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Joshua Connor

(he/him)

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LCSW
4 years of experience
Virtual
Hello, I'm Josh. Do you find yourself struggling with multiple stressors, consistently putting yourself down for not achieving the way you feel like you should be achieving? Has your anxiety gone from feeling somewhat manageable to being overwhelmed with what seems like small tasks? Are you struggling in your relationships, job, and health? I help individuals manage anxiety and depression, overcome burnout, and work through grief. I believe in a patient-centered, holistic approach to providing counseling. My approach combines cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavioral, and mindfulness techniques- all tailored to meet your unique and specific needs. Together, we will identify triggers, thoughts, behaviors, and core beliefs that are no longer serving you to help get you on the path you want to be on. It takes courage to start a journey of self-exploration with the aim of a better, healthier life. If you are ready to take your first steps, I am here to help support and empower you along your path.

Next available: May 31

LaDonna V Miller

(she/her)

LaDonna V Miller profile image
LCSW
8 years of experience
Open-minded
Warm
Direct
Virtual
In-person
1524 West 87th ...
Oftentimes reaching out for help is a big step towards wellness and healing. Congratulations on taking that step! My name is LaDonna Miller and I am a clinical social worker in Chicago, Illinois. I have over 8 years working in the mental health field and would love to work alongside you to accomplish your goals! I have experience working with adults with depression, ADHD, anxiety disorders, panic disorders, multicultural issues, and complex trauma. I would describe my style as warm and supportive, and I am ready to help you tackle your struggle head-on. Collaboration is important - together we can work on establishing concrete goals and steps for you to help some mental health challenges, too. I know firsthand that getting help can be a challenge. I look forward to speaking with you to see if we are a good fit to partner in your journey!

Next available: May 31

Edith Moran

(she/her)

Edith Moran profile image
LCSW
4 years of experience
Warm
Empowering
Intelligent
Virtual
Hi there! I’m Edith, but please, call me Edie. As an out and proud transgender woman, I am excited to work with the LGBT community through sexuality- and gender-affirming treatment. Are you struggling with your gender and/or sexuality? I would love to walk with you as we collaboratively work to find answers, solutions, and resilience. I help queer, trans, and gender-nonconforming folks travel the path of living your truth! Through conversation guided by CBT, DBT, and emotion-focused therapy, we will peel back the layers of identity to find your wonder, beauty, and strength. I approach each client interaction with unconditional positive regard. I am warm and not judgmental. So bring your whole self. I cannot wait to meet you! I am available for in-person sessions at your home or virtual sessions at this time.

Next available: Jun 1

Garrett Shotwell

(he/they)

Garrett Shotwell profile image
LCSW
12 years of experience
Virtual
Hi, I’m Garrett Shotwell, and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. In therapy, my goal is to foster a safe environment and for you to create space in your life. Once there, I believe in helping you tend to the parts that need healing, accepting and integrating so you can feel centered in your authentic self. I also believe in the deep healing power of feeling seen and using the therapeutic relationship as a way to safely practice how to be. Thank you for inviting me in.

Next available: Jun 4

Roger Hartline

(he/they)

Roger Hartline profile image
LCSW
3 years of experience
Virtual
My name is Roger Hartline and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with several years of experience working with adults with a variety of behavioral health concerns. I have history working with older adults, adults, and the LGBTQ+ population in a group therapy setting as well as an individual setting. My hope is to effectively help clients on symptom management, developing coping strategy plans, and establishing a healthier relationship with themselves.

Next available: May 31

Merek Poto

(they/them)

Merek Poto profile image
LCSW
4 years of experience
Virtual
Hi! I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Illinois. I received my Masters from Aurora University and I have been practicing for 4 years. I am a warm, empathetic therapist who helps adults become the best versions of themselves. I work to help people understand who they are and manage their various stressors, anxieties, and emotions. I identify as non-binary and I have been helping members of the LGBTQ community since I began my career as a therapist. Not only do I help members of my community, such as aiding transgender individuals in getting gender affirming care, but I extend my services to everyone. I have aided a wide variety of individuals with various identities, my various use of treatment modalities can help anyone who wants to take me on as their therapist.

