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Kate Hoffower

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

Next available: May 6

Gaby Cote

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LCPC
12 years of experience
Authentic
Holistic
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 15

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 23

Susan Pagels

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LCPC
23 years of experience
Open-minded
Intelligent
Authentic
Virtual
We all struggle with obstacles that seem insurmountable but I believe everyone has the power within themselves to reach for the stars. Sometimes it takes baby steps and often we need someone we can trust to lend a helping hand. I will be there to listen and offer that hand. I am an empathetic, mental health professional with 20 years experience counseling children, adolescents and adults. . I welcome diversity and am experienced servicing the LGBTQ community. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

Next available: Apr 14

Derrick Wright

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LCSW
5 years of experience
Challenging
Warm
Virtual
Hello, I am licensed in Illinois and Missouri with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping teens, adults, couples, families, veterans and military personnel with stress and anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process. Professional experience and additional areas of focus: Adoption and Foster Care, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Men's Issues, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Harm, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Young Adult Issues Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Next available: Apr 16

Daniel Jennings

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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

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 16

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

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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

Denise Bradley

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LCPC
10 years of experience
Authentic
Holistic
Virtual
I contract as an on-call crisis clinician serving those struggling with crisis issues including both homicidal and suicidal emergencies for the past 5 years. A further contract with various County Jails to address mental health and adjustment issues, offering therapy for detainees. I have also operated as Career Counselor with the County providing assessments and goals at all levels of abilities and education. Practice of 7+ years working with adults with various cognitive abilities to meet their individual goals. Additionally, 10 years’ experience with Dual Diagnosed adults with social and intellectual disabilities. I use an Eclectic, Existential approach to counseling drawing from the top theories and allowing for a very personal experience. Some theories pulled from include Person Centered, CBT and Realistic Therapy. I provide a therapeutic setting supporting progress toward treatment goals, personal growth, and positive change. The environment provided includes emotional safety, engagement and communication. My values include providing trustworthy support, integrity, fairness, innovation, unconditional positive regard and creativity. I am committed to treat each person with respect and unwavering confidentiality. A person is more than statistics and matched criteria with set responses, so I encourage you to enjoy a comfortable, positive and exceptionally individual experience.

Next available: Apr 19

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 15

liliana cardona

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

Next available: Apr 19

Angela Serritella

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LCSW
20 years of experience
Open-minded
Warm
Empowering
Virtual
Hello and thank you for taking the time to reach out! Do you ever have those days when things are especially difficult?? Many of the people that I meet are looking for support with mental health, substance abuse, and managing traumatic events. I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker as well as a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. I also have extensive experience supporting teenagers who have experienced trauma, which led me to become a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. Currently, I work with adults and youth, and I'm a strong believer in the mental/physical health connection. I am currently a social worker for a small hospice team in my area so am comfortable having uncomfortable conversations. I believe in strengths-based recovery that looks at all the systems that can impact us. Bits and pieces of different models incorporated together tend to have the most benefit, based on the person's needs. I have seen so many great successes! I enjoy supporting the people I work with and going through their journey with them. I am currently licensed in both IL and TN. When I am not in sessions, you will find me hiking with the doggos, road-tripping in the Jeep, and going into "Mom Mode" with my three kids. I look forward to connecting with you :)

Next available: Apr 15

Maria Meintanis

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Maria Meintanis profile image
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 15

Jennifer Vandigo

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Jennifer Vandigo profile image
LCSW
12 years of experience
Empowering
Open-minded
Warm
Virtual
I welcome you to join me on your journey of self-discovery therefore helping you create a peaceful and fulfilling life. I am deeply committed to assisting you in embracing your true power and understanding your inherent worth. With my compassionate and loving nature, I derive great joy from helping individuals enhance their lives. As a clinician, I have come to recognize that the most crucial aspect of counseling is the establishment of a strong connection and a sense of comfort between the therapist and the individual seeking support. I strive to create a safe and supportive environment for those I assist. Most recently, I completed a 2-year program in advanced spiritual psychology, which has enriched the depth of my therapeutic abilities. Throughout my career, I have provided counseling for a wide range of issues, including but not limited to depression, anxiety, stress, family problems, trauma, abuse, addictions, relationship challenges and parenting issues. By combining my expertise, experience, and compassionate nature, I am dedicated to supporting you in your journey toward healing and personal growth. Together, we can work towards creating a more peaceful, joyful and fulfilling life for you.

Next available: Apr 15

Oluwatoyin Olabisi Hines, Retired, USARNG, MAJ-O4

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Oluwatoyin Olabisi Hines, Retired, USARNG, MAJ-O4  profile image
LCPC
20 years of experience
Virtual
Toyin completed her Master of Science degree in Community Counseling from Columbus State University (Columbus, GA), Advanced Psychodynamic Clinical Practice Fellowship Program at the University of Chicago School of Social Work (Chicago, IL); and Doctorate in Pastoral Counseling at Hope Bible Institute and Seminary (South Bend, Indiana). She also completed a Master of Arts degree in Religious Studies from the University of Chicago Divinity School and is a retired Brigade Chaplain at the rank of Major with a Family Life Chaplain skill identifier in the Illinois Army National Guard (ILARNG).

Next available: Apr 23

Danika Dale

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Danika Dale profile image
LCPC
6 years of experience
Virtual
Hi! I'm so glad you are here to learn a bit more about me. Picking the right therapist is such an important decision and I want you to feel confident you've found a great match. One of my biggest priorities is to make therapy feel good for people. I know that for many, therapy can seem awkward or uncomfortable. I'm trying my best to change that narrative by allowing our time together to be relaxed and a space where you feel like an equal. I want you to feel seen and understood anytime we work together. My specialty is helping those who have experienced truly difficult seasons in life find three main things: self-awareness, balance and peace. This often includes working with those who have had tough childhood experiences, first responders, relationship issues (divorce, abuse, infidelity, etc.), sexual assault victims, and parents with postpartum anxiety and/or depression. In our sessions together we will focus on getting to know your thoughts, feelings and behaviors. We will identify where the problem spots are, and collaborate in creating strategies you can use to feel more balanced in your day-to-day life. We can also explore memories and past experiences, understanding how these affect your present. Ultimately, our work can help you to find peace with the past, contentment with your present and enthusiasm for the future.

Next available: Apr 15

Meredith Patterson

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

Next available: Apr 17

Kenita Perry-Bell, MSW, LCSW, CCTP, CSTIP

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Kenita Perry-Bell, MSW, LCSW, CCTP, CSTIP profile image
LCSW
12 years of experience
Virtual
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years of experience working as a therapist and life coach. My experience includes but not limited to working with clients with a wide range of concerns: anger management, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, relationships, and self-esteem. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with compassion and respect. My therapeutic approach is eclectic and holistic, using integrative approaches, such as mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral, and psychodynamic therapies. I am client-centered, and our sessions and treatment plan are tailored to address your specific needs.

Next available: Apr 14

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

Amanda Wittmer

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Amanda Wittmer profile image
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

Hannah Bueno

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Hannah Bueno profile image
LCSW
7 years of experience
Virtual
You have taken the first step and started looking for therapists. If therapy is something that you find difficult you are in the right space. As a practitioner I utilize a person centered approach to meet my clients where they are at. I have been a practitioner for seven years. I have experience working with families in an outpatient mental health clinic, families who are currently in the child welfare systems and clients who have experienced complex trauma. My goal as a therapist is to ensure that client feel protected and heard. Many of the clients I see have not ever felt heard by the loved ones in their life. I do this through various approaches, listening to your story, providing coping skills, and empowering my clients to communicate their needs to others.

Next available: Apr 15

Leslie Mendoza

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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

Rick Rodgers

(he/him)

Rick Rodgers profile image
LCSW
10 years of experience
Solution oriented
Authentic
Direct
Virtual
A combination of therapeutic and meditative practices may be what you've been looking for to change your life. It has helped me, a war veteran and a child of abuse. With a holistic and spiritual approach and 500-hour registered yoga certification, I offer a safe, nurturing environment. Utilizing meditation, ACT, CBT, and narrative techniques I help clients desensitize to past traumas. I am passionate about working with those affected by the trauma of having ADHD, narcissism, sexual, physical, and emotional abuse. My approach includes taking self-inventory to understand how past experiences affect present thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.

Next available: Apr 15

Stephanie Driscoll

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Stephanie Driscoll profile image
LCPC
7 years of experience
Authentic
Warm
Virtual
In-person
800 Roosevelt R...
110 mi
Hi, my name is Stephanie! Life is not something we experience in a cookie-cutter manner. If you are struggling through any form of loss, weather loss of a loved one, identity, or pet loss you don’t have to do it alone. Sitting with grief takes vulnerability, which is something we can discover and process together. Discovering your sense of self and identity, particularly during a transitional time in your life can trigger untapped emotions. This may include discovering layers of your self. Together, we can create a safe space to explore aspects of who you are. My background is in dance/movement therapy and I am open to incorporating creativity into sessions. I use a body-focused lens in my practice, which can lead to a more intimate connection with the self.

Next available: Apr 16

Amanda LaBarbera

(she/her)

Amanda LaBarbera profile image
LCPC
7 years of experience
Solution oriented
Empowering
Warm
Virtual
Hello, I'm Amanda, Have you been struggling with the challenges of life lately? Do you feel like you are in a constant state of survival? Do you want to start living? Are you looking to approach life with a new lens? I help individuals take control of their lives whether they are struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, difficult emotions or life events. I provide a safe and judgement free space to make you as comfortable as possible. We will work together to explore what is helpful and what is not. I understand that everyone is different and believe that is most important when providing therapy. Whether you have been to therapy several times before or this is your first time, I look forward to experiencing your growth with you.

Next available: Apr 27

Angela Lisak

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LCSW
19 years of experience
Open-minded
Authentic
Solution oriented
Virtual
*****I DO NOT PRESCRIBE MEDICATIONS**** I am a licensed clinical social worker and a licensed clinical addiction counselor. I have a BA in Psychology from Purdue University (2003) and a Master's in Social Work from Indiana University (2006). I’ve been practicing since 2006. I have spent 4 years working in private practice settings, 12 years working with DCS/probation/court-ordered clients, 7 years working in the jail setting (6 of those being the clinical supervisor), and have experience as a clinical director in an addiction recovery facility. I have worked with groups, couples, those who suffer from anxiety, depression, PTSD, bipolar disorder (with and without psychotic features), OCD, ADHD, suicidal ideation, crisis intervention, gender issues, adjustment disorder, parenting issues, stress, self-esteem, self-worth, self-respect, codependency, relationship issues, and many more. I have a passion for working with those who have addiction issues and have almost 2 decades of experience with this population.

Next available: Apr 14

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

Patricia V Voloschin-Weiner

Patricia V Voloschin-Weiner profile image
LCPC
38 years of experience
Direct
Authentic
Empowering
Virtual
I have been providing English and Spanish speaking families in the Chicago area with a wide range of psychological and counseling services since 1985. In our sessions we will explore your feelings, beliefs, or behaviors which are of concern to you and/or your family and identify aspects of yourself or your life that you would like to change. Issues we can discuss can include coping with life challenges, relationship issues, parenting stress, dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma or issues regarding work related stress. I have a Bachelors of Arts in Social Work and Psychology from Michigan State University, Masters of Arts in Psychology from Eastern Illinois University and a Masters in Public Health from the University of Illinois-Chicago. I am an Illinois Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Social Worker. I am a certified Divorce Mediator.

Next available: Apr 22

Dominika Sekulska

(she/her)

Dominika Sekulska profile image
LCSW
20 years of experience
Open-minded
Warm
Authentic
Virtual
I have worked in a variety of settings serving adults and older adults for 20 years. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW/LICSW) as well as have specialized training in trauma, grief/loss, and addictions. I specialize in adult individual therapy working on issues such as symptoms of mental illness, trauma, and unhealthy relationship dynamics. I rely on an eclectic mix of therapy techniques such as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and trauma informed therapy, among others. I am a strong believer in individuals empowering themselves towards positive change at their own pace and recognize the importance of the therapist/client relationship. as key to improving oneself. If you are interested, please reach out to me and we can see if I am a good fit for you. I am here to support you.

Next available: Apr 15

Neelma Zafar

(she/her)

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LCSW
4 years of experience
Virtual
Hi, my name is Neelma Zafar. The stigma in many cultures around mental health can be debilitating. I believe that no matter what background you are coming from, your mental and emotional health should be made as much of a priority as your physical health. Taking the first step and asking for help can be intimidating, but I meet my clients where they are and get to know them and their strengths. My approach is trauma-focused and evidence-based therapy and I believe in empowering my clients. I am trained in EMDR, DBT and CBT. Currently, I am working with sexually abused and sexually problematic children. I do family therapy sessions. I immigrated from Pakistan and I know personally what "trauma" is. I volunteered with refugees and worked with them on their mental health issues. I know Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi languages. I volunteer at the food pantry and daily bread soup kitchen and strongly believe in giving back to the community. I am hear to listen to my clients in a judgement-free zone in order to help them grow as a person and move past trauma.

