Substance Use Therapists in Glen Ellyn, IL

Photo of Bette Hunt - First Choice DUI & Counseling Services, Ltd., MA, LCPC, CADC, NCC
First Choice DUI & Counseling Services, Ltd.
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC, CADC, NCC
Verified Verified
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
I have over 10 years experience working with Substance Use Disorders, Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar, Mood Disorders, and Post-Traumatic Stress.
Hi my name is Bette Hunt owner of First Choice DUI & Counseling Services, Ltd. Are you experiencing difficulties with relationships, family conflicts, or intimacy problems? Do you struggle with depression or anxiety? Have you experienced trauma? Are you using alcohol or other drugs to help you through? You do not have to struggle alone. I can help. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor as well as a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. I am committed to helping people make positive changes in their lives to improve their personal well-being. I work with individuals, couples, and families.
I have over 10 years experience working with Substance Use Disorders, Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar, Mood Disorders, and Post-Traumatic Stress.
Hi my name is Bette Hunt owner of First Choice DUI & Counseling Services, Ltd. Are you experiencing difficulties with relationships, family conflicts, or intimacy problems? Do you struggle with depression or anxiety? Have you experienced trauma? Are you using alcohol or other drugs to help you through? You do not have to struggle alone. I can help. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor as well as a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. I am committed to helping people make positive changes in their lives to improve their personal well-being. I work with individuals, couples, and families.
(331) 208-5417 View (331) 208-5417
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Sylwia (Sylvia) Termena
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
I specialize in working with those who struggle with anxiety disorder, mood disorder, low self esteem, suicidal thoughts, aggression, substance use, personality disorder and psychosis.
Immediate appointments available— Sometimes you go through an experience and it completely changes your life, and sometimes all the little stresses add up to one big obstacle. We deserve lives that are free of constant emotional turmoil, and therapy can be a way to process unwanted memories, emotions, and thoughts. I won't promise you that the entire process of therapy will be easy, and I won't tell you that I can fix you; you are not a problem to be solved. What I can do is move alongside you as you shift toward the life you want.
I specialize in working with those who struggle with anxiety disorder, mood disorder, low self esteem, suicidal thoughts, aggression, substance use, personality disorder and psychosis.
Immediate appointments available— Sometimes you go through an experience and it completely changes your life, and sometimes all the little stresses add up to one big obstacle. We deserve lives that are free of constant emotional turmoil, and therapy can be a way to process unwanted memories, emotions, and thoughts. I won't promise you that the entire process of therapy will be easy, and I won't tell you that I can fix you; you are not a problem to be solved. What I can do is move alongside you as you shift toward the life you want.
(847) 443-5894 View (847) 443-5894
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Jillian King
Counselor, LCPC, CADC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Areas of specialization include the treatment of depression, anxiety, bipolar, substance use, and life transitions.
By utilizing a warm and understanding approach, Jill focuses on addressing unhealthy behaviors and patterns which may prevent awareness and growth for her clients.
Areas of specialization include the treatment of depression, anxiety, bipolar, substance use, and life transitions.
By utilizing a warm and understanding approach, Jill focuses on addressing unhealthy behaviors and patterns which may prevent awareness and growth for her clients.
(331) 321-4235 View (331) 321-4235
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Brian G Lengfelder
Counselor, LCPC, CAADC, SAP, MAC, CSAT-S
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Brian has been in the addiction/mental health field since 1993. He has been described as practical, realistic, and down-to-earth therapist who is naturally inquisitive and goal oriented. He brings his warm and light hearted sense of humor to the therapy process, as he has learned that the best way to lead a person toward wellbeing and happiness is to make the psychotherapy process relaxed, enjoyable and non-judgmental. But when necessary, Brian has a serious side, as addictions are for many, can be a life or death problem.
Brian has been in the addiction/mental health field since 1993. He has been described as practical, realistic, and down-to-earth therapist who is naturally inquisitive and goal oriented. He brings his warm and light hearted sense of humor to the therapy process, as he has learned that the best way to lead a person toward wellbeing and happiness is to make the psychotherapy process relaxed, enjoyable and non-judgmental. But when necessary, Brian has a serious side, as addictions are for many, can be a life or death problem.
(847) 380-5854 View (847) 380-5854
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Jessica Wone
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137  (Online Only)
Do you find it difficult to slow down your thoughts? Are you feeling unfulfilled and unhappy, but just don't know why? Do you find yourself constantly worrying about what others may think of you? You want to feel better but just don't know how. Therapy is a valuable resource for understanding yourself and bringing clarity to these questions. Through the process, you will gain personal insights, learn ways to cope with everyday life and feel more at ease. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my three cats and staying active through Crossfit, yoga and running.
Do you find it difficult to slow down your thoughts? Are you feeling unfulfilled and unhappy, but just don't know why? Do you find yourself constantly worrying about what others may think of you? You want to feel better but just don't know how. Therapy is a valuable resource for understanding yourself and bringing clarity to these questions. Through the process, you will gain personal insights, learn ways to cope with everyday life and feel more at ease. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my three cats and staying active through Crossfit, yoga and running.
(630) 345-4329 View (630) 345-4329
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Robert Emer
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified Verified
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Anxiety, depression, anger management issues, substance abuse, or personal life changes are all very real problems. If you are experiencing any of these, therapy can be very beneficial. I utilize solution focused client specific techniques, coinciding with the development of a solid therapeutic relationship with my clients. It is my belief that these are the key ingredients to getting the most out of therapy and feeling better in your life.
Anxiety, depression, anger management issues, substance abuse, or personal life changes are all very real problems. If you are experiencing any of these, therapy can be very beneficial. I utilize solution focused client specific techniques, coinciding with the development of a solid therapeutic relationship with my clients. It is my belief that these are the key ingredients to getting the most out of therapy and feeling better in your life.
(630) 491-6202 View (630) 491-6202
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Daniel Allen Kobosky
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW , SUDP, NCAC1, MAC
Verified Verified
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Many of us recognize that “something” in our lives needs to change for us to become happier and to improve the quality of our lives. Often times we feel either stuck or become ambivalent about taking steps because of the fear of what change will lead to. My style is active collaboration that aligns the behaviors with the values of the individual I am working with in a nonjudgmental and respectful environment. I believe it is very important to have the individual set the goals they would like to accomplish in therapy. My role in the therapeutic process is to help you recognize and maximize those internal and interpersonal skills th
Many of us recognize that “something” in our lives needs to change for us to become happier and to improve the quality of our lives. Often times we feel either stuck or become ambivalent about taking steps because of the fear of what change will lead to. My style is active collaboration that aligns the behaviors with the values of the individual I am working with in a nonjudgmental and respectful environment. I believe it is very important to have the individual set the goals they would like to accomplish in therapy. My role in the therapeutic process is to help you recognize and maximize those internal and interpersonal skills th
(872) 401-6151 View (872) 401-6151
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Sara C Haase
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Everyone deserves a space where they feel seen, heard, and understood. The relationship I foster with my clients is most important when working together. I am a trauma, attachment, and addiction therapist passionate about helping individuals create a healthier sense of self and understanding. I work with emerging adults and adults who would like to alleviate symptoms of anxiety and depression, resolve past trauma and attachment injuries, develop strategies to reduce substance misuse and abuse, manage executive function deficits from ADHD, and decrease codependent patterns and behaviors.
Everyone deserves a space where they feel seen, heard, and understood. The relationship I foster with my clients is most important when working together. I am a trauma, attachment, and addiction therapist passionate about helping individuals create a healthier sense of self and understanding. I work with emerging adults and adults who would like to alleviate symptoms of anxiety and depression, resolve past trauma and attachment injuries, develop strategies to reduce substance misuse and abuse, manage executive function deficits from ADHD, and decrease codependent patterns and behaviors.
(630) 349-7203 View (630) 349-7203
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Lauren Black
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW, CADC
Verified Verified
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
We often seek therapy yearning for connection and understanding. I provide a safe space where we work together as a team to help you process your experiences, validate the emotions attached to these experiences, and discover your own strengths and capacity for coping through life’s challenges. We as humans are inherently resilient even when things like shame, trauma, isolation, addiction, depression, and anxiety try to disconnect us from ourselves and others. We will work together to find compassion for yourself in restoring this connection. Please go to our website to fill out our Google Form if you want to schedule an appointment!
We often seek therapy yearning for connection and understanding. I provide a safe space where we work together as a team to help you process your experiences, validate the emotions attached to these experiences, and discover your own strengths and capacity for coping through life’s challenges. We as humans are inherently resilient even when things like shame, trauma, isolation, addiction, depression, and anxiety try to disconnect us from ourselves and others. We will work together to find compassion for yourself in restoring this connection. Please go to our website to fill out our Google Form if you want to schedule an appointment!
(630) 866-3985 x1 View (630) 866-3985 x1
Photo of Christopher Ryan Walker, MEd, LCPC, Counselor
Christopher Ryan Walker
Counselor, MEd, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Emotional suffering does not need to be our regular experience. We can and deserve to feel content, happy, even joyful. I am a licensed clinical professional counselor with over 15 years of experience who is passionate about collaborating with individuals to create meaningful, satisfying lives. I provide tangible tools for the concerns and issues that my clients face, while establishing a warm connection that supports and encourages people. Though therapy can be challenging at times, my goal is to help people experience a sense of relief and well-being that then carries into their everyday living.
Emotional suffering does not need to be our regular experience. We can and deserve to feel content, happy, even joyful. I am a licensed clinical professional counselor with over 15 years of experience who is passionate about collaborating with individuals to create meaningful, satisfying lives. I provide tangible tools for the concerns and issues that my clients face, while establishing a warm connection that supports and encourages people. Though therapy can be challenging at times, my goal is to help people experience a sense of relief and well-being that then carries into their everyday living.
(309) 791-4212 View (309) 791-4212
Photo of Rhonda Kelloway, LCSW, SEP, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Rhonda Kelloway
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SEP
Verified Verified
11 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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Seth W. Allison
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
In a word, my approach to therapy is relational. I am at my best when I am centered, curious and genuinely engaged in my client's experience... exploring, nuancing and understanding their unique perspective and the struggles they are facing. I believe in the importance of finding the right "fit" between client and therapist and it is for that reason that I strive to be authentic and fully engaged in every session. My training, areas of specialization and personal style are well suited for those who might be seeking to go deeper in their understanding of themselves and their relationships.
In a word, my approach to therapy is relational. I am at my best when I am centered, curious and genuinely engaged in my client's experience... exploring, nuancing and understanding their unique perspective and the struggles they are facing. I believe in the importance of finding the right "fit" between client and therapist and it is for that reason that I strive to be authentic and fully engaged in every session. My training, areas of specialization and personal style are well suited for those who might be seeking to go deeper in their understanding of themselves and their relationships.
(630) 672-0783 x701 View (630) 672-0783 x701
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Margot Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
I work best with clients that desire a laid back, collaborative approach. Maybe you have goals in mind or need to process out loud to figure them out. My style is direct and casual, balanced with non-judgment and respect for your autonomy to support your authentic exploration and work towards connection, change, and healing. I have extensive experience with adolescents/young adults (ages 14-30), including queer, trans and nonbinary folks; parents; and adults navigating the general challenges of being a modern human.
I work best with clients that desire a laid back, collaborative approach. Maybe you have goals in mind or need to process out loud to figure them out. My style is direct and casual, balanced with non-judgment and respect for your autonomy to support your authentic exploration and work towards connection, change, and healing. I have extensive experience with adolescents/young adults (ages 14-30), including queer, trans and nonbinary folks; parents; and adults navigating the general challenges of being a modern human.
(630) 686-7510 View (630) 686-7510
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Taylor Duckett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Hey there! I’m Taylor, a down-to-earth therapist here to help you navigate life’s twists and turns. With a blend of warmth, empathy, and a sprinkle of humor, I create a safe space where you can unpack whatever’s on your mind. Whether you’re grappling with anxiety, navigating relationships, or just feeling a bit stuck, I’m here to support you on your journey toward growth and healing. Let’s work together to discover your strengths, unearth new perspectives, and build the resilience you need to thrive. Life’s too short to go it alone – let’s team up and tackle whatever comes your way, one session at a time!
Hey there! I’m Taylor, a down-to-earth therapist here to help you navigate life’s twists and turns. With a blend of warmth, empathy, and a sprinkle of humor, I create a safe space where you can unpack whatever’s on your mind. Whether you’re grappling with anxiety, navigating relationships, or just feeling a bit stuck, I’m here to support you on your journey toward growth and healing. Let’s work together to discover your strengths, unearth new perspectives, and build the resilience you need to thrive. Life’s too short to go it alone – let’s team up and tackle whatever comes your way, one session at a time!
(630) 349-4525 View (630) 349-4525
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Gary R Dec
Psychologist, PsyD, CSAT, CMAT
Verified Verified
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137  (Online Only)
I have been in practice in the Chicago suburbs for years experience serving individuals from adolescence through adulthood in individual psychotherapy couples therapy. Although my practice is a general psychological practice, I maintain specialties in the areas of anxiety disorders including phobias and obsessive-compulsive disorder, addictions including process addictions and sexual addiction, and attention-deficit disorder in adolescents and adults. I am a licensed psychologist in Illinois, and hold certifications in the treatment of sexual addiction (CSAT) and multiple addictions (CMAT). For more information, please visit my website at http://www.garydecpsyd.com.
I have been in practice in the Chicago suburbs for years experience serving individuals from adolescence through adulthood in individual psychotherapy couples therapy. Although my practice is a general psychological practice, I maintain specialties in the areas of anxiety disorders including phobias and obsessive-compulsive disorder, addictions including process addictions and sexual addiction, and attention-deficit disorder in adolescents and adults. I am a licensed psychologist in Illinois, and hold certifications in the treatment of sexual addiction (CSAT) and multiple addictions (CMAT). For more information, please visit my website at http://www.garydecpsyd.com.
(630) 426-3436 View (630) 426-3436
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Terry L Wright
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
I have been in private practice for twenty-six years and work with individuals, couples, and families. In person and telehealth appointments are available. I work with children, adolescents and adults at every stage of their lives. I have a diverse practice and have greatly appreciated the diversity of my clients' life experience. My work focuses on supporting growth and individual development as well as symptom relief. I have offices in Glen Ellyn and Chicago and would be happy to speak with you regarding my practice.
I have been in private practice for twenty-six years and work with individuals, couples, and families. In person and telehealth appointments are available. I work with children, adolescents and adults at every stage of their lives. I have a diverse practice and have greatly appreciated the diversity of my clients' life experience. My work focuses on supporting growth and individual development as well as symptom relief. I have offices in Glen Ellyn and Chicago and would be happy to speak with you regarding my practice.
(630) 756-5869 View (630) 756-5869
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Hannah N Sale
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified Verified
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
My experience encompasses the successful treatment of a wide range of mental health issues, including: anxiety, depression, addiction, PTSD, bipolar disorder, grief, and relationship issues including infidelity. My goal is to build a safe connection with my clients. Within our therapeutic relationship, clients are enabled to honestly assess themselves and their circumstances, charting a path to healing- a re-integration of mind, body, soul, environment/community.
My experience encompasses the successful treatment of a wide range of mental health issues, including: anxiety, depression, addiction, PTSD, bipolar disorder, grief, and relationship issues including infidelity. My goal is to build a safe connection with my clients. Within our therapeutic relationship, clients are enabled to honestly assess themselves and their circumstances, charting a path to healing- a re-integration of mind, body, soul, environment/community.
(872) 266-8520 View (872) 266-8520
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Christine Szewczyk
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
I believe that therapy can be an invaluable tool for growth, and I am honored when I can be a part of someone’s journey toward healing. Whether you are new to therapy or have tried it before, my aim is to help you identify and achieve your goals while also maintaining a compassionate and flexible perspective. I realize that everyone has their own pace for engaging in therapeutic work, and I hope to build a collaborative relationship around this.
I believe that therapy can be an invaluable tool for growth, and I am honored when I can be a part of someone’s journey toward healing. Whether you are new to therapy or have tried it before, my aim is to help you identify and achieve your goals while also maintaining a compassionate and flexible perspective. I realize that everyone has their own pace for engaging in therapeutic work, and I hope to build a collaborative relationship around this.
(708) 367-6688 View (708) 367-6688
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Miles Joseph Cook
Pre-Licensed Professional, ALMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
A motivator and engaged clinician from the beginning, Miles is serious about helping his patients achieve high levels of functioning and emotional well-being. Hailing from Sacramento, California - Miles started his clinical career in early 2019 and has been working primarily with men, both young and old, since then. Miles' work is focused on helping men navigate relationship issues, understand and empower their masculinity and femininity, as well as understand their sexuality. Miles supports his patients in striving to be their authentic selves, no matter who it is that they love. Miles works mostly in cognitive psychology.
A motivator and engaged clinician from the beginning, Miles is serious about helping his patients achieve high levels of functioning and emotional well-being. Hailing from Sacramento, California - Miles started his clinical career in early 2019 and has been working primarily with men, both young and old, since then. Miles' work is focused on helping men navigate relationship issues, understand and empower their masculinity and femininity, as well as understand their sexuality. Miles supports his patients in striving to be their authentic selves, no matter who it is that they love. Miles works mostly in cognitive psychology.
(630) 912-9283 View (630) 912-9283
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Samantha McGovern
Counselor, LCPC, CRSS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Combining knowledge and skills acquired through education, a decade of professional experience, and my own lived experience with trauma and recovery, my mission is to facilitate hope and wellness using humor, empathy, validation, and unconditional positive regard. I am familiar with treating a variety of populations and needs from years of work with nonprofit and community mental health agencies, but my passion truly lies with providing therapy to individuals (children through adults), couples, and families. I specialize in treating ADHD, anxiety, depression, anger, emotional-dysregulation, self-esteem, and interpersonal struggles.
Combining knowledge and skills acquired through education, a decade of professional experience, and my own lived experience with trauma and recovery, my mission is to facilitate hope and wellness using humor, empathy, validation, and unconditional positive regard. I am familiar with treating a variety of populations and needs from years of work with nonprofit and community mental health agencies, but my passion truly lies with providing therapy to individuals (children through adults), couples, and families. I specialize in treating ADHD, anxiety, depression, anger, emotional-dysregulation, self-esteem, and interpersonal struggles.
(630) 884-5053 View (630) 884-5053
Substance Use Therapists

How do substance and drug recovery or rehabilitation programs work?

In inpatient programs, individuals live in a facility with other clients in recovery; in outpatient programs, individuals reside at home. These facilities are staffed with healthcare professionals including physicians, nurses, psychologists, counselors, and psychotherapists. Staff often also includes people who have recovered themselves, serving as mentors and guides. These programs may use abstinence, harm reduction, detoxification, psychotherapy, and other methods.

How do 12-step programs combined with psychotherapy work?

Members of 12-step programs help each other reach abstinence and work to maintain it. These programs promote complete change in the individual’s emotional, mental, physical, and even spiritual perspectives. Some programs require that new members attend 90 meetings in 90 days. Many people do attend these programs in conjunction with their work in psychotherapy; the combination of therapy along with 12-step can be extremely effective.

How does harm reduction combined with psychotherapy work?

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, harm reduction prevents death, injury, disease, overdose, and substance misuse. People who choose harm reduction for substance use reduce the amount of drugs they consume. It is not abstinence-based like a 12-step program, but combining harm reduction with psychotherapy proves to be effective for many people.

Are there specific medications for substance and drug use?

There are medications approved to treat substance use disorder—such as buprenorphine, methadone, naltrexone, and acamprosate. These medications do help people cope with substance use as well as avoid the problem of relapse. Naltrexone can help reduce cravings, methadone is an opioid medication used to treat severe pain, and acamprosate may help ease symptoms like poor sleep and anxious feelings.