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Renee Rodgers

(she/her)

Renee Rodgers, LCSW - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
23 years of experience
Virtual
In-person
708 West 9th St...
I'm a psychotherapist and Clinical Social Worker with 23 years experience providing mental health care for individuals, couples and families. I have experience providing brief and long-term therapy with adolescents and adults coping with a spectrum of mental health conditions; grief and loss; relationship issues; occupational problems and social injustices. It's exciting when relief and hope grow from therapy and the relationship supports meaningful change.

Next available: Jul 25

Carolynn Brusseau

(she/her)

Carolynn Brusseau, LCPC - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCPC
4 years of experience
Virtual
Hello! I am a licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC) working remotely. I got my MA in Counseling with a focus on forensic psychology from Adler University in downtown Chicago. I have been practicing since graduation in 2020 and have served in various areas including community mental health and private practice. I am also a veteran and love to serve the military and their families.

Next available: Jul 25

Robert D Jaskula

(he/him)

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

Next available: Jul 26

Hiram Kirkendall

Hiram Kirkendall , LCPC - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCPC
12 years of experience
Virtual
Client's who are stuck or at risk and need to make positive changes in their life are the clients that I help the most. Clients will learn skills to make positive changes. Clients who are stuck will learn to remove the anchors from their live. Clients will learn to be forward thinking instead of living in the past. I have a master degree from Chicago state. I have practiced as mental health counselor since 2012.

Next available: Jul 25

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 25

Kyla Donovan

(she/her)

Kyla Donovan, LCSW - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
2 years of experience
Virtual
Hi! I am a licensed clinical social worker based in Illinois. I received my master's degree from Aurora University and have had a number of positions in the field for the past 12 years and have been practicing therapy for the past 2 and a half years. I specialize in providing compassionate therapy to help you overcome obstacles and achieve personal growth.

Next available: Jul 25

Joe Proctor

Joe Proctor, PsyD - Illinois Psychologist at Grow Therapy
PsyD
27 years of experience
Virtual
Hi! I'm a Licensed Clinical Psychologist (LCP) based in Illinois. I received my doctorate from the Adler University of Illinois and have been practicing for 27 years. I help clients struggling with anxiety, depression, anger or substance use/abuse issues. I provide insight into their problems and strategic techniques to overcome them and move forward to a more useful and fulfilling life

Next available: Jul 25

Nancy Anderson

(she/her)

Nancy Anderson, LCPC - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCPC
12 years of experience
Warm
Open-minded
Virtual
Are you ready to live better? Do you currently feel stuck in the past? Do you desire to be fully in the present to do well today and in the future? Let’s work together to reach your personal goals to be the best that you can be. Life is a journey and each day is a new opportunity. The past does not define the future. I focus on CBT therapy, Cognitive behavioral therapy. Let’s collaborate together to help you reach your personal goals. Let us work together to find the tools and strategies that works for you. I offer a nonjudgmental space for you to process your issues and concerns. Let’s work together to manage your personal challenges.

Next available: Jul 25

Merek Poto

(they/them)

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

Next available: Jul 29

Allison Plebanek-Flagel

Allison Plebanek-Flagel, LCSW - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
3 years of experience
Virtual
I am a licensed clinical social worker and have been working with women, parents, and caregivers for the past fifteen years in a variety of settings. My goal has always been to support and validate clients by meeting them where they are at on their journey. i help each client build awareness into their triggers and patterns of behavior in order to improve coping and reduce stress.

Next available: Jul 25

Diana Dobier, Psy.D., LCP

(she/her)

Diana Dobier, Psy.D., LCP, PsyD - Illinois Psychologist at Grow Therapy
PsyD
25 years of experience
Virtual
I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist in the state of Illinois. I received my doctoral degree from Adler University in Chicago and I have 25 years of treatment experience to share. I believe an individual can make positive changes in their life and I enjoy being there to guide their progress. I believe in telehealth and I am a certified Clinical Telemental Health provider.

Next available: Jul 25

Michelle Wong

(she/her)

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

Next available: Jul 25

Sevil Arin

(she/her)

Sevil Arin, LCPC - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCPC
12 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Intelligent
Virtual
One of the bravest things you can do is begin to understand your own story. There is so much value, understanding, and growth in developing a healthy relationship with yourself. If you think about it, the longest and most important relationship we will ever have is the one we have with ourselves. I am here to help you begin or continue that journey. I am the type of therapist you want to reach out to if you are struggling with perfectionism or low self-esteem, situations that make you feel anxious, depressed, and easily overwhelmed, or that feeling of being completely burned out and in need of self-care. Whether you are looking to enhance and strengthen your skillset or looking for a listening ear to unwind and receive support, I am here to help you. Together, we will explore, identify, and discover what works and what does not. We will figure out the best way to get you the quality of life you want and need. Whether you are ready to take action or contemplating where to start, feel free to reach out so we can connect and see if I would be a good match for what you are looking for.

Next available: Jul 26

Justin Freeman

(he/him)

Justin Freeman, LCPC - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCPC
25 years of experience
Virtual
Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) based in Illinois. I received my MA in Clinical Psychology from Eastern Illinois University and have practiced for over 25 years. I enjoy helping people find hope again when struggling with depression, trauma, and self-injury. Life is hard, and sometimes we need to know that someone out there believes in us and knows that we can do hard things.

Next available: Jul 30

Ilana Morgan-Lopez

(she/her)

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

Next available: Jul 25

Stephenie Teague

Stephenie Teague, LCPC - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCPC
10 years of experience
Virtual
I have amassed over 20 years of experience in counseling, specializing in supporting adults and adolescents dealing with substance use disorder, domestic violence and sexual assault, and mental health challenges before branching off into private practice.  My passion is empowering individuals, couples and families to see their strengths as resources in life's challenges and to help shift patterns to more satisfying outcomes.   

Next available: Jul 25

Amy Taylor

(she/her)

Amy Taylor, LCPC - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCPC
17 years of experience
Virtual
Are you tired of feeling tired, down, anxious and needing to get back to your life? Do you have prior trauma that holds you back? Are you struggling in areas of your life, professional, familial, social and/or spiritual? If so, you’re in the right place. I specialize in helping individuals: adults, teens and children with mood disorders and/ or trauma. I utilize a mindfulness approach and a variety of therapies. Reaching out for help can be daunting. Let us work together to meet your needs and attain your goals. Thank- you for being here!

Next available: Jul 25

Jenifer Pittman

Jenifer Pittman, LCPC - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCPC
17 years of experience
Virtual
Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Missouri and Illinois. I have experience working with children, adolescents and adults from diverse backgrounds and in a variety of settings. Life comes with many challenges and we often find ourselves overwhelmed by what has come our way. Together we can identify concerns and find ways to move through life challenges. Through exploring and learning ways to manage emotions, I feel there are opportunities for growth. I believe it is important to identify individual strengths and will guide you towards positive self worth. Whether you are looking for short-term or long-term counseling, I will work with you to achieve a greater self-fulfillment.

Next available: Jul 26

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

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 26

Lola Ladimir

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

Next available: Jul 26

Kris Munson

(she/her)

Kris Munson, LCPC - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCPC
30 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Warm
Virtual
I am Kris Munson and I have been working in the mental health field for quite some time. I have experience with clients in inpatient and outpatient scenarios as well as community mental health, group homes and private practice. I have been seeing client virtually for many years, but have been exclusively virtual since the start of Covid. Overall I work with a wide variety of issues, such as depression, anxiety, panic attacks, women's issues, anger management, low self-esteem and most other common issues of the current times. I also seek out working with individuals who have chronic health issues, as they have their own elements that need to be considered. I have a laid back, calming style, and provide thoughtful feedback . I enjoy getting to know my clients so I can make personalized suggestions and play to people's strengths. On a personal note I live in the Chicago far west suburbs and have four either grown or near grown children whom were adopted from Guatemala. We have a number of pets and enjoy road trips when we can make them happen.

Next available: Jul 25

Melissa Filippi

Melissa Filippi, LCSW - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
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: Jul 28

Lauren Rosenfeldt

Lauren Rosenfeldt, LCSW - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
20 years of experience
Solution oriented
Intelligent
Virtual
With a BA from Tulane University and an MSW from the University of Illinois-Chicago, I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) since 2000. My professional journey has been deeply rewarding, focusing on supporting individuals facing chronic illness, hospice care, depression, and anxiety. I utilize a strength-based approach combined with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to empower my clients. Throughout my career, I have developed a special affinity for working with older adults. My experience at Lutheran General Hospital and Alexian Brothers Medical Center, where I worked in case management and geropsychiatry, has honed my skills in addressing the unique challenges faced by this population. My passion lies in helping older adults navigate the complexities of loss and life transitions. I am committed to providing compassionate and effective psychotherapy, tailored to meet the unique needs of each individual.

