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Gina Gaston PhD,LCSW

(she/her)

Gina Gaston PhD,LCSW profile image
LCSW
20 years of experience
Authentic
Solution oriented
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: Jun 24

Hernan Barenboim

(he/him)

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

Next available: Jun 24

Dr. Oliver M. Williams

(he/him)

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

Next available: Jun 24

Derrick Wright

(he/him)

Derrick Wright profile image
LCSW
5 years of experience
Challenging
Warm
Virtual
Hello, I am licensed in California, 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 shame, blame, or judgment. You are encouraged to take the first step to seek a more fulfilling and happier life, it 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: Jun 21

April Lacey

(she/her)

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

Next available: Jun 21

Matt Marder

(he/him)

Matt Marder profile image
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: Jun 25

Esther Kim

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

Next available: Jun 24

Kelley L. Lee

(she/her)

Kelley L. Lee profile image
LCPC
10 years of experience
Virtual
Hello! You’ve taken this first step, which usually means things are getting a little challenging…maybe even a lot challenging. That’s where I come in…Help is on the way! I help people struggling with finding balance in their lives. Really it’s about identifying what is going on and working together to find a solution.

Next available: Jun 24

Breann Gray

(she/her)

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

Next available: Jun 24

Meghan Gentry

(she/her)

Meghan Gentry profile image
LCSW
10 years of experience
Warm
Intelligent
Virtual
Welcome! I am a licensed clinical social worker practicing in Illinois. I graduated from the University of Illinois with a Masters in Social Work in 2014, and my days are spent being a school social worker. I also have experience in community work, supporting families and youth who have been impacted by community violence. I am a licensed foster parent and have firsthand experience with parenting youth who have experienced trauma.

Next available: Jun 26

Sadiyah Hill

(she/her)

Sadiyah Hill profile image
LCSW
7 years of experience
Authentic
Warm
Solution oriented
Virtual
Do you have a case of "Monkey Mind” over thinking or can’t stop thinking? Do you believe you are not enough? Do you struggle with self forgiveness? Are you feeling stuck and not sure how to move forward? Do you struggle with the funky blahs? I am a Licensed Clinical Therapist and Self Mastery Coach, and I am dedicated to helping women facilitate powerful change through joyful self-realization that aligns with their values and desires. I treat the human spirit and in our work together you will remember the power of self love. In my practice, I honor, and acknowledge the inherent value of each person’s aspirations, cultural experience, journey, and unique story. I hold space for those who find themselves stuck in a storyline that no longer serve you. Together we will address the thinking that has shaped these behaviors, beliefs and patterns. My goal is to help you remember that goodness is your birthright, and to know that you are the power you seek. I use a variety of therapeutic techniques including mindfulness, cognitive behavior therapy, and solutions focused therapy. My style is collaborative, practical and strength based. Put your wellness first! Counselingonyourcouch.com or Coachingonyourcouch.com Call 1 (786) 755-1863 or email reception+Sadiyah1282@growtherapy.com

Next available: Jun 25

Jacqueline Shelton-Espinosa

(she/her)

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

Next available: Jun 24

Oluwatoyin Olabisi Hines, Army Veteran

(she/her)

Oluwatoyin Olabisi Hines, Army Veteran profile image
LCPC
20 years of experience
Challenging
Authentic
Virtual
Toyin is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with over 19 years in the field of counseling. Toyin journeys with clients using a coaching style, psychodynamic approach, person-centered care, mindfulness-based practices, and integrative models including trauma-conscious yoga, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Prolonged Exposure, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. 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: Jun 25

Gita Tewari

Gita Tewari profile image
LCPC
7 years of experience
Authentic
Open-minded
Empowering
Virtual
I have experience working with adults, adolescents and children struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, bereavement, low self-esteem and key life transitions. I provide a safe and accepting space where you can be open and honest with the difficulties you are experiencing in your life. Prior to returning to school for a counseling degree, I worked in the corporate and nonprofit sectors for many years as an editor and writer and I bring that unique perspective and experience to my work with clients. My multicultural background is also an asset in working with diverse populations. I utilize a strengths-based approach when working with clients while creating a safe and accepting space where you can be open and honest with the difficulties you are experiencing in your life. Because I view therapy as a collaborative process, I will be checking in with you throughout our time together to review your initial goals for therapy and to ensure that you continue to feel heard and understood in therapy. It takes courage to seek out counseling. If you are ready take that step, I am here to support, encourage and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

