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Joan Paradis, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety LGBT Family conflicts Bipolar disorder Depression
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About me

My counseling style is relaxed and conversational and one of meeting someone where they are on their path. I recognize it takes courage to seek therapy and implement changes and would love to assist you on your journey of discovery. I understand that it may be difficult to open up and talk to someone and I pride myself on being an active and nonjudgemental listener. I am genuinely interested in helping everyone I come in contact with thrive in all aspects of their personal and/or professional lives. I will constantly work to promote an empathetic experience where an individual’s needs, concerns, and personal values are met with compassion and respect. I am devoted to creating a safe place that both fosters and aids emotional growth and healing.

Professional experience

9yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, First Responder Issues, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation/Loneliness, Mood Disorders, Workplace Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing

License information

IL LCSW 149022066


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

Great long term relationship

Written on Sep 26, 2022 after therapy with Joan for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, bipolar disorder, coaching, and adhd

She gives me confidence to stand up for myself and is the a constant cheerleader. Honestly very grateful for her guidance.

Written on Jun 03, 2022 after therapy with Joan for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I didn’t know what to expect when going through these therapy sessions. I think often times, therapy is seen as a form of weakness. I’ve come to realize that therapy is essential to taking care of our well-being. Talking to Joan, I let go and just release what’s on my mind. I feel so much better knowing that I was able to talk these things out.

Written on Jan 10, 2022 after therapy with Joan for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties