This is Andrew Mercer's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois (Oakbrook Terrace, 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 - Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois (Oakbrook Terrace, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Sleeping disorders, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 13

Welcome, I'm Rima Mickus, a fully licensed clinical counselor in Illinois and am limited to working with only Illinois residents at this time. I enjoy working with men and women who are struggling with relationship issues, anxiety, and insomnia. I have 15 years of experience as a counselor, and have been in private practice since 2013. I have post graduate training in couples counseling, relationship coaching, domestic violence, and non-drug treatment for insomnia (using CBT-I). I have a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology from Benedictine University in ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois (Oakbrook Terrace, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA, LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 14

Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Missouri and Illinois. I have experience working with children, adolescents and adults from diverse backgrounds and in a variety of settings. Life comes with many challenges and we often find ourselves overwhelmed by what has come our way. I want to empower people and focus on internal strengths, improving resilience and changing your worldview. Whether you are looking for short-term or long-term counseling, I will work with you to achieve a greater self-fulfillment. I believe in blending t...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois (Oakbrook Terrace, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD,LCMHC,CCMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 14

Hello, I am Dr. Shelia Williamson Collins, PhD, NCC, LCMHC, CCMHC, LCAS, CCS, MAC, a board certified clinical mental health counselor and addiction counselor with 16 years of experience in behavioral health. I am licensed as a clinical counselor in the states of North Carolina, Illinois, and Alaska. I have a PhD in General Psychology from Northcentral University. I also have a Master's degree in Community Counseling and a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Chicago State University. I have worked in an adult inpatient psychiatric unit, outpatient behavioral c...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois (Oakbrook Terrace, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years in the Chicagoland area. I have experience working with individuals impacted by mental health, trauma, substance abuse, HIV, grief/loss and homelessness. I am passionate about my work because I feel everyone has the capacity to learn, change and create a better quality of life. I approach my clients with holistic counseling to look at all areas of their life to create strategies to meet your needs. I also integrate cognitive behavioral, solution focused, trauma informed care and strengths perspective in...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois (Oakbrook Terrace, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW, RPT-S
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 11

Hi, I am Theresa Presley and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Missouri and Kansas. I have been practicing social work for 11 years. I have worked in a variety of settings to include inpatient/outpatient mental health, domestic violence and private practice. I work with a variety of ages and various populations. Much of my experience has been working with people who are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, LGBTQ+ issues, and the challenges of parenting. I work with a Strength-based theory using elements of Cognitive Behavioral Theory....

This is Heather Michael's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois (Oakbrook Terrace, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LCSW,CADC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and also a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. I obtained my Master's degree and I am currently pursuing my doctorate at Aurora University. I works with individuals, couples, families, and adolescents dealing with a variety of problem areas including Depression, Anxiety, Addiction, Trauma, and coping skills. my clients describe my personal style as kind, caring, insightful, thought-provoking, and as utilizing a sense of humor. I have a passion for working with people, and helping them cope with, adjust to, and ove...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois (Oakbrook Terrace, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I am a social worker by trade (LCSW) and have 10 years of work experience in the field. I worked in hospice and transitioned into therapy over the last few years. I have worked with a variety of issues including low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, relationship concerns, motivation, symptoms of ADHD, parenting challenges, anticipatory grief, and bereavement. I like to get to know you as a person so I can have a thorough understanding of you and any problems you are trying to figure out. I will make an authentic, genuine connection with you. We will be a tea...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois (Oakbrook Terrace, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCPC,ATR-BC,RYT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Parenting issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

Hello, my name is Brittany. I am comfortable with she/her and they/them pronouns. I am a licensed clinical professional counselor, a board-certified art therapist, and a registered yoga teacher. I utilize a client-centered approach, using traditional talk therapy, as well as art therapy and the expressiveness of yoga. I have worked with a variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, end of life, setting boundaries and assertiveness, bipolar disorder, and psychotic disorders. I have worked with a wide range of ages from 3 years old to 100. I k...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois (Oakbrook Terrace, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues
Years of Experience: 4

Hello my name is Karlie and I have been a Licensed Clincial Social Worker for 4 years and been working in the field of social work since 2012. English is my primary language. I have a Master’s of SW from Aurora University. Over the years, I have worked with a wide variety of clients ranging in age, gender, race and mental health diagnosis Specialties of mine, include trauma-focused therapy, CBT, and mindfulness. I also use a holistic approach, evidence based practices and treat others with respect and dignity during the therapeutic process.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois (Oakbrook Terrace, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 7

I am a licensed psychotherapist in Illinois with over seven years of experience working as a psychotherapist. I utilize a client centered approach to develop trust and rapport with clients along with an integrative approach that includes narrative therapy, CBT and mindfulness based on the presenting issues of the client. I have experience working with adults, adolescents and children struggling with anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, self-harm, relationship issues, bereavement and loss, key life transitions and challenging medical diagnoses. My bicultural background...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois (Oakbrook Terrace, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

My name is Michelle Locke. I am an LCSW with over 20 years of experience ranging from work in the fields of child welfare, corrections, mental health, domestic violence, medical social work and hospice care. I am a practicing Christian who enjoys the use of scripture along with CBT, Strength's Based Therapy and Trauma Informed Care when helping people work through areas of pain in their life.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois (Oakbrook Terrace, IL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 7

I am licensed in Illinois with more than 15 years of professional work experience. I have have been helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & depression. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming the challenges you presently face. It takes tremendous courage to seek out a more fulfilling and satisfying life and you have already taken those first steps toward change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois (Oakbrook Terrace, IL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching
Years of Experience: 5

Before you choose me as your therapist, please read my bio and other important information. 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, motivation, self-esteem and confidence and depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment 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! Schedule a...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois (Oakbrook Terrace, IL)
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Coaching
Years of Experience: 20

I am licensed in Illinois with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, parenting issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & coping with life changes. 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois (Oakbrook Terrace, IL)
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 7

I am licensed in Illinois with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy related issues, & 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.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois (Oakbrook Terrace, IL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 8

Welcome to BetterHelp! I am Jackie Maffett. I am 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 over 7 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 ad...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois (Oakbrook Terrace, IL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 25

I’m an independently licensed Christian Counselor in Illinois with 25 years of experience. I use a compassionate, sensitive, direct, faith based and solution focused approach that's very effective and personalized to your needs. If you're looking to get to the root of your issues, you want to improve the quality of your life, reduce stress and anxiety, change your thinking to have more joy and more peace or connect with your purpose or connect with God, you've come to the right place. Whether it's individual therapy, marriage counseling, trauma based therapy, ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois (Oakbrook Terrace, IL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 11

I am a licensed clinical social worker in Illinois with 11 years of professional work experience as a school social worker working with children and adolescents from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. However, I have a total of 29 years experience working with adults and children in a variety of settings. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. My treatment style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My office is a safe space ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois (Oakbrook Terrace, IL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 17

I am a licensed clinical social worker with 17 years of professional work experience in a multitude of settings with different populations. I have worked with clients dealing with various stressors, depression and anxiety, substance use concerns and other addictions, trauma and abuse, and working through grief and loss. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the steps to begin therapy can be a very difficult decision for some people. I pr...

Having A Hard Time Selecting A Mental Health Professional In Oakbrook Terrace?

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 Oakbrook Terrace 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 Oakbrook Terrace 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 Oakbrook Terrace or elsewhere in DuPage 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 Oakbrook Terrace 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 Oakbrook Terrace 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 Oakbrook Terrace 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 Oakbrook Terrace 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 Oakbrook Terrace, 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 Oakbrook Terrace, 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 60181 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 Oakbrook Terrace:

60181

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.