Therapists in Gages Lake, IL

Photo of Luke Merrill, Counselor in Gages Lake, IL
Luke Merrill
Counselor, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Gages Lake, IL 60030
My specialty is working with kids and adolescents who are dealing with depression, anxiety, ADHD, social skills, and more.
My specialty is working with kids and adolescents who are dealing with depression, anxiety, ADHD, social skills, and more.
(224) 487-8691 View (224) 487-8691
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Debra Thurston
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Gages Lake, IL 60030
I have over twenty five years of clinical experience working with individuals, families, couples and groups. I have been fortunate to work in a variety of clinical milieus including inpatient and outpatient community mental health settings. I have experience working with childhood disorders, anxiety disorders, mood disorders and family/marital issues. I enjoy working with patients from age 12 and up and encourage participation from family members and friends.
I have over twenty five years of clinical experience working with individuals, families, couples and groups. I have been fortunate to work in a variety of clinical milieus including inpatient and outpatient community mental health settings. I have experience working with childhood disorders, anxiety disorders, mood disorders and family/marital issues. I enjoy working with patients from age 12 and up and encourage participation from family members and friends.
(847) 920-7526 View (847) 920-7526
Photo of Lisa Moss, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Gages Lake, IL
Lisa Moss
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Gages Lake, IL 60030
Waitlist for new clients
As a clinical social worker, I see myself as a coach, working to reduce anxiety by identifying the patterns that have created problems and stress in your life and formulating a plan for change. I believe change is possible at any age or stage of life. As a certified Parenting Effectiveness Instructor, I can support parents in improving communication with their children, reducing power struggles and managing their own anxiety to become more confident and effective.
As a clinical social worker, I see myself as a coach, working to reduce anxiety by identifying the patterns that have created problems and stress in your life and formulating a plan for change. I believe change is possible at any age or stage of life. As a certified Parenting Effectiveness Instructor, I can support parents in improving communication with their children, reducing power struggles and managing their own anxiety to become more confident and effective.
(847) 834-9953 View (847) 834-9953
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Sonja Dewey
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Gages Lake, IL 60030
Counseling is a life calling for me. I work diligently to see hurting people reclaim their lives and be restored to their best selves. It is an honor to partner with my clients to help them rediscover their voice and empower them to choose the life of love, connection and purpose they are seeking. Those who are experiencing loss, trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship conflict, work issues and spiritual struggles can find hope as we work together.
Counseling is a life calling for me. I work diligently to see hurting people reclaim their lives and be restored to their best selves. It is an honor to partner with my clients to help them rediscover their voice and empower them to choose the life of love, connection and purpose they are seeking. Those who are experiencing loss, trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship conflict, work issues and spiritual struggles can find hope as we work together.
(224) 813-3460 View (224) 813-3460
Photo of Erin Shapiro, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Gages Lake, IL
Erin Shapiro
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Gages Lake, IL 60030
In life, sometimes situations happen to us that we cannot control. As a licensed clinical social worker for nearly a decade, I have a passion for working with adolescents to focus on what they can control. In our sessions, I help foster self-confidence by way of teaching coping strategies and building individualized skills to handle the different situations life brings their way.
In life, sometimes situations happen to us that we cannot control. As a licensed clinical social worker for nearly a decade, I have a passion for working with adolescents to focus on what they can control. In our sessions, I help foster self-confidence by way of teaching coping strategies and building individualized skills to handle the different situations life brings their way.
(224) 487-7761 View (224) 487-7761

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Photo of Earle Ruhnke Jr, Psychologist in Gages Lake, IL
Earle Ruhnke Jr
Psychologist, PsyD, CADC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Grayslake, IL 60030
Licensed Clinical Psychologist providing over 20 years of experience in treating adolescents and adults. I believe that the therapeutic relationship is a unique one that provides perspective and insight. The collaboration is important and is necessary for growth, development and change.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist providing over 20 years of experience in treating adolescents and adults. I believe that the therapeutic relationship is a unique one that provides perspective and insight. The collaboration is important and is necessary for growth, development and change.
(847) 362-6919 View (847) 362-6919
Photo of Victoria Garrison, LCPC, Counselor in Gages Lake, IL
Victoria Garrison, LCPC
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Grayslake, IL 60030
**EXCITING NEWS! My practice has expanded! I've added two experienced, fully licensed clinicians to the team to provide counseling and therapy services. Please note, when you contact me, you will receive call or email from our intake coordinator.** I use an empathetic, personalized approach to build a safe environment for therapy. I specialize in working with adults experiencing feelings of sadness, loss, frustration, anxiety, or difficulty within relationships.
**EXCITING NEWS! My practice has expanded! I've added two experienced, fully licensed clinicians to the team to provide counseling and therapy services. Please note, when you contact me, you will receive call or email from our intake coordinator.** I use an empathetic, personalized approach to build a safe environment for therapy. I specialize in working with adults experiencing feelings of sadness, loss, frustration, anxiety, or difficulty within relationships.
(847) 380-8744 View (847) 380-8744
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Counseling Corner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Round Lake, IL 60073  (Online Only)
Are you struggling to manage your mental health? Feeling overwhelmed by anxiety, sadness, grief, anger or stress? Maybe you have tried therapy in the past or are nervous to try therapy for the first time, but you are in need of help. Counseling Corner can help. We offer quality therapy and counseling to all and offer services in Spanish as well. If you are ready to take that step to begin to feel more in control of your mental health, please reach out, we are here to help.
Are you struggling to manage your mental health? Feeling overwhelmed by anxiety, sadness, grief, anger or stress? Maybe you have tried therapy in the past or are nervous to try therapy for the first time, but you are in need of help. Counseling Corner can help. We offer quality therapy and counseling to all and offer services in Spanish as well. If you are ready to take that step to begin to feel more in control of your mental health, please reach out, we are here to help.
(224) 252-8291 View (224) 252-8291
Photo of John Kamilis, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Gages Lake, IL
John Kamilis
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Grayslake, IL 60030
I have accumulated over 20 years of experience providing individual counseling, family therapy, and marital counseling to adolescents and all adults dealing with variety of issues and concerns. I received my bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago and graduated with my master's degree in clinical psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology.
I have accumulated over 20 years of experience providing individual counseling, family therapy, and marital counseling to adolescents and all adults dealing with variety of issues and concerns. I received my bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago and graduated with my master's degree in clinical psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology.
(847) 278-9381 View (847) 278-9381
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The Couple's Place of Lake County
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW, CPRP
Verified
Grayslake, IL 60030
With over 20 years in the field, I believe that effective therapy begins with clearly defining the problem being addressed and the desired outcome. I am particularly focused on helping you develop stronger relationships through effective communication, personal insight and compassion. Whether you are trying to set healthy boundaries, express yourself, or build stronger bonds. Using empathy and humor, I am well suited to help clients who are struggling with relationship problems, depression, sexual compulsion, family conflicts and anxiety.
With over 20 years in the field, I believe that effective therapy begins with clearly defining the problem being addressed and the desired outcome. I am particularly focused on helping you develop stronger relationships through effective communication, personal insight and compassion. Whether you are trying to set healthy boundaries, express yourself, or build stronger bonds. Using empathy and humor, I am well suited to help clients who are struggling with relationship problems, depression, sexual compulsion, family conflicts and anxiety.
(847) 512-4924 View (847) 512-4924
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Megan Sayre
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CEDS-S, WPATH P
Verified
1 Endorsed
Grayslake, IL 60030
My strengths include making authentic connections, practicing compassionate accountability, and bringing gentle humor into therapy. I frequently use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Interpersonal Therapy techniques in my sessions. I am a relational therapist and focus on developing clients' strengths while also providing support for clients to stretch beyond their comfort zones. My treatment motto has become "It's through discomfort that we change." I will provide you with the education, compassion and support needed for you to face any fears or discomfort to become a healthier and happier person.
My strengths include making authentic connections, practicing compassionate accountability, and bringing gentle humor into therapy. I frequently use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Interpersonal Therapy techniques in my sessions. I am a relational therapist and focus on developing clients' strengths while also providing support for clients to stretch beyond their comfort zones. My treatment motto has become "It's through discomfort that we change." I will provide you with the education, compassion and support needed for you to face any fears or discomfort to become a healthier and happier person.
(847) 305-3182 View (847) 305-3182
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Jori Riske
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Grayslake, IL 60030
If you are reading this, you have already begun your journey of self-discovery. Engaging in a therapeutic relationship can be an opportunity for change that reduces stress and increases your personal satisfaction. We all experience anxiety, depression, feeling overwhelmed, loss of motivation or fear of change. How we cope and understand our behaviors greatly impacts how we work through these difficult times. Through the therapeutic relationship I develop with clients, they are able to gain a deeper understanding of themselves and engage in more fulfilling relationships with others.
If you are reading this, you have already begun your journey of self-discovery. Engaging in a therapeutic relationship can be an opportunity for change that reduces stress and increases your personal satisfaction. We all experience anxiety, depression, feeling overwhelmed, loss of motivation or fear of change. How we cope and understand our behaviors greatly impacts how we work through these difficult times. Through the therapeutic relationship I develop with clients, they are able to gain a deeper understanding of themselves and engage in more fulfilling relationships with others.
(224) 365-8667 View (224) 365-8667
Photo of Shenandoah Cardwell, Counselor in Gages Lake, IL
Shenandoah Cardwell
Counselor, MA, NCC, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Grayslake, IL 60030
I believe therapy is about helping you sort out the problem, rally your strengths, and learn the skills needed to move forward in your life. It can take incredible courage to recognize when help is needed, and then ask for that help. When you know you are ready, I will welcome the opportunity to work with you on your goals in an atmosphere of respect and support. Whether for depression/anxiety, managing stress, coping with loss or trauma, or becoming a more effective worker, partner or parent, you will grow in understanding yourself and meeting your needs.
I believe therapy is about helping you sort out the problem, rally your strengths, and learn the skills needed to move forward in your life. It can take incredible courage to recognize when help is needed, and then ask for that help. When you know you are ready, I will welcome the opportunity to work with you on your goals in an atmosphere of respect and support. Whether for depression/anxiety, managing stress, coping with loss or trauma, or becoming a more effective worker, partner or parent, you will grow in understanding yourself and meeting your needs.
(847) 920-7611 View (847) 920-7611
Photo of Katie Papierniak, Counselor in Gages Lake, IL
Katie Papierniak
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Grayslake, IL 60030
Life is about relationships. It is within the safety of the therapeutic relationship that change and growth occurs. I utilize an authentic, easy-going and friendly approach to foster relationships to self and others. Individuals and families from 3 to 103 are warmly welcomed to work with me! Clients will be met where they are. I will work with you to collaboratively develop a tailor-made treatment plan that is as individual as you are. I draw on over 25 years of experience as a therapist to help guide you toward growth and resilience.
Life is about relationships. It is within the safety of the therapeutic relationship that change and growth occurs. I utilize an authentic, easy-going and friendly approach to foster relationships to self and others. Individuals and families from 3 to 103 are warmly welcomed to work with me! Clients will be met where they are. I will work with you to collaboratively develop a tailor-made treatment plan that is as individual as you are. I draw on over 25 years of experience as a therapist to help guide you toward growth and resilience.
(847) 665-1070 View (847) 665-1070
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Ann Friesema
Counselor, PhD, LCPC
Verified
Grayslake, IL 60030
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and earned a PhD in Counselor Education & Supervision from Northern Illinois University. I have provided a range of counseling, supervision, and training services over the past 16 years. I believe that change occurs through an honest, respectful, and authentic relationship and I strive to work collaboratively with my clients and trainees as a counselor, educator, supervisor, and consultant. Through the counseling process I assist clients in identifying and understanding current solutions to a healthier, happier, and more satisfying quality of life.
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and earned a PhD in Counselor Education & Supervision from Northern Illinois University. I have provided a range of counseling, supervision, and training services over the past 16 years. I believe that change occurs through an honest, respectful, and authentic relationship and I strive to work collaboratively with my clients and trainees as a counselor, educator, supervisor, and consultant. Through the counseling process I assist clients in identifying and understanding current solutions to a healthier, happier, and more satisfying quality of life.
(312) 667-3541 View (312) 667-3541
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Maria Cristina Castro
Counselor, NCC, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Grayslake, IL 60030
If I could give a newborn an advice, it would be to feel. The most wonderful and challenging gift of life is our emotions. However, most of the time people struggle to flourish in their life because we fear our own feelings. We, as a society, have been made to believe our emotions and thoughts have positive and negative essence. Thus, we develop fear in feeling our emotions based on the story we associate it with. My goal is to create a safe and brave space to feel your emotions without judgement and with compassion; to reflect your own strength and voice to speak your own story; and help reveal your truest Self.
