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Nicole Kumane` Chisum

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Nicole Kumane` Chisum profile image
LCSW
7 years of experience
Virtual
Hello and Welcome!!! My name is Nicole Kumane` Chisum and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing in Illinois. I am committed to improving the lives of others through the therapeutic process. I received a Master's in Child Development and my Masters Social Work. I have over 15 years of experience working with individuals, children and families as a dedicated Social Worker. I believe that when individuals are given the space to fully express themselves and have a supportive therapist, they can discover the positive changes they are looking for. I am a warm, compassionate and laid-back therapist that will work with you to set goals, solve problems, and explore emotions. Therapy is all about meeting you where you are and I will always work to meet you in that place. During therapy it is important to explore the hard stuff, it can also be an enjoyable experience too.

Next available: Jun 22

Julie Schrader

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LCPC
10 years of experience
Authentic
Solution oriented
Warm
Virtual
In-person
Peoria, IL, USA
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: Jul 2

Kate Hoffower

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Kate Hoffower profile image
LCPC
20 years of experience
Warm
Empowering
Holistic
Virtual
In-person
129 Commercial ...
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois with specialized training in expressive arts therapy, ecotherapy and sexual abuse and assault. I practice from a strengths-based, solution-focused perspective and will help you develop the insight and skills you need to achieve your goals. Please give me a call or send me an email if you would like to discuss what you are looking for further. I offer a free fifteen-minute initial consultation. Also, apologies in advance for the random cameo by Eclipse, my supportive therapy cat.

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 20

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 20

Bonnie Lansing

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Bonnie Lansing profile image
LCPC
13 years of experience
Open-minded
Empowering
Warm
Virtual
In-person
3100 Knoxville ...
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 20

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

Lisa Feldmann/Koegler

(she/her)

Lisa Feldmann/Koegler profile image
LCPC
22 years of experience
Warm
Solution oriented
Direct
Virtual
Hello! So glad you are here! Do you get into relationships hoping that this time things will be different? Do you feel overwhelmed and have a hard time exploring and working towards your goals or just life fulfillment? Would you like a more kind and loving relationship with yourself? I love helping people who are ready to identify patterns that hold them back from happiness and fulfillment in both relationship and other areas of life. My name is Lisa and I provide therapy for both addictions and mental health issues. While I have treated those with active addiction for many years, I also treat the patterns stemming from addictions and family dysfunction. This can impact relationships as well as how we see ourselves throughout life. I have a Masters of Education degree in Counselor Education from Southern Illinois University specializing in Substance Abuse. From substance abuse counseling, I have expanded my areas of specialties to include family and relationship dynamics and how to heal survival skills" that have evolved into self defeating life patterns.

Next available: Jun 20

Christina Tri

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Christina Tri profile image
LCPC
9 years of experience
Virtual
Adulting is hard and brings its own sets of challenges! In fact, adulthood can be a rollercoaster ride at times. Although rewarding, being an adult has its ups and downs. Sometimes we find our “downs” are making us feel anxious, depressed, overwhelmed, or stuck. Because there is no definitive “how to guide” for adulting, we might find ourselves having a tough time navigating some of the bumps or downs we find ourselves experiencing. What I want you to know is you do not have to feel this way forever – living a different life and enacting change is possible. And I am here to support you along the way! As a therapist, I am passionate about working with adult clients who are in early adulthood (18-35). I frequently see clients who could use extra support with navigating adulthood. Commonly, I work with clients who want to identify and act on solutions to help them feel differently, gain insight into their concerns, or even find more effective ways to cope with what’s bothering them. I often work with clients who are going through a life transition, are coping with changes in their life, or want to make a change in their life (but aren’t sure how). Frequent concerns that tend to pop up in my work with clients include anxiety, depression, stress, overwhelm, irritability, low motivation, feeling "stuck", problems sleeping and burnout. I also support clients with perfectionism, health concerns, grief/loss, poor work-life balance, difficulties boundary setting, and/or a desire to communicate more effectively. If any of this resonates with you, please reach out and schedule your intake appointment. It would be a pleasure to work with you!

