Family Therapy in Plainfield, IL

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Amy Henderson
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Verified
Specialty areas of focus are academic, adjustment difficulties, anxiety, career counseling, depression, family /peer conflict, grief and loss-especially loss to suicide, LGBTQ+, marital conflict, parenting, personality disorders, self-esteem/confidence, sexual or intimacy struggles, and stress management.
(779) 235-5917
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Plainfield, IL 60544
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Laura Wirtz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCPC
Verified
Verified
Our team of therapists and instructors includes those with additional training in nursing, addictions, crisis intervention, anger management, grief and loss, sexual dysfunction, marriage and family issues, corporate coaching, and faith based counseling.
I strive to create a supportive, empathic and non-judgmental environment in therapy, and have a strengths-based perspective in my work. I feel that developing a strong and collaborative therapeutic relationship is essential. My role is to assist clients on their journey of personal development while offering support and help to develop healthy skills and strategies to cope with life stressors, improve their relationships and manage their emotions. I have experience with children, adolescents and adults.
(708) 546-3005
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Plainfield, IL 60544
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Gwen E. Ginski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MEd, MSW, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I specialize in treating couples/families using the Gottman Method (Level 2), Emotion Focused Therapy, and Family Systems.
Everyone faces challenges in life. Seeking help for yourself, your child or relationship when experiencing difficulty is a strength which leads to creating a more fulfilling, healthy & happy life. With 18+ years' experience, I have helped many to overcome anxiety, trauma, depression, anger, loss, etc. I have helped couples restore intimacy/connection and learn ways to communicate. Children/teens learn ways to cope and manage social/school stress. Parents learn ways to connect, manage behaviors and heal their relationships with their children. Families heal from loss, life's transitions, substance abuse, divorce, mental illness.
(815) 313-4161
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Plainfield, IL 60544
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Megan Earley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I offer individual, group and family therapy for children, adolescents and adults. I have a special interest in working with individuals who have issues related to sexual/physical/emotional abuse, self-harming behavior, stress and anger issues, trauma and behavioral disorders. I utilize several different treatment modalities and strive to meet the needs of each individual client. My approach with client's is to make them feel supported, respected, and that are in a safe environment. I work at a group practice that covers the whole spectrum that covers mental health needs.
(708) 497-9903
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Plainfield, IL 60586
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Jean Miller Counseling Center
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, MA
Verified
Verified
Mental illness has a profound effect on human behavior and it is vital that family members understand how specific mental illnesses impact the whole family .
I have worked extensively with individuals and families impacted by severe mental illness, providing understanding, insight, and practical knowledge. I have a passion for integrating psychological knowledge and Biblical truth. I believe that competent Christian counseling must incorporate strong psychological knowledge filtered through the lens of Biblical truth and the Christian worldview. Further, I am specifically gifted in leading others to a deeper, more intimate knowledge of God. I received a BS from Columbia International University in Columbia, S.C. where I double majored in Biblical studies and psychology. I also received a MA Clinical Psychology degree from Wheaton College.
(630) 426-3187
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Plainfield, IL 60585
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Joyce Gonzalez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am a bi-lingual (spanish) Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Co-Founder of Healing Connections Counseling, PC. I specialize in working with children, adolescents, parents, families, couples, and adults. I utilize various approaches to counseling such as, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), solution-focused therapy, family systems, play therapy, and coping skills training to help clients improve their quality of life. I am passionate about helping others and my goal is to provide a friendly and supportive environment. I also believe that building rapport is an important step toward success and works in collaboration with clients to identify treatment goals to promote changes.
(815) 975-6458 x2
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Plainfield, IL 60544
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Robert Nick Giannasi
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I work primarily with adolescents (ages 10-25), marriages, and men's issues. I currently supervise a team of therapists through Unbroken Family Counseling. I work within this team and, when necessary, work with schools, psychiatrists, and other community resources to help my clients. My ideal client is a teen who doesn't think he/she needs counseling, a marriage that is on the rocks, or a guy dealing with guy stuff (guys know what I'm talking about). If I cant help you I can help find someone who can.
(847) 457-0076
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Plainfield, IL 60544
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Blake Mathews
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
He has extensive experience working with individuals with autism and other intellectual disabilities, and is also skilled at treating the LGBTQ population and all teens and adults struggling with depression, trauma, family conflicts, and more.
Blake Mathews, LCSW, provides a safe and welcoming space for clients to achieve the goals that are most important to them. He is open to discussing challenging topics without judgment and is always empathetic to client needs. Blake earned an undergraduate degree from University of Illinois and an MSW from Loyola University Chicago.
(815) 569-0319
Plainfield, IL 60544
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Erin Staley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
In her free time, Erin enjoys traveling, listening to live music, and spending time with her family and pets.
Erin Staley is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years of experience specializing in suicidality and self-harm, depression, anxiety, trauma informed care and PTSD, co-occurring and personality disorders, as well as personal wellness. Erin treats patients between the ages of 15 and 64 utilizing Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution Focused Therapy, all with a person-centered approach. Erin has her Masters of Social Work, specializing in mental health, from the University of Illinois.
(815) 559-5306
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Plainfield, IL 60544
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Thomas S Ryan
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Thank you for visiting my listing. I am a Certified Gottman Therapist. Marriages worn thin by habit, or suffering from the stresses of work and children, or even those torn by an affair can be revived and made to flourish thanks to 30 years of research on the "Masters" and "Disasters" of relationship. I specialize in relationships in the belief that being deeply known by your partner is more healing than any therapy, and the foundation of a nurturing family .
(630) 233-9672
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Plainfield, IL 60544
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Abby Miller
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
I have experience in supporting clients with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, life transitions, infidelity, grief, trauma, family /relationship conflict, development of coping skills, and anger management.
I believe that therapy is a collaborative space for individuals to gain insight and coping skills that best suit their journey of self-growth. My goal is to provide a non-judgemental, safe, and supportive environment for individuals to become empowered and overcome personal obstacles. I believe that counseling can be compared to the metaphor of how a flower grows. You are the seed, and counseling is the soil and water. The seed already knows exactly how to grow and blossom into a beautiful flower – but it's also important for the seed to have the right type of environment to grow and prosper in.
(708) 249-3607
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Plainfield, IL 60544
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Roseann Murray
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, CADC
Verified
Verified
Roseann utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Family Systems, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), a Client-Centered Approach, and Motivational Interviewing to assist clients with coping skills, making positive changes in their lives, and improving their overall ability to function.
Roseann Murray, LCPC, CADC, engages with an empathic, non-judgmental approach to make clients feel at ease during therapy sessions. She believes that building a strong and collaborative therapist-client relationship is essential to the therapeutic process. Roseann earned both a BA and an MA from Lewis University. She is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) and has experience counseling for various issues including mood disorders, anger management, relationship difficulties, college-related stressors, parenting issues, infertility, teen-LGBT issues, grief, and substance abuse/DUI problems.
(815) 324-7577
Plainfield, IL 60544
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Shelby Phillips
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW, CADC
Verified
Verified
Shelby Phillips, LSW, CADC, wants clients to leave each session feeling heard, understood, and validated. She supports clients as they find areas in need of reflection and helps them reach their therapy goals in a safe, empathetic environment. Shelby obtained an undergraduate degree from University of Illinois at Chicago and an MSW from Aurora University. She started her career providing substance abuse assessments and counseling and soon began individual, family , and group therapy for a vast range of diagnoses.
(815) 923-5440
Plainfield, IL 60544
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Alex E McKibbin MS LCPC
Counselor, MS, LCPC, LSOTP, SEP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Relationship Issues, Couples Counseling and Family therapy are available at my office.
I enjoy working with children, adolescents, and adults who are comfortable with a one on one approach to counseling. Working with children in therapy always involves working with the parents. As with adolescents, providing them with a sense of privacy and trust is something I try to develop from the very beginning. For adults, privacy, confidentiality, and respect occur in a atmosphere of warmth and patience. If you are dealing with Attention Deficit Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, Panic attacks, Bipolar Disorder, or Post Traumatic Stress, I am sure you will find the relief you are looking for at my office.
(331) 244-5638
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Plainfield, IL 60544
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Heather Stanley
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
I use Internal Family Systems to help understand and heal wounds.
