Laura Trapani
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Northfield, IL 60093
Offers online therapy
Hi! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and therapist in the northern suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. I specialize in working with women, adolescents, and emerging adulthood individuals dealing with anxiety, depression, and various life stressors. I am passionate about a collaborative and behavior-centered approach to therapy. I believe that our minds are our most powerful tool, and that a shift in perspective can lead to great changes in life. I have experience working with those desiring help with issues related to: Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Relationships, Parenting, Mood management, and Pre- and Postpartum issues.
(847) 565-2689
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Northfield, IL 60093
Offers online therapy
Hi! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and therapist in the northern suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. I specialize in working with women, adolescents, and emerging adulthood individuals dealing with anxiety, depression, and various life stressors. I am passionate about a collaborative and behavior-centered approach to therapy. I believe that our minds are our most powerful tool, and that a shift in perspective can lead to great changes in life. I have experience working with those desiring help with issues related to: Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Relationships, Parenting, Mood management, and Pre- and Postpartum issues.
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Leslie Gardner McKeever
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Northfield, IL 60093
Offers online therapy
I specialize in working with adolescents and adults dealing with anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, trauma, transitions, identity, academic and work performance concerns, and stress.
We often get in places where we feel “stuck” or think “this is just how it is going to be.” The demands of managing academic/professional careers, relationships with friends and family, and emotional difficulties often result in patterns of self-doubt, insecurities, and negative self-worth that leave us feeling alone and overwhelmed. My goal is to provide you the tools and support to see that life can be better and that change IS possible. I will help you capitalize on your already-existing strengths while highlighting patterns of thinking and behaviors that may no longer be helpful in order to live the fulfilling life you want.
(847) 258-9581
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Northfield, IL 60093
Offers online therapy
I specialize in working with adolescents and adults dealing with anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, trauma, transitions, identity, academic and work performance concerns, and stress.
We often get in places where we feel “stuck” or think “this is just how it is going to be.” The demands of managing academic/professional careers, relationships with friends and family, and emotional difficulties often result in patterns of self-doubt, insecurities, and negative self-worth that leave us feeling alone and overwhelmed. My goal is to provide you the tools and support to see that life can be better and that change IS possible. I will help you capitalize on your already-existing strengths while highlighting patterns of thinking and behaviors that may no longer be helpful in order to live the fulfilling life you want.
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Nicole Kioussis
Counselor, MA, LCPC Verified
Northfield, IL 60093
Offers online therapy
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counseling (LCPC) in the State of Illinois. I completed my Master's Degree at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Illinois. For the past ten years I’ve been working in a variety of roles in a non-profit, social services agency, providing guidance and support to individuals with cognitive and physical disabilities, depression, bipolar disorder, trauma history, mood disorders, etc. I have facilitated groups based on mindfulness, decision making, grief processing, communication, and relationship building.
(224) 229-0784
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Northfield, IL 60093
Offers online therapy
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counseling (LCPC) in the State of Illinois. I completed my Master's Degree at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Illinois. For the past ten years I’ve been working in a variety of roles in a non-profit, social services agency, providing guidance and support to individuals with cognitive and physical disabilities, depression, bipolar disorder, trauma history, mood disorders, etc. I have facilitated groups based on mindfulness, decision making, grief processing, communication, and relationship building.
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Brian Drelicharz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW Verified
Northfield, IL 60093
Offers online therapy
I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, depression, and related mood disorders, as well as the behavioral issues that stem from them.
Most people face trying times at different points in their lives and may benefit from support to overcome their challenges. Seeking help can be intimidating and it takes courage to begin therapy. As a social worker, I am trained to help people to better understand themselves and what may be contributing to their struggles, and to offer practical solutions that can help improve their situation. Although I genuinely enjoy the people that I meet, I believe that therapy should be temporary professional assistance so that people can learn how to manage their challenges independently.
(708) 998-4669
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Northfield, IL 60093
Offers online therapy
I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, depression, and related mood disorders, as well as the behavioral issues that stem from them.
Most people face trying times at different points in their lives and may benefit from support to overcome their challenges. Seeking help can be intimidating and it takes courage to begin therapy. As a social worker, I am trained to help people to better understand themselves and what may be contributing to their struggles, and to offer practical solutions that can help improve their situation. Although I genuinely enjoy the people that I meet, I believe that therapy should be temporary professional assistance so that people can learn how to manage their challenges independently.
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Marcy Scholar
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Northfield, IL 60093
Offers online therapy
Transitional times in your life sometimes creates angst and stress, which can show up in our bodies in a physical way, as well as, in our relationships. This is an ideal time to engage in therapy. These transitions can occur anywhere in your life; relationship conflict, a break-up, parenting concerns, navigating a new job or a geographical move, graduate school, divorce, family concerns, and health crises, as well as others, which all might result in anxiety or depression.
(847) 868-9105
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Northfield, IL 60093
Offers online therapy
Transitional times in your life sometimes creates angst and stress, which can show up in our bodies in a physical way, as well as, in our relationships. This is an ideal time to engage in therapy. These transitions can occur anywhere in your life; relationship conflict, a break-up, parenting concerns, navigating a new job or a geographical move, graduate school, divorce, family concerns, and health crises, as well as others, which all might result in anxiety or depression.
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Gary L Phillips
Psychologist, STD Verified
Northfield, IL 60093
I am a licensed clinical psychologist in Illinois, and a pastoral counselor. I have practiced for fifty years. I can help you change and overcome your problems. Using psychological and spiritual resources you will be able to overcome depression, anxiety, relationship problems, anger issues, parent-child conflicts, anti-social behaviors, and problems of purpose and meaning in life. I am able to be helpful to you, whatever your problem is. If you are a person with a problem and is willing to work on your problems you are an ideal client. If you have a problem please telephone me for a free telephone consultation.
(847) 212-1496
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Northfield, IL 60093
I am a licensed clinical psychologist in Illinois, and a pastoral counselor. I have practiced for fifty years. I can help you change and overcome your problems. Using psychological and spiritual resources you will be able to overcome depression, anxiety, relationship problems, anger issues, parent-child conflicts, anti-social behaviors, and problems of purpose and meaning in life. I am able to be helpful to you, whatever your problem is. If you are a person with a problem and is willing to work on your problems you are an ideal client. If you have a problem please telephone me for a free telephone consultation.
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Susan Shrifter-Fialkow
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW Verified
Northfield, IL 60093
Offers online therapy
I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 25 years of experience in helping people with a variety of presenting problems. Are anxiety, depression, health or relationship issues making you feel "stuck" and keeping you from living the life you want right now? I work collaboratively with my clients building on already existing strengths to help reach the goals of behavioral and emotional growth. My approach is integrative, and I find using cognitive/behavioral and family/systems thinking to be most effective in helping my clients.
(847) 533-1818
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Northfield, IL 60093
Offers online therapy
I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 25 years of experience in helping people with a variety of presenting problems. Are anxiety, depression, health or relationship issues making you feel "stuck" and keeping you from living the life you want right now? I work collaboratively with my clients building on already existing strengths to help reach the goals of behavioral and emotional growth. My approach is integrative, and I find using cognitive/behavioral and family/systems thinking to be most effective in helping my clients.
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Linda Paull
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Northfield, IL 60093
In life, we face a myriad of transitions, which impact us throughout every decade of our journey. Such transitions often cause anxiety, depression and/or a sense of sadness, loneliness or loss of direction. We may wonder "who am I now" or "where do I belong". Life changes impact our relationships with romantic partners, our parents, our children and our friends. I specialize in working with people as they navigate life's transitions. I help clients to understand and make sense of what can bring greater satisfaction into their lives, with a focus on building more effective and adaptive coping skills.
(224) 300-7805
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Northfield, IL 60093
In life, we face a myriad of transitions, which impact us throughout every decade of our journey. Such transitions often cause anxiety, depression and/or a sense of sadness, loneliness or loss of direction. We may wonder "who am I now" or "where do I belong". Life changes impact our relationships with romantic partners, our parents, our children and our friends. I specialize in working with people as they navigate life's transitions. I help clients to understand and make sense of what can bring greater satisfaction into their lives, with a focus on building more effective and adaptive coping skills.
Lauren Schifferdecker
Counselor, MA, LCPC Verified
Office is near:
Northfield, IL 60093
Offers online therapy
We want you to enjoy your life! If you or a loved one are struggling with anxiety, depression, ADD/ADHD, relationship struggles, parenting, child's behavior--we have clinical tools to help, BUT, we don’t stop there.
You deserve love, warmth and acceptance in your life. If you're feeling exhausted, anxious, discouraged or alone, we're here with open arms for you. You have found a safe place to rest, and regroup. You’re smart. You know life can be better than this. Whether you’re looking for yourself, or a family member–you are looking in the right spot. With a quick call or email, you can start living your best life! I founded Inspire Counseling Center to help you feel the freedom, joy and connection counseling can bring. We have nearly 20 incredible therapists I work closely with who are available evenings and weekends.
(847) 607-6510
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Office is near:
Northfield, IL 60093
Offers online therapy
We want you to enjoy your life! If you or a loved one are struggling with anxiety, depression, ADD/ADHD, relationship struggles, parenting, child's behavior--we have clinical tools to help, BUT, we don’t stop there.
