Therapists in Highland Park, IL

Photo of Beisabel Velasco, LCPC, ICDVP, Counselor
Beisabel Velasco
Counselor, LCPC, ICDVP
Verified Verified
Highland Park, IL 60035  (Online Only)
If you’ve ever tried to do all you could to repair or calm your relationship with yourself, partners, family, or others, but still end up feeling confused, hurt, guilty, and/or hopeless, you are not alone. Together, we will work on strategies that allow you to explore who you are and build a healthy, meaningful relationship.
If you’ve ever tried to do all you could to repair or calm your relationship with yourself, partners, family, or others, but still end up feeling confused, hurt, guilty, and/or hopeless, you are not alone. Together, we will work on strategies that allow you to explore who you are and build a healthy, meaningful relationship.
(847) 613-1598 View (847) 613-1598
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Curt Kearney
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Highland Park, IL 60035
I mostly work in an Internal Family Systems (IFS), relational way. To me that means working in therapy towards having good enough internal harmony. Life is hard and life is amazing. Because life can be hard, we often have to get into intense, protective relationships with ourselves. Then parts of us can be pushed into the shadows. So we can wind up feeling "out of whack" and living our daily lives can be harder. Therapy can help us work with our multifaceted psychology so that we then have greater internal friendship and harmony. That can then translate into our relationships, our work, and our lives in the world.
I mostly work in an Internal Family Systems (IFS), relational way. To me that means working in therapy towards having good enough internal harmony. Life is hard and life is amazing. Because life can be hard, we often have to get into intense, protective relationships with ourselves. Then parts of us can be pushed into the shadows. So we can wind up feeling "out of whack" and living our daily lives can be harder. Therapy can help us work with our multifaceted psychology so that we then have greater internal friendship and harmony. That can then translate into our relationships, our work, and our lives in the world.
(224) 328-2254 View (224) 328-2254
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Victoria Baum - The Relationship Changer
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC, LMHC, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
Highland Park, IL 60035
Being heard, understood, supported and appreciated can make the difference in how we experience life. Whether it is individual counseling or relationship counseling you seek, we will work together to improve how you think and feel about yourself, your relationship(s) and therefore, your life. I will help guide you to express your feelings, your thoughts and most importantly, learn to take the actions required to achieve the positive outcomes you seek. Making real change is not easy, however, I believe, with assistance, we can achieve great things working together.
Being heard, understood, supported and appreciated can make the difference in how we experience life. Whether it is individual counseling or relationship counseling you seek, we will work together to improve how you think and feel about yourself, your relationship(s) and therefore, your life. I will help guide you to express your feelings, your thoughts and most importantly, learn to take the actions required to achieve the positive outcomes you seek. Making real change is not easy, however, I believe, with assistance, we can achieve great things working together.
(224) 268-8385 View (224) 268-8385
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Sheryl Roessler
MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Highland Park, IL 60035
I tutor, coach and counsel students from 8-thru the end of college.Issues range from executive functioning,ADHD, anxiety, learning disabilities, motivation, etc. I am an educational therapist and work with issues that impact self-confidence and academic success.
I tutor, coach and counsel students from 8-thru the end of college.Issues range from executive functioning,ADHD, anxiety, learning disabilities, motivation, etc. I am an educational therapist and work with issues that impact self-confidence and academic success.
(224) 707-8437 View (224) 707-8437
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Harry James Nozicka
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Highland Park, IL 60035
I have been in Private Practice for many years and pride myself on keeping up to date on learning some of the most contemporary therapeutic approaches available today. My services go beyond traditional talking about problems and focus more on helping people maximize their strengths through the use of contemporary and innovative therapies such as Brainspotting, EMDR, Mindfulness informed therapy, and Clinical Hypnosis. These approaches are extremely effective in dealing with or overcoming anxiety, depression, stress, conflicts, trauma, performance issues, and stress-intensified physical problems.
I have been in Private Practice for many years and pride myself on keeping up to date on learning some of the most contemporary therapeutic approaches available today. My services go beyond traditional talking about problems and focus more on helping people maximize their strengths through the use of contemporary and innovative therapies such as Brainspotting, EMDR, Mindfulness informed therapy, and Clinical Hypnosis. These approaches are extremely effective in dealing with or overcoming anxiety, depression, stress, conflicts, trauma, performance issues, and stress-intensified physical problems.
(847) 440-3668 View (847) 440-3668
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Dr. Patricia L. Ashley
Psychologist, PsyD, MA, MBA
Verified Verified
Highland Park, IL 60035  (Online Only)
As a former corporate executive and business owner, I offer a unique perspective in my work as a psychologist and professional counselor. My practice is focused on supporting adults who are facing difficult life transitions, feeling stuck and unable to create the life they want, seeking to improve the quality of their personal and professional relationships, or struggling to overcome significant loss or trauma.
As a former corporate executive and business owner, I offer a unique perspective in my work as a psychologist and professional counselor. My practice is focused on supporting adults who are facing difficult life transitions, feeling stuck and unable to create the life they want, seeking to improve the quality of their personal and professional relationships, or struggling to overcome significant loss or trauma.
(312) 313-1477 View (312) 313-1477
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Serge Sorokin
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Highland Park, IL 60035
Dr. Sorokin effectively treats depression, anxiety, Bipolar Disorder and substance abuse by successfully combining hypnosis and psychotherapy. He also specializes in relationship problems, anger management, OCD, domestic abuse, sleep issues and PTSD. If you feel stock in life and powerless to change things, if you feel fatigue and constantly worry it's time to start changing your life. Dr. Sorokin utilizes his innovative approach to create a long-lasting improvement in your emotional and physical condition and achieve a successful, balanced life. He effectively utilizes holistic approach to help you recognize an important unity of human body, mind and spirit.
Dr. Sorokin effectively treats depression, anxiety, Bipolar Disorder and substance abuse by successfully combining hypnosis and psychotherapy. He also specializes in relationship problems, anger management, OCD, domestic abuse, sleep issues and PTSD. If you feel stock in life and powerless to change things, if you feel fatigue and constantly worry it's time to start changing your life. Dr. Sorokin utilizes his innovative approach to create a long-lasting improvement in your emotional and physical condition and achieve a successful, balanced life. He effectively utilizes holistic approach to help you recognize an important unity of human body, mind and spirit.
(847) 607-6525 View (847) 607-6525
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Lisa Lang
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Highland Park, IL 60035
Waitlist for new clients
We all struggle sometimes. When life's challenges become too overwhelming, gathering the courage to reach out for professional help can be incredibly difficult. I am committed to providing you with a safe, supportive place where we can address the problems you are facing. I specialize in helping individuals and families gain clarity and resolution about distressing thoughts, emotions and behaviors. We will work together to enhance insight and develop personal strengths to help you move forward towards a more fulfilling life.
We all struggle sometimes. When life's challenges become too overwhelming, gathering the courage to reach out for professional help can be incredibly difficult. I am committed to providing you with a safe, supportive place where we can address the problems you are facing. I specialize in helping individuals and families gain clarity and resolution about distressing thoughts, emotions and behaviors. We will work together to enhance insight and develop personal strengths to help you move forward towards a more fulfilling life.
(203) 437-4506 View (203) 437-4506
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Christi McSweeney
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Highland Park, IL 60035
Are you the person who helps everyone in your life? After giving and giving, you've noticed that you have started to feel resentful and you're wondering why you can't get the same help in return. You start to feel alone even when you're with your partner, family or friends. You try to ask for help, but you feel stuck in a cycle of feeling confused or like a burden and you're still left alone feeling frustrated, anxious, depleted, and your mind is racing with the never ending to-do list.
Are you the person who helps everyone in your life? After giving and giving, you've noticed that you have started to feel resentful and you're wondering why you can't get the same help in return. You start to feel alone even when you're with your partner, family or friends. You try to ask for help, but you feel stuck in a cycle of feeling confused or like a burden and you're still left alone feeling frustrated, anxious, depleted, and your mind is racing with the never ending to-do list.
(847) 262-9058 View (847) 262-9058
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Alissa Simon
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified Verified
Highland Park, IL 60035
We all face challenging moments in our lives—whether we are experiencing anxiety or sadness, difficulty coping with life events, conflictual relationships, or a desire for a greater self-esteem.  As a therapist, I can help you identify your unique gifts and needs, free you from maladaptive patterns, examine your past, and allow you to take charge of your life story. The power of therapy and our therapeutic relationship can get you moving. After all, sometimes we need an objective listener, someone to validate us, challenge us, and offer new perspectives. The same applies to kids and I often utilize play for assessing and treatment.
