Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) Therapists in Chicago, IL

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Shelena Clay
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Chicago, IL 60611  (Online Only)
She utilizes treatment modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person Centered Therapy, and Reality Therapy.
Shelena is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois. She has experience working with individuals, couples, and families. She received her BA in Psychology with a minor in Chemistry and her MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.
She utilizes treatment modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person Centered Therapy, and Reality Therapy.
Shelena is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois. She has experience working with individuals, couples, and families. She received her BA in Psychology with a minor in Chemistry and her MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.
(872) 278-5049 View (872) 278-5049
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Sarah Lerch-Halliday
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Chicago, IL 60620
I'll work with you to help find effective coping strategies that match your needs, often using cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and dialectical behavioral therapy interventions.
Hello! My name is Sarah Lerch-Halliday and I've been working as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor for 12 years. I provide therapy to people experiencing increased symptoms related to stress, relationships, depression, anxiety, and more. I’ll work with you as a compassionate and trauma-informed therapist, using evidenced-based coping strategies to help you move towards improved mental health. I work with teens, young adults, and adults who are facing problems at school, work, in relationships, recent loss, and just general life stressors.
I'll work with you to help find effective coping strategies that match your needs, often using cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and dialectical behavioral therapy interventions.
Hello! My name is Sarah Lerch-Halliday and I've been working as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor for 12 years. I provide therapy to people experiencing increased symptoms related to stress, relationships, depression, anxiety, and more. I’ll work with you as a compassionate and trauma-informed therapist, using evidenced-based coping strategies to help you move towards improved mental health. I work with teens, young adults, and adults who are facing problems at school, work, in relationships, recent loss, and just general life stressors.
(773) 207-3177 View (773) 207-3177
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Nicolas Kertesz
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CRC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60647
My preferred approach to counseling is person-centered while using a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and mindfulness techniques.
Are you uncertain of where you're at in life either emotionally, mentally, or vocationally? Are you struggling to cope with feelings of anxiety or low self-esteem? I help folks from a variety of backgrounds, such as veterans, new parents, BIPOC, queer, and trans individuals, through maintaining a validating space and tailoring my approach to suit your specific needs. I keep an open mind and awareness of current events to ensure I’m observing all of the nuances that come with your intersecting identities. I also encourage men in particular to explore and challenge their concepts of masculinity in a positive, healthy light.
My preferred approach to counseling is person-centered while using a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and mindfulness techniques.
Are you uncertain of where you're at in life either emotionally, mentally, or vocationally? Are you struggling to cope with feelings of anxiety or low self-esteem? I help folks from a variety of backgrounds, such as veterans, new parents, BIPOC, queer, and trans individuals, through maintaining a validating space and tailoring my approach to suit your specific needs. I keep an open mind and awareness of current events to ensure I’m observing all of the nuances that come with your intersecting identities. I also encourage men in particular to explore and challenge their concepts of masculinity in a positive, healthy light.
(773) 207-4065 View (773) 207-4065
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Nicholas Corne
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60640
I draw primarily from cognitive-behavioral, acceptance and commitment, person-centered, and internal family systems methods.
You may be suffering with anxiety or depression. Perhaps you’re managing a life transition (or two or three), searching for identity and purpose, or looking for ways forward after stepping into sobriety. Maybe you’re struggling in relationships. Or maybe you’re just generally trying to figure yourself out. Are you ready for something new? I can help.
I draw primarily from cognitive-behavioral, acceptance and commitment, person-centered, and internal family systems methods.
You may be suffering with anxiety or depression. Perhaps you’re managing a life transition (or two or three), searching for identity and purpose, or looking for ways forward after stepping into sobriety. Maybe you’re struggling in relationships. Or maybe you’re just generally trying to figure yourself out. Are you ready for something new? I can help.
(312) 262-7632 View (312) 262-7632
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Lise Schiffer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Chicago, IL 60645
I am a solution focused therapist with 35 years of experience. My therapy style is cognitive, interactive, compassionate, and, if need be, challenging. I believe effective therapy should produce change, not just insight. I will listen to you deeply, help conceptualize the problems, patterns, and dynamics which are causing you trouble, and give you feedback. Together, we will develop a strategy for more effective functioning and a better quality of life. I have a general practice, but specialize in addictions, depression, anxiety, and couples therapy. Please visit my website at www.liseschiffer.com and reviews on Healthgrades.com.
I am a solution focused therapist with 35 years of experience. My therapy style is cognitive, interactive, compassionate, and, if need be, challenging. I believe effective therapy should produce change, not just insight. I will listen to you deeply, help conceptualize the problems, patterns, and dynamics which are causing you trouble, and give you feedback. Together, we will develop a strategy for more effective functioning and a better quality of life. I have a general practice, but specialize in addictions, depression, anxiety, and couples therapy. Please visit my website at www.liseschiffer.com and reviews on Healthgrades.com.
(773) 701-7028 View (773) 701-7028
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Restorative Counseling
Psychologist, PhD, LCPC, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60601  (Online Only)
Each clinician has unique experience and specialization including advanced training in ACT, CBT, DBT, and EMDR, as well as other evidence-based practices.
We believe you already have all you need to be successful within you. Our strength-based approach will help identify and utilize your strengths to create a strong foundation for success. Our team celebrates diversity and views it as a strength. We are an open and accepting community that is welcoming to all. Our clinicians’ unique backgrounds and specialties allow us to address a comprehensive range of difficulties.
Each clinician has unique experience and specialization including advanced training in ACT, CBT, DBT, and EMDR, as well as other evidence-based practices.
We believe you already have all you need to be successful within you. Our strength-based approach will help identify and utilize your strengths to create a strong foundation for success. Our team celebrates diversity and views it as a strength. We are an open and accepting community that is welcoming to all. Our clinicians’ unique backgrounds and specialties allow us to address a comprehensive range of difficulties.
(312) 883-7060 View (312) 883-7060
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Lucero Garcia
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Chicago, IL 60654  (Online Only)
I am a Latinx bilingual and bicultural psychotherapist. I have a master’s degree in social work from the Jane Addams College of Social Work at the University of Illinois at Chicago. My expertise has centered on providing therapeutic care in inpatient settings and community mental health centers with a focus on crisis and trauma interventions. I am trained in mindfulness-based approaches, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, parent training and Motivational Interviewing. In therapy, I address patient's concerns which include depression, anxiety, domestic violence and complex trauma.
I am a Latinx bilingual and bicultural psychotherapist. I have a master’s degree in social work from the Jane Addams College of Social Work at the University of Illinois at Chicago. My expertise has centered on providing therapeutic care in inpatient settings and community mental health centers with a focus on crisis and trauma interventions. I am trained in mindfulness-based approaches, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, parent training and Motivational Interviewing. In therapy, I address patient's concerns which include depression, anxiety, domestic violence and complex trauma.
(708) 675-2902 View (708) 675-2902
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Tia Shaha
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60601  (Online Only)
I utilize an integrative approach in my work, individualizing treatment to the needs of each person; this can include cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, Erickson’s theory of development, and mindfulness methods.
My areas of interest include working with adolescents, young adults, and families/couples. In addition, as a South Asian immigrant, I am passionate about working with the BIPOC and immigrant communities to help normalize therapy. I know that these populations often experience struggles specifically relating to their identity and culture and thus I am always working through a culturally competent lens and learning how intersectionality affects one’s mental health. Overall, I help guide those I work with through life challenges, the difficulties of interpersonal relationships, the complex reactions of trauma, and anxiety/stress.
I utilize an integrative approach in my work, individualizing treatment to the needs of each person; this can include cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, Erickson’s theory of development, and mindfulness methods.
My areas of interest include working with adolescents, young adults, and families/couples. In addition, as a South Asian immigrant, I am passionate about working with the BIPOC and immigrant communities to help normalize therapy. I know that these populations often experience struggles specifically relating to their identity and culture and thus I am always working through a culturally competent lens and learning how intersectionality affects one’s mental health. Overall, I help guide those I work with through life challenges, the difficulties of interpersonal relationships, the complex reactions of trauma, and anxiety/stress.
(312) 847-0832 View (312) 847-0832
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Indria F Clay
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LICSW
Verified
Chicago, IL 60606  (Online Only)
My holistic, client-centered, strengths-based approach utilizes several treatment methods, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Written Exposure Therapy (WET), Positive Psychology, and Solution-Focused Therapy.
Are you feeling stuck because of your anxiety and depression? Do you feel overwhelmed and unable to manage your emotions? Are you going through something that feels all consuming? Do you seem to be repeating the same undesireable patterns? Is your difficulty coping with stress impacting your daily life and ability to connect with those you love? I am here to help! I have a well-rounded background with over 15 years of clinical experience. I am highly trained in addressing the needs of clients struggling with depression, anxiety, OCD, mood disorder, grief, PTSD, trauma, and much more.
My holistic, client-centered, strengths-based approach utilizes several treatment methods, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Written Exposure Therapy (WET), Positive Psychology, and Solution-Focused Therapy.
Are you feeling stuck because of your anxiety and depression? Do you feel overwhelmed and unable to manage your emotions? Are you going through something that feels all consuming? Do you seem to be repeating the same undesireable patterns? Is your difficulty coping with stress impacting your daily life and ability to connect with those you love? I am here to help! I have a well-rounded background with over 15 years of clinical experience. I am highly trained in addressing the needs of clients struggling with depression, anxiety, OCD, mood disorder, grief, PTSD, trauma, and much more.
(731) 540-8668 View (731) 540-8668
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Brandy L Pugh
PhD
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60640
My theoretical orientation derives from a multi-cultural framework utilizing cognitive-behavioral approaches with principles of systems and attachment theories.
My name is Dr. Brandy Pugh and I am a post doctoral fellow with several years of experience related to providing individual, family, and group therapy for children, youth, families, and adults. I service a diverse clientele including individuals with symptoms related to ADHD, anxiety, depression, specific learning disabilities, trauma, school related difficulties, noncompliance/listening difficulties, and parent training. Particularly, I enjoy working with Black children, adolescents, and families. I also enjoy helping transracial post-adoption families strengthen their familial dynamics.
My theoretical orientation derives from a multi-cultural framework utilizing cognitive-behavioral approaches with principles of systems and attachment theories.
My name is Dr. Brandy Pugh and I am a post doctoral fellow with several years of experience related to providing individual, family, and group therapy for children, youth, families, and adults. I service a diverse clientele including individuals with symptoms related to ADHD, anxiety, depression, specific learning disabilities, trauma, school related difficulties, noncompliance/listening difficulties, and parent training. Particularly, I enjoy working with Black children, adolescents, and families. I also enjoy helping transracial post-adoption families strengthen their familial dynamics.
(773) 917-0167 x2026 View (773) 917-0167 x2026
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Mikiela Cobb
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60643
I earned my doctorate in clinical psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and completed my internship at Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital. Throughout my training, I have gained experience working with children, adolescents, and their families across a variety of settings. My work focuses on the holistic assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with behavior concerns, attention difficulties, developmental differences (including Autism Spectrum Disorders), selective mutism, and general mood concerns. I practice from a family systems perspective and am trained in a number of evidence based treatments, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA).
I earned my doctorate in clinical psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and completed my internship at Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital. Throughout my training, I have gained experience working with children, adolescents, and their families across a variety of settings. My work focuses on the holistic assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with behavior concerns, attention difficulties, developmental differences (including Autism Spectrum Disorders), selective mutism, and general mood concerns. I practice from a family systems perspective and am trained in a number of evidence based treatments, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA).
(708) 726-5741 View (708) 726-5741
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Yekaterina Shcherbakova
Counselor, LCPC, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60622
Katya has used multiple treatment modalities including CBT, solution-focused, motivational interviewing, mindfulness/guided.
Katya worked with individuals with myriad mental health symptoms. She values therapy for people because it’s an experience where individuals can open up and discover something new about themselves and because it helps people show how resilient they are, how coping skills can be helpful, and how a different mindset can really assist with challenges someone is experiencing. She has been working in the field for 7 years.
Katya has used multiple treatment modalities including CBT, solution-focused, motivational interviewing, mindfulness/guided.
Katya worked with individuals with myriad mental health symptoms. She values therapy for people because it’s an experience where individuals can open up and discover something new about themselves and because it helps people show how resilient they are, how coping skills can be helpful, and how a different mindset can really assist with challenges someone is experiencing. She has been working in the field for 7 years.
(773) 729-6829 View (773) 729-6829
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Marla Micor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Chicago, IL 60657  (Online Only)
Focusing on a collaborative and strength-based approach is a pivotal part in individual therapy; I also incorporate CBT and solution-focused approaches with my clients.
Possibly one of the most overlooked yet effective approaches to taking care of yourself is the simple act of listening–listening to yourself, listening to your body, and having someone you trust listening to you. Listening is where I like to start – to ensure that before anything else, I take the time to understand who you are. Each individual takes a unique path and one of my goals is to embrace that in a collaborative and open treatment experience. I take a nonjudgmental and empowering approach to ensure that my clients are strengthening their sense of self while acknowledging the past and present challenges.
Focusing on a collaborative and strength-based approach is a pivotal part in individual therapy; I also incorporate CBT and solution-focused approaches with my clients.
Possibly one of the most overlooked yet effective approaches to taking care of yourself is the simple act of listening–listening to yourself, listening to your body, and having someone you trust listening to you. Listening is where I like to start – to ensure that before anything else, I take the time to understand who you are. Each individual takes a unique path and one of my goals is to embrace that in a collaborative and open treatment experience. I take a nonjudgmental and empowering approach to ensure that my clients are strengthening their sense of self while acknowledging the past and present challenges.
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Sabrina Marlow
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60606  (Online Only)
I used a range of therapeutic techniques such as motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, solutions focused therapy, and eventually I will become certified in EMDR.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, hurt, sad, angry, worried, or even heartbroken? Are you looking to get some things off your mind to a trusted professional? Have you experienced traumatic events or not even sure if it would be considered traumatic? We can find the answer to that together. I have approximately 4 years of experience working with adults and teenagers who experience all of the above concerns and more! I am here to help you find solutions and motivate you to find your own answers. I will assist in providing the tools and be there to listen.
I used a range of therapeutic techniques such as motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, solutions focused therapy, and eventually I will become certified in EMDR.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, hurt, sad, angry, worried, or even heartbroken? Are you looking to get some things off your mind to a trusted professional? Have you experienced traumatic events or not even sure if it would be considered traumatic? We can find the answer to that together. I have approximately 4 years of experience working with adults and teenagers who experience all of the above concerns and more! I am here to help you find solutions and motivate you to find your own answers. I will assist in providing the tools and be there to listen.
(224) 505-2725 View (224) 505-2725
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Ashley Barrient
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MEd, LCPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60614  (Online Only)
Ashley’s approach to therapy is collaborative and tailored to meet the needs of each individual, incorporating a variety of therapeutic interventions (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Psychoeducation).
Ashley guides her clients in managing anxiety, relationship challenges, life transitions, stress, and eating disorders. Ashley supports many clients with pre and post bariatric surgery care. Ashley provides a warm environment for self-exploration and growth. She offers a supportive space to process thoughts, feelings, and experiences and works collaboratively with her clients to explore strategies to overcome or gain acceptance around challenges, increase engagement in self-care, and optimize how clients navigate and engage in life experiences to live fully.
Ashley’s approach to therapy is collaborative and tailored to meet the needs of each individual, incorporating a variety of therapeutic interventions (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Psychoeducation).
Ashley guides her clients in managing anxiety, relationship challenges, life transitions, stress, and eating disorders. Ashley supports many clients with pre and post bariatric surgery care. Ashley provides a warm environment for self-exploration and growth. She offers a supportive space to process thoughts, feelings, and experiences and works collaboratively with her clients to explore strategies to overcome or gain acceptance around challenges, increase engagement in self-care, and optimize how clients navigate and engage in life experiences to live fully.
(773) 945-1476 View (773) 945-1476
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Michelle Robinson
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified
Chicago, IL 60602  (Online Only)
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about me! My ideal clients are looking for a strength-based approach where they are more than a "psychiatric diagnosis." My clients come from many backgrounds - they are children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families - and are dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, women’s issues, anger management, ADHD, autistic spectrum disorder, addiction issues, couples therapy, and working through LGBTQ+ issues. I partner with my clients in the change process and empower them through using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and other tailored approaches.
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about me! My ideal clients are looking for a strength-based approach where they are more than a "psychiatric diagnosis." My clients come from many backgrounds - they are children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families - and are dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, women’s issues, anger management, ADHD, autistic spectrum disorder, addiction issues, couples therapy, and working through LGBTQ+ issues. I partner with my clients in the change process and empower them through using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and other tailored approaches.
(312) 313-4413 View (312) 313-4413
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Dr. Allison Minnich
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Chicago, IL 60657
I know that therapy is an investment- both of time and money, and as such, I want it to be effective for you. To this end, I draw from evidence-based treatments including ACT, ERP, CBT, and DBT, and prioritize building a supportive, trusting, and empathic relationship with each of my clients. I have specialized training in the diagnosis and treatment of generalized anxiety, OCD, specific phobias, panic disorder, depressive disorders, and eating disorders.
I know that therapy is an investment- both of time and money, and as such, I want it to be effective for you. To this end, I draw from evidence-based treatments including ACT, ERP, CBT, and DBT, and prioritize building a supportive, trusting, and empathic relationship with each of my clients. I have specialized training in the diagnosis and treatment of generalized anxiety, OCD, specific phobias, panic disorder, depressive disorders, and eating disorders.
(630) 761-5745 View (630) 761-5745
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Semillas Counseling PLLC
Counselor, MA, LCPC, NCC
Verified
7 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60613
Our therapists incorporate a client-centered, trauma-focused, strengths-based, integrative approach, grounded in cognitive behavioral therapy, emotionally focused, narrative and family systems theory.
Having difficulty communicating effectively - We Can Help Having the same fight, over and over again - We Can Help. If you're looking for a safe space to repair, restore and revitalize your relationship - We Can HELP! In sessions you'll practice new relationship skills, gain a greater sense of self-acceptance and self-awareness as you begin to eliminate communication patterns interfering with trust and intimacy. Together we explore the roadblocks in your relationship while strengthening a path toward greater intimacy, communication and relationship satisfaction.
Our therapists incorporate a client-centered, trauma-focused, strengths-based, integrative approach, grounded in cognitive behavioral therapy, emotionally focused, narrative and family systems theory.
Having difficulty communicating effectively - We Can Help Having the same fight, over and over again - We Can Help. If you're looking for a safe space to repair, restore and revitalize your relationship - We Can HELP! In sessions you'll practice new relationship skills, gain a greater sense of self-acceptance and self-awareness as you begin to eliminate communication patterns interfering with trust and intimacy. Together we explore the roadblocks in your relationship while strengthening a path toward greater intimacy, communication and relationship satisfaction.
(847) 423-8215 View (847) 423-8215
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Brianna Palacios
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60606  (Online Only)
I most commonly use Narrative Therapy, ACT and Trauma Informed- CBT approaches with my clients as well as Art and Play Therapy.
Greetings! I am so glad you are here and exploring participating in therapy services. My name is Brianna, and I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Illinois. I hold a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Wheaton College and have been in the therapy field for the last 8 years. I approach therapy from a place of sincerity and compassion, believing all clients have unique gifts and strengths.
I most commonly use Narrative Therapy, ACT and Trauma Informed- CBT approaches with my clients as well as Art and Play Therapy.
Greetings! I am so glad you are here and exploring participating in therapy services. My name is Brianna, and I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Illinois. I hold a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Wheaton College and have been in the therapy field for the last 8 years. I approach therapy from a place of sincerity and compassion, believing all clients have unique gifts and strengths.
(224) 298-8801 View (224) 298-8801
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Jordan Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60614
I use a variety of interventions including CBT, DBT, and solutions-focused techniques.
I work with individuals who are dealing with anxiety, depression, or life transition issues. I specialize in working with teens and young adults who are adjusting to new phases in their lives, such as going away to school, graduating, finding a job, living on their own, or other major life changes. Therapy is a collaborative partnership and I am here to support all clients in reaching their goals. Together we explore current life challenges, past experiences, and set goals based on your priorities
I use a variety of interventions including CBT, DBT, and solutions-focused techniques.
I work with individuals who are dealing with anxiety, depression, or life transition issues. I specialize in working with teens and young adults who are adjusting to new phases in their lives, such as going away to school, graduating, finding a job, living on their own, or other major life changes. Therapy is a collaborative partnership and I am here to support all clients in reaching their goals. Together we explore current life challenges, past experiences, and set goals based on your priorities
(872) 245-0352 View (872) 245-0352

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Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) Therapists

How does cognitive behavioral therapy work?

Cognitive behavioral therapy works by exploring how your thoughts affect your emotions and experiences. CBT helps you identify distortions in your thinking. For example, you may tend to jump to the worst case scenario catastrophizing or think in extremes (all-or-nothing thinking). A therapist can teach you how to push back against those thoughts to ultimately change your feelings and behavior for the better. They can also provide coping skills to better deal with stressors and challenges.

When do I know to seek treatment with cognitive behavioral therapy?

It’s reasonable to consider cognitive behavioral therapy if you struggle to manage difficult emotions or behaviors to such an extent that you are not getting the most out of life on a day-to-day basis. If you want a shorter term, concrete, skills-based approach, CBT is a great option. (By contrast, other types of therapy may devote more time to exploring your past and its effects.) The decision to seek CBT also depends on the condition you’re treating; CBT is an effective treatment for anxiety, depression, trauma, and many other disorders.

How can I find a cognitive behavioral therapist for someone else?

To find a cognitive behavioral therapist for someone else, you may want to begin by discussing the person’s problem, researching cognitive behavioral therapy, and assessing whether the approach is the right fit. You could then reach out to a few cognitive behavioral therapists in this directory, explain the scenario, have a consultation with those available, and determine who could be a good match.

Why is CBT such a popular form of therapy?

CBT has become a popular form of therapy because it is effective and accessible. Robust research has demonstrated that CBT is an effective treatment for many mental health conditions. And CBT can be learned in relatively few sessions, which means that many people can engage in the process, afford it, and see results quickly. It involves learning concrete skills such as disputing unhelpful thoughts; these skills can also be taught and spread widely.