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Julie Schrader

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LCPC
10 years of experience
Authentic
Warm
Solution oriented
Virtual
In-person
Peoria, IL, USA
Whether you are struggling with relationships, work, anxiety, depression, or feel "stuck," you are no longer alone in your journey. Entering therapy is a brave choice, and helping you to reach your personal goals is my objective when partnering with you. I provide a safe, professional, warm environment where you can process your circumstances and make the necessary changes to live the life you want to live.

Next available: Jun 10

Bonnie Lansing

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LCPC
13 years of experience
Open-minded
Warm
Empowering
Virtual
In-person
3100 Knoxville ...
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: Jun 3

Drew Caldwell

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LCPC
4 years of experience
Warm
Empowering
Authentic
Virtual
In-person
813 12th St, La...
Hey all! My name is Drew. Life is hard! There are some many different experiences in life, and some are very difficult! There's this interesting thing that happens when we encounter difficult times, we tend to push away; but we are never meant to journey alone through these times! I’m thankful that part of what I get to do is journey with people who struggle. Mr. (Fred) Rogers says that one of the best things that we can give ourselves is to be honest with who you are. We sometimes run away from who we are, or the difficulties that we have because of shame, guilt, or fear of being rejected by others…just to name a few. However, running away tends not to work and sometimes even further complicates our lives! I want to help people become the best version of themselves, given the set of circumstances they are faced with. I want to meet people where they are and help them grow into their best version!

Next available: Jun 3

Kibibi Jordan

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

Next available: Jun 5

Gina Gaston PhD,LCSW

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LCSW
20 years of experience
Authentic
Solution oriented
Empowering
Virtual
Hi I’m Gina! Do you know that everyone feels overwhelmed from time to time? Balancing the demands of life, family, and work can be challenging. I have PhD and MSW from the University of Illinois at Chicago. I am a highly trained therapist with experience helping people recover and achieve their personal and professional goals. My approach is filtered through a diverse lens that views all clients as having the ability to work through challenges. Sometimes all you need is a little help to move forward. Building upon your strengths and past coping mechanisms will help you develop better ways of managing stress and conflict. There are many interventions such as meditation, cognitive behavioral, family systems and solution focused therapy that can be used to tackle the issues affecting your emotional wellbeing. I know seeking therapy can feel scary, but you are making the right decision. Contact me today so we can discuss how therapy can help you.

Next available: Jun 4

Ashley Perini

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Ashley Perini profile image
LCPC
9 years of experience
Empowering
Solution oriented
Direct
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: May 31

Heather Gunderson

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LMFT
28 years of experience
Empowering
Intelligent
Direct
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: Jun 5

Brian Katz

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

Next available: May 31

Derrick Wright

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LCSW
5 years of experience
Challenging
Warm
Virtual
Hello, I am licensed in California, 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 shame, blame, or judgment. You are encouraged to take the first step to seek a more fulfilling and happier life, it 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: May 31

Michelle Robinson

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

Next available: Jun 1

Crystal R Williams,

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

Next available: May 31

Lynn Ford

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LCSW
11 years of experience
Open-minded
Solution oriented
Virtual
Hi, I am Lynn Ford. I am a licensed clinical social worker who utilizes a variety of evidenced based strategies to provide you with the tools you require to address your treatment goals. My belief is that therapy should be client-driven and goal-oriented. I have over a decade of experience working with people of all ages, including children, but my focus has recently been on 18-75 years of age with anxiety, depression, adjustment disorder, grief, ADHD and communication issues in regards to relationships and parenting. I strive to provide a safe, non-judgmental, unbiased environment to empower individuals to explore their beliefs and concerns while gaining or enhancing skills to address their therapeutic needs.

Next available: May 31

Rachael Stewart

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

Next available: Jun 1

LaDonna V Miller

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

Next available: May 31

Dr. Mary Wilson

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LCPC
30 years of experience
Authentic
Intelligent
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. I specialize in personality disorders, anger management, and trauma. 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. I have a lengthy background with couple counseling, effective communication, and narcissistic abuse.

Next available: Jun 9

Abayomi Nichols

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Abayomi Nichols profile image
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: Jun 6

Katie Catalano

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LCSW
10 years of experience
Virtual
Do you feel overwhelmed by work, relationships, or life in general? Are you unsure of where to start on your own journey of self-exploration? As if you're the passenger in the car guiding you through life unable to take control or paralyzed with indecision? Taking the step to start therapy is significant and I hope to create a space where you feel safe and encouraged to be brave. I am a licensed clinical social worker who has been working in the mental health field for over 10 years. I received my Masters degree from the University of Chicago and have experience working in a variety of outpatient settings and emergency services before my transition to private practice. Given both my professional and lived experience, I specialize in working with adults experiencing anxiety, low self-esteem, depression, trauma, and relational issues. Additionally, I work with couples experiencing difficulties with conflict management and intimacy issues.

Next available: May 31

liliana cardona

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liliana cardona profile image
LCPC
8 years of experience
Empowering
Intelligent
Holistic
Virtual
I believe in the healing power of a strong therapeutic alliance. My practice is based on the conviction that with the right support, everyone can effect change in their lives. My style is caring and not judgmental; I utilize Cognitive behavioral therapy, existential therapy, and Brief Cognitive hypnosis to guide you in the process of learning new skills to manage your thoughts, emotions and behavior. I am clinically licensed in the states of Illinois, Texas, Utah and Minnesota. I have been providing therapy through video sessions for more than three years. I am bilingual in Spanish and English. I am a painter and a poet; I consider that Art is another wonderful tool to achieve healing.

Next available: Jun 1

Dr. Kelly Chaney, Ed.D.,

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Dr. Kelly Chaney, Ed.D., profile image
LCPC
14 years of experience
Authentic
Open-minded
Direct
Virtual
When life be Life'n and you feel that you are in a choke hold, this is when support is most needed. I am Dr. Chaney, a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LCPC) based in Chicago. I received my doctoral degree from Governors State University in Counseling Education and Supervision and my Masters and Undergrad from Chicago State University. I have been practicing for over 10 years. I specialize in helping adults struggling with anxiety, grief, self-doubt, bipolar and ADHD.

Next available: Jun 1

Leteria RS Price, LCPC

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

Next available: May 31

Sarah Olson

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Sarah Olson profile image
LCSW
13 years of experience
Warm
Direct
Authentic
Virtual
Hello! I welcome you to take a look at my profile. I love what I do, which is helping people, one person at a time. I am an LCSW in Illinois and Texas and have been an LCSW since 2010. I received my Masters of Social Work (MSW) in 2005. I have various experiences in mental health counseling, child welfare, corrections, training of social workers and some adjunct teaching. I enjoy working with individuals, couples and families. I use a range of modalities, from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing, and in general, I am a good listener. I look forward to working with you!

Next available: Jun 1

Jeri Howell

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Jeri Howell profile image
LCPC
27 years of experience
Virtual
In-person
107 E North St,...
Hello!!! I am Jeri Howell a Licensed therapist from Illinois. I have a Master's Degree in Human Development Counseling and i have been practicing for over 25 years. I want to help people recognize their own strengths and build on the resilience they already possess. I work with individuals and couples as well as teens and young adults. I am available for telehealth and in person at the Be Well Therapy Center in Mt Sterling IL.

Next available: Jun 3

Ken Summers

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LMFT
13 years of experience
Solution oriented
Authentic
Holistic
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: May 31

Lynette G. Collins

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

Next available: Jun 2

Precious Bradley

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

Next available: May 31

Beth Mutton

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Beth Mutton profile image
LCPC
25 years of experience
Virtual
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Illinois. I have worked in the private practice setting for the past 7 years offering individual and couples’ counseling. Prior to this, I worked 20 years in a substance abuse and mental health facility as a primary and assessment counselor. I am in recovery with over 20 years of sobriety and believe my personal experience allows for greater insight and understanding especially for those struggling with addictions.

Next available: May 31

Anthony Brooks

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Anthony Brooks profile image
LCPC
16 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Virtual
I am a 3rd generation social services worker. I was born to help others, it is all I know. It is my passion. With nearly 20 years in the field, I have a wide array of experiences that help make me a well rounded practitioner. I I have worked with Department of Corrections, DCFS. I have experiences in both high acuity inpatient and intensive out patient therapy. Poly dynamics and LGBQT+ friendly.

Next available: Jun 3

Sandrarae Hyatt

Sandrarae Hyatt profile image
LCPC
7 years of experience
Virtual
Hello, I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with a concentration on Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I provide a safe, supportive space for us to work together on strategies that can help you manage stress, successfully face life challenges, and find workable coping techniques for you to live your best life. My approach is collaborative and tailored to your individual needs. Whether someone is dealing with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or just needing someone to talk to, I’m here to listen and guide clients towards a path of greater well-being.

