Therapists in Skokie, IL

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Gisele Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Skokie, IL 60077
I believe in the importance of developing a therapeutic alliance and work collaboratively to help individuals understand the patterns in their behavior and relationships, find empathy and acceptance of themselves, and develop ways to move toward more fulfillment in their lives. I have over 25 years of clinical experience with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, trauma, dysfunctional family dynamics, self esteem issues, attachment disorders, difficulty navigating relationships, and grief. I also have a professional working proficiency of and provide therapy in Spanish.
I believe in the importance of developing a therapeutic alliance and work collaboratively to help individuals understand the patterns in their behavior and relationships, find empathy and acceptance of themselves, and develop ways to move toward more fulfillment in their lives. I have over 25 years of clinical experience with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, trauma, dysfunctional family dynamics, self esteem issues, attachment disorders, difficulty navigating relationships, and grief. I also have a professional working proficiency of and provide therapy in Spanish.
(224) 271-9614 View (224) 271-9614
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Raúl Vega
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Skokie, IL 60077
I offer a balance of empathy and insight that encourages psychological change. I have found that integrating CBT, existential, and humanistic principles into my work is especially valuable for those individuals struggling with psychological distress, life transitions, identity development, and finding a sense of fulfillment in life.
I offer a balance of empathy and insight that encourages psychological change. I have found that integrating CBT, existential, and humanistic principles into my work is especially valuable for those individuals struggling with psychological distress, life transitions, identity development, and finding a sense of fulfillment in life.
(224) 407-3515 View (224) 407-3515
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Rachel Swanson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Skokie, IL 60077
Chances are, you have happened upon this website because you are looking for something to be different: a feeling, a relationship, a thought, a mood... Together, we will determine what needs to change by looking outside ourselves (exploring roles, rules, connection, boundaries, communication, and support) and by looking within ouselves (exploring thoughts, feelings, coping skills, internal dialogue, and how we've made meaning out of different experiences). Through the process of learning, accepting and changing, something inherently will be different...and you will feel different.
Chances are, you have happened upon this website because you are looking for something to be different: a feeling, a relationship, a thought, a mood... Together, we will determine what needs to change by looking outside ourselves (exploring roles, rules, connection, boundaries, communication, and support) and by looking within ouselves (exploring thoughts, feelings, coping skills, internal dialogue, and how we've made meaning out of different experiences). Through the process of learning, accepting and changing, something inherently will be different...and you will feel different.
(224) 293-4488 View (224) 293-4488
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Meira Katzoff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Skokie, IL 60077  (Online Only)
I am an individual and couples therapist in Skokie. I have worked extensively with adult clients suffering from anxiety, OCD, panic disorder, depression, and relationship issues. I have also worked with families in distress and children experiencing difficulties at home and in school. I am certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and take the time to form unique, quality relationships with each and every client.
I am an individual and couples therapist in Skokie. I have worked extensively with adult clients suffering from anxiety, OCD, panic disorder, depression, and relationship issues. I have also worked with families in distress and children experiencing difficulties at home and in school. I am certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and take the time to form unique, quality relationships with each and every client.
(414) 877-1556 View (414) 877-1556
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Shaina Campbell
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Skokie, IL 60076
Sometimes it can be hard to begin to understand where your thoughts and feelings are coming from. They can be so overwhelming that you just want to run away from them. Therapy can help you begin to find some order in the chaos. Together we will work to develop insight around the underlying sources of feelings of worry, sadness, despair, anger, etc. I strive to provide a safe, warm, judgement free space where you can feel fully comfortable delving into your inner thoughts and feelings while working towards lasting positive change.
Sometimes it can be hard to begin to understand where your thoughts and feelings are coming from. They can be so overwhelming that you just want to run away from them. Therapy can help you begin to find some order in the chaos. Together we will work to develop insight around the underlying sources of feelings of worry, sadness, despair, anger, etc. I strive to provide a safe, warm, judgement free space where you can feel fully comfortable delving into your inner thoughts and feelings while working towards lasting positive change.
(224) 504-1215 View (224) 504-1215
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Julie Berg-Einhorn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMFT, CADC
Verified Verified
Skokie, IL 60077
