Alcohol Use Therapists in Evanston, IL

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Ellen Rieger
Counselor, MA, LCPC, CADC
Verified Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
Grieving the death of a loved one, the loss of a relationship, a decline in health, or any other life transition can be a lonely, painful, and confusing time. Your friends and family may want you to be "back to normal" but you may feel anything but "normal." I can help you to heal from your losses whether recent or in the past by providing therapeutic counseling in a safe nurturing environment. I worked in hospice for 11 years as a grief therapist. I have seen people not only heal from their losses but find new meaning and hope.
Grieving the death of a loved one, the loss of a relationship, a decline in health, or any other life transition can be a lonely, painful, and confusing time. Your friends and family may want you to be "back to normal" but you may feel anything but "normal." I can help you to heal from your losses whether recent or in the past by providing therapeutic counseling in a safe nurturing environment. I worked in hospice for 11 years as a grief therapist. I have seen people not only heal from their losses but find new meaning and hope.
(847) 920-4762 View (847) 920-4762
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Mitchel Daniels
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Evanston, IL 60201
Hi I'm Mitchel! I love getting to know new clients and walking beside them with compassion and empathy as they find their way in life. I use a style called CBT and have a strong focus on trauma-informed care. I work with my clients to identify and build on their strengths to tackle difficult obstacles and help them find the balance between accepting what they cannot control and making changes in areas they can control. I am especially trained in working with the LGBTQ+ community, recent immigrats, and those managing anxiety and ADHD. -Mitchel se centra en brindar empatía y apoyo para que sus clientes se sientan comprendidos.-
Hi I'm Mitchel! I love getting to know new clients and walking beside them with compassion and empathy as they find their way in life. I use a style called CBT and have a strong focus on trauma-informed care. I work with my clients to identify and build on their strengths to tackle difficult obstacles and help them find the balance between accepting what they cannot control and making changes in areas they can control. I am especially trained in working with the LGBTQ+ community, recent immigrats, and those managing anxiety and ADHD. -Mitchel se centra en brindar empatía y apoyo para que sus clientes se sientan comprendidos.-
(847) 750-4079 View (847) 750-4079
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Betsy Wojciechowski (Addiction Treatment)
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
Don't settle for a generic drug and alcohol therapist. You deserve help that actually helps you feel happy again. (And, that's in-network with your insurance).
Don't settle for a generic drug and alcohol therapist. You deserve help that actually helps you feel happy again. (And, that's in-network with your insurance).
(773) 492-8281 View (773) 492-8281
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Mark Farrell O'Brien - Helping Men To Thrive In Life
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC, CADC
Verified Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
I help men aged 18-35 who are feeling overwhelmed, stressed, or lonely. If you’re turning to alcohol or drugs, work, or other unhealthy outlets to “take your mind off things,” you don't have to navigate this struggle alone. I support men to address the issues impacting school, work, or relationships, leading to improved mood, social connections, and goal achievement.
I help men aged 18-35 who are feeling overwhelmed, stressed, or lonely. If you’re turning to alcohol or drugs, work, or other unhealthy outlets to “take your mind off things,” you don't have to navigate this struggle alone. I support men to address the issues impacting school, work, or relationships, leading to improved mood, social connections, and goal achievement.
(312) 756-7236 View (312) 756-7236
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Terrence Adkins
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor , MA, LCPC, CRADC
Verified Verified
Evanston, IL 60201  (Online Only)
I enjoy working collaboratively with individuals and couples with the goal of providing support, encouragement and the emotional tools necessary to successfully navigate through a variety of mental health issues. My treatment is rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, but I rely on an eclectic approach to therapy in order to best meet the needs of my clients and their presenting issue(s). My focus areas of treatment include: Depression, Anxiety, Stress Management, Christian Spirituality (Catholic & Protestant), Anger Management, Marital and Pre-marital, Men's issues, Substance Abuse and Other Addictions.
I enjoy working collaboratively with individuals and couples with the goal of providing support, encouragement and the emotional tools necessary to successfully navigate through a variety of mental health issues. My treatment is rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, but I rely on an eclectic approach to therapy in order to best meet the needs of my clients and their presenting issue(s). My focus areas of treatment include: Depression, Anxiety, Stress Management, Christian Spirituality (Catholic & Protestant), Anger Management, Marital and Pre-marital, Men's issues, Substance Abuse and Other Addictions.
