Life can be like a flower. Beautiful, yet oh so delicate. When you're pelted with the coldness of depression, the hotness of anxiety, and the barrenness of apathy, it can be hard to keep your flower in full bloom. However, there is a way to do so, and it can come in the form of  a counselor in Pekin. 

Pekin is a great place to live, and it’s home of the marigold festival. Beautiful flowers are celebrated here, and you can be a beautiful flower in your own right. Talk to a counselor today if you want to learn more. 

This is Dr. Janai Harris's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Pekin, Illinois (Pekin, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 9

I am a licensed clinical social worker in both California and Illinois with over nine years of experience working as a therapist and life coach. I also have my doctorate in clinical psychology. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, stress management, life skill development, effective communication skills and conflict resolution, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, ADD/ADHD, and various additional areas. I have worked with clients throughout all life stages: from children in school settings,...

This is Susan Sparks's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Pekin, Illinois (Pekin, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW, LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

Through my life I have worked with children of all ages in a variety of settings. I have always had a passion to care for and help others. I have worked and volunteered in the community for over 35 years. I saw many things in the community that concerned me especially in the area of mental health. I wanted to make a difference by helping others make a difference in our world. I achieved my Master Degree in Social Work from the University of Illinois in 2011 and became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in 2013. As a therapist I work with children, young adults, ...

This is Maria Reymundo's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Pekin, Illinois (Pekin, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

Making the decision to initiate change in your life, is the first step to getting to where you want to be. The alliance between the counselor and client sets the foundation to reach a place of growth and healing, therefore making it the key agent to change. I strongly believe that a collaborative approach to treatment, ensuring that the client feels invested as a direct participant in their own journey, is the best means to achieve goals in therapy. As an eclectic therapist, I incorporate a variety of therapeutic principles and philosophies in order to create ...

This is Dr. Gurpreet Paul's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Pekin, Illinois (Pekin, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,PSYD
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

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 troub...

This is Jennifer  Hoffman's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Pekin, Illinois (Pekin, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem, ADHD
Years of Experience: 19

Hello, I am a Licensed Clinical Social worker with over 19 years of experience working with children and families. I have worked with individuals with a wide range of concerns such as behavioral problems, anger issues, ADHD, parenting issues, as well as trauma and abuse. I believe in client centered practice using an empowerment approach to help you gain the tools you need to be successful. My counseling style is compassionate and caring. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion . My approach encompasses cognitive behaviora...

This is Dr. Lisa McClure's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Pekin, Illinois (Pekin, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Psy.D.
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Sleeping disorders, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 20

I am a clinical psychologist with 20 years experience working in a medical setting with a team of healthcare providers. My area of specialty is working with clients who experience emotional distress associated with ongoing health problems, such as chronic pain, sleep disturbance, diabetes and other medical conditions. It is understandable that the diagnosis of a medical condition or ongoing health problems is emotionally stressful, but often symptoms such as depression and anxiety can complicate symptom management and interfere with successful treatment. We are...

This is Thomas Zimm's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Pekin, Illinois (Pekin, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I am a licensed clinical social worker who graduated from Jane Addams school of Social Work where I obtained a Master of Social Work Degree. I have over 10 years of experience working with children and adults who have experienced abuse, neglect, domestic violence, separation, and loss, depression. Furthermore, I have refined my skills working with adolescents and families impacted by depression, bipolar, substance abuse, interpersonal violence, and homelessness., My years of expertise have taught me the importance of engagement, validating, and supporting thos...

This is Deborah  Beard's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Pekin, Illinois (Pekin, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSFT, LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 25

My name is Deborah Beard. I am trained in Marriage & Family Therapy and have served as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor for over 25 years. I graduated in 1996 with a Masters degree in Science: Family Therapy from Friends University in Wichita, Kansas. My previous work experience as a Human Resource Manager and a Professor of Education bring relatable life skill experiences into each of my sessions. I have served as a counselor in both public and private mental health agencies, primarily for those seeking help with depression, anxiety, mood disorders, tr...

This is Michelle Kessler's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Pekin, Illinois (Pekin, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCDC-Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I am an independently licensed counselor. I have been counseling for the past 10 years. Over the years, I have had the humbling experience of listening and empowering others be a better version of themselves. I have worked with all ages including those who benefited from play therapy to those who reside in a nursing home. I have a blended approach to counseling based on the clients situational stressors. I have also provided counseling through the eyes of a Christian for those who desire to incorporate God into our sessions. My end goal in counseling is to empower...

