Choosing a therapist is a difficult task. Knowing what to expect in therapy and from the therapist is important information to help you make an appropriate choice. I provide a warm, safe, respectful and accepting environment where you will feel comfortable and understood. My approach is to establish mutually agreed upon goals to work toward. My focus in therapy includes helping you develop new strategies to solve problems, explore alternatives to situations, provide education and change perceptions about life. My goal is to restore optimum functioning and help you improve your life and your relationships.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC, CCTP, CTMH
Finding a queer affirming therapist can sometimes feel impossible, but I specialize in working with people within the queer community. Are you struggling with finding a therapist that is queer affirming or are you feeling like you have to educate your therapist about the distinct experiences you have as a queer identified person? Have you been unable to find someone that specializes in working with trans spectrum clients? I dedicate my practice to primarily serving folx in the queer community and specifically trans clients.
Welcome to our agency of qualified counselors,therapists and psychiatrist, who are passionate about creating positive life change and personal growth in your life. We recognize counseling as the "window of opportunity" to address the issues in life that hold people back from having satisfying relationships, healthy families and productive lives. Our staff is fully licensed and trained to help individuals, couples, and families dealing with a vast array of life problems and emotional issues. We look forward to sharing your personal life journey and helping you to a richer life experience.
Not currently taking clients. Please contact Hoover & Associates for another therapist in this area... I provide individual, integrative psychotherapy that is grounded in Relational Psychodynamic theory and draws from specific approaches including Emotion-Focused, and Cognitive-Behavioral therapies, as well as mindful and somatic strategies. In collaboration with my clients I help to deepen self-awareness, alleviate cognitive, behavioural, and emotional difficulties, enhance stress management skills, as well as improve self-esteem, relationships, and progression toward life goals.
Counseling offers you the time and space with a trusted professional to talk about your life, concerns, hopes and struggles. Whether anxiety, depression, loss, negative feelings or situations overwhelm you, we focus on providing a unique, person-based, approach to well being. As your concerns are addressed thoughtfully and your feelings honored genuinely, there is a renewed sense of hope, relief and possibility for your life. Making choices based on your values, principles and goals, empowers you to create a life in sync with who you are and who you want to be.
As a professional counselor I seek to work with individuals in a non-judgmental, understanding and compassionate manner. I hope to assist people to bring about choice and empowerment that they may feel is not possible. Life can be difficult but help is out there and available. I do tend to take a reality based and person centered approach within my sessions, however every person is an individual and therefore my interventions will be tailored to that particular person. I specialize in working with depression and every day issues that bring anxiety or despair to a person.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, MA, LCSW, CAGCS, CTMH
I follow the philosophy that the client is the boss. As a client you know what brings you to ask for help. I will choose the model of therapy that I use based upon your desired outcome.. I believe that everyone needs therapy at some point in his/her life, so you are not alone. Together we will explore and identify the thoughts, behaviors, circumstances, or emotions that are causing you discomfort. Then we will choose the steps necessary to make the needed changes.
As we deal with life events, our relationships and even we ourselves continue to change during our lifetime. These changes may leave us feeling lonely, anxious, angry or depressed. It's during these times that considering therapy might prove helpful. It's the first step in making positive changes for yourself that takes courage and determination.
Do you struggle with food addiction or emotional eating? I know what it feels like to be judged for your eating habits. I know how hard it is to get back on track when you feel like a failure. I know that there’s no one-size-fits-all solution for beating symptoms of food addiction. That’s why we created the Phoenix Six Method, which combines our proven methods with psychology, fitness, nutritional coaching, and support to help people overcome their emotional relationship with food once and for all. We can help you break free from emotional eating, binge eating, and stress eating.
I have experience with helping clients who are dealing with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, eating disorders, low self-esteem, grief, and other major challenging life events. I also provide counseling to clients who are experiencing everyday life challenges who simply need someone to talk to in order to work through current and past life stressors, through individual or group therapy in a supportive and comfortable setting.
