Kristine Lynch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC, EdD Verified
Oak Park, IL 60301
Offers online therapy
I also incorporate the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, relaxation training, and narrative therapy to assist clients in finding relief from symptoms of trauma, anxiety, and depression.
I have specialized training in sexual health and I'm a member of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT). I work with all aspects of sex and sexuality that may be the cause of pain or distress. These issues could include any variety of difficulties with desire, arousal, intimacy, physical pain, communication, identity/expression, or fertility. I work with individuals/couples of all expressions (LGBTQ-identified, heterosexual-identified, non-monogamous, polyamorous, etc) to integrate sex positive communication into their relationships.
(872) 395-4425
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Oak Park, IL 60301
Offers online therapy
I also incorporate the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, relaxation training, and narrative therapy to assist clients in finding relief from symptoms of trauma, anxiety, and depression.
I have specialized training in sexual health and I'm a member of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT). I work with all aspects of sex and sexuality that may be the cause of pain or distress. These issues could include any variety of difficulties with desire, arousal, intimacy, physical pain, communication, identity/expression, or fertility. I work with individuals/couples of all expressions (LGBTQ-identified, heterosexual-identified, non-monogamous, polyamorous, etc) to integrate sex positive communication into their relationships.
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Karen C Shockley
Counselor, MS, LCPC Verified
Oak Park, IL 60301
I provide individual counseling to late adolescents and adults, with a special interest in adjustment and periods of transition. My clinical focus is on issues of mood and depression, stress and anxiety, adjustment to life transitions, relationship distress, grief, self-esteem and identity issues, self-harm, and trauma-related issues. I begin with a person-centered approach - believing in each person's potential - and utilize strategies appropriate to each client's unique situation, including CBT, family dynamics, relationship building, relaxation methods, DBT, and narrative therapy.
(847) 802-4058
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Oak Park, IL 60301
I provide individual counseling to late adolescents and adults, with a special interest in adjustment and periods of transition. My clinical focus is on issues of mood and depression, stress and anxiety, adjustment to life transitions, relationship distress, grief, self-esteem and identity issues, self-harm, and trauma-related issues. I begin with a person-centered approach - believing in each person's potential - and utilize strategies appropriate to each client's unique situation, including CBT, family dynamics, relationship building, relaxation methods, DBT, and narrative therapy.
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Shelby Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MS Verified
Office is near:
Oak Park, IL 60302
Offers online therapy
My approach consists of a mixture of techniques and philosophies, including attachment-based therapies, CBT, and narrative therapy.
Life can be an overwhelming and confusing puzzle at times. Therapy allows you to take the time to carefully pick up those pieces and create a life that you can be at peace with. My therapeutic style is one that balances real connection with honest conversations. I collaborate with clients to create a judgement free space that will also challenge you directly to reach the goals you want to achieve. Together, we can find the right tools to help you cope with stress and navigate relationship dynamics. By exploring patterns and learning new skills in therapy, you can gain a renewed sense of confidence and strength.
(847) 242-2460
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Office is near:
Oak Park, IL 60302
Offers online therapy
My approach consists of a mixture of techniques and philosophies, including attachment-based therapies, CBT, and narrative therapy.
Life can be an overwhelming and confusing puzzle at times. Therapy allows you to take the time to carefully pick up those pieces and create a life that you can be at peace with. My therapeutic style is one that balances real connection with honest conversations. I collaborate with clients to create a judgement free space that will also challenge you directly to reach the goals you want to achieve. Together, we can find the right tools to help you cope with stress and navigate relationship dynamics. By exploring patterns and learning new skills in therapy, you can gain a renewed sense of confidence and strength.
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Julia Gerhardt
Office is near:
Oak Park, IL 60302
Offers online therapy
I trust that you are the expert on you. Together, we will navigate what you know, how you know it, and, should you want to, how to create change where you want it. In my work, I bring my passion for storytelling and mental health to create space for you to edit, author, and share your own story. Storytelling is a powerful tool and one that can shape how we view ourselves and others. By working with a Narrative approach in therapy, we will use that tool to help you create the narrative that takes the most courage to write. I believe that old patterns are breakable, that change is possible, and that you are here for a purpose.
(312) 598-1664
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Office is near:
Oak Park, IL 60302
Offers online therapy
I trust that you are the expert on you. Together, we will navigate what you know, how you know it, and, should you want to, how to create change where you want it. In my work, I bring my passion for storytelling and mental health to create space for you to edit, author, and share your own story. Storytelling is a powerful tool and one that can shape how we view ourselves and others. By working with a Narrative approach in therapy, we will use that tool to help you create the narrative that takes the most courage to write. I believe that old patterns are breakable, that change is possible, and that you are here for a purpose.
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Ashleigh Claiborne
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Oak Park, IL 60301
Offers online therapy
It’s ok to not be ok. It’s Ok to get assistance from someone who can help you process and manages life stressors. Making change can be hard and taking the first step towards personal growth can be difficult. That's where I come in - I am here to walk alongside you, so you don't have to do it alone. I believe that your struggles don't need to define you.
(708) 274-4470
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Oak Park, IL 60301
Offers online therapy
It’s ok to not be ok. It’s Ok to get assistance from someone who can help you process and manages life stressors. Making change can be hard and taking the first step towards personal growth can be difficult. That's where I come in - I am here to walk alongside you, so you don't have to do it alone. I believe that your struggles don't need to define you.
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Crystal Ward
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Oak Park, IL 60301
Offers online therapy
Reaching out for help can be difficult. It takes courage, vulnerability and hope to seek support and be open to seeing things from a new perspective. I specialize in treating anxiety, depression, and family coping. I work with adolescents, adults, families and couples to help them find greater fulfillment from life and relationships. My therapeutic style is warm, empathetic, culturally sensitive, strength based and client centered. As a former medical social worker, I am also experienced in helping families cope through the shock of a medical diagnosis to the transition after treatment.
(708) 434-0084
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Oak Park, IL 60301
Offers online therapy
Reaching out for help can be difficult. It takes courage, vulnerability and hope to seek support and be open to seeing things from a new perspective. I specialize in treating anxiety, depression, and family coping. I work with adolescents, adults, families and couples to help them find greater fulfillment from life and relationships. My therapeutic style is warm, empathetic, culturally sensitive, strength based and client centered. As a former medical social worker, I am also experienced in helping families cope through the shock of a medical diagnosis to the transition after treatment.
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Lauri Dishman
Counselor, MA, LCPC Verified
Oak Park, IL 60302
Offers online therapy
Chances are you are here, because something inside feels askew. These last few years have been tough - impacting us on a variety of levels. It takes courage to admit a need for support, and I thank you for considering Inner Focus to help you through. I’ve been a therapist for nearly 20 years, and the greatest reward is the alliance formed with clients, collaborating together to find a brighter outlook, instill greater hope and acquire a fresh perspective on life!
(708) 512-7786
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Oak Park, IL 60302
Offers online therapy
Chances are you are here, because something inside feels askew. These last few years have been tough - impacting us on a variety of levels. It takes courage to admit a need for support, and I thank you for considering Inner Focus to help you through. I’ve been a therapist for nearly 20 years, and the greatest reward is the alliance formed with clients, collaborating together to find a brighter outlook, instill greater hope and acquire a fresh perspective on life!
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Suresh Unni
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW Verified
Oak Park, IL 60301
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
I use a person-centered approach to understand the holistic reality of my clients so they feel understood and accepted wherever they are in their lives. I believe we all have the innate capability to heal ourselves. Therefore my main role as your therapist will be to help you discover what you truly want from life and what obstacles, both internal and external, are getting in the way of you experiencing freedom and happiness. As a clinician, I have been privileged to journey with my clients through their lives and have seen many overcome substantial obstacles and make significant breakthroughs using therapy as a tool.
