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81 therapists in Illinois specializing in LGBTQ

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Rozalyn Engle

(she/her)

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

Next available: Jul 19

Kristen Jurgenson-Housen

(she/her)

Kristen Jurgenson-Housen, LMFT - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
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: Jul 22

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

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

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 22

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 26

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

Elizabeth Newman

(she/her)

Elizabeth Newman, LCPC - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
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: Jul 29

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 22

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

Carlton Hemphill

Carlton Hemphill, LCPC - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCPC
10 years of experience
Humorous
Empowering
Authentic
Virtual
Hello and welcome! My name is Carlton Hemphill, a 32-year-old Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in the state of Illinois. I received my Masters from University in Clinical Psychology-Counseling Practice with a concentration on child and families. I have been working in the field since 2015, and practicing as an independent clinician in my own private practice since June 2023. My background is in behavioral and cognitive theories; my therapeutic approach is rooted in the notion that behaviors are learned through our environment, and that belief systems and interpretations of life events reinforce behavioral patterns.

Next available: Jul 20

Guadalupe Quintana Salgado

Guadalupe Quintana Salgado, LCSW - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
7 years of experience
Open-minded
Solution oriented
Holistic
Virtual
Living as your authentic self is sometimes a struggle with who you expect to be and who others expect you to be. Changing habits can be very difficult but I want you to know that you have the ability to start over and be the best version of yourself. As a Licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist, I use a holistic approach to support clients to meet their behavioral health goals. I love working with clients who “just need a place to vent” but also individuals who experience a variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, PTSD, stress management, substance use and grief. I began training as a psychotherapist 7 years ago and have worked with diverse and vulnerable populations in social services and healthcare settings ever since. My interests include LGBTQ+ and HIV Care, Substance Use Disorders, and Solution-focused therapy. I enjoy spending time with family, reading, dancing, and binging Netflix documentaries.

Next available: Jul 29

Suz Cuellar

(they/them)

Suz Cuellar, LCSW - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
13 years of experience
Empowering
Humorous
Authentic
Virtual
Currently I am only accepting new clients who are trans. I am a trans and queer Licensed Clinical Social Worker and artist with 13 years of experience in community mental health. My approach is that all people deserve to have the opportunity to experience a safe, kind, and welcoming space to explore their mental health, and that as a therapist, it is my job to nurture that. I am driven to create therapeutic opportunities for people who want and need them within the LGBTQ2IA+ community. I am open to working with clients that find themselves in need of an understanding, compassionate, and community-oriented therapist who will help to guide them through healing work. My areas of focus are: LGBTQ2IA+ and TGNC youth and emerging adults, major life transitions, trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, ADHD, gender dysphoria, and sexual identity exploration. I completed my Master of Social Work (MSW) and Master of Arts in Gender Studies (MA) degrees concurrently at Loyola University Chicago. Before entering graduate school, I worked in multiple positions focused on reproductive justice, body autonomy, and community care. My life and professional experiences have led me to provide therapy with a focus on community care through an anti oppressive lense. I understand that helping one person can have a positive impact on the greater community surrounding them. I believe that treatment approaches should fit the individual's needs and thus I utilize many modalities, including cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, mindfulness, somatics, and narrative therapy. My approaches of curiosity and kindness create a welcoming space to engage in therapy. Choosing to work with a therapist is a powerful way to help yourself and we all deserve a chance to have focused time to explore, learn, and grow through challenges.

Next available: Jul 23

Stephanie Armanetti

(she/her)

Stephanie Armanetti, LCSW - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
15 years of experience
Solution oriented
Empowering
Virtual
I am a licensed clinical social worker in Illinois with years of experience helping individuals and couples navigate life's challenges. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

Next available: Jul 22

Lucretia Mayer

(she/her)

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

Next available: Aug 16

Heather Brown

(she/her)

Heather Brown, LCSW - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
15 years of experience
Solution oriented
Open-minded
Humorous
Virtual
Struggling with personal issues with intimacy, connection, romance, or sexuality can be scary and confusing. Having the right someone to work with you to help you get through those times and situations can be rewarding. Whether it’s to develop a way out of a difficult situation, learn how to cope, or explore aspects of yourself I am here to work with you. My primary focus is on issues that manifest themselves in a sexual nature or have a sexual aspect to them. I assist clients in identifying, understanding and overcoming issues of an intimate nature with grace and dignity.

Next available: Jul 19

Nyela Malone

Nyela Malone, LCPC - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCPC
20 years of experience
Virtual
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Chicago, IL. One of the most rewarding aspects of my work is witnessing the transformation in my clients' self-concept. This shift in perspective is crucial, especially for those who have been weighed down by feelings of inadequacy or failure. It’s incredible to see how this newfound self-belief translates into resilience, allowing them to bounce back from setbacks and adapt to challenges with greater ease.

