Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) Therapists in Evanston, IL

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Liz Werden Hletko
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Yes, I do CBT and ERP for OCD .
My approach involves helping children, adolescents, and young adults harness their strengths to create lasting and meaningful change in their lives. I use cognitive behavioral strategies to enhance coping skills and help people grow. Through a collaborative relationship, I help people define their goals, discover what strategies work for them, and work towards the next phase of their life. Plus, I think everyone needs to have a sense of humor and I bring this attitude to my work.
(312) 756-0162
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Evanston, IL 60201
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$180 per session
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Ashley Plantz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who provides individual therapy for ages 17 and older, adults of all ages. I utilize an integrative approach to best support clients needs and their therapeutic goals. Some of the concerns I work with are depression, anxiety, OCD , self-esteem, body-image, life transitions, stress, trichotillomania/bfrbs, phobias/fears, and panic disorder. As this list isn’t exhaustive and one's therapeutic needs can be complex, please reach out and we can see if we’re a good fit.
(847) 261-8095
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Rebecca Kieffer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I also have extensive experience in treating children and adolescents with developmental disabilities, behavioral challenges, depression, anxiety, OCD , ADHD, adjustment difficulties and attachment disorders within a clinical and community setting.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years experience working with children, adolescents and families. I specialize in treating children and adolescents who have faced trauma, abuse, loss and multiple transitions. I believe in utilizing a holistic and strength-building approach to working with children and their families. I incorporate a variety of therapeutic techniques into my sessions in order to meet your child where they are at in order to facilitate growth and health. I believe that collaboration with parents,medical providers, and extended support systems is imperative to help children to heal and to cope more effectively with daily challenges.
(224) 803-2785
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Evanston, IL 60201
$150 per session
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Jennifer Smith
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Verified
I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, OCD , and depression, as well as other struggles such as low self-esteem, low motivation, and grief. I will support you with creating awareness and learning evidence-based coping skills to get unstuck and get back to living the life that you want to live, not that you're stuck living. I am compassionate and direct in my approach and will hold you accountable to your treatment goals.
(847) 649-6812
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Evanston, IL 60202
Not accepting new clients
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Kristen Woods
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I begin each session with curiosity and compassion. My methodology is rooted in mindfulness, however I also draw from cognitive behavioral therapies. My most recent work centered on providing individualized therapy and attachment-focused parenting skills to foster parents. This work informs a trauma-informed perspective I incorporate with all of my clients. Additionally areas of specialization include: dissociation, Illness Anxiety Disorder/ Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, as well as sex, intimacy, and relationships.
(708) 401-9253
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Evanston, IL 60202
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Jenna Sheftel
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
According to the International OCD Foundation, it can take 14–17 years to get appropriate diagnosis & treatment for OCD .
Jenna Sheftel is a licensed clinical psychologist and the clinical director at the National Anxiety Institute, Ltd. She is an expert in the treatment of anxiety and related disorders. Her practice is focused on providing effective and long-lasting treatment using the latest Cognitive Behavioral Therapy interventions. Each course of therapy is tailored to the individual patient. She has an empathetic, collaborative style to create an environment of hope and possibility. Dr. Sheftel works with adolescents and adults. A unique component of her practice is her ability to treat individuals across the US.
(847) 485-1907
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Evanston, IL 60201
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$225 per session
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Sherri A Wandler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCN
Verified
Verified
My clients are looking for effective therapy to resolve or manage symptoms related to procrastination, AD/HD, trauma, anxiety, depression and OCD . They want to work with a therapist who has a high level of expertise and experience working with their particular struggles. They are motivated and ready to tackle the issues that interfere with feeling they are performing at their best at home and work. They want therapy in which they’re met with warmth and compassion and feel understood, respected and validated. My clients are university students, professionals in high performance careers, and professionals staying home to parent.
(872) 240-5105
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Evanston, IL 60201
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$125 (individual)$125 (couples)
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Lauren Solarz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AM, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I have expertise in cognitive behavioral therapy, exposure and response prevention therapy, and dialectical behavior therapy for people struggling with OCD , anxiety, eating disorders, ADHD, emotional dysregulation, and anger. I also specialize in parent coaching for anxiety-related disorders, and identity exploration in adulthood. I believe that everyone deserves the space to explore themselves on a deeper level, and would love to guide you through this process.
(708) 469-6580
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Julieanne Pojas
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Dr. Pojas works with adolescents and adults with anxiety-related disorders and obsessive compulsive related disorders. She provides evidence-based treatments, specifically cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and exposure response prevention (ERP). Her specializations include OCD , Hoarding Disorder, and anxiety disorders.
(847) 859-9094
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Evanston, IL 60201
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$220 per session
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Rachel Riley Fancher
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I specialize in CBT and other evidence based treatments proven effective for anxiety, OCD , stress, panic, life transitions, relationships, & depression.
My approach to therapy is solution focused, grounded in research, and rooted in a strong therapeutic relationship. I help clients identify ways to alter their thoughts, behavior, and environment to improve and change old patterns keeping them stuck. My therapeutic intervention techniques are greatly informed by cognitive behavioral and acceptance and commitment therapy techniques and focus greatly on interpersonal relationships. I work with each client's innate strengths in order to provide skills to improve life long after therapy has terminated.
(312) 300-6934
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Evanston, IL 60201
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$185 (individual)$185 (couples)
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Spencer Potesta Psychotherapist
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
Spencer is a double board certified psychotherapist, Organizational Psychologist, and author of Principles of Performance and control. He treats individuals experiencing complex anxiety. He specializes in the treatment of Obsessive -Compulsive Disorder ( OCD ), Phobia/Agoraphobia, Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRB), and Body Dysmorphia Disorder (BDD). He utilizes treatment approaches such as CBT and ERP. He includes a focus on ERP and offers in-person exposure work for clients experiencing strong levels of anxiety responses. He is co-founder of Midsommer Psychotherapy. Website: MidsommerPsychotherapy.com.
(312) 634-6684
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Haniyyah Taufique
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified
Verified
Hello! My name is Haniyyah Taufique and I'm a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. My passion is helping people work through their mental health concerns in order to live more meaningful lives. I specialize in treating anxiety disorders, obsessive -compulsive disorder, depression, mood disorders and trauma. I have had the opportunity to work in several different mental health settings including hospitals and private practice which has give me a helpful scope of experience. I strive to help you reach your goals and provide support as you do.
(773) 694-4532
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Evanston, IL 60209
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$165 per session
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Sara Gallant
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My focus of treatment is primarily anxiety disorders, OCD , intrusive thoughts, ADHD, and relational struggles.
If you're looking to create positive change in your life, I am the therapist for you. Clients come to me when they are feeling stressed, anxious, or stuck and we work together as a team to tackle these uncomfortable feelings. I strive to build a strong therapeutic relationship with my clients, as to empower them to become the best version of themselves. My style is collaborative, directive, and interactive. Together, we can explore unhealthy thinking patterns, implement healthy coping strategies, and make progress towards reaching your goals.
(847) 994-4965
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Evanston, IL 60208
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$185 (individual)$185 (couples)
Waitlist for new clients
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Tigist Taylor
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LCPC
Verified
Verified
Welcome! I'm glad you're here. Feeling increased stress from the pandemic? Struggling with obsessive behaviors or destructive thought patterns? Perhaps severe anxiety and panic attacks feel debilitating. Does a past or recent traumatic event feel unbearable? Do you often feel worthless and "never good enough?" You are not alone and there is help!
(773) 923-3705
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Evanston, IL 60202
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$150 per session
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Chicago Mind and Body
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
It has been reported that it takes several years on average for individuals with OCD to get effective care.
When symptoms of anxiety become overwhelming, they can disrupt emotional and physical wellbeing and interfere with relationships, self-esteem, and the ability to focus. Overthinking, self-doubt and frequent worry can be distracting and make it harder to enjoy daily life. Using a collaborative, goal-oriented approach clients can overcome chronic worry and return to valued living.
(872) 666-9780
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Evanston, IL 60202
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Martin McCarthy Jr.
Psychologist
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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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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, autism, & other neurodivergent spectrums. If you’re 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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Lydia Schatzel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC
Verified
Verified
Specialties:  Adolescents (13yrs and up) & Adults / Anxiety / Panic Attacks / Depression / Addiction (Alcohol and Other Substances) / ADHD / Couples Therapy / Trauma / PTSD / Grief / Bipolar Disorder / OCD / Self Esteem & Self Worth / Stress Management / Life transitions / Parent-Child Relationship Difficulties / LGB Community.
I am a Dually-Licensed Clinical Therapist and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor with over 10 years of experience working with adolescents, adults, families, and couples. I obtained my Master’s in Social Work from Loyola University Chicago, specializing in children and families along with addiction treatment. I received the Class Act Award from University of Illinois Hospital in Chicago and the Chapter of Merit Award from the American Case Management Association. I combine CBT, motivational interviewing, harm reduction, behavioral analysis, and mindfulness/insight awareness with a client-centered solution-focused approach.
(847) 423-6832
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Evanston, IL 60201
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$180 per session
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Desiree Nitsche
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My clinical experience is working with teens, individuals, families and geriatric population whose primary symptoms are related to anxiety, attachment issues, depression, panic disorders, grief, mood disorders, trauma/PTSD, obsessive compulsive disorders, chronic illness and other disorders.
My philosophy helps clients look inside themselves as to the thoughts and behaviors that might be holding them back, or causing them to feel stuck and to explore together moments of strength, healing, and self compassion, in order to find growth and healing. I believe that we as human beings are resilient and can flourish when identifying unhealthy patterns of thinking that are causing us to feel stuck. It’s important to provide genuine support and mindfulness techniques, in order to build an empathetic relationship with clients, in order to achieve mind and body healing.
(773) 992-1642 x1022
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Evanston, IL 60201
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$130 (individual)$130 (couples)
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Zachary Miller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I have significant experience working with children and adolescents in the areas of depression, anxiety, ADHD, trauma, explosive behaviors, suicidal ideation, self-harm, OCD , school-related issues, grief, stress, and difficult life transitions.
All people can heal, grow, and create positive change in their lives. My role as a therapist is to help you determine where you want to go and how to get there. My holistic approach is guided by meeting each client where they are at and choosing the most effective course of action. Whether we utilize CBT, DBT, ERP, ACT, talk therapy, or some other modality, I will make sure the therapeutic service you receive is tailored directly to your needs.
(224) 243-4399
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Evanston, IL 60202
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$150 (individual)$200 (couples)

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Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) Therapists
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder in which people have unwanted and repeated thoughts, feelings, ideas, sensations (obsessions), or behaviors that make them feel driven to do something (compulsions). It affects children, kids, teens and adults. Often the person carries out the behaviors to get rid of the obsessive thoughts, but this only provides temporary relief. Not performing the obsessive rituals can cause great anxiety. A person's level of OCD can be anywhere from mild to severe, but if severe and left untreated, it can destroy a person's capacity to function at work, at school or even to lead a comfortable existence in the home.