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Shelli Pollard

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LCSW
11 years of experience
Virtual
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with more than 15 years' experience working in community mental health prior to going into private practice in 2018. I have over a decade of experience working with those of all ages, genders and ethnicities who struggle with a wide range of mental health conditions. I have seen firsthand how deeply therapy can impact someone's life and I am grateful to be a part of that journey with you. We will navigate your challenges, and treatment goals together. You do not have to do this alone, let's begin on this journey together.

Next available: May 1

Nicole Kumane` Chisum

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Nicole Kumane` Chisum profile image
LCSW
7 years of experience
Virtual
Hello and Welcome!!! My name is Nicole Kumane` Chisum and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing in Illinois. I am committed to improving the lives of others through the therapeutic process. I received a Master's in Child Development and my Masters Social Work. I have over 15 years of experience working with individuals, children and families as a dedicated Social Worker. I believe that when individuals are given the space to fully express themselves and have a supportive therapist, they can discover the positive changes they are looking for. I am a warm, compassionate and laid-back therapist that will work with you to set goals, solve problems, and explore emotions. Therapy is all about meeting you where you are and I will always work to meet you in that place. During therapy it is important to explore the hard stuff, it can also be an enjoyable experience too.

Next available: Apr 22

Julie Schrader

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LCPC
9 years of experience
Authentic
Solution oriented
Empowering
Virtual
In-person
Peoria, IL, USA
104 mi
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: Apr 29

Kate Hoffower

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LCPC
20 years of experience
Warm
Holistic
Empowering
Virtual
In-person
129 Commercial ...
16 mi
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois with specialized training in expressive arts therapy, ecotherapy and sexual abuse and assault. I practice from a strengths-based, solution-focused perspective and will help you develop the insight and skills you need to achieve your goals. Please give me a call or send me an email if you would like to discuss what you are looking for further. I offer a free fifteen-minute initial consultation. Also, apologies in advance for the random cameo by Eclipse, my supportive therapy cat.

Next available: May 5

Alan Deibel

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LCPC
14 years of experience
Solution oriented
Intelligent
Empowering
Virtual
Do you ever feel paralyzed by your emotions? One moment you are content, then a random stressor comes along and hijacks both your body and thoughts. This leaves you not knowing what to do next and wondering if all of your past accomplishments were just by chance. Not only are you second guessing yourself, your body also feels like it’s been through a full body workout. You have every intention to cope and work on yourself, but you are just way too exhausted and aren’t quite sure where to start. I can relate to these very human experiences and can partner with you to change the way you think and feel. Our emotions serve many vital functions, but often prompt a physical response that can impact the way we view the world. By implementing simple evidenced based strategies to your life at a pace that works for you, you will have the opportunity to confront your emotions with confidence and learn how growth happens when we take a step outside of our comfort zone. With over 13 years of diverse clinical experience with a focus on treating Addiction, Trauma, Anxiety, and Mood Disorders in a hospital setting, I bring you a flexible and creative approach that is curated to your specific needs. While I am open and honored to work with any type of symptom presentation, my niche is working with individuals who have struggled with trauma, addiction, and those that have been impacted by addiction. I hope you will consider scheduling an intake with me to see if we would be a good fit for your wellness journey, please check out my booking link. I look forward to meeting you!

Next available: Apr 22

Justin Freeman

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LCPC
25 years of experience
Virtual
Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) based in Illinois. I received my MA in Clinical Psychology from Eastern Illinois University and have practiced for over 25 years. I enjoy helping people find hope again when struggling with depression, trauma, and self-injury. Life is hard, and sometimes we need to know that someone out there believes in us and knows that we can do hard things.

Next available: Apr 22

Ana L Perez

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LCPC
20 years of experience
Warm
Solution oriented
Empowering
Virtual
Hello there ! I am Ana Do you find your self stuck in life? , do you find difficult to relate to other people in social settings? Lack confidence ? Do you feel misunderstood by those around you ? Hablas Español? I am here to help you overcome any barriers that can come your way; to feel free from unpleasant emotions, together we will explore new ways to cope and to bring up your better self , spiritually, mentally and emotionally. This is your time and space to feel completely safe and understood . I am looking forward to meet you !

Next available: May 11

Bonnie Lansing

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Bonnie Lansing  profile image
LCPC
13 years of experience
Open-minded
Warm
Empowering
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: May 3

Sara Hernandez

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LCSW
6 years of experience
Warm
Empowering
Authentic
Virtual
Reaching out to a complete stranger to talk about your personal life can be unsettling. Oftentimes, what makes us uncomfortable helps us to grow. If you are ready to take the next step into therapy, know that I will start where you are and we will go from there. We will work together to come up with what you want out of therapy and work together to accomplish your goals. I aim to provide you with a safe, non-judgmental, reflective space to continue your personal growth. In sessions, you will find my approach to be relational, strength-based, and trauma-informed. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in working with adults/young adults. I received my Master’s degree from Loyola University specializing in Mental Health and sub-specializing in Migration Studies. I am fluent in Spanish and bicultural in U.S. and Latin American cultures. I grew up in Chicago with my Salvadoran family. Populations that I work with are the following: young adults/adults with unresolved childhood/family trauma, self-esteem issues, anxiety, depression, PTSD, autism, ADHD, people who identify with the LGTBQ+ population, interpersonal violence, grief/loss, past poverty trauma, first generation college kids, first generation professionals, and religious trauma. I am hopeful that your next step into therapy will be a positive and healthy experience that will allow you to cultivate your personal growth. When you are ready, the door is open to begin this process. **** Please note that I do not do evaluations or testing for ADHD.****

Next available: Apr 22

Sherry Miller

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LCPC
28 years of experience
Virtual
Sherry Miller, M.S., LPC (OK, TX,WI), LCPC, (IL), LMHC (FL, MA), CSADC (IL), CSAC (WI), LADC (OK), M-CAP (FL), ICS (WI), BC-TMH. Hi there. My name is Sherry Miller. I have a Master of Science in Human Service Community Counseling from National Louis University at Chicago, IL. I pride myself in strict confidentiality; with a unique insight into my consumers. Because I have been in a program of Recovery from Alcohol, Drugs, and Codependency for the past 28 plus years I knows firsthand what it takes to find the truth of oneself and want assist you with your own unique and personal journey of self-awareness. I am dually licensed to treat mental health and substance abuse concerns. I am also licensed as an Independent Clinical Supervisor in the field of Addictions. My clinical interests include family dysfunction, addiction treatment, co-dependency, domestic violence, sexual abuse, and family, individual, or group counseling. I have over 28 years’ experience in the treatment of anger, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, behavioral issues, parent education, fearfulness, addiction issues, and co-occurring disorders. I am board certified to do telehealth (counseling over the internet) for clients that cannot make it to the office for their counseling appointment or prefer the comfort of having their counseling session in the privacy of their own home. I am experienced working with all ages, genders, and the LGBTQ community. In addition, I have experience working on a college campus with college age persons. In my free time you will find me spending time with my cats, and dogs, riding my horses, riding my bike or working out at the gym.

Next available: Apr 25

Lisa Feldmann/Koegler

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

Next available: Apr 22

Christina Tri

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LCPC
8 years of experience
Virtual
Hi! My name is Christina, and I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) from Illinois. I graduated from Roosevelt University with both my bachelor's and master's degrees. I have been providing counseling/psychotherapy for the past 8+ years to clients in Illinois and currently see all clients virtually. I am passionate about working with adult clients who are in early adulthood (18-35). As a therapist who often works with this age group, I frequently see clients who could use extra support but also want to take action by finding solutions for their concerns and/or wish to find more effective methods to cope with what’s bothering them. I commonly work with clients who are going through a big life transition or are trying to cope with significant life changes. Frequent concerns that tend to pop up in my work with clients include anxiety, depression, stress, overwhelm, irritability, low motivation, feeling "stuck", problems sleeping and burnout. I also support clients with perfectionism, health concerns, grief/loss, poor work-life balance, difficulties boundary setting, and/or a desire to communicate more effectively.

Next available: Apr 24

Kibibi Jordan

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Kibibi Jordan profile image
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: Apr 24

Helen Roberts

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LCPC
23 years of experience
Authentic
Solution oriented
Intelligent
Virtual
Hi, nice to meet you; my name is Helen Roberts. I’ve been a therapist since 2000, graduating from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. I have a unique combination of 20-plus years of experience working with Christian Counseling, Trauma Treatment, Attachment Therapy, Sexual Addiction, Betrayal trauma, Couples, Adults, and children. I began seeing clients two years earlier while working as a secondary therapist with families having children at risk of being removed, as well as attachment issues. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), CBT with children, Attachment therapy, and as a Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist and many other modalities. I am board certified by the National Board of Certified Counselors. I started the Trauma and Recovery Center in Green Bay, WI. I was one the founding members of Peace Makers Ministries and Under His Wings Ministries, working with attachment issues, trauma recovery, and Christian counseling. In 2015, I began training as a Certified Sexual, Addiction Therapist (CSAT), supervised by Dr. Kenneth Adams. I was trained in Betrayal Trauma by Dr. Kevin Skinner. Since that time, I have continued to work with attachment, adoption issues, trauma issues, sexual addiction, pornography addiction, anxiety, depression, and betrayal trauma. These types of therapy mean that I can work with you if you have difficulty connecting with your mom or dad, saw or experienced abandonment or rejection, or were involved with a traumatic (to you) event. I work with children, couples, individuals, and families. You deserve recovery and healing with a well-trained therapist who specializes in the modalities for your healing. I know you may not know how to fix your situation or relationship right now, but I know how to help. Request an appointment today; let’s start the conversation.

Next available: May 7

Eva Reynoso

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Eva Reynoso profile image
LCSW
7 years of experience
Warm
Solution oriented
Authentic
Virtual
Welcome! Congratulations on taking an important step towards prioritizing your well-being. Navigating the mental health system can be a confusing and difficult process, but you are here and that is already progress. I would like to make that process less daunting and assist you in reaching your desired quality of life. I strive to provide a safe and supportive space for us to process painful past experiences as well as current difficulties. I will provide you with and help you practice a variety of techniques that will empower you to push past your discomfort (and/or trauma) to live the fulfilling lifestyle you are searching for. While addressing your symptoms, we will also explore and expand your personal strengths in order to improve your self-esteem and boost your confidence. Creating a strong foundation of trust in yourself to handle difficult situations is one of the most powerful tools to manage and prevent depression and anxiety-related symptoms. Therapy does not have to be boring or stressful. Together we can explore different creative approaches such as art, mindfulness, games, hands-on activities/worksheets, videos, and books to enhance your experience in ways that feel most meaningful and helpful to you.

Next available: Apr 22

Jasmine McCully, LCSW, LICSW, LMSW

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Jasmine McCully, LCSW, LICSW, LMSW profile image
LCSW
14 years of experience
Virtual
Hi, I'm Jasmine! Inviting someone into your most personal space can be intimidating, scary, and daunting. Getting to this point of reading my bio is a huge step. Just know that I am SUPER excited that you have taken that step! Are you struggling with life transitions? Are you having difficulty maintaining healthy/positive relationships? Do you find it difficult to be kind to yourself? I help those having difficulty in these areas. We can work together to get you back on track and develop strategies to cope and manage. Some of the methods I utilize to help are cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, solution focused therapy, and client-centered therapy. I also integrate mindfulness, journaling, and meditation--just to name a few! I will meet you with compassion and evidence-based practices. I hope that we can take steps TOGETHER towards achieving your therapy goals and I look forward to working with you!

