Alcohol Use Therapists in Kenilworth, IL

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Mental Fitness and Recovery Coaching
Drug & Alcohol Counselor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kenilworth, IL 60043
Hi, I'm Ray Schaub! I'm an alcohol/addiction recovery coach, as well as a mental fitness coach. I'm not a therapist or psychiatrist, although I support working with such professionals when appropriate. Our work together will be based on setting goals and taking actions. Together we can explore your options and create a plan that's in line with your own personal experience and desired outcomes, whatever they may be. Whether you have a lot of recovery time under your belt, or are just exploring whether recovery may be right for you, I'm happy to just lend an ear to see if I can help and if we're a good fit for each other.
Hi, I'm Ray Schaub! I'm an alcohol/addiction recovery coach, as well as a mental fitness coach. I'm not a therapist or psychiatrist, although I support working with such professionals when appropriate. Our work together will be based on setting goals and taking actions. Together we can explore your options and create a plan that's in line with your own personal experience and desired outcomes, whatever they may be. Whether you have a lot of recovery time under your belt, or are just exploring whether recovery may be right for you, I'm happy to just lend an ear to see if I can help and if we're a good fit for each other.
(646) 722-0469 View (646) 722-0469
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Lauren Madden
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Kenilworth, IL 60043
Utilizing a variety of approaches and styles, my passion is helping individuals and systems overcome life changes, stressors, and figuring out the “why”. I have experience supporting those of all ages with depression, anxiety, executive functioning issues, career development, and most recently, I spent 2 years leading facilities catered to those struggling with the disease of addiction. Discomfort comes from incongruence within yourself - between what is present and what you’d like to be. You are the expert on your life, and together we can make sure you are on the path to being the best version of you possible!
Utilizing a variety of approaches and styles, my passion is helping individuals and systems overcome life changes, stressors, and figuring out the “why”. I have experience supporting those of all ages with depression, anxiety, executive functioning issues, career development, and most recently, I spent 2 years leading facilities catered to those struggling with the disease of addiction. Discomfort comes from incongruence within yourself - between what is present and what you’d like to be. You are the expert on your life, and together we can make sure you are on the path to being the best version of you possible!
(224) 218-5091 x1 View (224) 218-5091 x1
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Erin Berenz
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Kenilworth, IL 60043  (Online Only)
Therapy works best when there is a strong, trusting relationship between the client and therapist. My goal is to create a collaborative and supportive environment where you feel safe sharing your challenges and hopes for the future. I believe evidence-based therapy techniques are most successful when they are applied flexibly, taking the context of your life, personal identities, culture, and past experiences into account.
Therapy works best when there is a strong, trusting relationship between the client and therapist. My goal is to create a collaborative and supportive environment where you feel safe sharing your challenges and hopes for the future. I believe evidence-based therapy techniques are most successful when they are applied flexibly, taking the context of your life, personal identities, culture, and past experiences into account.
(844) 287-4228 View (844) 287-4228
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John K. Schlesinger
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Kenilworth, IL 60043
I provide psychological therapy which focuses on the way that people think and behave. My practice specializes in working with children/adolescents and college/post-college adults who have problems adapting to their current life circumstances. Each person brings into treatment all their experiences, both joyous and problematic, which provides a base for the development of individualized goals and objectives.
I provide psychological therapy which focuses on the way that people think and behave. My practice specializes in working with children/adolescents and college/post-college adults who have problems adapting to their current life circumstances. Each person brings into treatment all their experiences, both joyous and problematic, which provides a base for the development of individualized goals and objectives.
(773) 786-9764 View (773) 786-9764
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Gabriela Raijer
Counselor, LCPC, MA
Verified Verified
Kenilworth, IL 60043  (Online Only)
Are you ready to take control of your life? Change can be scary, particularly when other forces are bringing you down. Sometimes you wonder if you can truly get out of bad situations or wonder how to even begin the process. Well, it turns out you already have!! By starting your search for a therapist, you have taken the first step to achieve freedom from whatever is holding you back. As an experienced licensed clinician, I would like to have the opportunity to help you take the next step and the one after, so that you can become truly free and happy.
