The Village of Hazel Crest is known for its hazelnut bushes that grow south of the town. The town has seen many important developments over the years due to its residents coming together, united in common goals. Though there is a powerful sense of community in Hazel Crest, there is still a need for individuals to develop and better their mental health.

Mental health professionals serving Hazel Crest and the surrounding areas are united in the common goal of helping its residents achieve development and growth in all aspects of their mental health. If you live in this area, don’t hesitate to reach out.

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Richard Rodgers

Offering therapy in IL
Counselor License Type(s): MSW,LCSW,CADC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
10 years of experience as a therapist

I first became interested in working with mental health when I returned home from Afghanistan while in the Army National Guard. I have seen many friends fall victim to substance abuse, depression, and PTSD. I swore that I would work on being in the position to best help veterans and others who go through difficult situations. Being an addictions counselor and Social Worker is very personal to me. It is my passion. Seeing that I already had a bachelor's in Community Health, I made it my goal to become some kind of practitioner. When I learned about Social Work, I was overwhelmed with the idea of getting my Masters and working towards a license. A few years later, I finally received my Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I am proud of my license and it took 5 years of hard work to attain. I have now been working in the mental health and addiction field for roughly 10 years. I first got into counseling in the military. After a few years of working in inpatient mental health and substance abuse, I spent some time outpatient. I specialize in addictions but have much experience with people with depression, anxiety, and trauma. I have an extra certified credential of being a Certified Trauma Therapy Professional. I also have experience helping people dealing with relationships, careers, and other life issues as well. Also, I have experience working with those who have a criminal background. I try to listen and understand your problems and point of view the best I can. Based on this I work with you to develop a plan to help you make improvements. My main focus is to help you make a positive change. I hope to work around your needs. It's my hope that I can help support you through whatever it is you're going through. Some people just want support, while others want formal therapy. Just let me know what it is you're looking for. Sometimes people just need to talk to someone or need positive encouragement. I am happy to give this as well. I am here to be a positive person in the lives of people that need more positive people. In my free time, I like being with my family and animals. I like to attend sporting events and concerts.

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Rebecca Goldsborough-Marshall

Offering therapy in IL
Counselor License Type(s): MA, LCPC
Stress, AnxietyGriefAnger managementBipolar disorderDepression
4 years of experience as a therapist

I am a clinically licensed counselor in the state of Illinois. I have vast experience working with people who have depression, anxiety, trauma and anger concerns. I also have experience treating people with bipolar, schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorders. I believe our mental health is as important as our physical health and I take a holistic approach. I am excited to get to know you and to find out how I can help. I think through a lens of cognitive behavioral therapy and believe strongly in creating strong relationships with my clients based on trust and acceptance. I will not judge you, your behaviors or decisions but will support you the best I can and help you move into a space of self acceptance. If you are ready to move forward and to make healthy changes in your life, I'm ready to help you.

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Tijen Dyson

Offering therapy in IL
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
15 years of experience as a therapist

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a certified Meditation & Yoga Instructor. My personal mission is to help clients manage stress in a healthy way, to offer tools to help connect the spiritual, mental and emotional bodies so you may improve your mental health & well-being and feel engaged with your own life’s purpose and passion. My experience as a Clinical Social Worker and Crisis Counselor taught me how to remain calm in crisis and to engage my clients in a caring, thoughtful and supportive way. My focus is to draw on your unique strengths and interests. I believe in empowering and educating my clients so you feel confident in advocating for your own treatment and well-being. I draw on both my skills as a Clinical Social Worker and as a Yoga and Meditation Instructor to guide my clients to make healthier choices, break out of old patterns and develop healthy tools to cope with stress, anxiety, depression and overwhelm. As part of the therapeutic process, we can focus solely on traditional therapeutic techniques like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, or incorporate yoga and/or meditation to help you on your wellness journey. I look forward to meeting you and supporting you on your journey.

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Amy Kline

Offering therapy in IL
Counselor License Type(s): MAO,LCPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsCoping with life changesCoaching
15 years of experience as a therapist

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in the state of Illinois, and a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) in the United States. I hold my Master's Degree in Counseling and Organizational Psychology (MAO), which allows me to work with people on both personal and professional areas of concern and opportunities for growth. I have spent over 15 years working with individuals, families, couples, and groups as their counselor and coach. My professional journey has allowed me to provide services in a range of settings including community programs, home services, residential treatment facilities, and through an employee assistance program. I have supported people to overcome challenges relating to anxiety, stress, depression, trauma, anger management, parenting, elder care-giving, relationship and family concerns, grief and loss, work-life balance, conflict at work, career changes, and leadership development. I recognize that people come to counseling for many different reasons, and my job is to meet you where you are and help you to get to where you want to be. I see myself as a partner and supporter in the counseling relationship. I offer ideas and points to consider, but you are ultimately the expert of your life and what you would like it to entail. I understand that talking with someone about challenges you are dealing with can be difficult. That's why it is important to know that those I work with have a safe environment to process through those challenging times and have an objective, neutral person there who is not judging them. I enjoy seeing all the success that can come from overcoming that fear, and making time to care for oneself. Whether you are working through a difficult time, or looking to grow to a new level of you, I am here to walk with you in your journey. You have taken a wonderful first step in reaching out. Whatever brought you here, you can overcome. I look forward to working with you!

