Therapists Beginning With W in Illinois

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Naomi Wachs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
Not accepting new clients
I work with individuals, couples, families, and groups from adolescence through adulthood. I support clients with depression, anxiety, trauma recovery, relationship issues, and life transitions. With young adults, I explore challenges related to college, academics, gender identity, sexuality, relationships, family conflict and career.
I work with individuals, couples, families, and groups from adolescence through adulthood. I support clients with depression, anxiety, trauma recovery, relationship issues, and life transitions. With young adults, I explore challenges related to college, academics, gender identity, sexuality, relationships, family conflict and career.
(224) 204-0954 View (224) 204-0954
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Jamie Wachtel
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Champaign, IL 61820
Hi! I’m a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) who's been in human services at all levels of care throughout my career. I have experience working with a wide variety of mental health concerns. I am skilled with short-term life stressors, life transitions, and adjustments. I can help your family find common ground again in working through conflicts, or at least come to see an impasse for what it is. My office is a welcoming and affirming space for people of all genders and sexualities. I am queer identified and enjoy working with the complex trauma and neurodiversity common in our population.
Hi! I’m a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) who's been in human services at all levels of care throughout my career. I have experience working with a wide variety of mental health concerns. I am skilled with short-term life stressors, life transitions, and adjustments. I can help your family find common ground again in working through conflicts, or at least come to see an impasse for what it is. My office is a welcoming and affirming space for people of all genders and sexualities. I am queer identified and enjoy working with the complex trauma and neurodiversity common in our population.
(217) 279-9943 View (217) 279-9943
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Lynn Wachtel-Shapiro
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC, CIRT, ACSW
Verified Verified
Tinley Park, IL 60477
Are you sad? Feel worried? Do you feel disconnected from your partner? Don't say no enough? Do you feel lost and sad after a death? I have specialized training in couples work{relationship issues} Addictions {codependency} I have extensive experience in treating Grief and Loss issues, Bipolar issues , Depression, Self esteem, Anxiety, ADD, ADHD, Assertiveness issues, Adjustment issues, Anger management, Self harm issues, and Coping skills. My goal is to provide a supportive, respectful, caring environment to help all clients achieve their fullest potential I have had client"s report relief and progress after only a few sessions
Are you sad? Feel worried? Do you feel disconnected from your partner? Don't say no enough? Do you feel lost and sad after a death? I have specialized training in couples work{relationship issues} Addictions {codependency} I have extensive experience in treating Grief and Loss issues, Bipolar issues , Depression, Self esteem, Anxiety, ADD, ADHD, Assertiveness issues, Adjustment issues, Anger management, Self harm issues, and Coping skills. My goal is to provide a supportive, respectful, caring environment to help all clients achieve their fullest potential I have had client"s report relief and progress after only a few sessions
(708) 342-1773 View (708) 342-1773
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Fred Wackenhut
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA , LCPC
Verified Verified
Palatine, IL 60074
Fred is a motivated and passionate clinician who works with children, adolescents and their families, and adults. Fred has experience working with Anxiety, Depression, Attention Deficit Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, and Obsessive Compulsion Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorders and Addictions. Fred also specializes in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). This is a very effective approach that can benefit from redirecting negative emotions or compulsions into healthy and positive behaviors. For children, he strives to introduce them to emotional identification via the zones of emotional regulation.
Fred is a motivated and passionate clinician who works with children, adolescents and their families, and adults. Fred has experience working with Anxiety, Depression, Attention Deficit Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, and Obsessive Compulsion Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorders and Addictions. Fred also specializes in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). This is a very effective approach that can benefit from redirecting negative emotions or compulsions into healthy and positive behaviors. For children, he strives to introduce them to emotional identification via the zones of emotional regulation.
(847) 447-2750 View (847) 447-2750
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Tanya A Wade
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LPHA
Verified Verified
Oak Park, IL 60301
It is the desire of every human being to be loved and to belong. The only true thing that distinguishes us from one another is our experiences and our perspective of those experiences. Your past, the personal struggles and decisions you currently face and the conflicts between you and those you care about does not define you. What I offer is empathy, compassion, and support with a focus on creating a warm, safe and welcoming environment where you can be heard and understood without judgment.
It is the desire of every human being to be loved and to belong. The only true thing that distinguishes us from one another is our experiences and our perspective of those experiences. Your past, the personal struggles and decisions you currently face and the conflicts between you and those you care about does not define you. What I offer is empathy, compassion, and support with a focus on creating a warm, safe and welcoming environment where you can be heard and understood without judgment.
(630) 948-5041 View (630) 948-5041
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Bonn Wade
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60643
Navigating life transitions is not always a straight-forward road and it helps to have a road map and at times, a traveling companion. The truth is that all people have moments in life when they need the support of a trusted person who can help think through and strategize ways to build the life that they want. As a social worker of 19 years with expertise in life transitions, relationships, sexual orientation and gender identity, I can help you to connect with the best of who you are and who you want to become.
Navigating life transitions is not always a straight-forward road and it helps to have a road map and at times, a traveling companion. The truth is that all people have moments in life when they need the support of a trusted person who can help think through and strategize ways to build the life that they want. As a social worker of 19 years with expertise in life transitions, relationships, sexual orientation and gender identity, I can help you to connect with the best of who you are and who you want to become.
(872) 241-1478 View (872) 241-1478
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Lauren Wade
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60618
Everyone wants to feel understood and validated. Whether an individual is a frustrated parent or a misunderstood child, all points of view are worthy and important. No matter if you are 6 or 60, some of the best conversations occur during a game of Connect 4, while squeezing a handful of putty, or by filling in a coloring page. My style of therapy is to meet clients where they’re at and make sure they feel heard in sharing their point of view. From there, we can explore what skill and values-based strategies clients can develop and where personal strengths can be used for further growth.
Everyone wants to feel understood and validated. Whether an individual is a frustrated parent or a misunderstood child, all points of view are worthy and important. No matter if you are 6 or 60, some of the best conversations occur during a game of Connect 4, while squeezing a handful of putty, or by filling in a coloring page. My style of therapy is to meet clients where they’re at and make sure they feel heard in sharing their point of view. From there, we can explore what skill and values-based strategies clients can develop and where personal strengths can be used for further growth.
(708) 719-9189 View (708) 719-9189
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Dr. Erica Wade
Counselor, PhD, LCPC, ACS, BC-TMH, CIMHP
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60606  (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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Kanika Wadhwa
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
Thank you for prioritizing therapy as you balance life and the world around us! My therapeutic approach is grounded in the belief that individuals are the experts of their own lives. I aim to understand your unique life circumstances and the strengths and vulnerabilities you bring. I offer an anti-oppressive, relational, and systemic lens in therapy which fosters collaboration and learning. I wish to co-create a safe and welcoming space with clients to embark on a therapeutic journey at their own pace, experiencing warmth and openness.
Thank you for prioritizing therapy as you balance life and the world around us! My therapeutic approach is grounded in the belief that individuals are the experts of their own lives. I aim to understand your unique life circumstances and the strengths and vulnerabilities you bring. I offer an anti-oppressive, relational, and systemic lens in therapy which fosters collaboration and learning. I wish to co-create a safe and welcoming space with clients to embark on a therapeutic journey at their own pace, experiencing warmth and openness.
(224) 243-6172 View (224) 243-6172
Cynthia Martin Wadsworth
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Springfield, IL 62701
Compassionate, active, and evidence-based treatment help you heal with a focus on your goals. I am trained in working with young children. I see children 0-5, school aged children, teens, and adults. We will work as a team together to meet your needs. Our relationship will help you gain and maintain mental health and overcome difficulties. I look forward to meeting you and assisting you.
Compassionate, active, and evidence-based treatment help you heal with a focus on your goals. I am trained in working with young children. I see children 0-5, school aged children, teens, and adults. We will work as a team together to meet your needs. Our relationship will help you gain and maintain mental health and overcome difficulties. I look forward to meeting you and assisting you.
(833) 969-1309 View (833) 969-1309
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Cindy Wadsworth
RN, FNP, MS
Verified Verified
Naperville, IL 60540
I am now accepting patients on Saturdays! I am a Family Nurse Practitioner currently working on my Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) certification. I have been in practice for 23 years. I am passionate about mental health and dedicated to helping people find treatments that work for them. I plan to spend the rest of my career working with patients in this way and am very excited about using new research-backed tools to assist patients with their mental health challenges.
I am now accepting patients on Saturdays! I am a Family Nurse Practitioner currently working on my Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) certification. I have been in practice for 23 years. I am passionate about mental health and dedicated to helping people find treatments that work for them. I plan to spend the rest of my career working with patients in this way and am very excited about using new research-backed tools to assist patients with their mental health challenges.
(630) 345-4876 View (630) 345-4876
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Morgan Waggoner
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60602
Searching for a therapist and starting therapy can feel overwhelming. Whether you are experiencing stress related to work, life transitions, or relationships, the therapeutic process is here to provide an outlet and for you to process your emotions and find relief. My role is to provide you with a welcoming/ judgement-free space, where you can feel heard and understood. I will support you in overcoming adversity, strengthening relationships, and increasing self-awareness. I work with adolescents and adults, and I integrate a wide range of therapeutic methods so I can provide therapy that best fits your personal needs and strengths.
Searching for a therapist and starting therapy can feel overwhelming. Whether you are experiencing stress related to work, life transitions, or relationships, the therapeutic process is here to provide an outlet and for you to process your emotions and find relief. My role is to provide you with a welcoming/ judgement-free space, where you can feel heard and understood. I will support you in overcoming adversity, strengthening relationships, and increasing self-awareness. I work with adolescents and adults, and I integrate a wide range of therapeutic methods so I can provide therapy that best fits your personal needs and strengths.
(312) 273-5671 View (312) 273-5671
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J. D. Waggoner
LPC Intern
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60618
Even for individuals who are caring, thoughtful, and empathetic, life is still a challenge. You may feel afraid, lonely, confused, or overwhelmed. You may feel the need to lessen yourself or disregard your needs in order to make others comfortable. You deserve the confidence to be yourself without fear or shame. I want to help you overcome the past, work through anxiety, depression, fear, and anything else that might be holding you back. I want to help you develop a deeper understanding of yourself.
Even for individuals who are caring, thoughtful, and empathetic, life is still a challenge. You may feel afraid, lonely, confused, or overwhelmed. You may feel the need to lessen yourself or disregard your needs in order to make others comfortable. You deserve the confidence to be yourself without fear or shame. I want to help you overcome the past, work through anxiety, depression, fear, and anything else that might be holding you back. I want to help you develop a deeper understanding of yourself.
(312) 598-0627 View (312) 598-0627
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Jerome P Wagner
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
I'm a licensed clinical psychologist. In my 25+ years as a psychotherapist I've come to appreciate the wisdom found in various therapeutic models. So I've developed an integrative approach. I believe it's important to tailor the therapy to the individual. Our past, present, and future all influence our choices and behaviors. So I find it helpful to put on trifocals to see where we're at, how we got here, and where we want to go. As social beings our interpersonal relationships are vital to our well-being and happiness. Sometimes our interpersonal style helps us connect with others; sometimes it gets in the way of our relationships. Checking out our personality style is often beneficial. As individuals we are unfolding in our own unique way and I believe there is an inner wisdom that leads us to who we are and what we really desire. Sometimes we get disconnected from ourselves and need to get back in touch by looking inward.
I'm a licensed clinical psychologist. In my 25+ years as a psychotherapist I've come to appreciate the wisdom found in various therapeutic models. So I've developed an integrative approach. I believe it's important to tailor the therapy to the individual. Our past, present, and future all influence our choices and behaviors. So I find it helpful to put on trifocals to see where we're at, how we got here, and where we want to go. As social beings our interpersonal relationships are vital to our well-being and happiness. Sometimes our interpersonal style helps us connect with others; sometimes it gets in the way of our relationships. Checking out our personality style is often beneficial. As individuals we are unfolding in our own unique way and I believe there is an inner wisdom that leads us to who we are and what we really desire. Sometimes we get disconnected from ourselves and need to get back in touch by looking inward.
(847) 400-6507 View (847) 400-6507
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Jennifer Wagner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Arlington Heights, IL 60004  (Online Only)
I have been providing individual, family, and group therapy for almost 20 years with a diverse population of clients in multiple settings. My professional experience has been with individuals of all ages including children/teens, couples, families, and adults with a range of issues including anxiety, ADHD, life phase transitions, school related difficulties, parenting struggles, self-esteem, and family/relationship issues. My experiences have come from working in a variety of settings including community agencies, inpatient substance abuse treatment, residential treatment, hospitals, military installations, and private practice.
I have been providing individual, family, and group therapy for almost 20 years with a diverse population of clients in multiple settings. My professional experience has been with individuals of all ages including children/teens, couples, families, and adults with a range of issues including anxiety, ADHD, life phase transitions, school related difficulties, parenting struggles, self-esteem, and family/relationship issues. My experiences have come from working in a variety of settings including community agencies, inpatient substance abuse treatment, residential treatment, hospitals, military installations, and private practice.
(224) 205-4453 View (224) 205-4453
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Carolyn Wagner
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Wilmette, IL 60091  (Online Only)
Is the transition to motherhood more difficult than you expected? Do you wonder what you're doing wrong? You may be tired of the sadness, guilt, worry, scary thoughts, and anger. You may be feeling disconnected and isolated, wondering if you're cut out for motherhood. You might not even remember how you felt before all of this started. But one thing is for sure: you're ready for some relief. You're ready to start feeling like yourself again. You're ready to reconnect with your loved ones and enjoy your children. Most of all, you're ready to find joy and contentment in motherhood.
Is the transition to motherhood more difficult than you expected? Do you wonder what you're doing wrong? You may be tired of the sadness, guilt, worry, scary thoughts, and anger. You may be feeling disconnected and isolated, wondering if you're cut out for motherhood. You might not even remember how you felt before all of this started. But one thing is for sure: you're ready for some relief. You're ready to start feeling like yourself again. You're ready to reconnect with your loved ones and enjoy your children. Most of all, you're ready to find joy and contentment in motherhood.
(847) 973-7214 View (847) 973-7214
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Christina Wagner
Counselor, MS, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Wauconda, IL 60084
Does life sometimes feel overwhelming? Do you or your child have a difficult time engaging in or completing everyday tasks? Does it seem like nobody understands what you’re going through? Sometimes children or adults experience situations in their life, past or present which can have a significant impact on their life, overall daily functioning and relationships. These situations can leave them feeling sad, angry, withdrawn, shameful, unmotivated or a variety of other emotions. These feelings and behaviors can be confusing for anyone and that is where therapy can help.
Does life sometimes feel overwhelming? Do you or your child have a difficult time engaging in or completing everyday tasks? Does it seem like nobody understands what you’re going through? Sometimes children or adults experience situations in their life, past or present which can have a significant impact on their life, overall daily functioning and relationships. These situations can leave them feeling sad, angry, withdrawn, shameful, unmotivated or a variety of other emotions. These feelings and behaviors can be confusing for anyone and that is where therapy can help.
(224) 732-1202 View (224) 732-1202
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Amanda Wagner
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, LAMFT, BA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Orland Park, IL 60462  (Online Only)
Hi ! Thanks for stopping by! Unfortunately, I will be going on maternity leave starting September 2023. However, do not hesitate to reach out via email or phone if you need further guidance finding a provider that will meet your needs! As many years of experience working with children, families, parents (at all different levels- from new to parenting parents to parents who have been parenting for years), and relationships such as married couples, parent-child, I am confident I can lead you in the right direction! For future reference, please keep me in mind as I will be returning from leave the start of the new year- 2024!
Hi ! Thanks for stopping by! Unfortunately, I will be going on maternity leave starting September 2023. However, do not hesitate to reach out via email or phone if you need further guidance finding a provider that will meet your needs! As many years of experience working with children, families, parents (at all different levels- from new to parenting parents to parents who have been parenting for years), and relationships such as married couples, parent-child, I am confident I can lead you in the right direction! For future reference, please keep me in mind as I will be returning from leave the start of the new year- 2024!
(708) 637-0423 View (708) 637-0423
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Amy C Wagner
Psychologist, PhD, LMFT, ABPP, LCP
Verified Verified
Evanston, IL 60201  (Online Only)
On the journey through life we ride the path through an ever changing landscape. We encounter both predictable challenges precipitated by typical life cycle events as well as the unpredictable and unexpected. Sometimes we veer off course, lose our way or hit a road block. Lifecycle Therapy provides the guidance needed to try a new path and find our way forward again.
On the journey through life we ride the path through an ever changing landscape. We encounter both predictable challenges precipitated by typical life cycle events as well as the unpredictable and unexpected. Sometimes we veer off course, lose our way or hit a road block. Lifecycle Therapy provides the guidance needed to try a new path and find our way forward again.
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Samantha Wagner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60622
I'm Sam (she/her). I am a licensed clinical social worker in the Chicago-land area with 7 years of experience. I have provided individual, family, and group counseling as well as having extensive experience with crisis intervention. Throughout my career I have worked with clients during all stages of the lifespan. I am especially passionate about working with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, self-harm, trauma and life transitions. I tend to gravitate towards interventions that integrate mind and body, but I fundamentally believe that each client requires an individualized approach.
I'm Sam (she/her). I am a licensed clinical social worker in the Chicago-land area with 7 years of experience. I have provided individual, family, and group counseling as well as having extensive experience with crisis intervention. Throughout my career I have worked with clients during all stages of the lifespan. I am especially passionate about working with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, self-harm, trauma and life transitions. I tend to gravitate towards interventions that integrate mind and body, but I fundamentally believe that each client requires an individualized approach.
(847) 565-1798 View (847) 565-1798