Alcohol Use Therapists in Chicago, IL

Photo of Dr. Michele Perron, Drug & Alcohol Counselor in Chicago, IL
Dr. Michele Perron
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, PhD, CADC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60661  (Online Only)
The Sinclair Method is an evidence-based approach to Alcohol Use Disorders that uses the prescription medication Naltrexone to gradually reduce your use.
The Sinclair Method is an evidence-based approach to Alcohol Use Disorders that uses the prescription medication Naltrexone to gradually reduce your use.
(206) 457-1178 View (206) 457-1178
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Stacy Agosto
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60660  (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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Dr. Rebecca L. Rodríguez Rivera
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60630
Waitlist for new clients
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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Alexandra Joseph
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60657
I have current openings in my practice for adults in their 20s, 30s and 40s, marital and pre-marital couples who are experiencing anxiety, depression, experiences of trauma, problematic drug and alcohol use, and relational difficulties. I am part of a group practice, North Shore Psychotherapy, that is located in the Lakeview neighborhood. My priority is to create a non-judgmental space for my clients in which they feel safe and supported. Additional specialties: emerging adulthood, building self-confidence, significant life transitions, disordered eating patterns, and women's issues.
I have current openings in my practice for adults in their 20s, 30s and 40s, marital and pre-marital couples who are experiencing anxiety, depression, experiences of trauma, problematic drug and alcohol use, and relational difficulties. I am part of a group practice, North Shore Psychotherapy, that is located in the Lakeview neighborhood. My priority is to create a non-judgmental space for my clients in which they feel safe and supported. Additional specialties: emerging adulthood, building self-confidence, significant life transitions, disordered eating patterns, and women's issues.
(224) 803-3872 View (224) 803-3872
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Elba Iris Lara
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60654
Are you in a place where you feel the need to make changes in your life to improve your happiness and overall well-being? Maybe it's addressing your social drug/alcohol use, or wondering why you feel stuck, and feel the need to explore your intrinsic wants/needs. I believe there's an importance in empowering one's spirit, identifying blocks, and in learning new skills to strengthen one's ability to make wanted changes. I focus on enhancing existing strengths, encouraging mindfulness, and building coping skills to support these changes.
Are you in a place where you feel the need to make changes in your life to improve your happiness and overall well-being? Maybe it's addressing your social drug/alcohol use, or wondering why you feel stuck, and feel the need to explore your intrinsic wants/needs. I believe there's an importance in empowering one's spirit, identifying blocks, and in learning new skills to strengthen one's ability to make wanted changes. I focus on enhancing existing strengths, encouraging mindfulness, and building coping skills to support these changes.
(872) 395-6223 View (872) 395-6223
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Trilogy Behavioral Healthcare
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCPC, LMFT, LPHA, MA
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60659
Please reach out if you or a family member are experiencing stressful relationships, mood swings, psychosis, difficulty at work or school responsibilities, or struggling with drug or alcohol use.
Trilogy has been a pillar in the mental health community since 1971 and is proud to announce the opening of two new locations specializing in therapy for children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Our experienced therapists offer a safe, supportive environment and evidence based treatments such as Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), First Episode Psychosis, Play- and Expressive-Based Therapies. Trilogy is trauma focused and a LGBTQ+ affirming organization. Find out more at our website http://tts.trilogyinc.org/
Please reach out if you or a family member are experiencing stressful relationships, mood swings, psychosis, difficulty at work or school responsibilities, or struggling with drug or alcohol use.
Trilogy has been a pillar in the mental health community since 1971 and is proud to announce the opening of two new locations specializing in therapy for children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Our experienced therapists offer a safe, supportive environment and evidence based treatments such as Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), First Episode Psychosis, Play- and Expressive-Based Therapies. Trilogy is trauma focused and a LGBTQ+ affirming organization. Find out more at our website http://tts.trilogyinc.org/
(312) 764-1017 View (312) 764-1017
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Elizabeth Hutchinson
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60631
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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Celia Kokoris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, CADC, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60637  (Online Only)
I work from a "empathy above all" perspective and am extremely individualized in my approach with regards to client needs. Therapy is not "one size fits all," and neither is recovery; recovery from trauma, substance use disorder, alcohol use disorder, toxic relationships, disordered eating, and more. These are only a few examples of the issues I am qualified to work with.
I work from a "empathy above all" perspective and am extremely individualized in my approach with regards to client needs. Therapy is not "one size fits all," and neither is recovery; recovery from trauma, substance use disorder, alcohol use disorder, toxic relationships, disordered eating, and more. These are only a few examples of the issues I am qualified to work with.
(224) 385-0875 View (224) 385-0875
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Dee Lewke
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, CADCII, SAP, CCTP, MATC, CRPS
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60610
I am aware the path to healing can be a bumpy and uncomfortable one. I provide a compassionate and empathetic approach to this healing process. My approach looks at our internal wounds that left untreated, continue to cause pain. I like to ask, in the words of Dr. Gabor Mate’, ‘why the pain, not why the addiction?' We know using a substance or behavior is how we cope with the pain that feels unmanageable. Our pain, ‘dis-ease’, and dis-comfort often stems from unresolved grief & loss and are the result of 'what happened to us'. Let's look at what happened to us instead of what is wrong with us. I believe this approach decreases shame
I am aware the path to healing can be a bumpy and uncomfortable one. I provide a compassionate and empathetic approach to this healing process. My approach looks at our internal wounds that left untreated, continue to cause pain. I like to ask, in the words of Dr. Gabor Mate’, ‘why the pain, not why the addiction?' We know using a substance or behavior is how we cope with the pain that feels unmanageable. Our pain, ‘dis-ease’, and dis-comfort often stems from unresolved grief & loss and are the result of 'what happened to us'. Let's look at what happened to us instead of what is wrong with us. I believe this approach decreases shame
(312) 548-9370 View (312) 548-9370
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Jeffrey Caldcleugh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, CSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60601
Hello! I use a collaborative and strengths-based approach with each of my clients. I have years of experience working with Client's and Families/Couple's from working in both mental health treatment facilities and outpatient private practice. I integrate a variety of evidenced-based treatment interventions to address behavioral health issues, including Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, Twelve-Step Facilitation Therapy, Psychodynamics and Dialectic Behavioral Therapy.
Hello! I use a collaborative and strengths-based approach with each of my clients. I have years of experience working with Client's and Families/Couple's from working in both mental health treatment facilities and outpatient private practice. I integrate a variety of evidenced-based treatment interventions to address behavioral health issues, including Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, Twelve-Step Facilitation Therapy, Psychodynamics and Dialectic Behavioral Therapy.
(312) 548-3788 View (312) 548-3788
Photo of Sarah Suzuki, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Chicago, IL
Sarah Suzuki
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CRADC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60601
Tired of just coping and ready to start improving your life? I understand, and my collaborative, interactive approach can help. As a solution-focused therapist, I skip lengthy analysis and focus on your goals to efficiently find practical solutions. In just eight compassionate sessions or less, you'll feel understood and leave each week with immediate strategies and a customized game plan providing concrete next steps tailored to you. I don't just stop at counseling - as your short-term concierge, I recommend tailored follow-up resources for you to pursue once our work is complete.
Tired of just coping and ready to start improving your life? I understand, and my collaborative, interactive approach can help. As a solution-focused therapist, I skip lengthy analysis and focus on your goals to efficiently find practical solutions. In just eight compassionate sessions or less, you'll feel understood and leave each week with immediate strategies and a customized game plan providing concrete next steps tailored to you. I don't just stop at counseling - as your short-term concierge, I recommend tailored follow-up resources for you to pursue once our work is complete.
(312) 487-4842 x1 View (312) 487-4842 x1
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Doug Paul
Counselor, LCPC, LPC, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60611  (Online Only)
I work with a number of different presenting issues including men's issues, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, life changes, couples and those who are struggling with substance use.
I work with a number of different presenting issues including men's issues, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, life changes, couples and those who are struggling with substance use.
(872) 267-9600 View (872) 267-9600
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Cindy Gradle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60638
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
Intervention Instruction
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60613  (Online Only)
Developed and operated by Intervention Instruction, Inc., DUI Class Online meets the rigorous content and security requirements for state-mandated risk education for driving under the influence offenders. As one of the oldest and most respected DUI risk education providers, Intervention Instruction has been helping drivers for more than 30 years.
Developed and operated by Intervention Instruction, Inc., DUI Class Online meets the rigorous content and security requirements for state-mandated risk education for driving under the influence offenders. As one of the oldest and most respected DUI risk education providers, Intervention Instruction has been helping drivers for more than 30 years.
(773) 570-2805 View (773) 570-2805
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Mark Farrell O'Brien - Helping Men To Thrive In Life
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC, CADC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60611
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.
(312) 756-7236 View (312) 756-7236
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Peggy L Kepple
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC, GC-C
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60601
I'm passionate about helping my clients navigate life's journey, be it depression, anxiety, life transitions, grief and loss, strained relationships or employment struggles. I specialize in substance abuse and grief. I work with dual-diagnosis clients and understand the genetic and environmental component of addiction and how individuals may self-medicate for unresolved issues in their lives. In addition, I'm trained as a Grief Counselor and work with clients experiencing grief and loss. I believe in allowing clients a space to grieve.
I'm passionate about helping my clients navigate life's journey, be it depression, anxiety, life transitions, grief and loss, strained relationships or employment struggles. I specialize in substance abuse and grief. I work with dual-diagnosis clients and understand the genetic and environmental component of addiction and how individuals may self-medicate for unresolved issues in their lives. In addition, I'm trained as a Grief Counselor and work with clients experiencing grief and loss. I believe in allowing clients a space to grieve.
(312) 847-1517 View (312) 847-1517
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Betsy Wojciechowski (Addiction Treatment)
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60613
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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Dr. Amanda N Ori
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60614
Currently accepting new clients! Choosing a therapist is a daunting task and I am aware of how difficult this can be for people. Gaining trust and confidence from my clients is of the utmost importance to me and I believe in making my office an open and relaxing environment. My experiences and training have led me to use an approach that incorporates both the mental and physical aspects of your well-being. I address not only emotional issues, but also sleep, diet, exercise, and substance use. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness/Meditation and other modalities.
Currently accepting new clients! Choosing a therapist is a daunting task and I am aware of how difficult this can be for people. Gaining trust and confidence from my clients is of the utmost importance to me and I believe in making my office an open and relaxing environment. My experiences and training have led me to use an approach that incorporates both the mental and physical aspects of your well-being. I address not only emotional issues, but also sleep, diet, exercise, and substance use. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness/Meditation and other modalities.
(312) 586-8978 View (312) 586-8978
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Michelle D. Byrd
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60617  (Online Only)
Are you caught in a cycle of anxiety? Whether you're navigating relationship challenges, constant pressure to succeed, or concerns about addictive behaviors, anxiety can make anything feel insurmountable. But there is hope for improvement. I am here to support you with practical and effective techniques to manage stress while building a fulfilling and sustainable life. You can achieve a sense of peace and clarity. Together, we'll delve into your values and choices, uncovering the resilience you've gained from past challenges to help you reach your objectives.
Are you caught in a cycle of anxiety? Whether you're navigating relationship challenges, constant pressure to succeed, or concerns about addictive behaviors, anxiety can make anything feel insurmountable. But there is hope for improvement. I am here to support you with practical and effective techniques to manage stress while building a fulfilling and sustainable life. You can achieve a sense of peace and clarity. Together, we'll delve into your values and choices, uncovering the resilience you've gained from past challenges to help you reach your objectives.
(312) 654-5079 View (312) 654-5079
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Ascent Counseling Services
Counselor, MA, LCPC, LPC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60654  (Online Only)
I like people. It's hard to not feel compassion for an individual who is willing to bear their soul to find a better out come. I am clinically astute, however, I deliver a warm and compassionate and objective viewpoint to assist my clients. I have a diverse background which allows me to fully empathize with the clients I serve. I am licensed in both Illinois and Wisconsin . I have extensive experience working with victims of sexual abuse, domestic violence, substance abuse and traumatic history. Prior to working in my own practice, I worked with specialized children in foster care.
I like people. It's hard to not feel compassion for an individual who is willing to bear their soul to find a better out come. I am clinically astute, however, I deliver a warm and compassionate and objective viewpoint to assist my clients. I have a diverse background which allows me to fully empathize with the clients I serve. I am licensed in both Illinois and Wisconsin . I have extensive experience working with victims of sexual abuse, domestic violence, substance abuse and traumatic history. Prior to working in my own practice, I worked with specialized children in foster care.
(224) 231-4085 View (224) 231-4085
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.