If I could give a newborn an advice, it would be to feel. The most wonderful and challenging gift of life is our emotions. However, most of the time people struggle to flourish in their life because we fear our own feelings. We, as a society, have been made to believe our emotions and thoughts have positive and negative essence. Thus, we develop fear in feeling our emotions based on the story we associate it with. My goal is to create a safe and brave space to feel your emotions without judgement and with compassion; to reflect your own strength and voice to speak your own story; and help reveal your truest Self.
(847) 241-1932 View (847) 241-1932
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Caitie McCormack
Counselor, MA, LPC-IT
Verified
Grayslake, IL 60030
Accepting clients from Illinois and Wisconsin, Caitie works with adults and relationships of all kinds (friendships, romantic, work, families with adult children). She particularly focuses on processing trauma (religious, medical, and relational), coping with chronic pain and female sexual pain disorders, and recovering from people-pleasing and codependency.
Accepting clients from Illinois and Wisconsin, Caitie works with adults and relationships of all kinds (friendships, romantic, work, families with adult children). She particularly focuses on processing trauma (religious, medical, and relational), coping with chronic pain and female sexual pain disorders, and recovering from people-pleasing and codependency.
(224) 571-9904 View (224) 571-9904
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Byron A. Melgar
Licensed Social Worker, LSW
Verified
Round Lake, IL 60073
I have 28 years of experience in the behavioral health field working with children, teens, adults, and couples. In my practice, I like to create a comfortable environment supporting relief and healing of stressful life circumstances. Tengo 28 años de experiencia en el campo de la salud del comportamiento trabajando con niños, adolescentes, adultos y parejas. En mi práctica, me gusta crear un ambiente cómodo que apoye el alivio y la curación de las circunstancias estresantes de la vida.
I have 28 years of experience in the behavioral health field working with children, teens, adults, and couples. In my practice, I like to create a comfortable environment supporting relief and healing of stressful life circumstances. Tengo 28 años de experiencia en el campo de la salud del comportamiento trabajando con niños, adolescentes, adultos y parejas. En mi práctica, me gusta crear un ambiente cómodo que apoye el alivio y la curación de las circunstancias estresantes de la vida.
(224) 212-1599 View (224) 212-1599
Photo of Julie Crowe McCarthy, Licensed Professional Counselor in Gages Lake, IL
Julie Crowe McCarthy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC, NCC, CCC, MEd
Verified
3 Endorsed
Grayslake, IL 60030
Often, life leads you to a point where you feel stuck. The same strategies that might have worked before are no longer effective. Maybe this is because of life transitions, relationship challenges or just a sense that you want something more. If you feel overwhelmed by work, school, family or relationships, consider how processing those feelings and developing new insights and skills might give you the self-awareness to live a peaceful and more purpose driven life.
Often, life leads you to a point where you feel stuck. The same strategies that might have worked before are no longer effective. Maybe this is because of life transitions, relationship challenges or just a sense that you want something more. If you feel overwhelmed by work, school, family or relationships, consider how processing those feelings and developing new insights and skills might give you the self-awareness to live a peaceful and more purpose driven life.
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Photo of Robin Miller, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Gages Lake, IL
Robin Miller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Grayslake, IL 60030
Therapy is a brave step towards improving overall wellness. Individuals, couples, and families that are interested in working to increase their well being should read on. If your life has become overwhelming, your relationships difficult to manage, or if you are experiencing less satisfaction at work or home, then therapy may be a positive step to alleviate your current difficulties. Those who want to reduce the pain and frustration associated with depression, anxiety, adjustment to change, self doubt, and anger are appropriate candidates for psychotherapy. Therapy has the potential to improve your quality of life personally and within important relationships.
Therapy is a brave step towards improving overall wellness. Individuals, couples, and families that are interested in working to increase their well being should read on. If your life has become overwhelming, your relationships difficult to manage, or if you are experiencing less satisfaction at work or home, then therapy may be a positive step to alleviate your current difficulties. Those who want to reduce the pain and frustration associated with depression, anxiety, adjustment to change, self doubt, and anger are appropriate candidates for psychotherapy. Therapy has the potential to improve your quality of life personally and within important relationships.
(773) 432-7095 View (773) 432-7095

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Gages Lake, IL

< 10

Therapists in Gages Lake, IL who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
80% Relationship Issues
80% Depression
80% Spirituality
80% Anger Management
80% Stress
60% Child

Average years in practice

23 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% BlueCross and BlueShield
60% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
40% Aetna

How Therapists in Gages Lake, IL see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Gages Lake?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.