Dialectical Behavior (DBT) Therapists in Evanston, IL

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Laura Duprey
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
I employ a variety of evidence-based therapeutic approaches, relying primarily on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) while integrating aspects from additional frameworks, including dialectical behavioral therapy ( DBT ) and a person-centered approach.
After practicing law for a few years, I realized I was more drawn to the human experience than the legal one. Now I have the privilege of working with people to discover their unique strengths and gifts, gain a better understanding of what motivates their behavior and make positive changes consistent with their goals. I am an empathic and supportive therapist who listens without judgment while also challenging my clients to seek growth. Through genuine connection and collaboration, I hope to empower my clients to face challenges using their existing strengths and to make positive changes in their lives.
(847) 396-9676
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Diana Jean Semmelhack
Psychologist, PsyD, ABPP, LCPC
Verified
Verified
I am an eclectically oriented therapist who uses a variety of orientations including ACT, DBT , psychodynamic psychotherapy, couples and family therapy, humanistic and cognitive behavioral techniques.
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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Emily Lieber
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I have advanced certifications in DBT , Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples and Families, and Relational Life Coaching.
During life's challenging moments, most of us benefit from the support of a non judgmental guide. People have told me they feel safe with me. Whether you are dealing with work/school stress, struggling with anxiety or depression, coping with parenting, experiencing loss, or are looking for support with a relationship, I can help you to better understand stuck areas in your life. I see individuals, couples, adolescents and families. I have an interactive, supportive, and open approach. When working with individuals, we will work together to gain greater self understanding and discover workable solutions.
(872) 241-1109
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Amanda Ives
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I operate from a feminist, HAES perspective and utilize empathic listening, CBT, ACT, DBT , Somatic, and Mindfulness techniques.
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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Terry Ann Dornak
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Therefore, I believe in utilizing different techniques if needed to fit each client including DBT , CBT, interpersonal therapy, mindfulness, and meditation.
It is my goal to provide you with a safe, therapeutic space to unload and explore your needs, worries, and fears whatever they may be. The path to healing is unique for each of us. We will work collaboratively towards meeting your goals and needs, and in doing so, make your life more comfortable and satisfying. It is my hope that each person who meets with me feels accepted, as I respect each individual's culture, gender, race, religion, and sexual identity.
(847) 613-4055
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Martin McCarthy Jr.
Psychologist
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
In addition to CBT and DBT , I include mindfulness, social networking, and positive psychology concepts in my practice.
All of us -- women and men, young and old, poor, middle class and upscale folks, minorities and majorities -- have to deal with complexity. As a therapist I help heal hurts from the past, assist clients in managing present challenges, and work collaboratively to create more satisfying future lives. The people who see me for individual, couples and family therapy represent a culturally diverse group. Their difficulties range from anxiety and depression, to stress disorders, OCD/OCPD, relationship problems, employment issues, and bereavement. Many of these women and men report quick progress in better managing their personal, family, academic, and work lives.
(847) 562-5895
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Briyanna Bullock
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Working through a multicultural lens, I incorporate Strength-Based approaches, CBT, DBT , and mindfulness techniques to guide clients in identifying thought patterns, obtaining goals, and regulation of emotion.
It can be challenging to find help or to know whom to turn to when we are in the midst of our own life challenges. Whether it be life transitions, anxiety, negative self talk, or past trauma, my goal is to help each individual work through such issues in the most comfortable and compatible way for them. By providing a non-judgmental and safe space filled with compassion, each client can freely explore their thoughts and experiences. My background as a clinician serving the people of Chicago suffering from intense trauma and severe psychologic disorders, has equipped me with the knowledge to assist clients through any obstacles.
(847) 545-0954
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Joyce Gut
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, CADC, CODPII, EMDR
Verified
Verified
I utilize trauma informed care in a client-centered, strengths based approach and integrate polyvagal theory, EMDR, DBT to increase self-awareness and develop skills.
