***Dr. Bruchauser Sarna is not currently taking therapy patients at this time; however is still conducting neuropsychological evaluations. Dr. Bruchauser-Sarna received her Master's and Doctorate at Midwestern University in Downer's Grove. Her areas of interest include anxiety, depression, ADHD, learning disorders, neurological disorders, as well as an array of medical ailments including pain, diabetes, cancer, and weight management. Dr. Bruchauser-Sarna is skilled in neuropsychological/psychological assessment, in addition to individual and couples therapy.
I am a licensed therapist with over 35 years of specialized work with adult females. Everyone struggles at one time or another with life challenges and changes. My belief is that each person has strengths and qualities that enable them to cope with difficult situations. My focus is to help build on those strengths, identify solutions and encourage clients to make changes with the goal of a healthy and contented life.
“Most people seek therapy because something isn’t working. Sometimes people do not feel equipped to handle life’s problems – work stress, family stress, health issues, etc. Many individuals feel stuck trying to solve problems the same way when those solutions are no longer helpful. This pain can leave someone suffering and feeling helpless.” I want to help you gain perspective and new knowledge and skills for change. Often this involves being more aware and present in the moment. Many people do not recognize the power they have to create positive change in their lives. I will help empower you to find your strengths and make change.
Making the decision to reach out for help when we’re struggling emotionally can be challenging and even a little scary. For most of us, however, there comes a time when the difficulties we are facing gives us the courage to begin the search for change and healing. Finding the right therapist can be a crucial aspect of this journey. The therapist you select needs to be someone who helps you feel connected, accepted and understood. Clients find me to be warm, compassionate and non-judgmental while creating an effective therapeutic environment.
In my work with individuals and couples many of my clients tell me that I have a warm and interpersonal approach. I help them feel comfortable and take a very collaborative approach. In marriage counseling, I try to help couples prioritize their marriage and work to help both of them feel more heard and understood as a person. I am passionate about helping people develop healthy relationships, achieve personal growth and experience emotional wholeness. It is my goal to bring hope, guidance, and a safe place for individuals or couples to explore the nature their challenges.
What's getting in the way of living the life you want? Do you feel stuck and increasingly unsure if any real change can happen? I welcome the chance to work with you on the discovery process of moving beyond the stuck points, whether it is within yourself or in your relationships. You have already taken the first step by considering therapy.
Has the stress of life caused you to feel disconnected and empty or just simply overwhelmed? Do you feel you’re giving too much at work or in your relationships and need a break? My passion is helping to empower people to see their stuck points and move through them. I work with issues such as anxiety, stress, panic disorders, trauma, relationship problems, and depression. Using a combination of a Cognitive Behavioral and Person Centered approaches, I help clients gain awareness of their self defeating thoughts and beliefs and develop a new sense of themselves. They begin to feel a new energy and hope.
Have you hit a point in your life where you feel like you’re spinning your wheels in a rut on the side of the road while the rest of life is flying past you? Would you like to feel that you have a handle on how to manage your life, rather than just fighting through the days? I work with the stress and anxiety that has touched so many lives, especially in this past year. I also work with people struggling with difficulties in their relationships, experiencing loss or loneliness, having trouble meeting goals, or a history of trauma. By listening to your life experiences and roadblocks we will begin to develop a big picture and a plan.
There are many situations that can influence a person to seek therapy services. Maybe you are going through a difficult transition, such as grief, loss, or divorce. Maybe you are experiencing signs and symptoms of anxiety or depression and are feeling nervous, worried, or sad. Regardless of the life transition or the type of symptoms you are struggling with, therapy can help. My goal is to understand what has led to this point in time, what this experience has been like for you, and what direction in life you want to go. Working together, we’ll determine what obstacles are getting in the way of moving forward and what steps can be
Are you still trying to work on your own to feel better, adjust to life stress, find balance, or cope with mental illness? We will join you. At the White Oak we believe that the relationship with our clients is the paramount of any successful therapeutic endeavor. We tailor a plan to help you gain insight, develop skills, and balance your life best in coordination with your perceived mental health dilemma, stressors, or problem. Our beautiful facility in a restored colonial style home from 1934 is in the heart of downtown historic Frankfort, Illinois. The White Oak offers a familial comfort and country charm like no other.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social worker working with children, adolescents, and adults of all ages with a wide variety of issues. I have provided care in the field for many years and feel confident in my ability to support your growth and progress towards your personal goals.
