Alcohol Use Therapists in Niles, IL

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Ditchek Psychological Services, PLLC
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Niles, IL 60714  (Online Only)
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who will offer you a safe, caring, and supportive environment. In my 20 + years of clinical experience, I believe having a mutual and reciprocal therapeutic relationship is one of the first steps for growth and change. I value your input and will work with you as a team to help you identify and achieve your goals. I have a strong background in treating children, adolescents and adults with issues related to mood, relationships, adjustments to life transitions, anxiety, work or school performance, medical issues, eating disorders, substance abuse, stress, parenting, and other psychological disorders.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who will offer you a safe, caring, and supportive environment. In my 20 + years of clinical experience, I believe having a mutual and reciprocal therapeutic relationship is one of the first steps for growth and change. I value your input and will work with you as a team to help you identify and achieve your goals. I have a strong background in treating children, adolescents and adults with issues related to mood, relationships, adjustments to life transitions, anxiety, work or school performance, medical issues, eating disorders, substance abuse, stress, parenting, and other psychological disorders.
(847) 920-7895 View (847) 920-7895
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Rickey Schwartz
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, CADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Niles, IL 60714
I specialize in substance abuse. I am a seasoned counselor and for the past decade my focus has been on working with individuals, groups, families, and couples who are struggling with substance use. I have led others to a life of understanding themselves and their relationships with substances. I have led many to make sense of the insanity that surrounds the disease of addiction.
I specialize in substance abuse. I am a seasoned counselor and for the past decade my focus has been on working with individuals, groups, families, and couples who are struggling with substance use. I have led others to a life of understanding themselves and their relationships with substances. I have led many to make sense of the insanity that surrounds the disease of addiction.
(847) 380-7393 View (847) 380-7393
Dyanne C Bresler
Counselor, MA, RN, LCPC
Verified Verified
Niles, IL 60714
I work to create an atmosphere that is safe for my clients. I may use humor, ask more questions, make comments. As we progress, I will suggest new ways to approach situations and problems. Sometimes I teach my clients relaxation techniques. We talk. I listen. Sometimes I teach or even pray with my clients. In my office, folks are invited to be direct, to be honest, and to know that there will be no judgment of them for revealing their "dark side." Their challenge is reveal who and what they are. Mine is to make it safe.
I work to create an atmosphere that is safe for my clients. I may use humor, ask more questions, make comments. As we progress, I will suggest new ways to approach situations and problems. Sometimes I teach my clients relaxation techniques. We talk. I listen. Sometimes I teach or even pray with my clients. In my office, folks are invited to be direct, to be honest, and to know that there will be no judgment of them for revealing their "dark side." Their challenge is reveal who and what they are. Mine is to make it safe.
(773) 414-4437 View (773) 414-4437
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Center for Relationship Health, The Juniper Center
Psychologist, PsyD, CSADC, BCETS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Niles, IL 60714
Life gets complicated. You have been trying all that you know how to do to make things better for yourself or for someone you love but have run out of energy, ideas or both. You may have a relationship with someone you love but just can't seem to get along. You may be a parent trying to best figure out how to help a child or teen who is having problems. You may feel burdened by sadness, fear or stress.Or, perhaps you have old wounds that seem to keep interfering with you creating the life you want.
Life gets complicated. You have been trying all that you know how to do to make things better for yourself or for someone you love but have run out of energy, ideas or both. You may have a relationship with someone you love but just can't seem to get along. You may be a parent trying to best figure out how to help a child or teen who is having problems. You may feel burdened by sadness, fear or stress.Or, perhaps you have old wounds that seem to keep interfering with you creating the life you want.
(847) 920-7884 View (847) 920-7884
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Susan E Auman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC, SEP, CCJTS
Verified Verified
Niles, IL 60714  (Online Only)
I believe that we humans heal in the context of relationship and that therapy is the process in which we find our way to our whole selves. In the therapy room, I join with clients to co-create their unique path to wholeness by realizing their inherent strengths and utilizing them to developing a 'tool belt' of strategies for which to work through life's struggles. Together we orient to the client's inherent capacity to gain mastery of their own functioning from the lens of their truth.
