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Val Newman
Counselor, ATR, LCPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Val's passion for working with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual , Transgender and Queer communities is evident in her artwork, presentations, and therapeutic approach.
Val has woven traditional talk therapy and creative techniques to provide a safe, supportive and non-judgmental space for individuals, youth and families to work through difficult life experiences. She has extensive experience working with youth and families managing the challenges associated with emotional and behavioral problems, domestic violence, sexual assault, mental health concerns, and various traumatic life events. She believes in an empowerment and strength-based approach while fostering an environment that encourages self-acceptance, self-awareness and growth.
(312) 548-1672
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Monica Garcia
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Monica is a psychotherapist at Emerge Counseling Chicago intent on helping individuals who are experiencing anxiety or depression stemming from relationship, self-esteem, and identity issues. Monica grounds her approach in relational-cultural therapy, fostering a space where clients are invited to be their true selves in the room and grow to feel comfortable with all aspects of their being. Navigating a world where relationships with others can be impacted by your relationship with yourself and your identities, Monica strives to create a space where clients can explore and build confidence in who they are.
(773) 290-1068
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Brenda Reavis LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
One of the pillars of a fulfilling life is the ability to be our authentic selves. Sometimes obstacles, hardships, and missteps cause us to forgo authenticity to survive. As a result, we may feel stuck, lost, or alone in our struggles. As a therapist, I see myself as a partner to my clients in their journey toward healing and growth. My approach is holistic - I consider the whole person and their context in everything I do, and I work collaboratively to ensure that each session feels personalized and effective. I provide a safe space to process where you are and begin to make progress toward where you'd like to be.
(224) 204-0435
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Jennifer Byrne
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC, CCTP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you experiencing chronic stress, emotional pain, mood dysregulation, relationship problems, life transitions, grief/loss, or problematic substance use? If you have undergone trauma, childhood abuse, or even simply have wanted to address feeling “stuck” or dissatisfied, therapy can help you navigate these challenges and be a space of healing, empowerment, and growth.
(847) 813-7567
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Hannah Espinoza
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in Illinois. In Michigan, I worked at an elementary school with children who had mood disorders, trauma and behavioral issues which were impacting them in school. I also worked with adults and couples who were struggling with depression, anxiety and communication barriers. In Illinois, I worked primarily with adults struggling with severe mental illness. Some diagnoses included schizophrenia, bi-polar disorder, and PTSD. I use many different therapeutic techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Imago Therapy, Family Therapy and Psycho-education.
(224) 204-0631
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Laura Elk-Weist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AM, LCSW, CCTP
Verified
Verified
2/6/2023 Update: Currently accepting new clients. You may be looking to feel less anxious, cope with depression or improve a relationship. Maybe you're really stressed out over a big change in life. Whatever you are facing, you deserve a space that is solely dedicated to you. I have extensive experience helping people of all ages build confidence and find direction in the midst of life's challenges. I work collaboratively to create meaningful goals, implement strategies, develop skills, challenge distorted thinking and establish positive habits. I work through a trauma-informed and culturally aware lens so you feel seen and heard.
(708) 554-7495
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Amanda Ives
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
With the understanding that no two people fit the same mold, I offer an eclectic, holistic approach to empower and support clients. I work with adults navigating/exploring trauma and abuse recovery, parenting and caregiving challenges, PTSD, chronic illness, gender and sexuality, ADHD, anxiety disorders, depression, stress management, life transitions, and relationship issues. I deeply enjoy challenging shame and stigma surrounding all expansive and marginal identities.
(847) 496-9642
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Anna Walters
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I believe that an open and supportive therapeutic relationship is foundational to healing. I bring a collaborative spirit and non-judgmental curiosity to our work together to help create a safe space for you to get in touch with your most authentic self and grow toward your values. You are the expert in your own life, so I strive to understand how your various identities and experiences inform how you move through the world. With warmth, humor, and transparency, I work with each of my clients to co-create a therapeutic process that meets their unique needs and goals.
(312) 376-0330 x131
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Cassidy Buckelew
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified
Verified
In my practice, I prioritize creating an environment that feels safe, respectful, and warm for each unique person. My goals as a therapist are to establish an authentic connection, to be aware and supportive of individual and cultural differences, and to identify strengths that can serve as a foundation for healthy coping. To facilitate the growth you'd like to see, we'll discuss your aspirations and collaboratively set goals toward finding balance. A prospective client might recognize the need for support or change in their situation and be brave enough to take the next step in connecting.
(847) 892-1436
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Desiree Nitsche
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My philosophy helps clients look inside themselves as to the thoughts and behaviors that might be holding them back, or causing them to feel stuck and to explore together moments of strength, healing, and self compassion, in order to find growth and healing. I believe that we as human beings are resilient and can flourish when identifying unhealthy patterns of thinking that are causing us to feel stuck. It’s important to provide genuine support and mindfulness techniques, in order to build an empathetic relationship with clients, in order to achieve mind and body healing.
(773) 992-1642 x1022
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Diana Jean Semmelhack
Psychologist, PsyD, ABPP, LCPC
Verified
Verified
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
