Trauma Focused Therapists in Evanston, IL

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Dr. Ivy Burgo
Psychologist, PsyD, HSP, LPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
We all endure adversities and challenges that can cause us to question our identities, our relationships, and our lives. Navigating and processing these experiences on our own can leave us feeling overwhelmed, confused, and lonely. It is in the midst of such distress that we benefit deeply from receiving warm and empathic support. Given the unique complexity of each person’s life experiences, I emphasize multicultural sensitivity and the use of a holistic approach to therapy.
(773) 207-3141
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Melissa Schleicher-Park
Counselor, LCPC, BC-DMT, CFRC
Verified
Verified
I am a somatically-focused therapist, iRest Level 2 Meditation Teacher and life-long dance artist. I have worked as a healer in both community centers and privately throughout Chicago providing body/mind connective therapy in support of recovery from the effects of chronic mental dis-ease. My creative therapeutic approach is rooted in trauma-focused healing and the belief that each individual possesses the power to heal when provided with a safe, trustworthy and unbiased environment. I am a strong proponent of providing access to quality healthcare and healing services to all people regardless of income or socioeconomic background.
(773) 649-4135
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Evanston, IL 60201
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PsychSomatica
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Verified
As trauma focused counselors, we offer a therapy coaching model so that we can offer services anytime anywhere, providing access to quality therapy to more people in more places.
Our practice is dedicated to the health, wellness, and collective liberation of all folks. Together we will work to help you figure out what’s getting in the way of living a meaningful, fulfilling, and vibrant life. Our clinicians utilize a variety of different modalities as well as work with the nervous system to assist our clients in getting “unstuck” and offer support in recognizing old, outdated patterns that may be consciously or unconsciously holding you back. We believe that therapy is a deeply collaborative process, one that requires safety, trust, tenderness, and care.
(224) 269-7724
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Kathleen Young
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Kathleen Young attended Loyola University and earned her Masters in Social Work. She works for a non-for -profit program in the Chicagoland area that serves youth in care. She specializes in Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Personality Disorders and Trauma. Her therapeutic techniques focus on evidence based practices such as Trauma Focused - CBT, Attachment theory, psychodynamic modalities , and CBT. She believes in creating a safe and secure setting for clients to share their stories. Hours: Mon. 5-8 Sat. 8-5
(773) 466-6724
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Evanston, IL 60204
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The Healing Journey Psychotherapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, CYT
Verified
8 Endorsed
Verified
8 Endorsed
I provide trauma focused , culturally sensitive and body inclusive psychotherapy taking into account your interests and uniqueness.
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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Madeleine Glenn
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
Have you ever felt alone on your path towards healing? Are you struggling to understand how to connect with others, set healthy boundaries, and find self-worth? Therapy can provide a safe space to feel seen and heard. When we begin to explore and understand ourselves, this causes everlasting change that enhances our sense of self and helps us to connect with others. As a trauma-focused therapist I hope to foster a genuine connection based on unconditional acceptance, support, and empathy.
(847) 613-1904 x123
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Jodie Goldberg Singer
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified
Verified
I have expertise in the following: Depression, anxiety, PTSD, relationship difficulties, self-identity exploration, ADHD and disruptive behavioral disorders, school concerns, effective parenting, and strengthening parent-child relationships. I also help people navigate life transitions, such as early adulthood, career choices, grief and loss, and retirement, in addition to other life transitions. I provide an individualized treatment approach, utilizing cognitive-behavioral therapy, insight-oriented therapy, play therapy, and a variety of family therapy treatments. I am fluent in Spanish.
(312) 818-3764
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Evanston, IL 60208
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Amy Groessl
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified
10 Endorsed
Verified
10 Endorsed
Whether you wish to gain clarity about a life challenge or seek to resolve a deeper change from within, our work together will present an opportunity to rework the patterns that may be disrupting your relationships or preventing you from fulfilling your life goals. I am trained in psychodynamic psychotherapy, viewing our therapeutic relationship as central to the change process, while helping you to understand how conflicts from the past affect the way you feel in the present. I approach our work together from a genuine, empathetic stance with openness and curiosity. It is important that we are partners in your healing process.
(773) 570-9224
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Angel Buchanan, PhD LLC
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Though each person’s experience is unique, a common thread is that not knowing where emotions come from adds to suffering. My hope is to provide a nonjudgmental place to better understand your emotions so that you can gain a sense of agency in creating a meaningful life. A meaningful life may involve feeling comfortable sitting alone with your thoughts, the past becoming less haunting, more effective communication in relationships, believing you are good enough as you are, or something else. Whatever you are working towards, I am here to support you.
(224) 408-5374
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Evanston, IL 60208
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Alexandra Gonzalez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified
Verified
I believe it is important to help clients reflect on their experiences and the root cause of their problems, all while identifying coping mechanisms so the clients can ultimately experience life at their best mental and emotional state. I use evidence-based strategies such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma- Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT), and Dialectical Behavior Theory (DBT). I primarily work with children, adolescents, and young adults with a special focus in trauma, anxiety, grief and loss, emotional regulation, life transitions, peer management, and stress management.
(224) 243-3992
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Lisa M D'Innocenzo
Counselor, ATR, LCPC
Verified
Verified
Sometimes people aren't sure what to work on in therapy. That's okay! We will work collaboratively to identify core concerns, and decide together how to address them. Some issues I've helped people work through include depression, grief, pregnancy loss, life transitions, creative blocks, self-esteem, disempowerment, and spiritual alienation. My approach is insight oriented and relational, and while I am an art therapist, my work is not always art-based. However, as an artist, I've found that my understanding of the creative process illuminates many life situations that benefit from creative problem-solving.
(847) 796-6796
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Alicia Rogers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
In therapy, I work to empower my clients and help them build a stronger sense of compassion for themselves. While we can't change the world around us in the office, we can work together to find ways that make it easier to get through the challenges that come in life. My approach focuses on the context people are from as well as the context they are in now to gain a better understanding of who they are as a person.
(847) 860-6010
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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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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
Not accepting new clients
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Allison O'Neill
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Do you frequently feel anxious, unsafe, or frozen in certain situations? Do you struggle to connect with others or communicate your wants and needs? Are you not living your life in a way that fits your values and fulfills you? My priority as a therapist is to support you in your time of struggle, in a way that centers your needs, circumstances, goals, and concerns. I can provide a compassionate space to process your feelings, nurture existing strengths, and heal from trauma, pain, or loss. If you’re ready, I’d love to assist you in finding a path forward, feeling better, and reconnecting with your truest self.
(847) 868-0505
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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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Matthew Lessack
Counselor, LCPC, LMHC
Verified
Verified
Life can be difficult and messy. It often feels like we are up against insurmountable barriers. You and I will work together to understand how staying present in your life can guide you to a path of growth, healing, and exploration. I would feel honored to be part of your journey through this time in your life.
(847) 416-1812
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Rick Tivers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CGP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I believe the therapeutic relationship is the crucible within which clients are helped to heal their pain. I take an active role in the therapeutic process by engaging with the client so he or she feels understood, respected, and seen. The feelings of shame, fear, anxiety and other painful emotions are worked through so the client feels taken care of. The clients I treat often come into therapy in a survival mode. I help people in moving from survival to a life of thriving and self love. Dysfunctional behaviors creates people who feel inauthentic, even to themselves. I assist people in developing true authenticity and a real self.
(847) 383-0228
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Evanston, IL 60202
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Angela McLean
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
The decision to engage in psychotherapy is deeply personal and individual to each of us. Many of us find ourselves repeating interpersonal patterns within relationships and thinking, "why does this keep happening?" Or battling feelings of self doubt and curious how the past shapes our current experiences. Maybe you are a new parent or currently pregnant, overwhelmed with this tremendous life transition and bewildered by the intensity of your emotions.
(847) 242-2254
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Tracy H. Burns
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Verified
Are you are having difficulty connecting to yourself or to others? Sometimes the solutions we've used in the past no longer work for us in the present. I work collaboratively with individuals and couples who struggle with low self esteem, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma to find answers in a safe and supportive environment.
(847) 558-7622
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Evanston, IL 60201
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What type of Evanston mental health professional is right for me?
While most types of therapy have a lot in common, they also fall into clusters that share core features, such as cognitive therapies or psychodynamic approaches. It is important to seek someone who practices evidence-based therapy, meaning one or more forms of treatment that have been scientifically evaluated and tested, and demonstrate consistent improvement for a majority of patients.

If you are unsure about choosing the right therapist or psychologist, it might be useful to first learn more about therapy types and modalities.

How to find a therapist or counselor in Evanston?
When looking to find a therapist, start by considering training and credentials. Studies also indicate that the therapeutic alliance, or the relationship the client develops with the therapist, is an important factor in their ability to work together to achieve the client’s goals.

What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.

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