Counselor, MA, LCPC, PMH-C Verified
Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
You've been trying to find your way back to your old self again, but are struggling and stuck. Something has to change. For some reason, it seems impossible to do things well enough at work or at school or at home with your family, maybe even with a new baby. You're feeling disconnected and worried about letting people down. It's gotten really hard to keep up. Being stretched so thin and constantly fighting to tread water is taking its toll on your patience, too. Every little thing is irritating. It feels so hopeless to not be able to just pull it together and be more like everyone else around you, especially if you're a new mom.
Coping Skills
(773) 398-5903
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Evanston, IL 60201
Coping Skills
You've been trying to find your way back to your old self again, but are struggling and stuck. Something has to change. For some reason, it seems impossible to do things well enough at work or at school or at home with your family, maybe even with a new baby. You're feeling disconnected and worried about letting people down. It's gotten really hard to keep up. Being stretched so thin and constantly fighting to tread water is taking its toll on your patience, too. Every little thing is irritating. It feels so hopeless to not be able to just pull it together and be more like everyone else around you, especially if you're a new mom.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MLIS, LMFT Verified
Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
My mission is helping people with their problems. I customize my therapy to my clients' needs and goals. I will work with you to find out what is the best way for you to achieve your goals and accomplish your dreams. I take a practical approach to therapy because I understand that you want results. Whether you are unsatisfied in your relationships or struggle in your everyday life, you don't need to suffer alone. I am here to help.
Coping Skills
(847) 607-1070
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Evanston, IL 60201
Coping Skills
My mission is helping people with their problems. I customize my therapy to my clients' needs and goals. I will work with you to find out what is the best way for you to achieve your goals and accomplish your dreams. I take a practical approach to therapy because I understand that you want results. Whether you are unsatisfied in your relationships or struggle in your everyday life, you don't need to suffer alone. I am here to help.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AM, LCSW Verified
Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
Making the decision to seek therapy, and finding the right provider for yourself are the first steps on the path to change. I do not take for granted the significance a therapeutic relationship can hold and see the work as a privilege. Like any healthy relationship, the therapeutic connection has to be rooted in trust. I hope to earn that trust with you by being present and engaged in our work. Life very rarely leaves anyone without the experiences of anxiety, sadness, stress, and pain at times. As well as joy, excitement, and satisfaction. You are not alone, and I would like to help you toward a positive leaning balance.
Coping Skills
(779) 201-6819
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Evanston, IL 60201
Coping Skills
Making the decision to seek therapy, and finding the right provider for yourself are the first steps on the path to change. I do not take for granted the significance a therapeutic relationship can hold and see the work as a privilege. Like any healthy relationship, the therapeutic connection has to be rooted in trust. I hope to earn that trust with you by being present and engaged in our work. Life very rarely leaves anyone without the experiences of anxiety, sadness, stress, and pain at times. As well as joy, excitement, and satisfaction. You are not alone, and I would like to help you toward a positive leaning balance.
Photo of Jennifer Howe, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Verified
Evanston, IL 60202
Change is possible. My style is warm, engaging, and pragmatic. I ask a lot of questions and help you to find your own answers. I work with individuals who are struggling with panic, anxiety, depression, grief, isolation, loss, family and marital relationships. When emotions have taken over, it is crucial to have someone provide an objective perspective. I help you identify the beliefs and behaviors that may be getting in your way. Many times these are distorted, outdated beliefs or simply our bodies natural response to ongoing relational/environmental stressors.
Coping Skills
(773) 747-5836
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Evanston, IL 60202
Coping Skills
Change is possible. My style is warm, engaging, and pragmatic. I ask a lot of questions and help you to find your own answers. I work with individuals who are struggling with panic, anxiety, depression, grief, isolation, loss, family and marital relationships. When emotions have taken over, it is crucial to have someone provide an objective perspective. I help you identify the beliefs and behaviors that may be getting in your way. Many times these are distorted, outdated beliefs or simply our bodies natural response to ongoing relational/environmental stressors.
