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Rev. Douglas Cater, LCPC

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Grief Anger management Depression
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About me

I have been doing counseling and psychotherapy for many years. I am also a retired Presbyterian minister. Much of the time before official retirement I was working full-time for a counseling agency and part-time for a church. Because I greatly enjoy working with people, I have continued to maintain a private counseling practice, working with both individuals and families. I have a MA degree from the University of Texas and another from the University of Chicago. I make use of several therapy styles, including client-centered, Imago, "emotionally focused," and cognitive/behavioral. I am a widower with three sons and three grandchildren.

Professional experience

30yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Grief Anger management Depression

Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Blended Family Issues, Communication problems, Dependent Personality, Divorce and separation, Emptiness, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Life purpose, Men's issues, Midlife crisis, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Imago Relationship Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

IL LCPC 180.001836


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Rev. Douglas Cater. 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.

Doug has been super understanding and a very good listener. I always felt that he was on my side and was trying to understand me. His inisight and honest approach was very helpful for me.

Written on Sep 23, 2023 after therapy with Douglas for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and self esteem

I appreciate is gentle and patient spirit as well as his life experiences. I look forward to my next session with him.

Written on Jan 17, 2022 after therapy with Douglas for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes