Psychosis Therapists in Chicago, IL

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Dr. Steven Jennings
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, PsyD
Verified
9 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60622  (Online Only)
As a therapist, my focus is schizophrenia / psychosis and personality disorders.
When you are in psychological distress and someone really hears you without passing judgement, without trying to take responsibility, without trying to mold you, the impact can be profound. I strive to be authentic, accepting, and empathetic in the therapeutic relationship to provide a safe space that allows for you to be truly heard. My ideal client is one who is open to doing the difficult work. Yes, if we do the work then life becomes an opportunity to love, and live.
As a therapist, my focus is schizophrenia / psychosis and personality disorders.
When you are in psychological distress and someone really hears you without passing judgement, without trying to take responsibility, without trying to mold you, the impact can be profound. I strive to be authentic, accepting, and empathetic in the therapeutic relationship to provide a safe space that allows for you to be truly heard. My ideal client is one who is open to doing the difficult work. Yes, if we do the work then life becomes an opportunity to love, and live.
(312) 625-6604 View (312) 625-6604
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Greg Rosen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Chicago, IL 60615
Do you know what you need to do or think, but still can't do it? Do you understand how to move forward but find yourself stuck nonetheless? Maybe you have medically unexplained health problems, or doctors telling you it's in your head? These are some of the reasons people seek psychoanalytic psychotherapy. I have been practicing psychotherapy for over 20 years in various settings including a university student counseling center and public mental health clinics for the seriously mentally ill and have effectively worked with clients struggling with conditions ranging from adjustment disorders (reactions to stress) to schizophrenia .
Do you know what you need to do or think, but still can't do it? Do you understand how to move forward but find yourself stuck nonetheless? Maybe you have medically unexplained health problems, or doctors telling you it's in your head? These are some of the reasons people seek psychoanalytic psychotherapy. I have been practicing psychotherapy for over 20 years in various settings including a university student counseling center and public mental health clinics for the seriously mentally ill and have effectively worked with clients struggling with conditions ranging from adjustment disorders (reactions to stress) to schizophrenia .
(773) 752-8808 View (773) 752-8808
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Elka M Cubacub
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW, RYT-200
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60645
I work with individuals and couples across the lifespan and specialize in treating anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and psychosis .
Am I normal? Have I lost control of my own mind? What if the world finds out? Many people enter therapy with some version of these questions. Perhaps you feel socially inept and terrified of judgement or rejection. Or you feel at odds with your body and unable to quit food rituals surrounded by secrecy and shame. Or after losing touch with reality, you question whether anyone can possibly relate to the world in which you live. The human mind is wonderfully creative and adaptive. Your symptoms are valid responses to internal and environmental circumstances. In therapy, we can hold and heal your experience together.
I work with individuals and couples across the lifespan and specialize in treating anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and psychosis .
Am I normal? Have I lost control of my own mind? What if the world finds out? Many people enter therapy with some version of these questions. Perhaps you feel socially inept and terrified of judgement or rejection. Or you feel at odds with your body and unable to quit food rituals surrounded by secrecy and shame. Or after losing touch with reality, you question whether anyone can possibly relate to the world in which you live. The human mind is wonderfully creative and adaptive. Your symptoms are valid responses to internal and environmental circumstances. In therapy, we can hold and heal your experience together.
(773) 832-5051 View (773) 832-5051
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Leticia Magana
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified
Chicago, IL 60614
Leticia Magana is a Licensed Social Worker in Illinois who has been practicing since 2020. She has a Bachelor's Degree from Northeastern Illinois University and a Master's Degree from Loyola University. Leticia has a range of experience working with adolescents and adults struggling with the most severe mental illnesses, PTSD, schizophrenia , bipolar Disorder, major depression, anxiety, and dual diagnosis. She draws from principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Exposure Therapy to help clients overcome challenges and accomplish goals.
Leticia Magana is a Licensed Social Worker in Illinois who has been practicing since 2020. She has a Bachelor's Degree from Northeastern Illinois University and a Master's Degree from Loyola University. Leticia has a range of experience working with adolescents and adults struggling with the most severe mental illnesses, PTSD, schizophrenia , bipolar Disorder, major depression, anxiety, and dual diagnosis. She draws from principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Exposure Therapy to help clients overcome challenges and accomplish goals.
(872) 274-3221 View (872) 274-3221
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Katrina Ramirez
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Chicago, IL 60647
Healing can be a difficult journey. Finding a validating space where your authentic self can shine can make that journey a bit less difficult. I try to create a space that is welcoming to your thoughts, feelings, and self-energy. It is okay to express yourself in this space. In fact, it’s encouraged. I focus on working with people of marginalized communities, trauma survivors, and people who experience psychosis . My passions concentrate with folxs that identify as BIPoC, LGBTQ+, First-Gen/Immigrant, and Creatives.
Healing can be a difficult journey. Finding a validating space where your authentic self can shine can make that journey a bit less difficult. I try to create a space that is welcoming to your thoughts, feelings, and self-energy. It is okay to express yourself in this space. In fact, it’s encouraged. I focus on working with people of marginalized communities, trauma survivors, and people who experience psychosis . My passions concentrate with folxs that identify as BIPoC, LGBTQ+, First-Gen/Immigrant, and Creatives.
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Trilogy Behavioral Healthcare
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCPC, LMFT, LPHA, MA
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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Jenna Cronin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CDMDTP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60657
Jenna enjoys working with individuals who have SI, SH, trauma, anxiety, depression, or psychosis . She also likes to work with individuals with personality disorders and interpersonal struggles. Jenna is trained in DBT (dialectical behavior therapy), ACT (acceptance and commitment therapy), CBT (cognitive behavior therapy), RODBT (radically open dialectical behavior therapy), and certified in CPT (cognitive processing therapy), which is an evidenced based intervention used for individuals with PTSD.
Jenna enjoys working with individuals who have SI, SH, trauma, anxiety, depression, or psychosis . She also likes to work with individuals with personality disorders and interpersonal struggles. Jenna is trained in DBT (dialectical behavior therapy), ACT (acceptance and commitment therapy), CBT (cognitive behavior therapy), RODBT (radically open dialectical behavior therapy), and certified in CPT (cognitive processing therapy), which is an evidenced based intervention used for individuals with PTSD.
(872) 253-0954 View (872) 253-0954
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Kathleen Marie Monforton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60659  (Online Only)
In my practice I strive to maintain a warm, relaxed, and supportive space and I believe in meeting the client where they are. All of my work is informed by concepts in improv and somatic therapies. I believe each client is the expert on their own life and already possesses what they need to heal. I work with clients 15 years of age and older struggling with depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, panic, perfectionism, distress tolerance, substance use, life changes, stress management, dating, boundaries in relationships, or just “adulting”. I also have 10+ years of experience working with adults with schizophrenia and psychosis .
In my practice I strive to maintain a warm, relaxed, and supportive space and I believe in meeting the client where they are. All of my work is informed by concepts in improv and somatic therapies. I believe each client is the expert on their own life and already possesses what they need to heal. I work with clients 15 years of age and older struggling with depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, panic, perfectionism, distress tolerance, substance use, life changes, stress management, dating, boundaries in relationships, or just “adulting”. I also have 10+ years of experience working with adults with schizophrenia and psychosis .
(773) 923-0969 View (773) 923-0969
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Shardae Elise Martin
Pre-Licensed Professional, LSW
Verified
Chicago, IL 60613
I believe that every person should live up to the potential that they see in their vision; not through the lens someone else ascribes to them. For this reason, I approach each therapeutic relationship as being one of a joint partnership. It is a privilege to work alongside individuals who have recognized they no longer have to work through challenges of life alone. I bring over 5 years of experience working with diverse client demographics with variety of concerns including anxiety, self -harming, grief, depression, psychosis , eating disorders and substance use. My approach is trauma informed, with an emphasis on strength based.
I believe that every person should live up to the potential that they see in their vision; not through the lens someone else ascribes to them. For this reason, I approach each therapeutic relationship as being one of a joint partnership. It is a privilege to work alongside individuals who have recognized they no longer have to work through challenges of life alone. I bring over 5 years of experience working with diverse client demographics with variety of concerns including anxiety, self -harming, grief, depression, psychosis , eating disorders and substance use. My approach is trauma informed, with an emphasis on strength based.
(773) 825-3639 View (773) 825-3639
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Cira Center For Behavioral Health
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
Chicago, IL 60601
I have treated individuals who experience suicidality and self-harm, as well as present with needs related to depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, psychosis , obsessive-compulsive disorder, eating disorders, substance use, and trauma.
I have treated individuals who experience suicidality and self-harm, as well as present with needs related to depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, psychosis , obsessive-compulsive disorder, eating disorders, substance use, and trauma.
(312) 471-6813 View (312) 471-6813
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Adam Shafer
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified
Chicago, IL 60607
Not accepting new clients
I understand the healing process as one of self-determination through therapeutic empathy. Being curious while employing sensitive honesty makes me a good fit for people who are open to exploring deeper personal and interpersonal connections. The lens of attachment, psychodynamic theory, and existential thought within ecological and systemic perspectives help me appreciate the pressures that impact quality of life issues. I am interested in working with individuals, couples, and families from diverse cultural backgrounds who find themselves struggling in relationships, depression, anxiety, complex trauma, psychosis , and grief/loss.
I understand the healing process as one of self-determination through therapeutic empathy. Being curious while employing sensitive honesty makes me a good fit for people who are open to exploring deeper personal and interpersonal connections. The lens of attachment, psychodynamic theory, and existential thought within ecological and systemic perspectives help me appreciate the pressures that impact quality of life issues. I am interested in working with individuals, couples, and families from diverse cultural backgrounds who find themselves struggling in relationships, depression, anxiety, complex trauma, psychosis , and grief/loss.
(708) 887-2959 View (708) 887-2959
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Sean McMenamin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60614
I have experience working with adults who struggled with anxiety, depression, grief, PTSD, substance use, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia .
Sharing one's thoughts and feelings with a complete stranger can seem awkward and bizarre. My goal early on in therapy is to make the experience feel as comfortable as possible by creating a space without judgement and aiming to understand you as a whole person, rather than simply a set of symptoms or a diagnosis. I believe that we all have the capacity to overcome life's many obstacles and live closer to our fullest potential. Although therapy is ultimately very serious, I use humor whenever possible so it doesn't feel like you're talking to a robot.
