Emotionally Focused Therapists in Skokie, IL

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Thomas Hammerman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MLIS, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My mission is helping people with their problems. I customize my therapy to my clients' needs and goals. I will work with you to find out what is the best way for you to achieve your goals and accomplish your dreams. I take a practical approach to therapy because I understand that you want results. Whether you are unsatisfied in your relationships or struggle in your everyday life, you don't need to suffer alone. I am here to help.
(847) 607-1070
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Emily Lieber
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I have advanced certifications in DBT, Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples and Families, and Relational Life Coaching.
During life's challenging moments, most of us benefit from the support of a non judgmental guide. People have told me they feel safe with me. Whether you are dealing with work/school stress, struggling with anxiety or depression, coping with parenting, experiencing loss, or are looking for support with a relationship, I can help you to better understand stuck areas in your life. I see individuals, couples, adolescents and families. I have an interactive, supportive, and open approach. When working with individuals, we will work together to gain greater self understanding and discover workable solutions.
(872) 241-1109
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Steve Thorpe
Counselor, LCPC, EMDR, IFS
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
We integrate traditional psychotherapy with Internal Family Systems, mindfulness, EMDR, Hypnotherapy, Breathwork, Somatic work, Emotionally Focused Therapy, coaching, and other evidence-based approaches through teletherapy.
My approach to psychotherapy is to create a safe space where you can explore and heal the difficult and painful issues that are showing up in your life. Together we will move beyond problem-solving into releasing the deeply held mistaken beliefs and core unresolved issues behind your symptoms. My body-centered and somatic approach allows me to work directly with your nervous system to address symptoms like anxiety, racing thoughts, and irrational fears as well as feeling stuck, depressed and unavailable or unresponsive to life and relationships.
(224) 998-0093
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Kathryn Krause
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) depending on clients' goals and individual needs.
I believe that we all have the ability to make positive changes within our lives. When we are struggling within our relationships, with our work or with ourselves, we may not realize that we already have many of the tools we need to navigate difficult situations and feelings. Through a trusting therapeutic relationship, we can discover strategies to unlock these skills and alleviate stress. I strive to create a warm, empathic and collaborative environment to help clients uncover their strengths and make lasting change.
(224) 407-3380
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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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Dennis E McGuire
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Life is challenging and you may have worries, sadness, grief, a feeling of frustration in your work or a lack of connection to others. Therapy may seem daunting but it doesn't have to be. It is that very special place where you look at yourself with courage, compassion, and curiosity, without judgment or blame. It is the place to grow, change, to be seen and not alone. You already have the strengths and gifts to draw on, to deal with any challenge or concern, you just need to take the time and effort to do this for yourself.
(708) 315-6750
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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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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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Krissy Okamura
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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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Orchard Wellness
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, , LCPC
Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor experienced in treating Children, teens, adults, and families. My goal is to provide a Carl Rogers Climate of unconditional positive regard. My belief is that everyone knows what they need if only they can obtain a safe space with the right conditions. It will be my honor to work with you to identify barriers and lead you to a life of your values and your dreams. Reach out for a free consultation or to see if we are the right fit to reach your goals.
(224) 332-3801
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Dee Crowley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, E-RYT
Verified
Verified
If you are motivated to show up for Yourself in a new way~I am here as your trusted ali on this sacred journey! As a Holistic Body-Inclusive Psychotherapist, it is my passion to accompany you as you invite your full self; body, mind and intuitive/wisdom center into the therapeutic process--creating opportunities for insights into thoughts, emotions and behaviors that support and empower you! I have extensive experience working with individuals seeking healing and peace from issues related to trauma and abuse, mood management, disordered eating, loss and grief, relationship challenges and personal fulfillment.
(847) 379-1044
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Julie Friedman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in the treatment of Binge Eating Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, Night Eating Syndrome, Traumatic Stress, PTSD, and Borderline Personality Disorder. I am particularly interested in the relationship between traumatic stress and eating pathology as well as trauma and sleep. I also specialize in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, DBT PE, Exposure and Response Prevention, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Written Exposure Therapy, Prolonged Exposure, and EMDR. I am an Assistant Professor at the Northwestern University Medical School in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences.
(312) 625-1619
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Skokie, IL 60076
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Arlyn Stern LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Depression, anxiety, addictive and compulsive behaviors, relationship conflicts, loneliness, life changes, indecision, performance issues, impulsivity, stress and frustration...We all struggle with something; it is part of the human condition. At times, it is more than we can deal with and manage on our own. I strive to create a comfortable environment for my clients, as we work together to understand what is troubling you and identify the steps you may take toward realizing the life you envision.
(847) 915-4521
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Skokie, IL 60077
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Neha Patel
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Life can be hard, but everything is easier with the right support. Maybe you’re dissatisfied with a relationship. Maybe you’re unhappy at work. Maybe you’re uncomfortable in your own skin. Having someone to talk to can make all the difference. People are extremely resilient, and I believe we all have the capacity for growth and positive change at any point in our lives. By tapping into your unique strengths, we can work together and create your best life—one that’s filled with peace, meaning and happiness.
(312) 545-6435
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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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Ellen Kraemer
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
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
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Skokie, IL 60076
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Sheeba Daniel-Crotty, Ph.D., P.C.
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I have extensive experience working with school-aged children experiencing social, emotional and behavioral difficulties. I provide full psychological assessments as well as individual and family therapeutic intervention typically working with children and their families engaging in intervention strategies to better moderate struggles related to ADHD and Mood Disorders. Additionally, I also work therapeutically with children experiencing peer difficulties and social skills deficits consistent with a Nonverbal Learning Disability, ADHD and Mood Disorders.
(847) 752-0074
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Skokie, IL 60077
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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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Joan F Hakimi
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
At times in our lives we all have experiences that leave us feeling anxious, depressed, sad, grieving, stressed, worried, uncertain, vulnerable, fearful, frustrated, angry, confused, at a loss. An experienced therapist can help deal with the current issues causing the distress, as well as explore the life experiences that may be contributing to one's current emotional struggles. I work with adults who want to change patterns of thinking, acting, and feeling that contribute to dissatisfaction in daily life. Some of those issues include: Relationships; Grief and Loss; Mood Disorders; Trauma; Parenting; Life Transitions; Self-Esteem.
(847) 423-6650
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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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Emotionally Focused Therapists
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is an approach to therapy that helps clients identify their emotions, learn to explore and experience them, to understand them and then to manage them. Emotionally Focused Therapy embraces the idea that emotions can be changed, first by arriving at or 'living' the maladaptive emotion (e.g. loss, fear or shame) in session, and then learning to transform it. Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples seeks to break the negative emotion cycles within relationships, emphasizing the importance of the attachment bond between couples, and how nurturing of the attachment bonds and an empathetic understanding of each others emotions can break the cycles.