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Chelsie Scoggin-Chang

(she/her)

Chelsie Scoggin-Chang profile image
LCPC
19 years of experience
Authentic
Solution oriented
Open-minded
Virtual
In-person
1608 West Colon...
121 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 19

Shelli Pollard

(she/her)

Shelli Pollard profile image
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: Apr 24

Alan Deibel

Alan Deibel profile image
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 16

Bonnie Lansing

(she/her)

Bonnie Lansing  profile image
LCPC
13 years of experience
Open-minded
Warm
Direct
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: Apr 15

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 14

Elizabeth Newman

(she/her)

Elizabeth Newman profile image
LCPC
5 years of experience
Warm
Open-minded
Virtual
Hi. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC). I want perspective clients to know I genuinely care about the people I work with, and have a passion for joining people on their journey to a new self. The fact that you are searching for a therapist shows you would like something to change. This is very brave. We often lose perspective about situations and how we deal with them. This can be a result of things we have buried from our past, or relationships that did not support us in the way we need. I will give you a safe and supportive place to look at your unwelcome patterns and find a way to make your journey more fulfilling. My counseling focus is on adolescents and adults. My philosophy is client-centered, Mindfulness based, trauma informed, and goal oriented. I have training and experience with Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), and Mindfulness. My areas of focus include trauma, attachment issues, difficulties with distress tolerance and emotional regulation, along with families dealing with Alzheimer's. Your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are what make you who you are. As we work together to understand these parts of you, we will find a way to alter those thoughts that no longer work for you and strengthen those that are helping you become who you wish to be.

Next available: Apr 16

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 15

Alexis Kraus

(she/her)

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

Next available: Apr 15

Joshua Connor

(he/him)

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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 16

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 15

Dawn Sage-Chychula

Dawn Sage-Chychula profile image
LCPC
7 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Warm
Virtual
"When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves." -Victor E. Frankl Hello, Searching and finding a good therapist is paramount to therapy success. Above all else, It requires a good 'fit.' I hope a bit of a back ground story will help you with this process. Thank you for taking the time to view my profile but more importantly, taking the first step. Not easy. My name is Dawn and I'm a retired paramedic of 27 years from the Chicago Fire Department with over 30 years’ experience in Fire/EMS service. I graduated with a M.A. in Counseling Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. My school concentration was Trauma and Crisis Intervention. After graduating, I worked as a therapist under Dr. Carrie Steiner at First Responder Wellness Center in Lombard, Il. What a great start and opportunity. Fast forward. I now have my own private practice - Frontline Wellness Center! Why? Demand. Moreover, I'm an advocate to those who serve others. I am devoted and motivated to helping those on the frontline (EMS, Fire, Military/Vets, Correction officers, 911 Dispatch, public safety, Nurses, Caseworkers, States attorney's, Emergency volunteers etc.) Essentially, all occupations that challenge or compromise the mental health, safety and physical well-being of Frontline workers due to the unique job role and individual expectations. Otherwise known as the 'helping' professions devoted to fixing or saving others often at the expense and compromise of personal health and safety. My educational and clinical experience is C-PTSD (complex trauma) and PTST (post-traumatic stress disorders). I treat variety of distressing symptoms and issues that arise from a critical incidence/s or accumulative symptoms from abnormal events and experiences. Those on the Frontline are human! First responders often have a traumatic past that is compartmentalized or buried next to their work related experiences resulting in burnout or PTSD that includes experiencing unexpected disturbing /frightening triggers. Hidden or unresolved traumatic experiences/events including combat /moral injury, childhood abuse, sexual assault, and domestic abuse/relational trauma truly DO matter. However, past or present traumatic events can be processed safely with the appropriate treatment providing a path for hope and relief. My personal and professional experiences allows me to treat other overwhelming life experiences and transitions that can equally exasperate a bad shift, job performance and daily life. The effects of aging and/or retirement, divorce, addiction, chronic pain and job-related disabilities are just a few life adjustments that affect normal daily functioning, including our interpersonal relationships. I truly understand and can help you get you to a better place, a better life, a better - you. Hidden. Wounds. Matter.

Next available: Apr 16

Tina White

(she/her)

Tina White profile image
LCSW
15 years of experience
Solution oriented
Authentic
Open-minded
Virtual
Do you feel weighed down in your daily life by anxiety, depression or low self-esteem? Have you experienced past trauma or abuse that is negatively affecting your relationships and daily life? Together we can work on strategies to heal and recover from past trauma, cope with difficult emotions more effectively, increase self-esteem and feel more in control of your life and relationships. I utilize a strengths-based, non-judgmental approach that integrates various modalities and evidenced-based practices to help adults of all ages learn ways to cope in healthier ways with life stressors, past abuse or trauma, reduce negative symptoms, and understand the connections between their thoughts, feelings and behaviors. My experience, training and approach is especially helpful for survivors of trauma, life transitions, psychological distress, and identity issues.

Next available: Apr 15

Suz Cuellar

(they/them)

Suz Cuellar profile image
LCSW
13 years of experience
Empowering
Humorous
Warm
Virtual
Currently I am only accepting new clients who are trans. I am a trans and queer Licensed Clinical Social Worker and artist with 13 years of experience in community mental health. My approach is that all people deserve to have the opportunity to experience a safe, kind, and welcoming space to explore their mental health, and that as a therapist, it is my job to nurture that. I am driven to create therapeutic opportunities for people who want and need them within the LGBTQ2IA+ community. I am open to working with clients that find themselves in need of an understanding, compassionate, and community-oriented therapist who will help to guide them through healing work. My areas of focus are: LGBTQ2IA+ and TGNC youth and emerging adults, major life transitions, trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, ADHD, gender dysphoria, and sexual identity exploration. I completed my Master of Social Work (MSW) and Master of Arts in Gender Studies (MA) degrees concurrently at Loyola University Chicago. Before entering graduate school, I worked in multiple positions focused on reproductive justice, body autonomy, and community care. My life and professional experiences have led me to provide therapy with a focus on community care through an anti oppressive lense. I understand that helping one person can have a positive impact on the greater community surrounding them. I believe that treatment approaches should fit the individual's needs and thus I utilize many modalities, including cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, mindfulness, somatics, and narrative therapy. My approaches of curiosity and kindness create a welcoming space to engage in therapy. Choosing to work with a therapist is a powerful way to help yourself and we all deserve a chance to have focused time to explore, learn, and grow through challenges.

Next available: Apr 14

Breann Gray

(she/her)

Breann Gray profile image
LCPC
12 years of experience
Solution oriented
Warm
Authentic
Virtual
In-person
110 E Main St, ...
57 mi
I enjoy working with clients who are motivated to change. Do you struggle with low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, life changes/transitions, racism-based trauma, difficulty setting boundaries or relationship stress? I seek to provide a space for growth and healing where you can safely share vulnerable parts of your life. I have 12 years of experience working with adolescents and adults in numerous levels of care including inpatient, partial hospitalization, and outpatient therapy programs. I will work with you by educating and empowering you. I will team up with you to show how your perceptions influence your behaviors. I am culturally responsive, LGBTQIA+ affirming, and will use your strengths to help you in your healing journey.

Next available: Apr 16

Mary Jo Thorson, MA, LCPC, NCC

(she/her)

Mary Jo Thorson, MA, LCPC, NCC profile image
LCPC
5 years of experience
Warm
Solution oriented
Virtual
In-person
1117 S Milwauke...
136 mi
Hello and Welcome! I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and here to help you with what is going on in your life. Together, let’s figure out what is getting in the way of you living your best life. Is it relationships, low mood, anxiety, depression, anger or life transitions? Even if you don’t know, we will figure it out! I use a variety of techniques to address issues such as anxiety, depression, divorce recovery, stress, relationship difficulties, mood disorders, life transitions and much more. It’s important to me that my clients feel they are in a non-judgmental safe space to process what they are going through. My clinical approach is evidence-based treatment. I utilize a variety of interventions including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Person-Centered, Solution Focused and Walk and Talk Therapy. I work with ages 18+ with a range of concerns. I work hard to provide an environment that is warm, welcoming, positive, safe, and collaborative. I started in this industry leading divorce recovery groups. I went on to lead a variety of other groups including divorce recovery, single moms, and anxiety. Life can sometimes be a struggle and asking for help isn’t always easy, but I hope you will reach out so together we can create a therapeutic relationship that will promote hope, growth, and healing. I offer sessions both virtually and in-person.

Next available: Apr 15

Edith Moran

(she/her)

Edith Moran profile image
LCSW
4 years of experience
Warm
Empowering
Intelligent
Virtual
Hi there! I’m Edith, but please, call me Edie. As an out and proud transgender woman, I am excited to work with the LGBT community through sexuality- and gender-affirming treatment. Are you struggling with your gender and/or sexuality? I would love to walk with you as we collaboratively work to find answers, solutions, and resilience. I help queer, trans, and gender-nonconforming folks travel the path of living your truth! Through conversation guided by CBT, DBT, and emotion-focused therapy, we will peel back the layers of identity to find your wonder, beauty, and strength. I approach each client interaction with unconditional positive regard. I am warm and not judgmental. So bring your whole self. I cannot wait to meet you! I am available for in-person sessions at your home or virtual sessions at this time.

Next available: Apr 17

Jacqueline Shelton-Espinosa

(she/her)

Jacqueline Shelton-Espinosa profile image
LCSW
15 years of experience
Holistic
Intelligent
Empowering
Virtual
In my 14 years providing clinical therapy I have worked with various individuals experiencing difference life challenges. My "ideal" client is one that is looking for guidance and support to resolve mental health issues, life stressors, transitional issues, and/or identity issues. The goal is to create a connection and from that connection build a bridge to healing and recovery. Social justice drives the work that I do personally and professionally. I specialize in the following: -Anxiety -Depression -Bipolar -Schizophrenia -Personality Disorders -Trauma -LGTBQ -Women’s Issues -Oppression based trauma -Life -Racial Identity Challenges. Therapy is not about weakness, it’s about strength. The courage to face the pain, accept it, and continue on despite it. We are on a journey together, one that includes tears and laughter. Authenticity in terms of my own experience and journey, along with the use of humor, allows me to create warm, safe space in order to develop a strong therapeutic bond.

Next available: Apr 15

Kendra Belk

(she/her)

Kendra Belk profile image
LCPC
8 years of experience
Virtual
Welcome! I'm Kendra, and I am an independent Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in Illinois. I have eight years of clinical experience in various settings, such as the Department of Corrections, foster care, higher education, alternative schools, career coaching and private practice. I am a Master Gardener Intern and currently incorporate horticulture-based practices into my work with some clients. This incorporation has allowed clients to learn new long-term skills and create greater awareness for their mind, body, and wellness connection.

Next available: Apr 16

Jessica Carrillo-Guerrero

(she/her)

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

Next available: Apr 18

Meaghan Tomasiewicz

(they/them)

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

Next available: Apr 15

Guadalupe Quintana Salgado

Guadalupe Quintana Salgado profile image
LCSW
7 years of experience
Open-minded
Solution oriented
Holistic
Virtual
Living as your authentic self is sometimes a struggle with who you expect to be and who others expect you to be. Changing habits can be very difficult but I want you to know that you have the ability to start over and be the best version of yourself. As a Licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist, I use a holistic approach to support clients to meet their behavioral health goals. I love working with clients who “just need a place to vent” but also individuals who experience a variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, PTSD, stress management, substance use and grief. I began training as a psychotherapist 7 years ago and have worked with diverse and vulnerable populations in social services and healthcare settings ever since. My interests include LGBTQ+ and HIV Care, Substance Use Disorders, and Solution-focused therapy. I enjoy spending time with family, reading, dancing, and binging Netflix documentaries.

Next available: Apr 22

Lynette G. Collins

(she/her)

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: Apr 29

Aryn Pardieck

Aryn Pardieck profile image
LCPC
15 years of experience
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: Apr 19

Anthony Brooks

(he/him)

Anthony Brooks profile image
LCPC
16 years of experience
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: Apr 29

Matthew Q. English

(he/they)

Matthew Q. English profile image
LCSW
5 years of experience
Virtual
Matthew English LCSW, RYT (Registered yoga teacher) is dedicated to supporting individuals on their journey towards emotional well-being and personal growth. Matthew brings an expertise to his practice, with a strong background in cognitive behavioral therapy, emotion focused therapy, and mindfulness practices. He specializes in areas such as anxiety, depression, relationship issues, school challenges, and trauma. Primarily working with people of color, the lgbtqia+ community, and men.

Next available: Apr 15

Drake Schoeppl

(he/him)

Drake Schoeppl profile image
LCSW
4 years of experience
Virtual
Sometimes life becomes unmanageable on our own and we have to reach out for help. I am here to help normalize therapy and the discomfort that comes along with it. I am trained in EMDR, a modality used to help process traumatic memories and the cognitions associated with them. I specialize in working with individuals suffering from chronic anxiety, depression, complex trauma, emotional dysregulation, identity issues, addiction, LGBTQ+ issues, and everyday life stressors that can be difficult to manage. I provide a holistic approach in my practice utilizing methods from multiple modalities that include helping regulate emotions, manage anxiety and panic, and learning to heal from past trauma. I believe that it is crucial to look at things from a trauma-informed and cultural perspective in all aspects while working with individuals.

Next available: Apr 15

Kelly Burke

(she/they)

Kelly Burke profile image
LCSW
11 years of experience
Virtual
Welcome! I’m so glad you have found your way here. Often we get swept up in the competing demands around us and forgo what we need. We can lose ourselves without even realizing it or maybe we never even had the chance in the first place. Before we know it, we are stuck thinking, "Why can’t I seem to do what’s most important to me? What is most important to me anyway?" My hope is that together we can find the way through to heal and create a life you want to live. I think of my role as a guide offering a new perspective. A light in the dark. A little background of me, my name is Kel and I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker from Illinois. I specialize in working with individuals experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, and grief. I am also passionate about navigating relationships, spirituality, and late diagnosed Autism. With my client centered approach we will tailor interventions to meet your specific needs. I am a Certified Autism Specialist and have training in IFS, DBT, CBT, MBSR, DIR, trauma informed care and enjoy incorporating art of all kinds. In addition, I am a Reiki Master and Certified Pranic Healer. My previous experience includes 11 years of working in a variety of behavioral health settings, including outpatient therapy, intensive outpatient, inpatient, and residential programs. In 2017 I received my Masters Degree in Social Work from Aurora University. I would love to meet with you, get to know you, and develop a plan together so we can get you where you want to go.

Next available: Apr 14

Cassie Perez

(she/her)

Cassie Perez profile image
LCPC
8 years of experience
Virtual
Hello! Congratulations on taking your first steps to bettering your mental health. My name is Cassandra (Cassie). I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (Michigan) and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (IL) who has worked with a wide range of clients from young children to adults and families. I believe that each individual is unique and special; therefore, I prefer an eclectic and collaborative approach to counseling; developing the treatment plan to reflect your unique needs. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Trauma Focused - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Attachment Therapy and aspects of Theraplay. I often utilize strengths-based and person-centered methods.

Next available: Apr 16

Amanda Wittmer

(she/her)

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LCPC
4 years of experience
Virtual
Hi, I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Art Therapist based in Illinois. I received my Counseling and Art Therapy Master's degree from Adler University. I provide a culturally sensitive and trauma informed approach to therapy to provide empathy, understanding and a safe space for you to process you experiences through talk therapy or art making. I mostly work with those who have experienced childhood and sexual trauma.

Next available: Apr 16

Dana Taylor

(she/her)

Dana Taylor profile image
LCSW
4 years of experience
Virtual
Hi and welcome! I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Illinois. I received my Master of Social Work from Indiana University and have been practicing in outpatient community mental health for 4 years, serving diverse populations and ages in group and individual therapy settings. I will work with you to build hope, identify strengths, cope with difficult thoughts and emotions, adjust thinking and behaviors, and alleviate the symptoms that are preventing you from living your life more fully.

Next available: Apr 15

Sheila Harris-Fitzpatrick

Sheila Harris-Fitzpatrick profile image
LCPC
1 year of experience
Virtual
Hi, I’m Sheila Harris-Fitzpatrick. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LCPC), National Certified Distance Counselor (DCC) and Bereavement Professional, trained as a Grief Recovery Specialist at the Grief Recovery Institute in California. I have a Master’s degree from National-Louis University in Psychology and Community Counseling and have a Ph.D. in Christian Counseling from the Colorado Theological Seminary. I am a relationship expert with a focus on communication, boundaries, and conflict resolution in improving relationship interactions. My first question is, how authentic are you willing to be in your relationships? ​ I’ve counseled marriage couples, couples before marriage, families dealing with death, and individuals with anger management issues. I have experience with adults and children dealing with mental health disorders, substance abuse, parenting issues.

Next available: Apr 14

Jodi Petchenik

Jodi Petchenik profile image
LCSW
22 years of experience
Virtual
Hi. I'm glad you're here. I am an LCSW based in Illinois. I have 22 years experience and love helping people. With care, non-judgment and compassion I help people become the best version of themselves. There is nothing as rewarding as helping someone who is struggling work through their issues, and then see them start living the life they want to live.

Next available: Apr 14

Ryan Mather

(he/him)

Ryan Mather profile image
PsyD
8 years of experience
Virtual
Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist based in Chicago, though I also spend my free time in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest. I obtained my Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (PsyD) from Adler University in 2020, and have been practicing psychology for the last eight years. I primarily work with adults in addressing various patterns and symptoms which interfere with living their life in satisfying and meaningful ways.

Next available: Apr 17

Leslie Mendoza

(she/her)

Leslie Mendoza profile image
LCPC
10 years of experience
Virtual
Leslie is a clinical licensed professional counselor (LCPC) in the state of Illinois. She received her M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Northwestern University. She has worked with children, youth and families for 10 years in non-profit organizations. She draws from multiple clinical orientations to meet her client's needs and help them achieve their personal goals. Leslie is excited to work with youth (13+), young adults, and adults via telehealth. Leslie es una terapeuta licenciada en el estado de Illinois. Ella recibio su maestría en psicología en la universidad de Northwestern. Ella a trabajado con niños, jóvenes, y familias durante 10 años en organizaciones sin fines de lucro. Ella se basa en múltiples orientaciones clínicas para satisfacer las necesidades de sus clientes y ayudarlos a alcanzar sus objetivos personales. Leslie está entusiasmada de trabajar con jóvenes (mayores de 13+), adultos jóvenes, y adultos a través de telesalud.

Next available: Apr 15

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

(she/her)

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: May 3

Marianne Ogbonnaya

(she/her)

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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: Apr 15

Lucretia Mayer

(she/her)

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LCPC
8 years of experience
Virtual
I am Lucretia Mayer L.C.P.C. M.A., a mental health psychotherapist, who has experienced nearly a decade of helping clients navigate through life's challenges such as stress, anxiety, BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ concerns, and interpersonal relationships. My approach is deeply rooted in compassion and I employ a range of personalized therapeutic techniques including CBT, DBT, ACT, Gestalt exercises, and Expressive Art Therapy. At Oak and Reed Counseling where I practice, I firmly believe in the power of empathy and tailored care to successfully guide clients through career obstacles or emotional fatigue.

Next available: Apr 17

Kris Munson

(she/her)

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

Next available: Apr 15

Dr Tanye (Dr T) Tyler, DSW, LCSW, MBA

(she/her)

Dr Tanye (Dr T) Tyler, DSW, LCSW, MBA profile image
LCSW
20 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Solution oriented
Virtual
Hello there, My name is Dr. Tanye' Tyler (she/her), DSW, MBA, LCSW, but feel free to call me "Dr. T." As a licensed clinical social worker, I have expertise in trauma-informed counseling. I understand that sometimes, we face situations that can be challenging to handle, even with our best efforts. I have a broad understanding of trauma, which allows me to offer empathy and support to my clients without judgment. During our conversations, I will be a compassionate listener, and you can trust that nothing you say will ever surprise me. I specialize in evidence-based practices and frameworks, particularly those related to issues that affect Blacks, Indigenous people, and other persons of color and the LGBTQIA+ community. I check my emails and messages every 3-4 hours between 10:00 am and 7:00 pm (CDT), and I strive to respond to you as soon as possible, usually within 24 hours. Please understand that my off days vary and are reflected on the appointment scheduling page. If you need to cancel an appointment, please do so at least 24 hours in advance; otherwise, you will be billed at the no-show rate. Thank you for choosing me as your therapist. I look forward to working with you. I look forward to our chat! Dr. T

Next available: Apr 16

Diana Yates

(she/her)

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LCSW
20 years of experience
Virtual
My name is Diana Yates, I am a licensed clinical therapist, my counseling style combines empathy and person-centered approach. I understand that participating in counseling may be new and difficult for you. You have taken the first (and most important) step of reaching out for help. I tailor my approach to each client's unique needs and experiences. I am trained in several evidence-based therapies, including CBT, DBT, and stress reduction strategies. Together we will keep taking one step at a time, at a pace that you will feel comfortable with. My goal is to create a safe and supportive environment where clients can work towards healing and develop effective coping skills.

