Therapists in Oak Forest, IL

C Michael Ideran
Counselor, DMin, LCPC, LMFT
Verified
Oak Forest, IL 60452
I have 30 years of professional experience in working with couples, families and individuals. I have specialized in working with couples where abuse (physical, emotional or sexual) has been a significant factor in the past of one or both of the individuals. As a licensed marriage and family therapist I utilize a systems approach in dealing with both couples and individuals. I am direct and enjoy working with a wide range of clients. I do a significant amount of work with men and “male issues”.
I have 30 years of professional experience in working with couples, families and individuals. I have specialized in working with couples where abuse (physical, emotional or sexual) has been a significant factor in the past of one or both of the individuals. As a licensed marriage and family therapist I utilize a systems approach in dealing with both couples and individuals. I am direct and enjoy working with a wide range of clients. I do a significant amount of work with men and “male issues”.
(708) 406-2179 x14 View (708) 406-2179 x14
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Maggie Reif
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Oak Forest, IL 60452
Dr. Reif is a licensed clinical social worker with nearly two decades of experience working with teens, young adults, families, and individuals. She knows that starting counseling can be an intimidating first step, and she will gently guide you through the process.
Dr. Reif is a licensed clinical social worker with nearly two decades of experience working with teens, young adults, families, and individuals. She knows that starting counseling can be an intimidating first step, and she will gently guide you through the process.
(708) 742-7210 View (708) 742-7210
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Jessica Krakowsky
Counselor, MA, LCPC, CCTP
Verified
Oak Forest, IL 60452
I seek to work with clients who have experiences with trauma and abuse, having seen firsthand how devastating the untreated symptoms of trauma can be on a person's functioning with family, in the workplace and within communities. These symptoms include panic attacks, anxiety, depression, PTSD and can often lead to disabling substance use disorders among other issues. These clients seek to understand why they cannot manage their emotions and have often normalized their abusive experiences, so they do not see why they are struggling to function as easily as they perceive others to be doing.
I seek to work with clients who have experiences with trauma and abuse, having seen firsthand how devastating the untreated symptoms of trauma can be on a person's functioning with family, in the workplace and within communities. These symptoms include panic attacks, anxiety, depression, PTSD and can often lead to disabling substance use disorders among other issues. These clients seek to understand why they cannot manage their emotions and have often normalized their abusive experiences, so they do not see why they are struggling to function as easily as they perceive others to be doing.
(708) 556-2485 x5210 View (708) 556-2485 x5210
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Richard Melton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Oak Forest, IL 60452  (Online Only)
Right now you are probably scared. You know something needs to change, but you don’t know where to start. You don't know if this works and you're at the point where you afraid that nothing will work. We have all been there, me included. I understand and I do not judge. I have been a clinical therapist for the past 20 years. In my time I have worked with adolescents, adults, couples, geriatric patients, and LGBTIQQ individuals. What I have discovered in all my years of practice is that people all want the same things. We want to know that we are loved, valued and respected.
Right now you are probably scared. You know something needs to change, but you don’t know where to start. You don't know if this works and you're at the point where you afraid that nothing will work. We have all been there, me included. I understand and I do not judge. I have been a clinical therapist for the past 20 years. In my time I have worked with adolescents, adults, couples, geriatric patients, and LGBTIQQ individuals. What I have discovered in all my years of practice is that people all want the same things. We want to know that we are loved, valued and respected.
(708) 765-6957 View (708) 765-6957
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Michelle Turnbough
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, EdD, LCPC, CADC
Verified
Oak Forest, IL 60452
I have worked with clients that have experienced concerns from addiction, depression, stress, anxiety, parenting and relationship problems. I have provided counseling to adolescences, individuals, couples, and families. Many people have experienced some form of trauma in their lives and feeling better and hopeful is a goal that people desire.
I have worked with clients that have experienced concerns from addiction, depression, stress, anxiety, parenting and relationship problems. I have provided counseling to adolescences, individuals, couples, and families. Many people have experienced some form of trauma in their lives and feeling better and hopeful is a goal that people desire.
(708) 722-7733 View (708) 722-7733
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Nicole Ramel
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Oak Forest, IL 60452
Not accepting new clients
Currently on Maternity leave, Will be accepting new clients in Spring 2024! I am a creative and empathetic therapist that provides clients with a safe, judgement free space to share their emotions/thoughts/ideas or just a space to vent. I have been in the field for over 15 years with a plethora of experience under my belt. I am more than happy to help you explore your feelings regarding anxiety. depression, trauma and/or adjustment to a major life events. In therapy we are team and I am here to support you; if you have any questions, feel free to call or email me!
