Bipolar Disorder Therapists in McHenry, IL

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Monica Marchant-Silva
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I specialize in treating anxiety, bipolar disorder , and depression.
Life can be difficult to manage, whether you are going through a temporary rough patch in your life or you struggle with anxiety or depression–I will help you develop ways to manage the obstacles you’re facing. Emotions are a natural occurrence in our everyday life. However, some of us have more trouble dealing with these emotions which at times, can prove to be unbearable for some.
(815) 884-3767
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Mindy R Tomlinson
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
The poet Rumi said, “The wound is the place where the Light enters you.” Emotional wounding is a very real part of human experience. It can happen as a result of trauma, loss, rejection, a serious health diagnosis or unwanted change. Like a physical wound, if left untreated it can become infected and lead to symptoms like anxiety and depression. My name is Mindy Tomlinson and I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. I work with individuals to heal their wounds and enter the light where insight, clarity and acceptance lead to a renewed sense of normalcy and peace in their lives.
(815) 345-2693
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Anthony W. Brooks
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Verified
I have eighteeen years of counseling, psychotherapy, and behavioral therapy experience. I provide services to individuals and families.
(224) 651-8267
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McHenry, IL 60050
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Judith A Marquardt
Counselor, LCPC, ATR-BC
Verified
Verified
My ideal client is one who is seeking help with the desire to heal. My mission is walking with them through their traumas, fears and pain - to help them find their path to inner peace and wellness. I utilize the therapy approach that is safe and comfortable for the client- whether it is Cognitive, Art Therapy or Sand Play Therapy. I address each client as an individual with their special needs. Many of my clients have faced the ramifications of divorce, domestic violence, sexual abuse and other change of life events.
(815) 661-2448
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McHenry, IL 60050
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Kristina Pomagier
Licensed Social Worker, LSW
Verified
Verified
Greetings, My name is Kristina Pomagier. I attended college at Aurora University for Social Work concentrating on Substance Abuse. I currently am an LSW Licensed Social Worker, CADC, and CODP certified. I have experience working with acute clients from the psych hospital setting to the outpatient setting suffering from psychosis, suicidal, and/or homicidal ideation, and many more. When I am not trying to help you, I spend a lot of my time competing in dog sports as a hobby. I look forward to meeting you and helping you become your best self! Make today great!
(779) 244-4508
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McHenry, IL 60050
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FJ Psychological Services
Psychologist, PsyD
3 Endorsed
3 Endorsed
I have been providing psychological and behavioral services in the Chicagoland and Grand Rapids, Michigan area for the last 14 years. In session I am empathetic and positive, working collaboratively with each client, in overcoming life challenges. Due to the vast amount of experience I have gained in both psychotherapy as well as behavioral modification, my therapeutic approach is diverse and can be non-directive, guiding the client at their own pace, or directive in nature. My goal is to assist each client to a happier, healthier, productive life, in a safe environment.
(815) 401-0766
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McHenry, IL 60050
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Lisa Marie Sabol
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
You do not have to feel alone with your problems or hold painful feelings inside. I want to assist you in dealing with emotions more effectively, changing relationships, behavior patterns, or negative outlook that may hold you back from experiencing a fulfilling and meaningful life. Allow me to help empower you in making lasting changes in your life by working together as a team to pursue your personal goals.
(815) 649-5333
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McHenry, IL 60050
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Amanda Karlen-Eannarino
Counselor, PsyD, LCPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I have been providing psychological services to Mchenry county for the last 14 years. My experience is diverse and my approach to therapy is evidenced-based. I comprehend mental health issues from not only a psychological, but also from a social and neurological perspective. With this being stated I have developed a unique and comprehensive understanding of my clients. I have worked with several challenging clients and pride myself in my ability to modify treatment interventions for each client's unique needs. Essentially treatment is a team approach and I am here to walk with the client on the path to recovery.
(815) 390-4835
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McHenry, IL 60050
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Sabrina Sherrin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
I believe that therapy is a time for people to explore and better themselves leading to a more fulfilled life. I work from a person-centered approach meeting the client where they are at, but also utilize strategies from all different practices. I believe that the client is the expert in their own life and needs someone to show empathy, support, and guidance. I approach each session as a unique situation and involves the client in every step.
(815) 393-1139 x707
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Kimberly J Malczynski
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Verified
I want to assist you in uncovering your true potential that allows you to lead a life that is worth celebrating. We cannot change difficult situations in the past, but we can work together to better understand and resolve these obstacles. We can work together to help you change relationships, behavior patterns, or negative outlook that may hold you back from experiencing a fulfilling and meaningful life. If you are looking for support and guidance or you are ready to make changes in your life, I can help you work toward achieving your goals.
