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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 18

Julie Schrader

Julie Schrader profile image
LCPC
10 years of experience
Authentic
Warm
Solution oriented
Virtual
Whether you are struggling with relationships, work, anxiety, depression, or feel "stuck," you are no longer alone in your journey. Entering therapy is a brave choice, and helping you to reach your personal goals is my objective when partnering with you. I provide a safe, professional, warm environment where you can process your circumstances and make the necessary changes to live the life you want to live.

Next available: Jun 24

Alan Deibel

Alan Deibel profile image
LCPC
15 years of experience
Solution oriented
Intelligent
Empowering
Virtual
I am here to be in in your corner. I am here to listen and understand where you are coming from. I will hold the space that you are in need of to cultivate optimism in your life and make the choices the reflect the life you would like to have. I am not here to tell you that you are broken, I am not here to tell you are wrong. I don’t hold all of the answers, but I do hold the space that will build a bridge to the life that you deserve. This is my commitment to you and I am honored at the opportunity to enter this role in your life. Whether you find yourself carrying trauma that is just too heavy to keep carrying around or are turning to ways of coping that are no longer sustainable, I am eager to partner with you to explore these realities without judgement so that you can work towards increased effectiveness in all aspects of your life. I am here for you.

Next available: Jun 18

Justin Freeman

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Justin Freeman profile image
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: Jun 18

Bonnie Lansing

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Bonnie Lansing profile image
LCPC
13 years of experience
Open-minded
Empowering
Warm
Virtual
I believe strength resides in all of us. I can and will be at times very blunt and to the point, but I do know that this is your life being discussed not mine. I have an inclusive feminist background and am comfortable working with all genders. I believe that laughter is the best medicine and that everyone is capable of living the best life possible. I live in a multi dog/cat/parrot household and odds are good you will not just hear them but may occasionally see them. No worries they don’t judge and have been sworn to HIPAA secrecy.

Next available: Jun 18

Sherry Miller

Sherry Miller profile image
LCPC
28 years of experience
Virtual
Sherry Miller, M.S., LPC (OK, TX,WI), LCPC, (IL), LMHC (FL, MA), CSADC (IL), CSAC (WI), LADC (OK), M-CAP (FL), ICS (WI), BC-TMH. Hi there. My name is Sherry Miller. I have a Master of Science in Human Service Community Counseling from National Louis University at Chicago, IL. I pride myself in strict confidentiality; with a unique insight into my consumers. Because I have been in a program of Recovery from Alcohol, Drugs, and Codependency for the past 28 plus years I knows firsthand what it takes to find the truth of oneself and want assist you with your own unique and personal journey of self-awareness. I am dually licensed to treat mental health and substance abuse concerns. I am also licensed as an Independent Clinical Supervisor in the field of Addictions. My clinical interests include family dysfunction, addiction treatment, co-dependency, domestic violence, sexual abuse, and family, individual, or group counseling. I have over 28 years’ experience in the treatment of anger, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, behavioral issues, parent education, fearfulness, addiction issues, and co-occurring disorders. I am board certified to do telehealth (counseling over the internet) for clients that cannot make it to the office for their counseling appointment or prefer the comfort of having their counseling session in the privacy of their own home. I am experienced working with all ages, genders, and the LGBTQ community. In addition, I have experience working on a college campus with college age persons. In my free time you will find me spending time with my cats, and dogs, riding my horses, riding my bike or working out at the gym.

Next available: Jul 1

Agathe Ann Gabriel, LCSW, LLC

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Agathe Ann Gabriel, LCSW, LLC profile image
LCSW
6 years of experience
Authentic
Warm
Humorous
Virtual
Hi there, I'm Agathe Do you feel overwhelmed by thoughts of the past or worries of the future? Are you struggling to manage relationships with family, friends and coworkers? Is it hard to take care of your needs? I practice a merriment of evidence-based therapy approaches tailored to meet your needs, including exposure therapy, dialectical behavior therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy. I specialize in trauma, anxiety, depression, women’s issues and body positivity. Together, we will process difficult feelings and identify tools that work for you so you can live your best life. We'll use a holistic approach tailored to empower you to live the life you dream of. I'm here to support you in your therapeutic journey. I look forward to working with you!

Next available: Jun 18

Dawn Grogan, LCSW

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Dawn Grogan, LCSW profile image
LCSW
7 years of experience
Virtual
began my practice in social work while working with foster children in the state's custody. I also have worked with active duty military for nine years. I believe this has greatly increased my ability to work with survivors of abuse and trauma. When working with others I like to find out what their goals are and what they feel they are ready to work on to improve their quality of life. I encourage, validate and support throughout the therapeutic experience to help someone achieve their goals. I have personal and professional experience with childhood abuse, and suicide that has afforded me the ability to empathize and know first hand some of the hardships associated with these circumstances. In addition, my professional experience has allowed me to learn some very effective options in helping others. I genuinely enjoy helping others and seeing them achieve a good quality of life. I look forward to the opportunity to help you identify your goals for therapy. I offer support and guidance to help you get to where you want to go!

Next available: Jun 18

Laura Feriozzi

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Laura Feriozzi profile image
LCSW
12 years of experience
Virtual
Hello! My name is Laura and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Illinois. I received my Masters degree from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and have been practicing for 12 years. I help people dealing with life stressors work through them to live be the best version of themselves possible. I am so glad you are here!

Next available: Jun 18

Kibibi Jordan

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Kibibi Jordan profile image
LCPC
5 years of experience
Virtual
I believe in the counseling therapeutic process which is vital in the task of achieving change in one’s life. Everyone must cope with life experiences and in some instances those situations become too difficult to handle alone. It is a time in everyone’s life where one may need to obtain assistance with life stressors. There is no shame in seeking out help to take action that is needed for change. Counseling is the catalyst for one to become educated on how to deal with those challenging issues. My view is that counseling is a journey of self-exploration by the client meant to increase their level in understanding themselves in a more enlighten manner. I as a counselor will guide and facilitate that journey. Along that journey I will give essential advice to the client to discover the solutions for those issues. It is also my job to assist in identifying as well as developing and mobilizing the client’s own resources to solve those problems. The goal is to understand the problems the client is dealing with, and then to pursue effective treatment options. I will be supportive and sympathetic to help clients overcome self-imposed obstacles.

Next available: Jun 19

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 20

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 19

Gaby Cote

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Gaby Cote profile image
LCPC
12 years of experience
Intelligent
Holistic
Direct
Virtual
Hi I'm Gaby. If you have been feeling sick and stuck in a negative thought process and wondering if there is anyone who can understand or help you, let's talk. I am here to help you experience change and escape from the pattern of life that has left you feeling different, unwell, and stuck. I am first and foremost a Trauma Informed Recovery Therapist. This means that I believe in you and I believe in your goals and I know we can find a way to get there while acknowledging all that you have been through. I realized I wanted to become a therapist during a serendipitous summer camp experience—40 feet in the air on the high ropes course, I learned that I loved helping people process challenging experiences in creative ways. I love using a lot of different approaches depending on what we are working on. Some of my favorite methods are cognitive behavioral therapy, positive psychology, strength based therapy, and psychodynamic therapy. I have been doing individual therapy with teens and adults of all ages since 2020. Previously, I worked as a clinical consultant, clinical director, and clinical supervisor in specialized mental health rehabilitation settings. I have been supporting people in creating and meeting their goals since 2012. I have used all of my past work experiences to learn how to work with clients to explore dreams, and strengths, and learn how to make these things their reality. I use eclectic strategies to support people as they sort through their lives and figure out ways to move forward in a new light. I believe that therapy is a special space that allows a person to sit, process, and problem-solve in a way that can’t always be done in day-to-day.

Next available: Jun 18

Gina Gaston PhD,LCSW

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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 19

Ashley Perini

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Ashley Perini profile image
LCPC
9 years of experience
Solution oriented
Empowering
Direct
Virtual
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in Illinois and a Licensed Professional Counselor Mental Health Service Provider (LPC-MHSP) in Tennessee. I am an Army Veteran and I specialize in trauma and grief. I have experience treating many other mental health issues including: bipolar disorder, OCD, depression (postpartum and clinical), anxiety, personality disorders, chronic illness, domestic violence and life transitions.

