Alcohol Use Therapists in La Grange, IL

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Kenneth J Stanek
Counselor, PhD, LCPC
Verified Verified
La Grange, IL 60525
I have been in practice for 40 years. I treat children with behavioral problems, children-teens-adults with depression, panic/anxiety attacks, bipolar disorder, phobias, family conflicts, coping skills, academic issues, Employee Assistance, relationship counseling. Therapeutic approaches are designed specifically for the individual. Play therapy is used with children under 12. I set goals to measure progress and modify treatment based on goals obtainment and how the person feels. I focus on therapy teaching individuals better coping skills to use outside the office. Cognitive-Behavior therapy is most effective.
I have been in practice for 40 years. I treat children with behavioral problems, children-teens-adults with depression, panic/anxiety attacks, bipolar disorder, phobias, family conflicts, coping skills, academic issues, Employee Assistance, relationship counseling. Therapeutic approaches are designed specifically for the individual. Play therapy is used with children under 12. I set goals to measure progress and modify treatment based on goals obtainment and how the person feels. I focus on therapy teaching individuals better coping skills to use outside the office. Cognitive-Behavior therapy is most effective.
(708) 787-3573 View (708) 787-3573
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Kate Klara
Counselor, LCPC, LLC
Verified Verified
La Grange, IL 60525
It takes courage to seek support, and the rewards of doing so can lead to a lifetime of fulfillment. I understand, have experienced, and can empathize with the emotional challenges life has to offer. Working together, we can cultivate growth by understanding the obstacles that you face and develop solutions that can help you gain control of your life. Ultimately, therapy can guide you to greater self-awareness, self-esteem, and most importantly, a more fulfilling life.
It takes courage to seek support, and the rewards of doing so can lead to a lifetime of fulfillment. I understand, have experienced, and can empathize with the emotional challenges life has to offer. Working together, we can cultivate growth by understanding the obstacles that you face and develop solutions that can help you gain control of your life. Ultimately, therapy can guide you to greater self-awareness, self-esteem, and most importantly, a more fulfilling life.
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Begin Within Therapy Services, Inc
Counselor, LCPC, MA, CCTP
Verified Verified
La Grange, IL 60525
Begin Within Therapy was established in 2015. We believe within every person lies a meaningful story. We are a group of therapists who are all attachment-focused and trauma-informed and ready to understand your story. We offer a variety of therapy options to help you meet your goals, that include options outside of traditional talk therapy, as well as more traditional therapy modalities. Please give us a call to speak with our director and determine which therapist would be the best fit for you.
Begin Within Therapy was established in 2015. We believe within every person lies a meaningful story. We are a group of therapists who are all attachment-focused and trauma-informed and ready to understand your story. We offer a variety of therapy options to help you meet your goals, that include options outside of traditional talk therapy, as well as more traditional therapy modalities. Please give us a call to speak with our director and determine which therapist would be the best fit for you.
(708) 340-6719 View (708) 340-6719
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Alison Thayer
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
La Grange, IL 60525
Not accepting new clients
Welcome to taking the next step into feeling better. If you struggle with feeling not good enough or down, or general stress and not able to manage life's challenges, I would love to help reboot your lifestyle and find healthier ways to become who you really are. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who has worked with adults, adolescents, children and couples since 1998. Through my own journey, I have worked in high demand positions where I struggled to maintain balance. Today, I am honored to counsel and support those that are considering making improvements in their lives.
Welcome to taking the next step into feeling better. If you struggle with feeling not good enough or down, or general stress and not able to manage life's challenges, I would love to help reboot your lifestyle and find healthier ways to become who you really are. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who has worked with adults, adolescents, children and couples since 1998. Through my own journey, I have worked in high demand positions where I struggled to maintain balance. Today, I am honored to counsel and support those that are considering making improvements in their lives.
(312) 800-1702 View (312) 800-1702
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Aimee C. Orr
Licensed Social Worker, LSW, CADC, CODP1, CYT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
La Grange, IL 60525
Aimee (she/her) is a licensed social worker who believes everyone travels a unique journey, so she loves listening and learning all about her clients with an empathetic ear and open, non-judgmental heart. Her specialties include working with adults, adolescents, and their families who struggle with co-occurring concerns, which include substance abuse, anxiety/depression/mood instability, and additional concerns related to experiencing trauma.
Aimee (she/her) is a licensed social worker who believes everyone travels a unique journey, so she loves listening and learning all about her clients with an empathetic ear and open, non-judgmental heart. Her specialties include working with adults, adolescents, and their families who struggle with co-occurring concerns, which include substance abuse, anxiety/depression/mood instability, and additional concerns related to experiencing trauma.
(708) 578-6187 View (708) 578-6187
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Judith Green
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
La Grange, IL 60525
If you are feeling sad, anxious, and alone,therapy can end the loneliness and create a space to explore and eliminate the underlying fears. Together we may identify the parts of you that are isolated and need understanding and compassion. I believe that therapy is a safe place to address pain and confusion while creating everlasting change in your innermost self. I offer a respectful and collaborative approach to dealing with lifes's difficult moments.
If you are feeling sad, anxious, and alone,therapy can end the loneliness and create a space to explore and eliminate the underlying fears. Together we may identify the parts of you that are isolated and need understanding and compassion. I believe that therapy is a safe place to address pain and confusion while creating everlasting change in your innermost self. I offer a respectful and collaborative approach to dealing with lifes's difficult moments.
(630) 354-0560 View (630) 354-0560
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Kristina M Sundermann
Counselor, LCPC, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
La Grange, IL 60525
Not accepting new clients
Using somatic therapy, EMDR, art journaling, mindfulness and a deep curiosity we will work together to discover what’s holding you back and how you can let that go to be present in this moment. My approach combines insight oriented work with development of mindful, cognitive, emotional and behavioral skills to address anxiety, addiction, self-esteem, trauma, perfectionism, and a variety of life transitions. Working from this model is extremely helpful for those that desire a deeper understanding of the underlying patterns that effect their daily lives and create challenges for them in a variety of relationships.
Using somatic therapy, EMDR, art journaling, mindfulness and a deep curiosity we will work together to discover what’s holding you back and how you can let that go to be present in this moment. My approach combines insight oriented work with development of mindful, cognitive, emotional and behavioral skills to address anxiety, addiction, self-esteem, trauma, perfectionism, and a variety of life transitions. Working from this model is extremely helpful for those that desire a deeper understanding of the underlying patterns that effect their daily lives and create challenges for them in a variety of relationships.
(773) 432-4307 View (773) 432-4307
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Anjelica Joy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
La Grange, IL 60525
Anjelica Joy, LCPC, creates a safe and comfortable space for clients to find their strengths during challenging times. By highlighting these strengths while increasing personal awareness, she guides clients on their journey and helps them become the people they want to be. Anjelica earned a BS from Purdue University and an MA from Valparaiso University. Her experience includes counseling adolescents, teens, and adults in residential, inpatient, and outpatient community health settings. She also served as a phone volunteer helping callers in a variety of crisis situations.
Anjelica Joy, LCPC, creates a safe and comfortable space for clients to find their strengths during challenging times. By highlighting these strengths while increasing personal awareness, she guides clients on their journey and helps them become the people they want to be. Anjelica earned a BS from Purdue University and an MA from Valparaiso University. Her experience includes counseling adolescents, teens, and adults in residential, inpatient, and outpatient community health settings. She also served as a phone volunteer helping callers in a variety of crisis situations.
(708) 634-5765 View (708) 634-5765
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Cory Grad
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
La Grange, IL 60525
Cory Grad is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois with five years of experience. He has a Bachelor of Arts in English from Loyola University and a Master of Social Work from Aurora University. Cory believes the mind can be a paradise or a prison, depending on the direction we steer it. He feels the meeting between client and therapist is a sacred time in which both parties work collaboratively to help the client heal, learn, and grow. By the time treatment concludes, the client is not “fixed” but rather, returning to the flow of life.
Cory Grad is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois with five years of experience. He has a Bachelor of Arts in English from Loyola University and a Master of Social Work from Aurora University. Cory believes the mind can be a paradise or a prison, depending on the direction we steer it. He feels the meeting between client and therapist is a sacred time in which both parties work collaboratively to help the client heal, learn, and grow. By the time treatment concludes, the client is not “fixed” but rather, returning to the flow of life.
(708) 556-2811 View (708) 556-2811
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Sarah Lesniak
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
La Grange, IL 60525
Sarah Lesniak, LSW, looks at the therapeutic process as a collaborative relationship. She meets clients halfway if they are willing to meet her halfway. Sarah treats clients as people and not their disorders, and she strives to provide a safe, comfortable place for them to open up. Sarah earned an MSW from University of St. Francis and has extensive experience working with adolescents and adults struggling with eating disorders, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, and PTSD. She currently treats clients age 9 and up.
