M. Cecilia Bocanegra, LCPC
Counselor, MA, LCPC, PMH-C Verified
Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
You've been trying to find your way back to your old self again, but are struggling and stuck. Something has to change. For some reason, it seems impossible to do things well enough at work or at school or at home with your family, maybe even with a new baby. You're feeling disconnected and worried about letting people down. It's gotten really hard to keep up. Being stretched so thin and constantly fighting to tread water is taking its toll on your patience, too. Every little thing is irritating. It feels so hopeless to not be able to just pull it together and be more like everyone else around you, especially if you're a new mom.
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(773) 398-5903
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Evanston, IL 60201
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You've been trying to find your way back to your old self again, but are struggling and stuck. Something has to change. For some reason, it seems impossible to do things well enough at work or at school or at home with your family, maybe even with a new baby. You're feeling disconnected and worried about letting people down. It's gotten really hard to keep up. Being stretched so thin and constantly fighting to tread water is taking its toll on your patience, too. Every little thing is irritating. It feels so hopeless to not be able to just pull it together and be more like everyone else around you, especially if you're a new mom.
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Jens Michael Hussey
Counselor, LCPC, CADC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Evanston, IL 60202
I'm a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor whose work has been profiled in the Chicago Tribune and I was a former staff therapist at one of the most prestigious behavioral health hospitals in the country. One of my specialties is working with executives, lawyers, physicians and other professionals. I provide counseling, and executive coaching services for those looking for transformation and empowerment. In addition to my private practice, I am an instructor in the Masters Counseling Program at DePaul University. Executive Concierge service is available for the discriminating client.
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(708) 328-3094
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I'm a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor whose work has been profiled in the Chicago Tribune and I was a former staff therapist at one of the most prestigious behavioral health hospitals in the country. One of my specialties is working with executives, lawyers, physicians and other professionals. I provide counseling, and executive coaching services for those looking for transformation and empowerment. In addition to my private practice, I am an instructor in the Masters Counseling Program at DePaul University. Executive Concierge service is available for the discriminating client.
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Martha Arnett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Verified
Evanston, IL 60202
We all have within us everything we need to live confident, passionate, joy-filled lives. As young children, we are in touch with this deeper sense of ourselves...our gifts, intuition, what we love. It's easy to lose touch with these parts of ourselves. Life is difficult and often asks us to overlook our intuition and "think" our way through our challenges. My expertise is guiding people back to the deepest knowing of themselves so they can remember who they truly are and create the life they authentically desire.
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(847) 886-4152
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Evanston, IL 60202
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We all have within us everything we need to live confident, passionate, joy-filled lives. As young children, we are in touch with this deeper sense of ourselves...our gifts, intuition, what we love. It's easy to lose touch with these parts of ourselves. Life is difficult and often asks us to overlook our intuition and "think" our way through our challenges. My expertise is guiding people back to the deepest knowing of themselves so they can remember who they truly are and create the life they authentically desire.
Judith Bank
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Evanston, IL 60201
My ideal client is one who comes to therapy with a desire to change the feelings and behaviors that are causing difficulty in his or her life. Over the years, I have dealt with hundreds of clients having a variety of problems and I believe I have a strong capacity to connect, build an alliance and help people live a more satisfying and productive life.
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(773) 669-7948
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Evanston, IL 60201
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My ideal client is one who comes to therapy with a desire to change the feelings and behaviors that are causing difficulty in his or her life. Over the years, I have dealt with hundreds of clients having a variety of problems and I believe I have a strong capacity to connect, build an alliance and help people live a more satisfying and productive life.
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Open Studio Project
Art Therapist, MAAT, ATR Verified
Verified
Evanston, IL 60202
Adults going through a transition (maybe they recently lost a job, got divorced, are receiving mental health treatment and trying to get back on their feet, retiring, or dealing w/ an artist block) and seeking some sort of change. They want to use the arts to discover or gain some insights on this life change.
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(224) 434-3760
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Evanston, IL 60202
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Adults going through a transition (maybe they recently lost a job, got divorced, are receiving mental health treatment and trying to get back on their feet, retiring, or dealing w/ an artist block) and seeking some sort of change. They want to use the arts to discover or gain some insights on this life change.
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Samantha Gehr
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Evanston, IL 60201
I know that starting this process can feel overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be. Using warmth, empathy, direct feedback and skill building I can help you more fully understand yourself and your relationships and therefore feel empowered to start living the life you want to live. While it is important to minimize daily struggles that get in the way of being fully present in your life and relationships, I firmly believe that healing comes from exploring how our past experiences have affected the ways in which we interpret and interact with our world in the present.
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(872) 215-4639
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Evanston, IL 60201
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I know that starting this process can feel overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be. Using warmth, empathy, direct feedback and skill building I can help you more fully understand yourself and your relationships and therefore feel empowered to start living the life you want to live. While it is important to minimize daily struggles that get in the way of being fully present in your life and relationships, I firmly believe that healing comes from exploring how our past experiences have affected the ways in which we interpret and interact with our world in the present.
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Tamara Claman
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
As a therapist, I aim to develop a strong and positive working relationship with my clients. My clinical approach is collaborative, active, respectful and genuine. I strive to create a warm therapeutic atmosphere where you will feel understood and comfortable exploring your concerns openly and effectively. As a licensed clinical psychologist with over 20 years of experience, my practice draws on insight-oriented, cognitive-behavioral and solutions-based approaches as well as other well established therapy models. In addition to depression, anxiety and relationship/interpersonal concerns, I specialize in addressing life transitions, identity development, self-esteem, resilience after setback, work/study impasses and career concerns.
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(847) 737-3018
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Evanston, IL 60201
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As a therapist, I aim to develop a strong and positive working relationship with my clients. My clinical approach is collaborative, active, respectful and genuine. I strive to create a warm therapeutic atmosphere where you will feel understood and comfortable exploring your concerns openly and effectively. As a licensed clinical psychologist with over 20 years of experience, my practice draws on insight-oriented, cognitive-behavioral and solutions-based approaches as well as other well established therapy models. In addition to depression, anxiety and relationship/interpersonal concerns, I specialize in addressing life transitions, identity development, self-esteem, resilience after setback, work/study impasses and career concerns.
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Deborah Mabin
Counselor, LCPC Verified
Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
For over 17 years as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, I have helped children, teens, adults and families with their struggles. Most of my work is generated through client referrals. I believe a safe, comfortable environment, helps make the work toward change less difficult and helps individuals move through the therapy process at their own pace. Because we are all unique, my therapy style is Eclectic, meaning, I use various techniques and approaches to meet the needs of each individual.
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(847) 348-8018
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Evanston, IL 60201
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For over 17 years as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, I have helped children, teens, adults and families with their struggles. Most of my work is generated through client referrals. I believe a safe, comfortable environment, helps make the work toward change less difficult and helps individuals move through the therapy process at their own pace. Because we are all unique, my therapy style is Eclectic, meaning, I use various techniques and approaches to meet the needs of each individual.
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Steven M. Yousha
Psychologist, PsyD, LCSW Verified
Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
Dr. Steve Yousha is a Psychologist and Senior Consultant who has been practicing since 1990. In addition to his clinical practice, he is Principal at Strategic Talent Management Consultants LLP. As a Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Steve Yousha specializes in the treatment of depression, anxiety, adjustment and relational problems, providing both individual and couples therapy. He also has extensive experience with multicultural populations. He is published in the areas of depression, adjustment difficulties, and performance enhancement.
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(773) 492-8967
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Dr. Steve Yousha is a Psychologist and Senior Consultant who has been practicing since 1990. In addition to his clinical practice, he is Principal at Strategic Talent Management Consultants LLP. As a Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Steve Yousha specializes in the treatment of depression, anxiety, adjustment and relational problems, providing both individual and couples therapy. He also has extensive experience with multicultural populations. He is published in the areas of depression, adjustment difficulties, and performance enhancement.
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Rachel H Prendergast
Counselor, MA, ATR, LCPC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Evanston, IL 60201
"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 25 years of clinical experience and a creative therapeutic approach. Working with adults and children of all ages, 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.
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(847) 416-0230
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Evanston, IL 60201
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"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 25 years of clinical experience and a creative therapeutic approach. Working with adults and children of all ages, 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.
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Monica Garcia
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
Working with clients is my passion. I believe in listening and offering a variety of solutions that are a match for my clients individual needs ,goals, and dreams. I empower my clients thru creating a atmosphere that is safe , and comfortalbe to explore the complexity of both indiviudual and relationship concerns. It is my desire to faciliate understanding and openness in dealing with my clients concerns and join with clients to produce growth personally , professionally , and in their relationships.
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(847) 744-8229
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Working with clients is my passion. I believe in listening and offering a variety of solutions that are a match for my clients individual needs ,goals, and dreams. I empower my clients thru creating a atmosphere that is safe , and comfortalbe to explore the complexity of both indiviudual and relationship concerns. It is my desire to faciliate understanding and openness in dealing with my clients concerns and join with clients to produce growth personally , professionally , and in their relationships.
Kimberleigh Hagar
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Evanston, IL 60202
When you think about how life has been making you feel lately, do you notice that you’re feeling drained most of the time? You find yourself running around each day focusing on the next 10 tasks on your to-do list & making mental notes of what you family or job are needing from you. You get a moment to yourself and your mind quickly fills with things you “should” be doing with that time instead to make it more productive. You pull it together moment to moment to do everything for everyone else, but feel like there isn’t any time or energy left for yourself. You know something needs to change, but aren’t feeling sure what or how.
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(773) 830-6074
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Evanston, IL 60202
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When you think about how life has been making you feel lately, do you notice that you’re feeling drained most of the time? You find yourself running around each day focusing on the next 10 tasks on your to-do list & making mental notes of what you family or job are needing from you. You get a moment to yourself and your mind quickly fills with things you “should” be doing with that time instead to make it more productive. You pull it together moment to moment to do everything for everyone else, but feel like there isn’t any time or energy left for yourself. You know something needs to change, but aren’t feeling sure what or how.
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Leah Brennan
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CADC Verified
Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
I am an experienced clinician who works with couples, families and individuals to address a range of issues that impede their ability to have the relationships they want or experience a sense of satisfaction. My training as a substance abuse counselor gives me the skills to help couples, families and individuals examine the impact of substance use on their behavior, their relationships and their families. I will help you feel welcome and secure in our work together. You will identify your goals, explore your strengths and make decisions about how to move forward during and after our work together.
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(312) 448-9411
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Evanston, IL 60201
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I am an experienced clinician who works with couples, families and individuals to address a range of issues that impede their ability to have the relationships they want or experience a sense of satisfaction. My training as a substance abuse counselor gives me the skills to help couples, families and individuals examine the impact of substance use on their behavior, their relationships and their families. I will help you feel welcome and secure in our work together. You will identify your goals, explore your strengths and make decisions about how to move forward during and after our work together.
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Terrence Adkins
Counselor, MA, LCPC, CRADC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Evanston, IL 60201
I enjoy working collaboratively with individuals and couples with the goal of providing support, encouragement and the emotional tools necessary to successfully navigate through a variety of mental health issues. My treatment is rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, but I rely on an eclectic approach to therapy in order to best meet the needs of my clients and their presenting issue(s). My focus areas of treatment include: Depression, Anxiety, Stress Management, Christian Spirituality (Catholic & Protestant), Anger Management, Marital and Pre-marital, Men's issues, Substance Abuse and Other Addictions.