(513) 300-6498 View (513) 300-6498
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Tamara Roth
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MS, CADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Evanston, IL 60201  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I specialize in individual, couples, family and group psychotherapy. I work with people recovering from alcoholism, drug addiction, eating disorders and other compulsive behaviors, as well as with people who grew up in dysfunctional families or are in a relationship with an addict. I have extensive experience working with people recovering from opiate addiction, including those using Suboxone (buprenorphine) maintenance therapy.
I specialize in individual, couples, family and group psychotherapy. I work with people recovering from alcoholism, drug addiction, eating disorders and other compulsive behaviors, as well as with people who grew up in dysfunctional families or are in a relationship with an addict. I have extensive experience working with people recovering from opiate addiction, including those using Suboxone (buprenorphine) maintenance therapy.
(847) 607-6806 View (847) 607-6806
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Emily Garmisa
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC, CADC
Verified Verified
Evanston, IL 60202  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I can be described as a compassionate and reassuring clinician, who uses empathy and humor in my work with clients. I am authentic, creative, and my stance as a feminist, a queer person, and an artist all support my empowering and integrative approach. My mission as a clinician is to offer accessible trauma-informed therapy to marginalized communities, especially LGBTQIA+ and chronically ill populations. I am currently seeing individuals and relationships via telehealth.
I can be described as a compassionate and reassuring clinician, who uses empathy and humor in my work with clients. I am authentic, creative, and my stance as a feminist, a queer person, and an artist all support my empowering and integrative approach. My mission as a clinician is to offer accessible trauma-informed therapy to marginalized communities, especially LGBTQIA+ and chronically ill populations. I am currently seeing individuals and relationships via telehealth.
(224) 970-2754 View (224) 970-2754
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Unify Counseling Inc: Individual & Couples
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Evanston, IL 60202
Whether you are feeling overwhelmed, stressed out, confused, frustrated, discouraged, disappointed, lost, anxious, sad or angry, you are not alone. Most of us experience those feelings at some point in our lives. We care about the people we serve, and we believe every person is individual, authentic, and unique. We use evidence-based practice (EBP) methods for mental health to help children, pre-teens, teenagers, adults, couples, and families to live their best lives. We understand that therapy can seem scary and intimidating, though we know that finding the support you need is the key to starting the self- healing process.
Whether you are feeling overwhelmed, stressed out, confused, frustrated, discouraged, disappointed, lost, anxious, sad or angry, you are not alone. Most of us experience those feelings at some point in our lives. We care about the people we serve, and we believe every person is individual, authentic, and unique. We use evidence-based practice (EBP) methods for mental health to help children, pre-teens, teenagers, adults, couples, and families to live their best lives. We understand that therapy can seem scary and intimidating, though we know that finding the support you need is the key to starting the self- healing process.
(773) 985-3761 View (773) 985-3761
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Hannah Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
Through individualized care and a strong therapeutic relationship, I believe clients can better understand their unique strengths and feel empowered in their lives. Using trauma-informed care and harm reduction strategies, I want clients to feel safe, affirmed, and well-informed when making the best choices for themselves.
Through individualized care and a strong therapeutic relationship, I believe clients can better understand their unique strengths and feel empowered in their lives. Using trauma-informed care and harm reduction strategies, I want clients to feel safe, affirmed, and well-informed when making the best choices for themselves.
(847) 649-6785 View (847) 649-6785
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Erica Bench Emdr Therapist
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC, LPC, LMHP, EMDR AC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Evanston, IL 60201
Accepting New Clients! I believe you have the power within yourself to change. Together we will tap into your strength, courage, and insight to achieve your goals. I specialize in treating trauma through the use of EMDR, IFS, traditional talk, and other treatment modalities. I often work with busy professionals and college students-or anyone suffering from trauma, relationship issues, low self-esteem, depression, stress, and anxiety. I am non-judgmental and professional, although when appropriate, I've been known to crack a joke because sometimes laughter really is the best medicine.
Accepting New Clients! I believe you have the power within yourself to change. Together we will tap into your strength, courage, and insight to achieve your goals. I specialize in treating trauma through the use of EMDR, IFS, traditional talk, and other treatment modalities. I often work with busy professionals and college students-or anyone suffering from trauma, relationship issues, low self-esteem, depression, stress, and anxiety. I am non-judgmental and professional, although when appropriate, I've been known to crack a joke because sometimes laughter really is the best medicine.
