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Melissa Filippi

Melissa Filippi profile image
LCSW
29 years of experience
Authentic
Warm
Empowering
Virtual
As an experienced School Social Worker with an LCSW, I have a demonstrated history of working with children, preteens, adolescents and adults in both education and in private practice. I am also a Certified Integrative Mental Health Professional. I earned both my bachelors and my masters degrees in social work, I have been committed to working with children and adolescents from the start of my career. I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Southern Illinois University and a Masters in Social Work from the University of Illinois at Chicago Jane Addams School of Social Work. I am always working to grow and improve my practice by researching, finding and providing effective supports and using the most current, best-practices in the field. Using a strengths-based approach with Cognitive Behavior Theory, Person-Centered counseling approach and the integration of other approaches, such as Solution Focused Therapy, and Positive Psychology-I work with clients to find more positive, effective social and coping skills. Through my work with clients, they can begin to see improvements in their relationships and their positive connectedness to the community. I specialize in working with clients of all ages-12 years to adulthood- who have difficulty with self-esteem, depression, trauma, anxiety, Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), parenting and behavior management issues. I have a special interest in working with adolescents and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders and clients/students with trauma. I assist clients to learn distress tolerance, emotion regulation and how to incorporate mindfulness and other coping strategies in order to manage their bio psycho-social environments.

Next available: Jun 26

Alan Deibel

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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 24

Lisa Feldmann/Koegler

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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 24

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 23

Brandy Kelley

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Brandy Kelley profile image
LCPC
8 years of experience
Open-minded
Humorous
Solution oriented
Virtual
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

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

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: Jul 2

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 23

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 24

Prem Nikoniuk

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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 23

Marguerite Martino

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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 25

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 24

Michelle Robinson

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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 25

LaToya Tanniehill

LaToya Tanniehill profile image
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 24

April Lacey

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April Lacey profile image
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 24

Julie Field

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Julie Field profile image
Frequently booked
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 27

Dr. Bianca Clark

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Dr. Bianca Clark profile image
Frequently booked
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

Joshua Eaves

(he/him)

Joshua Eaves profile image
LCSW
5 years of experience
Direct
Solution oriented
Virtual
You are capable of reaching your full potential and thriving. Sometimes we may feel stuck or lost. Yet, I firmly believe that even in those dark moments when you feel overwhelmed that your have the strength and ability to find hope. I am passionate about helping clients through that process of discovery. I help people through support, empathy, and understanding. We explore challenges and solutions together. Life is often challenging. We need space to find peace and explore options. Together we can explore your goals, overcome difficulty, and become strong, resilient people. My goal is to help you tap into your inherent strengths. You are enough. I currently offer services to adults looking to explore their growth through a secure tele-health platform.

Next available: Jun 23

Kelley L. Lee

(she/her)

Kelley L. Lee profile image
Frequently booked
LCPC
10 years of experience
Virtual
Hello! You’ve taken this first step, which usually means things are getting a little challenging…maybe even a lot challenging. That’s where I come in…Help is on the way! I help people struggling with finding balance in their lives. Really it’s about identifying what is going on and working together to find a solution.

Next available: Jun 24

Sara Williamson

Sara Williamson profile image
LCSW
10 years of experience
Virtual
Hi! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for clients residing in Illinois and Florida. I have worked in both outpatient and inpatient settings over the past 10 years. I love coming alongside clients and helping them to develop healthier ways of thinking and coping with life and situations they have experienced. I love educating clients on options they have and empowering them. I love using a variety of methods and techniques to meet each individuals needs.

