Counselor, MS, LCPC, NCC
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Northfield, Illinois 60093
"Helping others through difficult times is my passion, and we all go through difficult times. As a therapist, I try to become part of the situation, feeling the tough times with my client and helping them see things from a different perspective. Together we find ways to solve problems, tackle situations and create beneficial solutions. My style is direct without being overwhelming. I believe therapy can often be positive and fun. Knowledge is power and often therapy turns out to be a great learning experience, allowing clients to realize their strengths and achieve their lifelong goals."
Compassion Focused
(224) 521-5404
Verified
Northfield, Illinois 60093
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Compassion Focused
"Helping others through difficult times is my passion, and we all go through difficult times. As a therapist, I try to become part of the situation, feeling the tough times with my client and helping them see things from a different perspective. Together we find ways to solve problems, tackle situations and create beneficial solutions. My style is direct without being overwhelming. I believe therapy can often be positive and fun. Knowledge is power and often therapy turns out to be a great learning experience, allowing clients to realize their strengths and achieve their lifelong goals."
Gretchen Zagzebski, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MEd, LCPC, NCC
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Northfield, Illinois 60093
"One of my passions is supporting clients through major life events such as transitioning in and out of high school or college, navigating careers and preparing for marriage through pre-marital counseling. I am Gottman Level I trained to support couples in all life stages. I also specialize in counseling for anxiety, depression, self-esteem, parenting, peer issues/bullying, ADHD, academic issues, emotional regulation, coping skills and career counseling. I consider myself a collaborative clinician and have experience working with various stakeholders including school social workers and counselors, parents, couples and families."
Compassion Focused
(847) 443-9565
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Office is near:
Northfield, Illinois 60093
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Compassion Focused
"One of my passions is supporting clients through major life events such as transitioning in and out of high school or college, navigating careers and preparing for marriage through pre-marital counseling. I am Gottman Level I trained to support couples in all life stages. I also specialize in counseling for anxiety, depression, self-esteem, parenting, peer issues/bullying, ADHD, academic issues, emotional regulation, coping skills and career counseling. I consider myself a collaborative clinician and have experience working with various stakeholders including school social workers and counselors, parents, couples and families."
Alicia Arkin, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Northfield, Illinois 60093
"I am a licensed clinical psychologist and I have worked in a variety of settings in the mental health field. I enjoy working with individual adults and adolescents with a range of issues. I use a collaborative approach with my clients providing a safe and comfortable space for them to address their concerns. I get to know the uniqueness of each client, integrating strategies to meet their individual needs. I am dedicated to assisting clients to cope with life's challenges and achieving balance. I have been described as warm, caring, empathic, approachable, and understanding."
Compassion Focused
(847) 472-0894
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Office is near:
Northfield, Illinois 60093
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Compassion Focused
"I am a licensed clinical psychologist and I have worked in a variety of settings in the mental health field. I enjoy working with individual adults and adolescents with a range of issues. I use a collaborative approach with my clients providing a safe and comfortable space for them to address their concerns. I get to know the uniqueness of each client, integrating strategies to meet their individual needs. I am dedicated to assisting clients to cope with life's challenges and achieving balance. I have been described as warm, caring, empathic, approachable, and understanding."
Cyndi Benner, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Northfield, Illinois 60093
"Are you struggling with uncomfortable feelings that you can’t seem to soothe? Do you feel overwhelmed with a painful past or current stressful circumstances? I know what it feels like to be stuck in uncomfortable emotions. I know how difficult life can be. I am a mother of three grown children and I am a compassionate therapist. I have experience helping clients heal from their past. My approach combines caring and warmth with skilled listening. I want to hear your story and discover ways that I can come alongside you. I want to support you on your journey."
Compassion Focused
(224) 412-5174
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Office is near:
Northfield, Illinois 60093
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Compassion Focused
"Are you struggling with uncomfortable feelings that you can’t seem to soothe? Do you feel overwhelmed with a painful past or current stressful circumstances? I know what it feels like to be stuck in uncomfortable emotions. I know how difficult life can be. I am a mother of three grown children and I am a compassionate therapist. I have experience helping clients heal from their past. My approach combines caring and warmth with skilled listening. I want to hear your story and discover ways that I can come alongside you. I want to support you on your journey."
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Karen Fretzin, Counselor
Counselor, MA, LCPC, CADC
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Northfield, Illinois 60093
"I have been working for 20+ years with adolescents, young adults, and adults. I am a certified alcohol and drug counselor. I also focus on depression, anxiety, ADHD, adolescent turmoil, adoption issues, healthy parenting, and family/relationship issues. My passion also includes working with young adults and adults on exploring personal growth and life management issues. I have created an alternative to suspension program in numerous local high schools."
(847) 807-1098
Verified
Northfield, Illinois 60093
"I have been working for 20+ years with adolescents, young adults, and adults. I am a certified alcohol and drug counselor. I also focus on depression, anxiety, ADHD, adolescent turmoil, adoption issues, healthy parenting, and family/relationship issues. My passion also includes working with young adults and adults on exploring personal growth and life management issues. I have created an alternative to suspension program in numerous local high schools."
Ghana Cooper, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, DMin
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Northfield, Illinois 60093
"With over 20 years of experience, I develop genuine connections with my clients and partner with them toward success. "Our thinking has a direct impact on our actions, and our families have a direct impact on our thinking." I move to the core of your thinking and actions as you progress to live the life you "Say" you want to live. I have earned a Masters in Social Work from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a Doctorate of Ministry from McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago."
(773) 839-3659
Verified
Northfield, Illinois 60093
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"With over 20 years of experience, I develop genuine connections with my clients and partner with them toward success. "Our thinking has a direct impact on our actions, and our families have a direct impact on our thinking." I move to the core of your thinking and actions as you progress to live the life you "Say" you want to live. I have earned a Masters in Social Work from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a Doctorate of Ministry from McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago."
Alena Binder, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Northfield, Illinois 60093
"I have worked with children, adults and families for more than 20 years. Using an integrative perspective, I apply a range of techniques, including those based in attachment, family systems, and cognitive behavioral theories. Prior to establishing my private practice, I worked in a variety of settings from inner-city neighborhoods of Washington DC, Baltimore and Chicago, to small towns in North Africa.Throughout my career, I have sought to demystify mental health and psychotherapy by actively involving my clients in the intake and therapy process."
(847) 973-7075
Verified
Northfield, Illinois 60093
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"I have worked with children, adults and families for more than 20 years. Using an integrative perspective, I apply a range of techniques, including those based in attachment, family systems, and cognitive behavioral theories. Prior to establishing my private practice, I worked in a variety of settings from inner-city neighborhoods of Washington DC, Baltimore and Chicago, to small towns in North Africa.Throughout my career, I have sought to demystify mental health and psychotherapy by actively involving my clients in the intake and therapy process."
Melissa A. Frey, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Northfield, Illinois 60093
"Are you struggling with your relationship, health, or health of a loved one? Maybe you feel unappreciated or like you aren’t being heard. Maybe your health has taken an unexpected turn and you feel unsure how to redefine yourself and sense of identity. You question how to get back on track and if you can. Living with a challenging relationship or health condition can make you feel like you've tried everything and nothing is working. You may feel like you're the only person who has faced your specific struggle and aren't sure what to do. Your friends and family try to help, but their feedback seems biased, or they don't understand."
(872) 704-1920
Verified
Northfield, Illinois 60093
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"Are you struggling with your relationship, health, or health of a loved one? Maybe you feel unappreciated or like you aren’t being heard. Maybe your health has taken an unexpected turn and you feel unsure how to redefine yourself and sense of identity. You question how to get back on track and if you can. Living with a challenging relationship or health condition can make you feel like you've tried everything and nothing is working. You may feel like you're the only person who has faced your specific struggle and aren't sure what to do. Your friends and family try to help, but their feedback seems biased, or they don't understand."
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Northfield, Illinois 60093
"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
Verified
Northfield, Illinois 60093
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"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."
Julie A Levy, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Northfield, Illinois 60093
"Raising children and managing a family can pose many challenges. It is not unusual for children to face adversity during some point of their development. During difficult times, I work with children and families to address social,emotional, or developmental challenges. I use a combination of play and talk therapy to provide relief from painful emotional symptoms and foster growth and resilience. I guide and support parents by sorting through the many questions and decisions that arise when parenting a child with emotional difficulties. Together, we will find new ways of resolving conflicts."
(847) 784-8690
Verified
Northfield, Illinois 60093
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"Raising children and managing a family can pose many challenges. It is not unusual for children to face adversity during some point of their development. During difficult times, I work with children and families to address social,emotional, or developmental challenges. I use a combination of play and talk therapy to provide relief from painful emotional symptoms and foster growth and resilience. I guide and support parents by sorting through the many questions and decisions that arise when parenting a child with emotional difficulties. Together, we will find new ways of resolving conflicts."
