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.
Strength-Based
(773) 398-5903
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Evanston, IL 60201
Strength-Based
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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Chicago Human Potential
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW, RDDP Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Evanston, IL 60202
Are you looking for ways to change how you tackle issues in your life? Are you feeling overwhelmed or have difficulty coping in relationships or at work? Contact us and we can discuss how empowering, solution focused therapy can make a difference for you. Chicago Human Potential recognizes your unique strengths and resilience and builds upon both to help you navigate towards the life you want to create for yourself. Change is possible at any age and in any area of your life. Don't be limited by old patterns or thinking. Your life is waiting for you!
Strength-Based
(773) 596-9399
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Office is near:
Evanston, IL 60202
Strength-Based
Are you looking for ways to change how you tackle issues in your life? Are you feeling overwhelmed or have difficulty coping in relationships or at work? Contact us and we can discuss how empowering, solution focused therapy can make a difference for you. Chicago Human Potential recognizes your unique strengths and resilience and builds upon both to help you navigate towards the life you want to create for yourself. Change is possible at any age and in any area of your life. Don't be limited by old patterns or thinking. Your life is waiting for you!
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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.
Strength-Based
(847) 744-8229
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Evanston, IL 60201
Strength-Based
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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Matthew Partridge
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Evanston, IL 60201
I believe in building a strong therapeutic relationship in which clients come to appreciate the complexity and nuance in their lives as well as their innate ability to heal from pain and dysfunction. I view the role of the therapist as one that continues to evolve; I emphasize the importance of establishing trust and clear communication with each client. I have experience working in a variety of clinical roles, including a community mental health setting and an outpatient counseling center. He also has experience helping individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, other mood disorder, and LGBTQ+ communities.
Strength-Based
(847) 499-2207
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Office is near:
Evanston, IL 60201
Strength-Based
I believe in building a strong therapeutic relationship in which clients come to appreciate the complexity and nuance in their lives as well as their innate ability to heal from pain and dysfunction. I view the role of the therapist as one that continues to evolve; I emphasize the importance of establishing trust and clear communication with each client. I have experience working in a variety of clinical roles, including a community mental health setting and an outpatient counseling center. He also has experience helping individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, other mood disorder, and LGBTQ+ communities.
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.
Strength-Based
(773) 830-6074
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Office is near:
Evanston, IL 60202
Strength-Based
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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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.
Strength-Based
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Office is near:
Evanston, IL 60201
Strength-Based
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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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.
Strength-Based
(224) 204-0975
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Evanston, IL 60201
Strength-Based
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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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.
Strength-Based
(224) 279-6518
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Evanston, IL 60201
Strength-Based
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.
Strength-Based
(773) 207-3796
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Office is near:
Evanston, IL 60201
Strength-Based
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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Fancher Psychology & Assessment, LLC
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Evanston, IL 60201
Anxiety, depression, stress, grief, relationship struggles and trauma can impact us deeply and reduce our life satisfaction. The therapists at Fancher Psychology are compassionate and experienced. We have specialists who work with individuals across the life span to support adults, children, couples and families to overcome life's biggest challenges. We offer therapy that provides our clients with coping tools long after therapy has terminated and improves their quality of life. We offer both in-person and telehealth therapy options. Please feel free to call with any questions.
Strength-Based
(224) 470-7691
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Office is near:
Evanston, IL 60201
Strength-Based
Anxiety, depression, stress, grief, relationship struggles and trauma can impact us deeply and reduce our life satisfaction. The therapists at Fancher Psychology are compassionate and experienced. We have specialists who work with individuals across the life span to support adults, children, couples and families to overcome life's biggest challenges. We offer therapy that provides our clients with coping tools long after therapy has terminated and improves their quality of life. We offer both in-person and telehealth therapy options. Please feel free to call with any questions.
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Shruti Patel
Counselor, MA, LCPC Verified
Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
I believe therapy has a power to heal, enhance growth, and obtain inner peace. As a psychotherapist, I strive to empower my clients by building on their own strengths and encouraging insight within a nurturing environment. Together we can identify goals to facilitate growth and healing. My specialties include individual therapy and group therapy, substance abuse counseling, trauma therapy, domestic violence/sexual assault counseling, and empowerment training. I am experienced in working with clients struggling with depression, anxiety, ADHD, self-esteem/body image concerns, women's issues, relationship concerns, and troubles with adjustment and life transitions.
Strength-Based
(847) 457-0203
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Evanston, IL 60201
Strength-Based
I believe therapy has a power to heal, enhance growth, and obtain inner peace. As a psychotherapist, I strive to empower my clients by building on their own strengths and encouraging insight within a nurturing environment. Together we can identify goals to facilitate growth and healing. My specialties include individual therapy and group therapy, substance abuse counseling, trauma therapy, domestic violence/sexual assault counseling, and empowerment training. I am experienced in working with clients struggling with depression, anxiety, ADHD, self-esteem/body image concerns, women's issues, relationship concerns, and troubles with adjustment and life transitions.
