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Gaby Cote

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LCPC
11 years of experience
Virtual
In-person
Work-Space by M...
226 mi
Hi I am Gaby, a licensed clinical professional counselor, I earned my master’s degree in Community Counseling at Loyola University Chicago. I realized I wanted to become a therapist during a serendipitous summer camp experience—40 feet in the air on the high ropes course, I learned that I loved helping people process challenging experiences in creative ways. I have been doing individual therapy with teens and adults of all ages since 2020. Previously, I worked as a clinical consultant, clinical director, and clinical supervisor in specialized mental health rehabilitation settings. I have been supporting people in creating and meeting their goals since 2012. I have used all of my past work experiences to learn how to work with clients to explore dreams, and strengths, and learn how to make these things their reality. I use eclectic strategies to support people as they sort through their lives and figure out ways to move forward in a new light. I believe that therapy is a special space that allows a person to sit, process, and problem-solve in a way that can’t always be done in day-to-day. Those who know me best would describe me as someone who goes with the flow but still takes time to stop and climb some trees. In my spare time, I can be found with my husband and three boys ideally outside kayaking down a river or cross-country skiing in the woods. I also enjoy running, biking, gardening, and cooking.

Jennifer Martin Rieck

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LCPC
5 years of experience
Virtual
Hi, I am Jenn, and I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Certified Telemental Health Provider, and the owner of Epijennetics Counseling and Consulting in Libertyville, Illinois. Epijennetics Counseling is about to open an office for in-person appointments but will be only accepting virtual appointments for the next month. You can read more about my work and practice at www.epijennetics.com. I am passionate about helping clients increase their self-awareness so that they are more in touch with their feelings, needs, and desires, and equipping them with the knowledge and tools to create the life that they want. By utilizing assessments such as the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator to better understand personality and the Young Schema Assessment to explore harmful thoughts and beliefs that came from previous experiences and messages received during childhood years, I help clients discover hidden obstacles that keep them from having the life they dream of. I have found that when we put in the work to make sense of ourselves and our stories, we not only heal and grow ourselves but also develop more compassion and increased understanding of others. Often this growth and healing process lessens mental health symptoms such as anxiety and depression and improves overall quality of life, as well as relationship quality. If you are interested in doing some exploring, I would love to hear from you! (Please note that I am not offering Couple's Therapy or Family Therapy through Grow Therapy. If you are interested in these services please reach out directly through www.epijennetics.com.

Saba Montazerian, LMFT, MA, MSc

(she/her)

Saba Montazerian, LMFT, MA, MSc profile image
LMFT
10 years of experience
Virtual
As an experienced Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), and EMDR trained mental health provider in Newport Beach, CA with over 10+ years of diverse background in outpatient, crisis counseling, and Therapeutic-Day Treatment, I am passionate about helping individuals, couples, and families navigate life's challenges and create meaningful change. My passion is to work with women in various stages of adulthood who are facing trauma, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, life transition stressors , grief, school & work burnout, and conflicts within relationships.

Michael Lloyd, PhD, LCSW, CADC

(he/him)

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LCSW
10 years of experience
Virtual
I have worked in many different contexts of practice, from inpatient psychiatric care to outpatient substance use with many diverse communities including the LGBTQIA community, youth and families, racial/ethnic minorities, and persons entering and leaving the federal prison system. I specialize in mood disorders as well as LGBTQIA clients suffering from addiction to alcohol, crystal methamphetamine, and heroin. My approach to those challenged with addiction is to provide a strong therapeutic alliance for support whether through abstinence or harm reduction based on an individual's needs and abilities. Change is possible and happens! No matter where you are in life we will work toward creating meaningful changes so that you can fulfill your potential and live the life you desire.

Katie Sampalis

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LCSW
3 years of experience
Virtual
Hi there, I'm Katie! I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. If you have been noticing that feeling of never being caught up or always tired regardless of how much sleep you get? Or maybe you are having some doubts around your current relationship? Family stress or unsure how to implement boundaries? I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, adoption, relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. I will support you in exploring your history and uncovering patterns you may not even be aware of so that you can begin to have more control of your emotions and be excited about your life and relationships again. I know from my years of experience working with individuals that you have the ability to make big changes in your life. If you are ready to do the work, you will be amazed at how capable you are to explore parts of yourself you never knew existed. The process of therapy can allow you to grow more quickly than you ever have before. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey. My clients are very high-functioning, motivated, and committed to making changes in their love life and I love providing them with tools and techniques so that they can reach their potential and ultimately stop coming to therapy.

Eva Reynoso

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LCSW
7 years of experience
Virtual
Welcome! Congratulations on taking an important step towards prioritizing your well-being. Navigating the mental health system can be a confusing and difficult process, but you are here. I would like to make that process less daunting and assist you in reaching your desired quality of life. I strive to provide a safe and supportive space for us to process painful past experiences as well as current difficulties. I will provide you with and help you practice a variety of techniques that will empower you to push past your discomfort (and/or trauma) to live the fulfilling lifestyle you are searching for. While addressing your symptoms, we will also explore and expand your personal strengths in order to improve your self-esteem and boost your confidence. Creating a strong foundation of trust in yourself to handle difficult situations is one of the most powerful tools to manage and prevent depression and anxiety-related symptoms. Therapy does not have to be boring or stressful. Together we can explore different creative approaches such as art, mindfulness, games, hands-on activities/worksheets, videos, and books to enhance your experience in ways that feel most meaningful and helpful to you.

