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Maritza Solis

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LCSW
10 years of experience
Solution oriented
Authentic
Holistic
Virtual
In-person
34121 U.S. High...
Greetings, I'm Maritza Solis, a bilingual and bicultural clinical therapist who is passionate about holistic methods to heal people's mind, body, and spirit. Through my culture I learned about the power of community, spirituality, and natural remedies to promote well-being. My philosophy of therapy is based on the belief that everyone has the ability to heal themselves, and my role is to facilitate that process by providing a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental space. I draw from evidence-based techniques such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and dialectical behavior therapy, as well as natural remedies, prayer, meditation, and yoga to create a truly holistic approach. Ultimately, my goal as a therapist is to empower individuals to live their best lives by helping them reconnect with their inner selves and tap into their own inherent healing abilities. I believe that true healing happens when we address the whole person - mind, body, and spirit. Open to working with children and adolescents ages 8 and older.

Next available: Jun 25

Melissa Filippi

Melissa Filippi profile image
LCSW
29 years of experience
Authentic
Warm
Empowering
Virtual
As an experienced School Social Worker with an LCSW, I have a demonstrated history of working with children, preteens, adolescents and adults in both education and in private practice. I am also a Certified Integrative Mental Health Professional. I earned both my bachelors and my masters degrees in social work, I have been committed to working with children and adolescents from the start of my career. I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Southern Illinois University and a Masters in Social Work from the University of Illinois at Chicago Jane Addams School of Social Work. I am always working to grow and improve my practice by researching, finding and providing effective supports and using the most current, best-practices in the field. Using a strengths-based approach with Cognitive Behavior Theory, Person-Centered counseling approach and the integration of other approaches, such as Solution Focused Therapy, and Positive Psychology-I work with clients to find more positive, effective social and coping skills. Through my work with clients, they can begin to see improvements in their relationships and their positive connectedness to the community. I specialize in working with clients of all ages-12 years to adulthood- who have difficulty with self-esteem, depression, trauma, anxiety, Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), parenting and behavior management issues. I have a special interest in working with adolescents and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders and clients/students with trauma. I assist clients to learn distress tolerance, emotion regulation and how to incorporate mindfulness and other coping strategies in order to manage their bio psycho-social environments.

Next available: Jun 26

Karina Servin Jimenez

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Karina Servin Jimenez profile image
LCPC
8 years of experience
Open-minded
Empowering
Virtual
Hi, I am a Bilingual (English/Spanish) Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. I have experience working with children, adolescents and Adults who are struggling with uncomfortable emotions, difficult relationships and personal discovery. My background includes working with survivors of Domestic Violence, Crisis intervention that includes suicidal ideations, self-harm behavior and anger management. I also have experience in the group setting, working in the Intensive Outpatient Program.

Next available: Jun 22

Dr. Amy Guertin

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Dr. Amy Guertin profile image
LCPC
30 years of experience
Direct
Solution oriented
Humorous
Virtual
If you've never been in therapy before, I know it can be a scary step. Be proud of your bravery. If you have been in therapy before, I'm glad you chose to return. Either way, my job is to help you find your strengths to learn to manage any issues you are dealing with so you can find your peace again. It is a journey and it won't always be easy but it will be worth it. I have been a therapist and a psychology professor for almost 30 years. I have worked with children, teens, and adults, although I have spent the majority of my career working with teens. I enjoy teens. I have a lot of patience for them. I believe in psychoeducation in therapy. I think that it's not only important to understand what you are doing but why you are doing it. Only by understanding both can you make the changes necessary for long-term happiness. I also believe in working on both the present and the past. I want to help you figure out how to make the present better immediately, while also working to understand anything from your past that may have helped lead to any current issues. Working on both in combination will give the most thorough explanation and avenue for effective treatment. Most importantly, I believe in working together. I may be the "expert" but only you know what is working and what isn't. I will ask you for feedback and I will listen to what you have to say. I am more than willing to do phone appointments if you find them more comfortable than video appointments. Just let me know.

