About Me

I was trained as a Community Counselor and as such, I am prepared to work with the issues and concerns that occur with individuals and families in the community, and everyone lives in a community. As you can imagine, there are not many individual situations I have not encountered. In the beginning of my career, I worked with children behaving violently or inappropriately in school environments primarily. I realized that the child experiencing mental health difficulties is a member of a family experiencing mental health difficulties as a system. I believe that most maladaptive behavior is learned from the family environment or may be from inherited tendencies. I also believe that many problems you see in both children and adults are the results of having to be in close proximity to someone who is a narcissist or someone who is exhibiting enough narcissistic traits to be dangerous to those with whom they associate.

I am licensed in the state of Illinois as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and have over 10 years of experience working as a Counselor. I specialize in treating survivors of narcissistic abuse both mental, spiritual and physical. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD, and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. I am faith-based as I myself believe it is important to recognize The Creator when attempting to offer help to His people.

My therapy style is truth-based, educationally focused and kind. I believe in treating anyone in the manner that I would want to be treated if I was in their situation. I don't believe in labels, but I do believe in presenting examples of others who have overcome similar circumstances. I am primarily faith or Christian based. I am solutions focused and combine cognitive-behavioral and rational-emotive therapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.

It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you.

I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Multicultural Concerns , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCPC #180.006251 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Myrna Pledger. 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 by D.A. on May 06, 2022 after therapy with Myrna for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She’s a great listener & she has become to me the voice of a mother I never had.

Written by K.R. on Apr 05, 2022 after therapy with Myrna for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Myrna is my first therapist I have gone to and I got really lucky to be matched with her. I was in a really bad place in my life and Myrna helped me get out it. She’s very thoughtful and knowledgeable and she challenged me and helped me figure out how to stay positive in a really bad situation. She’s a great therapist and anyone would be lucky to have her.

Written by M.I. on Mar 21, 2022 after therapy with Myrna for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and anger management

Myrna is the best! I’ve been going through a lot and Myrna has given me clarity on how to handle things

Work with me!