HypnoTherapy in Oak Park, IL

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Emily Edlynn
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Clinicians at Oak Park Behavioral Medicine have received training and certification in medical hypnotherapy .
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with specialized training in pediatric health psychology. In my therapy approach, I draw from evidence-based practice, while collaboratively tailoring therapy to individual needs and symptoms. The goal is always to improve daily functioning and each person's quality of life regardless of their disease status. I have extensive experience working with a variety of illnesses and symptoms (eg, chronic pain, gastrointestinal disorders, seizures, diabetes, obesity, epilepsy, cancer) by using a combination of cognitive behavioral approaches, mindfulness, and stress management strategies. I have a special interest in youth managing grief and loss.
(312) 635-4031
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Oak Park, IL 60302
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Oak Park Behavioral Medicine LLC
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
We offer specialty services like medical hypnotherapy and CBT for IBS as well as couples therapy and infertility concerns.
Living with a chronic medical illness can be challenging. Depression, anxiety, fears, loss of identity, and doubt are all common, and physicians are continuing to acknowledge that how we feel mentally affects our physical symptoms. Navigating the medical system, treatments, and socializing are also stressful. We are dedicated to helping both children (5 and up) and adults navigate managing a chronic medical illness with all of the social and emotional parts that may not be addressed in your medical visits. Our team includes: Dr. Tiffany Taft, Dr. Emily Edlynn, Dr. Lori Burda, Colleen Muchowski, LCSW, and Emily Hahn, MSW.
(312) 651-6862
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Oak Park, IL 60301
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Pat Bardenett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC, ACH, RYT
Verified
Verified
I blend traditional talk therapy with heart-centered hypnotherapy , creative visualization, yoga, meditation, breath work, and structured group therapy.
We often find ourselves unable to move forward due to the enormity of the situations that are presented to us. We may feel stuck, tired, and at times, hopeless. So we armour ourselves to face the world. This armouring occurs in the form of addictions such as overeating; using drugs and alcohol; isolating and repeating patterns of toxic relationships. As a result our hearts become numb. We move through life with an armored exterior, fearful of experiencing our feelings and emotions. By creating a safe environment, I help unlock and release pain.
(312) 789-5428
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Oak Park, IL 60302
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Sheila Harris-Fitzpatrick
Counselor, MA, LCPC, NCC, DCC, PhD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
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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Steve Spaccarelli
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I believe that times of crisis can also be times of transition and development. As a therapist, I strive to help clients put family and individual crises in the proper perspective, so they can begin to mobilize their own resources for change. Acceptance and insight into oneself and one's situation are powerful tools that therapy can enhance, both for adults and children of all ages. I have years of therapy experience helping clients cope with painful and difficult situations, including addiction/compulsions, damaged relationships, bereavement/loss, and abuse. The first session can be a powerful and positive step.
(708) 402-8984
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Oak Park, IL 60302
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BlackBird Behavioral Health
Psychologist, LCPC, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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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Amy Goldbeck
Counselor, MA, LCPC, CHT
Verified
Verified
Are you feeling off center? Whether your symptoms are physical, emotional, cognitive, or spiritual, your happiness and health matter! Anxiety and frustration are often a result of being out of alignment with your sense of self. Coming back to center is like remembering who you are. I can help you strengthen your relationship with yourself by helping you to identify your needs and set healthy boundaries. Listening inward is a practice of self-compassion, which is an important foundation for sustainable wellness. Don't let life put you on the sidelines. Let's tap into your personal power and create the life you want to live!
(312) 626-2197
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Oak Park, IL 60304
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Lisa S. Lombard
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
You want to reach your optimal level of emotional and interpersonal well-being: In other words, you want to feel better. But, managing chronic health conditions, feeling overwhelmed by high levels of stress and anxiety, and facing unexpected and sudden loss/grief can be enormous tasks, especially during our challenging times. Across the lifespan, we face emotional, relational, and physical difficulties that are often best navigated when we are heard, supported, and able to cultivate a natural curiosity that invites us to change
(708) 475-0796
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Oak Park, IL 60302
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Kate Wester
Counselor, LCPC, RSMT, CYT
Verified
Verified
"What we cannot hold, we cannot process. What we cannot process, we cannot transform. What we cannot transform haunts us. It takes another mind to help us heal ours. It takes other minds and hearts to help us grow and re-grow the capacities we need to transform suffering." Joseph Bobrow. Whatever your suffering, whether it's the legacy of trauma, or the challenges of our modern world, it can be held, processed and transformed.
(312) 766-6805
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Oak Park, IL 60301
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Candida Jacoby
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am currently accepting new clients. I have experience working with individuals from different ethnic, socio-economic, religious, and spiritual backgrounds, who are experiencing a variety of life’s challenging situations. I am dedicated to working with each client to help resolve temporary and deep rooted issues. One of the most important relationships you will ever have is the one you have with yourself. I assist clients in gaining a deeper understanding of themselves, in order to move forward in their lives in a healthy and purposeful way. I am invested in treating the “whole” person with a focus on the mind body connection.
(773) 917-0553
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Oak Park, IL 60301
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Chicago Center for Psychotherapy, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Stuck? We can help. Would you like to improve your relationship? Increase intimacy? Feeling anxious, overwhelmed or depressed? We provide a supportive environment to assist you in taking risks and creating new ways of thinking which will bring healing and growth. As a practice of 6 therapists, we can treat most issues with adults, young adults and adolescents. We specialize in helping couples improve their marital satisfaction/sex life, infertility, trauma, LGBTQ issues, college/grad student concerns, immigration evaluations, neurodivergence/ADHD, anxiety, and medical crises. We love our work and can't wait to meet you!