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I enjoy working collaboratively with individuals and couples with the goal of providing support, encouragement and the emotional tools necessary to successfully navigate through a variety of mental health issues. My treatment is rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, but I rely on an eclectic approach to therapy in order to best meet the needs of my clients and their presenting issue(s). My focus areas of treatment include: Depression, Anxiety, Stress Management, Christian Spirituality (Catholic & Protestant), Anger Management, Marital and Pre-marital, Men's issues, Substance Abuse and Other Addictions.
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John Koh
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
As a therapist, I work collaboratively with clients to treat and manage their mental health issues. Due to the nature of our practice, I work with a wide range of clients negotiating unique life challenges. I provide individual psychotherapy, family therapy, psychological assessments, and evaluations for schools. Clients that seek treatment are generally managing symptoms from depression, anxiety, trauma, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, or stress related issues.
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(773) 451-9787
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Evanston, IL 60201
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As a therapist, I work collaboratively with clients to treat and manage their mental health issues. Due to the nature of our practice, I work with a wide range of clients negotiating unique life challenges. I provide individual psychotherapy, family therapy, psychological assessments, and evaluations for schools. Clients that seek treatment are generally managing symptoms from depression, anxiety, trauma, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, or stress related issues.
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Angela Ye
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
Children and adolescents in today's ever changing world faces a tremendous amount of pressure and stress. This can lead to emotional distress, behavioral changes at home and at school, and social challenges. I provide individual and family therapy to children, adolescents and emerging adults experiencing emotional and behavioral distress to help them build effective skills in order to navigate the up and down's of life. I have extensive experience with children and families living with ADHD, anxiety, Autism Spectrum Disorder, depression, and other behavioral challenges.
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(224) 204-0975
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Children and adolescents in today's ever changing world faces a tremendous amount of pressure and stress. This can lead to emotional distress, behavioral changes at home and at school, and social challenges. I provide individual and family therapy to children, adolescents and emerging adults experiencing emotional and behavioral distress to help them build effective skills in order to navigate the up and down's of life. I have extensive experience with children and families living with ADHD, anxiety, Autism Spectrum Disorder, depression, and other behavioral challenges.
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Dr. Keisha Downey
Marriage & Family Therapist, EdD, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Evanston, IL 60202
Throughout life, we are faced with many challenges...some more severe than others, some harder to overcome, and some which we ignore for the moment. When we choose not to face our challenges, it can negatively impact our true being. My experience includes working with those struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, substance abuse, trauma, parent-child relationships, crisis intervention, just to name a few.
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(424) 379-4715
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Evanston, IL 60202
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Throughout life, we are faced with many challenges...some more severe than others, some harder to overcome, and some which we ignore for the moment. When we choose not to face our challenges, it can negatively impact our true being. My experience includes working with those struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, substance abuse, trauma, parent-child relationships, crisis intervention, just to name a few.
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Jodi Novick Okner LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
Hi! Thanks for taking the time to read my profile. It would be an honor to support you as you share your story. Our work together will help you gain insight and learn new ways of coping with your life’s unique challenges. My experience is extensive and broad. I have worked with kids and teens as a school social worker. Later with families, couples and older adults. As a hospice social worker I gained experience in the field of grief and loss .Two years ago I took the plunge and opened my own clinical practice. I am passionate and committed to my clients as they share, in confidence , whatever is on their mind.
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(224) 279-6518
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Evanston, IL 60201
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Hi! Thanks for taking the time to read my profile. It would be an honor to support you as you share your story. Our work together will help you gain insight and learn new ways of coping with your life’s unique challenges. My experience is extensive and broad. I have worked with kids and teens as a school social worker. Later with families, couples and older adults. As a hospice social worker I gained experience in the field of grief and loss .Two years ago I took the plunge and opened my own clinical practice. I am passionate and committed to my clients as they share, in confidence , whatever is on their mind.
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Melanie Blanton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Evanston, IL 60201
At times it may feel as though our power in our lives has been taken from us. Stress, life transitions, family issues, relationships, and many other factors can play a large role in making us feel anxious, depressed, and not living to our fullest potential. If you relate to this, therapy can help you find your power again. I have experience working with adolescents and adults who have experienced a myriad of mental health concerns, including depression, anxiety, trauma, bipolar disorder, and anger. My passion is helping girls and women reach their fullest potential and overcome challenges through empowerment.
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(773) 207-3796
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Evanston, IL 60201
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At times it may feel as though our power in our lives has been taken from us. Stress, life transitions, family issues, relationships, and many other factors can play a large role in making us feel anxious, depressed, and not living to our fullest potential. If you relate to this, therapy can help you find your power again. I have experience working with adolescents and adults who have experienced a myriad of mental health concerns, including depression, anxiety, trauma, bipolar disorder, and anger. My passion is helping girls and women reach their fullest potential and overcome challenges through empowerment.
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Erica Berg
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
My style is collaborative and based in the belief that we all have the power to help ourselves. I provide a safe and supportive environment by consistently being warm, accepting and empathic, no matter what the issue. In therapy, we will work together to develop an objective perspective in order to identify what you want to change, and what you cannot change. We will then take action to build insight into your life situation, improve coping with difficult problems, and help you try new behaviors to reach your goal of feeling better.
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(773) 987-1768
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Evanston, IL 60201
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My style is collaborative and based in the belief that we all have the power to help ourselves. I provide a safe and supportive environment by consistently being warm, accepting and empathic, no matter what the issue. In therapy, we will work together to develop an objective perspective in order to identify what you want to change, and what you cannot change. We will then take action to build insight into your life situation, improve coping with difficult problems, and help you try new behaviors to reach your goal of feeling better.

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Peer Relationships in Evanston

Teens want to be with people their own age - their peers. During their adolescent years, teens and tweens often spend more time with their peers than with their parents. Through their peer relationships, they can be both connected and independent, as they grow away from their parents' images of them and develop identities of their own. Peers provide a place for accepting the feelings, thoughts and actions that come with the search for identity.

Positive Peer Pressure in Evanston

The ability to develop healthy friendships and peer relationships depends on a teen's self-identity and self-esteem. Peer pressure can encourage your teen's energy and motivate your teen to conform to healthy behavior. Peers can act as positive role models and demonstrate constructive social behavior. Peers listen to, accept, and understand the frustrations, challenges, and concerns of being a tween or teenager.

Negative Peer Pressure in Evanston

The need for acceptance, approval, and belonging can lead some teens or tweens to engage in risky behavior in order to fit in with a group-contrasting values they may otherwise reject. In such situations, peer pressure can impair judgment and enable risk-taking behavior, drawing a teen away from the family and positive influences. Some teens harbor secret lives --including those who appear to be well-behaved, high-achieving teens when they are with adults -and engage in negative behavior when with their peers.

If you're looking for help with child peer relationships in Evanston or for an Evanston peer relationship Therapist these professionals provide help understanding the peer relationships of kids or tweens, or teen peer relationship counseling in Evanston and peer relationship advice. They include peer relationship Therapists, peer relationship psychologists in Evanston and peer relationship counselors.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in Evanston are able to work with a wide range of issues and communities, including the BIPOC community in Evanston. They offer in person sessions as well as Teletherapy in Evanston

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in Evanston you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in Evanston and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in Evanston or family therapy in Evanston.