No matter who you are or what you do, chances are pretty good that you will have the need to talk to a mental health professional. Whether it is for anxiety, marriage counseling, or depression, among others, counselors and therapists are trained to help you deal with issues that nobody else can help with. Luckily, Glen Ellyn has many dedicated counselors in town that are experienced in these things. 

Glen Ellyn has been the site and subject of a few movies over the years such as Lucas, Yearboook, Witness Protection, and Larry the Cable Guy. Watching movies is a great way to spend a weekend indoors with the family. If you have any family issues that involve emotional or behavioral disorders, a Glen Ellyn therapist can help you find out the best way to deal with it. 

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Rolanda Parks

Offering therapy in IL
License: LCPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
7 years of experience

Hello there! I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois. I have provided therapeutic care in various settings such as hospitals, community counseling centers, state agencies etc. I have worked with individuals experiencing issues related to anxiety, depression, trauma, crisis and self esteem. It is my belief that everyone deserves a safe space for support as they navigate through difficult points of their life journey. My role is to provide empathy and encouragement in a relaxed and open minded environment.

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Sarah Hairston

Offering therapy in IL
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseGriefCompassion fatigue
3 years of experience

As someone who has spent more than half their life in therapy and now as a therapeutic professional, I recognize and honor that therapists come in all shapes, sizes, mind-frames and approaches. As a practitioner, I approach the therapeutic relationship with an open mind and welcoming spirit. I show up as a human first, inviting you to do the same. Our time spent together is a place for you to express yourself and feel things as they come to you. Then, we can work together to process them. This is your space and your time and I am honored that you are willing to share it with me. MY FOCUS AREAS Religious Trauma Syndrome | This area of specialty is primarily focused on helping anyone who has left a damaging religious practice. We can work to find hope, instill belief in self and reframe locus of control. Grief | Loss is an unfortunate guarantee in our lives. Together, we can work to remember and honor who you have lost and make way for a path towards healing. Trauma Support and Recovery | Re-centering understanding of trauma throughout the lifespan is our goal. We will work together toward your recovery so you can thrive post-trauma. I am particularly excited to work with individuals who deal with housing injustice, financial trauma and disordered relationships. Co-occurring disorders | While not certified as a CADC, I have professional experience with folx who have a mental health diagnosis and a substance use disorder. My role is to support you with the interaction between the two and wherever you are in the recovery spectrum. MY IDEAL CLIENT My ideal client is any person who is willing to show up and share their struggles. Recognizing the need for support and actually asking for it are huge accomplishments. I enjoy working with folx who want to explore themselves, are open to the therapeutic process and want to work with someone who is not as stoic as therapists are portrayed in the media. If you enjoy honest communication, gentle feedback and have a desire to care for yourself, we would be a good match. GOAL As a LGBTQ+ and queer-identified therapist, I seek to create a confidential space for clients from diverse identities and backgrounds where truths can be shared, sorrows can be honored and joy can be found. I am affirming and celebratory of all who fall in the LGBTQ+ community. Sessions with me take place in a “come as you are” setting. Fear and shame are not practiced here. As a practitioner focused in cultural humility, please know I will seek to educate myself on any topics in which I am not well-informed--leaving room for you to be able to speak about and process any and all identities, sexualities and rituals. APPROACH As a therapist, I believe you are the expert in your own life. I will work with you to identify your strengths and abilities when it comes to any issues you face, both past and present. My approach is strengths-based, in order to assist you with identifying and working towards your goals. Additionally, I tend to operate from a queer, feminist, trauma-informed approach, but I feel it is important to always be learning and growing as a therapist, to bring the highest level of care to you and all the people who work with me. Professionally, I feel called to work and support work toward ending all forms of systemic oppression, including racism, classism, sexism, transphobia, fatphobia, body shaming and heterosexism. Our journey together is inextricably linked to the world in which we live and the communities where we love and learn. When it comes to sessions, I strive to be an active listener and work in a kind, direct manner to help you use your strengths and address any weaknesses in order to replace tired practices with invigorating and restoring ones. By utilizing engaging, open questions, I seek to help you more clearly understand what things fall into and out of our range of responsibility. This makes way for more present thinking, greater ownership of feelings and often can help increase identifications of self-worth and dignity.

