Addiction Therapists in Vernon Hills, IL.

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


Samantha Elliott, MA, LCPC
Addiction Counselor

Samantha Elliott, MA, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60613 - Nearby to Vernon Hills.

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.

Dan Blair, LMFT, LCPC, NCPC
Addiction Counselor

Dan Blair, LMFT, LCPC, NCPC

Marriage Counselor

In 60012 - Nearby to Vernon Hills.

Addictions are hard to accept. Is it a problem? Is it manageable? Hard questions and hard answers. I encourage you to not face it alone. Ultimately, an addiction has to be replaced by relationship, a connection to something bigger and better. If a substance (or a behavior) is starting to take more than it gives, options for recovery are not as scary as you might think.

Cathy Betti, AMFT, MSMFT
Addiction Counselor

Cathy Betti, AMFT, MSMFT

Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

In 60015 - Nearby to Vernon Hills.

My current caseload is heavily focused on alcohol addiction, sex addiction, and partners of said addicts. If you or someone close to you is suffering with addiction and you need support in dealing with it individual therapy can be extremely beneficial in learning coping techniques, reducing anxiety, letting go of control if you're a partner, and helping with accountability if you're suffering from addiction.

Catherine Papagiorgio, NCC, LCPC, CADC
Addiction Counselor

Catherine Papagiorgio, NCC, LCPC, CADC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor ,

In 60005 - Nearby to Vernon Hills.

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.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Addiction Counselor

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 60093 - Nearby to Vernon Hills.

While most treatment approaches to addiction include 12 step programs, rehabs, and now sober living houses, Grey Matters International, Inc. provides a wildly successful alternative to traditional models of addiction treatment----that keeps the brain in mind. That is, talking to the conscious brain while the primal brain is deciding things even before you are consciously aware? Well, that is the problem to solve in addiction. We have the solution utilizing a new cutting edge neuroscience-centered brain rebalancing system. Contact kevin@kevinflemingphd.com or call 877-606-6161.

David Johnson, LCSW
Addiction Counselor

David Johnson, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 60202 - Nearby to Vernon 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.

Pamela Meyerson, LCSW
Addiction Counselor

Pamela Meyerson, LCSW

Pam Meyerson

In 60048 - Nearby to Vernon Hills.

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 Vernon 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.

Mary Lynn Meyers, LCSW
Addiction Counselor

Mary Lynn Meyers, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 60093 - Nearby to Vernon Hills.

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.

Ray Kadkhodaian, MA, PsyD, LCPC
Addiction Counselor

Ray Kadkhodaian, MA, PsyD, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60173 - Nearby to Vernon Hills.

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.

Michael Sherry, EdD, IABMCP
Addiction Counselor

Michael Sherry, EdD, IABMCP

Clinical Psychologist

In 60013 - Nearby to Vernon Hills.

Signs of Addiction: Consuming a mind-altering substance that results in impairment in mental or physical functioning. Over-consumption of alcohol or non-prescribed drugs often results in relationship, occupational, educational, mood-related or legal problems TREATMENT: Abstinence training, drinking-management therapy, in-patient or out-patient therapy, 12 Step-oriented counseling. BENEFITS of treatment: Enhanced concentration, reduced moodiness, disappearing agitation and anger, vastly improved personal and work relationships, skyrocketing feeling of well-being and dramatic improvement in personal, academic and occupational performance.

Debra K. Hirschberg, LCSW
Addiction Counselor

Debra K. Hirschberg, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 60118 - Nearby to Vernon Hills.

Even after sobriety, there are many confusing challenges that exist for individuals and families in recovery. With my experience of working in the field of addictions, I understand the process of recovery and how it affects family members. With my background in addictions treatment from both the prevention and treatment side of things I can sensitively walk along side you and your family as you embark on this new journey of wholeness and freedom

Mei-whei Chen, Ph.D
Addiction Counselor

Mei-whei Chen, Ph.D

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 60712 - Nearby to Vernon Hills.

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



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

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

Vernon Hills is located in Lake County, Illinois. It has a land area of 7.70 square miles and a water area of 0.20 square miles.  The population of Vernon Hills is 26,314 people with 9,556 households and a median annual income of $92,201. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Vernon Hills, IL

Very Affordable

Booking a weekly counseling session with a licensed therapist in Vernon Hills 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 Vernon Hills public health department.