Hello! My name is Rochelle McGhee and I applaud you for reaching out to take care of yourself. Here is a bit of information about me and my therapy style.
My master’s degree is in Clinical Psychology. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) for Illinois and have over 15 years of experience providing counseling services. In 2018, I obtained certification (CADC) to assist people working to address alcohol and substance abuse issues.
I incorporate a variety of modalities into the therapeutic process, based on your needs; however, my overall approach is based on the principles of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) – a form of cognitive behavior therapy. This type of therapy places a heavy emphasis on learning mindfulness skills to help you manage your thoughts and attention. DBT also helps you develop a toolbox of other skills to manage emotions, address interpersonal challenges, and relieve chronic distress. I have supported individuals with a variety of challenges such as depression, anxiety, conflicts within families and other relationships, traumatic histories, and difficulties regarding forgiveness.
Every therapist has a personal style. Mine is anchored in respect for the client and your innate ability to grow and meet goals. I have a patient approach while maintaining the focus needed to move forward. My intention is to always assist clients in feeling empowered, heard, and valued. I consider us to be partners on a journey, figuring out what works best in creating a life for you that is manageable and meaningful.
I check for messages throughout the day, as my schedule allows. This means that if you reach out to me on one of my scheduled workdays, my goal is to respond within that same day. On other days, it may take up to 24 hours for me to respond. I also offer morning and afternoon appointments for live sessions, 3 days per week.
I am ready to support you and look forward to our work together!
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Communication Problems, Emptiness, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
IL LCPC 180004571
I have enjoyed my session with Rochelle. They have really helped during a very stressful time in my life. I look forward to continuing to work with her.
Written on Aug 16, 2023 after therapy with Rochelle for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue
I am so happy to have been connected with Rochelle. She is kind, professional and very knowledgeable.
Written on Jan 21, 2023 after therapy with Rochelle for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem
It was a great pleasure working with Rochelle. I love that she helped me shift my thoughts and held me accountable at times when I would usually procrastinate. She helped me develop a reasonable and non overwhelming schedule based upon my immediate needs and I appreciated that.
Written on May 18, 2022 after therapy with Rochelle for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, coaching, and adhd
It’s been a pleasure to know you.
Written on Jan 10, 2022 after therapy with Rochelle for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and coaching
I love her, she’s great for me
Written on Oct 13, 2021 after therapy with Rochelle for 4 months on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and parenting issues
Rochelle is very patient and understanding of my problems. Our sessions are a good balance of her listening and then providing me guidance or knowledge on the things I am experiencing in my life. I feel very comfortable sharing my feelings with her. It is definitely a safe space. I highly recommend Rochelle if you are looking to challenge yourself to better yourself.
Written on Sep 24, 2021 after therapy with Rochelle for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes