Ellen O'Donovan
Counselor, LCPC Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
Offers online therapy
I work with clients with a range of presenting concerns: mood, relationship, and self-concept difficulties; life transitions; loss and grief.
Well, folks, we made it: we turned the page on 2020. (Deep exhale.) I wish it was that easy with the emotional, social and political fallout. The wake of challenges will be with us for a while. If you are struggling with personal or family issues, I’m sure the larger context has made them even more complicated. A silver lining of the 2020 storm cloud is that the importance of mental health has been more broadly recognized. I hope you find the help you are seeking. I am inspired by the effort and trust people bring to therapy. I try to match that effort and trust with positive energy and clinical expertise.
(872) 395-1239
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Evanston, IL 60201
Offers online therapy
I work with clients with a range of presenting concerns: mood, relationship, and self-concept difficulties; life transitions; loss and grief.
Well, folks, we made it: we turned the page on 2020. (Deep exhale.) I wish it was that easy with the emotional, social and political fallout. The wake of challenges will be with us for a while. If you are struggling with personal or family issues, I’m sure the larger context has made them even more complicated. A silver lining of the 2020 storm cloud is that the importance of mental health has been more broadly recognized. I hope you find the help you are seeking. I am inspired by the effort and trust people bring to therapy. I try to match that effort and trust with positive energy and clinical expertise.
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Talk Dementia Care
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC Verified
Evanston, IL 60202
Offers online therapy
Practice devoted to concerns related to MCI, Alzheimer's disease and other dementias exclusively. I help care partners and significant others cope with the uncertainty a dementia diagnosis brings. My approach is empathetic and practical. Discussing feelings such as grief, anger, sadness and frustration can be very helpful in coping with the unwanted changes. I provide disease education about what to expect throughout the course of the disease. I also have expertise in care planning and can work with you to plan for the future and ensure that you are doing all you can for your loved one. Telehealth only. Weekend appt.'s available.
(847) 261-8189
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Evanston, IL 60202
Offers online therapy
Practice devoted to concerns related to MCI, Alzheimer's disease and other dementias exclusively. I help care partners and significant others cope with the uncertainty a dementia diagnosis brings. My approach is empathetic and practical. Discussing feelings such as grief, anger, sadness and frustration can be very helpful in coping with the unwanted changes. I provide disease education about what to expect throughout the course of the disease. I also have expertise in care planning and can work with you to plan for the future and ensure that you are doing all you can for your loved one. Telehealth only. Weekend appt.'s available.
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Marcy Lichterman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
Not accepting new clients
I've chosen the field of social work because I consider it a privilege and honor to companion people during difficult times in their lives; whether from transitions like childbirth, chronic illness, divorce or the death of a loved one, I believe my role as a therapist is to join with you and help you understand your internal world and create an environment in which will you will heal and grow.
(847) 920-7632
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Evanston, IL 60201
Not accepting new clients
I've chosen the field of social work because I consider it a privilege and honor to companion people during difficult times in their lives; whether from transitions like childbirth, chronic illness, divorce or the death of a loved one, I believe my role as a therapist is to join with you and help you understand your internal world and create an environment in which will you will heal and grow.
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Stephanie Armanetti
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
Offers online therapy
I have extensive experience treating anxiety, depression, sexual abuse/trauma, infertility, adoption-related concerns, grief & loss, childhood trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and relationship problems.
"Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength.” This quote by Sigmund Freud exemplifies what therapy means to me and it's an honor to be a part of your healing journey. Therapy is a dynamic, collaborative process and that's why I choose to incorporate different therapeutic techniques into my work. Therapy shouldn't be a "one size fits all" experience so we will work together to tailor a plan to put you on the path to healing.
(224) 252-3877
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Evanston, IL 60201
Offers online therapy
I have extensive experience treating anxiety, depression, sexual abuse/trauma, infertility, adoption-related concerns, grief & loss, childhood trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and relationship problems.
"Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength.” This quote by Sigmund Freud exemplifies what therapy means to me and it's an honor to be a part of your healing journey. Therapy is a dynamic, collaborative process and that's why I choose to incorporate different therapeutic techniques into my work. Therapy shouldn't be a "one size fits all" experience so we will work together to tailor a plan to put you on the path to healing.
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Tracie Pape
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AM, LCSW Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
Not accepting new clients
Reach out to me to discuss of we would be a good fit to work together to help you achieve your goals and overcome past trauma and loss.
Are you looking for a therapist who will support and challenge you to look at your struggles in new ways? With over 20 years of experience, I have helped many young adults identify what is important to them and help them develop strategies to achieve their goals. I am a relational, strengths based therapist who draws upon both skills and insight to support change in daily life. I have extensive experience with DBT and ACT to help with trauma and grief response. I believe therapy is an adventure and can be fun as you learn about yourself and develop a strong sense of self and agency.
(847) 474-9139
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Evanston, IL 60201
Not accepting new clients
Reach out to me to discuss of we would be a good fit to work together to help you achieve your goals and overcome past trauma and loss.
Are you looking for a therapist who will support and challenge you to look at your struggles in new ways? With over 20 years of experience, I have helped many young adults identify what is important to them and help them develop strategies to achieve their goals. I am a relational, strengths based therapist who draws upon both skills and insight to support change in daily life. I have extensive experience with DBT and ACT to help with trauma and grief response. I believe therapy is an adventure and can be fun as you learn about yourself and develop a strong sense of self and agency.
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Jared Robl
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
Offers online therapy
I use a collaborative and client centered approach to treat issues such as grief, loss, anxiety, depression, PTSD, substance use/abuse and it's affect on the family, infidelity, intimacy and post divorce issues.
It can be tough to feel seen, heard and understood. Even day-to-day life experiences can be painful if you're feeling alone and vulnerable and the idea of starting or restarting therapy and finding the right fit can be intimidating. You may worry that you wont find a therapist who takes time to understand you and what you're going through without judgement.
(312) 883-8865
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Evanston, IL 60201
Offers online therapy
I use a collaborative and client centered approach to treat issues such as grief, loss, anxiety, depression, PTSD, substance use/abuse and it's affect on the family, infidelity, intimacy and post divorce issues.
It can be tough to feel seen, heard and understood. Even day-to-day life experiences can be painful if you're feeling alone and vulnerable and the idea of starting or restarting therapy and finding the right fit can be intimidating. You may worry that you wont find a therapist who takes time to understand you and what you're going through without judgement.
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Ellen Rieger
Counselor, MA, LCPC, CADC Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
Grieving the death of a loved one, the loss of a relationship, a decline in health, or any other life transition can be a lonely, painful, and confusing time. Your friends and family may want you to be "back to normal" but you may feel anything but "normal." I can help you to heal from your losses whether recent or in the past by providing therapeutic counseling in a safe nurturing environment. I worked in hospice for 11 years as a grief therapist. I have seen people not only heal from their losses but find new meaning and hope.
(847) 920-4762
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Evanston, IL 60201
Grieving the death of a loved one, the loss of a relationship, a decline in health, or any other life transition can be a lonely, painful, and confusing time. Your friends and family may want you to be "back to normal" but you may feel anything but "normal." I can help you to heal from your losses whether recent or in the past by providing therapeutic counseling in a safe nurturing environment. I worked in hospice for 11 years as a grief therapist. I have seen people not only heal from their losses but find new meaning and hope.
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Kelly Schilder Ray
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
Offers online therapy
I have solid training as a generalist, treating issues related to depression, anxiety, grief/loss, and relationships.
I consider it a privilege to work with clients as they navigate through times of pain, sorrow, and self-exploration. I appreciate learning from clients their goals for the therapy process and how they hope to change. I assist clients in understanding possible triggers to uncomfortable thoughts, feelings, or behaviors, while also identifying ways in which they may find themselves stuck. Together, we will identify healthy coping skills for managing and ultimately moving past the distress, leading to a healthier and lighter way of being.
(773) 717-2921
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Evanston, IL 60201
Offers online therapy
I have solid training as a generalist, treating issues related to depression, anxiety, grief/loss, and relationships.
I consider it a privilege to work with clients as they navigate through times of pain, sorrow, and self-exploration. I appreciate learning from clients their goals for the therapy process and how they hope to change. I assist clients in understanding possible triggers to uncomfortable thoughts, feelings, or behaviors, while also identifying ways in which they may find themselves stuck. Together, we will identify healthy coping skills for managing and ultimately moving past the distress, leading to a healthier and lighter way of being.