Next available: Apr 15

Micaela Brewer

(she/her)

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LCSW
13 years of experience
Virtual
Hello! My name is Micaela Brewer and I am a licensed clinical social worker. I am passionate about God, my kids, learning, and helping others. I've been practicing since 2009 and my professional experience includes the school setting, outpatient children and adolescent therapy, prison, dialysis, crisis, hostage negotiation, and insurance. I'm experienced in several therapeutic techniques but tend to use cognitive behavioral solution-focused therapy the most. I am dedicated to guiding individuals on their journey to mental well-being. With 14 of experience, I bring a warm and empathetic approach to therapy. My mission is to create a safe space where you can explore challenges, discover strengths, and cultivate resilience.

Next available: Apr 15

Rene Stockton

(he/him)

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LCSW
34 years of experience
Intelligent
Direct
Authentic
Virtual
My name is Rene Stockton (pronounced Reni). I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in the state of Illinois. I serve my community as a counselor, therapist and change agent. I have had the privilege to work with individuals and families from primarily underserved populations and communities over the course of a 30 year social work practice in two great American cities. I have encountered child, adolescent and adult challenges ranging from trauma to writer’s block and wellness. I will partner with you to create the soft and more concrete changes you are looking to achieve in your life. My style is open, supportive and person centered, we will choose the approach for your situation using a variety of theories and concepts including art, movement, and EMDR.

Next available: Apr 15

Josette Shine

(she/her)

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LCPC
6 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Empowering
Virtual
Ever since we have embarked on our journey through life, we may have had the opportunity to experience love, kindness, joy, or passion—but we may have also experienced pain, discomfort, anger, betrayal, tragedy, or grief. During the moments you’ve experienced the latter it’s very possible the events that took place have been frozen in your mind, making it impossible to forget or process. This may have left you feeling depressed, anxious, mistrusting, stagnant, or even scared. Please do not feel hopeless in your efforts to “fix” yourself. You are not broken or damaged. My goal as your therapist would be to support and empower you on your journey so you can develop a deeper understanding of yourself and the world around you. As a trauma-informed therapist I place an emphasis on EMDR therapy but still hold an eclectic approach because your situation is unique. I am a holistic and culturally sensitive clinician who places a huge importance on building a trusting relationship with you to promote comfortability and security. I am not here to rush you through your process because it can take some time before you feel comfortable sharing. I have experience working with individuals who have trauma, depression, mood disorders, anxiety, relationship difficulties, and life transitioning issues. I am also a Reiki Practitioner and offer distance healing. Together we can explore and understand the reasoning being prominent issues while working towards healing and resolution. I would be honored to assist you on your journey through life.

Next available: Apr 16

Carmel Browne

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LCSW
25 years of experience
Open-minded
Authentic
Challenging
Virtual
Hello and Welcome! I have been a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Illinois since 2004 and have provided care to a wide range of clients, groups, and individuals from parents, young children, adolescents, and adults. I have worked with clients from all walks of life and who present with challenges and concerns such as depression, anxiety, addiction, post-traumatic stress disorder, grief and loss. Over the years because of my experience in a number of fields and have learned to navigate a great many systems such as child welfare, dual disorder treatment, and behavioral health. I am also a certified forensic interviewer and have worked with patients who have experienced physical, emotional, and sexual abuse. I understand how difficult it can be to reach out for help. I also know how lonely suffering in silence can be. I am so delighted that you have chosen to step out and seek the help you need to achieve the greatness that is within you. I congratulate you on this first step and I hope to be able to help you in the future. Welcome!

