Addiction Therapists in Morton Grove, IL.

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


Margo Tirado, MA, LCPC
Addiction Counselor

Margo Tirado, MA, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60521 - Nearby to Morton Grove.

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 Morton Grove.

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.

Rae Mazzei, Psy.D., CADC, BCB
Addiction Counselor

Rae Mazzei, Psy.D., CADC, BCB

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 60173 - Nearby to Morton Grove.

As a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, I will work closely with you to develop a personalized treatment to treat your addiction. Addiction is a complex interaction of mind, body, and environment and I often integrate multiple components into treatment, including counseling and lifestyle management. I also help individuals struggling with gambling, sex and food addiction. The goal of treatment is to assist you in identifying the root causes of your addiction, to develop the necessary skills to cope with emotional difficulties, and to facilitate personal growth. Together, we will attempt to help you through your addiction and get you back to the life you’ve been wanting to live.

Pamela Meyerson, LCSW
Addiction Counselor

Pamela Meyerson, LCSW

Pam Meyerson

In 60062 - Nearby to Morton Grove.

In my general practice, I employ many of the same approaches and strategies as the famed "12-Step" program. I have worked with drug and alcohol addicts who are able to function at school and work. I do not work with serious drug or alcohol addictions as I am not so qualified. However, I work with families of functional and non-functional addicts.

Susan Steffey, Ms.ed, LCPC
Addiction Counselor

Susan Steffey, Ms.ed, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60181 - Nearby to Morton Grove.

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.

Felicia Glick, LCSW
Addiction Counselor

Felicia Glick, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 60031 - Nearby to Morton Grove.

There are many forms of addiction and I specialize in those that are considered a "Process Addiction" This is an addictions to an activity or process, such as gambling, eating, spending, sex, and work. Not to be confused with Substance Abuse Addictions. I do not treat people for substance abuse problems but will refer clients to others if that is the primary problem. Process addictions are compulsive behaviors that get in the way of peoples lives.

Mary Lynn Meyers, LCSW
Addiction Counselor

Mary Lynn Meyers, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 60091 - Nearby to Morton Grove.

Making the decision to tackle an addiction (substances, sex, gambling, food) is one of the most difficult decisions any of us ever makes. I can help you to examine how your thinking and behavioral patterns may undermine your success in breaking free from an addictive habit and assist you in establishing new, more adaptive ways to work through your addiction. Families who are struggling with an addict are not only critical to the addict's recovery, but most often are behaving in ways that support the addiction. It is important for everyone in a family system to work together to honestly reflect on their role and begin to develop new coping mechanisms to be successful.

Mei-whei Chen, Ph.D
Addiction Counselor

Mei-whei Chen, Ph.D

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 60712 - Nearby to Morton Grove.

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

Bradley Sears, M.A., LCPC
Addiction Counselor

Bradley Sears, M.A., LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60626 - Nearby to Morton Grove.

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.

Ray Kadkhodaian, MA, PsyD, LCPC
Addiction Counselor

Ray Kadkhodaian, MA, PsyD, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60173 - Nearby to Morton Grove.

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.

Joseph Gerard Potaczek, Psy.D.
Addiction Counselor

Joseph Gerard Potaczek, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 60602 - Nearby to Morton Grove.

Are you engaged in alcohol, substance (cannabis, cocaine, heroin, meth, etc), chronic gambling and/or pornography addictions? If you are questioning whether you have a clinical dependency and would like an initial evaluation or if you have been in treatment and need continued support in therapy please contact me. I specialize in working with professionals, young adults and dual diagnosis individuals. In addition, I provide services to spouses/partners of those suffering from addictions as well as young adults and adults who have experienced living with an addicted parent. I support those in 12 step, Al-Anon and SMART recovery programs. Contact me today.

Jennifer Froemel, MA, LCPC
Addiction Counselor

Jennifer Froemel, MA, LCPC

Counselor, MA, LCPC

In 60301 - Nearby to Morton Grove.

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.

Jens Hussey, LCPC, CADC
Addiction Counselor

Jens Hussey, LCPC, CADC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor & Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor

In 60602 - Nearby to Morton Grove.

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.



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

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

Morton Grove is located in Cook County, Illinois. It has a land area of 5.08 square miles and a water area of 0.00 square miles.  The population of Morton Grove is 23,448 people with 8,216 households and a median annual income of $75,166. .


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Establishing weekly sessions with a professional therapist is considered affordable in Morton Grove for the average family. While sustaining a commitment to therapy is usually not an issue, if mental health treatment feels like a burden please ask your counselor about accepted insurance plans or sliding scale fees. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Morton Grove public health department.