I believe that we humans heal in the context of relationship and that therapy is the process in which we find our way to our whole selves. In the therapy room, I join with clients to co-create their unique path to wholeness by realizing their inherent strengths and utilizing them to developing a 'tool belt' of strategies for which to work through life's struggles. Together we orient to the client's inherent capacity to gain mastery of their own functioning from the lens of their truth.
(773) 840-0985 View (773) 840-0985
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Rebecca Levin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Niles, IL 60714
I believe that counseling can be a space for you to explore the obstacles that are getting in your way of achieving your goals. In treatment we will focus on what is working in your life and build from those successes to help you make the change you want to make.
I believe that counseling can be a space for you to explore the obstacles that are getting in your way of achieving your goals. In treatment we will focus on what is working in your life and build from those successes to help you make the change you want to make.
(773) 307-2864 View (773) 307-2864
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Kenneth Celiano
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Niles, IL 60714
Safety, trust and encouragement are imperative ingredients to a successful therapeutic relationship. As a seasoned therapist my ideal client seeks a collaborative relationship and is eager to invest in greater self-understanding and willingness to take action. Clients battling stress-related issues that compromise performance in work, school, or intimate relationships are a good match. Transforming anxiety, despair, and self-doubt into courage, inspiration, and confidence is my strength. I'm comfortable addressing thoughts that disempower or emotions that are frightening.
Safety, trust and encouragement are imperative ingredients to a successful therapeutic relationship. As a seasoned therapist my ideal client seeks a collaborative relationship and is eager to invest in greater self-understanding and willingness to take action. Clients battling stress-related issues that compromise performance in work, school, or intimate relationships are a good match. Transforming anxiety, despair, and self-doubt into courage, inspiration, and confidence is my strength. I'm comfortable addressing thoughts that disempower or emotions that are frightening.
(847) 807-1177 View (847) 807-1177
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Kevin B Ball
Counselor, MA, LCPC, CADC, CEAP, SAP
Verified Verified
Niles, IL 60714
I have been helping people overcome life's challenges for 20+ years. I utilize a strength-based individual supportive approach to life stressors, family conflict, and behavioral issues. I work with adults, adolescents, and families struggling with a full range of issues, including those related to drug and alcohol addiction. I have experience with the adult and juvenile criminal justice systems, drug courts, the Health and Human Services systems, and the local school systems. I have provided individual and group therapy to the criminal justice population, as well as group therapy to those involved in out-patient substance abuse programs.
I have been helping people overcome life's challenges for 20+ years. I utilize a strength-based individual supportive approach to life stressors, family conflict, and behavioral issues. I work with adults, adolescents, and families struggling with a full range of issues, including those related to drug and alcohol addiction. I have experience with the adult and juvenile criminal justice systems, drug courts, the Health and Human Services systems, and the local school systems. I have provided individual and group therapy to the criminal justice population, as well as group therapy to those involved in out-patient substance abuse programs.
(847) 550-3577 View (847) 550-3577
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Katie Lyons
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW
Verified Verified
Niles, IL 60714
I have over 30 years of experience working with individuals, couples, families, groups and trainees in private practice and at a top academic medical center. My professional experience spans from emergency psychiatric evaluations to outpatient psychotherapy. If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship, addictions or career issues, I can help you. I love to work with individuals and couples around being their best self. I also specialize in Mindfulness Training, Performance Enhancement, Sport Psych and Public Speaking. Give me a call and we can talk about what you are looking for.
I have over 30 years of experience working with individuals, couples, families, groups and trainees in private practice and at a top academic medical center. My professional experience spans from emergency psychiatric evaluations to outpatient psychotherapy. If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship, addictions or career issues, I can help you. I love to work with individuals and couples around being their best self. I also specialize in Mindfulness Training, Performance Enhancement, Sport Psych and Public Speaking. Give me a call and we can talk about what you are looking for.
