Family Counseling Services in Hawthorn Woods, IL.

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


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

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

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 53158 - Nearby to Hawthorn Woods.

Family Counseling is interesting as you have not just one group dynamic, but several smaller group dynamics such as the parents, the siblings, one each to the other....A counselor really needs to know how to take control of these sessions so no one feels ganged up on and no one becomes the scapegoat for all the problems. It's often good to have 2 counselors available if there is more than 5 people attending. This type of counseling can include blended families, adoptive families, foster families, or families that might have children whom are involved with Child Protective Services, School Services, or the Judicial System. I have advocated on behalf of the them in these systems!

Gary Phillips, S.T.D
Family Therapist

Gary Phillips, S.T.D

Licensed Clinical Psychologist; Pastoral Counselor

In 60093 - Nearby to Hawthorn Woods.

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

Dr. Jessica Norman, PhD, LCPC
Family Therapist

Dr. Jessica Norman, PhD, LCPC

Dr.

In 60174 - Nearby to Hawthorn Woods.

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.

Kari Hunter, LMFT, LCPC
Family Therapist

Kari Hunter, LMFT, LCPC

Psychotherapist, Relationship Specialist, Discernment Counselor

In 60123 - Nearby to Hawthorn Woods.

Kari Hunter is a licensed family therapist with over 25 years of experience. Whether your family has young children, teens, or adult children, Kari has worked with all types of problems. Families can benefit from family therapy when there is school performance problems, sibling rivalry, divorce or re-marriage transitions, or parenting differences. In many cases, insurance covers family therapy.

Ray Kadkhodaian, MA, PsyD, LCPC
Family Therapist

Ray Kadkhodaian, MA, PsyD, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60004 - Nearby to Hawthorn Woods.

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.

David Johnson, LCSW
Family Therapist

David Johnson, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 60202 - Nearby to Hawthorn Woods.

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.

Susan Steffey, Ms.ed, LCPC
Family Therapist

Susan Steffey, Ms.ed, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60181 - Nearby to Hawthorn Woods.

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.

Mei-whei Chen, Ph.D
Family Therapist

Mei-whei Chen, Ph.D

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 60712 - Nearby to Hawthorn Woods.

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.

Pamela Meyerson, LCSW
Family Therapist

Pamela Meyerson, LCSW

Pam Meyerson

In 60048 - Nearby to Hawthorn Woods.

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.

Debra K. Hirschberg, LCSW
Family Therapist

Debra K. Hirschberg, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 60118 - Nearby to Hawthorn Woods.

My goal in working with couples and families is to restore hope and a love to battered relationships. I believe in using a mix of practical assessment skills, creativity and humor with a genuine commitment to marriage and families. In addition, I lovingly challenge individuals to look at themselves and identify what is holding them back from fully loving each other. I offer dynamic and powerful trainings and assessments that will propel families and couples forward more quickly. My heart is to help couples and parents once again experience grace to see their loved ones the way God does.

Carol Drengenberg, MA, RN, LCPC
Family Therapist

Carol Drengenberg, MA, RN, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60062 - Nearby to Hawthorn Woods.

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

Bruce Christensen, Ph. D.
Family Therapist

Bruce Christensen, Ph. D.

Licensed Psychologist

In 60195 - Nearby to Hawthorn Woods.

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.

Catherine Papagiorgio, NCC, LCPC, CADC
Family Therapist

Catherine Papagiorgio, NCC, LCPC, CADC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor ,

In 60005 - Nearby to Hawthorn Woods.

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.

Thomas Heroldt, MA, LCPC, CADC
Family Therapist

Thomas Heroldt, MA, LCPC, CADC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60175 - Nearby to Hawthorn Woods.

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.

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

Malinda Steele, MA, LCSW, ACSW, BCD

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 60625 - Nearby to Hawthorn Woods.

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.

Mary Lynn Meyers, LCSW
Family Therapist

Mary Lynn Meyers, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 60093 - Nearby to Hawthorn Woods.

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.

Dan Blair, LMFT, LCPC, NCPC
Family Therapist

Dan Blair, LMFT, LCPC, NCPC

Marriage Counselor

In 60012 - Nearby to Hawthorn Woods.

Family therapy needs to be engaging for it to be helpful. It can be daunting, with some family members not feeling safe enough to say what they truly feel. Each family member deserves to be understood, and to be a part of something special. The family therapist needs to connect with each member of the family. Encouraging humor, creativity, and stretching comfort levels are all part of the process.

Tarah Galloway, LCPC, ATR
Family Therapist

Tarah Galloway, LCPC, ATR

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Registered Art Therapist

In 60173 - Nearby to Hawthorn Woods.

I primarily work with children and teens on an individual basis, but sometimes find that family work is necessary. I find it most helpful when the relationship between child and caregiver is strained and needs to be repaired and strengthened. Family therapy can also be helpful when the family has difficulty communicating at home and attempts to do so result in intense fighting. Family therapy compliments individual therapy very well and allows the parent to have an active role in their child's healing journey.

Damen Wellen, LCSW
Family Therapist

Damen Wellen, LCSW

Clinical Social Worker

In 60035 - Nearby to Hawthorn Woods.

There are many different approaches to family therapy. As a clinician, I look at the family relationships within, behaviors, and patterns as they are shown within the therapy session. I help clients to see how intergenerational patterns can also play a role in their current dynamic and offer a non judgmental and nurturing environment for family members to work through their conflict and towards a more healthy relationship.

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 60010 - Nearby to Hawthorn Woods.

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.

Kristin Patten, MA, LCPC
Family Therapist

Kristin Patten, MA, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60031 - Nearby to Hawthorn Woods.

Does it seem like your family is just off? or maybe like one person is to blame? Sometimes, the adults think that a child is root cause of an issue, but many times they may be the symptom to a bigger family issue. Many times I work with kids whose behaviors have escalated, and parents are looking for support. I then walk alongside them and the child to help identify the symptoms, the underlying issues as a family, and work towards living a more fulfilling life. Most times youth learn new ways to cope, as well as parents learning to decipher the codes that kids are trying to tell us. Call me for a free phone consultation and I'll help you assess if family therapy is right for you!

Denise Ambre, LCSW
Family Therapist

Denise Ambre, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Psychoanalyst

In 60025 - Nearby to Hawthorn Woods.

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

William Edleman, LCSW, MSW
Family Therapist

William Edleman, LCSW, MSW

LCSW

In 60061 - Nearby to Hawthorn Woods.

Families can find themselves in a rut with communication issues. Mr. Edleman likes to bring those issues to light and help everyone get a better understanding of how each other is feeling. Mr. Edleman also helps provide the tools you never knew you had to be better at communicating. He also provides unique treatment planning for the whole family.

Deb Norton, MS LCPC NCC
Family Therapist

Deb Norton, MS LCPC NCC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60048 - Nearby to Hawthorn Woods.

Family therapy is complex nowadays exacerbated by high divorce rates and blended families. There's an necessary built-in awareness and empathy that has to exist in order to help these families. It requires more than knowledge and understanding, but rather an ability to read, interpret and redirect not one individual but an entire group of individuals who are invested in each other and needing insight, guidance and intervention. Not easy. Family Systems theory drives my work in this realm. It's all about the relationship and the impact each person has on the other. I've been trained in Gottman Couples Therapy - a leading expert in this area.

Wayne Riendeau, LCPC
Family Therapist

Wayne Riendeau, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60031 - Nearby to Hawthorn Woods.

My greatest desire and joy is to meet with families who want to learn how to communicate better in the home, to listen to each other, respect each other and in short, to get along well. I counsel from my belief that the mother and father are the leaders of their family. However, I treat each individual family member with the respect they deserve, and by listening to and addressing each family member's issues within the family. I used Person-Centered, Family Systems and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in working with families, because I believe these counseling theories work best in the 'real world' where families really live, dealing with REAL problems in getting along with each other.



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Thank you for visiting our Illinois search of licensed family therapists in Hawthorn Woods.  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 Hawthorn Woods right now, please contact a specialist above, you can email 24/7.

Hawthorn Woods is located in Lake County, Illinois. It has a land area of 8.01 square miles and a water area of 0.20 square miles.  The population of Hawthorn Woods is 7,961 people with 2,547 households and a median annual income of $152,781. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Hawthorn Woods, IL

Extremely Affordable

Therapy in Hawthorn Woods is easily accessible for the vast majority of families. This area ranks high nationally among the top of all income earners, making mental health treatment and counseling in Hawthorn Woods an affordable option for individuals and families here with or without insurance coverage. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Hawthorn Woods public health department.