In life, you can sometimes feel like an animal who has little support in life. This can be intensified thanks to anxiety, depression, and various other life problems. There is hope, and that hope comes in the form of a counselor based in Elk Grove Village. 

Elk Grove Village is named after a small herd of elk who live there. The elk are small, yet dedicated to surviving. You can be like the elk as well. However, you must speak to a counselor first if you want to accomplish your goals. Talk to someone today and learn how you can accomplish your goals.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Elk Grove Village, Illinois (Elk Grove Village, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 15

Hello! my name is Marie-Pierre. I’m a native of France. I am bilingual but I have lived my entire adult life in the US. I have also raised a family here and have adult children. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, with a Minor in Women’s Studies, and a Master’s in Clinical Psychology. I have been a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in the state of Illinois since 2003. Before starting Private Practice, I worked for many years in programs for Chronically Mentally Ill, Chemically Dependent or Dually Diagnosed individuals. These were adults a...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Elk Grove Village, Illinois (Elk Grove Village, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 35

Hello! Janet Craig here. I come to Betterhelp with 30+ years of social work/advocacy/counseling experience. I am a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Illinois. I have worked in a variety of settings (child welfare, hospice, and the schools), and am comfortable helping people of all ages explore what makes them tick, what causes them pain, and how they can best take care of themselves. Being a human being is hard work no matter your age or life experience. I am especially skilled in helping parents with a variety of parenting issues, and have ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Elk Grove Village, Illinois (Elk Grove Village, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LCPC
Therapy Specialties: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 6

I am a virtual private practice owner based in Chicago, providing services to Illinois residents. I am a mother, a sister, a daughter, and a friend, so I understand the complexities of relationships and how they influence our lives on a clinical and personal level. I am a therapist who is a yoga enthusiast, which I believe influences my holistic view of wellness. I am also a subject matter expert in setting boundaries/self assertion, increasing self esteem & self-love, perinatal concerns, postpartum adjustment, LGBT concerns, rising above family of origin i...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Elk Grove Village, Illinois (Elk Grove Village, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): M.S. Ed,LCPC,LPHA
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Bipolar disorder, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 33

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Elk Grove Village, Illinois (Elk Grove Village, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 9

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Illinois. I have 9 years of experience working in the mental health field. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns such as anxiety, depression, substance abuse, parenting issues, relationship issues, stress management, and life changes. I feel that healing begins with a strong foundation, so I am very relationship-oriented. I like to meet clients where they are and work towards a common goal. My style is eclectic, and I strive to individualize treatment for each client. I utilize techniqu...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Elk Grove Village, Illinois (Elk Grove Village, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSE,LCPC,NCC, CAADC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 14

Hi! I am Angela Kemner. I am a licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC) in Illinois and a licensed professional counselor(LPC) in Missouri and a certified advanced alcohol and drug counselor (CAADC) in both states. I am also a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). I hold a Master's of education in counseling degree. I believe that you are the expert in you and I use my experience, knowledge and skillsets that I have acquired over the past 20 years of working in the field to work with you. I have experience in working with adults, couples, youth and...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Elk Grove Village, Illinois (Elk Grove Village, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Grief
Years of Experience: 3

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 18 years experience in the field and 4 years experience providing therapy/coordinating services. My area is expertise is in the realm of health issues, depression, anxiety, grief & bereavement, and aging related issues. I have a warm, casual therapeutic style and my approaches are a combination of cognitive behavioral, motivational interviewing, client centered, and solution focused that can be tailored to meet your particular needs. I believe strongly in the inherent worth of all people, wherever they are in their...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Elk Grove Village, Illinois (Elk Grove Village, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

My name is Michelle Locke. I am an LCSW with over 20 years of experience ranging from work in the fields of child welfare, corrections, mental health, domestic violence, medical social work and hospice care. I am a practicing Christian who enjoys the use of scripture along with CBT, Strength's Based Therapy and Trauma Informed Care when helping people work through areas of pain in their life.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Elk Grove Village, Illinois (Elk Grove Village, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): NCC,LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Anger management, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

My name is Nicholas Marchand, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and National Certified Counselor who has a variety of experience working in both public and private settings. I have worked in community mental health as a crisis counselor working with children, adolescents, and families. I also have several years of experience working in a private practice setting with adults who have mental health and substance use disorders. Additionally, I have facilitated therapy groups in detox, residential, partial hospitalization, and outpatient programming. I am...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Elk Grove Village, Illinois (Elk Grove Village, IL)
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 19

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

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Elk Grove Village, Illinois (Elk Grove Village, IL)
Therapy Specialties: Depression
Years of Experience: 20

I am licensed in Illinois with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Elk Grove Village, Illinois (Elk Grove Village, IL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 20

I am licensed in Florida & Illinois with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbt-related issues, relationship issues, & trauma and abuse. 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Elk Grove Village, Illinois (Elk Grove Village, IL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 22

I am licensed in Illinois with 22 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, bipolar disorder, & depression. 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Elk Grove Village, Illinois (Elk Grove Village, IL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Sleeping disorders, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 20

I am licensed in Illinois with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience helping clients with stress, depression, anxiety, and sleeping disorders. I also have experience working with people experiencing challenges in coping with life changes. I believe that various life events challenge our coping skills and that there is power in getting support. That power is within you and our work will help you focus on the strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. I am here to support and empower you in that journey.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Elk Grove Village, Illinois (Elk Grove Village, IL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 15

I am licensed in Illinois with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Elk Grove Village, Illinois (Elk Grove Village, IL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 12

I am licensed in Illinois with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, & 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Elk Grove Village, Illinois (Elk Grove Village, IL)
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Family conflicts, Bipolar disorder
Years of Experience: 3

I am licensed in Illinois with 7 years of professional work experience in the helping professions. I have experience in helping clients with coping with: personality disorders, addictions, family conflicts, post-incarceration syndrome, bipolar disorder, psychosis, and process addictions. I generally help people be better humans. I am particularly interested in helping autistic and other neurodiverse people explore and embrace their strengths. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Elk Grove Village, Illinois (Elk Grove Village, IL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I am licensed in Illinois with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & career difficulties. I also have experience working with depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Elk Grove Village, Illinois (Elk Grove Village, IL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 29

If you've never been in therapy before, I know it can be a scary step. Be proud of your bravery. If you have been in therapy before, I'm glad you chose to return. Either way, my job is to help you find your strengths to learn to manage any issues you are dealing with so you can find your peace again. It is a journey and it won't always be easy but it will be worth it.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Elk Grove Village, Illinois (Elk Grove Village, IL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 4

I am licensed in Illinois with 4 years of professional work experience and many years of life experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, coping with grief and loss, 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

Having A Hard Time Selecting A Mental Health Professional In Elk Grove Village?

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 Elk Grove Village 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 Elk Grove Village 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 Elk Grove Village 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 Elk Grove Village 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 Elk Grove Village 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 Elk Grove Village 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 Elk Grove Village 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 Elk Grove Village, 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 Elk Grove Village, 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 60007 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 Elk Grove Village:

60007, 60009

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.