Trauma Focused Therapists in Downers Grove, IL

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Regan Kasprak
Pre-Licensed Professional, Intern
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am pursuing my Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Northwestern University while completing my internship hours at Oak Brook Counseling & Wellness. When I graduate from Northwestern’s CACREP-accredited program, I will be prepared to become a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois. Please feel free to call for a free 15-minute consultation.
(847) 693-3255
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Ashley Ullyot
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I enjoy working with clients who are looking to enhance the connections within themselves, their relationships, and their families. I believe growth happens when people have a safe place that encourages them to communicate what is often hard to express in times of distress, conflict, and traumatic life experiences. As a trauma-informed therapist, I work with individuals/couples/families and children, utilizing various relationally focused approaches, including play, to identify and support the challenges they are facing. Together in therapy, I strive to uncover healing methods that continually strengthen each chapter of your life.
(331) 425-7311
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Alina Keegan
Counselor, MA, LCPC, NCC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
Sometimes the hardest thing is asking for help. Choosing to enter therapy is a courageous act and one of the best gifts you could give yourself. Finding the right therapist for you, someone whom you can trust, who makes you feel safe, and believes in you might feel difficult and daunting at times but is also one of the strongest predictors of successful therapy. I feel honored and grateful to each and every one of my clients who entrusted me with their stories and embarked on their healing journey with me. My goal is to meet you where you are and help you gain the necessary insight and skills to live the life you want and deserve.
(630) 478-8074
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Veronica Cecil
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
This has been such a hard season for many individuals and families navigating challenging issues with grief and loss. Most of my work has been providing support to children, adolescents, and adults during stressful experiences and transitions. My job allows me the privilege to witness the resilience and strength of individuals as they move through unexpected challenges. I believe it is important for all people to have a safe, non-judgmental, authentic space to feel validated and to help bring balance and healing to their life. I also work with therapists and medical providers who experience trauma and loss at work.
(331) 244-7379
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Brigid Sanchez
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW, CADC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Some days can feel like a challenge even waking up and the world can feel like a daunting place. It can be increasingly difficult to stay in the present moment when your mind is moving a mile a minute and you may not know the next best thing. The future can bring about anxiety and the past can bring up sadness but the present moment can be just what it is. I work with clients to explore what it means to live a valued life from their own definition and how to implement that plan. The strength and power are already within you and I believe that you may be able to find it with a little support.
(331) 241-6914
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Kristen Barlow
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Let's be honest, it's been a tough year (or two!) and our kiddos have been through some stuff. Have you noticed your child feeling more anxious and worried? Are they having issues in relationships at school? Isolating themselves for just feeling down in general? I help children, teens and young adults become more self-confident, more able to manage big emotions, and be more effective in their relationships. I collaborate with parents to develop a clear path to healing for your child and provide regular, check-ins with parents. Therapy will be fun and your child will be on their way to feeling like their favorite self again.
(630) 354-0739
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Claire Grigas
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW, Intern
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
"Kids are resilient." "They'll grow out of it." "This too shall pass." Are you feeling exhausted hanging on to these parenting tropes while raising a big feeling kid? Are you feeling as if no parenting books have prepared you for the challenges of raising a child with big emotions, high anxiety, or defiant behaviors? Therapy is a powerful tool in which children learn to process their feelings and regulate their emotions. Early intervention in children's therapy is key to raising an emotionally healthy child while fostering deeper connection and harmony at home and at school.
(331) 246-0758
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Casey Pax
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
Casey Pax is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Illinois who has been practicing since 2016. She graduated from The Art Institute of Chicago with a Masters of Art Therapy and Counseling. Casey believes creativity can be a gateway to healing and can help gain different perspectives on the challenges and struggles we face each day. She often uses collaborative therapy techniques, narrative therapy, and art therapy interventions, all of which are rooted in an attachment theory and trauma informed lens.
(331) 256-2034
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Jessie Lynn Giese
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Family life can be where we feel loved and supported, or we feel confusion, overwhelm, and grief. Family life is already complicated, especially when it is impacted by trauma, neurodiveristy, or adoption and foster care, or some combination of all three. Subsequently, you can feel misunderstood, alone, and "othered" by friends and family. And I see you! I provide a safe and compassionate environment through the lens of relational neuroscience, specializing in the care for adults and parents impacted by trauma, neurodiversity, adoption, and foster care.
(618) 753-4996
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Shelley Pier
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
Healing from trauma and grief is not just about surviving the experience, it is also about learning to LIVE again. I enjoy being part of this process and empowering people to grow, change, heal, and thrive! I am passionate about my work and I love helping people reconnect with themselves. I believe it is important to get to the root of the problem, not just manage symptoms. One of the gifts I bring to you is listening deeply and helping you feel understood as we collaborate on implementing practical solutions.
