I have extensive experience and training working with adults in both individual and couples therapy on such issues as depression, anxiety, career problems, and relationship difficulties. relationship difficulties.
In addition, I also specialize in the areas of infertility and adoption.
I work across the age-span, from young children in play therapy, teenagers planning for graduation, college students grasping to stay focused, young women adjusting to motherhood, and older adults seeking more peace in their lives. I am curious about people’s perspectives and how we can shift our thoughts to feel better. I aim to be a supportive guide, with clear communication and professional boundaries. I enjoy helping other people to become assertive. I have worked with many trauma survivors.
Welcome! It is a great privilege to help you during this difficult time in your personal journey. I see individuals experiencing challenging transitions such as recent relocation, career uncertainty, relationship difficulty, along with grief and loss. As a social work therapist, I understand the biopsychosocial complexity surrounding the stress in our worlds and seek to help you move towards healing and inner peace. By peeling back the personal and environmental layers surrounding concerns, I can help you rediscover your unique strengths in a safe and compassionate space.
I began practice in 2010 and since that time have had the opportunity to spend time with people from all walks of life. From practicing counseling in a penitentiary to the community, and a number of stops in between, I have had the chance see people through a landscape of ups and downs on the path of getting back to feeling like themselves again.
Aging can be amazing, especially when you learn ways to survive and thrive life transitions such as: changing family roles, getting married or divorced, becoming a parent, moving or downsizing your home, loss of spouse, and/or changes to your physical health. In fact, transitions are the perfect time to reinvent yourself, develop new friendships, and explore new interests and activities. Let me help you maximize your joy and vitality at every age and stage of life! Our sessions might be one-on-one, or you might include your spouse or other family members. We will figure that out together!
**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.
Looking to find peace and balance in your life? Alana DeVaughn has over 20 years experience in the counseling profession with extensive knowledge in individual, couples and family therapy. Alana provides you with a safe, empathetic environment to address your issues and help you improve your quality of life. Alana specializes in anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, grief, domestic violence and women's issues. Call today to take the first step in finding your inner peace.
So many women and girls struggle to feel like they are enough. Thoughts such as "I’ll never be good enough, pretty enough, smart enough, lovable enough, accomplished enough..." run through their heads on repeat. I have a passion for helping women and girls understand their incredible value and worth and for supporting those who, for any number of reasons, are feeling anxious, stressed, weary, weighed down, and running on empty. In therapy, together we will strive to root out any challenges, whether they be lies we have been told that need the light of truth shown upon them, or anything else causing pain and difficulty.
I have over 30 years of experience as a psychologist helping individuals: Reduce stress, anxiety, fears and depression; Improve relationships and communication; Cope with loss and change; Increase self esteem, self acceptance and life satisfaction; Achieve goals and make healthier decision; Work on other concerns including LGBTQ issues. I have daytime and evening appointments and I'm in network with the insurance plans listed.
Welcome! With much gratitude, I thank you for visiting my profile. My name is Maritza Solis and I am a Bilingual/Bicultural Clinical Social Worker in Illinois. I see and treat children, ages 8 and up, adolescents, and adults. I also provide therapy in both English and Spanish. I enjoy working with parents and their child or adolescent in addressing their parent/child relationship problems. I also enjoy working with individuals who are looking to work and address their emotional, physical, and spiritual needs in therapy.
When we deny our feelings, pushing them away (depressing them), we get depressed. When we shame our needs and criticize ourselves for being weak/needy, we strengthen the fear that causes us to hide who we really are. This increases anxiety. When we deny traumatic memories, we develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Numbing reality and denying real injustices will protect us from pain in the short run. Denying what is real, however, flings us into an inner conflict in which we resist the things that we need the most, and cling to the things that make us most dysfunctional.
Welcome! It is a great privilege to help you during this stage in your personal journey. I see individuals experiencing challenging transitions such as relocation, career uncertainty, relationship difficulty, and grief and loss. As a therapist, I understand the complex factors contributing to stress in our lives. I will help you move towards healing and inner peace. By peeling back the personal and environmental layers surrounding your concerns, we will rediscover your unique strengths in a safe and compassionate space.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MBA, MA, LPC, NCC
Do you long to have more fulfilling relationships? Is pain from your past or worry about the future stealing your joy to live in the present? I am here for you during difficult seasons and hold a safe space for healing and growth.
I know you can find your source for inner strength and overcome what's bothering you. I know you can make your way to the other side of the issues you're experiencing. It takes some work and willingness to try new ideas. Depression, anxiety, partner conflict, the effects of big life changes, grief, issues of aging, many types of loss, all are familiar to me. Together we can find the way to resolve what's keeping you from being the person you want to be.
Dr. Benton strives to engage clients in a collaborative therapeutic relationship that is empathic and attuned to their thoughts and feelings. She works to see the world through their lens. In this safe and accepting environment, clients are supported as they begin to explore the reasons that brought them to therapy. Dr. Benton guides clients as they gain insight and awareness to life patterns and themes. She encourages clients to give voice to their thoughts, feelings and reactions in hopes of interrupting painful cycles and creating a greater feeling of freedom, choice, flexibility, and empowerment.
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 believe counseling is a way for everyone to process the events that have happened or are happening in their lives, and work alongside them to develop positive coping skills. Clients can expect for me to meet them where they are in life and approach our counseling relationship with empathy, interest, and intuition. I enjoy working with individuals from adolescents to adults and providing couples' counseling, including pre-marital, marriage counseling, infertility, and adoption. I have experience working with depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, men's issues, and sex addiction.
I specialize in Bipolar, Addiction, Dual Diagnosis and Anxiety. I enjoy working with adults who want to address the underlying issues that are causing difficulties. In my client-centered approach, I work collaboratively with clients to move towards change that is effective. I use a psychodynamic approach that encompasses the whole person and the life span. We are a culmination of all our experiences. Understanding this with guidance is what leads to long term change in behavior and emotion. Developing a support system is essential to recovery and growth.
Are you stuck, unable to make the lasting changes you’re longing for? Maybe you are struggling to figure out what you should do and how to do it? Perhaps relationships are strained and you feel you go around and around. You may know where you want to be but can't figure out how to get there, and maybe even feel like giving up. Often, the first step is simply being heard, feeling understood and accepted unconditionally. The fact that you are reading this shows you have hope, hope that you can find inner peace and clarity, and then be able to take those steps that feel safe to you.
Therapy is a process of self discovery that enables you to recognize unhealthy patterns of behavior and learn effective coping strategies for optimal health and well-being. I provide a safe environment for psychotherapy through a warm, open communication style. I believe psychotherapy is a collaborative undertaking between patient and therapist; that listening, understanding and respecting each patient's unique story is necessary for optimal treatment.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Grayslake are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Grayslake then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Grayslake, or Child Psychologists in Grayslake.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Grayslake psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Grayslake specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.