(312) 972-6711 View (312) 972-6711
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Dr. Eleni Malamis
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified Verified
Niles, IL 60714
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who has devoted my clinical work to assisting adult individuals with a broad spectrum of concerns. I provide warm and caring support to those struggling with life's challenges. Specifically, I enjoy working with individuals in the following areas: depression, anxiety, substance abuse, life transitions, low self-esteem, communication, and relationship concerns.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who has devoted my clinical work to assisting adult individuals with a broad spectrum of concerns. I provide warm and caring support to those struggling with life's challenges. Specifically, I enjoy working with individuals in the following areas: depression, anxiety, substance abuse, life transitions, low self-esteem, communication, and relationship concerns.
(773) 729-1976 View (773) 729-1976
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Andrea Varol
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC
Verified Verified
Niles, IL 60714
I love working with individuals who are struggling to break free of old habits, patterns of behavior, or relationships that are no longer serving them. Often it takes getting to the "end of our rope" with things to find that we have the most motivation to change. Making changes can be really scary and anxiety provoking, even when we know what we've been doing up until this point isn't working. I like being that supportive partner that helps a client figure out what isn't working, what they might like to change, and how. I value moving at a client's pace, in their direction, and in pursuit of their own vision for their life.
I love working with individuals who are struggling to break free of old habits, patterns of behavior, or relationships that are no longer serving them. Often it takes getting to the "end of our rope" with things to find that we have the most motivation to change. Making changes can be really scary and anxiety provoking, even when we know what we've been doing up until this point isn't working. I like being that supportive partner that helps a client figure out what isn't working, what they might like to change, and how. I value moving at a client's pace, in their direction, and in pursuit of their own vision for their life.
(847) 232-6742 View (847) 232-6742
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Paulina Malysko
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Niles, IL 60714  (Online Only)
Life can get very difficult at times and we all need some extra support sometimes. I believe in the importance of meeting the client where they are and creating a safe, comfortable, and supportive environment. I enjoy learning from others and offering active listening and guidance. I have over six years of experience working with substance abuse issues as well as depression, anxiety, self-esteem, and self-development. I utilize a Cognitive Behavioral approach in therapy. I am also fluent in Polish. Therapy involves challenging oneself, learning about oneself, and striving to make positive changes in order for growth to happen!
Life can get very difficult at times and we all need some extra support sometimes. I believe in the importance of meeting the client where they are and creating a safe, comfortable, and supportive environment. I enjoy learning from others and offering active listening and guidance. I have over six years of experience working with substance abuse issues as well as depression, anxiety, self-esteem, and self-development. I utilize a Cognitive Behavioral approach in therapy. I am also fluent in Polish. Therapy involves challenging oneself, learning about oneself, and striving to make positive changes in order for growth to happen!
(847) 232-6890 View (847) 232-6890
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Sayeeda Kausar
MSW, LSW, CADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Niles, IL 60714
Finding the right therapist can feel overwhelming. I'm here for you. I believe in a collaborative approach to treatment where there is a sense of mutual respect, empathy, self-exploration, and empowerment. I work with you to build an authentic, honest, and transparent connection. I also value a culturally sensitive and relational approach that fosters a safe, non-judgmental, trusting, warm and supportive space where you can be vulnerable, feel heard, feel seen, and feel accepted being your true authentic self.
Finding the right therapist can feel overwhelming. I'm here for you. I believe in a collaborative approach to treatment where there is a sense of mutual respect, empathy, self-exploration, and empowerment. I work with you to build an authentic, honest, and transparent connection. I also value a culturally sensitive and relational approach that fosters a safe, non-judgmental, trusting, warm and supportive space where you can be vulnerable, feel heard, feel seen, and feel accepted being your true authentic self.
(224) 723-5772 View (224) 723-5772