(847) 629-0840
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Lisa Mihevc
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, ALMFT
Verified
Verified
Sometimes parenting feels traumatic, and you are tired of feeling alone. I help parents understand their child's most frustrating, confusing, and overwhelming behaviors while also guiding them to experience more confidence and regulation. My theoretical paths include trauma-informed, attachment-based, and somatic in nature. I practice somatic touch, which effectively facilitates regulation in a person's nervous system. It is hard to change the way we parent even if we know what to do. I provide the practical resources and support that you need.
(708) 578-7991
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Ellen Jorstad-Stein
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
The human experience of anxiety is normal and adaptive. We would not be adequately prepared for important challenges in life if we did not experience some anxiety and fear. Anxiety is not longer adaptive when it overpowers the person and creates obstacles and challenges that interfere with daily life. At this point, a diagnosable condition may have developed. I provide specialized treatment for adults with the various anxiety disorders, including social anxiety disorder (social phobia), generalized anxiety disorder, panic, specific phobias, and obsessive compulsive disorder. I also treat conditions that commonly occur with anxiety disorders like depression or sleep disturbance.
(630) 812-7183
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Tammi C. Walker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I look forward to working with individuals that are experiencing anxiety, depression, grief and re-balancing their life. There comes a time in all of our lives where we need the compassion and support of a therapist that truly is present and cares. I will offer you a safe space to process and work through your challenges. Life is but a journey and it is meant for us to enjoy our lives. Yes, there will be some challenges, but we can get through the challenges when we have the tools and a support system to help us along our path.
(331) 204-0136
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RelationshipStore Counseling & Coaching Center
Verified
Verified
We offer online counseling sessions with or without video or even in chat format! Our mission is to provide compassionate, and result-oriented guidance in creating positive life change. Whether you need to heal trauma, overcome depression, calm anxiety, or improve communication in your relationship, RelationshipStore supports and guides you on your path. We are an experienced team of Licensed Masters level Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and coaches assisting with all areas of your life.
(630) 884-5593
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Shabana Sheikh
Counselor, MS, NCC, LCPC
Verified
Verified
I strongly believe in the power of therapeutic relationship and take a client centered approach to create a safe space for my clients to explore how life experiences, including early development, history of trauma and life stressors can have an impact on our ability to maintain healthy relationships with ourselves and others. Utilizing evidence based therapeutic strategies, I strive to promote the process of authentic self awareness and empowerment to make desired changes.
(331) 236-0577
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Dhara Nathwani
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Verified
We all go through adverse life experiences that can take a toll on our emotional well-being. The stress of the past can sometimes end up following us and continuing to drive how we feel and the decisions we make. However, these hardships that we go through do not have to end up hindering our functioning and stagnating our growth. I also specialize in depression, self-esteem, anxiety, women and cultural issues. I have expertise in working with individuals who have experienced physical, emotional and/or sexual trauma or neglect during their childhood.
(331) 214-8996
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Selah Professional Counselors, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Our passion is to help you heal and grow in order to fully live the life God created you for. Life can be difficult and there are many things that happen that are out of our control. Sometimes it is a diagnosis like anxiety, ADHD, or depression but other times it is too much stress, a life transition, or difficult relationships that causes hardship or pain. Maybe you do not even know what exactly the problem is. Or maybe you are doing fine but want to grow into your best version. While we cannot change what is out of our control, there is so much we can do and there is always hope no matter how you are feeling right now.
(331) 704-1073
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Downers Grove, IL 60515
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Dr. Valerie Maty
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, DAT, LCPC, ATR-BC, SEP, CADC
Verified
Verified
Are you an adult who is trying to manage a traumatic experience, process grief or anxiety/depression at this time in your life? Are you a parent that is looking for an experienced clinician to support you and your child to navigate overwhelming emotions both at home and in school? I am here for you! I am passionate about journeying alongside you with compassion, creating a safe place where you can discover your creative self, and focused upon supporting you as you work towards your unique treatment goals.
(331) 244-4868
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Nora Beasanski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
My clinical focus is to support you in exploring current concerns, developing insight and strategies to manage/problem-solve and to navigate whatever life throws at you. My training and experience encourage seeing ourselves in the context of our social environments: family, school, jobs, culture. Therapy as a collaborative process, building on the strengths you already have and moving to finding joy in the present moment. I utilize a client centered approach and develop an individualized plan, drawing on family systems, DBT/cognitive approaches, and insight orientated therapy. I enjoy working with adolescents, adults, and families.
(630) 446-2161
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Margot Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I work best with clients that desire a laid back, collaborative approach. Maybe you have goals in mind or need to process out loud to figure them out. My style is direct and casual, balanced with non-judgment and respect for your autonomy to support your authentic exploration and work towards connection, change, and healing. I have extensive experience with adolescents/young adults (ages 14-30), including queer, trans and nonbinary folks; parents; and adults navigating the general challenges of being a modern human in 2022.
(630) 686-7510
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