Nicole Kioussis, Counselor
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Northfield, Illinois 60093
"I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counseling (LCPC) in the State of Illinois. I completed my Master's Degree at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Illinois. For the past ten years I’ve been working in a variety of roles in a non-profit, social services agency, providing guidance and support to individuals with cognitive and physical disabilities, depression, bipolar disorder, trauma history, mood disorders, etc. I have facilitated groups based on mindfulness, decision making, grief processing, communication, and relationship building. "
(224) 229-0784
Verified
Northfield, Illinois 60093
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"I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counseling (LCPC) in the State of Illinois. I completed my Master's Degree at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Illinois. For the past ten years I’ve been working in a variety of roles in a non-profit, social services agency, providing guidance and support to individuals with cognitive and physical disabilities, depression, bipolar disorder, trauma history, mood disorders, etc. I have facilitated groups based on mindfulness, decision making, grief processing, communication, and relationship building. "
Alan J Levy, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Northfield, Illinois 60093
"When you enter therapy, you give yourself a unique opportunity to explore your needs and feelings, and find new ways to meet the challenges in your life. A crucial ingredient for success lies in your relationship with your therapist. My approach is human, engaging and collaborative. We explore your feelings, reactions, and understanding of your relationships, and develop a deeper, sense of your needs, wishes, and how to fulfill your goals. I recognize that each person has unique emotional needs and struggles and I work actively to help you find new ways to understand, cope with, and resolve your concerns."
(847) 416-0358 x1
Verified
Northfield, Illinois 60093
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"When you enter therapy, you give yourself a unique opportunity to explore your needs and feelings, and find new ways to meet the challenges in your life. A crucial ingredient for success lies in your relationship with your therapist. My approach is human, engaging and collaborative. We explore your feelings, reactions, and understanding of your relationships, and develop a deeper, sense of your needs, wishes, and how to fulfill your goals. I recognize that each person has unique emotional needs and struggles and I work actively to help you find new ways to understand, cope with, and resolve your concerns."
Meleta Ward, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Northfield, Illinois 60093
"I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 29 years of experience providing therapy to children, adolescents, adults, couples and families with a wide range of problems and concerns. I have extensive post graduate training and experience in addictions, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, depression, anxiety, generalized stress, and relationship difficulties."
(847) 416-2716
Verified
Northfield, Illinois 60093
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"I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 29 years of experience providing therapy to children, adolescents, adults, couples and families with a wide range of problems and concerns. I have extensive post graduate training and experience in addictions, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, depression, anxiety, generalized stress, and relationship difficulties."
Sasha Von Varga, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Northfield, Illinois 60093
"THERAPY:Kids and adults learn to harness their awareness to become assertive and effective in managing their lives more consciously: kids learn to manage anxiety and depression, and stress. They experience a greater sense of personal mastery and competence. Helping kids identify choices for themselves increases their resilience and self-esteem. They're able to find positive solutions that empower them. They feel effective and in charge of meeting their own needs."
(847) 380-3214
Verified
Northfield, Illinois 60093
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"THERAPY:Kids and adults learn to harness their awareness to become assertive and effective in managing their lives more consciously: kids learn to manage anxiety and depression, and stress. They experience a greater sense of personal mastery and competence. Helping kids identify choices for themselves increases their resilience and self-esteem. They're able to find positive solutions that empower them. They feel effective and in charge of meeting their own needs."
Thomas Arthur Ross, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CADC
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Office is near:
Northfield, Illinois 60093
"Approximately 50% of my clients have an addiction or are friends/family of an addicted individual. I am able to help you assess the addiction, understand how it is affecting you and your family, and help you develop a plan for recovery. If you are already in recovery, your counseling can further help you understand any underlying issues that may contribute to or drive the compulsions. This may include such things as anxiety, depression, life stressors, trauma, to name a few. I have a positive approach that focuses on strengths and success, building on those assets, more than pathology."
(847) 416-0813
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Office is near:
Northfield, Illinois 60093
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"Approximately 50% of my clients have an addiction or are friends/family of an addicted individual. I am able to help you assess the addiction, understand how it is affecting you and your family, and help you develop a plan for recovery. If you are already in recovery, your counseling can further help you understand any underlying issues that may contribute to or drive the compulsions. This may include such things as anxiety, depression, life stressors, trauma, to name a few. I have a positive approach that focuses on strengths and success, building on those assets, more than pathology."
Susan Stern, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Northfield, Illinois 60093
"As a most caring and empathetic person and therapist, I am dedicated in helping children, teens, adolescents, young adults and parents to feel better; connected to themselves and to others in a healthy way. I see parents both individually and as couples. -- All therapy, is a collaborative approach; together we can help you, your marriage or your child to feel better. When we get into trouble, feel really bad emotionally, depressed, anxious-- it is often parts of our self that we do not know very well. I guide my patients to illuminate the unconscious forces and see what is there."
(847) 693-4066
Verified
Northfield, Illinois 60093
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"As a most caring and empathetic person and therapist, I am dedicated in helping children, teens, adolescents, young adults and parents to feel better; connected to themselves and to others in a healthy way. I see parents both individually and as couples. -- All therapy, is a collaborative approach; together we can help you, your marriage or your child to feel better. When we get into trouble, feel really bad emotionally, depressed, anxious-- it is often parts of our self that we do not know very well. I guide my patients to illuminate the unconscious forces and see what is there."
Ellen M Sotoloff, Counselor
Counselor, LCPC, MS
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Northfield, Illinois 60093
"I specialize in Gifted children and Adolescents and their families. I work with both individuals and groups. I enjoy doing school consultations and seminars. I have many years of experience working with young people in helping them with self esteem and to fulfill their potential. In addition, for the last five years, I have been in a group psychiatric practice helping all adolescent clients, not limited to gifted, with social and emotional issues.. The office is in Northfield, IL."
(847) 251-1046
Verified
Northfield, Illinois 60093
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"I specialize in Gifted children and Adolescents and their families. I work with both individuals and groups. I enjoy doing school consultations and seminars. I have many years of experience working with young people in helping them with self esteem and to fulfill their potential. In addition, for the last five years, I have been in a group psychiatric practice helping all adolescent clients, not limited to gifted, with social and emotional issues.. The office is in Northfield, IL."
Lisaura Lozada-Goode, Counselor
Counselor, LCPC, BC-DMT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Northfield, Illinois 60093
"Are you looking to improve the quality of your relationship, and the way you care for yourself? Are you interested in a unique approach therapy? If you are seeking couples counseling, or are curious to learn how to manage life transitions, and increase vitality and quality of life through movement and/or dance, I can help! My work is informed by Dance/Movement Therapy theory (DMT), body oriented approaches, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, and concepts of the attachment and person-centered theories. While several frameworks influence my practice I will collaborate with you to find what would best meet your needs. "
(312) 561-3286
Verified
Northfield, Illinois 60093
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"Are you looking to improve the quality of your relationship, and the way you care for yourself? Are you interested in a unique approach therapy? If you are seeking couples counseling, or are curious to learn how to manage life transitions, and increase vitality and quality of life through movement and/or dance, I can help! My work is informed by Dance/Movement Therapy theory (DMT), body oriented approaches, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, and concepts of the attachment and person-centered theories. While several frameworks influence my practice I will collaborate with you to find what would best meet your needs. "
Jessica Knochel, Counselor
Counselor, MA, LCPC, BC-DMT, CYT
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Northfield, Illinois 60093
Verified
Northfield, Illinois 60093
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Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified by Psychology Today Verified
Northfield, Illinois 60093
"I have over 20 years of experience treating individuals who suffer from anxiety disorders. I specialize in seeing patients suffering from anxiety disorders using cognitive behavioral therapy and exposure response prevention. My work with my patients takes me in and out of the office.. wherever the treatment demands. I also have an additional specialty in treating children starting as young and 3 years of age. My work with kids involves working with both the kids as well as their parents in the therapeutic process. I have a very direct but warm approach with my patients."
(847) 744-9566
Verified
Northfield, Illinois 60093
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"I have over 20 years of experience treating individuals who suffer from anxiety disorders. I specialize in seeing patients suffering from anxiety disorders using cognitive behavioral therapy and exposure response prevention. My work with my patients takes me in and out of the office.. wherever the treatment demands. I also have an additional specialty in treating children starting as young and 3 years of age. My work with kids involves working with both the kids as well as their parents in the therapeutic process. I have a very direct but warm approach with my patients."

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