Family Counseling Services in Downers Grove, IL.

Find a family therapist in Downers Grove, Illinois. Effective help for relationships, blended families, family of origin and other issues.


Bruce Christensen, Ph. D.
Family Therapist

Bruce Christensen, Ph. D.

Licensed Psychologist

In 60195 - Nearby to Downers Grove.

In dealing with families, I strive to help to improve communication and conflict resolution techniques. Often, members of familiies mean well, but express their needs and dis-satisfactions in a way that increases conflict and turmoil. In home conflicts often escalate and lead to withdrawal or explosive incidents. A calmer, problem resolution is possible in and office setting with a neutral party. In such a setting, we are usually able to effect better listening to one another and achieve the kind of understanding and acceptance that leads to greater family harmony.

Denise Ambre, LCSW
Family Therapist

Denise Ambre, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Psychoanalyst

In 60025 - Nearby to Downers Grove.

Given the importance of the understanding and addressing the larger social environment, I also offer family counseling. Although some clients choose to enter family therapy as the first choice of treatment, other times family work is incorporated after a period of individual, child, or couples therapy. I can assist families, large or small, in addressing issues that have previously caused conflict between family members. Common issues addressed for family therapies include: • Parent-Child Conflict • Parenting Adopted or Step-Children • Family Communication Problems • Defiant, Angry, or Isolated Children • Mourning and Issues of Loss • Caring for Aging Family Members

Mary Lynn Meyers, LCSW
Family Therapist

Mary Lynn Meyers, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 60091 - Nearby to Downers Grove.

If you are struggling in a close relationship with conflict, distance and/or withdrawal, or feel that there is no longer an emotional connection with your partner or other family members, it can be helpful to work with a therapist. It is not just as easy as “how you communicate.” Therapy can help you take an objective look at emotional, thinking and behavioral patterns that perhaps no longer are effective and test new methods of interaction to improve your relationships. This can be applied in your relationships with your spouse, your children, parents and friends, neighbors and work colleagues.

Catherine Papagiorgio, NCC, LCPC, CADC
Family Therapist

Catherine Papagiorgio, NCC, LCPC, CADC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor ,

In 60005 - Nearby to Downers Grove.

Family therapy is not about shame and blame. It is a wonderful way to look at the system and how the system operates. There are strengths and weaknesses within all families. In family therapy focus is put on understanding family interactions and the forces that reinforce positive interaction or may be contributing to failure causing pain and hurt. In family therapy, family members becomes aware of unhealthy interactions and dynamics. They are then better able to recognize what needs to change and therefore improve the functioning of the family system.

Stenzel Clinical Services, LCPC
Family Therapist

Stenzel Clinical Services, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60187 - Nearby to Downers Grove.

The family is the building block of society. We all want good families but life is harder than it appears on TV, and there isn't always 30 minute solutions. Our trained therapists would like to work with you and your family to improve communication, learn better conflict resolution skills and become better at caring for each other. Each family member has their unique issue and role in the family. We want to help each individual contribute to the health of the family.

Thomas Heroldt, MA, LCPC, CADC
Family Therapist

Thomas Heroldt, MA, LCPC, CADC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60175 - Nearby to Downers Grove.

Family life can be very difficult because of the number of personalities at work in one home. Acceptance is one of the many important keys to living in an open and safe home. Learning what roles are in play in the home and adopting new styles of interaction is also important. Power struggles tend to be one of the pitfalls to families who want to live in harmony. Learning to better communicate with openness and calmness allows for problem solving to take place.

Roberta Vondrak, MA, LCPC, CADC
Family Therapist

Roberta Vondrak, MA, LCPC, CADC

LCPC, CADC

In 60440 - Nearby to Downers Grove.

While not primarily a family therapist, I will assist families seeking counsel for parenting, blended family and substance abuse issues. In addition, I will work with families seeking therapeutic support dealing with grief and loss, or those seeking healing from extended family or family of origin issues. I've also assisted families seeking to resolve issues between generations.

Christensen and Sons, LLC, One Family Serving Others
Family Therapist

Christensen and Sons, LLC, One Family Serving Others

Erik Christensen, LCSW***Lloyd Christensen, MSW, LSW

In 60448 - Nearby to Downers Grove.

Our family is here to help your family. Effective family therapy techniques involve the entire family in the diagnosis of problems as well as the short-term and long-term treatment options. Our goal is to help return the family to a healthy unit. Each individual family member is an extension of the family unit and cannot be treated for family issues with the exclusion of other members.

Dr. Jessica Norman, PhD, LCPC
Family Therapist

Dr. Jessica Norman, PhD, LCPC

Dr.

In 60563 - Nearby to Downers Grove.

Families are system all of their own - expectations, communication and parenting styles, and personalities of the family member will form complex layers of interactions and reaction. In family therapy, the nature of these relationships between children, parents, and siblings is explored. Family therapy can help with a variety of problems and situations, such as: * Parenting tweens & teens. * Finding balance in blended families. * Divorce / Marriage * Work Transitions * Children with emotional or behavior disruptions. * Substance Abuse We'll develop new strategies that work for your family to help you define your values, communicate better with one another & reduce conflict.

Jennifer Froemel, MA, LCPC
Family Therapist

Jennifer Froemel, MA, LCPC

Counselor, MA, LCPC

In 60301 - Nearby to Downers Grove.

Life is complicated. It is hard to create and maintain healthy relationships with those we love the most. There are many different thoughts and feelings, from the past and present, that exist in all of our interactions with one another. It isn’t always simple, whether we are trying to effectively communicate feelings, establish rules for the household, navigate the waters of intimacy, guide our children toward a successful future or simply attempting to provide a healthy meal while working, studying, and cleaning. The world and our family lives are increasingly more complex. Though we all have the tools within ourselves and within our relationships to create thelives we want. Through our psychotherapy approaches whether parenting coaching, couples or...(view profile to read more)

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

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

Licensed Clinical Psychologist / Company President

In 60540 - Nearby to Downers Grove.

Mark D. Parisi, Psy.D. & Associates, P.C. has been serving the behavioral healthcare needs of Metro Chicago area families since 2000. Our counseling staff are expert in treating family problems. We Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists on staff and use a solution-oriented approach to try to help families resolve the problems that divide them. Allow us to help you resolve your family problems today.

Kristen Jacobsen, MA, LCPC
Family Therapist

Kristen Jacobsen, MA, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) / Psychotherapist

In 60614 - Nearby to Downers Grove.

I work with a lot of adolescents struggling with anxiety and/or depression. Family involvement is an important component of their treatment, as adolescence is a challenging developmental period to navigate. Adolescent clients often feel misunderstood and isolated in their experiences, so communication is an important factor in alleviating these feelings.

Home Psych Services, P.C.
Family Therapist

Home Psych Services, P.C.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist / Company President

In 60056 - Nearby to Downers Grove.

Home Psych Services, P.C. provides home-based family therapy. We believe this is the most effective way to treat family problems by impacting these family problems where they usually start - in the home. We have multiple professionals including social workers, psychologists, and psychiatrists that are able to address family problems from multiple different viewpoints. We are in the unique position of being able to observe how family problems play out in session in the actual environment where these problems started in the first place. This puts us in a unique position to diagnose and treat family problems.

David Johnson, LCSW
Family Therapist

David Johnson, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 60202 - Nearby to Downers Grove.

I enjoy seeing whole or parts of family systems. Communication skills can be improved with 2, 3 or more at a time, as long as they are a family system, including step and blended families.Sometimes 1and 1/32 hour to 2 hour sessions are needed with families, depending on the complexity. of the situation being addressed.

Gary Phillips, S.T.D
Family Therapist

Gary Phillips, S.T.D

Licensed Clinical Psychologist; Pastoral Counselor

In 60093 - Nearby to Downers Grove.

Families with problems will (1) learn three different/new ways to talk and listen to help each other live better (2) within a short time (3-6 sessions) know 2-3 ways to solve conflicts in the family (3) be taught how to best reduce, manage, eliminate hurtful, destructive feelings of family members (4) be able to show increased empathy toward other family members and know how to effectively ask for empathy

Catherine Gruener, M.A.,M.A., LCPC, NCC
Family Therapist

Catherine Gruener, M.A.,M.A., LCPC, NCC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors, Certified Parent Trainers, and Psychotherapists

In 60523 - Nearby to Downers Grove.

We work with families in creating structures and ways of solving problems that are build on responsibility, respect, and trust. Catherine teaches her families Collaborative Problem Solving and Family Meetings the Positive Discipline way. The formula that we teach you in sessions supports the positive changes that you want to see at home and with your children.

Ray Kadkhodaian, MA, PsyD, LCPC
Family Therapist

Ray Kadkhodaian, MA, PsyD, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60173 - Nearby to Downers Grove.

Families are complicated, especially in today's day and age. Children, adolescents and parents endure more stress today than any other generation before them. Therapists must not only be knowledgeable, but adapt to the changing family structures and dynamics of the modern family. Our practice at The Lighthouse Emotional Wellness Center specializes in helping families bring back the joy, connection and synergy that has dwindled over the years, utilizing our own model of therapy called, Family Synergy Counseling. Families benefit by learning communication skills, develop healthier boundaries, regain respect and understanding for each member of the family, and become happier altogether.

Carol Drengenberg, MA, RN, LCPC
Family Therapist

Carol Drengenberg, MA, RN, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60062 - Nearby to Downers Grove.

