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Aimee Bequette-Chaney, LCPC

Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Parenting issues Anger management Depression
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About me

I am a licensed clinical professional counselor in Illinois with more than ten years of professional experience working with clients of all ages (including families). I have provided years of crisis intervention in schools and emergency rooms. I have provided individual and group therapy in various settings including outpatient, residential, and corrections. My approach to therapy is secular, apolitical, and based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). This is a very concrete, time-limited, client driven approach that allows individuals to develop a skill set that they are empowered to use to manage distressing thoughts and intense emotions across a wide range of mental health issues. I teach people to be their own therapist.

I have extensive experience working with trauma (simple and complex), and I utilize trauma informed care approaches to help address the root causes of trauma-related symptoms so individuals can overcome the adversity related to traumatic experiences and continue to live rich and healthy lives. I am experienced with providing some court ordered programs such as Anger Management and Divorce Education. I have worked with many families over the years to provide support and assistance for parents struggling with managing behavioral issues in the home. I am certified to provide Parent Management Training (a structured parenting course) and basic behavior management.

I want to work to end the stigma with utilizing mental health professionals. I want my clients to feel like checking in with me is just like seeing a family doctor for the occasional illness or injury. I am open to all clients, and provide a safe, non-judgmental space to process their feelings and learn to manage them. I believe the world would be a better place if we all took care of our mental health by seeing a therapist for general care, and I would love to start with you!

Professional experience

12yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Parenting issues Anger management Depression

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Adoption and Foster Care, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Domestic Violence, First Responder Issues, Gender Dysphoria, Intellectual Disability, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Self-Harm, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Women's Issues

Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Video
Phone
Live Chat
Messaging

License information

IL LCPC 180008369

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Aimee Bequette-Chaney. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Aimee has truly helped me break out of self destructive patterns by recognizing them, taking away the fear and using self compassion as a guide. I cannot recommend her enough. Honestly, being able to put a name to the things I’ve been fighting within has brought me closer to truly living than I’ve been before. That all thanks to Aimee’s ability to listen and seek to understand.

Written on Nov 10, 2023 after therapy with Aimee for 2 years and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and adhd

Hands down the best therapist I have ever worked with! Her knowledge is beyond any therapist that I’ve worked with. 10/10 recommend! So sad to not work with her anymore(I moved out of state)

Written on Oct 15, 2023 after therapy with Aimee for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes

I love working with her! She has been nothing but a light in the dark and her methods have proven extremely helpful with what I initially came to her about. 10/10.

Written on Jun 08, 2022 after therapy with Aimee for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Aimee is wonderful. She knows how to really dig deep into a client's emotions and understand them. She shows a lot of compassion and really empathize.

Written on May 13, 2022 after therapy with Aimee for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

Aimee has been very helpful for my mental health and goals.
Her goal oriented therapy is extremely helpful when you are looking to have more consistency in your life.
She’s a great listener and wants to help you get to the things in life that will help make you more fulfilled.

Written on Jan 08, 2022 after therapy with Aimee for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Wonderful and always sympathetic

Written on Oct 28, 2021 after therapy with Aimee for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd