This is Andrew Mercer's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kildeer, Illinois (Kildeer, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I'm so happy you're here and so happy that you're taking an important step towards positive change in your life. Nothing brings me more joy than to be able to be a part of your journey while we work towards your goals. I've been partnering with adults for the past 8 years in private practice as a licensed therapist and 3 years as a life coach working with college-aged adults. Former and current clients appreciate my honest straightforward approach to counseling as well as my ability to patiently and compassionately hold space for answers to emerge. The strug...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kildeer, Illinois (Kildeer, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LCSW,LLC
Therapy Specialties: Family conflicts, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 8

Sometimes in the journey of life we could all benefit from someone to journey with us during the difficult times. My name is Merissa and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have over eight years experience in individual counseling as well as advocacy, and mental and emotional health. I specialize in empowering individuals that may be struggling with depression, anxiety, self-esteem, or relationship issues. My main therapeutic approach includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as I believe there is so much power in learning how thoughts influence behavior and...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kildeer, Illinois (Kildeer, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 7

I am a licensed clinical social worker who specializes in treating post-traumatic stress, substance use issues, anxiety, and sleep problems. I also have experience developing leaders as a performance coach. My experience as a military leader and a student of the military culture uniquely equips me to work with our military veterans and their families. I have worked with hundreds of veterans and their families suffering from post-traumatic stress, substance abuse problems, secondary trauma, and other related disorders such as anxiety, grief, and loss. My therapy s...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kildeer, Illinois (Kildeer, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Ed.D, LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 30

I am an African American female located in the Chicago land area. As a licensed clinical professional counselor in the state of Illinois, I have have helped individuals, families, couples, and groups, from all walks of life. I also have many years of experience teaching counseling and psychology as an adjunct professor at six different colleges and universities. I am the author of the new book "Tending to Broken Hearts: Reflections from Three Decades in the Counselor's Chair" available on Amazon. As a therapist who is also a Christian, I assist people in the a...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kildeer, Illinois (Kildeer, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 8

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Illinois and Idaho certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Thanatology (CT). I practice a client-centered strength-based approach, incorporating a focus on mindfulness to promote mental well-being and strength of Self. This approach encourages a collaborative therapeutic relationship to facilitate healing and growth. Through my work as a therapist, I am reminded daily of the resilient nature of the human spirit. From experiences with disappointment to unimaginable trauma, people find ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kildeer, Illinois (Kildeer, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 4

Hello! I’m Melanie. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and I’m glad you’re here. My counseling style is rooted in warmth and empathy. You are welcome as you are. I use a mindfulness-based approach to help you find joy in the little things again. I have experience working with adult individuals who are facing life transitions such as divorce, loss of a loved one, a new diagnosis, or career change. I strive towards an affirmative practice to uplift my LGBTQ+ peers and clients. I have taken walks with others as they journey through grief, and I u...

This is Jasmine Webster's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kildeer, Illinois (Kildeer, IL)
Therapy Specialties: Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I am a licensed clinical social worker with experience working as a psychotherapist with individuals, couples, and families. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and chronic illnesses. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My integrative practice approaches of cognitive-behavioral, motivational Interviewing, psychodynamic and solution-focused. I will tailor our dialogue ...

This is Amanda Hill's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kildeer, Illinois (Kildeer, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

I am a licensed clinical professional counselor with 10 years of experience providing individual therapy. I have experience providing treatment for mood disorders, anxiety disorders, attachment issues, along with PTSD and other trauma related disorders. I spent 5 years providing individual and family therapy to families who had adopted children to help with attachment and trauma related issues. The past 3 years I have provided individual therapy to a variety of clients from young children to older adults in a counseling agency setting. I provide trauma informed ca...

This is Mary  Brahm's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kildeer, Illinois (Kildeer, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LCPC,LICDC-CS
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 30

ABOUT ME (I've been told that I'm "different" and "straightforward") Much gratitude from Mary Brahm, for checking out my profile. I am a seasoned Licensed Counselor who has experience in, Behavioral Health, and substance use disorders. My personal and professional experience has blessed me to travel and live around the world. What I quickly learned from the diverse populations I worked with, is that flexibility is the key to change and success. I use an “eclectic “approach, “meeting you where you are at”, while encouraging you to reach your potential. I bel...

This is Dr. LaKisha Hudson's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kildeer, Illinois (Kildeer, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD,LCPC,CRC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 22

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 cont...

This is Mark Beiser's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kildeer, Illinois (Kildeer, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 27

I have been working at helping people since 1988. I received a Masters in counseling in 1995 and got the Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor certificate in Illinois in 2002. I'd like to begin by saying I feel very fortunate to be able to walk with people on their path to healing. I will try to engender trust with you by being genuine and respectful. I've had some success at helping people overcome trauma, depression, and anxiety. Mostly I start by helping people change their choices a little at a time. The hope is that these changes will lead to changes in th...

This is Phylicia Headley's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kildeer, Illinois (Kildeer, IL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

I am a licensed clinical social worker in Illinois with 5 years of experience working as a therapist in community mental health. I have worked with clients with various mental health concerns including depression, stress and anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, life adjustments/transitions, career challenges, bipolar disorder, and ADHD. I also worked with children who have been diagnosed with being on the Autism Spectrum. My therapy style is collaborative, warm, and welcoming. I believe in treating everyone with respect, compassion. I believe that t...

This is Suzanne Baer's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kildeer, Illinois (Kildeer, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCPC ,CADC,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 22

Hi I'm Suzi a licensed clinical professional counselor in the state of Illinois with 22 years experience working as a therapist, mentor and life coach. I have background working in a variety of settings including inpatient drug and alcohol treatment center, sexual abuse counseling and community mental health. I have worked with people with wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, PTSD, grief and loss, relationship issues, career challenges and life changes. I have also counseled individuals and families with addictions, trauma and abuse. My counse...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kildeer, Illinois (Kildeer, IL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Parenting issues, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

I am licensed in Illinois with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, & parenting issues. I also have experience working with coping with life changes. 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kildeer, Illinois (Kildeer, IL)
Therapy Specialties: Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Coaching
Years of Experience: 8

I am licensed in Florida with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with motivation, self-esteem, and confidence & executive and professional coaching. 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.

This is Jean Juarez's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kildeer, Illinois (Kildeer, IL)
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues
Years of Experience: 10

I am licensed in Illinois with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients cope with addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. 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 ask for and seek help is a courageous one, and I recognize you for this.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kildeer, Illinois (Kildeer, IL)
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 30

I am licensed in Illinois with 30 +years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with addictions, trauma and abuse, chronic mental illness, anger management and depression. I work with my clients to create an environment where thoughts and feelings can be safely shared without fear of judgment. I am available during the day Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday. I prefer video sessions. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I congratulate you for getting started!

This is David Crager's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kildeer, Illinois (Kildeer, IL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 26

I am licensed in Illinois with 26 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & 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. 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.

This is Jamie Benson's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kildeer, Illinois (Kildeer, IL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

I'm so glad your here and that you are ready to start this journey with me. My name is Jamie Benson. I am licensed Marriage and Family therapist in Illinois. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse. My interventions utilize cognitive behavioral therapy/trauma -focused CBT, EMDR, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, and various couples models. Being trained in Marriage and Family Therapy, I look at each case through a systemic lens. I understand that relationships can be complex and I approach e...

This is Carolyn Doyle's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kildeer, Illinois (Kildeer, IL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Career difficulties, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

I am a licensed social worker in Illinois with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & career difficulties. 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.

Having A Hard Time Selecting A Mental Health Professional In Kildeer?

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating. However, there are a few methods you can try to narrow your search for a counselor in the Kildeer area if you find it challenging to find therapists accepting new clients.

First, research what type of therapy you'd like to pursue before finding a therapist or psychologist. You might be interested in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), group therapy, marriage and family therapy, or couples therapy. Each therapy can offer various benefits. If you're still unsure, consider asking your prospective therapists which methods they practice.

When you're ready to search, search for 'therapist near me in Kildeer and scroll through the options. Next, consider your goals for the gender of your therapist, the type of therapy they're most experienced with, and their specialty. Finally, choose a therapist located near you in the city of Kildeer or elsewhere in Lake or the state of Illinois.