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Mimi Landau
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
My practice specializes in treating children, adolescents and adults across the life span, with a special interest in helping 18- to 30-year-olds navigate young adulthood. My style derives from psychodynamic, family systems, relational and cognitive schools of psychotherapy. As an individual and family therapist, I offer a warm, compassionate, accepting environment where clients can safely explore personal issues and family members can learn new ways of understanding each other and being together. My aim is to my help clients deepen their self-awareness, change self-defeating patterns and beliefs, and develop new ways of thinking, feeling, and relating to others.
Strength-Based
(312) 380-0245
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Evanston, IL 60201
Strength-Based
My practice specializes in treating children, adolescents and adults across the life span, with a special interest in helping 18- to 30-year-olds navigate young adulthood. My style derives from psychodynamic, family systems, relational and cognitive schools of psychotherapy. As an individual and family therapist, I offer a warm, compassionate, accepting environment where clients can safely explore personal issues and family members can learn new ways of understanding each other and being together. My aim is to my help clients deepen their self-awareness, change self-defeating patterns and beliefs, and develop new ways of thinking, feeling, and relating to others.
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Rhonda Harvey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Evanston, IL 60202
The answers to life's difficulties reside within each one of us; it is only a matter of discovery. Our therapy session can be used to address areas of concern in a very customized fashion, tailored to fit your specific needs. It can be cathartic, challenging, funny, insightful, but most importantly it is an active collaboration. Pulling from numerous treatment approaches we can develop a plan to reach your goals.
Strength-Based
(847) 496-9504
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Evanston, IL 60202
Strength-Based
The answers to life's difficulties reside within each one of us; it is only a matter of discovery. Our therapy session can be used to address areas of concern in a very customized fashion, tailored to fit your specific needs. It can be cathartic, challenging, funny, insightful, but most importantly it is an active collaboration. Pulling from numerous treatment approaches we can develop a plan to reach your goals.
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Angele Close
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
Everyone could benefit from therapy at some point in their life. After all, life - while incredibly amazing - can also include hardship, sorrow and deep suffering. We all experience loss, encounter challenges, and we all are privy to the brokenness of our culture that results in carrying a variety of misguided and limiting beliefs that can affect our relationship with our Self, with others, and impact our capacity for happiness and fulfillment in life. You might deal with chronic stress or worry, insecurity or feeling not-good-enough, or ‘imposter syndrome’. Maybe worsening to a clinical Depression, Anxiety, Addictive behavior.
Strength-Based
(224) 258-0594
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Evanston, IL 60201
Strength-Based
Everyone could benefit from therapy at some point in their life. After all, life - while incredibly amazing - can also include hardship, sorrow and deep suffering. We all experience loss, encounter challenges, and we all are privy to the brokenness of our culture that results in carrying a variety of misguided and limiting beliefs that can affect our relationship with our Self, with others, and impact our capacity for happiness and fulfillment in life. You might deal with chronic stress or worry, insecurity or feeling not-good-enough, or ‘imposter syndrome’. Maybe worsening to a clinical Depression, Anxiety, Addictive behavior.
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Julie Bradish
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SEP Verified
Verified
Evanston, IL 60202
As a body-inclusive psychotherapist, I believe that we have within us everything we need to heal and grow, and that safe, supportive, and collaborative relationships help us to tap into our innate systems of healing. My approach is compassionate and person-centered, as I support people in developing their capacity to better navigate difficult life experiences. Whether focusing on overall emotional and physiological regulation, managing symptoms related to anxiety or depression, or addressing specific traumas or stressors, we can work together to move away from "stuckness" and towards an enhanced sense of harmony and well-being.
Strength-Based
(872) 395-6388
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Evanston, IL 60202
Strength-Based
As a body-inclusive psychotherapist, I believe that we have within us everything we need to heal and grow, and that safe, supportive, and collaborative relationships help us to tap into our innate systems of healing. My approach is compassionate and person-centered, as I support people in developing their capacity to better navigate difficult life experiences. Whether focusing on overall emotional and physiological regulation, managing symptoms related to anxiety or depression, or addressing specific traumas or stressors, we can work together to move away from "stuckness" and towards an enhanced sense of harmony and well-being.
Jordan Horwath
MA, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Evanston, IL 60201
My ideal client is someone who is reaching out for support and is willing to allow me to share vulnerable therapeutic space with to help them grow and develop while helping them alleviate certain undesirable symptoms while learning new skills to maximize their psychological, social, emotional, and behavioral human potential. The client seeks understanding, validation, and space to process their emotions along with helpful solution-oriented coping strategies to help them deal with difficult stressors, painful emotions, negative thinking patterns, and ways to change maladaptive behaviors while accentuating effective behaviors.
Strength-Based
(929) 335-9928
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Office is near:
Evanston, IL 60201
Strength-Based
My ideal client is someone who is reaching out for support and is willing to allow me to share vulnerable therapeutic space with to help them grow and develop while helping them alleviate certain undesirable symptoms while learning new skills to maximize their psychological, social, emotional, and behavioral human potential. The client seeks understanding, validation, and space to process their emotions along with helpful solution-oriented coping strategies to help them deal with difficult stressors, painful emotions, negative thinking patterns, and ways to change maladaptive behaviors while accentuating effective behaviors.
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Ali Buckman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RYT Verified
Verified
Evanston, IL 60202
My first goal in the therapeutic process is to create a trusting, safe and collaborative relationship. Through active exploration, it is my hope that you will uncover insight into thoughts, emotions and behavior that will empower and support you in transforming your life. I recognize the difficulty of developing and maintaining a sense of self that reflects a value of inner worth rather than outer societal or familial ideals and expectations. My intention is for you to become the person you really are and from that place, make choices leading you towards a greater sense of happiness and well-being.
Strength-Based
(847) 920-7414
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Evanston, IL 60202
Strength-Based
My first goal in the therapeutic process is to create a trusting, safe and collaborative relationship. Through active exploration, it is my hope that you will uncover insight into thoughts, emotions and behavior that will empower and support you in transforming your life. I recognize the difficulty of developing and maintaining a sense of self that reflects a value of inner worth rather than outer societal or familial ideals and expectations. My intention is for you to become the person you really are and from that place, make choices leading you towards a greater sense of happiness and well-being.
Have Dreams
Counselor Verified
Verified
Evanston, IL 60202
Are you an individual on the autism spectrum and looking to gain skills and independence? Have Dreams' counselors are here to help! We support children, adolescents, and young adults with autism in progressing toward their individual goals, be that working on building social and communication skills, addressing emotion regulation and stress management, preparing for employment, or developing executive functioning skills like staying organized and managing time effectively. We also offer parent education and support around new diagnosis.
Strength-Based
(224) 218-5152
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Evanston, IL 60202
Strength-Based
Are you an individual on the autism spectrum and looking to gain skills and independence? Have Dreams' counselors are here to help! We support children, adolescents, and young adults with autism in progressing toward their individual goals, be that working on building social and communication skills, addressing emotion regulation and stress management, preparing for employment, or developing executive functioning skills like staying organized and managing time effectively. We also offer parent education and support around new diagnosis.
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Yvette S Arnoux
Counselor, LCPC Verified
Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
My passion is to help people explore their challenges, work toward their life goals, and find peace. I use empathetic listening and a compassionate approach to help people process trauma, childhood abuse and neglect, women's issues, grief, depression, relationship challenges and life transitions. Through a variety of interventions, including EMDR therapy, I can help you work through a sense of being stuck, find your strength and grow into your best self.
Strength-Based
(224) 307-5638
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Evanston, IL 60201
Strength-Based
My passion is to help people explore their challenges, work toward their life goals, and find peace. I use empathetic listening and a compassionate approach to help people process trauma, childhood abuse and neglect, women's issues, grief, depression, relationship challenges and life transitions. Through a variety of interventions, including EMDR therapy, I can help you work through a sense of being stuck, find your strength and grow into your best self.
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Christine Carpenter and Associates
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Evanston, IL 60201
(She/Her/Hers) Over the years, I have built a practice devoted to improving the lives of people from a wide variety of backgrounds, struggling with a number of different issues. More recently, I have shifted my focus from clinical practice to the training of pre-licensed and early career therapists. I very much enjoy mentoring as it gives me the opportunity to share all that I have learned in my two decades of providing psychotherapy.
Strength-Based
(773) 888-0757
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Office is near:
Evanston, IL 60201
Strength-Based
(She/Her/Hers) Over the years, I have built a practice devoted to improving the lives of people from a wide variety of backgrounds, struggling with a number of different issues. More recently, I have shifted my focus from clinical practice to the training of pre-licensed and early career therapists. I very much enjoy mentoring as it gives me the opportunity to share all that I have learned in my two decades of providing psychotherapy.

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Strength-Based Therapists
If you're looking for Strength-Based Therapy in Evanston or for an Evanston Strength-Based Therapy these Therapists provide Strength Based counseling. Strength-based therapy is a type of positive psychotherapy and counseling that focuses more on your internal strengths and resourcefulness, and less on weaknesses, failures, and shortcomings. This focus sets up a positive mindset that helps you build on you best qualities, find your strengths, improve resilience and change worldview to one that is more positive. A positive attitude, in turn, can help your expectations of yourself and others become more reasonable.

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.