Are you feeling an emptiness or a lack of life purpose? Are you tired of trying to figure things out yourself or turning to people that don’t really seem to understand? I respect anyone who reaches out for help because it’s not an easy thing to do. Making this decision can be a life changer. I truly enjoy the process of helping people turn chronic anxiety and stress, loneliness, or a difficult life transition into an opportunity to grow and get stronger. Therapy is a unique opportunity that is unlike any other relationship you have.
Each day of our lives can be described as a journey. At times, there are minor obstacles and at other times there appears to be mountains that we face. These situations can increase symptoms of anxiety and depression. With that said, we can forget where our inner strengths come from and we can lose sight of the meaning in our lives. It can be helpful to seek guidance from a therapist. A therapist can assist an individual in rediscovering inner strengths and developing the motivation to scale those mountains.
Perhaps you are struggling with sexual expression, issues with obtaining/maintaining erection, painful intercourse, lack of drive, adjusting to bodily changes after childbirth, menopause or changes related to aging or chronic pain/injury. Maybe you are re-learning your body after gender-related transitions, exploring ethical non-monogamy/polyamory, struggling to enjoy sex during infertility, working through infidelity, trying to get on the same sexual page as a partner or simply want to enhance your personal sexual experience. We all deserve to experience enjoyable sex and be in touch with our sexual selves.
My ideal client is one who is passionate about learning and seeking out treatment to make them the best possible versions of themselves. The client is able to develop a trusting relationship with me as their therapist and be vulnerable in doing the work in order to make a positive change. I work with clients of all ages from 5-60 years old, of all ethnic backgrounds, who experience a wide range of symptoms from anxiety, behavioral challenges, couples issues, bipolar disorder, depression, ADHD, and more.
Are you feeling alone even if you’re surrounded by people? Are you tired of the cycle of perfectionism or worry that is constantly running in your head? Is your child struggling to thrive in school or at home? I’m here to help. What I often see in my clients is that their passion and energy is crowded out by the confusion and stress of life. Teens and young adults often find it so helpful to have someone outside of the situation that is objective and caring to help them gain perspective and feel supported and understood. My goal is to provide a place where you come to feel heard and get some real direction.
Clinical specialty includes work with children, adolescents, adults, and families on issues of anxiety, academic and behavioral issues, emotion regulation, mood disorders, trauma, adoption, divorce/separation, and family conflicts. My approach is interpersonal and strength-based utilizing various psychotherapeutic modalities such as CBT, Family Systems, Mindfulness, Play Therapy, Person Centered, Trauma focused, and Solution Focused.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC, CCTP-II, EMDR Tr
As a Chicago Police Officer with over twenty-two years of experience and active membership within the Rosecrance Florian Advisory Committee, the Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing International Association, the American Counseling Association, the Illinois Counseling Association, and the Illinois Mental Health Counseling Association, I have demonstrated a passion for working with the first responder community. Through my varied work-related experiences and clinical training, I've discovered a keen desire to understand the dynamics of human behavior and help those who are trained to protect and serve others.
Meet Lara, a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Professional Certified Coach (PCC), with a Masters of Arts in Counseling from National-Louis University, who brings over 10 years of experience to Counseling Works. Clients she sees range in age from 14 to 50 years old. She provides a soft space and the wisdom to assist adolescents, young adults and parents who need the extra support from the overwhelm that can occur in the daily challenges of life. Areas of specialization include anxiety, athletes, body image issues, interpersonal issues, life changes/adjustment disorders, parenting issues, self-esteem and self-worth.
We all experience periods of transition and change in our lives. Some of these transitions create positive emotions in us, such as weddings and graduations, while other scenarios create anxiety and even depressive symptoms. Typically we feel more stress when we are juggling multiple issues in our lives. The ever changing nature of the pandemic may be exacerbating your stress; and at a time you are more isolated from your support systems than ever before. My goal is to create a warm, comfortable environment, where you will feel supported and validated.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Frankfort are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Frankfort then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Frankfort, or Child Psychologists in Frankfort.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Frankfort psychologists specializing in EMDR.
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. Psychologists in Frankfort specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. 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.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.