Alcohol Use Therapists in Elmhurst, IL

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Zaina Lee
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Elmhurst, IL 60126
I am licensed in Illinois with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, motivation, self-esteem, and confidence, & depression.
I am licensed in Illinois with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, motivation, self-esteem, and confidence, & depression.
(331) 263-6885 View (331) 263-6885
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Firas Qureshi
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Elmhurst, IL 60126
Firas Qureshi is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Illinois. He has a Master's degree from Roosevelt University. Firas's goal is to create a safe and supportive environment during therapy. He has experience working with a wide range of presenting issues. Including but not limited to anxiety, depression, and emotional dysregulation. Firas has worked with children and adolescents and has also worked with their families. Everybody is different and no one approach works the same for everyone. He is an open person, genuine in his interactions. With this, Firas hopes to work together with you to find what works best for you.
Firas Qureshi is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Illinois. He has a Master's degree from Roosevelt University. Firas's goal is to create a safe and supportive environment during therapy. He has experience working with a wide range of presenting issues. Including but not limited to anxiety, depression, and emotional dysregulation. Firas has worked with children and adolescents and has also worked with their families. Everybody is different and no one approach works the same for everyone. He is an open person, genuine in his interactions. With this, Firas hopes to work together with you to find what works best for you.
(630) 349-4088 View (630) 349-4088
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Dawn M. Bushma, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC, SAP
Verified Verified
Elmhurst, IL 60126
I have been in the field of Social Work since 1989, starting my career in teaching in 1984 and quickly moved to Social Work. I have spent my career in the public sector until I opened my practice in 2007. I center my career around helping people get through challanges that life puts in our path. I offer a comfortable and supportive environment where it is safe to explore various issues that life presents. I feel it is an honor to work with individuals trying to better their life and have chosen me to assist with their journey.
I have been in the field of Social Work since 1989, starting my career in teaching in 1984 and quickly moved to Social Work. I have spent my career in the public sector until I opened my practice in 2007. I center my career around helping people get through challanges that life puts in our path. I offer a comfortable and supportive environment where it is safe to explore various issues that life presents. I feel it is an honor to work with individuals trying to better their life and have chosen me to assist with their journey.
(708) 628-4107 View (708) 628-4107
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Tiffany Michalak
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Elmhurst, IL 60126
Tiffany believes everybody can benefit from working with a therapist. Every client is unique and deserves an individualized approach to help live their authentic life. Her approach is authentic, warm, energetic, and positive. Her mental health work experience includes working in Community Mental Health for individual and group counseling, running groups for self-esteem, and substance addictions, as well as private group practice. Clients have noticed an increase in self-awareness, self-reflection, and how to use the awareness to their advantage.
Tiffany believes everybody can benefit from working with a therapist. Every client is unique and deserves an individualized approach to help live their authentic life. Her approach is authentic, warm, energetic, and positive. Her mental health work experience includes working in Community Mental Health for individual and group counseling, running groups for self-esteem, and substance addictions, as well as private group practice. Clients have noticed an increase in self-awareness, self-reflection, and how to use the awareness to their advantage.
(630) 534-1235 View (630) 534-1235
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Dr. Eleni Malamis
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified Verified
Elmhurst, IL 60126
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who has devoted my clinical work to assisting adult individuals with a broad spectrum of concerns. I provide warm and caring support to those struggling with life's challenges. Specifically, I enjoy working with individuals in the following areas: depression, anxiety, substance abuse, life transitions, low self-esteem, communication, and relationship concerns.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who has devoted my clinical work to assisting adult individuals with a broad spectrum of concerns. I provide warm and caring support to those struggling with life's challenges. Specifically, I enjoy working with individuals in the following areas: depression, anxiety, substance abuse, life transitions, low self-esteem, communication, and relationship concerns.
(331) 259-8772 View (331) 259-8772
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Suzanne Grey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
Elmhurst, IL 60126
Suzanne Grey, LSW, adapts to the needs of her clients through open conversations about therapy goals and collaboration on an ideal treatment plan. Her mission is to help build a sense of empowerment and resilience within her clients and give them tools to help "˜ride out the wave' of intense emotional instability as it occurs. Suzanne's experience being on the opposite end of the therapeutic relationship helps her know how daunting and challenging it can be to confront trauma and pain. She inspires clients to interpret challenges as opportunities for personal growth and to make meaning from their life experiences.
Suzanne Grey, LSW, adapts to the needs of her clients through open conversations about therapy goals and collaboration on an ideal treatment plan. Her mission is to help build a sense of empowerment and resilience within her clients and give them tools to help "˜ride out the wave' of intense emotional instability as it occurs. Suzanne's experience being on the opposite end of the therapeutic relationship helps her know how daunting and challenging it can be to confront trauma and pain. She inspires clients to interpret challenges as opportunities for personal growth and to make meaning from their life experiences.
(630) 349-7592 View (630) 349-7592
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Bre'shey Kimball
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified Verified
Elmhurst, IL 60126
I strongly believe that human growth requires non-judgment, authenticity, and the willingness to face one's challenges head on. It is a deep passion of mine to foster a space that welcomes vulnerability and self-compassion. I believe that none of us can go through our life's journey alone. In our therapeutic relationship, it is my hope that you will never feel alone on your own path through healing. I aspire to offer guidance as clients work to acknowledge their individual strengths and positives within their lives in order to achieve their personal goals.
I strongly believe that human growth requires non-judgment, authenticity, and the willingness to face one's challenges head on. It is a deep passion of mine to foster a space that welcomes vulnerability and self-compassion. I believe that none of us can go through our life's journey alone. In our therapeutic relationship, it is my hope that you will never feel alone on your own path through healing. I aspire to offer guidance as clients work to acknowledge their individual strengths and positives within their lives in order to achieve their personal goals.