This is Siobhan McCullough's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Pekin, Illinois (Pekin, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCPC,NCC,BC-TMH
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

PLEASE NOTE: I currently have daytime hours available for live sessions during the week. I am not offering evenings or weekend times. Hello! I’m really glad you found me. Seeing that you are reading this page, that means that you have taken the hardest steps in your movement towards wellness. Researching and reaching out to a counselor is usually one of the most challenging steps in one’s journey and you’re here! Finding the right therapist fit can make a world of difference in your counseling experience. That being said, I’d like to tell you a little bit abou...

This is Grace Hobson's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Pekin, Illinois (Pekin, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MACC,LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 3

Grace Hobson was born and raised in the South Suburbs of Chicago. Grace attended Saint Xavier University, in Chicago, Illinois and majored in Psychology. In 2009, Grace received a Bachelor of Science degree. Afterwards, she got accepted in the graduate program at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology (Argosy University), Chicago campus. At Argosy, Grace decided to study Counseling. During her graduate work, she did an early internship at Calumet Counseling, where she provided treatment plans and counseling for individuals with substance abuse relate...

This is Kathryn  Kirk's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Pekin, Illinois (Pekin, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 11

I am a licensed clinical professional counselor in the state of Illinois and have been in practice since 2011 when I graduated from Trinity International University in Deerfield, Illinois with a Masters in Mental Health Counseling. I have a private practice and provide support at a community based mental health skill based partial hospitalization program for mood disorders. Choosing a therapist is an important decision and meeting and building a trusting rapport is important to the therapy process. My style is warm, authentic and compassionate. In therapy ...

This is David Nilsen's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Pekin, Illinois (Pekin, IL)
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

Welcome, Requesting help is a huge first step. Here is a little bit about me. I served my country in the Army for 20 years, and was able to see much of the world during my service. During my tour of duty, I was able to stop smoking 3 packs of cigarettes, while simultaneously kicking my habit of drinking 12 cans of beer daily. 26 years later, I live a sober and cigarette free life. I currently live 30 miles away from the Crazy Horse Monument. I received a bachelor’s degree in 2005, physical education and health. I subsequently worked as an addictions counselor fo...

This is Wareesha Sohail's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Pekin, Illinois (Pekin, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I'm a strengths based therapist licensed in IL with experience in trauma informed care, anxiety & depression, and family & relationship dynamics. I have worked with clients with a range of concerns including; domestic violence, cultural family dynamics, relationships, communication, anxiety, depression, and sexual assault and abuse. Additionally, I am passionate about aiding I enjoy partnering with individuals who would like to further explore and gain a deeper understanding of their own self-proclaimed identities, no matter the intersectionality you may ident...

This is Mark Zinke's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Pekin, Illinois (Pekin, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Addictions
Years of Experience: 20

I am a LCSW, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Chicago IL. As a farmer transplanted and somewhat saturated into Chicago's urban scene, I've seen some amazing life. I've seen that the barnyard and the urban streets share in common; birth and death, toil and victory, need and plenty, and together have access to the unlimited strength, support and touch of God. Gracious and unrelenting, God’s love sees past our limits. Accessible here and now, God offers hope. For some this hope is hard to see and even harder to lay hold of. Light and the fresh breeze of tru...

This is Teretha Lewis's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Pekin, Illinois (Pekin, IL)
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 19

I am licensed in Illinois with 19 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & anger management. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

This is David Walker's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Pekin, Illinois (Pekin, IL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Self esteem, Compassion fatigue
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, anger management, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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. 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 Silvia Avila's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Pekin, Illinois (Pekin, IL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 14

I am licensed in Illinois with 14 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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. 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 Helen Roberts's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Pekin, Illinois (Pekin, IL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 22

I am licensed in Florida, Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Illinois with 22 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & intimacy-related issues. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

This is Regina Thomas's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Pekin, Illinois (Pekin, IL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

I am licensed in Illinois and Michigan with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, & coping with grief and loss. I also have experience working with depression and anxiety. 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!

Having a hard time selecting a mental health professional in Pekin? (How we can help)

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating, but there are simple ways to narrow down your search for the Pekin area; especially when you're having a hard time trying to find therapists accepting new clients.
 
