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290 therapists in Illinois accepting UnitedHealthcare Shared Services

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Danielle M McQuay

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Danielle M McQuay profile image
LCSW
12 years of experience
Virtual
Do you ever wonder is there more to life, more happiness, fulfillment? I have worked with a variety of populations including children and adults that are in crisis, involved with the foster care system of Illinois (DCFS), struggle with self-esteem, anxiety, and feelings of loneliness. I’m known for cultivating self development, self care and determination; specializing in helping you connect with your fullest potential. As a team we will begin shifting your paradigm, developing a new attitude with new results, you desire. “A moment of gratitude makes a difference in your attitude” is one of my favorite quotes. Your reality is what you nurture and focus on. Let’s get to work on what’s most important, you!

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
"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

Candyce Hurd

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Candyce Hurd profile image
LCPC
8 years of experience
Empowering
Authentic
Solution oriented
Virtual
I am an Army Veteran and LCPC with a certification as a national certified counselor through the NBCC and have accumulated over 6 years of direct individual/group practice as a licensed counselor. Overall, my experience spans over 10 years working as a crisis, substance use, and mental health counselor in the field. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, career challenges, and substance use. I also have assisted many clients who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is very welcoming and inviting. I believe in honoring the values of respect, sensitivity, compassion, empathy and embracing a holistic point of view to promote mental wellness. It takes courage to make the steps towards a more fulfilling and happier life and embrace change. If you are ready to take that leap into a healthier mind, body, and spirit, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you in your new journey!

Next available: Dec 5

Jami Coyle

Jami Coyle profile image
LCSW
23 years of experience
Intelligent
Warm
Solution oriented
Virtual
Are you a woman struggling with anxiety, depression, or the challenges of daily life? Are you going through a life change and finding it difficult to manage? I am committed to helping you overcome obstacles and achieve emotional well-being. I invite you to take the first step towards a healthier and more fulfilling life. I am a clinical social worker with over 20 years of experience, specializing in women’s mental health. I provide professional guidance and support to women who struggle with anxiety, depression, and the daily stressors that can come with life transitions. Drawing from my extensive clinical experience, I offer a holistic approach to therapy, understanding that mental health is influenced by various factors. I tailor my interventions to meet your individual needs, creating a safe and non-judgmental space for your healing and growth. Together, we will explore the root causes of your emotional distress and work on practical tools and coping strategies to navigate your challenges. By fostering a collaborative and trusting therapeutic alliance, my goal is to help you develop a deeper understanding of yourself, build resilience, and create a more positive and fulfilling life. Whether you're experiencing career shifts, relationship issues, motherhood, or menopause, I am here to guide you through these transitional periods. I will help you find balance, regain control, and build resilience during times of uncertainty and change. My focus is always on building strong, trusting relationships to help those I work with achieve their goals and improve their quality of life.

Next available: Dec 6

Karina Rodriguez

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Karina Rodriguez profile image
LCSW
8 years of experience
Empowering
Open-minded
Humorous
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: Dec 6

Susan Sherbon LCSW, Ed.S, BCBA

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Susan Sherbon LCSW, Ed.S, BCBA profile image
LCSW
27 years of experience
Virtual
Do you feel overwhelmed by day-to-day living? Is there something weighing heavily on your mind that is affecting your ability to function as well as you want to? Being able to talk about those feelings with someone can be a huge relief. I believe that establishing a good relationship between the therapist and the client is critical to the healing process. Using a non-judgmental approach, I work with my clients to explore and identify what is the root cause of the distress and together, we set goals for solutions to managing or overcoming the source of the issue. I have been fortunate to gain 27 years of professional experience in many settings with a variety of different people. I did individual, group and family therapy for teens that were involved in the juvenile justice system. I worked as a school social worker, school administrator, autism consultant, behavior coach, public speaker and parent trainer. I am also a parent myself who can draw from many of my own personal experiences. My professional development has been expansive and often depends on the needs of my position and my clients. I feel it is important to meet you where you are at and listen to your story. It takes courage to reach out and ask for help. You have taken the first step in identifying that something doesn't feel right. I will meet you with compassion and evidence-based strategies to overcome the things that are holding you back from a peaceful and joyful life. I am ready when you are!

Next available: Dec 4

Matt Marder

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Matt Marder profile image
LCSW
16 years of experience
Virtual
Hello, my name is Matt Marder. Thank you for taking the time to learn more about me and how I might support you on your personal journey. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), I offer behavioral therapy to improve and maintain your emotional well-being. I focus on building a trusting relationship with my clients, allowing you to be heard and understood. Initially, we begin where you are and build a treatment plan specifically to meet your needs. My approaches allow you to recognize yourself, think about others, and identify strategies for navigating the daily roller-coaster of life. You may have gone through a loss or be experiencing trouble managing whatever life has thrown your way. I am available to listen and help you succeed in improving yourself, your relationships, or your family life. No matter who you are, or what circumstances you’ve endured, your emotional health and well-being are most important. Feel free to reach out to me for assistance.

Next available: Dec 4

Chandra Dockery

(she/her)

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

Next available: Dec 9

Christine Manuel

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Christine Manuel profile image
LCSW
15 years of experience
Virtual
Hello! I'm Christine Manuel, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Therapist. I earned my Masters Degree from the University of Chicago, and I have been in this field for over 15 years. I work with Adolescents and Adults who are struggling with stress and anxiety, the effects of trauma, attachment issues, and Parenting concerns. I have a Client centered approach that allows me to join with Individuals on their journey toward healing.

Next available: Dec 4

Suzette Jacob

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

Next available: Dec 4

Mandy Eisenberg

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Mandy Eisenberg profile image
LCSW
10 years of experience
Virtual
“An Arrow can only be shot by pulling it backward. So when life is dragging you back, it means that it is going to launch you into something great.” Life has its way of pulling us backward, but I believe with positive support, healthy coping skills, and processing through things that are dragging you back; you can learn to thrive and launch yourself into greater things. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in Missouri and also licensed in Illinois and Massachusetts. I received my Master's from the University of Missouri-Columbia. I have worked with clients of all ages and enjoy the chance to help you make positive changes to live your best life! I have worked in the mental health field for over ten years. Throughout my time working in mental health I have worked with clients with mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, mood disorders, PTSD, personality disorders, and substance and alcohol use disorders. My greatest skill as a therapist is being able to work with clients and help them feel accepted, heard, and understood. I have been trained in many therapy modalities and use these skills to help clients learn coping skills to better manage and cope with daily stress and symptoms they have previously suffered from. I believe change is possible. Using Dialectical Behavioral Therapy skills, I teach clients mindfulness, emotional regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, and distress tolerance. This specific therapy modality was specifically created to help people diagnosed with personality disorders, but I have also found these skills effective in treating a range of other symptoms including anger, depression, anxiety, substance use, mood disorders, self-harming behaviors, trauma responses, and eating disorders. I integrate DBT skills into my client's treatment based on their needs. By learning these helpful and healthy coping skills I have witnessed my clients learn to not only manage their lives better but thrive in life.

Next available: Dec 20

Rupa Kantorek

Rupa Kantorek profile image
LCSW
15 years of experience
Virtual
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: Dec 4

Myrna Pledger

(she/her)

Myrna Pledger profile image
LCPC
22 years of experience
Virtual
Hi, I'm Myrna. Do you sometimes feel that you don't fit in or that others are taking advantage of your kindness? Do you feel that others undervalue you and your contributions and that the goal post you have been assigned by others to reach keeps getting moved further away from you? I help abuse victims and survivors to appreciate themselves, their goals, their achievements, and their own individual beauty. Together we can work to help you to separate your individual goals and aspirations from those that you may have adapted in order to please others. Whether it is self-acknowledged engrained attitudes and beliefs acquired from parental, educational, religious, or social conditioning that has caused you to undervalue yourself and value other's opinions of you above your own self-assessment or whether the cause is unknown, I can help you. We will use a solutions-focused approach that utilizes practical and proven techniques that address both your emotional, mental, and physical needs. I incorporate bible verses, history, and personality assessments to assist you in seeing your place in the world and recognizing yourself as a valuable individual. In our sessions together, you will be met with respect and appreciation. I look forward to working with you.

Next available: Dec 6

Ashley Ice

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Ashley Ice profile image
LCSW
9 years of experience
Authentic
Warm
Empowering
Virtual
I believe everyone has the narrative to their own story and the answer they seek is within; sometimes it just needs a little compassionate digging. Because therapy isn't a life time based resource, I believe in empowering individuals to discover their own inner resource pool and teach new coping techniques to continue to build resilience and self compassion. My approach is race informed, trauma informed, and LGBTQIA+ friendly. The systems built around us exacerbate the amount of trauma we experience and further damage our capacity for recovery. Sometimes the hardest part is recognizing you have taken yourself to a point where guidance may be the next best option, however it is important for that guidance isn't in favor of dominant groups. I specialize in providing trauma based therapeutic interventions, while focusing on the somatic experiences of where trauma is stored/harbored in our bodies to develop tools for regulation and healing. I believe the key ingredient is building a therapeutic relationship filled with trust, safety and compassion, as well as accountability and movement forward. I am certified in TF-CBT as well as a Registered Yoga Teacher, and regularly utilize these modalities in combination with other psychodynamic and skill based approaches. When we engage in trauma recovery work, we cannot do it alone. Thanks for trusting me to accompany you in your journey to healing and witnessing you living a better life.

Next available: Dec 5

Amber Konopa

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Amber Konopa profile image
LCPC
22 years of experience
Virtual
It's hard to see your positive attributes or have motivation when you are experiencing trials and tribulations with life. Remember…We are never alone. Over the past 22 years as a CTRS-CADC-LCPC I have witnessed remarkable changes from working with adolescents to adults stating "I never thought I could do this" to achieve quality of living. I take pride in partnering with people to create a safe space to discover your hidden unique strengths and talents, which may have been masked due to unhealthy patterns in coping style or interpersonal relationships. I integrate a number of research-based, complementary theoretical methods into treatment, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Motivational Interviewing, as well as other healthy life skills gleaned through Buddhist psychology and other disciplines to assist in healing the mind, body, and spirit.

Next available: Dec 5

Brigitte L. Oetter

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Brigitte L. Oetter profile image
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: Dec 8

Joy Valente

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Joy Valente profile image
LCPC
5 years of experience
Virtual
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who attended the University of Mount Olive in North Carolina and earned a Bachelor of Science in Clinical Psychology. I graduated from Moody Theological Seminary in Chicago, Illinois, with a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I have 5 years of experience working as a clinical counselor in the community mental health setting. I have worked with adults, providing substance abuse treatment, mental health treatment, parenting groups, anger management groups, and domestic violence groups. I have worked with adolescents as a school-based counselor to address substance abuse and mental health needs. I am open to seeing adolescents and adults. My theoretical orientation is mainly Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), accompanied with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT). I am also trauma informed. I believe that as a therapist, possessing multicultural awareness and competency in one's practice is an essential key factor to change and in helping clients from diverse backgrounds to feel welcome and supported and to thrive in life. I also believe that everyone has the power to change and deserves help to live a better life, a life worth living.

Next available: Dec 4

Jessica Bosques

Jessica Bosques profile image
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

Kyla O'Neal, LCPC, NCC

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Kyla O'Neal, LCPC, NCC profile image
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

Bonnie Lansing

(she/her)

Bonnie Lansing  profile image
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

Timara Betts

(she/her)

Timara Betts profile image
LCSW
6 years of experience
Virtual
Timara Betts is a Trauma Informed Licensed Clinical Social Worker whose aim is to support others to build upon their strengths to gain satisfaction within their authentic selves, nurture positive relationships and achieve personal goals. She specializes in Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Theraplay to help address concerns that include but are not limited to depression, stress management, grief and loss, anxiety, complex trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, and self-esteem. Timara is a recently published author of a gratitude journal. Her several years of professional experience with youth, families, and professionals has strengthened her passion to empower seekers who are on a path to increased self-discovery as each stage in human development can lead us to closer to self-actualization.

Next available: Dec 5

Paula J Moore

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Paula J Moore profile image
LCSW
9 years of experience
Virtual
Most mental health symptoms can be traced back to trauma; it’s not what's wrong with you, but what has happened to you. The effects of trauma can last for months, years, or a lifetime. When there is trauma, negative beliefs are created, inhibiting our ability to function fully, which affects the way we view ourselves, others, and the world we live in. We may feel that if we could just "push through" or bury our symptoms and memories, that is enough, until it isn't. My practice philosophy is that we all have inherent worth and value, and possess the ability to heal. Therapy allows us to identify the negative beliefs that were created from traumatic experiences, and transform them so that our inner and outer experiences change in the ways that we desire. It all starts within. Reaching out for help with life’s challenges is one of the most important things one can do for their long-term health and well-being. I walk with you, never judging, and always supporting you with your goals.

Next available: Dec 6

Maritza Solis

Maritza Solis profile image
LCSW
9 years of experience
Solution oriented
Holistic
Direct
Virtual
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

Jerome Clark, LCPC

Jerome Clark, LCPC profile image
LCPC
10 years of experience
Direct
Authentic
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: Dec 4

Angelo Georgacopoulos

(he/him)

Angelo Georgacopoulos profile image
LCPC
12 years of experience
Warm
Open-minded
Authentic
Virtual
Hi. My name is Angelo Georgacopoulos. I am licensed in Illinois as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with over 12 years experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, family conflicts, self-esteem, relationships, couples therapy, confidence and career difficulties. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to help navigate & empower you in that journey.

Next available: Dec 8

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