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Stormy Harrison

Offering therapy in IL
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsAnger managementDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker located in the state of Florida. I am also licensed in Illinois where I was born and raised. I have 14 years experience providing individual and group substance and mental health counseling. I have worked in both adult and juvenile prison settings. I completed my practicum at a local community-based mental health and substance use treatment facility. After my practicum, I was hired by the same organization and worked there until I relocated to Florida. Currently I provide services to the geriatric population in Assisted Living Facilities, as well as provide services through this platform in the evening. I am very experienced in addictions counseling and have worked with many clients who are dealing with co-occurring disorders. I have also done crisis counseling. My therapeutic approach is laid-back, which allows me to create a safe, nonjudgmental space to make clients feel at ease to share, learn, and grow. I emphasize assisting individuals to learn skills including setting healthy boundaries, learning to communicate their wants and needs, and to cultivate healthy relationships. I believe it is imperative to have a strong, trusting, therapeutic relationship that includes the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to empower clients to live the best life they can. I look forward to working with you!

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Linda Gonzalez

Offering therapy in IL
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefAnger managementDepression
20 years of experience

Hello, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with extensive experience counseling individuals and groups in residential and community-based settings. If you are struggling to cope with addiction, anxiety, depression, grief, loneliness, stress, or new or worsening health issues - I can help. I will provide a safe space for you to express your needs and desires, work with you to examine, explore and expand your understanding of your situation and help you align your actions and intentions. My approach is collaborative and strength-based and my techniques are influenced by cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness. I believe that you have the power to make decisions and take actions that will lead to a more fulfilling life. Let's get started today!

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Barbara Barr

Offering therapy in IL
License: PhD.,LMHC, LCPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
3 years of experience

Hello and Welcome. My name is Barbara Barr and I am Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor licensed with over 25 years of experience. Throughout my years of providing professional counseling, I have worked with individuals, teenagers, families and couples. My counseling focus addresses issues of depression, anxiety, sexual, physical and emotional abuse and trauma, eating disorders, drug and alcohol addition issues, teenager and adolescent counseling, couples counseling, and family relationship issues. My counseling style has been described as being warm, caring, sensitive and supportive. I strive to help my clients feel safe, comfortable and trusting in me as their clinician. It is important to me that you feel understood, really listened to, and confident in my ability to help you achieve your goals, and that you are able to explore your thoughts and feelings in and safe and trusting place free of judgment. I believe in emphasizing each person’s internal feelings, thoughts and sense of basic human worth. It is very important for me to help individuals understand their own potential, accept themselves and others as unique individuals, and help individuals to take a problem-centered approach to life situations. On-line counseling may be new for many individuals, yet it is being described as extremely comfortable, convenient, and very effective. Our work together will be structured to meet your specific and individual needs and comfort level. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have and I will be happy to respond with any information you may need as well as reviewing the process with you. Live video sessions are scheduled between 6:00am EDT. - 2:00pm EDT; I am looking forward to this journey with you and look forward to hearing from you.

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Teretha Lewis

Offering therapy in IL
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
19 years of experience

I am licensed in Illinois with 19 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & anger management. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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James Seminaroti

Offering therapy in IL
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
17 years of experience

I am a licensed clinical social worker with 17 years of professional work experience in a multitude of settings with different populations. I have worked with clients dealing with various stressors, depression and anxiety, substance use concerns and other addictions, trauma and abuse, and working through grief and loss. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the steps to begin therapy can be a very difficult decision for some people. I pride myself on creating a safe place for you to share, heal, and grow.

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Megan Tostado

Offering therapy in IL
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesAnger managementBipolar disorderDepression
7 years of experience

I am licensed in Illinois, Indiana and Florida with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with depression, anxiety, stress, anger management, & bipolar disorder. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Catherine Cooke

Offering therapy in IL
Stress, AnxietyAddictions
4 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) in Illinois with over 4 years of professional experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including alcohol/substance use, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, shame, and codependency. I believe you are the expert of your story, and I am here to learn how to support you the best I can. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I use a wide range of therapeutic techniques that combines motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral, attachment, and humanistic. I like to learn more about what your values are and work together so your values can be more aligned with your actions and behaviors. I believe it takes strength and courage to ask for help and think it’s amazing you were willing to take this first step. I am here to further support you and walk alongside you during this journey of growth and discovery. I look forward to working with you!

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Erik Rostamian

Offering therapy in IL
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
9 years of experience

I have 10 years of professional work experience as a psychotherapist. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, body dysmorphia, and confidence, & depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Veesser Aminpour

Offering therapy in IL
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesDepressionCoping with life changesADHD
8 years of experience

I am licensed in Illinois with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, parenting issues, depression, & coping with life changes. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Ellen Ortiz

Offering therapy in IL
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesCoping with life changes
6 years of experience

I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am honored to support you in that process. I am licensed in Nevada and Illinois with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, stage of life issues & parenting strategies. I would embrace the opportunity to support you no matter who you are or what you believe. You are connecting for a purpose, I would love to help you achieve that purpose. I feel very strongly that video and phone sessions work best. I text only to confirm appointment details or notice of last minute changes.

