Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) Therapists in Skokie, IL

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Jill Schoeneman-Parker
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I use a multi-faceted, integrated approach in therapy, incorporating education, art therapy, neurobiology, EMDR, and cognitive techniques including CBT -I.
When I begin to work with a new client, my goal is to understand each client and see his or her strengths, abilities, and positive qualities. Very often new clients, especially children or teens, are so used to thinking or hearing about their problems that they themselves seem to forget their own positive traits and attributes. I really enjoy helping foster resiliency among my clients, helping them recognize their capacities to cope, heal, and move beyond feeling stuck or powerless. My approach is very effective with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, low self esteem, and feeling overwhelmed in life.
(224) 374-1494
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John (Jack) Moorhead
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I maintain the perspective that the therapeutic process is one that is "client-led" and strongly use evidenced-based practices such as cognitive behavioral therapy ( CBT ), exposure and response prevention therapy (ERP), and mindfulness-based interventions to help clients.
Are you or your loved one struggling, feeling anxious, or unfulfilled? I enjoy working with adults and children and believe that within a strong therapeutic relationship, all people have the necessary skills to improve their lives and change negative habits in order to see their goals fulfilled. I have advanced training in work with families and gained extensive experience working with individuals and children from my time in community mental health where I worked with a wide variety of clients from different backgrounds and learned to tailor treatment to the needs and goals of each individual client.
(847) 750-4475
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Skokie, IL 60076
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Martin Goldstein
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
My orientation is " Cognitive -Behavioral" and I serve as educator, facilitator, consultant and therapist for each client as needed.
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
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Skokie, IL 60077
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Raúl Vega
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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
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Skokie, IL 60077
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Meira Katzoff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am an individual, couples and family therapist in Skokie. I have worked extensively with adult clients suffering from anxiety, panic disorder, depression, relationship issues and bipolar disorder. 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
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Skokie, IL 60077
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Breena Freid
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I frequently include ACT, Motivational Interviewing, and CBT in my work with clients.
I work with clients who experience anxiety, sadness, loss, and who are struggling with life's many challenges. I am able to engage with individuals and families to help them make changes in their lives based on identifying their values and overall life goals. By providing a warm and safe environment, I will help you to understand the impact of your past and current experiences and to develop healthier coping tools to help you manage any uncomfortable or negative feelings about yourself and others. While being an empathic and active listener, I also provide a interactive approach in helping my clients.
(847) 757-7711
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Skokie, IL 60077
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Plamena Daskalova
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Daskalova's therapeutic style is empathic and collaborative in nature, and she flexibly draws from a range of evidence-based interventions including relational and cognitive -behavioral approaches.
Dr. Plamena Daskalova is a licensed clinical psychologist passionate about helping clients across the lifespan. Dr. Daskalova has particular interest and expertise in working with undergraduate and graduate students, as well as young professionals. She is experienced in addressing concerns related to mood, trauma, identity and career development, adjustment and acculturation, and family-of-origin concerns. Dr. Daskalova also has extensive experience working with clients who have an immigrant or international background.
(312) 872-8164
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Skokie, IL 60076
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Lisa Di Lorenzo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I work together with my clients on what is meaningful to them and honor the uniqueness of each person's concerns without judgment. I believe the more someone feels accepted for who they are, the more they are able to focus on their strengths and initiate change. Whether you are struggling with life transitions, healing past traumas, trying to improve your relationship or looking for parent guidance, I work hard to provide a safe space for you to reach your goals. I am versed in many evidenced-based practices: play therapy, DBT, CBT , mindfulness, ACT, and tailor therapy around your goals and needs.
(847) 416-6059
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Skokie, IL 60077
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Loni Itah
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Verified
I specialize in the treatment of anxiety disorders and OCD using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy ( CBT ), ACT, and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP).
Is your life being restricted by fear, worry, phobias, shyness, panic attacks, obsessive thoughts, or repetitive/compulsive behaviors? Do you feel that your "comfort zone" has been shrinking, you've been avoiding things that you want/need to do, or that you get "stuck in your head" and can't be present in your life? There's good news: things can get better. My goal is to always bring a compassionate, authentic attitude to therapy that respects each client’s individuality, while utilizing powerful, evidence-based practices that have been proven to work.
(224) 478-1564
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Skokie, IL 60077
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Illinois Healing Center for Trauma and Addiction
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Our staff is a comprehensive group of clinicians whom specialize in trauma and addiction treatment, utilizing modalities like EMDR, CBT , Humanistic and Existential.
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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Krissy Okamura
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I take a client-centered, strengths-based approach and often incorporate cognitive -behavioral techniques.
Some of the most difficult times in our lives are when we're going through huge changes in life. Whether it's starting college, navigating a career change, leaving a relationship, or simply trying to break old habits or family dynamics, change is hard! I know all too well the frustration that comes with feeling stuck. I'm here to guide and support you but, most importantly, remind you that you are capable and deserving of change. Often, our worries and fears get in the way of living our lives authentically and true to our values. I work with clients navigating their relationship with anxiety, depression, trauma, and self-doubt.
(224) 803-3272
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Skokie, IL 60077
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Rachel Swanson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
To support change, I typically use Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive -Behavioral therapies viewed through a Family Systems lens.
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
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Skokie, IL 60077
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Dr. Steven Neren
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I use insight-oriented and cognitive -behavioral therapy approaches.
Do you feel unfulfilled, in a rut, anxious, depressed or just frustrated that your not living your life to your full potential? Do you feel dissatisfied with your relationships or with your job or career? Do you feel that there is more to life and that you wish you could get more focused and motivated and have more meaning and purpose in your life? I have helped many people with these types of struggles and challenges and I feel that I can be of help to you as well.
(847) 226-1008
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Skokie, IL 60076
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Rachel Riley Fancher
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I specialize in CBT and other evidence based treatments proven effective for anxiety, OCD, stress, panic, life transitions, relationships, & depression.
My approach to therapy is solution focused, grounded in research, and rooted in a strong therapeutic relationship. I help clients identify ways to alter their thoughts, behavior, and environment to improve and change old patterns keeping them stuck. My therapeutic intervention techniques are greatly informed by cognitive behavioral and acceptance and commitment therapy techniques and focus greatly on interpersonal relationships. I work with each client's innate strengths in order to provide skills to improve life long after therapy has terminated.
(312) 300-6934
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Skokie, IL 60076
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Sara Gallant
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I utilize cognitive behavioral, strength-based, and family systems approaches to help you progress towards making the changes you want in your life.
If you're looking to create positive change in your life, I am the therapist for you. Clients come to me when they are feeling stressed, anxious, or stuck and we work together as a team to tackle these uncomfortable feelings. I strive to build a strong therapeutic relationship with my clients, as to empower them to become the best version of themselves. My style is collaborative, directive, and interactive. Together, we can explore unhealthy thinking patterns, implement healthy coping strategies, and make progress towards reaching your goals.
(847) 994-4965
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Skokie, IL 60076
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Andrea Varol
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC
Verified
Verified
I use a CBT -based approach.
I love working with individuals who are struggling to break free of old habits, patterns of behavior, or relationships that are no longer serving them. Often it takes getting to the "end of our rope" with things to find that we have the most motivation to change. Making changes can be really scary and anxiety provoking, even when we know what we've been doing up until this point isn't working. I like being that supportive partner that helps a client figure out what isn't working, what they might like to change, and how. I value moving at a client's pace, in their direction, and in pursuit of their own vision for their life.
(847) 232-6742
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Skokie, IL 60076
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Michele Jonas
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I incorporate elements of attachment, psychodynamic, developmental, cognitive -behavioral therapy ( CBT ), and mindfulness theories and techniques in order to meet each client's unique needs.
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
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Skokie, IL 60076
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Beth Ann Kimura
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, MT-BC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I work from a trauma-informed, intersectional feminist, social justice, and holistic framework, with training in music therapy, CBT , and psychodynamic approaches.
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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J. Yankie Greenberger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CSAT
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
As a trained EMDR & CBT therapist, a certified sex addiction therapist (CSAT), I specialize in trauma and addiction treatment.
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. I will be supporting you as you get to a more satisfying place.
(773) 977-7450
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Skokie, IL 60077
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Haniyyah Taufique
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified
Verified
The modalities I utilize are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy ( CBT ), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) and Mindfulness.
Hello! My name is Haniyyah Taufique and I'm a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. My passion is helping people work through their mental health concerns in order to live more meaningful lives. I specialize in treating anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression, mood disorders and trauma. I have had the opportunity to work in several different mental health settings including hospitals and private practice which has give me a helpful scope of experience. I strive to help you reach your goals and provide support as you do.
(773) 694-4532
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Skokie, IL 60077
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Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) Therapists

