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50+ OptumHealth Complex Medical Conditions therapists in Illinois

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Donna Mills

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LCPC
8 years of experience
Solution oriented
Warm
Virtual
In-person
13550 U.S. 30, ...
92 mi
Hello, I'm Donna. Are you feeling overwhelmed and stressed? Are you feeling anxiety? Are you feeling doldrums or depression? I want to help you discover the reasons behind these feelings. I want to assist you on the journey of self discovery and enlightenment. Why? Because you are worth it! I have 7+ years in experience working as a therapist in a private practice setting. I have experience as an intern working as an outpatient addiction counselor, I participated in a year long training to be an affirmative practice counselor working with the LGBTQ community. I am trained as a reiki master and I have helped individuals with depression, anxiety, and many other life stressors. There are many reasons that can cause the feelings that we have. You are unique and you are special. Together we will find your balance, we will discover what will help you find a brighter and shinier future. Let's work together! *** Please schedule appointments on the hour (i.e. 3:00, 4:00 etc.) and not on the half hour (i.e. 3:30, 4:30 etc.) or at the 15 or 45 minute times (i.e. 3:15 or 3:45 etc.) Thank you for your understanding as we work to improve the scheduling platform.***

Next available: Dec 5

Laura Venditti

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LCPC
7 years of experience
Empowering
Solution oriented
Virtual
Laura Rae Venditti, LCPC, LMHC. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, (LCPC). I obtained my B.A. in Psychology from Saint Xavier University, where I minored in Pastoral Ministry. I obtained my M.A. in Gerontological Counseling from Adler University. I have serviced clients from 5 (yrs.) through 90 (yrs.) in academic, clinical, and nursing home settings. I approach therapy within a client-centered climate, using the tenets of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), through a solution-focused lens. I help clients identify obstacles and explore solutions, believing that if one wants something to change, one has to be willing to help foster change. The client and I will explore barriers and remove roadblocks that have denied them their joy. I work with my clients to explore their vision of a better life in a quest to make it their reality. When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my family, and I especially find joy in time spent with my grandchildren. I take advantage of the benefits of exercise and its contribution to attaining balance and minimizing stress. One of my favorite pastimes is baseball. I greatly enjoy attending White Sox games. I love the advantages of living in the city where I can walk, run, or bike, most anywhere I need to go.

Next available: Dec 9

Kristina Byrd-Joseph

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LCSW
7 years of experience
Warm
Holistic
Virtual
Kristina Byrd is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies. Kristina then graduated from Indiana University with a Master in Social Work. Kristina is certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Clinical Telehealth, and is a Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional. Kristina's purpose is to help you believe that you can achieve more than what you can see. Kristina services individuals, couples, and families who are experiencing increased stress, caregiver stress, anxiety, depression, and grief. Kristina believes that there is power in simply being heard.

Next available: Dec 4

Wanda Bryant-Salaam

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Wanda Bryant-Salaam profile image
LCPC
20 years of experience
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: Dec 7

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.

Next available: Dec 4

Oliver M. Williams, PH.D, LCSW

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Oliver M. Williams, PH.D, LCSW profile image
LCSW
42 years of experience
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: Dec 7

Stefanie Segovia

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Stefanie Segovia profile image
LCSW
9 years of experience
Virtual
Hello, my name is Stefanie and I am a LCSW therapist dedicated to providing high-quality therapy services that prioritize your well-being and growth. My mission is to help you live your best life by embodying the values of service, competency, and kindness in my work. I understand that every individual has unique needs and goals, and I am committed to working collaboratively with you to achieve your desired outcomes. With a focus on integrity and respect, I strive to create a safe and supportive environment where you can feel heard, validated, and empowered. To help you on your journey, I utilize a variety of therapeutic approaches, including CBT and DBT as a groundwork for the therapeutic process. I also incorporate Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapy, and various non-traditional therapies, such as play therapy, to cater to your unique needs. I believe that everyone should have access to the knowledge and tools of various therapeutic modalities to get the help and support they need towards their healing. My core values of kindness, respect, and competency are the strengths that guide me in helping you achieve your goals. I recognize that the path towards stability and success is not necessarily linear, and setbacks, challenges, and barriers can arise. I am here to meet you where you're at and guide you towards your desired goal. With a focus on your story of resilience, we will work through any obstacles to help you get unstuck. Thank you for considering me as your therapist. I look forward to working with you on your journey towards healing and growth.

