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424 therapists in Illinois accepting Optum

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Rozalyn Engle

(she/her)

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

Next available: Jul 14

Stephanie Armanetti

(she/her)

Stephanie Armanetti, LCSW - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
15 years of experience
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 15

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 13

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 15

Merek Poto

(they/them)

Merek Poto, LCSW - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
4 years of experience
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 14

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

(she/her)

Dr. Taliah Ziyad-Nau of Your Voice with Purpose PLLC, LCPC - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
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: Jul 14

Todd M. Nelson

(he/him)

Todd M. Nelson, LCSW - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
14 years of experience
Virtual
I look at my clients as already complete human beings. You are more than your problems, and not as simple as a textbook. I treat each of my clients as a whole and unique person, not as a set of symptoms. I help my clients build on their strengths, to create a better sense of wellbeing. Whatever challenges you are facing, whatever difficulties you are having, I assure you that you are worth being heard. You are worth being treated with compassion, in a nonjudgmental setting. I am here to help you find healing and wholeness.

Next available: Jul 15

Dee Ventucci

Dee Ventucci, LCSW - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
7 years of experience
Virtual
Greetings! I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker serving clients in Illinois. With a Master's from The Jane Addams College of Social Work at the University of Illinois at Chicago, I bring 9 years of social work experience, including 7 years in private practice. My therapeutic approach focuses on addressing the root causes of symptoms, empowering clients to live fulfilling lives free from mental health concerns. I'm dedicated to achieving lasting healing for many common disorders.

Next available: Jul 25

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 14

Vickey Olds Sultzman

(she/her)

Vickey Olds Sultzman, LCSW - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
25 years of experience
Virtual
Hello! I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in Illinois. I received my doctorate degree (PhD) in clinical social work from Smith College School for Social Work, and my Master of Social Work degree (MSW) from the University of Illinois, Jane Addams School of Social Work. I have been practicing for 25 years, supporting clients that are experiencing depression, anxiety, and quality of life challenges due to grief & loss, care giving issues, aging, work/career stress, medical issues, relationship issues and more.

Next available: Jul 15

Guadalupe Quintana Salgado

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

Next available: Jul 15

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: Aug 2

Lauren O.

(she/her)

Lauren O., LCSW - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
4 years of experience
Virtual
Hi there, I'm Lauren. Do you feel overwhelmed and pulled in numerous directions, unable to say no or fit it all in? Are you struggling with substance use? Is it difficult to give yourself credit when credit is due? Are you your own worst critic? I can help you manage anxiety, build self-confidence and create realistic expectations. Together, we can identify what's not working and get you back to balance. I applaud you for taking the first step by seeking therapy. You deserve a safe space to heal and grow. In our sessions together, I'll meet you with compassion and evidence-based techniques so you can overcome the hangups and habits holding you back. Let's work together!

Next available: Jul 15

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 16

Charles King

(he/him)

Charles King, LMFT - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
4 years of experience
Virtual
I am a husband of 13 years, a father of a 10 y/o neurodivergent son and a 6 y/o precocious daughter, a veteran of the US Navy with 12 years served, including 1 deployment, and a geek. I am what the Japanese culture describes as an otaku, in that I work to support my passions. In my free time I enjoy video games (mostly on Nintendo Switch), movies (all kinds, although my favorite is the 2005 animated Transformers movie), books (current favorite author is Brandon Sanderson), and spending time with my family.

Next available: Jul 15

Sarah Birdsill

(she/her)

Sarah Birdsill, LCSW - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
4 years of experience
Virtual
Hi! I am a licensed clinical social worker in Illinois. I received my MSW from the University of Southern California in 2017 and have been practicing for 7 years. I enjoy working with adults of all ages and have expertise in women's issues, depression, anxiety, trauma treatment, mood, and personality disorders. hrough my open-mindedness, I actively listen and empathize with my client's perspective, striving to understand their subjective reality. I embrace alternative viewpoints, questioning assumptions, and exploring different possibilities. I remain flexible and adaptable, adjusting my therapeutic interventions to meet the changing needs and preferences of my client. By embracing an open-minded approach, I encourage my clients to explore new insights, challenge ingrained patterns, and discover their own unique solutions. This approach facilitates their personal growth, self-discovery, and the development of a deeper understanding and acceptance of themselves. Ultimately, my open-minded approach in psychotherapy cultivates a collaborative and empowering therapeutic relationship, where both my clients and I are active participants in the therapeutic process.