Next available: Jun 24

Susan Pagels

Susan Pagels profile image
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: Jun 22

Heather Gunderson

Heather Gunderson profile image
LMFT
28 years of experience
Empowering
Intelligent
Warm
Virtual
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Illinois who helps people who are struggling emotionally, socially, and relationally. Everyone goes through challenges and conflicts in life and it can be frustrating to know when and where to get help. I can help with those struggles so that you can create real and lasting change. My approach with my clients is thoughtfully direct and relational. I have been in practice since 1995 and have experience helping with anxiety, depression, divorce, self esteem, relational issues, developmental transitional issues, parent-child issues, behavior issues, and academic issues. As a systemic therapist, I am focused on both the client's needs and the dynamics of the systems they are involved in to better assess and address potential issues and resolutions. Working through life's challenges can be overwhelming. Starting counseling can be a positive first step toward changing your life. I look forward to working with you!

Next available: Jul 2

Beatriz Gonzalez

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Beatriz Gonzalez profile image
LCSW
4 years of experience
Solution oriented
Authentic
Virtual
Hello, I am Beatriz Gonzalez and I am a Latina LCSW. I specialize in trauma-based work utilizing short and long-term case management/counseling services. I have worked with individuals and families to provide specific intensive case management and behavioral health services. I am bilingual in Spanish/English and enjoy working with a diverse population. I have years of experience working with adults and adolescents that are struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, life-transitions, relationship, grief, and other stressors. I am aware that beginning the therapy journey can come with a variety of mixed feelings and emotions, but DON'T WORRY! During my work, I always put the client's needs first and will work alongside you at the pace you are comfortable with. I strive to help my clients foster awareness and gain insight into their inner emotions. My hope is that clients will gain a new outlook and feel empowered to make changes. I believe therapy can be effective when it is built on a relationship of trust, acceptance, and commitment to change. I employ evidenced-based professional counseling methods and invite individuals to integrate their own perspective, values, and goals into each session. If you are seeking healing and hope that will last, I would be honored to help you on your journey.

Next available: Jun 24

Elizabeth Newman

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

Next available: Jun 24

Derrick Wright

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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 22

Melissa Forte, LCPC, NCC, CCMHC, PEL

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Melissa Forte, LCPC, NCC, CCMHC, PEL profile image
LCPC
16 years of experience
Empowering
Warm
Authentic
Virtual
Hi There! My name is Melissa I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with a Master's Degree from Lewis University. My background encompasses many different areas to include the mental health field, educational academic and career performance, corporate business and training, and EAP. I have 11 years in K-12 and higher education counseling and teaching experience as well as over 15 years in corporate business. My passion and vast experience in all of these settings and now within the clinical mental health setting for almost 7 years is how I thrive to assist all individuals in achieving complete satisfaction and success in all aspects of life! I love with working individuals from young adulthood as well as adults as they become well rounded, healthy human beings as they struggle with relationship issues, anxiety and stress, depression, self esteem, healthy boundaries, parenting concerns, and family conflict. Guiding all individuals, from youth to adulthood, towards the healthiest path in all self care domains is my goal! Being client-centered and focused on unconditional positive regard, my strong skills of empathy, rapport, and non-judgement are what I strive for in a successful therapeutic relationship. As I support you on your journey, be assured in knowing I am here to listen, connect, and provide you with the healthiest direction in order to reach your goals and your highest potential!

Next available: Jun 24

Deborah Danner

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

Next available: Jun 22

Dr. Taliah Ziyad-Nau of Your Voice with Purpose PLLC

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Dr. Taliah Ziyad-Nau of Your Voice with Purpose PLLC profile image
LCPC
10 years of experience
Solution oriented
Warm
Intelligent
Virtual
Hi, I'm Dr. Taliah, Life sometimes leaves us unable to direct our attention. We're often being pulled towards many directions. If you have work, school, family or a recent life event you would like to process, I am here for you. If a recent life event has brought you distraction, grief or trauma and has you off of your game, let's get you back on track. I would be happy to support you in returning to your best self. Faith-based holistic approach, upon request.

Next available: Jun 22

Amanda Wilhite

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Amanda Wilhite profile image
LCPC
10 years of experience
Virtual
As an avid runner, I believe there is a strong connection between the mind and body and I try to incorporate a holistic approach in therapy. Whether it is offering nutritional suggestions on foods that help alleviate depressive symptoms, or helping you identify a form of exercise that helps you alleviate your stress and anxiety, I look at you as a ‘whole person’ rather than a collection of symptoms. Often described as patient and calm, I utilize these traits to create a safe space for you to explore your difficulties and find solutions. Practicing from a solution-focused perspective I believe that even the smallest changes are a step in the right direction. I'll work alongside you as a guide and focus on your strengths to help you build upon what is already working. I have experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families.

Next available: Jun 22

Kelly Kavanagh

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Kelly Kavanagh profile image
LCSW
13 years of experience
Virtual
I’m a licensed clinical social worker that has been working in the mental health/behavioral health field for 13+ years. I enjoy working with teens, adults, and families in a wide range of ages. I hope to help you find the skills and tools to manage your current stressors or concerns both in session and in your day to day life. I like to use humor and be authentic and genuine in the therapy process, which clients have said they appreciate and allows them to feel comfortable. I hope to work with you to take back control of your mental health and be the best version of you.

Next available: Jun 24

Brigitte L. Oetter

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

Next available: Jun 22

Meghan Gentry

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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

Regina Freeman

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Regina Freeman profile image
LCSW
25 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Solution oriented
Virtual
Hi I'm Regina Do you know that everyone feels overwhelmed; especially now. Balancing family, work demands, and life is challenging. Everyone experiences these things differently and may need some reminding of their own strengths. I am a highly trained therapist with many years of experience helping clients realize their own potential. My approach is filtered through a culturally rich and ethnically diverse lens. I'm gentle, empathic and meet my clients where they are at. Building upon past coping mechanisms will enable you to develop and find more effective ways of managing life stressors. Look, I get that everyone has some level of depression and anxiety. There are many interventions we can use from the traditional methods such as cognitive behavioral and solution-focused to the latest smart phone apps. I recognize that it will be hard work! But, through your hard work will be where true success comes.

Next available: Jun 22

Cristina Alba

Cristina Alba profile image
LCSW
1 year of experience
Warm
Open-minded
Authentic
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: Jun 24

Jerome Clark, LCPC

Jerome Clark, LCPC profile image
LCPC
10 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Direct
Virtual
In my experience as a counselor, I have had the privilege of working with a wide range of individuals in various settings. I have worked with children and adults in the community, residential, hospital, and educational settings. In each environment I have witnessed the marvel of human potential firsthand. As a clinician I approach people and the work that I do from the belief that people have the innate ability to grow and heal on their own. My personal life experience and my practice have fostered this belief, recognizing that the process may require or be made more manageable with some assistance or a guide, in the form of counseling. Through my experiences I have witnessed the benefits of the human components that aid in the healing process of psychological symptoms that create difficulty in moving toward fulfillment and full integration of the human experience in the lives of many. The therapeutic relationship, authenticity, and unconditional positive regard are components that for me represent the core of therapy. These components create an experience in which someone can safely explore themselves, their experiences, the world around them, and identify solutions to ailments and the "true self" that is often altered by the world around us.

Next available: Jun 24

Dr. Kelly Chaney, Ed.D.,

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Dr. Kelly Chaney, Ed.D., profile image
LCPC
14 years of experience
Authentic
Open-minded
Direct
Virtual
When life be Life'n and you feel that you are in a choke hold, this is when support is most needed. I am Dr. Chaney, a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LCPC) based in Chicago. I received my doctoral degree from Governors State University in Counseling Education and Supervision and my Masters and Undergrad from Chicago State University. I have been practicing for over 10 years. I specialize in helping adults struggling with anxiety, grief, self-doubt, bipolar and ADHD.

Next available: Jun 25

Jessica Carrillo-Guerrero

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

Next available: Jul 11

Ilana Morgan-Lopez

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Ilana Morgan-Lopez profile image
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: Jun 25

Brianna Palacios

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Brianna Palacios profile image
LCPC
9 years of experience
Authentic
Warm
Open-minded
Virtual
Greetings! I am so glad you are here and exploring participating in therapy services. My name is Brianna, and I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Illinois. I hold a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Wheaton College and have been in the therapy field for the last 9 years. I work with Children, Adolescents and Adults as well as families and specialize in treating Anxiety and Depression, Trauma, Mood/ Behavior, and Family Systems work. I most commonly use Narrative Therapy, ACT and Trauma Informed- CBT approaches with my clients as well as Art and Play Therapy. I take an individualized approach with each client or family, and strongly believe in forming a strong base of trust and transparency with all of my clients. I approach therapy from a place of sincerity and compassion, believing all clients have unique gifts and strengths. We will work collaboratively to tailor sessions to your needs and goals, placing high importance on openness, stability, and authenticity in the therapy relationship at all times. For clients interested in partnering together, if you do not see anything in my calendar that works for you, you are welcome to send me an email at: brianna@palacioscounseling.com. I am happy to see if something may work, and if not to add you to my waiting list if you would like, so that I may contact you when a new opening comes up.

