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229 therapists in Illinois specializing in Trauma and PTSD

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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 17

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 17

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 19

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 17

Sarah Birdsill

(she/her)

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

Next available: Jul 20

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 23

Elisa Tessier

(she/her)

Elisa Tessier, LCSW - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
20 years of experience
Virtual
Life is challenging, you don’t need to navigate it by yourself. If you are bewildered and unsure of your life path, experiencing strained relationships, having difficulty “keeping up” and continually feeling overwhelmed, you are not alone. These are questions that many of my clients are searching for answers to. Life comes with many responsibilities and can be challenging to navigate. Children, adolescents and adults are becoming discouraged, lacking motivation, and frustrated by their commitments. Here are a few of the issues that I assist my clients with; I help children develop their social skills, and how to problem-solve situations, I help adolescents examine their choices in life and how to manage their emotions, and I work with adults to find purpose in life and develop self-care. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I will help guide you to identify your current concerns and to learn about your past to help us with the present. I will help identify your strengths and explore ways to use them to address life’s questions and challenges. Together we will formulate goals to address during our sessions.

Next available: Aug 5

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 14

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 17

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 17

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 18

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 17

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 29

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

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

Matt Marder

(he/him)

Matt Marder, LCSW - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
20 years of experience
Authentic
Direct
Empowering
Virtual
Hello, my name is Matt Marder. Thank you for taking the time to learn more about me and how I might support you on your personal journey. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), I offer behavioral therapy to improve and maintain your emotional well-being. I focus on building a trusting relationship with my clients, allowing you to be heard and understood. Initially, we begin where you are and build a treatment plan specifically to meet your needs. My approaches allow you to recognize yourself, think about others, and identify strategies for navigating the daily roller-coaster of life. You may have gone through a loss or be experiencing trouble managing whatever life has thrown your way. I am available to listen and help you succeed in improving yourself, your relationships, or your family life. No matter who you are, or what circumstances you’ve endured, your emotional health and well-being are most important. Feel free to reach out to me for assistance.

Next available: Jul 17

Amanda Feiner, MA, LCPC

(she/her)

Amanda Feiner, MA, LCPC, LCPC - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCPC
15 years of experience
Warm
Solution oriented
Authentic
Virtual
My mission is to help promote healing from within, as well as emotional support, and behavioral change. As humans, we can get stuck in the past or future. As a truly empathetic, genuine, and nonjudgemental clinician, I can provide you with a safe environment to explore and process the nature of your issues that may be keeping you in a state of suffering. I have experience working with children, adults, couples, and families. I am trained in techniques effective with issues including mood disorders, emotional disturbance, family conflict, behavioral disturbance, anxiety, and many other issues affecting your everyday life. I have a special interest in experience working with trauma, sexual abuse issues, and PTSD. Using Trauma-Focused CBT, I can help clients acknowledge experienced trauma without negative symptoms attached. I accept multiple insurance plans and will work with you to find an appointment time that works with your schedule. Please call with any questions or to schedule your first appointment.

Next available: Jul 17

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 18

Micaela Brewer

(she/her)

Micaela Brewer, LCSW - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
13 years of experience
Empowering
Warm
Virtual
Hello! My name is Micaela Brewer and I am a licensed clinical social worker. I am passionate about God, my kids, learning, and helping others. I've been practicing since 2009 and my professional experience includes the school setting, outpatient children and adolescent therapy, prison, dialysis, crisis, hostage negotiation, and insurance. I'm experienced in several therapeutic techniques but tend to use cognitive behavioral solution-focused therapy the most. I am dedicated to guiding individuals on their journey to mental well-being. With 14 of experience, I bring a warm and empathetic approach to therapy. My mission is to create a safe space where you can explore challenges, discover strengths, and cultivate resilience.

Next available: Jul 19

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 17

Dr. Mary Wilson

Dr. Mary Wilson, LCPC - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCPC
30 years of experience
Authentic
Intelligent
Virtual
Hi there! I am a licensed therapist and have been in the field for 30 years. I have a doctorate in Philosophy with a focus of Psychology. I specialize in personality disorders, anger management, and trauma. My passion is working with adults that present with an array of issues including but not limited to anger, trauma, mood disorders, personality disorders, and criminal behavior. I have a lengthy background with couple counseling, effective communication, and narcissistic abuse.

Next available: Aug 4

Cristina Alba

Cristina Alba, LCSW - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
1 year of experience
Warm
Open-minded
Authentic
Virtual
Hi, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker located in Northwest Indiana. I am licensed in both Indiana and Illinois and services population in the Chicagoland area as well. I have worked in social services since 2010. I specialize in trauma focused treatment and I work with both adults and children.

Next available: Jul 22

Samantha Sota

(she/her)

Samantha Sota, LCPC - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCPC
20 years of experience
Virtual
I have worked in community mental health for 20 + years all over Chicago, mainly on the South and West Side where I am from. I know the most important gift you can give someone is listening to them, which is where I always start, and then go from there based on what you need. I provide people with whatever skills and strategies they need to help them get the most out of counseling.

Next available: Jul 17

Debbie Levinson

Debbie Levinson, LMFT - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
LMFT
28 years of experience
Solution oriented
Direct
Authentic
Virtual
Debbie is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. She is 100% Telehealth, not providing in-person treatment at this time. She has provided counseling services to individuals, couples, adolescents and families since 1992. Debbie provides therapy for Adult Children of Alcoholics/Dysfunctional families, blended families, codependency, communication problems, marriage, depression/anxiety, family counseling, infidelity, parenting & stress management. She has attended John Gottman conferences and uses the Gottman method with couples. She is an active, directive, cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused therapist who has worked with diverse cultures, ethnicities, sexual orientations and religions. Debbie's approach focuses on empowering her clients with the knowledge they need to become more effective in managing life's challenges. The wounded inner child is one of her special interests. She is down- to -earth and genuine. She will challenge you, assign homework assignments, and suggest YouTube videos/articles/ TedTalks/Podcasts

Next available: Jul 18

Megan Allegretti, LCPC

(she/her)

Megan Allegretti, LCPC, LCPC - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCPC
3 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Warm
Virtual
Hello, and welcome! My name is Megan Allegretti, and I am so proud of you for considering the incredibly difficult step of seeking mental health therapy. In an effort to make this process feel less intimidating, here are some things about me, to see if my approach is a solid fit for you. My approach works with the intention to aid in healing from the distress in your mental and emotional world. Often we create various behavioral patterns in life, that worked at some point, but now you notice them becoming maladaptive. We will look at becoming more internally aware of systems that are not cutting it anymore for you, why those patterns evolved in the first place. With this understanding it can aid in identifying the function of behaviors, and better aid with implementing new skills in its place. My goal for treatment is to come with you along your journey, so you will not have to feel alone. I will also provide skills, education, processing, and perspectives you might not be able to see from your angle. If this feels like a good fit for you, please reach out to set up an intake together.

Next available: Jul 18

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