Do you want to positively and successfully transform your life? You deserve to authentically live and appreciate the joyous greatness of your life. We all have history, but I believe the most productive work happens when we focus on the present moment. Your present moment is where you truly have the most control. Your present moment is where you build, strengthen and fortify the positives within yourself and the world around you. I will work with you to actualize your journey of hope, connection, and change by sharing empowering relationship tools that you can immediately and effectively implement.
I treat children, adolescents, couples and family in a variety of therapeutic means. I have used cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic, EMDR, behavioral, and eclectic therapies in addition to others. I also have experience working with behavioral, mood, anxiety, conduct and other specialties. I appreciate diversity and love working with others of various cultures, abilities and races.
We treat a range of clientele. Our pediatric clinicians are passionate about providing warm, effective and creative treatment for children and adolescents, helping them with challenges associated with anxiety, self esteem, anger, social skills, and identify development. We also work with adult individuals and couples looking to improve relationships, develop healthy boundaries and process one time or complex trauma. Our ideal client is interested in examining how their own histories might be impacting their current behaviors, while learning practical tools and strategies to help themselves in their present life.
Hi. My name is Garrett, and it's brave of you to reach out. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I provide services for Illinois residents by phone, online, and in office (Lincolnwood, IL). In therapy, my goal is to foster a safe environment for which we can develop a trusting relationship to help face your opportunities for growth.
I focus on creating a safe environment for individuals with anxiety, depression, couples issues and other challenges. Therapy is not something for people who have something wrong with themselves, it's for people who have the courage to recognize that life is challenging and that devoting time to work on ourselves and improve our ability to respond to those challenges is a smart thing to do.
Life can be very overwhelming and sometimes we may feel stuck. Maybe our children are struggling and we're unsure how to help them be more successful. We could feel overburdened by our daily responsibilities that seem to be never-ending. Perhaps we haven't achieved in ways we thought we would have by now. The realization that things aren't working can be our first step towards change. Working with a trusted therapist can often provide us the clarity that helps us move forward. I believe we all have the capacity to achieve higher levels of life satisfaction if we so desire.
As a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, I am humbled and grateful for the many opportunities I have had to work with adults seeking counseling assistance. My experience spans a broad spectrum of issues including relational concerns, grief and loss, healing from trauma and abuse, career counseling, and negotiating "stage of life" transitions. The special counseling needs of "twentysomethings" is a particular area of expertise. By fostering a counseling relationship defined by compassion, guidance and understanding, my clients learn to build on their strengths and make the changes required to clarify and reach their personal and professional goals.
So many of us suffer from feelings of shame, despair, and worthlessness. Never feeling quite "enough," we seek various and sometimes maladaptive ways of dealing with our pain and discomfort. If you are seeking a therapist, there is a good chance you are looking for a new way to make changes and differences in your life.
Ready to start living the life you want to lead? Addressing a current challenge, achieving greater self-awareness, creating more satisfying relationships or developing a more defined sense of purpose; there are many roads to making your life more meaningful and therapy can help you start the journey. I help clients understand what drives their relationships and behavior to develop the insight that creates the opportunity for true change.
I strive to use interventions that meet the specific needs of my clients in a safe, comfortable, and nonjudgmental way. I often use a cognitive-behavioral approach (CBT) in psychotherapy as I help my clients adjust and overcome maladaptive thinking patterns and behaviors. I also utilize dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) and other therapeutic modalities as a way of teaching clients important coping techniques to manage their stress and navigate their challenges. My goal is to help my clients learning healthy ways of living and a positive mindset to overcome challenges.
Anxiety, anger and feeling down diminish your quality of life. These intense emotions reduce personal comfort and disrupt important relationships. I have partnered with many clients to mobilize personal strengths and abilities to address these issues. I utilize easy to understand, direct and effective short term counseling. I am open, understanding and view therapy as a path to personal growth.
By simply reading this bio and considering therapy you are moving with intention. For whatever purpose you are here. Do not miss an opportunity to recognize this step as progress. These self-directed moves are the combination of actions that ultimately propel you toward the direction you seek. We have been taught to expect that when we employ certain linear, orderly, step-wise or karmic principles that life will reward you. Although this may serve us well under certain conditions. As time unravels, the flaw in this theory becomes evident.
Welcome. Whether you are experiencing depression, anxiety, anger or relationship difficulties, my goal is to help you improve your ability to help yourself. I work with individuals, couples, children and families. I strive to establish and maintain a caring environment conducive to change and focused on your particular needs.
Do you find yourself trapped in painful, unsatisfying relationships? Are you stuck in a difficult, unfulfilling job? Do you find yourself constantly replaying painful memories from your past? Are you struggling to stay afloat, while being buffeted by symptoms of anxiety or depression? I’ve had success working with people who answer yes to one or more of these questions. I can likely help you.
Therapy is the process of coming to live as our best selves. This involves a complex dance of change and acceptance. It's this process that I so appreciate navigating together with my clients. Some people reach out to a therapist because of challenging life-adjustment situations. Others are pushed into therapy by family, friends, or employers when they are in highly distressing situations. Either way, change is possible when we're willing to show up just a little bit.
Have you decided it's time make positive changes in your life? I provide a down to earth approach to sessions and draw upon cognitive behavioral therapy to help transform unhealthy thinking patterns. My background includes helping those who struggle with anxiety, stress and past trauma. I may ask you to complete homework assignments between our sessions to increase progress. I can help you identify unhealthy thinking patterns and overcome obstacles that are keeping you stuck. Therapy can be a healing experience that empowers you to restore self-confidence. Click the "website" button to read more about my services.
Welcome. You have arrived here because something isn't right- relationship problems, difficulty achieving goals, grief, bouts of paralyzing sadness, anger or fear, not feeling meaning in your life. I offer 30 years of professional and personal development and experience to my work with individuals, couples, families, children and adolescents. I hold a safe, nonjudgmental space where problems and conflicts are freely explored and clients reengage their life with a sense of renewal and possibility. I mediate this process with compassion, intelligence, sensitivity, and a genuine desire to join with you through whatever troubles you.
Hello and welcome. As a licensed clinical psychologist, I have several years of experience providing treatment for children, adolescents, adults and families. My therapeutic work focuses on helping individuals understand and work through early life experiences and develop a stronger sense of self. Our work will lead to increased self-awareness, connectedness, and a deeper satisfaction in your personal life, professional life and within your relationships.
In my practice you will find that my approach in working with clients is based on understanding, compassion, creativity and collaboration. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with over fourteen years of experience working with children, families, and adults. Whether you are looking for support with difficult circumstances in your personal life, professional life, or relationship guidance I can be of service.
I believe the most successful clients are open-minded and curious, patient with the therapeutic process, and motivated to put in the work necessary to create the change they want to see in themselves and actualize their potential.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Lincolnwood 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 Lincolnwood 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 Lincolnwood, or Child Psychologists in Lincolnwood.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Lincolnwood 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 Lincolnwood 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.