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Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Arlington Heights, IL

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Erin Taylor
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Erin Taylor, LCPC

Philosophy of Care 

Erin Taylor is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois who has 16 years experience partnering with adults and children seeking help with depression, anxiety, life transitions, family and women’s issues, trauma, grief, and relationship issues both in Illinois and Arizona. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Eastern Illinois University and received her Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Argosy University in Illinois, and Mental Health counseling from Argosy University in Arizona. 

Erin utilizes a collaborative, motivational interviewing, strength based, cognitive behavioral, mindfulness based, solution focused and emotionally focused approaches to therapy always striving to have the tailored approach with creativity, flexibility, and awareness necessary to best meet the needs of every unique individual and family. 

Erin seeks to establish a warm, genuine, compassionate, and supportive relationship with you in order to assist in building on a professional relationship, utilizing your strengths and collaborating with you to achieve meeting your goals, desired outcomes, and healing you deserve. 

Education

Master of Professional Counseling
Argosy University

Master of Mental Health Counseling
Argosy University

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress management
  • Self esteem
  • Life transitions
  • Anger management
  • Women’s issues
  • Trauma
  • Grief
  • Family issues
  • LGBTQ+ issues
  • Parenting issues
EstherElena Ruiz
Accepting:
  • Multiplan
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Esther Elena Ruiz, LCPC

Philosophy of Care

Esther Elena Ruiz is a bilingual Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) who has over 8 years of experience providing therapeutic care to children, adults, couples, and families. Esther specializes in treating trauma, anxiety, depression, mindfulness, substance abuse, attachment, relationship issues, domestic violence, and parental issues. As a counselor, her goal is to build a strong therapeutic relationship with you while actively working together to achieve your short and long-term life goals.

Esther completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Benedictine University and received her Master's degree in Clinical Psychology (Counseling Practice) from Roosevelt University. She works hard to establish a safe space for her clients to share their stories in a judgment-free zone and believes no single "type" of therapy is the correct one for everyone, so she works with her clients and draws from various modalities to help them figure out what will work best to achieve their goals.

Esther is committed to providing a comfortable, safe, and trusting environment where together you will be able to unpack, process, and reflect on what is preventing your discovery of your inner self and begin to heal. She can help you understand how your thoughts and feelings about the past, present, and future shape us as individuals. Together, you'll identify concerns and find solutions that aim to help you build healthier relationships and personal boundaries.

Education

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Roosevelt University

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Family Conflict
  • Relationships
  • Substance Use
  • Trauma and PTSD
Haina Ramos
Accepting:
  • Multiplan
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Haina Ramos, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Everyone has a story to tell. Sometimes, the story becomes too convoluted, it becomes difficult  to make sense of the narrative. You try to think back and find where it went wrong, or rewrite  the scenes and hope the story goes the way you want. But you’re still stuck. Every storyteller  goes through a “writer’s block” – a rough patch where nothing seems to help – and more often  than not, they need a little push to move forward. This is what therapy is. It’s a collaborative  effort to find that “little push” to continue your story and change it to a narrative you control. 

Haina is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) who has worked with geriatric and adult clients  in medical and psychiatric inpatient facilities. Her practice is influenced by her passion to help  people heal, grow, and find their own strengths. Many of her clients struggle with depression,  anxiety, trauma, relationship conflicts, and often feel utterly hopeless and helpless. Haina  works with a client-centered approach and a collaborative effort, which means she works with  her clients in determining the best path to address the issues that brought them into therapy. This may include exploring aspects of your past that shaped the person you are today, but typically, it involves examining current experiences happening around you and inside of you. Haina comes from a strengths-based and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) approaches, with a  sprinkle of psychodynamic and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). As a child of Filipino  immigrants, she also provides a multiracial perspective into treatment with clients, whether in  English or Filipino/Tagalog

Haina invites you to a warm, genuine, and judgment-free zone to unload your worries and to  work on living a positive and healthy life. The thought of therapy can be daunting. Yes,  exploring tough issues will be discomforting and no one can guarantee how your story will  unravel. However, as Martin Luther King Jr had said, “You don’t have to see the whole staircase.  Just take the first step.” 

