Alcohol Use Therapists in Western Springs, IL

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Anjelica Joy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Western Springs, IL 60558
Anjelica Joy, LCPC, creates a safe and comfortable space for clients to find their strengths during challenging times. By highlighting these strengths while increasing personal awareness, she guides clients on their journey and helps them become the people they want to be. Anjelica earned a BS from Purdue University and an MA from Valparaiso University. Her experience includes counseling adolescents, teens, and adults in residential, inpatient, and outpatient community health settings. She also served as a phone volunteer helping callers in a variety of crisis situations.
Anjelica Joy, LCPC, creates a safe and comfortable space for clients to find their strengths during challenging times. By highlighting these strengths while increasing personal awareness, she guides clients on their journey and helps them become the people they want to be. Anjelica earned a BS from Purdue University and an MA from Valparaiso University. Her experience includes counseling adolescents, teens, and adults in residential, inpatient, and outpatient community health settings. She also served as a phone volunteer helping callers in a variety of crisis situations.
(708) 634-5765 View (708) 634-5765
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Sarah Lesniak
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Western Springs, IL 60558
Sarah Lesniak, LSW, looks at the therapeutic process as a collaborative relationship. She meets clients halfway if they are willing to meet her halfway. Sarah treats clients as people and not their disorders, and she strives to provide a safe, comfortable place for them to open up. Sarah earned an MSW from University of St. Francis and has extensive experience working with adolescents and adults struggling with eating disorders, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, and PTSD. She currently treats clients age 9 and up.
Sarah Lesniak, LSW, looks at the therapeutic process as a collaborative relationship. She meets clients halfway if they are willing to meet her halfway. Sarah treats clients as people and not their disorders, and she strives to provide a safe, comfortable place for them to open up. Sarah earned an MSW from University of St. Francis and has extensive experience working with adolescents and adults struggling with eating disorders, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, and PTSD. She currently treats clients age 9 and up.
(708) 726-6577 View (708) 726-6577
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Cory Grad
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Western Springs, IL 60558
Cory Grad is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois with five years of experience. He has a Bachelor of Arts in English from Loyola University and a Master of Social Work from Aurora University. Cory believes the mind can be a paradise or a prison, depending on the direction we steer it. He feels the meeting between client and therapist is a sacred time in which both parties work collaboratively to help the client heal, learn, and grow. By the time treatment concludes, the client is not “fixed” but rather, returning to the flow of life.
Cory Grad is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois with five years of experience. He has a Bachelor of Arts in English from Loyola University and a Master of Social Work from Aurora University. Cory believes the mind can be a paradise or a prison, depending on the direction we steer it. He feels the meeting between client and therapist is a sacred time in which both parties work collaboratively to help the client heal, learn, and grow. By the time treatment concludes, the client is not “fixed” but rather, returning to the flow of life.
(708) 556-2811 View (708) 556-2811
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Dr. Eleni Malamis
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified Verified
Western Springs, IL 60558
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who offers professional yet warm and caring help to those struggling with life's challenges. I have devoted my clinical work to assisting adult individuals with a broad spectrum of concerns. 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 offers professional yet warm and caring help to those struggling with life's challenges. I have devoted my clinical work to assisting adult individuals with a broad spectrum of concerns. Specifically, I enjoy working with individuals in the following areas: depression, anxiety, substance abuse, life transitions, low self-esteem, communication, and relationship concerns.
(630) 354-0981 View (630) 354-0981
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Nadja Buskirk
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, CADC
Verified Verified
Western Springs, IL 60558
I am a licensed clinical counselor who is very passionate about helping others. My clinical areas of expertise include depression, anxiety, low-self esteem, substance abuse, addiction, life transitions, grief, and trauma. I'm here to help you meet your therapy goals by providing you with the necessary tools and skills to promote the change & growth you're looking for. Our relationship is based on collaboration and trust. I provide a comfortable environment that will help you feel safe, heard, and understood.
I am a licensed clinical counselor who is very passionate about helping others. My clinical areas of expertise include depression, anxiety, low-self esteem, substance abuse, addiction, life transitions, grief, and trauma. I'm here to help you meet your therapy goals by providing you with the necessary tools and skills to promote the change & growth you're looking for. Our relationship is based on collaboration and trust. I provide a comfortable environment that will help you feel safe, heard, and understood.
(847) 474-9254 View (847) 474-9254
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Alison Thayer
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Western Springs, IL 60558
Not accepting new clients
Welcome to taking the next step into feeling better. If you struggle with feeling not good enough or down, or general stress and not able to manage life's challenges, I would love to help reboot your lifestyle and find healthier ways to become who you really are. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who has worked with adults, adolescents, children and couples since 1998. Through my own journey, I have worked in high demand positions where I struggled to maintain balance. Today, I am honored to counsel and support those that are considering making improvements in their lives.
Welcome to taking the next step into feeling better. If you struggle with feeling not good enough or down, or general stress and not able to manage life's challenges, I would love to help reboot your lifestyle and find healthier ways to become who you really are. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who has worked with adults, adolescents, children and couples since 1998. Through my own journey, I have worked in high demand positions where I struggled to maintain balance. Today, I am honored to counsel and support those that are considering making improvements in their lives.
(312) 800-1702 View (312) 800-1702
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Mary E Lentine
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Western Springs, IL 60558
With over 30 years experience, I have worked with children, adults, families, and couples. I value trust and empathy in the therapy relationship. I value conveying the sense of hope for change and wellness. I have extensive training in the psychodynamic process, CBT, and substance use disorders. I also am trauma informed. I am passionate and enthusiastic about my work with clients. I incorporate a client's strengths rather than just "problems" when talking with clients. I work with clients of all ages, ethnicity, cultures, religious backgrounds, and gender identity.
With over 30 years experience, I have worked with children, adults, families, and couples. I value trust and empathy in the therapy relationship. I value conveying the sense of hope for change and wellness. I have extensive training in the psychodynamic process, CBT, and substance use disorders. I also am trauma informed. I am passionate and enthusiastic about my work with clients. I incorporate a client's strengths rather than just "problems" when talking with clients. I work with clients of all ages, ethnicity, cultures, religious backgrounds, and gender identity.
(224) 435-4217 View (224) 435-4217
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Kary Ream
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Western Springs, IL 60558  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
“The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness." - Abraham Maslow
“The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness." - Abraham Maslow
(708) 818-6922 View (708) 818-6922
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Dr. Eleni Malamis
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified Verified
Western Springs, IL 60558
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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RelationshipStore Counseling & Coaching Center
Verified Verified
Western Springs, IL 60558
With empathy as our compass and expertise as our tool, we walk alongside you, empowering you to reclaim your joy, rebuild your relationships, and rediscover the resilience within. RelationshipStore provides compassionate, result-oriented guidance to create positive life change, heal trauma, depression & anxiety. We will support and guide you on your path to self confidence, improved communication and a happier tomorrow. Our licensed Counselors & Social Workers assist with all areas of your life.
With empathy as our compass and expertise as our tool, we walk alongside you, empowering you to reclaim your joy, rebuild your relationships, and rediscover the resilience within. RelationshipStore provides compassionate, result-oriented guidance to create positive life change, heal trauma, depression & anxiety. We will support and guide you on your path to self confidence, improved communication and a happier tomorrow. Our licensed Counselors & Social Workers assist with all areas of your life.
(630) 884-5593 View (630) 884-5593

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Kenneth J Stanek
Counselor, PhD, LCPC
Verified Verified
La Grange, IL 60525
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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Jenifer Zagal
Counselor, LCPC, CADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oak Brook, IL 60521
Life can be complicated, difficult, and sometimes unexpected. Let’s agree that life is “messy.” Therapy can be a powerful tool and experience that can help you through those challenging times. Some of that “messiness” might look like issues in relationships or difficulties at home or work. You may also be feeling lonely, stuck, unmotivated, and overwhelmed.
Life can be complicated, difficult, and sometimes unexpected. Let’s agree that life is “messy.” Therapy can be a powerful tool and experience that can help you through those challenging times. Some of that “messiness” might look like issues in relationships or difficulties at home or work. You may also be feeling lonely, stuck, unmotivated, and overwhelmed.
(708) 419-3895 View (708) 419-3895
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Mark Farrell O'Brien - Helping Men To Thrive In Life
Counselor, MS, LCPC, CADC
Verified Verified
Hinsdale, IL 60521  (Online Only)
I help men aged 18-35 who are feeling overwhelmed, stressed, or lonely. If you’re turning to alcohol or drugs, work, or other unhealthy outlets to “take your mind off things,” you don't have to navigate this struggle alone. I support men to address the issues impacting school, work, or relationships, leading to improved mood, social connections, and goal achievement.
I help men aged 18-35 who are feeling overwhelmed, stressed, or lonely. If you’re turning to alcohol or drugs, work, or other unhealthy outlets to “take your mind off things,” you don't have to navigate this struggle alone. I support men to address the issues impacting school, work, or relationships, leading to improved mood, social connections, and goal achievement.
(630) 381-6996 View (630) 381-6996
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Julie McDevitt- McDevitt- Telehealth
Counselor, LCPC, CSAT, Coach
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oak Brook, IL 60521
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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James R. Matter
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Hinsdale, IL 60521
I enjoy working with pre-teens, adolescents, adults, and couples who face diverse challenges. I seek to provide a collaborative and caring environment for processing difficult life events. I encourage individuals to develop healthy ways of caring for themselves as they develop acceptance and greater ownership of their life story.
