Bipolar Disorder Therapists in Lake Forest, IL

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Rebekah Erin Dickey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I can help with women's issues, anxiety/depression, bipolar disorder , identity issues, self esteem issues, sexuality / intimacy issues, trauma & PTSD (including providing EMDR) and more.
Hi there! It’s good to “meet” you! I’m Rebekah (she/her), and I’m a licensed clinical social worker offering telehealth services. I am an LGBTQIA+ ally and positive toward all lifestyles. If you’ve been thinking about therapy and wondering if today is the day, today IS the day. I’m focused on creating a safe, non-judgmental, trust-filled space where you can express yourself. We will work together to figure out a treatment plan that will meet your goals. I can help with many different types of issues and can offer many different models of therapy so we can find the exact right fit for you.
(224) 258-0526
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Lake Forest, IL 60045
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Sharon Lin
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I am a Marriage and Family Therapist with over 13 years of clinical experience in community and private practice settings, having worked with adolescents and adults in individual, couples, and family modalities. I have extensive experience in treating depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder , adjustment disorders, school/academic problems, infidelity, stages of life, stress management and relationship/marital difficulties. I am fluent in English and Mandarin, and am experienced in working with clients regarding cultural adjustments, cross-generational issues in families, bi-cultural relationships and domestic violence.
(773) 466-6785
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Lake Forest, IL 60045
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Laura Ebach
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Laura’s clinical interests include: anxiety, trauma, depression, bipolar , substance use, eating disorders, identity development, relationship difficulties, stress management, self-esteem challenges, career issues, ADHD, executive functioning, behavioral challenges, parent coaching, family conflict, school issues, social skills, and life transitions.
It can be difficult to ask for support, especially when you aren't sure how it all works. I will work with you to create a treatment plan that makes sense to you and meets your unique goals. I believe in creating a comfortable and safe space where patients can feel free to be their authentic selves. I value establishing a strong therapeutic rapport and working together to develop a ‘roadmap’ for change. I use both verbal and creative treatment approaches for patients to best express themselves, whichever method feels right to them.
(847) 750-5668
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Scott Hamilton
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Scott’s clinical interests include: depression and other mood disorders, anxiety disorders, life transitions, relationship difficulties, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, stress management, self-esteem challenges, substance use and abuse, psychosis, bipolar disorder , school or academic difficulties, behavioral challenges, and social skill struggles.
It can be difficult to ask for support, especially when you aren't sure how it all works. I will work with you to create a treatment plan that makes sense to you and meets your unique goals. I believe in developing genuine connections with his patients, fostering self-awareness, offering psychoeducation, and practicing compassion toward others and self in a safe environment. We will work toward self-acceptance and self-forgiveness, allowing you to find hidden areas of strength. I enjoy using humor and positivity in treatment.
(224) 723-5772
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Amy Pooley
LPC Intern
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I enjoy working with many types of clients, including people who have experienced trauma, people with anxiety or OCD, and people who need support through relationship, parenting, or fertility challenges. I also have experience with the LGBTQ+ and Christian communities.
(224) 347-1814
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Lake Forest, IL 60045
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Justin William Schloer
Counselor, LCPC, CADC, CODPI, CDVP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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.
(224) 218-5276
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Lake Forest, IL 60045
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Molly Zale Oxman
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
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.
(847) 440-3354
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Lake Forest, IL 60045
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Amy M Schloer (Diaz)
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Verified
At times in our lives, we may be presented with challenges in which we may need professional assistance to assist in overcoming those challenges. The first and perhaps the hardest step is asking for help. Choosing to see a therapist can be anxiety-provoking and I believe that it's crucial to establish an objective and supportive working relationship with clients to help them achieve their goals.
(847) 574-5718
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Lake Forest, IL 60045
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Laura M. Koerner Lcpc
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Verified
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.
(224) 707-8481
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Lake Forest, IL 60045
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Jill Kreller
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Verified
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.
(847) 978-4500
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Lake Forest, IL 60045
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Melissa Carava
Counselor, LCPC, NCC, CEDS-S
Verified
Verified
Do you feel that aspects of your life are out of control and unmanageable? Maybe you are noticing a pattern of avoiding people or places you once loved, or a sudden change in appetite, energy, or drive. Or maybe you know something is “off” and can’t quite put your finger on what is missing. The first step to change and healing is sometimes an overwhelming task. It takes a lot of courage to say, “it’s time to do something differently”.
(847) 582-4482
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Lake Forest, IL 60045
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Maria Hwang
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
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.  
(224) 268-1534
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Lake Forest, IL 60045
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Catherine M Cotter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
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.
(847) 584-1159
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Lake Forest, IL 60045
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Thea Rossmiller
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a passionate individual with a calming presence. I have experience working with children as young as five all the way through to adults. I specialize in anxiety, depression, trauma, eating disturbances, self-esteem, ADHD, autism and more. Through therapeutic intervention and hands-on learning, I aim to create a transformative environment for my clients. As a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, I also aim to create a safe space for individuals to explore their gender or sexuality. No member of our community should feel isolated or alone, and I am here to be the support you need.
(224) 324-3073 x01
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Lake Forest, IL 60045
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360 Degrees Wellness and Coaching
Counselor, LCSW, LCPC, MSW, CRADC, CADC
Verified
Verified
We are a group of board certified psychotherapists and executive coaches specializing in behavioral health. Our highly experienced staff averages more than 18 years experience in their respective fields: Cognitive- Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems, Solution- Focused, Collaborative and Health-Oriented Therapies. We can help you with: Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Low self-esteem, Postpartum depression, Martial or family issues, School problems, Parenting issues, Chronic pain, Grief, Trauma and managing negative feelings.
(847) 807-1012
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Lake Forest, IL 60045
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Adrienne Mannion
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
If you're feeling lost or discouraged, know that you're not alone. I'm here to provide gentle empathy, encouragement, and guidance as you navigate your journey. Together we’ll work through the pain, discover what matters most, and create habits that reflect the life you want to live. I believe every person is naturally resilient and carries unique strengths that allow them to adapt and grow from adversity. My goal is to help you develop greater trust in yourself as you continue forward in life. Let me say genuinely that you're capable of more than you know.
(224) 236-8927 x1
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Lake Forest, IL 60045
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Paul Smiley
Psychologist, PsyD, ABPP
Verified
Verified
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!
(224) 706-1196
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Lake Forest, IL 60045
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Diane N Roche
Psychologist, PhD, APIT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Dr. Roche & her associates specialize in treating and supporting busy professionals and their families who insist on individualized and high quality services. You will not find "cookie cutter" therapy here; instead, you will find an integrative approach that uses the techniques and approaches that are best suited to your specific needs. Adults, adolescents, children, families, & couples are treated by well-trained and experienced professionals in a comfortable, modern space or online. Made-to-measure Psychological Evaluations include a comprehensive report you can understand, individualized recommendations, and in-person feedback.
(713) 893-5470
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Lake Forest, IL 60045
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Ascent Counseling Services
Counselor, MA, LCPC, LPC
Verified
Verified
I like people. It's hard to not feel compassion for an individual who is willing to bear their soul to find a better out come. I am clinically astute, however, I deliver a warm and compassionate and objective viewpoint to assist my clients. I have a diverse background which allows me to fully empathize with the clients I serve. I am licensed in both Illinois and Wisconsin . I have extensive experience working with victims of sexual abuse, domestic violence, substance abuse and traumatic history. Prior to working in my own practice, I worked with specialized children in foster care.
(224) 231-4085
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Carol L Dreyer
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LCPC
Verified
Verified
My ideal client is looking for a supportive environment to sort out what is bothering them in a collaborative manner. As a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist I specialize in couples and families at all stages of marital distress and conflict, re-marital,premarital, infidelity, family problems, empty nesters, and aging parents. I will work with you to find effective solutions to the challenges you are facing. We will work to identify your strengths and weaknesses keeping your goals at the forefront of our work together.
(847) 558-6563
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Bipolar Disorder Therapists

What is the most successful approach to treating bipolar disorder?

Living with bipolar disorder can be challenging, and a number of therapies have been found effective in providing support to patients as they gain the skills to understand and manage the disorder. Family-focused therapy is often helpful for children and teens (the majority of cases develop before age 19); it aims to minimize mood cycling by improving family communication and reducing conflict. It also helps young people navigate the developmental challenges the disorder can create. Cognitive and behavioral therapy (CBT) and variants such as dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) help patients manage the thoughts and feelings that influence bipolar mood swings as well as develop specific behavioral strategies to counteract them.

What happens in therapy for bipolar disorder?

Because the patterns of mood switching and its triggers differ for each person and can change over time, mood tracking or monitoring becomes a basic way patients learn about the nature of their condition. One of the most common features of therapy is finding a workable method of mood monitoring, in which patients track their daily activities and rate their moods, then use the findings to adjust routines accordingly. Patients learn ways of handling the many stresses that arise in life so that they do not trigger mood swings.

What kinds of problems does therapy help with?

Like many other mental health disorders, BPD is heavily influenced by stress; therapy provides skills for coping with stressors of all kinds. Therapy is extremely important for helping individuals identify the situations that may trigger mood switching, so that mood swings can be prevented. Therapy may especially target recognition of the early stages of mood change so that they can be managed. In addition, therapy helps patients deal with the significant amount of turbulence the disorder can create in relationships and in work life.

What is the goal of therapy for bipolar disorder?

Therapy helps patients set up their lives to maintain stability so that their mood isn’t constantly threatened by daily events. Perhaps the first task of therapy is to educate people about the nature of the disorder. At the same time, a primary goal of therapy is to enhance adherence to drug treatment. Extended periods of mood stability can prompt patients to discontinue medication, triggering relapse, while the early phases of manic episodes can feel so energizing that patients stop medication, ushering in full-blown mania and the altered self-perception that can lead to destructive behaviors. Another major goal of therapy is to understand one’s mood patterns so as to minimize both the frequency and intensity of mood cycling.