Emotionally Focused Therapists in Evanston, IL

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Photo of Sara White, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Evanston, IL
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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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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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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Joyce Heyman
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Verified
We become who we are within the context of a unique and complex constellation of relationships, circumstances, and histories. I seek to understand the intricacies of your experience. My approach is one of curiosity, compassion, attention to emotional safety, and collaboration. Along the way, insights emerge--links between present roadblocks and adaptations made in order to tolerate or even survive adverse or traumatic experiences of the past are unearthed. These can be powerful moments, providing relief, healing, and new possibilities for change.
(312) 883-8722
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Kira Harris Kogan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
To contact me, please email me via this site. I believe that every person has the right to heal, to be heard, and to grow. I approach therapy from a place of kindness and compassion, openness and curiosity. My work with clients begins from a strengths-based place, to ensure that you are seen and understood as a whole person, taking into account your inherent strengths as well as your areas for growth. I also believe that people are deeply impacted by the world around them and work with clients to identify and unpack oppressive forces in their lives.
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Scott Conklin
Counselor, LCPC, MEd, NCC, MFA
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Many of us want to have closer, happier, more genuine relationships with our children, spouses, partners, and friends. We may feel stuck, unsatisfied or trapped in our careers or in school, overwhelmed by a strong sense of pressure coming from all directions. There are feelings of stress, anger, guilt or a sense of loneliness that get in the way, too. Often we compare ourselves to others and fall short of expectations. We may look "fine" on the outside, but on the inside, we don't feel fine.
(312) 967-9196
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Emily Grayson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMT
Verified
Verified
We all have periods in our lives when external or internal circumstances call for support, a place to reflect, a safe environment in which we can benefit from slowing down and gaining perspective and insight about the challenges that we face. My work is direct, empathic, warm, and collaborative, with a focus on helping you find more ease, more energy, and a deeper sense of self-worth.
(773) 804-8124
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Evelyn Brewton
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA
Verified
Verified
My name is Evelyn. I am a licensed professional counselor and psychotherapist. I specialize in working with young children and their caregivers. But I also work with couples, individuals, and anyone else in need of therapy. I am trained in child and parent psychotherapy, a model that helps families heal from traumatic experiences, and ABA therapy, a behavioral therapy used primarily in the treatment of autism spectrum disorder and behavioral problems. My goal is to help families understand one another and build healthy enduring bonds through various means including play therapy.
(773) 786-9287 x918
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Joyce Gut
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, CADC, CODPII
Verified
Verified
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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Marilynn McManus, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Therapy is a significant step towards discovering your true self and to understand the issues that shape and block you from leading a more authentic fulfilling life. Through the context of a trusting relationship I will work with you to uncover your goals. Symptoms are messages of blockage and unbalance our way of trying to cope. Understanding the message behind the symptoms and getting past them is part of the work and require a gentle challenging partnership. I focus on attachment history, values and experiences that have shaped who you are. I work with adults of all ages and diagnosis's.
(312) 313-7297
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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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Open Studio Project
Art Therapist, MAAT, ATR
Verified
Verified
Adults going through a transition (such as a job loss, divorce, are receiving mental health treatment, retiring, or dealing w/ an artist block) and seeking some sort of change. They can utilize this art process to discover or gain insights on this life change. We also serve children, teens, and families with process-based art programs. We provide professional development for LCPCs/LPC/LCSW and CPDUs for Illinois Educators. We partner with schools with a social-emotional learning art curriculum and partner with many community agencies to provide their clients with art workshops.
(224) 434-3760
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Evanston, IL 60202
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Mehgan Devine, PsyD
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
While I believe that most of us attempt to manage the best we can given our current circumstances, struggles and challenges can still seem insurmountable. I want you to know that change is possible, but doing it alone may feel like an added burden. I am hoping for the opportunity to work collaboratively with you to navigate the challenges at hand. Within the context of psychotherapy, I believe that change and healing begins by ensuring the goodness-of-fit of the therapeutic relationship; which is a connection that develops through a shared understanding of the experiences of the human condition.
(224) 458-2657
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Tami Nadine Meer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I have been a certified private practitioner since 1987. I believe in having a warm, friendly, and open approach to well-being. I have extensive experience with children, adolescents, adults, older adults, couples and families. One area of expertise is with special education and special needs children. I am certified as both a school social worker and a principal. Another area of expertise is with the caregivers of both older adults and children with disabilities. I am certified by Ross Greene, in his CPS approach. I currently have private practices in Arlington Heights and Evanston. I participate in several insurance panels.
(847) 929-9413
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Paul Giblin
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MDiv, LMFT
I specialize in couples counseling, family counseling, counseling with men, and premarital counseling. I help clients make meaning of their struggles, articulate their desires, and collaborate to reach their goals. I normalize and interpret conflict in terms of differences, identity, connection, and power issues. Intimacy and anger, stress and time constraints, are often the focus of our work together. I tend to be fairly transparent and strengths-focused. I also specialize in the integration of spirituality and psychotherapy.
(773) 599-0980
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Evanston, IL 60202
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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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Erica Schreiber
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Verified
Sometimes even day to day activities can feel overwhelming. Whether you are a child just starting school, an adolescent going through changes, a young adult navigating being on your own for the first time, or a parent who is struggling with understanding your child, know that you are never alone. Taking that first step in asking for help and seeking out therapy is understandably difficult, even if it isn’t the first time, but can make a world of difference. Therapy is a way to better understand you and/or your child’s experiences, while also creating healthy coping skills, boundaries, and sense of self.
(773) 867-5627
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Evanston, IL 60202
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Jing Han
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I believe we’re naturally good and unfortunately taught to feel shame, worthlessness, inadequacy, and the ideas of “bad” and “wrong”. I’m dedicated to providing a non-judgmental environment to support clients, explore their situations, and achieve their goals. I strive to hear and understand your feelings, past and current experiences, as well as to provide information and new coping strategies to help you deal with your concerns, difficulties, and struggles. We will sort out what’s going on in your life and sort it out together.
(872) 246-9669 x1010
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Paige Crawford
Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
Space in which someone begins to let go of the person they think they should be in order to become who they truly are is sacred space. It can also be a very hard space, and one that can be difficult to navigate alone. This is where I come in. I believe you are the expert when it comes to your life, and that you have everything you need to live your best life. What is perceived as brokenness is often just disconnection with ourselves and with others. My expertise is deep listening coupled with insight that helps you first to connect with your genuine self, and then to make authentic, lasting, and meaningful connections with others.
(224) 204-0474
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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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