Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Vernon Hills, Illinois 60061
"My staff and I have expertise in depression, chronic thought and mood disorders and relationship issues; regardless of how that relationship is defined. Dysfunctional thoughts and emotions destroy us and those around us. Let us help you, through new thoughts and ideas, finally move towards a life that works for you rather than against you. Our practice is inspiring, motivational and directive when needed. We believe that we are all one and share in common the challenges of living life on life's terms; while still understanding that each of us brings our unique expression of these challenges into the session."
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(847) 908-3219
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Vernon Hills, Illinois 60061
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"My staff and I have expertise in depression, chronic thought and mood disorders and relationship issues; regardless of how that relationship is defined. Dysfunctional thoughts and emotions destroy us and those around us. Let us help you, through new thoughts and ideas, finally move towards a life that works for you rather than against you. Our practice is inspiring, motivational and directive when needed. We believe that we are all one and share in common the challenges of living life on life's terms; while still understanding that each of us brings our unique expression of these challenges into the session."
Shelley Skrypnyk, Counselor
Counselor, LCPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Vernon Hills, Illinois 60061
"Shelley Skrypnyk is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Saint Joseph’s College and her Master’s Degree in Counseling from The Adler School of Professional Psychology. Shelley specializes in treating issues related to anxiety, trauma, depression, self esteem, substance abuse, relationship problems, stress management and life transitions. Shelley has extensive training in the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and believes that every client has within them the innate ability to heal themselves. "
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(224) 206-0343
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"Shelley Skrypnyk is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Saint Joseph’s College and her Master’s Degree in Counseling from The Adler School of Professional Psychology. Shelley specializes in treating issues related to anxiety, trauma, depression, self esteem, substance abuse, relationship problems, stress management and life transitions. Shelley has extensive training in the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and believes that every client has within them the innate ability to heal themselves. "
John Kamilis, Counselor
Counselor, LCPC, CEAP
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Vernon Hills, Illinois 60061
"ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS!!! When someone starts therapy, I want to them to feel safe and comfortable to explore those personal issues about themselves they may have been hesitant to do before. Building a rapport and being genuine allow me to use the various therapeutic techniques in my toolbox like cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused techniques, mindfulness, and motivational interviewing techniques among other therapies. These allow to engage the client and get them on a path to a happy and healthier life."
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(224) 434-3725
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"ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS!!! When someone starts therapy, I want to them to feel safe and comfortable to explore those personal issues about themselves they may have been hesitant to do before. Building a rapport and being genuine allow me to use the various therapeutic techniques in my toolbox like cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused techniques, mindfulness, and motivational interviewing techniques among other therapies. These allow to engage the client and get them on a path to a happy and healthier life."
Ryan Finley, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Vernon Hills, Illinois 60061
"ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS! I believe that a solid therapeutic alliance between client and therapist is key to achieving success in therapy. I teach a range of coping skills to help deal with various issues that could occur in a person’s life. To achieve this, I have a few methods I work with as well the desire to expand my skills to fit what my clients need. These methods are: Acceptance and Commitments Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP), Role-Playing Game Based Skill Teaching, Attachment Theory, and Mindfulness Techniques."
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(224) 267-2336
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Vernon Hills, Illinois 60061
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"ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS! I believe that a solid therapeutic alliance between client and therapist is key to achieving success in therapy. I teach a range of coping skills to help deal with various issues that could occur in a person’s life. To achieve this, I have a few methods I work with as well the desire to expand my skills to fit what my clients need. These methods are: Acceptance and Commitments Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP), Role-Playing Game Based Skill Teaching, Attachment Theory, and Mindfulness Techniques."
Brighter Pathways, LLC,
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Vernon Hills, Illinois 60061
"Brighter Pathways, LLC is a small group practice currently offering individual, couples, family, and group therapies. Our therapists value collaboration, education, and transparency because treatment should make sense to you. In order to best meet your needs, your therapist will strive to understand your unique circumstances. We believe in a team approach to treatment. We will work with you to develop a treatment plan that addresses your personal goals and struggles. We will happily work with other providers, doctors, nutritionists, teachers, and family members to address these goals. We will work with you to create a network of support. We offer a safe, supportive, and open environment for you to explore your struggles and strive for personal growth."
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(224) 723-5772
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"Brighter Pathways, LLC is a small group practice currently offering individual, couples, family, and group therapies. Our therapists value collaboration, education, and transparency because treatment should make sense to you. In order to best meet your needs, your therapist will strive to understand your unique circumstances. We believe in a team approach to treatment. We will work with you to develop a treatment plan that addresses your personal goals and struggles. We will happily work with other providers, doctors, nutritionists, teachers, and family members to address these goals. We will work with you to create a network of support. We offer a safe, supportive, and open environment for you to explore your struggles and strive for personal growth."
Darakhshinda Bari, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Vernon Hills, Illinois 60061
"ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS! My counseling philosophy is rooted in the concept of establishing a safe space that is non-judgmental, where clients can heal and grow at their own pace. I work with each client to build a strong therapeutic alliance utilizing empathetic dialogue, to develop a unique therapeutic plan that is shaped by each client's own personal needs and goals. Within this framework and within an environment of compassion and tolerance, I make sure that my clients feel heard and respected, and that we act as joint participants in their therapeutic journey."
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(847) 892-4341
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Vernon Hills, Illinois 60061
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"ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS! My counseling philosophy is rooted in the concept of establishing a safe space that is non-judgmental, where clients can heal and grow at their own pace. I work with each client to build a strong therapeutic alliance utilizing empathetic dialogue, to develop a unique therapeutic plan that is shaped by each client's own personal needs and goals. Within this framework and within an environment of compassion and tolerance, I make sure that my clients feel heard and respected, and that we act as joint participants in their therapeutic journey."
Samar Hindi, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified by Psychology Today
Vernon Hills, Illinois 60061
"ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS! I believe that positive change can occur when we are given the space to explore the ways in which we cope with our life experiences. Seeking therapy is an honorable step towards living a more purposeful and balanced life. Creating a safe, caring, non-judgmental environment enables clients to explore themselves through their unique experiences. My goal in therapy is to facilitate healing for individuals by looking at each person through a holistic, culturally sensitive, and strength-based lens. That means that therapy will be tailored to your specific needs and goals. "
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(224) 563-1341
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Vernon Hills, Illinois 60061
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"ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS! I believe that positive change can occur when we are given the space to explore the ways in which we cope with our life experiences. Seeking therapy is an honorable step towards living a more purposeful and balanced life. Creating a safe, caring, non-judgmental environment enables clients to explore themselves through their unique experiences. My goal in therapy is to facilitate healing for individuals by looking at each person through a holistic, culturally sensitive, and strength-based lens. That means that therapy will be tailored to your specific needs and goals. "
Judy Bourn, Counselor
Counselor, PhD, LCPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Vernon Hills, Illinois 60061
"I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor experienced working with adults of all ages. A graduate of the Illinois School of Professional Psychology, I also hold a PhD from Northwestern University in sociology and still finds the sociological imagination to be a useful way to look at an individual and their environment. I have been working as a psychotherapist since 1999, working for more than 15 years with adults dealing with anxiety, depression and issues related to transition."
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(888) 726-7170
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Vernon Hills, Illinois 60061
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"I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor experienced working with adults of all ages. A graduate of the Illinois School of Professional Psychology, I also hold a PhD from Northwestern University in sociology and still finds the sociological imagination to be a useful way to look at an individual and their environment. I have been working as a psychotherapist since 1999, working for more than 15 years with adults dealing with anxiety, depression and issues related to transition."
Carly Rosenberg, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Vernon Hills, Illinois 60061
"ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS! I believe that each client has a unique story to share. I understand that seeking change can be difficult, and I strive to work alongside my clients to help each individual to achieve their therapeutic goals in a way that feels comfortable for them. I use an empathic and client-centered approach to create a safe and empowering environment for my clients. My hope is to facilitate a therapeutic alliance based on trust and respect in order to help clients feel in control of their lives."
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(847) 243-6691
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Vernon Hills, Illinois 60061
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"ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS! I believe that each client has a unique story to share. I understand that seeking change can be difficult, and I strive to work alongside my clients to help each individual to achieve their therapeutic goals in a way that feels comfortable for them. I use an empathic and client-centered approach to create a safe and empowering environment for my clients. My hope is to facilitate a therapeutic alliance based on trust and respect in order to help clients feel in control of their lives."
Antonia Nikolova, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Vernon Hills, Illinois 60061
"**ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS!** I graduated with a Masters of Arts in Organizational and Counseling Psychology from the Adler School of Professional Psychology. I also hold a Masters of Arts degree and a Bachelors degree from Varna Free University in Bulgaria. My professional experience includes both individual and group therapy. I practiced as a psychologist and psycho-educator for several years in Bulgaria. I have also worked as a counselor with a very diverse range of college students in the USA. My approach is always related to the personal needs of the client. "
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(224) 385-0615
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Vernon Hills, Illinois 60061
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"**ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS!** I graduated with a Masters of Arts in Organizational and Counseling Psychology from the Adler School of Professional Psychology. I also hold a Masters of Arts degree and a Bachelors degree from Varna Free University in Bulgaria. My professional experience includes both individual and group therapy. I practiced as a psychologist and psycho-educator for several years in Bulgaria. I have also worked as a counselor with a very diverse range of college students in the USA. My approach is always related to the personal needs of the client. "
Renee Jaegers, Counselor
Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Vernon Hills, Illinois 60061
"I believe all people can benefit from therapy services at one point or another within their lifetime. Through an integral treatment approach to therapy, utilizing treatments grounded in Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), psychoanalysis and interpersonal principles, I strive to create a safe atmosphere, fostering trust within the therapeutic relationship. Together we will work toward discovering the answers needed for you to get "unstuck" and to move forward in life. I look forward to hearing from you."
