Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) Therapists in McHenry, IL

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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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Erica Veach
Licensed Professional Counselor, PsyD, LCP
My therapeutic approach is integrative, implementing emotion-focused, cognitive -behavioral and psychodynamic therapies.
Empathy, acceptance, and genuineness are three qualities that I believe are the foundation for building a trusting and supportive therapeutic relationship. My areas of specialty are in the treatment of Couples, Women's Health Issues (perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, postpartum, pregnancy loss and infertility), Eating Disorders, Depression, Relationships, Pre-Marital counseling, and Emotional Regulation. In working with complex trauma, the emotional processing, exploration of self-related difficulties (e.g., fear and shame), and acceptance or resolution of past interpersonal issues are an important part of therapy. With complex trauma, I utilize an emotion-focused therapy approach, bringing emotion to the clinical forefront of therapy.
(779) 234-4052
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McHenry, IL 60050
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Charles A Vorderer
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC, LPC, CCTP
Verified
Verified
These include Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectic Behavior Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, and EMDR therapy.
I enjoy working with all my clients. I work with children, adolescents, and adults with a myriad of issues. I have a particular expertise and understanding working with trauma issues. I have 15 years of police experience that allows me to better understand the needs of the service professionals (police, fire, nurses, military, etc.) clients and their families and how best to help them in a compassionate and caring way. The needs of these individuals can be unique. From substance abuse and anger control to depression and suicidal ideation, the stressors of these individuals require an understanding and knowledge, which I have.
(779) 213-2638
McHenry, IL 60050
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Gisella Foto
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CADC
Verified
Verified
In addition, clinical skills in CBT , DBT, REBT, Solution Based Therapy.
My passion is to see individuals come to the realization that they have the power to enact change to circumstances in their life. My goal is to provide a comfortable environment with a nonjudgemental approach to assess the best interventions to tackle mental health symptoms. I focus on their emotional needs , thinking patterns, and interpersonal relationships that may be impacting functioning in daily life. I work in a collaborative nature with the client to establish their goals and provide guidance in finding solutions.
(779) 204-4793
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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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FJ Psychological Services
Psychologist, PsyD
3 Endorsed
3 Endorsed
I utilize principals of Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and am trained in Applied Behavior Analysis.
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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JoyAnn Huizar
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC, ICDVP, CCTP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am able to assist my clients and their loved ones, when applicable, through a variety of therapeutic approaches; including, but not limited to Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral, Solution-Focused, Trauma-Informed, and Talk Therapies.
My passion is to assist my clients in identifying and building upon their own strengths throughout the treatment process. Together we can create a safe, welcoming, confidential, and supportive environment. In doing so, we are better able to prepare for and overcome times of crisis. My wide array of experience comes from a variety of inpatient, outpatient, non-profit, childcare, and educational settings. I am heavily involved in the McHenry County Suicide Prevention Task Force and take a special interest in working with those struggling with self-injurious behaviors, suicidal ideation, and/or suicide bereavement.
(224) 218-5035
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McHenry, IL 60050
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Clark Barshinger
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I also went for advanced training in Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Hypnosis, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Re-Decision Therapy, Marriage and Family Therapy, and additional trainings in counseling techniques.
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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Tracy Soos
Counselor, LCPC, CADC, ERYT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I specialize in CBT , mindfulness based techniques and believe in a variety of different techniques to help you change your life and live the life you dreamed.
I have experience in treating Substance Use Disorders and Mental Health Problems. I can help you increase your self-esteem and work through any body image issue that may be challenging your patience. I truly understand anxiety, codependency, health issues, relationship issues, women specific issues, as well stress management problems, depression and post-partum depressive disorders. I am committed to helping you reducing your stress and better manage/change your overall mood through a variety of different techniques.
(815) 584-0108
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Gale Lee Harris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My job, as I see it, is not to fix you, but to help you fix yourself. To do that, I help you find the tools you already have and remind you that - on some deep level - you already know how to use them. My approach is cognitive , because I believe the way we think about our lives helps create them.
(815) 572-4242
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Kimberley Ann Giannini
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Verified
I practice from a cognitive behavioral therapy approach which targets dysfunctional thinking.
"Nobody can go back and start a new beginning but anyone can start today and make a new ending" -Maria Robinson. We cannot change what has happened in our past; however, we can start today and change how our future pans out. My name is Kimberley Giannini and I want to assist you in creating a meaningful purposeful life through creating a better understanding and resolving life obstacles. I am dedicated to assisting my clients in achieving personal life sanctification and well-being. My approach to therapy is evidence-based and holistic.
(708) 572-4760
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McHenry, IL 60051
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Torrie L Benson-Pryor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I utilize evidence based therapies such as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy ( CBT ), Family Systems Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Narrative Therapies.
My experience in social services consists of 20+ years of growth, first as a case manager and Social Svc. Director prior to licensure, then clinical experience as a child and family therapist in community mental health, an LCSW in an small group practice, and now my own practice since February 2016. I have extensive knowledge working with people living with grief/loss, Childhood trauma, Depression, Anxiety/Panic disorders, PTSD, ADHD, Bipolar disorder, and Personality disorders. I am experienced and passionate about working with First Responders, Military, Medical Professional, and anyone that has had traumatic experiences.
(815) 322-6310
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Haley Lochan
LSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
" I also provide Cognitive Behavioral, psychodynamic, DBT, and play therapy interventions, as well as mindfulness-based approaches to help you to think, feel and live better.
Hello! I am a trauma-informed therapist who is fluent in Spanish and an ally to the BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities. I am certified in Crisis Intervention and am drawn to clients who can relate to domestic violence, human trafficking, depression, anxiety, ADHD, life transitions, and complex trauma. I also can help if you have trouble with sleep, motivation, phobias or stress. I see children, adolescents, adults, and families. Even if you are not sure what you want from therapy or how to get there, I will meet you where you are at in your journey, and together we will figure out a plan for you to live your best, most fulfilled life!
(847) 851-4546
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McHenry, IL 60051
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Gina Collori
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Evidenced based treatments inform my practice, including CBT , TF- CBT , DBT, and EMDR.
I am passionate about assisting individuals in their healing journeys. I have significant experience treating trauma, co-occurring disorders, serious mental illness and codependency. I work with diverse populations of people who seek tangible change in their lives and are ready to do the work. I strive to nurture and empower my clients without enabling them. The therapeutic space I hold is a warm, non-judgmental atmosphere where all can feel secure.
(779) 256-4209
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McHenry, IL 60050
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Krystyna Wojtowicz
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Verified
I approach therapy with a person-centered approach and utilize strategies that are appropriate to each client’s unique situation, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy ( CBT ), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Solution Focused Counseling.
My clinical focus is on individuals struggling with depression, stress/anxiety, OCD, substance abuse, adjustment to life transitions, relationship distress, and parenting support. I believe that it is important to understand what brings each person into therapy, and tailor therapy to each individual's unique needs and goals.
(779) 242-2189
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Sara A Forster
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW, CADC
Verified
Verified
I has experience and knowledge working with individuals who live with; depression, anxiety, bi-polar, personality disorders, schizophrenia, PTSD, substance abuse disorder, suicide and self-harm, LGBTQ+, grief, and family functioning. I have an education in evidence-based therapies such as but not limited to: cognitive behavioral therapy ( CBT ), mindfulness, motivational interviewing, harm-reduction, and SMART recovery. I acknowledges the uncertainty that comes with attending therapy but that is a part of the process. Fear will try to keep you from taking the first step, don’t give into it, go into it afraid as you're not alone.
(815) 859-8087
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McHenry, IL 60050
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Madysen Ostrowski
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Verified
My work is heavily grounded in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Behavioral Interventions.
"When little people are overwhelmed by big emotions, it's our job to share our calm. Not join their chaos". -L.R. Knost ***You do not have to be alone or watch your child be unable to deal with emotions effectively, go through behavioral changes or experience a negative world. Finding a meaningful life can be challenging. Allow me to help you and/or your child find a life that is happy, healthy and peaceful. I specialize in working with female teens struggling with Depression, Anxiety and self-harm as well as children (and parents) with ADHD and behavioral issues through behavioral intervention.
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Diana Escobedo
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I will often incorporate creative therapeutic interventions into my work, but I also utilize more traditional treatment modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy directives.
You are capable of so much. We all are. When life becomes overwhelming, you may be challenged with feelings of anxiety, depression, grief, lack of motivation and so much more. Talking to a therapist can help you get through these challenging times. I am a licensed therapist with a background in art therapy and counseling. My goal as your therapist is to provide you with a safe space in order to work together through whatever may be causing you emotional difficulties. I have experience working with children, young adults, families and teenagers.
(815) 345-3400
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McHenry, IL 60051
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Amy Fujino
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I am proficient in teaching and applying the skills within the DBT and CBT frameworks.
In Touch Counseling Center, LLC is officially open for business! I am providing individual, family and couples therapy in person and Telehealth for individuals experiencing depression, generalized anxiety, ADHD, anger, adjustment difficulty, low self-esteem, grief & loss, eating disorders, negative body image, borderline personality disorder and stress.
(815) 524-8249
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Amy Noelle Knight
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, MS
Verified
Verified
I adjust my technique to the needs of my client, but will typically implement CBT , DBT and Solution Focused therapies.
I formed a strong interest in psychology and therapy at an early age which led me to pursue my Masters Degree in Community Counseling as well as School Counseling. I have practiced counseling with children and adolescents for about 12 years now, with the last 9 years working full time in a middle school. My passion is working with adolescents with a focus on anxiety disorders, depression, adjustment disorders and school related issues. I bring honesty, compassion, and sincerity, but also humor to our sessions and ensure that every client, no matter their age feel heard and respected.
(224) 487-8842
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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.