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Floret Miller

Offering therapy in IL
Counselor License Type(s): LMHC, LCPC,MCAP
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepression
11 years of experience as a therapist

Hello, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Floret and I am here to help you! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Master’s Level Certified Addiction Professional, and a National Certified Counselor. I graduated with a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling in 2012. I am currently in Medical school pursuing my dream of becoming a Psychiatrist. This will allow me to gain the necessary technique and skills to better assist my clients. My past experiences involved working with individuals, couples, and families who suffered from trauma, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, substance abuse, co-occurring diagnosis, and relationship distress in couples and families. I had the opportunity to work in a long-term residential facility, group home, short-term acute care, outpatient, and detox. While working with you, I will act as a facilitator and help to guide you towards your future goals. I want you to have control of your life by creating your own achievable goals and working towards them. My counseling style is very eclectic. I pull different techniques from different counseling styles that best fit your individual needs. For example, Solution-focused brief therapy, humanistic approach, cognitive behavioral therapy, and motivational interviewing are some of the techniques I utilize. I pay attention to you and help facilitate a counseling relationship that is of trust, respect, and understanding. During this time, communication is going to be key, so where should we start?

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Dr. Ann Maureen McCaughan

Offering therapy in IL
Counselor License Type(s): PhD,LCPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemDepression
13 years of experience as a therapist

I have a Masters and PhD in Counseling and Counselor Education, with over 15 years of experience in the field as a counselor, supervisor, and counselor educator. I was initially drawn to counseling to work with young adults in transition over the college years, but quickly became interested in working with people throughout all stages of the lifespan. I believe in helping people to live satisfied, authentic, and genuine lives and that key tools in doing so are increasing self awareness and congruence with themselves and in relation to others. I believe that the client is the best expert on their own lives, and I am here to be a sounding board for you as you consider what changes you want to make to increase satisfaction in your life. You will find my approach gentle, but direct, as I help you to identify goals and patterns of living. I have experience working with depression and anxiety, trauma, stress, relationship issues, identity issues, and career/lifestyle goals, to name a few. I am committed to promoting multicultural competence in both my own counseling, as well as the counselor training I provide as an educator. I currently reside and teach in the Pacific Northwest region (Washington State) as well as work with clients in Illinois. In addition to my work as a clinician, I have experience as a counselor educator and supervisor as well, which encourages me to remain current in regards to counseling best practices and resources, and am constantly adding to my own knowledge base, which benefits my clinical work with clients. I look forward to the opportunity to work with you!

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Marco Nozicka

Offering therapy in IL
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Self esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changesCoaching
40 years of experience as a therapist

Hello and congratulations on making this important investment in yourself and your future. As the saying goes " the longest journey begins with a single step." Thank you for considering me to support you in your journey. I am a seasoned Licensed Clinical Social Worker(LCSW) an International Coaching Federation (ICF) trained Professional Coach, and a certified Hypnotherapist through the International Association of Counselors and Therapists (IACT). I have over 40 years of experience as a psychotherapist in a variety of cultures including the Caribbean Region and other diverse areas of the United States. I am a graduate of the renowned Jane Adams School of Social Work at the University of Illinois, Chicago Campus, where I studied various models of psychological approaches including one year post-graduate study with the now international expert in family therapy, Dr. Richard Schwartz, Ph.D. I provide a safe, comfortable and confidential environment for self discovery and reflection. I work with individuals, and couples and incorporate motivational, rapid-development forward thinking solution focused approaches in my work. As a Professional Coach and former international executive, I am also skilled in working with individuals who would like to enhance their career opportunities , or performance, within their current companies or who are seeking a career transition. I am certified as a Mediation and Mindfulness Facilitator and have been a dedicated teacher and practitioner of meditation for over three decades. I integrate solution-focused, acceptance and commitment therapy, cognitive therapy, and mindfulness based stress reduction with hypnosis (as indicated) and have a passion for helping my clients set clear goals and create realistic, inspired, and imaginative approaches to the areas of their lives that they want to change. I apply hypnotherapy approaches for habit and behavioral change that includes weight loss, smoking cessation, and anxiety reduction and other unproductive behaviors. My belief is that all humans have the potential to achieve their dreams and passions and have the strengths, both known, and yet to be discovered, to create a rich, full and purposeful life. I am a long distance, cyclist, a dedicated health enthusiast and a performing musician. I like to incorporate a creative and comprehensive mind-body approach to all of my work. I look forward to the privilege of assisting you in your journey of self-discovery and unimagined potential. Thank you for considering my services.

