Addiction Therapists in Elmhurst, IL.

Counseling for addiction and codependency in Elmhurst, IL. Help for alcohol and substance abuse, pornography, sex and internet addiction, gambling, and compulsive spending.


Teresa Bradley, MA, LCPC
Addiction Counselor

Teresa Bradley, MA, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60521 - Nearby to Elmhurst.

I teach the skills from DBT(Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) and also use concepts and exercises from ACT(Acceptance Commitment Therapy). Both of these therapies mesh beautifully with the Twelve Step Programs. For instance, DBT and ACT emphasize acceptance, values, and meditation. I reinforce clients working their programs through the use of these therapies.

Mei-whei Chen, Ph.D
Addiction Counselor

Mei-whei Chen, Ph.D

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 60712 - Nearby to Elmhurst.

Unlike what we commonly believe, addiction is not a chronic brain disease. Rather, it’s a symptom of compulsions — compulsions that help us escape from dealing with our underlying emotional issues. If their underlying issues are not addressed, the addicts will be back through the revolving door, with addiction resurfacing in another form. Please note: what addicts truly seek is not a drink, a substance or a gaming fix itself. The drink or the gaming fix is merely a displacement of something else they really seek. Something interpersonal. The key to therapy lies in coaching them to use proactive actions to address their underlying feelings more directly, instead of running away from them

Margo Tirado, MA, LCPC
Addiction Counselor

Margo Tirado, MA, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60521 - Nearby to Elmhurst.

I often observe what is called "the human magnet" syndrome...this is when an individual finds themselves in a pattern of being drawn to the same type of person over and over again. The magnetic pull may be to someone who is an addict, impulsive, abusive, neurotic or another destructive relational pattern. We call this pattern, or magnetic pull codependency. I have a soft spot for people who find themselves in this pattern. I also want to tell you that you can get yourself unstuck and unleashed! I would love to coach and counsel you on how to do that! Bringing your best self to the world is your most important lifework! Call me today so I can support you in that sacred journey.

Ralph Whetstine, Psy.D., ACHT
Addiction Counselor

Ralph Whetstine, Psy.D., ACHT

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 60007 - Nearby to Elmhurst.

Additions can often be understood as an effort to numb the pain resulting in one’s failure in their relationship with the self. Feeling unable to experience adequate levels of self-esteem can reflect difficulty in loving and caring for yourself or accepting love from others. Feeling vulnerable and exposed can reflect difficulties in feeling able to protect yourself resulting from difficulties with setting effective boundaries, while losing yourself in the face of other’s beliefs can reflect difficulties with identifying and sharing who you know yourself to be. These and other symptoms can lead you to seeking to numb yourself from the pain of feeling overwhelmed. Reconnect with yourself.

Roberta Vondrak, MA, LCPC, CADC
Addiction Counselor

Roberta Vondrak, MA, LCPC, CADC

LCPC, CADC

In 60440 - Nearby to Elmhurst.

As a CADC (Certified Alcohol/Drug Counselor) I have experience working with clients dealing with substance abuse history, and focus on obtaining and maintaining sobriety, relapse prevention skills, as well as addressing underlying core issues and spiritual growth from a 12-step perspective, so that effective lifestyle changes are a part of the recovery process. I also work with family members, resentment and codependent traits, to assist the change process and healing in clients' family dynamics as well.

Samantha Elliott, MA, LCPC
Addiction Counselor

Samantha Elliott, MA, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60613 - Nearby to Elmhurst.

When working with people who suffer from addictions, I work with the client to help them understand what purpose the addiction serves. We identify how it has come to be and then learn to identify triggers and trigger responses. Clients are trained in managing their awareness and urges in order to take full control of their lives. We also work to create a plan for how to maintain mental wellness moving forward so that the addiction does not morph into another mental health issue.

Jennifer Froemel, MA, LCPC
Addiction Counselor

Jennifer Froemel, MA, LCPC

Counselor, MA, LCPC

In 60301 - Nearby to Elmhurst.

This therapy treats substance abuse, sex addiction, overspending, overeating, gambling and internet shopping addictions. Working in collaboration with other 12-step programs in the community, together we will develop a plan to help you and your family through the difficult decisions and process of change of defining, understanding, and coping with addiction. We also offer toxicology screening, breathalyzer readings, and liaison services for those who are court mandated to treatment.

