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Book 50+ of the best Black / African American therapists in Illinois

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Breann Gray

(she/her)

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LCPC
12 years of experience
Solution oriented
Warm
Authentic
Virtual
In-person
110 E Main St, ...
I enjoy working with clients who are motivated to change. Do you struggle with low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, life changes/transitions, racism-based trauma, difficulty setting boundaries or relationship stress? I seek to provide a space for growth and healing where you can safely share vulnerable parts of your life. I have 12 years of experience working with adolescents and adults in numerous levels of care including inpatient, partial hospitalization, and outpatient therapy programs. I will work with you by educating and empowering you. I will team up with you to show how your perceptions influence your behaviors. I am culturally responsive, LGBTQIA+ affirming, and will use your strengths to help you in your healing journey.

Next available: Apr 30

Kibibi Jordan

(she/her)

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LCPC
5 years of experience
Virtual
I believe in the counseling therapeutic process which is vital in the task of achieving change in one’s life. Everyone must cope with life experiences and in some instances those situations become too difficult to handle alone. It is a time in everyone’s life where one may need to obtain assistance with life stressors. There is no shame in seeking out help to take action that is needed for change. Counseling is the catalyst for one to become educated on how to deal with those challenging issues. My view is that counseling is a journey of self-exploration by the client meant to increase their level in understanding themselves in a more enlighten manner. I as a counselor will guide and facilitate that journey. Along that journey I will give essential advice to the client to discover the solutions for those issues. It is also my job to assist in identifying as well as developing and mobilizing the client’s own resources to solve those problems. The goal is to understand the problems the client is dealing with, and then to pursue effective treatment options. I will be supportive and sympathetic to help clients overcome self-imposed obstacles.

Next available: Apr 26

Oliver M. Williams

(he/him)

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LCSW
42 years of experience
Intelligent
Empowering
Authentic
Virtual
Greetings. I am Oliver M. Williams. Are you struggling to make sense of the life circumstances that cause you to feel stuck? Or, do you desire to create a life for yourself that is reflective of you being your highest good? I enjoy using my high energy, compassionate, four decades of behavioral health experience to assist you in becoming greater than your circumstances. My approach is eclectic, utilizing numerous evidence based strategies along with a firm application of the creative process necessary to navigate the change and transformation process. I am a self published author of two books. Additionally, I write short articles related to specific topics important in pursuing personal development that I am happy to share with you. If you are interested in addressing issues that stop you from being your greatest possibility, we'll work together to overcome any challenges that stop you from having the life you desire.

Next available: Apr 29

Derrick Wright

(he/him)

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LCSW
5 years of experience
Challenging
Warm
Virtual
Hello, I am licensed in Illinois and Missouri with 5 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

Next available: Apr 26

Essence Jackson-Jones

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LCPC
5 years of experience
Challenging
Intelligent
Virtual
Hi there! My name is Essence and one of my passion areas is supporting college students and recent graduates in navigating the various stressors that come along with higher education (including the adjustment period following school). I work with individuals who may be struggling with balancing scheduling, relationships, family, and other responsibilities while maintaining a solid sense of self. If you are feeling yourself slip into a place that just feels 'off' or immobilized by not knowing what to do next, please reach out as I would love to support you through this chapter of your life. If you are a parent looking for an accessible way to get your college student started in therapy, please reach out!

Next available: Apr 29

Michelle Robinson

(she/her)

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LCPC
7 years of experience
Virtual
Hello, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC/LMHCA) based in the states of Illinois and Indiana. I received my Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Grace College and Theological Seminary in Winona Lake, Indiana. I have experience and practice for approximately 7 years. I enjoy helping others discover they can learn to live on the other side of their hurt and pain. I respect clients' autonomy and have a compassionate ear as I work to help you become successful in your future endeavors and management of your own life.

Next available: Apr 26

Crystal R Williams,

(she/her)

Crystal R Williams,  profile image
LCSW
15 years of experience
Empowering
Solution oriented
Virtual
Hello, my name is Crystal Williams, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) as well as Licensed Social worker (LSW) in the state of Illinois. I have been a practicing clinician for over 13 years. My focus I clinical practice with Adult's seeking individual and/or couple's therapy for short term therapy. I have had clients from all different racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds. I specialize in the following treatment conditions: Anxiety/ Panic Attacks, Stress management, Relationship issues, Parenting issues/ Parent/child issues, Self Esteem/Self-identity concerns, Communication/ Boundaries, Coping skills, LGBTQIA+, grief counseling etc.

Next available: Apr 26

Michelle McKinnie, LCPC, LMHC, CCTP, CCATP, Health Coach

Michelle McKinnie, LCPC, LMHC, CCTP, CCATP, Health Coach profile image
LCPC
13 years of experience
Warm
Empowering
Authentic
Virtual
Do you feel stuck in a pattern that is negatively impacting your overall wellness? Just as important as the "why" is the "what" aspect of the mind. What we think, what we feel and what we believe are all intertwined with our behavior. Exploring the thoughts and beliefs that underpin certain actions can lead to profound self-awareness and personal growth. In my interactions with clients, I have witnessed the transformative power of uncovering and challenging deep-seated beliefs that no longer serve them. While patterns and commonalities may emerge among individuals, it is crucial to remember that each person's mind is a unique landscape. What works for one may not work for another, and it is my duty as a clinician to adapt the plan of care accordingly. As a therapist and health coach, I incorporate a holistic (mind/body) approach.

Next available: Apr 26

Dr. Taliah Ziyad-Nau

(she/her)

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LCPC
10 years of experience
Warm
Solution oriented
Virtual
Hi, I'm Dr. Taliah, Do you feel like you are overthinking in life? Grief, trauma, or life transitions have left you with the need to talk it out. If you have been unable to focus due to your attention being pulled towards your work, family or a recent life event and you would like to process, I am here for you. I specialize in supporting individuals by identifying and naming their concerns. When not feeling your best, it is helpful to partner for your presenting problem. Let's work together to provide insight into what is challenging you. Faith-based holistic approach, upon request.

Next available: Apr 28

Victoria Blaylock

(she/her)

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LCSW
7 years of experience
Virtual
We all have dealt with some type of family issue before. At times it can be hard to talk about, but sitting on it usually just makes things worse. My role in this process is to assist in delving into how these events have impacted you and how to move forward in future situations. Need to talk about trauma or issues with depression? Let's tackle this together and discover ways to overcome negative associations from the past. I help adults struggling with symptoms of depression and family issues. I also assist with anxiety and have a trauma focused background. I primarily use the tools of compassion, mindfulness, and problem solving to offer new perspectives in dealing with instances of intergenerational trauma. In many cases, certain aspects unknowingly get repeated between parents and their children. This can be addressed through discussing your own understanding as well as opting to make changes for your future.

Next available: Apr 26

Dr. Bianca Clark

(she/her)

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LCSW
15 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Virtual
Hi! My name is Dr. Bianca Clark and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I have a doctorate degree in Advanced Studies in Human Behavior, I have a Bachelors and Masters degree in Social Work. My bachelors degree is from Loyola University Chicago and my masters degree is from Chicago State University. I reside in the Chicagoland area. I have worked in behavioral health, outpatient mental health, psychiatric services, and crisis. My background is in Child Welfare, Juvenile Delinquency, Juvenile Probation, and Mental Health.

Next available: Apr 27

Kelley L. Lee

(she/her)

Kelley L. Lee profile image
LCPC
10 years of experience
Virtual
Hello! You’ve taken this first step, which usually means things are getting a little challenging…maybe even a lot challenging. That’s where I come in…Help is on the way! I help people struggling with finding balance in their lives. Really it’s about identifying what is going on and working together to find a solution.

Next available: Apr 29

Renee Reggans

(she/her)

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LCPC
6 years of experience
Virtual
Are you feeling overwhelmed, have relationship issues or cycles of anxiety and depression, I'm here to help. Hello, my name is Renee and I am a dedicated and compassionate psychotherapist who focuses on anxiety, depression, communication, and self-confidence issues. Seeking therapy can feel scary but I would like to reassure you you're making the right decision. You deserve a space where you feel safe to heal and grow. In our sessions together, I'll meet you with compassion and evidence-based techniques so you can overcome the hangups and habits holding you back. With experience in the field, I have had the privilege of helping numerous individuals navigate through their emotional struggles and achieve emotional well-being. My approach is rooted in empathy, understanding, and a genuine desire to see my clients flourish. Let's work together! I strongly believe in the transformative power of therapy and am committed to helping you find the inner strength and resilience necessary to overcome your challenges. Together, we will embark on a journey towards personal growth and emotional well-being. Remember, seeking help is a courageous step, and I am here to support you every step of the way.

Next available: May 7

Rachael Stewart

(she/her)

Rachael Stewart  profile image
LCSW
9 years of experience
Solution oriented
Authentic
Virtual
I utilize a holistic approach and adapt each counseling relationship to the individual’s personal needs, goals, and aspirations. This is done through a strengths-based, client-focused therapeutic approach to partner with you as you seek wholeness. I enjoy working with individuals, couples, and families as they seek to make necessary changes for cultivating a fulfilling and authentic life. It is my goal to identify your strengths, increase your self-awareness, and assist you in your journey. I specialize in anxiety, depression, faith based (Christian) counseling, pre-martial and martial counseling, life transitions, and identity issues.

Next available: Apr 29

Timberly Robinson

(she/her)

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LCSW
5 years of experience
Challenging
Warm
Virtual
Hi, I’m Timberly. Are you searching for practical ways to overcome life's challenges, embrace happiness, and transform obstacles into opportunities while fostering healthier self-care practices? I specialize in helping individuals like you gain valuable insights into their challenges and provide therapeutic solutions for positive change. My approach combines elements of solution-focused, strength-based, and reality-grounded techniques. Think of me as an architect, collaborating with you to craft a fresh blueprint for your life, to transition from mere survival to thriving. Whether you're dealing with anxiety, depression, anger management, substance abuse, life transitions, or self-esteem issues, you deserve a safe and supportive space to process and heal. Together, we embark on a shared journey of self-discovery, where we uncover your innate strengths, confront realities head-on, and chart a course toward your aspirations. Let's embark on this journey together!

Next available: May 1

Dr. LaTia Greer

(she/her)

Dr. LaTia Greer profile image
LCPC
20 years of experience
Solution oriented
Authentic
Virtual
Feeling overwhelmed and struggling to regain control? It's okay, you're not alone. Life's challenges can be tough, but envision a path to balance and calmness, fostering healthier relationships and emotional well-being. I specialize in guiding you through changing perspectives, offering diverse techniques to enhance your life gradually. Together, we'll identify negative patterns, build coping skills, and pave the way for you to embrace your authentic self.

Next available: Apr 30

Marla Ferguson

(she/her)

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LCSW
1 year of experience
Virtual
Hi, I am a licensed social worker who has had a myriad of experience in my 40 years of practice. I have worked with youth in treatment facilities, domestic and sexual assault survivors, long term care facility for seniors, hospice program, home health programs. I received my Master's of Social Work from Washington University in St Louis, MO. My approach to therapy is to walk into the world of the client, provide unconditional support, explore and identify options for clients, and them identify a work plan to implement changes, anticipating the change that allows the client to live more fully.

Next available: Apr 27

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.

Next available: Apr 26

Sadiyah Hill

(she/her)

Sadiyah Hill profile image
LCSW
7 years of experience
Authentic
Warm
Intelligent
Virtual
Do you have a case of "Monkey Mind” over thinking or can’t stop thinking? Do you believe you are not enough? Do you struggle with self forgiveness? Are you feeling stuck and not sure how to move forward? Do you struggle with the funky blahs? I am a Licensed Clinical Therapist and Self Mastery Coach, and I am dedicated to helping women facilitate powerful change through joyful self-realization that aligns with their values and desires. I treat the human spirit and in our work together you will remember the power of self love. In my practice, I honor, and acknowledge the inherent value of each person’s aspirations, cultural experience, journey, and unique story. I hold space for those who find themselves stuck in a storyline that no longer serve you. Together we will address the thinking that has shaped these behaviors, beliefs and patterns. My goal is to help you remember that goodness is your birthright, and to know that you are the power you seek. I use a variety of therapeutic techniques including mindfulness, cognitive behavior therapy, and solutions focused therapy. My style is collaborative, practical and strength based. Put your wellness first! Counselingonyourcouch.com or Coachingonyourcouch.com Call 1 (786) 755-1863 or email reception+Sadiyah1282@growtherapy.com

Next available: Apr 27

Jerome Clark, LCPC

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LCPC
10 years of experience
Authentic
Direct
Empowering
Virtual
In my experience as a counselor, I have had the privilege of working with a wide range of individuals in various settings. I have worked with children and adults in the community, residential, hospital, and educational settings. In each environment I have witnessed the marvel of human potential firsthand. As a clinician I approach people and the work that I do from the belief that people have the innate ability to grow and heal on their own. My personal life experience and my practice have fostered this belief, recognizing that the process may require or be made more manageable with some assistance or a guide, in the form of counseling. Through my experiences I have witnessed the benefits of the human components that aid in the healing process of psychological symptoms that create difficulty in moving toward fulfillment and full integration of the human experience in the lives of many. The therapeutic relationship, authenticity, and unconditional positive regard are components that for me represent the core of therapy. These components create an experience in which someone can safely explore themselves, their experiences, the world around them, and identify solutions to ailments and the "true self" that is often altered by the world around us.

Next available: Apr 26

Chandra Dockery

(she/her)

Chandra Dockery profile image
LCPC
25 years of experience
Authentic
Intelligent
Humorous
Virtual
Seasoned, compassionate, and dedicated professional equipped with broad based experience in counseling, case management, and psychotherapy. Offer exemplary case management skills along with expertise in diagnosis and treatment of emotional disturbances and mental health disorders. Demonstrate effectiveness in working with multidisciplinary teams and other health professionals, including social workers, psychologists, therapists, and student interns. Possess articulate communication skills in English. It is my experience that my clients know themselves better than anyone. They are their own (and my) best resource when it comes to treatment. I see therapy as a joint venture where our knowledge and skills are combined to create solutions. A good therapeutic relationship includes trust, authenticity, freedom and positive outcomes.

Next available: Apr 27

Leteria RS Price, LCPC

(she/her)

Leteria RS Price, LCPC profile image
LCPC
18 years of experience
Empowering
Authentic
Intelligent
Virtual
Hello, I'm Leteria and I am here for you. Looking for someone who will listen and try to understand? Need help in figuring out what you want or need? Do you want to better understand yourself and some of the decisions you've made or continue to make? Do you want help in communicating better with others? I want to help you understand yourself, your partner and the issues facing you. Let's figure it out together, where it's okay to be vulnerable, to not have to be strong all the time. Let's work on what you need and how you can get as close as possible. I have experience working with Teens, adults and couples. I have worked with survivors of abuse and trauma for over 20 years through child welfare; as a result I extensive knowledge and understanding of the challenges parenting brings and what trauma can do to the individual and the family unit. My 15 specific years of counseling experience has afforded me the opportunity to work with individuals struggling with anxiety, panic episodes, self-esteem, PTSD, pre-marital counseling, infidelity issues and couples.

Next available: Apr 26

Rolanda Parks

(she/her)

Rolanda Parks profile image
LCPC
10 years of experience
Virtual
Do you ever feel overwhelmed, anxious and exhausted? Do you wish that you could confide in someone about it? I help individuals work through their issues by using tools to cope and change. Together, we can identify what's not working and get you back to balance. Whether you're dealing with overwhelm, relationship issues or cycles of anxiety and depression, I'm here to help. Seeking therapy can feel scary but you're making the right choice. You deserve a safe space to heal and grow.

Next available: Apr 27

Cecily M. Neita

Cecily M. Neita profile image
LCPC
13 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Solution oriented
Virtual
Cecily is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and is National Board Certified. She earned a master’s degree in counseling from Chicago State University and has worked with a variety of clients to include children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples. Cecily uses a variety of approaches to address client’s unique needs. Her work focuses on making mental health more relevant and accessible for Black women and she uses Biblical Counseling. So often the stigma surrounding mental health issues and therapy prevents Black women from taking the step of seeing a therapist. I provide a safe space for clients to be themselves without judgement while on their healing journey. I am a strong believer in meeting people where they are. READY TO TALK? I would love to connect with you.

Next available: May 1

Jacqueline Shelton-Espinosa

(she/her)

Jacqueline Shelton-Espinosa profile image
LCSW
15 years of experience
Holistic
Intelligent
Empowering
Virtual
In my 14 years providing clinical therapy I have worked with various individuals experiencing difference life challenges. My "ideal" client is one that is looking for guidance and support to resolve mental health issues, life stressors, transitional issues, and/or identity issues. The goal is to create a connection and from that connection build a bridge to healing and recovery. Social justice drives the work that I do personally and professionally. I specialize in the following: -Anxiety -Depression -Bipolar -Schizophrenia -Personality Disorders -Trauma -LGTBQ -Women’s Issues -Oppression based trauma -Life -Racial Identity Challenges. Therapy is not about weakness, it’s about strength. The courage to face the pain, accept it, and continue on despite it. We are on a journey together, one that includes tears and laughter. Authenticity in terms of my own experience and journey, along with the use of humor, allows me to create warm, safe space in order to develop a strong therapeutic bond.