Next available: Jun 22

Tekoa Jaddua

Tekoa Jaddua profile image
LCPC
20 years of experience
Virtual
Hello My Name is Tekoa I am a Licenced Clinical Professional Counselor and I specialize in Addiction Therapy and all that comes along with it. Has drug or alcohol use taken a toll on your life? Impacting your livelihood, family, job? Can't find your way out? Is desperation the norm? Let me help. Allow me to share in your dreams of sobriety, recovery and wholeness. Let's walk step by step through this maze, as it will be safe with me, as you open up and begin your journey. Together we'll work to build from low self-worth, shame, guilt, unforgiveness, denial, lies, pain and loss. I am a straightforward type of therapist, with no tiptoeing around the issues, and no blaming others, solution-focused. Focusing on how you got here and the plan on getting out. Paired with the understanding that it is you who are responsible for your life choices and you are responsible for your life changes. You can do this, let's do it together.

Next available: Jun 23

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: Jun 27

Cassie Perez

(she/her)

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

Next available: Jun 25

Dr. Juliet Dinkha

(she/her)

Dr. Juliet Dinkha profile image
PsyD
25 years of experience
Virtual
As a Licensed Clinical Psychologist based in Illinois. I earned a Bachelor’s degree, a Master’s degree and a Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology. I have an extensive research background and have published two books on identity and resilience. In therapy, my foremost priority is your well-being. I am committed to providing a safe, non-judgmental, and confidential space where you can openly express your thoughts, emotions, and concerns. I believe in the power of empathy and active listening to truly understand your unique experiences and perspectives.

Next available: Jun 23

Tarica Riley - Christian Counselor

Tarica Riley - Christian Counselor profile image
LCSW
12 years of experience
Virtual
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Board Certified Professional Christian Counselor. I received my Masters degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and additional training for my Christian Counseling certification from Light University. I combine my mental health training, to help you understand your symptoms, with God's Word, to help you receive hope and healing from the Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6).

Next available: Jun 24

Lucretia Mayer

(she/her)

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

Next available: Jul 1

Judith Lites Nelson

(she/her)

Judith Lites Nelson profile image
LCPC
15 years of experience
Virtual
Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and clinical counselor educator (EdD). My experience has been trauma-focused with emphasis on the experiences of those who have survived group-focused negative experiences. Resilience is the hallmark of those who are survivors of interpersonal challenges and, with a strength-based focus, we will work together to reinforce your unique, perhaps forgotten, talents and abilities.

Next available: Jun 27

Mariah Riley

(she/her)

Mariah Riley profile image
LCSW
7 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Warm
Virtual
With my background in social work, I strive to see each person I work with as a unique individual and create an accepting space. You are the author of your own life and I hope to empower you to honor your needs. I graduated from Loyola University Chicago with my Master in Social Work, where I specialized in treating addiction. I have worked extensively with people who have experienced trauma and with adults who are undergoing difficult life transitions.

Next available: Jun 25

Monique Elliott

(she/her)

Monique Elliott profile image
LCSW
35 years of experience
Virtual
I work to provide services in a caring and understanding theraputic relationship. My goal is to provide empowerment and understanding to clients during sessions. I provide treatment to adolescents, families, and adults. I use cognitive therapy with other modalities to assist you in your treatment. I believe in a working partnership to help achieve your wholeness. I welcome the opportunity to be a part of your healing journey.

Next available: Jun 25

Jess Samperio, LCSW, PEL, CCTP

(she/they)

Jess Samperio, LCSW, PEL, CCTP profile image
LCSW
5 years of experience
Virtual
Welcome! (Bienvenido/a!). My name is Jess and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I believe that every person has the right to be heard, to heal, and to grow. I approach therapy from a place of kindness and compassion, openness and curiosity. My work with clients begins from a strengths based place, to ensure that you are seen and understood, taking into account your inherent strengths as well as your areas for growth. I also believe that people are deeply impacted by the world around them and therefore, I focus my work with clients to identify and unpack oppressive forces in their lives. I am fluent in English and Spanish, and have extensive experience providing therapy to children and adults in both languages. My goal is to create a safe space for you to explore any topic without feeling judged or censored. I understand that not everybody heals in the same way, which is why I use a variety of theoretical approaches in my work. Our conversations will be tailored to what works best for your healing and growth. I look forward to working alongside you! Please visit my website for more information and to book appointments with me: I find it easier to schedule clients via my website. Thank you!/Gracias https://www.compassionatehealingtherapycenter.com

Next available: Jun 23

Rozalyn Engle

(she/her)

Rozalyn Engle profile image
LCPC
3 years of experience
Virtual
I am an Illinois- based Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC). I have worked in the human services for over 20 years. Including, substance use, depression, anxiety, LGBT, anger, and self esteem. I will tailor your treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek assistance and direction. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

Next available: Jun 21

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