Kathleen Hundt Terzinski
Counselor, MA, LCPC Verified
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Offers online therapy
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), National Certified Counselor and a fully trained Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapist . I received my Master of Arts/Science degree from Roosevelt University. I specialize in Trauma, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD),anxiety, depression, addictions, fears, guilt and a range of life adjustment issues. I work with individuals to help make sense of the past to understand and neutralize the negative influence it has on present functioning and relationships. By clearing up the "debri" from the past, we can fully focus on being our best in the present and future.
(224) 637-1596
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Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Offers online therapy
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), National Certified Counselor and a fully trained Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapist . I received my Master of Arts/Science degree from Roosevelt University. I specialize in Trauma, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD),anxiety, depression, addictions, fears, guilt and a range of life adjustment issues. I work with individuals to help make sense of the past to understand and neutralize the negative influence it has on present functioning and relationships. By clearing up the "debri" from the past, we can fully focus on being our best in the present and future.
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Kris Kester
Counselor, LCPC, RDDP Verified
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Offers online therapy
My specialties include working with children to adults with a variety of problems including depression, anxiety, anger, low self-esteem and difficulties adjusting to life transitions.
Do you find it difficult to manage intense emotions? Do you feel out of control and nothing you have tried has helped...several treatments, self-harm, even substances? Whatever actions/behaviors you have tried you still feel the pain? Well I am here to help. I will listen to your problems, help you to identify things that are not currently effective, and "together" find solutions to make some changes in your life.
(224) 643-0766
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Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Offers online therapy
My specialties include working with children to adults with a variety of problems including depression, anxiety, anger, low self-esteem and difficulties adjusting to life transitions.
Do you find it difficult to manage intense emotions? Do you feel out of control and nothing you have tried has helped...several treatments, self-harm, even substances? Whatever actions/behaviors you have tried you still feel the pain? Well I am here to help. I will listen to your problems, help you to identify things that are not currently effective, and "together" find solutions to make some changes in your life.
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Melissa Karner
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC, NCC Verified
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Offers online therapy
Through my warm, empathic and interactive approach to counseling, I help individuals who are struggling with anxiety, depression, past trauma/hurt, relationships, and complicated family issues.
I work with children, adolescents, and adults to navigate the challenges in life that we face to find healing and wholeness. My role as a therapist is to offer support and tools that help you live a life that is more genuine, fulfilling and aligns with your goals and desires for yourself and your family.
(815) 673-7549 x105
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Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Offers online therapy
Through my warm, empathic and interactive approach to counseling, I help individuals who are struggling with anxiety, depression, past trauma/hurt, relationships, and complicated family issues.
I work with children, adolescents, and adults to navigate the challenges in life that we face to find healing and wholeness. My role as a therapist is to offer support and tools that help you live a life that is more genuine, fulfilling and aligns with your goals and desires for yourself and your family.
Margaret Pechota
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Crystal Lake, IL 60012
Are you feeling that issues in your life are too stressful or painful to cope with on your own? Do you struggle with depression, anxiety, guilt, anger (your own or some else's), mood swings, trauma (rape, combat, incest, other) OCD, relationship issues, or other emotional difficulties. Maybe you are wondering about your purpose in life or struggling with your spirituality. You might feel you are alone in your suffering. I am a Clinical Psychologist dedicated to providing a compassionate and respectful environment where you can explore these and other life issues that are causing you distress.
(630) 964-4552
Verified

Crystal Lake, IL 60012
Are you feeling that issues in your life are too stressful or painful to cope with on your own? Do you struggle with depression, anxiety, guilt, anger (your own or some else's), mood swings, trauma (rape, combat, incest, other) OCD, relationship issues, or other emotional difficulties. Maybe you are wondering about your purpose in life or struggling with your spirituality. You might feel you are alone in your suffering. I am a Clinical Psychologist dedicated to providing a compassionate and respectful environment where you can explore these and other life issues that are causing you distress.
