Alcohol Use Therapists in Riverside, IL

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Dr. Eleni Malamis
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified Verified
Riverside, IL 60546
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who has devoted my clinical work to assisting adult individuals with a broad spectrum of concerns. I provide warm and caring support to those struggling with life's challenges. Specifically, I enjoy working with individuals in the following areas: depression, anxiety, substance abuse, life transitions, low self-esteem, communication, and relationship concerns.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who has devoted my clinical work to assisting adult individuals with a broad spectrum of concerns. I provide warm and caring support to those struggling with life's challenges. Specifically, I enjoy working with individuals in the following areas: depression, anxiety, substance abuse, life transitions, low self-esteem, communication, and relationship concerns.
(708) 627-4500 View (708) 627-4500
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Terry L Stagman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Riverside, IL 60546
For many years, I have been helping my clients to lead happier and more fulfilling lives. One of my main psychotherapy approaches is cognitive-behavioral therapy, a well-established, efficient and effective form of psychotherapy. It directly targets the patient's thinking, and behavior, patterns that are producing psychological problems, and teaches the patient to change those patterns. In marital and family therapy, I help the parties to communicate better with one another and to reach agreements acceptable to all. If the children have behavior problems, I often help the parents to become more effective disciplinarians.
For many years, I have been helping my clients to lead happier and more fulfilling lives. One of my main psychotherapy approaches is cognitive-behavioral therapy, a well-established, efficient and effective form of psychotherapy. It directly targets the patient's thinking, and behavior, patterns that are producing psychological problems, and teaches the patient to change those patterns. In marital and family therapy, I help the parties to communicate better with one another and to reach agreements acceptable to all. If the children have behavior problems, I often help the parents to become more effective disciplinarians.
(312) 854-2763 View (312) 854-2763
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Lisa Wiersema
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Riverside, IL 60546
Does your life seem to be less fulfilling and you do not know why? Look no further. Your best life is waiting. I work to provide a safe space and collaborate with clients on finding their inner strengths to utilize them in building resiliency. I work to guide children ages four and older, adolescents, adults, couples, and first responders to reach their goals and experience a happier life. Given my experience working in emergency rooms, outpatient, residential and schools, I understand how the impact of these challenges can often leave people feeling unable to participate in life roles that lead to life satisfaction.
Does your life seem to be less fulfilling and you do not know why? Look no further. Your best life is waiting. I work to provide a safe space and collaborate with clients on finding their inner strengths to utilize them in building resiliency. I work to guide children ages four and older, adolescents, adults, couples, and first responders to reach their goals and experience a happier life. Given my experience working in emergency rooms, outpatient, residential and schools, I understand how the impact of these challenges can often leave people feeling unable to participate in life roles that lead to life satisfaction.
(708) 564-3227 View (708) 564-3227
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Jessica Heise
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RYT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Riverside, IL 60546
Sometimes we struggle with unhealthy patterns and feel lost or less able to cope. Our sessions are a safe place to process relationship issues, work on making changes, & acquire tools to deal with life's stressors. We store much of our emotional past within our physical bodies; together, we'll learn to release that energy using all 5 senses to become more present. My therapy style is warm, collaborative, sexuality and gender-affirming. Since 2009, I have worked with a diversity of people in both inpatient and outpatient settings and helped many of them take the steps to turn pain into growth and regain control of their lives.
Sometimes we struggle with unhealthy patterns and feel lost or less able to cope. Our sessions are a safe place to process relationship issues, work on making changes, & acquire tools to deal with life's stressors. We store much of our emotional past within our physical bodies; together, we'll learn to release that energy using all 5 senses to become more present. My therapy style is warm, collaborative, sexuality and gender-affirming. Since 2009, I have worked with a diversity of people in both inpatient and outpatient settings and helped many of them take the steps to turn pain into growth and regain control of their lives.
(773) 570-1077 View (773) 570-1077
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Megan Wills
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Riverside, IL 60546
Not accepting new clients
Megan Wills is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who works with adults and adolescents. She practices from a relational, trauma-informed, person-centered, and intersectional feminist lens. Megan believes that the foundation of good therapy is a strong and trusting therapeutic relationship. She works to create a space where clients can experience safety, support, and unconditional positive regard, build insight into their values, and live a better life.
Megan Wills is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who works with adults and adolescents. She practices from a relational, trauma-informed, person-centered, and intersectional feminist lens. Megan believes that the foundation of good therapy is a strong and trusting therapeutic relationship. She works to create a space where clients can experience safety, support, and unconditional positive regard, build insight into their values, and live a better life.
(708) 501-6268 View (708) 501-6268

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Cindy Gradle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Cicero, IL 60804
I am an experienced psychotherapist and I work with clients from diverse backgrounds. I have extensive experience working with clients who are adult children of alcoholics and helping clients who have suffered a loss(es) and seek bereavement counseling. I also work with adults and youths who have both depression and anxiety, including panic attacks and phobias. I offer specific strategies to combat anxiety and panic attacks. My particular expertise has been working with parents and their children. Other areas of practice are sexual abuse and domestic violence.
I am an experienced psychotherapist and I work with clients from diverse backgrounds. I have extensive experience working with clients who are adult children of alcoholics and helping clients who have suffered a loss(es) and seek bereavement counseling. I also work with adults and youths who have both depression and anxiety, including panic attacks and phobias. I offer specific strategies to combat anxiety and panic attacks. My particular expertise has been working with parents and their children. Other areas of practice are sexual abuse and domestic violence.
(708) 998-4609 View (708) 998-4609
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Anthony Brooks
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Berwyn, IL 60402
As a 3rd generation social services worker, I often joke that I was born into this field. I cannot imagine myself in any other profession. This is all I have ever wanted to do. With that being said, I was also born into a society that often refuses to accept the necessity for therapy. Especially for men and people of color. Part of my aim as a clinician is to dispel some of the bias towards seeking help for mental health issues. If you had an injured limb, you would seek out help. If you had contracted a virus, you would seek out help. Why should seeking out help for emotional and mental illness be any different? It should not!
As a 3rd generation social services worker, I often joke that I was born into this field. I cannot imagine myself in any other profession. This is all I have ever wanted to do. With that being said, I was also born into a society that often refuses to accept the necessity for therapy. Especially for men and people of color. Part of my aim as a clinician is to dispel some of the bias towards seeking help for mental health issues. If you had an injured limb, you would seek out help. If you had contracted a virus, you would seek out help. Why should seeking out help for emotional and mental illness be any different? It should not!
(630) 626-8160 View (630) 626-8160
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Betsy Wojciechowski (Addiction Treatment)
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Berwyn, IL 60402
Don't settle for a generic drug and alcohol therapist. You deserve help that actually helps you feel happy again. (And, that's in-network with your insurance).
Don't settle for a generic drug and alcohol therapist. You deserve help that actually helps you feel happy again. (And, that's in-network with your insurance).
(773) 492-8281 View (773) 492-8281
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Del Larkin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CAADC
Verified Verified
Forest Park, IL 60130  (Online Only)
Most people, sometime in their life, need help with a problem, emotions, a situation, or a sense of discomfort or struggle that has just gone on too long. Therapy can provide the help and support often needed to feel better about ourselves or our situation. I have extensive experience helping people become stronger and more resilient. My goal is to work in a partnership to jointly figure out what modalities, personal skills and experience can best help each individual resolve the problem(s) at hand
Most people, sometime in their life, need help with a problem, emotions, a situation, or a sense of discomfort or struggle that has just gone on too long. Therapy can provide the help and support often needed to feel better about ourselves or our situation. I have extensive experience helping people become stronger and more resilient. My goal is to work in a partnership to jointly figure out what modalities, personal skills and experience can best help each individual resolve the problem(s) at hand
(708) 518-3143 View (708) 518-3143
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Brett Fry
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Forest Park, IL 60130
Working with various populations has taught me the importance of understanding the full individual and their own unique experience in the world. I provide a supportive environment, focusing on symptom reduction while also exploring underlying roots of emotional discomfort. I encourage self-exploration, emotional processing, and self-acceptance. I try to help clients connect past experiences to their current situations, and I utilize the therapeutic relationship to foster clients' growth and self-fulfillment. I find therapy to be powerful and exciting, and I consider it a privilege to help people strive for their potential.
Working with various populations has taught me the importance of understanding the full individual and their own unique experience in the world. I provide a supportive environment, focusing on symptom reduction while also exploring underlying roots of emotional discomfort. I encourage self-exploration, emotional processing, and self-acceptance. I try to help clients connect past experiences to their current situations, and I utilize the therapeutic relationship to foster clients' growth and self-fulfillment. I find therapy to be powerful and exciting, and I consider it a privilege to help people strive for their potential.
(773) 280-8932 View (773) 280-8932
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Bob Weaver
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MDiv, LCSW, CSAT
Verified Verified
Berwyn, IL 60402
For over 20 years, I have treated a wide variety of clients, experiencing a vast array of challenges. I have worked with adolescents to improve coping and communication, and with adults to navigate professional issues, family and relationship issues, as well as to resolve issues of sexuality, including sexual addiction. I have also worked with senior clients to address unresolved issues leading to depression and anxiety. I have also provided treatment in a wide variety of settings, from schools and communities, to hospitals and correctional facilities. He vivido en Latinoamerica, y tengo experiencia con asuntos biculturales, familiares, y de comportamiento.
For over 20 years, I have treated a wide variety of clients, experiencing a vast array of challenges. I have worked with adolescents to improve coping and communication, and with adults to navigate professional issues, family and relationship issues, as well as to resolve issues of sexuality, including sexual addiction. I have also worked with senior clients to address unresolved issues leading to depression and anxiety. I have also provided treatment in a wide variety of settings, from schools and communities, to hospitals and correctional facilities. He vivido en Latinoamerica, y tengo experiencia con asuntos biculturales, familiares, y de comportamiento.
(312) 300-6938 View (312) 300-6938
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Samuel Louis-Pierre
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Forest Park, IL 60130  (Online Only)
I have always been fascinated with understanding how people think, how they have come to believe what they believe and how they have become who they are. I have come to realize that many people simply want to feel heard, understood and cared for. This is part of the reason why I became a counselor, along with wanting to help people and destigmatize mental health. Coming from immigrant parents who came to America to enable their children to live a better life than they did, to them that meant getting a practical & stable job. But with time I realized that I didn't want my life to be just practical – I also wanted it to be purposeful.
I have always been fascinated with understanding how people think, how they have come to believe what they believe and how they have become who they are. I have come to realize that many people simply want to feel heard, understood and cared for. This is part of the reason why I became a counselor, along with wanting to help people and destigmatize mental health. Coming from immigrant parents who came to America to enable their children to live a better life than they did, to them that meant getting a practical & stable job. But with time I realized that I didn't want my life to be just practical – I also wanted it to be purposeful.
(312) 854-8504 View (312) 854-8504
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Sarah Lesniak
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
La Grange Park, IL 60526
Sarah Lesniak, LSW, looks at the therapeutic process as a collaborative relationship. She meets clients halfway if they are willing to meet her halfway. Sarah treats clients as people and not their disorders, and she strives to provide a safe, comfortable place for them to open up. Sarah earned an MSW from University of St. Francis and has extensive experience working with adolescents and adults struggling with eating disorders, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, and PTSD. She currently treats clients age 9 and up.
Sarah Lesniak, LSW, looks at the therapeutic process as a collaborative relationship. She meets clients halfway if they are willing to meet her halfway. Sarah treats clients as people and not their disorders, and she strives to provide a safe, comfortable place for them to open up. Sarah earned an MSW from University of St. Francis and has extensive experience working with adolescents and adults struggling with eating disorders, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, and PTSD. She currently treats clients age 9 and up.
(708) 726-6577 View (708) 726-6577
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Ken Aaron Burnstein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Berwyn, IL 60402
Welcome; I enjoy helping people cope with anxiety, depression, anger management, couple relationships, and life transitions. (divorce, loss, career change, family relationships) I have a directive, practical approach that balances understanding and support with guidance and direction. I believe that in order for therapy to be meaningful, it is important to work together and create an individualized approach which is a unique match for your concerns and style. Many people who have felt little or no progress in therapy before, have made positive changes with my active, engaged approach.
Welcome; I enjoy helping people cope with anxiety, depression, anger management, couple relationships, and life transitions. (divorce, loss, career change, family relationships) I have a directive, practical approach that balances understanding and support with guidance and direction. I believe that in order for therapy to be meaningful, it is important to work together and create an individualized approach which is a unique match for your concerns and style. Many people who have felt little or no progress in therapy before, have made positive changes with my active, engaged approach.
(708) 406-6651 View (708) 406-6651
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Candice Sherry Collins
Counselor, Candice Sherry Collins, LCPC, CSAT
Verified Verified
La Grange Park, IL 60526  (Online Only)
I work with clients confronting issues surrounding sex addiction and other compulsive behaviors and/or substance abuse. The partners and family members of those confronting addiction often have a unique trauma experience and I am passionate about helping all those impacted. My work with this population has taught me that many flawed solutions present as a result of trauma. I work diligently to assist clients in discovering and understanding their historical experiences and how those experiences contribute to the unmanageability or pain in their current lives.
I work with clients confronting issues surrounding sex addiction and other compulsive behaviors and/or substance abuse. The partners and family members of those confronting addiction often have a unique trauma experience and I am passionate about helping all those impacted. My work with this population has taught me that many flawed solutions present as a result of trauma. I work diligently to assist clients in discovering and understanding their historical experiences and how those experiences contribute to the unmanageability or pain in their current lives.
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Paula K Brown
Counselor, MS, LCPC, CADC, Mediato
Verified Verified
Berwyn, IL 60402
We all find ourselves at times in our life that we require nurturance to help us through life's changes. Loss in our lives requires care and guidance by a professional. Loss may be defined in various ways, it may be death, divorce, depression, addictions, infidelity, anxiety, infertility just to name a few. I work to specifically assist individuals, couples, families and groups to alleviate emotional disorders, to understand conscious and unconscious motivation, to resolve emotional, relationship and attitudinal conflicts and to help modify behaviors that interfere with effective emotional, social adaptive, and intellectual functioning.
We all find ourselves at times in our life that we require nurturance to help us through life's changes. Loss in our lives requires care and guidance by a professional. Loss may be defined in various ways, it may be death, divorce, depression, addictions, infidelity, anxiety, infertility just to name a few. I work to specifically assist individuals, couples, families and groups to alleviate emotional disorders, to understand conscious and unconscious motivation, to resolve emotional, relationship and attitudinal conflicts and to help modify behaviors that interfere with effective emotional, social adaptive, and intellectual functioning.
(630) 733-1450 View (630) 733-1450
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Everyday Psychotherapy
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Berwyn, IL 60402  (Online Only)
Are you feeling stuck, stress, overwhelmed and experiencing the sense that things are just not feeling right for you? Often times relationships, work, and our personal life are not bringing us the level of satisfaction that we would like. Let's work together to find clarity and collaborate on goals to get you where you want to be.
Are you feeling stuck, stress, overwhelmed and experiencing the sense that things are just not feeling right for you? Often times relationships, work, and our personal life are not bringing us the level of satisfaction that we would like. Let's work together to find clarity and collaborate on goals to get you where you want to be.
(312) 874-7305 View (312) 874-7305
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Noel Cordova
Counselor, LCPC, CADC
Verified Verified
North Riverside, IL 60546
Waitlist for new clients
I am a bi-lingual (English and Spanish) counselor. I enjoy working with adults and adolescents who are dealing with symptoms related to depression, anxiety, stress related to life changes, and symptoms related to child abuse or trauma. I am also a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. I work well with difficult to engage teens, adults looking to make life changes, adults with substance use issues, and people with issues related to trauma. My style is easy going and non-judgmental but I can also help you work on meeting your goals. I am doing EMDR (trauma treatment) sessions online and in person at this time.
I am a bi-lingual (English and Spanish) counselor. I enjoy working with adults and adolescents who are dealing with symptoms related to depression, anxiety, stress related to life changes, and symptoms related to child abuse or trauma. I am also a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. I work well with difficult to engage teens, adults looking to make life changes, adults with substance use issues, and people with issues related to trauma. My style is easy going and non-judgmental but I can also help you work on meeting your goals. I am doing EMDR (trauma treatment) sessions online and in person at this time.
(708) 290-7291 View (708) 290-7291
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Vince Murphy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC
Verified Verified
Oak Park, IL 60304
In my psychotherapy practice, I believe in five components: honesty, authenticity, creativity, humor and empathy. As a whole, I believe in developing authentic connections and utilizing innovative approaches, asking questions of what each individual is seeking in their lives and how can they get there.
In my psychotherapy practice, I believe in five components: honesty, authenticity, creativity, humor and empathy. As a whole, I believe in developing authentic connections and utilizing innovative approaches, asking questions of what each individual is seeking in their lives and how can they get there.
(773) 757-5117 View (773) 757-5117
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Tom Undine
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Berwyn, IL 60402
I provide quality mental health counseling and therapy that is thoughtfully tailored to your needs. Our work together will address concerns in an empowering and centering way that produces substantive change. My approach is connective (Therapy works best when we are able to connect and work well together) and directive (by directive I mean that I give things for you to do during the week like writing, journaling, reading, exercises, reflections, and/or activities). I'm known for being helpful with people who have been through therapy and haven't had success. I help people find aliveness, creativity, and strength.
I provide quality mental health counseling and therapy that is thoughtfully tailored to your needs. Our work together will address concerns in an empowering and centering way that produces substantive change. My approach is connective (Therapy works best when we are able to connect and work well together) and directive (by directive I mean that I give things for you to do during the week like writing, journaling, reading, exercises, reflections, and/or activities). I'm known for being helpful with people who have been through therapy and haven't had success. I help people find aliveness, creativity, and strength.
(773) 717-2920 View (773) 717-2920

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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.