Alcohol Use Therapists in Oak Park, IL

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Betsy Wojciechowski (Addiction Treatment)
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Oak Park, IL 60302
Don't settle for a generic drug and alcohol therapist. You deserve help that actually helps you feel happy again. (And, that's in-network with your insurance).
Don't settle for a generic drug and alcohol therapist. You deserve help that actually helps you feel happy again. (And, that's in-network with your insurance).
(773) 492-8281 View (773) 492-8281
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Jenvey Psychotherapy & Coaching
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oak Park, IL 60302  (Online Only)
Breaking unhealthy habits, getting "unstuck", or working through life’s challenges requires creativity. But when we are feeling depressed, anxious, or overwhelmed, our brains tend to follow rigid patterns of thinking, feeling, and reacting. And that makes creativity difficult to access. As a therapist, my goal is to develop a fully creative process with each client and provide a comfortable space to explore and discuss different perspectives and self-care strategies.
Breaking unhealthy habits, getting "unstuck", or working through life’s challenges requires creativity. But when we are feeling depressed, anxious, or overwhelmed, our brains tend to follow rigid patterns of thinking, feeling, and reacting. And that makes creativity difficult to access. As a therapist, my goal is to develop a fully creative process with each client and provide a comfortable space to explore and discuss different perspectives and self-care strategies.
(773) 341-2296 View (773) 341-2296
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Kristin R Davisson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oak Park, IL 60301  (Online Only)
Each of us encounters struggle in our lives: the essential element of my approach to psychotherapy involves the sharing of these struggles in a therapeutic relationship. Once this foundation has been laid, we progress toward mutually agreed upon goals. My patients often find that problems bringing them into therapy are connected to other parts of their lives. We work together to uncover these elements and open doors to greater satisfaction and self understanding.
Each of us encounters struggle in our lives: the essential element of my approach to psychotherapy involves the sharing of these struggles in a therapeutic relationship. Once this foundation has been laid, we progress toward mutually agreed upon goals. My patients often find that problems bringing them into therapy are connected to other parts of their lives. We work together to uncover these elements and open doors to greater satisfaction and self understanding.
(708) 726-9104 View (708) 726-9104
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Del Larkin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CAADC
Verified Verified
Oak Park, IL 60304  (Online Only)
Most people, sometime in their life, need help with a problem, emotions, a situation, or a sense of discomfort or struggle that has just gone on too long. Therapy can provide the help and support often needed to feel better about ourselves or our situation. I have extensive experience helping people become stronger and more resilient. My goal is to work in a partnership to jointly figure out what modalities, personal skills and experience can best help each individual resolve the problem(s) at hand
Most people, sometime in their life, need help with a problem, emotions, a situation, or a sense of discomfort or struggle that has just gone on too long. Therapy can provide the help and support often needed to feel better about ourselves or our situation. I have extensive experience helping people become stronger and more resilient. My goal is to work in a partnership to jointly figure out what modalities, personal skills and experience can best help each individual resolve the problem(s) at hand
(708) 518-3143 View (708) 518-3143
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Kelley Brown
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Oak Park, IL 60301
Kelley Brown is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Illinois with experience in both the clinical mental health field and school counseling field. Kelley supports clients in uncovering and breaking through life's obstacles and challenges to embrace and experience being their best self. Her goal is to mobilize her clients to have self-growth and self-agency through focusing on one's strengths, finding solutions to life's challenges, and supporting in altering one's perspective to uncover the lessons in all stages of life.
Kelley Brown is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Illinois with experience in both the clinical mental health field and school counseling field. Kelley supports clients in uncovering and breaking through life's obstacles and challenges to embrace and experience being their best self. Her goal is to mobilize her clients to have self-growth and self-agency through focusing on one's strengths, finding solutions to life's challenges, and supporting in altering one's perspective to uncover the lessons in all stages of life.
(708) 998-4138 View (708) 998-4138
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Lisa Wiersema
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Oak Park, IL 60301
Does your life seem to be less fulfilling and you do not know why? Look no further. Your best life is waiting. I work to provide a safe space and collaborate with clients on finding their inner strengths to utilize them in building resiliency. I work to guide children ages four and older, adolescents, adults, couples, and first responders to reach their goals and experience a happier life. Given my experience working in emergency rooms, outpatient, residential and schools, I understand how the impact of these challenges can often leave people feeling unable to participate in life roles that lead to life satisfaction.
