Alcohol Use Therapists in Chicago, IL

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Susan Hoffstetter
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60639
My name is Susan Hoffstetter and I am a licensed therapist in Illinois with over 16 years of experience. I believe you are the expert on your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you overcome what is challenging you. I specialize in treating anxiety, depression, addiction, Bi-polar Disorder, and trauma issues. I work with adults with anxiety, depression, Bi-Polar Disorder, addictions, and trauma issues. I am a client-centered therapist who most commonly uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in sessions.
My name is Susan Hoffstetter and I am a licensed therapist in Illinois with over 16 years of experience. I believe you are the expert on your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you overcome what is challenging you. I specialize in treating anxiety, depression, addiction, Bi-polar Disorder, and trauma issues. I work with adults with anxiety, depression, Bi-Polar Disorder, addictions, and trauma issues. I am a client-centered therapist who most commonly uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in sessions.
(312) 626-7594 View (312) 626-7594
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Gregg Steven Kitzis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60602
I am a warm, engaging and compassionate therapist who has been practicing for more than 20 years. I provide a calm, safe and thoughtful space for my clients to explore their lives.
I am a warm, engaging and compassionate therapist who has been practicing for more than 20 years. I provide a calm, safe and thoughtful space for my clients to explore their lives.
(312) 706-2011 View (312) 706-2011
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Ginny Trainor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60610  (Online Only)
Whether seeking to address a specific problem, understand patterns, or explore past relationships or trauma, our work will be collaborative, strength based, and affirming. I strive to provide a safe and welcoming space to explore your feelings and experiences. My approach is person-centered, direct and trauma informed. I believe that everyone has the strengths and resilience to achieve self-fulfillment.
Whether seeking to address a specific problem, understand patterns, or explore past relationships or trauma, our work will be collaborative, strength based, and affirming. I strive to provide a safe and welcoming space to explore your feelings and experiences. My approach is person-centered, direct and trauma informed. I believe that everyone has the strengths and resilience to achieve self-fulfillment.
(312) 477-2273 View (312) 477-2273
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Shaun Healy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60647
You are seeking a safe space to share your unfiltered emotions, thoughts, and desires. You are seeking an unbiased perspective to your situation and issues. You may yearn for human connection, compassion, and unrelenting support in your journey. You value consistency. You want to heal from trauma from the past and use this information to cope with the unpredictable future.
You are seeking a safe space to share your unfiltered emotions, thoughts, and desires. You are seeking an unbiased perspective to your situation and issues. You may yearn for human connection, compassion, and unrelenting support in your journey. You value consistency. You want to heal from trauma from the past and use this information to cope with the unpredictable future.
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Brandon Kramer
PsyD
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60618
You are the most important person you will ever meet. Why not be on good terms with yourself? I view therapy as a relationship between two people devoted to facing the deepest truths of our lives so we can be healed. I believe that coming to know ourselves and understanding why we suffer leads to genuine change, a return to health, and gives birth to a more authentic life. In therapy, we discover that we heal through relating, because the wounds that occurred in relationships must be healed in a relationship. For what was unbearable when alone, becomes bearable when shared.
You are the most important person you will ever meet. Why not be on good terms with yourself? I view therapy as a relationship between two people devoted to facing the deepest truths of our lives so we can be healed. I believe that coming to know ourselves and understanding why we suffer leads to genuine change, a return to health, and gives birth to a more authentic life. In therapy, we discover that we heal through relating, because the wounds that occurred in relationships must be healed in a relationship. For what was unbearable when alone, becomes bearable when shared.
(224) 479-0121 View (224) 479-0121
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Balanced Awakening, P.C.
Psychologist
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60613
Women and teen girls, you've found your support team! As psychologists, we work to empower you across the lifespan to live the best life possible. As a specialized women's practice, we work with women to reduce stress, manage anxiety, have better relationships, and overall feel better about life.
Women and teen girls, you've found your support team! As psychologists, we work to empower you across the lifespan to live the best life possible. As a specialized women's practice, we work with women to reduce stress, manage anxiety, have better relationships, and overall feel better about life.
(312) 374-6792 View (312) 374-6792
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Victoria Ann Kessinger
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60602
Victoria is the founder of Great Lakes Therapy Center (GLTC) and a DBT-Linehan Board of Certification, Certified Therapist. At GLTC, she provides individual therapy, leads DBT skills groups and supervises other therapists. She has many years of experience providing comprehensive DBT and specializes in treating Borderline Personality Disorder. In addition to providing DBT, Victoria uses the DBT Prolonged Exposure protocol to treat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Victoria is the founder of Great Lakes Therapy Center (GLTC) and a DBT-Linehan Board of Certification, Certified Therapist. At GLTC, she provides individual therapy, leads DBT skills groups and supervises other therapists. She has many years of experience providing comprehensive DBT and specializes in treating Borderline Personality Disorder. In addition to providing DBT, Victoria uses the DBT Prolonged Exposure protocol to treat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
(312) 313-0481 View (312) 313-0481
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Nina Dismukes
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60611
Nina Dismukes has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families struggling with attention issues, learning disabilities, substance use, self-esteem, expressing emotions, trauma, coping skills, and more. Nina believes that effective therapy is a soulful-healing process that takes time, patience, loyalty, self-love, and the openness to communicate. Nina feels that it is important to help empower patients by allowing them to express themselves in a way that makes them feel comfortable and safe.
Nina Dismukes has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families struggling with attention issues, learning disabilities, substance use, self-esteem, expressing emotions, trauma, coping skills, and more. Nina believes that effective therapy is a soulful-healing process that takes time, patience, loyalty, self-love, and the openness to communicate. Nina feels that it is important to help empower patients by allowing them to express themselves in a way that makes them feel comfortable and safe.
(312) 313-6705 View (312) 313-6705
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Christine Collins
Counselor, LCPC, NCC, CADC
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60610
It is my goal as a therapist to create a trusting, supportive, non-judgmental relationship with you. I work with adults of all ages, and I focus on your strengths to move you towards the future you desire. I specialize in helping individuals navigate their way to sobriety, I understand that it takes time for behavior change and inner healing. I also work with other disorders, mood disorders, depression, anxiety and personality disorders which may or may not present with addiction concerns. I integrate spirituality and Christian perspectives when requested.
It is my goal as a therapist to create a trusting, supportive, non-judgmental relationship with you. I work with adults of all ages, and I focus on your strengths to move you towards the future you desire. I specialize in helping individuals navigate their way to sobriety, I understand that it takes time for behavior change and inner healing. I also work with other disorders, mood disorders, depression, anxiety and personality disorders which may or may not present with addiction concerns. I integrate spirituality and Christian perspectives when requested.
(872) 241-2189 View (872) 241-2189
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Jeannie Peters
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60661  (Online Only)
I am a therapist who tends to be more direct in sessions. I am an active participant in my sessions, which can be seen through challenging my clients, helping them learn new tools, and actively participating in the conversation through questions and feedback. I love to work with both couples and individuals. Whether you are going through a life transition, dealing with anxiety, job dissatisfaction, or relationship struggles, I work through a strength-based approach and hope to empower my clients to help them make a change in their lives.
I am a therapist who tends to be more direct in sessions. I am an active participant in my sessions, which can be seen through challenging my clients, helping them learn new tools, and actively participating in the conversation through questions and feedback. I love to work with both couples and individuals. Whether you are going through a life transition, dealing with anxiety, job dissatisfaction, or relationship struggles, I work through a strength-based approach and hope to empower my clients to help them make a change in their lives.
(872) 231-3349 View (872) 231-3349
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Elaine Rubenoff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW, MSW, MFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60614
I believe therapy should be a safe place for you to identify your innate strengths, deepen your sense of self, and find solutions for the things that challenge you in life. When I work with clients, I use a strengths-based and client-centered approach incorporated with empathy, acceptance and compassion. I whole-heartedly believe that sensitivity is power and being vulnerable is a form of strength!
I believe therapy should be a safe place for you to identify your innate strengths, deepen your sense of self, and find solutions for the things that challenge you in life. When I work with clients, I use a strengths-based and client-centered approach incorporated with empathy, acceptance and compassion. I whole-heartedly believe that sensitivity is power and being vulnerable is a form of strength!
(312) 259-2665 View (312) 259-2665
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Chris Tennant
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, C-EMDR
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60613
Your decision to seek therapy is a sign of strength, courage, and respect for your personal well-being. I welcome people facing a variety of challenges including depression, anxiety, trauma, substance use challenges, LBGTQ+ identities, relationship issues, and the general "stuck" feeling. My therapeutic style is caring, encouraging and individualized in order to help each person learn skills to work with their emotions, see situations without judgment and recognize solutions that fit personal values. I also have a strong emphasis on diversity and social justice and incorporate it into my practice.
Your decision to seek therapy is a sign of strength, courage, and respect for your personal well-being. I welcome people facing a variety of challenges including depression, anxiety, trauma, substance use challenges, LBGTQ+ identities, relationship issues, and the general "stuck" feeling. My therapeutic style is caring, encouraging and individualized in order to help each person learn skills to work with their emotions, see situations without judgment and recognize solutions that fit personal values. I also have a strong emphasis on diversity and social justice and incorporate it into my practice.
(872) 239-3953 View (872) 239-3953
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John Patinkin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60602  (Online Only)
People tend to develop certain ways of thinking about themselves, their relationships, and the world around them. It can be hard to think and operate outside of these tendencies, which is why particular problems are often part of a bigger pattern built over the course of one’s lifetime. My work is focused on helping you learn to listen to yourself in new and expanded ways.
People tend to develop certain ways of thinking about themselves, their relationships, and the world around them. It can be hard to think and operate outside of these tendencies, which is why particular problems are often part of a bigger pattern built over the course of one’s lifetime. My work is focused on helping you learn to listen to yourself in new and expanded ways.
(630) 448-8207 View (630) 448-8207
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comfortable conversations, inc
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60620
Our vision: 1. provide therapy and life coaching to population that feels that their concerns are not major enough to go an office base setting 2. Avoiding the stigma of others knowing that you are seeking mental health assistance 3. Provide services at a reasonable cost Benefits instead of Future 1. The service is available to anyone that has access to a computer or smart phone 2. There is no specific time to talk to your therapist or coach 3. Receive assistance from anywhere that is comfortable for you 4. A good source of positive interactions for teens and college students
Our vision: 1. provide therapy and life coaching to population that feels that their concerns are not major enough to go an office base setting 2. Avoiding the stigma of others knowing that you are seeking mental health assistance 3. Provide services at a reasonable cost Benefits instead of Future 1. The service is available to anyone that has access to a computer or smart phone 2. There is no specific time to talk to your therapist or coach 3. Receive assistance from anywhere that is comfortable for you 4. A good source of positive interactions for teens and college students
(219) 276-8772 View (219) 276-8772
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Betsey Zemke
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60618  (Online Only)
I have a broad range of experience with individual therapy, with personal and professional experience addressing the needs of those who are queer, trans, polyamorous, or kinky. I offer knowledgeable and affirming practice to a spectrum of folks who may struggle to find the “right fit” with their therapist. I’m committed to working with individuals within LGBTQ+ communities, particularly those who are gender expansive; other areas of focus include depression and anxiety, mood disorders, life transitions, intergenerational and complex trauma, mental health in the workplace, sexuality and health, and identity development.
I have a broad range of experience with individual therapy, with personal and professional experience addressing the needs of those who are queer, trans, polyamorous, or kinky. I offer knowledgeable and affirming practice to a spectrum of folks who may struggle to find the “right fit” with their therapist. I’m committed to working with individuals within LGBTQ+ communities, particularly those who are gender expansive; other areas of focus include depression and anxiety, mood disorders, life transitions, intergenerational and complex trauma, mental health in the workplace, sexuality and health, and identity development.
(872) 259-4554 View (872) 259-4554
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Lauren A Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60605
Feeling stuck? Overwhelmed? Are you struggling with issues related to trauma, grief, addiction, anxiety, or major life changes? Looking to create meaning in your life or just find some peace amongst the chaos? Finding the right therapist can make all the difference in overcoming any adversities you may currently face and get you on the path to achieving your goals! As a LCSW with a graduate degree from University of Chicago’s School of Social Administration I feel strongly that the therapy process is a dynamic relationship between therapist and client.