(773) 717-2924
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Oak Park, IL 60301
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
I use a person-centered approach to understand the holistic reality of my clients so they feel understood and accepted wherever they are in their lives. I believe we all have the innate capability to heal ourselves. Therefore my main role as your therapist will be to help you discover what you truly want from life and what obstacles, both internal and external, are getting in the way of you experiencing freedom and happiness. As a clinician, I have been privileged to journey with my clients through their lives and have seen many overcome substantial obstacles and make significant breakthroughs using therapy as a tool.
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Michael S Applegate
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ATR Verified
Oak Park, IL 60302
Offers online therapy
Have you been feeling overwhelmed? Are you finding it difficult to manage all of life's stressors? Are you a parent that is concerned about Covid-19's impact on you child's well-being? If so, you are not alone. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Art Therapist. My areas of focus are children and adults with anxiety, depression, mood, or behavioral issues. I have clinical experience working in a therapeutic school for children with social, emotional, and intellectual disabilities. Additionally, I also work with veterans. As a veteran, I am uniquely qualified to help navigate the issues facing service-members.
(317) 361-6314
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Oak Park, IL 60302
Offers online therapy
Have you been feeling overwhelmed? Are you finding it difficult to manage all of life's stressors? Are you a parent that is concerned about Covid-19's impact on you child's well-being? If so, you are not alone. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Art Therapist. My areas of focus are children and adults with anxiety, depression, mood, or behavioral issues. I have clinical experience working in a therapeutic school for children with social, emotional, and intellectual disabilities. Additionally, I also work with veterans. As a veteran, I am uniquely qualified to help navigate the issues facing service-members.
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Erica Steenbergen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Oak Park, IL 60304
Offers online therapy
Hello! I'm Erica Steenbergen, and I've been a Marriage and Family Therapist for more than ten years.
(708) 401-9415
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Oak Park, IL 60304
Offers online therapy
Hello! I'm Erica Steenbergen, and I've been a Marriage and Family Therapist for more than ten years.
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Tina Shrader
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Oak Park, IL 60301
Offers online therapy
Do you consider family time a dreaded activity? Do you avoid going home because you know your child is acting out and on your last nerve, your teen is spending more time in their room and becoming quiet and withdrawn, and your partner is distant and unconcerned? Maybe you've tried reaching out for help but couldn't seem to find the right therapist.
(872) 666-9904
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Oak Park, IL 60301
Offers online therapy
Do you consider family time a dreaded activity? Do you avoid going home because you know your child is acting out and on your last nerve, your teen is spending more time in their room and becoming quiet and withdrawn, and your partner is distant and unconcerned? Maybe you've tried reaching out for help but couldn't seem to find the right therapist.
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Michele McDonough
Counselor, LCPC Verified
Oak Park, IL 60302
Offers online therapy
I believe that through self-acceptance change is possible. I work with individuals to discover resilience and perseverance by working through barriers, and building strength in their self-awareness along the way. I work with adolescents and adults struggling to manage life transitions, anxiety, depression, navigate difficult relationships, improve self-worth, and with those who may be struggling to cope with experiences related to trauma. I incorporate mindfulness with REBT, CBT, behavioral, ACT, and solution-focused techniques.
(331) 256-1410
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Oak Park, IL 60302
Offers online therapy
I believe that through self-acceptance change is possible. I work with individuals to discover resilience and perseverance by working through barriers, and building strength in their self-awareness along the way. I work with adolescents and adults struggling to manage life transitions, anxiety, depression, navigate difficult relationships, improve self-worth, and with those who may be struggling to cope with experiences related to trauma. I incorporate mindfulness with REBT, CBT, behavioral, ACT, and solution-focused techniques.
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Rebecca Davis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Oak Park, IL 60304
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
When we are able to truly understand ourselves and our relationships, we can build a life of genuine meaning and connection. Many people enter into therapy only to find themselves gaining small amounts of insight that produce little or no changes in their life. My therapeutic methods produce results that not only change the way we feel about ourselves in the world but change our behaviors. I am respectful of the fact that everyone's pace and tolerance to different interventions varies. My work is reflective of the care and respect I have for each and every client as individuals.
