Family Therapy in Evanston, IL

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Brit Creelman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My way of doing therapy involves insight-oriented exploration and problem solving, and for those who are interested, an invitation to use somatic awareness and mindfulness practices to make deeper contact with core issues and inner healing. If you're curious about doing "parts work" I'm trained in and passionate about holding space using an Internal Family Systems (IFS) lens. While working with me you may find yourself looking at problems in a new way - with more curiosity and self compassion. Less judgement.
(224) 509-9439
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Evanston, IL 60202
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Ruth Minnick
Pre-Licensed Professional, M, A
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I integrate evidenced-based practices such as breath-work, mindfulness, EMDR, CBT, Internal Family Systems, and Emotionally Focused Therapy, all under a psychodynamic therapy lens.
You matter. I seek to highlight & build upon your unique strengths with a focus on overall wellness in mind, body, spirit & community. I believe we all have the tools to reach our highest potential. I aim to understand what might be getting in the way of you being your most authentic, talented self. I specialize in helping others access & heal their pain by engaging the nervous system to unlock trauma & emotions to release them. Body integration allows us to feel alive & open to get more of life. I blend evidenced-based practices such as somatic, breathwork, mindfulness, EMDR, CBT, & EFT under a psychodynamic therapy lens.
(847) 716-2486
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Evanston, IL 60202
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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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Rachel E Levenfeld
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I specialize in areas related to: Depression and Anxiety, Perinatal depression/anxiety and OCD, Working with families and individuals who have a spouse or family member with severe mental illness or addiction, Intimate and personal relationship issues stemming from being raised by a caregiver with Borderline or Narcissistic Personality Disorder.
In my practice I strive to make people feel comfortable and safe in both body and mind. Life can be challenging, and sometimes during those challenging times we may forget what it’s like to feel like our true selves or to feel happy. Allow me to help you through this journey. Nobody should have to suffer alone. I have 18 years of clinical experience as a therapist. I work primarily with adults and teens. I utilize a combination of Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, as well as Mindfulness and Meditation in my practice.
(773) 741-9697
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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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Genevieve Wolff
Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I specialize in helping people explore relationship/ family patterns, issues of identity and intimacy, and new ways of experiencing and understanding their own thoughts and feelings.
Therapy is a chance to invite someone else into our inner world, and express feelings and thoughts that we may not always feel comfortable sharing, even with those closest to us. I seek to provide a supportive and challenging space for my clients to explore the issues that are holding them back from living their fullest lives. I am direct and active in session, while allowing people the space to develop their own insights and sense of meaning. I have limited availability but I supervise two clinicians - Jodi Keller and Laura Duprey - who I highly recommend. Both have current availability for in person or virtual sessions.
(224) 204-0856
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Chris Martinez
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
CBT, strength-based, solution-focused, Family systems, Motivational Interviewing, Harm Reduction, and Mindfulness are some of my approaches.
The human experience can be challenging at times. One can encounter situations leading to feeling powerless, in pain, or stuck. At times, this can look like an individual ruminating in the past or experiencing levels of depression. Or possibly, one can also be worried about the future or experiencing anxiety levels. I value the autonomy that people have and their ability to problem solve. Yet, I also acknowledge that a constructive and intentional space could provide efficiency for individuals maneuvering through various situations. As a counselor, I intend to help you within this space and support you on your healing journey.
(773) 825-6748
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Evanston, IL 60202
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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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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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Reyngold Psychotherapy & Wellness Center
Counselor, PsyD
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
I take the whole person into account; psychology, physical health, nutrition, social relationships, family history; and treat the whole person.
As a clinical psychotherapist in practice for almost 20 years, I understand how hard the first step can be in reaching out for help. I strive to provide a safe, comfortable and trusting environment to explore those issues that perhaps are leaving you feeling stuck, depressed, anxious and/or confused. I work with patients who are suffering from depression, life transition issues, relationship issues, fertility and parenting issues. I value your early life experiences and help you make connections on if/how they make impact your current life choices and relationships.
(773) 294-0176
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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.
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Daniel Serpa
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Life is complicated and seldom straightforward. We are often left facing challenges that are surprising and difficult to navigate. It may be a new role, a disappointment at work, a problem in a relationship, or some lasting echoes from the past that still show up, that causes us to feel anxious, angry, sad, confused and “stuck”. We try our best to manage by using coping strategies that turn out to be more problematic than helpful. We are then left thinking, what happened? Will I ever feel like my old self? Why can't I just get over this? If you are anxious, struggling to focus, overwhelmed by work or family , I am trained to help
(224) 204-0870
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Merari E Fernandez Castro
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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Christopher George Miller
Counselor, LCPC, LLC
Verified
Verified
I have been working for over thirty years to master the art of developing trusting relationships with individuals, couples and families. I use psychological theories, family systems theory and integrated spirituality to allow my relationships with people to reveal new ways to live life and function effectively in both personal and professional contexts.
(847) 629-0213
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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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Hayley Beth Van Serke
Psychologist, MSW, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I specialize in providing care for those who are living with chronic health issues (such as diabetes, HIV, or chronic pain), clients who identify as LGBTQ, those working to build a family , along with clients working through trauma, depression, anxiety and substance misuse.
I am an experienced clinician with over 15 years of experience working with clients through life’s ups and downs. I am especially passionate about the intersection of physical and mental health. If you have noticed that your stress and physical health are connected, I might be the person for you.
(708) 694-8902
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Erika L. Yamin
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My approach is warm, authentic, and nonjudgmental. I aim to honor the uniqueness of each person and tailor my approach to best facilitate individual journeys and goals. It takes time to build trust, and it is my privilege to be your partner in personal growth; I am continually awed watching my clients heal and transform. I work with adults, adolescents, and couples on a wide range of issues including anxiety, low mood, trauma, relationship concerns, transitions, and family conflict.
(847) 461-8905
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Evanston, IL 60202
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Jodi Keller
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My areas of focus include life transitions, anxiety, depression, grief/loss, family dynamics, adolescent struggles, and relationship issues.
Life can be full of transitions, challenge, and change. Sometimes it helps to have a safe and nonjudgmental place to work through what’s been on your mind. I strive to provide a caring, compassionate environment for that process. I’ll partner with you to help you come to your own insights, and we’ll work on noticing patterns and what is behind them. We’ll also work on identifying your unique strengths and how those can help you move toward positive change.
(847) 637-5353
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Naomi Wachs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I work with individuals, couples, families, and groups from adolescence through adulthood. I support clients with depression, anxiety, trauma recovery, relationship issues, and life transitions. With young adults, I explore challenges related to college, academics, gender identity, sexuality, relationships, family conflict and career.
(224) 204-0954
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Jodi Novick Okner LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
As you develop insight into yourself and your family you will begin to see things through a different lens.
Hello and thank you for taking the time to read my profile. It would be an honor to get to know you. I see myself as a coach working with you to reduce anxiety. Our work together will help you identify the unique patterns of communication specific to you and your family . You will start to make sense of how these patterns permeate every aspect of your life in all significant relationships. Do these patterns help you function more effectively or keep you stuck? Five years ago I took the plunge and opened my own clinical practice. I am passionate and committed to my clients as they share, in confidence, the stories of their lives.
(224) 279-6518
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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.