(224) 208-1208 View (224) 208-1208
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Suzanne Hawley Counseling, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, ACHP-SW, AM
Verified Verified
Evanston, IL 60202  (Online Only)
Is your goal lowering your stress? Having better communication with family and medical providers? Broadening your social support? Improving your coping skills, including bereavement and grief? These are goals that I can help you achieve. I've been a therapist for many years working inside a hospital and supporting all walks of life. I can help you overcome anxiety, depression, grief, worry, stress, managing chronic illness, concerns about being a caregiver to family, and navigating life's challenges and transitions.
Is your goal lowering your stress? Having better communication with family and medical providers? Broadening your social support? Improving your coping skills, including bereavement and grief? These are goals that I can help you achieve. I've been a therapist for many years working inside a hospital and supporting all walks of life. I can help you overcome anxiety, depression, grief, worry, stress, managing chronic illness, concerns about being a caregiver to family, and navigating life's challenges and transitions.
(847) 665-1742 View (847) 665-1742
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Diana Jean Semmelhack
Psychologist, PsyD, ABPP, LCPC
Verified Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
I have over 25 years experience treating adults, families, adolescents, and couples. I specialize in depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and psychotic disorders. I am a published author who has presented my research on group psychotherapy nationally and internationally. I am also a licensed massage therapist who practices mind/body work. As a past board member with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), and a past member of APA's Task force on severe mental illness, I am an advocate for individuals and families who struggle with the stigma associated with these disorders. As a retired professor at Midwestern University.
I have over 25 years experience treating adults, families, adolescents, and couples. I specialize in depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and psychotic disorders. I am a published author who has presented my research on group psychotherapy nationally and internationally. I am also a licensed massage therapist who practices mind/body work. As a past board member with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), and a past member of APA's Task force on severe mental illness, I am an advocate for individuals and families who struggle with the stigma associated with these disorders. As a retired professor at Midwestern University.
(847) 641-2977 View (847) 641-2977
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The Good Life
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, BC-DMT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Evanston, IL 60202  (Online Only)
Vanessa is a dedicated therapist in Chicago, holding a master's degree in Clinical Psychology and licensures as a Board Certified Dance Movement (BC-DMT) Therapist and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and is completing her doctorate in Expressive Arts Therapy. Vanessa radiates warmth and spunk. It’s not unusual for her clients to experience an array of emotions: crying, laughter, sadness, and hope; all within a single session.
Vanessa is a dedicated therapist in Chicago, holding a master's degree in Clinical Psychology and licensures as a Board Certified Dance Movement (BC-DMT) Therapist and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and is completing her doctorate in Expressive Arts Therapy. Vanessa radiates warmth and spunk. It’s not unusual for her clients to experience an array of emotions: crying, laughter, sadness, and hope; all within a single session.
(847) 499-1407 View (847) 499-1407
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Kaitlyn Whitebread
LCPC
Verified Verified
Evanston, IL 60202  (Online Only)
Life’s most difficult experiences can provide seeds for change. On our own, it can be challenging to see their potential. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor working with individuals. I aim to create a non-judgmental and authentic space for exploration and growth. I often work with young adults, clients in the midst life transitions, those experiencing symptoms of depression and/or anxiety, clients in recovery from addictions, and those experiencing the impacts of trauma.
Life’s most difficult experiences can provide seeds for change. On our own, it can be challenging to see their potential. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor working with individuals. I aim to create a non-judgmental and authentic space for exploration and growth. I often work with young adults, clients in the midst life transitions, those experiencing symptoms of depression and/or anxiety, clients in recovery from addictions, and those experiencing the impacts of trauma.
(224) 293-6508 View (224) 293-6508
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Audrey Adams
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
I offer a warm, open environment to allow my clients the space they need to process life’s triumphs and struggles. I work with clients of all ages, but specialize in adolescents and young adults. I work through a person-centered approach, moving at the pace of trust with each client and per their specific needs. My specialties include LGBTQIA issues.
I offer a warm, open environment to allow my clients the space they need to process life’s triumphs and struggles. I work with clients of all ages, but specialize in adolescents and young adults. I work through a person-centered approach, moving at the pace of trust with each client and per their specific needs. My specialties include LGBTQIA issues.
(847) 512-3860 View (847) 512-3860
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Dr. Denise Simmons Giblin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DMin, MS, LCSW, EMDR
Verified Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
People come to Dr. Giblin with problems of anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship problems. She has been in practice for 30 years working with adults of all ages. She is attuned to understanding childhood patterns that no longer work and may contribute to one's current stress. Dr. Giblin is trained in both classical psychodynamic understanding and also in the newer modes of somatic intervention. She is focused and goal oriented while maintaining a constancy of compassion and care in integrating the new somatic therapies with an integration of of depth psychology.
People come to Dr. Giblin with problems of anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship problems. She has been in practice for 30 years working with adults of all ages. She is attuned to understanding childhood patterns that no longer work and may contribute to one's current stress. Dr. Giblin is trained in both classical psychodynamic understanding and also in the newer modes of somatic intervention. She is focused and goal oriented while maintaining a constancy of compassion and care in integrating the new somatic therapies with an integration of of depth psychology.
(847) 316-0403 View (847) 316-0403
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Jake Hogan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Evanston, IL 60201
Hi! My name is Jake. Therapy can be a great source of support when managing symptoms of anxiety, depression or ADHD. It also can be a place to engage in self-discovery, get support managing life changes, or to chart out a path for the future. I am a fully-licensed, trauma-informed therapist who works to provide care to a diverse group of clients. I have experience working with individual across many gender, racial, and sexual identities. I have particular experience working with men of all sexual orientations, as well as members of the LGBTQ+ community. I am neurodivergent-friendly and informed!
Hi! My name is Jake. Therapy can be a great source of support when managing symptoms of anxiety, depression or ADHD. It also can be a place to engage in self-discovery, get support managing life changes, or to chart out a path for the future. I am a fully-licensed, trauma-informed therapist who works to provide care to a diverse group of clients. I have experience working with individual across many gender, racial, and sexual identities. I have particular experience working with men of all sexual orientations, as well as members of the LGBTQ+ community. I am neurodivergent-friendly and informed!
(224) 279-6083 View (224) 279-6083
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Isabelle Reiniger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Evanston, IL 60201
I help my clients lead less burdensome, more joyful, and more emotionally connected lives. Together we can: find new tools to deal with challenging situations; uncover the reasons you are feeling down and rekindle excitement in your life; break patterns of fear and develop coping mechanisms to make success possible; work through feelings of low self-esteem and build confidence; move past the obstacles that prevent you from fostering deeper connections with others; identify the causes of obsessive thinking and help transcend the problem; and break free of destructive patterns and develop new skills to improve your life.
I help my clients lead less burdensome, more joyful, and more emotionally connected lives. Together we can: find new tools to deal with challenging situations; uncover the reasons you are feeling down and rekindle excitement in your life; break patterns of fear and develop coping mechanisms to make success possible; work through feelings of low self-esteem and build confidence; move past the obstacles that prevent you from fostering deeper connections with others; identify the causes of obsessive thinking and help transcend the problem; and break free of destructive patterns and develop new skills to improve your life.
(773) 295-6803 View (773) 295-6803
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Sara White
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Evanston, IL 60202  (Online Only)
When considering what my ideal client looks like, I find I can be the most helpful to someone who is curious about themselves and what makes them tick. They see a future for themself but are having trouble figuring out how to get there. They may come with the odds stacked against them due to being a part of a marginalized community or plagued with depression, anxiety, trauma, and/or substance abuse. Maybe they feel stuck, confused, or uncertain. That's where I come in.
When considering what my ideal client looks like, I find I can be the most helpful to someone who is curious about themselves and what makes them tick. They see a future for themself but are having trouble figuring out how to get there. They may come with the odds stacked against them due to being a part of a marginalized community or plagued with depression, anxiety, trauma, and/or substance abuse. Maybe they feel stuck, confused, or uncertain. That's where I come in.
(224) 701-3508 View (224) 701-3508
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Reyngold Psychotherapy & Wellness Center
Counselor, PsyD
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Evanston, IL 60201
As a clinical psychotherapist in practice for almost 20 years, I understand how hard the first step can be in reaching out for help. I strive to provide a safe, comfortable and trusting environment to explore those issues that perhaps are leaving you feeling stuck, depressed, anxious and/or confused. I work with patients who are suffering from depression, life transition issues, relationship issues, fertility and parenting issues. I value your early life experiences and help you make connections on if/how they make impact your current life choices and relationships.
As a clinical psychotherapist in practice for almost 20 years, I understand how hard the first step can be in reaching out for help. I strive to provide a safe, comfortable and trusting environment to explore those issues that perhaps are leaving you feeling stuck, depressed, anxious and/or confused. I work with patients who are suffering from depression, life transition issues, relationship issues, fertility and parenting issues. I value your early life experiences and help you make connections on if/how they make impact your current life choices and relationships.
(773) 294-0176 View (773) 294-0176
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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.