Next available: Jun 25

Dawn Sage-Chychula

Dawn Sage-Chychula profile image
LCPC
7 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Warm
Virtual
"When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves." -Victor E. Frankl Hello, Searching and finding a good therapist is paramount to therapy success. Above all else, It requires a good 'fit.' I hope a bit of a back ground story will help you with this process. Thank you for taking the time to view my profile but more importantly, taking the first step. Not easy. My name is Dawn and I'm a retired paramedic of 27 years from the Chicago Fire Department with over 30 years’ experience in Fire/EMS service. I graduated with a M.A. in Counseling Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. My school concentration was Trauma and Crisis Intervention. After graduating, I worked as a therapist under Dr. Carrie Steiner at First Responder Wellness Center in Lombard, Il. What a great start and opportunity. Fast forward. I now have my own private practice - Frontline Wellness Center! Why? Demand. Moreover, I'm an advocate to those who serve others. I am devoted and motivated to helping those on the frontline (EMS, Fire, Military/Vets, Correction officers, 911 Dispatch, public safety, Nurses, Caseworkers, States attorney's, Emergency volunteers etc.) Essentially, all occupations that challenge or compromise the mental health, safety and physical well-being of Frontline workers due to the unique job role and individual expectations. Otherwise known as the 'helping' professions devoted to fixing or saving others often at the expense and compromise of personal health and safety. My educational and clinical experience is C-PTSD (complex trauma) and PTST (post-traumatic stress disorders). I treat variety of distressing symptoms and issues that arise from a critical incidence/s or accumulative symptoms from abnormal events and experiences. Those on the Frontline are human! First responders often have a traumatic past that is compartmentalized or buried next to their work related experiences resulting in burnout or PTSD that includes experiencing unexpected disturbing /frightening triggers. Hidden or unresolved traumatic experiences/events including combat /moral injury, childhood abuse, sexual assault, and domestic abuse/relational trauma truly DO matter. However, past or present traumatic events can be processed safely with the appropriate treatment providing a path for hope and relief. My personal and professional experiences allows me to treat other overwhelming life experiences and transitions that can equally exasperate a bad shift, job performance and daily life. The effects of aging and/or retirement, divorce, addiction, chronic pain and job-related disabilities are just a few life adjustments that affect normal daily functioning, including our interpersonal relationships. I truly understand and can help you get you to a better place, a better life, a better - you. Hidden. Wounds. Matter.

Next available: Jul 2

Kelly Kavanagh

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Kelly Kavanagh profile image
LCSW
13 years of experience
Virtual
I’m a licensed clinical social worker that has been working in the mental health/behavioral health field for 13+ years. I enjoy working with teens, adults, and families in a wide range of ages. I hope to help you find the skills and tools to manage your current stressors or concerns both in session and in your day to day life. I like to use humor and be authentic and genuine in the therapy process, which clients have said they appreciate and allows them to feel comfortable. I hope to work with you to take back control of your mental health and be the best version of you.

Next available: Jun 24

Mary Jo Thorson, MA, LCPC, NCC

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Mary Jo Thorson, MA, LCPC, NCC profile image
LCPC
5 years of experience
Warm
Solution oriented
Empowering
Virtual
Hello and Welcome! I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and here to help you with what is going on in your life. Together, let’s figure out what is getting in the way of you living your best life. Is it relationships, low mood, anxiety, depression, anger or life transitions? Even if you don’t know, we will figure it out! I use a variety of techniques to address issues such as anxiety, depression, divorce recovery, stress, relationship difficulties, mood disorders, life transitions and much more. It’s important to me that my clients feel they are in a non-judgmental safe space to process what they are going through. My clinical approach is evidence-based treatment. I utilize a variety of interventions including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Person-Centered, Solution Focused and Walk and Talk Therapy. I work with ages 18+ with a range of concerns. I work hard to provide an environment that is warm, welcoming, positive, safe, and collaborative. I started in this industry leading divorce recovery groups. I went on to lead a variety of other groups including divorce recovery, single moms, and anxiety. Life can sometimes be a struggle and asking for help isn’t always easy, but I hope you will reach out so together we can create a therapeutic relationship that will promote hope, growth, and healing. I offer sessions both virtually and in-person.

Next available: Jun 25

Brigitte L. Oetter

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Brigitte L. Oetter profile image
LCSW
12 years of experience
Virtual
Hi, I'm Brigitte. Do you struggle with a trauma, anxiety or depressive thoughts? Are they negatively impacting your relationships, career and your day-to-day life? I would love an opportunity to get to know your personal struggles and work together to reach a state of contentment and joy so you can live your life to the fullest.

Next available: Jul 3

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