Psychodynamic Therapists in Skokie, IL

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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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Erika Zenchak
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I utilize strength-based, psychodynamic , relational, and solution-focused therapy and work in collaboration with the client to identify and establish goals and treatment plans, tailored specifically for each client.
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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Emma Bulzoni
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA , LPC
Verified
Verified
She uses an eclectic approach that combines both psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioral Treatment, with DBT skills based treatment and exposure therapy.
Emma Bulzoni, MA is a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in the treatment of adolescents and adults with anxiety disorders, mood disorders, trauma related disorders, and adjustment disorders. She received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Iowa. She holds a Masters degree in Counseling from Northwestern University, with a specialization in children and adolescents.
(872) 239-3403
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Skokie, IL 60076
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Daniel Kanofsky
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD
Verified
Verified
My clinical work is grounded in trauma-informed care and is guided by mindfulness, CBT, Family Systems, Somatic Experiencing, existential and psychodynamic perspectives.
Often, people are daunted by the prospect of changing feelings, behaviors, and patterns that may have long histories, or that have resisted previous efforts. I firmly believe therapy offers solid reasons to have hope, as one of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves is the time and space for healing and growth. Our work will consider the various intersecting aspects of your identity and the social, professional, and other cultural contexts in which you exist. I believe that as you experience yourself holistically, on your own and with guidance, you can naturally open yourself to more opportunities for healing, connection & growth.
(808) 320-4918
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Skokie, IL 60076
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Rae Anne McLaughlin
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
Rae Anne utilizes a collaborative therapeutic approach that incorporates Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), as well as Behavioral Activation, Trauma Focused Therapy, Exposure Response Prevention, Prolonged Exposure, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) when applicable.
Rae Anne is a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders, mood disorders, adjustment disorders, and trauma and stressor related disorders. She received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Penn State University with a minor in Human Development and Family Studies and holds a Masters degree in Counseling from Northwestern University. Rae Anne has extensive experience in working with children, teens, families, and adults in community mental health, hospital, and outpatient settings.
(872) 219-0303
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Skokie, IL 60076
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Stefani Kozlowski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW
Verified
Verified
Stefani’s treatment approach combines Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, psychodynamic and DBT skills-based treatment, with an emphasis on building self-awareness and resiliency.
Stefani Kozlowski, MSW, is a Licensed Social Worker who specializes in working with adolescents and adults with varying mental health concerns including mood and anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, ADHD, adjustment disorders, and trauma-related disorders. Stefani earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Roosevelt University and obtained her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Simmons University.
(708) 315-2664
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Skokie, IL 60076
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Carrie Jean Stelnicki
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am a licensed clinical social worker who has provided counseling and therapy to children, adults, couples, and families for over 20 years. My approach is psychodynamic , meaning I utilize different treatment modalities that best fit the individual client and situation. My style is interactive, solution focused, and non-judgemental. This encourages a trusting relationship to develop which helps to empower clients to make positive changes in their lives.
(773) 570-2231
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Mimi Landau
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I treat adolescents and adults across the life span, with a special interest in helping 18- to 30-year-olds navigate young adulthood. My style derives from psychodynamic , family systems, relational and cognitive schools of psychotherapy. As an individual and family therapist, I offer a warm, compassionate, accepting environment where clients can safely explore personal issues and family members can learn new ways of understanding each other and being together. My aim is to my help clients deepen their self-awareness, change self-defeating patterns and beliefs, and develop new ways of thinking, feeling, and relating to others.
(312) 380-0245
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Skokie, IL 60077
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Jacqueline Allen
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
My approach is integrative, combining psychodynamic , cognitive-behavioral (CBT) and family systems perspectives with sensitivity to diversity and culture, and appreciation for each person's unique context, worldview and life experience.
I view psychotherapy as an opportunity for personal growth and greater self-understanding. While it is important to address specific issues in the here and now, often the process can also lead to broader gains in self-awareness and life satisfaction. My approach is collaborative, supportive, and tailored to each person's unique needs and goals. I will work with you to address your concerns, overcome obstacles and find greater personal satisfaction.
(847) 744-9050
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Denise K Ambre
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
If you’re struggling with a challenging situation in your life, it can feel overwhelming—but it doesn’t have to be that way. You deserve to experience happiness, confidence and inner peace. I treat adolescents and adults struggling with depression, stress and anxiety, bipolar disorder, ADHD, PTSD, relationship concerns, and attachment issues. I also provide couples counseling, family therapy and parenting support. My approach involves psychodynamic psychotherapy and relational therapy. I also introduce some cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT).
(847) 973-6778
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Frank Gutierrez
MA, LCPC, CADC
Verified
Verified
I am experienced in several different approaches including Cognitive Behavioral, Psychodynamic , and existential treatment approaches to therapy.
Congratulations on talking the first steps toward recovery. Talking to a stranger about your challenges may seem awkward, but with the right therapist it becomes easier. Our work together will be unique since no single approach to therapy is best. Whatever the problem may be, taking this first crucial step is the start to placing you on the path you want to be in. I have personally traveled down this path before and have done my own personal work and transformation. This is why I respectfully feel I am in a position to guide you.
(708) 572-7406
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Elise F Lennard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW, ACSW, BCD
Verified
Verified
In 30+ years of practice, I have seen individuals, couples, and families dealing with a wide variety of concerns. I try to provide my clients with an accepting, supportive environment in which they can openly express themselves. I view therapy as a collaborative endeavor. In line with this, I see myself as actively engaging clients in a process of better understanding themselves and figuring out ways of making the changes they seek. I have extensive experience in psychodynamic psychotherapy, couple counseling, and family systems work, and see clients in short term solution-focused treatment as well as longer term intensive therapy.
(773) 312-3556
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Skokie, IL 60077
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Richard N Goodman
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Verified
I take a cognitive/behavioral approach, with additional psychodynamic work, exploring life history and its impact on current circumstances.
Each of us has a unique combination of innate strengths and, yes, weaknesses. Psychotherapy - or counseling -- is a process of regaining and leveraging our strengths, shoring up deficiencies and effectively managing the challenges in our lives. Our ability to learn is another important gift we all possess. Psychotherapy allows the client to either learn, re-learn or even unlearn thoughts and behaviors which, in turn, leads to emotional well-being. Our emotions are important signals, but they need not become emergencies themselves.
(847) 979-4914
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Tatiana Vukotic
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
My therapeutic approach is primarily rooted within Relational psychology, incorporating Systems, Psychodynamic , and Existential perspectives.
It takes a great deal of courage to share your experiences with someone, and I am honored to walk this journey with you! Together we can explore how current (and past) stressors and uncertainties may be impacting your lived experience. I aim to co-create an open and warm therapeutic space of collaboration where we can unfold your experiences and culture while strengthening insight, healthy coping skills, and self-compassion. In this process we can explore a holistic understanding of your self in the context of your relationships and the world. I offer easy-to-use, HIPAA-compliant TeleHealth/teletherapy services.
(872) 228-2185
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Genevieve Wolff
Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Using psychodynamic and existential theory as well as somatic techniques, I specialize in helping people explore relationship and family patterns, issues of identity and intimacy, and new ways of experiencing and understanding their own thoughts and feelings.
We often struggle alone with anxiety, regret, loneliness, grief, and other difficult emotions. Therapy is a chance to invite someone else into our inner world and express feelings and thoughts that we don't always feel comfortable sharing with our friends and family. I seek to provide a safe, supportive, and challenging space for my clients to explore the issues that hold them back from leading their fullest lives. I believe in participating fully in the interpersonal process by providing feedback and my own observations, while also empowering my clients to come to their own insights.
(224) 204-0856
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Caroline Kroe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BA, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
My style is eclectic integrating psychodynamic , narrative and insight oriented approaches towards healing.
I look forward to supporting a diverse array of clients and their families on their individualized healing journey, concentrating in work with adults, children and adolescents needing developmentally sensitized mental health assessment and treatment. Specialized experience working with multiple client populations including: trauma survivors, eating disorders, families involved in the foster care system and adoption, mood disorders, anxiety disorders and personality disorders along with matters of social/cultural oppression and justice.
(773) 694-1650
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Cynthia Elide Sanchez Vazquez
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
I utilize an eclectic approach that combines CBT, DBT, Mindfulness, and Psychodynamic theories.
Opening up and being vulnerable to someone can be very intimidating. It is a normal feeling to have. I welcome any questions that you may have about the therapy process and would enjoy exploring any fears that may arise in taking the first step to opening up to someone. My hope is that by creating a safe space we can establish a connection that fosters a collaborative relationship. I am a strong believer in meeting you where you are at and seeing every client as unique. After all, everyone’s process is different and we all have a story.
(224) 435-5573
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India Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
As a clinician, I work from a psychodynamic , relational framework which places emphasis on creating a safe holding environment and trusting relationship between the client and the therapist.
I am a licensed psychotherapist with a Master’s degree from the University of Chicago, where I studied clinical social work. I have experience working with children, adolescents, and adults on a wide range of clinical issues including anxiety, depression, relationship concerns, addiction, and trauma. I am passionate about perinatal mental health and have several years experience working with new parents as they navigate the complex issues associated with planning, pregnancy, and parenthood.
(425) 584-3073
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Renee Surgi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have some shocking news: being a human is hard. Which is why I enjoy helping people navigate various life transitions, overcome challenging relationship dynamics (romantic, familial, platonic, professional, etc.), and heal from trauma. My approach is strengths-based and I often incorporate psychodynamic , Jungian, and Family Systems Theory with CBT, DBT, mindfulness, and consciousness-based interventions. Therapy with me is collaborative, holistic, and eclectic. I pride myself in creating a safe, judgment-free space for people to return to their most authentic selves, ultimately leading to a more meaningful experience of life.
(847) 654-9787
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Psychodynamic Therapists

Is psychodynamic therapy evidence-based?

Studies have found psychodynamic therapy to be effective in treating conditions like social anxiety, eating disorders, chronic pain, some personality disorders, and depression; indeed, some studies have found it to be just as effective as CBT or medication. What’s more, several studies have found that the benefits of psychodynamic therapy tend to endure—even grow—long after treatment has ended.

How long does psychodynamic therapy last?

Unlike CBT and other more structured forms of therapy, psychodynamic therapy tends to be open-ended and may not be limited to a set number of sessions. It is common for clients to be in therapy for a year or longer and to see their therapist one to three times a week, though the exact schedule and timeline may vary depending on a client’s challenges and progress. However, brief psychodynamic therapy is available, which tends to be more goal-oriented and typically unfolds over 16 to 30 sessions.

Does psychodynamic therapy work?

Research finds that psychodynamic therapy can help someone manage or reduce symptoms of diagnosable mental health conditions like depression or anxiety. The modality may also offer a range of benefits that are harder to measure but just as valuable—such as increased self-worth or healthier relationships. While no therapy type will work for everyone, research and anecdotal evidence suggest that psychodynamic therapy can be highly effective.

What are the limitations of psychodynamic therapy?

Some meta-analyses have concluded that there is little evidence to suggest that psychodynamic therapy can effectively treat certain mental health conditions such as PTSD, OCD, or psychosis, though it is sometimes used to do so. More broadly, the open-ended, free-association structure of psychodynamic therapy may be frustrating for clients who prefer a more structured, time-limited, or goal-oriented approach.