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Melissa Chaffer
Counselor, MA, NCC, LCPC Verified
Crystal Lake, IL 60012
Offers online therapy
As a therapist with over 30 years of experience, I work with church staff, corporate executives, teens and adults to improve leadership skills, personal relationships and business performance. Patients & family members currently dealing with the emotional effects of chronic or terminal illness are also a piece of my practice. I provide individual, marital and family counseling. I treat a variety of common emotional and relational difficulties including anxiety, depression and relationship conflict, as well as parent/child issues, and the emotional effects of medical conditions.
(847) 752-9020
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Crystal Lake, IL 60012
Offers online therapy
As a therapist with over 30 years of experience, I work with church staff, corporate executives, teens and adults to improve leadership skills, personal relationships and business performance. Patients & family members currently dealing with the emotional effects of chronic or terminal illness are also a piece of my practice. I provide individual, marital and family counseling. I treat a variety of common emotional and relational difficulties including anxiety, depression and relationship conflict, as well as parent/child issues, and the emotional effects of medical conditions.
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Innovative Counseling Partners, LLC
Counselor, LPC, LCPC, LSW, LCSW Verified
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Offers online therapy
We have been trained to work with a variety of issues-Depression, Anger, Anxiety (group and individual formats), Bipolar disorder, Trauma, Child and Adolescent work (males and females), Sexual Abuse, Play Therapy, Family therapy, Cultural issues (adapting to the western culture), and Gay/Lesbian family issues.
Our life's work is helping clients achieve a better sense of self and happiness..more recently we've recognized that without good mental health providers this balance in life can be more difficult and stressful. However, through therapy our associates have our clients transform into the people they want to be. We see each client as an individual with many parts to their identity. Utilizing a holistic and systemic approach we help clients reintegrate the parts of themselves to function better as individuals and within their systems. Our focus tends toward a family systems based approach using behavior methods.
(773) 312-3612
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Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Offers online therapy
We have been trained to work with a variety of issues-Depression, Anger, Anxiety (group and individual formats), Bipolar disorder, Trauma, Child and Adolescent work (males and females), Sexual Abuse, Play Therapy, Family therapy, Cultural issues (adapting to the western culture), and Gay/Lesbian family issues.
Our life's work is helping clients achieve a better sense of self and happiness..more recently we've recognized that without good mental health providers this balance in life can be more difficult and stressful. However, through therapy our associates have our clients transform into the people they want to be. We see each client as an individual with many parts to their identity. Utilizing a holistic and systemic approach we help clients reintegrate the parts of themselves to function better as individuals and within their systems. Our focus tends toward a family systems based approach using behavior methods.
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Aditra Albright
Counselor, MA, LCPC Verified
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Not accepting new clients
My specialty is the treatment of anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, motherhood challenges, and work-life balance.
Drawing on 15 years of experience as a clinical therapist, I am shifting my area of practice to helping women of all ages live their best life. My belief is treatment should focus on developing an emotionally safe relationship to create an environment you are comfortable sharing your truth. My practice approach is primarily client centered and solution focused. I enjoy exploring life struggles and providing the tools to help you navigate through them.
(872) 231-3283
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Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Not accepting new clients
My specialty is the treatment of anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, motherhood challenges, and work-life balance.
Drawing on 15 years of experience as a clinical therapist, I am shifting my area of practice to helping women of all ages live their best life. My belief is treatment should focus on developing an emotionally safe relationship to create an environment you are comfortable sharing your truth. My practice approach is primarily client centered and solution focused. I enjoy exploring life struggles and providing the tools to help you navigate through them.
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Helenn McManaman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC, PsyD Verified
Crystal Lake, IL 60012
My areas of specialization include: depression, anxiety, ADHD/ADD, bipolar disorder, oppositional/defiant disorder, anger management, domestic violence, and victims of sexual abuse.