Does your life seem to be less fulfilling and you do not know why? Look no further. Your best life is waiting. I work to provide a safe space and collaborate with clients on finding their inner strengths to utilize them in building resiliency. I work to guide children ages four and older, adolescents, adults, couples, and first responders to reach their goals and experience a happier life. Given my experience working in emergency rooms, outpatient, residential and schools, I understand how the impact of these challenges can often leave people feeling unable to participate in life roles that lead to life satisfaction.
(708) 564-3227 View (708) 564-3227
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Hannah Limback
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified Verified
Oak Park, IL 60301
Have you ever felt stuck or trapped by beliefs of what you should be doing, what you should have accomplished, how you should be handling stress, the person you should be? We receive so much messaging from outside voices that our internal voice, beliefs, and identity get lost in the noise. Untangling yourself from all the “shoulds” in the world can feel overwhelming, and great news: you don’t need to do it alone.
Have you ever felt stuck or trapped by beliefs of what you should be doing, what you should have accomplished, how you should be handling stress, the person you should be? We receive so much messaging from outside voices that our internal voice, beliefs, and identity get lost in the noise. Untangling yourself from all the “shoulds” in the world can feel overwhelming, and great news: you don’t need to do it alone.
(708) 729-9541 View (708) 729-9541
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Caitlin Crissey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Oak Park, IL 60301  (Online Only)
Pursuing therapy is a brave choice. Prioritizing vulnerability over ego, recovery over shame. Recognizing the benefit of a non judgmental, therapeutic relationship is a great place to start.
Pursuing therapy is a brave choice. Prioritizing vulnerability over ego, recovery over shame. Recognizing the benefit of a non judgmental, therapeutic relationship is a great place to start.
(708) 277-6943 View (708) 277-6943
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Lana Standard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, EMDR, CADC
Verified Verified
Oak Park, IL 60302
Waitlist for new clients
Many spend their lives worried something is wrong with them, often unaware this stems from unresolved negative experiences. Experiences can shape our thoughts, actions, self-perception, emotions and even influence the health of our bodies and how we feel in our bodies. Patterns often form to avoid/are used to get by with the undesirable feelings leaving us stuck and anxious. Through collaborative mind/body-focused methods, we confront past traumas and stressors along with unhealthy patterns of coping, fostering healing that integrates psychological and physiological aspects. Cultivating a deeper understanding of self & well-being.
Many spend their lives worried something is wrong with them, often unaware this stems from unresolved negative experiences. Experiences can shape our thoughts, actions, self-perception, emotions and even influence the health of our bodies and how we feel in our bodies. Patterns often form to avoid/are used to get by with the undesirable feelings leaving us stuck and anxious. Through collaborative mind/body-focused methods, we confront past traumas and stressors along with unhealthy patterns of coping, fostering healing that integrates psychological and physiological aspects. Cultivating a deeper understanding of self & well-being.
(708) 694-7913 View (708) 694-7913
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Julie Gerut
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Oak Park, IL 60301
I help individuals and couples develop clear strategies to reduce feelings of anxiety, depression and loneliness. Those coping with marital or relationship difficulties, career transitions and parenting issues find my gentle directness helpful in improving the quality of their lives. In a calm, neutral environment, I offer clients the opportunity to understand themselves in a manner that leads to more satisfying family, marital and work relationships. I utilize family systems and cognitive behavioral therapy to help individuals and couples improve their communication skills and navigate the uncertain waters of change.
I help individuals and couples develop clear strategies to reduce feelings of anxiety, depression and loneliness. Those coping with marital or relationship difficulties, career transitions and parenting issues find my gentle directness helpful in improving the quality of their lives. In a calm, neutral environment, I offer clients the opportunity to understand themselves in a manner that leads to more satisfying family, marital and work relationships. I utilize family systems and cognitive behavioral therapy to help individuals and couples improve their communication skills and navigate the uncertain waters of change.
(312) 789-5420 View (312) 789-5420
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Therapy Health Clinic: Tony D. Wilson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oak Park, IL 60301
Through more than 20 years of experience, I have worked extensively with individuals, couples and multi-generational families providing treatment for a wide range of conditions that affect mood, thinking, and behavior. I grew up in a large & humble home; learning and understanding the complexities of dealing with different types of personalities, sometimes in difficult circumstances at an early age. My goal is to see clients do amazing work in treatment by strengthening their coping skills, removing limiting beliefs, resolving conflicts, and lifestyle changes through a positive way of thinking, feeling, and behaving.