I have supported individuals with a broad range of issues in community mental health, residential, and private practice settings. I consider it a privilege to join you on your journey of self-discovery and look forward to helping you uncover barriers and identify strengths that will allow you to meet your desired personal and professional goals. I strive to create a safe space that will allow you to share your experience with unconditional positive regard. I have a specialty in addictions, co-occurring disorders, and trauma.
(224) 571-9364
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Lara Hayes
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified
Verified
I lead therapy through narrative and strengths-based approaches, paired with CBT (understanding the “why”) and DBT (implementing mindful change).
As a firm believer in the power of genuine human connection, the dynamic between my clients and I is of my highest priority. A professor and mentor once said, “The question should not be, ‘What’s wrong with you?’ But rather, ‘What has happened to you?’” This quote shapes every conversation I hold with my clients. I am dedicated to breaking down the stigma of traditional talk therapy, particularly for young folks, by empowering my clients to rewrite their own narrative and understand their neurological roots, to become the best version of themself, for themself, their relationships, and their future.
(773) 364-1686
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Evanston, IL 60202
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Siegal Eli-Gers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
8 Endorsed
Verified
8 Endorsed
I have additional specialized training in CBT and DBT and utilize mindfulness and distress tolerance building skills.
I am a licensed clinical social worker. I have focused my career on working with adolescents ,young adults, parents and families. Over the last 10 + years, I have had the opportunity to work with individuals and families in the North Shore. I work with clients to help them find a safe space to express, explore and make positive changes. Over the years I have learned that every individual and family is unique and need treatment to be flexible and supportive of their needs. I work to create opportunities and to teach tangible skills, so long lasting change is possible. I am a gender affirming clinician.
(847) 562-5696
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Su-Mai Lin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am experienced in DBT , psychodynamic psychotherapy, mindfulness, and am trained in Level I Sensorimotor Psychotherapy.
There can be moments or events in life that overwhelm our capacity to cope, get in the way of being our authentic selves, or being fully present in our lives. Many are dealing with the impact of the pandemic and navigating this time of social change. During challenges, people may turn to behaviors and ways of being that no longer serve them well. Perhaps this describes your situation, or maybe you are feeling stuck. I am here to help you find your way back into a meaningful life, whatever that means to you. I work with people who are dealing with depression, anxiety, life transitions, relationship concerns, and trauma.
(847) 242-2482
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Brandon Branch
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Verified
Brandon uses CBT and DBT , along with elements of narrative therapy, solution-focused therapy, and positive psychology, to help clients find the resilience and insight they need to live lives they are proud of.
Brandon believes that good therapy shows us how to tap into our own resilience to foster long-term change and personal growth. are. Brandon specializes in working with individuals with depression, anxiety, anger management issues and life transitions of all varieties. Brandon also works with clients who have behavioral disorders, those who are on the autism spectrum, as well as with clients addressing intergenerational trauma and challenges associated with communities of color.
(224) 714-0396
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Rebecca Graham
Counselor, LCPC, CADC
Verified
Verified
I have extensive experience with Dialectical Behavioral Therapy ( DBT ) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
I believe change and growth occur through a collaborative, supportive therapeutic relationship. The therapeutic alliance can be a catalyst for increased self-awareness, gained insight, and positive change. In a safe and non-judgmental environment, we will work together to address and process unresolved issues, as well as learn healthier, more effective ways to cope. I strive to assist clients with learning effective tools to achieve their identified goals, as well as find meaningful change, self-understanding, and acceptance. My areas of specialty are Eating Disorders, Trauma and PTSD, Relationship Issues, and Anxiety Management
(773) 432-4375
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Anthony Ward Jr.
Counselor, MSCP, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am trained in cognitive-behavioral techniques, client-centered therapy, DBT and have experience working with complex trauma.
