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Karina Servin Jimenez

(she/her)

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LCPC
8 years of experience
Virtual
Hi, I am a Bilingual (English/Spanish) Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. I have experience working with children, adolescents and Adults who are struggling with uncomfortable emotions, difficult relationships and personal discovery. My background includes working with survivors of Domestic Violence, Crisis intervention that includes suicidal ideations, self-harm behavior and anger management. I also have experience in the group setting, working in the Intensive Outpatient Program.

Next available: Apr 26

Susan Pagels

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LCPC
23 years of experience
Open-minded
Intelligent
Authentic
Virtual
We all struggle with obstacles that seem insurmountable but I believe everyone has the power within themselves to reach for the stars. Sometimes it takes baby steps and often we need someone we can trust to lend a helping hand. I will be there to listen and offer that hand. I am an empathetic, mental health professional with 20 years experience counseling children, adolescents and adults. . I welcome diversity and am experienced servicing the LGBTQ community. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

Next available: Apr 26

Maritza Solis

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LCSW
10 years of experience
Solution oriented
Authentic
Holistic
Virtual
In-person
34121 U.S. High...
Greetings, I'm Maritza Solis, a bicultural and bilingual clinical therapist who is passionate about holistic methods to heal people's mind, body, and spirit. Through my culture I learned about the power of community, spirituality, and natural remedies to promote well-being. My philosophy of therapy is based on the belief that everyone has the ability to heal themselves, and my role is to facilitate that process by providing a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental space. I draw from evidence-based techniques such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and dialectical behavior therapy, as well as natural remedies, prayer, meditation, and yoga to create a truly holistic approach. Ultimately, my goal as a therapist is to empower my clients to live their best lives by helping them reconnect with their inner selves and tap into their own inherent healing abilities. I believe that true healing happens when we address the whole person - mind, body, and spirit. Open to working with children and adolescents ages 8 and older.

Next available: Apr 30

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

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

Amanda Wilhite

(she/her)

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LCPC
10 years of experience
Virtual
As an avid runner, I believe there is a strong connection between the mind and body and I try to incorporate a holistic approach in therapy. Whether it is offering nutritional suggestions on foods that help alleviate depressive symptoms, or helping you identify a form of exercise that helps you alleviate your stress and anxiety, I look at you as a ‘whole person’ rather than a collection of symptoms. Often described as patient and calm, I utilize these traits to create a safe space for you to explore your difficulties and find solutions. Practicing from a solution-focused perspective I believe that even the smallest changes are a step in the right direction. I'll work alongside you as a guide and focus on your strengths to help you build upon what is already working. I have experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families.

Next available: Apr 26

Kelly Kavanagh

(she/her)

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LCSW
13 years of experience
Virtual
I’m a licensed clinical social worker that has been working in the mental health/behavioral health field for 13+ years. I enjoy working with teens, adults, and families in a wide range of ages. I hope to help you find the skills and tools to manage your current stressors or concerns both in session and in your day to day life. I like to use humor and be authentic and genuine in the therapy process, which clients have said they appreciate and allows them to feel comfortable. I hope to work with you to take back control of your mental health and be the best version of you.

Next available: Apr 29

Dr. LaTia Greer

(she/her)

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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

Brigitte L. Oetter

(she/her)

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LCSW
12 years of experience
Virtual
Hi, I'm Brigitte. Do you struggle with a trauma, anxiety or depressive thoughts? Are they negatively impacting your relationships, career and your day-to-day life? I would love an opportunity to get to know your personal struggles and work together to reach a state of contentment and joy so you can live your life to the fullest.

Next available: May 2

Cristina Alba

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LCSW
1 year of experience
Open-minded
Authentic
Empowering
Virtual
Hi, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker located in Northwest Indiana. I am licensed in both Indiana and Illinois and services population in the Chicagoland area as well. I have worked in social services since 2010. I specialize in trauma focused treatment and I work with both adults and children.

Next available: Apr 26

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

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

Jessica Carrillo-Guerrero

(she/her)

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LCPC
15 years of experience
Intelligent
Solution oriented
Virtual
Hello, Do you ever feel like someone else is narrating your story and you have little control of what your future holds? I am excited to walk with you on a journey toward a better version of yourself. I will work with you to create a blueprint for what you want your life to look like. Together we will find the things that add value to your life and let go of the barriers that are holding you back. I use a combination of talk therapy, breathwork, mindfulness, and creative modalities to deal with unresolved traumas, give you skills to understand what you can not control, and help you become the narrator of what your future looks like. I believe strongly in the power we all hold to imagine a better life and our ability to create it.