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Jodi Novick Okner LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
Offers online therapy
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
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.
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Julie Oscherwitz Grant
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
I specialize in the following areas:grief and loss, depression, marital and other relationship difficulties, divorce, young adult transitions and challenges, parenting, and women's medical issues.
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
I specialize in the following areas:grief and loss, depression, marital and other relationship difficulties, divorce, young adult transitions and challenges, parenting, and women's medical issues.
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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Cate Grund
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW Verified
Evanston, IL 60202
I work with people who are experiencing problems because of relationship difficulties, loss, infertility, family transitions, work problems, substance use and health issues.
Change is hard. But change is necessary when we find ourselves in situations where we feel sad, anxious, angry or stuck. My ultimate goal as a therapist is to help you develop more options in life -- to help you realize your potential in love, work and play. This involves the development of new ways of thinking, feeling and behaving. I will be your collaborator in this process. I will strive to create a safe, empathic and non-judgmental environment that will allow you to identify and explore your current struggles. Working together, change is possible.
(847) 492-8232
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Evanston, IL 60202
I work with people who are experiencing problems because of relationship difficulties, loss, infertility, family transitions, work problems, substance use and health issues.
Change is hard. But change is necessary when we find ourselves in situations where we feel sad, anxious, angry or stuck. My ultimate goal as a therapist is to help you develop more options in life -- to help you realize your potential in love, work and play. This involves the development of new ways of thinking, feeling and behaving. I will be your collaborator in this process. I will strive to create a safe, empathic and non-judgmental environment that will allow you to identify and explore your current struggles. Working together, change is possible.
Jennifer Drake
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC Verified
Evanston, IL 60202
Offers online therapy
In addition to seeing individual clients, I facilitate grief mindfulness support groups.
Are you feeling stuck, anxious, depressed, or trapped in the chaos of negative thoughts, but don't have the tools to change? Are you feeling unfulfilled in your relationships? These challenges may keep you awake at night, searching for a way to feel peace and calm. Are you ready to try something different? Together we will uncover your strengths and resilience as you embrace your authentic self. I will help you to gain insight into the root of the issue and how to tackle the many challenges of life.
(224) 296-0319
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Evanston, IL 60202
Offers online therapy
In addition to seeing individual clients, I facilitate grief mindfulness support groups.
Are you feeling stuck, anxious, depressed, or trapped in the chaos of negative thoughts, but don't have the tools to change? Are you feeling unfulfilled in your relationships? These challenges may keep you awake at night, searching for a way to feel peace and calm. Are you ready to try something different? Together we will uncover your strengths and resilience as you embrace your authentic self. I will help you to gain insight into the root of the issue and how to tackle the many challenges of life.
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Amy Derringer Chandler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
I am a relational psychotherapist specializing in the areas of trauma, childhood abuse and neglect, grief, loss, depression, anxiety, and relationship challenges. I believe in the ways authentic connection, reflective insight, and empathic accountability for self and others can be transformative. Within a clear and safe therapeutic relationship, I believe individuals can reclaim identity, cultivate life meaning, and form and sustain healthy relationships.
(847) 807-3060 x30
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Evanston, IL 60201
I am a relational psychotherapist specializing in the areas of trauma, childhood abuse and neglect, grief, loss, depression, anxiety, and relationship challenges. I believe in the ways authentic connection, reflective insight, and empathic accountability for self and others can be transformative. Within a clear and safe therapeutic relationship, I believe individuals can reclaim identity, cultivate life meaning, and form and sustain healthy relationships.
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Beth Holzhauer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
I specialize the treatment of childhood trauma and traumatic loss, self-harm, eating disorders, and adoption.
For over 25 years I have companioned adults and teens through life's ordinary and traumatic challenges towards growth and healing. I am a relational, culturally- sensitive therapist, committed to a therapeutic process that fosters human dignity, expands resiliency, and honors each individual's unique path toward personal development. I approach this work with humility, deep respect, and a fierce commitment to my clients' well-being. I am known to hang in there when things get tough, and I enjoy a healthy dose of playfulness and humor in every relationship.
