Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) Therapists in Mokena, IL

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James Peltzer
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Verified
I have counseled clients using CBT , Solution Focused Therapy, & Person Centered Therapy.
Internal struggles, relational issues, adjustments, anxiety, or other life challenges, may be our reason for seeking out counseling. Pursuing counseling is an excellent first step. No matter what age - grade school through retirement age - you do not have to encounter life challenges on your own. My goal is to provide you with a safe space where you can vent, process, or discover, with no judgement. I hope to help you find the perfect skill or tool to utilize and work through this current moment, so that you may flourish into the best person you can be.
(708) 231-4185
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Mokena, IL 60448
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Emily Shelton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCPC, LMHC, CADC, CRSS
Verified
Verified
I treat clients from a cognitive and psychodynamic theory approach.
My ideal client has motivation. They are someone who is willing to put in the work and better themselves. They are willing to learn and grow with my guidance and assistance. My ideal client is open and honest, even when it is difficult to be those things. They need support, encouragement, and someone to listen to them. Their goals are unique to them just as their needs and issues are unique to them. The important piece is that they are willing to start the journey of healing with me by their side.
(630) 354-0430
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Mokena, IL 60448
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Samantha Hawkinson
Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Verified
I integrate appropriate evidence-based techniques, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy ( CBT ), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Family Systems, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) based on your presenting issues.
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, an eating disorder, relationship/family issues, addiction, or other difficulties? Working together as a collaborative team, my goal is to walk beside you in your journey toward positive change. Together, we will explore tools and strategies you can use to manage, emotional, psychological, and relational concerns. In a warm, non-judgmental, and safe environment we can explore current and past difficulties, identify personal strengths and inner resources, and develop a plan for positive and lasting change to meet your goals. I work with individuals, couples and families.
(708) 627-9705
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Mokena, IL 60448
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Melissa Cullinane
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
"Nothing changes if nothing changes." As your therapist I will help you gain insight into yourself and your behaviors and provide you with healthy coping skills. I will challenge you to be your best self. I believe everyone can benefit from talking with an unbiased, third party when faced with mental and emotional struggles as well as, everyday life stressors. I utilize Brainspotting, Psychodynamic therapy, CBT , DBT, and Solution Focused Therapy.
(815) 599-1042
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Mokena, IL 60448
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Jamie Simmert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, LSW
Verified
Verified
We’ve all experienced times when we just feel stuck, going through the motions of life rather than actually living our best lives. Anxiety, depression, addiction, low self-esteem, past trauma or many other issues can impact your ability to live a full and happy life and have healthy family and other relationships. Therapy is a powerful medium that can provide many tools and strategies to help you navigate all of these challenges and many more. I enjoy working with child/adolescent, adult, and geriatric populations using a variety of therapeutic techniques including CBT , DBT, 12-Step, Trauma-Informed, and Family Systems Therapy.
(708) 315-2734
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Mokena, IL 60448
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Gina Smith
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified
Verified
The theoretical approach that most aligns with my counseling style is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
I enjoy working with children, adolescents and adults with a wide variety of life issues, including relationship, single parenting, family conflict, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and child/adolescent behavioral issues.
(708) 272-1748
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Mokena, IL 60448
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Sandy Sybert
Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I use a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy.
We all experience stress, whether it be from our jobs, relationships, and/or life changes, big and small. Most of the time we handle everything just fine but sometimes life throws us a curve and we become overwhelmed. That is when I would encourage you to talk with a professional, whether it is me or another professional.
(708) 745-8210
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Mokena, IL 60448
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Julia Malczynski
MSW, LSW
Verified
Verified
When providing services, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy are three types of psychotherapy treatments that I utilize and find effective.
As a clinician, I help individuals discover the tools and coping strategies needed to overcome a variety of life stresses, such as anxiety, depression, grief, and relationship concerns. I believe that each challenge before us, encourages us to grow and learn while also promoting resiliency. I believe building a strong therapeutic relationship and providing an environment that is safe, supportive, and non-judgmental is a vital element of therapy. The attributes I possess which include compassion and empathy, have proven effective when assisting clients establish excellent problem-solving skills.
(708) 719-6458
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Mokena, IL 60448
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Lynn Panepinto
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCTP-II, EMDR
Verified
Verified
I specialize in CBT , DBT ACT and am trained in EMDR and trauma-informed therapy.
If you’re struggling with difficult emotions, relationship/family issues, trauma, uncomfortable life transitions, or feeling stuck and overwhelmed, help is available. My passion is working with clients to develop self-awareness, inner strength, and coping skills so that true and lasting healing occurs. I believe that your overall sense of well-being and overall health includes mental and emotional wellness. My hope is that therapy will help you experience greater self-acceptance, understanding, and an ability to achieve your goals and increase your emotional wellness.
(708) 316-9132
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Mokena, IL 60448
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Saulena Antanavi
Counselor, MSCP, LCPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
I integrate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy ( CBT ), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Interpersonal Reconstructive Therapy (IRT), and Stress Management strategies to tailor the right approach for your specific situation.
Do you feel overwhelmed by anxiety or obsessive thoughts, frequently thinking the worst? Have you noticed your child is preoccupied by excessive worry or fears? You are not alone, and there is help. My focus is on, though not limited to, services for those struggling with anxiety, OCD, mood disorders, PTSD and co-occurring disorders, such as depression. My approach is entirely determined by the unique needs of you, my client - whether it's individual or family counseling. You deserve the best help and guidance to live a fulfilling, more joyful life.
(708) 469-4748
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Mokena, IL 60448
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Melissa Baranowski
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I specialize in CBT , DBT and Psychodynamic therapies as part of my treatment approach.
Do you sometimes feel like you’re disconnected, or feel like you don’t belong? Are you finding yourself overwhelmed by feelings of anxiety? Or perhaps relationship struggles or past traumas are not allowing you to live the life you want. You are not alone. Therapy is a powerful medium that can provide many tools and strategies to help you navigate all of these challenges and more. I pride myself on being open and accepting of everyone and have been fortunate to work with clients from all walks of life.
(708) 419-3644
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Mokena, IL 60448
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Dr. Julie Chicvara
Psychologist, PsyD, LCP
Verified
Verified
My approach is tailored to each patient's needs, however I tend to combine cognitive -behavioral techniques while using a family/systems framework.
Hello! I am Dr. Julie Chicvara, PsyD, a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. Born and raised in the southwest suburbs, I have settled my own family in the same community and opened a private practice in the Orland/Mokena area. You can expect a warm welcome and a comfortable environment upon coming to my office. The first visit entails a structured interview where background information and presenting problems are noted. A weekly time will be agreed upon where we will meet to work on therapeutic goals and current stressors. Therapy sessions are less structured and are tailored to the individual.
(708) 317-9435
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Chloe K Cooper
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC, CCATP
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
I focus on children and teens ages 12-22 using Cognitive Behavior Therapy ( CBT ) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) skills which are used for distress tolerance and mindfulness.
“Where there is fear, there is also courage", Therapy sounds scary, but you are in the right place to start your journey to getting better. I work with teens and young adults with anxiety and depression. I am willing to help meet you where you are at, and I take the time to get to know your struggles. I like to use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy ( CBT ) to help you to see how your thoughts and emotions can affect your behavior, as well as give you a toolbox of coping skills that will help you in a variety of situations. Follow us on Facebook to see our latest updates and helpful tips! http://www.facebook.com/zaboraccounseling/
(779) 803-8013
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Jenna Bruchauser Sarna
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Bruchauser Sarna uses an integrative approach with evidence-based treatments, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy ( CBT ), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Biofeedback, and Mindfulness.
***Dr. Bruchauser Sarna is not currently taking therapy patients at this time; however is still conducting neuropsychological evaluations. Dr. Bruchauser-Sarna received her Master's and Doctorate at Midwestern University in Downer's Grove. Her areas of interest include anxiety, depression, ADHD, learning disorders, neurological disorders, as well as an array of medical ailments including pain, diabetes, cancer, and weight management. Dr. Bruchauser-Sarna is skilled in neuropsychological/psychological assessment, in addition to individual and couples therapy.