Next available: Jun 18

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 18

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: Jun 18

Emily J Stoner

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Emily J Stoner profile image
LCPC
10 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Warm
Virtual
Hi, I'm Emily. I have been a psychotherapist for 10 years working exclusively with adults. I work with female identifying individuals who are dealing with trauma, anxiety, depression, postpartum, prenatal, as well as other concerns. As a mother myself I have a understanding how obstacles can affect balance. If you are looking for a safe space to explore your needs and how to work towards healing contact me for a consult. If you are contemplating the decision to start or re-start therapy here are some ways it can benefit you including improving insight/ self awareness, improve coping skills / healthy habits as well as having a safe space to talk about struggles. I utilize multiple approaches to best fit your needs and utilize practical everyday approaches for busy lifestyles. **I do not fill out FMLA/ disability/ custody/work accommodation paperwork.**

Next available: Jun 21

Dr. Oliver M. Williams

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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 20

Brian Katz

Brian Katz profile image
LCPC
18 years of experience
Solution oriented
Authentic
Humorous
Virtual
Hi, I’m Brian If you feel stuck, and unable to change things, I can help you to start moving again. We can join together and create a strategy for working through the event or dilemma that is stressing you out. Together we can restore or surpass your previous level of productivity and satisfaction. I want to hear your story. I will listen. I will not judge. For the last 18 years, I have helped individuals, families and couples resolve problematic situations. Their experiences often instilled insight, confidence, serenity and hope. My holistic mission is to: • listen empathetically, without judgement • Ease suffering and improve functionality • Teach you to persist when fear and doubt are present • Be equal partners working together to create and implement strategies to resolve, accept and overcome the obstacles that impede your progress I want to • Help you find insight, meaning and purpose • Provide support as you proceed in the direction of your choosing • Teach you how to live more effectively • Create the opportunity for you to smile when it is most needed and least expected I take the time to educate you about the conditions that you experience and the treatment you receive. I believe that self-empowerment begins with self-understanding. I will help you understand why you do what you do and feel what you feel. I have extensive experience treating addicted people in residential in patient treatment, outpatient and aftercare facilities. I advise and treat families struggling to with parents, children and siblings that are addicted

Next available: Jun 18

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 18

FitzGerald Ajoku

FitzGerald Ajoku profile image
LCSW
10 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Intelligent
Virtual
Do you often feel weighed down by feelings of anxiety, depression or other psychological issues? If you are ready to take charge of your mental health, you've come to the right place. My name is FitzGerald Ajoku, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years of experience in New York City and Chicagoland. I have worked with clients expressing a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, family problems, behavioral challenges, abandonment/rejection, grief, past trauma, and suicidal/homicidal ideations. I have done psychiatric facility, correctional setting, hospital, youth program and veteran work. My counseling style consists of meeting the client where they are in order to foster an environment of acceptance. When working with people, a non-judgemental stance is always utilized. It is my hope to create a safe, authentic, and inviting experience. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, dialectical behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and solution- focused therapy. Together, we will work to identify your treatment goals and I will patiently support you along your entire journey. I have a history of engagement and service provision to the isolated, misunderstood, stereotyped and or marginalized with cultural sensitivity. From the most challenging situations to those who just want to get back to being their better selves or reach their full potential. You can do this! Change is possible and if you are ready to take that step, I am here to help you move with the spirit of empowerment. Together, we will work on strategies that allow you to address the root causes of your difficulties and cultivate meaningful solutions. I look forward to working with you!

Next available: Jun 20

Stephanie Hounnou

Stephanie Hounnou profile image
LCSW
8 years of experience
Authentic
Warm
Solution oriented
Virtual
I’ve been in the field for 8 years now and enjoy working alongside people with various backgrounds. My previous experience as a Kaiser therapist, community mental health and private practice allows me to better help my clients. I use mainly narrative, CBT, DBTand transformational evidence based techniques to work towards well being and growth. I also have experience utilizing EMDR.

Next available: Jun 22

Jeremy Pitzer

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

Next available: Jun 18

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 18

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