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Douglas DeRhodes

Offering therapy in IL
Counselor License Type(s): MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
14 years of experience as a therapist

Hello, and thank you for viewing my profile! I provide individually tailored treatment in a safe and supportive environment that draws and builds upon each person's strengths, resources, wisdom and goals. My style is collaborative, warm and interactive. I enjoy working with a range of clients from children to adults. I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, healing from trauma, major life transitions, grief & loss, identity development, self-esteem difficulties, coping with medical health issues and illnesses, dual diagnosis (substance abuse and co-occurring psychiatric disorders), mindful living, and cultivating self-compassion. Using a strength-based approach, I help clients realize their inner strength to make desired life changes. I believe strongly that people can make those changes and create the life they want. I believe it's important in the therapeutic process to establish a relationship of trust, acceptance and empathy. In keeping with the belief that mental and emotional health is as vital as physical health to overall well being, I am committed to making services available in a convenient and comfortable manner. Appointments can be scheduled seven days a week with early morning and late evening availability.

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Helen Woodrum

Offering therapy in IL
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW,MSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseDepressionADHD
10 years of experience as a therapist

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and have provided outpatient individual therapy for 10 years. I spent the first half of my career providing therapy in community mental health centers; and the second half in an outpatient behavioral health clinic within a hospital. I developed an interest in the area of trauma treatment early on, and have focused much of my post-graduate learning on understanding the effects of complex trauma on individuals, and learning ways to help individuals reprocess their traumatic experiences. Some modalities I frequently use include EMDR, Polyvagal techniques, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal therapy, and Internal Family Systems; and incorporate self-care for mind and body into therapy. I believe in starting with what is most concerning to the client right now, and empowering individuals to find the techniques and self awareness needed to overcome life's struggles, develop resilience, and learn to care for themselves. I value my Master's in Social Work degree, because of the consideration given to social systems and environmental factors, in developing a treatment plan and tailoring the therapy to address each individual's needs. I have an ongoing passion for learning and empowering others to learn and apply aquired knowledge and self-awareness to their personal experiences. I enjoy providing a therapeutic environment that includes safety, predictability, respect, humor, support, and connection.

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Rhonda Johnson

Offering therapy in IL
Counselor License Type(s): LPC,ADC,LCPC
Stress, AnxietyDepression
6 years of experience as a therapist

Hello. I have practiced in the healing arts for the past 14 years helping people develop a clearer mind/body connection. I embarked on a career in counseling 6 years ago to help people strengthen their connection with themselves. I view the counseling process as an alliance between client and therapist and considers the client as the experts of their lives. Within the structure of the therapeutic relationship, clients can access their inner strengths and promote change. My theoretic approach is based on the belief that clients oversee their counseling experience. They will learn the aspects of their life that they can control and what they cannot. Clients will understand that the therapeutic relationship is a partnership in which they will be expected to put in the effort for homework, be accountable, and present within counseling alliance. My goal as a counselor is to provide a safe environment where we can explore your primary interests, develop goals, and determines strengths and assets as you move toward your aspirations. I earned a M. Ed. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Clemson University, in Clemson, SC. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) , Psycho-Educational Therapy, Client Centered Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy. My areas of specialized training and expertise include anxiety, depression, adjustment in the wake of divorce, survivors of trauma, and people in recovery from alcohol and drugs. I have formal training in co-occurring substance abuse disorders. Specialties: Stress, Anxiety Trauma, abuse Grief Depression Clinical approaches: CBT, Solution Focused, Client Centered

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Kimberly Ramsay

Offering therapy in IL
AddictionsSelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changes
17 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Illinois with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, career difficulties, & 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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Elizabeth Hancock

Offering therapy in IL
Stress, AnxietyGriefDepression
28 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Illinois with 28 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, & depression. I have extensive experience working with older adults and hospice patients. 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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Jennifer Braam

Offering therapy in IL
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
12 years of experience as a therapist

Hello, and welcome to a wonderful opportunity here at Betterhelp! I have been active in the mental health world since 2003, and completed my graduate degree in IL in the summer of 2011. I started my professional career at a women's residential treatment facility in IL, which primarily focused on mood disorders, eating disorders, trauma, and substance use disorders. After a few years there, I then became a team leader for a Residential Program within the largest non-profit mental health provider in IL. Our focus there was on housing for those with mental health diagnoses and homelessness, and we mostly helped and treated high spectrum disorders, such as Schizophrenia. Once I reached fulfillment within that role, I moved further into the world of Medicaid/Medicare and began working for the largest insurer in IL. I worked with a large caseload of members needing guidance, support and extra services for physical and mental health needs. I moved to Florida in June of 2022, and currently reside in the Sunshine State with my two feline fur boys and an active clinician's license here as well! Overall, I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, coping with grief and loss, 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 Hazel Crest

Finding the best therapist close by in Hazel Crest can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor serving your area, you can find a therapist in your city that is accepting new clients and fits your goals. Whether you're struggling with depression, anxiety, marriage, family issues, or other emotional challenges, feel proud that you have begun your search to find the mental health care services in Hazel Crest that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Hazel Crest. 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 Hazel Crest, feel free to contact the provider via email to find out which methods they practice.

It is also important to understand that mental health professionals in the United States are accredited to provide care, helping individuals and couples, with a variety of licenses. These include licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), and clinical psychologist or doctor of psychology (PsyD). Regardless of their licensure, they are trained to treat individuals and couples counseling, and sometimes children, in any type of therapy in the Hazel Crest region and in the state of Illinois. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in Hazel Crest or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. Verified providers can provide licensed marriage and couples therapy, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

There are all kinds of therapists working with clients today across the United States and in the greater Hazel Crest 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 Hazel Crest, elsewhere in Cook, or in the greater state of Illinois.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Hazel Crest area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Hazel Crest 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 Hazel Crest 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 Hazel Crest may not take health insurance, some in the state of Illinois may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With a BetterHelp therapist throughout the state of Illinois you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $65 to $100 per week (billed every four weeks).

How is a licensed therapist on this online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Hazel Crest, Illinois working on BetterHelp are licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited as a doctor of psychology (PhD / PsyD), licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW / LICSW), or licensed professional counselors (LPC). All of these psychology clinicians have a Masters Degree or a Doctorate Degree in their field of psychology sciences, and follow the APA Code of Ethics. They have been qualified and certified by their state's professional board after successfully completing the necessary education, exams, training and practice with a patient, and extensive experience in a healthcare clinic or treatment centers, in order to become a mental health provider. While their lived experience, expertise, careers, and background vary, they all possess at least 3 years and 1,000 hours of hands-on experience with adult and sometimes teen patients, and have the necessary therapist credentials to provide a safe space for long lasting emotional healing in therapy. 

Please note BetterHelp does not offer or provide care from psychiatrists to prescribe a drug or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

How does working with a counselor in BetterHelp online therapy sessions work?

BetterHelp clinicians treat clients online across the United States (individuals and couples) through life transitions, inner child exploration, long term depression or anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Hazel Crest 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 Hazel Crest helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address?

BetterHelp's verified Hazel Crest 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 Hazel Crest 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 Hazel Crest 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.

Hazel Crest therapists in your city can support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health, life concerns, or healing needs. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another good benefit of Hazel Crest 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 Hazel Crest therapist can help you confront these concerns and open up through unique methods of support. There are also many types of therapy, such as art therapy, where you may find you can express yourself through creativity instead of words with a psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in IL, therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of profiles above and others within BetterHelp's team, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching to find a a nearby psychotherapist close to 60429 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Hazel Crest counselor?

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading to understand the therapy process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your psychotherapist, any emotional pain you may feel, and the ways in which you hope to improve. When you attend your session, let them know if you have any concerns about therapy or feel unsure about what to talk about. They may help guide you with open-ended therapeutic questions while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Hazel Crest.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist if I feel fine? 

Some simply don't feel the need to see a psychologist. However, some people may avoid attending therapy due to stigma or preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although psychologists often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend therapy. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general feedback and advice from a therapist. A Hazel Crest licensed clinical social worker may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies might allow you to improve your self-esteem, work through relationships, and gain a better sense of your mental health goals. The success you may find through therapy with a counselor can be dependent on your process.

People may also attend therapy for specific motives, such as bullying, an autism diagnosis, a desire to learn mindfulness meditation, personality concerns, trouble with office workers, specific phobias, and many other principles that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy worth it? 

Therapy with a licensed counselor is effective and has the power to change individuals' lives. Each client is at a different stage of their emotional healing journey in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, skills, and goals. A psychologist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities to help you feel your best and put you on the path to healing. Unlike advice from a friend, family, or non-professional, a mental health professional has an understanding of various disorders like ADHD and depression with many hours of experience in treating adults in their practice. For this reason, seeing an evidence based psychologist in Hazel Crest, 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.

Hazel Crest 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.

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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 to customer service through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

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

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

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