Next available: May 2

Ilana Morgan-Lopez

(she/her)

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LCSW
10 years of experience
Virtual
Hi! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and I have been practicing in the mental health field with adolescents and adults for the past 10 years. In working with a client, I focus on creating an environment in which you will feel at ease and respected. I have an ability to quickly establish rapport which helps you to actively work with me towards your identified goals. My client-centered approach allows you to openly share issues you feel are causing distress and explore ways in which you would like to make changes.

Next available: Apr 30

Somer Muhs

(she/her)

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LCPC
6 years of experience
Virtual
Hello, my name is Somer, and I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) based in Illinois. I am also licensed in Indiana as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC). I received my Master’s of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Ball State University. My clinical training included both a low income university clinic treating children and adults, and a community mental health facility where I treated children, adolescents, families, and foster families. I have volunteer experience with the National Suicide Hotline, working with adult female victims of domestic violence, and working with people experiencing poverty. Since graduating, I’ve worked at a private practice focusing on treating children, adolescents, families, and young adults. I’ve seen a wide range of clients from age six through twenties with various presenting problems. I’ve also worked as a clinical supervisor, overseeing both counseling graduate interns and pre licensed counselors.

Next available: Apr 30

Amy Cabbage

(she/her)

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LCSW
22 years of experience
Virtual
Hello! My name is Amy. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults of all ages that have faced various life challenges in all stages of life. My passion is helping people in a way that provides them a sense of courage, empowerment, and motivation to make the changes that they want to live their best life!

Next available: Apr 26

Ken Summers

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LMFT
13 years of experience
Solution oriented
Holistic
Authentic
Virtual
In-person
3101 Airport Rd...
Hello! I'm a Christian Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Illinois. I received my Master's from Capella University in Minnesota and have practiced in Illinois for 13 years. Previously, I was a licensed and ordained youth pastor for almost 24 years. I love to help couples, parents, and their children navigate through challenging life and relational issues toward restoration and health.

Next available: Apr 26

Meaghan Tomasiewicz

(they/them)

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LCSW
5 years of experience
Open-minded
Empowering
Intelligent
Virtual
Hello there! My name is Meaghan, and I use the pronouns they/them. I am a therapist based in Chicago, and I identify as queer and nonbinary. Living with anxiety, worries, and fears can make every day feel like a struggle. Even activities that once brought joy can suddenly become stressful. It can be tough to feel confident and fulfilled when you don't feel supported in your school, workplace, or home. I specialize in helping teenagers and adults build confidence in their identity, navigate interpersonal relationships, and make tough decisions. My focus is on supporting members of the LGBTQ+ community, neurodivergent individuals, and parents of children who exhibit challenging behaviors. I am eager to work with you and help you along your journey. Let's get started!

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

Michelle Piller

(she/her)

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LCPC
6 years of experience
Virtual
Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Therapist (LCPC) based in Atlanta, GA and serving clients in Illinois. I received my M.Ed. in counseling from DePaul University and my training and professional experience with adolescent and young adult clients in a variety of settings (a behavioral health center, college wellness center, and therapeutic school) and levels of care (outpatient, intensive outpatient program (IOP), partial hospitalization program (PHP), and residential treatment). My primary goal in my work with clients is to help them identify their own values and goals and to support them in making healthy changes in their thoughts, behaviors, and self-care.

Next available: Apr 30

Julie Sellner/Perry

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LCPC
23 years of experience
Virtual
In-person
1431 Lourdes Ro...
Hi I am a licensed clinical professional counselor and prior to that I was a register nurse. I have been in private practice for over 20 years and have seen people with all types of mental health issues and emotional issues and my goal is to help you find healing and the best version of yourself. I have a love for people and have been in the helping field a long time. If you are interested in knowing my passion and heart check out my website and what my calling is about https://www.mended-hearts.org

Next available: Apr 26

Queena Howard

(she/her)

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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

Kendra Pepper Graham

(she/her)

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LCSW
1 year of experience
Virtual
Welcome! I'm Kendra Pepper-Graham, LCSW I am so glad you are here! We all have a journey, and this path may come with twists and turns. Many of them are unwanted and feel extremely overwhelming. Thank you for exploring ways to change your life. Connection and compassion are my keys to starting your new life. Building a strong, safe environment for you to feel comfortable, is vital in therapy. My approach is based on strength’s perspective and client-centered therapy working together to achieve the outcomes you need. Each member of a family experiences and communicates those stressors differently. Let me assist you in experiencing improved communication and piecing together a new path! I strive to create a safe and welcoming environment that allows clients to explore obstacles with concerns related to anxiety, depression, and/or self-care. I focus on helping clients develop assertive communication & boundaries with themselves and those around them that can help improve their quality of life. Counseling can foster personal development in whatever way you may be seeking and help build the life you so deeply deserve. If that's what you're looking for, I'm here when you're ready to share!

Next available: Apr 27

Yadira Toro

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LCSW
10 years of experience
Virtual
Yadira is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), a graduate and Adjunct Professor of Dominican University, a certified Health Coach and Yoga instructor, and Dr. Amen Licensed Brain Trainer. Yadira offers a judgment-free zone where you can freely express yourself, and a safe place where you can unpack what weighs you down. Are you riddled with sadness, fear, worry, and/or anxiety? Or maybe you are battling current or past traumatic memories, negative thoughts, or low self-esteem. Are you facing challenges at work or school? I am here to walk with you, support you, and empower you on your journey toward a happy, whole, and purposeful life. Yadira utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (DBT, CBT), and Mindfulness approaches, is Trauma- Informed and offers holistic approaches such as incorporating spirituality in counseling, as an option. She specializes in working with adolescents, trauma survivors, college students, and very much enjoys working with adolescents and adults on all of life's struggles. Yadira operates from the belief that although life can be challenging, it is within these challenges that people are presented with the greatest opportunity for personal growth, and development

Next available: May 6

Casi Krall

(she/her)

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LCPC
15 years of experience
Virtual
Welcome! I'm Casi Krall. I received my Master's degree in 2000 from National Louis University. I've worked in social services for 32 years altogether, working individually with therapy clients for 12 years. My goal in being your therapist is to make you feel as comfortable as possible while we discuss how you can work to lead your best life. What's stopping you?

Next available: Apr 29

Jessica Rodriguex

(she/her)

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LCPC
4 years of experience
Virtual
I have experience working in treatment, community, group, and correctional settings with adolescents, young adults, and adults. Primary clinical approaches include evidence-based therapies focused on generating behavioral results. I have an in-depth understanding of the mental health issues that arise from incarceration and the stressors associated with navigating the post-incarceration process. I specialize in working with complex behavioral issues such as: conduct disorders, addition, sexual behavioral problems, and personality disorders. Other issues I specialize in include Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), ADHD, and adolescent, young adult, and transitional issues.

Next available: Apr 26

Emily Heming

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LCSW
1 year of experience
Virtual
Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with my Masters and Bachelors from Northern Arizona University. I have been working as a mental health professional for 3 years, working in the behavioral health field for 6 years total. I am passionate about helping individuals feel empowered and validated, creating a secure environment to discuss areas of life that can be reflected on. I look forward to meeting you!

Next available: Apr 26

Daisy Franco, MSW, LCSW

(she/her)

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LCSW
12 years of experience
Virtual
Hello! My name is Daisy Franco, and I am a seasoned bilingual Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in Illinois. Thank you for taking the time to learn more about me and see how, as your therapist, I can guide you through your current obstacle(s). I graduated with my Master’s in Social Work with a mental health concentration and a Certification in Evidence-Based Mental Health Practice with Children and Adolescents. I have a wealth of experience serving BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) at-risk youth, adolescents, and adults in various settings: residential, behavioral health services, and therapeutic schools. Some of these client populations included emotionally disabled children and adolescents as well as adults presenting with intellectual and developmental disabilities. When working with children and adolescents in the school environment, I have conducted assessments/evaluations for students struggling within the academic setting, preparing Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) and providing social work services to students with social-emotional needs. Many of these students are experiencing anxiety, school avoidance, depression, ptsd, peer conflict, and many other issues that can impact a student's ability to learn and flourish in an educational setting. I also have a strong foundation background in working with adult clients with chronic and severe mental illness and dual-integrated co-occurring disorders such as a schizophrenia, bipolar I and II .

Next available: Apr 27

Hannah Noel

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LCSW
9 years of experience
Virtual
Hello! I’m Hannah, a clinical social worker licensed in Illinois with 9 years of experience. My approach utilizes a combination of different therapeutic interventions tailored to each client’s need. I am versed in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, and several other modalities. I believe that holding myself accountable for continuing education on new treatment methods and interventions allows me to provide a versatile and informed care.