First, research what type of therapy you’d like to pursue BEFORE trying to find a therapist or psychologist. Maybe that’s psychodynamic, cognitive behavior therapy, group therapy, marriage and family therapy, or couple’s therapy; just search 'therapist near me in Pekin' and find the one that is right for your needs. Next consider whether the gender of your therapist matters, the types of therapy they're most experienced with, and then finally choose a therapist located near you in the city of Pekin, or elsewhere in the Tazewell county or state of Illinois.
 
Mental health professionals that have a private practice or provide therapy services for professional counseling can help improve healthy relationships and communication skills whether that be working through life's obstacles and life issues in couples counseling, changing negative thinking patterns, or just providing a listening ear. Verified Pekin therapists can provide licensed marriage counseling, compassionate counseling, tailor to individual needs (such as discussing healing, children, or other adults), and will help create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor. Verified Pekin counselors help adults with healing (from physical ailments such as chronic pain, as well as mental illness).


What is the cost difference between conventional therapy and working with one of our listed therapists above?

The United States has many therapists who are comfortable charging $200 or more per session, and in some instances you might find that the average price of a therapy session in Pekin, IL ranges from $85-$150.
 
Some therapists in the state of Illinois will work on a sliding scale, meaning they’ll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With our therapists serving both the city of Pekin 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 4 weeks).


Did you know our therapists are not limited to in-person visits?

Online therapists, including all those listed above (all of which are in the United States) able to work with people like you in or around Pekin offer creative forms of communication to help people like you receive the best type of treatment for your needs.
 
Whether that’s via in-app messaging with your therapist, video sessions where you see you one another and talk about your problems, live chat or phone sessions, you and your therapist will find the best way to address your mental health challenges in online therapy. You can work through various symptoms, disorders or condition, and even get a diagnosis from the comfort of your own home. 
 
So if you're dealing with things like relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy, you want to work with one of our experienced cognitive behavioral therapists (specializing in behavioral health), assistance with eating disorders, or support with other common mental health issues (like work stress management, anxiety, depression, grief, etc)... take a look at our available therapists above and find a individual or marriage and family therapist that is right for you.
 
Counseling services, wellness services, online therapy, relationship counseling, and individual counseling through a licensed therapist can help treat postpartum depression, feeling lost or feeling stuck, difficult relationships, and helping people live their best lives. If you're looking for a therapist, Pekin has many professionals who provide client centered individual counseling both in person and through online therapy. Gain more insight into in your life than you would through an eclectic approach or motivational interviewing. In Pekin, therapy is easily accessible and just a click away. A clinical psychologist, licensed psychologist, or board approved supervisor can help you develop new coping strategies through modern therapy, therapeutic services, and a holistic approach.


How to know if therapy is right for you?

One of the rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is that they are listening to your feelings. Our friends and loved ones often hear us, but they may have a hard time providing objective guidance in the way a therapist can; which can be extremely valuable due to the fact that many therapists have experience helping others through similar difficult times.

A therapist wants to support you toward a healthier emotional state, no matter what you're dealing with (including behavioral health concerns, grief, anxiety, depression or stress). While helping to develop healthier emotions, another benefit of therapy is you have a safe space to discuss problems that you may be hesitant to talk about with people who you see everyday.

Many people have sensitive topics to discuss; possibly an addiction or an issue with their relationship that they’re ashamed to speak about with their friends and/or partner. A Pekin therapist can help you confront these kinds of issues and find ways to face them and heal.

With more than 33038 people in the city of Pekin, IL finding a therapist can be both costly and hard to do. Our goal with the list of therapists shown above is to get you the support you need. If you’re looking for a nearby therapist close to 61558 or the surrounding zip codes (shown below), take a look at other available therapists through nearby cities listed at the bottom of this page.

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Take some time to learn more about our therapists and counselors to clearly understand our services. If you have questions for us, please reach us on our contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

Emergency Situations:

If you are experiencing a crisis or any other person may be exposed to danger due to an issue that is an emergency - don't use this site's online services. Verified Pekin therapists can help women, children, and young adults, as well as anyone experiencing a crisis or emergency.

