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.
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(847) 416-8229 
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Gurnee, IL 60031
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Dustin F Makela
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
I can strike a balance between my one-on-one work with the teen by coaching and addressing issues with parents.
Research and experience tells us that effective therapy is predicated on a truly meaningful relationship between client and therapist. I am confident that I can provide a time and space where you and/or your child will feel understood, accepted, cared for, and appropriately challenged to change. I work primarily with adolescents and young adults who are struggling with issues such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, grief and loss, divorce, separated and blended families, life transitions, sexual health and sexual identity, conflicted family relationships, attachment issues, and emotion and behavior management.
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Self Esteem
(847) 457-0283 
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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.
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Self Esteem
(847) 558-1755 
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Gurnee, IL 60031
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Counvetgent Counseling, Inc
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, MA, LPC
Verified
I want to take the opportunity to thank you for reaching out to me. I want to introduce myself. I am Christopher Gerou, and I have practiced counseling for over 22 years. I want to invite you to email or call for an appointment. I offer either a video chat or phone to discuss your challenges more. I look forward to working with you and am interested in where we will go as we start this process of helping you find a solution to address the issues you were seeking to address. I’m also open to serving businesses on a limited basis as a grief counselor, during a crisis need or death in the workplace or Professional Development.
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Self Esteem
(224) 479-0499 
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Gurnee, IL 60031
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Gurnee Counseling Center
Verified
Our goal is simple. To offer people a center that is dedicated to the wellness of the mind, body and spirit. We are focused on solutions that build healthy skills to last a lifetime.
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Self Esteem
(847) 641-2217 
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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
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Self Esteem
(847) 693-4033 
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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.
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Self Esteem
(224) 231-6951 
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Gurnee, IL 60031
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Christine Pope
Counselor, LCPC, CADC
Verified
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, as well as a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. I use a strengths based approach and have worked with clients of all ages. My specialties include behavioral disorders, substance use, anxiety, depression, and life transitions. I have also worked with clients that have experienced trauma ranging from physical and sexual abuse, assault, and experiencing and witnessing violence and negligence. I do not believe there is a one size fits all approach to therapy and believe that every client is the expert on themselves.
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Self Esteem
(224) 458-2401 x126 
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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.
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Self Esteem
(224) 207-4166 x26 
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Gurnee, IL 60031
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Robert Cashen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
I am currently celebrating my 30th year as a therapist. I work with clients to build upon their strengths and to help them eliminate internalized shame so that they can free themselves of emotional pain. Most clients don’t realize how much strength it takes to suffer through struggle. I have a caring, authentic and compassionate approach. I create a safe and nurturing space to help clients develop the power that they already possess to heal themselves and gain meaning and understanding while walking on their unique journey.
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Self Esteem
(847) 961-2344 x27 
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Gurnee, IL 60031
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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.
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Self Esteem
(224) 207-4190 x24 
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Gurnee, IL 60031
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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).
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Self Esteem
(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.
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Self Esteem
(224) 207-4645 
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Gurnee, IL 60031
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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.
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Self Esteem
(224) 424-4194 
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Gurnee, IL 60031
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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.
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Self Esteem
(847) 868-3945 
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Gurnee, IL 60031
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Brett Sisler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I have been providing individual, family, marital and group counseling for over 25 years to clients presenting with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, relationship issues, substance abuse, infidelity, chronic pain, grief and more. I own and manage Rockland Professional Group with my wife, Jill Sisler, LCSW. Our practice has been providing highly professional, experienced, warm and compassionate care in Libertyville, Illinois for over 35 years. We serve clients from all over the north, and northwest suburbs of Chicago.
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Self Esteem
(847) 201-4057 
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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.
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Self Esteem
(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.
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Self Esteem
(847) 440-3705 
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Gurnee, IL 60031
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Jon E Larson
Counselor, EdD, MS, LCPC, CRC, BCPC
Verified
Do you have a hard time being calm and alert? Overloaded with worry, sadness, or anger? Having a hard time focusing, making decisions, or getting along with people? Are you easily distracted, feeling overwhelmed, or experiencing extreme body tension? Do you have low energy, get lousy sleep, or can't shake troubling thoughts? At times, you don't feel like yourself? If any of these describe you, I want to help you.
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Self Esteem
(224) 723-1780 
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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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Self Esteem
(630) 219-1044 
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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.