Next available: Jun 24

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

Somer Muhs

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Somer Muhs profile image
LCPC
6 years of experience
Warm
Open-minded
Holistic
Virtual
Hello, my name is Somer, and I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) based in Illinois. I am also licensed in Indiana as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC). I received my Master’s of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Ball State University. My clinical training included both a low income university clinic treating children and adults, and a community mental health facility where I treated children, adolescents, families, and foster families. I have volunteer experience with the National Suicide Hotline, working with adult female victims of domestic violence, and working with people experiencing poverty. Since graduating, I’ve worked at a private practice focusing on treating children, adolescents, families, and young adults. I’ve seen a wide range of clients from age six through twenties with various presenting problems. I’ve also worked as a clinical supervisor, overseeing both counseling graduate interns and pre licensed counselors.

Next available: Jun 25

Ken Summers

Ken Summers profile image
LMFT
13 years of experience
Solution oriented
Authentic
Holistic
Virtual
In-person
3101 Airport Rd...
Hello! I'm a Christian Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Illinois. I received my Master's from Capella University in Minnesota and have practiced in Illinois for 13 years. Previously, I was a licensed and ordained youth pastor for almost 24 years. I love to help couples, parents, and their children navigate through challenging life and relational issues toward restoration and health.

Next available: Jun 27

Rachel Surprenant

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Rachel Surprenant profile image
LCSW
5 years of experience
Virtual
In-person
2500 West Bradl...
Rachel has provided outpatient therapy services since 2020, with a clinical focus on work with young children with social/emotional challenges and their families. Her various experiences in both intensive and long-term services make her well-equipped to help with any range of behavioral needs. Rachel specializes in working with school age children demonstrating disruptive or challenging behaviors at home or school, including difficulty following directions, aggression, tantrums, and emotional dysregulation. Rachel also works to assist families with how to manage these difficulties while maintaining a safe and positive bond with their child. Rachel uses an individualized and strengths-based approach with all her clients to ensure both child and parent feel understood and comfortable with how to maintain positive change in their home.

Next available: Jul 1

Emily Heming

Emily Heming profile image
LCSW
1 year of experience
Solution oriented
Authentic
Intelligent
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: Jun 22

Sherri Swansey

Sherri Swansey profile image
LCSW
20 years of experience
Virtual
In-person
18118 Martin Av...
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker as well as a Board Certified Clinical Social Worker based in Illinois. I received my Masters in Social Work from the University of Illinois in Chicago. I have over 20 years of experience in working with Adolescents to discover their purpose and their plan to live a happier healthier and more productive life.

Next available: Jun 24

Kristen Jurgenson-Housen

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Kristen Jurgenson-Housen profile image
LMFT
7 years of experience
Virtual
I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who helps my clients improve their wellbeing by utilizing coping skills and personal supports to feel more confident and competent in their lives. I am trained in multiple individual and systemic modalities, as well as Christian counseling and LGBTQ affirming therapies if desired, to better customize the therapy experience to my clients needs.

Next available: Jun 25

Kristen Wilson

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Kristen Wilson profile image
LCSW
9 years of experience
Solution oriented
Warm
Virtual
Welcome! My name is Kristen Wilson and I am a licensed clinical social worker in both Florida and Illinois. I received my Master's in Social Work from Aurora University in Illinois. I have been a school social worker since 2007, working in various schools in both Illinois and then Florida. I became licensed in Illinois in 2015 and Florida in 2019. Since 2019, I have been providing both in-person and tele- therapy to individuals and couples.

Next available: Jun 22

Jasmine Johnson

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Jasmine Johnson profile image
LCPC
8 years of experience
Virtual
Welcome! Whether you are beginning or returning to therapy, you have made the right decision to invest in yourself. You may be seeking therapy to work through certain issues or you may be seeking therapy to become a better version of yourself and to maintain good mental health. No matter what your reason is, remember that your therapy journey will be unique. My name is Jasmine Johnson and I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, who believes in the corrective experience; a central role in the transformative process.

Next available: Jun 22

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

Krystal Fowlkes

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Krystal Fowlkes profile image
LCSW
7 years of experience
Virtual
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Illinois. As a former elementary school social worker, I have a passion for normalizing social emotional learning for all children. I help children build self awareness and accountability skills in order to be successful at school and home. I assist parents in developing easy to use behavioral interventions in the home.