Photo of Katie Lyons, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Evanston, IL 60201
I have over 27 years of experience working with individuals, couples, families, groups and trainees in private practice and at a top academic medical center. My professional experience spans from emergency psychiatric evaluations to outpatient psychotherapy. If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship, addictions or career issues, I can help you. I love to work with individuals and couples around being their best self. I also specialize in Mindfulness Training, Performance Enhancement, Sport Psych and Public Speaking. Give me a call and we can talk about what you are looking for.
Coping Skills
(312) 972-6711
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Office is near:
Evanston, IL 60201
Coping Skills
I have over 27 years of experience working with individuals, couples, families, groups and trainees in private practice and at a top academic medical center. My professional experience spans from emergency psychiatric evaluations to outpatient psychotherapy. If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship, addictions or career issues, I can help you. I love to work with individuals and couples around being their best self. I also specialize in Mindfulness Training, Performance Enhancement, Sport Psych and Public Speaking. Give me a call and we can talk about what you are looking for.
Photo of Jessica I Strang, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
Are you having difficulties in your relationships? Are you experiencing stress from work or school that you cannot manage? Are you just feeling that you are stuck in life? I can help you find the answers to these problems in therapy. When I work with my clients, I focus on increasing their personal strengths and work toward discovering solutions to their life issues. From helping adults gain mastery and stability in their lives to providing parents and their children with support and psychoeducation to manage their child's needs, I work to help my clients make meaningful life changes.
Coping Skills
(773) 295-7849
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Evanston, IL 60201
Coping Skills
Are you having difficulties in your relationships? Are you experiencing stress from work or school that you cannot manage? Are you just feeling that you are stuck in life? I can help you find the answers to these problems in therapy. When I work with my clients, I focus on increasing their personal strengths and work toward discovering solutions to their life issues. From helping adults gain mastery and stability in their lives to providing parents and their children with support and psychoeducation to manage their child's needs, I work to help my clients make meaningful life changes.
Photo of Stephanie Whitman, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MS, JD Verified
Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
Are you struggling in your relationships? Are you and your partner experiencing conflict that you can't seem to resolve? I can help you understand the underlying issues and needs that lead to withdrawal or anger, and work with you to re-establish strong bonds. Together we will identify the negative patterns that repeat, learn how to interrupt those and to instead create positive conflict resolution skills. I am passionate about the work I do as a therapist, and I respect each person's struggle and strengths.
Coping Skills
(847) 416-2073
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Evanston, IL 60201
Coping Skills
Are you struggling in your relationships? Are you and your partner experiencing conflict that you can't seem to resolve? I can help you understand the underlying issues and needs that lead to withdrawal or anger, and work with you to re-establish strong bonds. Together we will identify the negative patterns that repeat, learn how to interrupt those and to instead create positive conflict resolution skills. I am passionate about the work I do as a therapist, and I respect each person's struggle and strengths.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CDVP, ACSW Verified
Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
In practice for over 40 years, I have a great deal of experience with children, adolescents and adults. Area of specialization working with perpetrators of and family members impacted by domestic violence. Anxiety and life adjustments are also an area of specialty. Retired as high school social worker, I've worked with hundreds of adolescents. It is my belief that emotional energy is finite and that helping you in achieving balance can be so very helpful in finding solutions to emotional distress. Jazz trumpet is my avocation and I work to pass along the lessons I have learned relating to persistence and mindfulness.
Coping Skills
(847) 744-8140
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Evanston, IL 60201
Coping Skills
In practice for over 40 years, I have a great deal of experience with children, adolescents and adults. Area of specialization working with perpetrators of and family members impacted by domestic violence. Anxiety and life adjustments are also an area of specialty. Retired as high school social worker, I've worked with hundreds of adolescents. It is my belief that emotional energy is finite and that helping you in achieving balance can be so very helpful in finding solutions to emotional distress. Jazz trumpet is my avocation and I work to pass along the lessons I have learned relating to persistence and mindfulness.
