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Downers Grove Counseling Services

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Love Your Life With Linda
4.9
from 36 reviews
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sheila M.
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My fiancé and I have been working with Linda for the last several weeks. Being in a long distance relationship, my fiancé and I were happy to find someone who could counsel with us over the phone and accommodate our needs. When searching for a counselor, Linda was very quick in her response to me. We've been pleased with the material and assessments she uses, which helps us evaluate our relationship, building on strengths and working on weaknesses. Linda has a professional yet friendly demeanor and is always on time. My favorite part of our assortment is when we talk about things that have happened during the week. Linda gives us wisdom and practical ideas for coming up with solutions to work out our differences. This advice is so appropriate to our individual personalities and our relationship (and she never chooses sides) that we will continue to seek out her expertise when we hit any bumps in our marriage road as well.

The Juniper Center
4.2
from 15 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Louise L.
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Myself and some of my ( immediate and extended) family have worked with several Juniper center therapists over the past 18 years. We have participated in individual and couples therapy, and some adjunctive limited group sessions. We have received wonderful, very professional, genuine and heartfelt care in all instances. I have been in the health care profession for 30 years in various capacities, including working as a health care advocate, and I know what good care looks like. My family continues to trust the care the Juniper team provides, and they are my first choice when I know someone seeking for a referral for psychotherapy.

Ashley D.
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My husband and I really enjoy our marriage counseling with mr. Willis I thought it'd help us a large grow as a couple and being a new couple and also with my husband been in the military could be tough for anyone so I am very grateful that we had him to help us to start this journey and new chapter in our lives and I am happy to say we were still going strong.

Rev. Darrell Jones
5.0
from 10 reviews
    Gina A.
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    Rev. Darrell has been my minister for years. His knowledge of Spiritual Principles and unconditional love has guided me through many difficult situations. His prayers are transformative. I highly recommend him for spiritual counseling, or any ministerial services you may need! - Gina Alicea

    ArchAngel Human Development
    5.0
    from 6 reviews
    • 19 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Darryl M.
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    Whether personal issues, family or otherwise, Minister Michael Muhammad provides professional, in depth counseling services that anyone in need will derive a benefit. As a long term friend, mentor and confidant, I've always admired his ability to pierce the veil of the issue. Whether I was dealing with marital, business or social problems, his intervention has long benefited my life for the better. He impressed me by his professionalism and sincerity, and his willingness to exceed the call of duty. And I would greatly recommend his services to all and anyone who finds themselves in need.

    Thomas R. Goforth, M. Div.
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 48 years in business
    • 8 hires on Thumbtack
    Jenny G.
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    Tom Goforth is an amazing person! He was my husband's therapist for over 30 years and he also was our couples' therapist. The trust in and gratitude we have for Tom led my husband, Jeff, and I to ask him if he would be the officiant at our wedding in August of 2000. He graciously obliged. Years later, in 2008, our son, Ethan, was born. We named him Ethan "Thomas" after Tom Goforth. Tom has done so much for Jeff and for us as a couple. We are indebted. Thank you, Tom! We love you!

    J. Marie Ministries
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Shannon M.
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    Minister Janis provides me with spirtual counseling because of the death of my daughter! What can I say....SHE IS AWESOME!!

    • 28 years in business
    Paul H.
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    Lynn is incredibly knowledgeable, professional and insightful. He makes it easy to solve some of life's more difficult issues.

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    I am intensively trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. I approach all clients from a solution focused approach, building off of the positive attributes that each client brings to therapy. Working in this collaborative manner provides an opportunity for faster personal growth and greater success from the counseling experience.

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    I offer the following services: * Spiritual Counseling * Energy Healing * Angelic Healing * Crystal Healing * Shamanic Healing and Clearing I am an experienced practitioner with over 20 years of experience.

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    If you are in a committed relationship and experiencing separation and discord that keeps you from having the love you want, or if you're in love but so often frustrated with the inability to find consistent connection and peacefulness with each other, you are not alone. Hundreds of couples have come through this counseling practice over the past 20+ years with experiences such as these. Creating a loving, enduring, and committed partnership/marriage will be the most exciting, though challenging journey that you face in your life. It is our passion and personal commitment to help couples restore open communication and a renewal of affection in their relationship lives. Whether you come as a couple, a family, or as an individual adult for counseling/therapy, Leo's primary focus is on examining and modifying beliefs from the past which inhibit the ability to love self and "other." Current brain science has proven that the habits and programming from previous experiences can be changed to provide a more positive life experience. As you will see from your review of this website, we use several counseling modalities which are all designed to assist individuals in achieving wholeness and well-being. Please check our website. Image: Idea Group Experiences for Couples While I was doing the Getting The Love You Want workshops for couples over the past twenty years, I was always impressed with the value couples gained from learning couples skills in a group setting. However, I consistently wished for more time to help couples practice and deepen their “heart sense” of being dialogical with each other. By the word “dialogical”, I am referring to the ability of partners to practice, and be at ease with communication that honors individual differences while giving up the need to argue and fight about those differences. Instead, partners in a dialogical relationship view their union as a medium for individual growth and mutual fulfillment through their differences. I have created a unique way for couples to practice and experience dialogue in small (five couples) groups. The family-like bond, trust, and safety that occurs in these groups has consistently provided couples with a personalized awareness of how to stay connected while resolving differences and discords. The experience of these groups is different from that which occurs in typical group psychotherapy. When a couple is “working” in the center of the group, the rest of the group will be "working" with them in an effort to deepen and understand and resolve the issue that the central couple is bringing in for group focus. I have devised a process that is based upon dialogical principles. It is through working together in this format that the group bonds and deepens its understanding of this take-home process of communication.

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    Multicultural Counseling Associates is a unique private practice providing counseling and therapy celebrating diversity and inclusiveness. We work with you to discuss the ways your individual culture and community have affected your worldview. This can be a very rich springboard to help you build upon your an expand your coping skills. These techniques can apply to people from all walks of life and all different cultures.

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    I am willing to do premarital counseling and help with making the best possible service for you! I will provide you a number of service options, and you can add your own personality to the one you like best.

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    With a three year masters in marriage and family counseling, I'm trained to handle most issues that present themselves. Not only do I work with clients on personal and relational issues, but also help with practical concerns, such as home and office organization. You can view my website.

    • 7 years in business
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    I discuss real issues in relationships such as dependency. I am also authentic in how I share as well as I use my artistic ability in writing poetry to invite people into the subject matter.

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    I have unusual listening and empathy skills and enormous clinical and life experience and draw from very broad resources.

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    I have over 10 years of experience in providing individual, family and couples therapy. I specialize in anxiety, depression and trauma related disorders. I also help individuals to grow professionally during life transitions. If your family is struggling with loss, transition and divorce, I can help. I also work with transgender individuals.

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    I provide compassionate and non-judgmental support, guidance, and counseling. In order to provide clients with flexibility and convenience, I offer therapy via online video chat tools, such as Skype, Google Chat, and FaceTime. My goal is to offer a specialized mental health resource that is uniquely suited to your personal needs and goals. I specialize in depression, anxiety, relationship skills, and life coaching. I will work with you to identify the areas of greatest challenge in your life and help you build skills to move toward a life of health and wellness.

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    I help families, couples and individuals to understand the underlying, root causes of their hardships, with the aim to strengthen healthy patterns, while minimizing unhealthy ones. On the way, I help people to learn to handle more effectively their struggles and the discomfiting realities that aggravate their lives - realities that stir up the feelings of depression, anxiety, turmoil and anger that first brought them to look for counseling. Sometimes, our lives have disturbing external realities that can be altered, but too often, external changes are impossible. When this is the case, then, I assist clients to learn ways to develop the inner strengths which will help them search for effective ways to live in and cope with constructive harmony with these realities. Every person who walks into my office is unique. Each views the world from the specific vantage point of the values, needs, style and beliefs that upbringing and nature have encouraged her or him to develop. In honoring such, I respectfully relate to each client's individuality, whether as a family, couple or individual. In working with families and couples, I aim to discover, constructively resolve and help understand the underlying issues which lie behind the negative patterns and resulting hurts which have created the unhappiness that prodded them to seek help through counseling.

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    Proactive Behavioral Services provides comprehensive psychiatric, psychological, and mental health counseling for children, teens, adults, couples and families. We also provide Wellness Coaching, Hypnosis, Christian Counseling, Play Therapy, Men's Issues, Women's Issues, and Addictions/Substance Abuse counseling services.

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    We offer the following services: * marriage therapy * family therapy * individual therapy * divorce and separation issues * work/life stress and balance * anxiety counseling * depression counseling * family relational issues * pregnancy and childbirth issues * parenting and step-parenting * general life coaching

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    What are the types of psychologists?

    Psychologists are healthcare professionals who use scientific methods to understand the relationships between the brain, environment and behavior. Psychologists may focus on research — studying how the brain and various environments drive behaviors to better understand the issues that trouble patients and society as a whole — or they may focus on practice — interacting with people using therapeutic methods. The American Psychological Association shares some of the more prevalent types of psychologists:

    • Clinical psychologists assess and treat mental, emotional and behavioral disorders.
    • Cognitive and perceptual psychologists study human perception, thinking and memory.
    • Community psychologists work to strengthen the abilities of communities, settings, organizations and broader social systems to meet people’s needs — such as improving support for victims of natural disasters, or working to improve health policies.
    • Counseling psychologists help people understand and take action on everyday issues, career and work problems, and serious adversity.
    • Developmental psychologists study the psychological development of the human being throughout life.
    • Educational psychologists concentrate on how effective teaching and learning take place.
    • Engineering psychologists conduct research on how people work best with machines.
    • Environmental psychologists study the dynamics of how people interact with their environments.
    • Evolutionary psychologists study how evolutionary principles such as mutation, adaptation and selective fitness influence human thought, feeling and behavior.
    • Experimental psychologists study cognitive processes, comparative psychology (cross-species comparisons), and learning and conditioning.
    • Forensic psychologists apply psychological principles to legal issues.
    • Health psychologists specialize in how biological, psychological and social factors affect health and illness.
    • Industrial/organizational psychologists apply psychological principles and research methods to the workplace to improve productivity, health and the quality of work life.
    • Neuropsychologists and behavioral neuropsychologists explore the relationships between brain systems and behavior.
    • Quantitative and measurement psychologists focus on methods and techniques for designing experiments and analyzing psychological data.
    • Rehabilitation psychologists work with stroke and accident victims, people with mental disabilities, and those with developmental disabilities caused by such conditions as cerebral palsy, epilepsy and autism.
    • School psychologists assess and counsel students, consult with parents and school staff, and conduct behavioral interventions when appropriate.
    • Social psychologists study how a person’s mental life and behavior are shaped by interactions with other people.
    • Sport psychologists help athletes refine their focus on competition goals, become more motivated, and learn to deal with anxiety and fear of failure around competition.

    What is a psychologist?

    A psychologist is a professionally trained mental health professional who helps patients navigate challenging life situations or mental health issues. To become a psychologist you must earn a doctoral degree; qualifying degrees include a Ph.D., Psy.D. or Ed.D. To actively practice, a psychologist must be licensed in their state and maintain good standing. Psychologists are trained to administer tests that can evaluate a patient’s cognitive strength and weaknesses, intellectual skills, vocational aptitude and preference, personality characteristics, and neuropsychological functioning, explains the American Psychological Association (APA).

    A psychologist meets with patients in an office and may work with a variety of methods, depending on patient need, such as cognitive, behavioral or interpersonal.  According to the APA, common reasons a person may visit a psychologist include:

    • Dealing with depression, anger or anxiety over a long period of time.
    • Help with a chronic condition that is interfering with their lives or physical health.
    • Help with grieving and other abrupt transitions.
    • Overcoming addictions.
    • Managing chronic illness.
    • Breaking old and harmful patterns of thinking or behavior.

    Can a clinical psychologist write prescriptions?

    To be able to write a prescription, a clinical psychologist must practice in a state that permits them to do so, and must either have a master’s degree in psychopharmacology or have completed the required advanced training program. According to the American Psychological Association (APA), five states currently permit psychologists to write prescriptions: Idaho, New Mexico, Illinois, Iowa and Louisiana. Many psychologists who are not able to write prescriptions work in partnership with psychiatrists, pediatricians or primary care doctors to help their patients who need medication.

    How much do therapists cost?

    If you are experiencing a challenging time, have mental health difficulties, or just want professional guidance as you move through life, a therapist can provide relief, tools and structure. The national average cost for a therapist is $80-$100 per hour, although prices may be higher or lower depending on geographic location and the experience and training of the therapist.

    Psychiatrists, psychologists and licensed therapists are all health professionals who offer various modalities of therapy. Ask questions about the type of therapy they specialize in (such as cognitive or behavioral, etc.) and their area of expertise (such as grief, anxiety, body image disorders, etc.) to help you find the right fit for your needs. Therapy sessions are typically 50-60 minutes long.  The patient usually meets with the therapist in their office; sessions may also be held remotely (via Skype, etc.) or in a clinical setting. Psychologists, psychiatrists and other therapists who have earned advanced degrees will typically charge higher rates than other licensed therapists. Depending on your diagnosis, your health insurance may cover your therapy costs.

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