Next available: Apr 14

Tasha Easley

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LCPC
13 years of experience
Intelligent
Warm
Virtual
Hello and welcome! Starting therapy can be scary and intimidating and so I'd like share a little bit about myself that way you have a chance to know more about me before your first session! I completed my Bachelor of Science degree from Monmouth College and my Master of Science degree in counseling from Western Illinois University. I'm a licensed clinical professional counselor in the state of Illinois and Texas. I have worked in the mental health field as a counselor since 2010. I was a therapist and crisis counselor for Bridgeway Community Mental Health starting in 2010 and then went on to become the Director of Crisis/Mental Health Juvenile Justice/and First Episode Psychosis Program. I then went on to work in private practice at Crossroads Counseling in Galesburg, IL. I have significant experience working with children and adolescents in the private sector as well as young adults. I enjoy working with clients who are healing from traumatic experiences. I have worked with survivors of trauma and abuse throughout my entire counseling career. I am EMDR trained and have a deep compassion for those dealing with the results of trauma and abuse. Additionally, I have worked with children and adults experiencing depression, mood disorders, anxiety, OCD and trauma using DBT and cognitive-behavioral therapy as treatment modalities. I live with my husband, Dustin, in Galesburg ,IL and have three active boys ages 16, 11, and 8. I enjoy reading, fishing, camping, being outdoors, and watching my children in various activities.

Next available: Apr 17

Dr. Julie Brandenburg

(she/her)

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PhD
25 years of experience
Empowering
Humorous
Intelligent
Virtual
"In any given moment we have two options: to step forward into Growth or step back into safety." Abraham Maslow My name is Dr. Julie Brandenburg, Ph.D.; HSPP. If you are considering therapy, then you are already taking steps toward growth and change. My therapy specializations include but are not limited to, women's issues and trauma. What follows below is a list of issues that clients often bring up in our therapy sessions. The list is based on my professional experiences with clients, but by no means represents all of the topics and concerns that you may choose to address in therapy. Your issues are uniquely yours, and cannot be placed into anyone else's categories. I have found, however, that sometimes a list gets the ball rolling for potential clients! Some of the issues women bring up in our sessions include (but many additional issues are also discussed): Worry/Anxiety Sadness/Depression Coping with Divorce Self-Esteem Balancing Life "Roles" Self-Care Healthy/Unhealthy Relationships Adult/Child Trauma Trauma-Related Symptoms and Life Impact Life Transitions If you identified with any items on the above list or came up with items of your own, would you like help resolving these issues? The choice is yours. Therapy is for those who believe that their lives can get better and are willing to work to the best of their ability to make that happen. If you choose to work with me, I will be with you every step of the way, encouraging and challenging you to grow toward your best version of yourself.

Next available: Apr 15

Jennifer Mehochko

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LCPC
27 years of experience
Warm
Intelligent
Empowering
Virtual
In-person
308 North Bridg...
86 mi
"I believe in a holistic approach to therapy so I integrate traditional talk therapy with experiential therapies that aid in better nervous system regulation, healing, and overall relief of symptoms. Experiential, brain-based healing & somatic therapies can help accelerate change and often reduce time in counseling. I specialize in biologically based healing, which assists in resolving trauma symptoms that are frozen or stuck in the body. I have training in EMDR (eye movement desensitization & reprocessing) and am a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP). I interweave these therapies and attachment-based support and repair into all my work with clients, which allows for a rich, gentle, connection-based healing approach. I have been in private practice for over 20 years, and prior to that time I worked in a variety of mental health settings. I see clients in my Yorkville office or via telehealth. ***Please note when scheduling: Please DO NOT schedule yourself! I am working from 2 different calendars, so its very important to email or call/text me 331-223-4170 to set up the Initial Intake -to avoid delays and double booking, as I may already be scheduled with someone from my other practice ... thanks for understanding and being willing to be flexible! Education & Certifications: Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) Master of Psychology, The Adler School of Professional Psychology Bachelor of Psychology, Illinois State University Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) Transforming the Experience-Based Brain (TEB) Touch Practitioner

Next available: Apr 16

Jennifer Frank

(she/her)

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LCPC
8 years of experience
Virtual
Are you looking for a positive change in your life? I am passionate about helping people. I help to build empowerment in day-to-day life along with life changes. I want to help others find their path to live a fruitful and enjoyable life. I have experience working with trauma, addictions, anxiety, and depression. I enjoy helping people navigate life changes that they have chosen and not those they have not chosen for themselves. I work to create a safe environment where you can express your emotions and experiences. I enjoy providing therapy and helping others to change their lives. If you have any questions please ask and let's see if we are a good match!!

Next available: Apr 16

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