I work with individuals,adults and couples. I see each person as a unique individual with strengths and challenges. It is my goal to create a feeling of safety and compassion. It can take courage to enter into therapy and I work with each person in a way that respects their pace, accesses their inner resources, and supports and guides them as new insights and behaviors are evolving. I also use Hypnotherapy and am certified through the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis. Hypnosis can enhance change, help with anxiety, depression, pain, and increase relaxation as well as other issues.
I am a therapist with over ten years of experience providing assessment, crisis intervention and psychotherapy to individuals in the community. I assist individuals as they find the best solutions to dealing with mental health concerns, life transitions and accomplishment of goals.I believe that all individuals have within them the skills needed to lead an actualized, fulfilling and meaningful life.I will tailor therapy to your individual characteristics and work with you to find interventions that best suit your needs, goals and skill set.
I am a Clinical Psychologist with more than 15 years of experience working among children, adolescents, and adults in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Having specialized in health and stress psychology, I am particularly skilled at addressing the mind-body connection as it relates to health conditions, chronic stress, and trauma. I believe in the innate ability of my patients to heal and create change for themselves, and I feel it is an important part of my job to provide a safe, professional, and supportive environment for that growth.
Anxiety "likes a plan" - my clients know this phrase well and we use this to develop an understanding of how the brain & body work, practice strategies for anxiety reduction and identify a path to balance, joy & peace. As a former Big 10 athlete, I am hard working and dedicated to my clients in counseling children, adolescents, adults and parents. I provide a supportive and safe environment with education about neuroscience, self-compassion, meditation and self-care.
Dr. Paul Smiley is a board certified psychologist who has been independently licensed in the State of Illinois since 2008. He is on staff at Lake Forest Hospital, and manages Parkside Psychological Services, which is dedicated to serving people of all ages and needs. The team of talented providers is committed to understanding the root of client’s concerns and working with them to bring about effective changes for recovery. We are currently accepting patients with a wide spectrum of symptoms, with flexible hours from Monday-Saturday including day and evening appointments. We look forward to being a trusted provider with you!
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with experience working in schools, community mental health centers, forensic and private practice settings. I have worked with individuals presenting with mood disorders, such as depression and anxiety, attention difficulties and behavioral concerns. I provide individual and family therapy as well as comprehensive psychological evaluations.
Are your relationships suffering? Has your job or school performance declined? Maybe life feels overwhelming, or you feel anxious and down. Pulling yourself out of these struggles can seem impossible. I can help. As a therapist, I provide a safe, supportive space where I help you better understand your experiences, explore your emotions, draw on your inner strengths, and change your environment to improve your coping ability. I strive to create a partnership and collaborate with you to help bring about the lasting changes you desire. My ultimate goal is to empower you to live more authentically and positively.
I am the Clinical Supervisor at 360 Degree Wellness and Coaching as well as a clinical social worker, addiction counselor and a highly seasoned couple and family therapist. I am an approved supervisor with the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
I have 15 years of diverse clinical experience working with clients of various ages and cultural backgrounds. I have provided individual, family and group psychotherapy in a wide range of settings including rehab facilities, community centers, homes, hospital and outpatient settings. My skill set includes crisis Intervention, anger management, mood and anxiety issues, substance use and other compulsive behaviors, trauma-related concerns and personality disorders.
Hello, and welcome to my page! I work with people who have a wide variety of conditions stemming from relational and environmental stress. I believe that we are naturally programmed to heal, but often we rely on past coping skills that are no longer functional, and this blocks the path to healing. I think every symptom once served a purpose and that change can occur by looking at how and why these symptoms developed, while at the same time trying new behaviors.
Have you been thinking that it’s time to finally stop running away from your problems, but you’re not sure how? Avoidance, anxiety, drinking, drugs, constantly working…you know they’re not the real answer, but you’ve felt like you haven’t had any other choice. You want to live a life without shame and guilt, where you can find peace of mind without hurting yourself or the people you love. I have dedicated my career to supporting those making this journey - I understand what comes next, and we'll work together through the tough choices and challenges ahead.
As a licensed clinical psychologist with extensive experience treating children, adolescents, adults, and families, I work with individuals exhibiting a wide variety of psychological issues. These include: anxiety-related disorders (e.g., OCD, generalized anxiety disorder, phobias, social anxiety, separation anxiety, panic disorder, etc.), depression, ADHD, behavioral issues, and parenting concerns. With experience practicing in several settings (community mental health, academic medical center, university-affiliated outpatient clinic, and private practice), I have worked with a diverse client base.
I am a licensed master’s level social worker and clinical therapist at 360º Wellness & Coaching. I am an experienced clinician providing services to a wide range of clients from school-aged youth, adolescents, adults, and couples. I focus on working with individuals who are searching for methods to cope with anxiety and depression.
My outlook on life is that we are all on a journey. Some people move faster than others. Some need a helping hand along the way; but we can all arrive to where we are going, where we want to be…every single one of us. I am here to help motivate when you lack motivation. I am here to listen when you feel unheard. I am here to push when you feel weak, or pull when you don’t feel strong enough. I’m also here to sit with you when you aren’t ready or feel unable to make a decision. I am here at your pace.
As a Licensed Therapist and a Registered Nurse my approach to care is holistic, client centered, and compassionate. You can expect a warm, comforting space, in person or via telehealth. We will work together to address your needs and achieve your goals. I offer you my sincere, empathetic, genuine, experienced and expert care.
I am an experienced clinician and teacher who treats and teaches adults, adolescents and couples using a mindfulness based counseling model. I specialize in working with those who struggle with anxiety, depression, chronic illness and pain. I also teach classes in meditation and yoga.
I m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker at Inspire Counseling Center. My experience spans over 30 years working with diverse populations in both inpatient and outpatient settings. I work primarily with adults and couples 18 years and older, and deal with both the medical and psychological issues that are presented at various stages of life. My clients include many accomplished individuals who are faced with anxiety, depression, life changes, and relationship issues. My experience includes treating bipolar conditions, anxiety, depression, trauma, and personality disorders.
Contentment and happiness can often feel elusive in the busy, complicated lives that we lead. Sometimes, understanding the reason for our unhappiness seems just as elusive. The way we feel about our true selves as well as the meaning we give certain events in our lives can effect how we cope with the challenges that come our way. Often, we find ourselves in situations that feel beyond our control to recover from. Deep down, you are resilient, and know life could feel better than it does.
Areas of clinical expertise include working with patients who struggle with stress management, anxiety, mood disorders, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder, autism spectrum disorders, trauma, self-injury, and immigration/acculturation issues. Offering an eclectic approach to therapy. Sophia's holistic approach allows patients to experience an individualized and tailored made approached to therapy. Throughout the therapeutic process, patients are encouraged to use awareness to open up to new and alternative ways of being. Effectively exploring past and present, assisting patients to uncover insight into their thoughts, emotions, and behavior that will empower and support them in transforming their lives.
If you are a woman and: Not feeling like yourself? Not feeling like you want to feel? Stressed with life (or certain aspects of life)? If your relationship (with a significant other, family member or friend) is not going the way you want it to? If your feeling anxious or depressed? If you are facing a life adjustment? Many people think, no one will understand or that it isn't important or serious enough to see a therapist. They are wrong. It always helps to talk.You don't have to deal with it alone. Call Me, I can help!
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Lake Forest are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Lake Forest then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Lake Forest, or Child Psychologists in Lake Forest.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Lake Forest psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Lake Forest specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.