I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Illinois. I have worked with clients with various concerns including anxiety, depression, emotional and physical trauma, family conflict, and attention disorders such as ADHD. I have significant experience in adoption and foster care related issues as well. I have worked in group therapy, individual psychotherapy as well as working in community services.
I am a strengths focused counselor which means I focus on what you naturally do well at and help you build on those strengths to reach your goals. Your goals are important to the healing process and together we will create a plan to help you identify what is most important to you. I meet each of my clients where they are at and provide a safe space to explore what you need for better mental and emotional health. This is YOUR journey and you have strengths inside of YOU that will propel you forward to find peace of mind, true happiness and contentment inside of you.
I commonly use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy however there are other modalities that I am familiar with and will implement them when it best fits the client. Life can be tough but I believe there is always hope for a better future. I am excited to go on this journey with you and watch you excel in your mental and emotional health!
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Intellectual Disability, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
MI LMSW 6801116636
IL LCSW 149.023108
Bethany has been very professional and also very approachable. I thought it would be much harder for me to feel safe opening up, but I felt that way almost instantly. I am early on in my sessions with her, but feel I'll learn the tools I need to improve and grow into a better me. I'm very glad I chose to start this program! I never realized how much I was holding in all my life until I have really started to peel back my layers! I have already started to really look forward to the next scheduled sessions with her as I was and am very overwhelmed with what life is surrounding me with in this phase of life. Thank you!
Written on Jun 16, 2023 after therapy with Bethany for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes
Bethany really helps me focus upon issues that are important to me, often before I realize she's guiding me toward something I need to address or acknowledge. I've been meeting with her for only a few months but have made amazing progress during that time. She is tremendously insightful.
Written on Mar 09, 2023 after therapy with Bethany for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd
Great listener, great advice, comforting, and everything else you’d want in a therapist.
Written on Sep 13, 2022 after therapy with Bethany for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
I love my sessions with Bethany. She always helps me process my thoughts, rationalize my fears, and get my mind back on the right track.
Written on Apr 30, 2022 after therapy with Bethany for 9 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety
Bethany has helped me grow so much over the last few months! Her approach to therapy has been very positive and encouraged me to feel empowered and grow my self worth. Her demeanour makes her very easy to talk to and be open with. I cannot stress enough for grateful I am to have been able to work with her.
Written on Apr 23, 2022 after therapy with Bethany for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes
Bethany is a great listener and addresses my needs/concerns in thoughtful and helpful manner. Very happy with our sessions.
Written on Dec 06, 2021 after therapy with Bethany for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, coping with life changes, and adhd