Next available: May 31

Aryn Pardieck

Aryn Pardieck profile image
LCPC
15 years of experience
Empowering
Warm
Intelligent
Virtual
Hello! My name is Aryn Pardieck and I am a professional counselor based in Illinois. I have worked as a therapist for over 15 years. My style is warm and friendly. I specialize in working with the LGBTQ+ community, including transgender and nonbinary clients. I always provide gender-affirming care. I further specialize in treating OCD, anxiety disorders, depression, grief and loss, life transitions, and relationship challenges.

Next available: May 31

Jil Hus, PhD, LMHC, NCC, BC-TMH, ACS

(she/her)

Jil Hus, PhD, LMHC, NCC, BC-TMH, ACS profile image
LCPC
11 years of experience
Virtual
Hello and welcome! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) based in Northwest Indiana. I am also a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in Illinois. I received my Master's degree in Counseling from Purdue University Northwest and have been practicing for 11 years. Additionally, I received from PhD from Walden University in Counselor Education & Supervision. As an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS), I provide supervision to counseling interns as well as associate and newly licensed clinicians. I am also a Certified Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP) who specializes in working with those with anxiety disorders. I am also a board-certified counselor with the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC).

Next available: Jun 18

Aldo P. Hernandez

(he/him)

Aldo P. Hernandez profile image
LCSW
24 years of experience
Virtual
Issues got you down? I can help. Hi, I'm Aldo P. Hernandez, LCSW, a psychotherapist with over 28 years of experience. I specialize in helping individuals manage anxiety, relationships and grief which improved their overall well-being, using a powerful tool called Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). CBT is a collaborative approach where we work together to identify unhelpful thought patterns that fuel anxiety and other unwanted behaviors. By learning to challenge these distortions and develop healthier coping skills, you'll gain the tools you need to feel better and live a more fulfilling life. If you're ready to take control of your anxiety, let's chat! I can tailor a treatment plan to your unique needs and see if CBT is the right fit for you.

Next available: May 31

Drake Schoeppl

(he/him)

Drake Schoeppl profile image
LCSW
5 years of experience
Virtual
Sometimes life becomes unmanageable on our own and we have to reach out for help. I am here to help normalize therapy and the discomfort that comes along with it. I am trained in EMDR, a modality used to help process traumatic memories and the cognitions associated with them. I specialize in working with individuals suffering from chronic anxiety, depression, complex trauma, emotional dysregulation, identity issues, addiction, LGBTQ+ issues, and everyday life stressors that can be difficult to manage. I provide a holistic approach in my practice utilizing methods from multiple modalities that include helping regulate emotions, manage anxiety and panic, and learning to heal from past trauma. I believe that it is crucial to look at things from a trauma-informed and cultural perspective in all aspects while working with individuals.

Next available: Jun 13

Amanda Laukant

(she/her)

Amanda Laukant profile image
LCSW
12 years of experience
Holistic
Warm
Virtual
Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Colorado, Illinois, and New York. I have been a practicing therapist for 12 years and my work has focused on working with individuals on their mental health and substance use recovery. My experience has brought me to work with many life transitions and stressors including: substance use, mental health, religious deconstruction, pre-natal and post-partum counseling, domestic violence survivors and criminal justice-involved individuals.

Next available: Jun 3

Dr Tanye (Dr T) Tyler, DSW, LCSW, MBA

(she/her)

Dr Tanye (Dr T) Tyler, DSW, LCSW, MBA profile image
LCSW
20 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Solution oriented
Virtual
Hello there, My name is Dr. Tanye' Tyler (she/her), DSW, MBA, LCSW, but feel free to call me "Dr. T." As a licensed clinical social worker, I have expertise in trauma-informed counseling. I understand that sometimes, we face situations that can be challenging to handle, even with our best efforts. I have a broad understanding of trauma, which allows me to offer empathy and support to my clients without judgment. During our conversations, I will be a compassionate listener, and you can trust that nothing you say will ever surprise me. I specialize in evidence-based practices and frameworks, particularly those related to issues that affect Blacks, Indigenous people, and other persons of color and the LGBTQIA+ community. I check my emails and messages every 3-4 hours between 10:00 am and 7:00 pm (CDT), and I strive to respond to you as soon as possible, usually within 24 hours. Please understand that my off days vary and are reflected on the appointment scheduling page. If you need to cancel an appointment, please do so at least 24 hours in advance; otherwise, you will be billed at the no-show rate. Thank you for choosing me as your therapist. I look forward to working with you. I look forward to our chat! Dr. T

Next available: May 31

Tim McNichol

(he/him)

Tim McNichol profile image
LCSW
10 years of experience
Warm
Empowering
Open-minded
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.

