Are you having more trouble than usual with your teenager? It is hard to be a teenager with all those emotions and hormones and the peer pressure of their friends. It can be even harder if your teen has a problem with depression or anxiety. Taking care of your family is number one to you and you want your teen to be happy. 

Bellwood has the motto of “Your Family Is Our Future,” and they take this seriously by offering you and your family the best medical care in the state. This includes mental health care professionals who are experienced in diagnosing depression, and anxiety in teens. Contact one of the Bellwood therapists to set an appointment for your teen so they can feel better. 

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Compassion fatigue, ADHD
Years of experience: 10

I believe that each and every individuals has the tools to make their life better and it is my job as a therapist to help my clients learn how to use those tools and so each client can help themselves. I have worked with a very diverse population and pride myself in being truly understanding of all people and all lifestyles. I like focusing on a client's strength's and and getting to know a client fully. I have experience working with depression, anxiety, the LGBTQ community, relationship issues, multicultural issues, religious and anti-religious issues, iss...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 21

Welcome! I am a person, who like many other human beings, has skills and talents. As a qualified mental health care provider with a doctorate in Clinical/Community Psychology, I have been using my talents to help people afflicted with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, schizophrenia, and other psychological disorders. While I appreciate the wide-range benefits of an eclectic approach, I prefer and tend to apply cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, and sociocultural models in counseling and therapy sessions. I view life as a j...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues
Years of experience: 10

Stress in its many forms is an inevitable part of life, and there will be waves. So I say, if you gotta ride the waves, you might as well choose your surfboard. Unfortunately people aren’t usually taught what to do when the waves come, and I hope to guide and support you as you learn to surf. I may be a therapist, but I’m a human first; I just know different things and ask different types of questions. I believe great therapy relies primarily on the relationship, and so I’ll make it a priority for you to feel comfortable, accepted, and emotionally safe. And even ...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of experience: 6

Hi there! I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of IL with 10 years+ of experience in the mental health field. I have worked in a variety of settings including hospitals, residential treatment facilities, nonprofit organizations and in crisis centers. I specialize in mood and anxiety disorders in adults and adolescents, and have additional experience working as a sexual assault and domestic violence advocate, as well as a case manager within the foster care system. Currently I am one of the directors at a behavioral health hospital and condu...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 8

Julie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who completed her Master of Social Work degree at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1995. She is known for being a good listener, having an optimistic outlook, and for her compassion and kindness to others. Along with earning the credentials necessary to be a therapist, Julie also draws on a lifetime of invaluable experience and wisdom that she brings to her work with clients. As a committed life-long learner herself, Julie understands the courage it takes to step into this introspective work. She applauds your br...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 20

Hello! I am Dr. Amanda Kim and I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over twenty years of experience. Whether you have a specific concern, are facing a particularly difficult time in your life, or are uncertain about your future, I am here to listen, support, and challenge you to move forward. I believe in authenticity and genuinely meeting every person where they are with respect, appreciation and dignity. Based on your specific situation and what you know about yourself, we will identify the best way to move forward. Deciding to seek help is the fi...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of experience: 19

I am currently licensed in Illinois with 19 years of professional work experience, working with individuals of all backgrounds, cultures, and socioeconomic statuses. I have worked with individuals with vastly different needs allowing me to feel comfortable assisting each with the particular goals they were desiring. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, & trauma and abuse. I also have experience working with depression and numerous other areas. I am a licensed clinical counselor as well as in advanced addictions wo...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 13

I am licensed in Illinois with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. 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. 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.

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, ADHD
Years of experience: 18

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois with 18 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & coping with life changes. One of the most difficult things for a person to accept is that they need the help of a therapist. Seeking the help of a therapist for yourself or your child is a very courageous step and a sign of great internal strength. We will work together to get you to a path of healing, happiness and change that you deserve. T...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Depression, Coping with life changes, ADHD
Years of experience: 10

I am licensed clinical social worker in Illinois with 25 plus years of professional experience in not for profit, governmental and for-profit sectors. I have been in provide practice for over 10 years. A great deal of my work involves assist clients with manage stress and anxiety; relationship issues; navigating grief and depression; and coping with situational life challenges. I believe in treating everyone with respect, dignity, sensitivity, and compassion. Treatment plans are the roadmaps used to guide our sessions. Each plan is tailored to meet your uniqu...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression
Years of experience: 3

I am a licensed professional counselor in Illinois with 3 years of experience specializing in addressing a wide range of mental health and personal development concerns. My expertise includes providing effective support to individuals dealing with issues such as stress, anxiety, depression, motivation, self-esteem, confidence, and career difficulties. I firmly believe in a strengths-based approach, viewing each client as the expert of their own life story. I am dedicated to helping you harness your unique strengths and abilities to overcome challenges and embark o...

Specialties: Addictions, Grief, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 5

I am licensed in Illinois with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & career difficulties. I work with my clients to create an open, safe, and brave environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It’s brave 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. Let’s get on the road.

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 7

I specialize in treating adults having difficulty coping with grief and loss, those wanting to heal from childhood trauma, manage depression and anxiety, and build their self-esteem. I work with clients using an integrative and collaborative approach to help identify strengths and improve self-awareness. With several years of experience, I have successfully supported many clients from various cultural backgrounds on their journey of healing, empowerment, and overall wellness. "I believe that every client is special and unique in their own way and for that reaso...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of experience: 20

I am licensed in Illinois with 20 years of professional work experience. I have worked with adolescents, adults of all ages and families. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & mood disorders. I believe that the therapy process should be client guided while the therapist assists with the client's own ability to make desired changes in their lives.

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching
Years of experience: 40

I am licensed in California, Illinois and Pennsylvania with 40 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, career difficulties, & coping with life changes. 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.

How To Find Counseling Bellwood

Finding the best therapist close by in Bellwood can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor near the Bellwood 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 Bellwood. 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 Bellwood, 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, these professionals 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 Bellwood 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 Bellwood counselors 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 Bellwood area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT in Bellwood
  • DBT in Bellwood
  • Substance use therapy in Bellwood
  • Couples therapy in Bellwood

When you're ready to start your search and find therapists in Bellwood, 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 Bellwood, 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 Bellwood area can be found below:

How Does The Cost Of In-Person Counseling Compare To The Cost Of BetterHelp With A Licensed Bellwood 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 Bellwood 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 in Bellwood: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists in Bellwood: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist in Bellwood: $100
  • Therapy in Bellwood: $80

While many psychologists in Bellwood may not take health insurance, some counselors 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 counselors serving the city of Bellwood and elsewhere throughout the state of Illinois you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every four weeks).

How Is A Licensed Therapist On This Online Therapy Platform Verified?

Therapists in Bellwood, 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 professionals 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 counselor. 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 counselors 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 Bellwood above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults in or around Bellwood 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 to meet with one of these counselors 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 Bellwood 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 Bellwood 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 Bellwood therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. Look through the available counselors above and consider which might work for you.

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 also professionals 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 Bellwood counselor 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 almost one million people in Bellwood, IL, providers may be booked out with clients. Through the list of counselors 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 60104 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 in Bellwood can be a great option.

How Should I Prepare For My First Therapy Session With A Bellwood 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, Counselor, 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 counselors and 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 Bellwood 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 Bellwood, 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.

Bellwood has many professionals 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. In Bellwood, therapy can be easy to use and a click away. 

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 with a counselor 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:

A woman meets with a therapist online in her home city of Bellwood.

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

60104