Next available: Jul 20

Kyle Cosentino

(he/him)

Kyle Cosentino , LCPC - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCPC
14 years of experience
Virtual
Welcome! I'm Kyle, a compassionate and dedicated licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC) with a focus on helping individuals and couples overcome challenges and achieve meaningful change. With a Master's degree in Counseling and specialized training in EMDR, Gottman Method Couples Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), I offer a holistic approach to healing and growth. Some of my favorite clients to work with include couples with destructive communication, college students, client's suffering from social anxiety, and trauma. In addition, I have a special interest in exercise/nutrition and alternative treatments.

Next available: Jul 19

Beatriz Gonzalez

(she/her)

Beatriz Gonzalez, LCSW - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
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: Jul 22

Aldo P. Hernandez

(he/him)

Aldo P. Hernandez, LCSW - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
24 years of experience
Virtual
Issues got you down? I can help. Hi, I'm Aldo P. Hernandez, LCSW, a psychotherapist with over 28 years of experience. I specialize in helping individuals manage anxiety, relationships and grief which improved their overall well-being, using a powerful tool called Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). CBT is a collaborative approach where we work together to identify unhelpful thought patterns that fuel anxiety and other unwanted behaviors. By learning to challenge these distortions and develop healthier coping skills, you'll gain the tools you need to feel better and live a more fulfilling life. If you're ready to take control of your anxiety, let's chat! I can tailor a treatment plan to your unique needs and see if CBT is the right fit for you.

Next available: Jul 22

Tim McNichol

(he/him)

Tim McNichol, LCSW - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
10 years of experience
Warm
Empowering
Open-minded
Virtual
Hello, I’m Tim. Do you ever feel that tasks of modern life leave you with limited space and energy to focus on your emotional and mental well-being? When people are maxed out emotionally, they sometimes notice a change in their behaviors and relationships. Life demands can lead to imbalances that might manifest as discord with your significant other or family members, feeling the general sensation of stress or fatigue, or not feeling motivated to engage in mood-regenerating practices. If these experiences resonate with you, I would welcome the opportunity to collaboratively explore the underlying causes, and work toward rebuilding emotional equilibrium. Sometimes people will view therapy and self-care as too much of a time commitment during their already busy schedules; however, I take the stance that it is an essential part of any self-maintenance plan. A practice of working toward better self-understanding and self-compassion is always a return on the investment of time.

Next available: Jul 19

Taleatha Welch

(she/her)

Taleatha Welch, LCSW - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
7 years of experience
Open-minded
Authentic
Warm
Virtual
Greetings, It has always been my desire to serve and bring out the best in people. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and Licensed Practitioner of The Healing Arts, with a Master’s degree in Social Work, and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Growing up with two parents who struggled with addiction, I experienced anxiety and depression at an early age, and did not want to become a product of my environment. This led me to seek a different path. One where I could not only help myself, but a path where I could take every opportunity to help others as well. I embarked on this journey into the human psyche to gain a better understanding of behaviors, mental functioning, and how I can best serve clients in achieving their desired goals. I am here to assist those who are willing to roll up their sleeves and put in the work. You have taken a courageous first step; so let's see if we are a good fit, as I would be honored to embark on this journey in collaboration with you. I strive to build a genuine connection with my clients by fostering an environment of transparency and support. You are the expert in your journey, and I am here to assist.

Next available: Jul 21

Molly Quinn

(she/her)

Molly Quinn, LCSW - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
5 years of experience
Virtual
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, born and raised in rural Illinois. I have been working in the mental health field for over 5 years. I have a passion for working with the LGBTQIA+ community. I use an eclectic approach to provide trauma-information intervention that fits client's unique needs. I provide a warm, empathetic, yet real strengths based perspective approach to client's via tele-health from a secure location.

Next available: Jul 22

Diane Recob,LCSW

(she/her)

Diane Recob,LCSW, LCSW - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
11 years of experience
Intelligent
Warm
Solution oriented
Virtual
Hello! I am a licensed clinical social worker who is licensed to see clients in Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Currently, I am only working virtually. I specialize in treating trauma, both acute and complex, neurodivergence, depression and anxiety. As a client, you deserve to work with someone who truly understands your experience and how to help you heal and create the change you are seeking. It is most important you feel being seen and heard in a secure, safe place with unconditional positive regard. That is my goal in the environment I create for my clients. I love working with people who want to make meaningful changes in their lives so they can find the happiness they deserve! Whether it is mood issues, trauma, gender orientation, sexual orientation or grief, the best thing about my work is to see people become the best, strongest version of themselves.

Next available: Jul 22

Teanna Ramirez

(she/her)

Teanna Ramirez, LCSW - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
5 years of experience
Virtual
I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) who attained a Master of Social Work from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2020. My passions include social justice, prison reform, substance use, and domestic violence. I have extensive knowledge working with individuals who struggle with addiction, anxiety, stress, depression, adjustment issues, relationship issues, and coping with chronic health conditions.

Next available: Jul 21

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