Addiction Therapists in Hickory Hills, IL.

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


Jens Hussey, LCPC, CADC
Addiction Counselor

Jens Hussey, LCPC, CADC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor & Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor

In 60602 - Nearby to Hickory Hills.

One of the most amazing things is witnessing people free themselves from the depths of addiction. I use multiple treatment approaches to first help an individual stabilize the addictive process. Then I help them work to fully understand the underlying reasons as to why they are addicted in the first place to help avoid relapse. Stopping is only one part of the process - understanding is another.

Ralph Whetstine, Psy.D., ACHT
Addiction Counselor

Ralph Whetstine, Psy.D., ACHT

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 60007 - Nearby to Hickory Hills.

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.

Margo Tirado, MA, LCPC
Addiction Counselor

Margo Tirado, MA, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60514 - Nearby to Hickory Hills.

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.

David Johnson, LCSW
Addiction Counselor

David Johnson, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 60202 - Nearby to Hickory Hills.

Addiction comes in many shapes and sizes. Often when one stops one addition, it starts up somewhere else. Once sobriety has been achieved, then the individual can begin the work on developmental issues, relationships and codependency. Addiction may never be "cured", but, the client can practice recovery for the rest of their lives without all the deleterious effects of addiction.

Flavio Vega, PsyD, PhD, HSPP
Addiction Counselor

Flavio Vega, PsyD, PhD, HSPP

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 46321 - Nearby to Hickory Hills.

I treat all kinds of addictions: sexual, pornography, internet pornography, and gambling. My approach involves a step-wise diagnosis and analysis of the problem. Rule out other diagnoses. Rule out all the risk factors and determine if the individual needs hospitalization if he or she is substance abuser. While treating all addictions including drugs and alcohol I like to get the family involved.

Matt Frantz, MA, LCPC
Addiction Counselor

Matt Frantz, MA, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60603 - Nearby to Hickory Hills.

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.

Roberta Vondrak, MA, LCPC, CADC
Addiction Counselor

Roberta Vondrak, MA, LCPC, CADC

LCPC, CADC

In 60440 - Nearby to Hickory Hills.

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.

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 60601 - Nearby to Hickory Hills.

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.

Susan Steffey, Ms.ed, LCPC
Addiction Counselor

Susan Steffey, Ms.ed, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60181 - Nearby to Hickory Hills.

I have worked wirh hundreds of substance abusers in the past, and I work with people who are abstinent and involved in a program such as AA or NA. Many times the substance abusers have an underlying psychiatric disorder and may be "self medicating" and I will make appropriate referrals for medication.All of the substance abusers that I have worked with have an underlying trauma or depression or unresolved grief.

Teresa Bradley, MA, LCPC
Addiction Counselor

Teresa Bradley, MA, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60521 - Nearby to Hickory Hills.

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.

Charles Hughes, MA, LCPC, DCC
Addiction Counselor

Charles Hughes, MA, LCPC, DCC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Tele-Counselor

In 60301 - Nearby to Hickory Hills.

Doing something despite its harmful effects on you is addiction. Craving or having a strong desire to do this behavior (when you try not to) is called withdrawal. You know if this describes your relationship to a substance (drugs, alcohol, food), or an activity (sex, gambling, internet). You can't hide behind so-called denial. You know. You fact that you searched for the word "addiction" (that's how you found me), tells you that you know. If you are searching because you have a friend or love one that you suspect has a problem, you have a choice to make. Will you hide your suspicions or will you tell them to get some help? I know addictions. Whatever your reason for reading this, I can help you decide what you want to do.

Bradley Sears, M.A., LCPC
Addiction Counselor

Bradley Sears, M.A., LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60626 - Nearby to Hickory Hills.

Denial is the most important issue to face when a person is struggling with drugs, alcohol, or compulsive behaviors such as sex, food, shopping, or gambling. The first step is to determine the best treatment options, i.e., individual counseling, a 12-step program, outpatient treatment, inpatient treatment, or some combination. Then I try to create a plan for lasting sobriety, which may include accountability, insight, support, identification of specific 12 step or treatment programs, the development of alternative coping strategies, such as spirituality, yoga, changes to diet, or referral to a psychiatrist for medication or a wholistic physician for a physical exam and/or dietary changes.

Alicia Stalker-Gallichio, LMFT
Addiction Counselor

Alicia Stalker-Gallichio, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 60463 - Nearby to Hickory Hills.

When we hear about addictions, substance abuse is generally the type of addition that comes to mind. However, addictions to sex, shopping, porn, internet, video games, work, exercise, and gambling are common examples. Addiction to any of these will have an impact on the way you live your life. My specialized training has been in the treatment of gambling. When I practiced in California, I was a certified provider through the California Problem Gambling Treatment Service Program, California Office of Problem Gambling. My initial training, plus follow up training and experience with individuals with gambling addictions, have helped to increase my effectiveness.



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

Thank you for visiting our Illinois page of therapists in Hickory Hills 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 Hickory Hills, IL is a vital part of recoverey and healing. We are ready to help, let's get started.

Hickory Hills is located in Cook County, Illinois. It has a land area of 2.82 square miles and a water area of 0.00 square miles.  The population of Hickory Hills is 14,122 people with 4,857 households and a median annual income of $58,709. .


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Therapy in Hickory Hills is generally within financial reach for the average family, but some budget planning may be needed for a real commitment to weekly counseling. Remember that your mental health and happiness are important. Check with your Hickory Hills therapist about insurance coverage or ask about sliding scale fees if there are any difficulties with accessibility. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Hickory Hills public health department.