Next available: Apr 30

Kristen Wilson

(she/her)

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LCSW
9 years of experience
Virtual
Welcome! My name is Kristen Wilson and I am a licensed clinical social worker in both Florida and Illinois. I received my Master's in Social Work from Aurora University in Illinois. I have been a school social worker since 2007, working in various schools in both Illinois and then Florida. I became licensed in Illinois in 2015 and Florida in 2019. Since 2019, I have been providing both in-person and tele- therapy to individuals and couples.

Next available: Apr 27

Kathy Sommerfield

(she/her)

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LCSW
10 years of experience
Virtual
Does your child need extra support dealing with life’s challenges? I have dedicated my career to helping children and teens by providing explicit social skill instruction, offering support navigating social relationships, developing responsible decision-making skills, and gaining confidence in themselves. I have experience working with conditions such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, behavioral concerns, trauma, and more. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Florida. I am licensed in Illinois, Michigan and Florida. I received my Master's degree from Aurora University in Illinois. I have been been a full-time School Social Worker since 2014 working in both brick and mortar and virtual schools. I became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in 2021.

Next available: Apr 30

J'lessa Yelder

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LCSW
3 years of experience
Virtual
Hi! I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Illinois. I received my Masters from Clark-Atlanta University and have been practicing for 3 years. I help children struggling with anxiety and depression. I help young adults and adults manage anxiety and depression by teaching coping skills and encouraging them to use them throughout their daily lives to improve their symptoms.

Next available: Apr 26

Hannah Bueno

(she/her)

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LCSW
7 years of experience
Virtual
You have taken the first step and started looking for therapists. If therapy is something that you find difficult you are in the right space. As a practitioner I utilize a person centered approach to meet my clients where they are at. I have been a practitioner for seven years. I have experience working with families in an outpatient mental health clinic, families who are currently in the child welfare systems and clients who have experienced complex trauma. My goal as a therapist is to ensure that client feel protected and heard. Many of the clients I see have not ever felt heard by the loved ones in their life. I do this through various approaches, listening to your story, providing coping skills, and empowering my clients to communicate their needs to others.

Next available: Apr 26

Tina Gaskell

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LCPC
20 years of experience
Virtual
Hello! As a licensed therapist (LCPC, LMHC) with over 20 years of experience, I'm passionate about empowering individuals to thrive. I received my MA in Counseling Psychology from Ball State University. Additionally I am certified the in the Neuroscience of Wellbeing and Compassion Fatigue which effects caregivers and healthcare workers. Together, we'll uncover the path to healing, resilience, and the fulfilling life you deserve. If you're ready to flourish, let's start your journey towards lasting change.

Next available: Apr 26

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

(she/her)

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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: Apr 29

Tarica Riley - Christian Counselor

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LCSW
12 years of experience
Virtual
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Board Certified Professional Christian Counselor. I received my Masters degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and additional training for my Christian Counseling certification from Light University. I combine my mental health training, to help you understand your symptoms, with God's Word, to help you receive hope and healing from the Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6).

Next available: Apr 29

Kris Munson

(she/her)

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LCPC
30 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Warm
Virtual
I am Kris Munson and I have been working in the mental health field for quite some time. I have experience with clients in inpatient and outpatient scenarios as well as community mental health, group homes and private practice. I have been seeing client virtually for many years, but have been exclusively virtual since the start of Covid. Overall I work with a wide variety of issues, such as depression, anxiety, panic attacks, women's issues, anger management, low self-esteem and most other common issues of the current times. I also seek out working with individuals who have chronic health issues, as they have their own elements that need to be considered. I have a laid back, calming style, and provide thoughtful feedback . I enjoy getting to know my clients so I can make personalized suggestions and play to people's strengths. On a personal note I live in the Chicago far west suburbs and have four either grown or near grown children whom were adopted from Guatemala. We have a number of pets and enjoy road trips when we can make them happen.

Next available: Apr 26

Elisa Tessier

(she/her)

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LCSW
20 years of experience
Virtual
Life is challenging, you don’t need to navigate it by yourself. If you are bewildered and unsure of your life path, experiencing strained relationships, having difficulty “keeping up” and continually feeling overwhelmed, you are not alone. These are questions that many of my clients are searching for answers to. Life comes with many responsibilities and can be challenging to navigate. Children, adolescents and adults are becoming discouraged, lacking motivation, and frustrated by their commitments. Here are a few of the issues that I assist my clients with; I help children develop their social skills, and how to problem-solve situations, I help adolescents examine their choices in life and how to manage their emotions, and I work with adults to find purpose in life and develop self-care. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I will help guide you to identify your current concerns and to learn about your past to help us with the present. I will help identify your strengths and explore ways to use them to address life’s questions and challenges. Together we will formulate goals to address during our sessions.

