Family Therapy in Lake View, Chicago, IL

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Judy Kramer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
If you are looking for an experienced therapist who is compassionate, insightful, positive, supportive, humorous and directive, then call me for a free consultation. In addition to teaching coping skills and parenting skills, I help family members to better understand each other to help improve communication patterns. Also, if you have a child, adolescent or significant other that is refusing to come to therapy, I can help. I am currently charging as self pay at a very reasonable $75 per session. (Jktherapyofchicago.com)
(773) 558-2566
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Lake View
Chicago, IL 60613
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Sharon Risch
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am an affiliate therapist at The Family Institute at Northwestern University.
Choosing to pursue therapy is a difficult decision but one that can offer great benefit. I work primarily with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, and problems in their interpersonal relationships. Often clients I work with report feeling "stuck" in their lives. My approach is practical and present-focused yet grounded in the an understanding of the ways our past experiences may have contributed to our present difficulties. I help patients explore and work through what gets in the way of them leading a meaningful, satisfying life.
(312) 647-2523
Lake View
Chicago, IL 60657
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Lincoln Park Counseling Group
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Verified
I may recommend and request to contact your family physician or other healthcare providers as it may aide an optimal therapeutic outcome.
You may come to see me for a variety of reasons. Sometimes it's the way you are feeling and other times it's an event or situation you find yourself in life. I have come to understand that what underlies our conscious concerns or problems is the root cause of our experience of sadness, anxiety, or general life dissatisfaction. We will work together in a trusting and respectful therapeutic relationship to better understand and work-through unresolved issues that are getting in the way for you. You deserve to feel better and have a fuller life experience.
(773) 359-3974
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Lake View
Chicago, IL 60657
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Samantha Prague
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Approaches include DBT and CBT skills to enhance coping while utilizing relational, internal family systems and emotion focused therapies to reshape the past.
Our worlds are chaotic, messy and sometimes cruel. As a result it is easy to unknowingly repeat that disorganization in our own lives. My goal to challenge these patterns of behaviors and relationships that may be keeping children, adolescents and emerging adults stuck. My specialty is working with strong personalities who have difficulty communicating their emotions with others, often relying on their behaviors alone to do so. My clients are quirky children who have ADHD, trauma, self injury, suicidality and mood disorders in addition to adolescents and college students who struggle with identity formation and healing the past.
(872) 266-7573
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Lake View
Chicago, IL 60613
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Michelle Herzog
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CST
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
As an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist , I am uniquely qualified to work with sexual and relational issues.
I'm fascinated by relationships. At the end of the day, the connection you have to the people you love is what truly matters. As a therapist, my style is direct, warm and solution-focused. I strive to create an authentic connection with my clients so they have a positive and rewarding counseling experience.
(312) 813-7701 x2
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Lake View
Chicago, IL 60657
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Emily Battle
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Verified
I have over 12 years of experience practicing therapy with children, adults, and families in a variety of settings who are dealing with a wide array of clinical issues. My main areas of clinical focus have been depression, self-harm, suicidal ideation, low self-esteem, anxiety, panic, trauma, and anger as well as behavioral, family , and interpersonal problems. If you find yourself or your child challenged with constant worry, low mood, lack of motivation, anger or interpersonal struggles, I am here to help!
(773) 945-9088
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Lake View
Chicago, IL 60657
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Matthew Boltz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and I'm accepting new patients. I provide counseling for adolescents/teenagers and adults on the Northside of Chicago. I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, autism, behavioral disorders, career issues, depression, executive functioning difficulties, family issues, life change & transitions, school/work stress, stress, and self-esteem. I provide a safe environment and collaborative environment to help all individuals I work with move toward their goals and desired growth.
(872) 206-9718
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Lake View
Chicago, IL 60657
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Quincey F. Kyles Counseling Services, LLC.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
As a therapist focused on personal growth, I strive to make clients feel that I am part of their extended family .
"A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step." Ancient Chinese philosopher, Lao-Tzu. Let's face it: asking for help isn't always easy, but you've taken the courage to do so. Therapy is an exciting experience of self-discovery! As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), I work with adults, individually or as couples. I use a bilateral approach, incorporating a Strength-based practice with a focus on the mind/body connection, in particular Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT). I assist clients in noticing, when automatic processes are occurring & to alter their reaction to be more of a reflection.
(312) 681-7937
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Lake View
Chicago, IL 60657
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Deborah Haugh
Counselor, LCPC, ATR
Verified
Verified
I utilize a relationship-based psychodynamic approach informed by mindfulness, family systems theory and cognitive-behavioral principles.
"The day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom"-Anais Nin. Asking for help can be hard and I admire your courage in taking this step. Working together in a safe and nurturing environment, we will navigate struggles, develop healthy coping skills, and gain a deeper understanding of feelings, thoughts, and behaviors so you can heal, grow, and thrive. For over twenty years I have worked with people of all ages, genders, sexual orientations, races, and cultures on issues with relationships, loss, mood, anxiety, and personality disorders.
(773) 432-7118
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Lake View
Chicago, IL 60657
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Amy Pappas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Starting therapy can be a daunting and overwhelming process. It is my goal to make it an easy and comfortable transition. I view therapy as a team approach including the child and/or adolescent, the family , community resources, and myself. We work together to best address the presenting challenge. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over a decade of experience working with children, adolescents, and families within a variety of therapeutic settings. I received my Master of Social Work from New York University and a Post Master's Degree from Loyola University.
(773) 840-0103
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Lake View
Chicago, IL 60657
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Kayla Hammersmith
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern
Verified
Verified
I work with clients to bring about positive growth in one’s relationship with the self, as well as with family members, romantic partners, friends, coworkers, and more.
I work with individuals, couples & families who are looking to create meaningful change in their lives. I am passionate about helping clients work on issues related to life transitions, trust and communication, intimacy, anxiety, depression, negative self-talk, stress management, identity and self-acceptance, and the perinatal/postpartum period. My training is geared specifically towards relational wellness—and this applies to relationships of all kinds. I combine this focus with empathy, clarity, and the belief that we all have the power to rewrite our stories, which helps us rewrite our lived experiences.
(773) 729-6882
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Lake View
Chicago, IL 60657
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Landen A Motyka
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Depending on your goals, this may look like learning or strengthening practices to (re)connect to and soothe your body, developing firm and loving boundaries, and/or co-creating nurturing relationships with friends, family and community.
NOTE: my practice is full for 2022 / I view therapy as one among many pathways to explore and be curious about ourselves and our lives. Our mental health is deeply impacted by our collective narratives, particularly in the context of our environment (e.g. home, community, land), our access to resources, and our experiences of privilege and oppression. Therefore our work together will be centered in your wholeness, examining and holding how all of these positions and experiences have shaped, and continue to shape, your life story and lived experience. What is the story you tell yourself about who you are?
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Lake View
Chicago, IL 60613
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Erin Liebman
Counselor, MEd, EdS, NCC, NCSP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Our youth and teen services include individual and family therapy .
Erin Liebman Inc. offers over a decade of experience working with youth, teens, and young adults. We use an eclectic orientation with an emphasis on behavioral, cognitive behavioral, and solution focused therapy. Clients examine thoughts and behaviors in hopes of engendering positive changes. While the client is our primary focus, we collaborate with support systems to foster an environment steeped in opportunities for growth. Our professional goal is to assist clients in developing the life long skills necessary to become happy, healthy, productive members within their communities.
(312) 614-0671
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Lake View
Chicago, IL 60657
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Jenn Ross
Licensed Professional Counselor, MAAT, LPC, ATR
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My practice as an art therapist and counselor is founded on an eclectic theoretical foundation. I believe the most successful way to achieve personal goals in therapy is by developing a trusting relationship. Taking the time to learn a client’s strengths and aspirations, as well as their personal and family history with curiosity and compassion is imperative. The foundation of my practice is strengths-based - I approach our work together with the understanding that everyone experiences challenges and has many abilities that may be utilized to reduce symptoms, navigate challenges, and improve relationships.
(872) 281-4205
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Lake View
Chicago, IL 60657
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Brooke Holmes
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, AMFT
Verified
Verified
People often feel distressed, helpless, or overwhelmed long before they seek or begin working with a therapist. I know how much courage it takes to reach out for support, and I applaud your bravery in looking to seize your strengths, goals, wants and needs. As a Marriage and Family Therapist , my intention is to help you better understand yourself and enhance your relationships.
(872) 219-2696
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Lake View
Chicago, IL 60613
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Kristin Englund
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you on a path to parenthood or adjusting to life while pregnant or post-partum? Maybe you've had a pregnancy loss or things haven't gone the way you expected along the way. Are IVF, ART, or TFMR part of your story? Perhaps you have experienced grief connected to being a parent or with your own parents. You may be navigating your journey alone or with a chosen family . Pregnant people and their non-birthing partners need support during these important life changes. If any of this resonates with you, time and space to talk about it can be helpful. From there, changes and next steps on your path may seem more attainable.
(773) 295-2911
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Lake View
Chicago, IL 60613
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Murray Center for Behavioral Wellness
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
With compassion and understanding, we work with each individual and family to provide services with your specific goals in mind.
We are a full service clinic offering neuropsychological testing, therapy, medication management, and tutoring services. Our mission is to provide caring and in-depth treatment and assessment services, with each individual’s needs in mind. Our staff includes licensed psychologists, psychiatric providers, and certified teachers and tutors. We provide consultation and follow-up services, focusing on collaborative treatment in a warm and inviting atmosphere. We offer services to children and adults. The aim in treatment is to help identify and foster your strengths while working with you to manage distressing areas of your life.
(872) 204-1511
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Lake View
Chicago, IL 60657
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Kirk Johnson
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I often draw on psychodynamic tools, like CBT, internal family parts, and EMDR to help clients stabilize their anxiety and self-regulate.
You are overwhelmed with work and your personal life and feel like you haven't tapped into your true potential. My name is Kirk Johnson and I'm a Licensed Counselor/Therapist. My clients typically start therapy to improve their stress/anxiety management, interpersonal relationships, ADHD management/identity exploration, self-confidence, and relationship with trauma. Often times, we need to go deeper to find meaning in their past and present experiences. These conversations work to create pathways to understand the narratives you tell yourself, can help stabilize big feelings, and build inner strength.
(773) 207-3895
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Lake View
Chicago, IL 60657
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Jane M Pinsof
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified
Verified
I also help family members deal with these issues, due to the enormity of the problems associated with the disease and recovery.
My clients are hard-working and desire a better quality of life. They are willing to be challenged, trying new techniques to move forward. I use information about normal developmental transitions to move people when they are stuck. The focus is on identity and spirituality as themes I weave into my work. This does not mean organized religion, rather concepts such as connections, acceptance, peace, and letting go. If you choose to combine religion and spiritualuity, for your own growth, that is your choice.
(872) 210-5509
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Lake View
Chicago, IL 60657
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Jessica Nikkila (Fenstemacher)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LLC
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
I specialize in working with children, adolescents and families who are experiencing adjustment within their family unit.
Welcome! I believe that therapy can be a very empowering experience for all ages and genders. I facilitate this for my clients by priding myself as a therapist on being empathetic, inviting and engaging. I provide therapy for Children, Adolescents and Families as well as Adults. I believe that therapy is a safe space which allows one to resolve problems and create personal growth. I am dedicated to my client's well being as well as their own self determination within the therapeutic process and therapeutic relationship. I work psychodynamically and cognitively while also utilizing strength based and family dynamic systems work.
(773) 823-0073
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Lake View
Chicago, IL 60657
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Family Therapy

What do family therapists do?

A family therapist facilitates the process of understanding and improving how a family functions. The therapist will help family members develop empathy for one another. They’ll seek to understand existing patterns, misunderstandings, and conflicts that arise, in order to help the family arrive at a realistic, unified understanding and develop the coping skills they need to build stronger relationships.

How long does therapy for families take to work?

Therapy manifests differently in every family; a common time frame is 12 weekly sessions, but some families may see improvement after just a few weeks. Families should discuss their goals with the therapist at the beginning of the process and periodically revisit those goals to assess their progress together.

How can you encourage a family member to attend family therapy?

You can encourage family members to attend therapy by expressing with both love and concern the challenges you see and explaining how a therapist could help the family navigate those challenges together. An outside perspective can help everyone feel heard, get on the same page, and develop new skills. If family members are still hesitant, it may be helpful to emphasize that family therapy is short-term—it won’t last forever.

Is therapy for families effective?

Family therapy can significantly improve family dynamics and relationships. Research suggests that family therapy can help individuals understand their role in the family, communicate and solve problems together, reduce conflict and draw boundaries when necessary, and develop coping skills for stressors, major life changes, and mental or physical illnesses within the family.