We all face challenging moments in our lives—whether we are experiencing anxiety or sadness, difficulty coping with life events, conflictual relationships, or a desire for a greater self-esteem.  As a therapist, I can help you identify your unique gifts and needs, free you from maladaptive patterns, examine your past, and allow you to take charge of your life story. The power of therapy and our therapeutic relationship can get you moving. After all, sometimes we need an objective listener, someone to validate us, challenge us, and offer new perspectives. The same applies to kids and I often utilize play for assessing and treatment.
(847) 649-6301 x2 View (847) 649-6301 x2
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Nora Aisenberg
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Highland Park, IL 60035
My approach to psychotherapy begins with establishing trust and a collaborative relationship with clients. I utilize insight to help individuals gain more self awareness, as well as evidence based skills approaches to foster change, achieve mastery and shift patterns of behaviors. I provide support and coping mechanisms to those who are going through transitions, loss and other life adjustments. As a therapist I bring compassion, genuineness and a commitment to help clients prepare to learn, grow and discover their strengths and capacities.
My approach to psychotherapy begins with establishing trust and a collaborative relationship with clients. I utilize insight to help individuals gain more self awareness, as well as evidence based skills approaches to foster change, achieve mastery and shift patterns of behaviors. I provide support and coping mechanisms to those who are going through transitions, loss and other life adjustments. As a therapist I bring compassion, genuineness and a commitment to help clients prepare to learn, grow and discover their strengths and capacities.
(847) 499-1062 View (847) 499-1062
Photo of Eve Cooper Agin, MA, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Eve Cooper Agin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified Verified
Highland Park, IL 60035
There are times in life when issues can feel too big to handle on your own. At these moments I believe it is a strength to reach out and ask for help. It has been a labor of love for me that for over 30 years I have been able to help people through these difficult times.
There are times in life when issues can feel too big to handle on your own. At these moments I believe it is a strength to reach out and ask for help. It has been a labor of love for me that for over 30 years I have been able to help people through these difficult times.
(872) 401-8494 View (872) 401-8494
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Michael Binder Psychotherapist
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Highland Park, IL 60035
Dr. Binder is a highly experienced psychotherapist and psychiatrist, who uses his extensive experience with both forms of therapy to determine which approach is most appropriate for which patient. Highly efficient eclectic and holistic treatment approach. Most patients experience improvement within 1 week. Timely appointments and weekends available for those who need treatment on short notice. Doctor is highly accessible by direct page.
Dr. Binder is a highly experienced psychotherapist and psychiatrist, who uses his extensive experience with both forms of therapy to determine which approach is most appropriate for which patient. Highly efficient eclectic and holistic treatment approach. Most patients experience improvement within 1 week. Timely appointments and weekends available for those who need treatment on short notice. Doctor is highly accessible by direct page.
(847) 984-0746 View (847) 984-0746
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Wendie T Dalberg LCSW & Associates
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Highland Park, IL 60035
Whether your present situation involves long standing internal issues, current life situations, or a combination of both, I can help you identify the sources of your discomfort. I often find that there is a parallel component of shame, self rebuking that comes with this discomfort. If so, it becomes a goal between me and the client to help lift this burden. Helping to develop an improved perspective, can in and of itself be quite reassuring. Perhaps surprising, humor often finds it's way into our sessions. I find that there is much relief to be had through shared laughter and the commonality of human experiences.
Whether your present situation involves long standing internal issues, current life situations, or a combination of both, I can help you identify the sources of your discomfort. I often find that there is a parallel component of shame, self rebuking that comes with this discomfort. If so, it becomes a goal between me and the client to help lift this burden. Helping to develop an improved perspective, can in and of itself be quite reassuring. Perhaps surprising, humor often finds it's way into our sessions. I find that there is much relief to be had through shared laughter and the commonality of human experiences.
(224) 347-7163 View (224) 347-7163
Photo of Joan Merlo,  LCSW, MSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Joan Merlo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Highland Park, IL 60035
You are not alone! We all face challenging and painful times when we might feel stressed, overwhelmed, and unsure about how to cope, survive and move forward. You may be in such a place right now. Perhaps you are struggling with managing depression, anxiety, and relational problems; handling family and parenting difficulties, adjusting to painful grief and loss, or navigating complicated life shifts and transitions. Your willingness to search for therapeutic help is a courageous first step toward positive change. It is a testament to your resilience and your hope to live a happier, more authentic, meaningful and fulfilling life.
You are not alone! We all face challenging and painful times when we might feel stressed, overwhelmed, and unsure about how to cope, survive and move forward. You may be in such a place right now. Perhaps you are struggling with managing depression, anxiety, and relational problems; handling family and parenting difficulties, adjusting to painful grief and loss, or navigating complicated life shifts and transitions. Your willingness to search for therapeutic help is a courageous first step toward positive change. It is a testament to your resilience and your hope to live a happier, more authentic, meaningful and fulfilling life.
