Family Therapy in Downers Grove, IL

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Christine Romesburg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Christine utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Client- Center Therapy, Family Therapy , Gestalt Therapy, and Rational Emotive Therapy approaches with her patients.
Christine Romesburg, MSW, MBA, LCSW, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for over ten years. She is currently working on her doctoral dissertation focusing on PTSD and psychosis from Walden University in epidemiology and public health.Christine works to assist her patients in recognizing their overall thought processes and changing their negative perceptions and beliefs into more positive, motivating insights which will generate the change the patient desires.
(888) 279-0002
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Downers Grove, IL 60515
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Judith Fawell
Counselor, MS, LCPC, CADC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Experienced working with families facing transitions for their older family members.
Working from a strengths-based, collaborative approach to counseling, I use a variety of techniques in assisting clients find solutions and reach their goals. My belief is that clients very often have the answers they are seeking already within themselves. Sorting through their hopes, fears, beliefs etc. is useful in identifying what may be preventing them from recognizing those answers and keeping them stuck.
(312) 300-6638
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Downers Grove, IL 60515
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Meg Childress
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
My work with younger children usually involves play therapy with ancillary parenting / family support.
I help people of all ages who are dealing with stress, a significant loss, obstacles to achieving important goals, a mental health concern or difficulties in their relationships with others. Do you find yourself feeling anxious, frustrated, sad, or overwhelmed much of the time? We can work together to help you with that. Therapy provides a safe, designated space to work on feeling better, more satisfied, and "less stuck." I offer a caring and non-judgmental approach which appreciates that each person is unique, as is their life path and goals for treatment.
(630) 518-4014
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Downers Grove, IL 60515
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Kathleen L Irving
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I am a Lincensed Clinical Psychologist with over 25 years of experience treating children, adolescents and adults. I specialize in providing treatment of depression, anxiety, relationship issues, eating issues, addiction, and women's issues. My approach to therapy is individualized to your specific needs. My style in interactive and direct and my goal is to help people of all ages, backgrounds and beliefs find solutions to personal, relational and family problems. I work with a variety of other professionals, including psychiatrists and physicians, to provide a team approach to treatment.
(630) 733-1136 x2
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Downers Grove, IL 60515
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$150 per session
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Asma Afridi
Counselor, MEd, LCPC, PEL
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have experience working with pre-teens, teens, adults, couples and families who are struggling with various issues including adjustment issues, anxiety, anger, bereavement, depression, self-actualization, parenting issues and couple/ family conflicts.
As a culturally skilled LCPC and Professional School Counselor, I enjoy working with individuals, couples and families from all walks of life in a person-centered and collaborative environment. I believe that simply accepting that you have emotional needs that you require help with is half the battle won, and the other half is confronting them. It's my goal to work with my clients and give them the courage to address the challenges that face them - and to guide them on a path to happiness.
(630) 521-3808
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Downers Grove, IL 60515
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Dr. Jenna Gidman-Dutta
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you feeling stuck, alone, or overwhelmed? Are you distressed by emotions of sadness, anxiety, or loneliness? Are you feeling unsupported or lost in your current relationship? I aim to provide a safe space to release your thoughts, process your emotions and behaviors, and heal. For whatever reason, you ended up here—and I am so glad you did! I'm here to help you by providing a warm and welcoming environment for you to be your most authentic you. I provide couples and family counseling, as well as individual psychotherapy.
(331) 259-9078
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Downers Grove, IL 60515
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Elizabeth Resce
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, CCM
Verified
Verified
I have over 10 years of clinical experience working with youth/families in crisis, who have experienced significant trauma and broken family dynamics; helping adolescents and young adults navigate through challenging transitions, while strengthening their voice and identity; and individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, and family dynamics.
Life can be very challenging at times. Whether it is due to unexpected circumstances, life transitions, losses, uncertainties, etc. How this may look for a person, may look very different for someone else. I appreciate the opportunity to work through these challenging times with individuals, to help them feel “unstuck,” empowered, confident, and to have a voice. Life is definitely a journey! And I am thankful for the privilege I have to help people find their way to thrive and to live their lives as best as they can.
(630) 716-9674
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Downers Grove, IL 60515
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Sophia Sayani
Counselor, NCC, LCPC
Verified
Verified
Rather you are struggling with life stressors and obstacles, overwhelming feelings and thoughts, or seeking help with improving relationships, or family conflicts.
