Teen Therapists in Sycamore, IL

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Nicole Maxwell
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified
Verified
My clinical focus includes working with adolescent and adult clients to develop and support treatment goals. I also administer diagnostic assessments to clients to aid in their therapy progress. My experience includes working with adolescent and adult individuals with a variety of mental health issues, from mild to severe, while including their spouses or family in sessions to advance the process of therapy. I work with adult individuals whom are struggling in various phases of their life and help them manage the effects of mental health issues.
(224) 249-3100
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Claire Maschinski
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I have experience working with children as young as four years old, adolescents, adults, couples, and families and have a strong tie to the systems dynamic in my clinical work. I work with clients experiencing a wide variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, relational problems, social isolation and bullying, family and parent-child conflict, school concerns, and a multitude of other presenting issues. I work from a compassionate, strengths-based approach and promote positive, healthy change through self-advocacy. Working from a systemic perspective with individuals, couples, and families allows me to assist my clients in actualizing the change they wish to see in their lives. In addition, I promote the process of change through differentiation of self and gaining an understanding of how individuals work and function within a system. I recently underwent a training in the Certificate Program in Traumatic Stress Studies through the Trauma Center at JRI and have also received training to become a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. I recently attended the Childhood Trauma Symposium to increase my efforts in being an effective trauma-informed clinician.
(779) 222-2708
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Sycamore, IL 60178
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Tegan Vaughn
Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Therapy is about being pushed outside our comfort zones to grow and flourish in all areas of life. It involves taking a leap into the new and unknown territory of emotions and vulnerability. This may mean looking at the difficult parts of ourselves and our stories in order to move forward. It's "short term discomfort, long term benefit". Therapy is tough, yet beautifully rewarding work! Talking about emotions can be heavy, so it is my mission to create a space for you that feels warm and welcoming. It's important for you to feel comfortable in therapy so that coming to sessions isn't scary!
(847) 707-2689
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Sycamore, IL 60178
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Caroline Dress
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Verified
I believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship. My approach to treatment begins with forming mutual trust. With this foundation of support, I hope to empower clients to explore their past, build self-efficacy, and grow towards change. I consider myself an ally for clients as they seek to identify and understand the nature of their behavioral and relational patterns, and I work hand-in-hand with clients on this journey.
(815) 406-6823
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Sycamore, IL 60178
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Jenine L Chiles
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
Hello, thanks so much for visiting my profile. My work with clients is collaborative and I will help you to explore your past and discover patterns that have occurred throughout your life and continue to have an impact on you. It is my fundamental belief that people have the ability to change and each person knows what's best for them. My job is to help you discover these issues in a safe, supportive, and nurturing environment that allows you to express your innermost thoughts and feelings without judgment.
(312) 800-1621
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Sycamore, IL 60178
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Sarah Klein
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I specialize in working with children, teenagers, and adults and provide individual, family, and couples' therapy. While working with these modalities of treatments, I help clients that are struggling with anxiety, compulsive behaviors, behavioral issues, depression, self-esteem, conflict, parenting, trauma, and life transitions. Clients with these symptoms or situations face many challenges which I love helping them overcome through compassionate understanding and establishment of trust and rapport.
(815) 281-5218
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Sycamore, IL 60178
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Renee C Fischer
Counselor, LCPC, MS
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
We all know life is hard. We were never promised it would be easy. Whatever trial you are struggling through, whether a life long struggle or adjusting to a new stage of life, I would be honored to help you successfully get through this time and help you get where you want to go! I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a Certified Divorce Mediator.
(847) 512-8957
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Sycamore, IL 60178
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Bloom Women's Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
**CURRENTLY FULL, Not accepting new clients** Whether you are feeling down or overwhelmed, stuck in an unhappy relationship or trying to find your purpose, it is my mission to help women improve their lives and find their own happiness. One of my former client's said, "Thank you for helping me be me again...I feel FREE!' I believe we all deserve to feel that way, especially women that have spent years trying to be everything to everyone. At Bloom Women's Counseling you can find support and you can find your voice.
(815) 828-4085
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Sycamore, IL 60178
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Julia Ogg
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I specialize in working with children and families who are struggling with challenging behaviors and negative parent-child interactions at home. I also work with children who are struggling with feelings of anxiety and worry. The goals of children and families I work with are to develop more positive ways of interacting with each other and to support positive child development. I typically work with both the parents and the child to support more positive interactions and to improve family and school functioning.
(815) 396-8198
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Sycamore, IL 60178
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Lorre Hunter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC, EMDR
Verified
Verified
It's been a rough year for all of us. Some have struggled with mental health issues for many years and this past year may have made your struggles worse. Some may be realizing they have struggled with mental health and are just now accepting these issues. Others may only now be overwhelmed with unexpected loss or changes in their lives due to all that is going on in the world today. You are not alone. You don't have to process and live with these feelings on your own. Reach out to someone who can help you process your struggles and emotions in a non-judgmental environment.
(815) 242-4735
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Sycamore, IL 60178
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Katy DeHaven
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Making the choice to seek counseling is a complicated and daunting decision, but it is worth it. Throughout therapy with me, I will aid you in finding a peaceful balance within your life once again or for the first time. Sessions with me take place in a non-judgmental & empathic environment. I specialize in adolescents & young adults who sometimes feel lost or unheard. I see adult clients as well.
(331) 244-4944
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Sycamore, IL 60178
Not accepting new clients
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Brian J Mueller
Counselor, MA, LCPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
Let's face it, life can be challenging and often overwhelming, but it doesn't have to defeat us. I strongly believe that with the right tools and guidance, we all have the power to overcome adversity and create lasting change.
(779) 228-4162
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Sycamore, IL 60178
Not accepting new clients
Not accepting new clients
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Camille Rene Sears
Counselor, LCPC, ATR, RYS
Verified
Verified
My work focuses on helping people who are seeking insight and solutions for challenges related to ADHD, Anxiety, Anger Management, Relationship Issues, Life Transitions and Self-Esteem Issues. I am LGBTQ+ affirming and provide a safe space where everyone is accepted for who they are. My primary goal is for us to build a relationship of mutual trust and respect so that we can work collaboratively to navigate the challenges in your life and to help you reach your goals. I look forward to walking alongside you and supporting you on your journey.
(779) 235-5999
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Sycamore, IL 60178
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Life Care Wellness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CDVP
Verified
Verified
After working in social services for nearly 20 years, I have experience treating depression, anxiety, trauma, bipolar, self injury behaviors and behavioral concerns . I offer youth specialized services aim at helping children and teens move beyond their struggles. Additionally, I have experience treating adults. My services are client centered, so I adjust them to meet my client's needs. I may incorporate art, music, games and outdoor activities, depending on the person's needs. If you are struggling; please feel free to contact me.
(779) 222-2703
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Sycamore, IL 60178
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Waitlist for new clients
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Kevin Kloosterman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Asking for help is the first step and I know how hard that can be. You're not alone! Having a therapist to help you through mental health challenges or relationship issues is as important as having a primary care doctor or dentist. I have over 20 years experience as a therapist helping people with their recovery. I work with individuals, couples and families and have helped hundreds of clients with recovery from a spectrum of issues including depression, anxiety, relationship challenges, Bipolar Disorder, Schizoaffective Disorder, PTSD, eating disorders, and personality disorders.
(815) 828-4398
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Sycamore, IL 60178
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Gina L Raimondi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am looking forward to working with you. I specialize in the treatment of depression, anxiety, substance abuse, self harm, and eating disorders. I have extensive experience working with adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I am sensitive to individuals with an extensive history from childhood trauma and sexual abuse. Depression and anxiety can plague many of us, however psychotherapy treatment is needed for those of us who need more support. I am here for you, your friend, family member, or loved one.
(847) 380-8092
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Sycamore, IL 60178
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Amanda Ruppert
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I utilize systemic thinking by looking beyond an individual and observing how their surrounding environments/relationships impact them. I find this approach to be highly effective and necessary to promote personal growth. I believe that everyone is worthy of being able to share their story in a supportive, non-judgmental environment. I feel privileged to be a part of someone's journey to understanding their past, being aware of the present and setting goals for their future.
(779) 222-2709
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Sycamore, IL 60178
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Braden Counseling Center, P.C.
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Braden Counseling Center (BCC) specializes in counseling individuals, couples and families in various stages of life. With flexible scheduling, Sycamore, Rochelle, and Elgin locations, and a free initial consultation, BCC makes it easy for you to make the first step toward change. We accept various insurance types, and also offer a sliding scale for those who qualify.
(815) 401-1212
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Sycamore, IL 60178
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Lakisha Hale
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Sometimes life can be extremely overwhelming, making even the simplest of tasks feel impossible to accomplish. I have extensive experience in helping my clients work through a variety of challenges including depression, anxiety, poor self-esteem, stress management, and suicidal ideations/behaviors. I believe my clients are the experts on their own lives and my role is to help support, guide, and empower my clients to make positive changes and accomplish their goals. I focus on creating a safe and nonjudgmental space in which my clients can feel comfortable speaking about their personal experiences and challenges.
(779) 237-3590
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Sycamore, IL 60178
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David Valentiner
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I specialize in working with clients who are struggling with obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress, and other anxiety related conditions. My approach emphasizes giving the client control over the process of approaching the things, situations, and experiences that they fear. The goals for many of my clients often include reevaluating the things, situations, and experience that they fear to reduce anxiety; to decrease and/or eliminate medications for managing anxiety; and to live a more fulfilling life.
(815) 406-6240
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Sycamore, IL 60178
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Teen Therapists

What does therapy for teenagers look like?

When a therapist works with a teenager, the pair will talk about what the teen is struggling with and explore solutions, which may involve interpersonal skills, coping strategies, medication, or lifestyle changes related to sleep, diet, and exercise. Different therapists employ different modalities, but most involve a combination of conversation and skill building.

How long does therapy for teenagers generally take to work?

There’s variability in teenagers’ experiences and challenges; some may begin to improve from therapy within a few weeks while others may take several months or longer. Teens can discuss their progress with their therapist periodically to assess how they’re improving and any changes to the treatment plan that could potentially accelerate that progress.

How do you encourage a teenager to go to therapy?

It’s helpful to express your concern and love while framing therapy as an opportunity to explore a tool that could help improve their life; just like they practice baseball or dance, now they can practice their emotional skills. Give your teen control over the process where you can—maybe by weighing in on choice of therapist and signaling that therapy involves confidentiality, so a parent need not know all that is discussed in sessions.

How do you prepare teens for therapy?

You can prepare your teenager for therapy by describing what the process will look like and setting expectations for timeline, if requested. You can explain that the first session may begin with an assessment phase, that they can describe their experiences but that the therapist will ask questions too, and that it may take time to feel comfortable opening up. Ask how they’re feeling about the process and answer any questions calmly and supportively.