Find a Therapist in Waukegan, Illinois.

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Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.
Psychotherapist

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 60093 - Nearby to Waukegan.

James Hillman once said, "We've had a hundred years of psychotherapy and the world is getting worse." While there are many occasions where the validation and listening endemic to psychotherapy makes sense, there are times where we over assume that "feeling better" and "changing behavior" are the same. Grey Matters International, Inc. goes after the forgotten brain laws to behavior change that therapists miss when processing hours and hours of dialogues with people. Utilizing a cutting edge technology to facilitate the emotional process of change, we can make the therapy process way more effective, faster, and with less money spent. Contact kevin@kevinflemingphd.com or 877-606-6161.

Emily Zeller, LMFT
Psychotherapist

Emily Zeller, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

The process of finding the best therapist for you can be exhausting and seem endless. Therapy is beneficial at every stage of life because it provides a safe space to reflect and address things that are getting in the way of the things you want. I believe that a genuine connection is vital when choosing your therapist. My goal is to help you discover how the story you tell yourself affects the ways you think, feel and act. No matter what your goals are, we will work together to help you succeed.

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.

Oasis Counseling Services LLC , LCPC, CHt
Psychotherapist

Oasis Counseling Services LLC , LCPC, CHt

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Certified Hypnotherapist

Available for Online Therapy

Psychotherapy can be greatly beneficial to you if you are struggling with issues such as anxiety, depression, difficulties adjusting to a situation in your life, trouble communicating with others, difficulties managing stress, or feeling stuck in life. Psychological counseling can help you decrease feelings of anxiety or depressed mood, manage stress more effectively, improve communication with others, decrease unwanted thoughts, increase self-care, and make healthier decisions. Along with support and encouragement, I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Therapy and Solution-Focused Therapy to help you effectively meet your personal goals.

Karen Cohen, MS, LPC, NCC
Psychotherapist

Karen Cohen, MS, LPC, NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 60010 - Nearby to Waukegan.

I use a process of deep investigative conversation in order to identify your strengths, experiences, and interests so that a full understanding of your core values, desires, goals and conflicts can be understood. Using this individualized understanding, creating meaningful change is possible. By helping people to understand the thoughts, conflicts and feelings behind their behavior patterns, new choices can be made with clarity and confidence. Depth oriented conversations can help a person to integrate internal conflicts, develop meaningful life visions and help them to create the life they want.

William Edleman, LCSW, MSW
Psychotherapist

William Edleman, LCSW, MSW

LCSW

In 60061 - Nearby to Waukegan.

Often, people allow unfounded fears to keep them from getting the help they need. instead of overcoming the issues, they have chosen to give in to a lifetime of pain and suffering. These people simply need help - the kind of help William Edleman Offers. William Edleman has extensive experience at established psychiatric facilities of Rockford Memorial Hospital and Swedish American. He has been in practice for nearly 3 decades and his commitment has inspired trust in hundreds of people.

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.

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.

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

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

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 53158 - 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!

Carol Drengenberg, MA, RN, LCPC
Psychotherapist

Carol Drengenberg, MA, RN, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60062 - Nearby to Waukegan.

Choices! Research shows that we are more likely to change when we have choices. Together we will identify research-based interventions that can help you cope more effectively with the problems you are experiencing and help you feel better. Psychiatrist Irving Yalom said "It's the relationship that heals!" I firmly believe this and will work with you to form a relationship that feels safe - one that helps you tap into your own wisdom and strengths. You will become more familiar with who you are and will allow yourself to live your life more freely and more fully.

Tom Petit, Ph.D., LMHC, CCMHC, CAP
Psychotherapist

Tom Petit, Ph.D., LMHC, CCMHC, CAP

Licensed Mental Health Counselors / Board Certified Coaches

In 60004 - Nearby to Waukegan.

COVID-19 and Coronavirus life brings an overwhelming amount of stresses & circumstances & a variety of relationship challenges. Being made to shelter in place disrupts normalcy. Through the past 10 years providing on-line therapy Dr. Petit brings help in your home. With painful feelings of anxiety, disappointment & anger, sometimes hurtful & harmful past abuses & betrayals can make life seem confusing & unbearable. Whether single, married, facing divorce or blending a family, encountering a betrayal from a spouse or significant other, facing circumstances out of one’s control, life hurts. My clients gain strength, understanding & skills to move out of chaos to confident stable lives

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

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.

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.

Catherine Papagiorgio, NCC, LCPC, CADC
Psychotherapist

Catherine Papagiorgio, NCC, LCPC, CADC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor / National Board Certified by NBCC

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.

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.

Deb Norton, Deb Norton
Psychotherapist

Deb Norton, Deb Norton

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60031 - Nearby to Waukegan.

This is, to me, the most in-depth therapy that I provide. It requires a relationship with the client. And a level of trust that being in that space together is a safe place. It mandates a great history, an accurate diagnosis and a treatment plan that drives the process forward. Most psychotherapy leaves clients feeling tired afterwards because it challenges them to deal with their feelings, allowing the insights to come and the revelations to incur. Psychotherapy is the utmost marvel of my work. And the ultimate healing for most clients who engage in it and allow the process to work.

Ray Kadkhodaian, MA, PsyD, LCPC
Psychotherapist

Ray Kadkhodaian, MA, PsyD, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60004 - Nearby to Waukegan.

Which do I search for? Psychotherapy? Counseling? Therapy? For all intense purposes, they are all the same thing, but finding the right provider is where it can get tricky. At The Lighthouse Emotional Wellness Center, our providers are educated and experienced on evidenced-based practices in the field of psychotherapy and pride ourselves on having helped thousands of clients for over 15 years. Whether your struggle with issues such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, grief & loss, bipolar disorder, addictions, relationship issues, or family discord, our practitioners are here to help.


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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.