Family Therapy in Naperville, IL

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Christine A Barker
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
8 Endorsed
Verified
8 Endorsed
I thoroughly enjoy working with the entire family or couple as well as the individual.
Hi there! I am Christine :) I am a passionate-practicing LCPC in North Naperville. I have over 10 years of experience. I enjoy working with adults who have problematic relationships, childhood issues, and who feel stuck in their present life. It might be trauma, depression, anxiety, but whatever it is we can help you get "unstuck" together. I believe everyone has potential to help themselves, but sometimes we need some guidance. Many of us weren't taught how to deal with our emotions and feelings, and as a result, our adult lives suffer in ways we aren't educated to fix. I am here to help guide YOU to your BEST SELF.
(630) 581-2505
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Naperville, IL 60563
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Elizabeth Cervantes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CTP-E
Verified
Verified
I offer individual, couples, martial and family therapy to assist in the guidance of dealing with life stressors in a more positive and self fulfilling fashion.
I have over 30 years of experience in working with individuals of varied ages from adolescents through adulthood including 27 years of working in a local school district along with 10 years of private practice. My bilingual/bicultural (Spanish) skills have allowed me the privilege of guiding a diverse group of clients with varied life challenges. Life requires a delicate balance which can have influence on our lives in unexpected ways. I believe that the development of healthy coping skills and self care are vital tools toward a healthy lifestyle.
(331) 979-3037
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Naperville, IL 60563
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Zach Breunig
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Life can be full of individual struggles, family conflicts, and unexpected life situations.
The decision to seek help can often be difficult and filled with uncertainty, worry, and/or fear. My approach to therapy is to meet each person where they are at, without judgment, by determining needs, goals, and a path forward. I believe that each person has the capability to build upon their strengths and resources to develop new skills, resolve the impact of potentially long-standing issues in life, and become a better version of themselves. I will be your support while gently challenging you, when needed, to reach the goals that you have set for yourself. After all, you are the expert on your life.
(331) 207-1526
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Naperville, IL 60563
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Carolyn Irrera
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Carolyn has provided extensive individual and family therapy for over twenty years. As a therapist, Carolyn works diligently to bring compassion and guidance within a framework of structure, accountability, consistency, and stability for the clients she serves.
(331) 210-9638 x240
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Naperville, IL 60563
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Sheldon Isenberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I'm seeing individuals and couples dealing with life disruptions and life transitions in their personal and work lives. People come to me with problems of depression,anxiety, anger, affairs, marital transitions,spiritual conflict, family business and career issues of a personal nature. I connect very well with both men and women. Much of my work involves working with couples at all stages of life together. My goal is that my time and that of my client's should have real meaning. Please visit my website at www.isenbergcounseling.com.
(630) 447-8991
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Naperville, IL 60540
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Peter Gibson
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I enjoy spending time with my lovely wife, my family and friends.
It is my life’s joy to hear each individual’s story of resiliency and redemption. I find it an honor and a privilege to be a small part of their journey. I specifically enjoy working with young adults struggling with meaning and purpose, as well as married couples and older adults seeking counseling. Prior to studying psychology, I also studied theology, music, and received a master’s in counseling from Dallas Theological Seminary.
(630) 394-5823
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Naperville, IL 60564
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Carla Ordonez
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, EdS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Given my background as a family therapist and a school psychologist, I have a particular interest in supporting individuals and families from a systemic perspective, considering all variables that impact our functioning in life: cultural background, family , development, skills, relationships, interests and motivations, among many others.
I am a Marital and Family Therapist and School Psychologist, and founder of CorExcellent Group, LLC. with over 18 years of experience working with individuals, couples and families, specializing in treatment of mood and anxiety disorders, relationship issues, executive functioning skills, stress management, life adjustment issues, ADHD and academic difficulties. I also work as a school psychologist in the Naperville/Aurora area, incorporating academic evaluations and school consultation to my practice.
(331) 209-6188
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Naperville, IL 60565
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Hanna Stoffel
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, ALMFT
Verified
Verified
When appropriate, she encourages family therapy to increase differentiation and foster healthy relationships.
Hanna Stoffel, ALMFT, walks with clients through hardships and helps increase personal skills and feelings of empowerment. She creates a safe, affirming, non-judgmental environment for clients to accomplish their personal goals. Hanna supports individuals, couples, and families of all ages struggling with depression, grief, substance use, women's issues, and is especially skilled at treating: Trauma, Anxiety, OCD, and Couples Counseling & Premarital Therapy.
(331) 259-8949
Naperville, IL 60563
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Robin Choquette Licensed -Illinois Iowa Kansas
Counselor, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I work with individuals from preteen through older adulthood in individual psychotherapy, family therapy (including parenting strategies), couples therapy, & skill seminars. I easily build affinity & trust with people from all backgrounds, age groups, & life circumstances. Anxiety & mood disorders interfere with attaining "Elite" performance for ALL individuals suffering with these issues, and my approach helps to achieve individual objectives, no matter the walk of life. In addition to my general psychological services, I consult with a specialized emphasis on performance enhancement for athletes, musicians, artist and corporate executives & business leaders helping them reach peak performance in their professional and personal life.
(630) 517-9328
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Naperville, IL 60540
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Jacey Keeney
Pre-Licensed Professional, PhD
Verified
Verified
She takes a client-centered and systematic approach to therapy – taking into consideration not only the individual, but how the family , school, work, peers, and other professionals play a role in the onset and/or maintenance of the presenting problem.
Dr. Jacey Keeney, Postdoctoral Fellow, earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science, with an emphasis on Health Psychology. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at Penn Medicine, in the Princeton Center for Eating Disorders. Dr. Keeney specializes in treating children, adolescents, young adults, and athletes struggling with eating disorders, anxiety, depression, and life transitions. Dr. Keeney has been under the mentorship of Dr. Paul Mullen on the treatment of children and adolescents since she was an undergraduate student at North Central College in Naperville, Illinois.
(331) 244-5280
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Naperville, IL 60563
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Carol Folisi
Counselor, LCPC, CADC, CEAP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have been a therapist for over 25 years and I have significant experience gained from a variety of treatment milieus. I am a certified addictions counselor as well as a certified employee assistance professional. My treatment approach is cognitive in nature, however, I utilize other treatment modalities and as dictated by client needs at the time. I am experienced in individual, couples, adolescent and family counseling over a multiple of treatment issues.
(630) 755-6276
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Naperville, IL 60564
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Cassie Whitfield
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I practice in Naperville & Chicago, specializing in: Anxiety, ADHD, Depression/mood disorders, Grief, Family Therapy , Children and Teens, Trauma, Work/Life balance, Stress Management, Anger Management, Personality Disorders, Crisis Intervention, Self-esteem, LGBTQIA and other sexual minorities, Issues of racial and cultural identity, Adoption related issues, Poly/non-monogamous relationships.
Do you feel trapped in your thoughts and emotions? For many people dealing with stress, anxiety, depression, or trauma emotions and thoughts can feel like they are constantly overwhelming and painful. They can often feel trapping, keeping you from enjoying life the way you might want to. However, it doesn't have to stay this way. Together we can learn how to manage these seemingly uncontrollable painful experiences. Understanding our internal experience, and being equipped with tools to handle our reactions, is often the key to improving our lives.
(331) 244-4959
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Naperville, IL 60540
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Warren Matson
Counselor, MSEd, LCPC
Verified
Verified
After serving a wide range of clients, I have focused in on family systems and working with family members to insure the best outcomes for parents, cohesion for couples, and stability for children, thus working with individuals of all ages, families and couples. In family work I have had extensive experience with issues related to adoption and foster parenting. I also work with individuals addressing a wide range of issues that may or may not be directly related to family and relationships. My goal is to aide my clients in maintaining continuous growth, stability in their lives and satisfying relationships.
(630) 463-6177
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Naperville, IL 60563
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Lisa C Konick
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
Dr. Lisa Konick has expertise evaluating and treating a range of psychological and behavioral problems in children, adolescents and adults, including depression, mood disorders, anxiety, inattention and hyperactivity (ADHD), and autistic spectrum disorders. She specializes in diagnostic assessments, individual and family therapy , parent coaching, behavior management, school consultation, and education/training.
(630) 948-8508
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Naperville, IL 60540
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Not accepting new clients
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Barb Bechtel
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, LCPC
Verified
Verified
The decision to come to therapy is often a difficult step to take. Life by nature is not easy to navigate. We all get stuck now and again, and you can't read the label when you are stuck inside the jar. I have been helping people open the jars, read and understand the labels, unstick them and apply new labels, for 20 years, and I would be happy to help you and/or your family , too.
(630) 672-5129
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Naperville, IL 60540
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Sarah C Greene-Falk
Counselor, MA, MS, LCPC, CEAP
Verified
Verified