Next available: Jul 16

Amber Konopa

(she/they)

Amber Konopa, LCPC - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCPC
22 years of experience
Warm
Empowering
Virtual
Hello. Thank you for the time. Life is quite the journey with many twists and turns that can make you feel stuck in painful experiences while forgetting the beauty that exists. I aim to create a safe, warm, and inviting space where one can discover their hidden strengths to overcome and prevail. There is not one thing or approach that gets a person into recovery or quality of living. Whatever is bringing you to step out of the cage and take notice to the discomfort around takes courage. I believe it’s a privilege to be invited into one’s most raw, vulnerable state and allow another to enter.

Next available: Jul 16

Justin Cody

Justin Cody, LCPC - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCPC
4 years of experience
Virtual
Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) based out of Central Illinois. I have been practicing for 4 years. 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. Through a Christian lens, I will help you through life.

Next available: Jul 15

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
*** 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 15

Sheila Harris-Fitzpatrick

Sheila Harris-Fitzpatrick, LCPC - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCPC
1 year of experience
Virtual
Hi, I’m Sheila Harris-Fitzpatrick. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LCPC), National Certified Distance Counselor (DCC) and Bereavement Professional, trained as a Grief Recovery Specialist at the Grief Recovery Institute in California. I have a Master’s degree from National-Louis University in Psychology and Community Counseling and have a Ph.D. in Christian Counseling from the Colorado Theological Seminary. I am a relationship expert with a focus on communication, boundaries, and conflict resolution in improving relationship interactions. My first question is, how authentic are you willing to be in your relationships? ​ I’ve counseled marriage couples, couples before marriage, families dealing with death, and individuals with anger management issues. I have experience with adults and children dealing with mental health disorders, substance abuse, parenting issues.

Next available: Jul 15

Priscilla Anzaldua

(She/her )

Priscilla Anzaldua , LCSW - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
13 years of experience
Virtual
I am a bilingual and bi-cultural therapist who values the strength of a trusting and supportive therapeutic relationship. You might feel overwhelmed with finding a therapist if you are already feeling stuck. It can be hard to find someone to disclose your feelings to a "new person" during your time of vulnerability. My warm, empathetic, and non-directive approach has helped those new to therapy feel comfortable disclosing their most difficult emotions and experiences. My approach is collaborative, where I can guide you to find the right tools to feel in control of your life again.

Next available: Jul 15

Amy Donathan

Amy Donathan, LMFT - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
10 years of experience
Empowering
Authentic
Warm
Virtual
Hello, I have been a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for the past 10 years. I have worked with children, adolescents, young adults and older adults. I have also worked with family units to help with parent/child conflicts, setting appropriate boundaries and many more issues that occur within families. I have helped other clients dealing with anxiety, depression and grief.

Next available: Jul 16

Timara Betts

(she/her)

Timara Betts, LCSW - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
6 years of experience
Intelligent
Solution oriented
Virtual
Timara Betts is a Trauma Informed Licensed Clinical Social Worker whose aim is to support others to build upon their strengths to gain satisfaction within their authentic selves, nurture positive relationships and achieve personal goals. She specializes in Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Theraplay to help address concerns that include but are not limited to depression, stress management, grief and loss, anxiety, complex trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, and self-esteem. Timara is a recently published author of a gratitude journal. Her several years of professional experience with youth, families, and professionals has strengthened her passion to empower seekers who are on a path to increased self-discovery as each stage in human development can lead us to closer to self-actualization.

Next available: Jul 22

Michelle Foor

(she/her)

Michelle Foor, LCPC - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCPC
3 years of experience
Authentic
Warm
Empowering
Virtual
Hello! I'm Michelle. As a dedicated mental health therapist, I am committed to guiding individuals on their journey towards well-being with a strong emphasis on self-care and intention. My goal is to get my clients started with building awareness of the patterns and behaviors causing distress, setting out to build strategies into seeing the “bigger picture”, and then making the choice to shift away into "new and different". I believe that the mental health journey can feel different for everyone and is valid for all. It’s addressing the pile-on effects of everyday stress and learning how to breathe through anxiety and panic attacks. It’s establishing and keeping a daily routine as part of ADHD symptom management and finding self-compassion when experiencing depressive thoughts. There is no perfect or prescriptive way to approach the process of mental well-being. My role as a therapist is to support, facilitate, and provide collaborative space to examine all the pieces.

Next available: Jul 19

Katina Wilcher

(she/her)

Katina Wilcher, LCSW - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
25 years of experience
Warm
Empowering
Open-minded
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 14

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