Douglas McCullough

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LCPC
6 years of experience
Virtual
Welcome! I'm Douglas and I would appreciate the opportunity to help you get on track and stay on track. You want to be heard. You want to be understood. You want to be respected. You want someone on your side to help you in your life journey. You are always my priority. Research tells us that the top predictor of excellent clinical outcomes is therapeutic rapport. That means that a great clinical relationship with your therapist is more important than any particular treatment theory. I have experience with adult clients across a wide range of racial, ethnic, gender and socioeconomic spectrums, and have demonstrated the ability to make every client feel heard and understood on their terms. Mixing evidence-based methods and humor, we will address your priorities in a manner to help you make progress and help you to enjoy the journey. In my practice, we fight. I want to help you become a mental health warrior.

Myrna Pledger

(she/her)

Myrna Pledger profile image
LCPC
22 years of experience
Virtual
Hi, I'm Myrna. Do you sometimes feel that you don't fit in or that others are taking advantage of your kindness? Do you feel that others undervalue you and your contributions and that the goal post you have been assigned by others to reach keeps getting moved further away from you? I help abuse victims and survivors to appreciate themselves, their goals, their achievements, and their own individual beauty. Together we can work to help you to separate your individual goals and aspirations from those that you may have adapted in order to please others. Whether it is self-acknowledged engrained attitudes and beliefs acquired from parental, educational, religious, or social conditioning that has caused you to undervalue yourself and value other's opinions of you above your own self-assessment or whether the cause is unknown, I can help you. We will use a solutions-focused approach that utilizes practical and proven techniques that address both your emotional, mental, and physical needs. I incorporate bible verses, history, and personality assessments to assist you in seeing your place in the world and recognizing yourself as a valuable individual. In our sessions together, you will be met with respect and appreciation. I look forward to working with you.

Walter Carlson

(he/him)

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LCPC
24 years of experience
Virtual
Hello, my name is Walter. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in Illinois. I work with men and women who are struggling with addiction issues, anxiety and depression, and related trauma. I also focus on helping couples work through relationship issues. I have worked in the addiction and mental health field for over 25 years helping people who genuinely want to help themselves. I have a strong faith-based and 12-step recovery background both professionally and personally. If you are wanting to get better and looking for insight and tools to do that, I can help. I focus on the premise that changing the way you think can lead to better emotional health and better choices in your behaviors. If you are seeking solutions to your problems and know that the only thing you can ultimately change is yourself, we can find a way of getting there together.

Dr. Audrey Davis of HOPE Behavior Practice, LLC

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LCSW
6 years of experience
Virtual
In-person
494 West Bought...
101 mi
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Professional Educator, I am passionate about working with individuals in K-12, their families, and young adults to foster culturally sensitive and socially acceptable coping skills, self-management skills, positive cognitions, social awareness, communication skills, interpersonal skills, self-perception, increase assertive ability, and decision-making skills. Using Psychotherapy, cognitive and behavioral models, and varying approaches, I partner with individuals and their families to develop these skills using single and multi-treatment modes. Currently accepting NEW CLIENTS. My experience includes 5 years of clinical school social work, 6 years of instruction and mentorship as a college professor, and 6+ years of private practice. Using a strengths-based approach, I aim to empower clients to find solutions to their problems and to assist them in developing the skills necessary to maintain emotional stability.

Tiffany Edwards

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LCSW
15 years of experience
Virtual
Hello, I am Tiffany. Do you feel overwhelmed with your day-to-day life? Are you struggling to handle your depression and/or anxiety? Are you having a hard time getting over trauma and/or abuse? Are you experiencing a crisis or issue that makes it hard for you to focus or function on daily tasks such as work, parenting, relationships, etc.? I have experience in helping clients with stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma, and abuse. Collobaratively we can work to build a plan that will help you develop effective ways to manage and alleviate your symptoms, getting you to a more centered you. I believe that you are the expert on your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

Brian Katz

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LCPC
18 years of experience
Humorous
Solution oriented
Virtual
Hi, I’m Brian If you feel stuck, and unable to change things, I can help you to start moving again. We can join together and create a strategy for working through the event or dilemma that is stressing you out. Together we can restore or surpass your previous level of productivity and satisfaction. I want to hear your story. I will listen. I will not judge. For the last 18 years, I have helped individuals, families and couples resolve problematic situations. Their experiences often instilled insight, confidence, serenity and hope. My holistic mission is to: • listen empathetically, without judgement • Ease suffering and improve functionality • Teach you to persist when fear and doubt are present • Be equal partners working together to create and implement strategies to resolve, accept and overcome the obstacles that impede your progress I want to • Help you find insight, meaning and purpose • Provide support as you proceed in the direction of your choosing • Teach you how to live more effectively • Create the opportunity for you to smile when it is most needed and least expected I take the time to educate you about the conditions that you experience and the treatment you receive. I believe that self-empowerment begins with self-understanding. I will help you understand why you do what you do and feel what you feel. I have extensive experience treating addicted people in residential in patient treatment, outpatient and aftercare facilities. I advise and treat families struggling to with parents, children and siblings that are addicted

Christy Czajka

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LCSW
16 years of experience
Virtual
Hi there, I'm Christy. Are you struggling, feeling overwhelmed, like a fish out of water? Having difficulty balancing work, relationships, health, and being kind to yourself? I help individuals manage stress and anxiety. Together, using a holistic approach to address the needs of your mind, body, and spirit we can get you back to balance. I integrate mindfulness, yoga, and nature to help develop a stronger balanced relationship with yourself. Whether you dealing with stress, anxiety, depression, or chronic medical conditions I'm here to help you. Seeking therapy is a big step in allowing yourself to heal and grow in a safe space.