Polaris Counseling
Addiction Counselor

Polaris Counseling

Professional Counseling Practice

In 60563 - Nearby to Elmhurst.

At Polaris, our addiction counselors understand and are trained to help you break your addiction. In order to address your needs fully, we help you to understand the root of your addiction. Many times addictions can result from a genetic predisposition or other conditions, such as depression, that lead you to seek an escape from reality. Some of the addictions that our counselors work with are: Alcohol Abuse Drug/Substance Abuse/Dependence Sexual Gambling Internet/Pornography Internet/Gaming Spending Eating

Matt Frantz, MA, LCPC
Addiction Counselor

Matt Frantz, MA, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60603 - Nearby to Elmhurst.

When struggling with an addiction one can feel hopeless. Treatment after treatment will seem to work for a time and then grow ineffective. My style of working with addictions is to combine short-term behavioral interventions to work to keep you safe and maintain employment, relationships or other significant areas of your life that may be affected, while working to understand the deeper issues and causes of destructive behaviors, unquenchable needs and hopeless feelings.

Catherine Papagiorgio, NCC, LCPC, CADC
Addiction Counselor

Catherine Papagiorgio, NCC, LCPC, CADC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor ,

In 60005 - Nearby to Elmhurst.

Have you ever tried to cut down your drinking or tried to stop other addicting behavior? It can be a very difficult process for you or for the people who love someone who has an addiction I am here to help. There us a way. It takes knowledge, commitment and finding inner strength. It is within your reach if that is truly what you want to achieve.

Mark D. Parisi, Psy.D. and Associates, P.C.
Addiction Counselor

Mark D. Parisi, Psy.D. and Associates, P.C.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist / Company President

In 60068 - Nearby to Elmhurst.

Our team of professionals includes several clinicians with addiction treatment specialties. We understanding that the treatment of addiction involves understanding and treating the underlying problems of addition. We employ a holistic approach to addiction treatment involving counseling, medication management, and referral to outside support groups.

Ray Kadkhodaian, MA, PsyD, LCPC
Addiction Counselor

Ray Kadkhodaian, MA, PsyD, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60173 - Nearby to Elmhurst.

Treatment of an addiction must take a priority when initiating couples or family counseling. The disease is often inherited from previous generations and can lead to highly dysfunctional patterns evolving such as, codependency, physical or sexual abuse, and diffuse boundaries. At our practice, we offer evidenced-based practices in addiction including psychiatric evaluation, ongoing psychotherapy and family support therapy.

Melissa Sanchez, LCPC, BC-DMT
Addiction Counselor

Melissa Sanchez, LCPC, BC-DMT

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist

In 60202 - Nearby to Elmhurst.

I have many years of experience helping those struggling from substance addictions learn the path of sobriety. My approach to addiction treatment is holistic, focusing on regenerating a person's relationship to their body, mind and soul. Without this focus on the entirety of the individual, success in recovery is often limited. I truly believe that addiction robs the human spirit of the ability to accurately think, feel and experience the true world. I work with each person to lift the veil and discover the emotional and psychological pain in need of kindness, discovery and healing in order to begin the life-long journey of sobriety.



You have Found the Top Therapists for Addiction And Codependency in Elmhurst, IL.

Thank you for visiting our Illinois page of therapists in Elmhurst who specialize in addictions in all forms- internet addiction, pornography and sex addictions, gambling, alcohol and drug abuse, shopping, and food addictions.  An addiction can destroy lives and relationships. Often times there is a codependent person somewhere in the sphere of an addict. Professional therapy from an addiction specialist in Elmhurst, IL is a vital part of recoverey and healing. We are ready to help, let's get started.

Elmhurst is a city that is located in multiple counties- Cook County and DuPage County in Illinois. It has a land area of 10.26 square miles and a water area of 0.05 square miles.  The population of Elmhurst is 45,957 people with 15,814 households and a median annual income of $96,486. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Elmhurst, IL

Very Affordable

Booking a weekly counseling session with a licensed therapist in Elmhurst is not a large financial issue for the majority of people in this area. Sustaining a commitment to mental health treatment is easily accessible for the average family, but ask your therapist if there are any concerns as many will accept insurance or even offer sliding scale fees. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Elmhurst public health department.