Trauma and PTSD Therapists in Crystal Lake, IL

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Renae Mendez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has specialized in trauma treatment with individuals and groups for 15 years.
I believe therapy is an opportunity to create a new path toward living a meaningful life. Often struggles or hardships we experience push us into following old patterns that may not fit our values or how we want to effectively live our lives. It can also be space to understand how we can be more fulfilled or effective in our many roles. I specialize in treating trauma and whether the event happened a month ago, or 20 years ago, there are effective, evidence-based strategies we can use to grow beyond that harm. I also enjoy working with people in the areas of self-esteem, anxiety, attachment, relationships, & LGBTQIA+ issues.
(224) 218-5387 
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Crystal Lake, IL 60012
Offers online therapy
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Jessica Connell
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Jessica Connell, LPC, received her M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Grace College in 2020. She has expertise in trauma focused therapy and has completed post graduate work and training in EMDR trauma informed therapy. Jessica has experience working in private practice and in mental health/addiction residential treatment settings. Jessica is a graduate of Grace College with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She has additional specialized training in EMDR therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and dialectical behavioral therapy.
(847) 558-1862 x119 
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Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Offers online therapy
Margaret Pechota
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Some of my specialties are: MARITAL and SEX THERAPY, ANXIETY, DEPRESSION, TRAUMA / PTSD , SPIRITUAL ISSUES and/or FAITH BASED Judeo Christian (Catholic, Protestant, non-denominational) treatment I trained in Sex Therapy at the Loyola University Sex Clinic Read the results of my research at www.
Are you feeling that issues in your life are too stressful or painful to cope with on your own? Do you struggle with depression, anxiety, guilt, anger (your own or some else's), mood swings, trauma (rape, combat, incest, other) OCD, relationship issues, or other emotional difficulties. Maybe you are wondering about your purpose in life or struggling with your spirituality. You might feel you are alone in your suffering. I am a Clinical Psychologist dedicated to providing a compassionate and respectful environment where you can explore these and other life issues that are causing you distress.
(630) 964-4552 
Crystal Lake, IL 60012
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Tracy Soos
Counselor, LCPC, CADC, ERYT
Verified
I am also committed to helping individuals diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, trauma & acute stress disorders and have specific training working with individuals diagnosed with severe health conditions including heart disease, obesity, stroke, perinatal bereavement, compulsive over-eating disorder, pre/post-op weight loss surgery patients.
I have experience in treating Substance Use Disorders and Mental Health Problems. I can help you increase your self-esteem and work through any body image issue that may be challenging your patience. I truly understand anxiety, codependency, health issues, relationship issues, women specific issues, as well stress management problems, depression and post-partum depressive disorders. I am committed to helping you reducing your stress and better manage/change your overall mood through a variety of different techniques.
(815) 584-0108 
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Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Lisa Michelle Schultz
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC , NCC
Verified
I specialize in the areas of Trauma , Life transitions, as well as Couples and Adolescents/Young Adult difficulties .
Hi… My name is Lisa Schultz and I am a Therapist. I hold a Licensed Professional Counselor designation. Utilizing evidence-based approaches I’ve worked with clients contending with anxiety, depression, PTSD , intimacy difficulties, sexuality, identity development, grief, loss, ACEs, lifespan transitions, personality disorders, obsessive compulsive behaviors amongst others. Working with clients to help them understand their life story and unique gifting, offers freedom, congruency and movement in clients that so exciting to see.
(815) 281-5328 
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Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Offers online therapy
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Willa Wertheimer
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I have worked extensively with the neurological and psychological effects of trauma .
Life tosses us curve balls, from job stress, to relationship changes, to dealing with difficult memories. It is helpful to work on these things with someone who can listen, lend perspective, help you understand why and what is happening, and help you plan and make changes. I can help you put your life on track, with over 30 years of experience, working with a variety of everyday issues, self-reflection, relationships as well as issues arising from trauma , abuse and experiences in combat. We will work together toward your goals.
(815) 401-0863 x243 
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Crystal Lake, IL 60014
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Aditra Albright
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
My specialty is the treatment of anxiety, depression, trauma , relationship issues, motherhood challenges, and work-life balance.
