Therapists in Melrose Park, IL

Roberta Stahnke
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Melrose Park, IL 60160
I provide cognitive behavioral psychotherapy for education, support and management of symptoms of all mental disorders including depression, anxiety and Bipolar Disorder. I teach specific stress management, time management and other coping skills. I administer comprehensive neuropsychological and psychological testing batteries, including cognitive, memory, ADHD and projective testing. My areas of expertise include women's issues, geriatrics, veteran's issues and issues related to managing chronic medical illnesses and pain. My focus is on addressing each client's personal needs and problems.
I provide cognitive behavioral psychotherapy for education, support and management of symptoms of all mental disorders including depression, anxiety and Bipolar Disorder. I teach specific stress management, time management and other coping skills. I administer comprehensive neuropsychological and psychological testing batteries, including cognitive, memory, ADHD and projective testing. My areas of expertise include women's issues, geriatrics, veteran's issues and issues related to managing chronic medical illnesses and pain. My focus is on addressing each client's personal needs and problems.
(708) 218-9147 View (708) 218-9147
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Sharon J Depowski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC
Verified
Melrose Park, IL 60160
My ideal client is an adult who is interested in self improvement and willing to do the work to achieve their goals. I will provide encouragement and guide you through your journey. Each session is tailor made to each individual's needs.
My ideal client is an adult who is interested in self improvement and willing to do the work to achieve their goals. I will provide encouragement and guide you through your journey. Each session is tailor made to each individual's needs.
(708) 620-2239 View (708) 620-2239
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Almudena P Ruiz
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC, CADC, EMDR, certifi
Verified
3 Endorsed
Melrose Park, IL 60161  (Online Only)
Engaging in therapy can be a difficult decision for many people. Whether you are going through a life change, or you feel the need to put the past behind, or maybe simply wish to know yourself better, relate to your loved ones better, improve your academic or professional performance, face your fears, overcome a loss, or just wish to learn more efficient ways to deal with life stressors... these are all great reasons to engage in therapy. For me, genuineness, openness, and a non-judgmental approach are essential ingredients to connect with you, support you, and guide you in your journey.
Engaging in therapy can be a difficult decision for many people. Whether you are going through a life change, or you feel the need to put the past behind, or maybe simply wish to know yourself better, relate to your loved ones better, improve your academic or professional performance, face your fears, overcome a loss, or just wish to learn more efficient ways to deal with life stressors... these are all great reasons to engage in therapy. For me, genuineness, openness, and a non-judgmental approach are essential ingredients to connect with you, support you, and guide you in your journey.
(630) 413-9343 View (630) 413-9343
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Joleen D. Hartland
Counselor, MS, LCPC, CADC
Verified
Melrose Park, IL 60160
" I strongly believe in the strength of the human spirit and work with people to capitalize on their strengths. My clients find me empowering and supportive. One of my strengths is challenging thoughts that limit who you can be and what you can do. I am a licensed clinical professional counselor. I graduated with a Master's Degree in Counseling/Psychology from Illinois Benedictine College. I provide professional counseling and consultation to individuals, couples, , and families.
" I strongly believe in the strength of the human spirit and work with people to capitalize on their strengths. My clients find me empowering and supportive. One of my strengths is challenging thoughts that limit who you can be and what you can do. I am a licensed clinical professional counselor. I graduated with a Master's Degree in Counseling/Psychology from Illinois Benedictine College. I provide professional counseling and consultation to individuals, couples, , and families.
(708) 406-2304 View (708) 406-2304
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Eiliana Silva
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC, EdD
Verified
Melrose Park, IL 60160
Hello, I am Eiliana! I am so happy you are reading this and considering working with me. I am a mom + therapist who is bilingual in English and Spanish. I have learned that many of us are dealing with some sort of trauma in our lives, whether big or small. Trauma can have lasting effects that negatively impact your everyday life. For example, trauma may leave you feeling anxious, depressed, or with low self-esteem. What is trauma? Trauma includes the more obvious, stressful and overwhelming events in our lives that we are all familiar with.
Hello, I am Eiliana! I am so happy you are reading this and considering working with me. I am a mom + therapist who is bilingual in English and Spanish. I have learned that many of us are dealing with some sort of trauma in our lives, whether big or small. Trauma can have lasting effects that negatively impact your everyday life. For example, trauma may leave you feeling anxious, depressed, or with low self-esteem. What is trauma? Trauma includes the more obvious, stressful and overwhelming events in our lives that we are all familiar with.
(847) 499-2180 View (847) 499-2180
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Bertha Davis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Melrose Park, IL 60160
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is committed to partnering with clients to identify strategies that can help them work through life’s difficulties. I understand the complex relationship between thinking and emotions, as well as the impact it can have on mood. I treat issues of anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, and (sexual) trauma, substance use/abuse, grief/ loss and complex family dynamics. I have many years of experience of working with diverse populations and assisting them with developing and reaching their goals. I identify as a social work first focusing on life issues to mitigate mental health issues.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is committed to partnering with clients to identify strategies that can help them work through life’s difficulties. I understand the complex relationship between thinking and emotions, as well as the impact it can have on mood. I treat issues of anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, and (sexual) trauma, substance use/abuse, grief/ loss and complex family dynamics. I have many years of experience of working with diverse populations and assisting them with developing and reaching their goals. I identify as a social work first focusing on life issues to mitigate mental health issues.
(708) 742-8571 View (708) 742-8571
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Amaury Zapien
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, Dr, Amaury, Zapien
Verified
Melrose Park, IL 60160
Usted es Latino, habla solamente Espanol, o es bilingue pero se expresa mejor en el idioma natal, sobre todo cuando desea expresar sus emociones; temores, tristezas, estres, angustia, ansiedad, depression o cualquier otro estado emocional negativo. Los problemas emocionales asi como los problemas de salud fisicos requieren atenderse, no sienta pena y hable con un professional de la salud mental que le escuche, entienda e interprete adecuadamente lo que usted quiere decir porque no solamente habla su idioma, entiende ademas su cultura.
Usted es Latino, habla solamente Espanol, o es bilingue pero se expresa mejor en el idioma natal, sobre todo cuando desea expresar sus emociones; temores, tristezas, estres, angustia, ansiedad, depression o cualquier otro estado emocional negativo. Los problemas emocionales asi como los problemas de salud fisicos requieren atenderse, no sienta pena y hable con un professional de la salud mental que le escuche, entienda e interprete adecuadamente lo que usted quiere decir porque no solamente habla su idioma, entiende ademas su cultura.
(312) 257-2577 View (312) 257-2577
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Victoria Perisee-Johns
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Melrose Park, IL 60160
Are you looking for a different type of therapist who can understand your concerns? Someone who can help you make the changes you are looking for in your life. Are your feelings unmotivated or unaccomplished? Whether you are going through a life transition, struggling with work, or needing help with managing your trauma experiences; I will help you regain the control you are looking for in your life. I can help you make the life changes and adjustments needed to improve your life satisfaction and achieve the goals you are setting for yourself.
Are you looking for a different type of therapist who can understand your concerns? Someone who can help you make the changes you are looking for in your life. Are your feelings unmotivated or unaccomplished? Whether you are going through a life transition, struggling with work, or needing help with managing your trauma experiences; I will help you regain the control you are looking for in your life. I can help you make the life changes and adjustments needed to improve your life satisfaction and achieve the goals you are setting for yourself.
(708) 809-3516 View (708) 809-3516
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Lauren Barry
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, QMHP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Melrose Park, IL 60160
Not accepting new clients
Recognizing there is a need for help with your mental health can be scary, but I am so happy that you are taking steps forward on your mental health journey! Whether you need guidance as you process trauma, support while navigating life's changes, or simply the space to discuss and uncover your emotions, we will work together to address your unique and individual challenges. I am passionate about creating a comforting and judgement free space for you to explore your experiences identity, and emotions in a space where you feel safe and heard.
Recognizing there is a need for help with your mental health can be scary, but I am so happy that you are taking steps forward on your mental health journey! Whether you need guidance as you process trauma, support while navigating life's changes, or simply the space to discuss and uncover your emotions, we will work together to address your unique and individual challenges. I am passionate about creating a comforting and judgement free space for you to explore your experiences identity, and emotions in a space where you feel safe and heard.
(847) 565-7874 View (847) 565-7874
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Yadira Garcia
LSW, MSW, QMHP
Verified
Melrose Park, IL 60161  (Online Only)
“Prioritizing self care means prioritizing inner peace”. I am a bilingual licensed social worker who is passionate about helping others create a positive connection between body and mind. I am here to provide you with unconditional support and work alongside you to achieve your goals. Even through the hardships of life, there is always room for resiliency, growth, and self-care. My approach is collaborative, holistic, and non-judgemental.
“Prioritizing self care means prioritizing inner peace”. I am a bilingual licensed social worker who is passionate about helping others create a positive connection between body and mind. I am here to provide you with unconditional support and work alongside you to achieve your goals. Even through the hardships of life, there is always room for resiliency, growth, and self-care. My approach is collaborative, holistic, and non-judgemental.
(773) 243-4781 View (773) 243-4781
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Irmarie D Rios
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Melrose Park, IL 60160  (Online Only)
Hello! Hola! and Bienvenidos to Raices. Raices Behavioral Health PLLC was created with the intentions of providing quality mental health care to the Latinx community. Raices which means "roots" celebrates and embraces your identidad and cultura. Our main goal is for you to feel en confianza, so you can finally have a therapist who you can relate with. My Name is Irmarie D. Rios (she/her). I'm a bilingual (Spanish/English y Spanglish) and bicultural first generation Latina. I have a master's degree in Clinical counseling with a Latino Mental Health specialization.
Hello! Hola! and Bienvenidos to Raices. Raices Behavioral Health PLLC was created with the intentions of providing quality mental health care to the Latinx community. Raices which means "roots" celebrates and embraces your identidad and cultura. Our main goal is for you to feel en confianza, so you can finally have a therapist who you can relate with. My Name is Irmarie D. Rios (she/her). I'm a bilingual (Spanish/English y Spanglish) and bicultural first generation Latina. I have a master's degree in Clinical counseling with a Latino Mental Health specialization.
(773) 389-1728 View (773) 389-1728
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Kendra A Vargas
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, PMH-C
Verified
3 Endorsed
Melrose Park, IL 60160
I am truly grateful when a client allows me the opportunity to play a role in the journey of their lives. I believe therapy requires a combination of compassion, humor, honesty, and stability. I recognize the importance of providing a space to safely process through life struggles and work towards change. Sometimes at the start of therapy, the goals are unclear, or there is limited awareness and understanding into the areas that may need additional support. I will work alongside with you on your journey to help you get there. This will be done through a collaborative, warm, and supportive approach.
I am truly grateful when a client allows me the opportunity to play a role in the journey of their lives. I believe therapy requires a combination of compassion, humor, honesty, and stability. I recognize the importance of providing a space to safely process through life struggles and work towards change. Sometimes at the start of therapy, the goals are unclear, or there is limited awareness and understanding into the areas that may need additional support. I will work alongside with you on your journey to help you get there. This will be done through a collaborative, warm, and supportive approach.
(224) 479-0116 View (224) 479-0116

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Kary Ream
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Elmwood Park, IL 60707  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
“The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness." - Abraham Maslow
“The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness." - Abraham Maslow
(708) 818-6922 View (708) 818-6922
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Kenneth J Stanek
Counselor, PhD, LCPC
Verified
Hillside, IL 60162
I have been in practice for 39 years. I treat children with behavioral problems, children-teens-adults with depression, sleep disorders, panic/anxiety attacks, bipolar disorder, phobias, family conflicts, coping skills, academic issues, special education consulting, Employee Assistance, marital/couples counseling. Therapeutic approaches are designed specifically for the individual. Play therapy is generally used with children. I set goals to measure progress and modify treatment based on how goals are/are not met. I like to focus on short term therapy to teach individuals better coping skills to use outside of the office.
I have been in practice for 39 years. I treat children with behavioral problems, children-teens-adults with depression, sleep disorders, panic/anxiety attacks, bipolar disorder, phobias, family conflicts, coping skills, academic issues, special education consulting, Employee Assistance, marital/couples counseling. Therapeutic approaches are designed specifically for the individual. Play therapy is generally used with children. I set goals to measure progress and modify treatment based on how goals are/are not met. I like to focus on short term therapy to teach individuals better coping skills to use outside of the office.
(708) 439-1327 View (708) 439-1327
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Clara Brennecke
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
7 Endorsed
Oak Park, IL 60301
I am a trauma informed therapist that can help you with your journey of personal growth. I primary work with adults and couples with trauma histories, and complex relational dynamics. I often hear from clients I work with that they are anxious, feeling stuck, not happy in their day to day and that they are wanting to feel differently. My role as a therapist is to help my clients recover their true sense of self by learning to make healthier choices, and to improve the relationship with themselves and their loved ones.
I am a trauma informed therapist that can help you with your journey of personal growth. I primary work with adults and couples with trauma histories, and complex relational dynamics. I often hear from clients I work with that they are anxious, feeling stuck, not happy in their day to day and that they are wanting to feel differently. My role as a therapist is to help my clients recover their true sense of self by learning to make healthier choices, and to improve the relationship with themselves and their loved ones.
(872) 704-8627 View (872) 704-8627
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Heidi McCardell-Wentworth
Counselor, LCPC, BC-DMT
Verified
2 Endorsed
River Forest, IL 60305
Are you tired and stressed out? Do you wish you could start feeling better now? I can help figure out how!
Are you tired and stressed out? Do you wish you could start feeling better now? I can help figure out how!
(708) 726-3411 View (708) 726-3411
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Carolina Rada
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC, RPT-S
Verified
3 Endorsed
Oak Park, IL 60301  (Online Only)
Therapy is an intimidating process. It requires you to face the struggles keeping you from reaching your full potential. Life is full of transitions. At each, we learn to adapt and adjust. However, these transitions can be difficult and can lead to debilitating symptoms like anxiety, depression, and anger, etc. Perhaps these are not happening to you, but you notice them in your child and are unsure of how to help. So, even though therapy can be intimidating, it can be the risk you need to take, to move forward towards the positive outcome you desire. If you are ready to take the next step, let me partner with you in this process.
Therapy is an intimidating process. It requires you to face the struggles keeping you from reaching your full potential. Life is full of transitions. At each, we learn to adapt and adjust. However, these transitions can be difficult and can lead to debilitating symptoms like anxiety, depression, and anger, etc. Perhaps these are not happening to you, but you notice them in your child and are unsure of how to help. So, even though therapy can be intimidating, it can be the risk you need to take, to move forward towards the positive outcome you desire. If you are ready to take the next step, let me partner with you in this process.
(708) 477-3374 View (708) 477-3374
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Yukiko Shiraishi
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
River Forest, IL 60305
I believe in everyone's resilience and capacity to change and grow. I strive to foster optimism and hope so you can envision your possibilities and options in life, motivating you to try something new or different to change yourself or your life. I work collaboratively with you to explore, make sense of, and help navigate issues with relationships, work-related stress, school performance, grief, adjustment to illness, dealing with immigration or relocation, and other changes we go through.
I believe in everyone's resilience and capacity to change and grow. I strive to foster optimism and hope so you can envision your possibilities and options in life, motivating you to try something new or different to change yourself or your life. I work collaboratively with you to explore, make sense of, and help navigate issues with relationships, work-related stress, school performance, grief, adjustment to illness, dealing with immigration or relocation, and other changes we go through.
(708) 277-9959 View (708) 277-9959
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NorthStar Educational Advocates
EdS, NCSP
Verified
Oak Park, IL 60301
Meet Pamela Star, Ed.S, NCSP: Over a decade of experience in public and private education inspired Pamela to become an advocate to empower parents to secure the education their child deserves. You don't have to navigate this alone! Services offered: Psychoeducational Evaluations, Educational Records Review, IEP/504 Meeting Prep and Attendance, Classroom Observations, Program Placement Consultation, Social Skills Groups, Executive Functioning Coaching, Girl Empowerment and Self-Esteem Groups.
Meet Pamela Star, Ed.S, NCSP: Over a decade of experience in public and private education inspired Pamela to become an advocate to empower parents to secure the education their child deserves. You don't have to navigate this alone! Services offered: Psychoeducational Evaluations, Educational Records Review, IEP/504 Meeting Prep and Attendance, Classroom Observations, Program Placement Consultation, Social Skills Groups, Executive Functioning Coaching, Girl Empowerment and Self-Esteem Groups.
(773) 570-1217 View (773) 570-1217
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Mehwish Issa
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Northlake, IL 60164  (Online Only)
Have you been in therapy for years and still find yourself at same spot? As a trauma therapist, I understand it is not easy to talk about your past. I teach clients healthy coping skills and grounding techniques to help pull away from flash backs, Unwanted memories, negative, or challenging emotions. I welcome all of your parts that are carrying the burden from past traumatic experience.
Have you been in therapy for years and still find yourself at same spot? As a trauma therapist, I understand it is not easy to talk about your past. I teach clients healthy coping skills and grounding techniques to help pull away from flash backs, Unwanted memories, negative, or challenging emotions. I welcome all of your parts that are carrying the burden from past traumatic experience.
(224) 360-5461 View (224) 360-5461

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Melrose Park, IL

10+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in Melrose Park, IL who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
92% Trauma and PTSD
83% Self Esteem
75% Relationship Issues
75% Grief
67% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

82% BlueCross and BlueShield
82% Cigna and Evernorth
73% Aetna

How Therapists in Melrose Park, IL see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

91% Female
9% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Melrose Park?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.