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Photo of Ali Buckman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Skokie, IL
Ali Buckman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RYT
Verified
Verified
My first goal in the therapeutic process is to create a trusting, safe and collaborative relationship. Through active exploration, it is my hope that you will uncover insight into thoughts, emotions and behavior that will empower and support you in transforming your life. I recognize the difficulty of developing and maintaining a sense of self that reflects a value of inner worth rather than outer societal or familial ideals and expectations. My intention is for you to become the person you really are and from that place, make choices leading you towards a greater sense of wholeness, peace and well-being.
(847) 920-7414
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Skokie, IL 60077
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April L. Wilburne
Counselor, MA, LCPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
We often try to deny and reject our past instead of embracing it, sometimes leading to self-doubt, negative thoughts and memories that can hinder us. Through collaboration and self-determination, we can reignite the drive that still lies within, so that we can increase your self-esteem, replace negative thoughts with positive thinking, and process those memories together. You are not alone. April has always been passionate about helping others achieve their goals for better mental health. From assistance with daily stressors to feelings of hopelessness, each client is unique and deserves a therapeutic journey tailored to them.
(224) 291-8653
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Skokie, IL 60077
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Kel Blanchard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CAADC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
"Without a struggle, there can be no progress." ~ F. Douglass. It takes courage and strength for people to admit they are going through more than they can handle. If you are going through something difficult, you don't have to go through it alone. Therapy is a space where it's safe to share and reflect upon thoughts, feelings and challenges. My job as a therapist is to ensure my clients feel understood and learn to manage challenges that may come up in life. I am here to support you.
(847) 577-1501
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Skokie, IL 60076
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Wei-Chiung Chen-Martinez
Counselor, LCPC, BC-DMT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Are you looking for an Asian therapist who sees and hears you? Do you experience complicated feelings due to the racial dynamics around you? Are you trying to understand the ways your body responds to emotions or trauma? Through a collaborative relationship with me, you will learn not to fear your own emotions but to empower yourself. Your survival strategies, cultural identities, inner strength, and creativity deserve to be honored and validated. A trusting and loving therapeutic relationship with me will help you rediscover your self-love, self-compassion, and confidence while sharing your life stories.
(872) 219-1114
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Skokie, IL 60077
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Shan Ru Lin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, ATCS, ATR-BC, LCPC
Verified
Verified
You may have experienced significant changes in your life, have endured trauma, and are doing your best to manage both life's demands and what had happened to you. You may find it difficult sometimes as the impact of your changed environments, sense of self, and relationships compete for your emotional attention. You may have been to therapy before, but continue searching for a more profound recognition and connection of your experiences. You may have immediate concerns you are looking to resolve but cannot shake the burden of long-standing issues.
(872) 278-5206
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Skokie, IL 60076
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Dwight J Bejec
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSCP, NCC, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I am a Filipino American Therapist, who is not Filipino enough to be acknowledged by my own family as Filipino due to being born in America; and I'm not American enough to be acknowledged by Americans due to not being white. This identification and acknowledgment in my life have provided me a unique perspective and opportunity to help those I work with to manage the conditioned beliefs of perfectionism, and toxic family dynamics, religious traumas and heal from the experienced childhood trauma. I provide culturally sensitive therapy for Asian Americans who struggle with shame, guilt, and perfectionism to heal, grow and thrive.
(331) 225-1575
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Beth Ann Kimura
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, MT-BC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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
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Skokie, IL 60077
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Megan Herrington
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC, LPC
Verified
Verified
We'll work well together if you are a highly sensitive person, empathic, and perhaps struggling with regulating your energy. Do you often find yourself drained in relationships or with work and aren't sure how to get your power back? I love working with highly motivated people who are ready to make changes in their lives but have been struggling to do it on their own. You may feel stuck, depleted, and unsure of your direction. You may be searching for a greater purpose, and you may be looking for a therapist who can integrate spirituality, meditation, Reiki and other forms of energy work, Human Design, and past life regression.
(312) 313-9908
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Skokie, IL 60077
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Laura Lange
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
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
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Skokie, IL 60076
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David Hauser
Psychologist, PhD, LCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I believe that healing relationships, with others and with one's self, is the core ingredient for change in therapy. I feel that the optimal therapeutic approach with any person must be tailored to the needs of the particular individual and/or client system. Therapy should be approachable and create an environment of acceptance and self-love. In understanding human behavior, it is not so much about "good" or "bad" behavior, but trying to understand why we do what we do and to make sure our behaviors are constructive for ourselves and the relationships important to us.
(847) 565-1540
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Skokie, IL 60077
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Nancy A Friedman MA, LCPC
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I offer you the opportunity to focus on your psychological health and well-being in a professional, confidential setting. Providing unique therapeutic approaches to living a more fulfilling life, I bring a warm, relational style to my work with adults, adolescents, children, couples, and families who are facing interpersonal, behavioral and emotional challenges. Specializing in emotional and relational wellness, I work with a broad range of issues, including anxiety, depression, interpersonal communication, anger management, women's issues, sexuality, and family dynamics. In addition to traditional counseling, we may use techniques such as mindfulness meditation, narrative therapy, and creative/play therapy.
(847) 497-5857
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Skokie, IL 60077
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Susan Carter Millner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MEd, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Susan Millner uses a variety of evidence-based practices with a specialty in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Susan received advanced training in ACT in 2010 and immediately connected with it on both a personal and professional level. Since then, she has presented at a number of conferences focusing on ACT and provided supervision/consultation to therapists looking to learn the model. In addition to ACT, Susan is trauma sensitive and utilizes and integrative approach that includes CBT, mindfulness, family systems, and a variety of other professional techniques.
(847) 744-9538
Skokie, IL 60077
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Mark Pletcher
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Verified
People often search for a therapist when they feel like they've tried everything and it's just not working well enough. It can be hard to see a situation clearly when you've been immersed in it for so long. I help people to take a step back, so they can see things more objectively. Through psychotherapy, people can find internal strength and resources they didn't know were there. They can then start to see new perspectives, both of themselves and their situations, and can begin to make changes.
(847) 629-0487
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Skokie, IL 60076
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Illinois Healing Center for Trauma and Addiction
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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
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Skokie, IL 60077
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Erika Zenchak
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hello and welcome! It can be daunting to start your therapeutic journey, but I am ready to help you through it in whatever walk of life you find yourself. I believe that the trust and rapport between the client and therapist is key for a successful therapeutic experience. I strive to create a trusting, warm, and welcoming environment where my clients can feel safe to explore their inner-most thoughts, stressors, trauma, and fears.
(312) 874-6650
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Skokie, IL 60077
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Dr. Olga Kilstein
Counselor, PsyD, MACFT, LCPC
Verified
Verified
When your family does not turn out the way you hoped or dreamed, you may be left with unresolved experiences and emotions. Whether you are struggling with infertility, pregnancy loss, postpartum blues, depression, anxiety, or are struggling to connect with your baby. From conception to graduation, these processes are often emotionally charged and can take a toll on your life. Therapy can often provide the space and support necessary to regroup, recover, and maintain well-being and health, both physical and mental.
(847) 457-0453
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Skokie, IL 60077
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Holly Pearlman-Online Therapy
Counselor, LCPC, LPCC
Verified
Verified
I specialize in helping people heal from traumatic and stressful experiences, to include: family conflicts, abuse survivors, parental alienation and parents financially caring for adult children. You may not know what to expect from therapy, but you know you need to make some changes so you can move forward in life. Stress, anxiety, and depression are highly prevalent in our lives, and sometimes people need help and support in dealing with difficult/stressful experiences. I am a trauma therapist specializing in somatic psychology that has found success in using a mind/body approach to psychotherapy.
(847) 423-6494
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Skokie, IL 60077
Diane Selinger
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a clinical psychologist working with children, adolescents and adults for more than thirty years. I strive to provide a safe and supportive environment to help facilitate emotional growth and to help people address the significant areas of their lives that are not going well. I believe that a collaborative relationship is most important for a successful therapeutic experience. I help people explore their emotional life in order to achieve more vital, satisfying and productive relationships with others, as well as with their own self. I try to help everyone according to their unique needs and strengths.
(847) 951-6851
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Skokie, IL 60077
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Julie Berg-Einhorn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMFT, CADC
Verified
Verified
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
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Skokie, IL 60077
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David Klow
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
11 Endorsed
Verified
11 Endorsed
Therapy is a place to be with what hurts while stepping into being fully yourself. In the presence of a skillful, non-judgmental, compassionate therapist, you will have the opportunity to face these aspects of yourself so that new ways of living emerge.
(847) 850-0458
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Skokie, IL 60077
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What type of Skokie mental health professional is right for me?
While most types of therapy have a lot in common, they also fall into clusters that share core features, such as cognitive therapies or psychodynamic approaches. It is important to seek someone who practices evidence-based therapy, meaning one or more forms of treatment that have been scientifically evaluated and tested, and demonstrate consistent improvement for a majority of patients.

If you are unsure about choosing the right therapist or psychologist, it might be useful to first learn more about therapy types and modalities.

How to find a therapist or counselor in Skokie?
When looking to find a therapist, start by considering training and credentials. Studies also indicate that the therapeutic alliance, or the relationship the client develops with the therapist, is an important factor in their ability to work together to achieve the client’s goals.

What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.

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Understanding cost and insurance coverage is an important concern for many people. With some basic research and conversations with prospective therapists, you should be able to have a good understanding of the best way to afford therapy.