Psychotherapist Irvin Yalom once said, "It's the relationship that heals." I am a firm believer that the relationship with my clients is key, and I wouldn't trade the therapeutic relationship for anything. My primary approach is rooted in deep empathy for my clients. Each client is deserving of and will receive my unconditionally positive view of them. I believe that each client is the best expert on themselves, and I allow them to take as much lead in session as is appropriate. I assume a collaborative view of therapy, actively working with my clients, be they child, adolescent, or adult.
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Kavita Ajmere
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Office is near:
Oak Park, IL 60302
Dr. Ajmere is licensed psychologist and is widely recognized as an expert on adolescent health. She has completed a year-long course on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; studying under Mark A. Reinecke, Ph.D., Professor & Chief of the Division of Psychology, Northwestern University. She also trained in a CBT program for the treatment of anxiety disorders with Dr. Patrick McGrath, Director of Alexian Brothers Center for Anxiety and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders. In addition to her clinical practice she is an adjunct professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Roosevelt University and DePaul University.
(872) 276-8046
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Office is near:
Oak Park, IL 60302
Dr. Ajmere is licensed psychologist and is widely recognized as an expert on adolescent health. She has completed a year-long course on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; studying under Mark A. Reinecke, Ph.D., Professor & Chief of the Division of Psychology, Northwestern University. She also trained in a CBT program for the treatment of anxiety disorders with Dr. Patrick McGrath, Director of Alexian Brothers Center for Anxiety and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders. In addition to her clinical practice she is an adjunct professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Roosevelt University and DePaul University.
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Raina Kilgore
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CADC, C-DBT Verified
Office is near:
Oak Park, IL 60303
Offers online therapy
FEELING DISTRESSED AND LOOKING FOR WAYS TO COPE. It can be difficult when you become exhausted from facing life's challenges. Perhaps I can help. I'm passionate about working with clients who are dealing with depression, trauma, anxiety, bi-polar disorder, stress, troubles in your marriage, relationship conflicts, anger and teen issues. I also provide parent coaching and family interventions. We can work together to develop a plan of action that will get you to a better place to achieve your personal goals. I have been working with families, couples and individuals for 9 years.
(708) 980-0395
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Office is near:
Oak Park, IL 60303
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FEELING DISTRESSED AND LOOKING FOR WAYS TO COPE. It can be difficult when you become exhausted from facing life's challenges. Perhaps I can help. I'm passionate about working with clients who are dealing with depression, trauma, anxiety, bi-polar disorder, stress, troubles in your marriage, relationship conflicts, anger and teen issues. I also provide parent coaching and family interventions. We can work together to develop a plan of action that will get you to a better place to achieve your personal goals. I have been working with families, couples and individuals for 9 years.
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The Juniper Center - Therapy for Children & Teens
Psychologist, PsyD, CSADC, BCETS Verified
Office is near:
Oak Park, IL 60301
Offers online therapy
As a parent, you want your child to be happy and successful. You want a calm, peaceful home where everyone feels safe and comfortable. If your child is sad, irritable, withdrawn, isolating, not sleeping, complaining of stomachaches or headaches, not getting the grades you know they can achieve or they just don't seem like themselves, our team of child and adolescent therapists will do everything in their power to help your child get back on track and feel better. Our therapists are easy to relate to and they get good results.
(847) 973-7064
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Office is near:
Oak Park, IL 60301
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As a parent, you want your child to be happy and successful. You want a calm, peaceful home where everyone feels safe and comfortable. If your child is sad, irritable, withdrawn, isolating, not sleeping, complaining of stomachaches or headaches, not getting the grades you know they can achieve or they just don't seem like themselves, our team of child and adolescent therapists will do everything in their power to help your child get back on track and feel better. Our therapists are easy to relate to and they get good results.
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Kelsey O'Shea
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Office is near:
Oak Park, IL 60302
Offers online therapy
Do you feel overwhelmed, weighed down and stuck in place at times, like you know what you should do, but don’t have the motivation to make it happen? This is the effect depression, anxiety and trauma can have on people, and you’re not alone. As a child, adolescent and young adult therapist, my goal is to make you feel heard and understood. Together, we will address your concerns by understanding your thoughts and emotions. We will discover coping mechanisms that work for you through exploring your strengths, interests and support systems.
(312) 374-6214
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Office is near:
Oak Park, IL 60302
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Do you feel overwhelmed, weighed down and stuck in place at times, like you know what you should do, but don’t have the motivation to make it happen? This is the effect depression, anxiety and trauma can have on people, and you’re not alone. As a child, adolescent and young adult therapist, my goal is to make you feel heard and understood. Together, we will address your concerns by understanding your thoughts and emotions. We will discover coping mechanisms that work for you through exploring your strengths, interests and support systems.
