Sophia L. Biesanz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PMH-C Verified
Office is near:
Evanston, IL 60203
Not accepting new clients
Many of us often struggle to overcome difficult experiences and the challenges of life, but it is important to know that you are not alone. I am dedicated to creating a safe, nurturing space where we can work together to explore issues and move forward with new, more adaptive coping skills. My goal as a therapist is to provide each client with compassionate psychotherapy that leads to satisfying changes, restoring balance, and living a more meaningful life.
(630) 590-0596
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Office is near:
Evanston, IL 60203
Not accepting new clients
Many of us often struggle to overcome difficult experiences and the challenges of life, but it is important to know that you are not alone. I am dedicated to creating a safe, nurturing space where we can work together to explore issues and move forward with new, more adaptive coping skills. My goal as a therapist is to provide each client with compassionate psychotherapy that leads to satisfying changes, restoring balance, and living a more meaningful life.
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Ben Fogel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
Not accepting new clients
I specialize in helping people achieve lasting and meaningful change in their lives. My goal is to help you increase your understanding of yourself and your struggles, alleviate emotional pain, and help you lead a fulfilling and meaningful life. I frequently work with people who experience anxiety or depression, or feelings related to a life change or transition. I also work extensively with couples to re-establish intimacy and connection, and to communicate effectively.
(855) 547-0329
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Evanston, IL 60201
Not accepting new clients
I specialize in helping people achieve lasting and meaningful change in their lives. My goal is to help you increase your understanding of yourself and your struggles, alleviate emotional pain, and help you lead a fulfilling and meaningful life. I frequently work with people who experience anxiety or depression, or feelings related to a life change or transition. I also work extensively with couples to re-establish intimacy and connection, and to communicate effectively.
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Alissa A Catiis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW, RYT Verified
Evanston, IL 60202
Not accepting new clients
Daily life for some can be isolating and debilitating; taking the first step to ask for help requires courage. I deeply understand that coming to an office in Evanston to talk about life’s struggles can feel intimidating and even unwelcoming for some. As a strengths-based therapist and yoga teacher, I am interested in hearing stories from people who do not feel like they fit in, whether it is because they are trauma survivors, people with mental illness, people of color, queer folks, or people who have been historically marginalized. I understand that identifying as a trauma survivor can lead to additional marginalization.
(847) 693-4495 x37
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Evanston, IL 60202
Not accepting new clients
Daily life for some can be isolating and debilitating; taking the first step to ask for help requires courage. I deeply understand that coming to an office in Evanston to talk about life’s struggles can feel intimidating and even unwelcoming for some. As a strengths-based therapist and yoga teacher, I am interested in hearing stories from people who do not feel like they fit in, whether it is because they are trauma survivors, people with mental illness, people of color, queer folks, or people who have been historically marginalized. I understand that identifying as a trauma survivor can lead to additional marginalization.
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Nicole J. Howell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
Offers online therapy
For over 15 years I have worked with children, teens and adults managing difficulties with social, emotional and behavioral difficulties. The diverse experience with each age has given me insight to share in the therapy room with you. I address each challenge with great care and energy to help move toward growth with you or your child to find understanding and greater ways of coping, being in relationships and thriving.
(312) 548-7742
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Evanston, IL 60201
Offers online therapy
For over 15 years I have worked with children, teens and adults managing difficulties with social, emotional and behavioral difficulties. The diverse experience with each age has given me insight to share in the therapy room with you. I address each challenge with great care and energy to help move toward growth with you or your child to find understanding and greater ways of coping, being in relationships and thriving.
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Justine O'Donnell
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Evanston, IL 60202
Learning to listen to, understand, and respond in healthy, adaptive ways to emotions are often central themes at the core of therapy for many individuals, as well as the path to a happier self. I am particularly experienced in working with mood disorders, anxiety disorders, personality disorders, and issues related to emotional regulation. I have nearly 20 years of experience in working with adolescents. I have additionally spent many years working with young adults and adults in universities, outpatient, and wilderness therapy settings. I have a specialty in adoption and attachment issues, helping people understand various challenges unique to adoption.
(312) 646-4005
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Evanston, IL 60202
Learning to listen to, understand, and respond in healthy, adaptive ways to emotions are often central themes at the core of therapy for many individuals, as well as the path to a happier self. I am particularly experienced in working with mood disorders, anxiety disorders, personality disorders, and issues related to emotional regulation. I have nearly 20 years of experience in working with adolescents. I have additionally spent many years working with young adults and adults in universities, outpatient, and wilderness therapy settings. I have a specialty in adoption and attachment issues, helping people understand various challenges unique to adoption.
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Carrie Jean Stelnicki
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
I am a licensed clinical social worker who has provided counseling and therapy to children, adults, couples, and families for over 20 years. My approach is psychodynamic, meaning I utilize different treatment modalities that best fit the individual client and situation. My style is interactive, solution focused, and non-judgemental. This encourages a trusting relationship to develop which helps to empower clients to make positive changes in their lives.
(773) 570-2231
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Evanston, IL 60201
I am a licensed clinical social worker who has provided counseling and therapy to children, adults, couples, and families for over 20 years. My approach is psychodynamic, meaning I utilize different treatment modalities that best fit the individual client and situation. My style is interactive, solution focused, and non-judgemental. This encourages a trusting relationship to develop which helps to empower clients to make positive changes in their lives.
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Isabelle Reiniger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
Offers online therapy
I help my clients lead less burdensome, more joyful, and more emotionally connected lives. Together we can: find new tools to deal with challenging situations; uncover the reasons you are feeling down and rekindle excitement in your life; break patterns of fear and develop coping mechanisms to make success possible; work through feelings of low self-esteem and build confidence; move past the obstacles that prevent you from fostering deeper connections with others; identify the causes of obsessive thinking and help transcend the problem; and break free of destructive patterns and develop new skills to improve your life.
(773) 295-6803
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Evanston, IL 60201
Offers online therapy
I help my clients lead less burdensome, more joyful, and more emotionally connected lives. Together we can: find new tools to deal with challenging situations; uncover the reasons you are feeling down and rekindle excitement in your life; break patterns of fear and develop coping mechanisms to make success possible; work through feelings of low self-esteem and build confidence; move past the obstacles that prevent you from fostering deeper connections with others; identify the causes of obsessive thinking and help transcend the problem; and break free of destructive patterns and develop new skills to improve your life.
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Anthony Ward Jr.
Counselor, MSCP, LCPC Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
I view counseling and therapy as a conversation. It is my goal to help my clients identify and define what they value in life. Most negative emotions that we experience in life are due to frustrated efforts at achieving the things we value. Often we stand in the way of our own happiness due to unexamined expectations. I believe progress comes through increased awareness and understanding of one's core beliefs about self, others, and the world. I purpose to serve as a sounding board to this growth in awareness and understanding.
(708) 377-4876
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Evanston, IL 60201
I view counseling and therapy as a conversation. It is my goal to help my clients identify and define what they value in life. Most negative emotions that we experience in life are due to frustrated efforts at achieving the things we value. Often we stand in the way of our own happiness due to unexamined expectations. I believe progress comes through increased awareness and understanding of one's core beliefs about self, others, and the world. I purpose to serve as a sounding board to this growth in awareness and understanding.
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Thomas Hammerman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MLIS, LMFT Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
Offers online therapy
My mission is helping people with their problems. I customize my therapy to my clients' needs and goals. I will work with you to find out what is the best way for you to achieve your goals and accomplish your dreams. I take a practical approach to therapy because I understand that you want results. Whether you are unsatisfied in your relationships or struggle in your everyday life, you don't need to suffer alone. I am here to help.
(847) 607-1070
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Evanston, IL 60201
Offers online therapy
My mission is helping people with their problems. I customize my therapy to my clients' needs and goals. I will work with you to find out what is the best way for you to achieve your goals and accomplish your dreams. I take a practical approach to therapy because I understand that you want results. Whether you are unsatisfied in your relationships or struggle in your everyday life, you don't need to suffer alone. I am here to help.
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Jean Rounds
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
Offers online therapy
I work with individuals, couples and families seeking to create safe, compassionate and non-judgmental relationships, helping them to increase emotional well-being and fulfillment. Clients discover how to address difficulties in a reflective and intentional way, to identify relationship patterns that cause a disconnection from self and others, and to understand the underlying causes of distress or tension. In this way, enduring change is possible and healthier relationships with self and others can be created. Many of my clients are seeking help with relationship, parenting, career, and stage of life concerns.
(224) 714-0301
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Evanston, IL 60201
Offers online therapy
I work with individuals, couples and families seeking to create safe, compassionate and non-judgmental relationships, helping them to increase emotional well-being and fulfillment. Clients discover how to address difficulties in a reflective and intentional way, to identify relationship patterns that cause a disconnection from self and others, and to understand the underlying causes of distress or tension. In this way, enduring change is possible and healthier relationships with self and others can be created. Many of my clients are seeking help with relationship, parenting, career, and stage of life concerns.
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J.Wall Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
Offers online therapy
Not accepting new clients
Where is my life going? How do I get back to being me after having a baby? How do I support my teenager or young adult child? Now that I am finished with college, what's next? These are questions that my clients often ask. In our work together we will make a plan towards finding your authentic self, achieve personal goals and build healthier boundaries and relationships. I am a social worker with 13 years of experience working with clients of all ages.
(847) 440-1560
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Evanston, IL 60201
Offers online therapy
Not accepting new clients
Where is my life going? How do I get back to being me after having a baby? How do I support my teenager or young adult child? Now that I am finished with college, what's next? These are questions that my clients often ask. In our work together we will make a plan towards finding your authentic self, achieve personal goals and build healthier boundaries and relationships. I am a social worker with 13 years of experience working with clients of all ages.
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Leah Brennan
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CADC Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
Offers online therapy
I am an experienced clinician who works with couples, families and individuals to address a range of issues that impede their ability to have the relationships they want or experience a sense of satisfaction. My training as a substance abuse counselor gives me the skills to help couples, families and individuals examine the impact of substance use on their behavior, their relationships and their families. I will help you feel welcome and secure in our work together. You will identify your goals, explore your strengths and make decisions about how to move forward during and after our work together.
(312) 448-9411
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Evanston, IL 60201
Offers online therapy
I am an experienced clinician who works with couples, families and individuals to address a range of issues that impede their ability to have the relationships they want or experience a sense of satisfaction. My training as a substance abuse counselor gives me the skills to help couples, families and individuals examine the impact of substance use on their behavior, their relationships and their families. I will help you feel welcome and secure in our work together. You will identify your goals, explore your strengths and make decisions about how to move forward during and after our work together.
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Susan Lieber
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
Life is never static and coping can become difficult when changes occur. These challenges can cause one to feel stuck. I believe that help in sorting things out can be beneficial, allowing one to gain understanding, self awareness,and the ability to feel better. Working with a non-critical therapist can help you grow and deal with life's challenges. I offer a safe and trusting environment where we can work to reduce negative feelings, fears,anxieties, doubts and frustrations. Together our focus is to help you move toward finding more satisfaction and contentment in your life.
(847) 920-7215
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Evanston, IL 60201
Life is never static and coping can become difficult when changes occur. These challenges can cause one to feel stuck. I believe that help in sorting things out can be beneficial, allowing one to gain understanding, self awareness,and the ability to feel better. Working with a non-critical therapist can help you grow and deal with life's challenges. I offer a safe and trusting environment where we can work to reduce negative feelings, fears,anxieties, doubts and frustrations. Together our focus is to help you move toward finding more satisfaction and contentment in your life.
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Chava Alpert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
With over 15 years of experience working with children and their families I bring a wealth of knowledge and resources to my work. My experience includes helping children improve communication and problem solving skills, cope with anxiety, and building confidence in relationships. The family work focus's on parenting and communication skills and strengthening relationships. In addition to individual and family therapy I have expertise in social skills groups for children 3-11 years old. I help children with no formal diagnosis who experience social and behavioral challenges as well as children with Asperger's, learning disabilities, ADHD, and Anxiety.
(773) 340-4234
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Evanston, IL 60201
With over 15 years of experience working with children and their families I bring a wealth of knowledge and resources to my work. My experience includes helping children improve communication and problem solving skills, cope with anxiety, and building confidence in relationships. The family work focus's on parenting and communication skills and strengthening relationships. In addition to individual and family therapy I have expertise in social skills groups for children 3-11 years old. I help children with no formal diagnosis who experience social and behavioral challenges as well as children with Asperger's, learning disabilities, ADHD, and Anxiety.
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Judith Iglarsh
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
I have been in private practice for almost 30 years. I offer a safe environment for someone to explore, learn, change and grow. I try to tailor the therapy to the needs of the client and foster open communication about goals and obstacles that tend to get in the way of achieving those goals.
(224) 204-0683 x215
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Evanston, IL 60201
I have been in private practice for almost 30 years. I offer a safe environment for someone to explore, learn, change and grow. I try to tailor the therapy to the needs of the client and foster open communication about goals and obstacles that tend to get in the way of achieving those goals.
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P. Matthew Lozano
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Evanston, IL 60202
Offers online therapy
Are you struggling to stay motivated and optimistic during the pandemic? Are you grieving the loss of a loved one, the end of a relationship, a medical diagnosis, entering retirement, growing older, your children leaving home, or another major life change? Do you live with anxiety and have difficulty trusting yourself? I work with grief and loss, terminal and chronic illness, anxiety, depression, trauma, addictions, relationship issues, and co-dependency. My goal is to foster an environment where my clients feel supported, validated, and empowered.
(847) 440-4567
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Evanston, IL 60202
Offers online therapy
Are you struggling to stay motivated and optimistic during the pandemic? Are you grieving the loss of a loved one, the end of a relationship, a medical diagnosis, entering retirement, growing older, your children leaving home, or another major life change? Do you live with anxiety and have difficulty trusting yourself? I work with grief and loss, terminal and chronic illness, anxiety, depression, trauma, addictions, relationship issues, and co-dependency. My goal is to foster an environment where my clients feel supported, validated, and empowered.
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Robert A Mark
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Evanston, IL 60202
I see individuals,couples and family businesses. I work with folks in my office,and, if needed, later by phone or via video/ichat conferencing. I have 39 years of experience as a licensed PhD Psychologist. During that same 39 years I have also consulted with executive officers of Fortune 500 companies and family businesses. I conduct 3 to 4 day intensive sessions with family businesses. I believe in the importance of a healthy relationship between therapist or coach and client as a critical component of the healing process. Please call: 847.903.5939
(847) 752-9383
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Evanston, IL 60202
I see individuals,couples and family businesses. I work with folks in my office,and, if needed, later by phone or via video/ichat conferencing. I have 39 years of experience as a licensed PhD Psychologist. During that same 39 years I have also consulted with executive officers of Fortune 500 companies and family businesses. I conduct 3 to 4 day intensive sessions with family businesses. I believe in the importance of a healthy relationship between therapist or coach and client as a critical component of the healing process. Please call: 847.903.5939
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Nancy Simon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AM, LCSW Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
Offers online therapy
Many clients tell me that they feel safe with me and that I "get them." I love helping individuals and couples clarify issues, understand their relationships triggers and move into gratifying connection with others and themselves. I work particularly well with Highly Sensitive and Creative people. I graduated with a Masters from the University of Chicago specializing in individual, couples and family therapy. I offer both long and short-term counseling. I also provide consultation to other therapists both individually and in a group.
(224) 588-8552
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Evanston, IL 60201
Offers online therapy
Many clients tell me that they feel safe with me and that I "get them." I love helping individuals and couples clarify issues, understand their relationships triggers and move into gratifying connection with others and themselves. I work particularly well with Highly Sensitive and Creative people. I graduated with a Masters from the University of Chicago specializing in individual, couples and family therapy. I offer both long and short-term counseling. I also provide consultation to other therapists both individually and in a group.
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Mary Beth Ryan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
Offers online therapy
Welcome. You may ask, “What does the path to healing look like and how do I get there?” The answer is that the path looks different for everyone; just get on your path! I believe that the first step is to build a trust through a therapeutic relationship. This happens in a safe, open and non-judgmental space for individuals, adolescents and families.
(847) 383-9049
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Evanston, IL 60201
Offers online therapy
Welcome. You may ask, “What does the path to healing look like and how do I get there?” The answer is that the path looks different for everyone; just get on your path! I believe that the first step is to build a trust through a therapeutic relationship. This happens in a safe, open and non-judgmental space for individuals, adolescents and families.
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Julie Oscherwitz Grant
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
We all work hard to take care of ourselves and build positive relationships, but sometimes obstacles get in our way. For more than 20 years, I have worked with people to identify and remove those obstacles, so that they can lead fuller and more joyful lives. You may be derailed by the loss of a job or relationship; feel depressed and not know why, or struggle as a parent. I work with individuals, couples and families to pinpoint your concerns and work toward change. My emphasis is on building honest, open relationships and on using insight to fuel change.
(847) 416-0986
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Evanston, IL 60201
We all work hard to take care of ourselves and build positive relationships, but sometimes obstacles get in our way. For more than 20 years, I have worked with people to identify and remove those obstacles, so that they can lead fuller and more joyful lives. You may be derailed by the loss of a job or relationship; feel depressed and not know why, or struggle as a parent. I work with individuals, couples and families to pinpoint your concerns and work toward change. My emphasis is on building honest, open relationships and on using insight to fuel change.

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Family / Marital Therapists
Therapists in Evanston using the techniques of 'family therapy' work with families or couples both together and individually to help them improve their communication skills, build on the positive aspects of their relationships, and repair harmful or negative dynamics.

As an approach to therapy, 'family therapy' (also referred to as family systems therapy, marital therapy, marriage therapy, marriage and family therapy, marital therapy and family counseling) views change in terms of the systems of interaction between family members or couples.

Family relationships often affect psychological well-being and, regardless of the origin of an issue, or whether it may be the "individual" or "family" who is presenting it, involving the family in the solution can be of great benefit. Families participate directly in sessions during which the family therapist helps conversations in a way that draws upon and builds the strengths, wisdom and support of the wider family unit.