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Rita ODonnell, LCPC, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Anger management Bipolar disorder Depression
Video Phone Live Chat Messaging

About me

Reaching out for help is a big first step in your recovery. My name is Rita O’Donnell. I work with people of all ages as a clinical counselor and social worker in Illinois. With eleven years of experience, I use several therapeutic techniques to help you identify and achieve treatment goals to reduce your symptoms. Whether it is depression, anxiety, trauma stress, substance misuse, or anger, you will learn and practice coping skills to start to feel better and happier. Using the video, audio, or written communication that you prefer, I start treatment where you are in life and with the issues where you want to start. During the pandemic, issues of everyday stress are amplified and cause increased problems with our thoughts, feelings, and emotions. Starting a new process is difficult but very important. I focus on helping people to start this process to improve symptoms. There is no one right formula, so we will look for the way that helps you. The more you are willing to share and open your heart, the further we will be able to get. But we will do this at your pace. How does that sound?

Professional experience

11yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Visually Impaired

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

License information

IL LCPC 180.008153

IL LCSW 149.014986


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

Rita is very supportive and understanding. I felt great after each live session. I definitely recommend her to anyone who is struggling with some life events or emotions.

Written on Oct 19, 2022 after therapy with Rita for 1 week on issues concerning addictions, grief, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

She is super helpful and understanding. I feel better each session with her. She has made me understand that my anxiety won’t go away if I fight it but I can float with it.

Written on Jul 28, 2022 after therapy with Rita for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, eating disorders, and self esteem

Rita has been extremely helpful and understanding of my issues

Written on Apr 23, 2022 after therapy with Rita for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and anger management

She is amazing

Written on Mar 09, 2022 after therapy with Rita for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Rita has been an immense help in my journey. She is a great therapist and has worked with me to help me have better days.

Written on Nov 09, 2021 after therapy with Rita for 5 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Rita is a great listener, she understands my concerns and is able to provide me with the help I need. I definitely recommend!

Written on Nov 04, 2021 after therapy with Rita for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem