In life, your mental state can make or break your enjoyment. Having strong mental health can teach you to brush off the negative and embrace the positive. Meanwhile, feeling like you’re struggling everyday can be stopped if you know what the solution is. Sadly, many people living their lives struggle with figuring out what to do. They are like actors in a theater who have forgotten their lines. A counselor based in Joliet can help. 

Joliet is known for its beautiful theater. With a proper counselor, you can be able to put on a show that everyone will remember. Speak to a counselor based in Joliet today. 

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Dr. Ann Maureen McCaughan

Offering therapy in IL
License: PhD,LCPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemDepression
13 years of experience

I have a Masters and PhD in Counseling and Counselor Education, with over 15 years of experience in the field as a counselor, supervisor, and counselor educator. I was initially drawn to counseling to work with young adults in transition over the college years, but quickly became interested in working with people throughout all stages of the lifespan. I believe in helping people to live satisfied, authentic, and genuine lives and that key tools in doing so are increasing self awareness and congruence with themselves and in relation to others. I believe that the client is the best expert on their own lives, and I am here to be a sounding board for you as you consider what changes you want to make to increase satisfaction in your life. You will find my approach gentle, but direct, as I help you to identify goals and patterns of living. I have experience working with depression and anxiety, trauma, stress, relationship issues, identity issues, and career/lifestyle goals, to name a few. I am committed to promoting multicultural competence in both my own counseling, as well as the counselor training I provide as an educator. I currently reside and teach in the Pacific Northwest region (Washington State) as well as work with clients in Illinois. In addition to my work as a clinician, I have experience as a counselor educator and supervisor as well, which encourages me to remain current in regards to counseling best practices and resources, and am constantly adding to my own knowledge base, which benefits my clinical work with clients. I look forward to the opportunity to work with you!

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Felicia Nicosia

Offering therapy in IL
License: LCPC,LMHC
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
18 years of experience

Hello! Making the choice to move towards change takes courage, and inviting someone to support you through that change is an even bigger step. As you consider what type of counselor would be a good fit for you, here is what you need to know about me... I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois, and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. I am a graduate of Adler University in Chicago, Illinois. I have a Masters’s degree in Counseling and Art Therapy, and 19 years of experience working in various treatment settings. I have experience in traditional counseling, inpatient psychiatric treatment, foster care and parent coaching, working with at-risk youth, emergency crisis counseling, equine assisted psychotherapy, and Art therapy. I am also a person of faith, and believe that all people have an awareness of the spiritual no matter how it finds expression in their lives. I am comfortable and able to work with people at any stage of their spiritual journey, and whether or not they subscribe to an organized religion. I am comfortable and have experiencing working with both men and women, young, middle age and older adults, and people of all gender and sexual orientations. My theoretical orientation is Adlerian Psychotherapy, however I do employ a eclectic approach to therapy and utilize other theoretical approaches as appropriate based on the needs of the person I am working with. I have a wholistic view of a person’s functioning that takes into consideration environmental factors that include: health conditions, stress level, diet, exercise, rest, relaxation, recreation, sexual function, and spiritual and self expression. When working with me you can expect a helper that respectfully supports you with enthusiasm, hopefulness, warmth, genuineness, cultural sensitivity, care and concern.

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Angela Roiko Bogust

Offering therapy in IL
License: MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
15 years of experience

My name is Angela and I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Illinois. I have 20 years of experience working with survivors, caregivers and family members following brain injuries and other neurological disorders and diagnosis. I have assisted individuals with processing and moving towards accepting the many changes that follow a major injury or illness often include psychical, cognitive, emotional and relationship changes. My counseling style is genuineness, unconditional positive regard and empathetic understanding. I approach counseling through a client-centered approach. I believe in listening and focusing on your needs. We will work together to tailor your dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I look forward to working with you.

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Gail Nelson

Offering therapy in IL
License: MA LCPC
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemBipolar disorderDepressionCoping with life changes
20 years of experience

Hi, Thank you for visiting my bio. I appreciate you taking the time to review my experience. I am a licensed clinical professional counselor with 20 years of counseling experience. I am a graduate of Roosevelt University in Chicago and obtained my clinical license shortly thereafter. I have worked in community mental health for the majority of my career as it is a passion to help clients of all backgrounds. This has also provided me with extensive experience in several areas. I have trained staff, interns, and new graduates for the majority of my professional career. I have a broad range of counseling and mental health experience in areas of individual, group, and family counseling. Additionally, my background includes training and leading a team of therapists and case managers, providing crisis support, and I have experience working with domestic violence/sexual assault victims. I have experience with chronic as well as a cute mental health disorders and meet each client where they are at, always keeping the clients' goals as a priority. In addition to various therapeutic techniques, such as cognitive behavioral therapy and solution focused, I approach therapy with a humanistic approach and incorporate overall wellness health as a therapeutic tool. I believe in mind, body, and soul are interconnected. I am genuine and down to earth. I maintain a strong ability to work with diverse populations and develop rapport quickly and easily. I hope that I can help you on your journey of wellness and look forward to providing the support you need. Thank you, Gail