Next available: May 6

Karina Servin Jimenez

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Karina Servin Jimenez profile image
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 23

Gaby Cote

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Gaby Cote profile image
LCPC
12 years of experience
Holistic
Authentic
Intelligent
Virtual
In-person
Work-Space by M...
127 mi
Hi I'm Gaby. If you have been feeling sick and stuck in a negative thought process and wondering if there is anyone who can understand or help you, let's talk. I am here to help you experience change and escape from the pattern of life that has left you feeling different, unwell, and stuck. I am first and foremost a Trauma Informed Recovery Therapist. This means that I believe in you and I believe in your goals and I know we can find a way to get there while acknowledging all that you have been through. I realized I wanted to become a therapist during a serendipitous summer camp experience—40 feet in the air on the high ropes course, I learned that I loved helping people process challenging experiences in creative ways. I love using a lot of different approaches depending on what we are working on. Some of my favorite methods are cognitive behavioral therapy, positive psychology, strength based therapy, and psychodynamic therapy. I have been doing individual therapy with teens and adults of all ages since 2020. Previously, I worked as a clinical consultant, clinical director, and clinical supervisor in specialized mental health rehabilitation settings. I have been supporting people in creating and meeting their goals since 2012. I have used all of my past work experiences to learn how to work with clients to explore dreams, and strengths, and learn how to make these things their reality. I use eclectic strategies to support people as they sort through their lives and figure out ways to move forward in a new light. I believe that therapy is a special space that allows a person to sit, process, and problem-solve in a way that can’t always be done in day-to-day.

Next available: Apr 24

Gina Gaston PhD,LCSW

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LCSW
20 years of experience
Solution oriented
Authentic
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: Apr 22

Hernan Barenboim

(he/him)

Hernan Barenboim profile image
LMFT
20 years of experience
Intelligent
Open-minded
Warm
Virtual
Hello there! I am Hernan. I know that sometimes it is challenging to accept that we need help. We live in a world that still penalizes people who express emotional problems, even though we all will have some emotional issues at some point. It is essential to ask for help sooner than later. In this way, we can avoid more significant problems in the future. I am here to help! I have more than 20 years of clinical experience at the national and international levels. I work with with my patients providing warm advice and always meeting you where you are. Together, we can understand your unique history and discover what you really want in life. From self-discovery to improving the relationships that matter, I want to be your strategic partner in the journey. Let's talk!

Next available: Apr 23

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 22

Heather Gunderson

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

Next available: Apr 22

Emily J Stoner

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Emily J Stoner profile image
LCPC
10 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Holistic
Virtual
Hi, I'm Emily. I have been a psychotherapist for 10 years working exclusively with adults. I work with female identifying individuals who are dealing with trauma, anxiety, depression, postpartum, prenatal, as well as other concerns. As a mother myself I have a understanding how obstacles can affect balance. If you are looking for a safe space to explore your needs and how to work towards healing contact me for a consult. If you are contemplating the decision to start or re-start therapy here are some ways it can benefit you including improving insight/ self awareness, improve coping skills / healthy habits as well as having a safe space to talk about struggles. I utilize multiple approaches to best fit your needs and utilize practical everyday approaches for busy lifestyles. **I do not fill out FMLA/ disability/ custody/work accommodation paperwork.**

Next available: Apr 24

Oliver M. Williams

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Oliver M. Williams profile image
LCSW
42 years of experience
Intelligent
Empowering
Authentic
Virtual
Greetings. I am Oliver M. Williams. Are you struggling to make sense of the life circumstances that cause you to feel stuck? Or, do you desire to create a life for yourself that is reflective of you being your highest good? I enjoy using my high energy, compassionate, four decades of behavioral health experience to assist you in becoming greater than your circumstances. My approach is eclectic, utilizing numerous evidence based strategies along with a firm application of the creative process necessary to navigate the change and transformation process. I am a self published author of two books. Additionally, I write short articles related to specific topics important in pursuing personal development that I am happy to share with you. If you are interested in addressing issues that stop you from being your greatest possibility, we'll work together to overcome any challenges that stop you from having the life you desire.

