Alzheimer's Therapists in Chicago, IL

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Amber Lee
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60602  (Online Only)
I am a licensed clinical neuropsychologist who specializes in neuropsychological evaluations and treatment. I work with patients (18+) who present with various neurological, medical, and/or psychiatric conditions, such as dementia, epilepsy, and ADHD. I also help patients regain confidence and autonomy through cognitive rehabilitation. With cognitive rehabilitation, we will work together to identify areas of cognitive weakness, learn compensatory strategies, retrain skills, adjust and accept new changes, regain confidence, autonomy and self-efficacy, and improve your daily and emotional functioning.
I am a licensed clinical neuropsychologist who specializes in neuropsychological evaluations and treatment. I work with patients (18+) who present with various neurological, medical, and/or psychiatric conditions, such as dementia, epilepsy, and ADHD. I also help patients regain confidence and autonomy through cognitive rehabilitation. With cognitive rehabilitation, we will work together to identify areas of cognitive weakness, learn compensatory strategies, retrain skills, adjust and accept new changes, regain confidence, autonomy and self-efficacy, and improve your daily and emotional functioning.
(312) 467-7686 x108 View (312) 467-7686 x108
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Lydia Wardin
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60602
I am a licensed clinical neuropsychologist specializing in neuropsychological and psychodiagnostic evaluations and treatment. I work with adolescents and adults who present with cognitive changes in the context of neurological, medical, and psychiatric conditions. Areas of clinical interest include dementia, traumatic brain injury (TBI), stroke, autoimmune disorders, and psychiatric disorders.
I am a licensed clinical neuropsychologist specializing in neuropsychological and psychodiagnostic evaluations and treatment. I work with adolescents and adults who present with cognitive changes in the context of neurological, medical, and psychiatric conditions. Areas of clinical interest include dementia, traumatic brain injury (TBI), stroke, autoimmune disorders, and psychiatric disorders.
(224) 601-8150 View (224) 601-8150
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Lynette Collins
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60645  (Online Only)
I am a licensed clinical professional counselor from Chicago IL. I have 14 years of experience providing therapy to an array of clients such as caregivers of people living with Alzheimer's disease, as well as women, people of color and the LGBTQIA+ community. Do you want to get rid of imposter syndrome or learn how to love yourself? I have experience working with people attempting to cope with many concerns such as depression, anxiety, stress, grief, relational issues, career & work situations, self-esteem and caregiver stress.
I am a licensed clinical professional counselor from Chicago IL. I have 14 years of experience providing therapy to an array of clients such as caregivers of people living with Alzheimer's disease, as well as women, people of color and the LGBTQIA+ community. Do you want to get rid of imposter syndrome or learn how to love yourself? I have experience working with people attempting to cope with many concerns such as depression, anxiety, stress, grief, relational issues, career & work situations, self-esteem and caregiver stress.
(224) 479-1862 View (224) 479-1862
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Martha Tierney
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60602  (Online Only)
So many circumstances in life can throw us out of balance. The chaos and upheaval we've experienced over the past few years at a global, national, and personal level has most people looking for ways to re-balance. I am currently providing support via telephone and Zoom. I have experience supporting caregivers of people living with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. I also work with people struggling with relationship and professional challenges. Having someone to talk to can really help restore balance and improve your quality of life during stressful times.
So many circumstances in life can throw us out of balance. The chaos and upheaval we've experienced over the past few years at a global, national, and personal level has most people looking for ways to re-balance. I am currently providing support via telephone and Zoom. I have experience supporting caregivers of people living with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. I also work with people struggling with relationship and professional challenges. Having someone to talk to can really help restore balance and improve your quality of life during stressful times.
(872) 267-9271 x104 View (872) 267-9271 x104
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David Parris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60613
Waitlist for new clients
In addition, I have 16-plus years working directly with persons and their care partners impacted by Alzheimer's and other related dementia and cancer.
To round itself out, life calls not for perfection but for completeness. -C.G. Jung Negotiating life's transitions and the journey of the self is an ever-changing process, one that does not occur within a vacuum.
In addition, I have 16-plus years working directly with persons and their care partners impacted by Alzheimer's and other related dementia and cancer.
To round itself out, life calls not for perfection but for completeness. -C.G. Jung Negotiating life's transitions and the journey of the self is an ever-changing process, one that does not occur within a vacuum.
(872) 401-8108 View (872) 401-8108
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Jenn Ross
Counselor, MAAT, LCPC, ATR, CCTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60657
Waitlist for new clients
I thrive working with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, life transitions, grief/loss, attachment difficulties, residual effects from trauma, career transitions, relationship challenges, and those affected by Alzheimer’s/Dementia.
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.
I thrive working with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, life transitions, grief/loss, attachment difficulties, residual effects from trauma, career transitions, relationship challenges, and those affected by Alzheimer’s/Dementia.
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 View (872) 281-4205
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Amy Sobrino
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60629  (Online Only)
I provide telehealth sessions for clients in Illinois and Missouri. In my practice, I support clients who are looking for perspective and guidance to fully realize their wellness goals. My practice supports anyone who is looking to explore a new role, identity, or challenging life situation, especially caregivers, parents, and older adults. I have special expertise in dementia/cognitive impairment, caregiving, and long-term care.
I provide telehealth sessions for clients in Illinois and Missouri. In my practice, I support clients who are looking for perspective and guidance to fully realize their wellness goals. My practice supports anyone who is looking to explore a new role, identity, or challenging life situation, especially caregivers, parents, and older adults. I have special expertise in dementia/cognitive impairment, caregiving, and long-term care.
(618) 693-2328 View (618) 693-2328
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Talk Dementia Care
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60611  (Online Only)
Practice devoted to concerns related to MCI, Alzheimer's disease and other dementias exclusively. I help care partners and significant others cope with the uncertainty a dementia diagnosis brings. My approach is empathetic and practical. Discussing feelings such as grief, anger, sadness and frustration can be very helpful in coping with the unwanted changes. I provide disease education about what to expect throughout the course of the disease. I also have expertise in care planning and can work with you to plan for the future and ensure that you are doing all you can for your loved one. Telehealth only. Weekend appt.'s available.
Practice devoted to concerns related to MCI, Alzheimer's disease and other dementias exclusively. I help care partners and significant others cope with the uncertainty a dementia diagnosis brings. My approach is empathetic and practical. Discussing feelings such as grief, anger, sadness and frustration can be very helpful in coping with the unwanted changes. I provide disease education about what to expect throughout the course of the disease. I also have expertise in care planning and can work with you to plan for the future and ensure that you are doing all you can for your loved one. Telehealth only. Weekend appt.'s available.
(847) 261-8189 View (847) 261-8189
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Robin Zazove
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60642  (Online Only)
After many years working in nursing homes, hospice, and memory care, I am uniquely capable of helping individuals and families navigate aging/end-of-life issues, and have been a Certified Dementia Practitioner.
I understand life can be stressful. We all struggle at times and need someone to help us through. In my work with clients and families, I firmly believe in building on the strengths and resilience you already possess to help you get through more difficult moments. My attitude and approach to treatment is that while we all have our struggles, every challenge is an opportunity to learn and grow as a person. I specialize in working with individuals or adult family members, such as couples, siblings, parents, or entire family units.
After many years working in nursing homes, hospice, and memory care, I am uniquely capable of helping individuals and families navigate aging/end-of-life issues, and have been a Certified Dementia Practitioner.
I understand life can be stressful. We all struggle at times and need someone to help us through. In my work with clients and families, I firmly believe in building on the strengths and resilience you already possess to help you get through more difficult moments. My attitude and approach to treatment is that while we all have our struggles, every challenge is an opportunity to learn and grow as a person. I specialize in working with individuals or adult family members, such as couples, siblings, parents, or entire family units.
(708) 627-9689 View (708) 627-9689
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Jennifer Stelter
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60601  (Online Only)
Dr. Jennifer Stelter is a licensed clinical psychologist seasoned in treating depression and anxiety and specialized in treating eating disorders, trauma, substance abuse, and dementia. She has 20 years experience in the healthcare field and over a decade in the long-term care industry. Dr. Stelter approaches care holistically and is experienced in providing emotion process work, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and rational emotive therapy (RET). She also has significant training in the use of non-pharmacy tools in the treatment of various mental health issues.
Dr. Jennifer Stelter is a licensed clinical psychologist seasoned in treating depression and anxiety and specialized in treating eating disorders, trauma, substance abuse, and dementia. She has 20 years experience in the healthcare field and over a decade in the long-term care industry. Dr. Stelter approaches care holistically and is experienced in providing emotion process work, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and rational emotive therapy (RET). She also has significant training in the use of non-pharmacy tools in the treatment of various mental health issues.
(312) 551-2404 View (312) 551-2404
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Melissa Tucker
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60618  (Online Only)
I am a certified grief counselor with over ten years of experience working with people with depression and anxiety, grief, early and younger onset dementia, caregivers, and those with chronic and terminal illnesses.
If you are coping with depression or anxiety, chronic illness, taking care of an aging parent, or bereavement, you might feel like you don’t know what to do next. You’re probably trying to find ways to deal with stress while also managing the day-to-day realities that can make it tough to prioritize your emotional health. It can be hard to even stay grounded, let alone imagine forging a life of meaning and purpose in the wake of significant change. Therapy with a knowledgeable and compassionate therapist can help you gain a sense of control over your choices, develop coping skills, and effectively process what you are going through.
I am a certified grief counselor with over ten years of experience working with people with depression and anxiety, grief, early and younger onset dementia, caregivers, and those with chronic and terminal illnesses.
If you are coping with depression or anxiety, chronic illness, taking care of an aging parent, or bereavement, you might feel like you don’t know what to do next. You’re probably trying to find ways to deal with stress while also managing the day-to-day realities that can make it tough to prioritize your emotional health. It can be hard to even stay grounded, let alone imagine forging a life of meaning and purpose in the wake of significant change. Therapy with a knowledgeable and compassionate therapist can help you gain a sense of control over your choices, develop coping skills, and effectively process what you are going through.
(773) 729-1523 View (773) 729-1523
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David Gish
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60657  (Online Only)
My areas of expertise include depression, anxiety, young adults, grief, loss, trauma, dementia, body image, phobias and financial concerns.
Feeling anxious, stressed or depressed? Many people are overwhelmed these days. There is help.
My areas of expertise include depression, anxiety, young adults, grief, loss, trauma, dementia, body image, phobias and financial concerns.
Feeling anxious, stressed or depressed? Many people are overwhelmed these days. There is help.
(312) 818-4473 View (312) 818-4473
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Dr Robert John Zagar PC A Professional
Psychologist, PhD, MPH
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60611
I discover objectively what is the issue, applying the best treatment for abuse, aging, alcohol/substance use, anger, anxiety, attention deficit, autism spectrum disorders, bereavement, cancer, career consultation, coping, criminal charges, custody, delinquency, dementia, depression, divorce, DUI, dyslexia, hyperactivity, hypnosis, individualized education plans, insomnia, job loss, learning disability, lower productivity, neuropsychological exams, panic attacks, parenting, personal injury, personality tests, post automobile accident, relationships, stress, trauma, TBI, underachievement, vocational guidance, workers compensation.
I discover objectively what is the issue, applying the best treatment for abuse, aging, alcohol/substance use, anger, anxiety, attention deficit, autism spectrum disorders, bereavement, cancer, career consultation, coping, criminal charges, custody, delinquency, dementia, depression, divorce, DUI, dyslexia, hyperactivity, hypnosis, individualized education plans, insomnia, job loss, learning disability, lower productivity, neuropsychological exams, panic attacks, parenting, personal injury, personality tests, post automobile accident, relationships, stress, trauma, TBI, underachievement, vocational guidance, workers compensation.
(312) 266-3411 View (312) 266-3411
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Katie Green
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60634  (Online Only)
Are you or a loved one navigating the challenging journey of dementia? Do you find yourself grappling with a myriad of emotions, from grief to confusion, as you adjust to this new reality? Are you seeking compassionate support and guidance tailored to your unique needs and circumstances? Welcome to Emerald Green Therapy, where I specialize in providing holistic and personalized care for individuals and families affected by dementia. I see clients in the states of Illinois and Michigan.
Are you or a loved one navigating the challenging journey of dementia? Do you find yourself grappling with a myriad of emotions, from grief to confusion, as you adjust to this new reality? Are you seeking compassionate support and guidance tailored to your unique needs and circumstances? Welcome to Emerald Green Therapy, where I specialize in providing holistic and personalized care for individuals and families affected by dementia. I see clients in the states of Illinois and Michigan.
(708) 729-9416 View (708) 729-9416
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Anya Drew
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60602
I have experience with anxiety, grief and loss, depression, adjustment to chronic illness, familial dementia stressors, caregiver stress, and sibling relationships.
I believe that every individual is unique, and that starting therapy can be difficult no matter your age. A person’s mental health is very important, and while it can be burdensome to start the process of improving it, reaching out for support is an important first step. I want to make the process of finding a therapist that works for you easy and painless. Even if I end up not being the right fit, I will help to find someone who I believe will work well with you and your needs.
I have experience with anxiety, grief and loss, depression, adjustment to chronic illness, familial dementia stressors, caregiver stress, and sibling relationships.
I believe that every individual is unique, and that starting therapy can be difficult no matter your age. A person’s mental health is very important, and while it can be burdensome to start the process of improving it, reaching out for support is an important first step. I want to make the process of finding a therapist that works for you easy and painless. Even if I end up not being the right fit, I will help to find someone who I believe will work well with you and your needs.
(312) 883-9113 View (312) 883-9113
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Emily Wilson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60601
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who takes a supportive, empathic, and non-judgmental approach with clients to ensure they feel seen and heard above all. Specializing in chronic illness, grief, and loss, I provide a soothing and empowering presence for those experiencing a variety of unique challenges and life transitions. I have experience working with individuals, couples, and families on life adjustments, issues of sexual identity, grief and loss, and personal relationships. In addition, I have over 5 years working directly with persons and their care partners impacted by Alzheimer's and other related dementia.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who takes a supportive, empathic, and non-judgmental approach with clients to ensure they feel seen and heard above all. Specializing in chronic illness, grief, and loss, I provide a soothing and empowering presence for those experiencing a variety of unique challenges and life transitions. I have experience working with individuals, couples, and families on life adjustments, issues of sexual identity, grief and loss, and personal relationships. In addition, I have over 5 years working directly with persons and their care partners impacted by Alzheimer's and other related dementia.
(312) 564-5792 View (312) 564-5792
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Cassandra Kandah
Psychologist, MS, PhD, LP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60601
Your heart drops into your stomach and you are at a loss for words. Maybe you feel numb. Maybe you can't stop crying. No matter what your reaction is, your life as you know it has changed in one instance. You've been diagnosed with a terminal or chronic illness. A flood of questions comes to your mind: is this the beginning of the end, how will this effect my career, how do I tell my family? I have dedicated my life to guiding people through the emotional difficulties related to managing conditions such as: mild cognitive impairment, dementia, TBI, stroke, cancer, transplant, and pregnancy/fertility concerns.
Your heart drops into your stomach and you are at a loss for words. Maybe you feel numb. Maybe you can't stop crying. No matter what your reaction is, your life as you know it has changed in one instance. You've been diagnosed with a terminal or chronic illness. A flood of questions comes to your mind: is this the beginning of the end, how will this effect my career, how do I tell my family? I have dedicated my life to guiding people through the emotional difficulties related to managing conditions such as: mild cognitive impairment, dementia, TBI, stroke, cancer, transplant, and pregnancy/fertility concerns.
(224) 470-8061 View (224) 470-8061
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Isabel Longwell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60601  (Online Only)
The therapeutic relationship is one of the most important factors in creating an environment for individuals to feel safe being vulnerable. I have experience working with adults of all ages experiencing life transitions, anxiety, depression, family conflict, abuse or neglect, grief, and loss. I specialize in working with older adults and their families who might be experiencing caregiver stress and burnout, hoarding issues, challenges related to dementia or other chronic illness, and end-of-life planning. I believe that everyone can benefit from therapy and it is never too late to begin one’s own journey of healing.
The therapeutic relationship is one of the most important factors in creating an environment for individuals to feel safe being vulnerable. I have experience working with adults of all ages experiencing life transitions, anxiety, depression, family conflict, abuse or neglect, grief, and loss. I specialize in working with older adults and their families who might be experiencing caregiver stress and burnout, hoarding issues, challenges related to dementia or other chronic illness, and end-of-life planning. I believe that everyone can benefit from therapy and it is never too late to begin one’s own journey of healing.
(312) 313-8052 View (312) 313-8052
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Wegierek Psychology Center, Inc
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60634
It helps to establish treatment plan not only to improve emotional well being but also helps establish levels of brain injury, dementia, problems with attention,.
Prescribing Psychotropic Medication, Neuropsychological testing, and counseling.
It helps to establish treatment plan not only to improve emotional well being but also helps establish levels of brain injury, dementia, problems with attention,.
Prescribing Psychotropic Medication, Neuropsychological testing, and counseling.
(708) 710-8819 View (708) 710-8819
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Amanda Kelleghan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, MSIR
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60654  (Online Only)
I also have extensive experience in trauma-related issues, addictive behavior/substance abuse issues, marriage and family therapy, grief and loss, and dementia.
The constant pressures of daily life, particularly during a pandemic, can leave us feeling overwhelmed, scared, and alone. As we try to navigate our way through issues involving school, work, relationships, life transitions, and grief and loss, we may feel so hopeless that we feel as if we cannot go on like this anymore. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I will provide support and guidance to help you identify unhealthy thoughts, feelings, and behaviors so that you can make positive and sustainable changes to improve your quality of life.
I also have extensive experience in trauma-related issues, addictive behavior/substance abuse issues, marriage and family therapy, grief and loss, and dementia.
The constant pressures of daily life, particularly during a pandemic, can leave us feeling overwhelmed, scared, and alone. As we try to navigate our way through issues involving school, work, relationships, life transitions, and grief and loss, we may feel so hopeless that we feel as if we cannot go on like this anymore. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I will provide support and guidance to help you identify unhealthy thoughts, feelings, and behaviors so that you can make positive and sustainable changes to improve your quality of life.
(331) 214-8021 View (331) 214-8021
Alzheimer's Therapists

What are the first-line treatment options for Alzheimer’s disease?

The first-line treatment for Alzheimer’s disease is often medication, which may be prescribed based on the severity of the disease. These include cholinesterase inhibitors, memantine, or a combination of the two. Behavioral treatments can help people cope with emotional distress, such as anxiety or anger, and explore lifestyle changes related to housing, caregiving, sleep, and finances.

When to seek treatment for Alzheimer’s?

It’s best to seek treatment at the first signs of dementia. Early warning signs of Alzheimer’s include memory problems, such as forgetting appointments or directions, as well as trouble concentrating, paying attention, retrieving words, and carrying out daily household tasks. An early diagnosis can help people slow the progression of the disease with treatment and plan for the future in terms of housing, support, finances, and legality.

Are there specific medications to treat Alzheimer’s?

Medications approved by the FDA to manage symptoms of Alzheimer’s include galantamine, rivastigmine, and donepezil for mild to moderate Alzheimer’s, and memantine, donepezil, and the rivastigmine patch for moderate to severe Alzheimer’s. These drugs can help manage the disease, but no drug currently cures the disease. Medications recently approved by the FDA, such aducanumab and lecanemab may slow the disease course, but aspects of their effectiveness are still debated.

Are there natural treatments for Alzheimer’s?

Alzheimer’s disease cannot be cured via natural remedies (nor via medication), but some lifestyle habits can help forestall it or slow its progression. Lifestyle activities that can help prevent Alzheimer’s disease include regular exercise, a healthy, well-rounded diet, stimulating cognitive activity, time spent socializing, adequate sleep, and stress management as needed.