Psychodynamic Therapists in Downers Grove, IL

See all therapists in Downers Grove
Photo of Donna J Dhein, Counselor in Downers Grove, IL
Donna J Dhein
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Frequently used techniques include behavioral and cognitive strategies, while psychodynamic approaches are often utilized.
Coping with life's challenges can be difficult. Working with someone who is compassionate and knowledgeable can help to navigate unfamiliar territory. I help clients to draw on their own resources in achieving their goals and assist clients in developing their full potential. 20+ years in working with couples has provided the needed background in helping couples learn new ways of communicating with and relating to each other. Certified in EMDR, I also bring expertise to those who have undergone trauma, abuse or neglect, reprocessing negative beliefs and distressing emotions.
(630) 743-6121 
View
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Offers online therapy
Photo of Jada Carter, Pre-Licensed Professional in Downers Grove, IL
Jada Carter
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified
I work from an integrated approach to meet your specific needs, drawing primarily on Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Systems Therapy, Psychodynamic , and trauma-informed theories.
Hey there! I’m Dr. Jada Carter, and I believe every individual has a distinct story that shapes the way we view and understand the world around us. Throughout our lives, we can lose our sense of autonomy, leading to a loss of ability to control our own story. The essence of my work is to safely collaborate with you and empower you to meet your needs and goals while moving the healing process along to help improve your emotional well-being. I provide an empathetic, non-judgmental, and warm approach within our therapeutic relationship.
(331) 260-9556 
View
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Offers online therapy
Photo of Kasia Tomanek, Licensed Professional Counselor in Downers Grove, IL
Kasia Tomanek
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, MA
Verified
Therefore, I like to pull from various modalities to make sure that you are getting the best care necessary to become the greatest version of yourself that you can be! I am client centered, and practice CBT, ACT, and Psychodynamic theory.
“Before you assist others, put your oxygen mask on first.” I strongly believe that as individuals we need to prioritize our well-being to live a full and rewarding life. Self-care and self-love are two incredibly important concepts, and starting the journey to both of them through therapy is a wonderful beginning. It is a journey that I would love to take on with you. Beginnings are never easy, but I will be here to support and guide you, and hopefully make this as easy and rewarding of a process as it can be.
(630) 538-7405 
View
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Offers online therapy
Photo of Mariya Shmuylo, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Downers Grove, IL
Mariya Shmuylo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Through the psychodynamic approach and a strong client-therapist relationship, we are able to uncover unconscious thought patterns, childhood repressions, and maladaptive coping strategies. My warm, understanding, and non-judgmental therapeutic environment, gives people the opportunity to discover and grow their strengths and encourage healing.
(630) 381-5520 
View
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Offers online therapy
Photo of Benlina Aier, Counselor in Downers Grove, IL
Benlina Aier
Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified
My approach to counseling is eclectic and incorporates aspects of CBT, DBT, mindfulness practice, play therapy (for youth), and psychodynamic therapy.
No matter your age, identity, or life experience, you are worthy and deserving of a counseling experience that is safe, compassionate, equitable, accessible, and empowering for you. As a therapist, I'm here to walk with you through your journey and co-construct a plan that is unique to you and your needs, help you build upon your strengths, and create a space that honors who you are and the experiences that led you here.
(630) 528-2452 
View
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Not accepting new clients
Photo of Debbie Barrett Phd, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Downers Grove, IL
Debbie Barrett Phd
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified
I tailor several treatment approaches including psychodynamic , cognitive-behavioral, and mindfulness meditation.
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 
View
Downers Grove, IL 60516
Photo of Zanne Stevens, Licensed Master Social Worker in Downers Grove, IL
Zanne Stevens
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
Verified
Zanne Stevens is an LMSW with over five years of experience. Her methods are holistic and integrative, and she views every facet of one’s healing as interrelated. Zanne likes to establish a safe and sacred space for the client, free of judgment and criticism. Her style is influenced by modalities such as Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Shadow Work, Trauma-Informed Care, and various arts-based approaches. She firmly believes that while the past does inform the present, it does not determine the future.
(630) 523-8624 
View
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Offers online therapy
Photo of John L. Jauch, Counselor in Downers Grove, IL
John L. Jauch
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Using a combination of CBT, Mindfulness, and Interpersonal and Psychodynamic Psychotherapies I am able to focus on decreasing your symptoms while addressing the underlying core issues that may be driving them, so they are less likely to return.
More than likely if you are browsing these pages, you are going through a rough time. Please know that I am kind, observant, and a great listener. I am flexible and tailor each session to the individual needs of each client. I am solution focused and realistic. I take great pride in my ability to earn trust and make my clients feel comfortable, so that each session flows like a natural conversation. I am empathic and non-judgmental. I have a good sense of humor and am down to earth. I would be happy to answer any questions you have.
(773) 295-7072 
View
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Offers online therapy
Photo of Meg Childress, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Downers Grove, IL
Meg Childress
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
The therapy framework is psychodynamic , however I may employ techniques from other treatment approaches when clinically indicated and based on patient preferences.
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 
View
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Photo of Malak Hamdan, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Downers Grove, IL
Malak Hamdan
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified
My approach to therapy is very eclectic, utilizing models such as psychodynamic therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), mindfulness, client-centered therapy, solution-focused therapy and more.
You are here because life has thrown hardships and obstacles in your way, and you are tired, exhausted, and longing for some sort of relief. And though the decision to seek help can be an intimidating and overwhelming one, as your therapist, I will guide you through the experience step-by-step and offer a safe and trusting environment free of judgement. Together we will formulate a plan for treatment that is unique to your individual background and experiences and that builds upon your strengths and values so that you may grow and lead a more fulfilling life.
(630) 354-0442 
View
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Not accepting new clients
Photo of Maureen P Tamillow, Counselor in Downers Grove, IL
Maureen P Tamillow
Counselor, LCPC, RDDP, PEL
Verified
I utilize both psychodynamic ,cognitive behavioral methods and motivational therapy.
I work with all aged clients. I have long -term school experience: teacher, counselor, administrator. I enjoy all ages.Many people enjoy my mix of therapeutic and personal coaching styles. During the years, I have advanced my training into divorce mediation and custody mediation. I have also expanded my clientelle to include people who have long-term illness with pain. I work with health issues to help people learn to better adapt to their condition while also finding and concentrating on creating healthy lifestyle choices and personal calmness. I consider my background in addiction as a pathway to help people achieve wellness.
(708) 274-7892 
View
Office is near:
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
Photo of Mary A Dumlao, Counselor in Downers Grove, IL
Mary A Dumlao
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
I combine these with cognitive behavioral and psychodynamic therapy.
If you are looking to manage your anxiety or depression without medication or want to reduce your dependence on medications, I am a licensed clinical professional counselor utilizing a holistic orientation. With over 35 years of experience working with a variety of mental health and medical clients, I teach clients how to manage anxiety, trauma, depression and medical issues such as or fibromyalgia naturally, Besides two trauma treatments I utilize, I also discuss the role of chiropractic, acupuncture, nutrition, and supplements. I focus on educating the client about the role of emotion in creating disease and health.
(630) 756-2913 
View
Office is near:
Downers Grove, IL 60516
Offers online therapy
Photo of Vanessa Jankowski Jungian Psychotherapist, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Downers Grove, IL
Vanessa Jankowski Jungian Psychotherapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, MA, PhDc
Verified
The Change and Healing model draws from Jungian, depth and transpersonal psychologies, family systems, as well as psychodynamic therapies.
Utilizing depth psychology, psychodynamics, CBT, DBT, and creative modalities, we work to recognize the root of the issues. Drawing on 20+ therapies, I seek to guide people to discover their gifts, understand dreams, and develop integrity-filled, meaningful, fulfilling lives. The process gains people knowledge that serves them throughout their lives. Clients learn how to understand their symptoms as needs not being met. Through this process, people make inner and outer changes to heal and transform.
(630) 657-0555 
View
Office is near:
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Offers online therapy
Photo of Cristel Alcocer, Psychologist in Downers Grove, IL
Cristel Alcocer
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Dr. Elle Alcocer is a Psychologist in Arizona with ten years of overall experience, with four as a licensed psychologist. She holds a Master of Arts in Counseling and a Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology. Dr. Alcocer believes in an integrative treatment philosophy and likes psychodynamic theory as well as CBT, EMDR, and Solution-Focused Therapy. She has experience treating anxiety, depression, grief, obsessive-compulsive disorder, PTSD, trauma, sleep disorders/insomnia, women’s issues, medical conditions/health psychology, men’s issues, alcohol and drug use, and ADHD.
(630) 864-6775 
View
Office is near:
Downers Grove, IL 60516
Offers online therapy
Photo of Mary Madrake, Psychologist in Downers Grove, IL
Mary Madrake
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Madrake approaches therapy from a psychodynamic lens, with a focus on the impact of attachment and early relationships on later relationships with self and others.
Dr. Mary Madrake is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with experience in a variety of settings, including schools, community mental health centers, and private practice. They provide individual and couples therapy with children, adolescents, young adults, and adults. They have experience treating trauma, relationship issues, gender identity and sexuality, emotional and behavioral disorders, anxiety, and adjustment to a variety of life transitions. Additionally, Dr. Madrake has extensive experience working with members of the LGBT+ community, those in non-monogamous and alternative relationships, and clients involved in kink.
(708) 272-1885 
View
Office is near:
Downers Grove, IL 60517
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
Photo of Durrell Sheppard, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Downers Grove, IL
Durrell Sheppard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I have extensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Trauma-Focused CBT, Solution-Focused Therapy, and many other therapeutic frameworks.
I focus on helping clients manage issues related to depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship conflict, compassion fatigue, anger, self-esteem, family conflict and work place stress. My approach is mostly laid back, nonjudgemental, and relationship-based. I focus on helping clients identify goals for treatment and support them in understanding their emotions, relationships, behaviors, and thoughts.
(708) 564-3352 
View
Office is near:
Downers Grove, IL 60517
Offers online therapy
Photo of Stephanie Griswold, Psychologist in Downers Grove, IL
Stephanie Griswold
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified
In C.S. Lewis’s Chronicles of Narnia there is a scene with a young girl named Lucy where she hears about a heroic lion named Aslan. She learns that he brings much needed hope and peace, but he is also described as strong and fierce. This prompts Lucy to ask if the lion is “safe.” The response to her is, “No… ‘course he isn’t safe. But he is good.” Choosing to start therapy (or return again), is a lot like this exchange. It can be scary to open up your hopes, fears, shame, disappointments, or trauma. But, it is good, and if you choose to take this courageous step I would be honored to walk alongside you in your healing.
(630) 509-7843 
View
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Offers online therapy
Photo of Renee McGowan, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Downers Grove, IL
Renee McGowan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MA
Verified
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 
View
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Not accepting new clients
Photo of Pamela Johnson, Counselor in Downers Grove, IL
Pamela Johnson
Counselor, MA, LCPC, CHT, HTCP, VSTCP
Verified
It is my life's purpose and passion to help others live meaningful and Joy-filled lives. I have invested many years in my own self healing, growth and professional development. The foundation for successful therapy depends upon the quality of the therapeutic relationship and I value the time you are spending as you make this very important decision for yourself. Together, let's explore the mental, emotional, spiritual and behavioral patterns which are interfering with your ability to maintain harmony within yourself and in your relationships with others. Come to create the shift you need to blossom.
(708) 695-8154 
View
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Photo of Quantum Counseling Inc., Counselor in Downers Grove, IL
Quantum Counseling Inc.
Counselor, LCPC, CADC, CFTP
Verified
Finding the right therapist is important. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with many years' experience working with children, adolescents and adults, helping them to grow and work through the problems many face every day. Additionally, I am a Certified Alcohol and other Drug counselor and have training working with people regarding Domestic Violence. I hope to work together with my clients to help them figure out why they do what they do and to make any changes they choose to make to improve their lives.
(630) 707-7217 
Downers Grove, IL 60516
Offers online therapy


See more therapy options for Downers Grove

Psychodynamic Therapists
Psychodynamic therapy in Downers Grove, also known as insight-oriented therapy, evolved from Freudian psychoanalysis. Like adherents of psychoanalysis, psychodynamic therapists believe that bringing the unconscious into conscious awareness promotes insight and resolves conflict. But psychodynamic therapy is briefer and less intensive than psychoanalysis and also focuses on the relationship between the therapist and the client, as a way to learn about how the client relates to everyone in their life.