Alcohol Use Therapists in Normal, IL

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Julia M Bozarth
Counselor, MA, MS, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Before I was a therapist, I was an educator. For one course, my job was to teach first responders how to get important information from potentially traumatized witnesses/victims. I often wondered what I would do if I were permitted to see the crisis through. I believe it's my combination of a solid background in communication-which includes relationships, gender-speak, assertiveness and self-talk-and my education in Clinical Psychology and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor certification that provide for a well-balanced approach to individual counseling.
(309) 271-1161
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Normal, IL 61761
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Dr. Eleni Malamis
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified
Verified
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who offers professional yet warm and caring help to those struggling with life's challenges. I have devoted my clinical work to assisting adult individuals with a broad spectrum of concerns. Specifically, I enjoy working with individuals in the following areas: depression, anxiety, substance abuse, life transitions, low self-esteem, communication, and relationship concerns.
(309) 220-3194
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Normal, IL 61761
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Rick Longstreth
CH
1 Endorsed
1 Endorsed
ARE YOU READY FOR REAL CHANGE? If you are ready to start living your life with peace and happiness while letting go of the frustration and fear, set up your free consultation today! I am different than most in the mental health world in that I don't want to spend every session talking about what is wrong in your life, I want to help empower, teach and lead you to achieve all of your goals and the life of your dreams. FREE 90-120 MINUTE CONSULTATION.
(309) 807-1578
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Normal, IL 61761
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Lauren Evelsizer
Counselor, MS, LCPC, CADC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sometimes we get stuck. Life blindsides us and we haven't a clue how to cope with the cards we've been dealt. Other times, we encounter the same problem over and over again and can't seem to find our way out of that cycle. Our methods of coping and communicating aren't working. In fact, they may be making problems worse, creating new problems, and intensifying the pain we feel. We just want to feel seen, heard, and understood by someone. We are tired and lost. We want to get our lives back on track, but we aren't sure which direction to walk.
(309) 487-2155
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Normal, IL 61761
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Jeffrey Graham
Counselor, MA, NCC, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Life can often involve a series of setbacks, transitions, difficulties, and challenges that can cause us to feel stuck or lost. My aim is to help clients identify not only what they wish to change or problems they hope to address but also build self-acceptance and self-compassion. I have significant experience working with young adult and college-aged clients but also specialize in adolescent and adult mental health. Whether you are dealing with anxiety, depression, stress, life transitions, identity exploration, grief/loss, or relationship concerns, I will collaborate with you to work towards your goals.
(844) 593-0599
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Normal, IL 61761
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Johanna Rayman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I am committed to working with individuals and couples who are struggling in their lives either because of a crisis, transition, relationship or long standing issue that one keeps bumping up against. By providing a safe space together we can explore your thoughts/ feelings and increase your understanding of self and others. Self-awareness leads to change and personal growth.
(203) 872-5293
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Normal, IL 61761
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Bob Rogers
Counselor, MS, LCPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
Hello - Are you feeling stuck, confused, uncertain, sad? Life often presents us with challenges and obstacles that limit us in reaching our full potential. As a licensed therapist and nationally certified counselor with 25 years of experience, I would love the opportunity to help you become "unstuck" and reach that full potential. I typically use cognitive-behavioral therapy and solution-focused brief therapy in a safe and collaborative environment. My hope is by working collaboratively, you will experience insight, growth and empowerment that will lead to a life of happiness, positive change and improved coping strategies.
(309) 938-4853
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Normal, IL 61761
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Shawn Soule
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I believe that therapy can help people identify and make progress on the issues that are getting in the way of personal growth and fulfilling relationships in their lives. My professional experience includes providing therapy to teens and adults dealing with a wide variety of issues including depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, substance use,relationships,parenting, marriage and family related issues. I have worked in the counseling center of a major university, in a substance use treatment facility, in community mental health, and in private practice and have many years of experience and education.
(309) 468-4755
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Normal, IL 61761
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Kjerstine Maas
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Those things that hurt, instruct (Benjamin Franklin). It is often through pain and adversity that we experience growth and create change in our lives. My role is to provide support and guidance during this process. Deciding to seek therapy can be difficult. I provide a safe, comfortable environment in which to gain self awareness and work towards goals. I am continually inspired by my clients' insight, courage, strength, and capacity for change.
(309) 316-3439
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Normal, IL 61761
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Julleon Garrison
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified
Verified
My ideal client comes from many walks of life. They are children, teenagers, and adults and present with anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders, borderline personality disorder, bipolar disorder, relationship and family problems, Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), school problems, and oppositional-defiant disorder. They all share a common need to be heard, empowered, and guided on the path of recovery. I provide evidence-based treatments tailored to the needs of my clients. I focus on strengths and capabilities rather than "illness."
