JoyAnn Huizar
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC Verified
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
Offers online therapy
Additional areas of focus include anxiety, crisis intervention, depression, domestic violence, grief and loss, interpersonal communication, relationship struggles, sexual assault, and trauma.
My passion is to assist my clients in identifying and building upon their own strengths throughout the treatment process. Together we can create a safe, welcoming, confidential, and supportive environment. In doing so, we are better able to prepare for and overcome times of crisis. My wide array of experience comes from a variety of inpatient, outpatient, non-profit, childcare, and educational settings. I am heavily involved in the McHenry County Suicide Prevention Task Force and take a special interest in working with those struggling with self-injurious behaviors, suicidal ideation, and/or suicide bereavement.
Trauma Focused
(224) 218-5035
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Lake Zurich, IL 60047
Offers online therapy
Trauma Focused
Additional areas of focus include anxiety, crisis intervention, depression, domestic violence, grief and loss, interpersonal communication, relationship struggles, sexual assault, and trauma.
My passion is to assist my clients in identifying and building upon their own strengths throughout the treatment process. Together we can create a safe, welcoming, confidential, and supportive environment. In doing so, we are better able to prepare for and overcome times of crisis. My wide array of experience comes from a variety of inpatient, outpatient, non-profit, childcare, and educational settings. I am heavily involved in the McHenry County Suicide Prevention Task Force and take a special interest in working with those struggling with self-injurious behaviors, suicidal ideation, and/or suicide bereavement.
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Elaine Zachrel
Counselor, LCPC, CHC Verified
Office is near:
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
Offers online therapy
If you feel depressed, anxious, suffer from low self-esteem, or seem disconnected from your life, it can be hard just to start the day. You might struggle to find motivation in all areas of your life, have difficulty building or enjoying relationships, or have a hard time imagining a brighter future. Depression, anxiety, and trauma make it hard to connect to your strengths and cope with life. I specialize in helping my clients connect with their strengths, develop compassion for themselves, and increase their resilience. Why wait any longer to start your journey to well-being?
Trauma Focused
(224) 249-3094
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Office is near:
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
Offers online therapy
Trauma Focused
If you feel depressed, anxious, suffer from low self-esteem, or seem disconnected from your life, it can be hard just to start the day. You might struggle to find motivation in all areas of your life, have difficulty building or enjoying relationships, or have a hard time imagining a brighter future. Depression, anxiety, and trauma make it hard to connect to your strengths and cope with life. I specialize in helping my clients connect with their strengths, develop compassion for themselves, and increase their resilience. Why wait any longer to start your journey to well-being?
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Pamela Kaplan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, JD, LCSW Verified
Office is near:
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
Offers online therapy
I am a warm and compassionate therapist specializing in helping people experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship issues, divorce, and parenting issues. I am committed to working with a broad spectrum of adult and adolescent clients through individual, couple and family counseling. I provide a comfortable environment for clients to explore their life challenges so that they can build on their unique strengths and attain the growth they are looking for. I have extensive experience working with individuals, couples and families.
Trauma Focused
(224) 803-2499
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Office is near:
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
Offers online therapy
Trauma Focused
I am a warm and compassionate therapist specializing in helping people experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship issues, divorce, and parenting issues. I am committed to working with a broad spectrum of adult and adolescent clients through individual, couple and family counseling. I provide a comfortable environment for clients to explore their life challenges so that they can build on their unique strengths and attain the growth they are looking for. I have extensive experience working with individuals, couples and families.
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Norma Vilchis
MS Verified
Office is near:
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
Offers online therapy
**Offering both in-person and/or telehealth sessions to all Medicaid plans** I have a wide array of experience with individuals, emerging adults, and youth. I specialize in treating trauma, depression, anxiety, ADHD, and low self-esteem. I utilize Person-Centered, Strengths-Based, Solution-Focused, and Trauma-Informed approaches. As a therapist, I strive to create a safe-space where clients are able to share, explore, and implement solutions to meet their goals. I operate from a holistic viewpoint, with consideration of clients’ biological, psychological, cultural, and environmental make-up.
Trauma Focused
(224) 385-0173
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Office is near:
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
Offers online therapy
Trauma Focused
**Offering both in-person and/or telehealth sessions to all Medicaid plans** I have a wide array of experience with individuals, emerging adults, and youth. I specialize in treating trauma, depression, anxiety, ADHD, and low self-esteem. I utilize Person-Centered, Strengths-Based, Solution-Focused, and Trauma-Informed approaches. As a therapist, I strive to create a safe-space where clients are able to share, explore, and implement solutions to meet their goals. I operate from a holistic viewpoint, with consideration of clients’ biological, psychological, cultural, and environmental make-up.
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Stefanie Schanaberger
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC Verified
Office is near:
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
Not accepting new clients
I specialize in counseling adults with anxiety, depression, mood instability, trauma, eating disorders, relationship conflict, life transitions, and other related challenges.
Life is a journey with unexpected challenges and changes, but it is also full of opportunities for growth and self-discovery. While some people struggle with fear and anxiety related to life transitions, others may struggle with feeling stuck in their lives, permanently on "autopilot" and feeling powerless to make a change. I am here to join you on a path of self-reflection and positive change, so that you can discover your inner strengths and build a life more congruent with your true values and goals.
Trauma Focused
(847) 241-1544
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Office is near:
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
Not accepting new clients
Trauma Focused
I specialize in counseling adults with anxiety, depression, mood instability, trauma, eating disorders, relationship conflict, life transitions, and other related challenges.
Life is a journey with unexpected challenges and changes, but it is also full of opportunities for growth and self-discovery. While some people struggle with fear and anxiety related to life transitions, others may struggle with feeling stuck in their lives, permanently on "autopilot" and feeling powerless to make a change. I am here to join you on a path of self-reflection and positive change, so that you can discover your inner strengths and build a life more congruent with your true values and goals.
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Sonya Kontorovich
Counselor, MA, LCPC Verified
Office is near:
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
Offers online therapy
I specialize in depression, anxiety, mood disorders, infertility/prenatal/postpartum, interpersonal problem, trauma, LGBTQ issues, codependency, communication, and parenting/family dynamics.
Are you overwhelmed, anxious, sad, frustrated or uncertain? These feelings are common human experiences that can leave you disconnected from your best self. I help my clients bridge the gap between where they ARE and where they WANT TO BE by understanding their priorities through a collaborative identification of barriers, fears and hopes. We then design a treatment plan to develop insight about how internal thoughts and belief systems have evolved from unique life experiences and how they influence current interactions and behaviors. Effective strategies to cope with limitations are built upon a foundation self-awareness.
Trauma Focused
(847) 973-7321
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Office is near:
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
Offers online therapy
Trauma Focused
I specialize in depression, anxiety, mood disorders, infertility/prenatal/postpartum, interpersonal problem, trauma, LGBTQ issues, codependency, communication, and parenting/family dynamics.
Are you overwhelmed, anxious, sad, frustrated or uncertain? These feelings are common human experiences that can leave you disconnected from your best self. I help my clients bridge the gap between where they ARE and where they WANT TO BE by understanding their priorities through a collaborative identification of barriers, fears and hopes. We then design a treatment plan to develop insight about how internal thoughts and belief systems have evolved from unique life experiences and how they influence current interactions and behaviors. Effective strategies to cope with limitations are built upon a foundation self-awareness.
Samaritan Counseling Center of the NW Suburbs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, ACSW, LCSW Verified
Office is near:
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
Samaritan is a nonprofit, client-centered practice with 4 locations in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago. Excellent, seasoned, compassionate, state-licensed therapists will help you through emotional, mental, relationship, behavioral or situational challenges. If you're depressed, anxious, overwhelmed or are coping with difficult circumstances Samaritan is a place of hope and healing. CBT, DBT, EMDR, positive psychology, strength-based, solution focused, TheraPlay, mindfulness and other evidence-based therapies are combined for an individualized treatment approach. No matter what life's journey holds, we can help you through the tough times.
Trauma Focused
(847) 382-4673
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Office is near:
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
Trauma Focused
Samaritan is a nonprofit, client-centered practice with 4 locations in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago. Excellent, seasoned, compassionate, state-licensed therapists will help you through emotional, mental, relationship, behavioral or situational challenges. If you're depressed, anxious, overwhelmed or are coping with difficult circumstances Samaritan is a place of hope and healing. CBT, DBT, EMDR, positive psychology, strength-based, solution focused, TheraPlay, mindfulness and other evidence-based therapies are combined for an individualized treatment approach. No matter what life's journey holds, we can help you through the tough times.
Nicki Lis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
Offers online therapy
Relationships are complicated. Some relationships take so much energy that you start to wonder if they're even worth the effort. This may apply to a spouse, significant other, or even a parent. A relationship that once felt love, now feels painful and exhausting. Maybe you're finding yourself full of anxiety or feelings of depression, and it all seems to lead back to this one person. . . Who you love. It's time to get therapy for yourself, so you can get a handle on these feelings, figure out what to do next, and start healing.