Currently on Maternity leave, Will be accepting new clients in Spring 2024! I am a creative and empathetic therapist that provides clients with a safe, judgement free space to share their emotions/thoughts/ideas or just a space to vent. I have been in the field for over 15 years with a plethora of experience under my belt. I am more than happy to help you explore your feelings regarding anxiety. depression, trauma and/or adjustment to a major life events. In therapy we are team and I am here to support you; if you have any questions, feel free to call or email me!
(708) 377-9664 x5460 View (708) 377-9664 x5460
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Kelsey Dagenais
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Oak Forest, IL 60452
I work with children and adolescents who experience challenges with anxiety, depression, anger, and life transitions. explore and understand allows them to feel comfortable to be open and share. In addition, I work with parents who may need support in parenting their children. My philosophy is it takes a village to raise a child so allow me to be a part of your village to identify.
I work with children and adolescents who experience challenges with anxiety, depression, anger, and life transitions. explore and understand allows them to feel comfortable to be open and share. In addition, I work with parents who may need support in parenting their children. My philosophy is it takes a village to raise a child so allow me to be a part of your village to identify.
(708) 381-1930 View (708) 381-1930
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Mary Leonhardt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Oak Forest, IL 60452
Starting therapy can be quite intimidating for some people. So, I strive to create an environment for my clients to feel relaxed, safe and at ease. My therapeutic expertise lies in working with adolescents as well as young adults. Most of my clients have presenting issues such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and feeling “stuck.”
Starting therapy can be quite intimidating for some people. So, I strive to create an environment for my clients to feel relaxed, safe and at ease. My therapeutic expertise lies in working with adolescents as well as young adults. Most of my clients have presenting issues such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and feeling “stuck.”
(708) 813-2832 x5330 View (708) 813-2832 x5330
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Terae Tatum
Counselor, LCPC, CSAC
Verified
Oak Forest, IL 60452
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who works with adults, adolescents, children and families who have experienced various forms of traumatic events, substance use, depression, grief and loss, and anxiety. Understanding that people experience major life altering events, I have made it my personal goal to assist individuals in becoming better equipped to manage their difficulties and increase their functioning, mental health, and well-being by helping them to recognize and use their inherent strengths to be their best selves. Among others, my specialties include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Child Parent Psychotherapy.
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who works with adults, adolescents, children and families who have experienced various forms of traumatic events, substance use, depression, grief and loss, and anxiety. Understanding that people experience major life altering events, I have made it my personal goal to assist individuals in becoming better equipped to manage their difficulties and increase their functioning, mental health, and well-being by helping them to recognize and use their inherent strengths to be their best selves. Among others, my specialties include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Child Parent Psychotherapy.
(708) 518-3366 x5350 View (708) 518-3366 x5350
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David Barecki
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Oak Forest, IL 60452
When working with a client in session, I draw heavily from Cognitive Behavioral theory and use a strength-based approach with the understanding that before we can address what might be “going wrong”, we must first understand the potential for what is “going right.” Regardless of the challenges my clients may be struggling with, I believe that everyone has the innate capability to heal and grow personally; given that the individual is provided with the opportunity and support to explore and understand themselves and their experience.
When working with a client in session, I draw heavily from Cognitive Behavioral theory and use a strength-based approach with the understanding that before we can address what might be “going wrong”, we must first understand the potential for what is “going right.” Regardless of the challenges my clients may be struggling with, I believe that everyone has the innate capability to heal and grow personally; given that the individual is provided with the opportunity and support to explore and understand themselves and their experience.
(708) 576-4906 x5370 View (708) 576-4906 x5370
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Naomi S Effort
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Oak Forest, IL 60452
As a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, I specialize in working with individuals, couples and families. I provide a calming atmosphere for my clients to feel safe to share their innermost thoughts and feelings. Counseling is most effective when there is a good human connection between therapist and client. Deciding to receive counseling is a source of strength to address things that affect an individual(s) from having an enjoyable life. My strengths as a counselor lies in my accessibility, follow through, patience and clinical skills. Collaboration with other services providers ensure continuity of care for clients.
As a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, I specialize in working with individuals, couples and families. I provide a calming atmosphere for my clients to feel safe to share their innermost thoughts and feelings. Counseling is most effective when there is a good human connection between therapist and client. Deciding to receive counseling is a source of strength to address things that affect an individual(s) from having an enjoyable life. My strengths as a counselor lies in my accessibility, follow through, patience and clinical skills. Collaboration with other services providers ensure continuity of care for clients.