Next available: Jun 22

Meghan Skidmore

Meghan Skidmore profile image
LCSW
16 years of experience
Virtual
Hi there, my names is Meghan Skidmore and I am a licensed clinical social worker in Northern Illinois. I have 16 years of experience as a clinical social worker. I have previously worked with children in mental health crisis as well as with children and families involved with the child welfare system. I also have worked the past 15 years as a school social worker, working with children and families to help them be successful in and out of the school setting.

Next available: Jun 24

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

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Jil Hus, PhD, LMHC, LCPC, NCC, BC-TMH profile image
LCPC
11 years of experience
Empowering
Solution oriented
Virtual
Hello and welcome! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) based in Northwest Indiana. I am also a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in Illinois. I received my Master's degree in Counseling from Purdue University Northwest and have been practicing for 11 years. Additionally, I received from PhD from Walden University in Counselor Education & Supervision. I am a Certified Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP) who specializes in working with those with anxiety disorders. I am also a board-certified counselor with the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC).

Next available: Jul 2

Debra Tomlinson

Debra Tomlinson profile image
LCSW
17 years of experience
Virtual
As a therapist with an eclectic approach and 17 years of experience, I am dedicated to providing personalized and effective mental health care. I draw from various evidence-based techniques, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, psychodynamic therapy, and mindfulness, to tailor treatment plans that meet each client's unique needs. My goal is to empower clients to overcome challenges, improve their mental well-being, and live fulfilling lives.

Next available: Jun 24

Amanda Strobel

Amanda Strobel profile image
LCPC
22 years of experience
Virtual
Hello Potential Client! Welcome to my Practice. My name is Amanda Strobel and I am a licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC). I have had an opportunity to practice behavioral health therapy in many settings over the last 25+ years. My overall goal is to support my clients through their therapeutic journey including supporting them through life transitions, stressful or overwhelming situations, grief or loss issues or executive counseling for career advancement. You will find that I have worked in a variety of therapy settings including: private practice both in person and virtual, inpatient/outpatient, corporate settings, residential, therapeutic day schools, mentally ill substance abuse and oncology wellness centers. In those setting I provided therapy on a variety of mental health issues. I spent the first 15 years of my career working with children, adolescents and young adults working through: physical/sexual and neglect issues, anxiety/panic/OCD, depression, bi-polar disorder, suicidal ideation and actions, family conflicts, boundary setting and substance abuse issues. I have also worked with the overall family unit to address family conflict, parenting issues and relationship building. In more recent years my focus has been on grief/loss issues, coping skills, self care, executive consulting and counseling, life transitional issues and working through major life changes and choices. I would love to support you as you take your first steps towards achieving your goals-please reach out and schedule an appointment.

Next available: Jun 25

Tina Gaskell

Tina Gaskell profile image
LCPC
20 years of experience
Challenging
Humorous
Warm
Virtual
Hello! As a licensed therapist (LCPC, LMHC) with over 20 years of experience, I'm passionate about empowering individuals to thrive. I received my MA in Counseling Psychology from Ball State University. Additionally I am certified the in the Neuroscience of Wellbeing and Compassion Fatigue which effects caregivers and healthcare workers. Together, we'll uncover the path to healing, resilience, and the fulfilling life you deserve. If you're ready to flourish, let's start your journey towards lasting change.

Next available: Jun 26

Mark Pelech

Mark Pelech profile image
LCSW
6 years of experience
Virtual
Good Day! I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW ) based in Texas but also seeing online clients from Illinois. I received my Masters (MSW) from Loyola University Chicago and have been practicing for 6 years. I see adults and teens struggling with anxiety and depression by first (1) helping them understand (in simple language) how emotions and feelings are created in your brain and (2) introducing holistic practices that address and help them correctly view those emotions and feelings.

Next available: Jun 25

Amber Hightower

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LCPC
15 years of experience
Virtual
My passion lies in supporting individuals on their emotional health journey and creating a safe space for healing and self-discovery. I believe in a holistic approach to therapy, addressing all aspects of a person's being - the good, the bad, the ups, the downs. By focusing on the mental, physical, and spiritual aspects of an individual, I aim to help clients embrace all parts of themselves as they heal and grow. My goal is to empower individuals to confidently present their true selves to the world and live their desired lives.

