Top addiction therapists in River Forest, Bensenville.

Real help for hurts and habits in 60106, River Forest, Bensenville. Internet, substance abuse, gambling, co-dependency, sex and pornography addictions.


Sharon Depowski, LCSW, CADC
Addiction Counselor

Sharon Depowski, LCSW, CADC

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Alcohol/Drug Counselor

311 E. Dickens Avenue, Northlake, Illinois 60164 | 708/562-0656

Although substance abuse issues are primarily recognized as addictions, I am aware of the many other forms of addiction, such as gambling, sex, and internet. My philosophy is that any form of addiciton is simply a way for the individual to cope with their stressors. I would encourage the use of positive coping techniques; I would not be judgmental in any way. I believe that seeking assistance is a show of strength.

Ralph Whetstine, Psy.D., ACHT
Addiction Counselor

Ralph Whetstine, Psy.D., ACHT

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Additions can often be understood as an effort to numb the pain resulting in one’s failure in their relationship with the self. Feeling unable to experience adequate levels of self-esteem can reflect difficulty in loving and caring for yourself or accepting love from others. Feeling vulnerable and exposed can reflect difficulties in feeling able to protect yourself resulting from difficulties with setting effective boundaries, while losing yourself in the face of other’s beliefs can reflect difficulties with identifying and sharing who you know yourself to be. These and other symptoms can lead you to seeking to numb yourself from the pain of feeling overwhelmed. Reconnect with yourself.

Susan Steffey, Ms.ed, LCPC
Addiction Counselor

Susan Steffey, Ms.ed, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

2 Mid America Plaza, Oak Brook Terrace, Illinois 60181 | 630-8733149

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.

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

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

Licensed Clinical Psychologist / Company President

Park Ridge, Illinois 60068 | (847) 909-9858

Our team of professionals includes several clinicians with addiction treatment specialties. We understanding that the treatment of addiction involves understanding and treating the underlying problems of addition. We employ a holistic approach to addiction treatment involving counseling, medication management, and referral to outside support groups.

Corinne (Cory) Kalat, MS, LCPC
Addiction Counselor

Corinne (Cory) Kalat, MS, LCPC

LCPC - Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

One Westbrook Corporate Center, Tower 1, Suite 300 , Westchester, Illinois 60154 | 630.263.8888

Addiction Counseling is nearest and dearest to my heart. I am in recovery (Alcohol 30+ years) (Nicotine 20+ years), am certified in addictions and can help you to address and manage your addiction(s) including alcohol, drugs, gambling, internet, shopping and spending, smoking. Your addiction and recovery is unique to you and we will work together to determine the plan, strategies and tools that will work best for you to manage addiction, recovery and relapse prevention.

Catherine Papagiorgio, NCC, LCPC, CADC
Addiction Counselor

Catherine Papagiorgio, NCC, LCPC, CADC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor ,

2101 S Arlington Heights Rd Suite 129 , Arlington Heights, Illinois 60005 | 847-800-3105

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.

Clint Zavakos, M.A.
Addiction Counselor

Clint Zavakos, M.A.

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

1305 Wiley Road , Schaumburg, Illinois 60173 | 847-854-4333

Addiction is a complex disorder that can strain both individuals and their families. Clint has been working with individuals with addiction for five years, including one on one therapy and working in an Intensive Outpatient Treatment center. Clint believes working with the client as a partner to support them with creating and obtaining their goals , whether it is abstinence or reduction. Clint supports the client with identifying what they want to change and putting that plan in action, identifying triggers for use and ways to maintain the hard earned progress.

Rae Mazzei, Psy.D., CADC, BCB
Addiction Counselor

Rae Mazzei, Psy.D., CADC, BCB

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

1827 Walden Office Square , Schaumburg, Illinois 60173 | 847-386-8829

As a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, I will work closely with you to develop a personalized treatment to treat your addiction. Addiction is a complex interaction of mind, body, and environment and I often integrate multiple components into treatment, including counseling and lifestyle management. I also help individuals struggling with gambling, sex and food addiction. The goal of treatment is to assist you in identifying the root causes of your addiction, to develop the necessary skills to cope with emotional difficulties, and to facilitate personal growth. Together, we will attempt to help you through your addiction and get you back to the life you’ve been wanting to live.

Ray Kadkhodaian, MA, PsyD, LCPC
Addiction Counselor

Ray Kadkhodaian, MA, PsyD, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

1930 THOREAU DR N STE 170, SCHAUMBURG, Illinois 60173 | 847-253-9769

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.

Jennifer Froemel, MA, LCPC
Addiction Counselor

Jennifer Froemel, MA, LCPC

Counselor, MA, LCPC

715 Lake Street, Suite 800, Oak Park, Illinois 60301 | 773-312-3612

This therapy treats substance abuse, sex addiction, overspending, overeating, gambling and internet shopping addictions. Working in collaboration with other 12-step programs in the community, together we will develop a plan to help you and your family through the difficult decisions and process of change of defining, understanding, and coping with addiction. We also offer toxicology screening, breathalyzer readings, and liaison services for those who are court mandated to treatment.

Charles Hughes, MA, LCPC, DCC
Addiction Counselor

Charles Hughes, MA, LCPC, DCC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Tele-Counselor

1101 Lake St, Ste 400, OAK PARK, Illinois 60301 | 708 445-1898

Doing something despite its harmful effects on you is addiction. Craving or having a strong desire to do this behavior (when you try not to) is called withdrawal. You know if this describes your relationship to a substance (drugs, alcohol, food), or an activity (sex, gambling, internet). You can't hide behind so-called denial. You know. You fact that you searched for the word "addiction" (that's how you found me), tells you that you know. If you are searching because you have a friend or love one that you suspect has a problem, you have a choice to make. Will you hide your suspicions or will you tell them to get some help? I know addictions. Whatever your reason for reading this, I can help you decide what you want to do.

Paula Mathiasen, LCPC
Addiction Counselor

Paula Mathiasen, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

120 W Eastman St Suite 305, Arlington Heights, Illinois 60004 | 847-255-7704 x3

I work with what is called process addictions including food, gambling, work, sexual, and relationship addictions. My hope is to help the person become healthy and understand the need that is leading to the addiction and constructive ways to meet those needs. Often it is about balance and learning limits and coping with those limits. The goal is to help the client move from addiction to freedom from addiction.

Teri Murphy, MS, LCPC, CADC
Addiction Counselor

Teri Murphy, MS, LCPC, CADC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Belmont, Downers Grove, Illinois 60515 | 630-734-0417

If you are looking for help with an addiction, substance abuse or codependency, make certain that you work with a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC). I am a CADC and work closely with several residential and outpatient programs that treat addictions and mood disorders. The greatest testimony that a therapist can have is that her referrals are from satisfied clients and from other clinicians. I have established that reputation. Call or email to set up an appointment with me to discuss the various treatment approaches that I offer. It's time to be give yourself the opportunity to find greater satisfaction in your life and to be free from unwanted and destructive behavior patterns.



60106 is a zip code located in DuPage County and part of Bensenville, Illinois. It has a land area of 8.965 square miles.  The population of 60106 is 20,309 people.