No matter how hard you try to make things go right in your life, if you have a mental health disorder, it can feel difficult to keep things going your way. It can seem like nothing is working out properly and you may feel alone and lost. There are many mental health professionals in and near Dolton who can help you figure out what is going on, and help you take steps to fix it. 

Dolton was incorporated in 1893 and has just over 22,000 people who live there. While it is nice to live in a small, family-centered community, if you are suffering from any kind of mental illness, you may need a little more help just to get through the day. Talking to a Dolton area therapist can help you get back on track.

This is Erin Gabehart's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Dolton, Illinois (Dolton, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA, LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Grief, Bipolar disorder
Years of Experience: 20

Hello! I am an LCPC in the Chicago, IL area with over 20 years of experience working as a therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, family conflict, relationship issues, personality disorders, LGBT, self-harm, Asperger's and across all age groups. I have also helped many people who have experienced trauma and/or abuse. My counseling style is warm and honest. I believe in treating everyone with respect and sensitivity, and I don't believe in labels that perpetuate stigmas. My approach...

This is Angela Beckman's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Dolton, Illinois (Dolton, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): M.Ed, LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 14

I am a licensed clinical therapist with over 14 years of experience working with children, teens, families, couples, and adults. I have worked with clients struggling with depression, anxiety, PTSD, addiction, and trauma. I have experience in helping families and couples resolve conflict and have worked closely with clients who have been sexually and physically abused. I also have experience working with clients who self-harm and struggle with suicide ideation. My counseling style is person centered which means that I meet the client where they are at. I am non...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Dolton, Illinois (Dolton, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD,LCPC,LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 18

Hello, Thank you for reaching out. I have been counseling for almost 20 years and can tell you that this important first step is by far one of the biggest. Browse profiles, have phone consults: A little research goes a long way in finding a good match. I am a Nationally Certified Counselor and licensed in both Illinois and Massachusetts. I have worked with a variety of clients in some pretty ‘diverse’ settings which has afforded me a wide and empathic lens from which to view my clients and their stories. Throughout my career, I noticed subtle themes were repe...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Dolton, Illinois (Dolton, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA, LCPC, CADC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

People come to therapy looking for unconditional positive regard. People want understanding and support. A person wants to know they are not alone and that can turn to someone who can help them walk through the various struggles of life whether it’s a job loss, marital issue, struggle with a teenager or being a single parent. To have this type of therapist, will give them the support they need to face life’s challenges and help them gain a better understanding of their behaviors and feelings. People also want honest feedback so they can progress towards their goal...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Dolton, Illinois (Dolton, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Ph.D.,LCPC,QMHP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching
Years of Experience: 3

Dr. Verletta Saxon is a Licensed Clinical Practicing Counselor (LCPC) and a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) who is passionate about helping individuals develop their lives in order to have a sustainable future. In 2010, Dr. Saxon graduated from Southern Illinois University with her doctoral degree in Rehabilitation and since that time she has served as a therapist, administrator director and manager in child welfare, mental health, and hospice organizations. She has worked with clients who need support as they face various life changes; clients who bat...

This is Abayomi Nichols's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Dolton, Illinois (Dolton, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 20

I take my role as "change agent" very seriously. I want to partner with you in making the changes in your life that make it more fulfilling and more rewarding, Let my 20 years of experience work for you. I have a history of success in working with clients with various issues, including depression, anxiety, quarter life issues, aging,couples communication, couples intimacy, boundaries in relationships,blended families, foster care and adoption, life transitions, trauma, forgiveness,reconciliation and much more. I bring authenticity, professionalism, honesty, ...

This is Hope Kravetz's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Dolton, Illinois (Dolton, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 17

HI, my name is Hope. I am a licensed professional counselor that earned my degree from Roosevelt University in Chicago Illinois. I have been working with children, adolescents and adults for over 17 years and have a true passion for what I do. I approach things on a very individual level depending on the needs of the client and believe in creating a safe space for my clients to share their experiences and struggles in a way that allows for the best understanding and counseling approach that will work for that client. I like to describe my therapy as being an app...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Dolton, Illinois (Dolton, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC,LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Depression
Years of Experience: 25

My name is Roy Buggee and I have been working for twenty-five years with clients who have substance abuse and mental health issues. My career has taken me to different health care facility such as psychiatric hospitals, outpatient clinics, mental health agencies, and substance abuse programs. My passion has been working with clients who have both mental health and substance abuse issues. Also, I am knowledgeable in twelve steps programs such as Alcoholic Anonymous, Al-Anon, Narcotic Anonymous, Overeaters Anonymous, and Adult Children of Alcoholics. I am easy goin...

This is Emily Cassidy's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Dolton, Illinois (Dolton, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCPC,CCM,CCTP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Illinois. I am also a Certified Case Manager and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. I have over 10 years of experience working with people with a wide array of mental health challenges. The most important thing to me is meeting the client where they are at. I am here for you to provide support and guidance toward meeting your treatment goals. My clinical approach is generally based in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), but I like to incorporate techniques from various treatment theories, based on ...

This is Cory Bedtke's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Dolton, Illinois (Dolton, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues
Years of Experience: 7

Hi there! I am a licensed clinical social worker with 7 years of experience, currently licensed in Illinois, Tennessee, and Maine. I have a Master of Social Work degree from Loyola University Chicago and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Education from Illinois Wesleyan University. Much of my practice has been as a school social worker, providing therapy to students as well as support to their families, but I have been working with BetterHelp since April 2021. In my BetterHelp practice, I enjoy working with individuals in the college and young adult r...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Dolton, Illinois (Dolton, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 7

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Illinois and obtained my Masters Degree in Social Work from the Jane Addams College of Social Work at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2008. I provide personal counseling/therapy based upon the principles of humanistic therapy and positive psychology. A central tenet of this type of therapy is that the client possesses the inner resources necessary to successfully address his/her major life challenges. The focus is upon the client's strengths, not deficits. My role as therapist is to establish a...

This is Kimberly Bordner's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Dolton, Illinois (Dolton, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

Twists and turns are a part of life, but having an impartial voice that lends a new perspective can make navigating them easier. We all have our own struggles, experiences, and obstacles. We also have our own strengths, talents, and resources. Realizing how to utilize your own unique strengths to discover ways to overcome obstacles is my passion. We all have our own differences and it is those differences that give us strength as individuals, couples, families, and communities. Has someone ever asked you "how are you doing" and you answered "fine" even though...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Dolton, Illinois (Dolton, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 13

Welcome and thank you for inquiring about my services. My name is Melora Hardwick , and I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. I consider myself to be a caring and compassionate therapist, that can assist you in coping with life’s challenges. I have a Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Capella University and for the past 10 years , I have worked with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. My passion is to assist you in taking a realistic look at your circumstances and  helping you to work towards a healthy and holistic re...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Dolton, Illinois (Dolton, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 22

My name is Erika and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Illinois with 20 years of clinical work experience. I graduated from Loyola in Chicago with a Masters Degree in Social Work. I am passionate about helping individuals find their inner strength and aiding them to implement those strengths to gain better control of their life and/or situation they are struggling with. Most of my experience ranges from situational anxiety, clinical depression, and similar diagnoses to acute psychosis and severe PTSD. I am willing to work with anyone who i...

This is Erin Lee's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Dolton, Illinois (Dolton, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

I have been a therapist in Illinois for 20 years working with clients struggling primarily with anxiety, depression, family conflict, parenting, ADHD, and grief/loss. I have a Master's in Social Work degree from University of Illinois at Chicago as well as an additional certification in mindfulness. My therapy approach involves creating a compassionate, calm space where clients can delve into the barriers that make life difficult to manage. Using a solution-focused based therapy infused with dialectical behavior therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and min...

This is Wendy Gilchrist's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Dolton, Illinois (Dolton, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCPC, MBA, MAAT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I come to BetterHelp with personal maturity, shared humanitarian values, and clinical practice in varied settings. My professional career began as a not-for-profit entrepreneur following an MBA. I have developed organizations assisting homeless boys and abused women as well as creating business opportunities for disadvantaged populations to become economically self-sufficient. Since beginning my education as a License Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC MAAT and YTT), I have worked as a therapist with individuals of all ages, with families and in group settings...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Dolton, Illinois (Dolton, IL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 25

Thank you for reaching out. Seeking help is often the most important, and yet the most difficult step in the healing process. I have been a psychotherapist in Illinois for over 25 years. My experience includes working in all areas of mental health (inpatient and outpatient treatment, group therapy, intensive outpatient, and the private sector). I have worked with individuals, couples and families on a wide variety of issue incorporating a traditional, as well as eclectic approaches to treatment. I have worked extensively with anxiety disorders, depression, stress ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Dolton, Illinois (Dolton, IL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

I am licensed in Illinois and Texas with 7 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. 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Dolton, Illinois (Dolton, IL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 14

I am licensed in Illinois with 14 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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!