I view counseling and therapy as a conversation. It is my goal to help my clients identify and define what they value in life. Most negative emotions that we experience in life are due to frustrated efforts at achieving the things we value. Often we stand in the way of our own happiness due to unexamined expectations. I believe progress comes through increased awareness and understanding of one's core beliefs about self, others, and the world. I purpose to serve as a sounding board to this growth in awareness and understanding.
(708) 377-4876
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Santina Maria Bianco
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
There are many evidence-based practices to integrate within this approach such as CBT, DBT , Adlerian, and mindfulness.
It is my goal to provide a safe and collaborative space where you can fully express your thoughts, feelings, doubts, and desires. I deeply respect all people and their unique identities and experiences. I listen carefully to make sure I fully understand and then work in partnership and support to develop goals and plans. It is my hope that everyone I meet with feels accepted and comfortable throughout our journey together.
(872) 250-5307
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Yoli Jones
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
Verified
I use DBT as well as narrative therapy, queer theory, and cultural-responsiveness as foundations for my practice.
If you've found yourself here on this page, that tells me you are ready to do what it takes to survive. You are the expert on your life. I'm here to listen and bear witness to your story. Seeking help makes you brave, period. None of us can do this alone and we shouldn't have to. If you are queer, I've got you. If you are trans or gender non-conforming, I see you. If you are a Spanish-speaker, I would love to accompany you. I use a strengths-based, trauma-informed approach, which means we move at your speed. You are the one who decides what you need to feel safe. It's my job to respect that.
(224) 344-1689
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Kaitlyn Whitebread
LCPC
Verified
Verified
I frequently utilize DBT , ACT, and CBT skills to support in the therapy process.
Life’s most difficult experiences can provide seeds for change. On our own, it can be challenging to see their potential. When given a safe space and tools, we are best able to cultivate meaningful growth from these experiences. As an individual therapist, I aim to create a non-judgmental, authentic, and warm environment to build insights and skills to more effectively navigate life experiences. I often work with emerging adults and those experiencing life transitions. I also support those experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, and/or the impacts of trauma.
(224) 293-6508
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Evanston, IL 60202
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Cheryl Weiss
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Verified
I also integrate elements of family systems, mindfulness, DBT & CBT.
If you have been struggling to create a meaningful change in your life because of your unhealthy patterns or your own judgmental thoughts, then you might want to dive in the process to clarify what is actually going on. We are more than our thoughts and yes we are driven by our habits. My work with clients is collaborative. I hope to empower, engage and provide you support to promote healing and positive change. I believe that we are unique in many ways & that we are capable of overcoming our personal struggles. Therapy is a safe space to discover yourself, & have a better perspective about your life experiences that impact you.
(773) 985-2369
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Angela McLean
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I use a relational, trauma-informed approach to psychotherapy, incorporating aspects of attachment, mindfulness and the body, as well as CBT and DBT .
The decision to engage in psychotherapy is deeply personal and individual to each of us. Many of us find ourselves repeating interpersonal patterns within relationships and thinking, "why does this keep happening?" Or battling feelings of self doubt and curious how the past shapes our current experiences. Maybe you are a new parent or currently pregnant, overwhelmed with this tremendous life transition and bewildered by the intensity of your emotions.
(847) 242-2254
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Stella Kiser
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, JD, LCSW
I draw from various theories/interventions (psychoanalytic, psychodynamic, relational, client-centered, CBT, DBT , mindfulness, systems, creative/expressive).
We do the best we can with the histories and resources we have. Our experiences and relationships shape/influence us, sometimes leaving us hopeful and nourished and other times leaving us stuck, depleted, anxious, sad, confused/overwhelmed. With a safe space and support, we can draw on our inner resilience to confront, manage and transcend our challenges, freeing us to live more authentic and fulfilling lives. My work is trauma-informed. My process is collaborative and interactive. I approach each therapy encounter with an open mind, recognizing that you are the expert in your life and know what works and what you need from therapy.
(773) 825-6820
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Evanston, IL 60201
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