Mindfulness-Based (MBCT) Therapists in Wilmette, IL

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Tricia Louise Nolan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Tricia facilitated (MBSR) Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction group for staff at Arden Shore and youth living at the residential facility.
Tricia uses a holistic approach to healing and has extensive training in many different modalities including Reiki, IET (Integrative Energy Therapy), Yoga/Meditation, EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) and mindfulness training. In using the Contextual Change Model, she incorporates these various modalities depending on the needs of the client. She approaches the therapeutic relationship in a collaborative way, focusing on the client’s strengths, helping the client to deepen agency and self-awareness, emphasizing compassion and empathy throughout treatment. Tricia is currently teaching yoga/meditation at her home in Wilmette.
(224) 808-4973
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Laura Doyle
Counselor, LCPC, NCC, MA, CAMS-II
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Effective and evidence based counseling has included CBT, EMDR, anger management, CEN, and mindfulness to address depression, anxiety, trauma, and grief in all ages.
I sincerely believe that an empathetic, respectful therapeutic relationship can benefit anyone at any age. In a warm, friendly, non-judgmental atmosphere, I will listen thoughtfully to your unique concerns and together we will create treatment goals. I can help you contemplate areas of strength and weakness in order to foster growth, gain personal empowerment, and create positive change in your life. As a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, I am experienced in working with individuals and couples, interested in working with adolescents, adults, and seniors.
(847) 752-5292
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Wilmette, IL 60091
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Kannan Vinaitheerthan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I use cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical-behavioral therapy, mindfulness and a collaborative problem solving approach.
Hi there, my name is Kannan Vinaitheerthan. I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker typically practicing in Wilmette, Illinois and currently providing therapy virtually as well as outdoors weather permitting. I work with children, adolescents and adults and provide individual and family therapy. I have experience working with those who are struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, school-related problems and more.
(630) 445-0537
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Wilmette, IL 60091
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Charlotte Royal Walker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Drawing on 15 years of expertise, I use mind/ body integrative techniques including cognitive behavioral therapy, positive psychology, gentle humor and mindfulness based practices such as hypnotherapy, guided imagery and relaxation breathing.
My approach to therapy is centered on the belief that everyone has inherent strengths and wisdom. Working together in our sessions, we will explore a path to meaningful insights into your life. In the process, you will learn new skills that will allow you to bring about thoughtful, positive changes.
(224) 408-5262
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Wilmette, IL 60091
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Barbara Weiner
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
I am a practitioner of meditation and can integrate mindfulness into our work.
I work with adults from college through retirement who are experiencing anxiety, depression, loss and grief, career and life transitions, and other stressors. I am a warm, inspiring presence ready to partner with you with a style that is both intuitive and solution focused. I am client centered and can help you clarify issues; work through long-standing problems; develop strategies for living with more fulfillment; become a more effective communicator, and less self-critical. I also work with clients experiencing unexplained infertility, hoarding disorder, and chronic insomnia. I currently do telephone or video sessions.
(224) 757-0255
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Wilmette, IL 60091
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Edward Kuras
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
I specialize in the use of mindfulness to help clients learn how to thrive in spite of undesirable emotions.
Clients come to therapy wanting to make change in their lives and as challenging as it can be, clients who do well with me engage in fearless personal exploration using curiosity to drive their progress towards their preferred future. Clients who are interested in a holistic approach to mental health including sleep and nutrition and an openness to multiple viewpoints of healing and health will be engaged with my style. I also believe that clients don't want to be in therapy forever, nor should they be, so I aim to provide clients with firm internal processes and awareness they can use throughout the lifespan.
(224) 337-5734
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Wilmette, IL 60091
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Rachel H Prendergast
Counselor, MA, ATR, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I utilize traditional talk therapy and may integrate art therapy, relaxation, and mindfulness techniques.
"Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try..." If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, or having difficulties in your interpersonal relationships I offer more than 30 years of clinical experience and a creative therapeutic approach. My goal is to treat each individual based on the whole person, rather than simply a diagnosis or label. I employ a holistic and less threatening approach to working through challenges. You will have the opportunity to focus on areas of strength to foster growth, gain personal empowerment, and create life shifts.