Are you ready to take control of your life? Change can be scary, particularly when other forces are bringing you down. Sometimes you wonder if you can truly get out of bad situations or wonder how to even begin the process. Well, it turns out you already have!! By starting your search for a therapist, you have taken the first step to achieve freedom from whatever is holding you back. As an experienced licensed clinician, I would like to have the opportunity to help you take the next step and the one after, so that you can become truly free and happy.
(872) 401-6043 View (872) 401-6043
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Lori Bushell
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC, CSAT, CMAT
Verified Verified
Kenilworth, IL 60043
Change is possible and I believe you have the ability to create positive changes that will allow healing throughout your journey in life. Thoughts, emotions, and perceptions shape the way we interact with others, and in turn, how others interact with us. My approach is to create a safe, non-shaming, compassionate therapeutic environment coupled with a strong emphasis on collaboration. As an experienced and dedicated therapist for over 20 years, my goal is for you to learn tools and effective strategies to reach your mutually agreed upon goals in therapy.
Change is possible and I believe you have the ability to create positive changes that will allow healing throughout your journey in life. Thoughts, emotions, and perceptions shape the way we interact with others, and in turn, how others interact with us. My approach is to create a safe, non-shaming, compassionate therapeutic environment coupled with a strong emphasis on collaboration. As an experienced and dedicated therapist for over 20 years, my goal is for you to learn tools and effective strategies to reach your mutually agreed upon goals in therapy.
(309) 517-5081 View (309) 517-5081
Photo of Natasha Sara Charleston, LCPC, CRC, CISM, EMDR
Natasha Sara Charleston
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, CRC, CISM, EMDR
Verified Verified
Kenilworth, IL 60043  (Online Only)
“After trauma the world becomes sharply divided between those who know and those who don’t. People who have not shared the traumatic experience cannot be trusted, because they can’t understand it” - Dr. B. Van Der Kolk. Because of my own experiences with trauma, I have a unique understanding of the importance of working with someone who “gets it”. Trauma and grief are incredibly heavy and affect all aspects of our lives. Through therapeutic work, I have found my way to the other side. My passion is to help others do the same.
“After trauma the world becomes sharply divided between those who know and those who don’t. People who have not shared the traumatic experience cannot be trusted, because they can’t understand it” - Dr. B. Van Der Kolk. Because of my own experiences with trauma, I have a unique understanding of the importance of working with someone who “gets it”. Trauma and grief are incredibly heavy and affect all aspects of our lives. Through therapeutic work, I have found my way to the other side. My passion is to help others do the same.
(708) 512-7709 View (708) 512-7709
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Matthew Michael Welsh
Psychologist, JD, PhD
Verified Verified
Kenilworth, IL 60043  (Online Only)
I began my professional career as a lawyer. Studying and practicing in the field of law helped me develop critical thinking skills and an understanding of how to navigate the practical challenges of life. However, working as a lawyer made me realize I wanted to help people on a more personal, emotional, and psychological level so they could be effective before they need a lawyer. So, at the age of 29, I quit my job as a family law attorney and went back to school to get a Ph.D. in Psychology. As a lifetime student, I am dedicated to learning. I want to learn more about you and help you get to where you want to be.
I began my professional career as a lawyer. Studying and practicing in the field of law helped me develop critical thinking skills and an understanding of how to navigate the practical challenges of life. However, working as a lawyer made me realize I wanted to help people on a more personal, emotional, and psychological level so they could be effective before they need a lawyer. So, at the age of 29, I quit my job as a family law attorney and went back to school to get a Ph.D. in Psychology. As a lifetime student, I am dedicated to learning. I want to learn more about you and help you get to where you want to be.
(847) 453-4270 View (847) 453-4270
Photo of Erik Schuster, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Erik Schuster
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kenilworth, IL 60043
“How is this therapist going to help me?” Fair question. From over 10,000 hours in my broad clinical career to my own harrowing lived experiences, I will bring you a time-tested perspective ready to address your real-life concerns in therapy. The clients I serve come from diverse ethnic, economic and cultural backgrounds, but share the essential similarity of readiness for change. Furthermore, the clinical issues I help individuals and couples to address range from chronic mental illness, neurodivergent struggles, substance misuse, gender/sexuality development, general life "stuck-ness" and differing forms of infidelity.
“How is this therapist going to help me?” Fair question. From over 10,000 hours in my broad clinical career to my own harrowing lived experiences, I will bring you a time-tested perspective ready to address your real-life concerns in therapy. The clients I serve come from diverse ethnic, economic and cultural backgrounds, but share the essential similarity of readiness for change. Furthermore, the clinical issues I help individuals and couples to address range from chronic mental illness, neurodivergent struggles, substance misuse, gender/sexuality development, general life "stuck-ness" and differing forms of infidelity.
(312) 606-7352 View (312) 606-7352

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Photo of Celia Kokoris, CADC, LSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Celia Kokoris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, CADC, LSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Skokie, IL 60077  (Online Only)
I work from a "empathy above all" perspective and am extremely individualized in my approach with regards to client needs. Therapy is not "one size fits all," and neither is recovery; recovery from trauma, substance use disorder, alcohol use disorder, toxic relationships, disordered eating, and more. These are only a few examples of the issues I am qualified to work with.
I work from a "empathy above all" perspective and am extremely individualized in my approach with regards to client needs. Therapy is not "one size fits all," and neither is recovery; recovery from trauma, substance use disorder, alcohol use disorder, toxic relationships, disordered eating, and more. These are only a few examples of the issues I am qualified to work with.
(224) 385-0875 View (224) 385-0875
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Mark Farrell O'Brien - Helping Men To Thrive In Life
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC, CADC
Verified Verified
Winnetka, IL 60093  (Online Only)
I help men aged 18-35 who are feeling overwhelmed, stressed, or lonely. If you’re turning to alcohol or drugs, work, or other unhealthy outlets to “take your mind off things,” you don't have to navigate this struggle alone. I support men to address the issues impacting school, work, or relationships, leading to improved mood, social connections, and goal achievement.
I help men aged 18-35 who are feeling overwhelmed, stressed, or lonely. If you’re turning to alcohol or drugs, work, or other unhealthy outlets to “take your mind off things,” you don't have to navigate this struggle alone. I support men to address the issues impacting school, work, or relationships, leading to improved mood, social connections, and goal achievement.
(224) 269-4824 View (224) 269-4824
Photo of Ellen Rieger, MA, LCPC, CADC, Counselor
Ellen Rieger
Counselor, MA, LCPC, CADC
Verified Verified
Wilmette, IL 60091
Grieving the death of a loved one, the loss of a relationship, a decline in health, or any other life transition can be a lonely, painful, and confusing time. Your friends and family may want you to be "back to normal" but you may feel anything but "normal." I can help you to heal from your losses whether recent or in the past by providing therapeutic counseling in a safe nurturing environment. I worked in hospice for 11 years as a grief therapist. I have seen people not only heal from their losses but find new meaning and hope.
Grieving the death of a loved one, the loss of a relationship, a decline in health, or any other life transition can be a lonely, painful, and confusing time. Your friends and family may want you to be "back to normal" but you may feel anything but "normal." I can help you to heal from your losses whether recent or in the past by providing therapeutic counseling in a safe nurturing environment. I worked in hospice for 11 years as a grief therapist. I have seen people not only heal from their losses but find new meaning and hope.
(847) 920-4762 View (847) 920-4762
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Mimi Seversen
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Winnetka, IL 60093  (Online Only)
I see clients from a wide array of backgrounds dealing with various issues that have taken a toll on their ability to cope with life’s challenges. My prior experiences have engaged concerns including depression, anxiety, bipolar, challenges regarding health and individuation within family systems, experiences of trauma, violence and abuse. I’ve been honored to sit with people who carry the uniquely isolating weight of being in relationships or in families where alcoholism is present.