Next available: Jun 4

Carlton Hemphill

Carlton Hemphill profile image
LCPC
10 years of experience
Humorous
Empowering
Authentic
Virtual
Hello and welcome! My name is Carlton Hemphill, a 32-year-old Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in the state of Illinois. I received my Masters from University in Clinical Psychology-Counseling Practice with a concentration on child and families. I have been working in the field since 2015, and practicing as an independent clinician in my own private practice since June 2023. My background is in behavioral and cognitive theories; my therapeutic approach is rooted in the notion that behaviors are learned through our environment, and that belief systems and interpretations of life events reinforce behavioral patterns.

Next available: Jun 3

Jess Muir

Jess Muir profile image
LCPC
5 years of experience
Virtual
Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Certified Dialectical Behavior Therapist based in Illinois. I received my Master's Degree from Lewis University and have been practicing for five years. In addition to providing treatment for a variety of different disorders including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and personality disorders (among others), I also have a passion for providing services to the LGBTQ+ community to make sure they have access to the support and care they deserve/need. I am primarily available on Fridays and Saturdays between 9-3, but I am also able to provide appointments outside of this availability by request! If you need a time outside the availability, simply ask and I will do my best to accommodate these needs!

Next available: Jun 7

Mary E. Hoover

(she/her)

Mary E. Hoover profile image
LCPC
30 years of experience
Solution oriented
Authentic
Empowering
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.

Next available: Jun 4

Joanie Paradis

(she/her)

Joanie Paradis profile image
LCSW
10 years of experience
Virtual
My counseling style is relaxed and conversational and one of meeting someone where they are on their path. I recognize it takes courage to seek therapy and implement changes and would love to assist you on your journey of discovery. I understand that it may be difficult to open up and talk to someone and I pride myself on being an active and nonjudgemental listener. I am genuinely interested in helping everyone I come in contact with thrive in all aspects of their personal and/or professional lives. I will constantly work to promote an empathetic experience where an individual’s needs, concerns, and personal values are met with compassion and respect. I am devoted to creating a safe place that both fosters and aids emotional growth and healing.

Next available: May 31

Kelly Crooks

(she/her)

Kelly Crooks profile image
LCSW
10 years of experience
Empowering
Open-minded
Warm
Virtual
Hello! I'm Kelly. I was born and raised in Southern Illinois. I grew up in a military family and so have a sense of understanding of how community can help. I received my MSW in Social Work from SIU Edwardsville in 2013 and got my LCSW in 2017. I have worked with children in all different settings since 2014. The LGBTQ community has been a part of my practice, especially when working in the most rural of areas. I have helped children and adults with different diagnoses over the course of my career and continue growing in my knowledge of how to serve each individual.

Next available: May 31

Ashlee Taylor

(they/them)

Ashlee Taylor profile image
LCSW
10 years of experience
Solution oriented
Empowering
Warm
Virtual
Finding the right therapist can be a daunting and vulnerable task, whether you're new to the process or a seasoned pro. As you're scrolling through endless profiles and bios, you may ask yourself "Do I belong here?". I became a therapist to give people the safe space, supportive relationship, and perspective that they may not get in other aspects of their lives. I also hope to challenge the stigma that may have discouraged them from engaging in the therapy process. I am a non-binary person of color who has worked in the behavioral health field for over 10 years in inpatient, outpatient, and school settings as a consultant, therapist, and counselor. Throughout my career, I've had the pleasure of working with clients of various ages, genders, ethnicities, and identities. My specialties include LGBTQ+ issues, ADHD, Parenting, School/Work issues, and Emotional-Behavioral Disorders.

Next available: Jun 1

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