Alcohol Use Therapists in Westchester, IL

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Kenneth J Stanek
Counselor, PhD, LCPC
Verified Verified
Westchester, IL 60154
I have been in practice for 40 years. I treat children with behavioral problems, children-teens-adults with depression, panic/anxiety attacks, bipolar disorder, phobias, family conflicts, coping skills, academic issues, Employee Assistance, relationship counseling. Therapeutic approaches are designed specifically for the individual. Play therapy is used with children under 12. I set goals to measure progress and modify treatment based on goals obtainment and how the person feels. I focus on therapy teaching individuals better coping skills to use outside the office. Cognitive-Behavior therapy is most effective.
I have been in practice for 40 years. I treat children with behavioral problems, children-teens-adults with depression, panic/anxiety attacks, bipolar disorder, phobias, family conflicts, coping skills, academic issues, Employee Assistance, relationship counseling. Therapeutic approaches are designed specifically for the individual. Play therapy is used with children under 12. I set goals to measure progress and modify treatment based on goals obtainment and how the person feels. I focus on therapy teaching individuals better coping skills to use outside the office. Cognitive-Behavior therapy is most effective.
(708) 787-3573 View (708) 787-3573
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Daniel Ference, MA LCPC
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Westchester, IL 60154
My goal as a therapist is to help you prioritize yourself in a way that leads to growth and a life worth celebrating. Growth can be as straightforward as learning to cope with a difficult situation, or as complex as charting a brand new life for yourself. Together, we will work to uncover your unfulfilled needs, the related obstacles, and any thoughts and perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling life. Ultimately, my hope and the focus of our work together is to help you make meaningful changes that are good for you, and those around you.
My goal as a therapist is to help you prioritize yourself in a way that leads to growth and a life worth celebrating. Growth can be as straightforward as learning to cope with a difficult situation, or as complex as charting a brand new life for yourself. Together, we will work to uncover your unfulfilled needs, the related obstacles, and any thoughts and perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling life. Ultimately, my hope and the focus of our work together is to help you make meaningful changes that are good for you, and those around you.
(708) 315-2658 View (708) 315-2658
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Amanda Sneed
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Westchester, IL 60154
Namaste! My name is Amanda Sneed, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with nineteen years of clinical experience. My experience includes working with various individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, relationship issues, low self-esteem, difficult life transitions, and trauma (including working with women in a domestic violence shelter). I work with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and incorporate education and mindfulness approaches in conjunction to support each other. I firmly believe that creating a safe space for people will be essential to make connections during therapy.
Namaste! My name is Amanda Sneed, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with nineteen years of clinical experience. My experience includes working with various individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, relationship issues, low self-esteem, difficult life transitions, and trauma (including working with women in a domestic violence shelter). I work with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and incorporate education and mindfulness approaches in conjunction to support each other. I firmly believe that creating a safe space for people will be essential to make connections during therapy.
(773) 974-8833 View (773) 974-8833
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Sanders and Associates
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Westchester, IL 60154
Do you feel sad, anxious, and irritable and don't know why? Do you lack energy and motivation to accomplish even minor tasks at home, work, or school? Are you struggling to put your life back in order? Please consider talking with a psychologist or counselor to help get you through these difficult moments. Our clinicians use researched based strategies to help clients identify challenges, barriers, and obstacles in their lives which prevent them from achieving personal and professional goals, achieving greater self-worth, or control of their life.
Do you feel sad, anxious, and irritable and don't know why? Do you lack energy and motivation to accomplish even minor tasks at home, work, or school? Are you struggling to put your life back in order? Please consider talking with a psychologist or counselor to help get you through these difficult moments. Our clinicians use researched based strategies to help clients identify challenges, barriers, and obstacles in their lives which prevent them from achieving personal and professional goals, achieving greater self-worth, or control of their life.
(312) 818-3392 View (312) 818-3392
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William P. Russell
Marriage & Family Therapist, LCSW, LMFT, BCD
Verified Verified
Westchester, IL 60154  (Online Only)