I see clients from a wide array of backgrounds dealing with various issues that have taken a toll on their ability to cope with life’s challenges. My prior experiences have engaged concerns including depression, anxiety, bipolar, challenges regarding health and individuation within family systems, experiences of trauma, violence and abuse. I’ve been honored to sit with people who carry the uniquely isolating weight of being in relationships or in families where alcoholism is present.
(847) 961-2776 View (847) 961-2776
Photo of Marcy D Wilroy, LCSW, CADC, DSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Marcy D Wilroy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC, DSW
Verified Verified
Skokie, IL 60077  (Online Only)
We all have challenges in our lives. Sometimes these challenges can be overwhelming, leading to feelings of worry and anxiety. At other times, these challenges can lead to depression and despair. I am here to listen. I am here to support you. I am here to give you the tools that you need to make needed changes. Together, we can explore possibilities and find the motivation for change that you have inside of you.
We all have challenges in our lives. Sometimes these challenges can be overwhelming, leading to feelings of worry and anxiety. At other times, these challenges can lead to depression and despair. I am here to listen. I am here to support you. I am here to give you the tools that you need to make needed changes. Together, we can explore possibilities and find the motivation for change that you have inside of you.
(224) 250-2891 View (224) 250-2891
Photo of Piper M Benjamin, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Piper M Benjamin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Northfield, IL 60093
I am a licensed clinical social worker dedicated to helping individuals overcome challenges and discover their strengths. With a warm and empathetic approach, I create a safe space for clients to explore their vulnerabilities and embark on their journey to healing. From there, we create healthy coping skills and encourage emotional regulation to improve overall wellbeing.
I am a licensed clinical social worker dedicated to helping individuals overcome challenges and discover their strengths. With a warm and empathetic approach, I create a safe space for clients to explore their vulnerabilities and embark on their journey to healing. From there, we create healthy coping skills and encourage emotional regulation to improve overall wellbeing.
(224) 258-0592 View (224) 258-0592
Photo of Victoria Troshina, LCPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Victoria Troshina
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Northfield, IL 60093
My therapeutic approach is rooted in the belief in the healing power of authentic self-expression within a safe and nurturing setting.I offer a non-judgmental space for clients to explore their strengths and challenges. I employ trauma-informed care to facilitate recovery, and my practice is underpinned by a commitment to social justice and multicultural sensitivity. I recognize the complexities of identity and the unique challenges faced during acculturation. I assist clients in navigating these issues without re-traumatization, fostering resilience, and self-expression.
My therapeutic approach is rooted in the belief in the healing power of authentic self-expression within a safe and nurturing setting.I offer a non-judgmental space for clients to explore their strengths and challenges. I employ trauma-informed care to facilitate recovery, and my practice is underpinned by a commitment to social justice and multicultural sensitivity. I recognize the complexities of identity and the unique challenges faced during acculturation. I assist clients in navigating these issues without re-traumatization, fostering resilience, and self-expression.
(773) 345-6558 View (773) 345-6558
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Serenity Counseling and Wellness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LPC, LMFT, PsyD
Verified Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
At Serenity, you will find a relaxed, warm, and nonjudgmental environment. Our practice is an inclusive practice, created to provide person-centered, strengths-based therapy to individuals, children, adolescents, and families. Our goal is to create, promote, and maintain positive bidirectional helping relationships with our clients, local hospitals, associates, and staff, and most importantly our community with the goal of self-sufficiency and community improvement and empowerment. No matter what you are facing, Serenity Counseling and Wellness has therapists who are passionate about helping you to feel resilient and calm.
At Serenity, you will find a relaxed, warm, and nonjudgmental environment. Our practice is an inclusive practice, created to provide person-centered, strengths-based therapy to individuals, children, adolescents, and families. Our goal is to create, promote, and maintain positive bidirectional helping relationships with our clients, local hospitals, associates, and staff, and most importantly our community with the goal of self-sufficiency and community improvement and empowerment. No matter what you are facing, Serenity Counseling and Wellness has therapists who are passionate about helping you to feel resilient and calm.
