Find a Therapist in Waukegan, Illinois.

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Denise Ambre, LCSW
Psychotherapist

Denise Ambre, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Psychoanalyst

In 60025 - Nearby to Waukegan.

One-on-one counseling provides an opportunity for people to openly talk about their thoughts and feelings while being assisted by a professional and caring guide. Clients often seek individual therapy due to some recent stress in their lives, or due to an ongoing conflict they have been unable to resolve alone. Although some people intially worry that talking about themselves will be awkward or uncomfortable, most people find individual sessions enjoyable and growth enhancing. While the client gains greater focus on her/his thoughts and feelings, the therapist acts as a non-judmental guide, helping the individual recognize patterns and finding ways to aviod past problems.

Catherine Papagiorgio, NCC, LCPC, CADC
Psychotherapist

Catherine Papagiorgio, NCC, LCPC, CADC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor ,

In 60005 - Nearby to Waukegan.

Psychotherapy in Greek means "healing of the human spirit". Sometimes people just need a little support and they find their way. Other times therapy can help individuals work towards facilitating a positive change and improve ones quality of life. Many individuals report that they are able to increase their self awareness and self understanding. This leads them to self growth and an improved way to manage their particular situation. Therapy can help individuals who struggle with a wide range of symptoms and conditions such as depression, anxiety, relationships issues and problems, stressful life events and internalized trauma.

Kristin Patten, MA, LCPC
Psychotherapist

Kristin Patten, MA, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60031 - Nearby to Waukegan.

Psychotherapy?! What a funny word. I am a psychotherapist, NOT a psycho therapist! :) Others call me a counselor or "the talk lady." People who find me tend to be parents who are looking for support for their children. I use research based therapies that bring empowerment, positive behavior changes, and less frustration and stress. I specialize in youth aged 3-25 who have experienced some level of stress like a divorce, bullying, self-harm, sexting or abuse. Youth nowadays have a different mentality, and I also support parents in understanding and connecting with their children. If you call for a free phone consult and I don't think we are a good match, I will give you multiple referrals.

Home Psych Services, P.C.
Psychotherapist

Home Psych Services, P.C.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist / Company President

In 60056 - Nearby to Waukegan.

Home Psych Services, P.C. provides comprehensive psychotherapy services - individual, family, and couples counseling - in the comfort, safety, and convenience of your own home. We believe that this type of psychotherapy - delivered directly in your home where your problems often started in the first place - is the most effective form of treatment. Our therapeutic style tends to be solution-focused - focused on accomplishing well-defined goals. We also utilize social work services to connect our clients with resources in the community to address all aspects of your presenting problems.

Renee Murphy-Hughes, M.A., FPT, LPC
Psychotherapist

Renee Murphy-Hughes, M.A., FPT, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 53142 - Nearby to Waukegan.

I use brief Psychotherapy in situations where people need to recall or talk about their past to work through it and try to heal from it. There can be many adversities as we grow from a baby into adulthood. Sweeping things under-the-rug doesn't work. The pain and anger will come out somewhere and you may have no idea where it's coming from! What my purpose is, is to help you resolve whatever you can so that you no longer need to remain just a victim of childhood, or even ADULT neglect, abuse (mental & emotional), or physical or sexual abuse. I'd like to help you move up the continuum from victim to survivor to thriver & maybe even self-actualizer! YOUR PAST DOESN'T HAVE TO DEFINE WHO YOU ARE!

David Johnson, LCSW
Psychotherapist

David Johnson, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 60202 - Nearby to Waukegan.

Psychotherapy is a process of self discovery and skill learning. If a person comes in to learn some new skills and is willing to take the responsibility for meaningful change to occur, then the success of our work together goes up dramatically. I see psychotherapy as a process of working together on the things that the client wants to address with compassion and acceptance.

Wayne Riendeau, LCPC
Psychotherapist

Wayne Riendeau, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60031 - Nearby to Waukegan.

