In life, your sadness can feel infinite. Depression, anxiety, and other problems in life can intensify this sadness, and your life feels hopeless. You may feel like a pumpkin about to be smashed. Luckily, there is hope, and that hope is a counselor based in Glendale Heights. 

Glendale Heights is known for being the home of Smashing Pumpkin’s frontman Billy Corgan. Whether your rock at life or feel like you're rolling, a counselor can help you be the best person possible. Speak to a counselor today and learn more. You can be a better person as a result. 

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Karen Hill-Davis

Offering therapy in IL
License: MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
20 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience helping individuals and families cope with a variety challenges that life has presented them with. I will help you regain perspective and control. My approach is cognitive behavioral and solution focused. My style is open and supportive. We will begin by starting where you are in defining the issues and clarifying what your goals will be. I have specific experience with adjustment to life changes related to health issues, aging, life care planning and bereavement. Through the therapeutic relationship, l will help you recognize your strengths so you can become empowered to effect positive change in your life.

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Christy Garnhart

Offering therapy in IL
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issuesCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
7 years of experience

A wise person once told me “Finding the right therapist is like trying on shoes. Your pick needs to have support in the right places and you’ll know you’ve made the right choice by how they make you feel.” I couldn’t agree more! Please allow me to thank you for reading my profile and allowing me to tell you a little more about my service to others. I am a licensed clinical social worker in Illinois with over 14 years of experience working with children and families. Much of my background comes from serving school-aged children with a variety of different abilities. This also includes providing support to parents to find programming, services, and interventions for their children’s social-emotional needs. I have provided therapy to those experiencing anxiety, depression, discord in personal relationships, ADHD, Autism, and issues resulting from trauma and abuse. One of the foundations of my therapeutic practice is building upon the strengths of my client.  I believe that everyone has many skills that can help them create the life and experiences they desire. I also help clients uncover behavior and thought patterns that are causing distress or impairing their interactions or abilities. I am grateful for your time and commitment to the goals we will develop together. I look forward to hearing from you. Let me know if you’d think we’d be a good fit!

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Sarah Mocco

Offering therapy in IL
License: LCPC,CADC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
3 years of experience

Hi, my name is Sarah Mocco and I am a licensed clinical professional counselor as well as a certified alcohol and drug counselor. I have 10 + years of experience working with a wide variety of clients. I have my B.A. in psychology from Augustana College and my M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marquette University. I mostly tend to draw from a client centered approach which allows me to combine both my clinical experience and education to best serve the clients I am meeting with. My goal in treatment is to approach each session with the dignity and respect you deserve while supporting you in your personal journey. In my work with clients I use multiple approaches which are grounded in the client centered approach which include cognitive behavior therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, solution focused therapy and motivational interviewing. I believe in creating a space where you feel heard and supported while also allowing the support to have the difficult conversations that may be part of your change journey. It takes a lot of courage to simply recognize the need for help and even more to take the steps to obtain it. I would be honored to be a part of your journey.

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Kathryn Klein

Offering therapy in IL
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepressionADHD
12 years of experience

Hello and thank you for reading my biography! I have over 20 years of experience working with troubled youth and adolescents as a school counselor and 12 years of experience working in private practice. In private practice, I have worked with young children, adolescents, adults, and couples. I love working with people to help improve their lives and to help people become more insightful as they navigate the waters of life. I also consider myself rather philosophical and naturally inquisitive and I bring these qualities to my practice. If you have any questions for me, please do not hesitate to ask!

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Dr. LaKisha Hudson

Offering therapy in IL
License: PhD,LCPC,CRC
Relationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
22 years of experience

Seeing clients in Illinois, South Carolina and Vermont. Dr. KiKi of Zen'n'ish, LLC obtained her Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Psychology from the University of South Carolina. She also earned her Master of Education degree (M.Ed.) in Guidance and Counseling and Education Specialist (Ed.S.) degree in Counseling from the University of South Carolina. Dr. KiKi earned a post graduate certificate in Forensic Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She earned her Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Transpersonal Psychology, with a Creative Expression endorsement, from Sofia University. Dr. KiKi continued her pursuit of knowledge and improvement after completing her terminal degree and earned a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Clinical Mental Health and Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling from Thomas University. Dr. KiKi is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), Certified Clinical Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC), Life Coach, and a licensed K-12 School Counselor. Dr. KiKi is passionate about being a transformative, transpersonal catalyst for others utilizing communication, motivation and research based counseling and therapy skills which will help others holistically grow and actualize their full potential in mind, body and spirit. Dr. KiKi also offers individual and couples (people in a relationship, marriage or not) counseling sessions in areas related to relationship and sexuality such as intimacy, communication, trust, infidelity, anxiety, low desire, lack of sex, kink, pain, premature ejaculation, disconnection, trauma, emotional conflicts and resentments. Dr. KiKi is a therapist to all. I look forward to working with you! Experience: 20+ years

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Andrea Rako

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

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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Michele Petersmark

Offering therapy in IL
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
20 years of experience

I am licensed in Illinois with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, 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. 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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Hannah Chapman

Offering therapy in IL
AddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issuesCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

I am licensed in Illinois with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, & intimacy related issues. 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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Deanna MacDonald

Offering therapy in IL
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemBipolar disorderDepression
5 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in Illinois with over 10 years of professional work experience in the mental health field. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, low motivation, & self-esteem struggles. I believe in a collaborative approach to counseling, as well as treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage, and I am here to support you in that process. I look forward to working together to create a treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.

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Kelsey Flynn

Offering therapy in IL
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
6 years of experience

I am a Licensed Mental Health Therapist in the State of Illinois, with 6 years of professional work experience. I completed my Masters of Social Work Degree at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, following receiving my dual Bachelors of Arts Degree in Psychology and Sociology at Michigan State University. I have experience working in the mental health setting within the school system and the community with children, adolescents, and adults through Individual, Family, Couples, and Group Therapy. I have experience working with the Department of Human Services Child Welfare System and youth in the Juvenile Justice System through my academic experience. I am certified as a Partner Abuse Intervention Program Facilitator (PAIP). I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

How to find counseling in Glendale Heights

Finding the best therapist close by in Glendale Heights 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 Glendale Heights. 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 Glendale Heights, 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 Glendale Heights 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 Glendale Heights 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 Glendale Heights, 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 Glendale Heights area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Glendale Heights 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 Glendale Heights 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 Glendale Heights 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 Glendale Heights, 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 Glendale Heights 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 Glendale Heights 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 Glendale Heights 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 Glendale Heights 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 Glendale Heights 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 60139 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 Glendale Heights 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 Glendale Heights 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 Glendale Heights, 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.

Glendale Heights 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

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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

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.

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