Next available: Apr 29

Kendra Belk

(she/her)

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LCPC
8 years of experience
Virtual
Welcome! I'm Kendra, and I am an independent Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in Illinois. I have eight years of clinical experience in various settings, such as the Department of Corrections, foster care, higher education, alternative schools, career coaching and private practice. I am a Master Gardener Intern and currently incorporate horticulture-based practices into my work with some clients. This incorporation has allowed clients to learn new long-term skills and create greater awareness for their mind, body, and wellness connection.

Next available: Apr 29

Naomi C.

(she/her)

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LCSW
Virtual
Hello there, I'm Naomi. My approach to therapy is, first and foremost, patient-centered. I believe we are all the masters of our own lives, and that therapy can be a vehicle for growth and change when we most need it. I specialize in mood disorders, anxiety/OCD, self-harm, race/cultural issues, family systems issues, and self-esteem issues. Deciding to begin therapy can feel scary, but I believe that anyone who chooses to go on a therapeutic journey is making a great choice. It's through the difficult moments in life that test our resolve that we learn what we're truly capable of, and I'm here to act as a support on your journey.

Next available: Apr 29

Leslie Scott

(she/her)

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LCSW
25 years of experience
Solution oriented
Warm
Open-minded
Virtual
Navigating through the paths of life can be challenging. You don't have to journey them alone. My name is Leslie Scott aka the Esteem Counselor. I am here to support you along your journey with a clinical road map and conversation to make your journey easier to endure. I am a licensed clinical social worker with 25 plus years of experience specializing in Culturally Based Therapy, Christian Counseling, Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Loss, Life Transitions, Relationships, Family, Couples, Trauma, Veterans, Diversity, Inclusion, and Narcissistic Abuse. I work with a diversity of clients and would welcome the opportunity to support you as you navigate through this phase of your life's journey.

Next available: May 6

Oluwatoyin Olabisi Hines, Retired, USARNG, MAJ-O4

(she/her)

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LCPC
20 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).

Next available: Apr 30

LaVoris Lee

(he/him)

LaVoris Lee profile image
LCSW
3 years of experience
Intelligent
Empowering
Humorous
Virtual
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Illinois. I have experience working with clients with a wide variety of mental health issues. I received my Masters degree from Clark Atlanta University and have been practicing for around 3 years. I work primarily with adults who are looking for ways to manage stress and improve their mental wellbeing.

Next available: Apr 27

Wanda Bryant-Salaam

(she/her)

Wanda Bryant-Salaam profile image
LCPC
20 years of experience
Empowering
Open-minded
Virtual
My goal is to empower my clients, supporting them to gain confidence, power, and trust in themselves and make it through the obstacles and struggles they may encounter. In addition, I will provide them with the tools needed to have the strength to move ahead, succeed and cope with the many challenges in their lives. I have 20 years of experience working with children and families in Early Intervention, and challenges using a Trauma-informed, Strength-based and Client-centered approach. Through this approach, I encourage my clients to become, empowered, and develop coping and problem-solving skills. This will give them the ability to build trust and advocate for themselves. Being an advocate I am very active in the community and very involved in community outreach. My passion is to give back to the community and make a difference. My specialties are Relationship Issues, Coping Skills, Depression, Life Transitions, Stress, Women's issues and Domestic Violence.

Next available: Apr 26

Lois Goudeau

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LCPC
8 years of experience
Intelligent
Warm
Virtual
Hello, My name is Lois and I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Illinois and Indiana. Finding the right therapist is just as important as finding the right home. If you’re looking for someone to walk with you through your struggles, create a non-judgmental environment, is warm and caring, a good listener and will stay with you every step of the way, then I’m the therapist for you. I have taken a very nontraditional career path over the years from Human Services, Early Intervention, Education and Counseling. I have worked in a variety of settings including residential, education, outpatient, in-home, and private practice. My myriad of professional experiences in both the public and private sectors have equipped me with a unique set of skills, a wealth of knowledge, and clinical expertise to aid others in moving towards the life they want to have. Looking forward to walking this journey with you

Next available: Apr 30

Shavone Williams-Moss

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LCSW
9 years of experience
Empowering
Authentic
Open-minded
Virtual
My name is Shavone Marie Williams-Moss, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I entered the field of social work largely because of my family background; I was raised by a single father while my mother struggled with substance abuse and mental health issues and could not perform her role as a parent. One day as an adult in my 20's, I saw my mother sitting on a bench on the main street in Kentucky. I welcomed her into my home only to discover she not only suffered from homelessness but bipolar disorder, major depression, and substance abuse. My mother lived with me for a year, after which she passed away. This situation made me wonder, what if, in her younger years, she would have met someone who was supportive, understanding, kind, selfless, and invested in helping her be the best version of her, she could be. It was then that I decided to enter the Social Work Field. I wanted to provide help to those who could not help themselves and aid to those in need.

Next available: Apr 29

Tekoa Jaddua

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LCPC
20 years of experience
Virtual
Hello My Name is Tekoa I am a Licenced Clinical Professional Counselor and I specialize in Addiction Therapy and all that comes along with it. Has drug or alcohol use taken a toll on your life? Impacting your livelihood, family, job? Can't find your way out? Is desperation the norm? Let me help. Allow me to share in your dreams of sobriety, recovery and wholeness. Let's walk step by step through this maze, as it will be safe with me, as you open up and begin your journey. Together we'll work to build from low self-worth, shame, guilt, unforgiveness, denial, lies, pain and loss. I am a straightforward type of therapist, with no tiptoeing around the issues, and no blaming others, solution-focused. Focusing on how you got here and the plan on getting out. Paired with the understanding that it is you who are responsible for your life choices and you are responsible for your life changes. You can do this, let's do it together.

Next available: Apr 27

KIMBERLY SPENCER

KIMBERLY SPENCER profile image
LCPC
20 years of experience
Authentic
Open-minded
Solution oriented
Virtual
Do you often feel overwhelmed and stressed, finding it difficult to get through the day? Are you struggling to connect with others or to maintain healthy relationships? Sometimes we can feel like life is taking us on an emotional roller coaster. We can find it difficult to manage or regroup from past hurts as well as compounding daily stressors. If you are experiencing strong emotions and need someone to help you make sense of it all I’m here, let’s talk about it. Together we can Explore root causes, determine strategies to Restore your emotional health and develop a plan to help you move forward Revitalized and Equipped with new skills to maximize your New Day. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and have been a mental health provider since 2004. I have worked with clients with chronic diagnoses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depressive disorder, but my passion is to work with those attempting to manage trauma symptoms, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, life stressors, relationships, and those who are trying to identify the root causes of pain, trauma, stress, and overall unhappiness. My approach to therapy is that there is No One Way to do anything. Possibilities and solutions are infinite and individualized. Understanding how our thoughts influence our lives is a key part of my approach to therapy. A cognitive behavioral approach may be appropriate for one person and a dialectical approach may be more appropriate for another. We will explore together what works best for you, and use those strategies to bring forth restoration of the mind, body, spirit, and overall emotional well-being.

Next available: May 16

Suzette Jacob

(she/her)

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LCSW
10 years of experience
Open-minded
Warm
Virtual
Hello, I'm Suzette, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker dedicated to guiding individuals on their unique journeys. I am experienced in assisting people dealing with issues related to sports performance, depression, anxiety, life transitions, and stress management. I'm committed to unlocking potential and elevating lives. I'm here to create a safe space where you can explore your journey, with a holistic approach that considers your needs, challenges, and aspirations.

Next available: Apr 26

Teretha Lewis

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LCSW
19 years of experience
Empowering
Authentic
Intelligent
Virtual
Hello! My name is Teretha Lewis and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Psychotherapist in the Chicagoland area. I completed my Master of Social Work Degree with a specialization in Mental Health from Loyola University Chicago. For most of my career I have worked in various settings with the therapeutic community with individuals who have experienced trauma and are struggling to manage their daily lives. I specialize in treatment of children/adolescents, adults, and families struggling with Anxiety, Trauma, Depression, Behavioral Issues, Sexualized Behavior Problems and PTSD. In my work my goal is to assist my clients to develop greater insight and effective strategies to manage stressful and distressing situations in their lives. Because no single treatment is suited for all, I tailor sessions with each client's unique style and needs. I believe therapy can be one of the most healing technique for someone to overcome challenges in their lives.