Next available: Apr 29

Karina Rodriguez

(she/her)

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LCSW
8 years of experience
Warm
Empowering
Open-minded
Virtual
Hola, my name is Karina Rodriguez. I am a Licensed Clinical Social worker (LCSW), fluent in English and Spanish, with a background of working with adolescents and families in various situations including inpatient hospitalization, partial hospitalization, residential facilities, private practice, and DCFS. You are the expert in your own life, and I strive to provide a supportive and safe environment within our therapeutic relationships. I look forward to helping and guiding you in developing new confidence, behaviors, and skills as we work toward achieving your goals. Currently, I have helped start a Virtual Partial Hospitalizations program where I provide group and individual therapy for adolescents struggling with mood disorders or who have severe school refusal due to anxiety.

Next available: May 1

Dr. Audrey Davis of HOPE Behavior Practice, LLC

(she/her)

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

Next available: May 2

KaSandra Sapp

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LCSW
10 years of experience
Authentic
Warm
Solution oriented
Virtual
Life is hard. Everyone walks through tough times, and no one should have to do it alone. It is my goal to walk with my clients through trials and see them emerge a stronger, healthier version of themselves. It takes courage to ask for help, therefore everyone who walks through my door is treated with respect and met with empathy and compassion. As a therapist, I truly believe that mental, physical, and spiritual health are all interconnected in a way that cannot be separated. My approach is holistic, helping my clients to create a life they enjoy through focusing on all aspects of well-being for long lasting progress. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to encourage individuals of all ages, couples, and families to change their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors through practical and useful tools that can be used in everyday life. I aim to foster an environment of comfort and calm. My office is a judgement-free zone, where healing truly happens.

Next available: May 13

Rupa Kantorek

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LCSW
15 years of experience
Open-minded
Warm
Authentic
Virtual
In-person
800 Roosevelt R...
Hi there, I’m Rupa. Are you living the authentic life you envision for yourself? Does your dream match your reality? I help individuals of all ages to discover who they truly are. Together, we will explore your strengths and passions. We will also identify any obstacles which may be holding you back from reaching your full potential. I incorporate a variety of interventions into sessions to help process deep feelings- with the goal of building strength and resilience as you begin writing your next chapter. Whether it's anxiety, trauma, or other issues that are keeping you from fully living your life, I am here to provide support. I bring more than 15 years of clinical experience in non-profit, private practice and hospital settings. A strong focus has been on work with marginalized communities, including LGBTQIA+, special needs, and BIPOC individuals.

Next available: May 2

Christina M. Zivec

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LCPC
12 years of experience
Virtual
I believe that everyone has their own answers locked inside. I am simply here to help you learn about yourself and unlock your unique path. By working together, we can discover which obstacles are standing in your way and create a plan to overcome them. I know that when we work together to discover your path, your life will improve and you will find a new sense of freedom and empowerment. I have worked with clients from a wide range of ethnicities, ages, sexual orientations, and walks of life, including individuals experiencing depression, anxiety and other psychological difficulties. I also have helped both males and females who have survived varying types and severity of abusive behaviors. I find great professional fulfillment when helping others find themselves. I know that no matter the difficulty one is facing in life, having a supportive person who is able to provide a non-judgmental, understanding approach can significantly help

Next available: Apr 29

Katina Wilcher

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LCSW
25 years of experience
Warm
Empowering
Virtual
Greetings! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience providing therapy services to diverse individuals. I have provided clinical services in various therapeutic areas, such as shelters, inpatient/outpatient hospitals, and schools. In doing so, I work with clients with multiple concerns, including parenting, depression, school problems, and trauma, to name a few. I provide trauma-informed care with experience addressing grief, community violence impact, etc.