Often we have barriers in our life that get in the way of us embracing the life we want to live. We may feel stuck or held down by life transitions and circumstances that we are uncertain on how to approach it. Together, we will work on exploring your barriers, challenges, and personal goals to find clarity. As a therapist, I provide a safe and therapeutic environment for you to heal, recover, and process your inner thoughts and feelings, develop coping skills, and build towards a meaningful life that you want to live.
(630) 912-0497
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Downers Grove, IL 60515
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C Meghan Jacobson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
You have taken the first step and want to see a change in your family dynamic.
Are you having a hard time connecting with your child? Are you watching them struggle on a daily basis? The challenges youth have to navigate today are unique and complicated. Most of my clients are between the ages of 6-18 and many suffer from anxiety, depression, thoughts of self harm, oppositional defiant disorder, social/educational concerns at school, etc. Typically I meet with the child and then bring in the parent for the end of session to review and talk action plans/next steps. By working collaboratively with youth and their parents, we can work together to repair relationships and develop strong bonds.
(630) 352-3504
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Downers Grove, IL 60515
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$155 (individual)$155 (couples)
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Dr Tamara L Tencer & Associates, PC
Psychologist, PsyD, APIT, PSYPACT
Verified
Verified
Parent guidance and coaching to navigate early childhood and adolescent concerns; couples and family therapy to improve communication, conflict resolution, emotional and sexual intimacy.
Supervising since 2005, and the Director of Training since 2017, with over 20 years of experience, I consider it a privilege to offer meaningful work for children, adolescents, adults, couples, parents, and families. Through a genuine caregiving, positive lens I provide support to others. Through the relationship-oriented, Inner Humanism approach, I offer an understanding of development across the lifespan. The care individuals receive is characterized by achieving an inner well-being and happiness that remains stable and conflict free regardless of life obstacles, family changes, and daily ups and downs.
(630) 984-6337 x101
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Downers Grove, IL 60515
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$215 per session
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Kate Hinkle
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I have received specialized training in Marriage and Family Therapy , including Gottman Method Level 1, and in the process of weight loss/weight management.
The process of therapy is a highly personalized journey, and I approach the therapy relationship from an open and collaborative perspective. I predominantly utilize interpersonal, mindfulness, and family systems theories to inform my clinical work. My commitment is to actively listen; to witness your journey; to learn about your worldview and experiences; and to provide support on your path towards insight, growth, and self-fulfillment.
(312) 635-5896
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Downers Grove, IL 60516
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$175 (individual)$185 (couples)
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Monarch Wellness LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am in the process of completing an intensive training in fertility counseling which will allow me to better support clients pursuing their unique family building goals and counsel those who have experienced perinatal loss, or birth trauma.
Often, there are mental health complications that arise during major life transitions such as relationship and career changes, marriage, divorce, pregnancy and birth. I enjoy working with people during these difficult and stressful periods. I believe in creating a safe and comfortable space for clients as they confront challenges in life. I am a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Illinois and earned a Master's degree in Social Work at the University of Chicago. I have worked in a variety of mental health organizations and have completed advanced certification and training in perinatal mood disorders.
(773) 839-3282
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Downers Grove, IL 60516
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Debbie Barrett Phd
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Additionally, I have extensive training and experience working with those impacted by domestic and family violence and substance abuse.
Do you wish your life was different, or your relationships more fulfilling? People often begin therapy when they are hurting or feel stuck. They may feel overwhelmed by past or present stressors or traumas and may not know what to do to feel better. Others begin therapy as a means to deepen their understanding of themselves and to reflect on how and why they think, feel, and act as they do. Therapy is a process of self-reflection that leads to personal growth and healing.
(630) 233-9058
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Downers Grove, IL 60516
$120 per session
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Dr. Sara Shotsberger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BS, QIDP, MSW, LCSW, RYT-200
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
I am committed to helping the individual or family .
There are countless methods for healing & moving forward. Commitment to my clients begins with a firmly held belief in the ability of individuals to advocate for themselves & choose their own path. Emotions & feelings are a gift; they are the natural barometer for navigating our lives. Often we fear or misinterpret those emotions & fall into a holding pattern as to how to move forward. The best work is done when we are honest and open about who we are, and where we want to be. Interventions are guided through your ideals & values.
(312) 313-3396
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Downers Grove, IL 60515
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$150 per session
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Jessica Larson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MEd, LMFT, LPC
Verified
Verified
Hello! I am Jessica Larson, the owner of Nest Counseling LLC. I graduated with my Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2007. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in Illinois and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Colorado. I have passionately helped individuals, couples, and families for over 15 years. My professional experience includes working with adults, children, and adolescents both individually and in family settings. I have extensive experience working with couples in all stages of their relationship including dating, premarital, and in conflict.
(708) 998-4741
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Downers Grove, IL 60515
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Janet Mullen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
For those with anxiety, depression, a painful past, difficulty getting organized and other issues, some options include mind-body work and an empowering model called Internal Family Systems.
Every person considering therapy is unique - you might be a parent looking for ways to manage your child's behavior, or a child with low self-esteem, someone trying to put a difficult past to rest, or struggling with anxiety and depression. What's important is that you feel a warm, safe and accepting atmosphere to begin sorting out your life, finding balance and a way forward. It's my goal to provide that place of safety and acceptance, then offer you choices of therapy models. There are many paths to change; we'll find the right fit for you.
(630) 517-9505
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Downers Grove, IL 60515
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Jeri (Geraldine) Sedlacek
Counselor, MA, LCPC, CAADC, PCGC, CSAT-
Verified
Verified
I have worked over 25years in the Substance Abuse & Mental Health field, believing everyone has the potential and right to live a full and joyful life, using their own abilities to achieve their personal and professional goals, with guidance in a safe supportive place.I have EAP experience, assisting with many workplace and employment stressors and issues, career choices, marriage and divorce transitions, family issues, conflict and marital concerns and grief and loss. I am a CSAT,Certified Sex Addiction Therapist and treat sex addiction, addicts and spouses/partners, infidelity, pornography,relationship issues.
(630) 672-0607 x1
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Downers Grove, IL 60516
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Stone Catchers Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
We are proud to offer individual, family and group counseling services.
Although there are times when we feel broken, hopeless, and unsure of the future, there is hope. Stone Catchers Counseling will help you take the first step to finding meaningful change. We are not defined by our worst moment, or even by a series of hard times. Regardless of how long you have been struggling, Stone Catchers Counseling can help. Your recovery can mean atonement and redemption; but, mostly freedom. Freedom to feel joy again, to live the life you want. We tailor an exclusive approach for every client based on individual needs. We honor and respect the uniqueness of each person we treat.
(630) 324-4760
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Downers Grove, IL 60515
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Renee McGowan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MA
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
I use a strength-based, cognitive behavioral, solution-focused, and family systems approach, to create a highly personalized, client-centered experience.
We are always growing and changing, trying to maneuver the daily challenges of life, and sometimes we need help. With over 15 years of experience as a psychotherapist and having served more than 500 adolescents, adults, and families in school settings and in private practice, I will help you by quickly building rapport and trust and by using compassion, warmth, honesty, and humor, and action-oriented and goal-focused therapy. My qualifications: University of Notre Dame-Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa; University of Chicago-Master's Degree in Social Work, School Social Worker, the Chancellor's List.
(630) 474-3338
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Downers Grove, IL 60515
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Helene A Jacques
Counselor, MS, LCPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
Helene Jacques is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a National Certified Counselor who has been in practice since 2000. She sees adolescents and adults for individual and family therapy . Helene has extensive experience working with clients dealing with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, adoption concerns, relationship problems, stress management, medical and health concerns, and post-abortion issues. Helene was trained in an eclectic model of therapy and relies on this knowledge base to select effective treatment approaches for each client or family .
(630) 599-8674
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Downers Grove, IL 60516
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Family Therapy

What do family therapists do?

A family therapist facilitates the process of understanding and improving how a family functions. The therapist will help family members develop empathy for one another. They’ll seek to understand existing patterns, misunderstandings, and conflicts that arise, in order to help the family arrive at a realistic, unified understanding and develop the coping skills they need to build stronger relationships.

How long does therapy for families take to work?

Therapy manifests differently in every family; a common time frame is 12 weekly sessions, but some families may see improvement after just a few weeks. Families should discuss their goals with the therapist at the beginning of the process and periodically revisit those goals to assess their progress together.

How can you encourage a family member to attend family therapy?

You can encourage family members to attend therapy by expressing with both love and concern the challenges you see and explaining how a therapist could help the family navigate those challenges together. An outside perspective can help everyone feel heard, get on the same page, and develop new skills. If family members are still hesitant, it may be helpful to emphasize that family therapy is short-term—it won’t last forever.

Is therapy for families effective?

Family therapy can significantly improve family dynamics and relationships. Research suggests that family therapy can help individuals understand their role in the family, communicate and solve problems together, reduce conflict and draw boundaries when necessary, and develop coping skills for stressors, major life changes, and mental or physical illnesses within the family.