Next available: Apr 16

Kaleigh Zimmerman

(she/her)

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LCSW
3 years of experience
Virtual
As a Licensed Clinical Social worker I believe in helping you, to help yourself. Balancing the everyday challenges of life at work, at home and in relationships can be difficult to navigate alone. I will use a client-centered approach and various evidence-based practices to help you on your journey of self discovery and to manage stress, anxiety, depression, grief and trauma. Let’s work together to develop the skills and resources you already have, as well as discover new ones in order to problem solve and achieve measurable progress towards your therapeutic goals.

Next available: Apr 14

Donna Mills

(she/her)

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

Next available: Apr 15

Heather Brown

(she/her)

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LCSW
15 years of experience
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: Apr 15

Chris Rabe

(she/her)

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LCPC
9 years of experience
Empowering
Authentic
Virtual
You may find yourself experiencing toxic relationships/codependency, eating disorders, drugs & alcohol, anxiety, and perfectionism – the list of the ways we distract and soothe ourselves from discomfort goes on and on. You may find the need to learn more about yourself and your relationships, process life events, share things that are difficult to share with other people, or to explore how past experiences have shaped you. I am passionate about helping clients foster self-awareness by using motivational interviewing, to meet you right where you are. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Illinois, with a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Adler University. I am a National Board Certified Counselor. I have spent over 12 years in the mental health field, and 8 years as a mental health professional. You don’t need to be in a crisis to benefit from therapy. Ongoing wellness is crucial to a balanced life.

Next available: Apr 26

Carlton Hemphill

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LCPC
10 years of experience
Humorous
Empowering
Virtual
Hello and welcome! My name is Carlton Hemphill, a 32-year-old Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in the state of Illinois. I received my Masters from University in Clinical Psychology-Counseling Practice with a concentration on child and families. I have been working in the field since 2015, and practicing as an independent clinician in my own private practice since June 2023. My background is in behavioral and cognitive theories; my therapeutic approach is rooted in the notion that behaviors are learned through our environment, and that belief systems and interpretations of life events reinforce behavioral patterns.

Next available: Apr 15

Gerald Carreon

(he/him)

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LMFT
15 years of experience
Virtual
Aloha, I'm Gerald Are you at a point in life where your ready to make some much needed changes, but need support? I'm here for you, and together we can come up with a realistic plan to start doing things differently in order to live a more satisfying, meaningful life. I have lived in a number of places and have had many positive experiences working with diverse clients. I enjoy helping people help themselves and look forward to meeting you.

Next available: Apr 29

Jess Muir

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LCPC
5 years of experience
Virtual
Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Certified Dialectical Behavior Therapist based in Illinois. I received my Master's Degree from Lewis University and have been practicing for five years. In addition to providing treatment for a variety of different disorders including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and personality disorders (among others), I also have a passion for providing services to the LGBTQ+ community to make sure they have access to the support and care they deserve/need. I am primarily available on Fridays and Saturdays between 9-3, but I am also able to provide appointments outside of this availability by request! If you need a time outside the availability, simply ask and I will do my best to accommodate these needs!

Next available: Apr 20

Khiara Mills, LPC-NCC

(she/her)

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LCPC
11 years of experience
Direct
Authentic
Virtual
Hey, my name is Mills. I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor located in Farmers Branch, Texas. I individual therapy for Texas and Illinois residents. My specialties are teens and adults with anxiety, stress, trauma, depression, life changes, parenting, and teen behaviors. If you’re an adult experiencing any of the above challenges or are uncertain about your purpose, you're at the right place. If you have a teen who is struggling behaviorally, as a School Therapist with over 10 years of experience working with at-risk youth, I can provide your teen with the right tools to improve their behavior. While, adults and teens of all racial and ethnic backgrounds seek me out for services, African American/Black and other minorities specifically find value in my services.

Next available: Apr 15

Mary E. Hoover

(she/her)

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LCPC
30 years of experience
Solution oriented
Authentic
Empowering
Virtual
Mary is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor with over thirty years of experience working with adults with substance abuse, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, grief, and relationship problems. Mary is also a Certified, Level Three, TEAM, Cognitive and Behavioral Therapist, through the Feeling Good Institute. Mary begins therapy by developing a warm and friendly connection with clients, so they feel comfortable and at ease. When the client is ready to get started, she helps them develop a treatment plan using simple and effective CBT techniques. Mary practices meditation daily and brings a broad range of mindfulness techniques into her practice.

Next available: Apr 16

Dennis Keppeler

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

Next available: Apr 14

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