(331) 258-5705 View (331) 258-5705
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Danielle Levinson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Elmhurst, IL 60126
As a dedicated therapist, I am passionate about guiding individuals, couples, and families through their unique journey towards resilience and well- being. Specializing in anxiety, depression, trauma, substance abuse, and PTSD, I utilize my experience in combination with compassion and respect to work with you to foster an empathetic therapeutic relationship.
As a dedicated therapist, I am passionate about guiding individuals, couples, and families through their unique journey towards resilience and well- being. Specializing in anxiety, depression, trauma, substance abuse, and PTSD, I utilize my experience in combination with compassion and respect to work with you to foster an empathetic therapeutic relationship.
(331) 241-6654 View (331) 241-6654
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Brooke Madera
Counselor, MS, LCPC, CADC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Elmhurst, IL 60126
I love to work with passionate people, whether it manifests in anger or intensity, and help to redirect that energy into positive motivation. I place special attention on working with stress, anger management, fertility issues and with substance use disorders. My specialization in recovery work from addictions came from experience working in both inpatient settings and outpatient counseling. Recovery work taught me to stabilize crisis situations and create momentum when clients feel stuck.
I love to work with passionate people, whether it manifests in anger or intensity, and help to redirect that energy into positive motivation. I place special attention on working with stress, anger management, fertility issues and with substance use disorders. My specialization in recovery work from addictions came from experience working in both inpatient settings and outpatient counseling. Recovery work taught me to stabilize crisis situations and create momentum when clients feel stuck.
(312) 586-9375 View (312) 586-9375
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Tina Maltese Gio
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Elmhurst, IL 60126
Many clients I see are struggling with feeling anxious, overwhelmed and uncertain about how they are suppose to manage their relationships, emotions and lives. They are looking to feel calmer and more confident in managing every day stressors and the big issues that come up in life. By working together, I can help you feel more confident, connected and in control. My clients usually start to see an improvement in how they feel in just a few short weeks.
Many clients I see are struggling with feeling anxious, overwhelmed and uncertain about how they are suppose to manage their relationships, emotions and lives. They are looking to feel calmer and more confident in managing every day stressors and the big issues that come up in life. By working together, I can help you feel more confident, connected and in control. My clients usually start to see an improvement in how they feel in just a few short weeks.
(630) 835-0670 View (630) 835-0670
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Jackie Haddad-Tamer
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Not Verified Not Verified
Elmhurst, IL 60126
In person therapy or teletherapy. I have over 20 years of experience as a therapist working with adults and adolescents. My focus has been working with clients that have addictions, substance abuse issues, anxiety, depression, co-dependency, life changes/transitions, relationship issues, divorce, infertility, women's issues, mood disorders, and self-injury. I believe in identifying client's strengths to assist in a healthier lifestyle. Much of my therapy style is through CBT, cognitive behavioral therapy. I provide a safe environment of compassion and understanding, wherein each client is seen as an individual.
In person therapy or teletherapy. I have over 20 years of experience as a therapist working with adults and adolescents. My focus has been working with clients that have addictions, substance abuse issues, anxiety, depression, co-dependency, life changes/transitions, relationship issues, divorce, infertility, women's issues, mood disorders, and self-injury. I believe in identifying client's strengths to assist in a healthier lifestyle. Much of my therapy style is through CBT, cognitive behavioral therapy. I provide a safe environment of compassion and understanding, wherein each client is seen as an individual.
(630) 835-0699 View (630) 835-0699
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Detrall Dearbone
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC, LPC, LSOTP, CADC, EMDR
Verified Verified
Elmhurst, IL 60126
My experience and educational background are directly related and have provided me with a well-rounded background in Therapy. I am a Military veteran with 30 plus years of experience working with patients in psychiatric hospitals, state mental health facilities, Illinois Department of Corrections, and in private practice. I am currently licensed to practice in Illinois, Kansas and Georgia. I also provide Tele-health service to Military members overseas (OCONUS).
My experience and educational background are directly related and have provided me with a well-rounded background in Therapy. I am a Military veteran with 30 plus years of experience working with patients in psychiatric hospitals, state mental health facilities, Illinois Department of Corrections, and in private practice. I am currently licensed to practice in Illinois, Kansas and Georgia. I also provide Tele-health service to Military members overseas (OCONUS).
(708) 462-6361 View (708) 462-6361
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Megan Borowski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Elmhurst, IL 60126
Megan Borowski is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois who has been practicing since 2014. She has an MSW from Jane Addams College of Social Work, University of Illinois at Chicago and a BA in Psychology and Political Science from University of Illinois at Chicago. Megan’s passion lies in assisting clients on their journey towards mental well-being and personal growth. With expertise in areas such as stress and anxiety management, resolving family conflicts, navigating grief and loss, and enhancing motivation, self-esteem, and confidence, Megan is committed to providing comprehensive support tailored to your unique needs.
Megan Borowski is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois who has been practicing since 2014. She has an MSW from Jane Addams College of Social Work, University of Illinois at Chicago and a BA in Psychology and Political Science from University of Illinois at Chicago. Megan’s passion lies in assisting clients on their journey towards mental well-being and personal growth. With expertise in areas such as stress and anxiety management, resolving family conflicts, navigating grief and loss, and enhancing motivation, self-esteem, and confidence, Megan is committed to providing comprehensive support tailored to your unique needs.
(630) 528-0116 View (630) 528-0116
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Lauren Black
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW, CADC
Verified Verified
Elmhurst, IL 60126
We often seek therapy yearning for connection and understanding. I provide a safe space where we work together as a team to help you process your experiences, validate the emotions attached to these experiences, and discover your own strengths and capacity for coping through life’s challenges. We as humans are inherently resilient even when things like shame, trauma, isolation, addiction, depression, and anxiety try to disconnect us from ourselves and others. We will work together to find compassion for yourself in restoring this connection. Please go to our website to fill out our Google Form if you want to schedule an appointment!
We often seek therapy yearning for connection and understanding. I provide a safe space where we work together as a team to help you process your experiences, validate the emotions attached to these experiences, and discover your own strengths and capacity for coping through life’s challenges. We as humans are inherently resilient even when things like shame, trauma, isolation, addiction, depression, and anxiety try to disconnect us from ourselves and others. We will work together to find compassion for yourself in restoring this connection. Please go to our website to fill out our Google Form if you want to schedule an appointment!
(630) 866-3985 x1 View (630) 866-3985 x1
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Courtney Bowman
Counselor, LCPC, MEd
Verified Verified
Elmhurst, IL 60126
There are situations and events in life that are challenging and that can create anxiety and depression. The coping strategies that have helped during troubling times may no longer work. Through these experiences, it is easy to lose a sense of identity and self esteem. There is hope. It is an honor to assists clients with turning their pain into growth. Through my compassionate support and skills, I can accompany you into the journey of becoming a healthier and happier person. My goal is to provide high quality, individualized and evidence based treatment to each client.
There are situations and events in life that are challenging and that can create anxiety and depression. The coping strategies that have helped during troubling times may no longer work. Through these experiences, it is easy to lose a sense of identity and self esteem. There is hope. It is an honor to assists clients with turning their pain into growth. Through my compassionate support and skills, I can accompany you into the journey of becoming a healthier and happier person. My goal is to provide high quality, individualized and evidence based treatment to each client.
(630) 948-5580 View (630) 948-5580
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Nicole Massey-Hastings
Psychologist, PsyD, LCP, PMH-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Elmhurst, IL 60126
My goal is to help you build a more satisfying life by creating long-lasting change and resilience. I am results-oriented. Many clients and parents report significant change in 4-8 sessions.I work with clients from many different walks of life and provide comprehensive counseling services for adults, children, adolescents, couples, and families. My approach is collaborative, understanding, and caring, as well as evidence-based. I use a state-of-the art outcome assessment to ensure that your counseling is effective and individualized. Please see my website regarding my exclusive approach for families: The Harmonizing Your Home Program.
My goal is to help you build a more satisfying life by creating long-lasting change and resilience. I am results-oriented. Many clients and parents report significant change in 4-8 sessions.I work with clients from many different walks of life and provide comprehensive counseling services for adults, children, adolescents, couples, and families. My approach is collaborative, understanding, and caring, as well as evidence-based. I use a state-of-the art outcome assessment to ensure that your counseling is effective and individualized. Please see my website regarding my exclusive approach for families: The Harmonizing Your Home Program.
(630) 948-0374 View (630) 948-0374
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Nicole A Dugger
Counselor, MA, LCPC, CADC
Verified Verified
Elmhurst, IL 60126
When unforeseen circumstances present themselves in life, everyone can benefit from extra support. The opportunity to change and improve your life starts when you seek out professional support and guidance. I am a practical, effective and compassionate therapist. I work with adults and adolescents clients to help improve the quality of life by dealing with issues such as anxiety, depression, self esteem, phase of life issues, substance abuse, anger, relationship issues and grief.
When unforeseen circumstances present themselves in life, everyone can benefit from extra support. The opportunity to change and improve your life starts when you seek out professional support and guidance. I am a practical, effective and compassionate therapist. I work with adults and adolescents clients to help improve the quality of life by dealing with issues such as anxiety, depression, self esteem, phase of life issues, substance abuse, anger, relationship issues and grief.
(630) 785-6636 View (630) 785-6636
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Judy Rudny LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Elmhurst, IL 60126
If you are feeling confused or frustrated, helpless, angry or isolated, schedule a time to talk with me about strategies that will empower you to work toward identified goals and bring balance back into your life. With certified professionalism, I will attentively listen to your specific situation and goals, and intelligently advise you along a path to an improved quality of life. Phone or FaceTime sessions available.
If you are feeling confused or frustrated, helpless, angry or isolated, schedule a time to talk with me about strategies that will empower you to work toward identified goals and bring balance back into your life. With certified professionalism, I will attentively listen to your specific situation and goals, and intelligently advise you along a path to an improved quality of life. Phone or FaceTime sessions available.
(630) 733-1640 View (630) 733-1640
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Robert Emer
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified Verified
Elmhurst, IL 60126
Anxiety, depression, anger management issues, substance abuse, or personal life changes are all very real problems. If you are experiencing any of these, therapy can be very beneficial. I utilize solution focused client specific techniques, coinciding with the development of a solid therapeutic relationship with my clients. It is my belief that these are the key ingredients to getting the most out of therapy and feeling better in your life.
Anxiety, depression, anger management issues, substance abuse, or personal life changes are all very real problems. If you are experiencing any of these, therapy can be very beneficial. I utilize solution focused client specific techniques, coinciding with the development of a solid therapeutic relationship with my clients. It is my belief that these are the key ingredients to getting the most out of therapy and feeling better in your life.
(630) 491-6202 View (630) 491-6202
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Dr. Eleni Malamis
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified Verified
Elmhurst, IL 60126
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who offers professional yet warm and caring help to those struggling with life's challenges. I have devoted my clinical work to assisting adult individuals with a broad spectrum of concerns. Specifically, I enjoy working with individuals in the following areas: depression, anxiety, substance abuse, life transitions, low self-esteem, communication, and relationship concerns.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who offers professional yet warm and caring help to those struggling with life's challenges. I have devoted my clinical work to assisting adult individuals with a broad spectrum of concerns. Specifically, I enjoy working with individuals in the following areas: depression, anxiety, substance abuse, life transitions, low self-esteem, communication, and relationship concerns.
(630) 354-0981 View (630) 354-0981
Alcohol Use Therapists

Are there specific medications for alcohol use?

There are oral medications approved to treat alcohol use disorder—such as disulfiram, acamprosate, and naltrexone, which also comes in an injectable form. These medications do help people reduce their drinking as well as avoid the problem of relapse. Naltrexone helps reduce cravings, disulfiram can make a person feel sick when they drink, and acamprosate may help ease symptoms like poor sleep and anxious feelings.

How do alcohol recovery or rehabilitation programs work?

In inpatient programs, individuals live in a facility with other patients in recovery; in outpatient programs,individuals live at home. These facilities are staffed with healthcare professionals including physicians, nurses, psychologists, counselors, and psychotherapists. Staff can also include people who have recovered themselves, serving as mentors and guides. These programs may use abstinence, harm reduction, detoxification, psychotherapy, and other tools for recovery.

How do 12-step programs combined with psychotherapy work?

Members of 12-step programs help each other reach abstinence and work to maintain it. These programs promote complete change in the individual’s emotional, mental, physical, and even spiritual perspectives. Some programs require that new members attend 90 meetings in 90 days. Many people do attend these programs in conjunction with their work in psychotherapy; the combination of therapy along with 12-step can be extremely effective.

How does harm reduction combined with psychotherapy work?

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, harm reduction prevents death, injury, disease, overdose, and substance misuse. People who choose harm reduction for alcohol use reduce the amount of alcohol they intake. It is not abstinence-based like a 12-step program, but combining harm reduction with psychotherapy proves to be effective for many people.