Next available: Apr 23

Howard Bernstein

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Howard Bernstein profile image
PsyD
20 years of experience
Virtual
Hello, I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who is licensed in Chicago and New York City. I earned my doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Yeshiva University in New York City and am also a Columbia University graduate (B.A. Psychology). I have over 20 years' experience helping people manage anxiety (panic, phobias, obsessions and compulsions, trauma), depression, interpersonal/relationship issues, and anger. I also work with older adults and individuals with physical challenges. I use cognitive behavioral and mindfulness/stress management psychotherapy approaches to help people make positive changes in their lives by changing the way they act, think, feel, and interact with others, as well as manage stress more effectively.

Next available: Apr 26

Chelsie Scoggin-Chang

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LCPC
19 years of experience
Authentic
Solution oriented
Open-minded
Virtual
In-person
1608 West Colon...
23 mi
Finding a therapist can be an overwhelming task. Life can be full of complexities that can be difficult to navigate. Considering that you may be feeling sad or overwhelmed, I commend you for taking the brave first steps toward taking care of yourself. I believe in the value and worth of the person and that we all possess strengths to help us in the journey of life. If you have been feeling stuck, we can work together to uncover what is holding you back and help you to develop the tools that will move you forward. A key component to beginning this process is to find someone who can put you at ease. I have been told I am easy to talk to and make providing a safe, comfortable, non-judgmental, and empathetic environment a top priority. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and Certified Reciprocal Alcohol and Other Drug Counselor (CRADC) in the state of Illinois. I have been in the field for close to 20 years and have been in private practice for 10. I specialize in helping people recover from anxiety, depression, and substance use disorders. I utilize a collaborative, whole-person approach that values the relationship between therapist and client and sees the client as the expert. This is your story! I’m just walking through it with you, and I’m honored you chose me!

Next available: Apr 25

Maritza Solis

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LCSW
10 years of experience
Solution oriented
Authentic
Holistic
Virtual
In-person
34121 U.S. High...
43 mi
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 23

Michelle Robinson

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Michelle Robinson profile image
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: Apr 23

Eileen Woltman

Eileen Woltman profile image
LCSW
23 years of experience
Solution oriented
Authentic
Virtual
I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for over 25 years. I started my career working in Outpatient Addictions working with adults, adolescents and families exposed to substance use and codependency. After a decade of working in the field of addictions, I took the opportunity to start working with individuals struggling to establish interpersonal boundaries in romantic and familial relationships as well as those struggling with conflict in the workplace. Together we can: Develop skills at establishing boundaries by using clear communication to express your feelings and emotions without fear of disappointing others. Identify and honor your needs are so that you can improve your quality of life and and deepen relationships. Learn to protect your peace by saying no without the worry of damaging the relationship. Understand the value of your worth by taking control of your life.

Next available: Apr 23

LaToya Tanniehill

LaToya Tanniehill profile image
LCSW
10 years of experience
Virtual
I am passionate about helping people build insight into how feelings, thoughts, and experiences affect both the mind and body. I work with youth, teens, and adults to build a collaborative, meaningful relationship and use an eclectic therapeutic approach to assist clients in growth and healing. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Illinois. I have 10 years of experience in providing mental health services for a variety of at-risk populations; including children and adolescents, adults with severe mental illness, geriatrics, families, and people who have experienced their first psychotic episode.