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP, BCETS Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Evanston, IL 60201
Hello, and welcome to my page! I work with women who have a wide variety of conditions stemming from relational and environmental stress. I believe that we are naturally programmed to heal, but often we rely on past coping skills that are no longer functional, and this blocks the path to healing. I think every symptom once served a purpose and that change can occur by looking at how and why these symptoms developed, while at the same time trying new behaviors.
Coping Skills
(331) 253-5716
Verified
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Office is near:
Evanston, IL 60201
Coping Skills
Hello, and welcome to my page! I work with women who have a wide variety of conditions stemming from relational and environmental stress. I believe that we are naturally programmed to heal, but often we rely on past coping skills that are no longer functional, and this blocks the path to healing. I think every symptom once served a purpose and that change can occur by looking at how and why these symptoms developed, while at the same time trying new behaviors.
Photo of Mignon Dupepe, Counselor
Counselor, LCPC, ATR Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Evanston, IL 60201
Life is filled with sorrow and joy, frustration and wonder, stagnation and growth, obstacles and openings. At times, our skill set and resources are not optimal for helping us adapt to the shifts and movement in our lives. I believe that art therapy and counseling can support understanding of our skills and resources that better equip us to adapt to life's changes. Art therapy allows opportunities to imagine the best, healthiest version of ourselves and permit clarifying moments where we perceive possibility and potential. My goal is to support clients in becoming active agents in developing positive, purposeful ideas towards wellness and good health.
Coping Skills
(847) 558-7947
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Office is near:
Evanston, IL 60201
Coping Skills
Life is filled with sorrow and joy, frustration and wonder, stagnation and growth, obstacles and openings. At times, our skill set and resources are not optimal for helping us adapt to the shifts and movement in our lives. I believe that art therapy and counseling can support understanding of our skills and resources that better equip us to adapt to life's changes. Art therapy allows opportunities to imagine the best, healthiest version of ourselves and permit clarifying moments where we perceive possibility and potential. My goal is to support clients in becoming active agents in developing positive, purposeful ideas towards wellness and good health.
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
Coping Skills
(847) 602-1147
Verified
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Evanston, IL 60201
Coping Skills
Photo of Marina Murphy, Counselor
Counselor, MA, LCPC Verified
Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
Choosing to engage in therapy can be an overwhelming and intimidating experience and I am here to support you through this decision to get help and move forward. In my work as a professional counselor I strive to always have an empathetic and non-judgmental approach to helping my clients reach the positive changes that they are seeking. I use various therapeutic strategies, tailored to my client's needs and strengths. I greatly enjoy being a therapist and feel that it is an honor to get to help and truly understand others.
Coping Skills
(847) 864-0600
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Evanston, IL 60201
Coping Skills
Choosing to engage in therapy can be an overwhelming and intimidating experience and I am here to support you through this decision to get help and move forward. In my work as a professional counselor I strive to always have an empathetic and non-judgmental approach to helping my clients reach the positive changes that they are seeking. I use various therapeutic strategies, tailored to my client's needs and strengths. I greatly enjoy being a therapist and feel that it is an honor to get to help and truly understand others.
Photo of Lorra Rudman, Counselor
Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC, ACRE Verified
Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
Pursuing self knowledge takes courage. Sometimes it isn’t possible to do on one’s own. Doing so, however, leads, to self- acceptance and clarity about the choices one can make to live the best life they can. Developing insight into your emotions, past experiences, and recognizing the you have choices empower you to feel more in-control of your life, capitalize on your strengths find the direction you want to take, to eventually discover and become who you want to be, as a parent, a partner, a friend, an employee, as your SELF. Every person deserves not just to survive, but to THRIVE,
Coping Skills
(847) 242-8669
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Evanston, IL 60201
Coping Skills
Pursuing self knowledge takes courage. Sometimes it isn’t possible to do on one’s own. Doing so, however, leads, to self- acceptance and clarity about the choices one can make to live the best life they can. Developing insight into your emotions, past experiences, and recognizing the you have choices empower you to feel more in-control of your life, capitalize on your strengths find the direction you want to take, to eventually discover and become who you want to be, as a parent, a partner, a friend, an employee, as your SELF. Every person deserves not just to survive, but to THRIVE,
Photo of Gretchen Genz Davidson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Verified
Evanston, IL 60202
People go to therapy for a multitude of reasons and in response to a multitude of problems, but the primary reason is to feel better~~about situations, about relationships and, of course, about themselves. My job as a therapist is to provide a safe environment in which to explore these problems and help my clients discover and experiment with ways of thinking, feeling and behaving that will help them achieve these goals.