I enjoy working with pre-teens, adolescents, adults, and couples who face diverse challenges. I seek to provide a collaborative and caring environment for processing difficult life events. I encourage individuals to develop healthy ways of caring for themselves as they develop acceptance and greater ownership of their life story.
(630) 426-3830 View (630) 426-3830
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Daniel Ference, MA LCPC
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
La Grange, IL 60525
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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Home Psych Services, P.C.
PsyD
Verified Verified
Hinsdale, IL 60521
Home Psych Services, P.C. is perfectly suited for clients looking for integrated behavioral healthcare where they can receive counseling, neuropsychological testing, and psychotropic medication management all under one roof with seamless coordination of care. Our ideal client is looking for a provider who will serve as a partner in change - respecting their unique goals and providing expert guidance to achieve these goals. Our clients appreciate that we use evidence-based treatment protocols and respect and honor diversity in our clients.
Home Psych Services, P.C. is perfectly suited for clients looking for integrated behavioral healthcare where they can receive counseling, neuropsychological testing, and psychotropic medication management all under one roof with seamless coordination of care. Our ideal client is looking for a provider who will serve as a partner in change - respecting their unique goals and providing expert guidance to achieve these goals. Our clients appreciate that we use evidence-based treatment protocols and respect and honor diversity in our clients.
(847) 512-7069 View (847) 512-7069
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Guy E Oberrwise
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Oak Brook, IL 60521
I have extensive clinical experience in treating adolescents, adults, families and couples. I specialize in the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders, eating disorders and substance abuse. I improve my patient's lives by implementing evidenced-based treatment approaches such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Cognitive Behavior Therapy in combination with a supportive, skill based approach to decrease symptoms and provide a brighter future for their lives. I also provide Exposure Response Prevention Therapy for OCD and am certified to treat Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors such as hair pulling, skin picking, and nail biting.
I have extensive clinical experience in treating adolescents, adults, families and couples. I specialize in the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders, eating disorders and substance abuse. I improve my patient's lives by implementing evidenced-based treatment approaches such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Cognitive Behavior Therapy in combination with a supportive, skill based approach to decrease symptoms and provide a brighter future for their lives. I also provide Exposure Response Prevention Therapy for OCD and am certified to treat Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors such as hair pulling, skin picking, and nail biting.
(708) 512-7278 View (708) 512-7278
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Nelmar Health Centers
Psychologist, BS, MA, PsyD
Verified Verified
Hinsdale, IL 60521
The current healthcare industry has failed many people living with chronic physical and mental health diseases. People are faced with a large push for psychiatric medication, misdiagnosis, and ​a one-dimensional approach to treatment. ​It is time for a more holistic, whole-body solution to people’s health. This is the pledge that Nelmar Health Centers have made. No matter what you are struggling with, Nelmar Health Centers can help you live a happier and healthier life. We offer comprehensive diagnostic measures, counseling, Neurotherapy, cognitive rehabilitation, dietary and herb management, yoga, and meditation under one roof.
The current healthcare industry has failed many people living with chronic physical and mental health diseases. People are faced with a large push for psychiatric medication, misdiagnosis, and ​a one-dimensional approach to treatment. ​It is time for a more holistic, whole-body solution to people’s health. This is the pledge that Nelmar Health Centers have made. No matter what you are struggling with, Nelmar Health Centers can help you live a happier and healthier life. We offer comprehensive diagnostic measures, counseling, Neurotherapy, cognitive rehabilitation, dietary and herb management, yoga, and meditation under one roof.
(630) 793-6483 View (630) 793-6483
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Madeline Malabanan
Counselor, MA, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Hinsdale, IL 60521
Often times we look back on our past with disdain and dwell on “what ifs” and fall into second-guessing ourselves. In my work with you, we will focus on how you can accept and make peace with your past, while also learning from past situations. I believe that everyone has a story to tell and can learn to embrace their past as a stepping stone for a brighter tomorrow. My goal is to create an open and safe environment where you can: raise your concerns, fears and needs; become more accepting of yourself; clarify your goals; and determine how you can work to achieve your goals and resolve current challenges.
Often times we look back on our past with disdain and dwell on “what ifs” and fall into second-guessing ourselves. In my work with you, we will focus on how you can accept and make peace with your past, while also learning from past situations. I believe that everyone has a story to tell and can learn to embrace their past as a stepping stone for a brighter tomorrow. My goal is to create an open and safe environment where you can: raise your concerns, fears and needs; become more accepting of yourself; clarify your goals; and determine how you can work to achieve your goals and resolve current challenges.
(331) 244-7842 View (331) 244-7842

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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.