Education

Master’s in Social Work
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign 

Specialties

  • Depression 
  • Anxiety 
  • PTSD 
  • Crisis Stabilization
Melissa Skinner
Accepting:
  • BCBS
  • Multiplan
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Melissa Skinner, LCPC

Philosophy of Care

Melissa Skinner is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois with 20 years of experience providing mental health counseling to individuals and couples. Melissa uses cognitive behavioral, solution-focused, strength-based, mindfulness-based approaches to therapy. She is committed to providing a nurturing, safe environment in which clients can grow, change and become the best version of themselves. Melissa understands that there are times in life when we all face personal, professional, or relationship challenges, that can leave us feeling overwhelmed and uncertain about ourselves and our choices. She works closely with her clients to identify specific problems and develop psychological tools & skills to deal more effectively with these issues. Melissa offers her knowledge and experience, while helping clients navigate life, find peace of mind and discover their true authentic selves

Education

Masters in Counseling Psychology
Lesley University

Specialties

  • Relationship Counseling
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
Michael Ficaro
Accepting:
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-ups

Michael Ficaro, PHMNP

Philosophy of Care

Michael Ficaro has worked with clients with a myriad of psychiatric issues including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, OCD, eating disorders, substance use disorders, spectrum disorders, and behavioral disorders. In his experience, all consumers of health care want to reduce symptoms causing distress, address health issues in a nonjudgmental environment, improve overall health outcomes, and return to or improve their baseline level of functionality.

Michael believes in a patient-centered care model where the patient and provider work together to address issues impacting health. He has great respect for patients' autonomy and their right to make decisions that directly impact their lives and health. His role as a provider is to help determine what the issues are that are interfering with one's health and recommend treatment options that improve outcomes. To that end, Michael is a nonjudgemental, expert listener whose purpose is to help my patients improve their health by reducing distressing symptoms that are interfering with their quality of life.

"I understand that mental health issues can be extremely distressing and can interfere with many areas of life. It can feel isolating, overwhelming, and scary to have to confront what is happening," says Michael. "Issues of mental health, however, are extremely common in the human experience because we are thinking, feeling beings dealing with myriad internal and external stimuli that affect us in profound ways. I assure you that what you are dealing with can be addressed to help you return to optimal health. Reach out and together we can find solutions that best suit your needs."

Education

Rush University
Doctor of Nursing Practice

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Bipolar
  • Sleep or Insomnia
Robin Zazove
Accepting:
  • BCBS
  • Multiplan
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Robin Zazove, LCPC

Philosophy of Care

I understand life can be stressful.  We all struggle at times and need someone to help us through.  In my work with clients and families, I firmly believe in building on positive attributes and strengths you bring to the table to help you through more difficult times. I believe that our perceived flaws offer us a chance to grow into our potential or desired selves. 

After many years working in nursing homes and hospice, my primary area of expertise is with those navigating the healthcare world. I enjoy helping individuals and families navigate aging and end of life issues of loved ones. I find joy in supporting healthcare professionals working in difficult environments with its unique challenges.  In addition, I also work with couples and individuals facing stressful life changes, relationship issues, professional development and career needs, and LGBTQ support. 

My hope for our work together is to help you learn to love and accept yourself. I bring a compassionate and open minded support to the therapy relationship. It’s my priority for you to feel safe working through life’s journey.  We will work at whatever speed you need. I enjoy helping clients with creative problem solving.  I look forward to your call to see how we can be a good fit together.

Education

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Roosevelt University

Specialties

  • Life Changes
  • Stress
  • Relationship Issues
  • Career Counseling
  • LGBTQIA

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