Mental health professionals working through private practice or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships and communication skills, working through life's obstacles, or changing negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a listening ear and validation. Verified Kildeer therapists can provide licensed marriage and compassionate counseling, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

What Is The Cost Difference Between Conventional Therapy And BetterHelp? 

Forbes reports that the average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Kildeer due to a higher cost of living.

Some therapists in the state of Illinois may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With BetterHelp therapists serving the city of Kildeer and elsewhere throughout the state of Illinois you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every four weeks).


Did You Know BetterHelp Therapists Are Not Limited To In-Person Visits?

Online therapists, including the US-based therapists above, can work with people like you in or around Kildeer to offer creative forms of communication and treatment. You do not have to commute to a therapist's office to meet with one of these counselors.

Through BetterHelp, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, receive worksheets, and sign up for mental health webinars. Additionally, the BetterHelp app offers a journaling feature.

Suppose you're struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists specializing in behavioral health and relationships. You can also try a provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. Look through the available therapists above and consider which might work for you.

San Jose has many professionals who provide client-centered individual counseling in person and through online therapy. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with therapists all over the US. Many individuals gain further insight into their lives through internet-based counseling. In Kildeer, therapy can be easily accessible and a click away.


How To Know If Therapy Is Right For You?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is the validation and active listening they can provide. Your friends and loved ones may also be available to listen, but they may struggle to provide objective guidance as a therapist can. Therapists are also professionals trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A therapist may support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health or life concerns. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another benefit of therapy is having a safe space with a non-judgmental party who can support you through challenging experiences.

Many people have sensitive topics that they may feel ashamed to discuss with their friends or partner. A San Jose therapist can help you confront these concerns and open up through unique methods of support. There are also many types of therapy, such as art therapy, where you can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With almost one million people in Kildeer, IL, finding a therapist can be costly, and therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of therapists above and others through BetterHelp, you may be able to find a therapist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching for a nearby therapist close to 60047 or the surrounding zip codes, consider other available therapists through the BetterHelp therapist page.

Stay Up To Date With The Leading Online Therapy Platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and FacebookFor mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

Take some time to learn more about BetterHelp therapists and counselors to understand the services available to you clearly. If you have any questions, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

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

Emergency Situations

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

·      National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

·      National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

·      Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

·      Veterans Crisis Line: Call 1-800-273-8255 (and press 1) or text 838255. For support for the deaf and hard of hearing community, please use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255.

·      Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ Lifeline): (866)488-7386 

·      SAMHSA National Helpline (Substance Use): (800)662-4357

·      National Eating Disorder Association Helpline:1-800-931-2237 (M-Th: 9 AM-9 PM EST, Fri 9 AM - 5 PM EST)

·      Child Help Hotline: Call 1-800-422-4453 or use the online chat feature

·      National Anti-Hazing Hotline: 1-888-NOT-HAZE (1-888-668-4293) 

·      Physician Crisis Support Line: Call 1-888-409-0141 if you are a first responder or medical provider experiencing crises related to Covid-19

·      Sexual Assault Hotline: Call RAINN at 1-800-656-4673

Zip Codes Served By BetterHelp Therapists

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

60047

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy and BetterHelp can be found below:

How Do I See A Therapist For The First Time? 

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading about the counseling process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your therapist. When you attend your session, let them know if you have any concerns about therapy or feel unsure about what to talk about. They may help guide you with open-ended therapeutic questions. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and why you're attending therapy.

Should I Attend Therapy If I Feel Fine? 

If you don't feel the need to see a therapist, you don't have to. However, some people may avoid attending counseling due to preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although therapists often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend therapy. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general advice. A therapist may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

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

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

Is Crying In Therapy A Breakthrough?

Crying can be a breakthrough for some individuals who struggle to express emotions. Others might find that they often cry during sessions. Crying can be normal and healthy, so whether you cry or not may be a personal aspect of sessions.

Are Therapists Worth It?

We may all be on different paths in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, and goals. A therapist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities. Unlike advice from a friend, family member, or non-professional, therapists are trained to meet you where you're at. Therapy can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy each year, showing it's a popular option and may be often effective.

Do Therapists Judge You? 

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to protect you and them from ethical concerns. Therapists are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. Their job is to support you and make you feel safe and respected. You might consider changing therapists if you don't feel safe or respected.