Next available: Jun 4

Kendra Pepper Graham

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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: Jun 1

Loren Morris

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Loren Morris profile image
LCPC
9 years of experience
Virtual
I am a licensed clinical professional counselor providing therapy to address a range of challenges including anxiety, depression, ADHD as well as difficulties with communication and navigating conflict in relationships. Often individuals seek therapy after what they have tried on their own is not providing the change they are seeking. I provide a supportive and partnership approach to therapy incorporating tools to meet client goals.

Next available: May 31

Kristen Wilson

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Kristen Wilson profile image
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: Jun 1

Meredith Patterson

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

Next available: Jun 13

Brenda Flores

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LCSW
10 years of experience
Virtual
Hi! I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Chicago. I received my Masters from the Dominican University and have been practicing for 11 years. I have experience working with children, families, and adults of all ages. I am looking forward to working with clients of all ages and open to meeting them in person or via tele-health.

Next available: Jun 1

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

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

Next available: Jun 18

Chris Bonavolante

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Chris Bonavolante profile image
LCSW
30 years of experience
Virtual
I am a LCSW with 30 years of experience. I have a long history of working with individuals struggling with anxiety and depression. My goal is to work with these individuals in order for them to embrace the best quality of life and enjoy life without anxiety and depression. My focus is to build a person's self-esteem and ability to trust their decisions and judgement.

Next available: May 31

Aryn Pardieck

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

Next available: May 31

Shari Ramsey

Shari Ramsey profile image
LCPC
24 years of experience
Warm
Solution oriented
Virtual
In-person
7124 Windsor La...
I am an Illinois and Wisconsin Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) who has extensive experience working with individuals, groups, couples, and families. I earned my Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology from Benedictine University, where the prominent perspective was person-centered therapy. I have worked with several different client populations including couples with marriage difficulties, adults struggling with depression, anxiety, and other life adjustment issues, physically and sexually abused adolescents and adults, adolescents with mental health issues related to school, home, adjustment, or mental illness, and even adolescents and adults on the verge of suicide. In working with these populations, I have gained vast experience in family dynamics and feel it is important to focus on the whole system, especially when a child is involved. I have also been trained in DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), and I feel many adults and adolescents could greatly benefit from learning these skills. God is our ultimate counselor and His word is referenced and prayed from as part of the healing process.

Next available: Jun 1

Kristen Jurgenson-Housen

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Kristen Jurgenson-Housen profile image
LMFT
7 years of experience
Virtual
I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who helps my clients improve their wellbeing by utilizing coping skills and personal supports to feel more confident and competent in their lives. I am trained in multiple individual and systemic modalities, as well as Christian counseling and LGBTQ affirming therapies if desired, to better customize the therapy experience to my clients needs.

Next available: Jun 11

Stephenie Teague

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LCPC
10 years of experience
Virtual
I have amassed over 20 years of experience in counseling, specializing in supporting adults and adolescents dealing with substance use disorder, domestic violence and sexual assault, and mental health challenges before branching off into private practice.  My passion is empowering individuals, couples and families to see their strengths as resources in life's challenges and to help shift patterns to more satisfying outcomes.   

Next available: Jun 3

Elise Stewart

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LCPC
4 years of experience
Virtual
I am here to provide a safe space for self-exploration and empathy. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) with a Provisional Art Therapy credential (ATR-P). I am based in Illinois and make appointments virtually. I am available for talk therapy, art therapy, or even a mixture of both. I have a background of working with people who have had anything from substance use issues to anxiety (social and generalized), life transitions, grief, phase of life issues, self-esteem issues, substance use issues, and who struggle with communication in relationships.

Next available: Jun 3

Stephanie Armanetti

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Stephanie Armanetti profile image
LCSW
15 years of experience
Virtual
In-person
1800 Nations Dr...
I am a licensed clinical social worker in Illinois with years of experience helping individuals and couples navigate life's challenges. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

Next available: May 31

Baheia Ahmad-Derweesh

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Baheia Ahmad-Derweesh profile image
LCPC
30 years of experience
Virtual
Hi there! I'm a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) based in Illinois, with over 30 years of experience in the field. I obtained my Doctoral and Masters degrees in counseling education from Argosy University and Northeastern Illinois University, respectively. My practice focuses on supporting clients dealing with life stress, depression, and anxiety, while also assisting families in enhancing their communication skills. I'm passionate about helping individuals become the best versions of themselves and making a positive impact on their lives.

Next available: Jun 3

Vidya Bommi

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Vidya Bommi profile image
LCSW
20 years of experience
Virtual
In-person
1555 Naperville...
As a licensed clinical social worker with a rich and varied background, I bring extensive experience and expertise to support individuals, couples, and families on their journey toward improved mental well-being. From my private practice in Naperville, Illinois, I offer personalized therapy, drawing upon my diverse clinical experiences spanning over two decades. My commitment to fostering inclusive education and promoting diversity and social justice extends beyond the therapy room, as evidenced by my involvement in community education and advocacy efforts. With a focus on empowerment and resilience, I strive to empower clients with the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate life's challenges and thrive.

Next available: Jun 4

Melissa Pazen

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LCSW
19 years of experience
Virtual
Hi! I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois. I received my Master's Degree more than 20 years ago and have been helping people improve their mental health ever since. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, the most widely accepted therapy available today, to help you reframe thoughts and align your emotions with your thoughts. I help clients become the best version of themselves.

Next available: Jun 2

Tracy Rugg

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LCSW
3 years of experience
Virtual
Hello, I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in Illinois. I have worked in the field of Social Work for 24 years at the Bachelor's level, including case management for at-risk youth, CPS investigations and medical social work. I received my Master's of Science in Social Work from the University of Louisville and have been practicing for three years. I assist adults dealing with anxiety, depression and trauma with recognizing triggers/barriers to successful living and then learning to effectively reframe in order to be a better version of themselves.

Next available: Jun 1

Sandra Galvan-Valdovinos

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LMFT
8 years of experience
Virtual
Sandra Galvan-Valdovinos, MA , LMFT is a bilingual therapist that uses a variety of techniques to meet clients where they are mentally and emotionally to help them feel comfortable while coping with life’s difficulties. Sandra has experienced in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy, Person Centered Therapy, Bowenian Therapy, Play Therapy, Child-Parent Relationship Training, Trauma Informed Care, and when needed a Psychoeducation approach to counseling. Experience Sandra earned her Master of Arts from Northeastern Illinois University with a concentration in Couple and Family Counseling, which is a CACREP certified program. Hobbies and Interests In her free time, Sandra enjoys running, traveling, vlogging motherhood and lifestyle, and watching her daughter's participate in gymnastics and swimming.

Next available: Jun 1

Marianne Ogbonnaya

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LCPC
3 years of experience
Virtual
Hi, I’m Marianne Ogbonnaya. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in Illinois. I have been practicing for over 4 years. I specialize in self-esteem issues and will work with you to increase your confidence and sense of well-being. I work with a variety of individuals and provide culturally affirming counselling to BIPOC, with a focus on first-generation and immigrants

Next available: May 31

Christie DeBruce

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LCSW
24 years of experience
Virtual
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker conducting sessions virtually in New York, New Jersey, Illinois, Pennsylvania and Nevada. I specialize in people that are going through tough times and need coping skills to manage. Life might have thrown you curve balls, and you might not be accepting of the uncertainty and the change. I'll be here to tell you that bad situations can be temporary and life changes can also be great. I specialize in helping people who fall down but get back up. I'll help you to talk about your feelings and help you to make treatment goals that you have been wanting to reach.

Next available: Jun 6

Heather Brown

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LCSW
15 years of experience
Authentic
Open-minded
Virtual
Struggling with personal issues with intimacy, connection, romance, or sexuality can be scary and confusing. Having the right someone to work with you to help you get through those times and situations can be rewarding. Whether it’s to develop a way out of a difficult situation, learn how to cope, or explore aspects of yourself I am here to work with you. My primary focus is on issues that manifest themselves in a sexual nature or have a sexual aspect to them. I assist clients in identifying, understanding and overcoming issues of an intimate nature with grace and dignity.

Next available: May 31

Oluwatamilore odimayo

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LCPC
10 years of experience
Authentic
Intelligent
Open-minded
Virtual
In-person
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I am a Doctor of Psychology, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor in Illinois. I am the author of the best-selling self-help book How to Be a Mental Health Savage. I am an avid mental health advocate who aims to reduce mental health stigma globally. I focus on a holistic approach to mental health improvement through intellectual stimulation, relationship restructuring, diet restructuring, and exercise. My extensive experience includes working with acute trauma care and counseling co-occurring disorders (mental health and substance abuse). I also provide custody evaluations, FOID appeal evaluations, and juvenile forensic evaluations.

Next available: Jun 10

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