Trauma Focused
(847) 719-6539
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Lake Zurich, IL 60047
Offers online therapy
Trauma Focused
Relationships are complicated. Some relationships take so much energy that you start to wonder if they're even worth the effort. This may apply to a spouse, significant other, or even a parent. A relationship that once felt love, now feels painful and exhausting. Maybe you're finding yourself full of anxiety or feelings of depression, and it all seems to lead back to this one person. . . Who you love. It's time to get therapy for yourself, so you can get a handle on these feelings, figure out what to do next, and start healing.
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Denise Casey
Psychologist, PsyD, CADC, NBCCHT Verified
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
Offers online therapy
Casey has traveled with people from all walks of life to deal with interventions, addiction recovery, relationship issues, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, childhood trauma, loss & grief, sexual abuse, women's issues and codependency.
HOPE, HELP, HEALING. Dr. Casey would best describe her intentions for her clients in one word "Transformation". As founder of BARRINGTON BEHAVIORAL HEALTH & WELLNESS, she has created a "home" for people where growth and healing are possible. Her own journey has taught her as much as the diplomas on her wall and the credentials behind her name. She was on staff at Lutheran General Hospital and taught at Northeastern IL University. She is trained as a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, and Certified in Alcohol & Drug Abuse, Hypnotherapy and Cognitive Therapy. She is also an Employee Assistance Provider.
Trauma Focused
(888) 265-6418
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Lake Zurich, IL 60047
Offers online therapy
Trauma Focused
Casey has traveled with people from all walks of life to deal with interventions, addiction recovery, relationship issues, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, childhood trauma, loss & grief, sexual abuse, women's issues and codependency.
HOPE, HELP, HEALING. Dr. Casey would best describe her intentions for her clients in one word "Transformation". As founder of BARRINGTON BEHAVIORAL HEALTH & WELLNESS, she has created a "home" for people where growth and healing are possible. Her own journey has taught her as much as the diplomas on her wall and the credentials behind her name. She was on staff at Lutheran General Hospital and taught at Northeastern IL University. She is trained as a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, and Certified in Alcohol & Drug Abuse, Hypnotherapy and Cognitive Therapy. She is also an Employee Assistance Provider.
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Angelica Newton
Counselor, LCPC Verified
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
Offers online therapy
The areas that I specialize in include women's wellness, effective communication, negative feelings related to adjustments in life, relational conflict, depression & anxiety, and mood management.
I would love to see each individual experiencing life at their full potential. I also understand that there are many things that can get in the way of that. I strive to create a safe, comfortable, empowering and creative environment in which my clients can work towards their individual goals. My commitment is to come along side you by providing skills, knowledge, reflection, support, and encouragement.
Trauma Focused
(847) 558-7783
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Lake Zurich, IL 60047
Offers online therapy
Trauma Focused
The areas that I specialize in include women's wellness, effective communication, negative feelings related to adjustments in life, relational conflict, depression & anxiety, and mood management.
I would love to see each individual experiencing life at their full potential. I also understand that there are many things that can get in the way of that. I strive to create a safe, comfortable, empowering and creative environment in which my clients can work towards their individual goals. My commitment is to come along side you by providing skills, knowledge, reflection, support, and encouragement.
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Amanda Berge
Counselor, MA, NCC, LCPC Verified
Office is near:
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
Offers online therapy
I have specialized training in treating depression, anxiety and trauma.
Hi there! My name is Amanda and I am a clinical therapist. I help people who are stuck because of overwhelming feelings, bad habits, relationship problems or work challenges. If you want to feel better or live better, I'm here. I understand that life is not always easy and I can help you move from where you are to where you want to be. Therapy is all about finding the right fit. So, give me a call or schedule a consultation to see if I'm the right person for you.
Trauma Focused
(847) 239-5858
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Office is near:
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
Offers online therapy
Trauma Focused
I have specialized training in treating depression, anxiety and trauma.
Hi there! My name is Amanda and I am a clinical therapist. I help people who are stuck because of overwhelming feelings, bad habits, relationship problems or work challenges. If you want to feel better or live better, I'm here. I understand that life is not always easy and I can help you move from where you are to where you want to be. Therapy is all about finding the right fit. So, give me a call or schedule a consultation to see if I'm the right person for you.
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Amy S Padron
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
Not accepting new clients
Other areas of interest include trauma or PTSD, parent-child relationships, adolescents with behavior and/or emotional issues, pre-marital assessment, anger, self-esteem, stage of life issues, loss, depression and anxiety.
