Alcohol Use Therapists in Wilmette, IL

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Ellen Rieger
Counselor, MA, LCPC, CADC
Verified Verified
Wilmette, IL 60091
Grieving the death of a loved one, the loss of a relationship, a decline in health, or any other life transition can be a lonely, painful, and confusing time. Your friends and family may want you to be "back to normal" but you may feel anything but "normal." I can help you to heal from your losses whether recent or in the past by providing therapeutic counseling in a safe nurturing environment. I worked in hospice for 11 years as a grief therapist. I have seen people not only heal from their losses but find new meaning and hope.
Grieving the death of a loved one, the loss of a relationship, a decline in health, or any other life transition can be a lonely, painful, and confusing time. Your friends and family may want you to be "back to normal" but you may feel anything but "normal." I can help you to heal from your losses whether recent or in the past by providing therapeutic counseling in a safe nurturing environment. I worked in hospice for 11 years as a grief therapist. I have seen people not only heal from their losses but find new meaning and hope.
(847) 920-4762 View (847) 920-4762
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Arlyn Stern LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Wilmette, IL 60091
Depression, anxiety, addictive and compulsive behaviors, relationship conflicts, loneliness, life changes, indecision, performance issues, impulsivity, stress and frustration...We all struggle with something; it is part of the human condition. At times, it is more than we can deal with and manage on our own. I strive to create a comfortable environment for my clients, as we work together to understand what is troubling you and identify the steps you may take toward realizing the life you envision.
Depression, anxiety, addictive and compulsive behaviors, relationship conflicts, loneliness, life changes, indecision, performance issues, impulsivity, stress and frustration...We all struggle with something; it is part of the human condition. At times, it is more than we can deal with and manage on our own. I strive to create a comfortable environment for my clients, as we work together to understand what is troubling you and identify the steps you may take toward realizing the life you envision.
(847) 915-4521 View (847) 915-4521
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Val Newman
Counselor, ATR, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wilmette, IL 60091
Val has woven traditional talk therapy and creative techniques to provide a safe, supportive and non-judgmental space for individuals, youth and families to work through difficult life experiences. They have extensive experience working with youth and families managing the challenges associated with emotional and behavioral problems, domestic violence, sexual assault, mental health concerns, and various traumatic life events. She believes in an empowerment and strength-based approach while fostering an environment that encourages self-acceptance, self-awareness and growth.
Val has woven traditional talk therapy and creative techniques to provide a safe, supportive and non-judgmental space for individuals, youth and families to work through difficult life experiences. They have extensive experience working with youth and families managing the challenges associated with emotional and behavioral problems, domestic violence, sexual assault, mental health concerns, and various traumatic life events. She believes in an empowerment and strength-based approach while fostering an environment that encourages self-acceptance, self-awareness and growth.
(312) 548-1672 View (312) 548-1672
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John K. Schlesinger
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Wilmette, IL 60091
I provide psychological therapy which focuses on the way that people think and behave. My practice specializes in working with children/adolescents and college/post-college adults who have problems adapting to their current life circumstances. Each person brings into treatment all their experiences, both joyous and problematic, which provides a base for the development of individualized goals and objectives.
I provide psychological therapy which focuses on the way that people think and behave. My practice specializes in working with children/adolescents and college/post-college adults who have problems adapting to their current life circumstances. Each person brings into treatment all their experiences, both joyous and problematic, which provides a base for the development of individualized goals and objectives.
(773) 786-9764 View (773) 786-9764
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Jacqueline Duke, PsyD, LLC
Psychologist, MA, PsyD
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Wilmette, IL 60091
Not accepting new clients
I am passionate about providing quality mental health care and a highly personalized experience. I enjoy building long-term, professional relationships with my clients, and to serve as an available resource throughout life's many expected and unexpected transitions. I hope that our therapy can not only reduce your immediate feelings of distress, but also proactively strengthen a foundation for the future. As do your presenting concerns, my work as your doctor goes beyond the time we spend together in the office.
I am passionate about providing quality mental health care and a highly personalized experience. I enjoy building long-term, professional relationships with my clients, and to serve as an available resource throughout life's many expected and unexpected transitions. I hope that our therapy can not only reduce your immediate feelings of distress, but also proactively strengthen a foundation for the future. As do your presenting concerns, my work as your doctor goes beyond the time we spend together in the office.
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Harvey Kelber
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wilmette, IL 60091
Hello. I have had a practice covering Chicago and the North and Northwest suburbs for 40 years. I am considered a master in my field by many peers. I am a warm, loving, and caring person. I bring those qualities to every person who seeks my services. I do brief and long term deep therapy based on what my clients are looking to accomplish.
