I work to create an atmosphere that is safe for my clients. I may use humor, ask more questions, make comments. As we progress, I will suggest new ways to approach situations and problems. Sometimes I teach my clients relaxation techniques. We talk. I listen. Sometimes I teach or even pray with my clients. In my office, folks are invited to be direct, to be honest, and to know that there will be no judgment of them for revealing their "dark side." Their challenge is reveal who and what they are. Mine is to make it safe.
Do you sometimes feel like you can't get beyond events that have happened in your life? Do you feel troubled or haunted by them despite your best efforts to move on? Are you withdrawn, unpredictable or irritable, releasing your feelings on the ones you love most. You may feel like you can't control your emotions or life. We work to help you understand what is happening in your brain and body that prevent you from digesting what has happened and to help you put it in the past, to move on. At The Juniper Center, we're helping you live your best life.
I provide specialized interventions for clients struggling with a variety of challenges including peer relationships, mood, and career changes. My clinical focus is working with individuals with anxiety and ADHD. Through a warm and collaborative approach, I address unique concerns and support you or your child in learning skills to better function in day-to-day life, building peer relationships, gaining confidence, and overcoming challenges.
I provide a compassionate and non-judgmental approach to therapy, helping adults and children to navigate challenging situations and develop healthy coping strategies. I have over a decade of experience in Chicago providing clients with concrete strategies to reduce stress, improve communication, and enhance relationships. My specialties include anxiety, depression, mood disorders and trauma/PTSD, as well as support in managing general stress, life transitions and relationship challenges. I additionally provide support to those suffering stress related to the Covid-19 pandemic.
With over twenty years’ experience, Dr. March works with individuals across the lifespan. In addition to therapeutic interventions, she is a Professor of Psychology and Business training graduate students. She also owns an executive coaching practice where she advances organizational leadership, communication, and change. Her passion is to help others self-reflect, looking within, to develop and reach maximum potentials.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who will offer you a safe, caring, and supportive environment. In my 20 + years of clinical experience, I believe having a mutual and reciprocal therapeutic relationship is one of the first steps for growth and change. I value your input and will work with you as a team to help you identify and achieve your goals.
I have a strong background in treating children, adolescents and adults with issues related to mood, relationships, adjustments to life transitions, anxiety, work or school performance, medical issues, eating disorders, substance abuse, stress, parenting, and other psychological disorders.
Dedicated and committed to help those in the community achieve their optimal selves through positive behavior change. With years of experience in the weight loss, body image, and behavioral health industry, I navigate individuals to a healthier version of themselves. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a National Certified Counselor with a specialization in health, wellness, and addictions. Let me help guide you through your personal journey utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Mindfulness techniques.
I believe everyone has an inherent capacity to change, find solutions, heal from pain, and create a purposeful life. Using a strengths based approach, I collaborate with clients to identify issues that are most troubling to them and tailor the clinical experience to best fit the clinical needs. I strive to a provide down to earth and accessible environment that will foster a confidential professional relationship, which in turn provides a solid foundation for personal growth. A client best suited for my practice will be someone who wants to be heard and accepted, and someone who appreciates feedback, observation, and validation.
I utilize several approaches to best meet the goals of my clients, including a strong focus on Person-Centered, CBT, and DBT approaches. My goal is to build a strong therapeutic relationship with a foundation of trust. I believe in guiding my clients at a pace that you’re comfortable with to get you where you want to be.
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Do you have trouble staying focused, concentrating, functioning normally? Most people that seek out my expertise do because they're either in crisis or struggling, and within a few sessions, they are feeling more in control, more peaceful, and more aware of their capabilities to manage their lives and relationships better.
I am a Licensed Social Worker who enjoys working with individuals, families and groups in diverse cultures and populations. I have experience in grief counseling and end of life planning, training in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA Therapy), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
You might be struggling with a painful relationship right now, feeling alternately drawn to and pulled apart from a particular someone. It may be a spouse, parent, sibling, child, friend, even co-worker. Or you might be involved in the often-difficult process of individuation, "growing up," sorting through who you are and who you want to be in the world, distinct from your roles as daughter/son, spouse, parent. My family-therapy skills have proven useful in healing relationship traumas such as abuse, affairs, or divorce, as well as with more general complaints of depression, anxiety, loneliness, and anger.
We often define ourselves by our relationships: mother, daughter, brother, father, son and often by the quality of those primary connections. When an important relationship encounters challenges, whether through separation, estrangement, alienation, loss and/or time, we can feel confused and hurt. Let's work together to heal those relationships and repair the connections, to feel complete and whole and develop our own identity with love and understanding.
I provide counseling for adults struggling with difficult life transitions, relationship problems, depression, anxiety, parenting challenges, career stagnation, health issues and grief and loss. I also work with couples who are experiencing difficulties in their relationship and who are seeking help in reducing conflict, improving communication and increasing intimacy.
We are a multi-specialty group of doctoral level Licensed Clinical Psychologists and more recently, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. We work with children, adolescents, adults, and families of all ages. We are interested in empowering and reinforcing a person's strengths, rather than focusing on their negative qualities. As such, positive coping skills and the concept of Health Psychology is important. Proper nutrition, exercise, and a healthy mind is important in finding balance and happiness in one's life. We try to understand and appreciate maladaptive patterns and help focus our clients in participating in healthy patterns and outcomes.
Do you find yourself thinking about food 24/7, shaming your body, and obsessing about exercise? If so, there is a way out. I will help you explore how rigid beliefs about food and body shape/size are preventing you from living the life you truly desire. Through a warm and exploratory approach, we will work together to challenge ways of thinking and coping that no longer serve you, develop new skills, and move toward greater peace with food and your body.
I work with adults & young professionals who often feel stuck and acknowledge that some areas of their life could benefit from proactive and intentional work. Together, we’ll work through your difficult experiences, life transitions, depression and anxiety, perfectionism, self-defeating negative thoughts, and boundary issues in your relationships. I’ll help shine light on the patterns I’m seeing that contribute to your unwanted habits, thoughts, emotions, behaviors, or outcomes. Together we’ll hone your existing strengths, while we address the areas where you’re struggling.
I am a licensed clinical professional counselor providing individual, couple, and family therapy in the Northwest Suburbs. I have over 20 years of counseling experience with children, teens, and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, attachment, ADHD, infertility, grief and loss, dating, relationships, women's issues, aging, and trauma.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Park Ridge 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 Park Ridge 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 Park Ridge, or Child Psychologists in Park Ridge.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Park Ridge 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 Park Ridge 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.