Ryan Finley

MA, LPC

Ryan Finley
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Ryan Finley

MA, LPC

Professions: Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist, Mental Health Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LPC
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optum
  • United Behavioral Health
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability

Offices

175 E Hawthorn Parkway, Suite 235
Vernon HIlls, Illinois 60061

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My Approach to Helping

I believe that a solid therapeutic alliance between client and therapist is key to achieving success in therapy. I teach a range of coping skills to help deal with various issues that could occur in a person’s life. To achieve this, I have a few methods I work with as well the desire to expand my skills to fit what my clients need. These methods are: Acceptance and Commitments Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP), Role-Playing Game Based Skill Teaching, Attachment Theory, and Mindfulness Techniques.

More Info About My Practice

I have a Master’s degree in Psychology and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, both on a clinical track, from Governors State University. I started with an Associate’s degree in Psychology from Joliet Junior College. I completed an internship at Trinity Services, Inc. and worked there full-time for the following 3 years. My experience there was intensive outpatient with a broad range of clients, where I learned to think on my feet and come up with creative interventions to work with my clients.

During my downtime, I enjoy tabletop role-playing games, playing with my dog Ace, hanging out with friends, designing fantasy maps and images, and playing video games. I am also licensed as a CPR & First Aid teacher and enjoyed teaching classes at my previous employment.

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

Include but are not limited to:Children ages 5 years and up, TeenAdolescents, Adults, Individual Therapy, Anxiety, Depression, Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder, Coping Skills, Autism, Multicultural, Learning Disabilities, Self-Esteem, Interpersonal and Relational Conflicts, Personality Disorders, Trauma, Behavioral Issues, Suicidal Ideations, Thought Disorders, Grief Counseling, Mood Disorders, Men?s Issues, Peer Relationships, Family Conflict, Mindfulness, Bipolar Disorder, Life Transitions, Issues of MeaningValues, Emotional Issues, Dual Diagnosis, Stress Management, Development Disabilities,Bisexual Issues, Gay Issues, Lesbian Issues, Transgender Identity,Budgeting, Attachment Issues, Psychosis,Emotional Disturbance, Alzheimer's, Anger Management, Antisocial Personality, ADHD, Alcohol Abuse, Borderline Personality, Chronic Impulsivity, Chronic Relapse, Codependency, Divorce, Drug Abuse, Eating Disorders, Grief, Hoarding, Intellectual Disability, Life Coaching, Narcissistic Personality, Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD), Oppositional Defiance, Racial Identity, School Issues, Self Esteem, Self-Harming, Spirituality, Substance Abuse, Teen Violence, Traumatic Brain Injury, PTSD, Interpersonal Issues, Thinking Disorders

Services I Provide

  • Art Therapy
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Counseling for Offenders
  • Creative Arts Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Intervention
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
  • Premarital Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    Include but are not limited to:Children ages 5 years and up, TeenAdolescents, Adults, Individual Therapy, Anxiety, Depression, Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder, Coping Skills, Autism, Multicultural, Learning Disabilities, Self-Esteem, Interpersonal and Relational Conflicts, Personality Disorders, Trauma, Behavioral Issues, Suicidal Ideations, Thought Disorders, Grief Counseling, Mood Disorders, Men’s Issues, Peer Relationships, Family Conflict, Mindfulness, Bipolar Disorder, Life Transitions, Issues of MeaningValues, Emotional Issues, Dual Diagnosis, Stress Management, Development Disabilities,Bisexual Issues, Gay Issues, Lesbian Issues, Transgender Identity,Budgeting, Attachment Issues, Psychosis,Emotional Disturbance, Alzheimer's, Anger Management, Antisocial Personality, ADHD, Alcohol Abuse, Borderline Personality, Chronic Impulsivity, Chronic Relapse, Codependency, Divorce, Drug Abuse, Eating Disorders, Grief, Hoarding, Intellectual Disability, Life Coaching, Narcissistic Personality, Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD), Oppositional Defiance, Racial Identity, School Issues, Self Esteem, Self-Harming, Spirituality, Substance Abuse, Teen Violence, Traumatic Brain Injury, PTSD, Interpersonal Issues, Thinking Disorders

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Batterer Intervention
  • Behaviorism
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Borderline
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Disability
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Elder Abuse
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Exercise Addiction
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • First Responders
  • Forgiveness
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Hoarding
  • Identity Issues
  • Immigration issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Incest
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Learning Difficulties
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Money and Financial Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Narcissism
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Power
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures
  • Psychosis
  • Racism
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Schizophrenia
  • School issues
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Teen violence/dating violence
  • Terminal Illness
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trichotillomania
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
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