Coping Skills
(847) 243-6711
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Evanston, IL 60202
Coping Skills
People go to therapy for a multitude of reasons and in response to a multitude of problems, but the primary reason is to feel better~~about situations, about relationships and, of course, about themselves. My job as a therapist is to provide a safe environment in which to explore these problems and help my clients discover and experiment with ways of thinking, feeling and behaving that will help them achieve these goals.
Photo of Susan Carter Millner, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MEd, MSW, LCSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Evanston, IL 60201
Susan Millner uses a variety of evidence-based practices with a specialty in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Susan received advanced training in ACT in 2010 and immediately connected with it on both a personal and professional level. Since then, she has presented at a number of conferences focusing on ACT and provided supervision/consultation to therapists looking to learn the model. In addition to ACT, Susan is trauma sensitive and utilizes and integrative approach that includes CBT, mindfulness, family systems, and a variety of other professional techniques.
Coping Skills
(847) 744-9538
Verified

Office is near:
Evanston, IL 60201
Coping Skills
Susan Millner uses a variety of evidence-based practices with a specialty in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Susan received advanced training in ACT in 2010 and immediately connected with it on both a personal and professional level. Since then, she has presented at a number of conferences focusing on ACT and provided supervision/consultation to therapists looking to learn the model. In addition to ACT, Susan is trauma sensitive and utilizes and integrative approach that includes CBT, mindfulness, family systems, and a variety of other professional techniques.
Photo of Paige LaCava, Counselor
Counselor, PhD, LCPC, CGP Verified
Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
In therapy, you will have a private place to examine what troubles you, and you won't have to do it alone. I can help you explore your difficulties, come to understand yourself more fully and make changes in your daily life and relationships if that is what is needed. Many of the people I see in therapy are struggling with depression, anxiety, communication problems, loneliness, grief, and life transitions. I have seen individual adults and teens, couples and families move from feeling blocked, frustrated, depleted to a place of some resolution - finding adaptive solutions or greater sense of peace.
Coping Skills
(847) 416-6787
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Evanston, IL 60201
Coping Skills
In therapy, you will have a private place to examine what troubles you, and you won't have to do it alone. I can help you explore your difficulties, come to understand yourself more fully and make changes in your daily life and relationships if that is what is needed. Many of the people I see in therapy are struggling with depression, anxiety, communication problems, loneliness, grief, and life transitions. I have seen individual adults and teens, couples and families move from feeling blocked, frustrated, depleted to a place of some resolution - finding adaptive solutions or greater sense of peace.
Photo of Laura Lange, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
Many people come to me saying that they don't recognize themselves anymore or that they are not living the life they want to be living. They might feel plagued with negative thoughts, fear, anxiety and overall feel stuck because the things they were using to cope in the past are not helping them now. If you have been feeling this way, I want you to know that you are not alone and that there is treatment for you as an individual. Treatment can drastically change your life and that way you are interacting in your life!
Coping Skills
(847) 440-1837
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Evanston, IL 60201
Coping Skills
Many people come to me saying that they don't recognize themselves anymore or that they are not living the life they want to be living. They might feel plagued with negative thoughts, fear, anxiety and overall feel stuck because the things they were using to cope in the past are not helping them now. If you have been feeling this way, I want you to know that you are not alone and that there is treatment for you as an individual. Treatment can drastically change your life and that way you are interacting in your life!
