Therapists in Skokie, IL

Photo of Carolyn A Barsano, Psychologist in Skokie, IL
Carolyn A Barsano
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Skokie, IL 60076
As a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, I enjoy working with people of all ages. I am experienced in treating a wide range of clinical issues with children, adolescents, adults, and families, including anxiety, depression, issues of self-esteem, grief and loss, attention deficit and hyperactivity concerns, difficulties in school or work, and life transitions, as well as providing advocacy and psychoeducation to parents and caregivers.
As a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, I enjoy working with people of all ages. I am experienced in treating a wide range of clinical issues with children, adolescents, adults, and families, including anxiety, depression, issues of self-esteem, grief and loss, attention deficit and hyperactivity concerns, difficulties in school or work, and life transitions, as well as providing advocacy and psychoeducation to parents and caregivers.
(773) 796-3990 View (773) 796-3990
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Laura Lange
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Skokie, IL 60076
Many people come to me saying that they don't recognize themselves anymore or that they are not living the life they want to be living. They might feel plagued with negative thoughts, fear, anxiety and overall feel stuck because the things they were using to cope in the past are not helping them now. If you have been feeling this way, you are not alone! I have spent my career working in clinical leadership and providing care for clients struggling with eating disorders, PTSD, complex trauma, anxiety, depression & body image concerns. I believe in providing empathy + evidenced-based treatments and the power of healing in community.
Many people come to me saying that they don't recognize themselves anymore or that they are not living the life they want to be living. They might feel plagued with negative thoughts, fear, anxiety and overall feel stuck because the things they were using to cope in the past are not helping them now. If you have been feeling this way, you are not alone! I have spent my career working in clinical leadership and providing care for clients struggling with eating disorders, PTSD, complex trauma, anxiety, depression & body image concerns. I believe in providing empathy + evidenced-based treatments and the power of healing in community.
(847) 440-1837 View (847) 440-1837
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Aaron Stuewe
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Skokie, IL 60076  (Online Only)
I believe change occurs in the context of our relationships, with our own self and with others. Oftentimes, when people seek out therapy, they are feeling lost, discarded, and may be filled with self-doubt and negative thoughts and feelings about themselves in the world. I work with clients to forge new ways of relating to ourselves and others to engage more fully in the world. We do this by learning a range of new skills and processing past experiences, but at its core, it is about connection with another human being and being seen, heard, understood, respected, and known.
I believe change occurs in the context of our relationships, with our own self and with others. Oftentimes, when people seek out therapy, they are feeling lost, discarded, and may be filled with self-doubt and negative thoughts and feelings about themselves in the world. I work with clients to forge new ways of relating to ourselves and others to engage more fully in the world. We do this by learning a range of new skills and processing past experiences, but at its core, it is about connection with another human being and being seen, heard, understood, respected, and known.
(224) 204-0939 View (224) 204-0939
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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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Emily Ezzo
Psychologist, MA, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Skokie, IL 60077
I have undergone extensive training in assisting individuals dealing with depression, anxiety, and trauma, including those affected by vicarious trauma. Additionally, a key aspect of my therapeutic practice involves working with individuals facing interpersonal challenges, particularly those grappling with inappropriate guilt and difficulties in emotional vulnerability. I believe that effective therapy extends beyond mere symptom management, necessitating an exploration of the foundational factors that may have contributed to current thoughts, emotions, and behaviors.
I have undergone extensive training in assisting individuals dealing with depression, anxiety, and trauma, including those affected by vicarious trauma. Additionally, a key aspect of my therapeutic practice involves working with individuals facing interpersonal challenges, particularly those grappling with inappropriate guilt and difficulties in emotional vulnerability. I believe that effective therapy extends beyond mere symptom management, necessitating an exploration of the foundational factors that may have contributed to current thoughts, emotions, and behaviors.
(224) 263-1099 View (224) 263-1099
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Ethan Elliot Stark
Psychologist, PsyD, LCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Skokie, IL 60077  (Online Only)
The world can be a frightening, difficult place, and we all need a safe place where we can feel seen, valued, and appreciated for who we are. My practice is primarily informed by Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), with a client centered base. I believe that a strong, supportive therapeutic relationship is the cornerstone of all change. I have and still do work with a wide range of clients from diverse backgrounds and with diverse presenting concerns.
The world can be a frightening, difficult place, and we all need a safe place where we can feel seen, valued, and appreciated for who we are. My practice is primarily informed by Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), with a client centered base. I believe that a strong, supportive therapeutic relationship is the cornerstone of all change. I have and still do work with a wide range of clients from diverse backgrounds and with diverse presenting concerns.
(847) 440-3905 View (847) 440-3905
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Meg Shanahan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW, CADC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Skokie, IL 60077  (Online Only)
I am passionate about working collaboratively with my clients on their unique mental health goals. As a clinical social worker at a community mental health agency, I have experience working with folks struggling with their relationship with substances, complex trauma backgrounds, and more. I am committed to meeting my clients where they are at and working together to help overcome life's challenges. I embrace my queer identity, and I enjoy working with folks who identify as LGBTQIA+ and are looking for a clinician who is aware of the specific challenges and intersectional issues we face within our community.
I am passionate about working collaboratively with my clients on their unique mental health goals. As a clinical social worker at a community mental health agency, I have experience working with folks struggling with their relationship with substances, complex trauma backgrounds, and more. I am committed to meeting my clients where they are at and working together to help overcome life's challenges. I embrace my queer identity, and I enjoy working with folks who identify as LGBTQIA+ and are looking for a clinician who is aware of the specific challenges and intersectional issues we face within our community.
(224) 218-5089 View (224) 218-5089
Photo of Ivan Velasco, Counselor in Skokie, IL
Ivan Velasco
Counselor, MSMFT, NCC, LCPC
Verified Verified
Skokie, IL 60077
I love helping others to make sense of their issues through an integrative approach. My specialties are, (1) Couples, Families and Individuals; (2) Multicultural Issues; (3) Work with actors, models, and sexual workers; (4) Negotiations.
I love helping others to make sense of their issues through an integrative approach. My specialties are, (1) Couples, Families and Individuals; (2) Multicultural Issues; (3) Work with actors, models, and sexual workers; (4) Negotiations.
(847) 558-6929 View (847) 558-6929
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Maria Kontoudakis
MS, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Skokie, IL 60077
I strive to create a nurturing environment where individuals and families feel centered, understood, and empowered. I approach therapy with a non-judgmental and empathetic attitude so clients can freely explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and work toward the goals that brought them to therapy.
I strive to create a nurturing environment where individuals and families feel centered, understood, and empowered. I approach therapy with a non-judgmental and empathetic attitude so clients can freely explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and work toward the goals that brought them to therapy.
(224) 864-8903 View (224) 864-8903
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Laura Andrea Santos
Pre-Licensed Professional, PhD
Verified Verified
Skokie, IL 60077  (Online Only)
I am a bilingual, Puerto Rican, therapist with a passion for serving LGBTQ+ individuals and relationships, as well as immigrant populations. I believe that therapy often reflects the complexity inherent in life and it brings me joy to learn about and with my clients as we move through that complexity together. I enjoy working with people from different contexts and backgrounds. My clients bring stories of discovering themselves and their place in the world.
I am a bilingual, Puerto Rican, therapist with a passion for serving LGBTQ+ individuals and relationships, as well as immigrant populations. I believe that therapy often reflects the complexity inherent in life and it brings me joy to learn about and with my clients as we move through that complexity together. I enjoy working with people from different contexts and backgrounds. My clients bring stories of discovering themselves and their place in the world.
(847) 499-1582 x1 View (847) 499-1582 x1
Photo of North Shore Center for ADHD and Learning in Skokie, IL
North Shore Center for ADHD and Learning
PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Skokie, IL 60076
We all learn and grow in our own unique ways. We have strengths and challenges, and need to understand them to be successful. The North Shore Center for ADHD and Learning offers an opportunity to learn about your unique talents and needs, in order to maximize your potential. Our biopsychosocial approach integrates an initial comprehensive assessment followed by recommendations for various treatment and educational interventions. The treatment plan can include pharmacological (medication) and behavioral approaches to ADHD and learning disorders.
We all learn and grow in our own unique ways. We have strengths and challenges, and need to understand them to be successful. The North Shore Center for ADHD and Learning offers an opportunity to learn about your unique talents and needs, in order to maximize your potential. Our biopsychosocial approach integrates an initial comprehensive assessment followed by recommendations for various treatment and educational interventions. The treatment plan can include pharmacological (medication) and behavioral approaches to ADHD and learning disorders.
(847) 278-9507 View (847) 278-9507
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Shira Kirshner
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Skokie, IL 60076
You are unique. Therefore, the struggles you are experiencing are unique as well. A one-size-fits-all approach to therapy will not work for you because no person is alike. Each individual has a unique set of experiences, values, context, goals, and needs. I work to tailor the therapy process to meet the needs of my client. Together, in a judgment-free and supportive environment, we explore what aspects are contributing to your discomfort. My goal, as your therapist, is to understand you within your unique situation to provide individualized care for what matters most to you.
You are unique. Therefore, the struggles you are experiencing are unique as well. A one-size-fits-all approach to therapy will not work for you because no person is alike. Each individual has a unique set of experiences, values, context, goals, and needs. I work to tailor the therapy process to meet the needs of my client. Together, in a judgment-free and supportive environment, we explore what aspects are contributing to your discomfort. My goal, as your therapist, is to understand you within your unique situation to provide individualized care for what matters most to you.
(224) 765-9115 View (224) 765-9115
Photo of Louis Meyers, Pre-Licensed Professional in Skokie, IL
Louis Meyers
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
Skokie, IL 60077
I believe that irrespective of your past or present challenges, whether you are young or old, you deserve to live a happy, meaningful, successful and fulfilling life. With the proper support and guidance, achieving this is within reach. My years of experience counseling individuals, couples and families from diverse backgrounds and age groups across many settings including schools, community centers, hospitals, and private practice, have taught me how to tailor therapy to each person's needs. I embrace an integrative approach drawing from various evidence-based practices including CBT, DBT, ACT, and Internal Family Systems.
I believe that irrespective of your past or present challenges, whether you are young or old, you deserve to live a happy, meaningful, successful and fulfilling life. With the proper support and guidance, achieving this is within reach. My years of experience counseling individuals, couples and families from diverse backgrounds and age groups across many settings including schools, community centers, hospitals, and private practice, have taught me how to tailor therapy to each person's needs. I embrace an integrative approach drawing from various evidence-based practices including CBT, DBT, ACT, and Internal Family Systems.
(224) 328-2044 View (224) 328-2044
Photo of Farah Hussain Baig, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Skokie, IL
Farah Hussain Baig
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Skokie, IL 60077
I believe that therapy can be a rewarding experience for everyone. As a practitioner, I work closely with my clients, using a strengths-based approach, to help create change and achieve their personal and professional goals. By engaging in the therapeutic process, my clients are able to identify problem areas in their lives and relationships, increase their ability to communicate effectively, find new ways of relating to themselves and others, as well as develop positive strategies for successful conflict resolution.
I believe that therapy can be a rewarding experience for everyone. As a practitioner, I work closely with my clients, using a strengths-based approach, to help create change and achieve their personal and professional goals. By engaging in the therapeutic process, my clients are able to identify problem areas in their lives and relationships, increase their ability to communicate effectively, find new ways of relating to themselves and others, as well as develop positive strategies for successful conflict resolution.
(312) 620-1420 View (312) 620-1420
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Orchard Wellness, LLC
Psychologist, PsyD, ABPP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Skokie, IL 60077
Clinicians at Orchard Wellness are highly skilled mental health providers who deeply value your health and wellbeing and respect the challenges that you and/or your children or family is experiencing. We take great pride in providing our community with high quality, patient-centered care and health education. Our mission is to improve people's lives, one at a time. We base our success on helping people live and feel better.
Clinicians at Orchard Wellness are highly skilled mental health providers who deeply value your health and wellbeing and respect the challenges that you and/or your children or family is experiencing. We take great pride in providing our community with high quality, patient-centered care and health education. Our mission is to improve people's lives, one at a time. We base our success on helping people live and feel better.
(224) 864-9512 View (224) 864-9512
Photo of Michele Jonas, Psychologist in Skokie, IL
Michele Jonas
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Skokie, IL 60076
Waitlist for new clients
Being a human is hard! But you don’t have to manage it all by yourself. The beauty of therapy is having someone who can help you carry your load, and maybe even lighten it. I enjoy working with individuals and families from diverse backgrounds and of all ages. I have extensive experience helping children, adolescents, and adults navigate challenges related to ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, OCD, anxiety, depression, romantic and family relationships, stress, attachment, self-regulation, and adjustment to life changes.
Being a human is hard! But you don’t have to manage it all by yourself. The beauty of therapy is having someone who can help you carry your load, and maybe even lighten it. I enjoy working with individuals and families from diverse backgrounds and of all ages. I have extensive experience helping children, adolescents, and adults navigate challenges related to ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, OCD, anxiety, depression, romantic and family relationships, stress, attachment, self-regulation, and adjustment to life changes.
(847) 558-7979 View (847) 558-7979
Photo of Julie Berg-Einhorn, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Skokie, IL
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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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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Martin Goldstein
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Skokie, IL 60077
It's great you've taken this step. My practice recognizes the normal challenges we face as circumstances change throughout our lifespans. Childhood through Adolescence; School Issues; Marriage, Family and Aging. Adjusting well to these transitions is the key to preventing the "need" for treatment after problems worsen. Learning to manage the complexities of life is facilitated with a therapeutic relationship which is trustworthy and productive. Let's do it together!
It's great you've taken this step. My practice recognizes the normal challenges we face as circumstances change throughout our lifespans. Childhood through Adolescence; School Issues; Marriage, Family and Aging. Adjusting well to these transitions is the key to preventing the "need" for treatment after problems worsen. Learning to manage the complexities of life is facilitated with a therapeutic relationship which is trustworthy and productive. Let's do it together!
(847) 416-0849 View (847) 416-0849
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Nicole Wahlert
Counselor, MS, LCPC, CADC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Skokie, IL 60077
During my past 23 years as a therapist I've worked with several clients with a variety of presenting problems, including anxiety and depression, chemical dependency, emotional abuse, sex addiction, codependency, eating disorders, and childhood trauma. I offer a supportive, confidential and safe place for you, your partner, spouse and/or family to work through obstacles, struggles, and current/past traumas to find success. It is my role to respect your values and the goal you set out to reach in therapy.
During my past 23 years as a therapist I've worked with several clients with a variety of presenting problems, including anxiety and depression, chemical dependency, emotional abuse, sex addiction, codependency, eating disorders, and childhood trauma. I offer a supportive, confidential and safe place for you, your partner, spouse and/or family to work through obstacles, struggles, and current/past traumas to find success. It is my role to respect your values and the goal you set out to reach in therapy.
(847) 558-1940 View (847) 558-1940

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Skokie, IL

300+

Average cost per session

$160

Therapists in Skokie, IL who prioritize treating:

91% Depression
91% Anxiety
82% Relationship Issues
77% Self Esteem
67% Coping Skills
66% Trauma and PTSD
65% Grief

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

95% BlueCross and BlueShield
53% Aetna
36% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Skokie, IL see their clients

78% In Person and Online
22% 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.