Emotionally Focused Therapists in Evanston, IL

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Ellen O'Donovan
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Verified
If you are struggling with health, personal or family issues, I’m sure the larger social context has made them even more complicated. I am inspired by the effort and trust folks bring to therapy. I try to match that with positive energy and clinical expertise. I work with clients with a range of presenting concerns. I am particularly drawn to: identity exploration & growth, grief & loss (all kinds), working with helpers (therapists, healthcare workers, educators..), addressing social challenges & relationships. I specialize in perinatal issues: high risk pregnancy, loss, infertility, traumatic delivery, postpartum mood changes.
(872) 395-1239
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Evanston, IL 60201
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William Andrew McMullan
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
Verified
In the same way that lifes difficulties can hold us back, I think they can also teach us to grow. I see counseling as a cooperative space that serves to help you strive towards becoming the best version of yourself. Within session, I focus on creating a safe environment where you feel comfortable exploring your identity and working through inner struggles. At the core of the therapeutic process, I think deep connection matters and I strive to see each client as the unique individual they are. I value you for who you are and believe that your understanding of yourself is inextricably linked to your success.
(224) 442-9576
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Jennifer Black
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, LBS1, MSEd
Verified
Verified
Private Therapist & Consultant, licensed as a clinical professional counselor and learning behavior specialist with 15+ years experience, serving people on the gifted, twice-exceptional (2e), professional, public-figure, straight, LGBTQIA+, anxiety, depressive, bipolar, obsessive, asexual, monogamous, ENM (e.g., polyamorous), ADHD, neurodivergent, and autism spectrums. If you feel overwhelmed, anxious, stressed, depressed, stuck, misunderstood, out-of-control, lonely, lost, frustrated, or burned out—and desire a professional who facilitates more optimal functioning and genuine wellbeing—then please call to schedule an appointment.
(224) 830-9800
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Muriel R Patay
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DMin, LCSW
Verified
Verified
To "know thyself" - to wake up to yourself, is the most worthy of quests. I work with mind, body, and spirit to bring you back to yourself. The body never lies. When we tune into the body we find our own truth, wisdom, and guidance. This happens when we calm down, relax, and pay attention. There are often emotions or experiences that have waited years to be acknowledged and expressed. It doesn't work to close the door on the past. Until we review, process, and open to healing we tend to re-capitulate the events in our past.
(847) 906-2055
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Evanston, IL 60202
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Pam Alidor Tansey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, RN, LCSW
Verified
Verified
"We shall not cease from exploration and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time" T. S Eliot I believe that self-knowledge and understanding leads to self-compassion. Gently exploring aspects of the your experience within a collaborative relationship with a therapist in a warm, safe, nurturing, and empowering environment can move you toward a greater sense of connection to self. This can lead to more authentic, connected relationships with others-which as human beings is what we ultimately seek.
(847) 868-2866
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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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Olga Gonzales Walsh
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
As a Latinx woman, I appreciate the complexities of identity and intersectionality. I am committed to my clients, with attention to advocacy and an anti-racist lens, and I am an active ally in helping clients navigate the reality of oppressive systems that impact mental health. I am trained and experienced in working with people from diverse backgrounds and am skilled at providing therapy for all clients. Other specialty areas are working with postpartum, perinatal parents, trauma, LGBTQ+, young adults, and people in life transitions.
(847) 961-2458
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Brittany Findlan
Pre-Licensed Professional, LPC, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Have you found yourself struggling with your relationship with your body and food? Do you find yourself feeling overwhelmed by anxiety, sadness, self-doubt, or struggling to heal from painful past experiences? Perhaps you even desire more connection with others in your life, but find it difficult to show your authentic self out of fear that you may not be “enough.” If so, know that your experiences matter and that it is possible to live a life that feels meaningful to you. As human beings we all need support and guidance in our lives and deserve a sense of peace. Therapy can be a remarkable way to heal and live more authentically.
(847) 261-8091
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Sara White
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCM
Verified
Verified
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
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Evanston, IL 60202
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Jeanette Kuhns
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, MBA
Verified
Verified
When life’s demands have left you feeling anxious, overwhelmed, frustrated and confused, it’s time to pause and take care of yourself. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, and National Certified Counselor, who creates a safe, nurturing, and nonjudgmental space for clients to feel heard, understood, and supported. I strive to help adults 18 years and older increase resilience, self-compassion, and self-efficacy and achieve their therapeutic goals so they may live their lives with a greater sense of ease and fulfillment.
(847) 649-6140 x137
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Karen Greenberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
12 Endorsed
Verified
12 Endorsed
With a down-to-earth, and empathic approach, I work with clients to create a relationship built on trust where clients can feel heard, understood, and truly known. Therapy is about helping you work through your own problems through exploring your past experiences, thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. My goal is not to fix you, but rather to help you work through your struggles and create a more meaningful life. My practice focuses on couples and individual counseling. Clients frequently present with depression, anxiety, relationship problems, family conflicts, grief, life transition concerns, and a multitude of other issues.
(312) 278-3416
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Rick Simon
Counselor, MEd, LCPC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
There are times in our lives when we face problems that can overburden us with distress and discontent. These can include struggles with troubling moods and emotions such as depression, anxiety, anger and self-doubt; challenges navigating our roles and relationships as parents, partners and professionals; and difficulties adjusting to life-altering events such as a death, a divorce, or a major transition. I specialize in family-focused counseling aimed at helping children, adolescents, adults, and couples to address these concerns in ways that lead them to cope more skillfully, connect more positively, and live more hopefully.
(312) 756-0435
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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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Sarah R Safron-Chiu
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Verified
When human beings experience trauma, chronic life stressors, or lack of support it is not uncommon for their lives to unravel. In our work together you can expect compassion, skill and experience in helping to put together the pieces of your life while strengthening your sense of self, gaining insight into unconscious repeating patterns, and improving your relationships with others. In my work with individuals, couples, and families, I offer a collaborative treatment approach, which is tailored to meet your specific needs.
(224) 487-8268
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Tara Link
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC, CMI
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
All of us struggle at different times in our life. We often feel stuck in our current state or situation and wonder if this is how life has to be. Whether you are facing a conflict that seems irresolvable, are searching for more meaning in life, or want to heal past wounds to feel a deeper sense of peace, making the decision to seek help takes courage. My belief is that we all have the power to limit the chaos of our mind through developing a strong and loving connection to ourselves.
(312) 494-1437
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Isabelle Reiniger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
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
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Curt Kearney
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Verified
I know finding a therapist can be quite difficult, so I'd like to tell you a little about the way I like to work to see if it might be a good fit for you. I like to customize what we might work on for you as part of an ongoing dialogue about how you are doing and what you need. For some people at some times having a supportive space can be quite helpful. We can also work on the structured steps of CBT and DBT.
(847) 316-0452
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Nancy Simon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AM, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Many clients tell me that they feel safe with me and that I "get them." I love helping individuals and couples clarify issues, understand their relationships triggers and move into gratifying connection with others and themselves. I work particularly well with Highly Sensitive and Creative people. I graduated with a Masters from the University of Chicago specializing in individual, couples and family therapy. I offer both long and short-term counseling. I also provide consultation to other therapists both individually and in a group.
(224) 588-8552
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Joe Kanengiser
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Joe Kanengiser provides teletherapy to adults living in Illinois and California. Joe has a deep appreciation for the time and logistic constraints busy professionals face, working with them to build a plan to tackle daily stressors and work towards larger goals. Through a careful examination of each individual’s strengths and values, Joe helps clients to overcome creative and motivational roadblocks, make decisions with confidence, and respond more mindfully to interpersonal issues. Joe also offers deep self-exploration, helping unearth the source of patterned behaviors and thoughts, decreasing distress and increasing awareness.
(872) 240-5250
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Meghan Llanes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Being a child, an adolescent, an adult, is not easy. School, working, navigating relationships, parenting, family life, finding time for yourself, coping with loss, stress- We all face times that are challenging. Everyone deserves a safe space to share their story, feelings, & experiences & have their truth be heard & held. I am passionate about helping children & adults as they navigate difficult moments in their lives. I am skilled at listening, providing support, guidance, & compassion as individuals strive to make meaning, heal, connect, problem solve, successfully participate, & find joy in their lives. Change is possible.
(847) 316-0714
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Evanston, IL 60201
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