People have very big hearts in the village of North Riverside and everyone really cares about their community. You are a very caring person yourself but you might be having a hard time feeling normal while dealing with severe depression. Depression problems can make even the strongest hearts feel a deep sense of doubt and isolation. There are millions that suffer from these problems and you are not alone in this fight.

If you need help to get your life back to what you want it to be, then contacting North Riverside-area online counselors will be in your best interests. These counselors know what it is like to feel depressed and they know what it takes to defeat depression. It may be quite a process to work towards eliminating depression from your life, but these dedicated counselors will be there for you every step of the way. Simply reaching out to the counselors can give you the confidence that you need to know that everything will be okay.

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David Galarza

Offering therapy in IL
License: MA, LCPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepression
18 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with over 18 years of experience working in private practice and as a school counselor. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD and ADHD. I also have helped many people who desire to integrate their faith during the counseling process. 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 approach combines cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic and solution-focused counseling. I believe in a collaborative process when designing a treatment plan in order to meet your specific needs. I commend you on taking the first step to healing. It takes courage to do so and you should be proud of yourself. I look forward to walking this road of healing with you.

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Dr. Gurpreet Paul

Offering therapy in IL
License: MA,PSYD
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
3 years of experience

Clients who come to me tend to experience a profound transformation into becoming the person they want to be by experiencing a therapeutic relationship with me where I am my true and empathic self free of judgement. I am a client centered therapist who likes to empower my clients to become free from their symptoms. This approach involves me offering you a therapeutic relationship where I am my genuine, empathic self where I offer no judgement. Through that environment you are able to work through your pain, gain insight, and find the answers to what is troubling you. This is a very healing and empowering experience. This way you reach your fullest potential. I am warm, supportive, accepting, and understanding. I have been working in private practice for 10 years. And it has been my passion. I have much experience working with those suffering from depression, anxiety, and trauma. I also have worked with those struggling with addiction, bipolar disorder, and other life troubles. My clients tend to start feeling better and experience change within a few weeks. It would be an honor to be a part of your healing journey.

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Dr. Mary Ann Dier-Zimmermann

Offering therapy in IL
License: M.A.,D.Min,LCPC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesBipolar disorderDepression
35 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the State of Illinois with over 30 years of experience. Healing is a unique journey of transformation toward Wholeness, Peacefulness, and Happiness. I listen with full attention to show you compassion, empathy and care in a safe, confidential relationship. Your integrity will be respected. Whether you work on Depression, Grief, Relationships, LGBTQ+ issues or Faith/Spirituality/Religious concerns, we will journey toward healing of body, mind and spirit. Healing happens in connection,, so we can also focus on healing relationships with family and friends, and your support system. You will receive and assessment and a plan and together we can explore enhancing and expanding your awareness and your support systems. With specialized education in Religion, Spirituality and Psychology, I can help you integrate these powerful sources of healing to improve your life. Your beliefs, life situation and Gender orientation are respected, and honored as pathways to transformation. I meet people where they are, without judging.

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Paul Kelvington

Offering therapy in IL
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
16 years of experience

Hello all! My name is Paul Kelvington and I am a licensed psychotherapist in Illinois with 12 years of professional experience in private practice. Prior to entering private practice I worked in two major hospital systems in their psychiatric units, and gained much experiences in dealing with real-time mental health issues. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, trauma and abuse work and managing grief and loss. I also have experience with working with issues regarding motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I TRULY believe that you are the expert of your story and have the power to make positive change. I can help you find the strengths that will assist you in overcoming the challenges you're facing. It takes incredible courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life, and to take the first steps towards those changes can seem like an enormous challenge. I'm here to support & empower you on your path, and promise a safe, non-judgmental, and open listening environment for you to make the changes that will ultimately better your life. .

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Barbara Wahler

Offering therapy in IL
LGBTRelationship issuesFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteem
31 years of experience

Are you longing to understand what’s happening in your relationships? Do you find it difficult to reach your child, your partner, your boss? Maybe you're struggling to understand each other and not sure what went wrong... Relationships can be difficult for everyone - for teens, for families, for couples, and for communities. Teens are struggling to discover their identities and that means sometimes they're hard to be around. For bi-racial couples, those in mixed-race blended families, or anyone wrestling with sexual identity it’s hard to know where to turn. Right now things might seem unmanageable, but it won't always be that way. There IS hope; things will get better and I'd like to help. My mission is to help individuals and families move through life's transitions. I serve youth and adults from a variety of backgrounds/cultures who grapple with concerns about identity, self-esteem, parenting, LGBTQ+, relationships, school problems, spirituality and women's issues. I received my Masters in Social Work from Loyola University Chicago and for over 30 years I have specialized in re-connecting and opening communication in strained relationships. It's important for me to partner with clients in order to move toward healing. My methods are relational and client-focused, rooted in a background of family systems. I offer support to people wherever they may be and use different methods to connect. We may move, draw, play, listen to music, or merely sit together; always, however, with the goal of moving toward healing and wholeness. Please take that first step toward healing and contact me. Look forward to feeling better and creating a happier life!

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Deborah "Debbie" Aimone

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

I am licensed in Illinois and North Carolina with 25 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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William [Bill] Morgan Jr

Offering therapy in IL
AddictionsTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
40 years of experience

I am licensed in Illinois with 40 +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 only available during the days on Tuesday. I prefer video sessions. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I congratulate you for getting started!

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Delia Shaeffer

Offering therapy in IL
Family conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
8 years of experience

I am licensed in Illinois with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with family conflicts, parenting issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & 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. 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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Erin Fabrizio

Offering therapy in IL
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepression
14 years of experience

I am licensed in Illinois with 14 years of counseling experience. I have experience helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I also have experience working with depression. My work in counseling has largely been with young adults, including college students and athletes, and I have also provided therapy for children and older adults. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that every person has, and can discover many strengths within, that assist in overcoming life's challenges. 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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Tiara Banks

Offering therapy in IL
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteem
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Illinois with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & anger management. 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 North Riverside

Finding the best therapist close by in North Riverside 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 North Riverside. 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 North Riverside, 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 North Riverside 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 North Riverside 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 North Riverside, 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 North Riverside area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed North Riverside 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 North Riverside 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 North Riverside 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 North Riverside, 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 North Riverside 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 North Riverside 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 North Riverside 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 North Riverside 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 North Riverside 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 60546 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 North Riverside 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 North Riverside 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 North Riverside, 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.

North Riverside has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

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

Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

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

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

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