Life presents us with many challenges leading to stress in relationships, at work, financially, not to mention physically – all of which can be difficult to navigate. It can be tough to know where to begin. Even "starting" can lead to confusion, anger, anxiety and depression. Sound familiar? No matter life’s current stressors, I’m equipped with the expertise and experience across a broad range of focuses to help you create and sustain lifelong changes. As your advocate, I ensure you won't have to seek out and establish a new professional relationship for every curveball life throws at you.
Life presents us with many challenges leading to stress in relationships, at work, financially, not to mention physically – all of which can be difficult to navigate. It can be tough to know where to begin. Even "starting" can lead to confusion, anger, anxiety and depression. Sound familiar? No matter life’s current stressors, I’m equipped with the expertise and experience across a broad range of focuses to help you create and sustain lifelong changes. As your advocate, I ensure you won't have to seek out and establish a new professional relationship for every curveball life throws at you.
(847) 663-1333 View (847) 663-1333
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Jill Wolf
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Skokie, IL 60077
Marriage Whisperer! That's what a recent couple called me after one of our sessions. The reality is that I've been fortunate to be trained by Harville Hendrix, an expert in the field of couple's therapy and the founder of Imago Relationship Therapy. Imago therapy is a state-of-the-art system that gives couples of all kinds, the knowledge, and most importantly, the TOOLS to help each other give and receive the love they want. I work with couples both in my office, and in the weekend "Getting the Love You Want" workshops.
Marriage Whisperer! That's what a recent couple called me after one of our sessions. The reality is that I've been fortunate to be trained by Harville Hendrix, an expert in the field of couple's therapy and the founder of Imago Relationship Therapy. Imago therapy is a state-of-the-art system that gives couples of all kinds, the knowledge, and most importantly, the TOOLS to help each other give and receive the love they want. I work with couples both in my office, and in the weekend "Getting the Love You Want" workshops.
(847) 558-6260 View (847) 558-6260
Aviva Vilenski
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, RN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Skokie, IL 60077
My ideal client is someone that wants to explore and learn about what makes them who they are. They can be someone who has done therapy before or someone that this would be their first experience.
My ideal client is someone that wants to explore and learn about what makes them who they are. They can be someone who has done therapy before or someone that this would be their first experience.
(224) 302-6137 View (224) 302-6137
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Dr. Amelia Swanson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Skokie, IL 60076  (Online Only)
Do you feel stuck on a roller coaster of hope and disappointment? Are you exhausted trying to stay positive while struggling to cope day to day? Are you devastated when you find out a friend had a second (or third) child while you have been desperately trying to have one? Do you avoid friends and family because you feel heartbroken and jealous of their pregnancies? Do you worry that stress is the reason you aren’t pregnant? Stress doesn't cause infertility - but infertility does cause stress. You can learn ways to cope with the stress of infertility and you deserve to enjoy your life!
Do you feel stuck on a roller coaster of hope and disappointment? Are you exhausted trying to stay positive while struggling to cope day to day? Are you devastated when you find out a friend had a second (or third) child while you have been desperately trying to have one? Do you avoid friends and family because you feel heartbroken and jealous of their pregnancies? Do you worry that stress is the reason you aren’t pregnant? Stress doesn't cause infertility - but infertility does cause stress. You can learn ways to cope with the stress of infertility and you deserve to enjoy your life!
(773) 570-2604 View (773) 570-2604
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Amanda Kim
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Skokie, IL 60077  (Online Only)
Hello and thank you for taking the time to learn more about me. I am a clinical psychologist with many years of experience across a variety of issues. Whether you have a specific concern, are facing a particularly difficult time in your life, or are uncertain about your future- I am here to listen, support, guide (and at times challenge) you to move forward towards the life you want to live.
Hello and thank you for taking the time to learn more about me. I am a clinical psychologist with many years of experience across a variety of issues. Whether you have a specific concern, are facing a particularly difficult time in your life, or are uncertain about your future- I am here to listen, support, guide (and at times challenge) you to move forward towards the life you want to live.
(847) 321-7715 View (847) 321-7715
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Sumaiyah Cummings
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Skokie, IL 60077
I am a pre-licensed Social Worker who takes a client-centered, trauma-informed approach to my work with clients. I have a special interest in working with perinatal concerns such as postpartum anxiety, depression and OCD as well as birth trauma. I have experience in a residential treatment setting, where I provided therapeutic mental health services to youth within the child welfare system. teens and young adults. I pull therapeutic techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing.