Next available: Jun 24

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 20

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 20

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 20

Drew Caldwell

(he/him)

Drew Caldwell profile image
LCPC
4 years of experience
Warm
Empowering
Authentic
Virtual
In-person
813 12th St, La...
Hey all! My name is Drew. Life is hard! There are some many different experiences in life, and some are very difficult! There's this interesting thing that happens when we encounter difficult times, we tend to push away; but we are never meant to journey alone through these times! I’m thankful that part of what I get to do is journey with people who struggle. Mr. (Fred) Rogers says that one of the best things that we can give ourselves is to be honest with who you are. We sometimes run away from who we are, or the difficulties that we have because of shame, guilt, or fear of being rejected by others…just to name a few. However, running away tends not to work and sometimes even further complicates our lives! I want to help people become the best version of themselves, given the set of circumstances they are faced with. I want to meet people where they are and help them grow into their best version!

Next available: Jun 24

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 21

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

Brandy Kelley

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Brandy Kelley profile image
LCPC
8 years of experience
Open-minded
Humorous
Solution oriented
Virtual
In-person
Effingham, IL, ...
You will often find me with an iced coffee in hand, maybe catching up on the latest reality TV drama, or laughing with my kiddos and loved ones. I'm absolutely in love with the work I do. Seriously, it's not just a job for me; it's a genuine passion. Helping folks navigate life's twists and turns, finding strength in vulnerability, and witnessing those "aha" moments? Let's just say it's what energizes me to start each work day (and that says a lot as I am not a natural morning person). I have genuine interest and care for my clients, looking forward to our sessions. My professional journey has been diverse, spanning various settings including community mental health, correctional centers, private practice, and Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs). Drawing from this extensive background, I offer a holistic and compassionate approach to therapy that is deeply rooted in understanding the complexities of human experiences. My work encompasses a wide range of therapeutic modalities tailored to meet the unique needs of each individual I work with. My therapeutic philosophy is grounded in the belief that healing is a deeply personal and transformative journey, and I am committed to walking alongside my clients with empathy, respect, and unwavering support. I strive to foster an environment where growth and healing can flourish, ultimately empowering my clients to lead more fulfilling and authentic lives.

Next available: Jul 3

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

Gaby Cote

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Gaby Cote profile image
LCPC
12 years of experience
Intelligent
Holistic
Direct
Virtual
In-person
Work-Space by M...
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 20

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 24

Ashley Perini

(she/her)

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 25

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 21

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 25

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 20

Beatriz Gonzalez

(she/her)

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

Prem Nikoniuk

(she/her)

Prem Nikoniuk profile image
LCPC
24 years of experience
Solution oriented
Direct
Authentic
Virtual
A psychotherapist with over 24 years of experience, I have discovered that my passion, purpose, and personality are the perfect recipe for positively impacting the lives of those whom I serve. My natural ability to connect with others, coupled with my unwavering dedication to meeting their needs, has proven to be a powerful combination. Through my work, I have helped countless individuals overcome their challenges and achieve their goals. It is truly an honor to have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of those I serve, and I am committed to providing the highest level of care possible. my primary goal is to provide effective and compassionate care to my clients. I am committed to creating a safe and non-judgmental space where individuals can explore their thoughts and emotions to gain self-understanding. I believe in maintaining a collaborative and client-centered approach to therapy, tailoring my interventions and techniques to each client’s unique needs and goals. My ongoing professional development and commitment to evidence-based practices ensure that I provide the best possible care to my clients. My mission is to promote healing and personal growth for my clients, and I work tirelessly to achieve this goal in every session.