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Khara Harper

Offering therapy in IL
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
9 years of experience

Life can present challenges in dynamic ways. Having appropriate and valuable supports and tools can help us navigate these hardships. I believe that healing is a collaborative endeavor that requires honesty, trust, compassion and non judgement. Know that you do not have to do it alone. Deciding to engage professional support is a courageous stride in prioritizing your health and well being. As a social work professional, I provide compassionate, client centered therapy. I am passionate about helping others realize their fullest potential. “The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches, but to reveal to him his own” -Benjamin Desraeli. My background includes work in community mental health and healthcare networks. I have worked with individuals and families, including children, adults and elderly populations. I draw from a variety of evidenced based practices and interventions to create a tailored approach for each individual and situation. I am open, encouraging, warm and direct, combining my experience, education, creativity, and down to earth personality in my therapy approach. I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Ingrid Wheeler

Offering therapy in IL
License: MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
11 years of experience

Hi! I’m Ingrid Wheeler. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. More specifically, I am a listener, advocate, supporter, and helper. About me: I have been in the field of Social Work for over 10 years, working in inpatient/outpatient mental health clinics, rural health clinics, outpatient therapy, and therapy services in higher education settings. My experiences in the field have led me to working with a variety of people facing different challenges in different setting in a spectrum of age, gender, and races. I earned my Bachelor’s Degree for Southern Illinois University-Carbondale and Master’s Degree in Social Work, with a specialization in mental health, from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. I have extensive experience helping individuals with a variety of challenges, from mental health challenges such as psychosis, substance abuse/dependence, personality disorders, suicidal ideation, relationship conflicts, behavioral issues, and stress management. Through individual, couples, family and group therapy, I have worked with a variety of ages in settings such as inpatient, outpatient, and dual diagnosis and addiction treatment centers, rural health clinics, and students in higher education. I have always been a “helper”. As a “military brat” growing up I constantly faced change and transitions, some easier than others. As the oldest child in a bi-racial (Latino/White) and military family, I was always helping someone. Whether it was advocating for my mother experiencing challenges related to her race or deescalating siblings, I was always helping. The advocacy and support I practiced led me to my desire to pursue Social Work. Being able to help someone cope with their life experience(s) and to make a lasting impact with someone fuels my work in this field. I help individuals and couples who are looking to support their overall mental health. I support my clients by exploring their stressors, improving a person’s insight into themselves and their challenges, and begin to manage emotions in the ways that work for them. My approach in therapy is client-centered and includes a variety of evidence-based approaches that fit my client’s needs, from interventions such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to general life skills building. The needs of my clients are important and heard in session. I use their feedback on what interventions may be most useful to them as we constantly work together to figure out what will work for them to achieve their goals. When I’m not working with clients, I am spending time with my family. I am married to my high school sweet heart, a self-employed business owner. Together, we have three kids between 16-4 year’s old and two dogs. We like to have movie marathons, go camping, and enjoy outdoor warm weather activities.

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Shayna Rayman

Offering therapy in IL
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseGriefAnger management
11 years of experience

I am licensed in Florida and Illinois with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialogue 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. Please message me to inquire about scheduling.

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Dorothedre Sterling

Offering therapy in IL
License: MA, LCPC, NCC,MA LCPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesAnger managementSelf esteem
6 years of experience

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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Marcelo Gonzalez

Offering therapy in IL
LGBTSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changesCoaching
8 years of experience

I am licensed in Illinois with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with many issues. From feelings of isolation to managing the day to day stress, there are times when you need help finding a new lens view life's experiences. Working from a holistic perspective, my goal is to always provide an encouraging, empathetic and affirming environment to explore new perspectives. I'm experienced in aiding those who are struggling with issues of identity (gender, race, nationality, etc.), low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, phase of life issues, career transitions, LGBTQ-related issues, and acculturation issues. Meeting people where they are at with a judgment-free and authentic approach, I help individuals, couples, and families create room to find new ways to achieve their goals and create insight into the challenges, barriers, and patterns. To help create growth. People represent so many individual identities, from gender, culture, ethnicity, geographic location, etc. I strive to engage and assist each individual in exploring how the culmination one's identities within our society may affect how one walks through the world and the lens they use.

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Deborah "Debbie" Aimone

Offering therapy in IL
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCompassion fatigue
25 years of experience

I am licensed in Illinois and North Carolina with 25 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 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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Alan Moy

Offering therapy in IL
Stress, AnxietyDepression
27 years of experience

I am licensed in Illinois with 27 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety & 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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Rachel Patis

Offering therapy in IL
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesAnger managementBipolar disorderDepression
7 years of experience

I am licensed in Illinois with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, anger management, & bipolar disorder. 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.

How to find counseling in Glen Ellyn

Finding the best therapist close by in Glen Ellyn 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 Glen Ellyn. 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 Glen Ellyn, 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 Glen Ellyn 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 Glen Ellyn 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 Glen Ellyn, 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 Glen Ellyn area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Glen Ellyn 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 Glen Ellyn 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 Glen Ellyn 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 Glen Ellyn, 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 Glen Ellyn 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 Glen Ellyn 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 Glen Ellyn 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 Glen Ellyn 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 Glen Ellyn 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 60138 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 Glen Ellyn 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 Glen Ellyn 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 Glen Ellyn, 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.

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

60137, 60138

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