How to find counseling in Bedford Park

Finding the best therapist close by in Bedford Park can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor serving your area, you can find a therapist in your city that is accepting new clients and fits your goals. Whether you're struggling with depression, anxiety, marriage, family issues, or other emotional challenges, feel proud that you have begun your search to find the mental health care services that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Bedford Park. Perhaps you're interested in narrowing your search for a psychotherapist that can offer psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), talk therapy, provide group therapy, marriage and family therapy for individuals or couples, or couples therapy. Each type of therapy can offer various benefits and address or treat different disorders. If you're still unsure or are new to counseling in Bedford Park, feel free to contact the provider via email to find out which methods they practice.

It is also important to understand that mental health professionals in the United States are accredited to provide care, helping individuals and couples, with a variety of licenses. These include licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), and clinical psychologist or doctor of psychology (PsyD). Regardless of their licensure, they are trained to treat individuals and couples counseling, and sometimes children, in any type of therapy. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

Mental health professionals working through their own in- person therapy practice in Bedford Park or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, or change in negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain. Verified providers can provide licensed marriage and couples therapy, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

There are all kinds of therapists working with clients today across the United States and in the greater Bedford Park area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find therapists, have in mind what type of therapy you'd like your provider to be most experienced with and choose an experienced provider with a practice located near you in the city of Bedford Park, elsewhere in Cook, or in the greater state of Illinois.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Bedford Park area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Bedford Park therapist?

The average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Bedford Park due to a higher cost of living. The price also depends on the type of provider you are looking for. See the following average prices for various mental health providers without insurance:

  • Counseling with a psychiatrist: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist: $100

While many psychologists in Bedford Park may not take health insurance, some in the state of Illinois may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With BetterHelp or clinicians throughout the state of Illinois you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $65 to $100 per week (billed every four weeks).

How is a licensed therapist on this online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Bedford Park, Illinois working on BetterHelp are licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited as a doctor of psychology (PhD / PsyD), licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW / LICSW), or licensed professional counselors (LPC). All of these psychology clinicians have a Masters Degree or a Doctorate Degree in their field of psychology sciences, and follow the APA Code of Ethics. They have been qualified and certified by their state's professional board after successfully completing the necessary education, exams, training and practice with a patient, and extensive experience in a healthcare clinic or treatment centers, in order to become a mental health provider. While their lived experience, expertise, careers, and background vary, they all possess at least 3 years and 1,000 hours of hands-on experience with adult and sometimes teen patients, and have the necessary therapist credentials to provide a safe space for long lasting emotional healing in therapy. 

Please note BetterHelp does not offer or provide care from psychiatrists to prescribe a drug as treatment, or perform psychological assessments.

How does working with a counselor in BetterHelp online therapy sessions work?

BetterHelp clinicians treat clients online across the United States (individuals and couples) through life transitions, inner child exploration, long term depression or anxiety, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Bedford Park above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults virtually as an accredited licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) or licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). You do not have to commute to a an office as a psychotherapy client.

Through BetterHelp therapy, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat therapy sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, use the in app journaling feature, and receive worksheets. You'll also find support groups or group therapy lead by a therapist in Bedford Park helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety or depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address?

BetterHelp's verified Bedford Park therapists specialize and have clinical experience in a wide range of mental health issues and modalities, helping clients to feel better and improve their lives every day. See below for examples.

Specialties on BetterHelp include:

You may also be struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy or with a sex therapist. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists or licensed marriage family therapists (LMFT) who work with clients in relationships. You can also try a Bedford Park therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. 

How do I know if online counseling is right for my family?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is the validation and active listening they can provide. Your friends and loved ones may also be available to listen, but you may feel that they may lack the skills to provide objective guidance. Counselors are trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A psychologist in your city can support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health, life concerns, or healing needs. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another good benefit of therapy is having an understanding, safe space with a non-judgmental party who can support you through challenging experiences.

Many people have sensitive topics that they may feel ashamed to discuss with their friends or partner. A Bedford Park therapist can help you confront these concerns and open up through unique methods of support. There are also many types of therapy, such as art therapy, where you may find you can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With a lot of people in IL, providers may be booked out with clients. Through the list of profiles above and others within BetterHelp's team, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching to find a a nearby psychotherapist close to 60638 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Bedford Park counselor?

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading to understand the therapy process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your psychotherapist, any emotional pain you may feel, and the ways in which you hope to improve. When you attend your session, let them know if you have any concerns about therapy or feel unsure about what to talk about. They may help guide you with open-ended therapeutic questions. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist if I feel fine? 

Some simply don't feel the need to see a psychologist. However, some people may avoid attending therapy due to stigma or preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although psychologists often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend therapy. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general feedback and advice. A Bedford Park licensed clinical social worker may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies might allow you to improve your self-esteem, work through relationships, and gain a better sense of your mental health goals. The success you may find through therapy can be dependent on your process.

People may also attend therapy for specific motives, such as bullying, an autism diagnosis, a desire to learn mindfulness meditation, personality concerns, trouble with office workers, specific phobias, and many other principles.

Is mental health care and therapy worth it? 

Therapy is effective and has the power to change individuals' lives. Each client is at a different stage of their emotional healing journey in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, skills, and goals. A psychologist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities to help you feel your best and put you on the path to healing. Unlike advice from a friend, family, or non-professional, a mental health professional has an understanding of various disorders like ADHD and depression with many hours of experience in treating adults in their practice. For this reason, seeing an evidence based psychologist in Bedford Park, Illinois can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy services each year, showing it's a popular option and is proven to be effective.

Bedford Park has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and Facebook. For mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched within 24 to 48 hours.

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

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Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Bedford Park:

60499, 60501, 60638

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