I have experience working with adults who struggled with anxiety, depression, grief, PTSD, substance use, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia .
Sharing one's thoughts and feelings with a complete stranger can seem awkward and bizarre. My goal early on in therapy is to make the experience feel as comfortable as possible by creating a space without judgement and aiming to understand you as a whole person, rather than simply a set of symptoms or a diagnosis. I believe that we all have the capacity to overcome life's many obstacles and live closer to our fullest potential. Although therapy is ultimately very serious, I use humor whenever possible so it doesn't feel like you're talking to a robot.
(630) 756-5120 View (630) 756-5120
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Dr. Travis Musich
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified
Chicago, IL 60604
In addition to treating anxiety, depression, body image, grief, relationship difficulties, I also specialize in working with trauma, dissociation, psychosis , and other difficult experiences.
In therapy, my approach is nondirective, genuine, warm, and empathic. I am nonjudgmental, accepting, and understanding. I follow my clients as they focus on whatever feels most important to them. My goal is to build a safe therapeutic relationship for clients to explore the depths of their most significant and often challenging life experiences. I listen and respond with empathic understanding of these experiences while my clients find meaning that is congruent with their whole self. Clients often feel deeply understood during this process, which is a profoundly healing experience.
In addition to treating anxiety, depression, body image, grief, relationship difficulties, I also specialize in working with trauma, dissociation, psychosis , and other difficult experiences.
In therapy, my approach is nondirective, genuine, warm, and empathic. I am nonjudgmental, accepting, and understanding. I follow my clients as they focus on whatever feels most important to them. My goal is to build a safe therapeutic relationship for clients to explore the depths of their most significant and often challenging life experiences. I listen and respond with empathic understanding of these experiences while my clients find meaning that is congruent with their whole self. Clients often feel deeply understood during this process, which is a profoundly healing experience.
(312) 548-1368 View (312) 548-1368
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Barrett Kern
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Chicago, IL 60601  (Online Only)
My strengths as a therapist are in helping people who are experiencing difficulties related to mood (depression, bipolar disorder), traumatic events (past or recent), anxiety, or psychosis . My therapy style is warm, person-centered, and collaborative but also humorous and active. I am also LGBTQIA+ friendly, gender affirming, and body/sex positive. I enjoy working with members of the kink, BDSM, and ethical non-monogamy communities and strive to make therapy a safe space to explore topics relevant to their lives. I am neurodivergence affirming and competent and try to make accommodations whenever possible to make therapy accessible.
My strengths as a therapist are in helping people who are experiencing difficulties related to mood (depression, bipolar disorder), traumatic events (past or recent), anxiety, or psychosis . My therapy style is warm, person-centered, and collaborative but also humorous and active. I am also LGBTQIA+ friendly, gender affirming, and body/sex positive. I enjoy working with members of the kink, BDSM, and ethical non-monogamy communities and strive to make therapy a safe space to explore topics relevant to their lives. I am neurodivergence affirming and competent and try to make accommodations whenever possible to make therapy accessible.
(872) 242-1292 View (872) 242-1292
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Lindsay L Doyle
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Chicago, IL 60640
I specialize in supporting those who have endured trauma; are navigating identity development or life transitions; those with relational struggles, mood or anxiety difficulties; folks who view themselves as having a "chaotic" background; & folks who experience psychosis .
Welcome! I'm Dr. Doyle, I work with adolescents & adults in the Chicagoland area. I view therapy as a unique opportunity for individuals to access their own resilience and develop increasingly satisfying relationships with themselves, their past experiences, their personal potentials, and others in their life and community. I believe a trusting, authentic relationship built on a holistic appreciation of each unique person is essential to therapeutic growth. Accordingly, I use an integrated approach to therapy that is individualized, strength-based, and collaborative. You'll find me to be warm, engaged, and challenging as needed.
I specialize in supporting those who have endured trauma; are navigating identity development or life transitions; those with relational struggles, mood or anxiety difficulties; folks who view themselves as having a "chaotic" background; & folks who experience psychosis .
Welcome! I'm Dr. Doyle, I work with adolescents & adults in the Chicagoland area. I view therapy as a unique opportunity for individuals to access their own resilience and develop increasingly satisfying relationships with themselves, their past experiences, their personal potentials, and others in their life and community. I believe a trusting, authentic relationship built on a holistic appreciation of each unique person is essential to therapeutic growth. Accordingly, I use an integrated approach to therapy that is individualized, strength-based, and collaborative. You'll find me to be warm, engaged, and challenging as needed.
(908) 280-0433 View (908) 280-0433
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Jennifer Lawal
Licensed Professional Counselor, PsyD, MA, LPC, NCC, Pre-Lic
Verified
2 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60657
Not accepting new clients
), low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, psychosis , life transition issues, addiction, LGBTQ+-related issues, trauma, intergenerational trauma, assimilation, and marital & relationship issues.
With over 10 years of experience working in residential, inpatient and outpatient settings as well as community treatment centers, I have been able to address issues relating to chronic mental disorders, mood, trauma, and substance dependency. I am trained at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Northwestern University where I specialized in using an integrative approach of both Psychodynamic therapy and Client-centered perspectives to counseling. My therapeutic style is warm, compassionate and interactive, as I use a strength-based model to help individuals and couples gain awareness of the roles and the dynamics at play.
), low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, psychosis , life transition issues, addiction, LGBTQ+-related issues, trauma, intergenerational trauma, assimilation, and marital & relationship issues.
With over 10 years of experience working in residential, inpatient and outpatient settings as well as community treatment centers, I have been able to address issues relating to chronic mental disorders, mood, trauma, and substance dependency. I am trained at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Northwestern University where I specialized in using an integrative approach of both Psychodynamic therapy and Client-centered perspectives to counseling. My therapeutic style is warm, compassionate and interactive, as I use a strength-based model to help individuals and couples gain awareness of the roles and the dynamics at play.
(773) 922-6952 View (773) 922-6952
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Britt Shearin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Chicago, IL 60640  (Online Only)
I specialize in trauma, grief, ADHD coaching, life and gender transition, anxiety, depression, and psychosis .
I work with folks who are seeking a stronger sense of self-trust, ease, and ability to be connected and present in their life, hobbies, and relationships. Whether you are seeking to understand yourself, develop tools for managing stress, or align decisions with your values, you don't have to do it alone. Maybe you understand some of your patterns and past hurts, but still feel frustrated with what to do about them. Maybe life is changing and you need stability and a listening ear. I believe that self-compassion and acceptance paired with supportive relationships creates a more fulfilling life (with a little humor along the way)!
I specialize in trauma, grief, ADHD coaching, life and gender transition, anxiety, depression, and psychosis .
I work with folks who are seeking a stronger sense of self-trust, ease, and ability to be connected and present in their life, hobbies, and relationships. Whether you are seeking to understand yourself, develop tools for managing stress, or align decisions with your values, you don't have to do it alone. Maybe you understand some of your patterns and past hurts, but still feel frustrated with what to do about them. Maybe life is changing and you need stability and a listening ear. I believe that self-compassion and acceptance paired with supportive relationships creates a more fulfilling life (with a little humor along the way)!
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Ellie Dumerauf
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Chicago, IL 60645
I am experienced in treating trauma, mood disorders, anxiety, psychosis , OCD, PMDD and post-partum concerns.
I am a humanistic psychotherapist with a passionately collaborative and client centered approach to therapy. I understand that living with symptoms or that feel overwhelming can rupture confidence in yourself and in your ability to handle life's challenges. My goal is to help clients repair and deepen this trust in themselves over the course of therapy. No matter how great the challenges, I believe that we are all capable of growth and healing.
I am experienced in treating trauma, mood disorders, anxiety, psychosis , OCD, PMDD and post-partum concerns.
I am a humanistic psychotherapist with a passionately collaborative and client centered approach to therapy. I understand that living with symptoms or that feel overwhelming can rupture confidence in yourself and in your ability to handle life's challenges. My goal is to help clients repair and deepen this trust in themselves over the course of therapy. No matter how great the challenges, I believe that we are all capable of growth and healing.
(773) 830-3365 View (773) 830-3365
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Allison Greven
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Chicago, IL 60601
Allison Greven (she/her) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who received her Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from Loyola University Chicago in 2014. Prior to joining CCBH, Allison worked as a therapist in a partial and intensive outpatient hospitalization program for adults struggling with mood and anxiety disorders. She has also worked in several community mental health settings serving adults and adolescents with a variety of needs including depression, anxiety, suicidality, self-harm, ADHD, psychosis , mood instability, attachment trauma and PTSD.
Allison Greven (she/her) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who received her Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from Loyola University Chicago in 2014. Prior to joining CCBH, Allison worked as a therapist in a partial and intensive outpatient hospitalization program for adults struggling with mood and anxiety disorders. She has also worked in several community mental health settings serving adults and adolescents with a variety of needs including depression, anxiety, suicidality, self-harm, ADHD, psychosis , mood instability, attachment trauma and PTSD.
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Clayton Crozier
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Chicago, IL 60614
He has experience in working with a wide variety of issues including Depression, Anxiety, Grief, Adjustment Issues, Relationship Issues, Family Issues, Substance Use, PTSD, Bipolar Disorder, Personality Disorders, and Schizophrenia .
Clayton Crozier is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Illinois. He is a graduate of the Eastern Illinois University Clinical Psychology Master's program and has experience working with a variety of populations including individuals spanning from adolescent to geriatric, substance use disorders, college students, couples, families, and older adults with severe mental health struggles. Clayton has worked in a variety of environments including private practice, adult inpatient substance use treatment, university counseling, and in group home settings.
He has experience in working with a wide variety of issues including Depression, Anxiety, Grief, Adjustment Issues, Relationship Issues, Family Issues, Substance Use, PTSD, Bipolar Disorder, Personality Disorders, and Schizophrenia .
Clayton Crozier is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Illinois. He is a graduate of the Eastern Illinois University Clinical Psychology Master's program and has experience working with a variety of populations including individuals spanning from adolescent to geriatric, substance use disorders, college students, couples, families, and older adults with severe mental health struggles. Clayton has worked in a variety of environments including private practice, adult inpatient substance use treatment, university counseling, and in group home settings.
(872) 241-1779 View (872) 241-1779

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Psychosis Therapists

What’s the most effective treatment for psychosis?

The most effective treatment for psychosis is coordinated specialty care. In this model, a team of professionals works with a patient to address all aspects of the underlying disorder. This approach incorporates individual or group therapy, employment and education support, family support and education, medication management (which often involves low doses of antipsychotics), and case management to facilitate problem-solving as needed.

When should people seek treatment for psychosis?

People should seek immediate treatment at the earliest indication of psychosis. Symptoms include delusions, hallucinations, disorganized or blocked speech, and agitated body movements. Early signs that a person may be developing a disorder that will lead to psychosis include suspiciousness of others, memory problems and distractibility, an inability to think clearly, rapid or nonsensical speech, withdrawal from friends or family, aggression toward others, and sensitivity to bright lights or noises.

What if psychosis is left untreated?

Without treatment, psychosis can have significant repercussions, including injuries, job loss, homelessness, financial or legal trouble, ruptured relationships, and suffering for the person and their family. While early treatment for psychosis often yields the best results, there is no point past which it becomes useless to seek treatment. At any point, treatment can make a difference.

How do I get someone else to seek treatment for psychosis?

It’s extremely difficult to watch a loved one suffer from hallucinations, delusions, and other elements of psychosis—sometimes exacerbated by their fears of treatment. Have a conversation with them in a quiet space and maintain a calm, supportive tone. Share your concerns about behaviors you’ve observed, suggest treatment, and explain the potential benefits. Listen carefully to their responses. The person may not be ready after one conversation, but with time, they may come around.