About me

I graduated from Roosevelt University in Chicago with a M.A. in Clinical Psychology. I received my LCPC in 2001. I am also a Certified Care Manager with the National Academy of Care Managers, a Certified Dementia Practitioner and an Alzheimer's Disease and related Dementia Trainer with the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners .

I have focused my attention on treating adults with anxiety and depression. I believe in learning coping skills and positive communication to deal with significant life events. The goal of treatment is validation through re-focusing on individual strengths in order to improve overall quality of life. .

“Courage doesn’t happen when you have all the answers. It happens when you are ready to face the questions you have been avoiding your whole life.”
― Shannon L. Alder

How can I help?


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • ADHD
Also experienced in:
Parenting issues , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Family Problems , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 19

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

IL LCPC 180.006095


Reviews

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

Written on Nov 01, 2022 after therapy with Jonna for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She is understanding, helpful, smart, and extremely knowledgeable, caring and dependable

Written on Jul 12, 2022 after therapy with Jonna for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and adhd

I have tried therapy with BetterHelp before but never quite made it to the 3rd session. Jonna changed that for me. She actively listens to me, respects what I have to say, is able to always give me great advice that applies to the situation, and does a great job in how she gives me feedback that may be hard for me to hear. I genuinely feel like she's someone I can be honest with and someone who will support me through new obstacles.

Written on Jan 04, 2022 after therapy with Jonna for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and coping with life changes

Jonna has been very helpful as a therapist and provides insight that I’ve often not thought of or considered. She listens and supportive and encouraging. Her knowledge and expertise surrounding dementia and other related diseases are unmatched and I’m so thankful that I was was matched with her.

Written on Nov 30, 2021 after therapy with Jonna for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

As someone with ADHD, I need someone who’s the perfect balance of knowing when to be comforting and knowing when to call me on my crap. She’s a really good fit in that way!!!

Written on Nov 20, 2021 after therapy with Jonna for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd

Ms.Phelps is extremely knowledgeable in her field and has been a major contributor to the betterment of my mental health. I highly value my time with her and her advice/input, I am extremely thankful to have the opportunity to receive counseling from her.

Written on Sep 30, 2021 after therapy with Jonna for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and adhd

Jonna is extremely positive and she knows how to help me learn how to be happy. She looks for positivity in situations. I like having conversations and she has conversations with me and gives me feedback to what I'm feeling. She's a great therapist and she's someone I would whole heartedly recommend.

Written on Sep 29, 2021 after therapy with Jonna for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She happens to be the best fit for me as she has a background in senior citizen care/dementia, like me and just has the right tone, pace, everything. I was about to give up on better help. But she saved it.

Written on Aug 02, 2021 after therapy with Jonna for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Jonna is a wonderful counselor and has supported me tremendously in the short time we’ve worked together. She is a skilled listener and is always very responsive. I also appreciate her honest feedback and encouragement.

Written on Jul 03, 2021 after therapy with Jonna for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I’ve been seeing Jonna for 6 months now, and I can’t say enough good things about her. I’ve still got a lot of work to do, but with her help, I’ve come a LONG way.
I’m also a sensitive little butterfly and some therapists have been too much for me. In the past, therapy hasn’t been a pleasant experience. Jonna is patient and kind, but she also doesn’t stand for my bull crap excuses. She has supported me in some big life changes and I couldn’t be more grateful for her.

Written on Jun 27, 2021 after therapy with Jonna for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, grief, eating disorders, and self esteem

Jonna is a great listener and has very effective worksheets to help you think about your strengths and raise self-esteem and confidence. I have had 4 different counselors and she is the best.

Written on Jun 01, 2021 after therapy with Jonna for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Jonna brings patience and wisdom to my sessions with her.

Written on May 12, 2021 after therapy with Jonna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder

She is great and listens very well

Written on May 09, 2021 after therapy with Jonna for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Johnna gets it, whatever it is, and has very direct language and strategies to course correct thinking and build a more positive self image and base code.

Written on Jan 28, 2021 after therapy with Jonna for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, and relationship issues

Jonna is awsome she helps me think open my eyes. I was lost shes helps and challanges me to think and understand alot about my self. helping get back to the person who enjoys life.

Written on Jan 20, 2021 after therapy with Jonna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and career difficulties

Jonna has been extremely helpful! She kind , caring and compassionate!

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