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Oak Forest Counselors

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Love Your Life With Linda
4.9
from 34 reviews
  • 83 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.

Rev. Clyde A. Porter
4.8
from 21 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Jamine T.
Verified review

Mr. Porter was a pleasure to work with. He really did a great job. He was no only an officiant but he was also a wedding counselor for me and my wife. The wedding ceremony was very nice and he really did a great job. If you want a professional somebody who will really put life into their work. Mr Porter is your guy.

Rev. Darrell Jones
5.0
from 10 reviews
    Marsha C.
    Verified review

    Rev. Darrell is a brilliant and gifted Counselor and Minister. He emanates profound acceptance, compassion and love. Working with Rev. Darrell is like receiving a mental, emotional and physical hug - each wounded part of me gets seen, loved, appreciated and revived. Rev. Darrell nourishes famished parts of my being leaving me feeling deeply seen, heard, honored, loved. He so tenderly helps me transform old beliefs painful and limiting beliefs about myself and life into powerful and palpable experiences of my wholeness/ and holiness, of hope and possibility which are the launching paid to creating and experiencing my life from those places. Rev. Darrell helps me heal on such a deep level of my being, that is BEYOND priceless. I highly recommend working with him and give yourself the gift of being seen, loved and honored right where you are so that you can then step into the places and experiences you want to be.

    Tiller Counseling
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 7 hires on Thumbtack
    Mindy F.
    Verified review

    Wonderful counselor. She really is understand

    Pastor Jason Egan
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
      Jessie V.
      Verified review

      Pastor Egan and I did biblical counseling to help me with various life issues I was facing. He was always on time, kept our appointments, was very friendly, professional, kind, encouraging, supportive and compassionate. He helped me more than any other counselor ever has. He guided me and was very to the point without being pushy or putting pressure on me. He is very good working with people and truly cares about helping people better their lives. I would go back to him with any future counseling needs I may have.

      Sylwia Giza
      5.0
      from 2 reviews
        Bogusaw S.
        Verified review

        Sylwia is a great Energy Healer and Intuitive Counselor. She helped me a lot on my Spiritual Journey. Thank You. I highly recommend her services. With Love, BoguSław

        There's Always Hope
        5.0
        from 2 reviews
          Nena G.
          Verified review

          Dearest Future Clients/Patients I am writing to highly recommend Minister Daniel Guzman for life crisis counseling. I have known Daniel Guzman for over 35 years we have gone from teens to mature adults and kept in communications with each other throughout the years. Mr. Guzman had helped me through a very stressful time in my life & I automatically experienced great improvements mentally and physically. I highly recommend him for any life counseling his help has been stabilizing and reassuring to me and I continue using his services when need be -there is no doubt in my mind Mr. Guzman will be in an excellent counselor that is needed and a great listener -he is very soft spoken -well natured -understanding -non judging -spiritual healer -knowledgeable certified Minister. Best regards and God Bless 😇

          • 2 hires on Thumbtack
          About

          We are a group of licensed counselors and social workers who approach therapy from a holistic perspective. We believe in not only helping clients to resolve symptoms but also bring more joy and meaning into their lives.

          • 15 years in business
          Michael M.
          Verified review

          The counselors at Torchlight Interfaith Ministries have helped provide very effective and professional relationship counseling for our clients.

          • 3 years in business
          Jessie T.
          Verified review

          What a dynamic counselor! Erica does an amazing job tailoring her services to her clients, helps to identify blocks towards individual success, and truly excels at her trade. Would strongly recommend her to others!

          About

          Maureen Muldoon is a sought after spiritual counselor, speaker, creative life coach and corporate consultant. She has empowered and inspired thousands to find their authentic voice and claim and create and commit to living the life of their dreams. She has had the privilege of coaching both the developing artists as well as internationally recognized names. Her journey began in New York City, where as a young actress working in stage and TV, she facilitated and taught small groups on acting technique and how to breaking into the business without losing yourself. Her own career took her to LA where she spent 20 years in Hollywood as an accomplished writer, producer, director and star of TV and film. It was in California that she firmly developed her powerful intuitive ability to assist artists and became known as a creative midwife. As her coaching clientele grew, she slowly surrendered her own acting career to be more fully present to helping others soar. Her attention turned to adding spiritual technologies to her offerings, and in 2005, she became a fully licensed spiritual counselor. Her license and training from the United Centers for Spiritual Living is a nationally recognized certification. In 2008, she was hired by World Ministry of Prayer in LA to support individuals from around the world by using the healing power of prayer. In 2009, she was hired as the Director of Sacred Circles for the Bodhi Spiritual Center in Chicago where she helped groom and support new spiritual leaders. Under her watch, the program tripled its size in 2 years. Her philosophy is steeped in the idea that spirituality and creativity are synonymous. Authenticity and humor are the pillars of her ministry. She is the creator of a monthly story-and-song night that provides the community with an opportunity to experience the healing nature of stories. Along with supporting artists, she is passionate about grooming and mentoring leaders and teachers. For the past 2 decades, she has established women's sacred circles across the country, specifically New York, New Jersey, Texas, Virginia, Chicago and LA. Maureen Muldoon is available for counseling by appointment in person or on the phone. She offers corporate consultation to help build authentic communication, conscious growth structures, productive processes and greater integrity in the work space. As a teacher, she has facilitated workshops and classes across the country to audiences as large at 8,000 people. Maureen is an avid student and sought after teacher of A Course in Miracles & Religious Science. Her music, stories, meditations, theatre productions and prayers have been entertaining and inspiring folks for the past 2 decades.

          About

          My specialties are the following: - ADHD - Anger Management - Anxiety - Asperger's Syndrome - Autism - Behavioral Issues - Bipolar Disorder - Borderline Personality - Child or Adolescent - Coping Skills - Depression - Developmental Disorders - Dual Diagnosis - Eating Disorders - Family Conflict - Grief - Medication Management - Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) - Oppositional Defiance - Parenting - Peer Relationships - Self Esteem - Self-Harming - Suicidal Ideation - Trauma - PTSD - Psychological Testing Lindsey is a licensed professional counselor and health educator. She received her master's degree in community counseling from Argosy University. Lindsey has experience working with children, adolescents and their families in clinical and outpatient settings. She has extensive experience with crisis intervention, self-harm, suicidal ideation and trauma. Lindsey's experience additionally includes work with young 3- to 5-year-olds in preparing them for school through learned skills in emotion regulation and distress tolerance. Lindsey has worked with middle school and high school females in healthy relationship development, body image, and mindfulness. When working with young client's, Lindsey not only focuses on the mental health component of therapy but additionally on the environmental factors, family system and physical health of her client completing a holistic view of their experiences through life. It is her belief that young clients are resilient and have much to learn in therapy as they enter and complete the journey to mental health recovery. Lindsey focuses therapy on empowering youth to find their inner strength and achieve their goals. She uses a strength-based approach as well as maintaining a client-centered approach to help youth navigate life's present challenges and prepare them to take on their future with strength and endurance. Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a beautiful butterfly.

          About

          My services can be found at Calm Minds Studio in Libertyville, where I work with the planners, worriers, achievers, and multi-taskers who are so busy taking care of other people (and things) that they need help taking care of themselves. Sound like you? Do you: Commute to work or sit at a desk all day and have low back pain, neck and shoulder tension or stand up all day and have tired feet? Have trouble sleeping through the night or trouble falling asleep? Want to feel more focused and present in your day? Want to stop the worrying thoughts and keep you up at night and distract you from your day? Want to feel more relaxed, flexible and balanced? Want to feel happier, more content and fulfilled? I offer a different type of experience. Walking into Calm Minds Studio for coaching, counseling, yoga therapy or a yoga class, you'll find that right away you can come as you are. There are no plush chairs or stigmas. I offer an open, non-intimidating and relaxing environment for you to get what you need, 100% customized for you. Some examples: - A client wants a private yoga class where regardless of the type of day she's day, we can guide her in a relaxing or energizing session that meets her exact needs. Some days it's a lot of floor stretches and other days it's breathing deeply into more strength building poses. - A client wants yoga therapy but really realizes she just wants a non-conventional counseling experience. Her therapist wears yoga clothes. The client sits on a yoga mat in a softly lit room. The client talks and the therapist offers guidance from a unique perspective of helping the client to be more present, accepting and in control. - A client just wants alone time as a busy mom of 3. She uses her time to talk, sometimes exercise, sometimes do yoga, sometimes just lie down and relax. We take both BCBS insurance and offer a sliding scale for self-paying clients. We are completely customizable and promise an experience like you've never had before. Take the stigma out of taking care of yourself. Be proud to come to Calm Minds, where you know you'll get the tools to be a better version of yourself, for yourself and those you love and interact with. Get relaxed. Feel present. Limit the worrying. Find balance.

          About

          My life experience helps inform my work, in this case being middle aged is an asset. I believe that service to others is my primary motivation for the work I do - it makes me feel good to be able to help others. As I watch people change and grow, I am in awe of their strength and resiliency, assets that people don't always know they possess become apparent.

          About

          I am a Presbyterian Church interim pastor. I will be delighted to do premarital counseling (required) and your wedding service.

          About

          I help customers achieve their "best" life! I listen to you and discover what it is that you are searching for and help you to obtain it, through sharing and caring empathically and nonjudgmental.

          About

          Lindsey Redmon specializes in ADHD, anger management, anxiety, Asperger's Syndrome, autism, behavioral issues, bipolar disorder, borderline personality, child or adolescent, coping skills, depression, developmental disorders, dual diagnosis, eating disorders, family conflict, grief, medication management, obsessive-compulsive (OCD), oppositional defiance, parenting, peer relationships, self esteem, self-harming, suicidal ideation, trauma, PTSD, and psychological testing. Lindsey is a licensed professional counselor and health educator. She received her master's degree in community counseling from Argosy University. Lindsey has experience working with children, adolescents and their families in clinical and outpatient settings. She has extensive experience with crisis intervention, self-harm, suicidal ideation, and trauma. Lindsey's experience additionally includes work with young 3 to 5-year olds in preparing them for school through learned skills in emotion regulation and distress tolerance. Lindsey has worked with middle school and high school females in healthy relationship development, body image and mindfulness. When working with young clients, Lindsey not only focuses on the mental health component of therapy, but additionally on the environmental factors, family system and physical health of her client completing a holistic view of their experiences through life. It is her belief that young clients are resilient and have much to learn in therapy as they enter and complete the journey to mental health recovery. Lindsey focuses therapy on empowering youth to find their inner strength and achieve their goals. She uses a strength-based approach, as well as maintain a client-centered approach to help youth navigate life's present challenges and prepare them to take on their future with strength and endurance. Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a beautiful butterfly.

          About

          I am a counselor and a therapist with a master's degree who specializes in marriage, family, and stress therapy.

          About

          I offer pre-marriage counseling, ceremonial preparation and facilitation of all religious, ceremonial, cultural and Christian events/services for all types of wedding ceremonies. I happily offer my services to straight and/or gay and lesbian couples, Christian and non-Christian couples.

          About

          I am a marriage counselor and a spiritual advisor with a substance abuse and Mental Health First Aid action plan. I am a Christian worker with the ICCM and FEMA. I possess effective communication, FEMA leadership and influence as well as a Green Living certification.

          • 13 years in business
          About

          Counseling services and rehabilitation in Chicago and the Midwest.

          Q & A

          Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

          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.

          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.

          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.

          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.

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