(847) 475-7003 x24
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Evanston, IL 60201
I specialize the treatment of childhood trauma and traumatic loss, self-harm, eating disorders, and adoption.
For over 25 years I have companioned adults and teens through life's ordinary and traumatic challenges towards growth and healing. I am a relational, culturally- sensitive therapist, committed to a therapeutic process that fosters human dignity, expands resiliency, and honors each individual's unique path toward personal development. I approach this work with humility, deep respect, and a fierce commitment to my clients' well-being. I am known to hang in there when things get tough, and I enjoy a healthy dose of playfulness and humor in every relationship.
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Emily (Campbell) Almanza
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, GC-C Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
Grief Support Group for Loss of a Parent — I am facilitating an online support group for adults who are grieving the death of a parent, starting June 15, 2020.
If you’re in a season of emotional pain or confusion, I’m glad you’re taking the first step to reach out for help. Maybe you’ve been trudging through a challenging situation and feeling like you’re making little progress. Maybe you’ve lost a loved one or have experienced an upheaval in your life that has shaken your foundations. Whatever it is, we can walk together through your unique journey. I often help clients navigate through issues like grief and loss including life transitions, cultural issues, and the impact of trauma, as well as working with depression, anxiety, and relational stressors.
(773) 993-1159
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Evanston, IL 60201
Grief Support Group for Loss of a Parent — I am facilitating an online support group for adults who are grieving the death of a parent, starting June 15, 2020.
If you’re in a season of emotional pain or confusion, I’m glad you’re taking the first step to reach out for help. Maybe you’ve been trudging through a challenging situation and feeling like you’re making little progress. Maybe you’ve lost a loved one or have experienced an upheaval in your life that has shaken your foundations. Whatever it is, we can walk together through your unique journey. I often help clients navigate through issues like grief and loss including life transitions, cultural issues, and the impact of trauma, as well as working with depression, anxiety, and relational stressors.
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Leah Schwartz
Counselor, LCPC Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
Offers online therapy
I help individuals who are seeking support related to personal growth, depression, life transitions, anxiety, grief, divorce, stress management and relational concerns.
Whether you are feeling sad, stressed, overwhelmed or seeking treatment for a loved one, my goals is to guide and empower you to achieve the change you desire in your life. I provide individual, and family therapy to adults and adolescents. I strive to create a compassionate environment where treatment is structured to your unique needs.
(847) 999-4168 x2
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Evanston, IL 60201
Offers online therapy
I help individuals who are seeking support related to personal growth, depression, life transitions, anxiety, grief, divorce, stress management and relational concerns.
Whether you are feeling sad, stressed, overwhelmed or seeking treatment for a loved one, my goals is to guide and empower you to achieve the change you desire in your life. I provide individual, and family therapy to adults and adolescents. I strive to create a compassionate environment where treatment is structured to your unique needs.
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Julie Scher
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Evanston, IL 60202
Not accepting new clients
Specializing in the areas of life transitions, grief and loss, parenting, relationship difficulties, infidelity, sexuality, depression and anxiety, I provides a safe space for clients to find greater self-awareness, empowerment, compassion, and health.
I am a relational therapist working with individuals, couples, and those in non-traditional relationships. Seeking support from psychotherapy is a sign of inner strength and hope, even when it feels as if ones world has turned inside-out. Life rarely allows any of us a free pass; births and deaths, personal crises, relationship troubles, childhood trauma, etc. may meet any one of us head-on at sometime during our lives. Seeking help from psychotherapy is a worthwhile path to take when ways of coping no longer seem effective. I nurture the possibility of deeper understanding and self-knowledge by creatively engaging the whole person.
(847) 607-1297
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Evanston, IL 60202
Not accepting new clients
Specializing in the areas of life transitions, grief and loss, parenting, relationship difficulties, infidelity, sexuality, depression and anxiety, I provides a safe space for clients to find greater self-awareness, empowerment, compassion, and health.