(773) 904-2152
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Oak Park, IL 60304
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
When we are able to truly understand ourselves and our relationships, we can build a life of genuine meaning and connection. Many people enter into therapy only to find themselves gaining small amounts of insight that produce little or no changes in their life. My therapeutic methods produce results that not only change the way we feel about ourselves in the world but change our behaviors. I am respectful of the fact that everyone's pace and tolerance to different interventions varies. My work is reflective of the care and respect I have for each and every client as individuals.
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Jessica Punzo
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Oak Park, IL 60301
Offers online therapy
The majority of my training and work experience has specifically focused on the assessment and treatment of psychological trauma. I believe my job is to walk alongside my clients as they unpack their traumatic experiences, while providing continued safety and validation, all at their own pace. I have extensive experience in evidence based treatments for PTSD and have been successful in treating a wide variety of individuals. I have also completed specialized training in maternal mental health. I treat women dealing with mental health issues that come up during and after pregnancy, such as anxiety, depression, and OCD. I also help women navigate pregnancy loss, infertility, and traumatic births. As a mother myself, I am passionate about working with other mothers struggling with mental health issues related to pregnancy or the postpartum period.
(708) 613-8682
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Oak Park, IL 60301
Offers online therapy
The majority of my training and work experience has specifically focused on the assessment and treatment of psychological trauma. I believe my job is to walk alongside my clients as they unpack their traumatic experiences, while providing continued safety and validation, all at their own pace. I have extensive experience in evidence based treatments for PTSD and have been successful in treating a wide variety of individuals. I have also completed specialized training in maternal mental health. I treat women dealing with mental health issues that come up during and after pregnancy, such as anxiety, depression, and OCD. I also help women navigate pregnancy loss, infertility, and traumatic births. As a mother myself, I am passionate about working with other mothers struggling with mental health issues related to pregnancy or the postpartum period.
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Amy Wood
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Oak Park, IL 60301
Offers online therapy
I view therapy as a collaborative process where we work together to disempower the challenges you are facing. Our conversations will help you clarify your hopes and identify the tools needed to overcome the problems you are up against. I bring sensitivity and curiosity to foster a therapeutic space that feels safe and productive. I work with couples to strengthen communication, build trust, heal hurt, and break undesired habits. I support mothers, families and teens. I view this work as a privilege as I share in your experience of moving towards personal and relational fulfillment.
(312) 248-6599
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Oak Park, IL 60301
Offers online therapy
I view therapy as a collaborative process where we work together to disempower the challenges you are facing. Our conversations will help you clarify your hopes and identify the tools needed to overcome the problems you are up against. I bring sensitivity and curiosity to foster a therapeutic space that feels safe and productive. I work with couples to strengthen communication, build trust, heal hurt, and break undesired habits. I support mothers, families and teens. I view this work as a privilege as I share in your experience of moving towards personal and relational fulfillment.
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Amanda Jenkins
Counselor, MA, LCPC Verified
Oak Park, IL 60302
Offers online therapy
Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with seven years of experience in the mental health field. I received my Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from George Washington University, and since this time have received specialized training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Exposure and Response Prevention, and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I am also trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing,) an exciting form of therapy which can target trauma, addictions, anxiety disorders, and can improve performance in work and recreational tasks.
(708) 887-2960
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Oak Park, IL 60302
Offers online therapy
Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with seven years of experience in the mental health field. I received my Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from George Washington University, and since this time have received specialized training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Exposure and Response Prevention, and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I am also trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing,) an exciting form of therapy which can target trauma, addictions, anxiety disorders, and can improve performance in work and recreational tasks.