More Therapists Nearby

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Elizabeth Hutchinson
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Park Ridge, IL 60068
In therapy, I use a holistic, empathetic and non-judgmental approach. I also focus on relationship building and trust to create a setting in which clients can work towards their goals and progress. My key areas of clinical experience include anxiety and depression, coping with trauma and abuse, anger issues, crisis intervention, drug and alcohol use, self-injurious behavior, sexual identity, body image/eating disorders, life transitions, and concerns related to outside stressors such as work, relationships or school. For five years, I have worked as a school-based counselor providing counseling to adolescents.
In therapy, I use a holistic, empathetic and non-judgmental approach. I also focus on relationship building and trust to create a setting in which clients can work towards their goals and progress. My key areas of clinical experience include anxiety and depression, coping with trauma and abuse, anger issues, crisis intervention, drug and alcohol use, self-injurious behavior, sexual identity, body image/eating disorders, life transitions, and concerns related to outside stressors such as work, relationships or school. For five years, I have worked as a school-based counselor providing counseling to adolescents.
(224) 487-8158 View (224) 487-8158
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Stacy Agosto
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Park Ridge, IL 60068  (Online Only)
I can help with improving romantic relationships, learning to navigate tricky or frustrating family dynamics, setting boundaries with work, exploring or changing alcohol use, and exploring coming out/issues specific to LGBTQ people.
SPACE for new BCBS Blue Choice/ PPO and Aetna PPO Illinois clients. It's an honor to be trusted with some of the most difficult and personal areas of people's lives. I respect how challenging it can be to come to therapy and speak to a stranger. Many people say they don't want a therapist who "sits quietly and nods" while they talk. I provide a comfortable and safe space for people to share their concerns, and our time together can be conversational and direct. I can be an active partner in your choice to move forward in your life. Therapy is a place to explore together, improve the quality of your life and expand your choices.
I can help with improving romantic relationships, learning to navigate tricky or frustrating family dynamics, setting boundaries with work, exploring or changing alcohol use, and exploring coming out/issues specific to LGBTQ people.
SPACE for new BCBS Blue Choice/ PPO and Aetna PPO Illinois clients. It's an honor to be trusted with some of the most difficult and personal areas of people's lives. I respect how challenging it can be to come to therapy and speak to a stranger. Many people say they don't want a therapist who "sits quietly and nods" while they talk. I provide a comfortable and safe space for people to share their concerns, and our time together can be conversational and direct. I can be an active partner in your choice to move forward in your life. Therapy is a place to explore together, improve the quality of your life and expand your choices.
(773) 570-9984 View (773) 570-9984
Aviva Vilenski
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, RN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Skokie, IL 60077
My ideal client is someone that wants to explore and learn about what makes them who they are. They can be someone who has done therapy before or someone that this would be their first experience.
My ideal client is someone that wants to explore and learn about what makes them who they are. They can be someone who has done therapy before or someone that this would be their first experience.
(224) 302-6137 View (224) 302-6137
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Cindi-Marie Willoughby
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Park Ridge, IL 60068  (Online Only)
The experience of intense and often painful emotions is a normal part of human existence, sometimes this struggle can become so overwhelming it begins to greatly impact one's ability to function, maintain and improve interpersonal relationships, and lead a valued life; leaving us feeling stuck. Therapy allows us to process these emotions, stop the experiential avoidance, and develop more constructive and adaptive ways of dealing with life's challenges and transitions. Through a collaborative, empathic, and values-based relationship, we can work towards increasing one's psychological flexibility, behavioral workability, and coping skills to live a life worth living
The experience of intense and often painful emotions is a normal part of human existence, sometimes this struggle can become so overwhelming it begins to greatly impact one's ability to function, maintain and improve interpersonal relationships, and lead a valued life; leaving us feeling stuck. Therapy allows us to process these emotions, stop the experiential avoidance, and develop more constructive and adaptive ways of dealing with life's challenges and transitions. Through a collaborative, empathic, and values-based relationship, we can work towards increasing one's psychological flexibility, behavioral workability, and coping skills to live a life worth living
(224) 585-3312 View (224) 585-3312
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Elizabeth Lennon
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MS, CADC
Verified Verified
Park Ridge, IL 60068
I have experienced profound change and healing in my life. I see how my most significant shifts have been due to the incredible help I have been blessed to receive. I feel called to serve as your guide, and share the gifts I've been given on my journey. I really believe in your unique process and that you have what you need to heal yourself. Support and guidance are essential for you to most deeply discover what you are seeking. I look forward to assisting you in reaching your next level of growth.
I have experienced profound change and healing in my life. I see how my most significant shifts have been due to the incredible help I have been blessed to receive. I feel called to serve as your guide, and share the gifts I've been given on my journey. I really believe in your unique process and that you have what you need to heal yourself. Support and guidance are essential for you to most deeply discover what you are seeking. I look forward to assisting you in reaching your next level of growth.
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Daffaney Burnside
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Morton Grove, IL 60053
Hello. My name is Daffaney Burnside. I am licensed clinical therapist (LCSW). I am very passionate about counseling and supporting people in their clinical journey to creating a healthier version of themselves. I specialize in helping individuals manage anxiety, depression, childhood -present traumas and recent life adjustments: loss-grief, relationships, marriage, divorce, parenting and stressors within employment, school environments, etc. I implement effective psychotherapy methods to instill self-understanding among clients and encourage them to adopt new attitudes and feelings towards life situations.
Hello. My name is Daffaney Burnside. I am licensed clinical therapist (LCSW). I am very passionate about counseling and supporting people in their clinical journey to creating a healthier version of themselves. I specialize in helping individuals manage anxiety, depression, childhood -present traumas and recent life adjustments: loss-grief, relationships, marriage, divorce, parenting and stressors within employment, school environments, etc. I implement effective psychotherapy methods to instill self-understanding among clients and encourage them to adopt new attitudes and feelings towards life situations.
(773) 904-1591 View (773) 904-1591
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Illinois Healing Center for Trauma and Addiction
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Skokie, IL 60077
Living with an unresolved or unprocessed trauma, whether it be physical, sexual, emotional, or even relational, can make life seem heavy. Yet, there's hope to transform yourself from a victim to a survivor. Our therapeutic journey will explore the interweaves between negative/deviant compulsive behaviors, unhealthy attachments, as well as general life areas where you find yourself highly anxious or stuck. The goal is to ultimately be able to look yourself in the mirror, smile and say, "I'm OK." You won't be alone in this journey to a healthier more positive life. We will be supporting you as you get to a more satisfying place.
Living with an unresolved or unprocessed trauma, whether it be physical, sexual, emotional, or even relational, can make life seem heavy. Yet, there's hope to transform yourself from a victim to a survivor. Our therapeutic journey will explore the interweaves between negative/deviant compulsive behaviors, unhealthy attachments, as well as general life areas where you find yourself highly anxious or stuck. The goal is to ultimately be able to look yourself in the mirror, smile and say, "I'm OK." You won't be alone in this journey to a healthier more positive life. We will be supporting you as you get to a more satisfying place.
(224) 212-1699 View (224) 212-1699

