EMDR Therapists in Glen Ellyn, IL

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Photo of Karla Bonkowski Magnan, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Glen Ellyn, IL
Karla Bonkowski Magnan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, MA, CTTP, CDM
Verified
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137  (Online Only)
Licensed in Illinois, Florida, and Vermont! 2023-24 Marquis’ WHO’s WHO Globally Specialty in Trauma in adults and adolescents as a Certified Trauma Treatment Professional. For 20 years I specialized in divorce issues, both in families with high amounts of conflict and custody disagreements and provide support during this difficult transition. In addition, I have a strong background in Attachment, and I specialize in Attachment issues in children and adults and address the various challenges clients face in their current relationships. I use EMDR when appropriate and myriad Neuropsychological interventions.
Licensed in Illinois, Florida, and Vermont! 2023-24 Marquis’ WHO’s WHO Globally Specialty in Trauma in adults and adolescents as a Certified Trauma Treatment Professional. For 20 years I specialized in divorce issues, both in families with high amounts of conflict and custody disagreements and provide support during this difficult transition. In addition, I have a strong background in Attachment, and I specialize in Attachment issues in children and adults and address the various challenges clients face in their current relationships. I use EMDR when appropriate and myriad Neuropsychological interventions.
(630) 634-8772 View (630) 634-8772
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Holly Miller
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
I have training in trauma and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy.
Are you looking to understand more about yourself? Maybe I can help. I have had the pleasure of interacting with and learning from clients with diverse backgrounds. My lived experience as an immigrant gives me first-hand experience with grief, loss, and being an outsider. My clinical experience includes working in a hospital setting, a refugee resettlement agency, and a college. While I have experience working with a variety of issues, I take a special interest in working with young adults, neurodivergence, trauma, family-of-origin issues, and multicultural experiences.
I have training in trauma and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy.
Are you looking to understand more about yourself? Maybe I can help. I have had the pleasure of interacting with and learning from clients with diverse backgrounds. My lived experience as an immigrant gives me first-hand experience with grief, loss, and being an outsider. My clinical experience includes working in a hospital setting, a refugee resettlement agency, and a college. While I have experience working with a variety of issues, I take a special interest in working with young adults, neurodivergence, trauma, family-of-origin issues, and multicultural experiences.
(630) 884-5785 View (630) 884-5785
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Julia Schofield
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, NCC, MEd
Verified
2 Endorsed
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
I work from an eclectic trauma informed approach, integrating DBT, CBT, EMDR and Solution Focused techniques based on your unique needs.
I believe that you are the expert on yourself. As such, it's my job is to help you discover tools & strengths that already exist within; support you in letting go of strategies & narratives that are no longer beneficial; and together, work towards developing new insights, find healing, instill healthier core beliefs, and practice new skills to assist you in meeting your goals. Whether you are looking to build up your sense of self worth & confidence, strengthen your relationships, process a trauma, or improve your ability to navigate every day stressors, I am here to guide you through the process.
I work from an eclectic trauma informed approach, integrating DBT, CBT, EMDR and Solution Focused techniques based on your unique needs.
I believe that you are the expert on yourself. As such, it's my job is to help you discover tools & strengths that already exist within; support you in letting go of strategies & narratives that are no longer beneficial; and together, work towards developing new insights, find healing, instill healthier core beliefs, and practice new skills to assist you in meeting your goals. Whether you are looking to build up your sense of self worth & confidence, strengthen your relationships, process a trauma, or improve your ability to navigate every day stressors, I am here to guide you through the process.
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Jennifer Kalani
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
6 Endorsed
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and an EMDR Certified therapist and use a strengths-based approach to therapy. I believe that the healing power of an empathic relationship provides a safe space for an individual to safely explore their values and the ways in which they make meaning out of their experiences and interact with the world. It is within this exploration that individuals can begin to dislodge from stuck patterns and make choices that are in line with their values so they can live out their life in an intentional way.
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and an EMDR Certified therapist and use a strengths-based approach to therapy. I believe that the healing power of an empathic relationship provides a safe space for an individual to safely explore their values and the ways in which they make meaning out of their experiences and interact with the world. It is within this exploration that individuals can begin to dislodge from stuck patterns and make choices that are in line with their values so they can live out their life in an intentional way.
(224) 347-1831 View (224) 347-1831
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Diana DiMeo Lpc
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MATD, EMDR, NCC, RYT200
Verified
1 Endorsed
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
She uses her expertise as an EMDR, CBT, DBT, ACT, Grief, FLASH, Neuroscience & Yoga Wellness trained therapist in a customized approach to ensure your success.
Are you feeling anxious or depressed from relationship or work challenges? Is life starting to feel meaningless with no time for what’s truly important? If so, Diana will help you regain control as you learn empowering coping skills and create a life you love. Counseling can help people get further faster—and Diana gets you there as she provides relief from stress, anxiety and depression with her warm compassionate style. Diana truly listens to understand and partners with you to break through barriers so you can be your best self, have a life worth living and love your life!
She uses her expertise as an EMDR, CBT, DBT, ACT, Grief, FLASH, Neuroscience & Yoga Wellness trained therapist in a customized approach to ensure your success.
Are you feeling anxious or depressed from relationship or work challenges? Is life starting to feel meaningless with no time for what’s truly important? If so, Diana will help you regain control as you learn empowering coping skills and create a life you love. Counseling can help people get further faster—and Diana gets you there as she provides relief from stress, anxiety and depression with her warm compassionate style. Diana truly listens to understand and partners with you to break through barriers so you can be your best self, have a life worth living and love your life!
(630) 250-3921 View (630) 250-3921
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Rhonda Kelloway
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SEP
Verified
12 Endorsed
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
In-person and telehealth sessions available. Falling apart? Stuck? At a crossroads? I can help. We start where you are, and map out a path to where you want to be, tackling the obstacles standing in the way of your thriving. My techniques include EMDR and Somatic Experiencing, research-backed therapies that often work for people who have made slow or no progress with other therapies. I'm also trained in several types of somatic touch, which can accelerate your progress if you choose to use touch. My goal is to get you back to your best life as quickly as possible!
In-person and telehealth sessions available. Falling apart? Stuck? At a crossroads? I can help. We start where you are, and map out a path to where you want to be, tackling the obstacles standing in the way of your thriving. My techniques include EMDR and Somatic Experiencing, research-backed therapies that often work for people who have made slow or no progress with other therapies. I'm also trained in several types of somatic touch, which can accelerate your progress if you choose to use touch. My goal is to get you back to your best life as quickly as possible!
(630) 708-2994 View (630) 708-2994
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Jordan L Spinazzola
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, ACSW, LSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137  (Online Only)
Therapeutic methods I use include EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Strengths-Based Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness, and listening to the mind-body connection.
Accepting New Clients ***Telehealth (Video/Phone) Sessions Available*** Walking through the doors is the first and most important step in one’s journey of therapy. I am passionate about helping adolescents, college students, emerging adults, adults, and families through difficult times and supporting them through those times. I know that each client is their own person, so I meet each client where they are emotionally and mentally, modifying my treatment approach to best aid each client in achieving their goals.
Therapeutic methods I use include EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Strengths-Based Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness, and listening to the mind-body connection.
Accepting New Clients ***Telehealth (Video/Phone) Sessions Available*** Walking through the doors is the first and most important step in one’s journey of therapy. I am passionate about helping adolescents, college students, emerging adults, adults, and families through difficult times and supporting them through those times. I know that each client is their own person, so I meet each client where they are emotionally and mentally, modifying my treatment approach to best aid each client in achieving their goals.
(630) 793-4278 View (630) 793-4278
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Dupage Counseling Associates
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
We practice CBT, EMDR, mindfulness, family therapy, and marital therapy.
At Dupage Counseling Associates, we provide a compassionate and non-judgmental space to allow clients to share their story. We have worked with several individuals who are struggling with a life transition, grief/loss, trauma, relationship difficulty, anxiety, or depression. The most difficult part of therapy is making that first call. We are available to answer any questions or concerns you might have before making the decision to start the therapy process.
We practice CBT, EMDR, mindfulness, family therapy, and marital therapy.
At Dupage Counseling Associates, we provide a compassionate and non-judgmental space to allow clients to share their story. We have worked with several individuals who are struggling with a life transition, grief/loss, trauma, relationship difficulty, anxiety, or depression. The most difficult part of therapy is making that first call. We are available to answer any questions or concerns you might have before making the decision to start the therapy process.
(630) 426-7675 View (630) 426-7675
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Chad Alcorn
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Im trained in AEDP, Psychodynamic/Self psychology, EMDR, Individual/Adlerian psychology, and IFS.
With over 20 years experience as a licensed psychologist, I think of the therapeutic relationship as a method for understanding the self. To that end, behavior patterns can be explored, internal experience can shift with the movement towards change. Perhaps you are caught in the same cycle and feeling frustrated. You may be adjusting to a life or career transition. Stuff from the past is triggering and you might not understand why you feel the way you do. We can explore and understand the meanings in a safe and creative way.
Im trained in AEDP, Psychodynamic/Self psychology, EMDR, Individual/Adlerian psychology, and IFS.
With over 20 years experience as a licensed psychologist, I think of the therapeutic relationship as a method for understanding the self. To that end, behavior patterns can be explored, internal experience can shift with the movement towards change. Perhaps you are caught in the same cycle and feeling frustrated. You may be adjusting to a life or career transition. Stuff from the past is triggering and you might not understand why you feel the way you do. We can explore and understand the meanings in a safe and creative way.
(630) 517-3261 x702 View (630) 517-3261 x702
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Kelsey O'Shea
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137  (Online Only)
Being a trauma informed therapist, I'm certified in EMDR and trained in TF-CBT.
Do you feel overwhelmed, weighed down and stuck in place at times, like you know what you should do, but don’t have the motivation to make it happen? This is the effect ADHD, depression, anxiety and trauma can have on people, and you’re not alone. As your therapist, my goal is to make you feel heard and understood. Together, we will address your concerns by understanding how your thoughts, emotions, and physical health effect one another. We will seek to understand the underlying source of your symptoms and discover coping mechanisms that work for you through exploring your strengths, interests and support systems.
Being a trauma informed therapist, I'm certified in EMDR and trained in TF-CBT.
Do you feel overwhelmed, weighed down and stuck in place at times, like you know what you should do, but don’t have the motivation to make it happen? This is the effect ADHD, depression, anxiety and trauma can have on people, and you’re not alone. As your therapist, my goal is to make you feel heard and understood. Together, we will address your concerns by understanding how your thoughts, emotions, and physical health effect one another. We will seek to understand the underlying source of your symptoms and discover coping mechanisms that work for you through exploring your strengths, interests and support systems.
(312) 374-6214 View (312) 374-6214
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Karen Lynn Kee
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
I am a trained EMDR therapist and use this treatment for clients dealing with trauma.
Many of us have or will experience emotional difficulties at some point in our lives. Sometimes it is not easy to overcome these roadblocks and we end up stuck in our emotional development. There are times in our lives when we need help to work through something, to regain our focus or to feel connected. I work with individuals, couples and families struggling with anxiety, trauma, grief & loss, and depression. I believe healing is possible.
I am a trained EMDR therapist and use this treatment for clients dealing with trauma.
Many of us have or will experience emotional difficulties at some point in our lives. Sometimes it is not easy to overcome these roadblocks and we end up stuck in our emotional development. There are times in our lives when we need help to work through something, to regain our focus or to feel connected. I work with individuals, couples and families struggling with anxiety, trauma, grief & loss, and depression. I believe healing is possible.
(630) 672-0625 View (630) 672-0625
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Matthew William Hyder
Counselor, LCPC, CADC
Verified
Glen Ellyn, IL 60138
I am fully EMDR trained, which is a specific treatment modality utilized to process traumatic events.
I have a warm and open relational style that communicates value and worth to my clients. My goal is to elicit your own strengths to make the change that you want. Too much guidance takes away your own autonomy, and too little keeps you confused, but finding the balance is one of the keys to good therapy. My clients appreciate my client centered and accepting style and most of my referrals come from previous client's recommendations. I have extensive experience with addiction, codependence, anxiety, depression, grief, relationship issues, OCD, perfectionism, and ADHD.
I am fully EMDR trained, which is a specific treatment modality utilized to process traumatic events.
I have a warm and open relational style that communicates value and worth to my clients. My goal is to elicit your own strengths to make the change that you want. Too much guidance takes away your own autonomy, and too little keeps you confused, but finding the balance is one of the keys to good therapy. My clients appreciate my client centered and accepting style and most of my referrals come from previous client's recommendations. I have extensive experience with addiction, codependence, anxiety, depression, grief, relationship issues, OCD, perfectionism, and ADHD.
(630) 524-4049 View (630) 524-4049
Photo of Susan L. Garrison, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Glen Ellyn, IL
Susan L. Garrison, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
I am EMDR Certified (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing), which is a scientifically researched method to help people build strengths, shift negative belief systems and resolve trauma.
Are you ready for change? Are you experiencing anxiety, relationship strain or irritability? Just feeling stuck? I have a heart for encouraging others to develop a deeper level of personal, social, spiritual & professional growth in their lives. It would be my privilege to support you as you create change and experience healing in your life. You can find inner peace and experience deeper satisfaction in your life & in your relationships. You can learn more effective ways to regulate emotions and resolve things like chronic anxiety, depression, relational trauma, codependency, grief/loss, & spiritual issues. Change is possible!
I am EMDR Certified (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing), which is a scientifically researched method to help people build strengths, shift negative belief systems and resolve trauma.
Are you ready for change? Are you experiencing anxiety, relationship strain or irritability? Just feeling stuck? I have a heart for encouraging others to develop a deeper level of personal, social, spiritual & professional growth in their lives. It would be my privilege to support you as you create change and experience healing in your life. You can find inner peace and experience deeper satisfaction in your life & in your relationships. You can learn more effective ways to regulate emotions and resolve things like chronic anxiety, depression, relational trauma, codependency, grief/loss, & spiritual issues. Change is possible!
(630) 448-6417 View (630) 448-6417
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Curt Calas
Counselor, LCPC, CSAT, CPTT
Verified
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Certified Sex Addiction Therapist, Certified Partner Trauma Therapist, and a candidate for Certified Couples Betrayal Recovery, as well as Level 2 EMDR trained, Prepare/Enrich Facilitator, specializing in sex addictions, codependency, self-esteem, anger management, spiritual issues, and healing from abuse.
My goal is to create a healthier world: body, mind, and spirit by encouraging others on their journey. My hope as a therapist is to come alongside my client and provide help in their time of need. I am passionate about helping individuals make peace with their past, have victory over their addictions and challenges, and to do my part in moving them forward with hope, empowerment, and purpose.
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Certified Sex Addiction Therapist, Certified Partner Trauma Therapist, and a candidate for Certified Couples Betrayal Recovery, as well as Level 2 EMDR trained, Prepare/Enrich Facilitator, specializing in sex addictions, codependency, self-esteem, anger management, spiritual issues, and healing from abuse.
My goal is to create a healthier world: body, mind, and spirit by encouraging others on their journey. My hope as a therapist is to come alongside my client and provide help in their time of need. I am passionate about helping individuals make peace with their past, have victory over their addictions and challenges, and to do my part in moving them forward with hope, empowerment, and purpose.