(847) 558-1404 View (847) 558-1404
Photo of Maggie Beitler, PsyD, Psychologist
Maggie Beitler
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Highland Park, IL 60035
I understand that everyone is different and each person has a unique set of circumstances for incorporating therapy into their life. There is a tremendous amount of pressure in today’s world and making time for mental health is more important than ever to ensure life is not just lived, but enjoyed. My goal is to bring a sense of calmness and hope to help my clients realize they are not alone and guide them down a path where they can overcome their fears, addictions, anxiety and depression to move forward with confidence and strength.
I understand that everyone is different and each person has a unique set of circumstances for incorporating therapy into their life. There is a tremendous amount of pressure in today’s world and making time for mental health is more important than ever to ensure life is not just lived, but enjoyed. My goal is to bring a sense of calmness and hope to help my clients realize they are not alone and guide them down a path where they can overcome their fears, addictions, anxiety and depression to move forward with confidence and strength.
(847) 558-6747 x8 View (847) 558-6747 x8
Photo of Jennifer Robin, MA, LCPC, CAPTP, Counselor
Jennifer Robin
Counselor, MA, LCPC, CAPTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Highland Park, IL 60035
When we feel understood by another person we feel better about ourselves. My practice is based in helping children adolescents and adults feel accepted and supported. Therapy offers the opportunity to explore and observe oneself in relation to the world and with others. Increased self awareness improves our ability to develop more effective coping skills for managing our responses to lifes challenges and stress. For children and young adults especially mastering a sense of self control can lead to increased confidence and a sense of well being.
When we feel understood by another person we feel better about ourselves. My practice is based in helping children adolescents and adults feel accepted and supported. Therapy offers the opportunity to explore and observe oneself in relation to the world and with others. Increased self awareness improves our ability to develop more effective coping skills for managing our responses to lifes challenges and stress. For children and young adults especially mastering a sense of self control can lead to increased confidence and a sense of well being.
(847) 780-9402 View (847) 780-9402
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Stephanie Mantelman
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Highland Park, IL 60035
I am a trauma-informed psychotherapist with 8 years of experience in many settings. One of the most important things is to make a connection, create a safe space, and build a course of treatment based on each individual needs. I offer compassion and also direction to my clients.
I am a trauma-informed psychotherapist with 8 years of experience in many settings. One of the most important things is to make a connection, create a safe space, and build a course of treatment based on each individual needs. I offer compassion and also direction to my clients.
(847) 744-9432 View (847) 744-9432
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Kathryn Schoenbrod
MD
Verified Verified
Highland Park, IL 60035
I have been in private practice since 1985. I am a general adult psychiatrist and see those age 13 and older, one of the few psychiatrists who still do psychotherapy as well as medication management. You may see my complete listing under "psychiatrist". (note: I am an out-of-network provider.)
I have been in private practice since 1985. I am a general adult psychiatrist and see those age 13 and older, one of the few psychiatrists who still do psychotherapy as well as medication management. You may see my complete listing under "psychiatrist". (note: I am an out-of-network provider.)
(847) 649-6426 View (847) 649-6426
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Ellen Mazza
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CPT
Verified Verified
Highland Park, IL 60035
If you feel that you are not functioning as well as you'd like to or are not working up to your full potential, therapy can help! I use a cognitive behavioral approach, and behavior modification to help clients achieve their goals. I work with kids as young as 3 up through adults. My innovative and unconventional approach makes therapy fun and unintimidating. I work closely with schools and doctors to provide the best treatment possible.
If you feel that you are not functioning as well as you'd like to or are not working up to your full potential, therapy can help! I use a cognitive behavioral approach, and behavior modification to help clients achieve their goals. I work with kids as young as 3 up through adults. My innovative and unconventional approach makes therapy fun and unintimidating. I work closely with schools and doctors to provide the best treatment possible.
(847) 278-2955 View (847) 278-2955

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Number of Therapists in Highland Park, IL

200+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in Highland Park, IL who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
93% Depression
85% Relationship Issues
82% Self Esteem
73% Coping Skills
70% Grief
68% Stress

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

97% BlueCross and BlueShield
42% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
40% Aetna

How Therapists in Highland Park, IL see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
21% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Highland Park?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.