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Anthony Dykes, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety LGBTQ+ Self esteem, Motivation Depression
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About me

"Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen." - Brené Brown

I appreciate the courage and vulnerability it takes to seek therapy, and I'm glad you're here. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has experience working with a wide range of issues. My specialties include helping with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, low motivation, LGBT issues, and addictions. I believe that each person is the expert of their own experiences and has their own unique strengths and abilities. Unfortunately, sadness, shame, fear, or other emotional road blocks often get in the way of healing. My role as a therapist is to create a safe and nonjudgmental space to build upon a client's existing strengths as well as to provide new tools and insight. I use a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy, narrative therapy, and mindfulness-based approaches to help clients achieve their goals. This means that together we can find new ways to think about your issues, learn to use concrete and evidence-based solutions, and help shift thinking from a place of confusion and conflict to acceptance and understanding.

My education includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Oglethorpe University and a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Social Work from The University of Chicago. I possess a license to practice psychotherapy independently in the state of Florida.

I am comfortable working with clients on long-term issues, such as chronic anxiety and depression, as well as short-term issues, such as processing grief and loss. I have extensive experience working with the LGBT population and use a sex-positive approach when discussing issues of sex and sexuality. I look forward to the privilege of hearing your story and helping you to become the best version of yourself.

Professional experience

11yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety LGBTQ+ Self esteem, Motivation Depression

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Career difficulties

Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

IL LCSW 149.015940



These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Anthony Dykes. 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.

Anthony helped me through a long stretch of challenges and grief. I always felt safe, heard, and encouraged to take steps for myself to heal.

Written on Apr 25, 2023 after therapy with Anthony for 4 years and 10 months

Amazing, supportive and such a calming influence in my current chaos

Written on Mar 08, 2023 after therapy with Anthony for 3 years and 1 month on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Anthony has been very helpful with always being extremely understanding. I’m not native English speaker so I sometimes are not clear on what I’m saying but he understands my concerns and patiently listens to what I have to say with warmth and kindness which allows me to really open up about any issue that I have without hesitation.
I have been busy with marriage etc and have time in between sessions but just so I can continue sessions with him, I have not taken a time away from the membership! I really appreciate the time and effort, looking forward to future sessions!

Written on Sep 20, 2021 after therapy with Anthony for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Anthony is incredible and I was lucky enough to have him as my first assigned councillor. He’s attentive and respectful and has helped me focus on what I need to talk about.

Written on Feb 01, 2021 after therapy with Anthony for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

Anthony was my very first therapist and I loved working with him. He creates such a comfortable and safe atmosphere for you to open up. I needed help with anxiety, panic attacks, and sleeping problems. He help me to accept the situation and gave some helpful practical tips to implement in life. I couldn’t wish for a better match. My deepest thanks to you, Anthony! Julia.

Written on Sep 13, 2020 after therapy with Anthony for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and sleeping disorders

I am very pleased with my sessions with Anthony thus far and already seeing progress after just two sessions.

Written on Jun 09, 2020 after therapy with Anthony for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching