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221 therapists in Illinois matching your needs

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Merek Poto

(they/them)

Merek Poto, LCSW - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
4 years of experience
Empowering
Open-minded
Virtual
Hi! I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Illinois. I received my Masters from Aurora University and I have been practicing for 4 years. I am a warm, empathetic therapist who helps adults become the best versions of themselves. I work to help people understand who they are and manage their various stressors, anxieties, and emotions. I identify as non-binary and I have been helping members of the LGBTQ community since I began my career as a therapist. Not only do I help members of my community, such as aiding transgender individuals in getting gender affirming care, but I extend my services to everyone. I have aided a wide variety of individuals with various identities, my various use of treatment modalities can help anyone who wants to take me on as their therapist.

Next available: Jul 19

Robert D Jaskula

(he/him)

Robert D Jaskula, LCSW - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
30 years of experience
Virtual
Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with thirty some years' experience. I currently supervise master's degree level students in substance abuse treatment field placement. I have delivered services in a variety of contexts: schools, hospitals, and community mental health agencies. I approach my work with curiosity, openness, and transparency - attempting to increase understanding and build community in diversity.

Next available: Jul 19

Alyssa Norbeck

(she/her)

Alyssa Norbeck, LCSW - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
5 years of experience
Authentic
Humorous
Virtual
Hello! I'm Alyssa Norbeck and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Illinois and Texas. I understand that it can feel vulnerable and intimidating to begin therapy, but I'm passionate about making therapy a safe space where you feel heard and understood. My therapeutic style is empathetic, nonjudgemental, and individualized. I draw upon a variety of evidence-based treatment modalities (such as CBT, ACT, ERP, and EMDR) to help you reach your goals. I received my Master's in Social Work from USC. I've worked with a variety of age groups presenting with a range of clinical issues in both individual and group settings, including private practice, mental health and substance use intensive outpatient programs (IOP), crisis management and stabilization, Employee Assistance Programs, and in skilled nursing facilities/long term care. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, playing with my dog, gardening, crafting, and kayaking.

Next available: Jul 22

Sarah Birdsill

(she/her)

Sarah Birdsill, LCSW - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
4 years of experience
Virtual
Hi! I am a licensed clinical social worker in Illinois. I received my MSW from the University of Southern California in 2017 and have been practicing for 7 years. I enjoy working with adults of all ages and have expertise in women's issues, depression, anxiety, trauma treatment, mood, and personality disorders. hrough my open-mindedness, I actively listen and empathize with my client's perspective, striving to understand their subjective reality. I embrace alternative viewpoints, questioning assumptions, and exploring different possibilities. I remain flexible and adaptable, adjusting my therapeutic interventions to meet the changing needs and preferences of my client. By embracing an open-minded approach, I encourage my clients to explore new insights, challenge ingrained patterns, and discover their own unique solutions. This approach facilitates their personal growth, self-discovery, and the development of a deeper understanding and acceptance of themselves. Ultimately, my open-minded approach in psychotherapy cultivates a collaborative and empowering therapeutic relationship, where both my clients and I are active participants in the therapeutic process.

Next available: Jul 20

Justin Freeman

(he/him)

Justin Freeman, LCPC - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
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: Jul 23

Amanda Wittmer

(she/her)

Amanda Wittmer, LCPC - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCPC
4 years of experience
Empowering
Holistic
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: Jul 19

Mariah Riley

(she/her)

Mariah Riley, LCSW - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
7 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Empowering
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: Jul 23

Ilana Morgan-Lopez

(she/her)

Ilana Morgan-Lopez, LCSW - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
10 years of experience
Open-minded
Warm
Virtual
Hi! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and I have been practicing in the mental health field with adolescents and adults for the past 10 years. In working with a client, I focus on creating an environment in which you will feel at ease and respected. I have an ability to quickly establish rapport which helps you to actively work with me towards your identified goals. My client-centered approach allows you to openly share issues you feel are causing distress and explore ways in which you would like to make changes.

Next available: Jul 23

Matt Marder

(he/him)

Matt Marder, LCSW - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
20 years of experience
Authentic
Direct
Empowering
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: Jul 22

Emily Heming

Emily Heming, LCSW - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
1 year of experience
Authentic
Warm
Solution oriented
Virtual
Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with my Masters and Bachelors from Northern Arizona University. I have been working as a mental health professional for 3 years, working in the behavioral health field for 6 years total. I am passionate about helping individuals feel empowered and validated, creating a secure environment to discuss areas of life that can be reflected on. I look forward to meeting you!

Next available: Jul 20

Michelle Foor

(she/her)

Michelle Foor, LCPC - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCPC
3 years of experience
Authentic
Warm
Empowering
Virtual
Hello! I'm Michelle. As a dedicated mental health therapist, I am committed to guiding individuals on their journey towards well-being with a strong emphasis on self-care and intention. My goal is to get my clients started with building awareness of the patterns and behaviors causing distress, setting out to build strategies into seeing the “bigger picture”, and then making the choice to shift away into "new and different". I believe that the mental health journey can feel different for everyone and is valid for all. It’s addressing the pile-on effects of everyday stress and learning how to breathe through anxiety and panic attacks. It’s establishing and keeping a daily routine as part of ADHD symptom management and finding self-compassion when experiencing depressive thoughts. There is no perfect or prescriptive way to approach the process of mental well-being. My role as a therapist is to support, facilitate, and provide collaborative space to examine all the pieces.

Next available: Jul 19

Kim Trauth

(she/her)

Kim Trauth, LCSW - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
5 years of experience
Open-minded
Humorous
Virtual
Hi there! My name is Kim and I am a licensed clinical social worker. I have been helping individuals deal with anxiety, mood disorders, addiction, and adjustment issues for about 5 years now. My approach tends to be supportive, empathetic, and respectful. As a counselor, I utilize an integrated approach that brings in interventions from cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness based therapy, and supportive therapy. I am going to be supporting you along the way of your therapeutic journey to develop healthy coping skills and elicit positive change in your life. I encourage healthy, independent decision making and I will be there on the sidelines cheering you on. A goal of mine is for you to be able to navigate these stressful times in an effective manner. Looking forward to being a part of your support team!

Next available: Jul 20

Timara Betts

(she/her)

Timara Betts, LCSW - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
6 years of experience
Intelligent
Solution oriented
Virtual
Timara Betts is a Trauma Informed Licensed Clinical Social Worker whose aim is to support others to build upon their strengths to gain satisfaction within their authentic selves, nurture positive relationships and achieve personal goals. She specializes in Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Theraplay to help address concerns that include but are not limited to depression, stress management, grief and loss, anxiety, complex trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, and self-esteem. Timara is a recently published author of a gratitude journal. Her several years of professional experience with youth, families, and professionals has strengthened her passion to empower seekers who are on a path to increased self-discovery as each stage in human development can lead us to closer to self-actualization.

Next available: Aug 12

Susan Severson

(she/her)

Susan Severson, LCSW - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
8 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Empowering
Virtual
Hello, I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the state of Illinois, Florida, and Massachusetts (LICSW/LCSW). I earned a Master of Social Work degree in Advanced Clinical Social Work in Independent Clinical Practice and Health Care Specialization from Aurora University in 2016. I am a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor and received my CADC in 2021. I have experience working with individuals experiencing symptoms related to anxiety, panic attacks, social anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, stress, life transitions, LGBTQ+ issues, imposter syndrome, low self-esteem, perfectionism, grief, loneliness, ADHD, OCD, trauma, and substance abuse. I use evidence-based practices such as: cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), DBT Skills, mindfulness-based therapy, motivational interviewing, talk therapy, exposure therapy, and exposure response prevention (ERP). I want to help people who suffer from mental health and substance use disorders by providing them with compassion, empathy, and evidence- based therapy to help promote resilience, self-compassion, and improve their emotional well-being. You can book an appointment with me by clicking the link below: https://provider.growtherapy.com/book-appointment?id=6303&utm_source=provider-sourced&utm_medium=booking-link&utm_campaign=provider-dashboard Or you can call this phone number: 1 (786) 755-1863

Next available: Jul 19

Megan Allegretti, LCPC

(she/her)

Megan Allegretti, LCPC, LCPC - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCPC
3 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Warm
Virtual
Hello, and welcome! My name is Megan Allegretti, and I am so proud of you for considering the incredibly difficult step of seeking mental health therapy. In an effort to make this process feel less intimidating, here are some things about me, to see if my approach is a solid fit for you. My approach works with the intention to aid in healing from the distress in your mental and emotional world. Often we create various behavioral patterns in life, that worked at some point, but now you notice them becoming maladaptive. We will look at becoming more internally aware of systems that are not cutting it anymore for you, why those patterns evolved in the first place. With this understanding it can aid in identifying the function of behaviors, and better aid with implementing new skills in its place. My goal for treatment is to come with you along your journey, so you will not have to feel alone. I will also provide skills, education, processing, and perspectives you might not be able to see from your angle. If this feels like a good fit for you, please reach out to set up an intake together.

Next available: Jul 22

Kellie Meyn

(she/her)

Kellie Meyn, LCSW - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
5 years of experience
Virtual
Hey there! I am a LCSW based in Illinois. I recieved my Master's degree from Aurora University and have been working in the mental health field for approximately 6 years. I have been work with adult males to help them heal from trauma and learn more effective coping strategies. For the last year I have been working teens and adults to cope with life transitions and learn coping skills for anxiety and depression. I am LGBTQ friendly and gender affirming.

Next available: Jul 24

Dr. Mary Wilson

Dr. Mary Wilson, LCPC - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCPC
30 years of experience
Authentic
Intelligent
Virtual
Hi there! I am a licensed therapist and have been in the field for 30 years. I have a doctorate in Philosophy with a focus of Psychology. I specialize in personality disorders, anger management, and trauma. My passion is working with adults that present with an array of issues including but not limited to anger, trauma, mood disorders, personality disorders, and criminal behavior. I have a lengthy background with couple counseling, effective communication, and narcissistic abuse.

Next available: Aug 11

Chelsea Davis

(she/her)

Chelsea Davis, LCSW - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
5 years of experience
Virtual
Hello, my name is Chelsea, and I am Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Illinois. I graduated in 2019 from Clarke University with my Master's of Social Work. I spent my undergraduate years shadowing and volunteering at a sexual assault and domestic violence advocacy center. I completed research in the areas of trauma, decision making, and intimate relationships. I completed a job shadow with a Victim Witness Coordinator, where I also conducted a year long research project on domestic violence in rural communities. During that time I completed an internship at a combined homeless shelter and food pantry. I then completed a secondary internship at a local community mental health center. I spent four years working at that same local community mental health center where I provided crisis services, individual therapy, couples therapy, family therapy, and group therapy. I was able to earn my license during that time. I transitioned into school based social work and provided case management and therapy services in the local school setting. I now have opened a private practice called Resiliency Counseling, which is an individualized practice focused on providing individual, couples, and family therapy services to help people who are wanting to improve their mental health in a safe, accepting, and trusting environment. I always strive to meet my patients where they are at in their mental health journey and tailor my approach to what they need. I approach therapy as a mix of processing, guidance, and challenging, in order to help a client identify, process, and reach their mental health goals.

Next available: Jul 19

Lola Ladimir

Lola Ladimir, LCSW - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
12 years of experience
Empowering
Solution oriented
Warm
Virtual
I am an experienced licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in the state of IL practicing a client-centered strength-based approach, incorporating a focus on mindfulness to promote mental well-being and strength of Self. This approach encourages a collaborative therapeutic relationship to facilitate healing and growth. Through my work as a therapist, I am reminded daily of the resilient nature of the human spirit. From experiences with disappointment to unimaginable trauma, people find the courage to ask for help and to move forward. It is the greatest privilege to, for a time, join someone on their path to healing. My clients allow me to meet them with support when they struggle and to celebrate their joy when they persevere. I am acknowledging that tragedy happens every day, and so does triumph.

Next available: Jul 19

Micaela Brewer

(she/her)

Micaela Brewer, LCSW - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
13 years of experience
Empowering
Warm
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: Jul 19

Kinya M Lucas-Brown

Kinya M Lucas-Brown, LCSW - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
18 years of experience
Empowering
Authentic
Warm
Virtual
Hi! I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Illinois, and I am a virtual practice. I received my Masters from the Loyola University Chicago and have been in this industry for almost 20 years. I help young adults and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, and childhood-trauma become the best versions of themselves. I very much like a positive and strength-based approach to therapy. I think it is important to find balance in your life and it starts with improving self-esteem.

Next available: Jul 19

Elisa Tessier

(she/her)

Elisa Tessier, LCSW - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
20 years of experience
Virtual
Life is challenging, you don’t need to navigate it by yourself. If you are bewildered and unsure of your life path, experiencing strained relationships, having difficulty “keeping up” and continually feeling overwhelmed, you are not alone. These are questions that many of my clients are searching for answers to. Life comes with many responsibilities and can be challenging to navigate. Children, adolescents and adults are becoming discouraged, lacking motivation, and frustrated by their commitments. Here are a few of the issues that I assist my clients with; I help children develop their social skills, and how to problem-solve situations, I help adolescents examine their choices in life and how to manage their emotions, and I work with adults to find purpose in life and develop self-care. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I will help guide you to identify your current concerns and to learn about your past to help us with the present. I will help identify your strengths and explore ways to use them to address life’s questions and challenges. Together we will formulate goals to address during our sessions.

Next available: Aug 5

Michelle Wong

(she/her)

Michelle Wong, LCSW - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
7 years of experience
Virtual
Hello I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in Illinois. I received my master's in social work from Loyola University of Chicago. I have been a social worker for 38 years and practicing as a therapist for 6 years. I have experience working with adults who are struggling with anxiety, stress, grief and trauma. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity and compassion. I tailor my treatment to meet my client's specific needs and create a safe and non- judgmental space to support my client's healing journey.

Next available: Jul 19

Susan Pagels

Susan Pagels, LCPC - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCPC
23 years of experience
Authentic
Warm
Open-minded
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: Jul 19

Samantha Knobbe

Samantha Knobbe, LCSW - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
9 years of experience
Direct
Solution oriented
Warm
Virtual
Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with a Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work from Aurora University. I am based in Illinois and have over 9 years of experience in many different capacities of the mental health field. I work with individuals (children and adults). I do my best to create a warm, inviting, safe, and judgement free environment.

Next available: Jul 19

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