Bipolar Disorder Therapists in Arlington Heights, IL

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Sloan Kodroff
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA , LCPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
Sloan's expertise is in treatment of anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder.
Sloan has found himself to be most effective working with people who want to feel happier and more satisfied with their past, current, or future circumstances. Through evaluating the purpose of various thoughts, feelings, and behaviors we can work together to find root causes for dissatisfaction in day-to-day life. The next step is to explore opportunities for changing our thinking and behavior to impact our state of mind. The final step is to put this into action. Along the way we can examine barriers to completing these tasks on our journey to a more fulfilling life.
(847) 603-4437
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Arlington Heights, IL 60005
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Abbey Aslanian
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Feeling stuck, empty, lost? Perhaps you are struggling to manage symptoms related to major depression, bipolar disorder , a thought disorder, addiction, or some combination.
The most rewarding aspect for me in my role as a therapist is watching someone learn that they are capable of helping themselves in a way they did not previously think possible. Depression, anxiety, substance abuse, trauma, and difficult life circumstances can tell us that we are incapable of helping ourselves or ever changing for the better again. Emotional distress can seem to obscure possibilities and prevent us from seeing clearly. The process of finding your way back to yourself and your ability to reconnect to options can be challenging. I understand that it requires trust, empathy, and honest feedback. It is possible, though.
(708) 726-3156
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Arlington Heights, IL 60004
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Patricia M Cerenil
MA, LCPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
I am well versed in the treatment of grief/loss, anxiety (including separation and social anxiety), suicidal ideation, school/social difficulties, substance use, panic disorder, family conflict, Bipolar Disorder , depression and other mood disorders, ADHD/ADD (adult and children), identity formation and complex trauma.
I specialize in working with children, adolescents, young adults, and those in life transitions. I inspire to cultivate skills in the issues of multiculturalism and diversity practices. I use a client centered, holistic approach to treatment in conjunction with evidenced-based psychotherapy such as DBT and CBT. I incorporate meditation, mindfulness, and behavioral modification techniques into assisting clients with change. My goal in treatment is to help clients reduce problematic symptoms and behaviors, identify root cause of issues and improve overall daily functioning and mood.
(847) 485-1591
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Arlington Heights, IL 60004
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Stacey Griffith
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC, CCMHC
Verified
Verified
I specialize in trauma, anxiety disorders, mood disorders (depression, bipolar ), identity, and life transitions.
Therapy is not "one-size-fits-all." I believe each person is the real expert on themselves, and a therapist facilitates change as a supportive partner in the process. Whether your current concerns have to do with anxiety or mood changes, due to major life transitions, are trauma-related, or you just need someone to talk about your daily life, I am here to offer the space for you to grow, discover, heal, and succeed.
(224) 263-1176
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Arlington Heights, IL 60004
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Adam Kessler
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, MA, CCBT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I personally know how much stress can come from seeking counseling, so I will ensure to create a safe and holding environment that will allow for you to feel as stress-free as possible. I utilize psychodynamic skills, narrative, CBT, solution-focused, multicultural, and client-centered techniques to help you overcome challenges you come to therapy with and to ensure you feel as comfortable as possible sharing these challenges. I have experience working with PTSD, bipolar disorder , anxiety, depression, OCD, and the LGBTQ+ Community.
(888) 428-7890
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
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Ditchek Psychological Services, PLLC
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a professional member of the American Psychological Association, Illinois Psychological Association, Association for Psychological Science, Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation, National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Eating Disorders, and the Anxiety Disorders Association of America.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who will offer you a safe, caring, and supportive environment. In my 20 + years of clinical experience, I believe having a mutual and reciprocal therapeutic relationship is one of the first steps for growth and change. I value your input and will work with you as a team to help you identify and achieve your goals. I have a strong background in treating children, adolescents and adults with issues related to mood, relationships, adjustments to life transitions, anxiety, work or school performance, medical issues, eating disorders, substance abuse, stress, parenting, and other psychological disorders.
(847) 920-7895
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Brittany Timberlake
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Brittany’s clinical interests include: trauma, PTSD, depression, bipolar disorder , anxiety, gender dysphoria, self-harming, suicidal ideation, career issues, life transitions, relationship difficulties, self-esteem, ADHD, Autism Spectrum, executive functioning, educational concerns, behavioral challenges, parent coaching, family conflict, and social skills.
Looking for the right therapist and treatment can be overwhelming. I believe in “different strokes for different folks.” I will tailor your treatment to you and make sure it makes sense to you! I value collaboration and building a strong therapeutic relationship where you and I can work together to meet your goals.
(847) 957-9397
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Mindy Jackson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CRC
Verified
Verified
My areas of expertise are: anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder , substance use disorders, personality disorders, life adjustment/transition issues, self-esteem challenges, anger management, and dealing with stress.
I understand that making the decision to come to therapy can be a difficult choice. I believe that providing a safe space rooted in mutual respect, trust, and free of judgement is the key to the therapeutic alliance. My approach is focused on helping people reach within, realize, and utilize their strengths,
(815) 201-8397
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Carolyn Trujillo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MBA, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Feeling overwhelmed, anxious or depressed? Frustrated or unhappy in your relationships? I work with adults, teens, or couples who want to feel better emotionally, more connected, and more hopeful. I truly understand that reaching out and feeling vulnerable can be difficult, so I work to develop a warm, empathic, nonjudgmental, and collaborative relationship with my clients.
(224) 207-4097
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Arlington Heights, IL 60004
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Adriana Konar
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Verified
I am a licensed professional counselor with 15 + years of experience in providing individual, couples, and group therapy. I am passionate about working with couples facing relationship and communication issues, and parenting by applying science-based interventions provided by Gottman method where I achieved Level 3 of training. I work well with clients struggling to find who they are, how to be better partners, parents, and friends, clients struggling with attachments, sexual orientation, life transitions and adjustment, anxiety, depression and trauma. I am also fluent in Romanian and French.
(224) 332-3209
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
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Madrigal Consulting and Counseling, LLP
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PhD, MEd, CADC, CCTP
Verified
Verified
Today you are one step closer to a new you where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being. As solution-focused therapists, our goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
(630) 413-9942
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Arlington Heights, IL 60005
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Tahnissa Means
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
We live in a world of constant change, and change can be difficult. I am here to support you as you move towards the person you want to be in that constant world of change. Maybe you struggle with overwhelming emotions or have negative thoughts and you just can't turn the volume down. Maybe you need to process traumatic experiences, better cope with stress, or gain clarity in your life or relationships. I strive to provide a safe and non-judgmental space where you can process and then develop and nurture the skills you need to move towards positive change.
(224) 332-3790
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Nikki Ford
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
You are not perfect. You are human. It's okay to ask for help. Rally during difficult times in your life, confront uncomfortable feelings, make the difficult decisions, and be confident in it all! My personal philosophy is that therapy IS NOT meant to be easy. You are here to get outside of your comfort zone. You are here to grow. I will push you, hold you accountable, encourage you to take risks, set boundaries and overcome your fears. “Daring Greatly: the courage to be vulnerable, to show up and be seen. To ask for what you need, to talk about how you’re feeling, and to have the hard conversations.” Dr. Brene Brown.
(224) 258-0066
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Arlington Heights, IL 60004
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Amber J Schultz
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Verified
I understand that the decision to participate in therapy can be uncomfortable and daunting for many people, so creating a genuine client-therapist relationship and a safe space is a priority of mine. I strive to make the therapeutic process as stress-free and enjoyable as possible. I view therapy as a collaborative process that is founded on the individual’s strengths and goals and respect that each client is unique in their experiences and situations. I am passionate about working with couples, and client's struggling with anxiety, personal identity, and helping to challenge and change negative thoughts and behaviors.
(773) 729-1894
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Arlington Heights, IL 60005
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Kate Zera Kray
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
Are you overcome with grief and wondering how you will (ever) recover from the death of a loved one; the loss of a job; a divorce; or your own decline in health? Are you finding that time does not heal all wounds? I am sorry you are going through a difficult time and I commend you for reaching out for support along your journey. It is my hope that my extensive clinical experience, coupled with your resiliency and resolve, will enable us to uncover the tools necessary to reinvest in your life. I am accepting new clients for virtual meetings. I am licensed in Georgia, Illinois and Iowa.
(312) 376-2809
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Arlington Heights, IL 60004
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Courtney Rolla
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Verified
When life becomes overwhelming and leaves us feeling stuck, taking the step to begin therapy can feel scary and confusing. I would be honored to support you on your journey towards healing and living a more present and connected life. I firmly believe that we all have within us the natural ability to heal from trauma. My goal is to create a safe, nonjudgmental space where you can find your voice and feel empowered to move through life’s ups and downs with flexibility and confidence. I work with adults across the lifespan and understand firsthand the importance of being a culturally competent therapist.
(847) 316-0233
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Arlington Heights, IL 60005
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Laura Pembrook
LCPC, NCC, BCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Why do relationships seem so hard? Are you feeling hopeless about your situation? The good news is - you don't have to face life's difficulties alone. Everyone struggles at times, and friends and family may not be of help. You need an objective, emotionally supportive therapist to help you look at what works and what doesn't. We won't change what is already working, instead we will identify and build on your existing strengths. Then use your strengths to modify behaviors, thoughts, and emotions, that get in your way. Collaboratively, we will design a treatment plan for you.
(847) 243-6354
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Arlington Heights, IL 60004
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Andrea Ruetten
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
We can all feel overwhelmed with life sometimes. Life is challenging and often unpredictable. I believe strongly that the power of a trusting relationship can help us work through what holds us back and keeps us from living the life we want. I primarily work with children, adolescents and young adults.
(847) 512-3969 x914
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Arlington Heights, IL 60004
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Carol Ellen Gordon
Psychologist, PsyD, CADC
Verified
Verified
For many people, persistent and unresolved mental health issues lead to a downward spiral of marital strife, parenting difficulties, legal problems, stress, anxiety and depression. These issues can negatively impact their quality of life.
(847) 744-8448
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Arlington Heights, IL 60004
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Mandy Snider
Marriage & Family Therapist, MEd, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I use an integrative approach to therapy that is collaborative, solution-focused, and aimed at creating meaningful movement towards positive change. I want to provide a safe, secure, and non-judgmental environment in which clients can feel free to openly discuss their thoughts and feelings. I am a member of the LGBTQ community and thoroughly enjoy helping clients overcome their fear and anxiety and move towards a more authentic life. I additionally enjoy helping couples and families improve communication and overall relationship dynamics. I believe that change happens when knowledge and experiences are shared.
(815) 923-1070
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Arlington Heights, IL 60005
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Bipolar Disorder Therapists