(630) 653-1717 View (630) 653-1717
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Natalie Adair
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Waitlist for new clients
I am trained in EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing).
Do you feel exhausted by the worry or sadness you have been carrying? Is there a past hurt or broken relationship you know you need to deal with but don’t know how? Do you desire greater joy, peace and purpose for your life but it feels out of reach? Reaching out for help shows such strength and courage. I have been helping people for 13+ years find hope and healing. I have seen clients conquer fears and reach goals. I have rejoiced with them as they have moved from brokenness to freedom. You will find my style to be warm, engaged and empowering.
I am trained in EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing).
Do you feel exhausted by the worry or sadness you have been carrying? Is there a past hurt or broken relationship you know you need to deal with but don’t know how? Do you desire greater joy, peace and purpose for your life but it feels out of reach? Reaching out for help shows such strength and courage. I have been helping people for 13+ years find hope and healing. I have seen clients conquer fears and reach goals. I have rejoiced with them as they have moved from brokenness to freedom. You will find my style to be warm, engaged and empowering.
(630) 407-1731 View (630) 407-1731
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Alex Goreham
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CRADC, EMDR
Verified
2 Endorsed
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
EMDR is a therapy technique that can treat multiple mental health concerns.
Hey there! My name is Alex. Life can be a tricky journey, sometimes it is full of excitement and fun, and other times it can really be tough. I don't believe we were created to walk this life alone, especially through those difficult moments. That's where therapy comes in. To be honest with you, I don't have the power to change you and that is not my goal. My job as a therapist is to come alongside you and help you rediscover yourself and your potential. With a greater understanding of who you are and where you have been, comes the opportunity for change to create a new normal.
EMDR is a therapy technique that can treat multiple mental health concerns.
Hey there! My name is Alex. Life can be a tricky journey, sometimes it is full of excitement and fun, and other times it can really be tough. I don't believe we were created to walk this life alone, especially through those difficult moments. That's where therapy comes in. To be honest with you, I don't have the power to change you and that is not my goal. My job as a therapist is to come alongside you and help you rediscover yourself and your potential. With a greater understanding of who you are and where you have been, comes the opportunity for change to create a new normal.
(331) 204-1773 View (331) 204-1773
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David Seisser
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Glen Ellyn, IL 60138
As a trauma-informed clinician, I operate from different therapeutic styles including EMDR, DBT, CBT, EFT and I am client centered.
Hey there, my name is David! My aim is to create a comforting and compassionate space for each of my clients as we walk together toward finding balance physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Therapy often includes exploring your story and where you have been. Unfortunately, this can be really difficult at times and this is really where I come in. My job is to create a space for you to feel empowered to explore your past, learn from it, and create new ways forwards. You don't have to settle for your old normal. I want to empower you to create a new normal.
As a trauma-informed clinician, I operate from different therapeutic styles including EMDR, DBT, CBT, EFT and I am client centered.
Hey there, my name is David! My aim is to create a comforting and compassionate space for each of my clients as we walk together toward finding balance physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Therapy often includes exploring your story and where you have been. Unfortunately, this can be really difficult at times and this is really where I come in. My job is to create a space for you to feel empowered to explore your past, learn from it, and create new ways forwards. You don't have to settle for your old normal. I want to empower you to create a new normal.
(630) 454-1926 View (630) 454-1926
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Amanda Grippi
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Hey there! My name is Amanda Grippi. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with 20 years of clinical experience working with individuals, families, minors, preteens, and children with ADHD, Anxiety, Autism or Asperger's Syndrome, LGBTQIA+, Trauma, and PTSD. That being said, I am always client-centered and use a mix of Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), EMDR, Mindfulness-Based (MBCT), and Solution Focused Brief Therapies during treatment. I believe that I am down-to-Earth and open-minded and don't just tell them what I think but what they need to do.
Hey there! My name is Amanda Grippi. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with 20 years of clinical experience working with individuals, families, minors, preteens, and children with ADHD, Anxiety, Autism or Asperger's Syndrome, LGBTQIA+, Trauma, and PTSD. That being said, I am always client-centered and use a mix of Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), EMDR, Mindfulness-Based (MBCT), and Solution Focused Brief Therapies during treatment. I believe that I am down-to-Earth and open-minded and don't just tell them what I think but what they need to do.
(630) 756-5159 View (630) 756-5159
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Katrina Flesvig
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137  (Online Only)
I am trained in DBT, IFS and EMDR which has helped my clients reprocess their traumas, cope with current stressors and move forward with their lives.
I aim to provide a compassionate, nonjudgemental space for you to explore your goals, your areas of struggle and past traumas. This is your journey and I want to help you feel confident and empowered by the paths that you take.
I am trained in DBT, IFS and EMDR which has helped my clients reprocess their traumas, cope with current stressors and move forward with their lives.
I aim to provide a compassionate, nonjudgemental space for you to explore your goals, your areas of struggle and past traumas. This is your journey and I want to help you feel confident and empowered by the paths that you take.
(630) 866-8965 View (630) 866-8965
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Willow Clinical Services
Counselor
Verified
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
To promote healing, we utilizes an integrative method that begins with a fundamental appreciation of attachment theory, deep empathy and compassion, experiential work, a task centered approach, Eye Movement Desensitization and Recovery (EMDR), Sexual Reintegration Therapy (SRT), as well as, facilitate groups and couples therapy, and workshops.
We are a team of clinicians that specialize in the treatment of sex and love addiction, including the use of compulsive pornography, partners affected by this behavior, codependency, as well as, post-traumatic stress disorder. We appreciate what it takes to receive treatment and are collaborative, directive, compassionate, and empathic with our clients.
To promote healing, we utilizes an integrative method that begins with a fundamental appreciation of attachment theory, deep empathy and compassion, experiential work, a task centered approach, Eye Movement Desensitization and Recovery (EMDR), Sexual Reintegration Therapy (SRT), as well as, facilitate groups and couples therapy, and workshops.
We are a team of clinicians that specialize in the treatment of sex and love addiction, including the use of compulsive pornography, partners affected by this behavior, codependency, as well as, post-traumatic stress disorder. We appreciate what it takes to receive treatment and are collaborative, directive, compassionate, and empathic with our clients.
(630) 868-2963 View (630) 868-2963

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EMDR Therapists

Who is EMDR for?

EMDR was initially developed as a treatment for individuals with Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), for whom memories of a deeply distressing experience can be inadvertently triggered by random everyday events. The procedure has since been applied in the treatment of many other conditions. For example, it is used by some therapists to treat anxiety disorders including panic and phobias, depression, dissociative disorders, eating disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, and some personality disorders. It is suitable for adolescents and adults.

Why do people need EMDR?

People need EMDR as a way to manage distressing memories that in some way hamper the ability to function in the present. The procedure is believed to target the way memories are stored in the brain. Evidence indicates that past disturbing experiences cause ongoing distress because they were not adequately processed, and when such memories are triggered in the present, they are accompanied by all the emotions, thoughts, and physical sensations as the initial experience.

What problems does EMDR treat?

First and foremost, EMDR is intended as a treatment for PTSD, to defuse distressing memories that intrude on and impair everyday functioning. It is also often used to help those who are subject to panic attacks, phobias, and other forms of anxiety. In addition, EMDR has been used to treat individuals with depression, eating disorders, and personality disorders.

What happens in EMDR therapy?

First the therapist takes an individual’s history, and then the therapist and client decide which distressing experience(s) will be the target(s) of the exercise, delivered via a side-to-side visual stimulus requiring lateral eye movements. The client will be asked to activate thoughts, feelings, and any body sensations related to the troubling experience. The eye movements are said to reduce the emotional charge of the memory, so that the experience can then be safely discussed with the therapist and digested, minimizing its ability to trigger anxiety.