Through more than 20 years of experience, I have worked extensively with individuals, couples and multi-generational families providing treatment for a wide range of conditions that affect mood, thinking, and behavior. I grew up in a large & humble home; learning and understanding the complexities of dealing with different types of personalities, sometimes in difficult circumstances at an early age. My goal is to see clients do amazing work in treatment by strengthening their coping skills, removing limiting beliefs, resolving conflicts, and lifestyle changes through a positive way of thinking, feeling, and behaving.
(708) 300-0261 View (708) 300-0261
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Khaliah R Marsh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Oak Park, IL 60301
I am a licensed social worker, that has been in the field for over 7 years. I obtained my Master of Social Work from Loyola University of Chicago in 2018. I am well-trained in helping all age ranges manage symptoms related to depression, anxiety, self-esteem, and past traumas. I like to ensure therapy is a safe space and at the pace of my clients. My overall goal is to ensure my clients improve their overall mental health and build skills. Some of my favorite treatment approaches are mindfulness, CBT, DBT, narrative therapy, and expressive therapy.
I am a licensed social worker, that has been in the field for over 7 years. I obtained my Master of Social Work from Loyola University of Chicago in 2018. I am well-trained in helping all age ranges manage symptoms related to depression, anxiety, self-esteem, and past traumas. I like to ensure therapy is a safe space and at the pace of my clients. My overall goal is to ensure my clients improve their overall mental health and build skills. Some of my favorite treatment approaches are mindfulness, CBT, DBT, narrative therapy, and expressive therapy.
(708) 998-4551 View (708) 998-4551
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Erika Figgers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Oak Park, IL 60301
Erika Figgers is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois who has been practicing since 2013. She has a Masters of Social Work from Indiana University. Erika has experience working with individuals impacted by mental health, trauma, substance abuse, HIV, grief/loss, and homelessness. She is passionate about her work because she feels everyone has the capacity to learn, change, and create a better quality of life. Erika approaches her clients with holistic counseling to look at all areas of their life to create strategies to meet their needs.
Erika Figgers is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois who has been practicing since 2013. She has a Masters of Social Work from Indiana University. Erika has experience working with individuals impacted by mental health, trauma, substance abuse, HIV, grief/loss, and homelessness. She is passionate about her work because she feels everyone has the capacity to learn, change, and create a better quality of life. Erika approaches her clients with holistic counseling to look at all areas of their life to create strategies to meet their needs.
(708) 401-9091 View (708) 401-9091
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Steven Parker
Marriage & Family Therapist, MEd, LMFT
Verified Verified
Oak Park, IL 60302
For over 40 years I have been successfully helping couples, families, and individuals change their lives for the better. My action-oriented approach begins changing unhealthy patterns of interaction immediately. It is my passion to help my clients find new strategies for dealing more positively with life's challenges in order to live happier and more fulfilling lives.
For over 40 years I have been successfully helping couples, families, and individuals change their lives for the better. My action-oriented approach begins changing unhealthy patterns of interaction immediately. It is my passion to help my clients find new strategies for dealing more positively with life's challenges in order to live happier and more fulfilling lives.
(708) 260-8972 View (708) 260-8972
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Jennifer Oh
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, CADC
Verified Verified
Oak Park, IL 60301
My general approach to therapy is to provide relatability and a strong therapeutic relationship in an environment, where clients feel respected and understood. Developed over 17 years of experience working with adolescents and families with a diversity of backgrounds and situations, I enjoy seeing clients with a range of presenting issues. I have a particular interest in helping clients through life’s many transitions, including relationship and family issues, career changes and supporting young adults (and their parents!) struggling with post high school transition or failure to launch.
My general approach to therapy is to provide relatability and a strong therapeutic relationship in an environment, where clients feel respected and understood. Developed over 17 years of experience working with adolescents and families with a diversity of backgrounds and situations, I enjoy seeing clients with a range of presenting issues. I have a particular interest in helping clients through life’s many transitions, including relationship and family issues, career changes and supporting young adults (and their parents!) struggling with post high school transition or failure to launch.