NOW Accepting NEW Clients! Wanting to build confidence & resilience? Struggling with symptoms of anxiety/depression, healthy lifestyle, or life-transitions? Want to learn skills to self-regulate? As a Licensed Counselor specialized in Sports & Performance Psych, I can help. Athlete looking to balance sport, friends, and family ? Looking for motivation and to have a more fulfilling life? I counsel athletes, performers & professionals, using mindfulness, positive self-talk, and emotional intelligence to manage emotions. Learn skills to enhance performance in sport & life, confidence, and resilience, to be your best self!
(331) 258-8094
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Naperville, IL 60564
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Kristi M Finn
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Verified
I have experience providing individual, group and family therapy to children, adolescents and adults in a variety of settings including inpatient and outpatient programs, community mental health centers and group practice.
I am Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and founding partner of Compass Behavioral Health and Wellness, LLC, who is passionate about empowering individuals and families to achieve personal growth, improve emotional regulation and foster positive relationships. I enjoy utilizing my training on attachment and brain development to assist in coping with the effects of trauma, loss, divorce, disrupted attachments, adoption, depression and anxiety. Using a collaborative and relational approach, I strive to help individuals and couples establish and maintain healthy relationships, as well as strengthen their ability to cope with stressful life events
(331) 701-2930 x2
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Naperville, IL 60540
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Dr. Laura L Bokar
Marriage & Family Therapist, EdD, LCPC, LMFT, ACS
Verified
14 Endorsed
Verified
14 Endorsed
Dr. Laura Bokar is the CEO/President of Fox Valley Institute for Growth and Wellness and has been an individual, marital/couple and family therapist for over two decades. Her approach is tailored to the client's need. At times it is very important to set goals and other times people just want to be heard. Dr. Laura provides both approaches, as well as others. She is an open, non-threatening therapist with a sense of humor. She is certified in Rapid Resolution Therapy (RRT), Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Critical Incident Response, Prepare/Enrich Pre-Marital Assessment, Primary Care Behavioral Health and DBT.
(331) 256-2073
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Naperville, IL 60563
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Lisa Pisha
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I hold a Master's degree from Northern Illinois University's nationally accredited Marriage and Family Therapy Program, and am a Clinical Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT).
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist , writer, and parent instructor working with individuals, families, and couples strengthening relationships through some of life's challenges and transitions. My areas of expertise include couples and marriage counseling including infidelity and sex and intimacy therapy, parenting, life transitions and challenges, postpartum, depression and anxiety, and personal growth and wellness. I have a special interest and extensive research working with couples and individuals experiencing the transition into parenthood, and/or dealing with postpartum and baby blues.
(630) 796-4938
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Naperville, IL 60540
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William P. Russell
Marriage & Family Therapist, LCSW, LMFT, BCD
Verified
Verified
Working in an academic environment (The Family Institute at Northwestern University) supports my continued development as a therapist.
For over 35 years I have worked with individuals, couples and families to solve problems, improve relationships and make life transitions. In this time I have learned to respect the uniqueness of each individual and family , as well as the abilities and courage they bring to the challenges they face. My approach is friendly, straightforward and solution-focused, but with appreciation for the variety and complexity of factors that may be involved with the issues that folks bring to therapy. I enjoy collaborating with clients to manage stress and modify the patterns of thinking, feeling and acting that concern them.
(847) 440-3982 x636
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Naperville, IL 60540
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Family Therapy

What do family therapists do?

A family therapist facilitates the process of understanding and improving how a family functions. The therapist will help family members develop empathy for one another. They’ll seek to understand existing patterns, misunderstandings, and conflicts that arise, in order to help the family arrive at a realistic, unified understanding and develop the coping skills they need to build stronger relationships.

How long does therapy for families take to work?

Therapy manifests differently in every family; a common time frame is 12 weekly sessions, but some families may see improvement after just a few weeks. Families should discuss their goals with the therapist at the beginning of the process and periodically revisit those goals to assess their progress together.

How can you encourage a family member to attend family therapy?

You can encourage family members to attend therapy by expressing with both love and concern the challenges you see and explaining how a therapist could help the family navigate those challenges together. An outside perspective can help everyone feel heard, get on the same page, and develop new skills. If family members are still hesitant, it may be helpful to emphasize that family therapy is short-term—it won’t last forever.

Is therapy for families effective?

Family therapy can significantly improve family dynamics and relationships. Research suggests that family therapy can help individuals understand their role in the family, communicate and solve problems together, reduce conflict and draw boundaries when necessary, and develop coping skills for stressors, major life changes, and mental or physical illnesses within the family.