This is Felicia Parham's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Dolton, Illinois (Dolton, IL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

I am licensed in Illinois with over 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, 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. 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.

Having A Hard Time Selecting A Mental Health Professional In Dolton?

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating. However, there are a few methods you can try to narrow your search for a counselor in the Dolton area if you find it challenging to find therapists accepting new clients.

First, research what type of therapy you'd like to pursue before finding a therapist or psychologist. You might be interested in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), group therapy, marriage and family therapy, or couples therapy. Each therapy can offer various benefits. If you're still unsure, consider asking your prospective therapists which methods they practice.

When you're ready to search, search for 'therapist near me in Dolton and scroll through the options. Next, consider your goals for the gender of your therapist, the type of therapy they're most experienced with, and their specialty. Finally, choose a therapist located near you in the city of Dolton or elsewhere in Cook or the state of Illinois.

Mental health professionals working through private practice or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships and communication skills, working through life's obstacles, or changing negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a listening ear and validation. Verified Dolton therapists can provide licensed marriage and compassionate counseling, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

What Is The Cost Difference Between Conventional Therapy And BetterHelp? 

Forbes reports that the average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Dolton due to a higher cost of living.

Some therapists 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 therapists serving the city of Dolton 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).


Did You Know BetterHelp Therapists Are Not Limited To In-Person Visits?

Online therapists, including the US-based therapists above, can work with people like you in or around Dolton to offer creative forms of communication and treatment. You do not have to commute to a therapist's office to meet with one of these counselors.

Through BetterHelp, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, receive worksheets, and sign up for mental health webinars. Additionally, the BetterHelp app offers a journaling feature.

Suppose you're struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists specializing in behavioral health and relationships. You can also try a provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. Look through the available therapists above and consider which might work for you.

San Jose has many professionals who provide client-centered individual counseling in person and through online therapy. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with therapists all over the US. Many individuals gain further insight into their lives through internet-based counseling. In Dolton, therapy can be easily accessible and a click away.


How To Know If Therapy Is Right For You?

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 they may struggle to provide objective guidance as a therapist can. Therapists are also professionals trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A therapist may support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health or life concerns. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another benefit of therapy is having a 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 San Jose 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 can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With almost one million people in Dolton, IL, finding a therapist can be costly, and therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of therapists above and others through BetterHelp, you may be able to find a therapist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching for a nearby therapist close to 60419 or the surrounding zip codes, consider other available therapists through the BetterHelp therapist page.

Stay Up To Date With The Leading Online Therapy Platform

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

Take some time to learn more about BetterHelp therapists and counselors to understand the services available to you clearly. If you have any questions, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

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

Emergency Situations

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:

·      National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

·      National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

·      Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

·      Veterans Crisis Line: Call 1-800-273-8255 (and press 1) or text 838255. For support for the deaf and hard of hearing community, please use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255.

·      Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ Lifeline): (866)488-7386 

·      SAMHSA National Helpline (Substance Use): (800)662-4357

·      National Eating Disorder Association Helpline:1-800-931-2237 (M-Th: 9 AM-9 PM EST, Fri 9 AM - 5 PM EST)

·      Child Help Hotline: Call 1-800-422-4453 or use the online chat feature

·      National Anti-Hazing Hotline: 1-888-NOT-HAZE (1-888-668-4293) 

·      Physician Crisis Support Line: Call 1-888-409-0141 if you are a first responder or medical provider experiencing crises related to Covid-19

·      Sexual Assault Hotline: Call RAINN at 1-800-656-4673

Zip Codes Served By BetterHelp Therapists

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

60419

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy and BetterHelp can be found below:

How Do I See A Therapist For The First Time? 

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading about the counseling process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your therapist. 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 why you're attending therapy.

Should I Attend Therapy If I Feel Fine? 

If you don't feel the need to see a therapist, you don't have to. However, some people may avoid attending counseling due to preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although therapists 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 advice. A therapist 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 Crying In Therapy A Breakthrough?

Crying can be a breakthrough for some individuals who struggle to express emotions. Others might find that they often cry during sessions. Crying can be normal and healthy, so whether you cry or not may be a personal aspect of sessions.

Are Therapists Worth It?

We may all be on different paths in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, and goals. A therapist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities. Unlike advice from a friend, family member, or non-professional, therapists are trained to meet you where you're at. Therapy can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy each year, showing it's a popular option and may be often effective.

Do Therapists Judge You? 

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to protect you and them from ethical concerns. Therapists are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. Their job is to support you and make you feel safe and respected. You might consider changing therapists if you don't feel safe or respected.