Explore some of the most in-demand services we offer at Bridgeview:
Mental health care should be an affirming and energizing part of your routine even though the work itself can be hard at times. We built our Naperville counseling practice on services that fit our community’s needs, which means we offer therapy in English and Spanish, family and couples counseling, therapy for kids and teletherapy. All of our services are 100% HIPAA compliant and confidential.
Our staff of diverse therapists are great at helping you understand your own experiences and supporting you with making positive changes in your life. We’ll gently challenge you to grow with strategies and exercises you can do in between sessions that you’ll find useful even after our work together is done.
Marriage does not mean having the same opinions, experiences or behaviors as your spouse. It means making a commitment to love each other for who you are as individuals, support each other as partners and explore what a healthy relationship looks like together. Even in a romantic relationship, there are more than two sides to any given situation. We help partners see things from each other’s point of view and identify other influences that may be adding pressure to the relationship, including things like how depression affects relationships, childhood experiences and trauma, differing and ineffective communication staples and differences in love languages
Family therapy addresses patterns of interaction between family members and explores factors that influence those interactions and dynamics. Families develop awareness and strategies to shift away from dysfunctional patterns into healthy and meaningful experiences that create stronger bonds. Our family therapists help each individual to understand the skills they need to have good relationships and help negotiate roles so everyone can feel valued and supported. Therapy is a safe place to talk about sensitive topics; we make sure you have the space to both listen and be heard while keeping sight of what family means to you and your loved ones.
We started offering telehealth services at Bridgeview years before the coronavirus pandemic in order to make our services more accessible for clients who aren’t always able to visit in person. Telehealth has made it possible for us to serve people in rural areas, people with disabilities, stay-at-home parents and those with lifestyles that restrict access to in-person services. Our telehealth platform is HIPAA compliant and we’re mindful of your privacy and safety. Our therapists will work with you to identify safe spaces to receive therapy and can help you schedule appointments accordingly.
We are excited to announce that we are now offering telehealth services in both Illinois and Arizona.
“The most curative factor in therapy is the relationship between the client and the therapist. Therefore, I strive to create a safe environment where you can feel safe to explore both past and present events that are holding you back from attaining your dreams.”
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
ACT begins with acceptance of your reality and uses mindfulness strategies along with commitment and behavior-change strategies to help you face life’s challenges. This modality can help you learn to embrace your feelings instead of fighting them and commit to making changes that will make your life better.
Expressive Arts Techniques
Expressive Arts Techniques use creative expression through painting, drawing or other media as a starting point for conversations about emotions and mental wellbeing. This approach is helpful for identifying and processing feelings that are hard to talk about or describe.
Behavior Therapy for Children
There are many types of behavior therapy, but they all focus on encouraging and rewarding wanted behaviors while reducing unwanted behaviors or allowing them to disappear on their own. We often utilize this approach alongside play therapy techniques when working with children, and collaboration with parents is critical to achieving determined outcomes.
Also known as Person-Centered Therapy, this technique puts you in the “driver’s seat” as your therapist supports you in self-discovery, goal setting, problem-solving and navigating life changes.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
CBT is the most common form of talk therapy practiced today. It’s a structured approach to becoming aware of your own thought processes and emotions that focuses on reducing harmful symptoms and managing emotions more effectively. Through CBT, you can work through all kinds of problems from physical symptoms such as nausea, dizziness or chest tightness from anxiety to how to get out of a depression funk and more.
Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)
First developed for the treatment of OCD, this modality is about controlled, gradual exposure to specific “triggers” or things that make you anxious. Patients make a commitment not to engage in compulsive behaviors and build up habituation, or tolerance, of stimuli that cause anxiety.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
EMDR is a groundbreaking trauma exposure therapy allows patients to reprocess traumatic experiences at their own pace. It works especially well for complex trauma from subtle, ongoing neglect or emotional abuse. Guided by the patient’s own perception of their trauma, this modality gets to the root of traumatic memories and makes them less painful.
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Techniques
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy is a multi-tiered program that helps patients manage emotional pain and improve relationships. The four core areas of DBT treatment are mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation and interpersonal effectiveness. Our therapists are trained in DBT skills and techniques for anxiety, depression, trauma recovery, borderline personality disorder and other emotional disorders.
Mindfulness practices are great tools for anyone who wants to be more self-aware, feel fully present, reduce stress, identify causes of unhappiness and increase resilience to withstand overwhelming emotions. Activities you may already be familiar with like yoga, breathing exercises and various kinds of meditation are all mindfulness practices.
This type of therapy focuses on solving problems with the things you can control, such as developing your strengths, moving toward specific goals and choosing the most helpful thoughts and behaviors. In solution-focused therapy, your therapist will use leading questions to help you envision the life you want and how you can make it your reality.
For patients who have experienced trauma or heightened amounts of stress, somatic experiencing helps tune into what being “triggered” feels like in the body and also what safety feels like. Focusing on what both states feel like in the safety a therapy session releases energy that’s “trapped” in the body from traumatic experiences and rebuilds your connection with your body.
This type of CBT helps children who have experienced trauma and usually involves the participation of non-offending parents and family members. It focuses on helping families understand what their child is feeling, then identifying and modifying distorted thought patterns and unwanted reactions and behaviors.
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