For over 35 years I have worked with individuals, couples and families to solve problems, improve relationships and make life transitions. In this time I have learned to respect the uniqueness of each individual and family, as well as the abilities and courage they bring to the challenges they face. My approach is friendly, straightforward and solution-focused, but with appreciation for the variety and complexity of factors that may be involved with the issues that folks bring to therapy. I enjoy collaborating with clients to manage stress and modify the patterns of thinking, feeling and acting that concern them.
For over 35 years I have worked with individuals, couples and families to solve problems, improve relationships and make life transitions. In this time I have learned to respect the uniqueness of each individual and family, as well as the abilities and courage they bring to the challenges they face. My approach is friendly, straightforward and solution-focused, but with appreciation for the variety and complexity of factors that may be involved with the issues that folks bring to therapy. I enjoy collaborating with clients to manage stress and modify the patterns of thinking, feeling and acting that concern them.
(847) 440-3982 x636 View (847) 440-3982 x636
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Samantha Taylor
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified Verified
Westchester, IL 60154
I enjoy working with diverse individuals and have clinical experience from a variety of settings, like community partners, residential substance use treatment facilities, department of corrections, college counseling centers, and schools. Largely, my work has been with marginalized groups, complex trauma, and severe mental illness.
I enjoy working with diverse individuals and have clinical experience from a variety of settings, like community partners, residential substance use treatment facilities, department of corrections, college counseling centers, and schools. Largely, my work has been with marginalized groups, complex trauma, and severe mental illness.
(312) 778-5835 View (312) 778-5835
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Sabrina Albert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Westchester, IL 60154
Although there are times when we feel broken, hopeless, and unsure of the future, there is hope. As a therapist, I provide a safe environment for you to process your vulnerabilities, expand your coping skills and begin to heal. As a psychodynamic therapist, my approach emphasizes the unconscious mind, therapeutic interpretation and early childhood experiences. I help you better understand the unconscious forces which impact your current thoughts, feelings and behaviors. I'm an Internal Family Systems informed clinician and can help you identify your protective inner parts. I practice from an anti-racist & anti-oppressive lens.
Although there are times when we feel broken, hopeless, and unsure of the future, there is hope. As a therapist, I provide a safe environment for you to process your vulnerabilities, expand your coping skills and begin to heal. As a psychodynamic therapist, my approach emphasizes the unconscious mind, therapeutic interpretation and early childhood experiences. I help you better understand the unconscious forces which impact your current thoughts, feelings and behaviors. I'm an Internal Family Systems informed clinician and can help you identify your protective inner parts. I practice from an anti-racist & anti-oppressive lens.
(331) 204-1924 View (331) 204-1924
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Sara V. Loredo (Emdr Trained)
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, CADC, CCTP-II
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Westchester, IL 60154
Trauma can make you feel like you are being torn into different parts. I am dedicated to helping you explore what led you to this point and how to get you feeling whole again. As a trauma therapist I am passionate about working with individuals who are struggling with a wide range of traumas and PTSD.
Trauma can make you feel like you are being torn into different parts. I am dedicated to helping you explore what led you to this point and how to get you feeling whole again. As a trauma therapist I am passionate about working with individuals who are struggling with a wide range of traumas and PTSD.
(773) 692-1613 View (773) 692-1613
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Dr. Erica Wade
Counselor, PhD, LCPC, ACS, BC-TMH, CIMHP
Verified Verified
Westchester, IL 60154  (Online Only)
Do you need support and a non-judgmental sounding board to navigate life, career, and relationships? Do you find yourself second-guessing decisions, procrastinating on taking action, and remaining stagnant even though you have big dreams you’d like to fulfill? Is imposter syndrome overshadowing your strides and accomplishments? Allow me to assist you on your holistic wellness journey where I can help you to explore mindsets that are blocking you from living your very best life. To request a Free consultation appointment, feel free to call or email me. I look forward to working with you!
Do you need support and a non-judgmental sounding board to navigate life, career, and relationships? Do you find yourself second-guessing decisions, procrastinating on taking action, and remaining stagnant even though you have big dreams you’d like to fulfill? Is imposter syndrome overshadowing your strides and accomplishments? Allow me to assist you on your holistic wellness journey where I can help you to explore mindsets that are blocking you from living your very best life. To request a Free consultation appointment, feel free to call or email me. I look forward to working with you!
(312) 262-5387 View (312) 262-5387

