Welcome! My name is Thérèse Fletcher, I have dedicated my life to the service of helping others.
About Me: The majority of my career has been focused on working with extremely vulnerable communities in urban settings. I enjoy helping all types of people with problems big and small. Relationship issues, life transitions, grief and loss, emotional stress, and chronic illnesses, are among the many areas that I have helped my clients effectively deal with and overcome. I believe therapy is a collaborative process and it's my responsibility to meet a client where they are and to help them set appropriate, beneficial goals for themselves.
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), I am a licensed independent clinician with more than 11 years in medical and social services fields. I also have supervised and trained other social workers.
I believe a successfully therapeutic relationship is one based on respect. I believe in a strength based approach which uplifts confidence and empowers you as an individual.
My approach includes working together to develop specific methods and perspectives that will not only help you resolve your current issue, but give you the tools to make your life from today onward more fulfilling and satisfying.
I know that the decision to seek professional help can often be a very difficult one.
If you are trying to make that decision right now, it may help you to know that I am someone who is not here to judge you, and who really believes that there is a way out for you that together we can find. You have already taken the most important step by acknowledging that, for now, this is something you cannot handle alone. So if you feel overwhelmed or unfulfilled, your online search has brought you to the right place. I can help you with emotional issues such as self-esteem, depression, anxiety, anger, and stress. I also help you with other areas of your life that become affected by these issues such as relationships, communication, work or your education. I can provide accountability as you work through the growth process.
I can provide short-term solution oriented treatment as well as long-term emotional processing. Your treatment goals and how much you will benefit from services are completely up to you but I will be here to guide you every step of the way.
I'm grateful to BetterHelp for giving a therapeutic resource to people that may otherwise not have access to counseling services, and I applaud individuals that are currently looking to make changes they need in their lives.
It takes a lot of strength and courage to critically think about what you need. You’ve already taken the first, and most difficult step, so contact me if you are ready to start the course towards a better You. I look forward to helping empower you to live your best life!
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Depression, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Adoption and Foster Care, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
IL LCSW 149.018020
Therese Fletcher is a very helpful, caring, professional, intelligent therapist and I am looking forward to doing more sessions with her as my journey to mental health and wellness continues
Written on Jan 15, 2024 after therapy with Thérèse for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes
I really enjoy every minute I get to spend with Thérèse. I've never had a therapist before and it has been a great experience. Highly recommend!
Written on May 18, 2022 after therapy with Thérèse for 2 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse
I have enjoyed working with The'r'ese Fletcher. She was a true blessing!
Written on Apr 30, 2022 after therapy with Thérèse for 2 years and 6 months
Therese has been an extremely helpful sounding board and given me tools and thought exercises to help me through the topics and issues we discuss.
Written on Apr 29, 2022 after therapy with Thérèse for 2 months 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, and coping with life changes
Very understanding and provides opportunity for reflection.
Offers time to really express your thoughts and concerns.
Written on Dec 16, 2021 after therapy with Thérèse for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and coping with life changes
I really like Thérèse! She is professional, listend to me, offers me great support and I have the feeling she really understands my thoughts and concerns.
She always answers really fast (we have a time difference of 7 hours, so i keep in account that sometimes it’s night at hers when I’m writing her, so if cause she won’t answer).
English isn’t my first language but I have no issues in understanding her and the information she is sending me!
Written on Sep 27, 2021 after therapy with Thérèse for 2 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes