Therapists for Teens in Gurnee, IL

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Karen Wright, LCPC-The Wright Advocate
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Verified
**LIMITED AVAILABILITY** Tough times can be hard to get through, but it's possible to overcome them. Maybe you're a parent of a struggling teen whom often wonders what you can do to help them feel better? Maybe you're struggling with a difficult past or current situation that's left you feeling hurt, hopeless, lost, confused, angry, or alone? Please know that you are NOT alone and there is hope! We can work through this together in a supportive, non-judgment space where issues are slowly confronted with empathy to inspire healing and growth. You can OWN your story, heal, and move forward with hope and determination.
LGBTQ+
Female
(847) 416-8229 
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Gurnee, IL 60031
Offers online therapy
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Sara Luce
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
We are LifePoint Child & Family Therapy! We offer personalized therapy for children, their families, couples and individuals. We specialize in youth who experienced a negative event(s) and are struggling to manage their emotions and behaviors.
LGBTQ+
Female
(847) 558-1755 
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Gurnee, IL 60031
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Lynda Throm
Counselor, MEd, LCPC
Verified
I want to commend you for your bravery in taking the first step towards reaching out for help. Counseling can give you a non-judgmental place to vent as well as a place to learn about new ways to manage overwhelming feelings. As a therapist, my main way of understanding how people work is through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. It can help us challenge our negative thoughts and utilize healthy coping skills. I primarily take a humanistic approach with my clients and make sure to address psychosocial, biological, developmental, spiritual, and cultural issues as needed since every client is unique.
LGBTQ+
Female
(224) 231-6951 
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Gurnee, IL 60031
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Julie Paladino
MSW
Do you or your child seem stressed? Not quite sure how you landed where you are? Are you feeling exasperated? Overwhelmed? Everyone can benefit from support! Consider LifePoint as we offer personalized therapy for individuals, youth and their families specializing in those who experienced a negative event(s) and are struggling to manage their emotions and behaviors. This could look like: *tantrums *trouble focusing *acting out in social situations *excessive fear *hard time sleeping *withdrawal *appearing sad or anxious *hard time connecting with others *reenacting bad experience *hard time calming down *lacking self confidence
LGBTQ+
Female
(847) 693-4033 
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Gurnee, IL 60031
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Nada Pavlovic
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Have you ever felt “stuck” in your life and not sure how to move forward to make positive changes? I strongly believe that when we cannot make changes to our situation, we need to make changes to our thinking and perception, which requires exploration and support. When we can make changes to our situation, it can be risky and scary and best done with plenty of planning and validation. I am passionate about helping people make these “shifts” in perception and situation.
LGBTQ+
Female
(224) 207-4166 x26 
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Gurnee, IL 60031
Offers online therapy
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Holly Sheahan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I have been a therapist for over 20 years. I love people, and appreciate that my work allows me to develop authentic, meaningful relationships with my clients. I bring warmth, compassion and humor into my sessions. This helps establish and nurture a strong, therapeutic bond, which is essential for the difficult work of therapy. Life is really hard, and therapy can help reveal hope in the midst of pain and confusion. It illuminates the inner strength and resiliency that people need, but often can’t see or access within themselves.
LGBTQ+
Female
(224) 207-4190 x24 
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Gurnee, IL 60031
Offers online therapy
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Lisa Alexoff
Counselor, MS, LCPC, NCC
Verified
Feeling overwhelmed, frustrated? Trying to move forward on your journey, but getting derailed, sidetracked or stuck? I believe we all have the power within us to bring about the change we wish for in our lives, we may just need someone to help us tap into our inner wisdom and strength. I work with others as they find the best ways to recognize, accept and overcome any roadblocks to creating the life they want. Whether you are dealing with a personal growth, parenting issue, medical problem, ADHD or anxiety, we will create a judgement free zone where your strengths are valued, unhelpful patterns are replaced and you are empowered!
LGBTQ+
Female
(224) 803-3160 
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Gurnee, IL 60031
Offers online therapy
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Dearbone Counseling Center Inc.
Counselor, LCPC, LPC, LSOTP, CADC, EMDR
Verified
My experience and educational background are directly related and have provided me with a well-rounded background in Therapy. I am a Military veteran with 30 plus years of experience working with patients in psychiatric hospitals, state mental health facilities, Illinois Department of Corrections, and in private practice. I am currently licensed to practice in Illinois, Kansas and Georgia. I also provide Tele-health service to Military members overseas (OCONUS).
LGBTQ+
Female
(708) 462-6361 
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Gurnee, IL 60031
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Glenisha L. C. Foreman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC, NCC, CTP, CTMH
Verified
Glenisha Foreman is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Marine Corp Veteran. Serving in the military enabled her to travel to various places around the world. During her travels, Glenisha learned from, interacted, and worked with people of various cultures and ethnicities. She continues to be open and interested in learning about what is unique to you. She has experience working in mental health, as well as substance abuse. She is passionate about working with Veterans, adolescents and adults. Life gets tough sometimes and as much as some people would like to handle it themselves know that its ok to ask for help.
LGBTQ+
Female
(224) 207-4645 
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Gurnee, IL 60031
Offers online therapy
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Cindy McKnight
Counselor, MS, LCPC, NCC, CCTP, EMDR
Verified