(847) 416-0230
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Wilmette, IL 60091
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Mary Lynn Meyers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I enjoy working with families and individuals on relationship, parenting and family issues by developing an open and collaborative relationship with clients. It is my belief that we all can feel frustrated at times and seeking help in therapy is a positive choice toward managing our stress better and ultimately improving our health. I use a combination of approaches including family systems theory, mindfulness practice, positive psychology and, when appropriate, humor to help coach clients to begin to observe the patterns of behavior that are challenging them and make thoughtful choices about what they would like to change.
(847) 416-1829
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Wilmette, IL 60091
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Karen R. Chroniak
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Compassion. Insight. Empowerment. I'm committed to blending clinical expertise with warmth and respect for each client's wisdom, to create a healing, growthful partnership. A hallmark of my approach is cultivating mindfulness : nonjudgmental, moment by moment awareness that promotes living more fully, less reactively, and making better use of one's resources. Whether addressing depression, anxiety, stress, past trauma or current relationships, I begin by creating a space of acceptance. Here, we cultivate insight: the ability to observe accurately, think clearly, and choose wisely. Together, we explore options, drawn from clinical scholarship, collective wisdom, and clients' evolving self-awareness.
(773) 219-0428
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Wilmette, IL 60091
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Ed Rhodes
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
8 Endorsed
Verified
8 Endorsed
My areas of expertise include treatment of anxiety and stress disorders including reactions to trauma, unipolar and bipolar mood disorders, substance abuse (abstinence-focused, Harm Reduction and SMART Recovery), mindfulness , existential concerns, relational and identity issues, and creating a safe and confidential space within which to explore personally meaningful issues.
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
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Wilmette, IL 60091
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Kyle McGuinness
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
Verified
My integrative therapeutic approach emphasizes empathic receptiveness and mindful observance. I strive to create a safe and productive environment with patients generating a strong therapeutic alliance. My goal is to utilize my patient’s strengths and weaknesses to assist them in generating a healthy well-being and reaching the identified therapeutic goals and expectations. I exercise a variety of perspectives through which patients will gain mindfulness , the ability to empower oneself and self-acceptance in their identity. Emphasis is given to maintaining changes so they exist long term.
(224) 249-5896
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Mary l Best
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Verified
My mission is to create a nurturing environment utilizing traditional therapies with mindfulness -based practices.
My clinical work emphasizes the whole person by integrating the neurobiological, psychological, physical, social and spiritual aspects of life. My practice focuses on helping clients achieve a more centered, balanced life by giving them the tools needed to grow within life's challenges. I work with adults struggling with everyday life difficulties in relationships, depression, anxiety, unresolved issues from the past, trauma, loss and grief; couples who are working to improve their relationship skills in areas of communication, anger management, trust and intimacy; families challenged by the transitions, losses and letting goes unique to each family's life cycle.
(847) 892-1373
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Michelle Kane
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, Coach
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
As a previous Clinical Program Fellow at the Family Institute at Northwestern University, I specialized in Mindfulness and Behavior Therapies, balancing a combination of acceptance and change.
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I am extensively trained to work with individuals of every age and stage of development, along with additional specialized training for couples and families. I apply a systemic perspective and strength-based and resilience approach with clients, while blending evidence-based theory into practice. I work with life stage transitions, marital satisfaction and intimacy issues, high conflict, anxiety, depression, divorced or remarried or blended families, anger management, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, multi-cultural communication, stress management, family of origin issues, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), trauma, spiritual development, and work/life balance.
(619) 438-0527
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Martin McCarthy Jr.
Psychologist
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
In addition to CBT and DBT, I include mindfulness , social networking, and positive psychology concepts in my practice.
All of us -- women and men, young and old, poor, middle class and upscale folks, minorities and majorities -- have to deal with complexity. As a therapist I help heal hurts from the past, assist clients in managing present challenges, and work collaboratively to create more satisfying future lives. The people who see me for individual, couples and family therapy represent a culturally diverse group. Their difficulties range from anxiety and depression, to stress disorders, OCD/OCPD, relationship problems, employment issues, and bereavement. Many of these women and men report quick progress in better managing their personal, family, academic, and work lives.
(847) 562-5895
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Stephanie Evans
Counselor, MA, NCC, LCPC
Verified
Verified
I draw on a variety of mindfulness techniques learned from my years as a Naprapath and therapist.
If you are ready to find ways to be your truest self, move through your grief, anxiety, trauma or depressive symptoms either long held or recent, I may be a good fit for you. As a former Naprapath, now therapist, my understanding of the connection between the mind and body has proved powerful to clients trying to understand the inner relationship between these two parts of ourselves. I often hear words like, 'stuck,' 'numb,' 'confused,' 'alone,' 'outsider.' Trying to put words to what ones experience is can be daunting at best. Giving voice to experiences is transforming.
(773) 669-6926
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Rebecca J Strauss
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Though my therapeutic style is primarily insight-oriented, I have extensive training in dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) and mindfulness practices to support your ability to thrive.
Many of my clients present really well, seem completely put together, and their problems are not immediately apparent to others. Regardless, they have a sense that something is missing or something needs to change. I don't practice from a distance; I bring my whole self into the room in a warm, honest, and supportive way. Whether our engagement is brief and focused, or long-term and in-depth, together we'll identify what gets in the way of your happiness and work collaboratively to achieve your goals.
(224) 993-2316
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Stephan Romm
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I use mindfulness techniques and cognitive-behavioral approaches in working with patients. That being said, every person is unique and treatment should not be "one size fits all". I believe that it's vitally important that treatment techniques are tailored to the individual patient and the problems he or she wants to work on. I have extensive experience treating patients with a variety of anxiety disorders, depression and mood disorders, adult ADD, adjustment disorders and stress related problems. The core of my approach is to help people unleash their own inner motivation for change. I work with adults and teens.
(847) 565-3171
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Rachel Levitsky
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am a licensed clinical social worker who has provided counseling and therapy to children, adults, couples and families for over 20 years. My approach is psychodynamic, meaning I utilize whatever style I feel would be most effective with each individual client and situation. I give my clients the option of integrating mindfulness and hypnotherapy in order to access their own strength and resilience. I don't hesitate to use an interactive approach that may include suggestions, humor,and setting personal goals. I focus on helping clients to gain a deeper understanding of themselves so that they are empowered to make positive changes.
(847) 380-7212
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Rachel Shine
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I use an integrative approach to therapy (incorporating Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, Family Systems, Relational Cultural Theory, and Mindfulness ) to decrease these symptoms, while working to process and heal from the anxiety or trauma that is likely at the root of this struggle.
It can sometimes feel as if our thoughts are overtaking us, sending us down a negative or anxious spiral. In these moments, it can be difficult to think clearly, feel connected to our bodies, or even to take a deep breath. We start to panic, realizing that we are spiraling downwards, which often leads to even more panic. This negative or anxious spiral does not just live in our minds, but also impacts our everyday lives--we can experience difficulty sleeping, flashbacks, changed eating habits, or withdrawal from social activities, among other things.
(872) 401-6627
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Stephanie Swartzendruber
Pre-Licensed Professional, LSW
Verified
Verified
My approaches include CBT, mindfulness , DBT, ACT, solution focused, strength-based and play therapies.
Life can be an unexpected wave in the water that makes you feel unsteady, or it can be a giant wave that overwhelms you, and it keeps coming, and it is hard to regain your sense of balance. But when a helping hand reaches out, it can help you to find your strength and balance. Whether it feels like a big or small wave, I can be that support and guidance so when the waves come, you can brace them and keep going. I believe in providing empathetic care and guidance through a collaborative therapeutic relationship by navigating the unique experiences that influence each client’s life.
(773) 780-2810
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Mindfulness-Based (MBCT) Therapists
For clients with chronic pain, hypertension, heart disease, cancer, and other health issues such as anxiety and depression, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, or MBCT, is a two-part therapy that aims to reduce stress, manage pain, and embrace the freedom to respond to situations by choice. MCBT blends two disciplines--cognitive therapy and mindfulness. Mindfulness helps by reflecting on moments and thoughts without passing judgment. MBCT clients pay close attention to their feelings to reach an objective mindset, thus viewing and combating life's unpleasant occurrences.