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Alcohol Use Therapists

Are there specific medications for alcohol use?

There are oral medications approved to treat alcohol use disorder—such as disulfiram, acamprosate, and naltrexone, which also comes in an injectable form. These medications do help people reduce their drinking as well as avoid the problem of relapse. Naltrexone helps reduce cravings, disulfiram can make a person feel sick when they drink, and acamprosate may help ease symptoms like poor sleep and anxious feelings.

How do alcohol recovery or rehabilitation programs work?

In inpatient programs, individuals live in a facility with other patients in recovery; in outpatient programs,individuals live at home. These facilities are staffed with healthcare professionals including physicians, nurses, psychologists, counselors, and psychotherapists. Staff can also include people who have recovered themselves, serving as mentors and guides. These programs may use abstinence, harm reduction, detoxification, psychotherapy, and other tools for recovery.

How do 12-step programs combined with psychotherapy work?

Members of 12-step programs help each other reach abstinence and work to maintain it. These programs promote complete change in the individual’s emotional, mental, physical, and even spiritual perspectives. Some programs require that new members attend 90 meetings in 90 days. Many people do attend these programs in conjunction with their work in psychotherapy; the combination of therapy along with 12-step can be extremely effective.

How does harm reduction combined with psychotherapy work?

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, harm reduction prevents death, injury, disease, overdose, and substance misuse. People who choose harm reduction for alcohol use reduce the amount of alcohol they intake. It is not abstinence-based like a 12-step program, but combining harm reduction with psychotherapy proves to be effective for many people.