If you need Domestic Violence support, please contact The National Domestic Hotline at 1-800-799-7233

If you need Substance Abuse support, please contact the Substance Abuse and MH Services Administration at 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

If you need Sexual Abuse support, please contact the Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network at 1-800-656-4673

Call the 24 hour National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at +1 (800) 273-8255 or 911 which can provide you with immediate help for an emergency call or visit the nearest emergency room.

Other zip codes that the counselors near or around Pekin, Illinois can serve:

61554, 61555, 61558

Some other commonly asked questions can be found below:

How do I know I should get a therapist?
 
Modern therapy and psychotherapy have many benefits, regardless of the resources you may or may not have, or a service you have received in the past. The connection between brain, body and behavior is what effects everything in your life and therapy can help you see results in improving your attention and reaction to a specific thing. Whether it be someone wanting to learn more about their own mind and patterns, or specific situations in terms of well-being and friend struggles, searching for a 'therapist near me' or a 'therapist near Pekin' can help you find a counselor near you or the closest locator to any counselors and psychiatrists. 
 
How much does a therapist cost?
 
Therapist prices differ, and one good way to learn more is by looking up "therapists around me" or "Pekin's therapists" to learn about prices in your city or state, and who takes health insurance. You can also specify for a male or female counselor, or anything specific you're looking for in regards to money and therapy options and what might be an eco-friendly option.
 
How do I see a therapist for the first time?
 
One great way to prep for your first therapy session is by reading a lot of information on therapy-- articles by an author or experts on therapy can help you study some tips or a specific example of what to pay attention to in your first appointment. In fact, one great example of a case of someone with a great level of expertise who has written about therapy is the book Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb. Learning about the tools to tackle life challenges and the importance of putting in the effort in therapy sessions will help you make the most of the opportunity and potential self-discovery journey.
 
Should I go to therapy if I feel fine?
 
While you may look fine on the outside or through your instagram, that doesn't always mean we feel fine 100% of the time. A therapist can help you gain power over your life and emotions and be a helping hand and trusted source while you navigate day-to-day experiences and small growth opportunities. Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies can help you improve your self-esteem, work through values and relationships (such as with your parents), and overall gain a better sense of the world and how you see it. The success you may find through therapy is dependent on your process, if you are in-office or out-of-office, as well as who your provider is, what medication you are on, what fear you have, etc.
 
People also go to therapy for very specific things such as bullying, getting diagnosed with autism, wanting to learn mindfulness, having a specific nature or "spirit" they want to nurture and work on, trouble with office workers, phobia of doctors, and any other principles they are interesting in working through.
 
Is crying in therapy a breakthrough?
 
While for some crying in therapy might not be the normal, for others who perhaps experience mood disorders or even schizophrenia, crying could be a natural occurrence in each session. The groups you are in, the adolescents memories and experiences you've had, and the education you've received can all play a role into your emotions and emotional state throughout therapy.
 
Are therapists worth it?
 
We are all on a different path with our life, as each human is unique in the advice they want (or don't want) in areas of their life. Therapists, however, have the ability to help you find your potential through re-training your mind through methods such as CBT, or you can see a SEP (Somatic Experiencing Professional). For example, a number of patients who are battling sleep insomnia, difficulty with medications, troublesome behaviors, or overuse of drugs or alcohol have found help for their disorder through online therapy and telehealth. Many studies outline the risk in addition to the reward of seeing providers and specialists virtually, and overall the reviews show that the availability and areas of expertise from online therapists make it feel like they are on your team, and are a positive addition to your life.
 
Do therapists judge you?
 
The separation and boundaries between you and a therapist make it so that therapists are never there to judge you-- they are there to help you work through coping mechanisms, self-understanding, various stresses, and how your beliefs might impact your decisions and lifestyle. 
 
How much does a therapist cost near Pekin, Illinois?
 
Each therapist might differ per state, but BetterHelp offers therapy throughout the US in many cities- including, but not limited to: New York, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, San Diego, Philadelphia, Miami, Chicago, Boston, Phoenix, Baltimore, Indianapolis, Las Vegas, Washington, DC, Tampa, League City, Seattle, Detroit, Orlando, Atlanta, and even University of Houston. You can also search states by their state code (such as MD or AZ) to find more on specific cities in the state. Having access to clinical psychology over zoom can open doors to another modality, such as in-app messaging. The scale of price and plan may differ with each area code, but BetterHelp's main belief is that therapy should be accessible wherever, whenever.
 
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