Photo of Rebecca Kieffer, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years experience working with children, adolescents and families. I specialize in treating children and adolescents who have faced trauma, abuse, loss and multiple transitions. I believe in utilizing a holistic and strength-building approach to working with children and their families. I incorporate a variety of therapeutic techniques into my sessions in order to meet your child where they are at in order to facilitate growth and health. I believe that collaboration with parents,medical providers, and extended support systems is imperative to help children to heal and to cope more effectively with daily challenges.
Coping Skills
(224) 803-2785
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Evanston, IL 60201
Coping Skills
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years experience working with children, adolescents and families. I specialize in treating children and adolescents who have faced trauma, abuse, loss and multiple transitions. I believe in utilizing a holistic and strength-building approach to working with children and their families. I incorporate a variety of therapeutic techniques into my sessions in order to meet your child where they are at in order to facilitate growth and health. I believe that collaboration with parents,medical providers, and extended support systems is imperative to help children to heal and to cope more effectively with daily challenges.
Photo of Amanda M. Rios, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD, LMFT Verified
Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
Dr. Rios works with a broad spectrum of clients and has experiences in working with clients with a range of problems including: depression, anxiety, trauma, school problems, and relationship difficulties. Dr. Rios specializes in individual, couples and family therapy with children, adolescents, and adults of diverse backgrounds. She enjoys learning and understanding the unique elements that all of her clients bring with them in therapy. Dr. Rios values her relationships with her clients and sees the therapy relationship as one of mutual respect and trust.
Coping Skills
(224) 714-2412 x101
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Evanston, IL 60201
Coping Skills
Dr. Rios works with a broad spectrum of clients and has experiences in working with clients with a range of problems including: depression, anxiety, trauma, school problems, and relationship difficulties. Dr. Rios specializes in individual, couples and family therapy with children, adolescents, and adults of diverse backgrounds. She enjoys learning and understanding the unique elements that all of her clients bring with them in therapy. Dr. Rios values her relationships with her clients and sees the therapy relationship as one of mutual respect and trust.
Photo of Mary Senn, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW Verified
Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
Let's face it: Normal life is full of difficulty. We all experience loss, grief, disappointment, and changes in our personal relationships. That's normal. However, if you have persistent feelings of worry or anxiety or sadness about your life and you aren't getting better on your own, I can help you. I bring 30+ years of experience to my practice--along with humor, energy, and warmth. Let's work together to make the smart, necessary changes that you need to not just cope, but to live fully.
Coping Skills
(847) 737-7921
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Evanston, IL 60201
Coping Skills
Let's face it: Normal life is full of difficulty. We all experience loss, grief, disappointment, and changes in our personal relationships. That's normal. However, if you have persistent feelings of worry or anxiety or sadness about your life and you aren't getting better on your own, I can help you. I bring 30+ years of experience to my practice--along with humor, energy, and warmth. Let's work together to make the smart, necessary changes that you need to not just cope, but to live fully.

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Coping Skills Therapists
With coping skills or coping mechanisms, we learn to overcome issues like stress, depression, anger or anxiety.

Pro-active coping involves dealing with a problem by using constructive coping activities such as planning, confrontation, self-control and restraint. Overuse of coping mechanisms, like avoiding problems or working obsessively, can exasperate the weakness.

Emotion based coping skills reduce symptoms by addressing our feelings e.g. discussing the issues, distraction, relaxation, reframing or humor can all help. But negative coping mechanisms, which tend to be impulsive, like denial, projection, rationalization, repression or wishful thinking can make the underlying problem worse.

Some coping methods are more like bad habits than constructive life skills e.g. drinking and drugs. Other examples might include skin biting, nail biting or hair pulling (trichotillomania).

If you find it hard to cope or are having trouble coping, therapists in Evanston can help develop constructive coping skills for children, coping skills for kids and life coping skills.

If you're looking for help with coping skills in Evanston or for an Evanston coping skills therapist, these professionals provide coping strategies. They include Evanston coping skills therapists, coping skills psychologists, coping skills psychotherapists and coping skills counseling.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in Evanston are able to work with a wide range of issues and communities, including the BIPOC community in Evanston. They offer in person sessions as well as Teletherapy in Evanston

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