Addiction Therapists in Stickney, IL.

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


Ray Kadkhodaian, MA, PsyD, LCPC
Addiction Counselor

Ray Kadkhodaian, MA, PsyD, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60173 - Nearby to Stickney.

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.

Jens Hussey, LCPC, CADC
Addiction Counselor

Jens Hussey, LCPC, CADC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor & Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor

In 60602 - Nearby to Stickney.

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.

Flavio Vega, PsyD, PhD, HSPP
Addiction Counselor

Flavio Vega, PsyD, PhD, HSPP

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 46321 - Nearby to Stickney.

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.

Bradley Sears, M.A., LCPC
Addiction Counselor

Bradley Sears, M.A., LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60626 - Nearby to Stickney.

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.

Joseph Gerard Potaczek, Psy.D.
Addiction Counselor

Joseph Gerard Potaczek, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 60602 - Nearby to Stickney.

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.

Alicia Stalker-Gallichio, LMFT
Addiction Counselor

Alicia Stalker-Gallichio, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 60463 - Nearby to Stickney.

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.

Margo Tirado, MA, LCPC
Addiction Counselor

Margo Tirado, MA, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60521 - Nearby to Stickney.

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.

Mei-whei Chen, Ph.D
Addiction Counselor

Mei-whei Chen, Ph.D

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 60712 - Nearby to Stickney.

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

Mary Lynn Meyers, LCSW
Addiction Counselor

Mary Lynn Meyers, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 60091 - Nearby to Stickney.

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.

Paula Mathiasen, LCPC
Addiction Counselor

Paula Mathiasen, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60004 - Nearby to Stickney.

I work with what is called process addictions including food, gambling, work, sexual, and relationship addictions. My hope is to help the person become healthy and understand the need that is leading to the addiction and constructive ways to meet those needs. Often it is about balance and learning limits and coping with those limits. The goal is to help the client move from addiction to freedom from addiction.

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

Rae Mazzei, Psy.D., CADC, BCB

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 60173 - Nearby to Stickney.

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.

Gary Phillips, S.T.D
Addiction Counselor

Gary Phillips, S.T.D

Licensed Clinical Psychologist; Pastoral Counselor

In 60093 - Nearby to Stickney.

If you have an addiction you will be able to (1) know what causes your addiction (2) develop three steps to take to overcome the addiction (3) find resources to help you continue to not have the addiction (4) learn how to respond to relapse and prevent relapse experiences (5) know what relationships in your life will help you to not have an addiction any longer

Pamela Meyerson, LCSW
Addiction Counselor

Pamela Meyerson, LCSW

Pam Meyerson

In 60062 - Nearby to Stickney.

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.



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

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

Stickney is located in Cook County, Illinois. It has a land area of 1.92 square miles and a water area of 0.03 square miles.  The population of Stickney is 6,786 people with 2,435 households and a median annual income of $51,491. .


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Therapy in Stickney 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 Stickney 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 Stickney public health department.