It takes courage and curiosity to begin the therapy process and I admire those who are able to do so. I believe that the psychotherapy process is greatly influenced by the therapeutic relationship. I work to collaboratively create a therapeutic relationship based on mutual respect, trust, and understanding.
Trauma Focused
(224) 427-3647
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Office is near:
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
Not accepting new clients
Trauma Focused
Other areas of interest include trauma or PTSD, parent-child relationships, adolescents with behavior and/or emotional issues, pre-marital assessment, anger, self-esteem, stage of life issues, loss, depression and anxiety.
It takes courage and curiosity to begin the therapy process and I admire those who are able to do so. I believe that the psychotherapy process is greatly influenced by the therapeutic relationship. I work to collaboratively create a therapeutic relationship based on mutual respect, trust, and understanding.
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Richard Damiani
Counselor, LCPC Verified
Office is near:
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
Offers online therapy
We were designed for connection; marriage and relationships should be a delight - a life giving connection with the one you love above all others. We marry or are in a relationship with that one person with whom we hope that we will find happiness, joy and peace. We bring ourselves with all our differing personalities, history, baggage, wounds, and family of origin issues to each other and our lives together, and these things can make it very hard to find what we long for.emotional issues that come from trauma, as well as depression, anxiety, and low self worth.
Trauma Focused
(331) 225-1645
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Office is near:
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
Offers online therapy
Trauma Focused
We were designed for connection; marriage and relationships should be a delight - a life giving connection with the one you love above all others. We marry or are in a relationship with that one person with whom we hope that we will find happiness, joy and peace. We bring ourselves with all our differing personalities, history, baggage, wounds, and family of origin issues to each other and our lives together, and these things can make it very hard to find what we long for.emotional issues that come from trauma, as well as depression, anxiety, and low self worth.
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Joanie Albrecht
PhD
Office is near:
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
Offers online therapy
I have extensive experience helping people resolve anxiety, PTSD and depression.
Real change for real people. You may need short-term support to learn specific tools, or you may want to dig more deeply to recognize relationship patterns or other behaviors that get in the way of peace and happiness in your life. You may find yourself feeling depressed, anxious and in conflict with the ones you love. I would like to help you manage and resolve these feelings and to help you transform what feels like vulnerability into strength. We will work together to accomplish the goals we co-create.
Trauma Focused
(847) 268-4219
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Office is near:
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
Offers online therapy
Trauma Focused
I have extensive experience helping people resolve anxiety, PTSD and depression.
Real change for real people. You may need short-term support to learn specific tools, or you may want to dig more deeply to recognize relationship patterns or other behaviors that get in the way of peace and happiness in your life. You may find yourself feeling depressed, anxious and in conflict with the ones you love. I would like to help you manage and resolve these feelings and to help you transform what feels like vulnerability into strength. We will work together to accomplish the goals we co-create.
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Brittany Rotelli
Counselor, LCPC, NCC Verified
Office is near:
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
Healing is a journey and I strive to provide a pleasant, cozy, and warm environment to feel safe and comfortable as you identify and assess your goals within the therapeutic space. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, low motivation, past trauma, identity concerns, or sexual struggles we can work through them in a empathetic and non-judgmental environment as a team.
Trauma Focused
(224) 228-3845
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Office is near:
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
Trauma Focused
Healing is a journey and I strive to provide a pleasant, cozy, and warm environment to feel safe and comfortable as you identify and assess your goals within the therapeutic space. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, low motivation, past trauma, identity concerns, or sexual struggles we can work through them in a empathetic and non-judgmental environment as a team.
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Christine Hill
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MEd, LPC, NCC Verified
Office is near:
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
Offers online therapy
Christine specializes in working with individuals struggling with complex trauma, PTSD, dissociative disorders, depression and anxiety.
Do anxiety, trauma and uncertainty run your life more than your values and dreams? Do you relive the past as if it were happening right now? Your head knows better, but it's hard to convince your heart otherwise. Perhaps you feel stuck in not knowing how to move through distressing events of your past which is impacting your present day functioning. If this resonates with you, I would encourage you to take that brave first step in reaching out for support! There is hope and you don’t have to walk this journey alone.
Trauma Focused
(224) 218-5167
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Office is near:
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
Offers online therapy
Trauma Focused
Christine specializes in working with individuals struggling with complex trauma, PTSD, dissociative disorders, depression and anxiety.