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Nina Reed

Offering therapy in IL
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience as a therapist

"You must be the change that you wish to see in the world,” has been my mantra for quite some time. It’s a reminder that if I desire to see positive change, I must be committed to contributing to the change I’d like to see. Although, I recognize that I cannot change every aspect of the world, my mission in life is to make a difference in any way that I can. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, with over 10 years of experience working as a psychocounselor, I practice this mantra daily in my work as a therapist. I have worked with people from the birth to the end of life with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, and career challenges. In my work clients, I often use an eclectic approach. This allows me to tailor to the unique needs of all the clients I serve. I believe that change happens when people are given the support they need to draw upon their own strengths. I am committed to doing my absolute best to provide an environment full of compassion and support, so that people overcome obstacles and do not merely survive but are motivated to thrive.

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Daffaney Burnside

Offering therapy in IL
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
8 years of experience as a therapist

I am a individual and family therapist licensed in Illinois with over 5 years of experience working as a psychotherapist in both inpatient and outpatient settings. I have specialized experience working in residential based treatment providing long term care-treatment as well as short term crisis outpatient-field work. I have worked with clients with a range of concerns and diagnoses including depression, anxiety, parenting problems, abandonment issues, grief and loss, trauma, mood disorders, etc. As a child, I always wanted to pursue a career where I could assist with an individual’s growth, creativity and happiness. I learned at a young age the struggles that life can bring, not only through the inevitable, but also through situational traumas that we at times have to face and endure. Being an active member in the clinical field of helping professionals, I have certainly learned the importance of patience, empathy and peace. Identifying and securing ones’ purpose in life, creates the true masterpiece of one’s story. My goal is to assist you in your journey to self-actualization. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I meet my clients where they are using therapeutic approaches that will better meet their needs. I often use client centered, CBT, DBT and mindfulness therapeutic approaches in my practice. Are you struggling with issues related to trauma, grief, anxiety, or major life changes? There comes a time when help is wanted and needed from a certified professional to cope with many of life’s challenges. I’m a licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and I’m here to support you on your journey toward healing and self-discovery.

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Dorothedre Sterling

Offering therapy in IL
Counselor License Type(s): MA, LCPC, NCC,MA LCPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesAnger managementSelf esteem
6 years of experience as a therapist

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) with a Masters Degree in Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling, with years experience in the field. It is my mission to help individuals, couples, adolescents, and families bridge the gap between real life challenges and mental wellness utilizing various integrative approaches. It is my belief that if you can heal the family, you can heal the individual. Additionally, I also offer couples, pre-marital, and divorce counseling for those in transition. I also offer Faith Based or Christian Counseling upon client request. I am extremely passionate about women who have been abused, been victims of domestic violence, or other trauma. I will work to help survivors of trauma reach a place of mental wholeness and wellness in a safe environment. In my sessions I will connect with you by using empathy, compassion, and some humor, and I will work with you on your journey to self-awareness and balance, while also helping you find the greatness that dwells on the inside of you.

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Catherine Valentine

Offering therapy in IL
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
24 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Illinois with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Angela Quigley-Ragland

Offering therapy in IL
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsParenting issuesAnger managementDepression
15 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Illinois with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, parenting issues, stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, confidence, and depression. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Andrea Rako

Offering therapy in IL
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsGriefAnger managementDepression
25 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in both Illinois and Missouri as an LCSW. I have over 25 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, end of life care, coping with grief and loss, anger management, chronic mental illness, and aging concerns. My work has allowed me the privilege of working with people across the lifespan, from infants to the aged. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. I like to use an eclectic mix of therapy types, but do use a lot of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) as well as Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT). You are the expert on you and I will always respect that. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you.

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Paramita Bhattacharya

Offering therapy in IL
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteemCoping with life changes
13 years of experience as a therapist

Hello! My name is Mita and I am a LCSW in Illinois with 13 years of professional work experience. 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. I want you to know that you are brave and I am in your team to empower you.

How to find counseling in Dixmoor

Finding the best therapist close by in Dixmoor 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 in Dixmoor that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Dixmoor. 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 Dixmoor, 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 in the Dixmoor region and in the state of Illinois. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in Dixmoor or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. 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 Dixmoor 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 Dixmoor, 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 Dixmoor area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Dixmoor 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 Dixmoor 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 Dixmoor 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 a BetterHelp therapist 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 Dixmoor, 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 or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

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, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Dixmoor 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 Dixmoor helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address?

BetterHelp's verified Dixmoor 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 Dixmoor 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 Dixmoor 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.

Dixmoor therapists 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 Dixmoor 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 Dixmoor 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 psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in IL, therapists 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 60426 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Dixmoor 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 while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Dixmoor.

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 from a therapist. A Dixmoor 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 with a counselor 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 that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy worth it? 

Therapy with a licensed counselor 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 Dixmoor, 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.

Dixmoor 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 to customer service 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 Dixmoor:

60406, 60426

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