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Jose Negrete
Licensed Social Worker, LSW
Verified Verified
Hinsdale, IL 60521  (Online Only)
I am delighted you found me here on Psychology Today. My ideal client comes from many different walks of life - children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. My ideal client is looking for change and a therapist that is going to "shoot straight" with them and do more than just nod their head in agreement. My ideal client is looking for direction and change in their lives and wants a partner in change. I work with my ideal client on anxiety, major depression, trauma, couples counseling, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), oppositional-defiant disorder (ODD), and substance abuse, and LGBTQIA+ issues.
I am delighted you found me here on Psychology Today. My ideal client comes from many different walks of life - children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. My ideal client is looking for change and a therapist that is going to "shoot straight" with them and do more than just nod their head in agreement. My ideal client is looking for direction and change in their lives and wants a partner in change. I work with my ideal client on anxiety, major depression, trauma, couples counseling, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), oppositional-defiant disorder (ODD), and substance abuse, and LGBTQIA+ issues.
(312) 376-3499 View (312) 376-3499
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Guided Path Psychological Services
Counselor, PsyD, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hinsdale, IL 60521
"When life brings challenges that exceed your ability to cope, it might be the time to consider working with a competent, respectful, and understanding therapist. I believe in living life to the fullest extent possible, and sometimes that means peering into your past to understand how the solutions of yesterday transform to the problems of today. Whether your issue is substance abuse, unhealthy expression of anger, depression, anxiety, self esteem/body imagine or difficult relationships with others; counseling can be your first step towards a healthy way of living. Make that first step in your journey towards wellness.
"When life brings challenges that exceed your ability to cope, it might be the time to consider working with a competent, respectful, and understanding therapist. I believe in living life to the fullest extent possible, and sometimes that means peering into your past to understand how the solutions of yesterday transform to the problems of today. Whether your issue is substance abuse, unhealthy expression of anger, depression, anxiety, self esteem/body imagine or difficult relationships with others; counseling can be your first step towards a healthy way of living. Make that first step in your journey towards wellness.
(847) 243-6898 View (847) 243-6898
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Kristina M Sundermann
Counselor, LCPC, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
La Grange, IL 60525
Not accepting new clients
Using somatic therapy, EMDR, art journaling, mindfulness and a deep curiosity we will work together to discover what’s holding you back and how you can let that go to be present in this moment. My approach combines insight oriented work with development of mindful, cognitive, emotional and behavioral skills to address anxiety, addiction, self-esteem, trauma, perfectionism, and a variety of life transitions. Working from this model is extremely helpful for those that desire a deeper understanding of the underlying patterns that effect their daily lives and create challenges for them in a variety of relationships.
Using somatic therapy, EMDR, art journaling, mindfulness and a deep curiosity we will work together to discover what’s holding you back and how you can let that go to be present in this moment. My approach combines insight oriented work with development of mindful, cognitive, emotional and behavioral skills to address anxiety, addiction, self-esteem, trauma, perfectionism, and a variety of life transitions. Working from this model is extremely helpful for those that desire a deeper understanding of the underlying patterns that effect their daily lives and create challenges for them in a variety of relationships.
(773) 432-4307 View (773) 432-4307
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Noel Cordova
Counselor, LCPC, CADC
Verified Verified
North Riverside, IL 60546
I am a bi-lingual (English and Spanish) counselor. I enjoy working with adults and adolescents who are dealing with symptoms related to depression, anxiety, stress related to life changes, and symptoms related to child abuse or trauma. I am also a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. I work well with difficult to engage teens, adults looking to make life changes, adults with substance use issues, and people with issues related to trauma. My style is easy going and non-judgmental but I can also help you work on meeting your goals. I am doing EMDR (trauma treatment) sessions online and in person at this time.
I am a bi-lingual (English and Spanish) counselor. I enjoy working with adults and adolescents who are dealing with symptoms related to depression, anxiety, stress related to life changes, and symptoms related to child abuse or trauma. I am also a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. I work well with difficult to engage teens, adults looking to make life changes, adults with substance use issues, and people with issues related to trauma. My style is easy going and non-judgmental but I can also help you work on meeting your goals. I am doing EMDR (trauma treatment) sessions online and in person at this time.
(708) 290-7291 View (708) 290-7291
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Julie McDevitt- McDevitt- Telehealth
Counselor, LCPC, CSAT, Coach
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oak Brook, IL 60523
Welcome to the first day of change. Seeking help is the first day where change is possible because you are already doing something different, which is acknowledging you need help. 20 years ago I was in your same position. I walked into my first AA where I was ready to get serious about recovery. As of April 2023, I will celebrate 20 years sober and believe in the abstinence model of change. Because it works once you are ready to take back control over your life. Of course, there is always the option to keep digging - but let me tell you, climbing is much more satisfying.
Welcome to the first day of change. Seeking help is the first day where change is possible because you are already doing something different, which is acknowledging you need help. 20 years ago I was in your same position. I walked into my first AA where I was ready to get serious about recovery. As of April 2023, I will celebrate 20 years sober and believe in the abstinence model of change. Because it works once you are ready to take back control over your life. Of course, there is always the option to keep digging - but let me tell you, climbing is much more satisfying.