Anything can happen in life! Sometimes difficult things happen that are outside of our control. My focus is to help clients overcome life challenges by helping them identify their strengths and help them overcome stressful life events. I support clients by increasing their level of self-awareness as they identify their strengths and resources. I also support clients by helping them gain insight into self-defeating patterns and work toward making themselves feel confident, calm, and powerful. By providing a warm and safe environment, I help my clients move forward in life and have a more balanced, fulfilled life.
(815) 205-0194
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Crystal Lake, IL 60012
My areas of specialization include: depression, anxiety, ADHD/ADD, bipolar disorder, oppositional/defiant disorder, anger management, domestic violence, and victims of sexual abuse.
Anything can happen in life! Sometimes difficult things happen that are outside of our control. My focus is to help clients overcome life challenges by helping them identify their strengths and help them overcome stressful life events. I support clients by increasing their level of self-awareness as they identify their strengths and resources. I also support clients by helping them gain insight into self-defeating patterns and work toward making themselves feel confident, calm, and powerful. By providing a warm and safe environment, I help my clients move forward in life and have a more balanced, fulfilled life.
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Tracy Soos
Counselor, LCPC, CADC, ERYT Verified
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Offers online therapy
I have experience in treating Substance Use Disorders and Mental Health Problems. I can help you increase your self-esteem and work through any body image issue that may be challenging your patience. I truly understand anxiety, codependency, health issues, relationship issues, women specific issues, as well stress management problems, depression and post-partum depressive disorders. I am committed to helping you reducing your stress and better manage/change your overall mood through a variety of different techniques.
(815) 584-0108
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Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Offers online therapy
I have experience in treating Substance Use Disorders and Mental Health Problems. I can help you increase your self-esteem and work through any body image issue that may be challenging your patience. I truly understand anxiety, codependency, health issues, relationship issues, women specific issues, as well stress management problems, depression and post-partum depressive disorders. I am committed to helping you reducing your stress and better manage/change your overall mood through a variety of different techniques.
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Revival Therapy
Counselor, MA, LCPC, CADC Verified
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Offers online therapy
Our areas of expertise are: depression, anxiety, mood disorders such as bipolar disorder, substance abuse issues, personality disorders, grief, divorce, PTSD, co-dependency, narcissistic abuse, chronic pain and illness and life adjustments/transitions.
We believe in compassionate care and authentic connections dedicated towards your wellness. Our staff have over 20 years of experience in the mental heath field working with individuals, couples and families. We believe the key to your revival lies deeply within you. That you possess the wisdom, insight and strength to navigate life’s challenges. Our role is to be on the journey with you, helping guide you and tap into those unrealized or forgotten strengths. We assist you from turning your journey into a personal revival.
(779) 243-5246
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Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Offers online therapy
Our areas of expertise are: depression, anxiety, mood disorders such as bipolar disorder, substance abuse issues, personality disorders, grief, divorce, PTSD, co-dependency, narcissistic abuse, chronic pain and illness and life adjustments/transitions.
We believe in compassionate care and authentic connections dedicated towards your wellness. Our staff have over 20 years of experience in the mental heath field working with individuals, couples and families. We believe the key to your revival lies deeply within you. That you possess the wisdom, insight and strength to navigate life’s challenges. Our role is to be on the journey with you, helping guide you and tap into those unrealized or forgotten strengths. We assist you from turning your journey into a personal revival.
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Kristina Polley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RN Verified
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Kristina is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She completed her Master's degree at Aurora University. She has been in practice for over 20 years providing therapy to individuals, families and couples. She works with adults and adolescents. Kristina concentrates her practice in the following areas of expertise: depression, infidelity, anxiety, relationship issues, women's issues, stage of life/transitional issues, marital/family issues, eating disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder and co-dependency. She brings first-hand knowledge of struggles associated with ADHD. Kristina has a passion for helping others to become who they were created to be.
(815) 599-1082
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Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Kristina is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She completed her Master's degree at Aurora University. She has been in practice for over 20 years providing therapy to individuals, families and couples. She works with adults and adolescents. Kristina concentrates her practice in the following areas of expertise: depression, infidelity, anxiety, relationship issues, women's issues, stage of life/transitional issues, marital/family issues, eating disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder and co-dependency. She brings first-hand knowledge of struggles associated with ADHD. Kristina has a passion for helping others to become who they were created to be.
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Kristin Camorlinga
Counselor, LCPC Verified
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Offers online therapy
Common issues she has addressed effectively include; bullying, depression, anger management, ADHD, internet addictions, learning differences, social anxiety, eating disorders, divorce/separation, LGBTQ/identity issues, and oppositional behaviors.
Kristin Camorlinga, LCPC, received her Masters in Counseling from Loyola University in 2012. She specializes in working with children, adolescents and their families and has been doing so in different capacities since 1995. She has counseled bilingually in many settings including three schools, a domestic abuse shelter, two non-for-profits and two community public health agencies. She is passionate about helping people overcome mental health difficulties so they can reach their greatest potential and live their best life.
(224) 412-5788 x142
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Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Offers online therapy
Common issues she has addressed effectively include; bullying, depression, anger management, ADHD, internet addictions, learning differences, social anxiety, eating disorders, divorce/separation, LGBTQ/identity issues, and oppositional behaviors.
Kristin Camorlinga, LCPC, received her Masters in Counseling from Loyola University in 2012. She specializes in working with children, adolescents and their families and has been doing so in different capacities since 1995. She has counseled bilingually in many settings including three schools, a domestic abuse shelter, two non-for-profits and two community public health agencies. She is passionate about helping people overcome mental health difficulties so they can reach their greatest potential and live their best life.
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Kimberley Ann Giannini
Counselor, MA, LCPC Verified
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
I assist clients with their marriage difficulties, divorce, depression, behavioral modification, anxiety, and child/family difficulties.
"Nobody can go back and start a new beginning but anyone can start today and make a new ending" -Maria Robinson. We cannot change what has happened in our past; however, we can start today and change how our future pans out. My name is Kimberley Giannini and I want to assist you in creating a meaningful purposeful life through creating a better understanding and resolving life obstacles. I am dedicated to assisting my clients in achieving personal life sanctification and well-being. My approach to therapy is evidence-based and holistic.
(708) 572-4760
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Crystal Lake, IL 60014
I assist clients with their marriage difficulties, divorce, depression, behavioral modification, anxiety, and child/family difficulties.
"Nobody can go back and start a new beginning but anyone can start today and make a new ending" -Maria Robinson. We cannot change what has happened in our past; however, we can start today and change how our future pans out. My name is Kimberley Giannini and I want to assist you in creating a meaningful purposeful life through creating a better understanding and resolving life obstacles. I am dedicated to assisting my clients in achieving personal life sanctification and well-being. My approach to therapy is evidence-based and holistic.
Laura Strong
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Crystal Lake, IL 60012
Offers online therapy
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Yoga Instructor. I completed my doctoral degree at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology and yoga training through the LifePower Program. My goal is to teach you the skills needed to heal. I hope to provide you with support to help you complete your goals. I combine your strengths with scientifically proven Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) skills to manage relationship difficulties and life stressors. I have many years of experience working with individuals with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, and psychosis.
(847) 533-5905
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Crystal Lake, IL 60012
Offers online therapy
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Yoga Instructor. I completed my doctoral degree at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology and yoga training through the LifePower Program. My goal is to teach you the skills needed to heal. I hope to provide you with support to help you complete your goals. I combine your strengths with scientifically proven Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) skills to manage relationship difficulties and life stressors. I have many years of experience working with individuals with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, and psychosis.
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Kelly Canavan
Counselor, MSEd, LCPC, NBCC Verified
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Offers online therapy
My specialties include working with children to adults with a variety of problems including depression, anxiety, anger, low self-esteem and difficulties adjusting to life transitions.
Do you feel like your emotions are getting the best of you? Do you feel like you could be a better parent or partner? Do you feel like you are drowning with no hope in sight? My purpose in working with you is to help you deal with your emotions more effectively so that you can improve your life. Too often people have all the ability and just don't know what step to take next. My purpose is to help you make those decisions so that can feel more confident and happy.
(815) 769-5331
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Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Offers online therapy
My specialties include working with children to adults with a variety of problems including depression, anxiety, anger, low self-esteem and difficulties adjusting to life transitions.
Do you feel like your emotions are getting the best of you? Do you feel like you could be a better parent or partner? Do you feel like you are drowning with no hope in sight? My purpose in working with you is to help you deal with your emotions more effectively so that you can improve your life. Too often people have all the ability and just don't know what step to take next. My purpose is to help you make those decisions so that can feel more confident and happy.
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Trudy Prahler
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC Verified
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Offers online therapy
Trudy uses a variety of different approaches based on the client’s needs, including… Theraplay, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Accelerated Resolution Therapy, EMDR trauma therapy, and Mindfulness-Based Stressed Reduction, for children and adults experiencing anxiety, depression, anger & grief.
**ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS** Trudy, LPC, holds a Masters’ degree in Clinical Counseling from National Louis University. Trudy assists clients across the life-span, tailoring therapy to meet the specific needs of each individual. She approaches therapy with a holistic perspective, exploring the impact of stress on the mind, body, and spirit. She emphasizes the importance of establishing an open and trusting relationship with her clients. Her goal is to foster a sense of self-awareness, self-esteem, and self-acceptance that will ultimately lead clients to a more fulfilling life.
(773) 312-3612
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Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Offers online therapy
Trudy uses a variety of different approaches based on the client’s needs, including… Theraplay, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Accelerated Resolution Therapy, EMDR trauma therapy, and Mindfulness-Based Stressed Reduction, for children and adults experiencing anxiety, depression, anger & grief.
**ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS** Trudy, LPC, holds a Masters’ degree in Clinical Counseling from National Louis University. Trudy assists clients across the life-span, tailoring therapy to meet the specific needs of each individual. She approaches therapy with a holistic perspective, exploring the impact of stress on the mind, body, and spirit. She emphasizes the importance of establishing an open and trusting relationship with her clients. Her goal is to foster a sense of self-awareness, self-esteem, and self-acceptance that will ultimately lead clients to a more fulfilling life.
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Jim Grimm
Counselor, MA, LCPC Verified
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Offers online therapy
I have expertise dealing with anxiety issues, addiction and recovery, depression, complicated grief and loss with adults and children, behavioral and relationship issues, parenting, family and relationship issues and sports counseling that includes motivation, performance and code of conduct issues.
My broad base of experience recognizes the whole person in a solution-focused approach that is realistic and achievable. I utilize insight oriented, cognitive-behavioral and family oriented approaches in my counseling milieu. I am devoted to helping adults, children and adolescents (6-18 years), couples and families.
(847) 607-1125 x141
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Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Offers online therapy
I have expertise dealing with anxiety issues, addiction and recovery, depression, complicated grief and loss with adults and children, behavioral and relationship issues, parenting, family and relationship issues and sports counseling that includes motivation, performance and code of conduct issues.
My broad base of experience recognizes the whole person in a solution-focused approach that is realistic and achievable. I utilize insight oriented, cognitive-behavioral and family oriented approaches in my counseling milieu. I am devoted to helping adults, children and adolescents (6-18 years), couples and families.
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Holly Fisher-Cizinauskas
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Verified
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Offers online therapy
I have worked with children, adolescents and adults in a multitude of settings, whom presented with concerns such as: depression, anxiety, loss, academic issues, trauma, substance abuse, and relationship troubles.
Do you feel stuck? Unmotivated? Confused by your thoughts and feelings? Life happens and sometimes it can hit hard. My motivation and passion for counseling stem from an innate desire to help others. We can encounter many trials and tribulations on this journey of life, and often times feel stuck and helpless. I want to help guide you through these challenges to feel empowered, and find the strength to lead a fulfilling life. I have been told I am relatable, empathetic, and provide a calm disposition, especially during times of stress and anxiety.
(815) 205-5438 x122
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Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Offers online therapy
I have worked with children, adolescents and adults in a multitude of settings, whom presented with concerns such as: depression, anxiety, loss, academic issues, trauma, substance abuse, and relationship troubles.
Do you feel stuck? Unmotivated? Confused by your thoughts and feelings? Life happens and sometimes it can hit hard. My motivation and passion for counseling stem from an innate desire to help others. We can encounter many trials and tribulations on this journey of life, and often times feel stuck and helpless. I want to help guide you through these challenges to feel empowered, and find the strength to lead a fulfilling life. I have been told I am relatable, empathetic, and provide a calm disposition, especially during times of stress and anxiety.
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Judy A Carlson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CRADC Verified
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Offers online therapy
I have over 30 years of experience working with adolescents, adults, couples, families and groups addressing the following: anxiety, depression, addiction and recovery, substance use disorders, co-dependency, adolescent issues, relationship/family issues, grief and loss, adjustment issues, stress management and mood disorders.
I believe in working collaboratively with a client to help them work through problems and barriers so that they can reach their unique potential. I believe in a positive, solution focused approach, which encourages hope and gratitude related to all of life's lessons.
(847) 813-7320 x132
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Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Offers online therapy
I have over 30 years of experience working with adolescents, adults, couples, families and groups addressing the following: anxiety, depression, addiction and recovery, substance use disorders, co-dependency, adolescent issues, relationship/family issues, grief and loss, adjustment issues, stress management and mood disorders.
I believe in working collaboratively with a client to help them work through problems and barriers so that they can reach their unique potential. I believe in a positive, solution focused approach, which encourages hope and gratitude related to all of life's lessons.
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Adam Marchiorello
Counselor, MSEd, LPC Verified
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
I enjoy working with clients who are having difficulty dealing with anxiety, depression, and posttraumatic stress as well as clients who feel lost and are questioning the purpose of life. I like to help clients learn what their true values are and how to live in line with them. Clients who have expressed grief over their childhood but are struggling with validation of their feelings may say things like "but I was never hit". Emotional abuse and neglect have a profound effect on human development. I enjoy helping educate on what Complex PTSD is and how it has affected the nervous system and what clients can do to heal.
(779) 209-0383
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Crystal Lake, IL 60014
I enjoy working with clients who are having difficulty dealing with anxiety, depression, and posttraumatic stress as well as clients who feel lost and are questioning the purpose of life. I like to help clients learn what their true values are and how to live in line with them. Clients who have expressed grief over their childhood but are struggling with validation of their feelings may say things like "but I was never hit". Emotional abuse and neglect have a profound effect on human development. I enjoy helping educate on what Complex PTSD is and how it has affected the nervous system and what clients can do to heal.

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Depression Therapists
Depressive disorders are characterized by persistent feelings of sadness and worthlessness and a lack of desire to engage in formerly pleasurable activities. Depression is not a passing blue mood, which almost everyone experiences from time to time, but a complex mind/body illness that interferes with everyday functioning. It not only darkens one's outlook, it is commonly marked by sleep problems and changes in energy levels and appetite. It alters the structure and function of nerve cells so that it disrupts the way the brain processes information and interprets experience.

Despite feelings of hopelessness and worthlessness, depression is a treatable condition. It can be treated with psychotherapy by depression therapists in Crystal Lake. As with many illnesses, the earlier treatment begins, the more effective it can be and the greater the likelihood that recurrence can be prevented.

Psychotherapy addresses the thinking patterns that precipitate depression, and studies show that it prevents recurrence. Drug therapy is often helpful in relieving symptoms, such as severe anxiety, so that people can engage in meaningful psychotherapy.