Evanston Counseling Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
Offers online therapy
If you are a woman who is tired of the isolation, worry, and overwhelm, and is looking for a compassionate therapist who finally gets you, contact me for a free 15 minute consult to find out how counseling can help you find and pursue what truly makes you happy.
You’ve been carrying the anxiety and pain for far too long. No one really knows what it's like to be you. It feels utterly lonely. But you are at the point, where you want to find hope again and see if there is a chance that it doesn’t have to be this way. As a woman you are navigating relationships with your intimate partner and friends, and struggling with difficult and lonely feelings about your life, family, health, and career. Whether you have a relationship or are embarking on a new one, planning a family or maintaining one, battling chronic pain or IBS, or moving into the empty nest syndrome, there is so much to worry about.
(847) 440-1345
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Evanston, IL 60201
Offers online therapy
If you are a woman who is tired of the isolation, worry, and overwhelm, and is looking for a compassionate therapist who finally gets you, contact me for a free 15 minute consult to find out how counseling can help you find and pursue what truly makes you happy.
You’ve been carrying the anxiety and pain for far too long. No one really knows what it's like to be you. It feels utterly lonely. But you are at the point, where you want to find hope again and see if there is a chance that it doesn’t have to be this way. As a woman you are navigating relationships with your intimate partner and friends, and struggling with difficult and lonely feelings about your life, family, health, and career. Whether you have a relationship or are embarking on a new one, planning a family or maintaining one, battling chronic pain or IBS, or moving into the empty nest syndrome, there is so much to worry about.
M. Cecilia Bocanegra, LCPC, PMH-C
Counselor, MA, LCPC, PMH-C Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
I work with teen girls, women, & new moms experiencing anxiety, depression, isolation, anger, low confidence, or confusion about who they are/want to be.
You've been trying to find your way back to your old self again, but are struggling and stuck. Something has to change. For some reason, it seems impossible to do things well enough at work or at school or at home with your family, maybe even with a new baby. You're feeling disconnected and worried about letting people down. It's gotten really hard to keep up. Being stretched so thin and constantly fighting to tread water is taking its toll on your patience, too. Every little thing is irritating. It feels so hopeless to not be able to just pull it together and be more like everyone else around you, especially if you're a new mom.
(847) 383-0475
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Evanston, IL 60201
I work with teen girls, women, & new moms experiencing anxiety, depression, isolation, anger, low confidence, or confusion about who they are/want to be.
You've been trying to find your way back to your old self again, but are struggling and stuck. Something has to change. For some reason, it seems impossible to do things well enough at work or at school or at home with your family, maybe even with a new baby. You're feeling disconnected and worried about letting people down. It's gotten really hard to keep up. Being stretched so thin and constantly fighting to tread water is taking its toll on your patience, too. Every little thing is irritating. It feels so hopeless to not be able to just pull it together and be more like everyone else around you, especially if you're a new mom.
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Bonnie Fights
Counselor, MA, LCPC Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
Offers online therapy
I specialize in: women, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, relationship issues, parenting, grief and loss life transitions.
I offer compassionate support and the chance to be truly heard and accepted just as you are. I work within a holistic framework that encompasses many different approaches (Person Centered, Behavioral, IFS, EMDR, Mindfulness, Body/Mind). Depending on your needs and preferences, your therapy may include exploring your inner world, getting feedback and support, healing past emotional wounds, obtaining clarity and insight, finding new directions, or trying on new behaviors and skills. We will work together to find approaches that are most effective for you.
(224) 212-1130
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Evanston, IL 60201
Offers online therapy
I specialize in: women, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, relationship issues, parenting, grief and loss life transitions.
I offer compassionate support and the chance to be truly heard and accepted just as you are. I work within a holistic framework that encompasses many different approaches (Person Centered, Behavioral, IFS, EMDR, Mindfulness, Body/Mind). Depending on your needs and preferences, your therapy may include exploring your inner world, getting feedback and support, healing past emotional wounds, obtaining clarity and insight, finding new directions, or trying on new behaviors and skills. We will work together to find approaches that are most effective for you.
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Michelle Diane James
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
Offers online therapy
My practice is targeted to young adults and those who are older, with a special emphasis on gender and women of color concerns.
I work with individuals in a collaborative way. This approach allows for an authentic experience for those who are interested in understanding how lifestyle concerns impact one's relationships. I'm interested in helping clients understand how their distinctive experiences affect mood and emotion. I expecially focus on the ways individuals are impacted by their cultural experience and how that impacts life circumstances.
(773) 966-2383
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Evanston, IL 60201
Offers online therapy
My practice is targeted to young adults and those who are older, with a special emphasis on gender and women of color concerns.
I work with individuals in a collaborative way. This approach allows for an authentic experience for those who are interested in understanding how lifestyle concerns impact one's relationships. I'm interested in helping clients understand how their distinctive experiences affect mood and emotion. I expecially focus on the ways individuals are impacted by their cultural experience and how that impacts life circumstances.
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Caitlyn Dolins
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
Personal Experience: Caitlyn majored in psychology and minored in women and gender studies at the University of Missouri-Columbia, where she received a multicultural certificate. At Thomas Jefferson University, Caitlyn studied marriage and family therapy with a specialization in sex therapy. Using a tailored therapy approach for each client, Caitlyn integrates Narrative Therapy, Mindfulness, Emotion-Focused Therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy. As a marriage and family therapist, Caitlyn works with individuals, couples, adolescents, and families.
(779) 235-9060
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Evanston, IL 60201
Personal Experience: Caitlyn majored in psychology and minored in women and gender studies at the University of Missouri-Columbia, where she received a multicultural certificate. At Thomas Jefferson University, Caitlyn studied marriage and family therapy with a specialization in sex therapy. Using a tailored therapy approach for each client, Caitlyn integrates Narrative Therapy, Mindfulness, Emotion-Focused Therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy. As a marriage and family therapist, Caitlyn works with individuals, couples, adolescents, and families.
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Katelyn S Varhely
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Evanston, IL 60202
Offers online therapy
I am Licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in children, adolescent girls, families and woman. I have been working with families on Chicago's North Shore and surrounding areas, for almost two decades. Although my training emphasized an Adlerian approach to therapy, I have a broad range of experience with many therapeutic modalities and am able to tailor my practice to the needs of you or your family. I believe in treating the "whole-person," which means a one-size-fits-all approach will not work.
(847) 513-9091
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Evanston, IL 60202
Offers online therapy
I am Licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in children, adolescent girls, families and woman. I have been working with families on Chicago's North Shore and surrounding areas, for almost two decades. Although my training emphasized an Adlerian approach to therapy, I have a broad range of experience with many therapeutic modalities and am able to tailor my practice to the needs of you or your family. I believe in treating the "whole-person," which means a one-size-fits-all approach will not work.
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Rachel Goldsmith, Shoreline Psychotherapy, LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Evanston, IL 60202
*I am unable to accept new clients at this time* I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who works with adult individuals, couples, and families. My areas of expertise are with emerging adults dealing with the unique challenges of transitioning into adulthood, couples in conflict or for whom trauma histories exist for one or both partners, and women coping with balancing the many roles they occupy. If you feel disconnected, either from yourself or others, I will join you in a process of being present and experiencing the transformative power of being seen and heard so that you can begin to see and hear your true self.
(847) 260-9950
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Evanston, IL 60202
*I am unable to accept new clients at this time* I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who works with adult individuals, couples, and families. My areas of expertise are with emerging adults dealing with the unique challenges of transitioning into adulthood, couples in conflict or for whom trauma histories exist for one or both partners, and women coping with balancing the many roles they occupy. If you feel disconnected, either from yourself or others, I will join you in a process of being present and experiencing the transformative power of being seen and heard so that you can begin to see and hear your true self.
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Brenda Reavis LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
Offers online therapy
I welcome individuals from all walks of life to engage in therapy with me, and I have a specialized focus on the unique issues of college students, Black women and individuals of color.
One of the pillars of a fulfilling life is the ability to be our authentic selves. Sometimes obstacles, hardships, and missteps cause us to forgo authenticity to survive. As a result, we may feel stuck, lost, or alone in our struggles. As a therapist, I see myself as a partner to my clients in their journey toward healing and growth. My approach is holistic - I consider the whole person and their context in everything I do, and I work collaboratively to ensure that each session feels personalized and effective. I provide a safe space to process where you are and begin to make progress toward where you'd like to be.
(224) 204-0435
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Evanston, IL 60201
Offers online therapy
I welcome individuals from all walks of life to engage in therapy with me, and I have a specialized focus on the unique issues of college students, Black women and individuals of color.
One of the pillars of a fulfilling life is the ability to be our authentic selves. Sometimes obstacles, hardships, and missteps cause us to forgo authenticity to survive. As a result, we may feel stuck, lost, or alone in our struggles. As a therapist, I see myself as a partner to my clients in their journey toward healing and growth. My approach is holistic - I consider the whole person and their context in everything I do, and I work collaboratively to ensure that each session feels personalized and effective. I provide a safe space to process where you are and begin to make progress toward where you'd like to be.