(779) 324-4167
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Life Synergy, LLC
Counselor, LCPC, CADC, NCC, BCC
Verified
Verified
By utilizing motivational interviewing and cognitive techniques, this facilitates change among individuals which greatly improves their relationships with others.
Want to re-create your life in a positive atmosphere? At Life Synergy, LLC, we help individuals to accomplish just that. We work with pre-teens, adolescents, and adults to overcome life challenges and stressors. Together, we can address and conquer life challenges related to anxiety, addiction, substance abuse, drug abuse, depression, stress, relationship issues, and self-esteem. Creating a warm, open environment is essential for individuals to address and conquer the pressures of today's world. Taking a positive, nonjudgmental approach creates a trusting connection that is important for individuals sharing sensitive topics.
(708) 954-8001
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Mokena, IL 60448
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Theresa Workman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Through using a variety of treatment techniques, such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Play, and Mindfulness.
I am part of a group practice that specializes in mental health counseling and behavioral services for children and adolescents. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over nine years experience working with children and teenagers. Using creative and playful approaches I am able to help clients attain skills to become successful. My focus areas include Anxiety, ADHD, Depressive Disorders, Grief and Loss issues, and Self-Esteem. I have worked in residential settings counseling and fostering a healing environment for traumatized adolescents, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and children who display oppositional behaviors.
(815) 401-0577
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Mokena, IL 60448
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Compassionate Care LSC, INC
Counselor, LCPC, CADC, MISAII
Verified
Verified
We specialize in many areas such as mood disorders, educational issues, substance abuse, and anxiety disorders using various treatment approaches which include CBT , DBT, Gottman Principles, and Motivational Interviewing.
Compassionate Care LSC, INC has therapists that are professional, certified, and licensed to meet the growing needs of the world we live in. We are committed to developing a relationship of caring for all the individuals we serve. We offer over 20 years of clinical experience and expertise. We take the time to help you when your life has been turned upside down and you don't know what to do. We can help you solve the obstacles that are getting in the way of your life.
(815) 828-6749
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Kristen Dundee
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Verified
Although I consider myself an integrative therapist, using various methods and approaches to best suit individual needs, my primary theoretical orientation is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
There are many situations that can influence a person to seek therapy services. Maybe you are going through a difficult transition, such as grief, loss, or divorce. Maybe you are experiencing signs and symptoms of anxiety or depression and are feeling nervous, worried, or sad. Regardless of the life transition or the type of symptoms you are struggling with, therapy can help. My goal is to understand what has led to this point in time, what this experience has been like for you, and what direction in life you want to go. Working together, we’ll determine what obstacles are getting in the way of moving forward and what steps can be
(815) 806-9300
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Mokena, IL 60448
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Michelle Conrad
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Michelle has been trained in several therapeutic practices including Dialectical Behavior Therapy, psychodynamic therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy.
Michelle is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor whom received her degree and trained at Northwestern University. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in several different therapeutic environments. Michelle works to create a safe, warm, and enjoyable space for you to explore yourself and your life. Michelle has extensive experience working with self injuring behavior, suicidal ideations, depression, anxiety, and every day stress. While she is extensively trained in many practices, Michelle understand each person has the own preference for therapy. She will work with you to identify and focus on your strengths.
(815) 496-6687
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Troy Westercamp
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Verified
APC is known for the effective integration of insights, values, and solid cognitive behavioral methods.
In my work with individuals and couples many of my clients tell me that I have a warm and interpersonal approach. I help them feel comfortable and take a very collaborative approach. In marriage counseling, I try to help couples prioritize their marriage and work to help both of them feel more heard and understood as a person. I am passionate about helping people develop healthy relationships, achieve personal growth and experience emotional wholeness. It is my goal to bring hope, guidance, and a safe place for individuals or couples to explore the nature their challenges.
(866) 284-9464
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Mokena, IL 60448

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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.