Trauma and PTSD Therapists in Illinois

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Kristen Pierce
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
While working in the field of mental health, I have provided treatment to individuals targeting areas of anxiety, depression, past trauma and abuse, psychosis, and emotional regulation.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and hold my Professional Educator’s License to be able to work as a School Social Worker. I have experience providing individual and group therapy in multiple settings including schools, inpatient behavioral health, and community mental health. Other services I have provided in these settings include crisis management, psychoeducation, evidence-based interventions and social skill building. I am also currently pursuing additional education and training to become a certified Dance and Movement Therapist.
(217) 727-6926
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Champaign, IL 61821
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Barbara Chew-Roy
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Verified
I have been in practice for over 25 years, working with adults and late adolescents. My thrust has always been toward releasing the inner wisdom that we all have; the ability to know what truly bothers us, what directions we wish to develop and how to negotiate difficult relationships. When we have good contact with this part of ourselves, we have the basis from which to deal with whatever comes up in our lives. This approach has been successful with many people over the years in helping them to feel more whole, to gain confidence and become more independent.
(773) 757-6931
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Chicago, IL 60615
Not accepting new clients
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Willow Florence Krafcik
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AM, LCSW
Verified
Verified
My goal is always to give my clients the opportunity to feel seen, heard and supported. I am non-judgmental, caring and somewhat goofy. I have worked in a variety of settings around grief/loss, identity development, trauma /abuse, anxiety, depression and disability concerns. I have training and experience in trauma -informed play therapy and incorporation of expressive arts into therapeutic work. My approach is grounded in attachment-theory, narrative therapy, harm reduction, disability justice, and family systems theory.
(872) 246-7328
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Chicago, IL 60615
Not accepting new clients
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Christy Meyer
Counselor, LCPC, CADC, NCC
Verified
Verified
I specialize in all types of complex/acute trauma , dissociative disorders, anxiety, depression, relationships, family issues, parenting issues, addiction, and life adjustments.
*Waitlist* Therapy can be empowering. There are times when everything in life feels daunting and chaotic. Life's challenges can be temporary or chronic and having someone "on your side" can go a long way. I get it - we have all been there at some point. My approach is honest, relatable, and knowledgable. Together we will begin at a pace suitable for you to focus on YOUR needs ...changing, improving and/or healing. As a team, we will establish goals and begin working to achieve them. We will identify your personal strengths and support you in using these strengths to overcome life's challenges. You can do this!
(630) 948-5578
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Naperville, IL 60540
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DALIA Vaisaite
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I believe in everyone's uniqueness, authenticity, resiliency, and strength. I will guide you through the process of self-discovery, self-growth, self-love, and clarity. I assist individuals in setting personal goals and visions and working toward desired results and healthy life. Also, I work with couples who may need some guidance and support while navigating their relationships. My goal is for these couples to leave therapy feeling more connected and secure in their relationships. When working with families, I look at the family as a whole, and address transitions, divorce, trauma , grief, and marital/financial problem.
(847) 641-2680
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Evanston, IL 60202
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Cheryl Gibbs
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA , LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
l work with persons dealing with Depression, Anxiety, Trauma , Grief and Loss, Bipolar Disorder, Anger Management, Stress Management, Self Esteem, Relationship Communications, Co-Dependancy, and Divorce. The therapeutic strategies that I utilize are evidence-based such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Along with client input, I help you to develop coping strategies and new skills to mitigate current stressors, improve self-compassion, cultivate a sense of self-value and increase resiliency.
(630) 394-8620
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Saint Charles, IL 60174
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Cary Klemmer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My approach is relational-psychodynamic, trauma -informed, uses mindfulness and is anti-oppressive.
I believe that all people have dignity, worth, and the right to live life in a way that brings them joy. Our ability to live joyfully can be limited due to imbalances of power in our world (racism, sexism, homophobia). Because of this we often suffer, and suffering left unaddressed can lead to limiting beliefs and behaviors. These behaviors are usually adopted as a matter of necessity to survive, yet they can keep us from being the most authentic and happy version of ourselves. The therapeutic relationship can heal and transform our lives through affirmation, validation and sustained attention on our thoughts, beliefs and behaviors.
(312) 262-5298
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Chicago, IL 60640
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Not accepting new clients
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The Tabor Therapy Group, Inc.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
I have a masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in Trauma and Crisis Counseling, a masters degree in Human and Social Services and a bachelors degree in Psychology. I have experience working with individuals in a variety of mental health settings. On my time off, I enjoy being with my two grown children, my extended family, and my three cats. For exercise, I dance and swim. During quiet time, I read, crochet, and play the piano.
(779) 223-0255
McHenry, IL 60050
Not accepting new clients
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Stacy Colgan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
) Are you experiencing a transition in your life? (changing careers, getting married or divorced, or losing a family member) Did you experience childhood trauma that is impacting you presently?.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or just plain stuck? Are your normal go-to strategies not cutting it? Utilizing research-based therapy, we can work together to identify new patterns of thinking and coping strategies that you can bring into your everyday life.
(630) 333-4594
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Naperville, IL 60564
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Loretta T Sumerset-Young
NCC, LPC
Verified
Verified
My aim is to support you in reaching your goals by taking an investigative lens to behavior, and by helping you cultivate strategies to cope with trauma and conflict.
I am deeply committed to my clients, and work with people who are ready to dive in and engage. I partner with clients who allow me to be in a space with them as they focus on healing. There is not a specific list of client categories I work with--I embrace working with anyone who is willing to show up and be here, even if it can get uncomfortable sometimes. My experiences range from supporting clients who want to manage daily anxiety, have conditions like schizophrenia or dissociative disorders, or need adjunct support with medication.
(773) 917-1849
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Chicago, IL 60640
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Not accepting new clients
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Jasmin Searcy-Pate
Psychologist, MS, PhD
Verified
Verified
Evidenced-based interventions that I have found most helpful include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (guides anxiety/depression and trauma symptom reduction),Mindfulness-based interventions (aids stress and pain reduction),Theraplay Principles (improves child-parent bond), and Pediatric Hypnosis.
Are you, your child, and/or your family having difficulty managing emotions ,thoughts, or navigating interactions? I would be delighted to assist! I have worked with children, adolescents, young adults, and their families for more than 10 years in a variety of settings (i.e. pediatric hospitals, community-based health clinic).I primarily provide services for patients(ages 3 to 26) experiencing acute/chronic medical conditions as well as general child conditions (e.g.,ADHD, trauma ).Additionally, I work along with primary care/specialty providers, and provide culturally competent psychological assessment,consultation,and psychotherapy.
(773) 945-9809
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Chicago, IL 60605
Not accepting new clients
Waitlist for new clients
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Margaret Mahoney
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Maggie is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, and she has trained in several therapeutic modalities, including psychodynamic, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Person-Centered Therapy.
Maggie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who obtained her Master’s degree in Social Work from Aurora University, specializing in clinical mental health. She has extensive experience in providing therapy to those with trauma , grief and loss, transitional phases, anxiety, mood disorders, self-injurious behaviors, suicidal thoughts, and personality disorders.
(708) 745-6087 x710
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Orland Park, IL 60467
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Kathleen Griffin
Counselor, LCPC, MEd
Verified
Verified
I specialize in working with individuals who experience issues such as; Life transitions, professional and relationship transitions, anxiety, PTSD , trauma , self-esteem, depression, school related issues, grief, gender and sexual identity as well as ethnic identity.
I offer a genuine, compassionate and respectful relationship with clients, so they can reach greater self-awareness and insight. My goal is to help clients to reach greater satisfaction and balance with quality of life overall.
(708) 223-8405
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Oak Brook, IL 60523
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Angie Rush
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
With 16 years of experience in working with young children, I have a particular passion for working with children who experienced trauma and traumatic loss.
As a parent and as a therapist for young children, I wholeheartedly understand the various difficulties of raising children, as well as the great joys of parenthood. I view therapy with young children as a means to discover underlying issues that could be impacting a child's current emotional or behavioral presentation and working with the parents and child as a team in addressing those issues. I have a warm, inviting and causal style of interacting with families that helps them feel less anxiety about participating in the therapeutic process.