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(224) 279-6572
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Vernon Hills, Illinois 60061
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"I believe all people can benefit from therapy services at one point or another within their lifetime. Through an integral treatment approach to therapy, utilizing treatments grounded in Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), psychoanalysis and interpersonal principles, I strive to create a safe atmosphere, fostering trust within the therapeutic relationship. Together we will work toward discovering the answers needed for you to get "unstuck" and to move forward in life. I look forward to hearing from you."
Mercedes Compton, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Vernon Hills, Illinois 60061
"ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS!!! I believe every person of any age will experience some kind of emotional and psychological strains resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances in life at some point or another. Matters of mental and physical health states, healthy relationships, communications of all kinds are inevitable in our life journey as they determine one’s growth and functionality. "
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(224) 434-3024
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Vernon Hills, Illinois 60061
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"ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS!!! I believe every person of any age will experience some kind of emotional and psychological strains resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances in life at some point or another. Matters of mental and physical health states, healthy relationships, communications of all kinds are inevitable in our life journey as they determine one’s growth and functionality. "
Jeana Lucarelli, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Vernon Hills, Illinois 60061
""Healing begins with both a collaborative and relational process". Through joint exploration, I assist my clients in helping them focus and create a more rich, full and meaningful life, while effectively trying to manage the stress and pain that life inevitably brings. Providing a safe and comfortable environment that is centered on a trusting client/therapist relationship is essential for my client's personal growth and improved quality of life."
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(847) 984-3022
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Vernon Hills, Illinois 60061
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""Healing begins with both a collaborative and relational process". Through joint exploration, I assist my clients in helping them focus and create a more rich, full and meaningful life, while effectively trying to manage the stress and pain that life inevitably brings. Providing a safe and comfortable environment that is centered on a trusting client/therapist relationship is essential for my client's personal growth and improved quality of life."
Keith V Bjorge, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Vernon Hills, Illinois 60061
"I love what I do. I deeply respect and value working with you to change your life, to resolve your problems or achieve your goals. Whether your problem is a broken relationship, anxiety, depression and/or other problems, I have the passion and competence to help. I work to rebuild broken relationships in a manner that mends and strengthens bonds. I work to help the anxious and depressed manage emotional struggles, to live an emotionally surviving and thriving life. So, I would like to help you reconcile a broken relationship, recover from infidelity, or overcome the pain of anxiety and/or depression. Thank you for looking me up!"
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(847) 416-2872
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Vernon Hills, Illinois 60061
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"I love what I do. I deeply respect and value working with you to change your life, to resolve your problems or achieve your goals. Whether your problem is a broken relationship, anxiety, depression and/or other problems, I have the passion and competence to help. I work to rebuild broken relationships in a manner that mends and strengthens bonds. I work to help the anxious and depressed manage emotional struggles, to live an emotionally surviving and thriving life. So, I would like to help you reconcile a broken relationship, recover from infidelity, or overcome the pain of anxiety and/or depression. Thank you for looking me up!"
John Beltramo, Psychologist
Psychologist
Verified by Psychology Today
Vernon Hills, Illinois 60061
"I work with clients from diverse groups and backgrounds. Services are comprehensive, but include an emphasis on trauma recovery and childhood sexual abuse. In my work with couples, I focus on problems with communication, physical or emotional intimacy, maladaptive conflict cycles, and parenting. My practice is a welcoming environment for non-traditional, cohabiting, and LGBTQ relationships. Family work includes traditional, blended, and LGBTQ family constellations."
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(847) 920-7937
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Vernon Hills, Illinois 60061
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"I work with clients from diverse groups and backgrounds. Services are comprehensive, but include an emphasis on trauma recovery and childhood sexual abuse. In my work with couples, I focus on problems with communication, physical or emotional intimacy, maladaptive conflict cycles, and parenting. My practice is a welcoming environment for non-traditional, cohabiting, and LGBTQ relationships. Family work includes traditional, blended, and LGBTQ family constellations."
Stephanie Pruefer, Counselor
Counselor, LPC, CADC
Verified by Psychology Today
Vernon Hills, Illinois 60061
"I view each of my therapeutic relationships as an opportunity to be a strength and an ally in another individual's journey. I feel that the relationships should be collaborative and built upon safety and trust between both individuals. I feel that every individual possesses a unique life story and the therapeutic relationship helps clients make meaning of their lives in many ways. My relationship with clients helps them feel heard, understood, and brings another perspective to life events. Working together, we create and utilize skills in order to live a better and happier life."
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(224) 504-1346
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Vernon Hills, Illinois 60061
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"I view each of my therapeutic relationships as an opportunity to be a strength and an ally in another individual's journey. I feel that the relationships should be collaborative and built upon safety and trust between both individuals. I feel that every individual possesses a unique life story and the therapeutic relationship helps clients make meaning of their lives in many ways. My relationship with clients helps them feel heard, understood, and brings another perspective to life events. Working together, we create and utilize skills in order to live a better and happier life."
Katie M Papierniak, Counselor
Counselor, LCPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Vernon Hills, Illinois 60061
"I am an approachable, empathetic, and playful therapist who is well-versed in complicated and complex issues. I love to make therapy fun and engaging and often incorporate all of one's senses into sessions. I use an eclectic approach to therapy integrating Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and a strength-based approach. I am passionate about the work I do because I know that therapy creates meaningful change and growth. In my 25 years of practice as a therapist in outpatient and inpatient settings, I have worked with individuals, families, couples, and groups across the lifespan."
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(847) 584-1536
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Vernon Hills, Illinois 60061
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"I am an approachable, empathetic, and playful therapist who is well-versed in complicated and complex issues. I love to make therapy fun and engaging and often incorporate all of one's senses into sessions. I use an eclectic approach to therapy integrating Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and a strength-based approach. I am passionate about the work I do because I know that therapy creates meaningful change and growth. In my 25 years of practice as a therapist in outpatient and inpatient settings, I have worked with individuals, families, couples, and groups across the lifespan."
Sara Knauz, Counselor
Counselor, LCPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Vernon Hills, Illinois 60061
"Helping restore a sense of balance and self-worth to my client’s lives is my passion. My experience has spanned over 14 years, with a strong foundation in child and adolescent pathology. My philosophy is to work collaboratively in goal development and attainment, to highlight the connection among faulty thinking, feelings, and ineffective coping patterns and promote healthy changes. Through empowerment and strength-based practices a renewed sense of confidence and effective skills to manage life’s stressors and relationships will evolve. "
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(224) 504-0903
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Vernon Hills, Illinois 60061
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"Helping restore a sense of balance and self-worth to my client’s lives is my passion. My experience has spanned over 14 years, with a strong foundation in child and adolescent pathology. My philosophy is to work collaboratively in goal development and attainment, to highlight the connection among faulty thinking, feelings, and ineffective coping patterns and promote healthy changes. Through empowerment and strength-based practices a renewed sense of confidence and effective skills to manage life’s stressors and relationships will evolve. "
Cindy McKnight, Counselor
Counselor, MS, LCPC, NCC, CCTP
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Vernon Hills, Illinois 60061
"Hello and thank you for taking the time to read my biography. I received my master's degree in Human Services/Community Counseling. I have 18 years experience in MH and have been successful in working with individuals, couples, families and children. I have experience working with both sexual abusers as well as victims. I have a particular clinical area of strength working with juveniles and their families. I am also trained in EMDR level I & II and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. I can also provide short-term counseling. My clinical approach is evidence based treatment as I am trained to work with various populations."
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(847) 527-8511
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Vernon Hills, Illinois 60061
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"Hello and thank you for taking the time to read my biography. I received my master's degree in Human Services/Community Counseling. I have 18 years experience in MH and have been successful in working with individuals, couples, families and children. I have experience working with both sexual abusers as well as victims. I have a particular clinical area of strength working with juveniles and their families. I am also trained in EMDR level I & II and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. I can also provide short-term counseling. My clinical approach is evidence based treatment as I am trained to work with various populations."
Mark Solomon, Psychologist
Psychologist
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Vernon Hills, Illinois 60061
"I am a practical problem solver who specializes in working with children and teens. I also work with adults under the age of 65. My office is in a home in downtown Libertyville that has been converted to commercial use, giving a more home-like feeling than traditional office space."
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(847) 920-7948
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Vernon Hills, Illinois 60061
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"I am a practical problem solver who specializes in working with children and teens. I also work with adults under the age of 65. My office is in a home in downtown Libertyville that has been converted to commercial use, giving a more home-like feeling than traditional office space."

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