Donald Olund, MA, LCPC, NCC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
911 N Elm St. Suite 316, Hinsdale, IL
Have you ever noticed how one person's problem in the family affects everyone? This is true in all families, even the Brady Bunch! One of the reasons this occurs is because our reactions to each other often serve to "keep the problem, the problem". Working together as a family in counseling gets people off the blame-game and on to ways of relating that bring the respect back. As a specialist in family systems counseling and clinical author in professional literature I enjoy working with families of all ages in a variety of interactive/experiential methods to help family members learn how to communicate and connect. The end result is increased harmony and productivity.
Tompkins and Associates, Psy.D. and Ph.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologists
Our belief is that families are the soil from which people grow. Families are the place where so much of who we are is formed. We work closely with families to help them understand their patterns and how they came to be the way they are. We provide a safe place for families to come and look at how they can be better and most effectively deal with the unique challenges they face. Family therapy requires very specific and detailed skill set that can only be acquired through specific training. All of us are trained in family therapy and how to best nurture change, taking into account each family's unique needs and challenges.
Daniel Kill, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
1101 Lake St, #405H, Oak Park, IL
Our understanding of families and desire for how families should function stem from our earliest expereinces within our own families. Sometimes these expereinces don't fit the new relationships we enter into and new rules and roles need to be developed. These evolving understandings of family will explore areas of communication, conflict managment, emotional support, resolving differences, and strengthening internal intimacy maps.
Kristen Jacobsen, MA, LCPC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor / Therapist
1010 Lake Street, Suite 501A, Oak Park, IL
I work with a lot of adolescents struggling with anxiety and/or depression. Family involvement is an important component of their treatment, as adolescence is a challenging developmental period to navigate. Adolescent clients often feel misunderstood and isolated in their experiences, so communication is an important factor in alleviating these feelings.
Charles Hughes, MA, LCPC, DCC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Tele-Counselor
1025 North Blvd. Ste 204, Oak Park, IL
I grew up in a family too. What is it with this most necessary unit of human existence that makes it so problematic? Why can't we speak our truth to the people we ought to be closest to? I call it the Law of Inverse Emotional Risk (LIER). We are most likely to hide the truth from people whose love we most fear losing. In working with families, I have found that, at the root of most of their problems are secrets, unexpressed feelings, resentments, and blame. How do you talk about such things? There is a way. It has four steps: Take responsibility - Admit the past - Live together - Keep it going; TALK for short. If you want to learn it, call me, email me, come see me. You get a free first session and I will tell you all about it.
Susan Steffey, Ms.ed, LCPC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
2 Mid America Plaza, Oak Brook Terrace, IL
The family is the most important institution in society and I take great pleasure in helping a family to resolve their issues and move towards health and happiness. I understand as the mother of 4 children myself what the pressures there are for families. We are in a bad ecoonomy now and many families face economic uncertainty and stress. My focus in family therapy is to build cohesiveness and resiliance.
Sharon Depowski, LCSW, CADC
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Alcohol/Drug Counselor
311 E. Dickens Avenue, Northlake, IL
I have utilized family therapy with families experiencing substance abuse and/or divorce. I encourage family members to respect the views of other family members, even if they do not agree with them. I may suggest that family members change roles during therapy sessions, for an enhanced understanding of the views of other family members, although I do not have an expectation that this will lead to their agreeing with that family member. I encourage respect between family members. So, it would then follow that I discourage family members from name calling and/or labeling the behaviors of other family members. My goal is to increase their understanding and acceptance of each other.
Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Most family therapists inadvertently create more chaos through their well-intentioned efforts to assist a family move through a change process. Why? Brains are inherently deregulated (all of us, may I add) and most talking and dialoguing misses brain-centric problems that need more intensive help. Many times the emotional trauma created by years of solving problems ineffectively can wreak havoc on the brain's parasympathetic nervous system, not ever giving the family a break from flight or fight thinking. Contact us for an innovative neuroscience solution to family dysfunction. Kevin@kevinflemingphd.com or 877-606-6161.
Mark D. Parisi, Psy.D. and Associates, P.C.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist / Company President
Park Ridge, IL
Mark D. Parisi, Psy.D. & Associates, P.C. has been serving the behavioral healthcare needs of Metro Chicago area families since 2000. Our counseling staff are expert in treating family problems. We Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists on staff and use a solution-oriented approach to try to help families resolve the problems that divide them. Allow us to help you resolve your family problems today.
Nancy Vogg, LCPC
203 n Lasalle suite 2100, Chicago , IL
Families nowadays come in all shapes and sizes. Difficulties that come up often need someone unbiased to help families get closer, heal. Tragedies, divorce, blended situations, addictions, illness, school/work/financial issues all put a strain on a family. Life can be very busy, we stop talking, caring, nurturing. Coaching families to reconnect, respect, spend time together can help.