Addictions therapists in Crystal Lake, Illinois IL
You just want to feel better. Or maybe you are looking for help for someone you love. Maybe you are sick of the arguing, tired of feeling depressed & spent, wanting to get rid of anxiety, panic, worry, needing to stop a behavior that is getting in the way, like drinking, drugs. We are here to help.
33 Years Experience
Addictions and Substance abuse varies by severity. In some milder or moderate instances it a mix of weekly and group sessions could be sufficient for recovery. However, in severe instances it will be necessary to attend in patient treatment for three or four weeks before weekly sessions take place.
15 Years Experience
Counselor/Therapist, Licensed Social Worker
I have unique experience working with court-ordered addiction counseling. I believe the techniques and approaches used with this population, such as motivational interviewing, would resonate well with anyone experiencing issues with addiction or substance use. To be able to help those that are seeking it on their own would be even more impactful.
4 Years Experience
Counselor/Therapist, ND LCPC CYI ABT PATP
An addiction is a chronic disorder in which an individual is blinded by a substance, or engages in an activity, that gives them an immense amount of pleasure but has become detrimental to their everyday life. Compulsive behaviors and addictions can temporarily provide confidence, control, validation or other emotions lacking in one’s life, but the behavior may not stop until the root of the problem is addressed. Addiction changes the brain through the limbic system, also known as the “brain reward system.” This part of the brain is responsible for producing feelings of pleasure and will manifest thoughts such as, “I deserve this,” or “Let’s do that again.” The abuse of addictive substances and behaviors triggers this system which can prolong a continuous cycle of destructive behavior. Common addictions include but are not limited to: Drug or alcohol abuse Gambling Internet Shopping Food People who have developed an addiction may be unaware that it is out of control, which is why counseling is an essential part of working through and managing this condition. An addiction of any sort can be exhausting and one should never go through the recovery process alone.
24 Years Experience
Seeking help is a powerful step to improving your quality of life. Talking to someone about whatever your concerns are is something that almost anyone can benefit from, but many people are afraid to reach out. If you are considering therapy or coaching, I applaud you, and I really do want to help you find what you need to feel POWERFUL and help you develop the tools to have peace in your life. I enjoy working with diverse clients, and have treated patients on the inpatient as well as outpatient basis. I began providing therapy in 1996, and have worked full time in several local hospitals before deciding to work full time in outpatient private practice. Though I work with many populations, I enjoy helping individuals with issues of trauma as well as working with couples. I work with all age ranges and have helped clients with a range of diagnosis. I use a variety of techniques, including but not limited to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and EMDR. I am also a Certified Hypnotist and a trained mediator.
23 Years Experience
Marriage and Family Therapist, LCSW, CADC. CMFT
Addictions continue to invade families throughout our community. Taking your first step towards sobriety is a big step and I am here to support you. I am Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor with 20 plus years of experience. I have worked with all aspects of how addiction can eat away at the family system and erode even the best of relationships. I will help you and your loved ones break free from codependent behaviors within the family system while healing the feelings of isolation and pain that results.
24 Years Experience
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Welcome to Polaris Counseling! We are a group practice consisting of fully licensed counselors and social workers. Our mission is to provide high quality counseling services to individuals, couples and families in a professional, non-judgmental, and friendly environment at an affordable cost to you!
18 Years Experience
Psychologist, PsyD, BCB
I have expertise in treating all forms of addiction, including substance abuse, gambling, food and sex addiction. I take an integrative approach to treatment, focusing on healing the mind and body using proven psychological therapies. Together, we will work to overcome your addiction so that you can have a fulfilling life.
9 Years Experience