Desiree Linderman-Jareo
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Oak Park, IL 60301
Not accepting new clients
I offer various therapeutic interventions including, but not limited to, DBT, CPT, and motivational interviewing. In addition to therapy, I also conduct neuropsychological and psychological assessments that are helpful to address concerns related to diagnosis, cognitive functioning, emotional concerns, and learning disorders. I enjoy working with all age groups, though I specialize in adolescents.
(708) 725-0468
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Oak Park, IL 60301
Not accepting new clients
I offer various therapeutic interventions including, but not limited to, DBT, CPT, and motivational interviewing. In addition to therapy, I also conduct neuropsychological and psychological assessments that are helpful to address concerns related to diagnosis, cognitive functioning, emotional concerns, and learning disorders. I enjoy working with all age groups, though I specialize in adolescents.
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Mary Lou Friedman
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Oak Park, IL 60301
Offers online therapy
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist with more than two decades of experience treating children, adolescents, adults, couples, biological families, foster families and adoptive families. I provide home-based and in office therapeutic services. I have found that the home is a wonderful place to observe, diagnose and treat interpersonal dynamics and conflicts. Home-based therapy is also beneficial for individuals who feel more comfortable addressing personal issues in the comfort and privacy of a home setting, are homebound due to illness or disability, have limited transportation options or have young children at home.
(708) 716-0585
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Oak Park, IL 60301
Offers online therapy
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist with more than two decades of experience treating children, adolescents, adults, couples, biological families, foster families and adoptive families. I provide home-based and in office therapeutic services. I have found that the home is a wonderful place to observe, diagnose and treat interpersonal dynamics and conflicts. Home-based therapy is also beneficial for individuals who feel more comfortable addressing personal issues in the comfort and privacy of a home setting, are homebound due to illness or disability, have limited transportation options or have young children at home.
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Sharon Black
Psychologist, LCPC, PsyD Verified
Oak Park, IL 60301
Offers online therapy
Sometimes life can be challenging... therapy may help you to process experiences, memories, relationships, thoughts or feelings that cause discomfort or pain. Perhaps you lost your balance or have a longer term issue you need to manage. We recognize the importance of the therapeutic relationship as a vehicle for positive change; and our approach is client-centered and interpersonal, yet solution focused and evidenced based. We are very empathic therapists and our safe, confidential, and non-judgmental therapies will make it easier for you to explore your world.
(708) 274-7655
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Oak Park, IL 60301
Offers online therapy
Sometimes life can be challenging... therapy may help you to process experiences, memories, relationships, thoughts or feelings that cause discomfort or pain. Perhaps you lost your balance or have a longer term issue you need to manage. We recognize the importance of the therapeutic relationship as a vehicle for positive change; and our approach is client-centered and interpersonal, yet solution focused and evidenced based. We are very empathic therapists and our safe, confidential, and non-judgmental therapies will make it easier for you to explore your world.
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Heather Paterson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LPC Verified
Oak Park, IL 60301
Offers online therapy
Are you experiencing difficulties in your relationships? Perhaps you are feeling depressed, lonely, anxious, or you are merely seeking a space to speak freely without fear of judgment. My goal is to meet you exactly where you are and create a supportive, authentic, and warm space that emphasizes your strengths on your journey towards healing.
(773) 312-3612
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Oak Park, IL 60301
Offers online therapy
Are you experiencing difficulties in your relationships? Perhaps you are feeling depressed, lonely, anxious, or you are merely seeking a space to speak freely without fear of judgment. My goal is to meet you exactly where you are and create a supportive, authentic, and warm space that emphasizes your strengths on your journey towards healing.

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Narrative Therapists
Narrative Therapy uses the client's storytelling to indicate the way they construct meaning in their lives, rather than focusing on how they communicate their problem behaviors. Oak Park Narrative Therapy embraces the idea that stories actually shape our behaviors and our lives and that we become the stories we tell about ourselves. There are helpful narratives we can choose to embrace as well as unhelpful ones. Although it may sound obvious, the power of storytelling is to elevate the client--who is the authority of their narrative--rather than the therapist, as expert. Check these therapists for find Narrative Therapy in Oak Park.