I strongly believe in psychotherapy, because I have counseled hundreds of people in group and individual therapy in this way. Many people have the belief that they often just "need to manage my medications" and that meeting just to talk with a counselor is a waste of time. People need to talk and to process their 'story', that is, where they've been, where they are now, and where they want to go in their life. Medication only helps with physiological issues and brain chemistry; psychotherapy gives a person context, and helps them make better, more informed decisions about their life and gives them information (not medication) to make wise life decisions.

Bruce Christensen, Ph. D.
Psychotherapist

Bruce Christensen, Ph. D.

Licensed Psychologist

In 60195 - Nearby to Waukegan.

In psychotherapy, I strive to uncover and help the client learn to deal more effectively with the underlying causes of their difficulties in life. When logistical changes in their lives can be made to better their life situations, I bring out and foster the adoption of such. Ofter, however, deeper considerations are necessary and, in this regard, I try to help the client to relate to deeper issues that are root causes of the difficulties he or she experiences in life. Resolution of deeper issues generally leads to greater long term life satisfaction.

Gary Phillips, S.T.D
Psychotherapist

Gary Phillips, S.T.D

Licensed Clinical Psychologist; Pastoral Counselor

In 60093 - Nearby to Waukegan.

Clients having psychotherapy with me will (1) know the specific problems causing problems in their lives (2) change the behaviors causing the problems (3) discover 3-5 new behaviors to overcome the problem behaviors (4) discover 3-5 new thoughts to reduce, manage, overcome the thoughts tied to the problem behaviors that hurt him/her and others (5) learn how to live more positively and meaningfully

Mary Lynn Meyers, LCSW
Psychotherapist

Mary Lynn Meyers, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 60093 - Nearby to Waukegan.

My approach to psychotherapy begins in working on developing with each of my clients an atmosphere of trust and respect. I believe that making the decision to engage a therapist in order to work on one's particular life challenges, is one of the most healthy choices we can make.! It is a choice for health. My clients benefit from therapy with me by experiencing a quick reduction in their anxiety and a clearer understanding of what they are up against - with themselves, their relationships and their lives. From that place of increased calm and improved self-understanding, my clients can then begin to make thoughtful and productive life choices.

Felicia Glick, LCSW
Psychotherapist

Felicia Glick, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 60031 - Nearby to Waukegan.

Psychotherapy varies depending on the personalities of the psychotherapist and client, and the particular problems you are experiencing. Psychotherapy is a bit like a medical doctor visit in which it calls for a very active effort on your part. You will have to work on things we talk about during our sessions as well as on your own between sessions. Psychotherapy has benefits and risks. You may experience uncomfortable feelings like anxiety, sadness, guilt, anger, frustration, loneliness and helplessness. However, research shows psychotherapy benefits people who go through it. It leads to better relationships, solutions to specific problems, and significant reduction in distress.

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

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

Licensed Clinical Psychologist / Company President

In 60010 - Nearby to Waukegan.

Mark D. Parisi, Psy.D. & Associates, P.C. has a well-respected reputation for employing state-of-the-art psychotherapy techniques. Our counseling staff are highly trained in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Our approach is focused on, first, understanding exactly what we're treating and then working closely with you to set concrete, specific, attainable goals in psychotherapy. Give us a call for psychotherapy services that gets results.

Paula Mathiasen, LCPC
Psychotherapist

Paula Mathiasen, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60004 - Nearby to Waukegan.

I believe our current struggles often have a link to past struggles. I work with clients to understand the both/and. What are the current challenges and struggles that you want to improve or change and in doing that how is it link to the past. In other words what previous distortions or hurts are causing the person current struggles and how to they build current health to grow and heal from previous hurts.



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Waukegan is located in Lake County, Illinois. It has a land area of 24.18 square miles and a water area of 0.22 square miles.  The population of Waukegan is 88,475 people with 28,826 households and a median annual income of $45,845. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Waukegan, IL

Some budgeting needed

While counseling can certainly be an expense for individuals and families in Waukegan, with proper budgeting, it is entirely do-able and the risk/reward is worth it. For some families, it may be difficult to sustain a commitment to therapy without proper insurance coverage. If this is you, ask your therapist about low cost options as practitoners in and around Waukegan may have flexibility or sliding scales. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Waukegan public health department.