How does cognitive behavioral therapy work?

Cognitive behavioral therapy works by exploring how your thoughts affect your emotions and experiences. CBT helps you identify distortions in your thinking. For example, you may tend to jump to the worst case scenario (catastrophizing) or think in extremes (all-or-nothing thinking). A therapist can teach you how to push back against those thoughts to ultimately change your feelings and behavior for the better. They can also provide coping skills to better deal with stressors and challenges.

When do I know to seek treatment with cognitive behavioral therapy?

It’s reasonable to consider cognitive behavioral therapy if you struggle to manage difficult emotions or behaviors to such an extent that you are not getting the most out of life on a day-to-day basis. If you want a shorter term, concrete, skills-based approach, CBT is a great option. (By contrast, other types of therapy may devote more time to exploring your past and its effects.) The decision to seek CBT also depends on the condition you’re treating; CBT is an effective treatment for anxiety, depression, trauma, and many other disorders.

How can I find a cognitive behavioral therapist for someone else?

To find a cognitive behavioral therapist for someone else, you may want to begin by discussing the person’s problem, researching cognitive behavioral therapy, and assessing whether the approach is the right fit. You could then reach out to a few cognitive behavioral therapists in this directory, explain the scenario, have a consultation with those available, and determine who could be a good match.

Why is CBT such a popular form of therapy?

CBT has become a popular form of therapy because it is effective and accessible. Robust research has demonstrated that CBT is an effective treatment for many mental health conditions. And CBT can be learned in relatively few sessions, which means that many people can engage in the process, afford it, and see results quickly. It involves learning concrete skills such as disputing unhelpful thoughts; these skills can also be taught and spread widely.