Hello. I have had a practice covering Chicago and the North and Northwest suburbs for 40 years. I am considered a master in my field by many peers. I am a warm, loving, and caring person. I bring those qualities to every person who seeks my services. I do brief and long term deep therapy based on what my clients are looking to accomplish.
(847) 744-9075 View (847) 744-9075
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Steve Schreiner
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Wilmette, IL 60091
Steve Schreiner is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Illinois who has been practicing since 2008. He has a BS in Education from De Paul University and an MA in Counselor Education from Northeastern Illinois University. Steve helps his clients by assisting them in identifying goals, as well as potential solutions to problems which cause emotional turmoil. Steve seeks to improve communication and teaches practical coping mechanisms which can help the client immediately to deal with their specific symptoms. Steve promotes behavioral change and optimal mental health.
Steve Schreiner is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Illinois who has been practicing since 2008. He has a BS in Education from De Paul University and an MA in Counselor Education from Northeastern Illinois University. Steve helps his clients by assisting them in identifying goals, as well as potential solutions to problems which cause emotional turmoil. Steve seeks to improve communication and teaches practical coping mechanisms which can help the client immediately to deal with their specific symptoms. Steve promotes behavioral change and optimal mental health.
(224) 298-8421 View (224) 298-8421
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Antoinette Senjanovich
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Wilmette, IL 60091
Antoinette Senjanovich is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois who has been practicing since 2017. She has a Master of Social Work from Loyola University Chicago. Antoinette offers a comfortable, affirmative safe space for exploration and growth. Change can be scary and often we don't know where to start. Antoinette guides clients through identifying where they want to go, and the steps needed to get there. She has experience working with complex presentations including PTSD/CPTSD, eating disorders, borderline personality disorder, amongst others, and she truly believes in everyone's ability to heal.
Antoinette Senjanovich is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois who has been practicing since 2017. She has a Master of Social Work from Loyola University Chicago. Antoinette offers a comfortable, affirmative safe space for exploration and growth. Change can be scary and often we don't know where to start. Antoinette guides clients through identifying where they want to go, and the steps needed to get there. She has experience working with complex presentations including PTSD/CPTSD, eating disorders, borderline personality disorder, amongst others, and she truly believes in everyone's ability to heal.
(847) 534-5497 View (847) 534-5497
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Ed Rhodes
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Wilmette, IL 60091
Stories have always fascinated me. They have the power to move us emotionally, to educate and instruct, to entertain us, and to cultivate true compassion and empathy through the act of sharing a story with another. They are also a powerful vehicle for how we perceive, interpret, define and live our lives, yet sometimes it can be easy to forget that we can be the authors of our story, not just a character proceeding along some previously determined narrative.
Stories have always fascinated me. They have the power to move us emotionally, to educate and instruct, to entertain us, and to cultivate true compassion and empathy through the act of sharing a story with another. They are also a powerful vehicle for how we perceive, interpret, define and live our lives, yet sometimes it can be easy to forget that we can be the authors of our story, not just a character proceeding along some previously determined narrative.
(312) 313-0272 View (312) 313-0272
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Layla Byrnes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
Wilmette, IL 60091
Layla Byrnes is a compassionate Licensed Social Worker based in Illinois, bringing a wealth of experience and a unique perspective to her practice. With a journey that began in Philosophy, Layla holds a Bachelor of Arts and furthered her education with a Master of Social Work and a Master of Arts in Public Policy. Since obtaining her license in 2018, Layla has dedicated herself to creating a safe and inclusive space for individuals seeking growth, self-discovery, and authentic connections. Layla is proud to declare her practice as Queer- and Kink-friendly, fostering an environment that embraces diversity .
Layla Byrnes is a compassionate Licensed Social Worker based in Illinois, bringing a wealth of experience and a unique perspective to her practice. With a journey that began in Philosophy, Layla holds a Bachelor of Arts and furthered her education with a Master of Social Work and a Master of Arts in Public Policy. Since obtaining her license in 2018, Layla has dedicated herself to creating a safe and inclusive space for individuals seeking growth, self-discovery, and authentic connections. Layla is proud to declare her practice as Queer- and Kink-friendly, fostering an environment that embraces diversity .
(224) 219-0428 View (224) 219-0428
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Jennifer Gray
Counselor, MA, LCPC, CADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wilmette, IL 60091
Now offering Telehealth! Are you unhappy in your life, or in your relationship with a partner, child, family member, or friend? Are you struggling with a challenging life transition, an unfulfilling job or with issues related to your personal identity? Are you feeling overwhelmed or stressed, or experiencing depression, anxiety, drug or alcohol problems? Are you are ready to make some positive changes in your life? Let me help you to reimagine and create the life that you want, to break out of old, negative patterns, and find peace, balance, meaning and value in your life.