(815) 673-7431
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McHenry, IL 60050
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Center for Therapeutic Svcs & Psychodiagnostics
Counselor
Verified
Verified
At Center for Therapeutic Services and Psychodiagnostics, we are committed to helping you with the most comprehensive, holistic services that are established in evidence-based treatment. You are unique and your circumstances are unique! We will apply a broad range of dynamic assessments that are individualized and tailored to fit your unique needs. We take a creative approach to treating complex mental health problems both on an individual and group level.
(779) 704-4110
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McHenry, IL 60050
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Janette Williams
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I am a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of Illinois. I received my doctoral degree in clinical psychology at Illinois School of Professional Psychology in Chicago. I have worked with clients of all ages and have extensive experience treating those with mood disorders and those who have experienced trauma. My approach is fundamentally humanistic. Through my own life experience and work, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy has proven to bring about great resolve. I believe the therapeutic relationship to be of the utmost importance. A "Good fit" is ideal and should be sought as well as treatment tailored to an individuals needs.
(708) 395-9658
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McHenry, IL 60050
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Nicole Perry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified
Verified
My ideal client may be experiencing grief and loss, chronic illness, or the effects of aging. They may be coping with diseases including dementia or other types of illness such as cancer and trying to find ways to adjust to their illness as well as find ways to cope with life changes. A client may also be someone who is caring for a loved one who is experiencing changes and seeking self-care to help themselves continue to be the best caregiver. Other clients may experience things such as anxiety, depression or other mental health concerns where they are coping with and trying to reduce or eliminate their problematic symptoms.
(815) 205-6817
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McHenry, IL 60050
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Angela Serritella
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC, CCTP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Hello and thank you for taking the time to reach out! Do you ever have those days where things are especially difficult?? Many of the people that I meet struggle with mental health, substance abuse, and managing traumatic events. I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker as well as a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. I also have extensive experience supporting teenagers who have experienced trauma, which led me to become a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. Currently I work with adults and youth, and I'm a strong believer in the mental/physical health connection.
(779) 704-6033
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McHenry, IL 60050
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Jill Horan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am not currently accepting new clients, but other therapists at my office are available. I believe that you know yourself better than anyone and that a trusting and secure partnership between client and therapist is essential to successfully reaching your treatment goals. I strive to create this collaborative relationship with you and to provide you with the tools, support, and education necessary to overcome obstacles in your life. We can work together to help you change relationships, negative outlook, or behavior patterns that are holding you back from feeling fulfilled or happy.
(847) 260-9634
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McHenry, IL 60050
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Kimberly J Malczynski
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Verified
I want to assist you in uncovering your true potential that allows you to lead a life that is worth celebrating. We cannot change difficult situations in the past, but we can work together to better understand and resolve these obstacles. We can work together to help you change relationships, behavior patterns, or negative outlook that may hold you back from experiencing a fulfilling and meaningful life. If you are looking for support and guidance or you are ready to make changes in your life, I can help you work toward achieving your goals.
(815) 869-4858
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McHenry, IL 60050
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Stableway Counseling Services, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
We are a cooperative of professionals who are dedicated to providing effective, thoughtful, and compassionate psychotherapy. At Stableway Counseling Services we work to provide our clients with highly personalized therapeutic care and understanding. We would love to see each individual experiencing life at their full potential. However, we understand that there are many things that can get in the way of that. It is our hope to offer a space for others to explore, grow, learn, and become the person that they would like to be.
(815) 570-4154
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McHenry, IL 60050
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Keith V Bjorge
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
I love what I do. I deeply respect and value working with you to change your life, to resolve your problems or achieve your goals. Whether your problem is a broken relationship, anxiety, depression and/or other problems, I have the passion and competence to help. I work to rebuild broken relationships in a manner that mends and strengthens bonds. I work to help the anxious and depressed manage emotional struggles, to live an emotionally surviving and thriving life. So, I would like to help you reconcile a broken relationship, recover from infidelity, or overcome the pain of anxiety and/or depression. Thank you for looking me up!
(847) 416-2872 x13
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McHenry, IL 60050
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Clark Barshinger
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Most of my work is with individual teens and adults, and with marriages and families. My strength is in creating a comfortable fit and a clear goal and direction in the therapy work. I have a warm, caring style, with emphasis on clarifying the problems in your life, looking for practical solutions, and focusing on your inner emotional experience for clues as to how we can best find pathways to healing. I am interactive, giving feedback and recommendations. I am passionate about making a difference in my clients' lives and personalizing the therapy sessions to your needs.
(847) 558-1077 x11
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McHenry, IL 60050
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The LodeStone Center for Behavioral Health
Psychologist
Verified
Verified
The LodeStone Center for Behavioral Health is a private outpatient group practice with offices in McHenry County and the Chicago suburbs. We work with clients of all ages and strive to provide a welcoming, inclusive and empathic environment for those we serve.
(815) 701-9420
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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.