Emotionally Focused Therapists in Oak Park, IL

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Phyllis Laughlin
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Externship in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy sponsored by Chicago Center for Emotionally.
Life is all about relationships--beginning with the one you have with yourself. My goal is to provide a safe place for you to explore your underlying feelings leading to a better understanding and acceptance of who you are and who you can be. I will provide you a supportive relationship as you re-gain control of your life. Changes within often change relationships with others and that can be challenging, even frightening, yet rewarding. We will work together to strengthen emotional bonds with loved ones, cope with grief and loss, deal with trauma, and maintain a sense of inner balance.
(773) 980-6971 
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Oak Park, IL 60302
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Douglas G Cater
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
I am also trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy which, like Imago, seeks to help couples restore comfort and positive excitement to relationships which have "gotten offtrack.
Angry, anxious, confused, or depressed because of relationship problems? Feel your partner never listens to you? Keep having the same old fights over and over? Imago Relationship Therapy is very helpful in restoring connection, safety, and romance. As a Certified Imago Therapist I enable each partner to be heard and understood so the needs of each can be met. Usually couples experience some immediate relief from the pain of alienation and begin to rediscover the love that brought them together. If your spouse won't come for counseling, come alone! I also do individual therapy, including EMDR for trauma resolution..
(708) 232-0318 
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Oak Park, IL 60301
Offers online therapy
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Anthony Borchardt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, PMH-C
Verified
Are you looking to make a change in your life but feel overwhelmed or unsure where to begin? I support my clients through navigating the journey of personal growth and transformation, which can often feel confusing, difficult, and scary. As your therapist, I work to understand your struggles and strengths, so that we may walk step-by-step through your discomfort and toward your goals.
(312) 584-2016 
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Oak Park, IL 60301
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Terri Fry Brukhartz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PCC
Verified
I'm a warm, experienced therapist specializing in treating anxiety, depression and relationship issues. Most of us experience these feelings at one time or another. We may even talk to friends or family members. When friends and family members aren't able to help, though, it makes sense to seek out a trained professional. I use evidence-based, best practices to help you find relief as quickly as possible. Each session consists of a dialogue in which both of us participate. When clients finish treatment, it's not uncommon for them to express feeling safe, connected, understood and supported as they review our work together.
(708) 316-9567 
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Oak Park, IL 60301
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Vanesa Cervantes
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified
Hello! Hola! I’m Dr. Vanesa Cervantes, and I’m a Family and Child Psychologist. I specialize in working with children, adolescents, and adults. I believe that every person has the potential to thrive and overcome challenges they may be currently facing. My treatment approach is collaborative, by working together we can develop healthy coping skills, strengthen your social and emotional health and empower you to understand and manage your emotions, behaviors, and social relationships. Through our work together you can expect to also learn effective parenting skills that can strengthen your bond and communication with your child.
(872) 259-4373 
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Oak Park, IL 60304
Offers online therapy
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Grace Harrington
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Warmth, compassion, and curiosity are values that drive me as a therapist and a person. I use humor and empathy often, as I believe both laughter and difficult emotions are important parts of the human experience of healing. You won't hear me dispensing answers or advice, but I will continue to invite you into a process of self-discovery and curiosity. That way you will be able make decisions that align with the core of who you are. I do therapy with both a relational and big picture lens, as well as utilizing strategies from Internal Family Systems Theory.
(708) 888-2173 
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Oak Park, IL 60301
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Sara Ives-Louter
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MA, CADC
Verified
Do you feel there is something in life that is preventing you from feeling the best version of yourself? Most people at some point in life will answer "Yes!" to this question and if this is your answer currently, I may be able to help. I believe that the most important part of therapy is building a connection and a foundation of trust between myself and my clients. This will allow us to work together to develop a plan to help you achieve your goals.
(708) 725-0636 
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Oak Park, IL 60301
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Lee L. Madden
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Providing a confidential, supportive environment where a client is heard and understood is extremely important, and I take this responsibility very seriously. Developing a relationship of trust is crucial to the process of change for clients of any age.
(708) 480-2349 
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Oak Park, IL 60302
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Orson Morrison
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
LifeSpan Counseling & Psychological Services offers services to children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. I am co-owner and have worked extensively as an adolescent, adult, and couples therapist. My style is empathic, warm, and informative. At times, I am direct and challenging with clients in order to facilitate growth and insight. I draw upon relational, systems, and cognitive-behavioral approaches and tailor my treatment to each individual/couple's unique needs. My background/training, helps foster connections with people from various ethinicities, religions, and cultural identifications. I work with common adjustment concerns as well as with serious mental health issues.
(708) 325-8554 
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Oak Park, IL 60302
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Kristin Burns
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SEP, RMT, RYT, CP
Verified
"What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters to what lies within us."( Ralph Waldo Emerson) I believe there are a variety of channels which can facilitate one back to their inner wisdom, supporting shifts in self compassion and empowerment. As a Mindy Body Therapist, I am dedicated to providing tools which help one access their own internal resources. I bring a unique perspective to my work, incorporating 20 years of studying both eastern and western practices and philosophies. I use an integrated approach to address issues such as: trauma, depression, anxiety, stress, parenting issues, identity issues, PTSD, chronic pain.
(312) 675-4631 
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Oak Park, IL 60301
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Anita D Jamison
Counselor, MS, LCPC, CADC
Verified
Anita is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a Certified Addictions Counselor since 1994. Anita received her Master's degree from National-Louis University in Wheaton, IL. She is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Counselor Education and Supervision at Governors State University in University Park, IL. Her background spans twenty-three years in mental health, substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. Her most recent clinical experience was in a psychiatric hospital where she counseled children, adolescents, adults and families for thirteen years. She has worked within gender specific programs and co-ed treatment environments in out-patient, inpatient, or residential levels of care.
(708) 498-3913 
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Oak Park, IL 60302
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Julie Knausenberger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MPA
Verified
If you are considering therapy, you might be looking to improve your day-to-day experience, work through past issues that still bother you today, or manage symptoms that get in the way of your relationships and goals. Therapy can help you discover your inner strength and most important values, and help you find the power to guide yourself into a life you love. I work with individuals facing challenges ranging from grief, self-doubt, and relationship issues to depression, anxiety, trauma, and substance use. You may not know where to start, but together we can figure out the direction you want your therapeutic journey to take.
(708) 419-2169 
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Oak Park, IL 60302
Offers online therapy
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Kathleen Egan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
My focus and passion as a social worker is to provide therapy to people facing difficult life situations. Clients may have unexpected changes or losses to navigate or simply want perspective and insight from past challenges. I believe people benefit from exploring their thoughts and feelings in a setting where there is understanding and encouragement. This provides an opportunity to develop more effective coping strategies.
(708) 498-7635 
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Oak Park, IL 60301
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BlackBird Behavioral Health
Psychologist, LCPC, PsyD
Verified
Sometimes life can be challenging... therapy may help you to process experiences, memories, relationships, thoughts or feelings that cause discomfort or pain. Perhaps you lost your balance or have a longer term issue you need to manage. We recognize the importance of the therapeutic relationship as a vehicle for positive change; and our approach is client-centered and interpersonal, yet solution focused and evidenced based. We are very empathic therapists and our safe, confidential, and non-judgmental therapies will make it easier for you to explore your world.
(708) 274-7655 
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Oak Park, IL 60301
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Suresh Unni
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified
I use a person-centered approach to understand the holistic reality of my clients so they feel understood and accepted wherever they are in their lives. I believe we all have the innate capability to heal ourselves. Therefore my main role as your therapist will be to help you discover what you truly want from life and what obstacles, both internal and external, are getting in the way of you experiencing freedom and happiness. As a clinician, I have been privileged to journey with my clients through their lives and have seen many overcome substantial obstacles and make significant breakthroughs using therapy as a tool.
(773) 717-2924 
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Oak Park, IL 60301
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Abby Gomez De La Casa
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ICDVP
Verified
I have experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families who are struggling with depression, anxiety, complex trauma, and difficult life transitions utilizing creative flexible interventions that best meet the client’s needs. I have also helped clients process larger systemic traumas related to race, gender, sexual orientation, and medical & occupational experiences.
(708) 438-6370 
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Oak Park, IL 60301
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Sheila Harris-Fitzpatrick
Counselor, MA, LCPC, NCC, DCC, PhD
Verified
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.
(888) 803-9878 
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Oak Park, IL 60302
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Tanya A Wade
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LPHA
Verified
It is the desire of every human being to be loved and to belong. The only true thing that distinguishes us from one another is our experiences and our perspective of those experiences. Your past, the personal struggles and decisions you currently face and the conflicts between you and those you care about does not define you. What I offer is empathy, compassion, and support with a focus on creating a warm, safe and welcoming environment where you can be heard and understood without judgment.
(630) 948-5041 
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Oak Park, IL 60301
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Jessica B Sittig
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, R-DMT
Verified
My specialty is providing therapeutic services to children and adults. I utilize a client centered approach to join with my clients in the therapeutic process and offer gentle, non-judgmental support through the journey of therapy. I meet you where you are.
(708) 949-4682 
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Oak Park, IL 60301
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Erica Steenbergen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Hello! I'm Erica Steenbergen, and I've been a Marriage and Family Therapist for more than ten years.
(708) 401-9415 
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Oak Park, IL 60304
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Emotionally Focused Therapists
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is an approach to therapy that helps clients identify their emotions, learn to explore and experience them, to understand them and then to manage them. Oak Park Emotionally Focused Therapy embraces the idea that emotions can be changed, first by arriving at or 'living' the maladaptive emotion (e.g. loss, fear or shame) in session, and then learning to transform it. Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples seeks to break the negative emotion cycles within relationships, emphasizing the importance of the attachment bond between couples, and how nurturing of the attachment bonds and an empathetic understanding of each others emotions can break the cycles. Check these Oak Park Emotionally Focused Therapy professionals for individual or Emotionally Focused couples therapy in Oak Park