Now offering Telehealth! Are you unhappy in your life, or in your relationship with a partner, child, family member, or friend? Are you struggling with a challenging life transition, an unfulfilling job or with issues related to your personal identity? Are you feeling overwhelmed or stressed, or experiencing depression, anxiety, drug or alcohol problems? Are you are ready to make some positive changes in your life? Let me help you to reimagine and create the life that you want, to break out of old, negative patterns, and find peace, balance, meaning and value in your life.
(312) 697-1653 View (312) 697-1653
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June Coaxum
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
Wilmette, IL 60091
June Coaxum, LSW, believes in a holistic approach to therapy and healing. She provides tools to help guide anyone that may feel stagnant or need emotional support. June loves working with her clients from a strength-based perspective. This perspective sees people as resilient when faced with adversity. She believes in creating a safe environment for clients to recognize and express those strengths. June works with many populations struggling with Depression, Anxiety, Addiction, Trauma, schizophrenia, death and dying. She also has experience with Family Therapy and working with the L. G. B. T. Q. I. A. community.
June Coaxum, LSW, believes in a holistic approach to therapy and healing. She provides tools to help guide anyone that may feel stagnant or need emotional support. June loves working with her clients from a strength-based perspective. This perspective sees people as resilient when faced with adversity. She believes in creating a safe environment for clients to recognize and express those strengths. June works with many populations struggling with Depression, Anxiety, Addiction, Trauma, schizophrenia, death and dying. She also has experience with Family Therapy and working with the L. G. B. T. Q. I. A. community.
(224) 279-6865 View (224) 279-6865
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Christopher Nora
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wilmette, IL 60091
I am a firm believer that the success of a therapeutic relationship can be determined within the first two sessions. A strong alliance between the practitioner and client is essential for the success of treatment. As such, I place a strong emphasis on creating an environment that fosters comfortable conversation, safety, and openness between us as partners in the therapeutic process. By doing so, and allowing conversation to flow naturally, I believe that a more authentic alliance can begin to develop. I adhere mainly to cognitive behavioral theory to serve as the backbone for the therapeutic techniques that I employ.
I am a firm believer that the success of a therapeutic relationship can be determined within the first two sessions. A strong alliance between the practitioner and client is essential for the success of treatment. As such, I place a strong emphasis on creating an environment that fosters comfortable conversation, safety, and openness between us as partners in the therapeutic process. By doing so, and allowing conversation to flow naturally, I believe that a more authentic alliance can begin to develop. I adhere mainly to cognitive behavioral theory to serve as the backbone for the therapeutic techniques that I employ.
(312) 313-8416 View (312) 313-8416
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Lonny Levin
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Wilmette, IL 60091
Lonny Levin is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Illinois. He has a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Northeastern Illinois University. Lonny approaches every client with warmth, empathy, compassion, and without judgment. He firmly believes in working collaboratively with clients to help find the style of therapy that works best for their personality. Lonny strives to provide a space where a person can feel safe to be their true self and trust him to help guide them through their struggles and successes.
Lonny Levin is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Illinois. He has a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Northeastern Illinois University. Lonny approaches every client with warmth, empathy, compassion, and without judgment. He firmly believes in working collaboratively with clients to help find the style of therapy that works best for their personality. Lonny strives to provide a space where a person can feel safe to be their true self and trust him to help guide them through their struggles and successes.
(847) 649-6811 View (847) 649-6811
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Cate Grund
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW
Verified Verified
Wilmette, IL 60091
Change is hard. But change is necessary when we find ourselves in situations where we feel sad, anxious, angry or stuck. My ultimate goal as a therapist is to help you develop more options in life -- to help you realize your potential in love, work and play. This involves the development of new ways of thinking, feeling and behaving. I will be your collaborator in this process. I will strive to create a safe, empathic and non-judgmental environment that will allow you to identify and explore your current struggles. Working together, change is possible.
Change is hard. But change is necessary when we find ourselves in situations where we feel sad, anxious, angry or stuck. My ultimate goal as a therapist is to help you develop more options in life -- to help you realize your potential in love, work and play. This involves the development of new ways of thinking, feeling and behaving. I will be your collaborator in this process. I will strive to create a safe, empathic and non-judgmental environment that will allow you to identify and explore your current struggles. Working together, change is possible.
(847) 492-8232 View (847) 492-8232
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Thomas Arthur Ross
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CADC
Verified Verified
Wilmette, IL 60091
Approximately 50% of my clients have an addiction or are friends/family of an addicted individual. I am able to help you assess the addiction, understand how it is affecting you and your family, and help you develop a plan for recovery. If you are already in recovery, your counseling can further help you understand any underlying issues that may contribute to or drive the compulsions. This may include such things as anxiety, depression, life stressors, trauma, to name a few. I have a positive approach that focuses on strengths and success, building on those assets, more than pathology.
Approximately 50% of my clients have an addiction or are friends/family of an addicted individual. I am able to help you assess the addiction, understand how it is affecting you and your family, and help you develop a plan for recovery. If you are already in recovery, your counseling can further help you understand any underlying issues that may contribute to or drive the compulsions. This may include such things as anxiety, depression, life stressors, trauma, to name a few. I have a positive approach that focuses on strengths and success, building on those assets, more than pathology.
(847) 416-0813 View (847) 416-0813
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Insight Therapeutics, Inc.
Counselor, MS, Ed, NCC, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wilmette, IL 60091
I utilize a combination of somatically-focused, cognitive, and psychodynamic approaches to assist you in understanding your concerns. I'd love to help you address current changes you'd like to make, but also address underlying concerns so that current struggles are less likely to resurface. I specialize in tailoring treatments in developmentally attuned ways. With adults I assist clients in understanding how their life journeys have led them to their present concerns, and work on uncovering and undoing patterns you may find less effective.
I utilize a combination of somatically-focused, cognitive, and psychodynamic approaches to assist you in understanding your concerns. I'd love to help you address current changes you'd like to make, but also address underlying concerns so that current struggles are less likely to resurface. I specialize in tailoring treatments in developmentally attuned ways. With adults I assist clients in understanding how their life journeys have led them to their present concerns, and work on uncovering and undoing patterns you may find less effective.
(847) 800-9347 View (847) 800-9347
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Carol R Cann
Counselor, MA, LCPC, CADC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Wilmette, IL 60091
You've been feeling distressed. Maybe it's because you're concerned that an important relationship grows more conflicted or distant no matter what you've tried. Maybe it's because you're wrestling with thoughts, feelings, or behaviors that interfere with your everyday life. Finding a good match for therapy is essential to your success; you want someone who will be a knowledgeable, caring guide. Working with your personal strengths, I will join with you to find the solutions you need. Asking for feedback, listening empathically, and answering your questions are ways I collaborate with you from the beginning.
You've been feeling distressed. Maybe it's because you're concerned that an important relationship grows more conflicted or distant no matter what you've tried. Maybe it's because you're wrestling with thoughts, feelings, or behaviors that interfere with your everyday life. Finding a good match for therapy is essential to your success; you want someone who will be a knowledgeable, caring guide. Working with your personal strengths, I will join with you to find the solutions you need. Asking for feedback, listening empathically, and answering your questions are ways I collaborate with you from the beginning.
(847) 752-9040 View (847) 752-9040
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Mara Schieber
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC
Verified Verified
Wilmette, IL 60091
I specialize in working with individuals with eating disorders and addictions. I believe entering into a therapeutic relationship requires courage and just enough hope and willingness to begin. You've been turning to a substance: whether it's alcohol, other drugs, compulsive eating, starving, bulimia, however it's not working. A part of you wants to stop but you not in control, you have lost the power of choice. Profound shame accompanies these illnesses and this shame interferes with asking for help. Addictions/eating disorders robs a person of all they value, asking for help is vital, we cannot recover alone.
I specialize in working with individuals with eating disorders and addictions. I believe entering into a therapeutic relationship requires courage and just enough hope and willingness to begin. You've been turning to a substance: whether it's alcohol, other drugs, compulsive eating, starving, bulimia, however it's not working. A part of you wants to stop but you not in control, you have lost the power of choice. Profound shame accompanies these illnesses and this shame interferes with asking for help. Addictions/eating disorders robs a person of all they value, asking for help is vital, we cannot recover alone.
(773) 863-3302 View (773) 863-3302
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Mark Pletcher
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Wilmette, IL 60091
People often search for a therapist when they feel like they've tried everything and it's just not working well enough. It can be hard to see a situation clearly when you've been immersed in it for so long. I help people to take a step back, so they can see things more objectively. Through psychotherapy, people can find internal strength and resources they didn't know were there. They can then start to see new perspectives, both of themselves and their situations, and can begin to make changes.
People often search for a therapist when they feel like they've tried everything and it's just not working well enough. It can be hard to see a situation clearly when you've been immersed in it for so long. I help people to take a step back, so they can see things more objectively. Through psychotherapy, people can find internal strength and resources they didn't know were there. They can then start to see new perspectives, both of themselves and their situations, and can begin to make changes.
(847) 629-0487 View (847) 629-0487
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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.