Next available: Dec 6

erica brown

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LCSW
5 years of experience
Virtual
Hello, I’m erica! Whether we find ourselves at our stressed out breaking point, ready to process old wounds, or simply seeking to understand ourselves more deeply in order to build a life that we desire, each of us needs a place to lay down our stressors and talk out the problems that we face that feels safe, warm, and non-judgmental. For many of us, one of those places is with a trusted therapist. It can feel daunting to explore the idea of starting therapy; and yet, to even be sifting through therapists online shows already a level of hope, care for, and dedication to yourself and your wellbeing - what a meaningful moment! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Illinois, and earned my master’s degree in clinical social work from The University of Chicago. In my years of practice I have worked with adults who are struggling with the pressures of the world and the pain or trauma they have endured, are processing current or upcoming moments or seasons of change, and are overall seeking to find their own healing, hope, and beliefs. Most often my clients are looking to address anxiety and depression, trauma, perinatal mental health, self image and confidence, education and career direction and development, sexuality and sexual or gender identity, and cultural experience and identity. Regardless of what specifically you are seeking and carrying, I am honored to be invited to walk alongside you on your unique journey of healing and discovery. I seek to always offer warmth and a gentle and empathetic presence where you can feel free to explore whatever is on your mind or in your heart and know that it will be met not with judgment, but rather with compassion and care.

Next available: Dec 6

F. Cal Robinson

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PsyD
30 years of experience
Virtual
I am a seasoned clinical, medical and pain psychologist with over thirty years of experience. I had a private practice in Indiana early in my career and then have worked for various regional, state and national organizations that provided psychological or rehabilitative services for chronic health conditions. With such health conditions, it is not unusual to also struggle with depression, anxiety or the impact of trauma. As a medical psychologist, I am also trained in clinical psychopharmacology and able to provide clinical opinions regarding medication use. I am very committed to the belief that unhelpful thoughts can be changed so that quality of life can improve. I walk with my patients and clients as they find effective tools that create self-confidence and trust, more meaningful and gratifying interpersonal relationships and goal achievement. In the world of chronic pain, it is not unusual for patients to be referred for psychological assessment/evaluation as a candidate for spine surgery, implantable device or challenges with opioid use. Learning coping strategies is also essential when adjusting to chronic pain.

Next available: Dec 4

Rita L. Byrd

(she/her)

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LCSW
7 years of experience
Virtual
When your heart is sad …. when your thoughts are anxious or disturbed…when you don’t know what to do or who to turn to… there is always hope. I’m a clinical social worker who specializes in walking along-side children, men, women, and families who need a hand-up along the way. My evidence-based and strengths-focused therapeutic approach is geared towards improved functioning that supports optimizing life outcomes through better thought processing and changing behavior. My work has been in support of individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, sexual dysfunction, personality and relationship problems, in addition to substance misuse.

Next available: Dec 5

Semah Shammas

(she/her)

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LCSW
5 years of experience
Virtual
I'm licensed as a clinical social worker and certified as a psychologically sensitive, trauma-informed yoga teacher through Chicago Room to Breathe. I also am certified in Somatic Attachment Therapy, which is an experiential approach to healing our relationships with ourselves, others, and our community and larger world. I specialize in anxiety, depression, self-esteem, life transitions, relationship difficulties, and complex trauma recovery. I'm an attuned therapist with the intention of meeting clients where they are. With 13 years of social work experience working with people of all ages, I love building relationships with clients, and working alongside them to explore their inner world and help them incorporate new strategies to live a more fulfilling life. I use a trauma-informed approach, which means I aim to create a therapeutic relationship grounded in safety, sovereignty. My intention is to support you as you explore, acknowledge, and express your thoughts and feelings when you're ready to do so. I aim to provide culturally responsive care, recognizing that race, ethnicity, and religion, as well as physical challenges, all play a unique, powerful impact on the human experience. Working in social services for several years, I also recognize the systemic trauma and oppression that many marginalized groups experience, and I practice clinically from this perspective. My priority is offering clients a supportive, empathetic environment in order to facilitate growth and insight. I recognize that it takes courage to reach out for support, and I feel deeply honored by the opportunity to work with others in becoming their most authentic, whole selves. I value offering accessible mental health services. If you're interested in a complimentary phone consultation prior to scheduling an intake, please contact Semah at SemahLCSW@gmail.com to schedule.

Next available: Dec 4

Jennifer Vandigo

(she/her)

Jennifer Vandigo profile image
LCSW
12 years of experience
Open-minded
Warm
Virtual
I welcome you to join me on your journey of self-discovery therefore helping you create a peaceful and fulfilling life. I am deeply committed to assisting you in embracing your true power and understanding your inherent worth. With my compassionate and loving nature, I derive great joy from helping individuals enhance their lives. As a clinician, I have come to recognize that the most crucial aspect of counseling is the establishment of a strong connection and a sense of comfort between the therapist and the individual seeking support. I strive to create a safe and supportive environment for those I assist. Most recently, I completed a 2-year program in advanced spiritual psychology, which has enriched the depth of my therapeutic abilities. Throughout my career, I have provided counseling for a wide range of issues, including but not limited to depression, anxiety, stress, family problems, trauma, abuse, addictions, relationship challenges and parenting issues. By combining my expertise, experience, and compassionate nature, I am dedicated to supporting you in your journey toward healing and personal growth. Together, we can work towards creating a more peaceful, joyful and fulfilling life for you.

Next available: Dec 4

Eric Jon Tanner

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LCPC
2 years of experience
Virtual
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in the state of Illinois, a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Wisconsin, a Licensed Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (LVRC) in the State of Utah, and a nationally Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) with 10 + years of experience working with individuals of various ages, backgrounds, behaviors, personality types, and disabilities. I have a good knowledge of career development and finding one’s career path. I have taught parenting workshops. I am a licensed foster parent. I have fostered over 14 children and adopted 2 of them. I have taught and implemented a token economy reward system that helps parents avoid parenting traps and get kids to want to work. I enjoy working with people of all ages. I am fond of using, but not limited to Solution Focused Counseling, Trauma Informed Care, Motivational Interviewing, Rational-Emotive Behavioral Counseling, and Person-Centered Counseling.

Next available: Dec 4

Melissa Forte, LCPC, NCC, CCMHC, PEL

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Melissa Forte, LCPC, NCC, CCMHC, PEL profile image
LCPC
16 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Intelligent
Virtual
Hi There! My name is Melissa I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with a Master's Degree from Lewis University. My background encompasses many different areas to include the mental health field, educational academic and career performance, corporate business and training, and EAP. I have 11 years in K-12 and higher education counseling and teaching experience as well as over 15 years in corporate business. My passion and vast experience in all of these settings and now within the clinical mental health setting for almost 7 years is how I thrive to assist all individuals in achieving complete satisfaction and success in all aspects of life! I love with working individuals from young adulthood as well as adults as they become well rounded, healthy human beings as they struggle with relationship issues, anxiety and stress, depression, self esteem, healthy boundaries, parenting concerns, and family conflict. Guiding all individuals, from youth to adulthood, towards the healthiest path in all self care domains is my goal! Being client-centered and focused on unconditional positive regard, my strong skills of empathy, rapport, and non-judgement are what I strive for in a successful therapeutic relationship. As I support you on your journey, be assured in knowing I am here to listen, connect, and provide you with the healthiest direction in order to reach your goals and your highest potential!

Next available: Dec 6

Dr. Mary Wilson

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LCPC
30 years of experience
Virtual
Hi there! I am a licensed therapist and have been in the field for 30 years. I have a doctorate in Philosophy with a focus of Psychology. My passion is working with adults that present with an array of issues including but not limited to anger, trauma, mood disorders, personality disorders, and criminal behavior.

Next available: Dec 4

Edith Moran

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LCSW
3 years of experience
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: Dec 5

Dawn Grogan, LCSW

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Dawn Grogan, LCSW profile image
LCSW
7 years of experience
Virtual
began my practice in social work while working with foster children in the state's custody. I also have worked with active duty military for nine years. I believe this has greatly increased my ability to work with survivors of abuse and trauma. When working with others I like to find out what their goals are and what they feel they are ready to work on to improve their quality of life. I encourage, validate and support throughout the therapeutic experience to help someone achieve their goals. I have personal and professional experience with childhood abuse, and suicide that has afforded me the ability to empathize and know first hand some of the hardships associated with these circumstances. In addition, my professional experience has allowed me to learn some very effective options in helping others. I genuinely enjoy helping others and seeing them achieve a good quality of life. I look forward to the opportunity to help you identify your goals for therapy. I offer support and guidance to help you get to where you want to go!

