Family Therapy in Skokie, IL

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Orchard Wellness
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, , LCPC
Verified
Verified
Among the issues, I have treated have been depression, anxiety, trauma, and family issues.
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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Skokie, IL 60077
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James Driscoll
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Surface issues often express internal tensions. In children, problems with attention or emotion regulation might express competing feelings about family , teachers, and the developmental process. With adolescents, conflicting ideas of self might yield identity confusion and tension with peers or elders. For adults, unresolved disappointments may lead to cyclical issues with family , coworkers, or love interests.
(224) 864-9650
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Skokie, IL 60077
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Megan Reddy
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Whether struggling as an individual, a couple, a family , or a parent, I will customize treatment to meet you where you are and work towards the goals that are most important to you.
Often we are struggling and are unsure of why or what we can do about it. This can lead us to feel hopeless and helpless and often sets us up for additional worry and sadness. Assessment is a tool used to identify the cause of such struggles as well as your unique strengths that can support positive change.
(224) 458-2563
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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
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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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Cynthia Doucette
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AM, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Teenage and young adult years bring about challenges as individuals gain independence, their family relationships and dynamics shift, and they search for well-suited identities.
I have 15 years of experience working with adolescents and young adults, and so specialize in those age groups. I also see adults and the families of many of the adolescents that I see. My client's presenting issues vary greatly, but include: depression, anxiety, problems with attention, behavioral issues, and issues of self-esteem. I believe that clients know themselves best and can best identify solutions to their problems. I am honored to help them facilitate that journey. As a yoga instructor I am interested in mindfulness techniques, especially as related to coping with anxiety and depression.
(847) 416-2891 x3
Skokie, IL 60077
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Gisele Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
My approach is primarily psychodynamic and client centered. I work with adult individuals, couples, and sometimes families, by providing a safe space where clients can explore and address the issues they’re struggling with. I have over 25 years of experience working with a wide variety of mental health issues, including clients who struggle with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, issues related to past trauma, difficult family dynamics, grief, and problems with navigating relationships.
(224) 271-9614
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Skokie, IL 60077
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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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Susan Mason
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Are you well educated and yet feel overwhelmed by life? Is anxiety or depression making every day a struggle? Are you unhappy in your relationship, going through a life transition, or reeling from a major loss? Do you have noisy inner critics who make you feel bad about yourself.? When you feel out of balance maybe your self-care goes out the window. You feel off, not yourself, simple daily tasks of life become difficult. Maybe you are irritable with the people you care about the most. Maybe you want to talk to someone but are worried you will burden your family or friends.
(224) 588-8710
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Skokie, IL 60077
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Eric John Proescher
Psychologist, PsyD, MPH
Verified
Verified
Life is too short to settle for unfulfilling relationships, feel stuck, let trauma control you, or feel sad, anxious and angry. I want you to transcend suffering, to be able to take valued action, and to find meaning and purpose in work, family , friendships, spirituality, and all other areas of your life. I will help you succeed wherever you face challenges.
(847) 579-9924
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Skokie, IL 60076
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Orchard Wellness, LLC
Psychologist, PsyD, ABPP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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
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Skokie, IL 60077
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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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David Klow
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
11 Endorsed
Verified
11 Endorsed
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who brings alternative modalities into the therapy when needed.
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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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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Allison Copley
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I completed my practicum at The Family Institute at Northwestern, and have since had extensive experience in both private practice and PHP/IOP settings.
Therapy is a place to seek out growth, understanding, and compassion toward yourself and others. And since everyone has a unique story, impacted by people and experiences both past and present, it is crucial that therapy is personalized. Whether you're working toward self-exploration, acceptance, change, or all of the above, we can find a path together. I will collaborate with you in assessing concerns and working toward growth, while providing support throughout your journey.
(847) 423-6648
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Skokie, IL 60077
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Yael Ron
Psychologist, PsyD, LCP, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Experience CHANGE and RESOLUTION. You're not alone in your struggles.My purpose is to support you through crisis, and facilitate positive CHANGES in your life. In a warm, safe and empowering environment,I will help you gain a greater awareness of your choices,better understanding of present circumstances, and transform anxiety, frustration and anger into forward movement and action. My vast experience in providing relief from emotional pain and fear, healing wounds of trauma and loss, reducing stress, and mending love and family relationships will help you achieve an overall sense of well-being, balance and direction.
(847) 920-7243
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Skokie, IL 60077
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Mona Manning
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PC
Verified
Verified
I see therapy as an opportunity for fostering personal growth and achieving emotional maturity. We all face challenges and struggles at various points in our lives. Failure to overcome these challenges can lead to feelings of anxiety and depression and may impact one's relationship with family and friends. While we can't change the past, therapy can help uncover long-standing patterns and behaviors that can get in the way of fulfilling relationships with ourselves and others. I will help you understand the problems you are facing and find meaning and solutions that work best for you.
(847) 404-8205
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Skokie, IL 60077
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Mark Pletcher
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Verified
Everyone is welcome: all backgrounds, genders, sexual orientations, family situations.
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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Martin Goldstein
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
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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Family Therapy

What do family therapists do?

A family therapist facilitates the process of understanding and improving how a family functions. The therapist will help family members develop empathy for one another. They’ll seek to understand existing patterns, misunderstandings, and conflicts that arise, in order to help the family arrive at a realistic, unified understanding and develop the coping skills they need to build stronger relationships.

How long does therapy for families take to work?

Therapy manifests differently in every family; a common time frame is 12 weekly sessions, but some families may see improvement after just a few weeks. Families should discuss their goals with the therapist at the beginning of the process and periodically revisit those goals to assess their progress together.

How can you encourage a family member to attend family therapy?

You can encourage family members to attend therapy by expressing with both love and concern the challenges you see and explaining how a therapist could help the family navigate those challenges together. An outside perspective can help everyone feel heard, get on the same page, and develop new skills. If family members are still hesitant, it may be helpful to emphasize that family therapy is short-term—it won’t last forever.

Is therapy for families effective?

Family therapy can significantly improve family dynamics and relationships. Research suggests that family therapy can help individuals understand their role in the family, communicate and solve problems together, reduce conflict and draw boundaries when necessary, and develop coping skills for stressors, major life changes, and mental or physical illnesses within the family.