(847) 916-8394 View (847) 916-8394
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Daniel Talley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oak Park, IL 60301
I have many years of experience in mental health and addiction settings, and have a strong interest in working with professional and young adult populations struggling with depression, stress, grief, life transitions, anxiety, addiction and recovery. My training has been in helping individuals recover from difficult relationships, enhancing coping skills, prioritizing self-care, and the promotion of positive communication skills. I am also interested in how art and creativity can help individuals access their strength and resiliency in the face of life’s challenges.
I have many years of experience in mental health and addiction settings, and have a strong interest in working with professional and young adult populations struggling with depression, stress, grief, life transitions, anxiety, addiction and recovery. My training has been in helping individuals recover from difficult relationships, enhancing coping skills, prioritizing self-care, and the promotion of positive communication skills. I am also interested in how art and creativity can help individuals access their strength and resiliency in the face of life’s challenges.
(708) 292-4592 View (708) 292-4592
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Arnetta Brown
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oak Park, IL 60301  (Online Only)
I have years of experience in working with diverse populations within the mental health community and crisis prevention. I provide therapy for adults, adolescents, couples, groups and families. My approach is influenced but not limited to CBT, Trauma focused CBT, DBT, Psychodynamic, Psychotherapy, Solution Focused, Strength Based, Interpersonal Therapy, Mindfulness and Strength Based therapy.
I have years of experience in working with diverse populations within the mental health community and crisis prevention. I provide therapy for adults, adolescents, couples, groups and families. My approach is influenced but not limited to CBT, Trauma focused CBT, DBT, Psychodynamic, Psychotherapy, Solution Focused, Strength Based, Interpersonal Therapy, Mindfulness and Strength Based therapy.
(708) 734-6554 View (708) 734-6554
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Sheila Harris-Fitzpatrick
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC, NCC, DCC, PhD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Oak Park, IL 60302
ONLINE COUNSELING AVAILABLE! Get counseling without going out. I specialized in remote online counseling. I have immediate openings for daytime, evening, and weekend appointments. My passion is working with individuals relating to grief and other life transitions; which include, employment exit strategies, career decisions while identifying gifts and talents, finding your life calling and coaching through life altering events. I am a excellent couples counselor and whether you are preparing for marriage or married, I can help you become better communicators and partners for life.
ONLINE COUNSELING AVAILABLE! Get counseling without going out. I specialized in remote online counseling. I have immediate openings for daytime, evening, and weekend appointments. My passion is working with individuals relating to grief and other life transitions; which include, employment exit strategies, career decisions while identifying gifts and talents, finding your life calling and coaching through life altering events. I am a excellent couples counselor and whether you are preparing for marriage or married, I can help you become better communicators and partners for life.
(630) 491-4239 View (630) 491-4239
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Vince Murphy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC
Verified Verified
Oak Park, IL 60301
In my psychotherapy practice, I believe in five components: honesty, authenticity, creativity, humor and empathy. As a whole, I believe in developing authentic connections and utilizing innovative approaches, asking questions of what each individual is seeking in their lives and how can they get there.
In my psychotherapy practice, I believe in five components: honesty, authenticity, creativity, humor and empathy. As a whole, I believe in developing authentic connections and utilizing innovative approaches, asking questions of what each individual is seeking in their lives and how can they get there.
(773) 757-5117 View (773) 757-5117
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Finding Balance Therapy and Counseling Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oak Park, IL 60301  (Online Only)
It’s ok to not be ok. And when you’re not ok, it’s ok to reach out for help. Though life can often get us down, it is possible to rise above your circumstances, take control, and fight back. I believe that insight is a powerful tool in creating change within. As a therapist, I can help you better understand the connections between your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. With this new insight, you can identify problematic ones and challenge, replace, or reframe them. The path to change starts with identifying your underlying needs and finding more effective ways to fulfill them.
It’s ok to not be ok. And when you’re not ok, it’s ok to reach out for help. Though life can often get us down, it is possible to rise above your circumstances, take control, and fight back. I believe that insight is a powerful tool in creating change within. As a therapist, I can help you better understand the connections between your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. With this new insight, you can identify problematic ones and challenge, replace, or reframe them. The path to change starts with identifying your underlying needs and finding more effective ways to fulfill them.
(773) 365-9119 View (773) 365-9119
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.