Next available: Apr 26

Lynette G. Collins

(she/her)

Lynette G. Collins profile image
LCPC
14 years of experience
Empowering
Authentic
Warm
Virtual
I am a licensed clinical professional counselor from Chicago IL. I have 13 years of experience providing therapy to an array of clients such as caregivers of people living with Alzheimer's disease, as well as women, people of color and the LGBTQIA+ community. I have experience in working with people attempting to cope with many concerns such as depression, anxiety, stress, grief, relational issues, career & work situations, self-esteem and caregiver stress. I was born and raised on the Westside of Chicago by a wonderful, dedicated single mother. She instilled in me the importance of education. I knew early on that I wanted to be in a helping profession. Navigating life as an black woman comes with many unique challenges. I choose this profession to support and guide others.

Next available: May 12

Meredith Patterson

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LCPC
6 years of experience
Virtual
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in Chicago, IL. I have been a practicing clinician since 2017. I have experience with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), psychoanalytic therapy, and mindfulness-based therapies. My treatment approach is rooted in evidence-based practices that focuses on how feelings affect thoughts which leads to behavior. I studied at National Louis University, where I obtained a Master’s degree in Community Counseling. I have worked in several settings including psychiatric hospitals for adolescents, intensive outpatient programs for adolescents and adults, in-home family therapy for adoptive children, and individual therapy in a community health clinic.

Next available: Apr 27

Siedah McNeil

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LCSW
9 years of experience
Virtual
In-person
9721 165th Stre...
Hey, I'm Siedah. I'm happy you're here! Starting therapy can be a bit challenging. And finding the right therapist can be a bit tricky... but if you're reading this, you're off to a good start-keep going. I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Illinois. I have over nine years of experience working with children, adolescents, families, and adults. I see clients both virtually and in-person.

Next available: Apr 27

Queena Howard

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Queena Howard profile image
LCPC
20 years of experience
Virtual
In-person
2000 West Pione...
Hi! I'm a Licensed Clinical Professional Counsellor (LCPC) based in Illinois. I received my Masters from Bradley University and have been practicing for +20 years. I help people struggling with change, mood management , and navigating difficult life situations. My experiences as a Registered Nurse and Therapist broadens my perspective, and gives me the opportunity to address various difficulties people may be experiencing.

Next available: May 2

Kinya M Lucas-Brown

Kinya M Lucas-Brown profile image
LCSW
18 years of experience
Virtual
Hi! I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Illinois, and I am a virtual practice. I received my Masters from the Loyola University Chicago and have been in this industry for almost 20 years. I help young adults and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, and childhood-trauma become the best versions of themselves. I very much like a positive and strength-based approach to therapy. I think it is important to find balance in your life and it starts with improving self-esteem.

Next available: Apr 29

Dr. Melissa Hamilton

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LCSW
12 years of experience
Virtual
Thanks for stopping by I’m glad to see you are taking the steps to change your situation. I view myself as a change agent, I’m here to help you through the process. Almost all of us find areas in our lives in which we need guidance. I have been working to empower others for 18 years. In that time, I have worked in several settings including community mental health, inpatient psychiatric care, acute hospitals, and the public school system. My name is Melissa Hamilton, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have extensive experience working with adults, families, at-risk youth, and adolescents. I earned a Doctorate in Social Work and master’s degrees in both Social Work and Public Health. I hold clinical licensure in Missouri and Illinois. My approach to therapy is that it should be used as a tool to provide the knowledge, help, and support needed to understand problems and develop skills to cope with them. I use Cognitive Behavioral techniques to help clients develop insight and new skills. In addition, I am experienced with trauma-informed practice, including trauma-focused CBT, as well as using mindfulness techniques. I lean towards the use of evidence-based interventions from diverse models to fit the needs of the individual so treatment can be tailored to fit your individual needs. My counseling experience includes mental health and wellness, self-care practices, health and behavioral health advocacy, interpersonal/family conflict and wellness, healthy relationships, children and adolescents, depression, grief and loss, stress, anxiety, crisis management, and anger management. My specialties are working with people struggling with depression, anxiety, anger issues, personal crises, and family relationship issues. I actively work to help clients feel supported and empowered throughout the therapeutic process. I look forward to this journey with you!

