nile_tallman

Nile Tallman, LCPC

Children, Adolescents, Adults and Families

Nile Tallman is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor working with children, adolescents, families, and adults. He is a skilled therapist experienced in working with a wide range of client needs. Areas of expertise include mood disorders, ADD/ADHD, emotional dysregulation, oppositional defiant disorder, stress management, anger management, depression, anxiety, and self-esteem. Nile has nearly 20 years of experience working in therapeutic schools, psychiatric hospitals and with children and families in foster care.

His therapeutic approach is eclectic, borrowing heavily from ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) and other mindfulness based therapies, cognitive-behavioral, and humanistic approaches. Nile is skilled in both traditional talk therapy, as well as in Art Therapy and other creative modalities. He emphasizes a collaborative approach that allows the client to feel supported and empowered through cognitive-behavioral interventions. 

I find it important to give clients homework at the end of each session, which may be specific tasks or things to think about more deeply as they move through their daily routines. Clients have given very positive feedback about this, feeling that it moves them along more quickly in the therapeutic process.”

With children, I work closely with parents to help manage the child’s behavior and help improve communication. I use cognitive-behavioral therapy with the child or adolescent to assist problem solving and decrease negativity and some social skills training to increase flexibility and improve frustration tolerance.”

Focus is placed  on the client’s needs and the abilities they possess to reach their goals and lead happy and fulfilling lives.  Finding the approach the works best for each individual client is one of his strengths. His manner is warm and empathetic, providing a safe non-judgmental environment to address difficult issues.

“I see assisting clients build vitality as an important aspect of psychotherapy.  In empowering clients to overcome their struggles, recognize their strengths, and discover solutions to their problems, allows them to leave therapy with skills to use towards a happier, more meaningful, life .”

Locations

St Charles | 405 Illinois Avenue, Ste. 2C

Oak Brook | 1200 Harger Road, Ste. 220

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