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Rita Seggelke

Offering therapy in IL
License: MSW, LCSW
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseGriefCoaching
3 years of experience

My name is Rita Seggelke and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing in Illinois. I have been a Social Worker for over 30 years. I graduated from the U. of I. in 1988 with a specialty in Child Welfare and additional certification in School Social Work. I received my LCSW in 1991. My experience includes many years working with families experiencing various problems including, divorce; child abuse or neglect; blended family issues; custody/marital issues; general relationship issues; career issues and major life transitions. I am a certified Life Coach, a former Hospice Social Worker and have been a Red Cross volunteer. I have deployed to several National disasters including, Hurricane Sandy and Hurricane Harvey. I enjoy working with women who are divorced, widowed or never married and looking to enrich their lives with new possibilities. Finally, I am a Christian and available to discuss your presenting issues from a faith-based perspective, if that is your preference. I am a therapist, who is compassionate and a good listener. I look forward to meeting you and developing a relationship that will be rewarding and help you reach YOUR stated goals.

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Kimberly Baright

Offering therapy in IL
License: LCSW
Coping with life changesADHD
25 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in State of Illinois with 25 years of experience. I work with clients across the lifespan regarding a wide range of concerns such as anxiety, depression, trauma, acceptance, ADHD, and relationship issues, and am a strong ally of the LGBTQ+ community. I believe therapy is a client – centered time to focus on your personal concerns, needs, and goals, and am honored to partner with you in the process of personal growth and healing. I provide a strengths-based approach, and utilize a variety of techniques from cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, play therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and supportive listening. I strive to develop a supportive therapeutic relationship with each individual, to grow self-awareness, acceptance and love as well as coping strategies and tools to improve your well-being, and to develop heightened emotional regulation and distress tolerance.

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Brett Hall

Offering therapy in IL
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoaching
20 years of experience

I am licensed in Florida and Illinois with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Jacqueline Maffett

Offering therapy in IL
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

Welcome to BetterHelp! I am Jackie Maffett. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the state of California, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois, and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. I received my Masters in Counseling Psychology from Northwestern University and have been in professional practice for almost 10 years. I have worked in a variety of settings, including private practice, community mental health centers, and schools. I provide counseling to adults, couples, and families, with a particular interest in treating those in early adulthood, teen years, and adolescence.   I would consider myself an integrative therapist, meaning that I pull from different theoretical orientations based on my clients’ particular needs. I most often use cognitive-behavioral therapy techniques to help clients change intrusive thought patterns and develop healthy behaviors. I also use a psychodynamic focus to help my clients develop insight into the origin of their presenting problems. I am a solution-focused therapist and aim to foster practical change in my clients’ lives. I value my clients’ strengths and try to assist them in discovering those natural abilities to help bring about desired change. Finally, I whole-heartedly believe in the importance of creating a safe, trusting, and judgment-free space for my clients and I work to establish a warm, collaborative therapeutic relationship in which feedback is welcomed.   My clinical interests include: depression, anxiety, stress management, early adulthood life-stage transitions, grief and loss, low self-esteem, relationship issues, conflict management, and divorce and blended families. I have a passion for working with adolescent and young adults, particularly issues related to identity formation, self-esteem, and relationships. You have taken the first step to make changes in your life by reaching out and that takes courage! I am glad you are here and I forward to supporting you in that process.

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Tammey Gilbert

Offering therapy in IL
Stress, AnxietyGriefParenting issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
20 years of experience

I am licensed in Illinois with 20 years of professional work experience. 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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Samantha Donovan

Offering therapy in IL
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
9 years of experience

I am licensed in Illinois with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & parenting issues. Substance use disorders and recovery are other areas I am experienced in. 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.

How to find counseling in Joliet

Finding the best therapist close by in Joliet 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 Joliet. 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 Joliet, 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 Joliet 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 Joliet 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 Joliet, elsewhere in Will, 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 Joliet area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Joliet 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 Joliet 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 Joliet 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 Joliet, 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 Joliet 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 Joliet 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 Joliet 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 Joliet 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 Joliet 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 60421 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 Joliet 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 Joliet 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 Joliet, 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.

Joliet 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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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 Joliet:

60421, 60431, 60432, 60433, 60434, 60435, 60436, 60586

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