(847) 305-3046 View (847) 305-3046
Photo of Renee Surgi, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Renee Surgi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wilmette, IL 60091
I have some shocking news: being a human is hard. Which is why I enjoy helping people navigate various life transitions, overcome challenging relationship dynamics (romantic, familial, platonic, professional, etc.), and heal from trauma. My approach is strengths-based and I often incorporate psychodynamic, Jungian, and Family Systems Theory with CBT, DBT, mindfulness, and consciousness-based interventions. Therapy with me is collaborative, holistic, and eclectic. I pride myself in creating a safe, judgment-free space for people to return to their most authentic selves, ultimately leading to a more meaningful experience of life.
I have some shocking news: being a human is hard. Which is why I enjoy helping people navigate various life transitions, overcome challenging relationship dynamics (romantic, familial, platonic, professional, etc.), and heal from trauma. My approach is strengths-based and I often incorporate psychodynamic, Jungian, and Family Systems Theory with CBT, DBT, mindfulness, and consciousness-based interventions. Therapy with me is collaborative, holistic, and eclectic. I pride myself in creating a safe, judgment-free space for people to return to their most authentic selves, ultimately leading to a more meaningful experience of life.
(847) 654-9787 View (847) 654-9787
Photo of Sayeeda Kausar, MSW, LSW, CADC
Sayeeda Kausar
MSW, LSW, CADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Evanston, IL 60203
Finding the right therapist can feel overwhelming. I'm here for you. I believe in a collaborative approach to treatment where there is a sense of mutual respect, empathy, self-exploration, and empowerment. I work with you to build an authentic, honest, and transparent connection. I also value a culturally sensitive and relational approach that fosters a safe, non-judgmental, trusting, warm and supportive space where you can be vulnerable, feel heard, feel seen, and feel accepted being your true authentic self.
Finding the right therapist can feel overwhelming. I'm here for you. I believe in a collaborative approach to treatment where there is a sense of mutual respect, empathy, self-exploration, and empowerment. I work with you to build an authentic, honest, and transparent connection. I also value a culturally sensitive and relational approach that fosters a safe, non-judgmental, trusting, warm and supportive space where you can be vulnerable, feel heard, feel seen, and feel accepted being your true authentic self.
(224) 723-5772 View (224) 723-5772
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DALIA Vaisaite
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Northfield, IL 60093
I believe in everyone's uniqueness, authenticity, resiliency, and strength. I will guide you through the process of self-discovery, self-growth, self-love, and clarity. I assist individuals in setting personal goals and visions and working toward desired results and healthy life. Also, I work with couples who may need some guidance and support while navigating their relationships. My goal is for these couples to leave therapy feeling more connected and secure in their relationships. When working with families, I look at the family as a whole, and address transitions, divorce, trauma, grief, and marital/financial problem.
I believe in everyone's uniqueness, authenticity, resiliency, and strength. I will guide you through the process of self-discovery, self-growth, self-love, and clarity. I assist individuals in setting personal goals and visions and working toward desired results and healthy life. Also, I work with couples who may need some guidance and support while navigating their relationships. My goal is for these couples to leave therapy feeling more connected and secure in their relationships. When working with families, I look at the family as a whole, and address transitions, divorce, trauma, grief, and marital/financial problem.
(847) 641-2680 View (847) 641-2680
Alcohol Use Therapists

Are there specific medications for alcohol use?

There are oral medications approved to treat alcohol use disorder—such as disulfiram, acamprosate, and naltrexone, which also comes in an injectable form. These medications do help people reduce their drinking as well as avoid the problem of relapse. Naltrexone helps reduce cravings, disulfiram can make a person feel sick when they drink, and acamprosate may help ease symptoms like poor sleep and anxious feelings.

How do alcohol recovery or rehabilitation programs work?

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

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 alcohol use reduce the amount of alcohol they intake. It is not abstinence-based like a 12-step program, but combining harm reduction with psychotherapy proves to be effective for many people.