Oluwatoyin Olabisi

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Oluwatoyin Olabisi profile image
LCPC
17 years of experience
Virtual
Toyin completed her Master of Science degree in Community Counseling from Columbus State University (Columbus, GA), Advanced Psychodynamic Clinical Practice Fellowship Program at the University of Chicago School of Social Work (Chicago, IL); and Doctorate in Pastoral Counseling at Hope Bible Institute and Seminary (South Bend, Indiana). She also completed a Master of Arts degree in Religious Studies from the University of Chicago Divinity School and is a retired Brigade Chaplain at the rank of Major with a Family Life Chaplain skill identifier in the Illinois Army National Guard (ILARNG).

Jennifer Mehochko

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LCPC
27 years of experience
Virtual
In-person
308 North Bridg...
86 mi
"I believe in a holistic approach to therapy so I integrate traditional talk therapy with experiential therapies that aid in better nervous system regulation, healing, and overall relief of symptoms. Experiential, brain-based healing & somatic therapies can help accelerate change and often reduce time in counseling. I specialize in biologically based healing, which assists in resolving trauma symptoms that are frozen or stuck in the body. I have training in EMDR (eye movement desensitization & reprocessing) and am a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP). I interweave these therapies and attachment-based support and repair into all my work with clients, which allows for a rich, gentle, connection-based healing approach. I have been in private practice for over 20 years, and prior to that time I worked in a variety of mental health settings. I see clients in my Yorkville office or via telehealth. Education & Certifications: Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) Master of Psychology, The Adler School of Professional Psychology Bachelor of Psychology, Illinois State University Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) Transforming the Experience-Based Brain (TEB) Touch Practitioner

Michelle Foor

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LCPC
3 years of experience
Virtual
Does life feel like a puzzle and the pieces are just not coming together? As a dedicated mental health therapist, I am committed to guiding individuals on their journey towards well-being with a strong emphasis on self-care and intention…working on seeing the “bigger picture” and finding how the pieces fit together. I believe that the mental health journey can feel different for everyone and is valid for all. It’s addressing the pile-on effects of everyday stress and learning how to breathe through anxiety and panic attacks. It’s establishing and keeping a daily routine as part of ADHD symptom management and finding self compassion when experiencing depressive thoughts. There is no wrong way to approach the process of mental well-being. My role as a therapist is to support, facilitate, and provide space to “examine the pieces”.

Jon Mark Bormann

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LCPC
7 years of experience
Holistic
Authentic
Virtual
In-person
3000 Profession...
62 mi
Is life not how you want or planned for it to be? Are the sources of stress and worry creating a daily struggle? The human journey is fraught with peril and navigating the challenges we face can feel overwhelming. I am Jon Mark Bormann, a licensed clinical professional counselor. I believe that the goal of therapy is to restore enjoyment to life. Through accessing your strengths and discovering the rich narratives of your life, pathways of flourishing will be revealed. I have been working with persons facing the varied struggles of human existence for 20 years in clinical, hospital, religious and military settings. I have witnessed the power that therapy has to change life for the better even in the direst of circumstances. I will challenge you to places of depth. Knowing that through the challenging work of delving deeply into lived experience and emotions your life will feel different.

Paige T. Christian, LCSW

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LCSW
11 years of experience
Virtual
If you’re a woman who is looking to connect with a kind, compassionate, and authentic counselor who will listen and journey alongside you, to provide meaningful support, healing, and skills/resources needed for genuine change and improvement with your mental health and wellbeing, I can promise to provide that kind of therapy. I specialize in women’s issues, trauma recovery, general anxiety and depression, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, postpartum recovery, maternal mental health and attachment parenting.

Rene Stockton

(he/him)

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LCSW
34 years of experience
Virtual
In-person
223 West Jackso...
126 mi
My name is Rene Stockton (pronounced Reni). I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in the state of Illinois. I serve my community as a counselor, therapist and change agent. I have had the privilege to work with individuals and families from primarily underserved populations and communities over the course of a 30 year social work practice in two great American cities. I have encountered child, adolescent and adult challenges ranging from trauma to writer’s block and wellness. I will partner with you to create the soft and more concrete changes you are looking to achieve in your life. My style is open, supportive and person centered, we will choose the approach for your situation using a variety of theories and concepts including art, movement, and EMDR.

Seth Gruenwald

(he/him)

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LCSW
22 years of experience
Authentic
Intelligent
Solution oriented
Virtual
Hi - I'm Seth, and many of my clients come to me because they struggle with unhealthy relationship dynamics, whether it be in long-term or brand new romantic partnerships, family relationships, or general functioning in interpersonal interaction. I specialize in relationships, addiction, depression, anxiety, and trauma, and have over 20 years of experience working with individuals, couples, and families with diverse life experiences and a broad spectrum of personal struggles. I approach each person with unconditional positive regard and encourage authenticity, both in relationships with others and the relationship with oneself. I welcome opportunities to cultivate safe spaces for sharing, thinking, and healing. I bring a gentle, respectful, and accepting demeanor to the therapeutic relationship, supporting emotional awareness, self-appreciation, humor, and celebration as cornerstones of a healthy and resilient foundation for personal growth. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois and completed my Master's degree in Social Work at University of Michigan. When I'm not working with clients, I can be found playing the cello, guitar, or piano; hiking with my family; or perfecting my deviled egg recipe.

Dr Tyler

(she/her)

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LCSW
20 years of experience
Virtual
Welcome! I'm Dr. T, and I'm here to help you start the journey to a better, more fulfilling life. Finding the right therapist who understands your unique background and experiences can be challenging. Are you tired of feeling judged or stuck in a scheduling loop with a new therapist, perhaps even with me? Don't let these challenges impact your physical and mental well-being. I specialize in trauma recovery, setting boundaries, and prioritizing self-care. In today's fast-paced world, making time for therapy can be difficult, but together, we'll create a safe space for you to decompress. Whether you're grappling with past traumas, facing current relationship challenges, or simply feeling lost and needing a compassionate listener, I'm here to provide guidance and support. Your journey toward healing, growth, and self-discovery begins with a conversation. Take that all-important first step today. *****Plus, I offer a sliding scale for self-payers to make it accessible to everyone.*****

Charlo Jordan

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LCSW
20 years of experience
Authentic
Solution oriented
Virtual
Mr. Jordan’s therapeutic style combines collaboration, solution-focused planning/strategizing, and cognitive-behavioral theory. He has nearly two decades of experience. “My goal is to provide hope. Anyone can have freedom from any concern using tools that they already possess, the ability to survive. My goal is to tap into that ability to survive and create real-time solutions that provide freedom”. Mr. Jordan attained his Bachelor of Science degree from Moody Bible Institute in 1998. He earned his Master of Social Work degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2002 and has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Illinois since 2009. He helps marriages, transitions, anxieties, and concerns related to work performance, depression, and grief and loss.

Derrick Wright

(he/him)

Derrick Wright profile image
LCSW
4 years of experience
Virtual
Hello, I am licensed in Illinois and Missouri with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping teens, adults, couples, families, Veterans and military personnel with stress and anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process. Professional experience and additional areas of focus: Adoption and Foster Care, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Men's Issues, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Harm, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Young Adult Issues Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Clara Hamel

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LCSW
15 years of experience
Solution oriented
Warm
Virtual
In-person
306 5th Street,...
106 mi
Emotional health and wellness is inextricably intertwined with our physical health and wellness. As such, mental and emotional health services should be a priority for each of us. Counseling provides an avenue for self reflection and growth that anyone striving to live a fuller and more fulfilled life can benefit from. I offer an integrative approach to counseling and life coaching for a variety of issues including: Anxiety and depression Trauma Marital and Relationship Conflict Adjustment and Change Stress management Grief and loss I have over 15 years of experience in the mental health field and have completed training in multiple evidence based therapeutic modalities.

Georgia Angelakos, LCPC

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LCPC
13 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Empowering
Virtual
In-person
5406 West Devon...
127 mi
What happens when our well-intentioned - yet sometimes uncooperative - brains try to protect us from experiencing harm? Yup, you got it! It's called Stress, also known as Anxiety, and at times it can be quite the nuisance. You are welcome to join me on a journey of knowledge and self-discovery to recognize and appreciate how our brain and bodies have helped us survive the personal challenges and struggles life presents. And then, let's help our brain recognize that, when we are actually safe, we don't need to go into stress mode, and we can learn how to direct Anxiety to take a seat until it is next needed. Often times, Anxiety's friends, Depression and Trauma, love to join the party (uninvited). Together, we can learn to appreciate them as well, while sending them on their way. Along the way, let's tap into a bit of Grace and Self-Compassion. Let's also identify the multitude of Strengths and Resources in place, and use them to move from a Fear-Based response, to one of Courage.

Gina Owens-Spahn

(she/her)

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LCPC
25 years of experience
Virtual
Hello! I'm Gina!! Whether you are dealing with depression, anxiety or relationship issues (including parenting) I am here to help. Reaching out and looking into therapy and finding a therapist is a difficult and scary decision. Rest assured you are on the right path. You want to feel secure and safe with your therapist, and I provide this for each of my clients. My clients have described me as compassionate, professional, and warm. As an experienced and well-trained therapist, I can help you overcome those struggles and help you achieve the person you want to become. I look forward to being part of your journey and celebrating your victories.

Jenn Wagner

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LCSW
17 years of experience
Virtual
Life can throw us curveballs at times, and we all need some extra support from time to time. Are you overwhelmed with day-to-day tasks, life transitions, difficult relationships, or possibly parenting? I am here to meet you where you are so we can work together on creating and executing a plan for your personal success; whether it be managing day-to-day tasks, finding a balance that works for you, transitions in life, or working on more positive and assertive communication skills and boundaries. I will join you on your personal journey and assist you along the way in identifying goals personalized to you and provide tools to reach those goals. I incorporate a combination of approaches including systems, CBT, strengths-based, solution-focused, play therapy, and mindfulness to best meet your needs. I enjoy assisting others in problem solving, navigating anxieties, finding a realistic life balance, and finding their assertive voice and boundaries. My professional experience has been with a diverse population of individuals of all ages including children/adolescents, families, and adults with a range of issues including anxiety, ADHD, life phase transitions, school related difficulties, parenting struggles, self-esteem, and family/relationship issues. I enjoy advocating for clients in school for IEP and 504 plans as well. I also have experience in working with military families with children addressing topics surrounding military family issues, child behavioral/emotional issues, deployment/reintegration and transitions. My experiences have come from working in a variety of settings including community agencies, inpatient substance abuse treatment, residential treatment, hospitals, military installations, and private practice. I am excited to go on this journey with you to be the best version of yourself.

Rebekah Philippart

(she/her)

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LCSW
20 years of experience
Authentic
Warm
Humorous
Virtual
Hi there and welcome! My name is Rebekah. I am a clinical social worker with over twenty years of experience in the field. I am honored to participate in the lives of so many interesting people and feel fortunate to have such fulfilling work. Much of my therapy practice involves clients with a history of traumatic experiences; this can include isolated experiences (assaults, accidents, natural disasters) or more ongoing issues (childhood abuse/neglect, domestic violence). Other times I am meeting with folks who have experienced losses or life changes; this may include things like deaths, loss of identity, relationship changes, new parenthood, etc.. In addition to providing talk therapy, I am also a university professor, provide supervision to new practitioners, and occasionally serve as an expert witness in child maltreatment matters. The rest of my life is comprised of friends, family and community. I enjoy spending time with my 5-year-old son as well as our extended family. I am a dog lover; our sweet pup is 16-years-old and a joy to have around. (You may occasionally hear her tapping around my office during our sessions.) In my spare time you might find me socializing with friends, spending time in nature (despite being a city dweller), being a tourist in my hometown (there's a LOT to do in Chicago!), or getting "crafty."

Cyndi Peters

(she/her)

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LMFT
18 years of experience
Empowering
Authentic
Virtual
Welcome! I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Northern Illinois. I've been in practice since 2006. I specialize in treating adult individuals and couples who struggle with Anxiety, Self-Esteem Issues, Difficult Life Transitions, and Relationship Distress. My graduate training was at Texas Woman's University, where I earned an MS in Family Therapy. I did my concentrated practicum work with survivors of childhood sexual abuse. I relocated from Texas to Northern Illinois in 2010 with my husband and children. During COVID-19, I took my practice 100% telehealth, which has allowed me to connect with even more people than ever before. In my spare time, I enjoy time spent with my family, reading, sewing, quilting, kayaking, and tending to my vegetable and herb garden.

Alan Deibel

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LCPC
13 years of experience
Solution oriented
Empowering
Intelligent
Virtual
Do you ever feel paralyzed by your emotions? One moment you are content, then a random stressor comes along and hijacks both your body and thoughts. This leaves you not knowing what to do next and wondering if all of your past accomplishments were just by chance. Not only are you second guessing yourself, your body also feels like it’s been through a full body workout. You have every intention to cope and work on yourself, but you are just way too exhausted and aren’t quite sure where to start. I can relate to these very human experiences and can partner with you to change the way you think and feel. Our emotions serve many vital functions, but often prompt a physical response that can impact the way we view the world. By implementing simple evidenced based strategies to your life at a pace that works for you, you will have the opportunity to confront your emotions with confidence and learn how growth happens when we take a step outside of our comfort zone. With over 13 years of diverse clinical experience with a focus on treating Addiction, Trauma, Anxiety, and Mood Disorders in a hospital setting, I bring you a flexible and creative approach that is curated to your specific needs. While I am open and honored to work with any type of symptom presentation, my niche is working with individuals who have struggled with trauma, addiction, and those that have been impacted by addiction. I hope you will consider scheduling an intake with me to see if we would be a good fit for your wellness journey, please check out my booking link. I look forward to meeting you!

Mary Jo Thorson, MA, LCPC, NCC

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LCPC
5 years of experience
Warm
Solution oriented
Virtual
Hello and Welcome! I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and I use a variety of techniques to address issues such as anxiety, depression, grief, divorce recovery, stress, relationship difficulties, mood disorders, life transitions and much more. It’s important to me that my clients feel they are in a non-judgmental safe space to process what they are going through. My clinical approach is evidence-based treatment. I utilize a variety of interventions including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Person-Centered, Solution Focused and Walk and Talk Therapy. I work with ages 18+ with a range of concerns. I work hard to provide an environment that is warm, welcoming, positive, safe, and collaborative. I started in this industry leading divorce recovery groups. I went on to lead a variety of other groups including divorce recovery, grief, single moms, and anxiety. Life can sometimes be a struggle and asking for help isn’t always easy, but I hope you will reach out so together we can create a therapeutic relationship that will promote hope, growth, and healing. I offer sessions both virtually and in-person.

Debbie Levinson

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LMFT
28 years of experience
Virtual
Debbie is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. 100% Telehealth She has provided counseling services to individuals, couples, adolescents and families since 1992. Debbie provides therapy for Adult Children of Alcoholics/Dysfunctional families, blended families, codependency, communication problems, marriage, depression/anxiety, family counseling, infidelity, parenting & stress management. She has attended John Gottman conferences and uses the Gottman method with couples. She is an active, directive, cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused therapist who has worked with diverse cultures, ethnicities, sexual orientations and religions. Debbie's approach focuses on empowering her clients with the knowledge they need to become more effective in managing life's challenges. The wounded inner child is one of her special interests. She is down- to -earth and genuine. She will challenge you, assign homework assignments, and suggest YouTube videos, articles and TedTalks.

Mary E. Hoover

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LCPC
30 years of experience
Solution oriented
Challenging
Virtual
Mary is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor with over thirty years of experience working with adults with substance abuse, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, grief, and relationship problems. Mary is also a Certified, Level Three, TEAM, Cognitive and Behavioral Therapist, through the Feeling Good Institute. Mary begins therapy by developing a warm and friendly connection with clients, so they feel comfortable and at ease. When the client is ready to get started, she helps them develop a treatment plan using simple and effective CBT techniques. Mary practices meditation daily and brings a broad range of mindfulness techniques into her practice.

Jessica B

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LCPC
12 years of experience
Virtual
Hello! I’m Jessica, a licensed therapist! I have been in the behavioral health field since 2011 and have been licensed as a therapist since 2015. I have extensive experience in treating trauma, co-occurring disorders, as well as, various mental health and substance use disorders. I’m trained in EMDR which is a specialized approach to address trauma. I believe in a very person center approach, meaning you’re in the drivers seat and I’m the passenger helping guide you. I will meet you where your at and assist in being very goal oriented and structured in the approach. I value giving and receiving feedback to ensure the therapeutic relationship is strong! If you’re ready to identify and focus in on specific areas of your life you’d like to see change, I’m here to help you on your journey.

Chelsie Scoggin

(she/her)

Chelsie Scoggin profile image
LCPC
19 years of experience
Virtual
In-person
1608 West Colon...
121 mi
Finding a therapist can be an overwhelming task. Life can be full of complexities that can be difficult to navigate. Considering that you may be feeling sad or overwhelmed, I commend you for taking the brave first steps toward taking care of yourself. I believe in the value and worth of the person and that we all possess strengths to help us in the journey of life. If you have been feeling stuck, we can work together to uncover what is holding you back and help you to develop the tools that will move you forward. A key component to beginning this process is to find someone who can put you at ease. I have been told I am easy to talk to and make providing a safe, comfortable, non-judgmental, and empathetic environment a top priority. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and Certified Reciprocal Alcohol and Other Drug Counselor (CRADC) in the state of Illinois. I have been in the field for close to 20 years and have been in private practice for 10. I specialize in helping people recover from anxiety, depression, and substance use disorders. I utilize a collaborative, whole-person approach that values the relationship between therapist and client and sees the client as the expert. This is your story! I’m just walking through it with you, and I’m honored you chose me!

Marguerite Martino

(she/her)

Marguerite Martino profile image
LCPC
23 years of experience
Virtual
I greet every client with the belief that we are born into this world with the capacity for living unique and healthy lives. I believe that it is the stressors of challenging individual experiences, pain and illnesses, trauma, and attachment injuries that move us off our centers and cause symptoms of depression, anxiety, and dysfunctional defensive behaviors. My goal is to create a setting in which my client feels safe and supported, and therefore able to re-examine the patterns that form our thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Together as a collaboration we can take the fascinating journey and reach for full potential, coherence and health

Katie Guerrero

(she/her)

Katie Guerrero profile image
LCSW
12 years of experience
Authentic
Humorous
Virtual
Hi there, my name is Katie Guerrero and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the western suburbs of Chicago. I have 13 years of experience as a clinical social worker and I was previously an elementary school teacher. I have worked with ages 3-63 in home, school, community, and clinical settings, and I look forward to continuing to grow my practice here. I use a variety of treatment methods depending on each clients' needs, including Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Bowen Family Systems Theory, play therapy, mindfulness, Social thinking, Solution-Focused therapy, etc. My goal is make you feel comfortable so we can work together to find your happiness and fulfillment in healthy relationships, work, home, community, and educational settings.

Warriors Respite

(he/him)

Warriors Respite profile image
LCSW
10 years of experience
Virtual
I first became interested in working with mental health when I returned home from Afghanistan while in the Army National Guard. I have seen many friends fall victim to substance abuse, depression, and PTSD. I swore that I would work on being in the position to best help veterans and others who go through difficult situations. Being an addictions counselor and Social Worker is very personal to me. It is my passion. Seeing that I already had a bachelor's in Community Health, I made it my goal to become some kind of practitioner. When I learned about Social Work, I was overwhelmed with the idea of getting my Masters and working towards a license. A few years later, I finally received my Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I am proud of my license and it took 5 years of hard work to attain. I have now been working in the mental health and addiction field for roughly 10 years. I first got into counseling in the military. After a few years of working in inpatient mental health and substance abuse, I spent some time outpatient. I specialize in addictions but have much experience with people with depression, anxiety, and trauma. I have an extra certified credential of being a Certified Trauma Therapy Professional. I also have experience helping people dealing with relationships, careers, and other life issues as well. Also, I have experience working with those who have a criminal background. I try to listen and understand your problems and point of view the best I can. Based on this I work with you to develop a plan to help you make improvements. My main focus is to help you make a positive change. I hope to work around your needs. It's my hope that I can help support you through whatever it is you're going through. Some people just want support, while others want formal therapy. Just let me know what it is you're looking for. Sometimes people just need to talk to someone or need positive encouragement. I am happy to give this as well. I am here to be a positive person in the lives of people that need more positive people.

Jackeline Portocarrero-Mitchell

(she/her/ella)

Jackeline Portocarrero-Mitchell profile image
LCSW
9 years of experience
Authentic
Warm
Empowering
Virtual
I’m an LCSW (licensed clinical social worker) and I’ve been in the social work field for almost a decade, with about 3 years of those years specifically as a therapist. During my time I’ve worked with many populations, such as individuals who have/are; ■ been in foster care, or are fostering ■ geriatric and/or physically or cognitively disabled, and their caregivers/guardians ■ re-entering communities from incarceration ■ receiving special education services, and their caregivers/guardians ■ challenged by substance use (specifically opioids, and alcohol) ■ experienced physical and/or sexual abuse, and their loved ones and, ■ experienced intimate partner violence (also known as domestic violence). Currently as a therapist my work involves individuals ■ experiencing irritability and/or rigidity towards loved ones without a clear understanding of why, ■ who have a hard time with creating and implementing boundaries, ■ who believe they are tight-knit with their family yet do not feel understood and feel alone, ■ low self-esteem, and ■ feeling lost in their current stage of life. I consider therapy to be a form (because there are so many others!) of healing and connecting (with oneself). A form that I am called to as a practitioner, and that I am so happy to be able to walk alongside my clients. When I’m not seeing clients, I am eating helado de coco (de agua!) with my two kiddos, catching a play in the city, or crossing things off my bucket list!

Aaryn Frick

(she/her)

Aaryn Frick profile image
LCSW
18 years of experience
Virtual
Hello there, I'm Aaryn. Have you been struggling to feel like yourself lately? Life is full of ups and downs. If you have anxiety, or depression, or just want to talk, I am here to help you change your life and nurture you to be a better you! I am passionate about my work and can't wait to get started. I know reaching out for help is hard and you are taking an important step simply by looking for a therapist. My very first goal is that you feel at ease and comfortable in the session. You can expect warmth and compassion as we collaborate to build a foundation of well-being that can last through whatever life brings. I provide a whole-person approach, integrating your mind, body and spirit.

Dr. Erica Kapalamula, PhD, LCPC (IL), LMHC (IN)

(she/her)

Dr. Erica Kapalamula, PhD, LCPC (IL), LMHC (IN) profile image
LCPC
10 years of experience
Virtual
So you survived a pandemic, losses and uncertainty? Resilience is within you. My name is Dr. Erica, I am a psychotherapist and professor in the Chicago and Northwest Indiana area. I believe that we all possess abilities within us that can help us overcome the most difficult of times. Let us work together to use that same resilience to overcome other life stressors, be it anxiety, depression or relationship problems. I provide virtual sessions that allow you to sit in the comfort of your home while we explore possibilities to relieving the stress or discomfort you are experiencing. Empathy, openness and being nonjudgmental are some things that I hold dear to my practice. If you are tired of struggling in silence and feel like enough is enough, reach out today and let us work together to find possible solutions to the problem.

Nicole Solomon

(she/her)

Nicole Solomon profile image
LCSW
15 years of experience
Virtual
Everyone wants healthy relationships right? Does it seem like you keep making the same mistakes that wind up ruining relationships? Do you know what relationship attachment style you have and how that affects your relationships? Let's find out! I specialize in treating unresolved trauma, anxiety, depression and PTSD that affects relationships. Undiagnosed or untreated ADHD can also play a role in unstable relationships. Do you want some coping skills for your ADHD to help you live a happier more fulfilled life? I will meet you where you are and help you grow from there! Not only will we focus on your mental health but we will also address self-care. I look forward to starting this journey with you!

Susan Severson

(she/her)

Susan Severson profile image
LCSW
8 years of experience
Virtual
Hello, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Illinois. I earned a Master of Social Work degree in Advanced Clinical Social Work in Independent Clinical Practice and Health Care Specialization from Aurora University in 2016. I am a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor and received my CADC in 2021. I have experience working with individuals experiencing symptoms related to anxiety, panic attacks, social anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, stress, life transitions, LGBTQ+ issues, imposter syndrome, low self-esteem, perfectionism, grief, loneliness, ADHD, OCD, trauma, and substance abuse. I use evidence-based practices such as: cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), motivational interviewing, talk therapy, exposure therapy, and exposure response prevention (ERP). I want to help people who suffer from mental health and substance use disorders by providing them with compassion, empathy, and evidence- based therapy to help promote resilience, self-compassion, and improve their emotional well-being. You can book an appointment with me by clicking the link below: https://provider.growtherapy.com/book-appointment?id=6303&utm_source=provider-sourced&utm_medium=booking-link&utm_campaign=provider-dashboard Or you can call this phone number: 1 (786) 755-1863

Tim McNichol

(he/him)

Tim McNichol profile image
LCSW
10 years of experience
Warm
Empowering
Virtual
Hello, I’m Tim. Do you ever feel that tasks of modern life leave you with limited space and energy to focus on your emotional and mental well-being? When people are maxed out emotionally, they sometimes notice a change in their behaviors and relationships. Life demands can lead to imbalances that might manifest as discord with your significant other or family members, feeling the general sensation of stress or fatigue, or not feeling motivated to engage in mood-regenerating practices. If these experiences resonate with you, I would welcome the opportunity to collaboratively explore the underlying causes, and work toward rebuilding emotional equilibrium. Sometimes people will view therapy and self-care as too much of a time commitment during their already busy schedules; however, I take the stance that it is an essential part of any self-maintenance plan. A practice of working toward better self-understanding and self-compassion is always a return on the investment of time.