When a member of a family becomes ill or disabled, the entire family will be affected. Confusion, fear, anxiety and even anger can occur - even after the person recovers - such as with a cancer survivor. With my Registered Nursing and Counseling background I can help families understand some of the changes that are taking place due to the illness. Talking about what each member is experiencing can help all understand each other and lead to finding ways to handle the uncertainty. When you have a plan for coping with the illness or effects of the illness, tensions can decrease, and the family can find a "new normal" - a new way of being together. Different, but still good - still family

Sheldon Isenberg, LCSW, BCD
Family Therapist

Sheldon Isenberg, LCSW, BCD

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Board Certified Diplomate

In 60540 - Nearby to Downers Grove.

I'm a family man myself in a long term marriage where we raised two sons and now we're grandparents. I've " been there, done that" on so many family issues where respectfully resolving differences and conflict is needed for family growth. As a professional family therapist I enjoy helping families grow to enjoy themselves more fully. My approach is open, conversational, andgoal oriented. I work with families of older teens, young adults, families dealing with elder issues and with family businesses. I also see young families where the couple, the parents, need to find a new life pattern incorporating raising young children and while still enjoying their life as friends and lovers.

Susan Steffey, Ms.ed, LCPC
Family Therapist

Susan Steffey, Ms.ed, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60181 - Nearby to Downers Grove.

The family is the most important institution in society and I take great pleasure in helping a family to resolve their issues and move towards health and happiness. I understand as the mother of 4 children myself what the pressures there are for families. We are in a bad ecoonomy now and many families face economic uncertainty and stress. My focus in family therapy is to build cohesiveness and resiliance.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Family Therapist

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 60608 - Nearby to Downers Grove.

Most family therapists inadvertently create more chaos through their well-intentioned efforts to assist a family move through a change process. Why? Brains are inherently deregulated (all of us, may I add) and most talking and dialoguing misses brain-centric problems that need more intensive help. Many times the emotional trauma created by years of solving problems ineffectively can wreak havoc on the brain's parasympathetic nervous system, not ever giving the family a break from flight or fight thinking. Contact us for an innovative neuroscience solution to family dysfunction. Kevin@kevinflemingphd.com or 877-606-6161.

Pamela Meyerson, LCSW
Family Therapist

Pamela Meyerson, LCSW

Pam Meyerson

In 60062 - Nearby to Downers Grove.

I work with families whose interactions and communications need improvement or are outright dysfunctional. For example, in a family with an out of control child, it is easy to blame the family stress entirely on the child. However, the way parents or siblings react or respond to the troubled child often compounds the stress in the household. I have worked with parents and children, as well as grandparents and children, as well as grandparents and grandchildren.

Tracey Clifford, EdD, LCSW, CADC
Family Therapist

Tracey Clifford, EdD, LCSW, CADC

Dr. Tracey Clifford Licensed Psychotherapist

In 60510 - Nearby to Downers Grove.

Each family has its own special dynamics. These dynamics issues sometimes that are hard to break without help. I help Family is a Denna five the negative dynamics that lie deep within their families. This is called family systems therapy. I am an eclectic therapist who uses multiple modes/ models or approaches of therapy to help people achieve the desired goals-depending on who they are and what they respond to Best. Depression and emotional Dysregulation is often at the center of somebody struggling with grief and loss. This situation is often handled best with CBT and other modes therapy like EMDR and DBT.

Malinda Steele, MA, LCSW, ACSW, BCD
Family Therapist

Malinda Steele, MA, LCSW, ACSW, BCD

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 60625 - Nearby to Downers Grove.

Families come in many forms and can be an avenue for joy or for unhappiness. If the dynamics of your family are causing you difficulty and you would like to address these issues with a goal towards resolution within your family unit, family therapy can be beneficial. Family therapy meets together with all members of the family, with occasional individual psychotherapy sessions as indicated. To start the process, give my office a call to set an appointment.

Mei-whei Chen, Ph.D
Family Therapist

Mei-whei Chen, Ph.D

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 60712 - Nearby to Downers Grove.

An especially stressful time in the family is when their children enter the "raging hormone" stage of adolescence just as when the parents are jumbled in a state of exhaustion. When we put together an emotionally worn out parents and insolent teen-agers, we have got a perfect storm brewing. A control strategy often fails to resolve issues when the attachment needs of both ends are "injured", leading to “attachment distress.” Carefully assessing the family conflict from the perspective of attachment and structural analysis, a family therapist will not blame anyone in the family, but work to rebuild an emotionally secure family with each of its member’s needs taken into consideration.



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Thank you for visiting our Illinois search of licensed family therapists in Downers Grove.  Discord due from strife, marital problems, sibling rivalry, family of origin issues and blended families (just to name a few) can strain and hurt loving relationships. Counseling with honesty and depth will get to the heart of the issues and work towards healing. Find resolution for your family in Downers Grove right now, please contact a specialist above, you can email 24/7.

Downers Grove is located in DuPage County, Illinois. It has a land area of 14.50 square miles and a water area of 0.15 square miles.  The population of Downers Grove is 49,732 people with 19,579 households and a median annual income of $83,513. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Downers Grove, IL

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Establishing weekly sessions with a professional therapist is considered affordable in Downers 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 Downers Grove public health department.