You deserve love, warmth and acceptance in your life. If you're feeling exhausted, anxious, discouraged or alone, we're here with open arms for you. You have found a safe place to rest, and regroup. You’re smart. You know life can be better than this. Whether you’re looking for yourself, or a family member–you are looking in the right spot. With a quick call or email, you can start living your best life! I founded Inspire Counseling Center to help you feel the freedom, joy and connection counseling can bring. We have nearly 20 incredible therapists I work closely with who are available evenings and weekends.
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The Juniper Center&Center for Relationship Health
Psychologist, PsyD, CSADC, BCETS Verified
Office is near:
Northfield, IL 60093
Offers online therapy
We have many years of experience in helping people heal from depression and anxiety, sexual dysfunction, affairs, and compulsive overeating as well.
Life gets complicated. You have been trying all that you know how to do to make things better for yourself or for someone you love but have run out of energy, ideas or both. You may have a relationship with someone you love but just can't seem to get along. You may be a parent trying to best figure out how to help a child or teen who is having problems. You may feel burdened by sadness, fear or stress.Or, perhaps you have old wounds that seem to keep interfering with you creating the life you want.
(847) 920-7884
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Office is near:
Northfield, IL 60093
Offers online therapy
We have many years of experience in helping people heal from depression and anxiety, sexual dysfunction, affairs, and compulsive overeating as well.
Life gets complicated. You have been trying all that you know how to do to make things better for yourself or for someone you love but have run out of energy, ideas or both. You may have a relationship with someone you love but just can't seem to get along. You may be a parent trying to best figure out how to help a child or teen who is having problems. You may feel burdened by sadness, fear or stress.Or, perhaps you have old wounds that seem to keep interfering with you creating the life you want.
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Joellen M Hosler
Counselor, PhD, MDiv, LCPC Verified
Office is near:
Northfield, IL 60093
Offers online therapy
My work with individuals offers help for feelings of stress, anxiety, depression, grief, low self-esteem, discernment during transitional times, trauma or abuse recovery, and relationship difficulties.
I'm glad you are taking steps to find a counselor who can be a good fit for you or for someone you care for. I believe that to choose to do some therapeutic work is to make a choice for wholeness, a commitment that can enhance your life and all your relationships. I work with individuals and couples. I offer both counseling and in-depth relational therapy. I listen carefully to each client and seek to address what they feel is most important for their future. I strive for results in our work together that are healing and will last.
(847) 607-6167
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Office is near:
Northfield, IL 60093
Offers online therapy
My work with individuals offers help for feelings of stress, anxiety, depression, grief, low self-esteem, discernment during transitional times, trauma or abuse recovery, and relationship difficulties.
I'm glad you are taking steps to find a counselor who can be a good fit for you or for someone you care for. I believe that to choose to do some therapeutic work is to make a choice for wholeness, a commitment that can enhance your life and all your relationships. I work with individuals and couples. I offer both counseling and in-depth relational therapy. I listen carefully to each client and seek to address what they feel is most important for their future. I strive for results in our work together that are healing and will last.
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Suzanne K Miller
Psychologist, MEd, PhD Verified
Office is near:
Northfield, IL 60093
Offers online therapy
I believe that progress in therapy should be a collaborative endeavor in a safe and non-judgmental atmosphere. Therapy with my clients is driven by their goals as we explore feelings, beliefs and relationships in a comfortable and confidential atmosphere. My practice specializes in anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma, grief, anger difficulties, and family relationships in children and adults. I utilize evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Behavioral Activation Therapy, Exposure and Response Prevention, Solution-Focused Therapy as well as mindfulness-based practices to meet the specific needs of each client.
(847) 242-2467
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Office is near:
Northfield, IL 60093
Offers online therapy
I believe that progress in therapy should be a collaborative endeavor in a safe and non-judgmental atmosphere. Therapy with my clients is driven by their goals as we explore feelings, beliefs and relationships in a comfortable and confidential atmosphere. My practice specializes in anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma, grief, anger difficulties, and family relationships in children and adults. I utilize evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Behavioral Activation Therapy, Exposure and Response Prevention, Solution-Focused Therapy as well as mindfulness-based practices to meet the specific needs of each client.
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Linda S. Stern
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Northfield, IL 60093
Offers online therapy
I specialize in the treatment of: phase of life transitions, anxiety, depression, parenting difficulties, couples issues, loss and trauma.
