Burr Ridge is known as one of the 300 wealthiest communities in the U.S. The true wealth in life, though, is not monetary but has more to do with your emotional and mental wellness. When you don’t have the mental and emotional resources you need to thrive, your life is a constant struggle.

You face circumstances every day that threaten to destroy your inner peace and mental wellbeing. Until you learn how to deal with the problems you have, you can’t find a better life. Talk to a counselor in the Burr Ridge area to find the abundance within you.

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Jill Early

Offering therapy in IL
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesDepression
14 years of experience

Welcome! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years of counseling experience. I have counseled hundreds of clients who are in need of assistance coping through a life crisis or change, as well as clients who suffer from Major Depression, Anxiety Disorders, Personality Disorders or Addictions. I have experience working in multiple settings, including hospital emergency rooms as a crisis worker, and as a psychotherapist in a private practice. I have also had the opportunity to provide clinical supervision and leadership to other clinicians, as well. We all have times where we struggle with change, decision making, relationship, family or career issues. I feel that it is a privilege to be invited into someone's life during some of their most difficult times. You are an expert on you, but we don't always have the best tools for coping through a new situation and this can be frustrating. Sometimes we need someone objective to listen and offer guidance. I offer a safe, accepting environment for my clients, balanced with identifying opportunities for growth, change and skill building. I have extensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. I am excited to collaborate with you on your mental health journey.

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Dr. Phyllis Mogielski-Watson

Offering therapy in IL
License: MS,PsyD,LCPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
25 years of experience

Welcome and Hello, I am Dr. Phyl (Phyllis Watson, MS, PsyD). I am a psychotherapist, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a Certified Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Counselor in Illinois and a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado, Arizona, and Ohio. I am a Nationally Certified Counselor with over 25 years of experience working with teens, adults, and seniors. I have been a subject matter expert featured on National Public Radio (NPR) and local cable news. I offer psychotherapy and professional supervision services. Working with diverse populations, my areas of research and clinical specialties are in health, wellness, and medical concerns. I also help guide and support people through life stressors and transitions. I help clients with post-partum depression, grief and loss, women’s issues, multiethnic identity development, and generalized life challenges. I work with persons in recovery from Addictions and Substance Use Disorders. Other areas of interest are in working with student-athlete adjustment, life in balance, and mid-life challenges. From a strength based approach, my clinical work has allowed me to serve clients in a variety of settings where I embrace solution focused interventions with a humanistic and narrative approach to helping clients learn new skills and coping strategies. Informing my therapeutic approach, I allow clients to tell their story from their lived experience while creating action plans and goals for successfully moving forward. The therapeutic focus is on utilizing personal strengths, understanding perceptions, addressing obstacles, and setting goals for improving life experiences. My goal is to help clients find their purpose and live with meaning. My clinical practice motto is Love YOUR Journey ~ Live YOUR Life.

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Marta Micko

Offering therapy in IL
License: MA,LCPC
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

I am a thoughtful, understanding, supportive, warm, and focused licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC) located in Schaumburg, Illinois. I have 5 years experience in the field in a variety of settings, and am currently working in private practice. I have worked with clients with a wide range of presenting concerns including depression, anxiety, self-esteem, anger management, relationship issues, and struggles with parenting. I have a very eclectic counseling style and I draw on a lot of techniques from different treatment modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Gestalt, Solution-Focused, Psychodynamic, depending on what works for you! My approach will always be molded to fit your needs. You are not alone in your experiences. The important choice and first step to recovery is to seek help. Together we will identify and build on your strengths, and create a solid foundation to work towards your goals and to live the full, abundant, authentic life that you deserve. Let’s get started!

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Lauren Oestmann

Offering therapy in IL
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
14 years of experience

Welcome! First I would like to commend you on reaching out for help, as I know this can be the most challenging part. It takes a lot of courage to share your story and struggles. My name is Lauren and I am a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Illinois. I have over 13 years of experience working in a wide range of settings. I have worked with families, children and teens, residential substance abuse, private practice, adoption preservation and corrections. My style can be described as client centered, strength based and solution focused. I use cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, motivational interviewing, trauma focused therapy, mindfulness and solution - focused therapy. If you have any questions feel free to reach out by message through Better Help. I look forward to working with you soon.

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Rozalyn Engle

Offering therapy in IL
Stress, AnxietyLGBTSelf esteemDepression
5 years of experience

I am licensed in Illinois with over 20 years of professional work experience in the helping profession. I am a veteran of the U.S. Army. I have experience in helping clients with substance use related issues, stress and anxiety, lgbt-related issues, anger management, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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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Patricia Janosy

Offering therapy in IL
Relationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
29 years of experience

I am an LCSW, or Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and I am licensed in Colorado and Illinois. I have 29 years of professional experience in a variety of settings. I have experience in helping clients with issues related to anxiety and depression, chronic illness, infertility, adoption, grief and loss, end of life issues & coping with life changes. 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 here to support you in that process.

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Katherine Nolan

Offering therapy in IL
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepressionCompassion fatigue
11 years of experience

I am licensed in Illinois with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Aleksander Casas

Offering therapy in IL
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteem
7 years of experience

Life stressors can become overbearing at times. It is helpful to be able to verbally process and take the deep dive into the self. It is beneficial when we have a designated time to devote to this process via a guided telehealth setting. We are our biggest project, lets explore the unknown and get to the root of what you are feeling and thinking.

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Michael Athans

Offering therapy in IL
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteem
39 years of experience

I am licensed in Illinois with 39 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients of all ages with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, & motivation, self-esteem, and confidence. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. 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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Almario Crawford

Offering therapy in IL
LGBTFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCoping with life changes
9 years of experience

I am licensed in Illinois with 9 years of professional work experience. As a seasoned social worker with nine years of rich and diverse experience, I bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to my clients. Throughout my career, I have had the privilege of working with a wide range of populations, each with their own unique needs and challenges. Whether it's vulnerable children and families, individuals facing homelessness, survivors of trauma, or seniors in need of support, I approach each client with compassion, empathy, and a commitment to helping them overcome obstacles and achieve their goals. My extensive experience has equipped me with a deep understanding of the complex social issues that impact our communities, as well as the resources and interventions available to address them. I am skilled in conducting assessments, developing personalized care plans, and connecting clients with essential services and support networks. Moreover, I pride myself on my ability to build trusting relationships with clients, empowering them to advocate for themselves and navigate through difficult situations. I am a strong communicator and collaborator, working closely with clients, colleagues, and other stakeholders to ensure holistic and culturally competent care. In addition to my direct client work, I am dedicated to continuous learning and professional development. I stay informed about the latest research, best practices, and emerging trends in the field of social work, always seeking to enhance my skills and stay abreast of new developments. Overall, my nine years of experience in social work have honed my ability to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those I serve. I am committed to promoting social justice, fostering resilience, and empowering individuals and communities to thrive. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

How to find counseling in Burr Ridge

Finding the best therapist close by in Burr Ridge 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 Burr Ridge. 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 Burr Ridge, 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 Burr Ridge 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 Burr Ridge 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 Burr Ridge, elsewhere in DuPage, 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 Burr Ridge area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Burr Ridge 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 Burr Ridge 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 Burr Ridge 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 Burr Ridge, 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 Burr Ridge 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 Burr Ridge 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 Burr Ridge 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 Burr Ridge 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 Burr Ridge 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 60527 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 Burr Ridge 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 Burr Ridge 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 Burr Ridge, 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.

Burr Ridge 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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