Alcohol Use Therapists in Bensenville, IL

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Dawn M. Bushma, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC, SAP
Verified Verified
Bensenville, IL 60106
I have been in the field of Social Work since 1989, starting my career in teaching in 1984 and quickly moved to Social Work. I have spent my career in the public sector until I opened my practice in 2007. I center my career around helping people get through challanges that life puts in our path. I offer a comfortable and supportive environment where it is safe to explore various issues that life presents. I feel it is an honor to work with individuals trying to better their life and have chosen me to assist with their journey.
I have been in the field of Social Work since 1989, starting my career in teaching in 1984 and quickly moved to Social Work. I have spent my career in the public sector until I opened my practice in 2007. I center my career around helping people get through challanges that life puts in our path. I offer a comfortable and supportive environment where it is safe to explore various issues that life presents. I feel it is an honor to work with individuals trying to better their life and have chosen me to assist with their journey.
(708) 628-4107 View (708) 628-4107
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Meagan Restaino
Counselor, LCPC, CADC, PCGC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Bensenville, IL 60106
Healing takes courage, and I believe that we all have courage, even if we have to dig a little to find it. This is a stance I take when working with clients who have trauma, addiction, gambling, or other mental health struggles. I work with teens and adults, who are seeking a supportive and understanding environment where they can be authentic and vulnerable. Their goals include overcoming past traumas, breaking free from addictive behaviors, managing codependent tendencies, and addressing unresolved issues. My hope and goal is to help clients thrive and find peace in their lives.
Healing takes courage, and I believe that we all have courage, even if we have to dig a little to find it. This is a stance I take when working with clients who have trauma, addiction, gambling, or other mental health struggles. I work with teens and adults, who are seeking a supportive and understanding environment where they can be authentic and vulnerable. Their goals include overcoming past traumas, breaking free from addictive behaviors, managing codependent tendencies, and addressing unresolved issues. My hope and goal is to help clients thrive and find peace in their lives.
(224) 529-4370 View (224) 529-4370
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Firas Qureshi
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Bensenville, IL 60106
Firas Qureshi is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Illinois. He has a Master's degree from Roosevelt University. Firas's goal is to create a safe and supportive environment during therapy. He has experience working with a wide range of presenting issues. Including but not limited to anxiety, depression, and emotional dysregulation. Firas has worked with children and adolescents and has also worked with their families. Everybody is different and no one approach works the same for everyone. He is an open person, genuine in his interactions. With this, Firas hopes to work together with you to find what works best for you.
Firas Qureshi is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Illinois. He has a Master's degree from Roosevelt University. Firas's goal is to create a safe and supportive environment during therapy. He has experience working with a wide range of presenting issues. Including but not limited to anxiety, depression, and emotional dysregulation. Firas has worked with children and adolescents and has also worked with their families. Everybody is different and no one approach works the same for everyone. He is an open person, genuine in his interactions. With this, Firas hopes to work together with you to find what works best for you.
(630) 349-4088 View (630) 349-4088
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Suzanne Grey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
Bensenville, IL 60106
Suzanne Grey, LSW, adapts to the needs of her clients through open conversations about therapy goals and collaboration on an ideal treatment plan. Her mission is to help build a sense of empowerment and resilience within her clients and give them tools to help "˜ride out the wave' of intense emotional instability as it occurs. Suzanne's experience being on the opposite end of the therapeutic relationship helps her know how daunting and challenging it can be to confront trauma and pain. She inspires clients to interpret challenges as opportunities for personal growth and to make meaning from their life experiences.
Suzanne Grey, LSW, adapts to the needs of her clients through open conversations about therapy goals and collaboration on an ideal treatment plan. Her mission is to help build a sense of empowerment and resilience within her clients and give them tools to help "˜ride out the wave' of intense emotional instability as it occurs. Suzanne's experience being on the opposite end of the therapeutic relationship helps her know how daunting and challenging it can be to confront trauma and pain. She inspires clients to interpret challenges as opportunities for personal growth and to make meaning from their life experiences.
(630) 349-7592 View (630) 349-7592
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Tiffany Michalak
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Bensenville, IL 60106
Tiffany believes everybody can benefit from working with a therapist. Every client is unique and deserves an individualized approach to help live their authentic life. Her approach is authentic, warm, energetic, and positive. Her mental health work experience includes working in Community Mental Health for individual and group counseling, running groups for self-esteem, and substance addictions, as well as private group practice. Clients have noticed an increase in self-awareness, self-reflection, and how to use the awareness to their advantage.
Tiffany believes everybody can benefit from working with a therapist. Every client is unique and deserves an individualized approach to help live their authentic life. Her approach is authentic, warm, energetic, and positive. Her mental health work experience includes working in Community Mental Health for individual and group counseling, running groups for self-esteem, and substance addictions, as well as private group practice. Clients have noticed an increase in self-awareness, self-reflection, and how to use the awareness to their advantage.
(630) 534-1235 View (630) 534-1235
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Megan Borowski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Bensenville, IL 60106
Megan Borowski is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois who has been practicing since 2014. She has an MSW from Jane Addams College of Social Work, University of Illinois at Chicago and a BA in Psychology and Political Science from University of Illinois at Chicago. Megan’s passion lies in assisting clients on their journey towards mental well-being and personal growth. With expertise in areas such as stress and anxiety management, resolving family conflicts, navigating grief and loss, and enhancing motivation, self-esteem, and confidence, Megan is committed to providing comprehensive support tailored to your unique needs.
Megan Borowski is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois who has been practicing since 2014. She has an MSW from Jane Addams College of Social Work, University of Illinois at Chicago and a BA in Psychology and Political Science from University of Illinois at Chicago. Megan’s passion lies in assisting clients on their journey towards mental well-being and personal growth. With expertise in areas such as stress and anxiety management, resolving family conflicts, navigating grief and loss, and enhancing motivation, self-esteem, and confidence, Megan is committed to providing comprehensive support tailored to your unique needs.
(630) 528-0116 View (630) 528-0116

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Dr. Rebecca L. Rodríguez Rivera
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60630
A postdoc fellow at New Insights Behavioral Health, Dr. Rebecca specializes in complex developmental posttraumatic stress, severe depression, anxiety, and co-occurring substance/alcohol use disorders. Her expertise includes adverse childhood experiences, DV/IPV, ACoA, transgenerational trauma, childhood neglect, and abuse. With strong cultural competence and experience, she focuses on underserved populations, racial/religious minorities, and helping professionals with vicarious trauma.
A postdoc fellow at New Insights Behavioral Health, Dr. Rebecca specializes in complex developmental posttraumatic stress, severe depression, anxiety, and co-occurring substance/alcohol use disorders. Her expertise includes adverse childhood experiences, DV/IPV, ACoA, transgenerational trauma, childhood neglect, and abuse. With strong cultural competence and experience, she focuses on underserved populations, racial/religious minorities, and helping professionals with vicarious trauma.
(708) 290-7052 View (708) 290-7052
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Elizabeth Hutchinson
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Park Ridge, IL 60068
In therapy, I use a holistic, empathetic and non-judgmental approach. I also focus on relationship building and trust to create a setting in which clients can work towards their goals and progress. My key areas of clinical experience include anxiety and depression, coping with trauma and abuse, anger issues, crisis intervention, drug and alcohol use, self-injurious behavior, sexual identity, body image/eating disorders, life transitions, and concerns related to outside stressors such as work, relationships or school. For five years, I have worked as a school-based counselor providing counseling to adolescents.
In therapy, I use a holistic, empathetic and non-judgmental approach. I also focus on relationship building and trust to create a setting in which clients can work towards their goals and progress. My key areas of clinical experience include anxiety and depression, coping with trauma and abuse, anger issues, crisis intervention, drug and alcohol use, self-injurious behavior, sexual identity, body image/eating disorders, life transitions, and concerns related to outside stressors such as work, relationships or school. For five years, I have worked as a school-based counselor providing counseling to adolescents.
(224) 487-8158 View (224) 487-8158
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Stacy Agosto
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Park Ridge, IL 60068  (Online Only)
I can help with improving romantic relationships, learning to navigate tricky or frustrating family dynamics, setting boundaries with work, exploring or changing alcohol use, and exploring coming out/issues specific to LGBTQ people.
SPACE for new BCBS Blue Choice/ PPO and Aetna PPO Illinois clients. It's an honor to be trusted with some of the most difficult and personal areas of people's lives. I respect how challenging it can be to come to therapy and speak to a stranger. Many people say they don't want a therapist who "sits quietly and nods" while they talk. I provide a comfortable and safe space for people to share their concerns, and our time together can be conversational and direct. I can be an active partner in your choice to move forward in your life. Therapy is a place to explore together, improve the quality of your life and expand your choices.
I can help with improving romantic relationships, learning to navigate tricky or frustrating family dynamics, setting boundaries with work, exploring or changing alcohol use, and exploring coming out/issues specific to LGBTQ people.
SPACE for new BCBS Blue Choice/ PPO and Aetna PPO Illinois clients. It's an honor to be trusted with some of the most difficult and personal areas of people's lives. I respect how challenging it can be to come to therapy and speak to a stranger. Many people say they don't want a therapist who "sits quietly and nods" while they talk. I provide a comfortable and safe space for people to share their concerns, and our time together can be conversational and direct. I can be an active partner in your choice to move forward in your life. Therapy is a place to explore together, improve the quality of your life and expand your choices.
(773) 570-9984 View (773) 570-9984
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Mark Farrell O'Brien - Helping Men To Thrive In Life
Counselor, MS, LCPC, CADC
Verified Verified
Hinsdale, IL 60521  (Online Only)
I help men aged 18-35 who are feeling overwhelmed, stressed, or lonely. If you’re turning to alcohol or drugs, work, or other unhealthy outlets to “take your mind off things,” you don't have to navigate this struggle alone. I support men to address the issues impacting school, work, or relationships, leading to improved mood, social connections, and goal achievement.
I help men aged 18-35 who are feeling overwhelmed, stressed, or lonely. If you’re turning to alcohol or drugs, work, or other unhealthy outlets to “take your mind off things,” you don't have to navigate this struggle alone. I support men to address the issues impacting school, work, or relationships, leading to improved mood, social connections, and goal achievement.
(630) 381-6996 View (630) 381-6996
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Jenifer Zagal
Counselor, LCPC, CADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bloomingdale, IL 60108
Life can be complicated, difficult, and sometimes unexpected. Let’s agree that life is “messy.” Therapy can be a powerful tool and experience that can help you through those challenging times. Some of that “messiness” might look like issues in relationships or difficulties at home or work. You may also be feeling lonely, stuck, unmotivated, and overwhelmed.
Life can be complicated, difficult, and sometimes unexpected. Let’s agree that life is “messy.” Therapy can be a powerful tool and experience that can help you through those challenging times. Some of that “messiness” might look like issues in relationships or difficulties at home or work. You may also be feeling lonely, stuck, unmotivated, and overwhelmed.
(708) 419-3895 View (708) 419-3895
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Zaina Lee
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Elmhurst, IL 60126
I am licensed in Illinois with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, motivation, self-esteem, and confidence, & depression.
I am licensed in Illinois with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, motivation, self-esteem, and confidence, & depression.
(331) 263-6885 View (331) 263-6885
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Tom Stamas
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC, CADC
Verified Verified
Lombard, IL 60148  (Online Only)
When life is challenging it can be hard to know what to do or where to turn to. You feel worried, angry, or sad. You don't think you're "good enough." It's hard to get things done. You can't let loose and fully enjoy life. You might be struggling with an addiction. You aren't where you thought you'd be at this point in time and you know you’re capable of so much more. You want fulfillment, success, fun, money, and love. I can help. I am a collaborative, caring therapist. Together we will identify your needs and learn to take action to overcome obstacles and achieve your goals to make your life happy, comfortable, and meaningful.
When life is challenging it can be hard to know what to do or where to turn to. You feel worried, angry, or sad. You don't think you're "good enough." It's hard to get things done. You can't let loose and fully enjoy life. You might be struggling with an addiction. You aren't where you thought you'd be at this point in time and you know you’re capable of so much more. You want fulfillment, success, fun, money, and love. I can help. I am a collaborative, caring therapist. Together we will identify your needs and learn to take action to overcome obstacles and achieve your goals to make your life happy, comfortable, and meaningful.
(630) 426-7293 View (630) 426-7293
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Tamara Roth
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MS, CADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oak Park, IL 60301  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I specialize in individual, couples, family and group psychotherapy. I work with people recovering from alcoholism, drug addiction, eating disorders and other compulsive behaviors, as well as with people who grew up in dysfunctional families or are in a relationship with an addict. I have extensive experience working with people recovering from opiate addiction, including those using Suboxone (buprenorphine) maintenance therapy.
I specialize in individual, couples, family and group psychotherapy. I work with people recovering from alcoholism, drug addiction, eating disorders and other compulsive behaviors, as well as with people who grew up in dysfunctional families or are in a relationship with an addict. I have extensive experience working with people recovering from opiate addiction, including those using Suboxone (buprenorphine) maintenance therapy.
(847) 607-6806 View (847) 607-6806
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Nicholas Marchand
Counselor, MA, NCC, LCPC
Verified Verified
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
At Rise Strong Counseling, we strive in providing quality care. Counseling is a professional relationship that empowers diverse individuals, families, and groups to accomplish mental health, wellness, education, and career goals. Rise Strong Counseling maintains a commitment towards positive change for clients on their journey to self-discovery and personal growth.
At Rise Strong Counseling, we strive in providing quality care. Counseling is a professional relationship that empowers diverse individuals, families, and groups to accomplish mental health, wellness, education, and career goals. Rise Strong Counseling maintains a commitment towards positive change for clients on their journey to self-discovery and personal growth.
(224) 628-7441 View (224) 628-7441
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Kenneth J Stanek
Counselor, PhD, LCPC
Verified Verified
Hillside, IL 60162
I have been in practice for 40 years. I treat children with behavioral problems, children-teens-adults with depression, panic/anxiety attacks, bipolar disorder, phobias, family conflicts, coping skills, academic issues, Employee Assistance, relationship counseling. Therapeutic approaches are designed specifically for the individual. Play therapy is used with children under 12. I set goals to measure progress and modify treatment based on goals obtainment and how the person feels. I focus on therapy teaching individuals better coping skills to use outside the office. Cognitive-Behavior therapy is most effective.
I have been in practice for 40 years. I treat children with behavioral problems, children-teens-adults with depression, panic/anxiety attacks, bipolar disorder, phobias, family conflicts, coping skills, academic issues, Employee Assistance, relationship counseling. Therapeutic approaches are designed specifically for the individual. Play therapy is used with children under 12. I set goals to measure progress and modify treatment based on goals obtainment and how the person feels. I focus on therapy teaching individuals better coping skills to use outside the office. Cognitive-Behavior therapy is most effective.
(708) 787-3573 View (708) 787-3573
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Michele Golz (Addiction Treatment)
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, CADC
Verified Verified
Des Plaines, IL 60016
Don't settle for a generic drug and alcohol therapist. You deserve help that actually helps you feel happy again. (And, that's in-network with your insurance).
Don't settle for a generic drug and alcohol therapist. You deserve help that actually helps you feel happy again. (And, that's in-network with your insurance).
(773) 747-3357 View (773) 747-3357
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Betsy Wojciechowski (Addiction Treatment)
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Oak Park, IL 60302
Don't settle for a generic drug and alcohol therapist. You deserve help that actually helps you feel happy again. (And, that's in-network with your insurance).
Don't settle for a generic drug and alcohol therapist. You deserve help that actually helps you feel happy again. (And, that's in-network with your insurance).
(773) 492-8281 View (773) 492-8281
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Theresa Marotta
Counselor, LCPC, CADC
Verified Verified
Schaumburg, IL 60173
I am passionate and knowledgeable working with those addicted to a variety of substances, including alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, heroin, and prescription medications. I also help heal the relationships impacted by the substance abuse. I am well-versed in support groups as well as other recovery and spiritual programs supporting recovery. I understand the challenging dynamics of recovery and can help through that journey. I utilize an empathetic, solution-focused approach to working with my clients, and striving to match my clinical style to the needs of you the client, resulting in a unique relationship.
I am passionate and knowledgeable working with those addicted to a variety of substances, including alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, heroin, and prescription medications. I also help heal the relationships impacted by the substance abuse. I am well-versed in support groups as well as other recovery and spiritual programs supporting recovery. I understand the challenging dynamics of recovery and can help through that journey. I utilize an empathetic, solution-focused approach to working with my clients, and striving to match my clinical style to the needs of you the client, resulting in a unique relationship.
(847) 796-6946 View (847) 796-6946
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Cindy Gradle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Forest Park, IL 60130
I am an experienced psychotherapist and I work with clients from diverse backgrounds. I have extensive experience working with clients who are adult children of alcoholics and helping clients who have suffered a loss(es) and seek bereavement counseling. I also work with adults and youths who have both depression and anxiety, including panic attacks and phobias. I offer specific strategies to combat anxiety and panic attacks. My particular expertise has been working with parents and their children. Other areas of practice are sexual abuse and domestic violence.
I am an experienced psychotherapist and I work with clients from diverse backgrounds. I have extensive experience working with clients who are adult children of alcoholics and helping clients who have suffered a loss(es) and seek bereavement counseling. I also work with adults and youths who have both depression and anxiety, including panic attacks and phobias. I offer specific strategies to combat anxiety and panic attacks. My particular expertise has been working with parents and their children. Other areas of practice are sexual abuse and domestic violence.
(708) 998-4609 View (708) 998-4609

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Alcohol Use Therapists

Are there specific medications for alcohol use?

There are oral medications approved to treat alcohol use disorder—such as disulfiram, acamprosate, and naltrexone, which also comes in an injectable form. These medications do help people reduce their drinking as well as avoid the problem of relapse. Naltrexone helps reduce cravings, disulfiram can make a person feel sick when they drink, and acamprosate may help ease symptoms like poor sleep and anxious feelings.

How do alcohol recovery or rehabilitation programs work?

In inpatient programs, individuals live in a facility with other patients in recovery; in outpatient programs,individuals live at home. These facilities are staffed with healthcare professionals including physicians, nurses, psychologists, counselors, and psychotherapists. Staff can also include people who have recovered themselves, serving as mentors and guides. These programs may use abstinence, harm reduction, detoxification, psychotherapy, and other tools for recovery.

How do 12-step programs combined with psychotherapy work?

Members of 12-step programs help each other reach abstinence and work to maintain it. These programs promote complete change in the individual’s emotional, mental, physical, and even spiritual perspectives. Some programs require that new members attend 90 meetings in 90 days. Many people do attend these programs in conjunction with their work in psychotherapy; the combination of therapy along with 12-step can be extremely effective.

How does harm reduction combined with psychotherapy work?

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, harm reduction prevents death, injury, disease, overdose, and substance misuse. People who choose harm reduction for alcohol use reduce the amount of alcohol they intake. It is not abstinence-based like a 12-step program, but combining harm reduction with psychotherapy proves to be effective for many people.