Feeling stuck? Overwhelmed? Are you struggling with issues related to trauma, grief, addiction, anxiety, or major life changes? Looking to create meaning in your life or just find some peace amongst the chaos? Finding the right therapist can make all the difference in overcoming any adversities you may currently face and get you on the path to achieving your goals! As a LCSW with a graduate degree from University of Chicago’s School of Social Administration I feel strongly that the therapy process is a dynamic relationship between therapist and client.
(773) 364-1631 View (773) 364-1631
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Nicky Zimniak
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60602
Is life becoming increasingly unmanageable, leaving you feeling empty, or as if you’re just going through the motions? Do you find yourself using substances to cope with difficult emotions or stressors? The ups and downs that come with the human experience can often be difficult to navigate, especially when we feel as though we have to face these challenges alone. I’m here to tell you that you’re not alone in what you are going through. I believe that there is always hope, even in life’s darkest moments.
Is life becoming increasingly unmanageable, leaving you feeling empty, or as if you’re just going through the motions? Do you find yourself using substances to cope with difficult emotions or stressors? The ups and downs that come with the human experience can often be difficult to navigate, especially when we feel as though we have to face these challenges alone. I’m here to tell you that you’re not alone in what you are going through. I believe that there is always hope, even in life’s darkest moments.
(312) 584-3246 View (312) 584-3246
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Erin Malone
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60613
My approach with clients is collaborative, strength-based, and non-judgmental. We will work together to tailor sessions to your unique needs. My goal is to provide a safe, compassionate, and judgment-free environment. Together, we will develop new skills and strategies to navigate life's challenges while celebrating your strengths. I believe that none of us can heal on an individual level while battling against oppressive and broken systems. I am an abolitionist, committed anti-racist practitioner, and lifelong learner.
My approach with clients is collaborative, strength-based, and non-judgmental. We will work together to tailor sessions to your unique needs. My goal is to provide a safe, compassionate, and judgment-free environment. Together, we will develop new skills and strategies to navigate life's challenges while celebrating your strengths. I believe that none of us can heal on an individual level while battling against oppressive and broken systems. I am an abolitionist, committed anti-racist practitioner, and lifelong learner.
(872) 201-3548 View (872) 201-3548
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Xoe Wise
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AM, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60613
I believe trusting relationships, creativity, and community are at the heart of inner peace. I offer you a compassionate, empathetic, playful, and non-judgmental space. Trauma influences life, the body, and brain in complex ways and therefore sometimes in therapy we need to talk, and sometimes we need to pause, move, or create. I am informed by attachment theory, psychodynamic approach, and embrace the relational element of healing. As a musician, and with music therapy training, I understand the regulatory power of art and invite you to integrate expressive elements. I offer music-centered and songwriting focused sessions.
I believe trusting relationships, creativity, and community are at the heart of inner peace. I offer you a compassionate, empathetic, playful, and non-judgmental space. Trauma influences life, the body, and brain in complex ways and therefore sometimes in therapy we need to talk, and sometimes we need to pause, move, or create. I am informed by attachment theory, psychodynamic approach, and embrace the relational element of healing. As a musician, and with music therapy training, I understand the regulatory power of art and invite you to integrate expressive elements. I offer music-centered and songwriting focused sessions.
(872) 276-9875 View (872) 276-9875
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LaVoris Lee
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60611  (Online Only)
As males, too often we are taught mental toughness instead of learning to seek help when we need it. Everyone deserves a safe, nonjudgmental space in which they can learn how to acknowledge and process emotions. Avoiding our issues, traumas, and problems won't cause them to disappear. You may have tried to cope by smoking, drinking, playing video games, or engaging in other activities that only serve as a bandage for the real healing that needs to happen.
As males, too often we are taught mental toughness instead of learning to seek help when we need it. Everyone deserves a safe, nonjudgmental space in which they can learn how to acknowledge and process emotions. Avoiding our issues, traumas, and problems won't cause them to disappear. You may have tried to cope by smoking, drinking, playing video games, or engaging in other activities that only serve as a bandage for the real healing that needs to happen.
(630) 626-8901 View (630) 626-8901