Angela Serritella

Angela Serritella profile image
LCSW
8 years of experience
Virtual
Hello and thank you for taking the time to reach out! Do you ever have those days where things are especially difficult?? Many of the people that I meet struggle with mental health, substance abuse, and managing traumatic events. I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker as well as a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. I also have extensive experience supporting teenagers who have experienced trauma, which led me to become a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. Currently I work with adults and youth, and I'm a strong believer in the mental/physical health connection. I believe in strengths-based recovery that looks at all the systems that can impact us. Bits and pieces of different models incorporated together tend to have the most benefit, based on the person's needs. I have seen so many great successes! I enjoy supporting the people I work with and going through their journey with them. I am currently licensed in both IL and TN. When I am not in sessions, you will find me hiking with the doggos, road-tripping in the Jeep, and going into "Mom Mode" with my three kids. I look forward to connecting with you :)

Diana Zilly, MA, MS

Diana Zilly, MA, MS profile image
LCPC
15 years of experience
Virtual
Hello! I'm Diana. Thank you for being here and visiting my profile. As a new client, Grow will have you book an appointment. Please be aware that I will then reach out to you and get you set up with a free 15-20 minute consultation (possibly at a different time) and I will get you onboarded with me and get you rescheduled. PLEASE DO NOT SEND ME AN EMAIL. You can CALL or TEXT me at 630-716-3939 and tell me that you are a Grow client wanting to schedule a free consultation. Thank you! If you're experiencing anxiety, stress, burnout, or overwhelm, then you're in the right place (*please note that I don't treat for major depression/suicidality/self-harm/other severe issues or life-threatening issues*) I can help you make sense out of what you're going through, and bring about a healing process that deals directly with the heart of the matter so that you can finally feel like yourself again. My experiences as a therapist, educator, parent, and fellow human being has taught me that there is a definite need to take a holistic approach, meaning that we have to pay attention to what our bodies are telling us, and realize that our environment, situations, relationships, workplaces, families, nutrition, sleep, habits, socioeconomic issues, and world events all have an effect on us. I'm not robot, and neither are you! I see therapy as a learning process and I teach clients how to understand themselves on a deeper level to bring about personal growth and development. Therapy can also include problem solving, communication skills, new perspectives, finding purpose and meaning, and learning how to move forward in new ways that reflect your core beliefs and values. EFT Tapping, mindfulness, and many other techniques are available to you also! Overall, I'm a very down-to-earth person and enjoy helping my clients feel safe and supported in their therapy session. It's pretty typical for my clients to leave session feeling better and having a sense of direction. As a new client, Grow will have you book an appointment. Please be aware that I will then reach out to you and get you set up with a free 15-20 minute consultation (possibly at a different time) and I will get you onboarded with me and get you scheduled. Or you can streamline this by texting me at 630-716-3939 and let me know that you are a Grow client wanting to schedule a free consultation. Thank you!

John Michael Walsh

John Michael Walsh profile image
LCPC
24 years of experience
Virtual
I am a licensed clinical professional counselor and have twenty-four years of experience working with adults, children, and families. I enjoy helping others who struggle with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, addictions, trauma, and other difficult transitions and situations. I greatly enjoy my work and the people I serve. My relationship with clients comes first, I work to make sure my clients feel valued, appreciated, and comfortable enough to work on the difficult things we may discuss. It is my hope you will find in me, a therapist who is genuine, sincere, and authentic. While I will offer a few different angles to view from (Choice Theory, REBT, DBT, Mindfulness) you are in control of our shared experience. I will also mention that I tend to keep things Solutions-Focused. A Solutions-Focused approach. Identifying the problem(s) is important. I prefer to build on your strengths and help you to do more of what you truly want to do.

Snonita Marcus

(she/her)

Snonita Marcus profile image
LCSW
10 years of experience
Virtual
Hi there. I’m Snonita. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I am here to support you through your journey. I have vast experience working with clients from ages 5-65 years old and also specialize in multiple diagnoses. I use mindfulness techniques in combination with a strengths based approach to support you in your healing. I have experience working with adolescents, young adults, kids, parents, families, couples, and clients dealing with anxiety, depression, life transitions, stress management, relationship and family conflict as well as self-esteem, school anxiety/refusal and life transitions. Before I decide on theoretical approaches, I will assess my clients then decide which approach will allow me to get your needs met. If I try an approach and observe it’s not beneficial to assisting you meet your treatment goals, I try to find ways to alter the approach to ensure it is achievable or may decide to try another approach that may be more effective. I am a therapist who will try different ways to assist my clients and not limit myself or my clients to one specific clinical modality.

Carrie Skubic

(she/her)

Carrie Skubic profile image
LCPC
20 years of experience
Virtual
Hi. I'm Carrie and I'm very glad you have taken this important first step towards improving your mental health by seeking therapy. I have many years of experience working with a variety of clients and I am dedicated to working with you not just to help you feel better but also to help you succeed in life. Whether you're seeking treatment for a quick mental reset or have deeper issues to process, we will work together to explore and develop realistic personal goals for your success.

Dr. Andrea Quigley, PhD

(she/her)

Dr. Andrea Quigley, PhD profile image
LCPC
12 years of experience
Virtual
Hi, I am Dr. Quigley but please refer to me as Andrea. I am licensed in Illinois and Utah with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, motivation, self esteem, confidence, relationship issues, & depression. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming challenges that you may be facing. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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