(630) 755-6260 View (630) 755-6260
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Jimmy Escobar
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, ALMFT, LPC, NCC, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hinsdale, IL 60521
Most clients come into therapy because of their current difficulty resolving a "presenting problem". That problem could be grief. It could be relationship troubles with partners, peers, or parents. It could be tied to substance abuse. Or trauma. Or both. It could be work-related. It could be a million things. Whatever the presenting problem, it tends to give the client physiological and psychological discomfort, which leads to the search for answers and relief, which often leads to counseling.
Most clients come into therapy because of their current difficulty resolving a "presenting problem". That problem could be grief. It could be relationship troubles with partners, peers, or parents. It could be tied to substance abuse. Or trauma. Or both. It could be work-related. It could be a million things. Whatever the presenting problem, it tends to give the client physiological and psychological discomfort, which leads to the search for answers and relief, which often leads to counseling.
(708) 286-5864 View (708) 286-5864
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Interactive Counseling Services, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brookfield, IL 60513
Hey there, I am Diana, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker; I have ten years of experience as a therapist. Chicago-born, bicultural, Spanish-speaking, culturally sensitive, and proud Latina. I treat adults, adolescents, children, first responders, and couples. I specialize in working with those who have experienced complex trauma. I have a safe space for you to unload those stressors when life can get tricky. Let's explore those challenges such as depression, anxiety, unhealthy relationships, anger issues, and self-harm behaviors. Working with me, you will learn tools and techniques to manage depressed mood, stress, and anxiety.
Hey there, I am Diana, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker; I have ten years of experience as a therapist. Chicago-born, bicultural, Spanish-speaking, culturally sensitive, and proud Latina. I treat adults, adolescents, children, first responders, and couples. I specialize in working with those who have experienced complex trauma. I have a safe space for you to unload those stressors when life can get tricky. Let's explore those challenges such as depression, anxiety, unhealthy relationships, anger issues, and self-harm behaviors. Working with me, you will learn tools and techniques to manage depressed mood, stress, and anxiety.
(708) 741-2317 View (708) 741-2317
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Tamara Denton
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, EdD, LCPC, CADC, CAMS, SAP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Maywood, IL 60153
I am Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, as well as a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Certified Anger Management Specialist and Qualified Substance Abuse Professional.
I am Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, as well as a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Certified Anger Management Specialist and Qualified Substance Abuse Professional.
(708) 375-1624 View (708) 375-1624
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Dr. Eleni Malamis
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified Verified
Brookfield, IL 60513
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who has devoted my clinical work to assisting adult individuals with a broad spectrum of concerns. I provide warm and caring support to those struggling with life's challenges. Specifically, I enjoy working with individuals in the following areas: depression, anxiety, substance abuse, life transitions, low self-esteem, communication, and relationship concerns.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who has devoted my clinical work to assisting adult individuals with a broad spectrum of concerns. I provide warm and caring support to those struggling with life's challenges. Specifically, I enjoy working with individuals in the following areas: depression, anxiety, substance abuse, life transitions, low self-esteem, communication, and relationship concerns.
(708) 627-4500 View (708) 627-4500
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Kate Klara
Counselor, LCPC, LLC
Verified Verified
La Grange, IL 60525
It takes courage to seek support, and the rewards of doing so can lead to a lifetime of fulfillment. I understand, have experienced, and can empathize with the emotional challenges life has to offer. Working together, we can cultivate growth by understanding the obstacles that you face and develop solutions that can help you gain control of your life. Ultimately, therapy can guide you to greater self-awareness, self-esteem, and most importantly, a more fulfilling life.
It takes courage to seek support, and the rewards of doing so can lead to a lifetime of fulfillment. I understand, have experienced, and can empathize with the emotional challenges life has to offer. Working together, we can cultivate growth by understanding the obstacles that you face and develop solutions that can help you gain control of your life. Ultimately, therapy can guide you to greater self-awareness, self-esteem, and most importantly, a more fulfilling life.
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Terry L Stagman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
North Riverside, IL 60546
For many years, I have been helping my clients to lead happier and more fulfilling lives. One of my main psychotherapy approaches is cognitive-behavioral therapy, a well-established, efficient and effective form of psychotherapy. It directly targets the patient's thinking, and behavior, patterns that are producing psychological problems, and teaches the patient to change those patterns. In marital and family therapy, I help the parties to communicate better with one another and to reach agreements acceptable to all. If the children have behavior problems, I often help the parents to become more effective disciplinarians.
For many years, I have been helping my clients to lead happier and more fulfilling lives. One of my main psychotherapy approaches is cognitive-behavioral therapy, a well-established, efficient and effective form of psychotherapy. It directly targets the patient's thinking, and behavior, patterns that are producing psychological problems, and teaches the patient to change those patterns. In marital and family therapy, I help the parties to communicate better with one another and to reach agreements acceptable to all. If the children have behavior problems, I often help the parents to become more effective disciplinarians.
(312) 854-2763 View (312) 854-2763

