Alcohol Use Therapists in Park Ridge, IL

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Elizabeth Hutchinson
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Park Ridge, IL 60068
In therapy, I use a holistic, empathetic and non-judgmental approach. I also focus on relationship building and trust to create a setting in which clients can work towards their goals and progress. My key areas of clinical experience include anxiety and depression, coping with trauma and abuse, anger issues, crisis intervention, drug and alcohol use, self-injurious behavior, sexual identity, body image/eating disorders, life transitions, and concerns related to outside stressors such as work, relationships or school. For five years, I have worked as a school-based counselor providing counseling to adolescents.
In therapy, I use a holistic, empathetic and non-judgmental approach. I also focus on relationship building and trust to create a setting in which clients can work towards their goals and progress. My key areas of clinical experience include anxiety and depression, coping with trauma and abuse, anger issues, crisis intervention, drug and alcohol use, self-injurious behavior, sexual identity, body image/eating disorders, life transitions, and concerns related to outside stressors such as work, relationships or school. For five years, I have worked as a school-based counselor providing counseling to adolescents.
(224) 487-8158 View (224) 487-8158
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Stacy Agosto
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Park Ridge, IL 60068  (Online Only)
I can help with improving romantic relationships, learning to navigate tricky or frustrating family dynamics, setting boundaries with work, exploring or changing alcohol use, and exploring coming out/issues specific to LGBTQ people.
SPACE for new BCBS Blue Choice/ PPO and Aetna PPO Illinois clients. It's an honor to be trusted with some of the most difficult and personal areas of people's lives. I respect how challenging it can be to come to therapy and speak to a stranger. Many people say they don't want a therapist who "sits quietly and nods" while they talk. I provide a comfortable and safe space for people to share their concerns, and our time together can be conversational and direct. I can be an active partner in your choice to move forward in your life. Therapy is a place to explore together, improve the quality of your life and expand your choices.
I can help with improving romantic relationships, learning to navigate tricky or frustrating family dynamics, setting boundaries with work, exploring or changing alcohol use, and exploring coming out/issues specific to LGBTQ people.
SPACE for new BCBS Blue Choice/ PPO and Aetna PPO Illinois clients. It's an honor to be trusted with some of the most difficult and personal areas of people's lives. I respect how challenging it can be to come to therapy and speak to a stranger. Many people say they don't want a therapist who "sits quietly and nods" while they talk. I provide a comfortable and safe space for people to share their concerns, and our time together can be conversational and direct. I can be an active partner in your choice to move forward in your life. Therapy is a place to explore together, improve the quality of your life and expand your choices.
(773) 570-9984 View (773) 570-9984
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Elizabeth Lennon
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MS, CADC
Verified Verified
Park Ridge, IL 60068
I have experienced profound change and healing in my life. I see how my most significant shifts have been due to the incredible help I have been blessed to receive. I feel called to serve as your guide, and share the gifts I've been given on my journey. I really believe in your unique process and that you have what you need to heal yourself. Support and guidance are essential for you to most deeply discover what you are seeking. I look forward to assisting you in reaching your next level of growth.
I have experienced profound change and healing in my life. I see how my most significant shifts have been due to the incredible help I have been blessed to receive. I feel called to serve as your guide, and share the gifts I've been given on my journey. I really believe in your unique process and that you have what you need to heal yourself. Support and guidance are essential for you to most deeply discover what you are seeking. I look forward to assisting you in reaching your next level of growth.
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Margie Avezuela Perez
Counselor, LCPC, CRC
Verified Verified
Park Ridge, IL 60068
Do you feel like your life is “off track?” Do you struggle with stress anxiety or depression? Painful thoughts and feelings can be like quicksand, but we can work together to help maintain your balance. I offer a welcoming and encouraging environment and use primarily Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I will work with you on living your values through your actions and beliefs. We’ll take a holistic view of your strengths and resources and incorporate them into an action plan to improve your life. Bringing mindfulness and self-compassion to your thoughts and feelings is one of the major concepts in ACT that we’ll work on together.
Do you feel like your life is “off track?” Do you struggle with stress anxiety or depression? Painful thoughts and feelings can be like quicksand, but we can work together to help maintain your balance. I offer a welcoming and encouraging environment and use primarily Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I will work with you on living your values through your actions and beliefs. We’ll take a holistic view of your strengths and resources and incorporate them into an action plan to improve your life. Bringing mindfulness and self-compassion to your thoughts and feelings is one of the major concepts in ACT that we’ll work on together.
(773) 537-4657 View (773) 537-4657
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Paulina Malysko
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Park Ridge, IL 60068  (Online Only)
Life can get very difficult at times and we all need some extra support sometimes. I believe in the importance of meeting the client where they are and creating a safe, comfortable, and supportive environment. I enjoy learning from others and offering active listening and guidance. I have over six years of experience working with substance abuse issues as well as depression, anxiety, self-esteem, and self-development. I utilize a Cognitive Behavioral approach in therapy. I am also fluent in Polish. Therapy involves challenging oneself, learning about oneself, and striving to make positive changes in order for growth to happen!
Life can get very difficult at times and we all need some extra support sometimes. I believe in the importance of meeting the client where they are and creating a safe, comfortable, and supportive environment. I enjoy learning from others and offering active listening and guidance. I have over six years of experience working with substance abuse issues as well as depression, anxiety, self-esteem, and self-development. I utilize a Cognitive Behavioral approach in therapy. I am also fluent in Polish. Therapy involves challenging oneself, learning about oneself, and striving to make positive changes in order for growth to happen!
(847) 232-6890 View (847) 232-6890
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Theresa Pendergraff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Park Ridge, IL 60068  (Online Only)
Are you ready to take the next step in your life? I provide therapy to those who want to overcome struggles and trauma in their lives. I have experience aligning my person centered approach with individuals, families, couples, veterans, ex-gang members and professionals in the field of social work, nursing, and therapists.*At this time I am not available for new clients. Waiting list only.
Are you ready to take the next step in your life? I provide therapy to those who want to overcome struggles and trauma in their lives. I have experience aligning my person centered approach with individuals, families, couples, veterans, ex-gang members and professionals in the field of social work, nursing, and therapists.*At this time I am not available for new clients. Waiting list only.
(773) 207-8975 View (773) 207-8975
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Center for Gender & Sexuality at Juniper Center
Psychologist, PsyD, CSADC, BCETS
Verified Verified
Park Ridge, IL 60068
At The Juniper Center you will find LGBTQ centered care. We are owned and directed by a therapist and a member of our community. Your name, your pronouns, your identity belong to you. Helping you heal belongs with us. You don't want to have to hide any of who you are. Whether your gender does not match your body, your identity does not match your gender, you love someone born the same sex as you or you love someone who is working their way through these issues, we are here to help. Perhaps you are a parent wanting to understand your child, or to help your child find a positive way through confusing issues.
At The Juniper Center you will find LGBTQ centered care. We are owned and directed by a therapist and a member of our community. Your name, your pronouns, your identity belong to you. Helping you heal belongs with us. You don't want to have to hide any of who you are. Whether your gender does not match your body, your identity does not match your gender, you love someone born the same sex as you or you love someone who is working their way through these issues, we are here to help. Perhaps you are a parent wanting to understand your child, or to help your child find a positive way through confusing issues.
(847) 807-4258 x1 View (847) 807-4258 x1
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Melanie Schwaba
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Park Ridge, IL 60068
Everyone deserves empathetic help and support. Clients who are experiencing addiction or are in recovery, as well as their loved ones, are my specialty. Clients affected by anxiety, mood disorders, and trauma are also a population I frequently work with, especially younger adults. No matter what you are coming to therapy for, I strive to build a collaborative relationship with my clients, and to help you to make the changes you are seeking for your life and overall well-being.
Everyone deserves empathetic help and support. Clients who are experiencing addiction or are in recovery, as well as their loved ones, are my specialty. Clients affected by anxiety, mood disorders, and trauma are also a population I frequently work with, especially younger adults. No matter what you are coming to therapy for, I strive to build a collaborative relationship with my clients, and to help you to make the changes you are seeking for your life and overall well-being.
(847) 925-7298 View (847) 925-7298
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Dr. Lisa Page
Counselor, PsyD
Verified Verified
Park Ridge, IL 60068
I am a Health Psychologist who approaches clients with empathy. I primarily use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) with an influence of Adlerian theory, to be goal-oriented and positive-focused in treating depression, anxiety, physical illnesses, sleep problems, weight management, recovery from substance use and other lifestyle conditions. I help people overcome their fears and resistance to change through the use of Motivational Interviewing (MI). This helps remove barriers to achieving goals and achieving them successfully. My purpose in my work is to help each client become the best version of their 'self'.
I am a Health Psychologist who approaches clients with empathy. I primarily use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) with an influence of Adlerian theory, to be goal-oriented and positive-focused in treating depression, anxiety, physical illnesses, sleep problems, weight management, recovery from substance use and other lifestyle conditions. I help people overcome their fears and resistance to change through the use of Motivational Interviewing (MI). This helps remove barriers to achieving goals and achieving them successfully. My purpose in my work is to help each client become the best version of their 'self'.
(773) 900-6173 View (773) 900-6173
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Clark Thompson
Psychologist, PsyD, MA, BCN
Verified Verified
Park Ridge, IL 60068
Do you, your child, or a loved one suffer from brain related issues such as ADHD, autism, learning disorders, concussion, dementia, stroke, anxiety, depression, or other issues? If so, I can help. As a clinical psychologist and board certified neurofeedback specialist, I have the expertise and skill set required to assess and improve brain functioning. My assessment services include neuropsychological assessment and quantitative EEG (qEEG) brain mapping, and my treatment services include psychotherapy, neurofeedback and photobiomodulation for a wide variety of issues. (I am no longer accepting psychotherapy clients at this time).
Do you, your child, or a loved one suffer from brain related issues such as ADHD, autism, learning disorders, concussion, dementia, stroke, anxiety, depression, or other issues? If so, I can help. As a clinical psychologist and board certified neurofeedback specialist, I have the expertise and skill set required to assess and improve brain functioning. My assessment services include neuropsychological assessment and quantitative EEG (qEEG) brain mapping, and my treatment services include psychotherapy, neurofeedback and photobiomodulation for a wide variety of issues. (I am no longer accepting psychotherapy clients at this time).
(773) 747-3512 View (773) 747-3512
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Kenneth Celiano
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Park Ridge, IL 60068
Safety, trust and encouragement are imperative ingredients to a successful therapeutic relationship. As a seasoned therapist my ideal client seeks a collaborative relationship and is eager to invest in greater self-understanding and willingness to take action. Clients battling stress-related issues that compromise performance in work, school, or intimate relationships are a good match. Transforming anxiety, despair, and self-doubt into courage, inspiration, and confidence is my strength. I'm comfortable addressing thoughts that disempower or emotions that are frightening.
Safety, trust and encouragement are imperative ingredients to a successful therapeutic relationship. As a seasoned therapist my ideal client seeks a collaborative relationship and is eager to invest in greater self-understanding and willingness to take action. Clients battling stress-related issues that compromise performance in work, school, or intimate relationships are a good match. Transforming anxiety, despair, and self-doubt into courage, inspiration, and confidence is my strength. I'm comfortable addressing thoughts that disempower or emotions that are frightening.
(847) 807-1177 View (847) 807-1177
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Kevin B Ball
Counselor, MA, LCPC, CADC, CEAP, SAP
Verified Verified
Park Ridge, IL 60068
I have been helping people overcome life's challenges for 20+ years. I utilize a strength-based individual supportive approach to life stressors, family conflict, and behavioral issues. I work with adults, adolescents, and families struggling with a full range of issues, including those related to drug and alcohol addiction. I have experience with the adult and juvenile criminal justice systems, drug courts, the Health and Human Services systems, and the local school systems. I have provided individual and group therapy to the criminal justice population, as well as group therapy to those involved in out-patient substance abuse programs.
I have been helping people overcome life's challenges for 20+ years. I utilize a strength-based individual supportive approach to life stressors, family conflict, and behavioral issues. I work with adults, adolescents, and families struggling with a full range of issues, including those related to drug and alcohol addiction. I have experience with the adult and juvenile criminal justice systems, drug courts, the Health and Human Services systems, and the local school systems. I have provided individual and group therapy to the criminal justice population, as well as group therapy to those involved in out-patient substance abuse programs.
(847) 550-3577 View (847) 550-3577
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Center for Relationship Health, The Juniper Center
Psychologist, PsyD, CSADC, BCETS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Park Ridge, IL 60068
Life gets complicated. You have been trying all that you know how to do to make things better for yourself or for someone you love but have run out of energy, ideas or both. You may have a relationship with someone you love but just can't seem to get along. You may be a parent trying to best figure out how to help a child or teen who is having problems. You may feel burdened by sadness, fear or stress.Or, perhaps you have old wounds that seem to keep interfering with you creating the life you want.
Life gets complicated. You have been trying all that you know how to do to make things better for yourself or for someone you love but have run out of energy, ideas or both. You may have a relationship with someone you love but just can't seem to get along. You may be a parent trying to best figure out how to help a child or teen who is having problems. You may feel burdened by sadness, fear or stress.Or, perhaps you have old wounds that seem to keep interfering with you creating the life you want.
(847) 920-7884 x1 View (847) 920-7884 x1
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David E. Briggs
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Park Ridge, IL 60068
All of us experience the feeling of being stuck in some way, perhaps frustrated by challenging life circumstances, discouraged by unfulfilling relationships or just generally stirred up by the vague sense that something is just not working. Through the course of my experience, I have come to believe deeply in the power of the therapeutic relationship and the way in which a collaboration with a thoughtful, compassionate and dedicated therapist can be the catalyst for real change.
All of us experience the feeling of being stuck in some way, perhaps frustrated by challenging life circumstances, discouraged by unfulfilling relationships or just generally stirred up by the vague sense that something is just not working. Through the course of my experience, I have come to believe deeply in the power of the therapeutic relationship and the way in which a collaboration with a thoughtful, compassionate and dedicated therapist can be the catalyst for real change.
(847) 379-5124 View (847) 379-5124
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Michael Russell
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Park Ridge, IL 60068
Michael Russell II is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Illinois. Michael believes that an optimum level of health can be reached through therapeutic therapies that are customized towards an individual’s goals in life. He is focused on a collaborative approach to psychotherapy. Michael firmly believes, that the client already has all the answers inside of them. His goal is to integrate the tools and resources necessary to help support an individual find solutions to their problems through varying cognitive and behavioral approaches.
Michael Russell II is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Illinois. Michael believes that an optimum level of health can be reached through therapeutic therapies that are customized towards an individual’s goals in life. He is focused on a collaborative approach to psychotherapy. Michael firmly believes, that the client already has all the answers inside of them. His goal is to integrate the tools and resources necessary to help support an individual find solutions to their problems through varying cognitive and behavioral approaches.
(847) 242-2417 View (847) 242-2417
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Meghann Richko
Counselor, LCPC, CYT, Yoga, Fitness
Verified Verified
Park Ridge, IL 60068
Meghann Richko is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Yoga Therapist, and Fitness Professional. Her emphasis is on methods for managing a variety of conditions including but not limited to anxiety, depression, stress reduction, eating disorders, body image issues, mental and emotional disorders, improving nutrition, muscular skeletal issues, stress related illnesses, injury rehab and prevention, preventative health, and the psychological aspects of pain and pain management.
Meghann Richko is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Yoga Therapist, and Fitness Professional. Her emphasis is on methods for managing a variety of conditions including but not limited to anxiety, depression, stress reduction, eating disorders, body image issues, mental and emotional disorders, improving nutrition, muscular skeletal issues, stress related illnesses, injury rehab and prevention, preventative health, and the psychological aspects of pain and pain management.
(847) 278-2185 x8 View (847) 278-2185 x8
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Sofia Jimenez
Psychologist, PsyD, LCP
Verified Verified
Park Ridge, IL 60068
People often come to therapy seeking strength and motivation to improve their lives and simply to feel better. I will work with you to discover and connect with what motivates you in a warm and practical atmosphere that supports self-acceptance, growth and confidence in your own unique abilities. A strong connection with self (values, boundaries, strengths, wants and needs) is the foundation for our meaningful connections with others. Trauma, life transitions, and the general messiness of life can sometimes require us to re-connect with self in a new way. Talk therapy can provide the space to create new connections.
People often come to therapy seeking strength and motivation to improve their lives and simply to feel better. I will work with you to discover and connect with what motivates you in a warm and practical atmosphere that supports self-acceptance, growth and confidence in your own unique abilities. A strong connection with self (values, boundaries, strengths, wants and needs) is the foundation for our meaningful connections with others. Trauma, life transitions, and the general messiness of life can sometimes require us to re-connect with self in a new way. Talk therapy can provide the space to create new connections.
(773) 467-7042 View (773) 467-7042
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Nora Khani
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Park Ridge, IL 60068
Nora Khani, LCPC utilizes a trauma-focused lens, as well as the bio-psychosocial model which allows her to get a deeper understanding of clients' presenting issues and how they are interrelated with many different aspects of the clients' life. She is focused on understanding and exploring the root cause of presenting issues to assist the client in optimal growth, confidence, and happiness in their life as well as parents.
Nora Khani, LCPC utilizes a trauma-focused lens, as well as the bio-psychosocial model which allows her to get a deeper understanding of clients' presenting issues and how they are interrelated with many different aspects of the clients' life. She is focused on understanding and exploring the root cause of presenting issues to assist the client in optimal growth, confidence, and happiness in their life as well as parents.
(224) 225-0982 View (224) 225-0982
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Cassandra Jewell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Park Ridge, IL 60068
Cassandra Kulwin is a Licensed Social Worker in Illinois with more than three years of experience. She completed her Bachelor of Arts degree at DePaul in an individualized focus area of Psychology and Self-Care. She then went on to complete her Master of Social Work at Aurora University. Cassandra believes that treatment begins with empathy and compassion. She strives to create a safe and supportive environment to facilitate healing. Cassandra has a history in inpatient and partial hospitalization settings, as well as working with homeless and at-risk youth.
Cassandra Kulwin is a Licensed Social Worker in Illinois with more than three years of experience. She completed her Bachelor of Arts degree at DePaul in an individualized focus area of Psychology and Self-Care. She then went on to complete her Master of Social Work at Aurora University. Cassandra believes that treatment begins with empathy and compassion. She strives to create a safe and supportive environment to facilitate healing. Cassandra has a history in inpatient and partial hospitalization settings, as well as working with homeless and at-risk youth.
(224) 478-1218 View (224) 478-1218
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Jane Ballis
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Park Ridge, IL 60068
I treat children, adolescents, couples and family in a variety of therapeutic means. I have used cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic, EMDR, behavioral, and eclectic therapies in addition to others. I also have experience working with behavioral, mood, anxiety, conduct and other specialties. I appreciate diversity and love working with others of various cultures, abilities and races.
I treat children, adolescents, couples and family in a variety of therapeutic means. I have used cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic, EMDR, behavioral, and eclectic therapies in addition to others. I also have experience working with behavioral, mood, anxiety, conduct and other specialties. I appreciate diversity and love working with others of various cultures, abilities and races.
(331) 204-1706 View (331) 204-1706
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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.