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Jodi Novick Okner LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
Offers online therapy
Teens, young adults, new moms, men and woman Families in crisis and our LGBTQ community - all are welcome.
Hi! Thanks for taking the time to read my profile. It would be an honor to support you as you share your story. Our work together will help you gain insight and learn new ways of coping with your life’s unique challenges. My experience is extensive and broad. I have worked with kids and teens as a school social worker. Later with families, couples and older adults. As a hospice social worker I gained experience in the field of grief and loss .Two years ago I took the plunge and opened my own clinical practice. I am passionate and committed to my clients as they share, in confidence , whatever is on their mind.
(224) 279-6518
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Evanston, IL 60201
Offers online therapy
Teens, young adults, new moms, men and woman Families in crisis and our LGBTQ community - all are welcome.
Hi! Thanks for taking the time to read my profile. It would be an honor to support you as you share your story. Our work together will help you gain insight and learn new ways of coping with your life’s unique challenges. My experience is extensive and broad. I have worked with kids and teens as a school social worker. Later with families, couples and older adults. As a hospice social worker I gained experience in the field of grief and loss .Two years ago I took the plunge and opened my own clinical practice. I am passionate and committed to my clients as they share, in confidence , whatever is on their mind.
Paula Cormalleth
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Evanston, IL 60202
In my practice, I work with men and women, individuals and couples. I focus largely on the dynamics and the contexts in which people live, both in their current relationships and in the ones that helped to shape them. I help people through the transitions of their lives, through loss and "stuck" places, past the obstacles to achieving meaning in life and intimacy in relationships. I work in a cognitive/directive and very open personal style.
(312) 725-4666
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Evanston, IL 60202
In my practice, I work with men and women, individuals and couples. I focus largely on the dynamics and the contexts in which people live, both in their current relationships and in the ones that helped to shape them. I help people through the transitions of their lives, through loss and "stuck" places, past the obstacles to achieving meaning in life and intimacy in relationships. I work in a cognitive/directive and very open personal style.
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SFC Searching For Change
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CSAT-S, SE-C Verified
Evanston, IL 60202
Offers online therapy
My practice works with a diverse population. I specialize in addiction, both Sex Addiction and a range of other addictions. I run groups for sex addicts and for the partners of sex addicts. I also specialize in trauma and work with adolescent and adult trauma survivors, both male and female. The practice also works with the LGBTQ community.
(917) 746-5114
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Evanston, IL 60202
Offers online therapy
My practice works with a diverse population. I specialize in addiction, both Sex Addiction and a range of other addictions. I run groups for sex addicts and for the partners of sex addicts. I also specialize in trauma and work with adolescent and adult trauma survivors, both male and female. The practice also works with the LGBTQ community.
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Michele Dubuisson LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW Verified
Office is near:
Evanston, IL 60201
Not accepting new clients
Though I enjoy treating a diverse group of clients coping with a broad spectrum of issues, I specialize in working with women, and adolescents: this includes parenting support and couples therapy.
My areas of expertise include depression, anxiety, family and relationship issues, grief, stress, and trauma. My approach to therapy is grounded in the belief that we are all resilient, each of us has unique strengths. I work with my clients to build on these strengths, increase their insight, and develop the trust needed to achieve their goals. I do this by providing a safe space in which you may process your experiences, express your feelings, challenge unhealthy relationship patterns, and develop self-awareness. We will work together to understand triggers to stress and to develop healthier coping skills.
(630) 233-9533
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Office is near:
Evanston, IL 60201
Not accepting new clients
Though I enjoy treating a diverse group of clients coping with a broad spectrum of issues, I specialize in working with women, and adolescents: this includes parenting support and couples therapy.
My areas of expertise include depression, anxiety, family and relationship issues, grief, stress, and trauma. My approach to therapy is grounded in the belief that we are all resilient, each of us has unique strengths. I work with my clients to build on these strengths, increase their insight, and develop the trust needed to achieve their goals. I do this by providing a safe space in which you may process your experiences, express your feelings, challenge unhealthy relationship patterns, and develop self-awareness. We will work together to understand triggers to stress and to develop healthier coping skills.
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Britt Raphling
Counselor, LCPC, CGP Verified
Office is near:
Evanston, IL 60201
Offers online therapy
I teach Interpersonal Dynamics at the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business and have published a chapter in the new book, "Women, Intersectionality and Power in Group Psychotherapy Leadership.