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Alcohol Use Therapists

Are there specific medications for alcohol use?

There are oral medications approved to treat alcohol use disorder—such as disulfiram, acamprosate, and naltrexone, which also comes in an injectable form. These medications do help people reduce their drinking as well as avoid the problem of relapse. Naltrexone helps reduce cravings, disulfiram can make a person feel sick when they drink, and acamprosate may help ease symptoms like poor sleep and anxious feelings.

How do alcohol recovery or rehabilitation programs work?

In inpatient programs, individuals live in a facility with other patients in recovery; in outpatient programs,individuals live at home. These facilities are staffed with healthcare professionals including physicians, nurses, psychologists, counselors, and psychotherapists. Staff can also include people who have recovered themselves, serving as mentors and guides. These programs may use abstinence, harm reduction, detoxification, psychotherapy, and other tools for recovery.

How do 12-step programs combined with psychotherapy work?

Members of 12-step programs help each other reach abstinence and work to maintain it. These programs promote complete change in the individual’s emotional, mental, physical, and even spiritual perspectives. Some programs require that new members attend 90 meetings in 90 days. Many people do attend these programs in conjunction with their work in psychotherapy; the combination of therapy along with 12-step can be extremely effective.

How does harm reduction combined with psychotherapy work?

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, harm reduction prevents death, injury, disease, overdose, and substance misuse. People who choose harm reduction for alcohol use reduce the amount of alcohol they intake. It is not abstinence-based like a 12-step program, but combining harm reduction with psychotherapy proves to be effective for many people.