Autism Therapists in Frankfort, IL

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Brian Jula
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
“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.
(779) 207-3857
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Frankfort, IL 60423
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White Oak Institute for Growth and Wellness LLC
Counselor, MA,PSYD, LCPC, LMFT, LCSW, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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.
(779) 228-4061
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Frankfort, IL 60423
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Corinne Olson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified
Verified
As a therapist, it is my goal to provide a safe environment for individuals as they pursue their goals related to mental, emotional, and relational health. With experience in both inpatient and outpatient mental health settings, I can navigate the most effective modalities of treatment for each child, adolescent, and adult that steps into my office.
(779) 204-5691
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Frankfort, IL 60423
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Erin D. Hannigan
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
Coming to counseling is a difficult decision to make. It takes strength to admit we need help. I admire my clients for seeking help and hope to create an environment where they feel empowered for coming to counseling. I enjoy working with clients from all different walks of life. I like to create a collaborative atmosphere and respect that I will learn just as much from you as you will learn from me.
(708) 928-8587
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Frankfort, IL 60423
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Jill Marie Obbagy
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Verified
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.
(779) 216-3118
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Frankfort, IL 60423
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Begin Within Therapy Services, Inc
Counselor, LCPC, MA, CCTP
Verified
Verified
Begin Within Therapy was established in 2015. We believe within every person lies a meaningful story. We are a group of therapists who are all attachment-focused and trauma-informed and ready to understand your story. We offer a variety of therapy options to help you meet your goals, that include options outside of traditional talk therapy, as well as more traditional therapy modalities. Please give us a call to speak with our director and determine which therapist would be the best fit for you.
(708) 340-6719
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Frankfort, IL 60423
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Lindsay Hathaway
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA , LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Have you ever felt like you had a lot to express, but just can’t find the right words? Art therapy can help. Lindsay Hathaway uses techniques such as watercolor painting and origami to support her clients in exploring and processing their emotions in different ways. She is able to tailor sessions to each client, creating a unique therapeutic experience specific to their goals.Individuals who are open to exploring their emotions, and gaining insight into themselves through the use of art would be a great fit for Lindsay.
(630) 333-1918
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Frankfort, IL 60423
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Christine E O'Brien
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Verified
I believe that no two people are alike and therefore each person deserves an individualized approach to treatment based on their life experiences. Life experiences play a part in the present day functioning of every individual. I strive to create a safe, therapeutic environment that allows a client to process treatment, heal, and modify and replace unwanted behaviors, increasing their ability to obtain and maintain a positive and healthy lifestyle.
(312) 548-9157
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Frankfort, IL 60423
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The Kennedy Center for Counseling
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Verified
The Kennedy Center for Counseling provides a safe, confidential, and supportive atmosphere in which clients can work toward and achieve optimal growth and happiness. Our Therapist's address and treat a wide range of concerns and issues across the life span.
(815) 320-3749
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Frankfort, IL 60423
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Jeffrey DeVries
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
My caseload is currently full and I am no longer accepting new clients. I will update when openings occur. For the past 30 years I have helped individuals, couples and families with a wide variety of issues. My treatment style is straightforward. My job is to not only listen but to understand problems from a different perspective. Often clients in dealing with issues on their own have little success because they do not know the source of underlying cause of the problem. Once we can identify those issues we can begin to establish concrete plans to achieve the kind of well-being and relationships clients are searching for.
(708) 435-2048
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Frankfort, IL 60423
Dr. Jill Roberts
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified
Verified
Do you feel like your child is uninterested, bored, or struggling in his/her academic setting? As a teen or adult, are you struggling with understanding and coping with your difficulties? Have you been court ordered to obtain a psychological evaluation? Do you, as a teen or adult, feel life throws curve balls at you that are difficult to deal with? If so, I can help! Psychological testing can assist with identifying cognitive, social and emotional functioning. Therapy helps with the curveballs. I am also a certified Divorce Mediator and provide affordable, fair, and equitable divorce mediation services outside of court.
(815) 893-9379
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Frankfort, IL 60423
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Saulena Antanavi
Counselor, MSCP, LCPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
Do you feel overwhelmed by anxiety or obsessive thoughts, frequently thinking the worst? Have you noticed your child is preoccupied by excessive worry or fears? You are not alone, and there is help. My focus is on, though not limited to, services for those struggling with anxiety, OCD, mood disorders, PTSD and co-occurring disorders, such as depression. My approach is entirely determined by the unique needs of you, my client - whether it's individual or family counseling. You deserve the best help and guidance to live a fulfilling, more joyful life.
(708) 469-4748
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Frankfort, IL 60423
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Patricia L Brady
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified
Verified
Hello, and welcome to my profile! If you are reading this, there is a good chance that you are searching for relief from a current issue or situation in your life that is causing you stress. Or maybe you are simply looking to explore where you are at, and where you are going. I am a licensed therapist with over 15 years of experience in helping individuals in all walks of life and in a variety of mental health settings which include outpatient clinics, skilled nursing facilities, inpatient substance abuse rehabilitation centers, and the Illinois Department of Corrections.
(815) 889-0488
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Frankfort, IL 60423
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Hannah Yasin
LPC Intern, Hannah , Yasin, MA
Verified
Verified
Specializations include Anxiety, Depression, Behavior management, ADHD, and Anger management. Hannah also has a background as an Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) therapist working with children on the spectrum.
(815) 889-0461
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Frankfort, IL 60423
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Dr. Ari Richelson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
In some ways, the decision you’re about to make is the hardest part of this process. Choosing the right therapist and “type of therapy” can be confusing. That’s why I’d like to explain a little about my training and my approach to make your choice a little easier. My training taught me that by knowing what to listen for, I can connect your symptoms to your past life experiences. Once we start to do that, I will help you identify the reasons those experiences were hard to resolve. When something is hard to resolve, we tend to avoid it, which is why our mind then tells us that something still feels unresolved by producing symptoms.
(708) 478-9319
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Frankfort, IL 60423
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Theresa Workman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am part of a group practice that specializes in mental health counseling and behavioral services for children and adolescents. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over nine years experience working with children and teenagers. Using creative and playful approaches I am able to help clients attain skills to become successful. My focus areas include Anxiety, ADHD, Depressive Disorders, Grief and Loss issues, and Self-Esteem. I have worked in residential settings counseling and fostering a healing environment for traumatized adolescents, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and children who display oppositional behaviors.
(815) 401-0577
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New Lenox, IL 60451
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Brooke Garren
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Navigating neurological differences (ADHD, Autism , OCD, LD, among others) can be a difficult, lonely, frustrating and confusing path.
Are you struggling to navigate a world designed for neurotypicals? Maybe impulse control, forgetfulness or sensory issues impact your ability to be fully engaged in school, the workplace or in relationships. Do these issues impact your sense of self and self-acceptance? Do you have a child, sibling or partner who is neurodivergent? Do you struggle to understand their unique needs and feel stressed, forgotten about, or struggle to connect with your loved on? Do you find yourself asking “How do I do this?”.
(708) 722-8793
New Lenox, IL 60451
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Children\'s Advocate LLC
BCBA, MA
In order to achieve their full potential, children with autism need people who understand their motivation and can break down goals into manageable tasks, which can be a form of error-less learning.
Children's Advocate ABA techniques can be used to teach a variety of skills and positive behaviors including: Communication, Positive peer interactions, self-help skills, academics, fine and gross motor skills, play and leisure skills, life skills, any many other skills. Children's Advocate uses an individualized approach to best meet your needs and lifestyle. If you are struggling with negative behaviors and emotions that are preventing you from reaching your potential, please contact our office today to schedule an appointment with Children's Advocate Licensed Professionals!
(844) 986-2566
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Matteson, IL 60443
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Children's Advocate LLC
Bcba
In order to achieve their full potential, children with autism need people who understand their motivation and can break down goals into manageable tasks, which can be a form of errorless learning.
Children's Advocate ABA techniques can be used to teach a variety of skills and positive behaviors including: Communication, Positive peer interactions, self-help skills, academics, fine and gross motor skills, play and leisure skills, life skills, any many other skills. Children's Advocate uses an individualized approach to best meet your needs and lifestyle. If you're struggling with negative behaviors and emotions that are preventing you from reaching your potential, please contact our office today to schedule an appointment with Children's Advocate Licensed Professionals!
(708) 265-3350
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Olympia Fields, IL 60461
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Nicole Griffin Lipowski
MAT, BCBA, LBA
Verified
Verified
I love to provide family coaching and direct service to families of young children with autism and behavioral disorders. I believe in compassionate, ability-affirming ABA practices that build skills, teach safe behaviors, and inform families on the joys of the autistic mind!
(708) 401-9099
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Orland Park, IL 60462
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Autism Therapists