(312) 262-2473
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Normal, IL 61761
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John Lorio
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified
Verified
Lorio Counseling Services, LLC provides mental health counseling to a variety of populations using up to date evidenced based therapeutic techniques to help clients face whatever problems they may be facing. Please check my website for more information: Loriocounselingservices.com
(309) 220-3367
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Jamie Laurson
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified
Verified
We all experience events, whether earlier in life or more recent, that cause us to become stuck. Sometimes the cause of our symptoms is quite clear, other times it can be difficult to recognize what is causing avoidance, doubt, depression, anxiety, or escape. I empower people to identify, confront, and heal from past memories or recent experiences that lead to undesired thoughts, emotions, or behaviors. I believe people naturally move towards becoming the best versions of themselves and, with some guidance, can make choices that move them in healthy directions.
(309) 271-6155
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Normal, IL 61761
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Nicholas Gudino
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Verified
Nicolas Gudino is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with over 15 years of clinical experience. Nicolas earned a Masters of Arts Degree in Human Development Counseling – Clinical Mental Health from Bradley University. He is certified as a National Certified Counselor through NBCC and has provided services in community, residential, and hospital settings. Nicolas works with teens and adults experiencing varied mental and behavioral health concerns. In providing therapy services he aims to guide individuals in handling everyday stressors as well as significant life events.
(309) 724-5318
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Normal, IL 61761
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Lavina Velasco
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC, MS
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I work with adults across the lifespan needing support for stress, anxiety, grief, and co-occurring issues that arise while adjusting to major life changes. Whether we meet virtually, face-to-face, or outdoors in nature, my clients leave sessions feeling reconnected to their inherent worth and empowered to transform old patterns into new possibilities. I have a special interest in helping clients heal from loss; cultivate self-compassion; establish healthy boundaries; practice courageous communication; and enjoy a wider range of social support.
(217) 733-0462
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Normal, IL 61761
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Cynthia M Harbaugh (Formerly Jagodzinski)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Life is a journey that requires moments of reflection concerning where we have been in order to concentrate on where we could allow life to lead us next. Meeting with a therapist enables individuals and families the opportunities to inquire as to why patterns exist and encourages us to ask the questions - is this working for me? Would change benefit me? Am I uncomfortable enough with the present to commit to change? I am an attachment based therapist that works from a strengths base to encourage individuals to tolerate the discomfort that comes with introspection and inspire growth.
(309) 328-3285
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Normal, IL 61761
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Michael Jeske
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified
Verified
Finding a therapist that fits your needs can be a daunting process. To create change and facilitate healing, one must find a therapist that they are comfortable working with. I strive to build therapeutic relationships based in safety, security, authenticity, and trust. There is no one size fits all approach to therapy. Rather than looking at what's "wrong" my focus is on your strengths and accomplishments, and how I can help you visualize them. My goal is to work as a team with you to help facilitate the change you are looking for in your life.
(773) 245-0918
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Normal, IL 61761
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Jerrard Walker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Hello, My name is Jerrard Walker. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Registered Nurse in the state of Illinois with over 12 years of experience working in the mental health field. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns, including substance usage and addiction, depression, anxiety, trauma and environmental stressors, and chronic medical conditions. I am a reality-based, person-centered therapist with a warm and compassionate style. Treating others with respect and dignity is of the utmost importance. Therefore, I will make sure I meet you where you are at and work collectively toward your goals.
(309) 518-1935
Bloomington, IL 61710
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Photo of Annette Franzen, Psychologist in Normal, IL
Annette Franzen
Psychologist
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I understand that taking the first step and reaching out for help and support is challenging, now more than ever. I believe that making your Mental Health a priority is the key to your overall wellness and happiness. It is very important to me to provide a judgment free, supportive environment where you can focus on just that, your overall wellness and goals. I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist actively licensed in both Illinois and California. I have extensive experience with a wide array of clientele.
(309) 893-1582
Bloomington, IL 61710
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Jan Holmes Counseling
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I specialize in working with people around issues of shame that result from addictions, co-dependency, trauma, adoption related issues and more.
(309) 644-4758
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Bloomington, IL 61702
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Jason Woodford
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Verified
3/10/22 Not Accepting new clients at this time. Life presents us with challenges and it helps to have someone who can be present with us; truly and carefully listen to us; and be skilled at helping us through the challenges we face. As a therapist, I believe it is important to provide a comfortable space that allows you to work through difficult issues with acceptance and support. I specialize in couples work, and also work with men in individual counseling. I have experience working with clients of all ages and in various settings. I use a wide assortment of approaches individualized for you and your specific needs.
(309) 271-1528
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Bloomington, IL 61704
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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.