Currently, I am accepting new clients! Drawing on 15 years of experience as a clinical therapist, I am shifting my area of practice to helping women of all ages live their best life. My belief is treatment should focus on developing an emotionally safe relationship to create an environment you are comfortable sharing your truth. My practice approach is primarily client centered and solution focused. I enjoy exploring life struggles and providing the tools to help you navigate through them.
(872) 231-3283 
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Crystal Lake, IL 60014
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Timothy J. Hayes
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
If you struggle with sadness, anger, thoughts that won't leave you alone, anxiety (a restless uncomfortable feeling), or just feel like life is harder for you than most of the people you know, you are suffering needlessly. If you feel frustrated when dealing with others, I can help you get more out of life with less frustration. If you have suffered a loss or a serious trauma , either recent or distant past, I can teach you how to heal your emotional wounds and reclaim your life.
(815) 661-2238 x2 
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Crystal Lake, IL 60014
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New Hope Counseling Center
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, AMFT, LPC
Verified
We specialize in couples counseling, affair recovery, teen anxiety and depression, school avoidance, trauma , depression and anxiety.
*Offering Reduced Fee Counseling!* Is your marriage struggling to thrive? Are you worried about changes you've seen in your teenager? Have you experienced trauma that has left you unable to manage day to day life? Our therapists are here to provide a safe place for you to come ask questions, receive a listening ear, and walk with you through life's challenges.
(224) 302-6961 
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Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Offers online therapy
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Sara A Forster
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW, CADC
Verified
I has experience and knowledge working with individuals who live with; depression, anxiety, bi-polar, personality disorders, schizophrenia, PTSD , substance abuse disorder, suicide and self-harm, LGBTQ+, grief, and family functioning. I have an education in evidence-based therapies such as but not limited to: cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, motivational interviewing, harm-reduction, and SMART recovery. I acknowledges the uncertainty that comes with attending therapy but that is a part of the process. Fear will try to keep you from taking the first step, don’t give into it, go into it afraid as you're not alone.
(815) 859-8087 
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Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Not accepting new clients
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Nancy A Dunsey
Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Verified
Being disconnected from yourself or stuck in a joyless existence is not something you must simply endure. The lingering effects of trauma caused by overwhelming events can prevent you from experiencing the present fully or anticipating the future with hope. Imagine living life without the frenzy of distraction, the seduction of escape or the public relations campaign of always being “fine”. How would it feel to no longer be controlled by another person or event? What would it be like to be in relationships without anxiety, fear or intimidation? What if you laughed more, worried less, and interacted with yourself compassionately?
(847) 416-8550 x3 
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Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Offers online therapy
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Steve A Mesmer
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
I use a variety of therapeutic approaches including, Narrative therapy, trauma informed therapy, Mind body approaches, Mindfulness practices, Internal family systems, CBT, DBT, EFT, as well as current research to assist clients in reaching their goals and increasing their self awareness.
I, along with my wife, own and operate The Art of Living Counseling Center. We are focused on creating therapeutic environments where clients are invited deeper into their personal story for purposes of healing and empowerment. We use the dynamic metaphor of Story to help guide and organize the therapeutic process. Using this narrative approach, clients come to understand that they were given powerful stories that shaped and guided their development as a person. These stories impact one’s sense of self, relationships and family life. Therapy progresses as clients gain greater awareness of these inner storylines and their impact.
(815) 552-1021 x1 
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Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Offers online therapy
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Amanda Martinez
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
I specialize in working with children of all ages and have experience with a variety of youth challenges. I take a family centric approach and help to navigate life's difficult moments. I will work with you and your child to help negotiate big emotions, life transitions, trauma , gender identity, or behavioral changes. I am a master’s level clinical intern completing my master’s degree in Social Work at Aurora University. I received my undergraduate degree at Columbia College of Missouri. I am passionate about listening, holding space, and helping clients sit with their vulnerabilities through the therapeutic process.
(815) 384-1098 
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Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Offers online therapy
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Sarah JB Orth
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Specific issues I address include anxiety, stress management, trauma , managing chronic pain, relationship issues, major life changes, and issues related to aging.
I enjoy working with people who want to create positive and lasting changes in their lives. Sometimes this is accomplished by simply talking through a confusing and stressful experience with a caring person in a safe place. Sometimes positive change is made by learning and using a new skill. There are times when you might want and/or need a deeper journey to get to know yourself better, your natural strengths and limitations, the source of your suffering, your desires and values, and perhaps your direction in life. I am comfortable working with people in any of these ways.
(779) 220-8059 
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Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Not accepting new clients
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Dr. Franci Zingrone & Associates
Psychologist, PsyD, CCTP
Verified
Welcome! We are a small, private, multi-clinician practice. I am a supervising clinical psychologist, and am passionate about helping people overcome obstacles in their lives, particularly those stemming from traumatic experiences and events. These can include (but are not limited to) toxic relationships, divorce, car accidents, loss of a loved one, abuse/neglect (physical, sexual, verbal or emotional), domestic violence and secondary trauma .
(815) 828-4616 
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Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Offers online therapy
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Cassandra Zima
Counselor, MSW, LSW
Verified
I believe that most people go through something difficult in their lives and need help moving through the resulting pain that they feel. My goal is to make you feel safe, comfortable, and connected to me while we do our work together. I am a trauma informed therapist who works with a variety of clients and client issues. My work includes anxiety, depression, complex trauma , substance use, parenting, and life transitions in adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I am person-centered and believe that sessions should be focused on the needs of the client.
(224) 218-5178 
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Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Offers online therapy
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Kristin Reid
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
I help them work through the fog of relational issues, abuse, trauma , life transitions, depression, and anxiety.
Connection. Healing. Joy. Meaning. Hope. This is what we long to experience. But sometimes the weight of our heartache, loneliness and confusion descends like a fog. We need a safe place to connect, to find clarity, to heal and create new ways of being and experiencing ourselves and others. We often seek therapy due to the pain and struggle experienced in both early and present relationships. And our greatest work in therapy is achieved through relationship. I will journey alongside you to bring healing and strength to broken places, discover your glory, and pursue a life of wholeness and freedom.
 
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Offers online therapy
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Susie Allison
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified
If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, grief/loss, relationship issues, past trauma /hurt, or simply wanting to get "unstuck," I invite you to contact me with any questions or to set up an appointment.
Are you feeling stuck or overwhelmed? Are you experiencing difficulty in a relationship? Do you feel like the ways you have been trying to manage life just aren't working anymore? Whatever is troubling you, you do not have to figure it out alone. I can offer you steady and compassionate support as we work together to address your concerns. I believe we all have the capacity to heal and grow and change our lives for the better.
(815) 863-4076 x106 
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Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Not accepting new clients
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Adam Marchiorello
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSEd, LCPC
Verified
I enjoy working with clients who are having difficulty dealing with anxiety, depression, and posttraumatic stress as well as clients who feel lost and are questioning the purpose of life. I like to help clients learn what their true values are and how to live in line with them. Clients who have expressed grief over their childhood but are struggling with validation of their feelings may say things like "but I was never hit". Emotional abuse and neglect have a profound effect on human development. I enjoy helping educate on what Complex PTSD is and how it has affected the nervous system and what clients can do to heal.
(779) 209-0383 
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Crystal Lake, IL 60014
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Healthy Mentality, LLC
Psychologist
Verified
Healthy Mentality specializes in trauma related concerns, such as (but not limited to) emotional/physical/sexual abuse, domestic abuse, trauma arising from difficult relationships, accidents, divorce or the loss of loved ones.
Everyone struggles at some point in their lives; we are humans, not robots. But sometimes those struggles can become overwhelming, and we don’t know how to manage our fears, feelings, thoughts or behaviors. Here, at Healthy Mentality, we will guide you to face those fears and concerns in a safe environment. We offer traditional in-office therapy, as well as animal-assisted psychotherapy.
(833) 496-1126 
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Crystal Lake, IL 60014
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Trauma and PTSD Therapists
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a psychological reaction that occurs after an extremely stressful event, such as physical violence or military combat. Those suffering from PTSD have recurring memories of the stressful event and are anxious or scared even in the absence of danger. Flashbacks and nightmares are common symptoms as well.

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