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136 therapists in Illinois specializing in Life Transitions

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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 18

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

(she/her)

Dr. Taliah Ziyad-Nau LCPC 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 19

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 23

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 18

Mariah Riley

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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 23

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 22

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

Karen Dolbee

(she/her)

Karen Dolbee, LCSW - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
20 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Open-minded
Virtual
Hi! I'm Karen and I am excited to meet you. I enjoy being a part of my clients' journeys as they explore challenges, concerns related to anxiety and depression, and the ups and downs of life. I will meet you where you are at with a non-judgemental and curious attitude. Together we will explore and examine what you are experiencing currently and what you would like your future to look like and then we will be on our way!

Next available: Jul 22

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 24

Chelsea Davis

(she/her)

Chelsea Davis, LCSW - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
5 years of experience
Virtual
Hello, my name is Chelsea, and I am Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Illinois. I graduated in 2019 from Clarke University with my Master's of Social Work. I spent my undergraduate years shadowing and volunteering at a sexual assault and domestic violence advocacy center. I completed research in the areas of trauma, decision making, and intimate relationships. I completed a job shadow with a Victim Witness Coordinator, where I also conducted a year long research project on domestic violence in rural communities. During that time I completed an internship at a combined homeless shelter and food pantry. I then completed a secondary internship at a local community mental health center. I spent four years working at that same local community mental health center where I provided crisis services, individual therapy, couples therapy, family therapy, and group therapy. I was able to earn my license during that time. I transitioned into school based social work and provided case management and therapy services in the local school setting. I now have opened a private practice called Resiliency Counseling, which is an individualized practice focused on providing individual, couples, and family therapy services to help people who are wanting to improve their mental health in a safe, accepting, and trusting environment. I always strive to meet my patients where they are at in their mental health journey and tailor my approach to what they need. I approach therapy as a mix of processing, guidance, and challenging, in order to help a client identify, process, and reach their mental health goals.

Next available: Jul 18

Ken Chen

(she/her)

Ken Chen, PhD - Illinois Psychologist at Grow Therapy
PhD
6 years of experience
Virtual
I am a bilingual (Mandarin) Clinical Psychologist based in Chicago. I earned my doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Palo Alto University (CA) and I have six years of experience working at various outpatient settings and with a ethnically diverse population. I really enjoy working with autistic clients across the lifespan and help them and their caregivers navigate the balance between being their genuine self and adapting to the changing world.

Next available: Jul 19

Kinya M Lucas-Brown

Kinya M Lucas-Brown, LCSW - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
18 years of experience
Empowering
Authentic
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 19

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

Michelle Wong

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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 18

Laurie Longfield

Laurie Longfield, LCPC - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCPC
Virtual
I would love to work with teenager, young adults, adults and older generations to help them navigate through difficult life transitions, anxiety, depression and grief and loss. My ideal client understands that therapy is a journey and is willing to show up for themselves wanting something different and better for themselves. My ideal client is committed to the work and confident they can show up for themselves and be able to see things in a different perspective and try new things that are outside of their comfort zone.

Next available: Jul 22

Christina Tri

(she/her)

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

Next available: Jul 22

Steve Welton

(he/him)

Steve Welton, LCPC - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCPC
25 years of experience
Virtual
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and have been working in the human services field for over 3 decades. Working with adults, I bring a range of life experiences, humanity, and mental health clinical experience to our work together. I work with you as a whole person to help gain context for your life experiences as we find a path toward healing and learn how to prepare for whatever comes next. My practice starts with kindness, with a willingness to challenge you to meet your goals.

Next available: Jul 18

Samantha Knobbe

Samantha Knobbe, LCSW - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
9 years of experience
Direct
Solution oriented
Warm
Virtual
Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with a Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work from Aurora University. I am based in Illinois and have over 9 years of experience in many different capacities of the mental health field. I work with individuals (children and adults). I do my best to create a warm, inviting, safe, and judgement free environment.

Next available: Jul 19

Nyela Malone

Nyela Malone, LCPC - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCPC
20 years of experience
Virtual
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 20

Liz Brach

Liz Brach, LCSW - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
5 years of experience
Authentic
Solution oriented
Warm
Virtual
Hi, I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in Chicago. I enjoy assisting adults who are managing stress and anxiety, addiction, relationship challenges, low self-esteem, life transitions, and depression. I have a warm and direct approach. My focus is on identifying and understanding dysfunctional life patterns that keep you stuck. We collaborate as a team so you know how to apply what is learned in sessions to create positive change in your life. I believe in a client-centered approach, tailoring my therapeutic interventions to meet the unique needs and goals of each person. Through a collaborative and empathetic process, you can expect a caring and respectful therapeutic relationship based on mutual trust and respect. I support you by creating a secure and non-judgmental space where vulnerability is considered a strength, empowerment flourishes, and goals are met so you can get your life back.

Next available: Jul 19

Gabi Fischer-Benitez

(she/her)

Gabi Fischer-Benitez, LCPC - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCPC
7 years of experience
Virtual
As a licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC) and board-certified art therapist (ATR-BC), I believe in the transformative power of creativity and the wisdom held within the body. In my practice, I offer a unique blend of creative processing and somatic modalities to explore the depths of your inner world with compassion and curiosity. Life can be a journey filled with unexpected twists and turns, and it's okay to seek support along the way. Whether you're grappling with the aftermath of complex trauma, navigating the intricacies of attachment patterns, or embarking on a quest to understand your identity, I'm here to walk beside you. From exploring questions of gender and sexuality to finding fulfillment in your career, I provide a safe and nonjudgmental space for you to explore, heal, and grow.

Next available: Jul 22

Dana Taylor

(she/her)

Dana Taylor, LCSW - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCSW
4 years of experience
Virtual
You don’t have to go through this alone. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Illinois, I am here to help. My experience practicing in outpatient community mental health spans across diverse populations and ages in both group and individual therapy settings. I will work with you to build hope, identify strengths, cope with difficult thoughts and emotions, adjust thinking and behaviors, and alleviate the symptoms that are preventing you from living your life more fully.

Next available: Jul 18

Lucretia Mayer

(she/her)

Lucretia Mayer, LCPC - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy
LCPC
8 years of experience
Virtual
I am Lucretia Mayer L.C.P.C. M.A., a mental health psychotherapist, who has experienced nearly a decade of helping clients navigate through life's challenges such as stress, anxiety, BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ concerns, and interpersonal relationships. My approach is deeply rooted in compassion and I employ a range of personalized therapeutic techniques including CBT, DBT, ACT, Gestalt exercises, and Expressive Art Therapy. At Oak and Reed Counseling where I practice, I firmly believe in the power of empathy and tailored care to successfully guide clients through career obstacles or emotional fatigue.

Next available: Jul 31

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 19

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 18

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