Next available: Apr 23

April Lacey

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April Lacey profile image
LCPC
7 years of experience
Empowering
Open-minded
Authentic
Virtual
Welcome! My name is April Lacey and I am a licensed counselor in Illinois. Taking the first step to seek a happier and fulfilling life takes courage. I am here to support you through that process. My vision for therapy is to create a safe and encouraging space for clients to share their experiences while recognizing their strengths to cope with life's challenges. I have worked in a wide range of therapeutic settings such as psychiatric units, crisis lines, and community mental health with youth and families impacted by the juvenile justice system. My experience has consisted of helping clients cope with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, anger management, and self-esteem concerns. My approach focuses on fostering a strong collaborative relationship with clients to reach their goals. I value genuineness and believe in meeting clients where they are while treating everyone with respect and compassion.

Next available: Apr 29

Melissa Forte, LCPC, NCC, CCMHC, PEL

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

Next available: Apr 23

Crystal R Williams,

(she/her)

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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: Apr 22

Brendalis Rios

(she/her)

Brendalis Rios profile image
LCSW
10 years of experience
Authentic
Solution oriented
Warm
Virtual
Hi I am Brendalis and go by Brenda. Do you feel tired of been undervalued, or feel that you do not matter? I am here to help you improve those feelings and help you understand that you do matter, and you are valuable. I love helping individual achieve their goals and help improve their well-being. I have vast experience working with individual with trauma, depression, anxieties, ADHD, self-esteem, family dynamics, and life-changing events. I consider myself an eclectic social worker who understands that one approach doesn’t fit all, and I like to utilize different techniques based on the client’s needs. Talking about our feelings make us feel vulnerable; therefore, one of the most important steps into the healing journey is working on developing a client therapist relationship. My goal is to help alleviate the stigma and to provide that comfort that will help you improve the symptoms that seems to be holding you back in a non-judgmental way. When it comes to changes, I can relate. As a military wife, I have been through a lot of changes and challenges. Whether it was having to relocate to a new place, having to leave family and friends and/or having to start all over, I completely understand how scary it is and I am here to help you through that process of change and the fear of the unknown. I recently move to Florida, and I am licensed in Illinois, Iowa, and Washington State. I am here to help you through the healing journey.

Next available: Apr 23

Daniel Jennings

(he/him)

Daniel Jennings profile image
LCSW
24 years of experience
Intelligent
Warm
Empowering
Virtual
My name is Daniel, and I am a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Illinois, where I have been providing mental health services for over 22 years. Regardless of your background, financial status, or the countless other aspects of yourself that make you unique, there is one universal fact that impacts us all: life is inherently unpredictable. We all face unexpected changes and events that range from extremely positive to brutally challenging, increasing our risk of feeling unprepared, isolated, and possibly overwhelmed, with no idea of what to do next. My training, skills, and years of experience enable me to help people deal with and move beyond the emotional fallout that often occurs during and after significant changes and events. These can commonly include anxiety, sadness, depression, grief, or negative self-image, and may result in the development of problematic coping strategies and issues related to self-confidence, motivation, communication, healthy relationships, or substance use. Everything we experience is based within the current context of our lives, including our age, gender, location, sexual identity, relationship status, financial position, job status, life stage transition, and physical health. It’s crucial to take all these aspects into careful consideration to make true and lasting progress. I work collaboratively with clients and am dedicated to creating an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes tremendous courage to seek happiness and even more to take the necessary steps. I’m here to guide and support you in your efforts.

Next available: Apr 23

Skip Dettman

(she/her)

Skip Dettman profile image
LCSW
22 years of experience
Virtual
I have been a clinician for approximately 20 years, I love what I do and have a passion for assisting people with addressing issues and bettering lives. I have 2 specialties in Forensices and Addictions, I am certified in clincial hypnotherapy and finishing my certification in EMDR, all of which I am able to do as through telehealth. I previous experience in family therapy and couples counseling. I look forward to building our theraputic relationship.

