Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) Therapists in Lake Forest, IL

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Amy M Schloer (Diaz)
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Verified
Cognitive behavioral therapy assists clients in understanding how thoughts and feelings influence behaviors and is a widely used evidenced-based practice.
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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Claudia Talia
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Client’s goals are met by utilizing a variety of CBT , DBT and ACT therapeutic strategies.
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.
(224) 706-1193
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Lake Forest, IL 60045
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Dr. Aaron Weiner
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP
Verified
Verified
We’ll work together to shape a science-supported approach based on your unique needs and priorities, drawing from both cognitive -behavioral and mindfulness-based models.
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.
(224) 212-1147
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Lake Forest, IL 60045
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Laura M. Koerner Lcpc
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Verified
I utilize a strength-based approach with neuroscientific interventions, Mindfulnes, Cognitive Behavior Therapy & DBT.
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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Melissa Carava
Counselor, LCPC, NCC, CEDS-S
Verified
Verified
My therapeutic approach draws from multiple evidence-based theories such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
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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Justin William Schloer
Counselor, LCPC, CADC, CODPI, CDVP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I utilize various therapeutic orientations including CBT , DBT, Solutions Focused Therapy and others, however, I am most passionate about Experiential Therapy which allows rapid self-discovery and personal exploration while facilitating change.
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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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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Amy Hrad
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CYT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My work is centered around a strong therapeutic alliance. I am a personable, compassionate, and non-judgmental therapist who can provide a safe space for you to build a life worth living. I work best with college-aged clients, as well as clients in their 20's and 30's who are experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, eating disorders, body image distress, and relationship and attachment issues. I utilize Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, mindfulness, and yoga therapy, and I tailor therapy to each client's specific needs.
(847) 796-6400
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Lake Forest, IL 60045
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Laurie Retzky
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Much of my work with adults and teens focuses on the relationship between thoughts, feelings and behavior ( Cognitive Behavioral Therapy).
If you are a parent struggling with a behavioral or emotional concern your child/adolescent/young adult is having I can give you information and strategies to improve your relationship. I believe we all benefit from learning more about life’s developmental stages, and understanding the opportunities each one presents. Parents can learn new strategies to use that will be more effective and thus reduce their stress. If your child needs more support in school, I can provide information and advocacy based on my twenty years as a school worker.
(224) 291-8563 x1
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Lake Forest, IL 60045
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Renee Fox
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My approach to therapy integrates techniques from CBT , Person-Centered Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing.
Making the decision to seek out help can be an intimidating and confusing step towards bettering yourself. I have experience working with a variety of presenting concerns. Some of these include depression, anxiety, life transitions, substance use, grief and loss, and adjustment issues. My goal is that, together, we will build a relationship you trust that will offer you a safe place to explore the many complexities and challenges life brings. I want to hear you and help you use your voice to feel empowered in creating change.
(224) 328-2656 x30
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Lake Forest, IL 60045
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Jill Kreller
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Verified
A combination of cognitive behavioral ( CBT ) and dialectical behavioral (DBT) therapies are used.
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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Molly Zale Oxman
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I utilize CBT and DBT strategies, such as creating healthy boundaries in relationships and developing pro-social coping strategies to improve mood and overcome anxiety.
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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Ascent Counseling Services
Counselor, MA, LCPC, LPC
Verified
Verified
I utilize cognitive behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral therapies as well as EMDR.
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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Richard P. Weber Psy.D.
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
The use of the effective scientific based cognitive -behavioral therapy has helped many of my clients through my years of practice.
I have been in practice for over 26 years. The last 20 have been in private practice. The intention for myself is to provide the highest quality of care in the most professional manner. My aim is to treat every client with respect and to seek solutions to their issues. My therapeutic approach is steeped in client-centered principles and cognitive -behavioral solutions. I treat a wide range of clientele, from young adults to the elderly. Individual, marital, family and couples counseling provided. Teletherapy also conducted on a HIPAA approved online site.
(224) 588-8560
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Lake Forest, IL 60045
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Devin Stieber
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC, ACSW
Verified
20 Endorsed
Verified
20 Endorsed
As a lifelong learner, I am challenged to embrace education and experience, to provide the most professional, ethical, and competent services I am capable of providing! I am presently certified in Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for the treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and sexual abuse/trauma.
A privilege of my career is being able to guide clients towards seeing the best in themselves and striving to achieve their dreams. This involves partnering with clients to identify their strengths and growth areas in life. Assessing how physical, emotional, social, and spiritual values or beliefs may be helping or hurting optimal life satisfaction. Finally, developing unique tools that reinforce client's strengths in achieving their life goals. I am dedicate to serving the needs of the clients that I interact with on a daily basis and I look forward to being dedicated to working with you!
(847) 737-4923
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Lake Forest, IL 60045
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Faith Ann Rys
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I utilize an eclectic approach to treatment. I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectal Behavioral Therapies. I graduated from the University of Michigan with a Masters in Social Work. I additionally, underwent an intensive training program to help children, adolescents and young adults heal from sexual assault. I managed an Adolescent Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Program after graduate school completion. During this time, I developed several community and school based adolescent groups. I primarily treat depression, anxiety and trauma. I conduct forensic evaluations for child sexual abuse.
(847) 793-1266
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Lake Forest, IL 60045
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Jody Kroll Rotblatt
Psychologist, PsyD, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
We use range of approaches including, psychodynamic and CBT , to help manage and alleviate of symptoms.
The therapists in our practice joined together because of our shared belief that our clients, who have reached out for help in managing and overcoming the challenges their lives, each have a unique set of strengths that often need to be better understood and developed. In our own styles, we each use the therapeutic relationship to understand what is interfering with an individual's sense of fulfillment in life. We approach therapy from the perspective that, at our core, our clients are health seeking but may be repeating old patterns that are not serving them well.
(847) 457-0213
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Lake Forest, IL 60045
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Lynda Throm
Counselor, MEd, LCPC
Verified
8 Endorsed
Verified
8 Endorsed
I want to commend you for your bravery in taking the first step towards reaching out for help. Counseling can give you a non-judgmental place to vent as well as a place to learn about new ways to manage overwhelming feelings. As a therapist, my main way of understanding how people work is through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. It can help us challenge our negative thoughts and utilize healthy coping skills. I primarily take a humanistic approach with my clients and make sure to address psychosocial, biological, developmental, spiritual, and cultural issues as needed since every client is unique.
(224) 231-6951
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Lake Forest, IL 60045
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Forest Bluff Counseling
Counselor, PhD, LCPC, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Are you having symptoms of anxiety, OCD, stress or depression? Are you looking for an experienced therapist who can effectively help you get back on track? We are cognitive behavioral counselors who will individualize your treatment based on scientific research and evidence based practices. Our approach involves teaching people ways to rewire their brains for long term gains. The people who come to the office are usually goal driven and looking for shorter term treatments. Our clientele include CEOs, high profile athletes and celebrities. Recent Awards include "2019 and 2020 Best of Lake Bluff Award" for the field of counseling.
(847) 457-0175
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Jennifer Stelter
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Dr. Jennifer Stelter is a licensed clinical psychologist seasoned in treating depression and anxiety and specialized in treating eating disorders, trauma, substance abuse, and dementia. She has 20 years experience in the healthcare field and over a decade in the long-term care industry. Dr. Stelter approaches care holistically and is experienced in providing emotion process work, cognitive behavioral therapy ( CBT ), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and rational emotive therapy (RET). She also has significant training in the use of non-pharmacy tools in the treatment of various mental health issues.
(312) 551-2404
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Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) Therapists

How does cognitive behavioral therapy work?

Cognitive behavioral therapy works by exploring how your thoughts affect your emotions and experiences. CBT helps you identify distortions in your thinking. For example, you may tend to jump to the worst case scenario (catastrophizing) or think in extremes (all-or-nothing thinking). A therapist can teach you how to push back against those thoughts to ultimately change your feelings and behavior for the better. They can also provide coping skills to better deal with stressors and challenges.

When do I know to seek treatment with cognitive behavioral therapy?

It’s reasonable to consider cognitive behavioral therapy if you struggle to manage difficult emotions or behaviors to such an extent that you are not getting the most out of life on a day-to-day basis. If you want a shorter term, concrete, skills-based approach, CBT is a great option. (By contrast, other types of therapy may devote more time to exploring your past and its effects.) The decision to seek CBT also depends on the condition you’re treating; CBT is an effective treatment for anxiety, depression, trauma, and many other disorders.

How can I find a cognitive behavioral therapist for someone else?

To find a cognitive behavioral therapist for someone else, you may want to begin by discussing the person’s problem, researching cognitive behavioral therapy, and assessing whether the approach is the right fit. You could then reach out to a few cognitive behavioral therapists in this directory, explain the scenario, have a consultation with those available, and determine who could be a good match.

Why is CBT such a popular form of therapy?

CBT has become a popular form of therapy because it is effective and accessible. Robust research has demonstrated that CBT is an effective treatment for many mental health conditions. And CBT can be learned in relatively few sessions, which means that many people can engage in the process, afford it, and see results quickly. It involves learning concrete skills such as disputing unhelpful thoughts; these skills can also be taught and spread widely.