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Myrna Pledger, LCPC

Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Family conflicts Trauma and abuse Depression
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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!

Professional experience

21yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Family conflicts Trauma and abuse Depression

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Avoidant Personality, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Dependent Personality, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation / Loneliness, Multicultural Concerns, Personality Disorders, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

IL LCPC 180.006251


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.

Myrna is the reason I see Purpose in life . She became my GPS. In life . She very positive and informative . Myrna is the face of therapy . I recommend her to all my friends and family . I don’t know where i Would be in life if I wouldn’t had therapy with Myrna

Written on Sep 12, 2023 after therapy with Myrna for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

She's very personable and our conversations lead to discoveries. She puts things into perspective for me!

Written on Aug 16, 2023 after therapy with Myrna for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

She is amazing

Written on Jul 31, 2023 after therapy with Myrna for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning family conflicts

I have been using better help for about 3-4 years and it took me multiple therapist to find her but I think she is the one for me. I feel better after every session. I have clarity and less stress. She listens to me and she is not judgmental about my life and experiences. I can’t wait to see what the future holds for us

Written on Jul 22, 2023 after therapy with Myrna for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

I have only had 1 actual appointment with her. We have communicated several times on the better help site. She is very helpful she sends me information and helps supply information on my future goals. It took a lot for me to get to this point just to be able to talk to someone and with her gentleness and her comforting voice she makes opening up easy. I am glad that the powers that be connected Mrs Pledger to me

Written on Jun 13, 2023 after therapy with Myrna for 2 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse, and grief

Seeking therapy for the very first time was a bit scary and intimidating. I was worried I wouldn't connect with my therapist or that it would be hard to express my feelings to someone I have never met. I was so lucky to have found Myrna!

She has been extremely kind during this process. She has helped me feel validated and has assisted me in dealing with my day-to-day anxiety and family conflicts.

She is great listener, provides great feedback, and has helped me think outside the box.

Every time I speak with Myrna, I feel so much better and lighter. She has become my weekly dose of mental medicine :)

Written on Jun 11, 2023 after therapy with Myrna for 2 months