Next available: Apr 25

Michelle McKinnie, LCPC, LMHC, CCTP, CCATP, Health Coach

Michelle McKinnie, LCPC, LMHC, CCTP, CCATP, Health Coach profile image
LCPC
13 years of experience
Warm
Empowering
Authentic
Virtual
Do you feel stuck in a pattern that is negatively impacting your overall wellness? Just as important as the "why" is the "what" aspect of the mind. What we think, what we feel and what we believe are all intertwined with our behavior. Exploring the thoughts and beliefs that underpin certain actions can lead to profound self-awareness and personal growth. In my interactions with clients, I have witnessed the transformative power of uncovering and challenging deep-seated beliefs that no longer serve them. While patterns and commonalities may emerge among individuals, it is crucial to remember that each person's mind is a unique landscape. What works for one may not work for another, and it is my duty as a clinician to adapt the plan of care accordingly. As a therapist and health coach, I incorporate a holistic (mind/body) approach.

Next available: Apr 22

Joshua Connor

(he/him)

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

Next available: Apr 23

Dr. Taliah Ziyad-Nau

(she/her)

Dr. Taliah Ziyad-Nau profile image
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 22

Victoria Blaylock

(she/her)

Victoria Blaylock profile image
LCSW
7 years of experience
Virtual
We all have dealt with some type of family issue before. At times it can be hard to talk about, but sitting on it usually just makes things worse. My role in this process is to assist in delving into how these events have impacted you and how to move forward in future situations. Need to talk about trauma or issues with depression? Let's tackle this together and discover ways to overcome negative associations from the past. I help adults struggling with symptoms of depression and family issues. I also assist with anxiety and have a trauma focused background. I primarily use the tools of compassion, mindfulness, and problem solving to offer new perspectives in dealing with instances of intergenerational trauma. In many cases, certain aspects unknowingly get repeated between parents and their children. This can be addressed through discussing your own understanding as well as opting to make changes for your future.

Next available: Apr 22

Dr. Bianca Clark

(she/her)

Dr. Bianca Clark profile image
LCSW
15 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Virtual
Hi! My name is Dr. Bianca Clark and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I have a doctorate degree in Advanced Studies in Human Behavior, I have a Bachelors and Masters degree in Social Work. My bachelors degree is from Loyola University Chicago and my masters degree is from Chicago State University. I reside in the Chicagoland area. I have worked in behavioral health, outpatient mental health, psychiatric services, and crisis. My background is in Child Welfare, Juvenile Delinquency, Juvenile Probation, and Mental Health.

Next available: Apr 27

Amanda Wilhite

(she/her)

Amanda Wilhite profile image
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 23

Esther Kim

Esther Kim profile image
LCSW
28 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Warm
Virtual
Do you feel restless, sad, anxious? Do you find it difficult to let go of past hurts and regrets? Are you filled with worry and self-doubt? Do these struggles have you feeling overwhelmed, unfocused, and interfere with your current life circumstances and relationships? Are you ready and willing to take the steps toward healing and peace of mind? Hello. My name is Esther Kim. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience in the helping field. I come from a trauma-informed background with training in Cognitive/Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Anxiety Therapy, Grief Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Parent Coaching, and Restorative Practices. I embrace a positive, strength-based, solution-focused, and collaborative approach when working with clients. I strive to help my clients realize they possess the ability to not just cope with painful circumstances or memories but also overcome them and create a new narrative for their lives. To schedule an intake appointment with me, click "Book Session" above or use this link: https://provider.growtherapy.com/book-appointment?id=3100&ref=prov *** Please note that if you are in need of additional administrative services such as disability certification, a letter for special accommodations, or approval for the use of an emotional support animal (ESA), you will need to contact another healthcare provider who can assess for and/or verify a diagnosis and provide you with the necessary documentation.