My goal is to help clients feel less alone in their struggles and more understood, as they work on what they wish to change in their lives and relationships. I believe that what has happened in our past shapes who we are today, and I help the people I work with explore the influence of the past in order to create a more fulfilling present. Within the therapeutic relationship, clients can practice and integrate more balanced ways to express themselves and connect with others. I integrate ideas and practices from relational psychodynamic, interpersonal, and modern psychoanalytic orientations.
(773) 599-1908
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Office is near:
Evanston, IL 60201
Offers online therapy
I teach Interpersonal Dynamics at the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business and have published a chapter in the new book, "Women, Intersectionality and Power in Group Psychotherapy Leadership.
My goal is to help clients feel less alone in their struggles and more understood, as they work on what they wish to change in their lives and relationships. I believe that what has happened in our past shapes who we are today, and I help the people I work with explore the influence of the past in order to create a more fulfilling present. Within the therapeutic relationship, clients can practice and integrate more balanced ways to express themselves and connect with others. I integrate ideas and practices from relational psychodynamic, interpersonal, and modern psychoanalytic orientations.
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EmboldenYOU, LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
Evanston, IL 60201
Offers online therapy
I specialize in working with children (11 and up), adolescents and women across the age spectrum, families, and couples.
You're ready to heal whatever part of your life is ailing right now. The process of therapy allows you to not have to do it alone. To have guidance, validation, and accountability in your journey. Don't turn back now and return to the ailing, let today be the day that your life changes. We can't change our pasts, but we can change our paths and live happier and healthier lives. I strive to create a comfortable and safe environment for my clients so that they can access the vulnerable parts of themselves and grow into the versions of themselves they strive to be.
(312) 471-0638
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Office is near:
Evanston, IL 60201
Offers online therapy
I specialize in working with children (11 and up), adolescents and women across the age spectrum, families, and couples.
You're ready to heal whatever part of your life is ailing right now. The process of therapy allows you to not have to do it alone. To have guidance, validation, and accountability in your journey. Don't turn back now and return to the ailing, let today be the day that your life changes. We can't change our pasts, but we can change our paths and live happier and healthier lives. I strive to create a comfortable and safe environment for my clients so that they can access the vulnerable parts of themselves and grow into the versions of themselves they strive to be.
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Mary Carlton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Office is near:
Evanston, IL 60201
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients only
As a female identifying individual from a bi-cultural family, I place an emphasis on taking the time to make sense of your identity in ways that are helpful and healthy.
I currently have a limited amount of day time or weekend openings for new clients! I strive to provide an environment that feels safe, secure, respectful and validating throughout the therapeutic process. The majority of my training has focused on trauma and I am trained in EMDR; however, I work with a variety of individuals who are seeking support for anxiety, depression, mood instability, attachment wounds and challenging familial or relational dynamics. If you think we might work well together reach out and let's set up a time to talk by phone.
(312) 262-5206
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Office is near:
Evanston, IL 60201
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients only
As a female identifying individual from a bi-cultural family, I place an emphasis on taking the time to make sense of your identity in ways that are helpful and healthy.
I currently have a limited amount of day time or weekend openings for new clients! I strive to provide an environment that feels safe, secure, respectful and validating throughout the therapeutic process. The majority of my training has focused on trauma and I am trained in EMDR; however, I work with a variety of individuals who are seeking support for anxiety, depression, mood instability, attachment wounds and challenging familial or relational dynamics. If you think we might work well together reach out and let's set up a time to talk by phone.
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Cheryl O'Toole
Psychologist, MSW, PsyD Verified
Office is near:
Evanston, IL 60201
Offers online therapy
I maintain a general practice where I see a wide diversity of men and women for issues including anxiety, depression, relationship problems, and identity.
UNFORTUNATELY, I HAVE NO CURRENT OPENINGS. Life can be challenging. I believe psychotherapy with a therapist who is a good match can help one more successfully navigate those challenges. I work collaboratively with my clients. I aim to create a nonjudgmental and supportive environment to explore difficult issues together -- to better understand what one is currently facing, to help manage those difficulties, and to ultimately make life more rewarding and meaningful.
(312) 970-0923
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Office is near:
Evanston, IL 60201
Offers online therapy
I maintain a general practice where I see a wide diversity of men and women for issues including anxiety, depression, relationship problems, and identity.
UNFORTUNATELY, I HAVE NO CURRENT OPENINGS. Life can be challenging. I believe psychotherapy with a therapist who is a good match can help one more successfully navigate those challenges. I work collaboratively with my clients. I aim to create a nonjudgmental and supportive environment to explore difficult issues together -- to better understand what one is currently facing, to help manage those difficulties, and to ultimately make life more rewarding and meaningful.
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Carrie Carren
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC Verified
Office is near:
Evanston, IL 60201
Offers online therapy
I specialize in working with divorced or divorcing women, codependency, addiction, and empowering women to build confidence.
Finding the right therapist is essential in one's journey toward overcoming obstacles. I believe counseling is a collaborative and creative process where we join together to establish the change you desire. I utilize a direct, honest, and genuine communication style in our relationship. My approach combines psychotherapy and the use of experiential therapy as a means of building communication, trust, and decision-making through individual and family treatment. My treatment also involves the partnership of animal assisted therapy with my Labrador Retriever.
(847) 786-2659
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Office is near:
Evanston, IL 60201
Offers online therapy
I specialize in working with divorced or divorcing women, codependency, addiction, and empowering women to build confidence.
Finding the right therapist is essential in one's journey toward overcoming obstacles. I believe counseling is a collaborative and creative process where we join together to establish the change you desire. I utilize a direct, honest, and genuine communication style in our relationship. My approach combines psychotherapy and the use of experiential therapy as a means of building communication, trust, and decision-making through individual and family treatment. My treatment also involves the partnership of animal assisted therapy with my Labrador Retriever.
Judith Bank
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PhD Verified
Office is near:
Evanston, IL 60201
Offers online therapy
I am honored to be in Who's Who and am a member of The Nat'l Association of Professional Women------ VIP and "Woman of the Year".
My ideal client is one who comes to therapy with a desire to change the feelings and behaviors that are causing difficulty in his or her life. Over the years, I have dealt with hundreds of clients having a variety of problems and I believe I have a strong capacity to connect, build an alliance and help people live a more satisfying and productive life.
(773) 669-7948
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Office is near:
Evanston, IL 60201
Offers online therapy
I am honored to be in Who's Who and am a member of The Nat'l Association of Professional Women------ VIP and "Woman of the Year".
My ideal client is one who comes to therapy with a desire to change the feelings and behaviors that are causing difficulty in his or her life. Over the years, I have dealt with hundreds of clients having a variety of problems and I believe I have a strong capacity to connect, build an alliance and help people live a more satisfying and productive life.
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Shoshana Rifkind
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Office is near:
Evanston, IL 60201
Offers online therapy
I specialize in the treatment of children, adolescents and women dealing with depression, anxiety, social skills deficits, stress management, infertility and pregnancy loss.
Each and every person is born with unique strengths and vast potential to achieve. Oftentimes, though, life's challenges get in the way. It may be external stressors, traumatic experiences or our own dysfunctional thoughts and patterns of behavior that make it difficult to live a satisfying and fulfilling life. Entering into a therapeutic relationship of acceptance and trust can serve as a turning point for achieving growth and change.
(773) 366-4439
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Office is near:
Evanston, IL 60201
Offers online therapy
I specialize in the treatment of children, adolescents and women dealing with depression, anxiety, social skills deficits, stress management, infertility and pregnancy loss.
Each and every person is born with unique strengths and vast potential to achieve. Oftentimes, though, life's challenges get in the way. It may be external stressors, traumatic experiences or our own dysfunctional thoughts and patterns of behavior that make it difficult to live a satisfying and fulfilling life. Entering into a therapeutic relationship of acceptance and trust can serve as a turning point for achieving growth and change.
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Jen Schroeder
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Office is near:
Evanston, IL 60201
Offers online therapy
I work with individuals across the lifespan however my specialties are working with women and health care/mental health professionals. My Ideal clients are interested in deeper, longer-term work, and are open to emotional exploration and mind-body approaches. My areas of specialization include complex issues related to trauma, abuse or neglect, grief, loss, separation, life transition, relationship difficulties, dissociation, emotional regulation, sexuality, body image concerns, and fertility issues. I also have significant experience working with cancer survivors and their families as well as in the area of relational violence.
(847) 868-3322
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Office is near:
Evanston, IL 60201
Offers online therapy
I work with individuals across the lifespan however my specialties are working with women and health care/mental health professionals. My Ideal clients are interested in deeper, longer-term work, and are open to emotional exploration and mind-body approaches. My areas of specialization include complex issues related to trauma, abuse or neglect, grief, loss, separation, life transition, relationship difficulties, dissociation, emotional regulation, sexuality, body image concerns, and fertility issues. I also have significant experience working with cancer survivors and their families as well as in the area of relational violence.

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