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Julie Schrader

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LCPC
9 years of experience
Authentic
Solution oriented
Empowering
Virtual
In-person
Peoria, IL, USA
11 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

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

Bonnie Lansing

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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

Lisa Feldmann/Koegler

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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

Gaby Cote

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LCPC
12 years of experience
Holistic
Authentic
Intelligent
Virtual
In-person
Work-Space by M...
226 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 22

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

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

Jeremy Pitzer

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LCSW
20 years of experience
Open-minded
Challenging
Intelligent
Virtual
Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have been practicing in a variety of settings for 20 years. I enjoy working with clients and families of all ages, to build upon skills and resilience that will serve them in their treatment journey. I have extensive experience treating trauma, mood disorders, self-harm/suicidal thinking, anxiety and addiction.

Next available: Apr 25

Chelsie Scoggin-Chang

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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 25

Michelle Robinson

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

Next available: Apr 23

April Lacey

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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: May 3

Matt Marder

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

Next available: Apr 22

Dr. Don J Feeney, Jr

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PhD
44 years of experience
Virtual
Valuing client uniqueness means utilizing advanced, empathic interventions for self-acceptance in working through anxiety, panic, depression, trauma and attaining emotional regulation. Rebalancing distorted beliefs assists clients in the relief of anger, guilt, shame, self-sabotage. Differentiation & specifically designed working-through processes reflect maximizing unique client traits! Each client is identified as unique in their needs with subjective emotional experiences and cognitive structures requiring specific, individualized treatment plans and strategic interventions. These are tailored to facilitate optimum therapeutic progress. Licensed Ph.D. clinical psychologist IL, certified alcohol & drug counselor, over 40 yrs clinical practice focused on accessing empowering, unique client potentials that assist in the resolution/transformation of presenting issues through Self-Mastery. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is solution-focused on facilitating meaningful change for problem resolution Certified Neuro-Linguistic programmer-NLP, author 5 books (Motifs of Life Altering Experiences): emphasis on your unique life-transforming events/experiences which serve as a basis to help you attend to the quality of how you are dealing with stress, relationships, and conflicted emotions to develop your Self Functioning in more effective, satisfying ways.

Next available: Apr 25

Brendalis Rios

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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 22

Daniel Jennings

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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

Deborah Danner

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LCPC
5 years of experience
Virtual
In-person
1600 Golf Road,...
122 mi
Going through tough experiences is hard enough. Going through tough experiences while feeling alone and unconnected can be even more daunting. I take a person-focused approach, where you are the expert in your life. I integrate play with the therapeutic alliance while treating several disorders including depression and anxiety, and trauma-related disorders. Walk through this tough journey with someone on your team, you don't have to do this alone.

Next available: Apr 22

Alexis Kraus

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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 22

Skip Dettman

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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 22

Joshua Connor

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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 23

Dr. Bianca Clark

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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

Cindy Bill LCSW, CRADC

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LCSW
11 years of experience
Authentic
Warm
Empowering
Virtual
Hello, My name is Cindy Bill and I am a licensed clinical social worker in Illinois, Virginia and Delaware. It is my hope that I can come alongside you to aid in the challenges that life may be presenting to you. We can all feel overwhelmed by life stressors. It is my purpose to help you find answers that will work in your life and help you create your own life worth living.

Next available: Apr 23

Jordan J Litvak

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Marisol Cruz,

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LCPC
4 years of experience
Empowering
Solution oriented
Authentic
Virtual
My name is Marisol Cruz, and I am bilingual in English and Spanish. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I have 24 years of experience working as a school counselor with school-age children from kindergarten through 12th grade. I have worked with students with various diagnoses. My main objective in working with students is to help them by supporting and guiding them so they can carry on a daily routine in school and any environment. A partnership is developed, whereby children and adolescents are actively involved in helping to create personal growth and development in their lives. I work with families helping them to create an environment that will establish routines at home so that the changes can be implemented and the children and adolescents feel a sense of support and accountability. Also, I provide services for adults with depression, anxiety, relational support, and much more. As a counselor, I also offer wraparound services to help families with the resources they need to live productive lives.

Next available: Apr 23

Dawn Sage-Chychula

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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 23

Tina White

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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 22

Shannon Maximov

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LCSW
15 years of experience
Empowering
Solution oriented
Warm
Virtual
Hi, I am a License Clinical Social Worker with 15 years of experience in treating anxiety, depression, life transitions, relationship issues, grief and loss. I specialize in pregnancy wellness, reproductive and maternal mental health with a focus on postpartum mood and anxiety disorders, pregnancy loss and infertility. I am certified in both Compassionate Bereavement Care (CBC) and Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMH-C).

Next available: Apr 27

Mary Jo Thorson, MA, LCPC, NCC

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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 23

Brigitte L. Oetter

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

Next available: Apr 25

Cristina Alba

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

Next available: Apr 22

Chandra Dockery

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

Next available: Apr 27

Katie Catalano

(she/her)

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

Next available: Apr 23

Maria Meintanis

(she/her)

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LCPC
10 years of experience
Virtual
I'm a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) based in the Chicago Suburbs. I have 10 years of experience working in Residential Treatment, Partial Hospitalization, and Intensive Outpatient programs with women with mood disorders, eating disorders and trauma symptoms. I balance processing the memories and beliefs that keep clients stuck with building tangible skills that can help them manage their emotions outside of therapy.

Next available: Apr 22

Naomi C.

(she/her)

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LCSW
Virtual
Hello there, I'm Naomi. My approach to therapy is, first and foremost, patient-centered. I believe we are all the masters of our own lives, and that therapy can be a vehicle for growth and change when we most need it. I specialize in mood disorders, anxiety/OCD, self-harm, race/cultural issues, family systems issues, and self-esteem issues. Deciding to begin therapy can feel scary, but I believe that anyone who chooses to go on a therapeutic journey is making a great choice. It's through the difficult moments in life that test our resolve that we learn what we're truly capable of, and I'm here to act as a support on your journey.

Next available: Apr 22

Brianna Palacios

(she/her)

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LCPC
8 years of experience
Authentic
Warm
Open-minded
Virtual
Greetings! I am so glad you are here and exploring participating in therapy services. My name is Brianna, and I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Illinois. I hold a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Wheaton College and have been in the therapy field for the last 8 years. I work with Children, Adolescents and Adults as well as families and specialize in treating Anxiety and Depressive Disorders, Trauma, Mood/ Behavior, and Family Systems work. I most commonly use Narrative Therapy, ACT and Trauma Informed- CBT approaches with my clients as well as Art and Play Therapy. I take an individualized approach with each client or family, and strongly believe in forming a strong base of trust and transparency with all of my clients. I approach therapy from a place of sincerity and compassion, believing all clients have unique gifts and strengths. We will work collaboratively to tailor sessions to your needs and goals, placing high importance on openness, stability, and authenticity in the therapy relationship at all times. For clients interested in partnering together, if you do not see anything in my calendar that works for you, you may email me at: briannalcpc@gmail.com. I am happy to see if something may work, and if not to add you to my waiting list if you would like, so that I may contact you when a new opening comes up.

Next available: Apr 26

Amy Cabbage

(she/her)

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

Next available: Apr 22

KIMBERLY SPENCER

KIMBERLY SPENCER profile image
LCPC
20 years of experience
Authentic
Open-minded
Solution oriented
Virtual
Do you often feel overwhelmed and stressed, finding it difficult to get through the day? Are you struggling to connect with others or to maintain healthy relationships? Sometimes we can feel like life is taking us on an emotional roller coaster. We can find it difficult to manage or regroup from past hurts as well as compounding daily stressors. If you are experiencing strong emotions and need someone to help you make sense of it all I’m here, let’s talk about it. Together we can Explore root causes, determine strategies to Restore your emotional health and develop a plan to help you move forward Revitalized and Equipped with new skills to maximize your New Day. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and have been a mental health provider since 2004. I have worked with clients with chronic diagnoses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depressive disorder, but my passion is to work with those attempting to manage trauma symptoms, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, life stressors, relationships, and those who are trying to identify the root causes of pain, trauma, stress, and overall unhappiness. My approach to therapy is that there is No One Way to do anything. Possibilities and solutions are infinite and individualized. Understanding how our thoughts influence our lives is a key part of my approach to therapy. A cognitive behavioral approach may be appropriate for one person and a dialectical approach may be more appropriate for another. We will explore together what works best for you, and use those strategies to bring forth restoration of the mind, body, spirit, and overall emotional well-being.

Next available: Apr 26

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 22

Julie Sellner/Perry

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

Next available: Apr 26

Ariel Swanson

(she/her)

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LCSW
10 years of experience
Virtual
Step back for one second and look at you for making it this far! Go you! I know it doesn't always feel the greatest to allow yourself to be vulnerable, but you're at the starting line to helping yourself (with a little help from your new therapist - Ariel!) I have been in practice providing services in Illinois for 10 years working with a variety of clients. I'm here to help support you, provide encouragement, and empower you to be the best you. I am here to be a support for you through life stress, managing your mood and helping reduce the symptoms bringing you into therapy.

Next available: Apr 27

Meredith Patterson

(she/her/hers)

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

Next available: Apr 23

Tammy Frossard

(she/her)

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LCPC
15 years of experience
Virtual
Hello, my name is Tammy Frossard and I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Illinois. I have been a counselor since 2008 and truly enjoy supporting people through challenges and adversity. My primary client population has come from the field of child welfare. As a result, I have experience working addiction, domestic violence, abuse, neglect, and problems with adaptive functioning.

Next available: Apr 22

Jaci Biere

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LCSW
10 years of experience
Virtual
Hi! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who is originally from Chicago, and who is now living in western Michigan. I was a school social worker working with adolescents with complex trauma for 6 years, and have now been working with adults for the past 3 years. I specialize in Internal Family Systems and Polyvagal Theory, and I also like to sprinkle in some CBT, DBT, and Mindfulness training depending on what the client needs.

Next available: Apr 22

Olena Burger

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LCSW
3 years of experience
Virtual
In-person
24W788 75th Str...
102 mi
I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I received my master's degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and I have been practicing for 10 years. I help adolescents and adults struggling with mental health problems stemming from traumatic life experiences and circumstances out of their control. I offer a compassionate and client-centered approach to therapy that utilizes both holistic and evidence-based practices.

Next available: Apr 22

Eliza Marotte

(she/her)

Eliza Marotte profile image
LCPC
20 years of experience
Virtual
I am experienced in working with clients affected by anxiety, depression, trauma, and life-changing situations. While working with me, you'll explore how to change a pattern of thinking and behavior, set boundaries, overcome difficult relationships, work through losses, and build self-esteem. My goal is to be effective in improving your life and helping you become the person you want to be.

Next available: Apr 26

Dr. Melissa Hamilton

(she/her)

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LCSW
12 years of experience
Virtual
Thanks for stopping by I’m glad to see you are taking the steps to change your situation. I view myself as a change agent, I’m here to help you through the process. Almost all of us find areas in our lives in which we need guidance. I have been working to empower others for 18 years. In that time, I have worked in several settings including community mental health, inpatient psychiatric care, acute hospitals, and the public school system. My name is Melissa Hamilton, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have extensive experience working with adults, families, at-risk youth, and adolescents. I earned a Doctorate in Social Work and master’s degrees in both Social Work and Public Health. I hold clinical licensure in Missouri and Illinois. My approach to therapy is that it should be used as a tool to provide the knowledge, help, and support needed to understand problems and develop skills to cope with them. I use Cognitive Behavioral techniques to help clients develop insight and new skills. In addition, I am experienced with trauma-informed practice, including trauma-focused CBT, as well as using mindfulness techniques. I lean towards the use of evidence-based interventions from diverse models to fit the needs of the individual so treatment can be tailored to fit your individual needs. My counseling experience includes mental health and wellness, self-care practices, health and behavioral health advocacy, interpersonal/family conflict and wellness, healthy relationships, children and adolescents, depression, grief and loss, stress, anxiety, crisis management, and anger management. My specialties are working with people struggling with depression, anxiety, anger issues, personal crises, and family relationship issues. I actively work to help clients feel supported and empowered throughout the therapeutic process. I look forward to this journey with you!

Next available: Apr 22

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