What is the most successful approach to treating bipolar disorder?

Living with bipolar disorder can be challenging, and a number of therapies have been found effective in providing support to patients as they gain the skills to understand and manage the disorder. Family-focused therapy is often helpful for children and teens (the majority of cases develop before age 19); it aims to minimize mood cycling by improving family communication and reducing conflict. It also helps young people navigate the developmental challenges the disorder can create. Cognitive and behavioral therapy (CBT) and variants such as dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) help patients manage the thoughts and feelings that influence bipolar mood swings as well as develop specific behavioral strategies to counteract them.

What happens in therapy for bipolar disorder?

Because the patterns of mood switching and its triggers differ for each person and can change over time, mood tracking or monitoring becomes a basic way patients learn about the nature of their condition. One of the most common features of therapy is finding a workable method of mood monitoring, in which patients track their daily activities and rate their moods, then use the findings to adjust routines accordingly. Patients learn ways of handling the many stresses that arise in life so that they do not trigger mood swings.

What kinds of problems does therapy help with?

Like many other mental health disorders, BPD is heavily influenced by stress; therapy provides skills for coping with stressors of all kinds. Therapy is extremely important for helping individuals identify the situations that may trigger mood switching, so that mood swings can be prevented. Therapy may especially target recognition of the early stages of mood change so that they can be managed. In addition, therapy helps patients deal with the significant amount of turbulence the disorder can create in relationships and in work life.

What is the goal of therapy for bipolar disorder?

Therapy helps patients set up their lives to maintain stability so that their mood isn’t constantly threatened by daily events. Perhaps the first task of therapy is to educate people about the nature of the disorder. At the same time, a primary goal of therapy is to enhance adherence to drug treatment. Extended periods of mood stability can prompt patients to discontinue medication, triggering relapse, while the early phases of manic episodes can feel so energizing that patients stop medication, ushering in full-blown mania and the altered self-perception that can lead to destructive behaviors. Another major goal of therapy is to understand one’s mood patterns so as to minimize both the frequency and intensity of mood cycling.