(708) 277-6020 x28 View (708) 277-6020 x28
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Elizabeth Lewitke
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Oak Forest, IL 60452
While I work with an array of clients with different presenting issues and concerns, I am drawn to working with teens and young adult women. At times, these individuals struggle with feelings of anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem. I enjoy journeying with clients who want to gain understanding, learn coping skills, and challenge and care for themselves in new ways.
While I work with an array of clients with different presenting issues and concerns, I am drawn to working with teens and young adult women. At times, these individuals struggle with feelings of anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem. I enjoy journeying with clients who want to gain understanding, learn coping skills, and challenge and care for themselves in new ways.
(708) 535-7320 View (708) 535-7320
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Briana Wesclitz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Oak Forest, IL 60452
Is your child acting out, mad, or sad? Are they not listening? Are they going through a difficult time and need help to get unstuck? Maybe they are not connecting well enough socially? Perhaps you're just concerned about them and you want a professional child therapist to provide insight and therapeutic support? If your child is depressed, moody, anxious, or has social issues, I am here. I am a best fit for you if you are looking for a child-specific therapist who will provide your child with play and talk therapy while keeping you activated in a strategy that supports the changes we make in the therapeutic practice.
Is your child acting out, mad, or sad? Are they not listening? Are they going through a difficult time and need help to get unstuck? Maybe they are not connecting well enough socially? Perhaps you're just concerned about them and you want a professional child therapist to provide insight and therapeutic support? If your child is depressed, moody, anxious, or has social issues, I am here. I am a best fit for you if you are looking for a child-specific therapist who will provide your child with play and talk therapy while keeping you activated in a strategy that supports the changes we make in the therapeutic practice.
(708) 315-6369 View (708) 315-6369
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Mike Minnella
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Oak Forest, IL 60452
Are you anxious or depressed. Need a kind mental "nudge" to make change happen for you? I am here to provide an expert counseling service. If you are willing, we will build skills and mange mental dilemmas to better your self. As a mental health counselor for 23 years I have helped people through their dilemmas of trauma, depression, anxiety, bipolar management, family relationships, and other life stressors. Additionally, we may also build a wellness plan for you, if you so desire, to enhance your wellness in coordination with traditional mental health based talk therapy. I have a comprehensive list of wellness professionals.
Are you anxious or depressed. Need a kind mental "nudge" to make change happen for you? I am here to provide an expert counseling service. If you are willing, we will build skills and mange mental dilemmas to better your self. As a mental health counselor for 23 years I have helped people through their dilemmas of trauma, depression, anxiety, bipolar management, family relationships, and other life stressors. Additionally, we may also build a wellness plan for you, if you so desire, to enhance your wellness in coordination with traditional mental health based talk therapy. I have a comprehensive list of wellness professionals.
(708) 859-6199 View (708) 859-6199
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Roxana Norvais
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Oak Forest, IL 60452  (Online Only)
I value the human heart, soul, and spirit. I am a seasoned psychotherapist with 25 years of clinical practice. I am aware that we all experience times of darkness, and deep sorrow. We all experience anxiety, and struggle with certain life transitions. We heal by way of sharing our stories, feelings, and experiences. I care deeply about each of my clients, and I look forward to watching each person grow to their fullest potential. I will listen with a compassionate heart, and I have a genuine interest in each person that I work with.
I value the human heart, soul, and spirit. I am a seasoned psychotherapist with 25 years of clinical practice. I am aware that we all experience times of darkness, and deep sorrow. We all experience anxiety, and struggle with certain life transitions. We heal by way of sharing our stories, feelings, and experiences. I care deeply about each of my clients, and I look forward to watching each person grow to their fullest potential. I will listen with a compassionate heart, and I have a genuine interest in each person that I work with.
(708) 274-7751 View (708) 274-7751
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Ericka Swanson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Oak Forest, IL 60452  (Online Only)
WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH, THE TOUGH GET GOING You may not feel tough right now, but deep down you know you have the strength to tackle the problems you are facing. These problems may be extraordinary stressors, life transitions, combat fatigue, post-partum depression, unexpected/expected loss of close relationships, trauma, abuse, or relationship problems. I can be part of the team that assists you in strengthening the resources that you have inside. RELATIONSHIPS AND FAMILIES CAN BE LIKE DOMINOS Families and couples are linked. If part of that link is broke or off balance, other members involved can be affected.
WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH, THE TOUGH GET GOING You may not feel tough right now, but deep down you know you have the strength to tackle the problems you are facing. These problems may be extraordinary stressors, life transitions, combat fatigue, post-partum depression, unexpected/expected loss of close relationships, trauma, abuse, or relationship problems. I can be part of the team that assists you in strengthening the resources that you have inside. RELATIONSHIPS AND FAMILIES CAN BE LIKE DOMINOS Families and couples are linked. If part of that link is broke or off balance, other members involved can be affected.
(708) 512-7179 View (708) 512-7179
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Linda M. Sutton
Counselor, MA, LCPC, NBCC, CMHIMP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Oak Forest, IL 60452
Ready to get the support and validation you need and deserve to reach your full potential and change your life? I am ready to work with you. My clinical background involves working with clients' dealing with a variety of challenges, particularly anxiety, depression and relationship issues. I can assist you with gaining insight into your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors while learning new strategies in resolving or managing your personal and relational issues.
Ready to get the support and validation you need and deserve to reach your full potential and change your life? I am ready to work with you. My clinical background involves working with clients' dealing with a variety of challenges, particularly anxiety, depression and relationship issues. I can assist you with gaining insight into your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors while learning new strategies in resolving or managing your personal and relational issues.
(708) 808-4413 View (708) 808-4413
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Donald Kronenberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Oak Forest, IL 60452  (Online Only)
I believe that all people have the potential to overcome whatever obstacles are in their life path, and our relationship is very important in helping you overcome those obstacles. So with that in mind, I will initially spend time just getting to know you and helping you feel comfortable and understood. You can expect a compassionate listener who will help you express issues that sometimes are uncomfortable to talk about. I will also help you establish goals for our work together that will be clear from the beginning of your treatment until the end.
I believe that all people have the potential to overcome whatever obstacles are in their life path, and our relationship is very important in helping you overcome those obstacles. So with that in mind, I will initially spend time just getting to know you and helping you feel comfortable and understood. You can expect a compassionate listener who will help you express issues that sometimes are uncomfortable to talk about. I will also help you establish goals for our work together that will be clear from the beginning of your treatment until the end.
(708) 887-2021 View (708) 887-2021
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Ashley Anderson
Psychologist, PsyD, CEDS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Oak Forest, IL 60452
"With hard work, support, and a little bit of humor; change can happen. Too many of us get wrapped up in the stressors of life that we forget what resources we have right in front of us. With support and hard work, we can utilize those resources, including humor, resiliency, determination, and persistence." Dr. Anderson provides individual psychotherapy for children, adolescents, and adults. Additionally, Dr. Anderson provides psychological testing for people of all ages.
"With hard work, support, and a little bit of humor; change can happen. Too many of us get wrapped up in the stressors of life that we forget what resources we have right in front of us. With support and hard work, we can utilize those resources, including humor, resiliency, determination, and persistence." Dr. Anderson provides individual psychotherapy for children, adolescents, and adults. Additionally, Dr. Anderson provides psychological testing for people of all ages.
(708) 406-7252 View (708) 406-7252
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Mary Finn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Oak Forest, IL 60452
I believe people often become stuck in unhealthy patterns of behavior just because they have not learned another way. Many clients have strengths and abilities they have overlooked. These are the gems we will discover to aid empowerment, growth and achievement of life goals. Effective communication and coping skills are incorporated into treatment giving clients the tools to make positive changes. Therapy often includes alternative modalities such as guided visualization,writing, art and relaxation techniques. Each client is honored as an individual, with therapy adapted to their specific needs and comfort levels.
I believe people often become stuck in unhealthy patterns of behavior just because they have not learned another way. Many clients have strengths and abilities they have overlooked. These are the gems we will discover to aid empowerment, growth and achievement of life goals. Effective communication and coping skills are incorporated into treatment giving clients the tools to make positive changes. Therapy often includes alternative modalities such as guided visualization,writing, art and relaxation techniques. Each client is honored as an individual, with therapy adapted to their specific needs and comfort levels.
(708) 232-0977 View (708) 232-0977

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Number of Therapists in Oak Forest, IL

30+

Average cost per session

$160

Therapists in Oak Forest, IL who prioritize treating:

97% Depression
97% Anxiety
91% Self Esteem
88% Relationship Issues
84% Coping Skills
81% Stress
72% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
71% Aetna
71% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Oak Forest, IL see their clients

79% In Person and Online
21% Online Only

Gender breakdown

90% Female
10% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Oak Forest?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.