Hello and thank you for taking the time to read my biography. I received my MS in Human Services/Community Counseling. I have 20 years experience in MH and have been successful in working with individuals, couples, families and children. I have a particular clinical area of strength working with teens, women, men and first responders. I am also trained in EMDR level I & II, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Sex Therapy. I can also provide short-term counseling. My clinical approach is evidence based treatment as I am trained to work with various populations. We offer sessions in Libertyville, Gurnee and Buffalo Grove.
LGBTQ+
Female
(224) 424-4194 
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Gurnee, IL 60031
Offers online therapy
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Carol Paxton Cox
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
My primary goal is to help clients find the hope and courage to change and heal. I believe that all life circumstances, relationships, and experiences can lead to change and greater self-acceptance. Ultimately therapy helps clients cope with loss and use difficult life transitions to promote growth. In working with individuals, couples, families, and children, I have helped them cultivate resources and develop strengths from very challenging diagnoses and life circumstances. I have helped clients suffering from relationship conflicts, health crises, depression, trauma and loss issues, compulsive behaviors, and anxiety disorders.
LGBTQ+
Female
(847) 868-3945 
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Gurnee, IL 60031
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Brittany Salvador
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
I strive to help clients develop the self-awareness and coping skills to manage problems as they arise. I utilize mindfulness and acceptance strategies as well as cognitive behavioral skills to assist clients in making positive changes. I believe that with skills and support, problems can become manageable.
LGBTQ+
Female
(224) 385-0208 
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Gurnee, IL 60031
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Connie Stanislaus
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
If you have found yourself here, Thank you for your courage. In our quiet moments, we wish for a safe place to explore our darkness to discover our light within. A reduction in anxiety brings peace. Being soulful in humanness is our challenge. Often we find ourselves in confusion with negative voices in our head that pulls at our hearts. No matter what our circumstances, suppression of our true nature will result in anxiety, depression or relationship problems. Circumstances may change or even improve, yet self love eludes us. Acceptance and management of ALL feelings is the way to peace of mind.
LGBTQ+
Female
(847) 440-3705 
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Gurnee, IL 60031
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Laurie A Benton
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
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.
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Female
(630) 219-1044 
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Gurnee, IL 60031
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Lynn Moosman, MA, LCPC
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
You can feel better! I am convinced that within each of us is the ability to heal from painful emotional symptoms and to live a well balanced, fulfilling life...a peaceful life. I know that coming to counseling can lead to better relationships, solutions to specific problems, and significant reduction in feelings of distress. This I have learned from working for over 20 years in professional counseling psychology, in business management positions and personal experience.
LGBTQ+
Female
(847) 941-0548 
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Gurnee, IL 60031
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Monica Deca Nanul
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Reaching out for help to gain mental health balance is a tough decision. My approach to healing is nurturing YOUR intrinsic seed of survival, your attitude towards therapy is your key to healing. Together we can work towards reaching YOUR goals , for YOU to gain the ability to live life to your maximum potential.
LGBTQ+
Female
(262) 239-7551 
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Gurnee, IL 60031
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Tracy Gilmore
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MFA, LCSW
Verified
I think I work best with clients whose goals are both large and realistic: working with depth enough for deep healing and growth, but with an eye to the practical, and with clear communication back and forth. Clients who need to tackle embarrassing, painful and difficult issues may appreciate my gently direct, understanding and non-judgmental approach. Those who have been frustrated with cookie-cutter approaches may appreciate my close listening, collaboration, and inventiveness based on extensive training and experience. I find I work well with a variety of symptoms and presenting problems in adults, children and relationships.
LGBTQ+
Female
(312) 626-4404 
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Gurnee, IL 60031
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Lisa M Gallagher
Counselor, MA, LCPC, CCTP, CTMH
Verified
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with over 20 years’ experience working in the mental health field. I have experience working in a variety of settings including private practice, community counseling, in home services and acute hospitalization. These experiences have allowed me to gain the knowledge, techniques and approaches to help my clients get back to a comfortable place in life.
LGBTQ+
Female
(224) 504-1668 
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Gurnee, IL 60031
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Teen Therapists
Adolescence can be a time of both disorientation and discovery. The transitional period can raise questions of independence and identity; as adolescents cultivate their sense of self, they may face difficult choices about academics, friendship, sexuality, gender identity, drugs, and alcohol.

Most teens have a relatively egocentric perspective on life; a state of mind that usually abates with age. They often focus on themselves and believe that everyone else—from a best friend to a distant crush—is focused on them too. They may grapple with insecurities and feelings of being judged. Relationships with family members often take a backseat to peer groups, romantic interests, and appearance, which teens perceive as increasingly important during this time.

The transition can naturally lead to anxiety about physical development, evolving relationships with others, and one's place in the larger world. Mild anxiety and other challenges are typical, but serious mental health conditions also emerge during adolescence. Finding a teen therapist in Gurnee and addressing a disorder early on can help ensure the best possible outcome.