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Khristian Cosey
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
Do you find yourself needing a listening ear as you try your best to get through life's ups and downs? Or maybe you would like to revisit your past in a safe and calming space that makes you feel secure. Whatever the reason, everyone deserves to experience peace as they move forward in life. With time, genuine connection, and the hope that things can and will get better, transformation can begin. Welcome!
(847) 961-2888 x60615
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Alison R Toback
Counselor, LCPC, MAPC, MA
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
Difficult times in life are opportunities for growth and change. I specialize in exploring identity, relationships, and transitions, mindful of the interplay between our formative experiences and current ways of being in the world. Through the therapeutic process, we understand and address anxious and depressed feelings; recover from losses and addictions, and manage work and family related stresses. I facilitate my clients' innate movement toward healing and authenticity.
(847) 242-8939
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Lyrra Isanberg
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, ALMFT
Verified
Verified
I believe that problems are best understood in the context of relationships - with loved ones, with intimate partners, and with oneself. Perhaps you are noticing room for improvement in one or in multiple relationships, or perhaps you have a strong desire for increased understanding of yourself and others. It takes a great deal of insight and strength to even begin this journey towards greater harmony. My hope as a clinician is to help foster within you a sense of renewed curiosity, compassion, and hope as you undertake this journey.
(847) 558-1969 x3
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Evanston, IL 60202
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Maranda Easton
MSW
When difficult emotions or experiences interfere with our ability to enjoy life, it can be hard to figure out what to do. You might feel stuck in patterns of thoughts or behaviors that are making it hard for you to fully engage in the life you want to live. I work collaboratively with you to process what may be contributing to you feeling distressed, alone or in conflict, and to uncover your many strengths within. We all deserve to feel seen and accepted for who we are by someone who cares. I deeply believe that the therapeutic relationship can offer healing, growth, and new ways of being.
(847) 320-0933
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Evanston, IL 60202
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Nadia Greenspan
Counselor, LCPC, NCC, CGP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Therapy is a gamble. When choosing a therapist, the most important question a client can ask is: will my therapist's mind be more flexible and more integrated than my own? Are they able to see, acknowledge and actively work on healing their own darkness and their own wounds, so they won't feel overwhelmed, triggered, offended, or over their head with mine?
(847) 865-9311
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Alayni Frizzell
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am open for new clients as of November 2022, and have Tuesday-Saturday availability. I believe that therapy is a journey in which the client and therapist are both guide and companion, with the client choosing their path and the therapist providing support and knowledge to better achieve the clients’ goals and needs. My ideal client is open to new experiences and different perspectives. I want us to work together to find the strategies and skills that work best for you, through experimentation and a collaborative approach.
(847) 796-8485
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Amy Steinhauer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AM, LCSW, ACSW, CST
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
I am an experienced therapist providing specialist care in the areas of sex therapy, couple/relationship therapy, and trauma treatment, including sex therapy for trauma survivors. I draw from several approaches to therapy, depending on the needs of my clients. But what centrally defines my approach is the relational perspective. I have come to value relationships as integrally important to healing: partner, family, and friend relationships, as well as a good quality therapeutic relationship. My approach is active, direct, and empathic. I understand that coming to therapy is a vulnerable experience, and I will be in it with you.
(847) 986-0379
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Evanston, IL 60202
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Jena Catania
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I view the therapeutic relationship as a partnership, and find the relational aspect of therapy to be an integral piece in making strides towards meeting the clients needs and goals. Confronting the difficulties and pain in life is often challenging and uncomfortable—as such I strive to create a safe space for my clients to process authentically. I know each client is unique and work to meet the client where they are, with empathy, humor, support, challenge, and encouragement throughout our journey together. I offer services for clients of all ages, and have experience working with a wide range of diverse clients.
(224) 204-0968
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Mindi Dewey-Rosburg
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Verified
Are you looking to make changes in your life? Are you looking for a partner to help navigate relationship struggles, manage symptoms, or just to listen to the challenges you're going through? It would be an honor to partner with you on this journey, whatever the reason that brings you in. Each person is worthy of a space to feel seen and engage in a meaningful therapy experience.
(773) 207-4437
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Evanston, IL 60201
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What type of Evanston mental health professional is right for me?
While most types of therapy have a lot in common, they also fall into clusters that share core features, such as cognitive therapies or psychodynamic approaches. It is important to seek someone who practices evidence-based therapy, meaning one or more forms of treatment that have been scientifically evaluated and tested, and demonstrate consistent improvement for a majority of patients.

If you are unsure about choosing the right therapist or psychologist, it might be useful to first learn more about therapy types and modalities.

How to find a therapist or counselor in Evanston?
When looking to find a therapist, start by considering training and credentials. Studies also indicate that the therapeutic alliance, or the relationship the client develops with the therapist, is an important factor in their ability to work together to achieve the client’s goals.

What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.

How to use my insurance?
Understanding cost and insurance coverage is an important concern for many people. With some basic research and conversations with prospective therapists, you should be able to have a good understanding of the best way to afford therapy.