Next available: Apr 27

Tracey Thomas

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LCSW
29 years of experience
Intelligent
Empowering
Solution oriented
Virtual
Hello, I'm Tracey. Did you know that people do one of two things when they feel like no one is listening? The person either repeats oneself over and over or just stops talking. Did you know that research supports that any person surviving an adverse or traumatic experience will need on average about 7 times to tell their story to begin the healing process? Do you feel tied to a toxic dynamic with one or both of your parents despite you being an adult that has left you living in the past and feeling like a burden, not measuring up, chasing that parent in hopes of a glimmer of insight while finding many of your current life domains are plagued with patterns of problems? Then you are in the right place. I counsel and coach individuals and couples on how these historical, upbringing-related thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are immobilizing you and your relationships with others. People pleasing, perfectionism, avoidance, and anxiety from worry about what others think of you are just some of the ways it can show up in adulthood. Whatever you are experiencing, from trauma to depression to anxiety to addictive behaviors, it does not need to go with you moving forward. You deserve and should be encouraged and supported to be You as You Define You according to your values and beliefs. I'm ready to start helping you find You. We will use a holistic approach that encompasses various approaches, but seeks to take the weight of the world off your shoulders and allows for being human. You know it's time to get started and overdue. So, let's get going on taking You Back.

Next available: Apr 26

Neelma Zafar

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LCSW
4 years of experience
Virtual
Hi, my name is Neelma Zafar. The stigma in many cultures around mental health can be debilitating. I believe that no matter what background you are coming from, your mental and emotional health should be made as much of a priority as your physical health. Taking the first step and asking for help can be intimidating, but I meet my clients where they are and get to know them and their strengths. My approach is trauma-focused and evidence-based therapy and I believe in empowering my clients. I am trained in EMDR, DBT and CBT. Currently, I am working with sexually abused and sexually problematic children. I do family therapy sessions. I immigrated from Pakistan and I know personally what "trauma" is. I volunteered with refugees and worked with them on their mental health issues. I know Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi languages. I volunteer at the food pantry and daily bread soup kitchen and strongly believe in giving back to the community. I am hear to listen to my clients in a judgement-free zone in order to help them grow as a person and move past trauma.

Next available: Apr 26

Dennis Keppeler

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LCSW
15 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Intelligent
Virtual
I began training to be a psychotherapist 15 years ago after having worked in publishing for many years. Becoming a Social Worker and helping others has always been a kind of calling for me, but it took a little while for me to arrive at my goal. I hope that that part of my story helps to prove that it is never too late to change or to pursue goals. I continue to integrate the things that I have learned through formal education and through my own experiences of life so that I am best able to help others who are experiencing distress and difficulties with navigating life. We all need additional support from time-to-time, especially given the complicated, fast-changing world we live in. My goal as a psychotherapist is to be a source of support and assistance as you develop insight into the difficulties you face and as you begin to develop strategies for change. Through interactive-therapy sessions, I help you to understand and clarify life’s challenges and I support you as you begin to make the changes that are needed to make progress towards your goals. I help my clients to discover and explore a positive path in therapy that they can then continue to follow as they pursue their goals and their lives independently.

Next available: Apr 26

Amanda Redwine

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LCPC
4 years of experience
Authentic
Intelligent
Empowering
Virtual
Amanda Redwine is a seasoned counselor with a unique background. Armed with a master's in mental health counseling and an MBA, Amanda seamlessly transitioned from two decades in accounting to empowering teens, young adults, and couples. Her approach, grounded in attachment theory, is both light-hearted and empathetic. With a passion for unmasking true selves, Amanda's 'no-nonsense' style creates a comfortable space for clients from the very start. Author of 'Skunk Nugget Parenting,' she brings wisdom and laughter to Crazytown, her home here in Palm Coast. Explore a journey to find your truth with Amanda at Congruence Counseling.

Next available: Apr 29

Micaela Brewer

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LCSW
13 years of experience
Virtual
Hello! My name is Micaela Brewer and I am a licensed clinical social worker. I am passionate about God, my kids, learning, and helping others. I've been practicing since 2009 and my professional experience includes the school setting, outpatient children and adolescent therapy, prison, dialysis, crisis, hostage negotiation, and insurance. I'm experienced in several therapeutic techniques but tend to use cognitive behavioral solution-focused therapy the most. I am dedicated to guiding individuals on their journey to mental well-being. With 14 of experience, I bring a warm and empathetic approach to therapy. My mission is to create a safe space where you can explore challenges, discover strengths, and cultivate resilience.

Next available: Apr 26

JESSICA GARCIA

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LCSW
18 years of experience
Warm
Empowering
Authentic
Virtual
Hi! My name is Jessica. I am a Clinical Social Worker with a Masters degree from U of I Chicago and my Undergraduate degree at U of I Champaign (I.L.L.). My clinical experience began right out of school in 2004 as a therapist for a foster care program. I have experience assessing crisis and referring to appropriate levels of care, inpatient and outpatient therapy and utilization/case management. I am generally laid back, compassionate, empathetic and genuinely motivated to help others become their best self.

Next available: Apr 29

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