Next available: Apr 22

Jordan J Litvak

(he/him)

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

Next available: Apr 25

Joshua Eaves

(he/him)

Joshua Eaves profile image
LCSW
5 years of experience
Virtual
You are capable of reaching your full potential and thriving. Sometimes we may feel stuck or lost. Yet, I firmly believe that even in those dark moments when you feel overwhelmed that your have the strength and ability to find hope. I am passionate about helping clients through that process of discovery. I help people through support, empathy, and understanding. We explore challenges and solutions together. Life is often challenging. We need space to find peace and explore options. Together we can explore your goals, overcome difficulty, and become strong, resilient people. My goal is to help you tap into your inherent strengths. You are enough. I currently offer services to adults looking to explore their growth through a secure tele-health platform.

Next available: Apr 22

Lisa Bicket

(she/her)

Lisa Bicket profile image
LCSW
21 years of experience
Empowering
Authentic
Direct
Virtual
I am a social worker with over 20 years of experience working with clients from infants (support to parents) to geriatrics. I believe that our thoughts are powerful to change our behavior. We often have been taught to "just change our behavior" and then we get down on ourselves when we can't. But if we work on changing our thoughts then we have much more success in changing our behavior. This can be very helpful for individuals with anxiety, depression, grief, personality challenges, trauma, couples, etc.

Next available: Apr 22

Jenifer Pittman

Jenifer Pittman profile image
LCPC
17 years of experience
Virtual
Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Missouri and Illinois. I have experience working with children, adolescents and adults from diverse backgrounds and in a variety of settings. Life comes with many challenges and we often find ourselves overwhelmed by what has come our way. Together we can identify concerns and find ways to move through life challenges. Through exploring and learning ways to manage emotions, I feel there are opportunities for growth. I believe it is important to identify individual strengths and will guide you towards positive self worth. Whether you are looking for short-term or long-term counseling, I will work with you to achieve a greater self-fulfillment.

Next available: Apr 22

Sara Williamson

Sara Williamson profile image
LCSW
10 years of experience
Virtual
Hi! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for clients residing in Illinois and Florida. I have worked in both outpatient and inpatient settings over the past 10 years. I love coming alongside clients and helping them to develop healthier ways of thinking and coping with life and situations they have experienced. I love educating clients on options they have and empowering them. I love using a variety of methods and techniques to meet each individuals needs.

Next available: Apr 23

Elizabeth Dubiel

(she/her)

Elizabeth Dubiel profile image
LCPC
8 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Open-minded
Virtual
Hello! At the beginning, my focus will be on getting to know you. Everyone has a story to tell and as you tell yours, I will be looking for your personal character strengths (we all have them). Your character strengths will help you achieve the positive change(s) you are seeking. Once I get a grasp on your strengths, we will combine your natural strengths with new strategies and supports from a variety of research-based resources. It is my goal that each and every counseling session be preventative, proactive, and/or empowering. Often, you will be given homework so the therapy continues even when we are not meeting. My specialty areas include: depression, anxiety, grief, couple/marriage counseling, Christian counseling, identity issues , recovery after a separation or divorce, infidelity, new transitions, career/college counseling, general stress, work environment issues, impostor syndrome, teacher/administration/education work-related stress, the stress that comes with being a parent, infertility, and being overwhelmed with responsibilities. My career started in education. My career in education spanned 18 years and included being: an elementary teacher, a middle school guidance counselor, a high school guidance counselor, and a college adjunct psychology professor. In my current position as a licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC), I have been in practice since 2016. I absolutely love what I do and I take the job very seriously.

Next available: Apr 23

Sandy Esparza

(she/her)

Sandy Esparza profile image
LCSW
7 years of experience
Virtual
Welcome! My name is Sandy and I am a therapist based in Chicago. Do you have a nagging sense that you aren't living the life you truly want? I enjoy supporting individuals of all ages to explore their hopes and consider what is holding them back from creating a life they truly desire. I specialize in trauma and have experience working with LGBTQIA+ clients, families, adolescents, juvenile justice-involved youth, and professionals managing stress. I know therapy can seem like an overwhelming idea, whether it is a painful past or self-doubt, I will walk with you to the other side.

Next available: Apr 23

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