Next available: Dec 7

Cheryl Pristas, LCSW

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LCSW
15 years of experience
Warm
Solution oriented
Virtual
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois that specializes in working with women aged 25 and older. I have 15 years of professional experience. I provide a strengths-based and client-centered approach to therapy. I believe that each woman seeking help has strengths and it is my goal to help her during therapy to discover her strengths and to utilize those to continue the healing process. I have experience in helping clients with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, motivation, self-esteem, confidence, and chronic health conditions. I have an extensive background in domestic abuse and chronic health conditions. 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. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started! I look forward to working with you. You can also find more information at https://www.wildflowercounselingservice.com/

Next available: Dec 5

Lawanda McGee

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LCSW
8 years of experience
Solution oriented
Authentic
Warm
Virtual
In-person
Champaign, IL, ...
71 mi
www.envisagecounseling.com I am a Licensed Clinical Social worker with experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. My practice focuses on a plethora of life challenges such as anxiety, depression, transitions, and grieving. I have a diverse background that entails working in public health, residential treatment centers, health care settings, community-based centers, crisis agencies, and therapeutic settings. I strongly believe therapy is an important asset in life where one is able to talk about life challenges and work on solutions that allow individuals to be the best version of themselves. My goal is to create a natural experience by nurturing a safe and welcoming environment, establishing trusting relationships, and promoting a judgement free zone where one can express themselves freely, overcome their challenges, and find balance in their lives. I believe in the philosophy “give yourself space to evolve” (Krista Aoki). I strive to provide others the space to grow, learn, and evolve. Why Me? I am a candid therapist that doesn’t just tell you what you want to hear but helps you help yourself. I am dedicated to helping and walking alongside you to overcome life challenges. I put an emphasis on understanding your world because this is important to advance and strive towards transformation.

Next available: Dec 5

Ashley Perini

(she/her)

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LCPC
5 years of experience
Virtual
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in Illinois and a Licensed Professional Counselor Mental Health Service Provider (LPC-MHSP) in Tennessee. I am an Army Veteran and I specialize in trauma and grief. I have experience treating many other mental health issues including: bipolar disorder, OCD, depression (postpartum and clinical), anxiety, personality disorders, chronic illness, domestic violence and life transitions.

Next available: Dec 4

Dr. LaTia Greer, PsyD, LCPC

(she/her)

Dr. LaTia Greer, PsyD, LCPC profile image
LCPC
20 years of experience
Virtual
Stressed out? Feeling overwhelmed? Do you feel like you're losing control? Unfortunately, the attempts you have made to resolve your issues on your own have not been successful, and you feel alone in the process. The good news is that you are not alone! Navigating the ups and downs of life can be challenging. Balance and calmness is what you seek. Imagine having healthy, successful relationships and improving your emotional well-being. Many people have mental health issues from time to time. But a mental health concern becomes a mental illness when ongoing signs and symptoms cause frequent stress and affect your ability to function. I can help teach you about seeing your problems differently. I offer a variety of treatment modalities and techniques to help you make changes over time to improve life outcomes. We'll work through identifying negative belief patterns and help develop coping skills so that you can live up to your best authentic self.

Next available: Dec 5

Jordan J Litvak

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Jordan J Litvak profile image
LCSW
43 years of experience
Authentic
Direct
Solution oriented
Virtual
Hello! I am a graduate from the University of Illinois School of Social Work Champaign-Urbana. I also received training at the Center for Family Studies/The Family Institute of Chicago and am a Fellow in the American Group Psychotherapy Association. As a senior clinician, I have logged numerous hours of training and practice in the provision of trauma informed care, serious mental illness and treatment for addictions, anxiety, and depression. My approach is cognitive and interpersonal, utilizing family systems theory and informed by many years of experience with diverse populations. I have expertise in working with adolescents and adults in both individual, couples, group, and family therapy. I believe if you can change how you think, you can change how you feel. I also think humor is an important element in the change process. It helps one cope with problematic patterns and emotions in a way that is palatable to the soul, encouraging motivation for growth. It is useful to be able to laugh as you grow in therapy, making the process less intimidating and more satisfying. Having me as your therapist will open up new ways of looking at yourself and encourage novel ways of thinking about the concerns that brought you into therapy. First, it is important to find relief, then hope, then the capacity to change what you want to improve in your life. You will know early on in therapy, if we are a good match for each other and whether I can help you make the changes in your life that you are wanting to accomplish.

Next available: Dec 6

Lauren Campbell, LCSW

(she/her)

Lauren Campbell, LCSW profile image
LCSW
7 years of experience
Empowering
Solution oriented
Open-minded
Virtual
In-person
164 Division St...
113 mi
I want to make therapy as comfortable as possible. Coming to therapy can be an intimidating process. The last thing people want is some stuffy, uptight professional that makes people feel like they need to censor themselves. I pride myself in being warm, friendly, and relatable. I view therapy as a collaboration between the therapist and client. I will do my best to make your therapy experience positive. My role is to listen, teach, and collaborate with my clients. I have worked in a variety of settings since embarking on my journey as a mental health clinician including hospice care, domestic violence, community mental health, intensive outpatient, and urgent mental healthcare. My preference is to work with mature adolescents and adults of all ages both in person and virtually. I believe mental health services should be accessible; therefore, my private pay rate for those making under 40k per year is $80 per session. Otherwise, my regular private pay rate is $100 per individual session and $120 for family. I also accept insurance. I do not provide couples therapy.

Next available: Dec 4

Kyla O'Neal, LCPC, NCC

(she/her)

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LCPC
9 years of experience
Virtual
The journey through life can be very challenging at times, causing confusion, self-doubt, depression, anxiety, fear and even anger. Are you or your child struggling with coping with a traumatic event? Are you unable to gain control of an addiction or addictive behaviors that negatively impact your life? Is your relationship struggling and you want to explore ways to improve it? Has life transitions got you stressed and unable to see things clearly? If so, congratulations on being courageous in making an important step toward discovery in a safe, non-judgmental and empowering environment. You are one step closer to a new path of opportunity for clarity, change and growth. I am a skilled, culturally sensitive, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. I practice promoting positive mental health in today’s complex and diverse population. Additionally, I incorporate an integrative approach to therapy and believe the path to healing is unique to each individual. My mission is “A Clearer View to a Newer You.”

Next available: Dec 4

Stefani Jivkova

(she/her)

Stefani Jivkova profile image
LCPC
6 years of experience
Virtual
My name is Stefani and I am a therapist, practicing for 6 years. I have a Master's degree in Professional Counseling and I have my senior counseling license (LCPC) in Illinois. My professional background includes a wide range, from working with high acuity clients in inpatient and correctional settings to lower acuity clients receiving outpatient telehealth services. I have experience with treating multiple mental health disorders and issues, as well as managing life stressors and adjustments.

Next available: Dec 8

Lisa Feldmann LCPC

(she/her)

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LCPC
22 years of experience
Virtual
Hello! So glad you are here! Do you get into relationships hoping that this time things will be different? Do you feel overwhelmed and have a hard time exploring and working towards your goals or just life fulfillment? Would you like a more kind and loving relationship with yourself? I love helping people who are ready to identify patterns that hold them back from happiness and fulfillment in both relationship and other areas of life. My name is Lisa and I provide therapy for both addictions and mental health issues. While I have treated those with active addiction for many years, I also treat the patterns stemming from addictions and family dysfunction. This can impact relationships as well as how we see ourselves throughout life. I have a Masters of Education degree in Counselor Education from Southern Illinois University specializing in Substance Abuse. From substance abuse counseling, I have expanded my areas of specialties to include family and relationship dynamics and how to heal survival skills" that have evolved into self defeating life patterns.

Next available: Dec 4

Amy Taylor

(she/her)

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LCPC
17 years of experience
Virtual
Are you tired of feeling tired, down, anxious and needing to get back to your life? Do you have prior trauma that holds you back? Are you struggling in areas of your life, professional, familial, social and/or spiritual? If so, you’re in the right place. I specialize in helping individuals: adults, teens and children with mood disorders and/ or trauma. I utilize a mindfulness approach and a variety of therapies. Reaching out for help can be daunting. Let us work together to meet your needs and attain your goals. Thank- you for being here!

Next available: Dec 6

Oluwatoyin Olabisi

(she/her)

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).

Next available: Dec 5

Jessica Bosques

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LCPC
12 years of experience
Virtual
In 2009, I graduated from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology with a master's degree in Forensic Psychology. I am licensed in Illinois (LCPC) and Indiana (LMHC). I have previously worked in Emergency Department's performing Intake Assessments, private practice leading an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) to adolescents, and most recently providing risk assessments, crisis management, and brief solution focused therapy in the correctional setting. Life can easily become overwhelming, and we all need the proper tools to overcome challenges. A favorite quote is “Mental health...is not a destination, but a process. It’s about how you drive, not where you’re going.” – Noam Shpancer, PhD. Together we can work through difficult times and learn how to manage struggles whether big or small, so they become less overwhelming. My goal is to have you take away a realistic skill set to manage and cope with life challenges and work to be the best version of yourself.

Next available: Dec 5

Dr T

(she/her)

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LCSW
20 years of experience
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: Dec 4

Ellie Feldmann

(she/her)

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LCPC
23 years of experience
Virtual
Hello! I am a licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC) in Illinois. I strongly believe people come into therapy not because they don't know themselves, instead, the come into therapy because they don't understand themselves. My goal for you is to know better so you do better. I have worked with clients in their adolescence through later adulthood in individual, family and couples' therapy.

Next available: Dec 4

Bonnie Lansing

(she/her)

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LCPC
12 years of experience
Virtual
I believe strength resides in all of us. I can and will be at times very blunt and to the point, but I do know that this is your life being discussed not mine. I have an inclusive feminist background and am comfortable working with all genders. I believe that laughter is the best medicine and that everyone is capable of living the best life possible. I live in a multi dog/cat/parrot household and odds are good you will not just hear them but may occasionally see them. No worries they don’t judge and have been sworn to HIPAA secrecy.

Next available: Dec 5

Maria Daly

(she/her)

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LCSW
10 years of experience
Virtual
Hello and Welcome, I am Maria Daly, a skilled therapist licensed to serve clients who are residents of Illinois. My experience over the past nine years has been counseling adults coping with grief, depression, anxiety, trauma, aging, and LGBTQ+ issues, as well as other areas. My approach to therapy is integrative, collaborative, and patient. I provide a safe and non-judgmental space for clients to explore their experiences and discuss issues that they face and are seeking assistance with. I meet my clients where they are in life and will interactively discuss and set therapy goals. My goal is to work together toward healing/acceptance or whatever the goal may be that promotes a happier and healthier functioning client. I realize that, at times it takes courage to reach out for help and I admire you for taking a step toward a more fulfilled and happier life. I am here to support and empower you on that journey.

Next available: Dec 12

Clara Hamel

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LCSW
15 years of experience
Warm
Solution oriented
Empowering
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.

Next available: Dec 4

Juanette Plato

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LCPC
6 years of experience
Virtual
Do you struggle with depression, anxiety, a challenging relationship, or childhood/adult trauma that affects your day-to-day life, your relationships, or even your ability to function? Do you feel exhausted, overwhelmed, or lost with being able to just get through the day? Do you question or wonder if life could or will get better? Now more than ever, people are feeling anxious, depressed, uncertain and overwhelmed and some are feeling nothing at all about the struggles. I love to empower high-functioning men and women to recognize their strengths and resiliency. With a mix of cognitive therapy and bodywork together we can get to the root of the problem. When taking a holistic approach together we can address the mind, body, and spirit.

Next available: Dec 4

Yvonne L. Jaquet, LCSW, CAADC

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Yvonne L. Jaquet, LCSW, CAADC profile image
LCSW
17 years of experience
Virtual
In-person
Thomson, IL
99 mi
"Hello and Welcome! Let me start by introducing myself. I am Yvonne Jaquet, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and Certified Advance Alcohol and Drug Counselor with 20 years of professional experience. Before reaching a “professional” status, I was a parent, and therapist to families with children from 0 to 18yr. of age. My question for you is..."What bring you here today?" Do you know or is it still unclear. Whatever it is, you are on the right track, I would even save "brave." I know therapy can be intimidating, but know I will provide you the time to figure out what is most important in this part of your journey. You have the space to relax, feel safe and heard in our sessions, this is your time. Some of my specialties include areas in mental health such as depression, anxiety, and trauma. I also work with clients who are having difficulty with parenting, challenging relationships, anger management, addictive/drug abuse behaviors and life transitions. By using a variety of techniques we will work together and find which one fits your situation. I like to encourage knowledge on the brain and how it affects each and everything you do, think about and your behaviors. By reframing your thoughts and challenging your core beliefs we can create the outcome you are seeking. Each person comes with different experiences, perspectives, opinions and challenges but together we will find the "You" you are looking for. I look forward to meeting you soon and be a part of your journey.

Next available: Dec 5

Heather Gunderson

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LMFT
28 years of experience
Empowering
Intelligent
Holistic
Virtual
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Illinois who helps people who are struggling emotionally, socially, and relationally. Everyone goes through challenges and conflicts in life and it can be frustrating to know when and where to get help. I can help with those struggles so that you can create real and lasting change. My approach with my clients is thoughtfully direct and relational. I have been in practice since 1995 and have experience helping with anxiety, depression, divorce, self esteem, relational issues, developmental transitional issues, parent-child issues, behavior issues, and academic issues. As a systemic therapist, I am focused on both the client's needs and the dynamics of the systems they are involved in to better assess and address potential issues and resolutions. Working through life's challenges can be overwhelming. Starting counseling can be a positive first step toward changing your life. I look forward to working with you!

Next available: Dec 5

Marisol Cruz,

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LCPC
4 years of experience
Virtual
My name is Marisol Cruz, and I am bilingual in English and Spanish. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I have 24 years of experience working as a school counselor with school-age children from kindergarten through 12th grade. I have worked with students with various diagnoses. My main objective in working with students is to help them by supporting and guiding them so they can carry on a daily routine in school and any environment. A partnership is developed, whereby children and adolescents are actively involved in helping to create personal growth and development in their lives. I work with families helping them to create an environment that will establish routines at home so that the changes can be implemented and the children and adolescents feel a sense of support and accountability. Also, I provide services for adults with depression, anxiety, relational support, and much more. As a counselor, I also offer wraparound services to help families with the resources they need to live productive lives.

Next available: Dec 5

Zerek Mayes

(he/him)

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LCSW
10 years of experience
Empowering
Solution oriented
Virtual
Hi there, I'm Zerek. Do you feel that your life is spiraling? Do you often feel anxiety in everyday social situations? Do you feel pulled in a million directions and have lost your sense of self and meaning? Are you struggling to keep up with your relationships, work, and health? Is it hard to be kind to yourself? I help everyday people who seek to improve their relationship with themselves, improve their charisma, build their confidence, manage anxiety, and avoid burnout. Together, we identify what's working and what is not, in order to restore your sense of wellness and balance. We'll use a whole self approach, addressing the needs of your mind, body, and spirit. Whether you're dealing with overwhelm, relationship issues, or cycles of anxiety and depression, I am here to help. Seeking therapy can feel scary - even, intimidating - but you're making the right choice. You deserve the safe space you have been needing 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 create new habits toward the vision of wellness and wholeness that you deeply hold. I am excited to walk alongside you. Let's work!

Next available: Dec 5

Alesia Lacy

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LCPC
19 years of experience
Direct
Challenging
Virtual
Hello and welcome. Have you been thinking about starting therapy for a while but feel overwhelmed by the idea of where to start? At whatever pace you are comfortable I am here to help you identify and prioritize your issues to begin to overcome the problems that are holding you back from thriving as your best self. Since earning my degree in 2003, I have worked with all age groups in the areas of anxiety, depression, codependency, addiction, self-harming, chronic pain, relationship issues, anger management, and life transitions. If you are ready to begin, I am ready to help you get motivated.

Next available: Dec 6

Lauren Oestmann

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LCSW
13 years of experience
Solution oriented
Direct
Authentic
Virtual
Do you find yourself feeling overwhelmed or like you just can't get everything done? Do you often wonder how everyone else seems to do it but you can't? Like you are letting people down or you are not enough? Do you struggle to find joy in everyday life or find it difficult to shut down the racing thoughts and enjoy the moment? If so, you have come to the right place. My name is Lauren and I am a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Illinois. I have over 13 years of experience working in a wide range of settings. I have worked with families, children and teens, in residential substance abuse, private practice, adoption preservation and correctional settings. I have helped clients conquer anxiety, depression, burn out, mom guilt, process past traumas and find the coping skills necessary to live a balanced life. My style can be described as client centered, strength based and solution focused. I use cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, motivational interviewing, trauma focused therapy, mindfulness and solution - focused therapy, in combination with genuine conversation. I take a laid back approach as I believe in meeting my clients where they are and working at a pace that is comfortable for them. I know that reaching out for help can be scary but you shouldn't have to struggle alone.

Next available: Dec 5

Agathe Ann Gabriel, LCSW, LLC

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LCSW
6 years of experience
Virtual
Hi there, I'm Agathe Do you feel overwhelmed by thoughts of the past or worries of the future? Are you struggling to manage relationships with family, friends and coworkers? Is it hard to take care of your needs? I practice a merriment of evidence-based therapy approaches tailored to meet your needs, including exposure therapy, dialectical behavior therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy. I specialize in trauma, anxiety, depression, women’s issues and body positivity. Together, we will process difficult feelings and identify tools that work for you so you can live your best life. We'll use a holistic approach tailored to empower you to live the life you dream of. I'm here to support you in your therapeutic journey. I look forward to working with you!

Next available: Dec 7

Alexis Kraus

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LCSW
7 years of experience
Intelligent
Open-minded
Warm
Virtual
Hi, I'm Alexis. You might be feeling overwhelmed with life and need someone to talk to. Therapy is an essential practice that will help you understand your challenges and bring you the happiness you deserve. I will be there to support and guide you as you grow into the person you want to be. My goal as a therapist is to help you overcome obstacles and develop the skills needed to improve your overall well-being. I provide a warm and non-judgmental space for you to be truly heard so that you can communicate your authentic thoughts and feelings in a safe place. I can help you address your problems, make positive changes, and use the skills that we develop together to solve future problems. I am certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and often incorporate aspects of talk therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), mindfulness, motivational interviewing, problem solving, and skill building techniques into my work with clients. Each technique is tailored specifically to each individual's needs. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) helping serve individuals in Chicago and all over Illinois. I have extensive experience working with teens and adults diagnosed with anxiety, depression, mood disorders, thought disorders, substance use disorders, and trauma histories. No matter what you are going through I will be there to aid you as you take on this journey, we call life.

Next available: Dec 4

Abayomi Nichols

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LCPC
20 years of experience
Virtual
Compassionate care paired with non- judgemental expertise is my specialty. I work with parents,children,couples,teens on a variety of issuesYou can expect honesty ,skill and authenticity in every session.Using EMDR ( eye- movement desensitization retraining) we can separate the emotion from the trauma.Using CBT ( cognitive behavioral therapy)we can tap into thinking that is limiting you and correct it. I often tell people that " long after you have forgotten my name you will have tools that,you,your family and friends can use".You can pass on a legacy of emotional health to your offspring.I look forward to working with you to make the world a better place!

Next available: Dec 7

Maritza Solis

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LCSW
9 years of experience
Solution oriented
Holistic
Direct
Virtual
In-person
34121 U.S. High...
139 mi
Warm Greetings! I am a Bilingual and Bicultural Licensed Clinical Social Worker from IL. I provide therapy in English and in Spanish and have over 8 years of clinical experience. I typically work with children (ages 8 and up), adolescents, and adults. My career started as a crisis counselor in 2007. I worked in the community mental health service field providing counseling/therapy to my community for 15 years! I enjoy working with parents and children. Many of my clients are parents and their children who find themselves having parent-child relationship problems, or children and adolescents who are having emotional and/or behavioral problems. The other majority of my clients are clients who are seeking to address their emotional, physical, and spiritual health in therapy. I also service adults who are experiencing Work Burnout. Work burnout is real and causes significant distress in one's life! I am typically in the office offering in person appointments Monday and Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Later afternoon appointments vary, please contact me if you wish to schedule a later afternoon appointment for availability.

Next available: Dec 4

Timberly Robinson

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LCSW
5 years of experience
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: Dec 6

Dr. Joi C Basley

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Dr. Joi C Basley profile image
LCSW
5 years of experience
Virtual
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Doctorate in Social Work from Chicago, Illinois, with over 20 years of experience in social work and mental health and over 4 years as a psychotherapist. I've worked with clients through a wide range of concerns and issues including: post-traumatic stress, depression, low self-esteem, relationship complications, family conflict, grief, loss, and emotional abuse.

Next available: Dec 6

Jennifer Mehochko

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LCPC
27 years of experience
Warm
Intelligent
Empowering
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. ***Please note when scheduling: Please DO NOT schedule yourself! I am working from 2 different calendars, so its very important to email or call/text me 331-223-4170 to set up the Initial Intake -to avoid delays and double booking, as I may already be scheduled with someone from my other practice ... thanks for understanding and being willing to be flexible! 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

Next available: Dec 4

Alice Fitzgerald

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LCPC
12 years of experience
Virtual
Hello- I’m Alice I enjoy helping others change, grow and solve lifelong challenges. I have my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and a Masters degree in Marriage and Family Counseling including specialization in substance abuse and Adlerian theory from Adler University in Chicago I am a licensed clinical professional counselor. I have a history of working in different types of settings from community mental health providing services to children, families and adults, emergency room settings determining if hospitalization is necessary, department of corrections with maximum security inmates, online therapy organization providing video, text and phone services and a private practice. Given my variety of experiences with clients and setting, I feel my greatest strength is the ability to listen and understand what the client is hoping to achieve in therapy. I want to help you be successful in your life, your relationships and career. I want to provide a safe, non judgmental environment for you to share your feelings and challenges. I have worked with clients struggling with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, psychotic disorders, personality disorders, substance abuse and anger issues. I have experience working with non-binary, LGBTQ clients and diverse and multicultural communities, as well. I enjoy helping people with transitions such as moving from high school to college, college to career, retirement, marriage, divorce and parenting.

Next available: Dec 5

Michelle Foor

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LCPC
3 years of experience
Virtual
Hello! I'm Michelle. 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. My goal is to get my clients started with building awareness of the patterns and behaviors causing distress, setting out to build strategies into seeing the “bigger picture”, and then making the choice to shift away into "new and different". 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 perfect or prescriptive way to approach the process of mental well-being. My role as a therapist is to support, facilitate, and provide collaborative space to examine all the pieces.

Next available: Dec 5

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