Sarah Lesniak, LSW, looks at the therapeutic process as a collaborative relationship. She meets clients halfway if they are willing to meet her halfway. Sarah treats clients as people and not their disorders, and she strives to provide a safe, comfortable place for them to open up. Sarah earned an MSW from University of St. Francis and has extensive experience working with adolescents and adults struggling with eating disorders, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, and PTSD. She currently treats clients age 9 and up.
(708) 726-6577 View (708) 726-6577
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Kim McManus
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CHC, CPT
Verified Verified
La Grange, IL 60525  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Kim McManus is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Health Coach, and Certified Personal Trainer with over twenty five years of experience. Kim enjoys working with adult individuals and couples using an integrative approach which focuses on assessing the client's situation from a holistic approach and then providing evidenced based interventions that will work best for each client based on their individual needs and preferences. She specializes in mood and anxiety disorders, relationship issues, personal wellness, addictions, self-esteem, occupational stressors, and challenges related to life transitions.
Kim McManus is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Health Coach, and Certified Personal Trainer with over twenty five years of experience. Kim enjoys working with adult individuals and couples using an integrative approach which focuses on assessing the client's situation from a holistic approach and then providing evidenced based interventions that will work best for each client based on their individual needs and preferences. She specializes in mood and anxiety disorders, relationship issues, personal wellness, addictions, self-esteem, occupational stressors, and challenges related to life transitions.
(720) 547-8220 View (720) 547-8220
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Mark DeDonato
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW, CSAT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
La Grange, IL 60525
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers, and a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist. I graduated from the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago, and earned a Master of Arts in Social Service Administration with a concentration in clinical social work and school social work Type 73 certification.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers, and a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist. I graduated from the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago, and earned a Master of Arts in Social Service Administration with a concentration in clinical social work and school social work Type 73 certification.
(847) 737-1249 View (847) 737-1249
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Daniel Ference, MA LCPC
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
La Grange, IL 60525
My goal as a therapist is to help you prioritize yourself in a way that leads to growth and a life worth celebrating. Growth can be as straightforward as learning to cope with a difficult situation, or as complex as charting a brand new life for yourself. Together, we will work to uncover your unfulfilled needs, the related obstacles, and any thoughts and perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling life. Ultimately, my hope and the focus of our work together is to help you make meaningful changes that are good for you, and those around you.
My goal as a therapist is to help you prioritize yourself in a way that leads to growth and a life worth celebrating. Growth can be as straightforward as learning to cope with a difficult situation, or as complex as charting a brand new life for yourself. Together, we will work to uncover your unfulfilled needs, the related obstacles, and any thoughts and perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling life. Ultimately, my hope and the focus of our work together is to help you make meaningful changes that are good for you, and those around you.
(708) 315-2658 View (708) 315-2658
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Breakthrough Counseling & Clinical Services
Counselor, LCPC, CADC, CGRP, NCC
Verified Verified
La Grange, IL 60525
My goal at Breakthrough Counseling is to meet you exactly where you are in your stress, brokenness, anxiety, depression, marital conflict, grief, addiction, etc. YOU are not alone. You may be going through a challenging time in your life but there is REAL HOPE. It starts with you taking the first step by calling me to help you. My therapeutic approach is individualized and will vary based on your needs, but it will always be genuine and respectful. My goal is to help you heal from the inside out, develop coping skills that will bring real change to your life.
My goal at Breakthrough Counseling is to meet you exactly where you are in your stress, brokenness, anxiety, depression, marital conflict, grief, addiction, etc. YOU are not alone. You may be going through a challenging time in your life but there is REAL HOPE. It starts with you taking the first step by calling me to help you. My therapeutic approach is individualized and will vary based on your needs, but it will always be genuine and respectful. My goal is to help you heal from the inside out, develop coping skills that will bring real change to your life.
(630) 457-1684 View (630) 457-1684
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Laura S. Raine
Counselor, MEd, LCPC
Verified Verified
La Grange, IL 60525
As a solution focused and person-centered counselor, my goal is to help you feel better as soon as possible. I teach my clients practical skills to combat negative thoughts and feelings. My passion lies in helping individuals learn ways of coping with their depression and anxiety, as well as life's many obstacles that are affected by these common conditions. Helping individuals and couples who are suffering from infertility has become another area of focus I am devoted to. My knowledge of the causes, testing and treatments for infertility serves my clients well as they navigate the overwhelming, and sometimes isolating, process.
As a solution focused and person-centered counselor, my goal is to help you feel better as soon as possible. I teach my clients practical skills to combat negative thoughts and feelings. My passion lies in helping individuals learn ways of coping with their depression and anxiety, as well as life's many obstacles that are affected by these common conditions. Helping individuals and couples who are suffering from infertility has become another area of focus I am devoted to. My knowledge of the causes, testing and treatments for infertility serves my clients well as they navigate the overwhelming, and sometimes isolating, process.
(630) 338-0840 View (630) 338-0840
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James R. Matter
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
La Grange, IL 60525
I enjoy working with pre-teens, adolescents, adults, and couples who face diverse challenges. I seek to provide a collaborative and caring environment for processing difficult life events. I encourage individuals to develop healthy ways of caring for themselves as they develop acceptance and greater ownership of their life story.
I enjoy working with pre-teens, adolescents, adults, and couples who face diverse challenges. I seek to provide a collaborative and caring environment for processing difficult life events. I encourage individuals to develop healthy ways of caring for themselves as they develop acceptance and greater ownership of their life story.
(630) 426-3830 View (630) 426-3830
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RelationshipStore Counseling & Coaching Center
Verified Verified
La Grange, IL 60525
With empathy as our compass and expertise as our tool, we walk alongside you, empowering you to reclaim your joy, rebuild your relationships, and rediscover the resilience within. RelationshipStore provides compassionate, result-oriented guidance to create positive life change, heal trauma, depression & anxiety. We will support and guide you on your path to self confidence, improved communication and a happier tomorrow. Our licensed Counselors & Social Workers assist with all areas of your life.
With empathy as our compass and expertise as our tool, we walk alongside you, empowering you to reclaim your joy, rebuild your relationships, and rediscover the resilience within. RelationshipStore provides compassionate, result-oriented guidance to create positive life change, heal trauma, depression & anxiety. We will support and guide you on your path to self confidence, improved communication and a happier tomorrow. Our licensed Counselors & Social Workers assist with all areas of your life.
(630) 884-5593 View (630) 884-5593
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Jillian Rawl
Counselor, MA, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
La Grange, IL 60525
Not accepting new clients
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and National Certified Counselor. I understand that coming to counseling is not always easy. I am here to help you through whatever challenges you face with an open mind, without judgment, and attentive listening. Counseling is most effective when you feel comfortable with the therapist you choose . I will do my best to make you feel as comfortable as possible and build a trusting and safe therapeutic relationship with you so I can best help you achieve your goals. I have a strength-based approach and work from a cognitive behavioral orientation, using skills of CBT and DBT.
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and National Certified Counselor. I understand that coming to counseling is not always easy. I am here to help you through whatever challenges you face with an open mind, without judgment, and attentive listening. Counseling is most effective when you feel comfortable with the therapist you choose . I will do my best to make you feel as comfortable as possible and build a trusting and safe therapeutic relationship with you so I can best help you achieve your goals. I have a strength-based approach and work from a cognitive behavioral orientation, using skills of CBT and DBT.
(630) 405-6619 View (630) 405-6619
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Dr. Eleni Malamis
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified Verified
La Grange, IL 60525
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who has devoted my clinical work to assisting adult individuals with a broad spectrum of concerns. I provide warm and caring support to those struggling with life's challenges. Specifically, I enjoy working with individuals in the following areas: depression, anxiety, substance abuse, life transitions, low self-esteem, communication, and relationship concerns.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who has devoted my clinical work to assisting adult individuals with a broad spectrum of concerns. I provide warm and caring support to those struggling with life's challenges. Specifically, I enjoy working with individuals in the following areas: depression, anxiety, substance abuse, life transitions, low self-esteem, communication, and relationship concerns.
(708) 627-4500 View (708) 627-4500
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Sara Ives-Louter
Counselor, LCPC, CADC
Verified Verified
La Grange, IL 60525
Not accepting new clients
Do you feel there is something in life that is preventing you from feeling the best version of yourself? Most people at some point in life will answer "Yes!" to this question and if this is your answer currently, I may be able to help. I believe that the most important part of therapy is building a connection and a foundation of trust between myself and my clients. This will allow us to work together to develop a plan to help you achieve your goals.
Do you feel there is something in life that is preventing you from feeling the best version of yourself? Most people at some point in life will answer "Yes!" to this question and if this is your answer currently, I may be able to help. I believe that the most important part of therapy is building a connection and a foundation of trust between myself and my clients. This will allow us to work together to develop a plan to help you achieve your goals.
(708) 725-0636 View (708) 725-0636
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.