Family Therapy in Evanston, IL

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Unify Counseling Inc: Individual & Couples
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
We offer a diverse team of kind, gracious, skilled and licensed Marriage & Family Therapists and Social Workers.
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
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Evanston, IL 60202
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Mimi Landau
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I treat adolescents and adults across the life span, with a special interest in helping 18- to 30-year-olds navigate young adulthood. My style derives from psychodynamic, family systems, relational and cognitive schools of psychotherapy. As an individual and family therapist , I offer a warm, compassionate, accepting environment where clients can safely explore personal issues and family members can learn new ways of understanding each other and being together. My aim is to my help clients deepen their self-awareness, change self-defeating patterns and beliefs, and develop new ways of thinking, feeling, and relating to others.
(312) 380-0245
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Jerry Zabin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CDVP, ACSW
Verified
Verified
In practice for over 40 years, I have a great deal of experience with adolescents, adults and couples. Area of specialization working with perpetrators of and family members impacted by domestic violence. Anxiety and life adjustments are also an area of specialty. Retired as high school social worker, I've worked with hundreds of adolescents and families. It is my belief that emotional energy is finite and that helping you in achieving balance can be so very helpful in finding solutions to emotional distress. Jazz trumpet is my avocation and I work to pass along the lessons I have learned relating to persistence and mindfulness.
(847) 744-8140
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Anna Grinshpun
Counselor, LCPC, NCC, CWEL
Verified
Verified
My specialty is couple and family counseling, and of course, I also see individuals ages 12 and up. I have significant experience working with children and families who are involved with DCFS. I have helped families deal with issues such as divorce/re-marriage, and child abuse. I also enjoy working with parents who are re-thinking their parenting style and want to work towards a more satisfying relationship with their child(ren).
(773) 245-2548
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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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Genevieve Wolff
Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Using psychodynamic and existential theory as well as somatic techniques, I specialize in helping people explore relationship and family patterns, issues of identity and intimacy, and new ways of experiencing and understanding their own thoughts and feelings.
We often struggle alone with anxiety, regret, loneliness, grief, and other difficult emotions. Therapy is a chance to invite someone else into our inner world and express feelings and thoughts that we don't always feel comfortable sharing with our friends and family . I seek to provide a safe, supportive, and challenging space for my clients to explore the issues that hold them back from leading their fullest lives. I believe in participating fully in the interpersonal process by providing feedback and my own observations, while also empowering my clients to come to their own insights.
(224) 204-0856
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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
Not accepting new clients
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Leah Schwartz
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
7 Endorsed
Verified
7 Endorsed
Whether you are feeling sad, stressed, overwhelmed or seeking treatment for a loved one, my goals is to guide and empower you to achieve the change you desire in your life. I provide individual, and family therapy to adults and adolescents. I strive to create a compassionate environment where treatment is structured to your unique needs.
(847) 999-4168 x2
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Preston Rice
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Preston has clinical experience working with adolescents and adults in college settings, outpatient mental health clinics, and private practice. His clinical interests include working with underserved communities, mood disorders, substance use, relationship and family challenges, trauma, and systemic challenges related to diversity and inclusion.
(773) 672-2798 x102
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Susan Bacharz Guenther
Counselor, LCPC, BC-TMH
Verified
Verified
My work is based in: brief, solution focused therapy; cognitive behavioral therapy; family systems; and Emotional Freedom Techniques, or tapping - an elegant practice that can bring about healing from trauma, loss, grief, anger, phobias, fear, stress, post-traumatic stress disorder, chronic pain, resistance to change, or dealing with toxic relationships.
Going through changes? Some are easier to navigate than others. Often experiences and patterns can limit your response to challenges and keep you stuck in unsatisfying relationships and situations. Together, in a safe and supportive environment, we can examine what has been working well for you and how your life might change by responding differently. We can work together to make the next stage of your life more fulfilling, empowering, and satisfying.
(847) 595-0603
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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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John Koh
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
As a therapist, I work collaboratively with clients to treat and manage their mental health issues. Due to the nature of our practice, I work with a wide range of clients negotiating unique life challenges. I provide individual psychotherapy, family therapy , psychological assessments, and evaluations for schools. Clients that seek treatment are generally managing symptoms from depression, anxiety, trauma, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, or stress related issues.
(773) 451-9787
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Linda L. Hoff-Hagensick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MA
Verified
Verified
I have had a faculty appointment with Northwestern Medical School for over 20 years and I am an adjunct faculty at the Family Institute of Northwestern,2009-2010.
With over thirty years of experience, I love working with couples and individuals who are in all seasons of the life cycle - from young adulthood to later life. I specialize in helping people resolve complicated relationship issues and interpersonal problems. "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results..." is a saying in 12 Step programs. If those words resonate with you, I will be glad to help you try to understand what your patterns are about and how to change them. I am especially sensitiveto understanding clients in their cultural and faith contexts.
(847) 834-9991
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Randy L. Kettering
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I can assist individuals or other family members with the psychological aspects of treatment and recovery.
I am a very experienced, energetic, interactive psychologist who listens carefully and empathically in order to assist in creating solutions to your life difficulties. For relationship difficulties-marital, pre-marital or employment based- I focus on previous and current relationship experiences to clarify expectations and characteristic modes of interacting that are unproductive and unrewarding. Treating anxiety, depression and low self-esteem and are my forte. I offer evening hours Monday-Thursday to accommodate hectic and demanding schedules. I offer Saturday hours in my Evanston office.
(224) 366-9407
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Amy L. Cavazos
Counselor, LCPC, ATR
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Registered Art Therapist. I draw upon relational-cultural, attachment, and family systems theory in my clinical work. I specialize in treating traumatic stress in children and adolescents. I served as a Child & Family Therapist within the Trauma Treatment Program at Children’s Research Triangle (CRT) from 2012-2018, taught graduate and undergraduate students in the Department of Art Therapy & Counseling at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago from 2017-2019, and entered private practice in 2019. Outside of counseling, I am an artist, mother of two, and spouse.
(312) 635-4374
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Evanston, IL 60202
Not accepting new clients
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J.Wall Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
7 Endorsed
Verified
7 Endorsed
I specialize in working with perinatal mood, young adult life transitions, and family systems.
Where is my life going? How do I get back to being me after having a baby? How do I support my teenager or young adult child? Now that I am finished with college, what's next? These are questions that my clients often ask. In our work together we will make a plan towards finding your authentic self, achieve personal goals and build healthier boundaries and relationships. I am a social worker with 13 years of experience working with clients of all ages.
(847) 440-1560
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Evanston, IL 60201
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June Coaxum
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified
Verified
June Coaxum, LSW, believes in a holistic approach to therapy and healing. She provides tools to help guide anyone that may feel stagnant or need emotional support. June loves working with her clients from a strength-based perspective. This perspective sees people as resilient when faced with adversity. She believes in creating a safe environment for clients to recognize and express those strengths. June works with many populations struggling with Depression, Anxiety, Addiction, Trauma, schizophrenia, death and dying. She also has experience with Family Therapy and working with the L.G.B.T.Q.I.A. community.
(847) 908-4971
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Sarah B Warren
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
As part of my addictions services, I offer Executive and Family Interventions for addictions and other compulsive disorders.
I work with many successful people who are struggling in a particular area such as work or marriage. I enjoy working with people to find more meaning in their careers. I also have a subspecialization in addictions. I also use my behavior change expertise to address our addiction to oil and the preservation of our planet for future generations.
(312) 595-1691
Evanston, IL 60201
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The Healing Journey Psychotherapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, CYT
Verified
8 Endorsed
Verified
8 Endorsed
I am here to help you navigate complex family dynamics as a result of these traumatic experiences given the fact post traumatic experiences can manifest in oneself and in relationships to others.
Psychotherapy is an opportunity to look at your deepest fears and face them with the support of an experienced and trusted therapist. At the Healing Journey Psychotherapy, I am committed to work with you and support you through a style that is relational, inquisitive, compassionate and challenging. My areas of expertise include surviving sexual abuse, domestic violence, chronic pain and the after effects of traumatic experiences in relationships.
(312) 257-3683
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Marybeth Napier
Psychologist, PsyD, MPS, CMI
Verified
Verified
If you are seeking individual therapy, couples counseling, or family therapy ; short-term focused work or long-term exploration I believe that we can work together in a way that will be helpful to you and that honors who you are and how you heal.
Pain, loss and stress are a part of every life. The good news is you CAN heal. We all have strengths and wisdom. I believe in your ability to heal and solve problems. Together we can find solutions and relief for your concerns and difficult life circumstances. I’ve been in private practice for 20 years and have worked with folks from different ethnic and racial groups, socio economic circumstances, all genders and sexual orientations, immigration status, and religious beliefs. I'm very experienced in trans-friendly psychotherapy and assessment and am a certified mediation instructor. I provide interfaith spiritual direction.
(224) 204-0630
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Family Therapy

What do family therapists do?

A family therapist facilitates the process of understanding and improving how a family functions. The therapist will help family members develop empathy for one another. They’ll seek to understand existing patterns, misunderstandings, and conflicts that arise, in order to help the family arrive at a realistic, unified understanding and develop the coping skills they need to build stronger relationships.

How long does therapy for families take to work?

Therapy manifests differently in every family; a common time frame is 12 weekly sessions, but some families may see improvement after just a few weeks. Families should discuss their goals with the therapist at the beginning of the process and periodically revisit those goals to assess their progress together.

How can you encourage a family member to attend family therapy?

You can encourage family members to attend therapy by expressing with both love and concern the challenges you see and explaining how a therapist could help the family navigate those challenges together. An outside perspective can help everyone feel heard, get on the same page, and develop new skills. If family members are still hesitant, it may be helpful to emphasize that family therapy is short-term—it won’t last forever.

Is therapy for families effective?

Family therapy can significantly improve family dynamics and relationships. Research suggests that family therapy can help individuals understand their role in the family, communicate and solve problems together, reduce conflict and draw boundaries when necessary, and develop coping skills for stressors, major life changes, and mental or physical illnesses within the family.