What is the most effective treatment for autism?

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) has come to be considered the standard treatment for children with autism spectrum disorder, and research has confirmed its effectiveness for many children. Therapists trained in ABA techniques work with children (and their parents) on developing social skills, communication and learning abilities, and everyday habits of hygiene and grooming. The clinician will tailor their program to the child’s particular need but the overarching goal will be to help them advance as far as possible toward independence based on their level of symptoms and decrease the need for additional special services. Families should seek a mental health professional specifically trained in ABA, and holding special certification in the technique, who has extensive experience not only with the approach but in using it with children with the same level of symptoms as the child who needs care.

How does ABA work?

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) sessions, which typically focus on positive reinforcement, can be intensive, lasting two or more hours several times a week, and continuing for two years or more. Therapists can also be expected to ask parents to take an active role in reinforcing lessons. Research has found that the technique can lead to major improvements that decrease the need for additional special services.

How does treatment for autism work?

Therapy sessions based on Applied Behavior Analysis will likely be frequent, intensive, and highly structured. After a thorough assessment, a therapist will help a child understand and develop skills in a range of areas, including communication, motor skills, social skills, self-care, play, and academic skills, as well as routines of daily living like hygiene. Typically, the therapist will help a child break down the components of a behavior—often referred to as the antecedent (what prompts an action), the behavior, and the consequence(what immediately follows)—and then reward the child at every step, while also asking parents to reinforce the lessons, and the rewards, throughout the day. This core therapy may be supplemented by occupational or speech therapy, and antidepressants, antipsychotics, and anticonvulsants may be prescribed to address specific severe symptoms.

How long does therapy for autism take?

Some people with autism spectrum disorder may be engaged in some level of therapy for many years, but research shows that treatment will be most effective if it is begun early and delivered intensively. When therapy begins by age 3, children tend to be better able to grasp and adopt the skills needed to manage everyday life, including attending school and establishing social relationships. This type of early-intervention treatment regimen is highly structured, typically involving 20 to 40 hours of one-on-one therapy per week, along with additional hours of engagement managed by parents, for a period of two years of more, although the duration of treatment is dependent on the child’s level of symptoms and pace of progress.