Next available: Jun 28

Grace Luque

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LCSW
17 years of experience
Virtual
Hello! I am licensed clinical social worker who has been in the field for about 17 years. I have worked in a variety of settings, predominantly in mental health, but also in academia and community organizing/administrative. I have worked with a variety of populations from expecting parents/pregnant moms, 0-5 (early childhood), teens to adults. Currently, I have made a shift in my work and have decided to serve others dealing with grief and loss. My purpose is to come alongside you and help you navigate the terrain of grief, along with any other co-occurring conditions, such as depression or anxiety, but not limited to. As a practitioner, I believe in getting to the root of the problem and living a balanced, holistic life. I will bring this perspective into my practice to help you achieve your goals, as well as, help you live a more fulfilled life.

Next available: Jun 24

Michael Parks

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LCSW
19 years of experience
Virtual
I am a 47-year-old white Christian male that has been married for 29 years. I have three kids 26,19 and 16. I also have a spunky granddaughter who is five years old. I have a Master in Psych, as well as a MSW in Social Work. I also carry a CADC for work in Substance Abuse. I received my MSW from SIUC in Carbondale Illinois. I have been working in Mental health for the last 19 years in one way or another. I currently work at my day job with children 5-12, to assist with ADD, Anger, Sexual Abuse, grief etc. I have also worked with adults in the past. I am looking to be that calm helping hand in the storm that you are experiencing.

Next available: Jun 22

Yadira Toro

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LCSW
10 years of experience
Virtual
Yadira is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), a graduate and Adjunct Professor of Dominican University, a certified Health Coach and Yoga instructor, and Dr. Amen Licensed Brain Trainer. Yadira offers a judgment-free zone where you can freely express yourself, and a safe place where you can unpack what weighs you down. Are you riddled with sadness, fear, worry, and/or anxiety? Or maybe you are battling current or past traumatic memories, negative thoughts, or low self-esteem. Are you facing challenges at work or school? I am here to walk with you, support you, and empower you on your journey toward a happy, whole, and purposeful life. Yadira utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (DBT, CBT), and Mindfulness approaches, is Trauma- Informed and offers holistic approaches such as incorporating spirituality in counseling, as an option. She specializes in working with adolescents, trauma survivors, college students, and very much enjoys working with adolescents and adults on all of life's struggles. Yadira operates from the belief that although life can be challenging, it is within these challenges that people are presented with the greatest opportunity for personal growth, and development

Next available: Jun 27

Julie Sellner/Perry

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

Next available: Jun 28

Michelle Piller

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LCPC
6 years of experience
Virtual
Navigating adulthood is hard. If you are finding yourself overwhelmed with stress and pressure from a life transition, relationships, your job, school, etc. or feel lost in figuring out who you are or who you want to be, I'm here to help. I will meet you where you are in your journey of adolescence, young adulthood and beyond and provide support and tools to cope with challenges, improve relationships, reframe your thoughts, and practice consistent self-care.

Next available: Jun 25

Danette Palomar

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LCPC
25 years of experience
Virtual
Hello, I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and Child Development Specialist with 25 years of experience working with children, adolescents and adults who are experiencing a variety of concerns, including but not limited to struggling with emotional regulation, the management of symptoms of depression or anxiety, Autism and ADHD. I utilize a collaborative approach in therapy, striving to create a safe and supportive environment for my clients and their families where concerns can be explored, individual strengths can be recognized and personal growth can occur. I believe that change occurs with the support of family and significant others, and encourage participation in the therapy process when possible. I received my Master of Arts in Counseling and Child Development with a specialization in Early Intervention from DePaul University. Throughout my career, my training and work experiences have encompassed a variety of settings including hospital, community mental health, and intensive outpatient settings. Most recently, I have worked in private practice providing therapy, in addition to training graduate level interns and providing clinical supervision to pre-licensed counselors.

Next available: Jun 27

Melanye Reid

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LCPC
5 years of experience
Virtual
Hi! I'm a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) based in Chicago, IL. I received my Masters from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and have been practicing for 5 years. I help people of all ages meet their goals. I encourage my clients to participate in self-care and to build their coping toolbox to manage everyday challenges. I am also big on respecting boundaries and providing a safe space for clients.

Next available: Jul 2

Jess Samperio, LCSW, PEL, CCTP

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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

Casi Krall

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LCPC
15 years of experience
Virtual
Welcome! I'm Casi Krall. I received my Master's degree in 2000 from National Louis University. I've worked in social services for 32 years altogether, working individually with therapy clients for 12 years. My goal in being your therapist is to make you feel as comfortable as possible while we discuss how you can work to lead your best life. What's stopping you?

Next available: Jun 22

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