Are you struggling but don't know where to turn? When you talk to friends do you feel judged or worried about burdening them with your problems? Maybe you feel that low self-esteem is preventing you from having fulfilling relationships. These are common problems that many people face but you can learn to feel better about yourself, let go of old hurts and change how you react to challenging situations in the future. These changes are possible and you can get the support you need to develop effective coping strategies and get your life on track.
(847) 920-7446
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Northfield, IL 60093
Offers online therapy
I specialize in the treatment of: phase of life transitions, anxiety, depression, parenting difficulties, couples issues, loss and trauma.
Are you struggling but don't know where to turn? When you talk to friends do you feel judged or worried about burdening them with your problems? Maybe you feel that low self-esteem is preventing you from having fulfilling relationships. These are common problems that many people face but you can learn to feel better about yourself, let go of old hurts and change how you react to challenging situations in the future. These changes are possible and you can get the support you need to develop effective coping strategies and get your life on track.
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Karen Fretzin
Counselor, MA, LCPC, CADC Verified
Northfield, IL 60093
I have been working for 20+ years with adolescents, young adults, and adults. I am a certified alcohol and drug counselor. I also focus on depression, anxiety, ADHD, adolescent turmoil, adoption issues, healthy parenting, and family/relationship issues. My passion also includes working with young adults and adults on exploring personal growth and life management issues. I have created an alternative to suspension program in numerous local high schools.
(847) 807-1098
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Northfield, IL 60093
I have been working for 20+ years with adolescents, young adults, and adults. I am a certified alcohol and drug counselor. I also focus on depression, anxiety, ADHD, adolescent turmoil, adoption issues, healthy parenting, and family/relationship issues. My passion also includes working with young adults and adults on exploring personal growth and life management issues. I have created an alternative to suspension program in numerous local high schools.
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Alena Binder
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Northfield, IL 60093
I have interest and expertise in a variety of issues including: abuse or neglect; aggressive behavior; alcoholism; anger; anxiety; attention deficit; depressed mood; impulsivity; learning problems; life changes (divorce, illness, death); low self-esteem; new mother anxiety; pressure to be "perfect", relationship difficulties; separation; and sleep or toilet training.
I have worked with children, adults and families for more than 20 years. Using an integrative perspective, I apply a range of techniques, including those based in attachment, family systems, and cognitive behavioral theories. Prior to establishing my private practice, I worked in a variety of settings from inner-city neighborhoods of Washington DC, Baltimore and Chicago, to small towns in North Africa.Throughout my career, I have sought to demystify mental health and psychotherapy by actively involving my clients in the intake and therapy process.
(847) 973-7075
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Northfield, IL 60093
I have interest and expertise in a variety of issues including: abuse or neglect; aggressive behavior; alcoholism; anger; anxiety; attention deficit; depressed mood; impulsivity; learning problems; life changes (divorce, illness, death); low self-esteem; new mother anxiety; pressure to be "perfect", relationship difficulties; separation; and sleep or toilet training.
I have worked with children, adults and families for more than 20 years. Using an integrative perspective, I apply a range of techniques, including those based in attachment, family systems, and cognitive behavioral theories. Prior to establishing my private practice, I worked in a variety of settings from inner-city neighborhoods of Washington DC, Baltimore and Chicago, to small towns in North Africa.Throughout my career, I have sought to demystify mental health and psychotherapy by actively involving my clients in the intake and therapy process.
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Nehama Morton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Northfield, IL 60093
My mission, as a child and family therapist, is to support and partner with you and your child, if or when life presents you and him/her with difficulties and challenges. My mission is also to provide your child with effective tools in a safe, fun, and protective environment, so that together we can join in finding ways to handle some of those challenges. Some life events and challenges, whether they are physiological, biological, or environmental based, can produce emotional feelings, such as anxiety, sadness, depression, anger and confusion. Those feelings might impact the child's ability to manage or handle those events.
(847) 893-0972
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Northfield, IL 60093
My mission, as a child and family therapist, is to support and partner with you and your child, if or when life presents you and him/her with difficulties and challenges. My mission is also to provide your child with effective tools in a safe, fun, and protective environment, so that together we can join in finding ways to handle some of those challenges. Some life events and challenges, whether they are physiological, biological, or environmental based, can produce emotional feelings, such as anxiety, sadness, depression, anger and confusion. Those feelings might impact the child's ability to manage or handle those events.
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Molly Prout, LCPC, Ltd.
Counselor, MS, LCPC Verified
Northfield, IL 60093
Offers online therapy
I specialize in working with adults struggling with challenging life transitions, relationship difficulties, poor stress management, low self-esteem, work/life balance, parenting-related stress/issues, anxiety and depression.
Helping others through difficult times is my passion, and we all go through difficult times. As a therapist, I try to become part of the situation, feeling the tough times with my client and helping them see things from a different perspective. Together we find ways to solve problems, tackle situations and create beneficial solutions. My style is direct without being overwhelming. I believe therapy can often be positive and fun. Knowledge is power and often therapy turns out to be a great learning experience, allowing clients to realize their strengths and achieve their lifelong goals.
(224) 521-5404
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Northfield, IL 60093
Offers online therapy
I specialize in working with adults struggling with challenging life transitions, relationship difficulties, poor stress management, low self-esteem, work/life balance, parenting-related stress/issues, anxiety and depression.
Helping others through difficult times is my passion, and we all go through difficult times. As a therapist, I try to become part of the situation, feeling the tough times with my client and helping them see things from a different perspective. Together we find ways to solve problems, tackle situations and create beneficial solutions. My style is direct without being overwhelming. I believe therapy can often be positive and fun. Knowledge is power and often therapy turns out to be a great learning experience, allowing clients to realize their strengths and achieve their lifelong goals.
Michael W McCanna
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Northfield, IL 60093
In over 25 years of practice, I have worked with children, adolescents, young adults, and parents to develop coping strategies and skills to meet the challenges confronting them in their social, emotional and academic life. Approximately one-half of my practice involves Behavior Therapy, with particular specialization in the treatment of ADHD, anxiety, depression, oppositional behavior, social skill deficiencies, and learning disabilities. Intervention with clients can range from consultation with parents (behavioral parent therapy) or teachers to individual therapy/coaching sessions with the child/adolescent.
(847) 920-7371
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Northfield, IL 60093
In over 25 years of practice, I have worked with children, adolescents, young adults, and parents to develop coping strategies and skills to meet the challenges confronting them in their social, emotional and academic life. Approximately one-half of my practice involves Behavior Therapy, with particular specialization in the treatment of ADHD, anxiety, depression, oppositional behavior, social skill deficiencies, and learning disabilities. Intervention with clients can range from consultation with parents (behavioral parent therapy) or teachers to individual therapy/coaching sessions with the child/adolescent.
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Sasha Von Varga
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Northfield, IL 60093
Offers online therapy
Collaboration with parents and family members to address anxiety, depression, OCD, school and peer challenges, attention issues, stress, social isolation and other impacting forces helps my clients feel supported and understood rather than lost amidst the forces that have a grip on their sense of ability and accomplishment.
Children, teens, and adults each approach their problems from differing levels of life-experience and developmentally varied problem-solving skill sets. They also have differing neurological availability to the resources and strategies that their brains can employ. At Collaborators, Inc., we work with people where they are in time, place, development, neurology, and life space. Hearing people process their experiences in this way, and joining with them in making sense of challenges, relationship issues, conflicts, and family history issues makes for a context where people can find new ways to explore their world with confidence.
(847) 380-3214
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Northfield, IL 60093
Offers online therapy
Collaboration with parents and family members to address anxiety, depression, OCD, school and peer challenges, attention issues, stress, social isolation and other impacting forces helps my clients feel supported and understood rather than lost amidst the forces that have a grip on their sense of ability and accomplishment.
Children, teens, and adults each approach their problems from differing levels of life-experience and developmentally varied problem-solving skill sets. They also have differing neurological availability to the resources and strategies that their brains can employ. At Collaborators, Inc., we work with people where they are in time, place, development, neurology, and life space. Hearing people process their experiences in this way, and joining with them in making sense of challenges, relationship issues, conflicts, and family history issues makes for a context where people can find new ways to explore their world with confidence.
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First Responders Wellness Center
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Northfield, IL 60093
Offers online therapy
We solely see first responders, ER staff, and veterans at the FRWC. Being a former Chicago Police Officer for 13 years, I understand the unique needs of first responders and developed the center to help those who protect us. We see first responders due to trauma, crisis, PTSD, anxiety, depression, relationship problems, job-related stress, suicide, etc. We also understand how there are concerns about engaging in therapy services and protecting your job. We ensure that you will have privacy and confidentiality. We have a separate entrance and exit to maintain confidentiality.
(630) 883-0439
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Northfield, IL 60093
Offers online therapy
We solely see first responders, ER staff, and veterans at the FRWC. Being a former Chicago Police Officer for 13 years, I understand the unique needs of first responders and developed the center to help those who protect us. We see first responders due to trauma, crisis, PTSD, anxiety, depression, relationship problems, job-related stress, suicide, etc. We also understand how there are concerns about engaging in therapy services and protecting your job. We ensure that you will have privacy and confidentiality. We have a separate entrance and exit to maintain confidentiality.

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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 Northfield. 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.