My clients typically seek therapy not when they are simply uncomfortable, but when they are uncomfortable enough to make real changes. I work from a person-centered approach to get a full scope of my client and collaborate on treatment goals to help activate empowerment, hope and growth. My experience coaching sports is evident in my approach and I see our therapeutic relationship as teamwork. I also work with my clients to identify habits that can be improved for own health and wellness functioning and hold them accountable to change what they can to improve the situation!
(779) 209-1911
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Plainfield, IL 60585
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Clear Roots Counseling Inc.
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified
Verified
Melissa also uses but is not limited to utilizing other techniques such as; Internal Family Systems (IFS), Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy (ERP).
Melissa creates a safe and comfortable space for her clients by showing warmth, compassion and humor. Melissa has experience with children, adolescents and adults. Melissa's clinical work includes crisis intervention, community agencies, government social services, hospitals, private practice, police stations, and schools. This experience has allowed her to be flexible, decisive, and assertive regarding her clients' treatment.
(630) 634-7424 x1
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Plainfield, IL 60544
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LaTorshia James
Counselor, MAFO, NCC, LCPC
Verified
Verified
I specialize in trauma therapy, crisis intervention, couples and family counseling, depression, anxiety, LGBTTQQIAAP counseling, and mood disorders.
I believe that each individual holds the key to their own healing. I am happy to assist anyone on their journey to find their inner strength to achieve this. I use a person-centered approach with each individual that offers a unique space for personal therapeutic growth as well as therapeutic processing.
(331) 207-9980
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Plainfield, IL 60586
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Patricia (Trisha) Mortensen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I received my MSW from Loyola University in 2007. I have experience working with people of all ages and provide therapy to individuals, couples, and families. I have extensive experience working with clients with a wide variety of behavioral health issues such as anxiety, depression, life transitions, family conflict, stress management, difficulties with emotional regulation, and anger management. I am recognized as a smart step family provider (https://smartstepfamilies.com/smart-help/therapy-providers).
(815) 467-8181
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Plainfield, IL 60586
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Joan Lopina
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified
Verified
I can offer families effective techniques for creating a loving family , building healthy relationships and raising responsible and capable children.
With over 30 years of experience, I offer my clients support, insight and healing based on my success with many clients. Healing starts with your courage, commitment, and a desire for change. Making the decision to trust another in a counseling setting, begins the healing. As a therapist, I will listen, support and counsel you to achieve your goals and to stop the hurting. With understanding, insight and patience, you can live a more fulfilling life. It will be my privilege to serve you.
(815) 401-9155
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Plainfield, IL 60544
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Kristin Mikolite
Counselor
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Our team of therapists and instructors includes those with additional training in nursing, addictions, crisis intervention, anger management, grief and loss, sexual dysfunction, marriage and family issues, corporate coaching, and faith based counseling.
In my work, I assist my clients to develop greater insight into and effective strategies to manage the stressful and distressing situations in their life. I strive to create an emotionally supportive, non-judgmental environment and provide clinical insight to guide them through this process.
(708) 794-4619
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Plainfield, IL 60544
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Family Therapy

What do family therapists do?

A family therapist facilitates the process of understanding and improving how a family functions. The therapist will help family members develop empathy for one another. They’ll seek to understand existing patterns, misunderstandings, and conflicts that arise, in order to help the family arrive at a realistic, unified understanding and develop the coping skills they need to build stronger relationships.

How long does therapy for families take to work?

Therapy manifests differently in every family; a common time frame is 12 weekly sessions, but some families may see improvement after just a few weeks. Families should discuss their goals with the therapist at the beginning of the process and periodically revisit those goals to assess their progress together.

How can you encourage a family member to attend family therapy?

You can encourage family members to attend therapy by expressing with both love and concern the challenges you see and explaining how a therapist could help the family navigate those challenges together. An outside perspective can help everyone feel heard, get on the same page, and develop new skills. If family members are still hesitant, it may be helpful to emphasize that family therapy is short-term—it won’t last forever.

Is therapy for families effective?

Family therapy can significantly improve family dynamics and relationships. Research suggests that family therapy can help individuals understand their role in the family, communicate and solve problems together, reduce conflict and draw boundaries when necessary, and develop coping skills for stressors, major life changes, and mental or physical illnesses within the family.