Joe Edwards
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC Verified
Office is near:
Oak Park, IL 60301
Offers online therapy
As the parent of a struggling child or teen, you may wonder what you can do to help them feel better. I’m here to provide you and your family the support and guidance that will help you gain a deeper understanding of your child, and feel more connected to them. I am passionate and experienced in helping children, teenagers, and their families overcome life's challenges. I have seen many children and teens struggle to express or articulate their emotions. That’s what I am here for. I find playful ways to help children express their inner world while guiding parents to also be curious to what is under their behavior.
(872) 242-1626
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Office is near:
Oak Park, IL 60301
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As the parent of a struggling child or teen, you may wonder what you can do to help them feel better. I’m here to provide you and your family the support and guidance that will help you gain a deeper understanding of your child, and feel more connected to them. I am passionate and experienced in helping children, teenagers, and their families overcome life's challenges. I have seen many children and teens struggle to express or articulate their emotions. That’s what I am here for. I find playful ways to help children express their inner world while guiding parents to also be curious to what is under their behavior.
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Jason E LaHood
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Office is near:
Oak Park, IL 60301
Offers online therapy
Dr. Jason LaHood, PsyD, graduated in 2009 from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. He also holds a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University. Dr. LaHood is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in existential and psychodynamic psychotherapy, with integration of cognitive-behavioral techniques as needed. He sees children, adolescents and adults, and supervises graduate and postgraduate trainees who see clients on a sliding scale. Dr. LaHood has extensive experience working with child, adolescent and young adult acting out behaviors, anxiety and depression. Dr. LaHood also works with adult clients dealing with depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, chronic work stress, relationship discord (including couples therapy), and complex trauma and/or bereavement (i.e. friends/family members surviving the suicide of a loved one, survivors of an accident, bereavement due to death of friend/family, survivors of sexual and/or physical assault, survivors of natural disaster). Dr. LaHood has experience in working with clients suffering with Functional Neurological Symptoms Disorder (i.e. Conversion Disorder).
(312) 544-0985
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Office is near:
Oak Park, IL 60301
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Dr. Jason LaHood, PsyD, graduated in 2009 from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. He also holds a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University. Dr. LaHood is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in existential and psychodynamic psychotherapy, with integration of cognitive-behavioral techniques as needed. He sees children, adolescents and adults, and supervises graduate and postgraduate trainees who see clients on a sliding scale. Dr. LaHood has extensive experience working with child, adolescent and young adult acting out behaviors, anxiety and depression. Dr. LaHood also works with adult clients dealing with depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, chronic work stress, relationship discord (including couples therapy), and complex trauma and/or bereavement (i.e. friends/family members surviving the suicide of a loved one, survivors of an accident, bereavement due to death of friend/family, survivors of sexual and/or physical assault, survivors of natural disaster). Dr. LaHood has experience in working with clients suffering with Functional Neurological Symptoms Disorder (i.e. Conversion Disorder).
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Dennis R. Verville
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Oak Park, IL 60301
I specialize in the assessment and treatment of behavior problems in children and adolescents, as well as depression and anxiety in individuals of all ages. I also specialize in the treatment of relationship problems and the psychological management of acute and chronic medical disorders, particularly cardiovascular disorders and encopresis. I help people gain insights into their difficulties and teach them skills that will facilitate the resolution of their difficulties. When requested, I confer with attending physicians and, in the case of minors, with their teachers and/or school social workers. I am on the medical staff of Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge.
(708) 231-0598
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Oak Park, IL 60301
I specialize in the assessment and treatment of behavior problems in children and adolescents, as well as depression and anxiety in individuals of all ages. I also specialize in the treatment of relationship problems and the psychological management of acute and chronic medical disorders, particularly cardiovascular disorders and encopresis. I help people gain insights into their difficulties and teach them skills that will facilitate the resolution of their difficulties. When requested, I confer with attending physicians and, in the case of minors, with their teachers and/or school social workers. I am on the medical staff of Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge.
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Mario Raines
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW Verified
Oak Park, IL 60301
Offers online therapy
I embrace the diversity and uniqueness in the human experience, and appreciate how individuals perceive or respond to stimuli differently. In every case, my goal is for client's to leave each session in better condition than which they arrived.
(708) 419-3578
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Oak Park, IL 60301
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I embrace the diversity and uniqueness in the human experience, and appreciate how individuals perceive or respond to stimuli differently. In every case, my goal is for client's to leave each session in better condition than which they arrived.

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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 Oak Park and addressing a disorder early on can help ensure the best possible outcome.