Next available: Jul 26

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 25

Jessica L. Novak, LCSW, CADC

Jessica L. Novak, LCSW, CADC, LCSW - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
22 years of experience
Solution oriented
Warm
Authentic
Virtual
In-person
450 E Market St...
*** ATTENTION: Please do NOT schedule yourself on this platform (Grow Therapy), as I am managing 2 separate scheduling calendars. Please view availability offered and then call/text me at 630-708-0392 to let me know your desired days/times for appointments. Once confirmed with me, you may then set up an appointment here, and fill out your intake information. Thank you! *** Hello there! My name is Jessica, and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor (CADC). I have over 22 years of experience working with individuals and families. It is a privilege assisting others as they navigate life transitions, painful loss, emotional distress, and circumstances that may be preventing them from facilitating change and moving towards a future they'd like to see. I obtained a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree and a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree at George Williams College at Aurora University. I have a diverse background of professional experience, as I have worked in school settings; in partnerships with local police departments; in inpatient and outpatient programs in behavioral health hospitals; supplying psycho-educational materials and groups for youth and adolescents; presenting at seminars for other professionals in the field; and providing individual, family, and group therapy in a variety of settings.

Next available: Jul 31

Holly Fak

(she/her)

Holly Fak, LCSW - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
20 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Empowering
Virtual
Hello, my name is Holly. I am Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience dedicated to empowering clients be the best version of themselves. My counseling style is warm, interactive, and collaborative using a strengths-based, client centered approach. My clinical experience includes working with individuals who struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma, and life transitions. I have extensive training in crisis counseling in the Emergency Department and inpatient psychiatric units. I have worked in domestic violence and provided community-based therapy to children and families. I enjoy working with new mothers, caregivers, and those working through grief and loss.

Next available: Jul 25

Kim Trauth

(she/her)

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

Next available: Jul 25

Theresa Patton

(she/her)

Theresa Patton, LCPC - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCPC
28 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Intelligent
Virtual
I am a licensed clinical and rehabilitation therapist based in Illinois, operating a private practice. With over two decades of experience, I specialize in treating mood disorders, anxiety, family systems, and addiction or substance misuse. My primary objective is to offer support and treatment to adults, seniors, and families in need of assistance with their mental health and addiction disorders. As a biracial therapist, I am committed to assisting clients in overcoming obstacles and gaining a better understanding of themselves so that they can lead more positive lives. I am committed to using my expertise to help clients on their mental and emotional wellness journey. As a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC), I uphold this designation's requirements and ethical obligations. However, due to the enormous time commitment, I cannot provide short-term or long-term disability documentation on this platform.

Next available: Jul 31

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: Aug 9

Dr. Amy Guertin

(she/her)

Dr. Amy Guertin, LCPC - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
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: Jul 31

Emma Eaton

(she/her)

Emma Eaton, LCSW - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
20 years of experience
Virtual
As a therapist, I will continue to assist client with my full ability and understanding how to decrease the negative and increase the positive internal and external related emotional vulnerabilities. I will concentrate on reaching that approach by assisting you as a client’s with developing your insight of overcoming emotional vulnerabilities and work toward those significant behavioral factors more realistically of gaining a better understanding of learning how to agree and not disagree with living life on life terms appropriately. As your therapist, I will continue to coordinate visits with you to assist you with exploring new methods of learning how to cope with alleged emotional problems reaching a point where you have a feeling of optimism and ready to take the steps towards wellness in your life.

Next available: Jul 25

Christine Miller

(she/her)

Christine Miller, LCSW - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
10 years of experience
Virtual
My Name is Christine Miller and I am a licensed clinical social worker who specializes in perinatal mental health and is attuned to perform Reiki. I am passionate about assisting people in turning their pain into power and wounds into wisdom. I would love to have the opportunity to support you in your healing journey. I am enthusiastic in creating a safe environment for my clients to express and heal from the hard things we all endure as a part of this human journey. I love to engage others in a healing process through both reiki and therapeutic work. I believe that taking a holistic approach to healing and growth encourages long term and sustainable changes in our lives. I would be honored to partner with you in this work.

Next available: Jul 25

Ebony Jiminez Lee

(she/her)

Ebony Jiminez Lee, LCPC - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCPC
20 years of experience
Virtual
In-person
3553-57 West Pe...
Hello, I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) with more than 15 years of experience working as an LCPC in private practice and as a staff psychotherapist in college counseling. I use an integrative approach within a relational and cultural framework with strength based, mindfulness, and cognitive behavioral theories. I enjoys working with people from diverse backgrounds with cultural humility. I have experience in, supervision/training, consultation, outreach, individual, group psychotherapy, and couples counseling. My areas of interest include life transition, family of origin issues, anxiety, grief, loss, racial stressors, relationship issues intersectionality, and multicultural perspectives. I believe in having a safe, empathetic, supportive space to explore challenges, gain insight, improve self-awareness, self-acceptance, coping, communication and break unhealthy, non-productive patterns, to have more enriched, empowered, productive life experiences and relationships.

Next available: Jul 29

Emily Heming

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

Next available: Jul 26

Brandi Binder

(she/her)

Brandi Binder, LCSW - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
7 years of experience
Direct
Authentic
Virtual
Hello! I am Brandi. Are you struggling with stress? Trauma? Depression? Anxiety? Relationship issues? Figuring out your balancing act with all things in your day to day? All of the above? I can help. Let’s work together to find you some relief. Let me help you work towards inner peace and happiness. Let me help you learn to communicate so that you feel heard in those relationships. Let me be a supportive ear to help you guide yourself through all that you are struggling to overcome. Even if you aren’t struggling and just want to learn new ways to be positive in your life. Let’s look for a positive mind together!

Next available: Jul 25

Jennifer Seward

Jennifer Seward, LCSW - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
5 years of experience
Open-minded
Solution oriented
Intelligent
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: Jul 25

Kinya M Lucas-Brown

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

Next available: Jul 25

Denise R.

Denise R., LMFT - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
10 years of experience
Solution oriented
Empowering
Warm
Virtual
In-person
16595 West East...
Hello there! Do you ever feel as though your life is a million-piece puzzle? Or feel as though your family or partner does not understand you. Life can be complicated; however, your mind does not constantly have to be. My diverse experience has allowed me to gain expertise in helping individuals (18 years+) in various settings, navigate through relational struggles, traumas, betrayals, anxieties, miscommunications, setbacks, self-discoveries, transitions, or misunderstandings. Together, we can identify what is not working and learn ways to communicate it in order to create change. I learned the importance of culture competency through my academic training at Adler University. It is important to understand how the dimensions of culture, race, gender, ethnicity, age, class, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, and language may affect the function of your relational systems. I come to you, gently, soft & warm. I have a strong sense of being mindful and allowing you to be in the moment. I can gently challenge you when need be or pep you up. Ultimately, I will meet you raw and unfiltered and embrace all parts of it. You deserve a safe space to explore all parts of the self. Let’s connect and start piecing together the puzzle. **With every darkness, there is a light** Background: Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist with 12 years of experience in the mental health field; 10 years as a therapist. BA in Psychology from Texas Tech University MA in Couples & Family Therapy from Adler University Experience: *Residential treatment caseworker *Psycho-social Interventionist *Support for young, migrant children separated from families, living in facilities *Parent group at Haymarket Chicago *School-based therapist in North Lawndale schools *Non-profit in North Lawndale, Chicago neighborhood *Non-profit in Lake County, IL -------------------------------------------------------------- *Prefers families & couples in-person* -Super Bill can be provided

Next available: Jul 26

Sarah Swygart

Sarah Swygart, LMFT - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
7 years of experience
Warm
Solution oriented
Empowering
Virtual
Hi! My name is Sarah, and I am so glad you are here. I don't want you to walk through this pain alone. I am a warm, Christian therapist who focuses on creating a space where you can share the painful parts of your story as well as feel supported through practical tools and new perspectives to move forward. I work with anxiety, relationship concerns, navigating breakups, building confidence, moving from insecure attachment to secure attachment, people-pleasing, setting boundaries, practicing self-care, letting go of perfectionism, healing shame, divorce, grief/loss, regulating emotions, improving communication, and building a healthy relationship with yourself and others. Feel free to reach out to see if I might be a good fit for you!

Next available: Jul 25

Kathleen Carter

Kathleen Carter, LCSW - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
20 years of experience
Virtual
Welcome! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 20 years experience in working in the mental health field. Life is a journey, and as with all journeys there are ups and downs. I am here to help you manage the journey of life. When you feel stuck, or you cannot seem to get back up, I am here to help you get back up and on you way again. I believe there is hope in every situation and desire to help you find it.

Next available: Jul 25

Marianny Arribas

(she/her)

Marianny Arribas, LCPC - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCPC
8 years of experience
Warm
Intelligent
Authentic
Virtual
In-person
3139 North Linc...
I am originally from Brazil, native Portuguese speaker with a proficiency in Spanish and English, and I have been using these skills to provide counseling services in all three languages. I have been offering psychotherapy services for adolescents, adults, families, and couples. My work is guided by psychoanalytic orientation valuing the ethics of listening and acceptance as a way to assist and access people in their relationships with themselves, with others, and the world. This approach focuses on the unconscious processes and in the singularities of each individual. The main intention is to amplify the life potential in each of us, helping us to understand our responsibility in the way we live, work, suffer, and love. This process can be a liberating experience in that it will not try to adapt us to fixed standards. It guides us to cope with our own way of existing, allowing us to say no to the unbearable and sustain our own position/desire in the world.

Next available: Jul 29

Rene Stockton

(he/him)

Rene Stockton, LCSW - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
34 years of experience
Intelligent
Direct
Empowering
Virtual
My name is Rene Stockton (pronounced Reni). I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in the state of Illinois. I serve my community as a counselor, therapist and change agent. I have had the privilege to work with individuals and families from primarily underserved populations and communities over the course of a 30 year social work practice in two great American cities. I have encountered child, adolescent and adult challenges ranging from trauma to writer’s block and wellness. I will partner with you to create the soft and more concrete changes you are looking to achieve in your life. My style is open, supportive and person centered, we will choose the approach for your situation using a variety of theories and concepts including art, movement, and EMDR.

Next available: Jul 25

Nyela Malone

Nyela Malone, LCPC - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCPC
20 years of experience
Virtual
In-person
1621 West Walnu...
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 25

Mariah Riley

(she/her)

Mariah Riley, LCSW - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
7 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Empowering
Virtual
With my background in social work, I strive to see each person I work with as a unique individual and create an accepting space. You are the author of your own life and I hope to empower you to honor your needs. I graduated from Loyola University Chicago with my Master in Social Work, where I specialized in treating addiction. I have worked extensively with people who have experienced trauma and with adults who are undergoing difficult life transitions.

Next available: Jul 26

Katina Wilcher

(she/her)

Katina Wilcher, LCSW - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
25 years of experience
Warm
Open-minded
Empowering
Virtual
Greetings! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience providing therapy services to diverse individuals. I have provided clinical services in various therapeutic areas, such as shelters, inpatient/outpatient hospitals, and schools. In doing so, I work with clients with multiple concerns, including parenting, depression, school problems, and trauma, to name a few. I provide trauma-informed care with experience addressing grief, community violence impact, etc.

Next available: Jul 30

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 25

Jonathan Brown

(he/him)

Jonathan Brown, LCSW - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
10 years of experience
Virtual
Hello, I am Jonathan. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over a decade of experience. I am committed to creating therapeutic spaces for others to be able to trust and receive a positive experience out of therapy. I am from Chicago and love all sports teams. I love giving back to my community and also spending time doing things in life that matter the most. I am a three time graduate of the University of Illinois (Go Illini). I am a believer that WE will get through any challenges that you have by supporting you through during your journey and counseling for you to live life to the fullest capacity beyond your counseling journey.

Next available: Jul 25

Susan Pagels

Susan Pagels, LCPC - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCPC
23 years of experience
Authentic
Warm
Open-minded
Virtual
We all struggle with obstacles that seem insurmountable but I believe everyone has the power within themselves to reach for the stars. Sometimes it takes baby steps and often we need someone we can trust to lend a helping hand. I will be there to listen and offer that hand. I am an empathetic, mental health professional with 20 years experience counseling children, adolescents and adults. . I welcome diversity and am experienced servicing the LGBTQ community. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

Next available: Jul 25

Kristin Moore

(she/her)

Kristin Moore, LCSW - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
12 years of experience
Open-minded
Humorous
Authentic
Virtual
I HAVE WEEK-OF APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE! :) Clients who come to me are strong, and often need a compassionate, listening ear of someone who "gets it." Perhaps you've never seen a therapist, or maybe you are a seasoned pro. Either way, my mission is to assist you into growing into the person and life that you've always desired. Welcome. I am here for you.

Next available: Jul 25

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