Next available: Jun 21

Marguerite Martino

(she/her)

Marguerite Martino profile image
LCPC
23 years of experience
Warm
Solution oriented
Holistic
Virtual
I greet every client with the belief that we are born into this world with the capacity for living unique and healthy lives. I believe that it is the stressors of challenging individual experiences, pain and illnesses, trauma, and attachment injuries that move us off our centers and cause symptoms of depression, anxiety, and dysfunctional defensive behaviors. My goal is to create a setting in which my client feels safe and supported, and therefore able to re-examine the patterns that form our thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Together as a collaboration we can take the fascinating journey and reach for full potential, coherence and health

Next available: Jun 20

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

Maritza Solis

Maritza Solis profile image
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 27

Derrick Wright

(he/him)

Derrick Wright profile image
LCSW
5 years of experience
Challenging
Warm
Virtual
Hello, I am licensed in California, Illinois, and Missouri with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping teens, adults, couples, families, veterans, and military personnel with stress and anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of shame, blame, or judgment. You are encouraged to take the first step to seek a more fulfilling and happier life, it takes courage. I am here to support you in that process. Professional experience and additional areas of focus: Adoption and Foster Care, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Men's Issues, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Harm, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Young Adult Issues Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Next available: Jun 21

Ashley Sloan

(she/her)

Ashley Sloan profile image
LCSW
7 years of experience
Virtual
Hi there, I'm Ashley. Have you been feeling anxious, depressed, or stressed? Are you struggling to manage a physical condition and accept the impacts these struggles have on you and your relationships? I help support individuals with emotional challenges as well as those dealing with acute and chronic physical pain/illness/injuries. Together, we can work towards accepting these difficulties and identifying effective coping skills, which will help in healing and regaining a sense of hope. Evidence-based therapies I utilize include CBT, DBT, ACT, and MBSR depending on your unique needs and goals. If you're dealing with anxiety, stress, sadness, loneliness, and the many difficulties that accompany physical pain/illness, I'm here to help. Seeking therapy can feel scary and overwhelming; yet is also a courageous step. I offer a safe, compassionate, non-judgmental space for you to heal and grow. I look forward to working with you and helping you to achieve your goals.

Next available: Jun 20

Michelle Robinson

(she/her)

Michelle Robinson profile image
LCPC
7 years of experience
Virtual
Hello, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC/LMHCA) based in the states of Illinois and Indiana. I received my Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Grace College and Theological Seminary in Winona Lake, Indiana. I have experience and practice for approximately 7 years. I enjoy helping others discover they can learn to live on the other side of their hurt and pain. I respect clients' autonomy and have a compassionate ear as I work to help you become successful in your future endeavors and management of your own life.

Next available: Jun 21

Eileen Woltman

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LCSW
23 years of experience
Solution oriented
Authentic
Virtual
I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for over 25 years. I started my career working in Outpatient Addictions working with adults, adolescents and families exposed to substance use and codependency. After a decade of working in the field of addictions, I took the opportunity to start working with individuals struggling to establish interpersonal boundaries in romantic and familial relationships as well as those struggling with conflict in the workplace. Together we can: Develop skills at establishing boundaries by using clear communication to express your feelings and emotions without fear of disappointing others. Identify and honor your needs are so that you can improve your quality of life and and deepen relationships. Learn to protect your peace by saying no without the worry of damaging the relationship. Understand the value of your worth by taking control of your life.

Next available: Jun 24

LaToya Tanniehill

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LCSW
10 years of experience
Virtual
I am passionate about helping people build insight into how feelings, thoughts, and experiences affect both the mind and body. I work with youth, teens, and adults to build a collaborative, meaningful relationship and use an eclectic therapeutic approach to assist clients in growth and healing. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Illinois. I have 10 years of experience in providing mental health services for a variety of at-risk populations; including children and adolescents, adults with severe mental illness, geriatrics, families, and people who have experienced their first psychotic episode.

Next available: Jun 20

Meredith Stoner Heath, LCSW, SAC

(she/her)

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LCSW
8 years of experience
Warm
Direct
Solution oriented
Virtual
Welcome! I’m Meredith Stoner Heath (she/her), and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in both Wisconsin and Illinois. It’s not easy to accept help or to open up to someone new. I believe when clients feel safe and accepted, they are able to make the most change, so I strive to provide an empathetic and compassionate environment that is free of judgement where clients can feel open to sharing their feelings and struggles. During our sessions, we will collaborate together to develop personalized goals that will help you to make the changes you want to see in your life and improve your overall health and well-being. I specialize in working with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, addictions, life transitions, difficulties with work-life balance, postpartum issues, and family/relationship conflict. I am an ally to the LGBTQIA+ community and I help clients of all genders seeking support with exploring gender identity or sexuality, coming out, or transitioning. If you are struggling with any of the concerns above and are seeking a safe space to work through them, I am here to help whenever you are ready!

Next available: Jun 20

April Lacey

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

Next available: Jun 20

Melissa Forte, LCPC, NCC, CCMHC, PEL

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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

Dr. Terry-Ann Adjmul-Hislop

(she/her)

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PhD
13 years of experience
Warm
Intelligent
Empowering
Virtual
Hi! I am Dr. Terry-Ann Adjmul-Hislop, a graduate of the Chicago School. I am a licensed clinical psychologist with extensive experience working with the pediatric and adult population both domestically and internationally. I organize and conduct positive parenting seminars and psychosocial workshops. I have worked especially with individuals who have been diagnosed with ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, mood disorders, behavioral problems, trauma, adjustment disorders, depression, and anxiety. I can assist you in various areas such as better understanding your strengths and weaknesses, developing insight and coping skills, and navigating challenges that may be impeding your life and goals. I enjoy working with individuals of all ages and utilizes empirical-based approaches. It would be my pleasure to work with you!

Next available: Jun 20

Crystal R Williams,

(she/her)

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LCSW
15 years of experience
Empowering
Solution oriented
Virtual
Hello, my name is Crystal Williams, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) as well as Licensed Social worker (LSW) in the state of Illinois. I have been a practicing clinician for over 13 years. My focus I clinical practice with Adult's seeking individual and/or couple's therapy for short term therapy. I have had clients from all different racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds. I specialize in the following treatment conditions: Anxiety/ Panic Attacks, Stress management, Relationship issues, Parenting issues/ Parent/child issues, Self Esteem/Self-identity concerns, Communication/ Boundaries, Coping skills, LGBTQIA+, grief counseling etc.

Next available: Jun 20

Skip Dettman

(she/her)

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LCSW
22 years of experience
Virtual
I have been a clinician for approximately 20 years, I love what I do and have a passion for assisting people with addressing issues and bettering lives. I have 2 specialties in Forensices and Addictions, I am certified in clincial hypnotherapy and finishing my certification in EMDR, all of which I am able to do as through telehealth. I previous experience in family therapy and couples counseling. I look forward to building our theraputic relationship.

Next available: Jun 20

Michelle McKinnie, LCPC, LMHC, CCTP, CCATP, Health Coach

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LCPC
13 years of experience
Empowering
Warm
Authentic
Virtual
Do you feel stuck in a pattern that is negatively impacting your overall wellness? Just as important as the "why" is the "what" aspect of the mind. What we think, what we feel and what we believe are all intertwined with our behavior. Exploring the thoughts and beliefs that underpin certain actions can lead to profound self-awareness and personal growth. In my interactions with clients, I have witnessed the transformative power of uncovering and challenging deep-seated beliefs that no longer serve them. While patterns and commonalities may emerge among individuals, it is crucial to remember that each person's mind is a unique landscape. What works for one may not work for another, and it is my duty as a clinician to adapt the plan of care accordingly. As a therapist and health coach, I incorporate a holistic (mind/body) approach.

Next available: Jun 21

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

(she/her)

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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 20

Victoria Blaylock

(she/her)

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LCSW
7 years of experience
Virtual
We all have dealt with some type of family issue before. At times it can be hard to talk about, but sitting on it usually just makes things worse. My role in this process is to assist in delving into how these events have impacted you and how to move forward in future situations. Need to talk about trauma or issues with depression? Let's tackle this together and discover ways to overcome negative associations from the past. I help adults struggling with symptoms of depression and family issues. I also assist with anxiety and have a trauma focused background. I primarily use the tools of compassion, mindfulness, and problem solving to offer new perspectives in dealing with instances of intergenerational trauma. In many cases, certain aspects unknowingly get repeated between parents and their children. This can be addressed through discussing your own understanding as well as opting to make changes for your future.

Next available: Jun 20

Jennifer Seward

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LCSW
5 years of experience
Virtual
Hello, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have been licensed since 2003 in Illinois and in 3/2023 in Florida. I practiced for more than 30 years in the child welfare system before retiring and moving to Florida in 5/2022. I have been working in private practice since 3/2022. In my practice, I have supported many individuals through difficult challenges in their life. I appreciate how much effort it takes to reach out for help and know that this is not an easy task. I have seen how life can beat you down and make you feel worthless. I would be happy and humbled to be able to walk with you on your journey. Seeing the light come back in someone's eyes is the reason I do what I do.

Next available: Jun 20

Lynn Ford

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LCSW
11 years of experience
Open-minded
Solution oriented
Virtual
Hi, I am Lynn Ford. I am a licensed clinical social worker who utilizes a variety of evidenced based strategies to provide you with the tools you require to address your treatment goals. My belief is that therapy should be client-driven and goal-oriented. I have over a decade of experience working with people of all ages, including children, but my focus has recently been on 18-75 years of age with anxiety, depression, adjustment disorder, grief, ADHD and communication issues in regards to relationships and parenting. I strive to provide a safe, non-judgmental, unbiased environment to empower individuals to explore their beliefs and concerns while gaining or enhancing skills to address their therapeutic needs.

Next available: Jun 28

Julie Field

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LCPC
21 years of experience
Warm
Open-minded
Virtual
Hello, my name is Julie! Seeking counseling is a courageous first step toward healing, and I am here to help! Do you feel sad, anxious or stressed most of the day? Are you struggling to keep up with your relationships, work and health? Do negative and anxious thoughts fill your mind making it impossible to feel hopeful, relaxed or happy? If these are some feelings you can relate to, I can offer you support. Together, we can work through uncovering unresolved issues, identifying and changing negative thoughts and beliefs, helping you to meet your goals for therapy and learning healthy ways of coping and communicating during difficult situations. As your therapist, I will be nurturing, caring, and genuine. I believe in providing my clients with a warm, non-judgmental environment and a safe place to explore their challenges. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor and Certified Anger Management Specialist. I have over 20 years of experience working in the mental health field with Adults (18 & over). I obtained a B.A degree from Northeastern Illinois University and a M.A. degree in Professional Counseling from Argosy University. Some of my specialty areas include Mood and Anxiety disorders, Low self-esteem, Drug & Alcohol Addiction, Anger management, Domestic Violence, Grief, Communication issues etc. I have enjoyed working with clients in a variety of settings including; Private Practice, Psychiatric units, Hospital ERs, Halfway Houses, Crisis Centers, Domestic Violence Shelters and Correctional Centers.

Next available: Jun 21

Dr. Bianca Clark

(she/her)

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LCSW
15 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Solution oriented
Virtual
Hi! My name is Dr. Bianca Clark and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I have a doctorate degree in Advanced Studies in Human Behavior, I have a Bachelors and Masters degree in Social Work. My bachelors degree is from Loyola University Chicago and my masters degree is from Chicago State University. I reside in the Chicagoland area. I have worked in behavioral health, outpatient mental health, psychiatric services, and crisis. My background is in Child Welfare, Juvenile Delinquency, Juvenile Probation, and Mental Health.

Next available: Jul 7

Amanda Wilhite

(she/her)

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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 21

Esther Kim

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

Next available: Jun 24