Next available: Apr 26

Dehvin White-Peck

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LCPC
10 years of experience
Virtual
I am a independently licensed therapist, with professional experience since 2014. I've earned my Bachelors in Art from Albany State University in Albany Georgia; and my Master's in Art Therapy/Counseling from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. My professional experience extends to working in the Illinois Department of Corrections, various hospital settings, community outpatient services, and crisis intervention settings.

Next available: Apr 28

Loretta Echols

(she/her)

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LCSW
13 years of experience
Virtual
Hi! I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in Illinois. I received my Masters from the University of St. Francis and have been practicing over 13 years. I offer personalized psychotherapy services tailored to meet your unique needs. Together we’ll work towards uncovering insights, developing coping strategies, and fostering positive change. Let’s embark on this journey of self discovery and transformation together.

Next available: Apr 26

Moniek Garside, LCSW, MBA

(she/her)

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LCSW
15 years of experience
Virtual
Hi, and thank you for checking out my profile. The first step to connecting to a therapist can be difficult but you are almost there. If you are looking for someone to help you navigate life's challenges and process your thoughts and feelings, you are in the right place. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, my goal is to use my knowledge and professional and clinical experience to help you recognize and overcome many of life's challenges. My unique approach of incorporating wellness practices and a therapeutic approach will allow you to reach your full mental and physical potential. My therapeutic interventions are client-centered. My approach creates a safe environment that fosters an open dialogue about treatment planning.

Next available: Apr 26

Clifton Burns Jr

(he/him)

Clifton Burns Jr profile image
LCPC
Virtual
In-person
3333 Warrenvill...
My first career includes 17 years of retail management. I worked in multiple divisions, environments, and roles within the retail management industry. Most of my experiences were in the Big-Box retail environments or within the corporate office environment, so I understand the expectations and stressors of P&L management, marketing, staff performance/recruitment/training & development, shrinkage, O.S.H.A. compliance, and merchandising. I transitioned from the retail management industry to the human services industry in March of 2010 after receiving my master’s degree in Human Services with a specialty in Mental Health Counseling. This information is pertinent for adults who need assistance to cope with work-life balance, corporate industry standards, stressful work environments, conflict management with co-workers, and work performance due to compassion fatigue or inappropriate time management.

Next available: Apr 26

Adriana Butcher

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LCPC
10 years of experience
Virtual
Hi! I'm Adriana Butcher, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC), and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP). I am deeply committed to supporting individuals on their healing journey, specializing in addressing challenges related to anxiety, depression, mood disorders, trauma, and substance use. I specialize in addressing the complexities of anxiety, depression, mood disorders, trauma, and substance use. I understand that seeking help is a courageous step, and I'm here to walk alongside you. With extensive training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and holding a certification in Domestic Violence, I've cultivated a diverse set of skills to tailor my approach to your unique needs. My goal is to provide a collaborative and non-judgmental environment where you can freely explore your thoughts and feelings. I firmly believe in the power of a client-centered approach. Your experiences, values, and aspirations will guide our sessions. Together, we'll work towards fostering a deeper understanding and facilitating positive change in your life. Your trust is paramount. I adhere to the highest standards of confidentiality and privacy, ensuring that our therapeutic space is a secure and protected environment for your personal growth.

Next available: Apr 30

Precious Bradley

(she/her)

Precious Bradley profile image
LCPC
4 years of experience
Virtual
As a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, I bring a unique approach to my clinical work, empathizing with vulnerability as a key aspect, complemented by a strong sense of empathy and curiosity. I have a deep passion for the therapeutic process and a firm believer in the transformative power of change. I have spent years working with folks who are struggling with many different mental health issues; however, my specialties are listed below.

Next available: Apr 30

Sheila Harris-Fitzpatrick

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LCPC
1 year of experience
Virtual
Hi, I’m Sheila Harris-Fitzpatrick. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LCPC), National Certified Distance Counselor (DCC) and Bereavement Professional, trained as a Grief Recovery Specialist at the Grief Recovery Institute in California. I have a Master’s degree from National-Louis University in Psychology and Community Counseling and have a Ph.D. in Christian Counseling from the Colorado Theological Seminary. I am a relationship expert with a focus on communication, boundaries, and conflict resolution in improving relationship interactions. My first question is, how authentic are you willing to be in your relationships? ​ I’ve counseled marriage couples, couples before marriage, families dealing with death, and individuals with anger management issues. I have experience with adults and children dealing with mental health disorders, substance abuse, parenting issues.

Next available: Apr 28

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