I have been working for 20+ years with adolescents, young adults, and adults. I am a certified alcohol and drug counselor. I also focus on depression, anxiety, ADHD, adolescent turmoil, adoption issues, healthy parenting, and family/relationship issues. My passion also includes working with young adults and adults on exploring personal growth and life management issues. I have created an alternative to suspension program in numerous local high schools.
I am a licensed psychologist with over 30 years of extensive experience in business as well as clinical. My clients are often high achieving people with career and/or relationship issues.
My practice includes seminars and consulting to business executives and teams on leadership issues. My purpose in life is to inspire caring and help people find and fulfill their passions.
Most people face trying times at different points in their lives and may benefit from support to overcome their challenges. Seeking help can be intimidating and it takes courage to begin therapy. As a social worker, I am trained to help people to better understand themselves and what may be contributing to their struggles, and to offer practical solutions that can help improve their situation. Although I genuinely enjoy the people that I meet, I believe that therapy should be temporary professional assistance so that people can learn how to manage their challenges independently.
I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 25 years of experience in helping people with a variety of presenting problems. Are anxiety, depression, health or relationship issues making you feel "stuck" and keeping you from living the life you want right now? I work collaboratively with my clients building on already existing strengths to help reach the goals of behavioral and emotional growth. My approach is integrative, and I find using cognitive/behavioral and family/systems thinking to be most effective in helping my clients.
Hi! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and therapist in the northern suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. I specialize in working with women, adolescents, and emerging adulthood individuals dealing with anxiety, depression, and various life stressors. I am passionate about a collaborative and behavior-centered approach to therapy. I believe that our minds are our most powerful tool, and that a shift in perspective can lead to great changes in life. I have experience working with those desiring help with issues related to: Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Relationships, Parenting, Mood management, and Pre- and Postpartum issues.
I have worked with children, adults and families for more than 20 years. Using an integrative perspective, I apply a range of techniques, including those based in attachment, family systems, and cognitive behavioral theories. Prior to establishing my private practice, I worked in a variety of settings from inner-city neighborhoods of Washington DC, Baltimore and Chicago, to small towns in North Africa.Throughout my career, I have sought to demystify mental health and psychotherapy by actively involving my clients in the intake and therapy process.
Children, teens, and adults each approach their problems from differing levels of life-experience and developmentally varied problem-solving skill sets. They also have differing neurological availability to the resources and strategies that their brains can employ. At Collaborators, Inc., we work with people where they are in time, place, development, neurology, and life space. Hearing people process their experiences in this way, and joining with them in making sense of challenges, relationship issues, conflicts, and family history issues makes for a context where people can find new ways to explore their world with confidence.
When you enter therapy, you give yourself a unique opportunity to explore your needs and feelings, and find new ways to meet the challenges in your life. A crucial ingredient for success lies in your relationship with your therapist. My approach is human, engaging and collaborative. We explore your feelings, reactions, and understanding of your relationships, and develop a deeper, sense of your needs, wishes, and how to fulfill your goals. I recognize that each person has unique emotional needs and struggles and I work actively to help you find new ways to understand, cope with, and resolve your concerns.
We often get in places where we feel “stuck” or think “this is just how it is going to be.” The demands of managing academic/professional careers, relationships with friends and family, and emotional difficulties often result in patterns of self-doubt, insecurities, and negative self-worth that leave us feeling alone and overwhelmed. My goal is to provide you the tools and support to see that life can be better and that change IS possible. I will help you capitalize on your already-existing strengths while highlighting patterns of thinking and behaviors that may no longer be helpful in order to live the fulfilling life you want.
Helping others through difficult times is my passion, and we all go through difficult times. As a therapist, I try to become part of the situation, feeling the tough times with my client and helping them see things from a different perspective. Together we find ways to solve problems, tackle situations and create beneficial solutions. My style is direct without being overwhelming. I believe therapy can often be positive and fun. Knowledge is power and often therapy turns out to be a great learning experience, allowing clients to realize their strengths and achieve their lifelong goals.
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counseling (LCPC) in the State of Illinois. I completed my Master's Degree at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Illinois. For the past ten years I’ve been working in a variety of roles in a non-profit, social services agency, providing guidance and support to individuals with cognitive and physical disabilities, depression, bipolar disorder, trauma history, mood disorders, etc. I have facilitated groups based on mindfulness, decision making, grief processing, communication, and relationship building.
In over 30 years of practice, I have worked with children, adolescents, young adults, and parents to develop coping strategies and skills to meet the challenges confronting them in their social, emotional and academic life. My practice includes comprehensive Psychological, Neuropsychological, and Learning Disability evaluations and school advocacy/consultation. Clients seek me out for complex diagnostic work-ups, qualification or revision of Individual Education Plans (IEP), Behavior Management Plans, qualification for accommodations ACT/SAT, and qualification for LD accommodations in college.
Are you tired of worrying about food and weight? Do you find yourself caught in the diet/binge cycle? Are you exhausted from thinking about how your body looks? If so, there are ways to bring more peace into your life. I can help you get back to your most authentic self and feel freedom.
Life can feel overwhelming when you're faced with loss or change. As much as you try to adjust, it can be scary and confusing to realize that life isn't turning out the way you had planned. Life stress -- such as divorce or relationship loss, death of a loved one, job loss, illness, caregiving -- happens to most of us at some point and it can seem nearly impossible to bounce back from such heartache.
Are you struggling but don't know where to turn? When you talk to friends do you feel judged or worried about burdening them with your problems? Maybe you feel that low self-esteem is preventing you from having fulfilling relationships. These are common problems that many people face but you can learn to feel better about yourself, let go of old hurts and change how you react to challenging situations in the future. These changes are possible and you can get the support you need to develop effective coping strategies and get your life on track.
As a psychotherapist with over 20 years of experience, I understand that change occurs in the context of a meaningful connection with a therapist. The importance of a safe, confidential, and non-judgmental space are crucial components in psychotherapy. My grounded approach in mindfulness and psychodynamic therapies forms the basis to help address painful emotions, relationships, and school/work struggles.
With over 20 years of experience, I develop genuine connections with my clients and partner with them toward success. "Our thinking has a direct impact on our actions, and our families have a direct impact on our thinking." I move to the core of your thinking and actions as you progress to live the life you "Say" you want to live. I have earned a Masters in Social Work from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a Doctorate of Ministry from McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago.
Are you experiencing anxiety, depression or feeling lost? Are feelings of codependency, addiction or preoccupation crippling your ability to live your life to the fullest? Are you feeling overwhelmed and cannot currently identify your emotions? I am here to support you in self discovery and finding a way together to explore what may be blocking you from living your most authentic life. I work with individuals, couples, and families. I specialize in working with kids and adults who are dealing with emotional/defiant/ social challenges, trauma, abuse, and addiction.
Taking the first step to reach out for help takes courage. So often, people have lived with their struggles for years thinking it's just the way they will always feel. The good news is that is most definitely not the case. Support is available and connection is truly the key. At the heart of being human is our universal need for connection. My approach to therapy is relational and attachment based; meaning providing a safe and secure environment that allows for self expression is the starting point, the middle and the end.
It is my belief that everyone deserves the privilege of living their best life as their most authentic self! I work with all people; adolescents into adulthood to help understand the root cause of the issue. I welcome those who struggle with substance abuse and am an affirming therapist who specializes in LGBTQ+ issues.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Northfield are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Northfield then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Northfield, or Child Psychologists in Northfield.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Northfield psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Northfield specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.