I am a pre-licensed Social Worker who takes a client-centered, trauma-informed approach to my work with clients. I have a special interest in working with perinatal concerns such as postpartum anxiety, depression and OCD as well as birth trauma. I have experience in a residential treatment setting, where I provided therapeutic mental health services to youth within the child welfare system. teens and young adults. I pull therapeutic techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing.
(224) 271-9896 View (224) 271-9896
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Ellen Kraemer
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Skokie, IL 60076
When life becomes difficult or overwhelming, reaching out for professional support can be intimidating, but worth it in the end! I'd love to be able to walk with you through this challenging time in your life. As a therapist, I am relational and tailor treatment to your unique needs. I have years of experience working with adults, couples, adolescents and children. As a Licensed Clinical Psychologist I have been in practice since 1998. I earned my doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology, and trained at University of Chicago Hospitals and Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
When life becomes difficult or overwhelming, reaching out for professional support can be intimidating, but worth it in the end! I'd love to be able to walk with you through this challenging time in your life. As a therapist, I am relational and tailor treatment to your unique needs. I have years of experience working with adults, couples, adolescents and children. As a Licensed Clinical Psychologist I have been in practice since 1998. I earned my doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology, and trained at University of Chicago Hospitals and Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
(847) 686-3081 View (847) 686-3081
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Illinois Healing Center for Trauma and Addiction
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Skokie, IL 60077
Living with an unresolved or unprocessed trauma, whether it be physical, sexual, emotional, or even relational, can make life seem heavy. Yet, there's hope to transform yourself from a victim to a survivor. Our therapeutic journey will explore the interweaves between negative/deviant compulsive behaviors, unhealthy attachments, as well as general life areas where you find yourself highly anxious or stuck. The goal is to ultimately be able to look yourself in the mirror, smile and say, "I'm OK." You won't be alone in this journey to a healthier more positive life. We will be supporting you as you get to a more satisfying place.
Living with an unresolved or unprocessed trauma, whether it be physical, sexual, emotional, or even relational, can make life seem heavy. Yet, there's hope to transform yourself from a victim to a survivor. Our therapeutic journey will explore the interweaves between negative/deviant compulsive behaviors, unhealthy attachments, as well as general life areas where you find yourself highly anxious or stuck. The goal is to ultimately be able to look yourself in the mirror, smile and say, "I'm OK." You won't be alone in this journey to a healthier more positive life. We will be supporting you as you get to a more satisfying place.
(224) 212-1699 View (224) 212-1699
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Tina M Sprague
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Skokie, IL 60077  (Online Only)
When you look at your husband, you still see a glimmer of that person you fell in love with all those years ago. But, with each day, that spark fades further away. It’s as though somewhere along the way you forgot how to speak the same language. Now, you feel lonely even when you’re together. Every conversation turns into an argument, so you’ve begun to avoid each other. You want to repair things, but every attempt you’ve made has proven futile. You’re running out of options and don’t know where to go from here. It feels like all you can do is stand by and helplessly watch as this relationship disintegrates before your eyes.
When you look at your husband, you still see a glimmer of that person you fell in love with all those years ago. But, with each day, that spark fades further away. It’s as though somewhere along the way you forgot how to speak the same language. Now, you feel lonely even when you’re together. Every conversation turns into an argument, so you’ve begun to avoid each other. You want to repair things, but every attempt you’ve made has proven futile. You’re running out of options and don’t know where to go from here. It feels like all you can do is stand by and helplessly watch as this relationship disintegrates before your eyes.
(224) 212-1523 View (224) 212-1523
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Loni Itah
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Skokie, IL 60077  (Online Only)
When we live our lives in a state of constant fight-or-flight, we can go into survival mode. Worries, phobias, panic attacks, trauma, obsessive thoughts, avoidant behavior, and/or repetitive/compulsive behaviors can make us feel hopeless and helpless. We can find ourselves overthinking, overanalyzing, and feeling powerless. If you're feeling like life hasn't been moving in a positive direction, find yourself in a state of hypervigilence due to trauma and/or frozen by fears and uncertainty, you CAN find your way out - sometimes we just need some extra support to do so .
When we live our lives in a state of constant fight-or-flight, we can go into survival mode. Worries, phobias, panic attacks, trauma, obsessive thoughts, avoidant behavior, and/or repetitive/compulsive behaviors can make us feel hopeless and helpless. We can find ourselves overthinking, overanalyzing, and feeling powerless. If you're feeling like life hasn't been moving in a positive direction, find yourself in a state of hypervigilence due to trauma and/or frozen by fears and uncertainty, you CAN find your way out - sometimes we just need some extra support to do so .
(847) 261-8180 View (847) 261-8180
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Beth Ann Kimura
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, MT-BC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Skokie, IL 60077  (Online Only)
I work holistically with clients to explore how their past, present, and future all impact their identity, self-expression, and quality of life. I work with youth, adolescents, emerging adults, and adults on mood (depression, anxiety, anger), identity development, LGBTQIA2S+ concerns, creativity difficulties (professional and expression), ADHD, and family of origin difficulties.
I work holistically with clients to explore how their past, present, and future all impact their identity, self-expression, and quality of life. I work with youth, adolescents, emerging adults, and adults on mood (depression, anxiety, anger), identity development, LGBTQIA2S+ concerns, creativity difficulties (professional and expression), ADHD, and family of origin difficulties.
(773) 796-6290 View (773) 796-6290
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Christopher Bryan Holloway
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Skokie, IL 60076  (Online Only)
I believe wholeheartedly that life is meant to be lived fully and joyfully. So many things can interfere with this including trauma, grief, broken relationships, and patterns that are self-destructive to name a few.
I believe wholeheartedly that life is meant to be lived fully and joyfully. So many things can interfere with this including trauma, grief, broken relationships, and patterns that are self-destructive to name a few.
(224) 435-4667 View (224) 435-4667
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Michael E Topel
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Skokie, IL 60076
Relationships in love, family and work shape so much of how we feel. I help people know themselves and what they bring (good and bad) to their relationships, and help build the skills need to form rewarding connections and sort out relationship breakdowns and chronic problems. In addition, I help those who have had tried therapy or medication in the past but have not been helped. I work with individuals and couples by listening carefully and responding thoughtfully, genuinely and respectfully to create positive outcomes and to meet important needs.
Relationships in love, family and work shape so much of how we feel. I help people know themselves and what they bring (good and bad) to their relationships, and help build the skills need to form rewarding connections and sort out relationship breakdowns and chronic problems. In addition, I help those who have had tried therapy or medication in the past but have not been helped. I work with individuals and couples by listening carefully and responding thoughtfully, genuinely and respectfully to create positive outcomes and to meet important needs.
(847) 307-7218 View (847) 307-7218
Christopehr Holloway
Counselor, LCPC, CRC
Verified Verified
Skokie, IL 60076
Therapist, Adult Diversity Learner, Recovery Warrior: I believe therapy works. As an adult diversity learner and person in recovery, I know firsthand the power of embracing vulnerability and self-discovery. For over 7 years, I've witnessed countless clients, from diverse backgrounds to those struggling with developmental disabilities or behavioral health issues, rewrite their narratives and transform their lives. At The Holloway Counseling Group, we offer heart-centered solution-focused therapy with a unique blend of somatic practices and an existential foundation. What you can expect in your first session. A way forward.
Therapist, Adult Diversity Learner, Recovery Warrior: I believe therapy works. As an adult diversity learner and person in recovery, I know firsthand the power of embracing vulnerability and self-discovery. For over 7 years, I've witnessed countless clients, from diverse backgrounds to those struggling with developmental disabilities or behavioral health issues, rewrite their narratives and transform their lives. At The Holloway Counseling Group, we offer heart-centered solution-focused therapy with a unique blend of somatic practices and an existential foundation. What you can expect in your first session. A way forward.
(224) 258-0243 View (224) 258-0243
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James Driscoll
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Skokie, IL 60077
I work with adults, adolescents, children, and families. With adults and adolescents I treat issues like depression, anxiety, personality disorder, and lifespan changes. With children I treat issues related to ADHD, dysregulated mood, and autism spectrum. For families I provide psychoeducation on the conflicts and communication issues beneath presenting concerns. I also coordinate group therapy for Orchard Wellness LLC; listings for groups currently forming can be found on my profile.
I work with adults, adolescents, children, and families. With adults and adolescents I treat issues like depression, anxiety, personality disorder, and lifespan changes. With children I treat issues related to ADHD, dysregulated mood, and autism spectrum. For families I provide psychoeducation on the conflicts and communication issues beneath presenting concerns. I also coordinate group therapy for Orchard Wellness LLC; listings for groups currently forming can be found on my profile.
(224) 864-9650 View (224) 864-9650
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Number of Therapists in Skokie, IL

300+

Average cost per session

$160

Therapists in Skokie, IL who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
90% Depression
80% Relationship Issues
78% Self Esteem
67% Trauma and PTSD
67% Coping Skills
65% Grief

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

96% BlueCross and BlueShield
56% Aetna
38% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Skokie, IL see their clients

77% In Person and Online
23% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
20% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Skokie?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.