Do anxiety, trauma and uncertainty run your life more than your values and dreams? Do you relive the past as if it were happening right now? Your head knows better, but it's hard to convince your heart otherwise. Perhaps you feel stuck in not knowing how to move through distressing events of your past which is impacting your present day functioning. If this resonates with you, I would encourage you to take that brave first step in reaching out for support! There is hope and you don’t have to walk this journey alone.
Restorative Healing Counseling & Psychotherapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist Verified
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
Offers online therapy
Life sure has a way of hijacking our plans. That unexpected event that turned your whole world upside down in the blink of an eye. The relationship that felt absolutely perfect in the beginning. The anxiety that seems to follow you everywhere you go. Sleepless nights are becoming the norm, and it wasn’t supposed to be this way. As messy as life gets at times, none of us are equipped to do this alone. We all go through times when we need a safe place to figure things out, get a handle on life, and even allow ourselves to be vulnerable.
Trauma Focused
(224) 470-7683
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Lake Zurich, IL 60047
Offers online therapy
Trauma Focused
Life sure has a way of hijacking our plans. That unexpected event that turned your whole world upside down in the blink of an eye. The relationship that felt absolutely perfect in the beginning. The anxiety that seems to follow you everywhere you go. Sleepless nights are becoming the norm, and it wasn’t supposed to be this way. As messy as life gets at times, none of us are equipped to do this alone. We all go through times when we need a safe place to figure things out, get a handle on life, and even allow ourselves to be vulnerable.
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Lori Ralston
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
Reaching out for help takes courage. It means you’re able to admit that you don’t have all the answers and have the strength to acknowledge you’re struggling. It’s ok if you don’t know where to begin. We can start with where you are and together work toward where you want to be. I view therapy as an integrative and collaborative process that is grounded in the human capacity for change. The goal of our therapeutic alliance is to develop insight and transformative growth to allow for healing, resulting in a more enriched and abundant life. I believe it is during our most vulnerable moments that we are most open to insight and change
Trauma Focused
(847) 719-6168
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Lake Zurich, IL 60047
Trauma Focused
Reaching out for help takes courage. It means you’re able to admit that you don’t have all the answers and have the strength to acknowledge you’re struggling. It’s ok if you don’t know where to begin. We can start with where you are and together work toward where you want to be. I view therapy as an integrative and collaborative process that is grounded in the human capacity for change. The goal of our therapeutic alliance is to develop insight and transformative growth to allow for healing, resulting in a more enriched and abundant life. I believe it is during our most vulnerable moments that we are most open to insight and change
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Stephen Borgman, LCPC
Counselor, LCPC Verified
Office is near:
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
Offers online therapy
Michael had felt lifelong stress, nightmares, jitteriness, and struggles with past traumatic events. On top of that, he was struggling with a new promotion at work, and he wasn’t getting along with his boss. He’d started yelling at his wife more, and his kids were starting to avoid him. He wanted help, and fast. Practical, empathetic, and non-judgemental help. Do you feel like Michael? You're not alone! According to a study cited by Good Therapy, over 14% of men experience some type of mental health problem. That’s almost 2 in every 10 men!
Trauma Focused
(847) 386-2126
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Office is near:
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
Offers online therapy
Trauma Focused
Michael had felt lifelong stress, nightmares, jitteriness, and struggles with past traumatic events. On top of that, he was struggling with a new promotion at work, and he wasn’t getting along with his boss. He’d started yelling at his wife more, and his kids were starting to avoid him. He wanted help, and fast. Practical, empathetic, and non-judgemental help. Do you feel like Michael? You're not alone! According to a study cited by Good Therapy, over 14% of men experience some type of mental health problem. That’s almost 2 in every 10 men!
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Lisa Bohn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Office is near:
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
Offers online therapy
We have all been experiencing pressure and anxiety in our lives. Which has led to increasing conflict with a partner, decreasing connection with a teenager, challenging situations at work, financial pressure at home, so many stressors. And we all get stuck. Even though this happens to all of us, facing these challenges can be lonely and overwhelming. My name is Lisa Bohn. I'm a clinical therapist and I would like to walk with you during this difficult and uncertain time.
Trauma Focused
(847) 565-2021
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Office is near:
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
Offers online therapy
Trauma Focused
We have all been experiencing pressure and anxiety in our lives. Which has led to increasing conflict with a partner, decreasing connection with a teenager, challenging situations at work, financial pressure at home, so many stressors. And we all get stuck. Even though this happens to all of us, facing these challenges can be lonely and overwhelming. My name is Lisa Bohn. I'm a clinical therapist and I would like to walk with you during this difficult and uncertain time.

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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 Lake Zurich. 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.