(872) 256-9235 x2000
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Chicago, IL 60640
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Stacy Kvet
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I specialize in treatment of longstanding trauma .
I am honored to accompany people on the very personal journey of growth & healing. Life is not easy; it takes courage to share your vulnerabilities in order to unpack hurt, identify inner strengths & hope, and create solutions towards change. My first step is to truly understand your experiences, your perspective on the world, and the unique intersecting identities you bring into the therapeutic space so that I may offer insights or strategies specific to your situation & personality. I frequently treat self-esteem, shame, identity or relationship concerns, women's issues, codependency, and those with a history of family violence.
(312) 815-5498
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Chicago, IL 60640
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Lupita Arroyo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and EMDR Certified therapist. For over a decade, I have been working with clients on their journey toward emotional health and healing by helping them develop the tools and skills they need to overcome emotional wounds and trauma so they can live healthy, fulfilling lives. I specialize in working with depression, anxiety, trauma , family/relationship issues, and grief.
(773) 207-4801
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Chicago, IL 60640
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Not accepting new clients
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Rocio Reyes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
16 Endorsed
Verified
16 Endorsed
I use an integrated trauma focused, attachment, cognitive and behavioral approach in my work.
**Presently, I am only able to accommodate immigration evaluations.** Therapy is an adventure where you are the pilot, I your co-pilot, and together we can create a unique path to help you rise to your potential. Beginning your journey in therapy can be a daunting. It is my priority to help guide and support you in a journey that will be a parallel collaboration of learning and rediscovery. I believe that therapy is a fluid process that can help you not only work through distress, but also help discover your strengths and insight. Therapy will empower you by giving your experiences a voice and a say in the outcome of your future.
(872) 240-5407
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Chicago, IL 60630
Not accepting new clients
Not accepting new clients
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Sheana Tobey
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, MA
Verified
Verified
I specialize in helping adult individuals who struggle with eating disorders/ disordered eating patterns, trauma histories, anxiety, depression, and life transitions.
I believe that within each of us lies our truest essence of self. The all caps Y-O-U. I journey with my clients to help them uncover this place of all-knowing peace within in order to promote a mind, body, spirit connection. It takes a lot of courage to begin a search toward wellness. I honor that by creating a safe, non-judgmental, compassionate space for my clients to explore their thoughts, emotions, and behavioral patterns. Since everyone I meet has a unique set of experiences, I work flexibly to meet them where they are at.
(773) 570-7680
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Chicago, IL 60657
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Andrea Stein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Andrea is trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), a specialized treatment that is particularly effectively for trauma survivors.
We all need a space to feel heard. Sometimes, that becomes difficult in our daily lives. Andrea offers a compassionate, direct approach to individual therapy. Her role is to support you in reaching toward your best self, the one you may have lost touch with. She is an active-listener, supportive and non-judgmental. She will provide an alternate perspective and join you to discover the patterns getting in your way. Andrea has extensive training and knowledge working with anxiety, depression, PTSD , relationship difficulties and substance use concerns.
(773) 673-9093
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Chicago, IL 60625
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Sarah Abbas
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CCTP
Verified
Verified
I work with issues including anxiety, depression, trauma , relationship conflicts, & identity exploration.
I know it is difficult to be vulnerable, but you will be rewarded with healing & growth. I am deeply passionate about empowering my clients to find their own depth. In my work as a therapist, I aim to foster a warm & trusting relationship which allows space for sensitive honesty. I will be a fellow traveler on your road to self-awareness, insight & clarity. Together we can heal your past, live in the present, & plan your future.
(630) 526-7783
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Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
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Trauma and PTSD Therapists
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a psychological reaction that occurs after an extremely stressful event, such as physical violence or military combat. Those suffering from PTSD have recurring memories of the stressful event and are anxious or scared even in the absence of danger. Flashbacks and nightmares are common symptoms as well.