You may feel a little uncomfortable reaching out for help; however, now may be the time to move forward. If you desire to live your life more fully, while understanding and managing intense emotions, please give me a call. My clinical background involves working with clients' dealing with a variety of challenges, particularly anxiety, depression and relationship issues. I can assist you with gaining insight into your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors while leaning new strategies in resolving or managing your personal and relational issues.
I am a Master's level psychotherapist and I also hold a doctorate degree in transpersonal psychology. I am certified in Critical Incident Response, in Prolonged Exposure Therapy provider for PTSD, in Clinical Hypnosis and Meditation Instruction. I offer experience in the field of mental health and spiritual development. Additionally, I specialize in primary and secondary trauma experienced by other mental health professionals, first responders, law enforcement officers in particular, veterans, survivors of suicide, victims of violent crimes and their families, Concealed Carry Licence holders, and psychically-gifted persons.
You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose! - Dr. Seuss. During these unprecedented times, it is difficult and often draining to make life choices. With supportive guidance and a safe therapeutic environment, we can find ways for you to steer yourself in a better direction. Together, we will develop a customized treatment plan to help you achieve your personal goals.
We all have the capacity within us to effect positive change in our lives, but sometimes we get “stuck” in vicious cycles. In these times we may need additional guidance and support in order to get through some of the things life has thrown our way. If you are here, it means you are at least considering making those changes. I utilize an integrative, harm-reduction approach which draws on the unique strengths of each individual as the key to narrating their own healing process. I enjoy working with a wide variety of clients, but specialize in adult and young adult populations.
I believe that all people have the potential to overcome whatever obstacles are in their life path, and our relationship is very important in helping you overcome those obstacles. So with that in mind, I will initially spend time just getting to know you and helping you feel comfortable and understood. You can expect a compassionate listener who will help you express issues that sometimes are uncomfortable to talk about. I will also help you establish goals for our work together that will be clear from the beginning of your treatment until the end.
We all struggle at times, and sometimes family and friends are enough to help us manage, but there are times when these struggles become more than we can handle alone. It is at these times that we need a non-judgmental, supportive person who will be accepting and listen, and collaboratively work to help find solutions.
The decision to enter into therapy can be difficult and scary. I try to make this process less stressful and put individuals at ease. I meet every individual where they are at in the process of change and strive to provide a warm, safe, and supportive environment. I feel very passionate about the importance and value of therapy because I believe every individual can benefit from therapy at some point in his or her life. I work with individuals to help them make changes that will move them closer to feeling better and living the life he or she desires.
I value the human heart, soul, and spirit. I am a seasoned psychotherapist with 25 years of clinical practice. I am aware that we all experience times of darkness, and deep sorrow. We all experience anxiety, and struggle with certain life transitions. We heal by way of sharing our stories, feelings, and experiences. I care deeply about each of my clients, and I look forward to watching each person grow to their fullest potential. I will listen with a compassionate heart, and I have a genuine interest in each person that I work with.
Taking the step to enter therapy can be a difficult decision. While many people feel weak when having to begin therapy, I see it as a strength. Being able to acknowledge that life has become overwhelming and extra support is needed, exhibits courage. Coming from a strengths based perspective, I believe everyone has the qualities to set and achieve goals and live a fulfilling life. Together we can develop effective coping skills to manage life's stressors.
I am an experienced clinician providing therapeutic services since 1999 treating adolescents, teens, adults, and couples. My extensive training comes in the area's of those with Autism, Asperger's, ADD/ADHD, anxiety, depression, and issues with family dynamics, anger, conflict resolution, adjustment, trauma, relationships, parenting, stress management substance abuse and life transitions. I have worked with clients of varying ethnicity, religious, and sexual orientation. I have been trained in the Gottman Couples Therapy method
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Tinley Park are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Tinley Park then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
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What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Tinley Park specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.