I am a relational therapist working with individuals, couples, and those in non-traditional relationships. Seeking support from psychotherapy is a sign of inner strength and hope, even when it feels as if ones world has turned inside-out. Life rarely allows any of us a free pass; births and deaths, personal crises, relationship troubles, childhood trauma, etc. may meet any one of us head-on at sometime during our lives. Seeking help from psychotherapy is a worthwhile path to take when ways of coping no longer seem effective. I nurture the possibility of deeper understanding and self-knowledge by creatively engaging the whole person.
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Patience Dennison
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
Offers online therapy
Beyond issues related to depression, anxiety, and life transitions, I also have special interest and expertise in grief work.
None of us has to have it all figured out all of the time. Reaching out for support is a sign of strength. Maybe you’re living a smaller life than you would like, stopping yourself short of taking risks because of fears or certain beliefs about yourself. Maybe you’re finding yourself in the same unhealthy patterns despite trying over and over again to carve a new path. Maybe you’re grappling with a change in your life and having a hard time finding your footing. I provide a warm, safe space where these painful patterns and struggles can be explored with fresh eyes, to both better understand them and work toward a sense of traction.
(224) 714-0248
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Evanston, IL 60201
Offers online therapy
Beyond issues related to depression, anxiety, and life transitions, I also have special interest and expertise in grief work.
None of us has to have it all figured out all of the time. Reaching out for support is a sign of strength. Maybe you’re living a smaller life than you would like, stopping yourself short of taking risks because of fears or certain beliefs about yourself. Maybe you’re finding yourself in the same unhealthy patterns despite trying over and over again to carve a new path. Maybe you’re grappling with a change in your life and having a hard time finding your footing. I provide a warm, safe space where these painful patterns and struggles can be explored with fresh eyes, to both better understand them and work toward a sense of traction.
Jamie Edwards
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PSEP Verified
Evanston, IL 60202
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
We all have a natural resilience to heal from trauma, loss, and unexpected setbacks, however stories created about who we are can get in the way. They tell us we are not good enough, that we will fail, that we are not safe. They disconnect us from others, the world around us, and the goals we seek, they wreak havoc in our bodies. Together, we will partner to make sense of and transform these stories, allowing for growth and connection. I believe that even our adversities can be a source of strength and an opportunity to better ourselves.
(847) 550-3733
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Evanston, IL 60202
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
We all have a natural resilience to heal from trauma, loss, and unexpected setbacks, however stories created about who we are can get in the way. They tell us we are not good enough, that we will fail, that we are not safe. They disconnect us from others, the world around us, and the goals we seek, they wreak havoc in our bodies. Together, we will partner to make sense of and transform these stories, allowing for growth and connection. I believe that even our adversities can be a source of strength and an opportunity to better ourselves.
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Jennifer Batza
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
I have trained in perinatal mood disorders, EMDR, mindfulness for resilience, ACT therapy for management of chronic pain and illness, using attachment theory with new parents and with individual clients, and bereavement support.
I am currently accepting only clients who need short-term, crisis support as my practice is full. I support people under pressure, whether the source is professional, medical, or relational. I spent a decade supporting families and professionals managing high risk pregnancy and reproductive mood complications by staffing all units and clinics affiliated with a women's hospital. I have accompanied thousands of people managing high stakes medical decisions, illness or demise, caregiver fatigue in patients or professionals, infertility, and marital conflict.
(312) 755-2787
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Evanston, IL 60201
I have trained in perinatal mood disorders, EMDR, mindfulness for resilience, ACT therapy for management of chronic pain and illness, using attachment theory with new parents and with individual clients, and bereavement support.
I am currently accepting only clients who need short-term, crisis support as my practice is full. I support people under pressure, whether the source is professional, medical, or relational. I spent a decade supporting families and professionals managing high risk pregnancy and reproductive mood complications by staffing all units and clinics affiliated with a women's hospital. I have accompanied thousands of people managing high stakes medical decisions, illness or demise, caregiver fatigue in patients or professionals, infertility, and marital conflict.

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Grief Therapists
Grief is the acute pain that accompanies loss. Because it is a reflection of what we love, it can feel all-encompassing. Grief is not limited to the loss of people, but when it follows the loss of a loved one, it may be compounded by feelings of guilt and confusion, especially if the relationship was a difficult one.

If you're looking for an Evanston grief therapist, these professionals provide grief therapy and counseling in Evanston.