• Verified
  • Licensed in Illinois

Mark Milazzo

  • LCPC

Mark Milazzo LCPC

Medication

No, I cannot prescribe

Patient Age Preferences

  • 13–17
  • 18–64
  • 65+

Accepted Insurance Providers

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Choice
  • Cigna
  • Humana

Rate Per Session

$130.00 I offer a sliding scale

Call

(847) 373-1577

Specialty

Gender and Sexuality

As a therapist serving the LGBTQ population, I make it my mission to stay informed and open when listening to your issues involving gender and sexuality. Coming out, questioning your identity, or just wanting to explore a more vibrant or true expression of yourself are commonly areas of focus. Connecting you to the necessary outside resources as part of a larger community can also be a part of this type of treatment.

Anxiety

An important thing to remember about anxiety is that if we completely eliminated it from our lives... we'd probably find ourselves in serious danger. Like all symptoms, anxiety serves a purpose unique to the individual. Getting more connected to your physical self using mindfulness techniques often leads to a deeper understanding of how anxiety works in your life. Learning more about the function of anxiety for you is crucial to getting symptoms like panic attacks under control.

Balance and Personal Growth

I have a deep respect for anyone willing to take an honest look at themselves and crave a change. Finding your own balance and ways that you want to grow are prime examples of what I wish for all my clients. What will you find in yourself that surprises you? Psychotherapy is a process that allows you to refine yourself in ways that may even be bigger and brighter than your imagination can stretch.

Relationship Issues

Even if its your fantasy, living in a vacuum free from the influence of others wouldn't be easy to manage. We are relational beings. Therapy is a process that delves into what can be the most complicated relationship: the one we have with ourselves. Learning about this self-to-self relationship helps to inform the relationships we have with others. Our family, friends, and romantic and/or sexual relationships all contribute to the meaning we make of our lives.

Adjustment Issues

Whatever your age or circumstance, adjusting to life's constantly changing landscape is part of the picture. My practice of psychotherapy takes into account your specific situation and tailors treatment to tackle your issues, at your pace. Career changes, relationship issues, feeling "stuck", and stage of life progression are some examples of what may bring an individual into therapy.

About

Mark Milazzo

My goal as a therapist is to put you back in touch with your own unique voice and sense of self that allows you to thrive. I use a psychodynamic, existential approach to find solutions to the unique challenges your life contains. Through building on open and honest relationship, we will explore effective coping tools and new ways to look at persistent issues that affect you.

Through my inpatient psychiatric training at Linden Oaks Hospital, I was able to treat issues ranging from persistent anxiety, to depression, substance abuse, and relationship issues. In addition, I am very familiar and comfortable with treating LGBTQ individuals. My graduate training at the Adler School of Professional Psychology has specifically prepared me to handle issues faced by older adults such as grief and loss, retirement transitions, and issues related to aging. As a member of NAMI and the Psychotherapy Networker, I’ve been able to stay connected to the newest treatment modalities and the most passionate members of the counseling field.

By exploring life’s difficult questions in a comfortable atmosphere, I aim to provide healing to adults of all ages. I often use narrative approaches to help you tell your story, so that you achieve a sense of clarity and relief. Everyone’s journey in therapy is different and meaningful & I look forward to starting that discovery with you.

Mark Milazzo

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