Psychodynamic Therapists in Sycamore, IL

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Kristi Brower
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I believe that success occurs when you feel safe and comfortable in therapy, therefore allowing you to utilize your sessions in the most effective way. Having a doctorate degree in clinical psychology (Psy.D.) signifies that I have been trained in numerous therapeutic orientations that are grounded in the latest research in the field of psychology. These approaches include: Psychodynamic Therapy, CBT, EMDR, Relational Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy and many others. This wide variety of training experiences enables me to tailor my treatment approach specifically to your situation, giving you more opportunity to have a successful outcome.
(815) 860-0901
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Sycamore, IL 60178
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Piyali Chakrabarti
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Psychodynamic – understanding individual’s family origins an.
Working with Adolescents & Adults: I have extensive experience working with late adolescents and adults and I can treat a range of difficulties from excessive worries & rumination, mood issues to difficulties with relationships.
(815) 234-0091
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Sycamore, IL 60178
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Erica Veach
Licensed Professional Counselor, PsyD, LCP
My therapeutic approach is integrative, implementing emotion-focused, cognitive-behavioral and psychodynamic therapies.
Empathy, acceptance, and genuineness are three qualities that I believe are the foundation for building a trusting and supportive therapeutic relationship. My areas of specialty are in the treatment of Couples, Women's Health Issues (perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, postpartum, pregnancy loss and infertility), Eating Disorders, Depression, Relationships, Pre-Marital counseling, and Emotional Regulation. In working with complex trauma, the emotional processing, exploration of self-related difficulties (e.g., fear and shame), and acceptance or resolution of past interpersonal issues are an important part of therapy. With complex trauma, I utilize an emotion-focused therapy approach, bringing emotion to the clinical forefront of therapy.
(224) 509-8255
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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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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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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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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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Thomas Slattery
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you looking for a warm light-hearted therapist who will focus on solutions for you, your child, or you family? Are you ready to make changes so that life can be more joyful? I'll work hard with you to attain your goals. I have helped many clients manage their feelings like sadness, worry, anger, improve their self-control, or improving their relationships. It can be very difficult choosing a therapist and taking the next step. By just committing to make changes, can make all the difference between success and remaining stuck.
(815) 345-2541
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Sycamore, IL 60178
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Anna Thomas
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, ALMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
There are many sides to ourselves we strive to find in the desire for whole and fulfilled lives. In the midst of knowing ourselves and others, a plethora of emotions and thoughts sometimes cloud your view. You may feel your relationships are like grains of sand slipping through the grasp you're striving to cling to. You may be a parent or educator who feels disconnected or at the end of your rope with the children in your daily life. And yet, there is beauty in that and a picture waiting to be created.
(224) 230-4685
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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Sheri Leasure
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
After the last few years, most of us need a safe space to feel heard and understood. My therapeutic style is gentle and deeply client-centered, creating an experience of rest for clients who find themselves feeling lost in the chaos of our world. I will use an eclectic blend of talk therapy, Somatic Experiencing, EMDR, DBT and Internal Family Systems to assist you with discovering and achieving your goals for treatment. Because I have my own trauma history, I can connect well with those who find themselves still affected by past events that they wish would stop intruding on their present. I work with individual adults.
(630) 250-5875
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Sycamore, IL 60178
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David Alan Niekamp
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Emotional and psychological well being rests on numerous factors. These factors are both historical and concurrent. Additionally, each person carries various coping skills and resources that need to be utilized, enhanced and incorporated to establish an effective protocal when contending with life's innate struggles and challenges. Healthy relationships, personal and professional, are the antidote to many of life's difficulties. Removing barriers that limit our relationships is key to establishing a balanced and enjoyable lifestyle.
(630) 446-0341
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Michael Peila
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC, CADC, LPC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
The relief you seek is inside of you…let’s find it and make it stronger than the problem! You may be fed up with using/abusing substances to cope with other issues (anxiety, depression, post-trauma, etc), feeling a happier life will always be out of your reach or tired of looking in the mirror and seeing shame, guilt, or discontent. You might not even remember a time things didn’t feel this way. You’re ready to relieve yourself of the control substances seem to have over you . You’re ready to regain the confidence in yourself you once had. Most of all, you’re ready to flourish in life rather than just live (survive).
(630) 526-7652
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Gwendolyn Marshall
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Meeting the client where they are is a good start in your session. Listen to the client, and they will tell you what they need. Early childhood developmental theory can provide a good lenses/focus into the psychodynamic approach to the treatment modality.
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Dekalb, IL 60115
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Crystal Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Hello, my name is Crystal Williams. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 13 years of clinical experience working with various individuals and couples suffering from Anxiety, Stress, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, and Marital/Pre-Marital. I commonly use Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Couples Therapy, Psychodynamic , Solution Focused Brief (SFBT), and Strength-Based therapies. I believe I am committed to walking along the journey with you. Therefore, you are not alone in your next steps.
(312) 313-8615
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Dekalb, IL 60115
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Sabrina Washington
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
I borrow from the traditions of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Psychodynamic Theory, Mindfulness, and Motivational Interviewing to give you concrete things to work on to move you toward your goals.
I believe that dealing with stressful situations can become tough and overwhelming. But, I also believe that you have the ability – with professional guidance – to unlock your own potential and solve the problems that are holding you back from a more fulfilling life. My role is to partner with you in change, create specific and achievable goals, and work together in lock-step to help you reach your full potential. My ideal client has been suffering from anxiety, depression, relationship problems, immigration and acculturation issues, LGBTQIA+, burnout, trauma, and substance abuse and is looking to make a change for the better.
(708) 938-3148
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Dekalb, IL 60115
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Vicki Alden
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
You deserve to get the most out of your life. You deserve joy in living - this joy is really a necessity not a luxury! If you are experiencing grief or loss or issues that make your daily living difficult, I have the experience, expertise and empathy to help. Besides private practice I have had the privilege to work within family and youth service agencies, an inpatient mental health center, and three teaching hospitals.
(630) 733-1605
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Dekalb, IL 60115
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Healing Crown Counseling PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Candice has worked with clients who have struggled with mood disorders, anxiety, psychosis, grief and loss, substance abuse, LGBTQ Issues, personality disorders, and PTSD. Her specialties include struggles with intimate and family relationships, personality disorders, criminal thinking, anger management, poor self image, depression, and trauma. Candice prioritizes the therapeutic relationship and rapport that is developed with each of her clients. She is passionate about helping clients draw strength from their experiences; to live a better quality of life and reach personal fulfillment.
(779) 252-7348
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Dekalb, IL 60115
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Sean-Michael Green
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
You may have found yourself asking yourself questions such as, "Who am I?" or "What do I identify as?" recently or in the past. Personal identity is an important component of self-understanding as well as how you want to be understood by others. Additionally, how you identify can be the difference between safety and persecution. Whether it's struggling with racial trauma or exploring your gender identity or sexuality, the people and places around you can affect how easy or difficult discovering yourself is.
(217) 712-3873
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Dekalb, IL 60115
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Infinity Center for Personal Growth
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
***COVID-19 Information*** Infinity Center for Personal Growth has counselors ready and waiting to serve you via Telehealth (Video Sessions) during the pandemic that we are experiencing. We want to meet your needs and therefore if you are in need of counseling and experiencing a financial hardship, we will work with you to the best of our ability. We have a diverse staff with a variety of training and experience. We see clients ages 3 and up. We do our best to meet each client where they are at and focus on their needs. We look forward to serving you!
(630) 796-4556
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Dekalb, IL 60115
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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.