(708) 232-0610
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Oak Park, IL 60301
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Jennifer Waitkus
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Verified
My therapeutic approach is warm, casual, authentic, encouraging, and collaborative and I believe in using a strength based approach to assist clients in overcoming obstacles. I'm committed to helping clients identify goals, and provide the tools and skills necessary to reach those goals.
(630) 931-0581
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Oak Park, IL 60302
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Charles Emil Cairo
Pastoral Counselor, ThD, CMAC, CCJS, DrDiv
Dr. Charles E. Cairo, CCJS, CAC TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR LIFE - We use the word of G-d, prayer with therapy, along with CBT, EMDR, NLP. If you are struggling with anything affecting your life take your first step...No charge first phone assessment. The first face to face session ($85.-$150 sliding). I have been helping people some 40 years. OAK PARK, RIVER FOREST GREATER CHICAGO & COOK COUNTY - Effective with men, couples and families. {Prov. 13:10 - Jude 22:} PLEASE VISIT OUR WEB SITE www.fireescapecounseling.com
(312) 396-2382
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Oak Park, IL 60302
Not accepting new clients
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Teletherapy Emdr Offered Rosy Tyree
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MAAT, ATR, LCPC, EMDR
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Are you tired of feeling anxious and depressed? Do you have intrusive and/or brooding thoughts that may be connected to an old memory or issue that is hard to quiet? Are you tired of feeling miserable and would like to learn tangible and useful techniques that will help take the edge and, in some instances, eliminate these thoughts and feelings? If you are ready to make that change, are open minded to learning non-traditional therapeutic methods, then please reach out to me and we’ll get started! As of now, I am taking new clients with convenient Saturday and Sunday hours. I am providing teletherapy / Skype services.
(872) 266-7949
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Oak Park, IL 60301
Not accepting new clients
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Melanie Sivley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Life can be hard. Being a college student can be hard. Life transitions (like starting college) often make it clear that some things just aren’t working. Maybe you’re feeling stuck, overwhelmed, anxious, alone, or depressed. Emotions, worries, or confusion become overwhelming and lead to unhelpful patterns. You've tried everything, but nothing has worked. You wonder if it will ever get better. All you want is peace, stability, and confidence in the direction your life is going. To feel good about yourself and your choices. To feel comfortable in your own skin and to believe in your ability to succeed.
(217) 615-1164
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Oak Park, IL 60302
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Begin Within Therapy Services, Inc
Counselor, LCPC, MA, CCTP
Verified
Verified
Begin Within Therapy was established in 2015. We believe within every person lies a meaningful story. We are a group of therapists who are all attachment-focused and trauma-informed and ready to understand your story. We offer a variety of therapy options to help you meet your goals, that include options outside of traditional talk therapy, as well as more traditional therapy modalities. Please give us a call to speak with our director and determine which therapist would be the best fit for you.
(708) 340-6719
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Oak Park, IL 60303
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Ellen S Katz
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
My training includes cognitive/behavioral, hypnotherapy , voice dialogue, IFS, meditation and yoga therapies.
I've always sought mentors to guide me through life's trials, and luckily found many along the way. Now I pass on the sum of their wisdom along with my own. Therapy, a process of healing, happens through shared presence and expanding awareness. It's a safe place where truth can be expressed and pain transformed. We typically cope with pain through distraction, intoxication or denial. Learning to be emotionally sober we can heal our relationships - with ourselves and others. "Process" addictions, loss, trauma and shame are respectfully addressed. Empowerment, clarity, healing and comfort with emotional intimacy are consequences.
(847) 908-3702
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Chicago, IL 60602
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Waitlist for new clients
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Starla R Sholl, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I've trained in Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy , EMDR, various energy therapies, transpersonal psychology, Shamanism, the connections between mind and body, and how to integrate the current neuroscience research in healing.
In today's world, it is easy to feel alone, even when surrounded by people. Between current life stressors and issues carried from our childhoods, life can feel overwhelming. Feelings can come up which are confusing, uncomfortable, or cause anxiety. Transitions and aging often bring about questions like "am I really happy?" or "who am I really?" Sometimes you just need a place where you can relax, explore, and be heard. Sometimes you need a place where you can integrate all that you are. And sometimes you need a skilled, established therapist to walk with you on your journey.
(773) 985-1594
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Chicago, IL 60640
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Waitlist for new clients
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Charlotte Royal Walker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Drawing on 15 years of expertise, I use mind/ body integrative techniques including cognitive behavioral therapy, positive psychology, gentle humor and mindfulness based practices such as hypnotherapy , guided imagery and relaxation breathing.
My approach to therapy is centered on the belief that everyone has inherent strengths and wisdom. Working together in our sessions, we will explore a path to meaningful insights into your life. In the process, you will learn new skills that will allow you to bring about thoughtful, positive changes.
(224) 651-8179
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Park Ridge, IL 60068
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John D Moore
Counselor, PhD, MBA, CADC, CHT
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
Feeling stuck? Having career problems? Struggling with self-esteem? If so, I'd like to help. I'm an interactive therapist and coach in Chicago who guides people to a place of change. Using a collaborative approach, I empower clients with anxiety, trauma, phobias and stress to create balance. Cognitive behavior therapy, hypnotherapy , and coaching are used as tools of transformation - and healing. Homework is often given at the end of sessions to reinforce learning concepts. Click on "Website" to learn more about my background.
(773) 649-4139
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Chicago, IL 60613
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HypnoTherapy

How does hypnotherapy work?

Hypnotherapy works by using guided hypnosis to help you reach a state of focus and concentration through mental imagery and soothing verbal repetition. The state is somewhat like being absorbed in a book, a movie, or your own thoughts. You are not under a therapist’s “control,” but they can help you relax and turn your attention inward to discover the resources to achieve behavior change or better manage psychological concerns. Therapy sessions may involve guiding you through recognizing a problem, releasing problematic thoughts about it, and considering and accepting more productive alternatives before returning to normal awareness. Hypnotherapy is typically used by a therapist along with traditional forms of talk therapy. Eventually, your therapist can help you learn hypnotherapy techniques yourself so you can establish a stronger sense of control on your own in stressful or challenging moments.

Is hypnotherapy the same as hypnosis?

Hypnotherapy, which is sometimes called hypnotic suggestion, is a therapeutic technique in which a therapist uses hypnosis to help patients. It is not the kind of hypnosis portrayed in stage shows, or in movies or on television. You will not be unconscious or asleep during hypnotherapy, you will not lose control of yourself, your thoughts, or your free will, and you will be able to fully recall your experience. And while you will hear your therapist’s suggestions, it is always up to you to decide whether to act on them. Hypnosis by a trained mental-health professional is not a form of mind control, which is impossible to achieve anyway.

Can everyone be hypnotized?

The most common challenge of hypnotherapy is that as many as one in four people cannot be hypnotized. Brain imaging has confirmed differences in patterns of brain connectivity between those who respond to hypnotism and those who do not. Other people who could potentially be hypnotized may not respond to the technique because of their skepticism or resistance to entering a hypnotic state. If a therapist’s “post-hypnotic suggestion” is effective, it’s because they are suggesting something you want to achieve.

Does hypnotherapy work?

Through hypnotherapy, you can achieve changes that are real and sustainable. Like other talk therapy techniques, when hypnotherapy succeeds, it’s a case of mind over matter. Effective hypnotherapy involves self-healing because you access resources you need to change inside of yourself and learn how to tap into them whenever you need. Hypnotherapy has been shown to be an effective therapy for anxiety, phobias, stress, panic attacks, post-traumatic stress disorder, sexual dysfunction, and undesirable behaviors like smoking. It can be used to help improve sleep or to address relationship challenges, and to aid with pain management, digestive disorders, skin conditions, and the gastrointestinal side effects of pregnancy or chemotherapy.