You're so tired of feeling anxious and down. It's crept into your thoughts, your body, and your relationships. To be honest, you're so worn out that you aren't able to savor the people or the things you once loved. The routine of “pushing through” has become exhausting. Even worse, those around you don’t understand that you are not “just sad” or “just a worrier.” When you open up about your pain, you are met with platitudes like “relax,” or “your life is so great.” These comments imply that this is “all in your head.” You’ve begun to think the same yourself. You know something needs to change, but you don’t know where to turn.
I believe psychotherapy is pursuing your inner truth. While most people seek counseling to ameliorate painful personal or interpersonal symptoms, the solution is not as simple as deciding to be different tomorrow. We need to understand when and why our self-destructive ways began. We need to see how we have created patterns and habits that maintain our personal suffering. Our mind is designed to keep those important, but uncomfortable, insights out of view. Once we can find the courage and strength to truly face our whole reality, we can begin the joyful process of designing an authentic lifestyle which brings true happiness.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist in Barrington, Illinois, with more than 20 years of experience working with adults of all ages, adolescents and families. Whether discouraged or overwhelmed, therapy can help improve the quality of your life. I work with clients who are struggling with anxiety, obsessive thoughts or compulsive behaviors, academic and occupational problems, depression, relationship issues, and the challenges of life transition. With a background in health psychology, I also have expertise in helping clients whose illness or pain interfere with daily living, (e.g., migraine and IBS as well as other chronic illnesses such as cancer, fibromyalgia, diabetes and heart disease.)
**Currently providing virtual sessions for all Medicaid plans** Life does not always go as planned especially when our life seems overwhelming, stressful, or seemingly unmanageable? Together, we will work to identify your strengths and areas of concern in your life and establish a plan to help you achieve your goals. My goal is to provide a sincere, thoughtful, and safe environment where my clients can process their feelings and increase self-awareness, confidence, and learn new coping skills. Whether you struggle with negative thoughts, stress, depression, addiction, or finding balance in your life, I am able to help.
We welcome you home at one of our three offices, Barrington, Lake Zurich, Palatine. We embrace the concept of body, mind & spirit and believe in treating the whole person. We believe in resilience, transformation and personal growth. We are insurance friendly. Each clinician practices in different areas including; mood disorders, addiction recovery, services to senior citizens, veterans, children and adolescents, couples, womens issues, trauma, divorce recovery, mood disorders, ADHD, health psychology and professional development or supervision. We have hours 7 days a week.
Do you ever feel overwhelmed, not knowing how to feel better? If you're someone who has had a life-changing experience it can seem like the floor is crumbling beneath your feet. You feel like everything is uncertain and as if everyone would judge you if they knew how you really felt or what was going on. You feel alone, frustrated, and confused - stuck and wishing you knew how to move forward.
Gain the ability to communicate needs, relate better, feel better and improve circumstances. I offer a psychological and educational approach to both counseling and psychotherapy. For over 30 years as psychotherapist I help clients understand the psychological dynamics underlying problems and difficulties. Change is easier and more effective when we better understand our emotions and behaviors. Especially the behaviors, thoughts and emotions that arise when relating to others. Whether through in-depth individual analysis or counseling for marriage, divorce or family issues, clients gain awareness and deeper understanding of the source and purpose of their feelings, thoughts and behaviors.
No one should be expected to face life's challenges alone. My experience has proven that therapy is most effective when it is collaborative and tailored to the unique needs of the client. Together, we will develop and equip you with personalized strategies to understand and break free of the challenges that prevent you from living your authentic life. I work with children, adolescents, and adults who want to create a better life for themselves.
Counseling is a conversation about thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and the collaboration between counselor and client to co-create goals for change. I am comfortable working with a diversity of people wrestling with a diversity of "problems of living": anxiety, depression, loss, grief, trauma, spirituality, interpersonal relationships, and more.
I provide counseling to individuals, families, and couples who may be experiencing Anxiety, Depression, Grief/Loss, Relationship or Parenting concerns and/or Life Transitions. I also help adults, children, couples and caregivers navigate the many difficulties and emotions surrounding Chronic or Terminal Illness. As a Therapist, I take a client-centered approach; meeting the client where they are at. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to identify potentially destructive thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Clients can then explore and develop healthier coping strategies which will lead to a better quality of life. There is HOPE!
It takes courage and curiosity to begin the therapy process and I admire those who are able to do so. I believe that the psychotherapy process is greatly influenced by the therapeutic relationship. I work to collaboratively create a therapeutic relationship based on mutual respect, trust, and understanding.
Am I the right therapist for you? My clients are relatively high functioning, but feeling stuck or facing common challenges involving relationships, life transitions or existential issues of meaning/purpose. I work best with motivated clients who are ready to do the hard work that's necessary for lasting change. I've witnessed awe-inspiring change in clients, which is what continues to motivate me, and I've seen how my over 60 years of life experience and hard-earned wisdom have helped my clients. I'm passionate about my work and approach it with a high level of professionalism, but I also don't hesitate to insert a bit of humor.
I believe that every individual is born with a purpose and a plan. Yet, we are shaped by circumstances and events that create unhealthy and harmful patterns in our minds. Therefore, all of us need help to grow, to change, to reach a higher life-calling. I know this because I have been where you are at and I've experienced life-altering change. So, I'm committed to partner with my clients in the counseling process towards a better way of life. Change happens in relationship and relationships matter!
My goals with clients are to reduce anxiety, improve mood and behavior problems, and increase inner peace, ease, and balance. I value the opportunity to help others face and overcome their fears and live more value consistent lives. Seeing my clients' bravery lead to short and long term growth encourages me on a daily basis. I work with the full age range of clients, and tailor my approach based on individual and family needs and presenting concerns. My primary theoretical orientation is cognitive behavioral.
I am an experienced clinician who enjoys helping people navigate difficult periods in their life. My passion is helping people grow and change to become the best version of themselves. I provide psychotherapy for adults, couples and adolescents. My specialties include: anxiety, depression, women's issues, relational difficulties, stress/wellness, life transitions, grief and loss.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, Anxiety, Coach
Are you living with anxiety and panic attacks? Is anxiety ruining your life? Does your stress seem to be more than usual? Anxiety is our bodys way of telling us that things are off balance. Avoiding activities and friends wont make it go away. It just makes it get stronger. Are you sick and tired of feeling on edge or scared? It is time to get free of the hold anxiety or panic has on you. You deserve a happiness.
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
I am a licensed psychotherapist specializing in working with children, adolescents, young adults, and families. Issues I address: interpersonal conflict, negative body image, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, depersonalization/derealizaiton disorders. Common issues that are typically addressed: life transitions, dealing with a new medical diagnoses, problems within relationships, parents struggling to communicate with their children, children/adolescents having academic or social difficulties, personal or social isolation, difficulties managing day to day life.
Affective Counseling provides tailored counseling for adults, children, adolescents, couples and families. Our compassionate and knowledgeable staff realize that you face unique life challenges and it is our goal to understand how you see the world, yourself and others so that we can better help you navigate life’s journey. Building on personal strengths, recognizing and challenging negative thoughts and developing tangible coping skills are some of the interventions our staff utilizes to assist you in reaching your personal goals.
**Currently providing virtual sessions for all Medicaid plans** My name is Lola Ciccone. I am so grateful you are here. I am a pre-licensed therapist finalizing my Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I strive to create a person-centered, client-focused approach where individuals feel safe and comfortable to seek change, growth, and healing at their own pace.
**Offering both in-person and/or telehealth sessions to all Medicaid plans** I have a wide array of experience with individuals, emerging adults, and youth. I specialize in treating trauma, depression, anxiety, ADHD, and low self-esteem. I utilize Person-Centered, Strengths-Based, Solution-Focused, and Trauma-Informed approaches. As a therapist, I strive to create a safe-space where clients are able to share, explore, and implement solutions to meet their goals. I operate from a holistic viewpoint, with consideration of clients’ biological, psychological, cultural, and environmental make-up.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Barrington are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Barrington then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Barrington, or Child Psychologists in Barrington.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Barrington psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Barrington specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.