Terri M Hager MSW, LISW-CP, LCSW, Clinical Social Work in Oak Park, Illinois, 60301

Terri M Hager MSW, LISW-CP, LCSW

Terri M Hager MSW, LISW-CP, LCSW

Professions: Clinical Social Worker, Counselor, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCSW - 149.015820
Secondary Credential: LISW-CP - 4936
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 03125
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Oak Park, Illinois 60301

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My major specializations are Anxiety and Grief. These are both extremely painful and can even be debilitating but fortunately, relief is available. After initial assessment, I frequently start by teaching a basic, non-religious breathing meditation, since it is so very helpful for almost everything. Then we look at the causes of emotional distress and address them. I use a variety of methods, including EMDR and EFT, to help release tensions and past emotional traumas which, even if small can cause a lot of anxiety and pain in the present. (For grief, I also offer Repair & Reattachment Grief Therapy--see below). I am an LGBTQ affirming therapist

Email or Call Terri M Hager MSW, LISW-CP, LCSW at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 03125

More Info About My Practice

Sessions are strictly confidential. Sessions by phone or Skype are available in certain cases. When seeking a psychotherapist, you will, of course, want someone who is qualified and ethical. But beyond that, you will want to know if the therapist has had success in working with your issue. Perhaps most importantly, you will look for a good "fit" between you and the therapist, someone you feel comfortable with and who will not judge you. You are welcome to phone or email with any questions or concerns.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I am certified in Repair & Reattachment Grief Therapy, which heals grief far more deeply than standard grief therapy in one very long session. Unresolved issues and distressing or traumatic memories get resolved, and most people experience the perception of "connecting" with their loved one. This results in profound healing. The process is not a "reading" with a medium, nor is it hypnosis. You are awake and alert throughout the process. Even when the sense of connection does not occur, much of the pain is relieved. I offer traditional grief therapy as well, for those who prefer it. Grief can be unbearably painful and deserves the greatest care.
I also specialize in anxiety, phobias, and panic attacks. I teach how to retrain the brain to move from "fight and flight" to relaxation and peace. Then we address the causes of the anxiety. Anxiety can be paralyzing, and it is a tremendous relief to learn to free yourself from it.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    Grief, Anxiety, Phobias, Panic attacks, Medical issues,

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Cancer
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Fertility Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Identity Issues
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Panic
  • Phobias
  • Shame
  • Spirituality
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Emotional Freedom Technique
  • Energy Psychology
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
  • Internal Family Systems
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Somatic Experiencing

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